Ph.D. Alumni News


Recent alumni activities and awards (list is representative, not complete)

Marisa Roczen (PhD '16) has accepted a full-time research position with the Department of Medicine, Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado Denver.

Preethy Nayyar (PhD '07) was awarded tenure at University of Nebraska Medical Center.  She holds the following appointments:  Director, College of Public Health Doctoral Programs; Research Scientist, VA Nebraska Western Iowa Health Care System;  Associate Professor, Health Services Research and Administration; and Adjunct Professor, Oral Biology.

Urvashi Patel (PhD ' 06) is the Director of Evaluation and Outcomes Research at Montefiore Care Management Organization. She is also an Assistant Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Department of Family and Social Medicine as well as Epidemiology and Population Health.

John Pestian (PhD '94) has been awarded two patents. One (with 3-others) is for genetic based personalized mental illness drug selection.  They spun out a company that now employees about 400 people and does about $50 million/year.  The test has been used on about 210,000 people and is approved by Medicare, Medicaid, VA and various private payors.  It’s also been shown to lower costs of chronic mental illness.  See  The other patent, called Spreading Activation, is a platform for identifying divergence in verbal and non-verbal language to identify suicidal people in the ED, depression, anxiety and bullying in the schools.  He is also working on starting a project with the owner of the Cincinnati Reds to identify changes in language that my give a sooner rather than later indication in the changes of the states of the ballplayers.  See John Pestian is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of assurex health.

Mei Zhao (PhD '04) has been promoted to Professor at the University of North Florida. 

Recent alumni publications (list is representative, not complete)


Huerta, T. R., Harle, C. A., Ford, E. W., Diana, M. L., & Menachemi, N. (2016). Measuring patient satisfaction's relationship to hospital cost efficiency: Can administrators make a difference? Health Care Management Review, 41(1), 56-63. doi:10.1097/HMR.0000000000000045 [doi]

Brookhart, M. A., Freburger, J. K., Ellis, A. R., Winkelmayer, W. C., Wang, L., & Kshirsagar, A. V. (2016). Comparative short-term safety of sodium ferric gluconate versus iron sucrose in hemodialysis patients. American Journal of Kidney Diseases: The Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation, 67(1), 119-127. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2015.07.026 [doi]

Freburger, J. K., Ellis, A. R., Wang, L., Butler, A. M., Kshirsagar, A. V., Winkelmayer, W. C., & Brookhart, M. A. (2016). Comparative effectiveness of iron and erythropoiesis-stimulating agent dosing on health-related quality of life in patients receiving hemodialysis. American Journal of Kidney Diseases: The Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation, 67(2), 271-282. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2015.09.011 [doi]

Shay, P. D., & Mick, S. S. (2016). Clustered and distinct: A taxonomy of local multihospital systems. Health Care Management Science, doi:10.1007/s10729-016-9353-7 [doi] 


Andrews, A. W., Li, D., & Freburger, J. K. (2015). Association of rehabilitation intensity for stroke and risk of hospital readmission. Physical Therapy, 95(12), 1660-1667. doi:10.2522/ptj.20140610

Benevides, T. W., Carretta, H. J., & Lane, S. J. (2015). Unmet need for therapy among children with autism spectrum disorder: Results from the 2005-2006 and 2009-2010 national survey of children with special health care needs. Maternal and Child Health Journal, doi:10.1007/s10995-015-1876-x  

Nowakowski, A. C., Carretta, H. J., Dudley, J. K., Forrest, J. R., & Folsom, A. N. (2015). Evaluating emergency department asthma management practices in florida hospitals. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice : JPHMP, doi:10.1097/PHH.0000000000000231 [doi]

Sutin, A. R., Stephan, Y., Carretta, H., & Terracciano, A. (2015). Perceived discrimination and physical, cognitive, and emotional health in older adulthood. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry: Official Journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, 23(2), 171-179. doi:10.1016/j.jagp.2014.03.007 [doi]

