Dr. Grace Jenq received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University. She completed her residency and chief residency in internal medicine at University of Alabama Birmingham. She continued her fellowship training in Geriatrics at Yale University and stayed on faculty from 2005-2016. At Yale-New Haven Hospital she served as the Associate Chair for Patient Safety and Quality and the Medical Director for Inpatient Medicine. In 2016, she joined the University of Michigan Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care Medicine. She is now a Professor in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care Medicine at University of Michigan and the Associate Chief Clinical Officer for Post-Acute Care at Michigan Medicine. She cares for patients in the Michigan House Calls Program, Patient Monitoring at Home Program and the newly established Hospital Care at Home Program. Her quality improvement and academic interests lie in how to create better models to care for elderly persons within their own homes and how to enhance transitions of care out of the hospital by engaging clinicians and patients/caregivers and improving system design. In the Department of Medicine, she is a member of the Clinical Excellence Society and she received the Chairperson’s IMPACT Award in 2021.
Areas of Interest
Clinical Interests: Hospital care at home, house calls, and patient monitoring at home
- Hospital Care at Home: My research interests lie in 1) how to efficiently identify these patients to care for in the home and 2) the long-term impact of Hospital Care at Home on patients’ functional status and medical conditions and caregivers in the home.
- I-MPACT (Integrated Michigan Patient-Centered Alliance for Care Transitions): I lead a state-wide collaborative, consisting of 20 hospital and physician organization clusters, to develop and evaluate care transition interventions. We are currently evaluating whether 7 day follow up post-discharge from hospital by a medical provide and/or a care management team reduces readmissions and/or emergency department utilization. We are also studying effect of PCP versus specialist involvement, in-person versus virtual, in combination with other specific interventions makes a difference in readmission rates. Lastly, we are in the process of understanding whether certain provider-to-provider or provider-to-patient documentation elements are valuable in the transition from hospital to home.
- Patient Monitoring at Home: I am interested in studying our Patient Monitoring at Home program in the post-acute care setting. This is a novel approach in taking care of patients, but also costly and logistically challenging. I am working with an interdisciplinary team to understand which target population patients and what level of patient activation is required the most value out of this type of program.
Medical School: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1993-1997
Residency: Internal Medicine Residency, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, 1997-2000; Chief Resident, 2000-2001
Fellowship: Geriatric Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Yale University, 2004
Board Certification: Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine