Research

Research is an important priority for the division and benefits from an extremely close relationship with the Iowa City VA, where many of our researchers are based. Areas of research focus include:

  1. Quality measurement and implementation research (Drs. Abrams, Johnson, Kaboli, Katz, Kuperman, Mosher, Reisinger, Vaughan-Sarrazin)
  2. Evidence-based infection prevention (Drs. Perencevich, Reisinger, Schweizer);
  3. Patient-centered screening and prevention (Drs. Hoffman, Katz, Scherer, Solimeo, Vander Weg)
  4. Community-based participatory research and obesity prevention (Dr. Laroche)
  5. Research methods and analytics (Dr. O'Shea)
  6. Learner assessment (Drs. Ferguson, Barlow)
  7. Diet quality, and modifiable lifestyle factors and their impact on health and disease (Dr. Wahls)

Key resources available for collaboration include:

Research Laboratories

Recent Publications

Title: Lemierre’s Syndrome: The Result of an Incorrect Penicillin Allergy
Authors: DeZorzi C, Pierick A & Harris K.
Journal: Internal Medicine Care. 25 May 2017.
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Title: Treatment Decision Regret Among Long-Term Survivors of Localized Prostate Cancer: Results from the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study.
Authors: Hoffman RM, Lo M, Clark JA, Albertsen PC, Barry MJ, Goodman M, Penson DF, Stanford JL, Stroup AM & Hamilton AS.
Journal: Journal of Clinical Oncology. 10 July 2017;35(20):2306-2314. PMID: 28493812.
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Title: Effects of Influenza Strain Label on Worry and Behavioral Intentions.
Authors: Scherer AM, Knaus M, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Das E & Fagerlin A.
Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases. August 2017;23(8):145-1426. PMID: 28726629
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Title: Communicating infectious disease prevalence through graphics: Results from an international survey.
Authors: Fagerlin A, Valley TS, Scherer AM, Knaus M, Das E & Zikmund-Fisher BJ.
Journal: Vaccine. 13 July 2017;35(32):4041-4047. PMID: 28647168
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Title: Lung Cancer Screening.
Authors: Hoffman RM, Sanchez R.
Journal: Medical Clinics of North America. July 2017;101(4):769-785. PMID: 28577626.
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Title: Integrated care coordination by an interprofessional team reduces emergency department visits and hospitalisations at an academic health centre.
Authors: Gaglioti AH, Barlow P, DuChene Thoma K, Bergus GR.
Journal: Journal of Interprofessional Care. 20 July 2017:1-9. PMID: 28726526.
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Title: Multiple Risk Factor Counseling to Promote Heart-healthy Lifestyles in the Chest Pain Observation Unit: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
Authors: Katz DA, Graber M, Lounsbury P, Vander Weg MW, Phillips EK, Clair C, Horwitz PA, Cai X & Christensen AJ.
Journal: Academic Emergency Medicine. 2017 July 27. PMID: 28748625 [Epub ahead of print]
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Title: College Cafeteria Signage Increases Water Intake but Water Position on the Soda Dispenser Encourages More Soda Consumption
Authors: Montuclard AL, Park-Mroch J, O’Shea AMJ, Wansink B, Irvin J & Laroche HH.
Journal: Journal of Nutrition Education Behavior. 2017 July 22. Pii: S1499-4046(17)30649-8. PMID: 28743437 [Epub ahead of print]
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Recent Presentations

Nisly N. Working Through Common and Challenging Problems in the Care of the Transgender Patient Going Through Gender Transition. A Case Based Discussion. 35th GLMA Annual Conference on LGBT Health. Philadelphia, PA. September 15, 2017.

Wahls T. Functional Approach to Neurodegenerative Disorders: Clinical Considerations and Case-based Applications. Advanced Practice Module: Energy, Institute for Functional Medicine. Chicago, IL. July 17, 2017.

Wahls T. Children, Health and Food Policy. Advanced Practice Module: Energy, Institute for Functional Medicine. Chicago, IL. July 18, 2017.

Wahls TL. Dietary Approaches to Treating and Preventing Neurodegeneration. 2017 Institute for Functional Medicine Annual International Conference, Institute for Functional Medicine. June 2, 2017

Lockman K. Rational Pharmacopalliation: The Confluence of Anecdote, Evidence and Innovation. Aligning Practice with Evidence Virtual Conference. July 26-27, 2017.

Pies C. The Role of Palliative Care and End of Life Management in CHF Patients. Heart Failure Management 2017: Precision Management to Personalize Care.
Amelia Island, FL. July 16, 2017.

Mosher H, Sandahl T, Jacobson M, Egge J & Lund B. Epidemiology of Hospital Acquired Acute Kidney Injury in the Veterans Health Administration (poster presentation). Health Services Research & Development National Conference. Arlington, VA. July 18-20, 2017. 

Wahls TL. Functional Approach to Neurodegenerative Disorders: Clinical Considerations and Case-based Applications. Advanced Practice Module: Energy, Institute for Functional Medicine. Chicago, IL. July 17, 2017.

Wahls TL. Children, Health and Food Policy. Advanced Practice Module: Energy, Institute for Functional Medicine. Chicago, IL. July 17, 2017.  

Schweizer ML, Richardson KK, Vaughan Sarrazin M, Jones M, Livorsi D, Nair R, Goto M, Alexander B, Beck B Perencevich EN. Improving definitive therapy among patients with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections: Predictors of early therapeutic switch to linezolid or daptomycin. IDWeek Conference, A Joint Meeting of Infectious Diseases Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, HIV Medicine Association, and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. San Diego, CA. Poster Presentation. October 5, 2017.