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Dr. Earle Chambers Family and Social medicine Albert Einstein 

College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Earle C. Chambers, PhD

January 30, 2015 - BRONX, NY - A brief published in the American Journal of Public Health on January 20, 2015 by Dr. Earle Chambers in a collaboration including Einstein, Montefiore, and the Bronx District Office of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, describes their study incorporating public health questions into Montefiore Medical Center’s electronic medical records system.

The researchers' goal was to make medical records better able to indicate how patients compared to the broader community regarding diet and physical activity. Their approach allowed the researchers to directly compare answers collected by neighborhood surveys against those given during routine outpatient visits at primary health care centers in the Bronx. 

Their data demonstrated that unhealthy behaviors were higher among patients than the neighborhood population, which the researchers suggest may reflect differences between those patients who seek out healthcare and those who don’t.

Dr. Chambers is assistant professor of Family and Social Medicine and of Epidemiology & Population Health.

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