CHPR faculty members and staff design and execute innovative research using advanced methodologies to improve evidence-based decision making by public and private entities at the local, state, national, and international levels. We offer expertise in the following areas:

  • comparative effectiveness
  • GIS analysis and mapping
  • health economics (e.g., cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-benefit analysis, etc.)
  • patient-centered research
  • program evaluation
  • public deliberation about health care
  • qualitative research (e.g., surveys, focus groups, structured interviews, etc.)
  • systematic evidence reviews                                                                     

Our researchers choose rigorous and appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods when studying a variety of topics related to healthcare quality, efficiency, and outcomes across disparate populations. CHPR members and staff hold subject matter expertise in areas such as:

  • consumer behavior
  • disparities and equity
  • healthcare access, coverage, and utilization
  • ICD-9 / ICD-10 translation
  • Medi-Cal
  • mental/behavioral health
  • physician-patient communication
  • prescription drug use and cost (e.g., specialty drugs, opioids, etc.)
  • preventive care
  • quality of care measurement
  • tobacco cessation
  • women’s health

See “Applied Policy Analysis” for projects that intersect with our policy research such as legislative analysis, quality measurement, and systematic reviews.

Harnessing Patient Narrative to Promote Opioid Tapering in Primary Care
Funding agency: NIH
PI: Stephen Henry, M.D.

A Clinician Training Intervention to Improve Pain-related Communication, Pain Management, and Opioid Prescribing in Primary - Care
Funding agency: NIH
PI: Stephen Henry, M.D.

Developing Patient-level Risk Prescription Models for Prescription Opioid Overdose
Funding agency: NIH
PI: Stephen Henry, M.D.

Reliable Failure-to-Rescue
Funding agency: AHRQ/CHOP
PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.

Building Tobacco Cessation Connections Across Los Angeles County Providers
Funding agency: TRDRP
PI: Elisa Tong, M.D., M.A.

CA Quits
Funding Agency: CDPH
PI: Elisa Tong, M.D., M.A.

Reliability of Diagnoses Coding with ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM
Funding agency: NIH

PI: Eduard Poltavskiy, Ph.D.

A Case-Control Study to Identify Potentially Modifiable Risk Factors for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicator 11-Postoperative Respiratory Failure
Funding Agency: American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
PI: Jacqueline Stocking, Ph.D. (c), M.B.A., M.S.N.

Tailored Activiation in Primary Care to Reduce Suicide Behaviors in Middle Aged Men
Funding Agency: CDC
PI: Anthony Jerant, M.D.

Symptoms and Care-Seeking Behvior During Acute Stroke
Funding Agency: Genentech, Inc.
PI: Pat Zrelak, Ph.D., C.N.R.N., C.N.A.A., B.C.

Sacramento Taking Action Against Nicotine Dependence on Community College Campuses
Funding Agency: TRDRP
PI: Elisa Tong, M.D., M.A.

Impact of Cancer Communication Intervention on Caregiver Bereavement
Funding Agency: University of Rochester, NIH
PI: Richard Kravitz, M.D., M.S.P.H.

SpeakOut: Empowering Teen to Teen Communication About Highly Effective Contraception
Funding Agency: DHHS
PI: Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, M.D.

Understanding Consumer's Views of Cost Sharing, Quality, and Network Choice
Funding Agency: RWJF
PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.

California Healthcare Benefits Review Program
Funding Agency: UCOP

PI: Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H.

Evidence - Based Practice Centers (Kaiser, Northwest, AHRQ): Systematic Reviews
Funding Agency: Kaiser Northwest

PI: Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H.

Analytic Enhancement of AHRQ Quality Indicators
Funding Agency: AHRQ

PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical Failure to Rescue
Funding Agency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.

Technical Assistance to CDC Surveillance Programs for ICD-10 Transition
Funding Agency: National Association of Health Data Organizations

Sacramento Taking Action Against Nicotine Dependence on Community College Campuses

Funding Agency: UCOP

PI: Elisa Tong, M.D., M.A.