Chukmaitov, A., Harless, D. W., Bazzoli, G. J., Carretta, H. J., & Siangphoe, U. (2015). Delivery system characteristics and their association with quality and costs of care: Implications for accountable care organizations. Health Care Management Review, 40(2), 92-103. doi:10.1097/HMR.0000000000000014 [doi]

Yao, N., Camacho, F. T., Chukmaitov, A. S., Fleming, S. T., & Anderson, R. T. (2015). Diabetes management before and after cancer diagnosis: Missed opportunity. Annals of Translational Medicine, 3(5), 72-5839.2015.03.52. doi:10.3978/j.issn.2305-5839.2015.03.52 [doi]

Cotter, J. J., Gendron, T., Kupstas, P., Tartaglia, A., & Will, L. (2015). Perceived benefits of mobile learning devices for doctoral students in a school of allied health professions. Journal of Allied Health, 44(4), e29-35.

Langabeer, J., Alqusairi, D., DelliFraine, J. L., Fowler, R., King, R., Segrest, W., & Henry, T. (2015). Reassessing after-hour arrival patterns and outcomes in ST-elevation myocardial infarction. The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 16(3), 388-394. doi:10.5811/westjem.2015.2.24166 [doi]

McCaughey, D., Erwin, C. O., & DelliFraine, J. L. (2015). Improving capacity management in the emergency department: A review of the literature, 2000-2012. Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives, 60(1), 63-75.

Menachemi, N., Hogan, T. H., & DelliFraine, J. L. (2015). Journal rankings by health management faculty members: Are there differences by rank, leadership status, or area of expertise? Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives, 60(1), 17-28.

Cole, E. S., Campbell, C., & Diana, M. L. (2015). Medical homes in Louisiana: The authors reply. Health Affairs (Project Hope), 34(3), 539. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2015.0087 [doi]

Cole, E. S., Campbell, C., Diana, M. L., Webber, L., & Culbertson, R. (2015). Patient-centered medical homes in Louisiana had minimal impact on Medicaid population's use of acute care and costs. Health Affairs (Project Hope), 34(1), 87-94. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2014.0582 [doi]

Khurshid, A., Diana, M. L., & Jain, R. (2015). Health information exchange readiness for demonstrating return on investment and quality of care. Perspectives in Health Information Management / AHIMA, American Health Information Management Association, 12, 1d.

Fareed, N., Bazzoli, G. J., Farnsworth Mick, S. S., & Harless, D. W. (2015). The influence of institutional pressures on hospital electronic health record presence. Social Science & Medicine (1982), 133, 28-35. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.03.047 [doi]

Waters, T. M., Daniels, M. J., Bazzoli, G. J., Perencevich, E., Dunton, N., Staggs, V. S., Fareed, N., . . . Shorr, R. I. (2015). Effect of Medicare’s nonpayment for hospital-acquired conditions: Lessons for future policy. JAMA Internal Medicine, 175(3), 347-354. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.5486 [doi]

Resnik, L., & Freburger, J. K. (2015). Health services research: Physical therapy has arrived! Physical Therapy, 95(12), 1605-1607. doi:10.2522/ptj.2015.95.12.1605

Weiner, B. J., Pignone, M. P., DuBard, C. A., Lefebvre, A., Suttie, J. L., Freburger, J. K., & Cykert, S. (2015). Advancing heart health in North Carolina primary care: The heart health NOW study protocol. Implementation Science: IS, 10(1), 160-015-0348-4. doi:10.1186/s13012-015-0348-4 [doi]

Ogbolu, Y., Johantgen, M. E., Zhu, S., & Johnson, J. V. (2015). Nurse reported patient safety in low-resource settings: A cross-sectional study of MNCH nurses in Nigeria. Applied Nursing Research: ANR, 28(4), 341-346. doi:10.1016/j.apnr.2015.02.006 [doi]

