Ph.D. Alumni News

 

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

Hsueh-Fen Chen (PhD '08) is now Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. 

Askar Chukmaitov (PhD '05) was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Health Behavior and Policy at VCU. 

Hui-Min (Esther) Hsieh (PhD '10) is a tenured Associate Professor at Kaohsiung Medical University. 

Mark Diana (PhD '06) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Global Health Management and Policy at Tulane University. 

Ken White (PhD '96) is University of Virginia Medical Center Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Strategic Partnerships & Innovation at the School of Nursing. 

Anna Lin (PhD '10) served on a student’s dissertation committee and participated in the Introduction to Health Services Organization Research course virtually. 

Patrick Shay (PhD '14), Assistant Professor at Trinity University  in San Antonio teaches HADM 704 Foundations of Health Organization Theoryvirtually. 

Janet Freburger (PhD '98) is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Joanna Jiang (PhD '97), Senior Social Scientist at AHRQ, Urvashi Patel (PhD 2006), Chief Data Scientist, Montefiore, and Reethi Iyengar (PhD 2011), participated in the Introduction to Health Services Organization Research course virtually. 

Recent alumni publications (list is representative, not complete)

2017

Bazzoli, G. J., Harless, D. W., & Chukmaitov, A. S. (2017). A taxonomy of hospitals participating in Medicare accountable care organizations. Health Care Management Review, doi:10.1097/HMR.0000000000000159 [doi]

Chen, H. F., Oluyomi Popoola, T., & Suzuki, S. (2017). Does paid versus unpaid supplementary caregiving matter in preventable readmissions? The American Journal of Managed Care, 23(3), e82-e88. doi:87032 [pii]

Chiu HC, Lin YC, Hsieh HM (Esther), Chen HP, Wang HL, Wang JY. The impact of complications on prolonged length of hospital stay after resection in colorectal cancer: A retrospective study of Taiwanese patients. (2017) The Journal of International Medical Research. 300060516684087. PMID 28173723 DOI: 10.1177/0300060516684087 

Freburger, J. K., Li, D., Johnson, A., & Fraher, E. (2017). Physical and occupational therapy from the acute to community setting following stroke: Predictors of use, continuity of care, and timeliness of care. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, doi:S0003-9993(17)30220-4 [pii]

Jones, R. S., & Stukenborg, G. J. (2017). Patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS) use in surgical care: A scoping study. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 224(3), 245-254.e1. doi:S1072-7515(16)31675-1 [pii]

Langabeer, J. R.,2nd, Champagne-Langabeer, T., Helton, J. R., Segrest, W., Kash, B., DelliFraine, J., & Fowler, R. (2017). Interorganizational collaboration in emergency cardiovascular care. Quality Management in Health Care, 26(1), 1-6. doi:10.1097/QMH.0000000000000120 [doi]

Markley, J. D., Pakyz, A., Bernard, S., Lee, K., Appelbaum, N., Bearman, G., & Stevens, M. P. (2017). A survey to optimize the design of an antimicrobial stewardship smartphone app at an academic medical center. American Journal of Infection Control, 45(3), 317-320. doi:S0196-6553(16)30921-X [pii]

Mazurenko, O., Richter, J., Kazley, A. S., & Ford, E. (2017). Examination of the relationship between management and clinician perception of patient safety climate and patient satisfaction. Health Care Management Review, doi:10.1097/HMR.0000000000000156 [doi]

Muroi, M., Shen, J. J., & Angosta, A. (2017). Association of medication errors with drug classifications, clinical units, and consequence of errors: Are they related? Applied Nursing Research : ANR, 33, 180-185. doi:S0897-1897(16)30376-7 [pii]

Ozcan, Y. A., Tanfani, E., & Testi, A. (2017). Improving the performance of surgery-based clinical pathways: A simulation-optimization approach. Health Care Management Science, 20(1), 1-15. doi:10.1007/s10729-016-9371-5 [doi]

Pakyz, A. L., Wang, H., Ozcan, Y. A., Edmond, M. B., & Vogus, T. J. (2017). Leapfrog hospital safety score, magnet designation, and healthcare-associated infections in united states hospitals. Journal of Patient Safety, doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000378 [doi]

Pestian, J. P., Sorter, M., Connolly, B., Bretonnel Cohen, K., McCullumsmith, C., Gee, J. T., . . . STM Research Group. (2017). A machine learning approach to identifying the thought markers of suicidal subjects: A prospective multicenter trial. Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, 47(1), 112-121. doi:10.1111/sltb.12312 [doi]

