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Thad E. Abrams, MD, MS

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Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine - General Internal Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Information

Office
Building 42 VAMC
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-356-4241

Education

MD, University of Iowa College of Medicine
MS, Clinical Investigation, University of Iowa College of Public Health
Resident, Internal Medicine-Psychiatry, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Fellow, Quality Scholars, VA Medical Center
Fellow, General Internal Medicine, University of Iowa

Licensure and Certifications

Basic Life Support (BLS) - American Heart Association
Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Iowa Medical License - Iowa Board of Medicine

Publications

Vander Weg, M. W., Sadler, A. G., Abrams, T. E., Richardson, K., Torner, J. C., Syrop, C. H. & Mengeling, M. A. (2020). Lifetime History of Sexual Assault and Emergency Department Service Use among Women Veterans. Women's Health Issues, 30(5), 374-383. PMID: 32571623.

Saunders, G. H., Biswas, K., Serpi, T., McGovern, S., Groer, S., Stock, E. M., Magruder, K. M., Storzbach, D., Skelton, K., Abrams, T., McCranie, M., Richerson, J., Dorn, P. A., Huang, G. D. & Fallon, M. T. (2017). Design and challenges for a randomized, multi-site clinical trial comparing the use of service dogs and emotional support dogs in Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Contemporary clinical trials, 62, 105-113. PMID: 28844986.

Mawanda, F., Wallace, R. B., McCoy, K. & Abrams, T. E. (2017). PTSD, Psychotropic Medication Use, and the Risk of Dementia Among US Veterans: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. PMID: 28176297.

Mawanda, F., Wallace, R. B., McCoy, K. & Abrams, T. E. (2016). Systemic and localized extra-central nervous system bacterial infections and the risk of dementia among US veterans: A retrospective cohort study. Alzheimer's & dementia (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 4, 109-117. PMID: 27752534.

Vander Weg, M. W., Cozad, A. J., Howren, M. B., Cretzmeyer, M., Scherubel, M., Turvey, C., Grant, K. M., Abrams, T. E. & Katz, D. A. (2016). An individually-tailored smoking cessation intervention for rural Veterans: a pilot randomized trial. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 811. PMID: 27535024.

Abrams, T. E. (2016). Capsule commentary on Rosenthal et al., A Difference-in-Difference Analysis of Changes in Quality, Utilization and Cost Following the Colorado Multi-Payer Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilot. Journal of general internal medicine, 31(3), 323. PMID: 26631097.

Abrams, T. E., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M., Keane, T. M. & Richardson, K. (2016). Validating administrative records in post-traumatic stress disorder. International journal of methods in psychiatric research, 25(1), 22-32. PMID: 26082028.

Abrams, T. E. (2015). Capsule Commentary on McNeely et al., Validation of Self-Administered Single Item Screening Questions (SISQs) for Unhealthy Alcohol and Drug use in Primary Care Patients. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 30(12), 1845. PMID: 26307385.

Abrams, T. E., Blevins, A. & Vander Weg, M. W. (2015). Chronic obstructive lung disease and posttraumatic stress disorder: current perspectives. International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, 10, 2219-33. PMID: 26508851.

Abrams, T. E., Lund, B. C., Alexander, B., Bernardy, N. C. & Friedman, M. J. (2015). Geographical diffusion of prazosin across Veterans Health Administration: Examination of regional variation in daily dosing and quality indicators among veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 52(5), 619-27. PMID: 26437180.

Abrams, T. E., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M., Richardson, K., Cram, P. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2013). Patterns of illness explaining the associations between posttraumatic stress disorder and the use of CT. Radiology, 267(2), 470-8. PMID: 23360739.

Abrams, T. E., Lund, B. C., Bernardy, N. C. & Friedman, M. J. (2013). Aligning clinical practice to PTSD treatment guidelines: medication prescribing by provider type. Psychiatric Services (Washington, D.C.), 64(2), 142-8. PMID: 23474508.

Lund, B. C., Abrams, T. E., Bernardy, N. C., Alexander, B. & Friedman, M. J. (2013). Benzodiazepine prescribing variation and clinical uncertainty in treating posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 64(1), 21-7. PMID: 23070039.

Kumar, N., Liang, D., Comellas, A. & Abrams, T. E. (2013). Satellite based PM concentrations and its application to COPD in Cleveland. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 23(6), 637-46. PMID: 24045428.

Moores, K., Gilchrist, B., Carnahan, B. & Abrams, T. E. (2012). A Systematic Review of Validated Methods for Identifying Pancreatitis Using Administrative and Claims Data. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, S1(194-202). PMID: 22262606.

Abrams, T. E., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M., Fan, V. S. & Kaboli, P. J. (2011). Geographic isolation and the risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-related mortality: a cohort study. Annals of internal medicine, 155(2), 80-6. PMID: 21768581.

Abrams, T. E., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. S. & Vander Weg, M. W. (2011). Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and the Effect of Existing Psychiatric Comorbidity on Subsequent Mortality. Psychosomatics, 52(5), 441-449. PMID: 21907063.

Abrams, T. E., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. S. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2010). Influence of psychiatric comorbidity on surgical mortality. Archives of Surgery, 145(10), 947-53. PMID: 20956762.

Abrams, T. E., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. S. & Kaboli, P. J. (2010). Mortality and Revascularization Following Admission for Acute Myocardial Infarction: Implication for Rural Veterans. J Rural Health, 26(1), 310-317. PMID: 21029165.

Abrams, T. E., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. S. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2010). Preexisting Cormbid Psychiatric Conditions and Mortality in Nonsurgical Intensive Care Patients. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), 241-249. PMID: 20436063.

Anderson, J., Shroff, D., Curtis, A., Eldridge, N., Cannon, K., Karnani, R., Abrams, T. E. & Kaboli, P. J. (2010). The veterans affairs shift change physician-to-physician handoff project. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 36(2), 62-71. PMID: 20180438.

Abrams, T. E., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. S. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2009). Psychiatric comorbidity and mortality after acute myocardial infarction. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes, 2(3), 213-20. PMID: 20031840.

Abrams, T. E., Vaughan-Sarrazin, M. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2008). Variations in the associations between psychiatric comorbidity and hospital mortality according to the method of identifying psychiatric diagnoses. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 23(3), 317-22. PMID: 18214622.

Abrams, T. E., Barnett, M. E., Hoth, A., Schultz, S. E. & Kaboli, P. J. (2006). The relationship between hearing impairment and depression in older veterans. J Am Geriatr Soc, 54(9), 1475-7. PMID: 16970669.