Joshua P. Metlay, MD, PhD
|Office Location||712, Blockley Hall|
|CCEB Appointment||Senior Scholar, Epidemiology|
|Primary Faculty Appointment||Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman SOM|
|DBE Appointment||Professor of Epidemiology|
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Co-Director, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
Program Leader, Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship
Research Associate and Staff Physician, VAMC
Dr. Metlay focuses his clinical investigation on two complimentary lines of work in the areas of antimicrobial drugs and respiratory tract infections. First, his research team studies individual and community level risk factors for the spread of drug resistant pneumococcal infections. Second, he leads a series of studies evaluating interventions to improve the use of antibiotics in the management of acute respiratory tract infections. Dr. Metlay's work is funded by NIAID, AHRQ, and the Health Services Research Service of the VA.
Metlay JP, Schulz R, LI YH, Singer DE, Marrie TJ, Coley CM, Hough LJ, Obrosky DS, Kapoor WN, Fine MJ. Influence of age on symptoms at presentation in patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Arch Intern Med. 1997;157:1453-1459.
Metlay JP, Fine MJ, Schulz R, Marrie TJ, Coley CM, Kapoor WN, Singer DE. Measuring symptomatic and functional recovery in patients with community-acquired pneumonia. J Gen Intern Med. 1997;12:423-430.
Metlay JP, Kapoor WN, Fine MJ. Does this patient have community-acquired pneumonia. Diagnosing pneumonia by history and physical examination. JAMA. 1997;278:1440-1445.
Metlay JP, Stafford RS, Singer DE. National trends in the use of antibiotics by primary care physicians for adult patients with cough. Arch Intern Med. 1998;158:1813-1818.
Metlay JP, Hofmann J, Cetron MS, Fine MJ, Farley MM, Whitney C, Breiman RF. “Impact of penicillin susceptibility on medical outcomes for adult patients with bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia.” Clin Infect Dis. 2000;30:520-528.
Metlay JP, Shea JA, Crossette LB, Asch DA. “Tensions in antibiotic prescribing: Pitting social concerns against the interests of individual patients.” J Gen Intern Med. 2002;17:87-94.
Metlay JP, Fine MJ. “Testing strategies in the initial management of patients with community-acquired pneumonia.” Annals Intern Med. 2003; 138:109-118.
Metlay JP, Branas CB, Fishman NO. Small area variation in hospital reported rates of pneumococcal susceptibility to penicillin. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2004;10:54-59.
Metlay JP, Camargo CA, Bos K, Gonzales R. Assessing the suitability of intervention sites for quality improvement studies in emergency departments. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2005;12:667-670.
Koppel R, Metlay JP, Cohen A, Abaluck B, Localio AR, Kimmel SE, Strom BL. Panacea or pandora’s box: Why computerized physician order entry systems facilitate as well as reduce medication errors. JAMA. 2005;293:1197-1203.
Metlay JP, Cohen A, Polsky D, Kimmel SE, Koppel R, Hennessy S. Medication safety among older adults: Home based practice patterns. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2005;53:976-982.
Metlay JP, Fishman NO, Joffe M, Edelstein PH. Impact of pediatric vaccination with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on the risk of bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia in adults. Vaccine. 2006;24:468-475.