Sarishka Desai

Graduate Trainee, University of Connecticut Health

3 active projects

Duplicate of Vision Threatening DR

We intend to study the impact of socioeconomic disparities on rates of eye care utilization. It is important to understand who may be at greater risk of vision loss as vision impairment is associated with a compensatory increase in healthcare…

Scientific Questions Being Studied

We intend to study the impact of socioeconomic disparities on rates of eye care utilization. It is important to understand who may be at greater risk of vision loss as vision impairment is associated with a compensatory increase in healthcare utilization, resulting in excess overall healthcare costs.

Project Purpose(s)

  • Disease Focused Research (diabetic retinopathy)
  • Population Health

Scientific Approaches

Differences in vision-related outcomes among distinct sociodemographic groups will be assessed using All of Us participants identified as having vision threatening Diabetic Retinopathy. Associations between socioeconomic factors (race, ethnicity, education, insurance status, language) and healthcare utilization will be determined using a binomial statistical model.

Anticipated Findings

We expect to find that patients with DR belonging to marginalized populations (racial minorities and/or of low SES) have
lower rates of eye-care utilization and are at greater risk of vision impairment and adverse health related outcomes. This work will pave the path for future more comprehensive studies using larger longitudinal data sources to better understand the burden of adverse vision and health related outcomes among vulnerable DR patients in the United States.

Demographic Categories of Interest

  • Race / Ethnicity
  • Age
  • Geography
  • Access to Care
  • Education Level
  • Income Level

Data Set Used

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Glaucoma

We seek to determine if there is difference in glaucoma surgical technique use based on patient demographics.

Scientific Questions Being Studied

We seek to determine if there is difference in glaucoma surgical technique use based on patient demographics.

Project Purpose(s)

  • Disease Focused Research (Glaucoma)

Scientific Approaches

The All of Us dataset will be used for this study. Negative binomial models will be used to answer the research question above.

Anticipated Findings

We anticipate to find a difference in glaucoma surgical technique by race and income status.

Demographic Categories of Interest

  • Race / Ethnicity
  • Age

Data Set Used

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Research Team

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Vision Threatening DR

We intend to study the impact of socioeconomic disparities on rates of eye care utilization. It is important to understand who may be at greater risk of vision loss as vision impairment is associated with a compensatory increase in healthcare…

Scientific Questions Being Studied

We intend to study the impact of socioeconomic disparities on rates of eye care utilization. It is important to understand who may be at greater risk of vision loss as vision impairment is associated with a compensatory increase in healthcare utilization, resulting in excess overall healthcare costs.

Project Purpose(s)

  • Disease Focused Research (diabetic retinopathy)
  • Population Health

Scientific Approaches

Differences in vision-related outcomes among distinct sociodemographic groups will be assessed using All of Us participants identified as having vision threatening Diabetic Retinopathy. Associations between socioeconomic factors (race, ethnicity, education, insurance status, language) and healthcare utilization will be determined using a binomial statistical model.

Anticipated Findings

We expect to find that patients with DR belonging to marginalized populations (racial minorities and/or of low SES) have
lower rates of eye-care utilization and are at greater risk of vision impairment and adverse health related outcomes. This work will pave the path for future more comprehensive studies using larger longitudinal data sources to better understand the burden of adverse vision and health related outcomes among vulnerable DR patients in the United States.

Demographic Categories of Interest

  • Race / Ethnicity
  • Age
  • Geography
  • Access to Care
  • Education Level
  • Income Level

Data Set Used

Registered Tier

Research Team

Owner:

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