Innovation Evaluation Center

Funding Agency: UCOP

PI: Patrick S. Romano, M.D., M.P.H.

N-of-1 Trials Using mHealth in Chronic Pain

Funding Agency: NIH

PI: Richard L. Kravitz, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Values and Options in Cancer Care (VOICE)
Funding Agency: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Richard L. Kravitz, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Stakeholder Feedback-Secret Shopper Study of Medi-Cal Enrollees
Funding Agency: California Health Care Foundation
PI: Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H.

When the Price Is Not Right: State Options on Prescription Drug Pricing
Funding Agency: Center for Healthcare Decisions

PI: Jeffrey Hoch, Ph.D.

Development of Ambulatory Care Outcome Measures
Funding Agency: CMS (Subcontract with Yale University)
PI: Patrick S. Romano, M.D., M.P.H.

Acting to Reduce Variations in Utilization: Advance Care Planning for Heart Failure
Funding Agency: CHF/UCLA
PI: Patrick S. Romano, M.D., M.P.H.

CalPERS Strategic Healthcare Measures Evaluation
Funding Agency: CalPERS
PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.

Technical Assistance to CDC Surveillance Programs for ICD-10 Transition
Funding Agency: NAHDO
PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.

UC Tobacco Cessation Network
Funding Agency: CHQI
PI: Elisa Tong, M.D., M.A.

CHPR Outcomes and Evaluations Core, Behavior Health Center of Excellence
Funding Agency: BHCOE UC Davis

PI: Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H.

Improve Information Transparency of Healthcare Pricing and Quality Outcomes
Funding Agency: State Dept. of Insurance

PI: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.

Use of Administrative Data to develop and Validate a Set of Nurse Sensitive Measures in Patients With Stroke

Funding Agency: Neuroscience Nursing Foundation

PI: Patricia Zrelak, Ph.D., C.N.R.N., C.N.A.A., B.C.

Exploring Disparities: Urinary incontinence Treatment Seeking in Mid-life Women

Funding Agency: NIH

PI: Elaine Waetjen, M.D.

Provider Training to Support Patient Self-efficacy for Depression Care
Funding Agency: NIH
PI: Anthony F. Jerant, M.D.

Promoting Patient-centered Counseling to Reduce Inappropriate Diagnostic Tests
Funding Agency: PCORI
PI: Joshua Fenton, M.D., M.P.H.

Symptoms and Care-Seeking Behavior During Acute Stroke, A Descriptive Study 
PI: Patricia Zrelak, Ph.D., C.N.R.N., N.E.A.-B.C. 
Source of Support: Genentech  

AHRQ Quality Indicators Emergency Preparedness Measures
Principal Investigator: Patrick Romano, M.D., M.P.H.
Source of Support: Batelle Memorial Institute
Approved/Proposed Dates: 1/1/08- (contract extensions and modifications ongoing)

CHPR-affiliated faculty, post-doctoral fellows and staff regularly publish their research on access, delivery, cost, quality, outcomes and other healthcare-related topics in peer-reviewed journals. CHPR-affiliated researchers are highlighted in bold among the authors of the journal articles listed below; * indicates CHPR post-doctoral fellows; ** indicates CHPR staff.


Fenton JJ, Weyrich MS, Durbin S, Liu Y, Bang H, Melnikow J. Prostate-specific antigen–based screening for prostate cancer: A systematic evidence review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2018 May;319(18):1914-1931.

Saw A, Steltenpohl CN, Bankston-Lee K, Tong E. A communty-based "street team" tobacco cessation intervention by and for youth and young adults. J Comm Health. 2018 Apr;43(2):383-390.

Bandos H, Melnikow J, Rivera DR, Swain SM, Sturtz K, Fehrenbacher L, Wade JL, III, Brufsky AM, Julian TB, Margolese RG, McCarron EC, Ganz PA. Long-term peripheral neuropathy in breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant chemotherapy: NRG Oncology/NSABP-30. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018 Feb;110(2):149-156.