Trinkoff, A. M., Lerner, N. B., Storr, C. L., Han, K., Johantgen, M. E., & Gartrell, K. (2015). Leadership education, certification and resident outcomes in US nursing homes: Cross-sectional secondary data analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52(1), 334-344. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.10.002 [doi]

Kazley, A. S., Hund, J. J., Simpson, K. N., Chavin, K., & Baliga, P. (2015). Health literacy and kidney transplant outcomes. Progress in Transplantation (Aliso Viejo, Calif.), 25(1), 85-90. doi:10.7182/pit2015463 [doi]

Kazley, A. S., Johnson, E., Simpson, K., Chavin, K., & Baliga, P. (2015). African American patient knowledge of kidney disease: A qualitative study of those with advanced chronic kidney disease. Chronic Illness, 11(4), 245-255. doi:10.1177/1742395314556658 [doi]

Tajeu, G. S., Kazley, A. S., & Menachemi, N. (2015). Do hospitals that do the right thing have more satisfied patients? Health Care Management Review, 40(4), 348-355. doi:10.1097/HMR.0000000000000034 [doi]

Simpson, A. N., Bonilha, H. S., Kazley, A. S., Zoller, J. S., Simpson, K. N., & Ellis, C. (2015). Impact of outpatient rehabilitation medicare reimbursement caps on utilization and cost of rehabilitation care after ischemic stroke: Do caps contain costs? Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(11), 1959-1965.e4. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2015.07.008 [doi]

Rodrigue, J. R., Kazley, A. S., Mandelbrot, D. A., Hays, R., LaPointe Rudow, D., & Baliga, P. (2015). Living donor kidney transplantation: Overcoming disparities in live kidney donation in the US--recommendations from a consensus conference. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN, 10(9), 1687-1695. doi:10.2215/CJN.00700115 [doi]

Liu, X., Oetjen, D. M., Oetjen, R. M., Zhao, M., Ozcan, Y. A., & Ge, L. (2015). The efficiency of ophthalmic ambulatory surgery centers. The Journal of Medical Practice Management: MPM, 31(1), 20-25.

Cary MP Jr, Baernholdt M, Merwin EI.  Changes in payment regulation and acute care use for total hip replacement: Trends in length of stay, costs, and discharge, 1997-2012.See comment in PubMed Commons belowRehabil Nurs. 2015 Mar 27. doi: 10.1002/rnj.210.

Cary M, Baernholdt M, Anderson R, Merwin E. Performance-based outcomes of inpatient rehabilitation facilities treating hip fracture patients in the United States. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Jan 13. pii: S0003-9993(15)00007-6. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.01.003.

Ozgen Narci, H., Ozcan, Y. A., Sahin, I., Tarcan, M., & Narci, M. (2015). An examination of competition and efficiency for hospital industry in turkey. Health Care Management Science, 18(4), 407-418. doi:10.1007/s10729-014-9315-x [doi]

Apenteng BA, Nayar P, Yu F, Adams J, Opoku ST. 2015. Organizational and environmental correlated of the adoption of a focus strategy on US hospices. Health Care Management Review. 2015 40(2):148-158.

Pakyz, A. L., Moczygemba, L. R., Wang, H., Stevens, M. P., & Edmond, M. B. (2015). An evaluation of the association between an antimicrobial stewardship score and antimicrobial usage. The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 70(5), 1588-1591. doi:10.1093/jac/dku555 [doi]

Pakyz, A. L., Patterson, J. A., Motzkus-Feagans, C., Hohmann, S. F., Edmond, M. B., & Lapane, K. L. (2015). Performance of the present-on-admission indicator for clostridium difficile infection. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 36(7), 838-840. doi:10.1017/ice.2015.63 [doi]

Pestian, J. P., Grupp-Phelan, J., Bretonnel Cohen, K., Meyers, G., Richey, L. A., Matykiewicz, P., & Sorter, M. T. (2015). A controlled trial using natural language processing to examine the language of suicidal adolescents in the emergency department. Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, doi:10.1111/sltb.12180 [doi]

Shinnar, S., Cnaan, A., Hu, F., Clark, P., Dlugos, D., Hirtz, D. G., Pestian, J. . . Childhood Absence Epilepsy Study Group. (2015). Long-term outcomes of generalized tonic-clonic seizures in a childhood absence epilepsy trial. Neurology, 85(13), 1108-1114. doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000001971 [doi]

Shay, P. D. (2015). Onward and Upward: The Importance of Organization Theory in Health Administration Education. The Journal of Health Administration Education, 32(2), 245-252. 