Sundaram, V., Sahadevan, J., Waldo, A. L., Stukenborg, G. J., Reddy, Y. N. V., Asirvatham, S. J., . . . Bilchick, K. C. (2017). Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators with versus without resynchronization therapy in patients with a QRS duration >180 ms. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 69(16), 2026-2036. doi:S0735-1097(17)30795-7 [pii]

Trinh, H. Q., & Begun, J. W. (2017). The proliferation of elective services in U.S. urban hospitals. Health Care Management Review, 42(2), 184-190. doi:10.1097/HMR.0000000000000101 [doi]

2016                                                                     

Ball, B. Z., Jiang, B., Mehndiratta, P., Stukenborg, G. J., Upchurch, G. R.,Jr, Meschia, J. F., . . . Southerland, A. M. (2016). Screening individuals with intracranial aneurysms for abdominal aortic aneurysms is cost-effective based on estimated coprevalence. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 64(3), 811-818.e3. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2016.05.065 [doi]

Bazzoli, G. J., Carcaise-Edinboro, P., Sabik, L. M., Chandan, P., & Harpe, S. (2016). Integrated case management: Does it reduce health service disparities across african american and white medicaid beneficiaries? Medical Care Research and Review : MCRR, doi:1077558716649879 [pii]

Carey, T. S., & Freburger, J. K. (2016). Exercise and the prevention of low back pain: Ready for implementation. JAMA Internal Medicine, 176(2), 208-209. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.7636 [doi]

Cary, M. P.,Jr, Pan, W., Sloane, R., Bettger, J. P., Hoenig, H., Merwin, E. I., & Anderson, R. A. (2016). Self-care and mobility following postacute rehabilitation for older adults with hip fracture: A multilevel analysis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97(5), 760-771. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2016.01.012 [doi]

Chen, H. F., Carlson, E., Popoola, T., & Suzuki, S. (2016). The impact of rurality on 30-day preventable readmission, illness severity, and risk of mortality for heart failure medicare home health beneficiaries. The Journal of Rural Health : Official Journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association, 32(2), 176-187. doi:10.1111/jrh.12142 [doi]

Chen, H. F., Homan, S., Carlson, E., Popoola, T., & Radhakrishnan, K. (2016). The impact of race and neighborhood racial composition on preventable readmissions for diabetic medicare home health beneficiaries. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, doi:10.1007/s40615-016-0268-2 [doi]

Chukmaitov, A., Siangphoe, U., Dahman, B., Bradley, C. J., & BouHaidar, D. (2016). Patient comorbidity and serious adverse events after outpatient colonoscopy: Population-based study from three states, 2006 to 2009. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 59(7), 677-687. doi:10.1097/DCR.0000000000000603 [doi]

Chukmaitov, A., Siangphoe, U., Dahman, B., Bradley, C. J., & BouHaidar, D. (2016). Patient comorbidity and serious adverse events after outpatient colonoscopy: Population-based study from three states, 2006 to 2009. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 59(7), 677-687. doi:10.1097/DCR.0000000000000603 [doi]

Crego, N., Baernholdt, M., & Merwin, E. (2016). Differences in pediatric non-interventional radiology procedural sedation practices and adverse events by registered nurses and physicians. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, doi:S0882-5963(16)30092-6 [pii]

Dieleman, J. L., Baral, R., Birger, M., Bui, A. L., Bulchis, A., Chapin, A., …Highfill, T. . . Murray, C. J. (2016). US spending on personal health care and public health, 1996-2013. Jama, 316(24), 2627-2646. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.16885 [doi]

Goode, V., Phillips, E., DeGuzman, P., Hinton, I., Rovnyak, V., Scully, K., & Merwin, E. (2016). A patient safety dilemma: Obesity in the surgical patient. AANA Journal, 84(6), 404-412.

Goode, V., Rovnyak, V., Hinton, I., Phillips, E., & Merwin, E. (2016). Are international classification of diseases codes in electronic health records useful in identifying obesity as a risk factor when evaluating surgical outcomes? The Health Care Manager, 35(4), 361-367. doi:10.1097/HCM.0000000000000112 [doi]

Hsieh HM, Shin SJ, Tsai SL, Chiu HC. (2016) Effectiveness of Pay-for-Performance Incentive Designs on Diabetes Care. Medical Care. PMID 27479599 DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000609 

Hu, Y., Puri, V., Shami, V. M., Stukenborg, G. J., & Kozower, B. D. (2016). Comparative effectiveness of esophagectomy versus endoscopic treatment for esophageal high-grade dysplasia. Annals of Surgery, 263(4), 719-726. doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000001387 [doi]

Hu, Y., Puri, V., Shami, V. M., Stukenborg, G. J., & Kozower, B. D. (2016). Comparative effectiveness of esophagectomy versus endoscopic treatment for esophageal high-grade dysplasia. Annals of Surgery, 263(4), 719-726. doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000001387 [doi]

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]

Jordan, D. W., & Cotter, J. J. (2016). Association between employee earnings and consumer-directed health plan choices. Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives, 61(6), 420-434. doi:00115514-201611000-00007 [pii]

Kaissi, A., Shay, P., & Roscoe, C. (2016). Hospital systems, convenient care strategies, and healthcare reform. Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives, 61(2), 148-163.

Kaissi, A., Shay, P., & Roscoe, C. (2016). Hospital systems, convenient care strategies, and healthcare reform. Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives, 61(2), 148-163.

Kaissi, A., Shay, P., & Roscoe, C. (2016). Hospital systems, convenient care strategies, and healthcare reform. Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives, 61(2), 148-163.

Kazley, A. S., Hamidi, B., Balliet, W., & Baliga, P. (2016). Social media use among living kidney donors and recipients: Survey on current practice and potential. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(12), e328. doi:10.2196/jmir.6176 [doi]

Lin, C. C., Bruinooge, S. S., Kirkwood, M. K., Hershman, D. L., Jemal, A., Guadagnolo, B. A., . . . Olsen, C. (2016). Association between geographic access to cancer care and receipt of radiation therapy for rectal cancer. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 94(4), 719-728. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2015.12.012 [doi]

Lobo, J. M., Stukenborg, G. J., Trifiletti, D. M., Patel, N., & Showalter, T. N. (2016). Reconsidering adjuvant versus salvage radiation therapy for prostate cancer in the genomics era. Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research, 5(4), 375-382. doi:10.2217/cer-2015-0015 [doi]

Marlow, N. M., Kazley, A. S., Chavin, K. D., Simpson, K. N., Balliet, W., & Baliga, P. K. (2016). A patient navigator and education program for increasing potential living donors: A comparative observational study. Clinical Transplantation, 30(5), 619-627. doi:10.1111/ctr.12728 [doi]

Martin, A. N., Kerwin, M. J., Turrentine, F. E., Bauer, T. W., Adams, R. B., Stukenborg, G. J., & Zaydfudim, V. M. (2016). Blood transfusion is an independent predictor of morbidity and mortality after hepatectomy. The Journal of Surgical Research, 206(1), 106-112. doi:S0022-4804(16)30238-4 [pii]

McHugh, M., Shi, Y., McClellan, S. R., Shortell, S. M., Fareed, N., Harvey, J., . . . Casalino, L. P. (2016). Using multi-stakeholder alliances to accelerate the adoption of health information technology by physician practices. Healthcare (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 4(2), 86-91. doi:10.1016/j.hjdsi.2016.01.004 [doi]

Mick, S. S., & Shay, P. D. (2016). Accountable care organizations and transaction cost economics. Medical Care Research and Review : MCRR, 73(6), 649-659. doi:1077558716640411 [pii]

Ni, Y., Beck, A. F., Taylor, R., Dyas, J., Solti, I., Grupp-Phelan, J., & Dexheimer, J. W. (2016). Will they participate? predicting patients' response to clinical trial invitations in a pediatric emergency department. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA, 23(4), 671-680. doi:10.1093/jamia/ocv216 [doi]

Pakyz, A. L., & Harpe, S. E. (2016). Takin' it to the streets: Antimicrobial stewardship in the outpatient setting. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA, 56(6), 608-609. doi:S1544-3191(16)30825-1 [pii]

Pakyz, A. L., Moczygemba, L. R., VanderWielen, L. M., & Edmond, M. B. (2016). Fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent clostridium difficile infection: The patient experience. American Journal of Infection Control, 44(5), 554-559. doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2016.01.018 [doi]

Paly, J. J., Lin, C. C., Gray, P. J., Hallemeier, C. L., Beard, C., Sineshaw, H., . . . Efstathiou, J. A. (2016). Management and outcomes of clinical stage IIA/B seminoma: Results from the national cancer data base 1998-2012. Practical Radiation Oncology, 6(6), e249-e258. doi:S1879-8500(16)30049-2 [pii]