Rivera DR, Ganz PA, Weyrich MS,** Bandos H, Melnikow J. Chemotherapy-associated peripheral neuropathy in patients with early-stage breast cancer: A systematic review. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018 Feb;110(2):131-140.


Oswald TM, Winder-Patel B, Ruder S, Xing G,** Stahmer A, Solomon M. A pilot randomized controlled trial of the ACCESS Program: A group intervention to improve social, adaptive functioning, stress coping, and self-determination outcomes in young adutls with autism spectrum disorder. J Autism Devel Disorders. 2017 Dec;

Berry B, Apesoa-Varano EC. Drugging for order: The at-home care paradigm for Alzheimer's. Soc Sci Med. 2017 Dec;195:138-139.

White VanGompel EC,* Franks P, Robbins JA, Fenton JJ. Incidence and predictors of repeat bone mineral densitometry: A longitudinal cohort study. J Gen Intern Med. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Oct;32(10):1090-1096.

Hinton L, Sciolla AF, Unutzer J, Elizarraras E, Kravitz RL, Apesoa-Varano EC. Family-centered depression treatment for older men in primary care: A qualitative study of stakeholder perspectives. BMC Fam Pract. 2017 Sep 29;18(1);88.

Berry B, Apesoa-Varano EC. Medication takeovers: Covert druggings and behavioral control in Alzheimer's. Soc Sci Med. 2017 Sep;188:51-59.

Tancredi DJ. Probiotic prevents infections in newborns. Nature. 2017 Aug;548:404-405.

Chenoweth JA, Johnson MA, Shook L, Sutter ME, Nichijima DK, Holmes JF. Prevalence of intracranial hemorrhage after blunt head trauma in patients on pre-injury dabigatra. West J Emerg Med. 2017 Aug;18(5):794-799.

Ahern TP, Sprague BL, Bissell MCS, Miglioretti DL, Buist DSM, Braithwaite D, Kerlikowske K. Family history of breast cancer, breast density, and breast cancer risk in a U.S. breast cancer screening population. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Jun;26(6):938-944.

Demb J, Chu P, Nelson T, Hall D, Seibert A, Lamba R, Boone J, Krishnam M, Cagnon C, Bostani M, Gould R, Miglioretti D, Smith-Bindman R. Optimizing radiation doses for computed tomography across institutions: Dose auditing and best practices. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Jun 1;177(6):810-817.

Dewa CS, Loong D, Bonato S, Trojanowski L. The relationship between physician burnout and quality of healthcare in terms of safety and acceptability: A systematic review. BMJ Open. 2017 Jun 21;7(6):e015141.

Engmann NJ, Scott CG, Jensen MR, Ma L, Brandt KR, Mahmoudzadeh AP, Malkov S, Whaley DH, Hruska CB, Wu FF, Winham SJ, Miglioretti DL, Norman AD, Heine JJ, Shepherd J, Pankratz VS, Vachon CM, Kerlikowske K. Longitudinal changes in volumetric breast density with tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Jun;26(6):930-937.

Forster AJ, Bernard B, Drosler SE, Gurevich Y, Harrison J, Januel J-M, Romano PS et al. A World Health Organization field trial assessing a proposed ICD-11 framework for classifying patient safety events. Int J Qual Health Care. 2017 Jun;29(4):548-556.

Hannouf MB, Winquist E, Mahmud SM, Brackstone M, Sarma S, Rodriques G, Rogan P, Hoch JS, Zaric GS. Cost-effectiveness of using a gene expression profiling test to aid in identifying the primary tumour in patients with cancer of unknown primary. Pharmacogenomics J. 2017 Jun;17(3):286-300.

Henry SG, Penner LA, Eggly S. Associations between thin slice ratings of affect and rapport and perceived patient-centeredness in primary care: Comparison of audio and video recordings. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 Jun;100(6):1128-1135.