Solti, I., Kvell, K., Talaber, G., Veto, S., Acs, P., Gallyas, F.,Jr, . . . Bognar, Z. (2015). Thymic atrophy and apoptosis of CD4+CD8+ thymocytes in the cuprizone model of multiple sclerosis. PloS One, 10(6), e0129217. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129217 [doi]

Li, Q., Spooner, S. A., Kaiser, M., Lingren, N., Robbins, J., Lingren, T., Solti, I. . . Ni, Y. (2015). An end-to-end hybrid algorithm for automated medication discrepancy detection. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 15, 37-015-0160-8. doi:10.1186/s12911-015-0160-8 [doi]

Ni, Y., Kennebeck, S., Dexheimer, J. W., McAneney, C. M., Tang, H., Lingren, T., . . . Solti, I. (2015). Automated clinical trial eligibility prescreening: Increasing the efficiency of patient identification for clinical trials in the emergency department. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA, 22(1), 166-178. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2014-002887 [doi]

Ni, Y., Wright, J., Perentesis, J., Lingren, T., Deleger, L., Kaiser, M., . . . Solti, I. (2015). Increasing the efficiency of trial-patient matching: Automated clinical trial eligibility pre-screening for pediatric oncology patients. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 15, 28-015-0149-3. doi:10.1186/s12911-015-0149-3 [doi]

Calland, J. F., & Stukenborg, G. J. (2015). Trauma centre patient volume and inpatient mortality risk reconsidered. Injury, doi:S0020-1383(15)00739-1

Hu, Y., McMurry, T. L., Stukenborg, G. J., & Kozower, B. D. (2015). Readmission predicts 90-day mortality after esophagectomy: Analysis of surveillance, epidemiology, and end results registry linked to Medicare outcomes. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 150(5), 1254-1260. doi:10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.08.071 [doi]

Hu, Y., Shah, P., Stukenborg, G. J., & Slingluff, C. L.,Jr. (2015). Utility of sentinel lymph node biopsy for solitary dermal melanomas. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 111(7), 800-807. doi:10.1002/jso.23890 [doi]

Stine, J. G., Shah, P. M., Cornella, S. L., Rudnick, S. R., Ghabril, M. S., Stukenborg, G. J., & Northup, P. G. (2015). Portal vein thrombosis, mortality and hepatic decompensation in patients with cirrhosis: A meta-analysis. World Journal of Hepatology, 7(27), 2774-2780. doi:10.4254/wjh.v7.i27.2774 [doi]

Stukenborg, G. J., Blackhall, L. J., Harrison, J. H., Dillon, P. M., & Read, P. W. (2015). Longitudinal patterns of cancer patient reported outcomes in end of life care predict survival. Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, doi:10.1007/s00520-015-3024-y [doi]

Williams, M. D., Turrentine, F. E., & Stukenborg, G. J. (2015). A nomogram for estimating the risk of unplanned readmission after major surgery. Surgery, 157(4), 619-626. doi:10.1016/j.surg.2014.11.004 [doi]

Turrentine, F. E., Stukenborg, G. J., Hanks, J. B., & Smith, P. W. (2015). Elective laparoscopic adrenalectomy outcomes in 1099 ACS NSQIP patients: Identifying candidates for early discharge. The American Surgeon, 81(5), 507-514.

