Desai Receives Two-Year Grant to Study Advanced Liver Patients

Archita Desai, MD, a research associate with the University of Arizona Liver Research Institute, won a two-year, $150,000 grant from the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease

Foundation to examine health-care utilization by advanced liver disease patients to better determine when care can be better managed for more optimal outcomes and potentially at lower costs over the long term.

Dr. Desai’s grant, “The Intersection of Precision Medicine and Population Health to Improve Health Equity in Liver Disease,” is the Foundation’s 2017 Clinical and Translational Research Award in Liver Disease. Dr. Desai, also an assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, will study liver patient clinic visits, hospital admissions, duration of hospital stay and the type of care and procedures received.