Holmes JF, Kelley KM, Wootton-Gorges SL, Utter GH, Abramson LP, Rose JS, Tancredi DJ, Kuppermann N. Effect of abdominal ultrasound on clinical care, outcomes, and resource use among children with blunt torso trauma: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2017 Jun 13;317(22):2290-2296.

Jorgensen JM, Yang Z, Lönnerdal B, Chantry CJ, Dewey KG. Plasma ferritin and hepcidin are lower at 4 months postpartum among women with elevated C-reactive protein or α1-acid glycoprotein. J Nutr. 2017 Jun;147(6):1194-1199.

Moyce S, Mitchell D, Armitae T, Tancredi D, Joseph J, Schenker M. Heat strain, volume depletion and kidney function in California agricultural workers. Occup Environ Med. 2017 Jun;74(6):402-409.

Richards JR, Gordon BK, Danielson AR, Moulin AK.* Pharmacologic treatment of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome: A systematic review. Pharmacotherapy. 2017 Jun;37(6):725-734.

Utter GH, Salcedo ES, White RH. The risks and benefits of treating isolated calf deep vein thrombosis-Reply. JAMA Surg. 2017 Jun 1;152(6):606.

Woodworth L,* Romano PS, Holmes JF. Does insurance status influence a patient’s hospital charge? Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2017 Jun;15(3):353-362.

Zinn J, Romano PS, DeFriese G, Shortell SM, Luft HS, Flood AB. Fifty years of the journal HSR: Informing policy and practice. Health Serv Res. 2017 Jun;52(3):919-932.

Badawy MK, Dayan PS, Tunik MG, Nadel FM, Lillis KA, Miskin M, Borgialli DA, Bachman MC, Atabaki SM, Hoyle JD Jr, Holmes JF, Kuppermann N. Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Prevalence of brain injuries and recurrence of seizures in children with posttraumatic seizures. Acad Emerg Med. 2017 May;24(5):595-605.

Bateni SB,* David EA, Bold RJ, Cooke DT, Meyers FJ, Canter RJ. Lung resection is safe and feasible among stage IV cancer patients: An American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program analysis. Surgery. 2017 May;161(5):1307-1314.

Bautista CA, Iosif AM, Wilsey BL, Melnikow JA, Crichlow A, Henry SG. Factors associated with opioid dose increases: A chart review of patients’ first year on long-term opioids. Pain Med. 2017 May 1;18(5):908-916.

Black C, Gerriets JE, Fontaine JH, Harper RW, Kenyon NJ, Tablin F, Schelegle ES, Miller LA. Early life wildfire smoke exposure is associated with immune dysregulation and lung function decrements in adolescence. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2017 May;56(5):657-666.

Callegari LS, Zhao X, Schwarz EB, Rosenfeld E, Mor MK, Borrero S. Racial/ethnic differences in contraceptive preferences, beliefs, and self-efficacy among women veterans. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 May;216(5):504.e1-504.e10.

Gariepy A, Lundsberg LS, Vilardo N, Stanwood N, Yonkers K, Schwarz EB. Pregnancy context and women’s health-related quality of life. Contraception. 2017 May;95(5):491-499.

Guo S, Lai C, Wu C, Gen G; Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Conversion discriminative analysis on mild cognitive impairment using multiple cortical features from MR images. Front Aging Neurosci. 2017 May 18;9:146.

Holmes JF, Siglock BG, Corwin MT, Johnson MA, Salcedo ES, Espinoza GS, Lamba R. Rate and reasons for repeat CT scanning in transferred trauma patients. Am Surg. 2017 May 1;83(5):465-469.

Johri M, Nq ESW, Bermudez-Tamayo C, Hoch JS, Ducruet T, Chaillet N. A cluster-randomized trial to reduce caesarean delivery rates in Quebec: cost-effectiveness analysis. BMC Med. 2017 May 22;15(1):96.

