Sophie Feller, MD

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Sophie Feller received her Doctor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College and her BA in Health and Societies from the University of Pennsylvania. Her interests include the social determinants of health across the lifespan, substance use disorders and suicide prevention. She has done research in the area of chronic hepatitis C and access to medical care for persons who inject drugs. Her focus in her postdoctoral year is community engaged health services research. At the center, Dr. Feller is part of a community translational science team working on a year-long project involving a systematic literature review and qualitative interviews with experts, community leaders and community members about emotional well-being and health. She also conducts qualitative interviews with homeless veterans and providers about the needs of homeless families as well as contributes to the writing of manuscripts, including on depression and diabetes and school-based health centers and mental health care.

 

Awards


  • Baldwin L. Keyes Prize in Psychiatry for the Senior Medical Student Demonstrating Excellence in Psychiatry

 

Publications


Trooskin SB, Poceta J, Towey CM, Yolken A, Rose JS, Luqman NL, Preston TW, Chan PA, Beckwith C, Feller SC, Lee H, Nunn AS.  Results from a Geographically Focused, Community-Based HCV Screening, Linkage-to-Care and Patient Navigation Program. Journal of Gen Int Med; Feb 2015.

Nunn A, Sanders J, Thomas G, Shabazz-El W, Yolken A, Smith T, Bell G, Feller S, Burns R, James G, Shelton B, Green D. African American community leaders’ policy recommendations for Reducing Racial disparities in HIV infection, treatment and care: results from a participatory research project in Philadelphia, PA. Health Promotion and Practice; May 2014, http://hpp.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/05/30/1524839914534855

 

Presentations


Feller SC, Rotheram MJ, Birkenya B, Kasirye R, Miranda J. Youth Empowerment through Microfinance in Uganda, poster accepted to the What Works Global Summit, London, England, September 2016.

Feller SC, Kozeniewski K, Yolken A, Harvey J, Trooskin SB, Thomas G, Lee H, Parker S, Luqman N, Parks D, Smith L, Preston T, Nunn A. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Results from “Do One Thing”: A geographically oriented HIV test and treat program in a medically underserved neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA. Nov. 5, 2013.

Trooskin SB, Feller SC, Kozeniewski K, Yolken A, Harvey J, Thomas G, Lee H, Parker S, Luqman N, Parks D, Smith L, Preston T, Nunn A. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Tattoo parties: Self reported HCV risk factors among members of a Philadelphia neighborhood. Nov. 5, 2013.

Feller SC, Concepcion R, O’Rourke M, Trooskin SB. HCV positive injection drug users and linkage to care: a missed opportunity. American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases annual meeting. November 2013.

Feller SC, Concepcion R, O’Rourke M, Trooskin SB. Preferences for hepatitis C educational programming among clients of a syringe exchange program 2013 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases annual meeting. November 2013.

Feller SC, Yolken AJ, Trooskin SB, Nunn A. Tattoo parties: self-reported HCV risk factors among members of a Philadelphia neighborhood. Jefferson Medical College AOA Research Symposium. March 2013.

Yolken AJ, Simmons D, Feller SC, Harvey J, Trooskin SB, Nunn A. Do One Thing: a comprehensive, neighborhood-based HIV test and treat program in Philadelphia, PA. 2013 United States Conference on AIDS. September 2013.

Trooskin SB, Yolken A, Feller SC, Lee H, Thomas G, Nichols E, Harvey J, Parks D, Taylor V, Lee J, Nunn A. Preliminary Results from “Do One Thing:” A comprehensive neighborhood-based HIV and HCV testing, prevention and media campaign in Southwest Philadelphia. National HIV and Viral Hepatitis Summit. November 2012.