Divya Talwar, PhD, MPH, BDS

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Divya Talwar, PhD, MPH, BDS, is the clinical outcomes research manager for the Division of Orthopaedics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

BDS in Dentistry - Kurukshetra University, Haryana, India

Graduate Degree

PhD - Texas A&M–Department of Health and Kinesiology, College Station, TX 
MPH - Texas A&M Health Science Center, College Station, TX

Titles and Academic Titles

Clinical Outcomes Research Manager

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2019

Striano, B.M., Shah, A.S., Brusalis, C.M., Talwar, D., Lutts, M., Flynn, J.M. Operative Time and Cost Vary by Surgeon: An Analysis of Supracondylar Humerus Fractures in Children. Orthopedics. 2019 May 1;42(3):e317-e321. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20190307-02. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Tong Y, Udupa J, McDonough J.M., Wileyto E.P., Capraro A., Wu C., Ho S, Galagedera N., Talwar D, Mayer O, Torigian D.A., Campbell R.M. Quantitative dynamic thoracic MRI:  Application to thoracic insufficiency syndrome in pediatric patients. Radiology. 2019 May 21:181731. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2019181731. [Epub ahead of print]

Talwar D., Yeh YL, Chen WJ, Chen LS. Characteristics and Quality of Genetics and Genomics Mobile Apps: A Systematic Review. Eur J Hum Genet. 2019 Jun;27(6):833-840. doi: 10.1038/s41431-019-0360-2. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

2018

Talwar D, Chen WJ, Yeh YL, Foster, MA. Al-Shagrawi SA, Chen LS. Genomics curriculum for health science students: A systematic literature review. Genet Med. 2018 Dec 19. doi: 10.1038/s41436-018-0386-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Amuta-Jimenez AO, Lo C, Talwar D, Khan N, Barry AE. (2018). Food Label Literacy and Use among US Adults Diagnosed with Cancer: Results from a National Representative Study. Journal of Cancer Education.

Banskota B, Yadav P, Rajbhandary T, Shrestha OP, Talwar D, Banskota AK, Spiegel DA. (2018). Patient reported outcomes of the Ponseti method for untreated idiopathic clubfeet in Nepalese patients treated between 1 to 5 years of age at a minimum of 10 years follow-up. Journal of Bone Joint and Surgery.

Patel NM, Talathi NS, Talwar D, Fabricant PD, Kocher MS, Ganley TJ, Lawrence JTR. (2018). Factors Impacting the Preferred Surgical Technique in Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Accepted, The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.

2017

LeBrun D, Talwar D, Pham T, Banskota B, Spiegel DA. (2017). Predictors of healthcare seeking delays among children with chronic musculoskeletal disorders in Nepal. Journal of epidemiology and global health 7, no. 4 (2017): 299-304.

Ashley B, Spiegel DA, Cahill P, Talwar D, Baldwin KD. Post-Operative Fever in Orthopaedic Surgery, How Effective is "Fever Workup?" J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2017 Sep-Dec;25(3):2309499017727953. doi: 10.1177/2309499017727953.

Chen, L.S., Chang, F-W., Kim, M-J., Talwar, D,  Zhao S. (2017) Genomic Medicine Practice among Physicians in Taiwan. Personalized Medicine, 14(2), 109-121.

2016

Talwar, D., Tseng, T-S., Foster, M., Xu, L., Chen, L.S. (2016) Genomics Education for Practicing Health Professionals: A Systematic Literature Review. Genetics in Medicine, 19(7), p.725.

Chen, L-S.; Li, M.; Talwar, D.; Xu, L.; Zhao, M. (2016) Chinese Americans’ Views and Use of Family Health History: A Qualitative Study. PLoS ONE 11(9): e0162706. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162706

2015

Li, M., Amuta, A., Xu, L., Dhar, S., Talwar, D., Jung E., Chen, L.S. (2015) A Qualitative Study of Information Needs for Autism Genetic Testing among Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Patient Education and Counseling 99(6), pp.1011-1016.

Chen. X., Talwar D. Ji, Q. (2015) Social Networks and Social Support among Elderly Asian Immigrants in the United States. Global Journal of Anthropology Research, 2(2):15-21

Talwar, D., Chen, X., Vasdeo, S. (2015) Existing Disparities in Injury-related Mortality Rates in China: A Public Health Challenge. Global Journal of Anthropology Research, 2(1): 3-37.

Xu, L., Talwar, D., Foster, M. A. (2015) Systematic Review of Emotions, Attitudes, and Decisions Regarding the Genetic Tests for Autism Spectrum Disorders. International Journal of Education and Social Science, 2(3):1-9.

2014

Chen, L.S., Ye, J., Talwar, D., Zhao, S., Wang, C.H., Huang T-Y., Barry A. (2014). Perceived causes of Autism Spectrum Disorders among Taiwanese parents of affected children: A Qualitative Study. Global Journal of Anthropology Research, 1:12-19.