O'Brien SH, Vesely SK, Schwarz EB. Response to comment on O’Brien et al. Hormonal contraception and risk of thromboembolism in women with diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2017 May;40(5):e62.

Rosenthal JL, Doiron R,* Haynes SC, Daniels B,* Li ST. The effectiveness of standardized handoff tool interventions during inter- and intra-facility care transitions on patient-related outcomes: A systematic review. Am J Med Qual. 2017 May 1:1062860617708244.

Thurston H, Freisthler B, Bell J, Tancredi D, Romano PS, Miyamoto S, Joseph JG. Environmental and individual attributes associated with child maltreatment resulting in hospitalization or death. Child Abuse Negl. 2017 May;67:119-136.

Unger M, Xiong G. Treatment of refractory psychogenic polydipsia with lithium. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2017 May;29(2):146-147.

West S, Rowbotham D, Xiong G, Kenedi C. Clozapine induced gastrointestinal hypomotility: A potentially life threatening adverse event. A review of the literature. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2017 May;46:32-37.

Avis NE, Colvin A, Karlamangla AS, Crawford S, Hess R, Waetjen LE, Brooks M, Tepper PG, Greendale GA. Change in sexual functioning over the menopausal transition: Results from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation. Menopause. 2017 Apr;24(4):379-390.

Fingar KR, Lob SH, Dove MS,* Gradziel P, Curtis MP. Reassessing the association between WIC and birth outcomes using a fetuses-at-risk approach. Matern Child Health J. 2017 Apr;21(4):825-835.

Lehman CD, Arao RF, Sprague BL, Lee JM, Buist DS, Kerlikowske K, Henderson LM, Onega T, Tosteson AN, Rauscher GH, Miglioretti DL. National performance benchmarks for modern screening digital mammography: Update from the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium. Radiology. 2017 Apr;283(1):49-58.

Manickam RN, Mu Y, Kshirsagar AV, Bang H. Area-level poverty and excess hospital readmission ratios. Am J Med. 2017 Apr;130(4):e153-e155.

Meyer OL, Liu XL, Tancredi D, Ramirez AS, Schulz R, Hinton L. Acculturation level and caregiver outcomes from a randomized intervention trial to enhance caregivers’ health: evidence from REACH II. Aging Ment Health. 2017 Apr 24:1-8.

Shepherd-Banigan M, Bell JF, Basu A, Booth-LaForce C, Harris JR. Mothers’ employment attributes and use of preventive child health services. Med Care Res Rev. 2017 Apr;74(2):208-226.

Snowden MB, Steinman LE, Bryant LL, Cherrier MM, Greenlund KJ, Leith KH, Levy C, Logsdon RG, Copeland C, Vogel M, Anderson LA, Atkins DC, Bell JF, Fitzpatrick AL. Dementia and co-occurring chronic conditions: A systematic literature review to identify what is known and where are the gaps in the evidence? Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2017 Apr;32(4):357-371.

Lash RS, Bell JF, Reed SC, Poghosyan H, Rodgers J, Kim KK, Bold RJ, Joseph JG. A systematic review of emergency department use among cancer patients. Cancer Nurs. 2017 Mar-Apr;40(2):135-144.

Lash RS, Bell JF, Bold RJ, Joseph JG, Cress RD, Wun T, Brunson AM, Romano PS. Emergency department use by recently diagnosed cancer patients in California. J Comm Sup Oncol. 2017 Mar-Apr;15(2):95-102.

Nishijima DK, Gaona S, Waechter T, Maloney R, Bair T, Blitz A, Elms AR, Farrales RD, Howard C, Montoya J, Bell JM, Coronado VC, Sugerman DE, Ballard DW, Mackey KE, Vinson DR. Do EMS providers accurately ascertain anticoagulant and antiplatelet use in older adults with head trauma? Prehosp Emerg Care. 2017 Mar-Apr;21(2):209-215.

