Lisa Catalli received the 2021 Advanced Transplant Provider Research Grant from the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) Foundation
Lisa Catalli NP-C has received the 2021 Advanced Transplant Provider Research Grant from the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) Foundation to evaluate the feasibility and impact of a group psychoeducational program with lifestyle interventions targeted to liver transplant recipients with de novo NAFLD. Lisa has been a part of the UCSF Hepatology and Liver Transplant teams for over 10 years, and her clinical expertise is in viral hepatitis and NAFLD. Lisa conceptualized a group tele-health model of care from her experience as a faculty speaker for the UCSF HCV Project ECHO program, and in collaboration with the UCSF fatty liver team, created the BRIDGE to Liver Wellness Clinic Series (Behavioral Resources and Intervention through Digital Group Education). This APP-led 6-session group video visit series was implemented in November 2020 for non-transplant patients as a solution to address gaps in patient care by meeting their many educational and psychosocial needs while overcoming geographical barriers. The ASTS grant will fund consultation fees for a UCSF clinical psychologist with expertise in weight management to optimize the content of the series and develop tools to evaluate the psychosocial impact of the program on liver transplant recipients.