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Gerard P. Alolod

Director of Research Operations

Direct: 215-204-9186
Email: gpalolod@temple.edu

1700 N. Broad Street
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Philadelphia, PA 19121

Gerard P. Alolod

Director of Research Operations

  • Education
    • B.S.F.S. - Georgetown University
      M.A. - Columbia University
      M.Phil. - Columbia University
      Ph.D. - Columbia University (ant.)
  • Research Summary
    • Gerard's main areas of research center on organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Previously, he coordinated "A Randomized Trial of the ERRA Intervention to Increase Consent to Organ Donation" (NIDDK/HRSA), the largest study on the organ donation process in the United States to date. In his role as Director, he oversees the daily operations of multiple externally funded research studies in health communication and medical decision making, including the scientific, financial, and logistical aspects of the projects. In the past, he has conducted anthropological fieldwork in East Africa and throughout the United States. His dissertation examines the culture of intensive care units and emergency departments as they relate to organ donation.
  • Research Interests
    • Medical Anthropology; Organ Donation; Tissue Donation; Socioeconomic Determinants of Health; Medical Decision Making
  • Publications & Presentations
    • Siminoff, LA, Alolod, GP, Traino, HM, Wilson-Genderson, M. (2016). "Comparing the Authorization Approach and Outcomes of Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD) and Donation after Brain Death (DBD): Results from a U.S. Study. 7th International Meeting on Transplantation from DCD. Barcelona, SPAIN. October 25-27, 2016.

      Siminoff,LA, Alolod, GP, Wilson-Genderson, M, Yuen, EY, Traino, HM. (In Press) A Comparison of Request Process and Outcomes in Donation after Cardiac Death and Donation after Brain Death: Results From a National Study. American Journal of Transplantation.

      Alolod, G., Traino, H., & Siminoff, L. (2016). Utility and Usability of the Rapid Assessment of hospital Procurement barriers in Donation (RAPiD) as a Tool for OPO Hospital Development Staff. Progress in Transplantation, 2016 Sep;26(3):241-8.

      Alolod, G., Traino, H., & Siminoff, L. (2015). “Usability of the rapid assessment of hospital procurement barriers in donation (RAPiD) as a tool for OPO hospital development staff. 13th Congress, International Society of Organ Donation and Procurement. Seoul, Republic of Korea.

      Adair-Kriz, M., Siminoff, L., Traino, H., & Alolod, G. (2015). “Communication Practices in Requests for Organ Donation: A Comparison of Hispanics’ and Non-Hispanics’ Experience.” 13th International Conference on Communication in Healthcare. American Academy on Communication in Healthcare. New Orleans, LA.

      Alolod, G., Traino, H., & Siminoff, L. (2015). “Communicating Effectively about Donation (CEaD): What Have We Learned?” 40th Annual Meeting, North American Transplant Coordinators Organization. Louisville, KY.

      Siminoff, L., Traino, H., Alolod, G., and Shafer, T. (2014). “Communicating Effectively about Donation (CEaD): Results from the National Randomized Trial and New Developments.” 39th Annual Meeting, North American Transplant Coordinators Organization. San Antonio, TX.

      Siminoff, L., Traino, H., Alolod, G., and Shafer, T. (2014). “Communicating Effectively about Donation (CEaD): Results from the National Randomized Trial and New Developments.” 31st Annual Meeting, Association of Organ Procurement Organizations. Baltimore, MD.

      Traino, H., Alolod, G., Shafer, T., & Siminoff, L. (2012). Interim Results of a National Test of the Rapid Assessment of Hospital Procurement Barriers in Donation (RAPiD). American Journal of Transplantation,12(11), 3094-3103.

      Alolod, G. (2012). “Brokering Bodies: Healthcare Providers and the Moral Economies of Organ Donation.” 111th Annual Meeting, American Anthropological Association. San Francisco, CA.

“Health research is now a team science, and we’ve come to understand how people maintain their health is complicated. It is a process between behavior, environment, genes, culture, and other factors, and we are training teams to come up with answers to some of our most complicated and pressing questions, issues, and concerns.”

- Laura A. Siminoff, Ph.D.

Today, we are an integrated college both in terms of education and research, across this spectrum of disciplines, which is not the traditional way that public health higher education institutions typically function. But if we consider where we are moving as a nation and as a field, I think this is the way to move forward and puts CPH ahead of the curve.

- Laura A. Siminoff, Ph.D.

Thank you to our CEaD Participants

Thank you to all who participated in the Communicating Effectively about Donation Study! We hope the training program was both informative and beneficial to all who took part. For inquiries regarding the study or how to access the training, please feel free to contact us at ceadtraining@temple.edu.

Congrats Grads!

Congratulations to our graduating Research Assistants, Sonali Shah, Julianna Nass, and Faith Scanlon! We know you have great things in store for you!

Dr. Siminoff’s Newest Publication

Dr. Siminoff and colleagues recently published an assessment of the utility and usability of the rapid assessment of hospital procurement barriers in donation (RAPiD) as a tool for OPO hospital development staff. Click here to learn more about Dr. Siminoff’s most recent publication.