LeChauncy Woodard, MD, MPH
Director, Humana Integrated Health Systems Sciences Institute
University of Houston
LeChauncy Woodard, MD, MPH is a general internist and Clinical Professor in the Department of Health Systems and Population Health Science at the University of Houston College of Medicine. She also serves as the Founding Director of the Humana Integrated Health Systems Sciences Institute. Her research focuses on performance measurement and improving quality of care for chronically ill, multimorbid adults through team-based behavioral health interventions to enhance collaborative goal-setting. Dr. Woodard is committed to advancing the university’s mission to address health disparities and increase the value of health care for patients both locally and nationally.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Discuss how you are addressing the selected theme(s): While preventive and management measures are important to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, strategies like social distancing can have devastating effects on older adults who are already at risk for social isolation and loneliness. In response, the University of Houston Colleges of Social Work and Medicine leveraged a partnership with Humana, Inc in collaboration with Papa Inc. to address social isolation and loneliness in Houston-area older adults. We used administrative data to identify Humana Medicare Advantage beneficiaries who…