Jason Xenakis, MD, MPH

Manager, Clinical Transformation, Westchester Institute for Human Development

914-493-3036

jxenakis@wihd.org

EDUCATION

New York Medical College

DrPH, 2019

Health Policy/Management

New York Medical College

MPH, 2017

Health Policy/Management

New York Medical College

MD, 2015

Medicine

Marist College

BA, 2010

Philosophy

BRIEF BIO / PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Jason Xenakis is employed as the Manager of Clinical Transformation at the Westchester Institute for Human Development. He is accountable for assuring that W.I.H.D. provides the highest quality care to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disability. Jason leverages available revenue from Medicaid and Medicare incentive programs in order to fund opportunities to provide more comprehensive services to the patients and families that rely on W.I.H.D. for their healthcare.

He graduated magna cum laude from Marist College with a Bachelor of Art in 2010. At Marist he majored in philosophy, completed pre-medical requirements, and tutored part-time. The next five years of his education were spent earning a Medical Doctorate from New York Medical College. During this time he participated in clinical rotations in many healthcare systems throughout the Tri-state area including the Veterans Administration, Westchester Medical Center, Mount Sinai, and Yale-New Haven Hospital. During his medical education he took a year off to work full time for IBM engaging in rapid Electronic Medical Record research as part of the Watson Health Project.

Jason graduated from the Master of Public Health program at New York Medical College in 2017. His concentration within this program was Health Policy & Management. Jason is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and was awarded the Healthcare Leaders of New York Achievement Award of Distinction Scholarship. He is currently enrolled in his third year in the Doctorate of Public Health program at New York Medical College.

DESCRIPTION OF RESEARCH INTERESTS/ACTIVITIES

Jason is interested in health services research and population health as it relates to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disability. Recently, he collaborated on a cross sectional survey study investigating the utilization of assistive technology and social media, as well as computer and phone ownership in the practices adult population. Identifying technology utilization trends in individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disability is important in determining patient engagement strategies.

Jason is currently engaged in another investigation that is evaluating risk factors that are predictive of whether or not an adult with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities will receive specific preventative services as recommended by the United States Preventative Task Force (USPTF) or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This research is important because adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities are less likely to receive preventative medical care when compared to the general population. Detecting the contributing risk factors that reduce preventative medical service utilization can lead to targeted strategies at the physician-patient encounter and on an organizational or policy level. Sustained increases in preventative service utilization by individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities have the potential to result in improved clinical outcomes and reduce the per capita cost this expensive population.

RESEARCH INTERESTS/ACTIVITIES CATEGORIES

CLINICAL RESEARCH

  • Chronic Disease Management Among Individuals with I/DD
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes