38486-Nephew, Lauren

Lauren D. Nephew, MD, MAE, MSC

Assistant Professor of Medicine

702 Rotary Circle
Suite 225

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Dr. Lauren D. Nephew is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Assistant Vice Chair of Health Equity at Indiana University School of Medicine. Her research interest includeunderstanding how the social and structural determinants of health contribute to disparities in chronic liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma outcomes and developing interventions that move patients closer to health equity. She completed residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation Fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Case Western Reserve University for medical school, Dr. Nephew completed a Master’s program in Bioethics. While at the University of Pennsylvania, she completed a Master’s of Science in Clinical Epidemiology. She is a health equity champion, wife, and mother of two.

Key Publications

Dakhoul L, Gawrieh S, Jones KR, Ghabril M, McShane C, Orman E, Vilar-Gomez E, Chalasani N, Nephew LRacial Disparities in Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Are Not Explained by Differences in Comorbidities, Liver Disease Severity, or Tumor Burden. Hepatol Commun. 2019 Jan;3(1):52-62. doi: 10.1002/hep4.1277. eCollection 2019 Jan. PubMed PMID: 30619994; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6312653.

Nephew L, Zia Z, Ghabril M, Orman E, Lammert C, Chalasani NBlack Adult Patients With Acute Liver Failure Are Sicker and More Likely to Undergo Liver Transplantation Than White Patients. Liver Transpl. 2019 Nov;25(11):1634-1641. doi: 10.1002/lt.25594. Epub 2019 Aug 9. PubMed PMID: 31271697

Nephew LD, Mosesso K, Desai A, Ghabril M, Orman ES, Patidar KR, Kubal C, Noureddin M, Chalasani N. Assocation of State Medicaid Expansion With Racial/Ethnic Disparitires in Liver Transplant Waitlisitng in the United States. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(10):e2019869.

Nephew LD, Zia Z, Ghabril M, Orman E, Lammert C, Kubal C, Chalasani N.  Sex-based Disparities Absent from Transplant for Acute Liver Failure. J Hepatology Reports. In Press Online. October 30, 2020?

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Associate View Chair of Health Equity

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