Sun KM, Song KJ, Shin SD, Tanaka H, Shaun GE, Chiang WC, Kajino K, Jamaluddin SF, Kimura A, Ro YS, Wi DH, Park JO, Moon SW, Jung YH, Kim MJ, Holmes JF. Comparison of emergency medical services and trauma care systems among pan-Asian countries: An international, multicenter, population-based survey. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2017 Mar-Apr;21(2):242-251.

Bell JF, Whitney RL, Reed SC, Poghosyan H, Lash RS, Kim KK, Davis A, Bold RJ, Joseph JG. Systematic review of hospital readmissions among patients with cancer in the United States. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2017 Mar 1;44(2):176-191.

David EA, Daly ME, Li CS, Chiu CL, Cooke DT, Brown LM, Melnikow J, Kelly K, Canter RJ. Increasing rates of no treatment in advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer patients: A propensity-matched analysis. J Thorac Oncol. 2017 Mar;12(3):437-445.

Goede SL, Rabeneck L, van Ballegooijen M, Zauber AG, Paszat LF, Hoch JS, Yong JH, Kroep S, Tinmouth J, Lansdorp-Vogelaar I. Harms, benefits and costs of fecal immunochemical testing versus guaiac fecal occult blood testing for colorectal cancer screening. PLoS One. 2017 Mar 15;12(3):e0172864.

Krakowiak P, Goines PE, Tancredi DJ, Ashwood P, Hansen RL, Hertz-Picciotto I, Van de Water J. Neonatal cytokine profiles associated with autism spectrum disorder. Biol Psychiatry. 2017 Mar 1;81(5):442-451.

Li ST, Tancredi DJ, Schwartz A, Guillot AP, Burke AE, Trimm RF, Guralnick S, Mahan JD, Gifford KA; Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Longitudinal Educational Assessment Research Network (LEARN) Validity of Resident Self-Assessment Group. Competent for unsupervised practice: Use of pediatric residency training Milestones to Assess Readiness. Acad Med. 2017 Mar;92(3):385-393.

McCauley HL, Silverman JG, Jones KA, Tancredi DJ, Decker MR, McCormick MC, Austin SB, Anderson HA, Miller E. Psychometric properties and refinement of the reproductive coercion scale. Contraception. 2017 Mar;95(3):292-298.

Pollmanns J, Romano PS, Weyermann M, Geraedts M, Drosler SE. Impact of disease prevalence adjustment on hospitalization rates for chronic ambulatory care—sensitive conditions in Germany. Health Services Research. 2017 Mar;

Southern DA, Burnand B, Droesler SE, Flemons W, Foster AJ, Gurevich Y, Harrison J, Quan H, Pincus HA, Romano PS, Sundararajan V, Kostanjsek N, Ghali WA. Deriving ICD-10 codes for patient safety indicators for large-scale surveillance using administrative hospital data. Medical Care. 2017 Mar;55(3):252-260.

Bartick MC, Jegier BJ, Green BD, Schwarz EB, Reinhold AG, Stuebe AM. Disparities in breastfeeding: Impact on maternal and child health outcomes and costs. J Pediatr. 2017 Feb;181:49-55.e6.

Chin DL, Bang H, Romano PS. Hospital Readmissions: The authors reply. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Feb 1;36(2):382.

De Oliveira C, Pataky R, Bremner KE, Rangrei J, Chan KK, Cheung WY, Hoch JS, Peacock S, Krahn MD. Estimating the cost of cancer care in British Columbia and Ontario: A Canadian inter-provincial comparison. Health Policy. 2017 Feb;12(3):95-108.

Dewa CS, Trojanowshi L, Tamminga SJ, Ringash J, McQuestion M, Hoch JS. Work-related experiences of head and neck cancer survivors: an exploratory and descriptive qualitative study. Desabil Rehabil. 2017 Feb 25:1-7.

Henry SG, Holt ZB. Frustrated patients and fearful physicians. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Feb;32(2):148-149.