Chen, L.S., Li, C., Amuta, A., Li, M., Wang, C., Huang, T-Y., Dhar, S., Talwar, D. (2014). Autism Spectrum Disorders: Perceptions of Genetic Etiology and Recurrence Risk among Taiwanese Parents of affected children. Clinical Genetics, 88(2): 129-134. PMID: 25267333.

Chen, L.S., Xu, L., Dhar, S., Li, M., Talwar, D., Jung E. (2014). Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Qualitative Study of Prenatal Genetic Testing and Abortion Decision-Making among Parents of Affected Children. Clinical Genetics, 88(2): 122-128. PMID: 25251361.

2013

Hong, Y., Dahlke, D. V., Ory, M., Hochhalter, A., Reynolds, J., Purcell, N. P., Talwar, D., Eugene, N. (2013). Designing iCanFit: a mobile-enabled Web application to promote physical activity for older cancer survivors. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2(1). 

Books

Chapters

2017

Kudesia, R., Kazmir, S., Talwar, D., Murthy A.S. (2017). Women’s Health. Health of South Asians in the United States: An Evidence-based Guide for Policy and Program Development, 2nd Edition (In Press, Taylor and Francis)

Posters and Presentations

2019

Lowe, J.S., Akoto, A., Aoyama, J.T., Talwar, D., Wells L. (2019) Increasing Value: Can Midshaft Clavicle Fractures Be Surgically Treated As an Outpatient? 6th Annual Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

Gandhi J., Talwar D., Gandhi, R., Abzug J., Shah AS. (2019). Are Nerve Transfers Supplanting Nerve Grafting as the Primary Treatment Strategy for Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy? 2019 Annual Meeting Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Charlotte, NC.

Anari, JB, Cahill PJ, Talwar D., Flynn JM. (2019). Expert Consensus for Early Onset Scoliosis Surgery 2018. 2019 Annual Meeting Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Charlotte, NC.

Gandhi J, Talwar D., Krakow, A., Flynn JM. (2019) Getting the Message: The Declining Trend in Opioid Prescribing for Minor Orthopaedic Injuries in Children and Adolescents Over the Past 14 Years. 2019 Annual Meeting Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Charlotte, NC.

Talwar D., Shah A., Mahmoud Al-Magd, Arkader A. (2019) National epidemiological trends for Multiple Hereditary Exostosis condition among 44 Children's Hospital

Gandhi, J, Flynn JM, Mahmoud-Al Magd, Talwar D., Baldwin KD, Arkader A. (2019) Characteristics and Hospital Cost of Abuse-related Femoral Fractures in Children under One Year of Age. 2019 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.

Gandhi J, Talwar D, Gandhi R, Abzug J, Shah AS.  Are nerve transfers supplanting nerve grafting as the primary treatment strategy for brachial plexus birth palsy?  Oral presentation at Pediatric Hand Study Group Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.  February 2019.

Patel NM, Talathi NS, Talwar D, Fabricant PD, Kocher MS, Ganley TJ, Lawrence JTR. (2019) Variation in preferred technique for Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction in the skeletally immature: Where do we stand? 6th Annual Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

Patel NM, Talwar D, Lawrence JTR. (2019) How do imaging practices vary across the United States when diagnosing a medial epicondyle fracture? 6th Annual Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

Anandrajan D., Williams, B., Talwar, D., Wells L. (2019) Regional Trends in Narcotic Prescriptions for ACL Injuries in 39 Children’s Hospitals. 6th Annual Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

Pooman M, Baldwin KD, Talwar D., Franklin C. (2019) Epidemiology of patellar instability among pediatric patients. 6th Annual Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society Meeting. Atlanta, GA.

2018

Anari, JB, Cahill PJ, Talwar D., Flynn JM. (2018). Expert Consensus for Early Onset Scoliosis Surgery 2018. 12th International Congress of Early Onset Scoliosis. Lisbon, Portugal.

Gandhi J., Talwar D, Abzug J., Shah AS. (2018). Are Nerve Transfers Supplanting Nerve Grafting as the Primary Treatment Strategy for Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy? 73rd Annual Meeting American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Boston, MA.

Gandhi J, Talwar D., Flynn JM. (2018) Getting the Message: The Declining Trend in Opioid Prescribing for Minor Orthopaedic Injuries in Children and Adolescents Over the Past 14 Years.  2018 American Academy of Pediatrics. Orlando, FL

Paschos, N, Aoyama J, Talwar D., Wells L. (2018) Predictors of Avascular Necrosis Outcomes in Children. 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics. Orlando, FL.