Park, J., & Johantgen, M. E. (2016). A cross-cultural comparison of symptom reporting and symptom clusters in heart failure. Journal of Transcultural Nursing : Official Journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society, doi:1043659616651673 [pii]

Patterson, J. A., Edmond, M. B., Hohmann, S. F., & Pakyz, A. L. (2016). Association between high-risk medication usage and healthcare facility-onset C. difficile infection. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 37(8), 909-915. doi:10.1017/ice.2016.87 [doi]

Pestian, J. P., Grupp-Phelan, J., Bretonnel Cohen, K., Meyers, G., Richey, L. A., Matykiewicz, P., & Sorter, M. T. (2016). A controlled trial using natural language processing to examine the language of suicidal adolescents in the emergency department. Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, 46(2), 154-159. doi:10.1111/sltb.12180 [doi]

Pestian, J. P., Grupp-Phelan, J., Bretonnel Cohen, K., Meyers, G., Richey, L. A., Matykiewicz, P., & Sorter, M. T. (2016). A controlled trial using natural language processing to examine the language of suicidal adolescents in the emergency department. Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, 46(2), 154-159. doi:10.1111/sltb.12180 [doi]

Shao, H., Brown, L., Diana, M. L., Schmidt, L. A., Mason, K., Oronce, C. I., & Shi, L. (2016). Estimating the costs of supporting safety-net transformation into patient-centered medical homes in post-katrina new orleans. Medicine, 95(39), e4990. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000004990 [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]

Stukenborg, G. J., Blackhall, L. J., Harrison, J. H., Dillon, P. M., & Read, P. W. (2016). 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, 24(5), 2217-2224. doi:10.1007/s00520-015-3024-y [doi]

Suneja, G., Lin, C. C., Simard, E. P., Han, X., Engels, E. A., & Jemal, A. (2016). Disparities in cancer treatment among patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. Cancer, 122(15), 2399-2407. doi:10.1002/cncr.30052 [doi]

Umapathi, B. A., Friel, C. M., Stukenborg, G. J., & Hedrick, T. L. (2016). Estimating the risk of bowel ischemia requiring surgery in patients with tomographic evidence of pneumatosis intestinalis. American Journal of Surgery, 212(4), 762-768. doi:S0002-9610(15)00643-1 [pii]

Van Parys, J., Stevens, M. P., Moczygemba, L. R., & Pakyz, A. L. (2016). Antimicrobial stewardship program members' perspectives on program goals and national metrics. Clinical Therapeutics, 38(8), 1914-1919. doi:10.1016/j.clinthera.2016.06.008 [doi]

Walker, D., Mora, A., Demosthenidy, M. M., Menachemi, N., & Diana, M. L. (2016). Meaningful use of EHRs among hospitals ineligible for incentives lags behind that of other hospitals, 2009-13. Health Affairs (Project Hope), 35(3), 495-501. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2015.0924 [doi]

Walker, D. M., & Diana, M. L. (2016). Hospital adoption of health information technology to support public health infrastructure. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice : JPHMP, 22(2), 175-181. doi:10.1097/PHH.0000000000000198 [doi]

Ward, E. M., DeSantis, C. E., Lin, C. C., Kramer, J. L., Jemal, A., Kohler, B., . . . Gansler, T. (2015). Cancer statistics: Breast cancer in situ. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 65(6), 481-495. doi:10.3322/caac.21321 [doi]

White, K. R. (2015). Know yourself first. to find the career that is satisfying, you must first look introspectively. Healthcare Executive, 30(4), 60-61.

White, K. R., Pillay, R., & Huang, X. (2016). Nurse leaders and the innovation competence gap. Nursing Outlook, 64(3), 255-261. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2015.12.007 [doi]

Wisniewski, J. M., Yeager, V. A., Diana, M. L., & Hotchkiss, D. R. (2016). Exploring the barriers to rigorous monitoring and evaluation of health systems strengthening activities: Qualitative evidence from international development partners. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 31(4), e302-e311. doi:10.1002/hpm.2339 [doi]

Wong, M. L., McMurry, T. L., Stukenborg, G. J., Francescatti, A. B., Amato-Martz, C., Schumacher, J. R., . . . Kozower, B. D. (2016). Impact of age and comorbidity on treatment of non-small cell lung cancer recurrence following complete resection: A nationally representative cohort study. Lung Cancer (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 102, 108-117. doi:S0169-5002(16)30518-9 [pii]