Jerant A, Hanson B, Kravitz RL, Tancredi DJ, Hanes E, Grewal S, Cabrera R, Franks P. Detecting the effects of physician training in self-care interviewing skills: Coding of standardized patient (SP) visit recordings versus SP post-visit ratings. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 Feb;100(2):367-371.

Kim G, Lee YH, Jeon JY, Bang H, Lee BW, Kang ES, Lee IK, Cha BS, Kim CS. Increase in resting heart rate over 2 years predicts incidence of diabetes: A 10-year prospective study. Diabetes Metab. 2017 Feb;43(1):25-32.

Miller JG, Kahle S,* Hastings PD. Moderate baseline vagal tone predicts greater prosociality in children. Dev Psychol. 2017 Feb;53(2):274-289.

O'Brien SH, Koch T, Vesely SK, Schwarz EB. Hormonal contraception and risk of thromboembolism in women with diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2017 Feb;40(2):233-238.

Ross-Cowdery M, Lewis CA, Papic M, Corbelli J, Schwarz EB. Counseling about the maternal health benefits of breastfeeding and mothers’ intentions to breastfeed. Matern Child Health J. 2017 Feb;21(2):234-241.  

Shin JK, Poltavskiy E, Kim TN, Hasan A, Bang H. Help-seeking behaviors for serious psychological distress among individuals with diabetes mellitus: The California Health Interview Survey, 2011-2012. Prim Care Diabetes. 2017 Feb;11(1):63-70.

Thurston H, Freisthler B, Bell J, Tancredi D, Romano PS, Miyamoto S, Joseph JG. The temporal-spatial distribution of seriously maltreated children. Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol. 2017 Feb;20:1-8.

Williams SK III, Braxton JM, Gosdin M,** Nobis N, Williams DA. Evidence-based care for the elderly: Uses of “the Grandmother Principle.” J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2017;28(1):7.

Fleischman RJ, Mann NC, Dai M, Holmes JF, Wang NE, Haukoos J, Hsia RY, Rea T, Newgard CD. Validating the use of ICD-9 code mapping to generate injury severity scores. J Trauma Nurs. 2017 Jan/Feb;24(1):4-14.

Bartick MC, Schwarz EB, Green BD, Jegier BJ, Reinhold AG, Colaizy TT, Bogen DL, Schaefer AJ, Stuebe AM. Suboptimal breastfeeding in the United States: Maternal and pediatric health outcomes and costs. Matern Child Nutr. 2017 Jan;13(1). doi: 10.1111/mcn.12366.

Epstein RM, Duberstein PR, Fenton JJ, FiscellaK, Hoerger M, Tancredi DJ, Xing G,** GramlingR, Mohile S, Franks P, Kaesberg P, Plumb S, Cipri CS, Street RL Jr, Shields CG, Back AL, Butow P, Walczak A, Tattersall M, Venuti A, Sullivan P, Robinson M, Hoh B, Lewis L, Kravitz RL. Effect of a patient-centered communication intervention on oncologist-patient communication, quality of life, and health care utilization in advanced cancer: The VOICE randomized clinical trial. JAMA Oncol. 2017 Jan 1;3(1):92-100.

Glaser NS, Wootton-Gorges SL, Kim I, Tancredi DJ, Marcin JP, Muir A, Kuppermann N. Regional brain water content and distribution during diabetic keto acidosis. J Pediatr. 2017 Jan;180:170-176.

Ismail Z, Peascock SJ, Kovacic L, Hoch JS. Cost-effectiveness impacts cancer care funding decisions in British Columbia, Canada, evidence from 1998 to 2008. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2017 Jan;33(4):481-486.

Kaplan BJ, Isaranuwatchai W, Hoch JS. Hospitalization cost of conventional psychiatric care compared to broad-spectrum micronutrient treatment: literature review and case study of adult psychosis. Int J Ment Health Syst. 2017 Jan 31;11:14.

Krakowiak P, Walker CK, Tancredi D, Hertz-Picciotto I, Van de Water J. Autism-specific maternal anti-fetal brain autoantibodies are associated with metabolic conditions. Autism Res. 2017 Jan;10(1):89-98.

Miyamoto S, Romano PS, Putnam-Hornstein E, Thuston H, Dharmar M, Joseph JG. Risk factors for fatal and non-fatal maltreatment in families previously investigated by CPS: A case-control study. Child Abuse Negl. 2017 Jan;63:222-232.

Menes TS, Kerlikowske K, Lange J, Jaffer S, Rosenberg R, Miglioretti DL. Subsequent breast cancer risk following diagnosis of atypical ductal hyperplasia on needle biopsy. JAMA Oncol. 2017 Jan 1;3(1):36-41.

Smith-Bindman R, Wang Y, Yellen-Nelson TR, Moghadassi M, Wilson N, Gould R, Seibert A, Boone JM, Krishnam M, Lamba R, Hall DJ, Miglioretti DL. Preditors of CT radiation dose and their effect on patient care: A comprehensive analysis using automated data. Radiology. 2017 Jan;282(1):182-193.

Tong EK, Nguyen TT, Lo P, Stewart SL, Gildengorin GL, Tsoh JY, Jo AM, Kagawa-Singer ML, Sy AU, Cuaresma C, Lam HT, Wong C, Tran MT, Chen MS Jr. Lay health educators increase colorectal cancer screening among Hmong Americans: A cluster randomized controlled trial. Cancer. 2017 Jan 1;123(1):98-106.

Xiong GL, Iosif AM, Culpepper NH, McCarron RM. Use of preventive health services in people with serious mental illness: Consumer perspectives on barriers and solutions. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2017 Jan 5;19(1).


Kim KK, Bell JF, Bold R, Davis A, Ngo V, Reed SC, Joseph JG. A personal health network for chemotherapy care coordination: Evaluation of usability among patients. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2016;225:232-6.

Batur P, Schwarz EB, Walsh JM, Johnson KM. Women’s health 2016: An update for internists. Cleve Clin J Med. 2016 Dec;83(12):905-913.

Gillis A, Holoyda B, Newman WJ, Wilson MD, Xiong GL. Characteristics of misdemeanants treated for competency restoration. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2016 Dec;44(4):442-450.

Humphries MD, Brunson A, Li CS, Melnikow J, Romano PS. Amputation trends for patients with lower extremity ulcers due to diabetes and peripheral artery disease using statewide data. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Dec;64(6):1747-1755.

Isaranuwatchai W, Alam F, Hoch J, Boet S. A cost-effectiveness analysis of self-debriefing versus instructor debriefing for simulated crises in perioperative medicine in Canada. J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2016 Dec 26;13:44.

Kerlikowske K, Gard CC, Tice JA, Ziv E, Cummings SR, Miglioretti DL. Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium. Risk factors that increase risk of estrogen receptor-positive and –negative breast cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2016 Dec 31;109(5). pii: djw276.

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Sherman ME, Ichikawa L, Pfeiffer RM, Miglioretti DL, Kerlikowske K, Tice J, Vacek PM, Gierach GL. Relationship of predicted risk of developing invasive breast cancer, as assessed with three models, and breast cancer mortality among breast cancer patients. PLoS One. 2016 Aug 25;11(8):e0160966.

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Miller E, Tancredi DJ, Decker MR, McCauley HL, Jones KA, Anderson H, James L, Silverman JG. A family planning clinic-based intervention to address reproductive coercion: A cluster randomized controlled trial. Contraception. 2016 Jul;94(1):58-67.

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Jenkins KJ, Koch Kupiec J, Owens PL, Romano PS, Geppert JJ, Gauvreau K. Development and validation of an Agency for Healthcare and Quality indicator for mortality after congenital heart surgery harmonized with risk adjustment for congential heart surgery (RACHS-1) methodology. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 May;5(5):e003028.