Zaydfudim, V. M., Kerwin, M. J., Turrentine, F. E., Bauer, T. W., Adams, R. B., & Stukenborg, G. J. (2015). The impact of chronic liver disease on the risk assessment of ACS NSQIP morbidity and mortality after hepatic resection. Surgery, doi:S0039-6060(15)00967-8 [pii]

Zaydfudim, V. M., McMurry, T. L., Harrigan, A. M., Friel, C. M., Stukenborg, G. J., Bauer, T. W., . . . Hedrick, T. L. (2015). Improving treatment and survival: A population-based study of current outcomes after a hepatic resection in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. HPB: The Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association, 17(11), 1019-1024. doi:10.1111/hpb.12488 [doi]

Thompson, J. M., & Temple, A. (2015). Early careerist interest and participation in health care leadership development programs. The Health Care Manager, 34(4), 350-358. doi:10.1097/HCM.0000000000000082 [doi]

McCue, M. J., Thompson, J. M., & Kim, T. H. (2015). Hospital acquisitions before healthcare reform. Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives, 60(3), 186-203.

VanderWielen, B. A., Harris, R., Galgon, R. E., VanderWielen, L. M., & Schroeder, K. M. (2015). Teaching sonoanatomy to anesthesia faculty and residents: Utility of hands-on gel phantom and instructional video training models. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, 27(3), 188-194. doi:10.1016/j.jclinane.2014.07.007 [doi]

VanderWielen, L. M., Vanderbilt, A. A., Crossman, S. H., Mayer, S. D., Enurah, A. S., Gordon, S. S., & Bradner, M. K. (2015). Health disparities and underserved populations: A potential solution, medical school partnerships with free clinics to improve curriculum. Medical Education Online, 20, 27535. doi:10.3402/meo.v20.27535 [doi]

Bradner, M. K., Crossman, S. H., Gary, J., Vanderbilt, A. A., & VanderWielen, L. (2015). Beyond diagnoses: Family medicine core themes in student reflective writing. Family Medicine, 47(3), 182-186. 


McClish D, Carcaise-Edinboro P, Esinhart H, Wilson DB, Bean MK. Differences in Reponse to a Dietary Intervention Between the General Population and First-Degree Relatives of Colorectal Cancer Patients. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2014 Apr 17; 46 (5): 376–383.

Hsieh HM, Bazzoli GJ, Chen HF, Stratton LS, Clement DG. Did Budget Cuts in Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Payment Affect Hospital Quality of Care?. Medical Care. 2014 January; 52 (5): 415-421.

Chukmaitov A., Harless DW, Bazzoli, GJ, Carretta, H J., & Siangphoe U. Delivery System Characteristics and Their Association with Quality and Costs of Care: Implications for Accountable Care Organizations. Health Care Management Review. 2014 Feb 21.

Barnes AJ, Unruh L, Chukmaitov A, van Ginneken E. Accountable care organizations in the USA: Types, developments and challenges. Health Policy. 2014 Aug 1; 118 (1): 1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2014.07.019. PMID: 25145942.

Chukmaitov A, Bradley CJ, Dahman B, Siangphoe U, BouHaidar D, Warren JL. Polypectomy techniques, endoscopist characteristics, and serious gastrointestinal adverse events. J Surg Oncol. 2014 Aug; 110. (2):207-13. doi: 10.1002/jso.23615. Epub 2014 Apr 3. PMID: 24706376.

Langabeer J 2nd, Helton J, DelliFraine J, Dotson E, Watts C, Love K. A business planning model to identify new safety net clinic locations. Adv Health Care Manag. 2014; 16:95-112. PMID: 25626201.

Seo M, Begley C, Langabeer JR, DelliFraine JL. Barriers and Disparities in Emergency Medical Services 911 Calls for Stroke Symptoms in the United States Adult Population: 2009 BRFSS Survey.  West J Emerg Med. 2014 Mar; 15. (2): 251-9. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2013.9.18584.  PMID: 24926394 [PubMed].