Gandhi, J, Flynn JM, Mahmoud-Al Magd, Talwar D., Baldwin KD, Arkader A. (2019) Characteristics and Hospital Cost of Abuse-related Femoral Fractures in Children under One Year of Age. 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics. Orlando, FL

Magrini D, Striano B, Talwar D. (2018). Survey finds relative energy deficiency risk factors in rowing athletes. 27th Annual Meeting for American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. Orlando, FL.

Amuta A, Jacobs W, Talwar D, Wallace M. (2018) Differences Between Type 2 Diabetes and Cancer Risk Perceptions and Varying Influences on Diet and Physical Activity Behaviors. 2018 American Academy of Health Behavior. Portland, OR

Amuta A, Talwar D, Flowers K, Espinoza L. Influence of Self-Rated Health Status on Exercise Behavior and Healthy Eating Habits: Implications for Health Promotion Research and Practice. 2018 American Academy of Health Behavior. Portland, OR

Gandhi JS, Park K, Talwar D, Lawrence JTR. (2018) Complete Radiographic Healing and Related Factors in Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Talus. 19th Annual Meeting for American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. San Francisco, CA.

MacAlpine E, Storey EP, Talwar D, Lawrence JT. (2018) Weight gain following ACL reconstruction in pediatric and adolescent patients. 5th Annual Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society Meeting. Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Banskota B, Yadav P, Rajbhandary T, Shrestha OP, Talwar D, Banskota AK, Spiegel DA, Winterton M. (2018). Patient reported outcomes of the Ponseti method for untreated idiopathic clubfeet in Nepalese patients treated between 1 to 5 years of age at a minimum of 10 years follow-up. 2018 Annual Meeting Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Austin, TX.

MacAlpine E, Storey EP, Talwar D, Lawrence JT. (2018) Weight gain following ACL reconstruction in pediatric and adolescent patients. 2018 Annual Meeting Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Austin, TX.

Ashley B, Spiegel DA, Cahill P, Baldwin KD, Talwar D. (2018) Post-Operative Fever in Orthopaedic Surgery, How Effective is "Fever Workup?" 2018 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

2017

Striano, B.M., Talwar, D, Shah, A.S. (2017) Hospital Variation in Open Reduction Rates for Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures. 72nd Annual Meeting American Society for Surgery of the Hand. 2018 Annual Meeting Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Austin, TX.

Banskota B, Yadav P, Rajbhandary T, Shrestha OP, Talwar D, Banskota AK, Spiegel DA, Winterton M. (2017). Patient reported outcomes of the Ponseti method for untreated idiopathic clubfeet in Nepalese patients treated between 1 to 5 years of age at a minimum of 10 years follow-up. CHOP Pediatric Global Health Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Striano, B.M., Talwar, D, Shah, A.S. (2017) Hospital Variation in Open Reduction Rates for Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures. 72nd Annual Meeting American Society for Surgery of the Hand. San Francisco, CA.

Striano, B.M., Shah, A.S., Brusalis, C.M., Talwar, D., Lutts, M., Flynn, J.M. (2017) Surgeon Variability: An Area for Improvement. 7th CHOP Safety Day. Philadelphia, PA.

Striano, B.M., Shah, A.S., Brusalis, C.M., Talwar, D., Lutts, M., Flynn, J.M. (2017) Surgeon Variability and Efficiency: Analysis of a Common Pediatric Orthopaedic Procedure. 36th Annual Meeting EPOSNA/POSNA Combined. Barcelona, Spain.

Awards and Honors

2019, Best paper in Quality, Safety and Value Initiative (QSVI) - 2nd place, Annual Meeting Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
2019, Orthopaedics Best Clinical Article Award
2018, Best Poster Award, 5th Annual Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society Meeting,
2016-2018, CHOP Ortho Above and beyond award
2015, APHA CHPPD Student Travel Award
2015, TAMU Former Students Pooled Memorial Endowment Scholarship
2014, APHA CHPPD Student Travel Award
2014, International Education Fee Scholarship
2014, Association of Former Students Scholarship
2014-2015, Graduate Student of the Year (Nominee)
2014, Taiwan Scholarship by George Bush Presidential Library Foundation
2013, American Public Health Association, CHPPD Award for Excellence in Service
2013, APHA CHPPD Student Officer Award
2013, International Education Scholarship for Study Abroad to China
2012-2013, Dean’s Scholarship for Study Abroad to China
2012, Aetna Award, 140th American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2019-present, Early Career Reviewer Program – NIH Center for Scientific Review
2019-present, Peer reviewer, Frontier in Genetics
2016-present, Editorial board member, Global Journal of Anthropology Research
2015-present, Peer reviewer, Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
2015-present, Peer reviewer, Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
2015-present, Peer reviewer, Journal of General Internal Medicine

Academic and Institutional Committees

2019-present, Steering Committee Board; PROSPER Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2019-present, Web Development Committee; PROSPER Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia