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Sam T. Savitz, PhD


Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

510-891-3216 (phone)

Sam Savitz, PhD, was a Delivery Science Fellow at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. He received a BA in Public Policy from Duke University and a PhD in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Savitz's work focuses on pharmaceutical outcomes, medical decision-making, and social determinants of health as applied to cardiovascular health services research.

Current Position(s):

  • Research Postdoctoral Fellow

Section Affiliations:

  • Cardiovascular and Metabolic Conditions

Primary Research Interests:

  • Health services research
  • Medication adherence and pharmaceutical outcomes
  • Social determinants of health
  • Advanced methods for causal inference research

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    Detecting Risk of Low Health Literacy in Disadvantaged Populations Using Area-based Measures.

    Author(s): Knighton, Andrew J; Brunisholz, Kimberly D; Savitz, Samuel T

    EGEMS (Washington, DC). 2017 Dec 15;5(3):7. Epub 2017-12-15.

    PubMed abstract

    Contribution of medications and risk factors to QTc interval lengthening in the atherosclerosis risk in communities (ARIC) study.

    Author(s): Alburikan, Khalid A; Aldemerdash, Ahmed; Savitz, Samuel T; Tisdale, James E; Whitsel, Eric A; Soliman, Elsayed Z; Thudium, Emily M; Sueta, Carla A; Kucharska-Newton, Anna M; Stearns, Sally C; Rodgers, Jo E

    Journal of evaluation in clinical practice. 2017 Dec 15;23(6):1274-1280. Epub 2017-07-10.

    PubMed abstract

    Can delivery systems use cost-effectiveness analysis to reduce healthcare costs and improve value?

    Author(s): Savitz, Lucy A; Savitz, Samuel T

    F1000Research. 2016 Dec 15;5(6):1274-1280. Epub 2016-10-25.

    PubMed abstract

    Mind the Gap: Hospitalizations from Multiple Sources in a Longitudinal Study.

    Author(s): Savitz, Samuel T; Stearns, Sally C; Groves, Jennifer S; Kucharska-Newton, Anna M; Bengtson, Lindsay G S; Wruck, Lisa

    Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. 2017 06 ;20(6):777-784. Epub 2016-06-09.

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    A Comparison of Self-reported Medication Adherence to Concordance Between Part D Claims and Medication Possession.

    Author(s): Savitz, Samuel T; Stearns, Sally C; Zhou, Lei; Thudium, Emily; Alburikan, Khalid A; Tran, Richard; Rodgers, Jo E

    Medical care. 2017 May ;55(5):500-505. Epub 2016-06-09.

    PubMed abstract

    Cost-effectiveness analysis of neurocognitive-sparing treatments for brain metastases.

    Author(s): Savitz, Samuel T; Chen, Ronald C; Sher, David J

    Cancer. 2015 Dec 01;121(23):4231-9. Epub 2015-09-15.

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