Kim J, Wehbi N, Dellifraine JL, Brannon D. The joint relationship between organizational design factors and HR practice factors on direct care workers' job satisfaction and turnover intent.  Health Care Manage Rev. 2014 Apr-Jun; 39 (2): 174-84. doi: 10.1097/HMR.0b013e31828c8b8f. PMID: 23558755.

Diana ML, Harle CA, Huerta TR, Ford EW, Menachemi N. Hospital characteristics associated with achievement of meaningful use. J Healthc Manag. 2014 Jul-Aug; 59. (4): 272-84; discussion 285-6. PMID: 25154125.

Cole ES, Walker D, Mora A, Diana ML. Identifying hospitals that may be at most financial risk from medicaid disproportionate-share hospital payment cuts. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Nov 1; 33 (11): 2025-33. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2014.0109.  PMID: 25367999.

Bazzoli GJ, Fareed N, Waters TM. Hospital financial performance in the recent recession and implications for institutions that remain financially weak. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 May; 33 (5): 739-45. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2013.0988.

Freburger JK, Ellis AR, Kshirsagar AV, Wang L, Brookhart MA. Comparative short-term safety of bolus versus maintenance iron dosing in hemodialysis patients: a replication study. BMC Nephrol. 2014 Sep 22; 15:154. doi: 10.1186/1471-2369-15-154. PMID: 25245951.

Overman RA, Fredburger JK, Assimon MM, Li X, Brookhart MA. Observation stays in administrative claims databases: underestimation of hospitalized cases. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2014 May 28; 23 (9): 902-10. Doi: 10.1002/pds.3647.

Griffith KA, Couture DJ, Zhu S, Pandya N, Johantgen ME, Cavaletti G, Davenport JM, Tanguay LJ, Choflet A, Milliron T, Glass E, Gambill N, Renn CL, Dorsey SG. Evaluation of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy using current perception threshold and clinical evaluations. Support Care Cancer. 2014 May; 22 (5): 1161-9. doi: 10.1007/s00520-013-2068-0. Epub 2013 Dec 21. PMID: 24362842.

Trinkoff AM, Lerner NB, Storr CL, Han K, Johantgen ME, Gartrell K. Leadership education, certification and resident outcomes in US nursing homes: Cross-sectional secondary data analysis. Int J Nurs Stud. 2015 Jan; 52. (1): 334-44. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.10.002. Epub 2014 Oct 16. PMID: 25458802.

Kazley AS, Simpson AN, Simpson KN, Teufel R.  Association of electronic health records with cost savings in a national sample. Am J Manag Care. 2014 Jun 1; 20. (6): e183-90.  PMID: 25180501.

Marlow NM, Simpson KN, Kazley AS, Balliet WE, Chavin KD, Baliga PK. Variations in coping stages for individuals with chronic kidney disease: Results from an exploratory study with patient navigators.  J Health Psychol. 2014 Oct 7. pii: 1359105314551776. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 25293971.

Hernandez-Tejada MA, Zoller JS, Ruggiero KJ, Kazley AS, Acierno R. Early treatment withdrawal from evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD: telemedicine and in-person parameters. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2014; 48. (1): 33-55. doi: 10.2190/PM.48.1.d PMID: 25354925.

Sanders RB, Simpson KN, Kazley AS, Giarrizzi DP. New Hospital Telemedicine Services: Potential Market for a Nighttime Telehospitalist Service. Telemed J E Health. 2014 Mar 24; 20 (10): 902-8.

DeSantis CE, Lin CC,  Mariotto AB, Siegel RL, Stein KD, Kramer JL, Alteri R, Robbins AS,  Jemal A. Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Statistics, 2014.  CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. 2014 July/August; 64 (4): 252-271.

Cary MP Jr, Merwin EI, Oliver MN, Williams IC. Inpatient Rehabilitation Outcomes in a National Sample of Medicare Beneficiaries With Hip Fracture. J Appl Gerontol. 2014 Jul 17. pii: 0733464814541325.

