Sangeeta Ahluwalia

Sangeeta Ahluwalia

University of California, Los Angeles

sangeeta.ahluwalia@va.gov
Dr. Ahluwalia is a Health Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Her research focuses on characterizing and improving communication between patients, clinicians and family members about advance care planning and end of life care, with the goal of enhancing emotional well-being, peace and closure at the end of life. Her recent implementation work includes the evaluation of a group-based strategy for facilitating advance care planning communication among patients with heart failure, and development and evaluation of an informatics-based tool to support structured family meetings in the ICU. She is particularly interested in the application of hybrid models of implementation science to further our understanding of optimal approaches to addressing the unique challenges of end of life care delivery and in advancing our knowledge of salient implementation strategies in this context.