Pakyz AL, Moczygemba LR, VanderWielen LM, Edmond MB, Stevens MP, Kuzel AJ. Facilitators and barriers to implementing antimicrobial stewardship strategies: Results from a qualitative study. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Oct; 42 (10 Suppl): S257-63. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.04.023. PMID: 25239719.

Shay PD, White KR. Executive compensation in health care: A systematic review.Health Care Manage Rev. 2014 Jul-Sep; 39 (3):255-67. doi: 10.1097/HMR.0b013e3182915e44.

Kirkendall A, Shen JJ, Greenway J, Bai W. Socioeconomic Factors Associated With Posthospitalization Hospice Care Settings: A 5-Year Perspective. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2014 Nov 2. pii: 1049909114556877. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25366183.

Kirkendall A, Shen JJ, Gan Y. Associations of race and other socioeconomic factors with post-hospitalization hospice care settings. Ethin Dis. 2014 Spring; 24 (2):236-42.

Li Q, Melton K, Lingren T, Kirkendall ES, Hall E, Zhai H, Ni Y, Kaiser M, Stoutenborough L, Solti I. Phenotyping for patient safety: algorithm development for electronic health record based automated adverse event and medical error detection in neonatal intensive care. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Sep-Oct; 21. (5):776-84. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2013-001914. Epub 2014 Jan 8. PMID: 24401171.

Ni Y, Kennebeck S, Dexheimer JW, McAneney CM, Tang H, Lingren T, Li Q, Zhai H, Solti I. Automated clinical trial eligibility prescreening: increasing the efficiency of patient identification for clinical trials in the emergency department. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Jul 16. pii: amiajnl-2014-002887. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2014-002887. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25030032. 

Deleger L, Lingren T, Ni Y, Kaiser M, Stoutenborough L, Marsolo K, Kouril M, Molnar K, Solti I. Preparing an annotated gold standard corpus to share with extramural investigators for de-identification research. J Biomed Inform. 2014 Aug; 50:173-83. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2014.01.014. Epub 2014 Feb 17. PMID: 24556292.

Zhai H, Brady P, Li Q1, Lingren T, Ni Y, Wheeler DS, Solti I. Developing and evaluating a machine learning based algorithm to predict the need of pediatric intensive care unit transfer for newly hospitalized children. Resuscitation. 2014 May 9. pii: S0300-9572(14)00477-8. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2014.04.009. [Epub ahead of print]

Walters DM, McMurry TL, Isbell JM, Stukenborg GJ, Kozower BD. Understanding mortality as a quality indicator after esophagectomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Aug; 98. (2): 506-11; discussion 511-2. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.03.041. Epub 2014 May 17. PMID: 24841544.

Williams MD, Turrentine FE, Stukenborg GJ. A nomogram for estimating the risk of unplanned readmission after major surgery. Surgery. 2015 Feb 6. pii: S0039-6060(14)00720-X. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2014.11.004. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25666334. 

Bilchick KC, Stukenborg GJ. Comparative effectiveness of cardiac resynchronization therapy in combination with implantable defibrillator in patients with heart failure and wide QRS duration. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Nov 15; 114. (10): 1537-42. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2014.08.017. Epub 2014 Aug 27. PMID: 25240510.

Walters DM, Nagji AS, Stukenborg GJ, Peluso MR, Taylor MD, Kozower BD, Lau CL, Jones DR. Predictors of hospital discharge to an extended care facility after major general thoracic surgery. Am Surg. 2014 Mar; 80 (3): 284-9.

Hu Y, McMurry TL, Wells KM, Isbell JM, Stukenborg GJ, Kozower BD. Postoperative mortality is an inadequate quality indicator for lung cancer resection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Mar; 97 (3): 973-9; discussion 978-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.12.016. Epub 2014 Jan 28.

Trinh HQ, Begun JW, Luke RD. Service duplication within urban hospital clusters. Health Care Manage Rev. 2014 Jan-Mar; 39. (1):41-9. doi:10.1097/HMR.0b013e 318282660d. PMID: 23358131.

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