Faculty Profiles for the Center for Health Care Research & Policy


Jennifer L. Bailit, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Reproductive Biology
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director of Labor and Delivery
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
MetroHealth Medical Center
Center for Health Care Research & Policy Senior Scholar
Women’s Reproductive Health Research Program Scholar
TEL: (216) 778-3550
FAX: (216) 778-8847

Biosketch
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interest(s)
Dr. Bailit’s research focuses on how to assess and improve the quality of obstetrical care. Dr. Bailit works with large data sets such as birth certificate data. The overall goal of her research is to improve the quality of obstetrical care.

Selected Publications
Bailit JL for the NICHD MFMU Network. The MFMU Cesarean Registry: Impact of change of shift on Cesarean Complications. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2008;198:2;173.e1-173.e5.

Bailit JL, Love TE. The role of race in cesarean rate case mix adjustment. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2008;198:1; 69.e1-69.e5.

Bailit JL, Votruba ME. Medical cost savings associated with 17 Alpha Hydroxy-progesterone Caproate. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2007, 196:3; 219e1-219e7.

Bailit JL, Love TE, Dawson NV, Quality of obstetric care and risk-adjusted primary cesarean rates. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2006, 194:2;401-407.

Bailit JL, for the NICHD MFMU Network. The MFMU Cesarean Registry: Impact of time of day on Cesarean Complications. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2006; 195(4):1132-1137.

Carol E. Blixen, PhD, RN
Senior Scholar, Center for Health Care Research & Policy
Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth Medical Center
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
TEL: (216) 778-3902

Biosketch
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interest(s)
Dr. Blixen is an applied behavioral researcher who employs both qualitative and quantitative approaches (mixed methods) to examine the personal, behavioral, and sociocultural issues that impact on patients` medical decision making and adherence to treatment. She is currently a co-investigator on a 5-year NIMH study that will examine the impact of a targeted behavioral intervention for adults with both severe mental illness and diabetes.

Selected Publications
Gertz, A., Blixen, C. & Frank, S. (February, 2011). A Survey of Patients and Providers at Free Clinics Across the United States. Journal of Community Health, 36 (1): 83-93.

Blixen, C., Perzynski, A., Sajatovic, M. & Dawson, N. (In Press, 2011). Treating severe mental illnesses and comorbid medical conditions in the primary care setting: An idea whose time has come. Cutting Edge Psychiatry in Practice.

Stoller, E., Webster, N., Blixen, C., McCormick, R., Hund, A., Perzynski, A., Kanuch, S., Kercher., Thomas, C. , Kercher, K. & Dawson, N. (2009). Alcohol consumption decisions among nonabusing drinkers diagnosed with Hepatitis C.: An exploratory sequential mixed methods study. Journal of Mixed Methods Research 3(1):65-86.

Blixen, C., Webster, N., Hund, A., Stoller, E., Kanuch, S., McCormick, R., & Dawson, N. (2008). Communication about alcohol consumption between non-dependent drinkers with hepatitis C (HCV) and their health-care providers. Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM) 23(3):242-2247.

Blixen, C., Papp, K., Hull, A. , Rudick, R . & Bramstedt, K. (2007). Developing a mentorship program for clinical researchers. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. 27(2):22-29.

Shari D. Bolen, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
and KL2 Scholar
Case Western Reserve University
Physician, Division of Internal Medicine
MetroHealth Medical Center
TEL: (216) 778-5359
FAX: (216) 778-3945

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interest(s)
Dr. Bolen conducts health services research in diabetes and obesity, with an emphasis on ways to improve care. She has a special interest in comparative effectiveness research and systematic reviews/meta-analyses.

Selected Publications
Bolen SD, Bricker E, Samuels TA, Yeh HC, Marinopoulos SS, McGuire M et al. Factors associated with intensification of oral diabetes medications in primary care provider-patient dyads: a cohort study. Diabetes Care 2009; 32(1):25-31.

Bolen S, Feldman L, Vassy J, Wilson L, Yeh HC, Marinopoulos S, Wiley C, Selvin E, Wilson R, Bass EB, Brancati FL. Systematic Review: Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Oral Medications for Type 2 Diabetes. Ann of Int Med 2007 Sep 18; 147(6): 386-399.

Bolen S, Tilburt J, Baffi C, Gary TL, Powe N, Howerton M, Ford JG, Lai G, Wilson R, Bass EB. Defining “Success” in Recruitment of Underrepresented Populations to Cancer Clinical Trials: Moving Toward a More Consistent Approach. Cancer 2006 Mar; 106(6): 1197-1204.

Maruthur NM, Bolen S, Brancati FL, Clark JM. Obesity and Mammography: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Gen Intern Med 2009.

Nicholson W, Bolen S, Witkop CT, Neale D, Wilson L, Bass E. Benefits and risks of oral diabetes agents compared with insulin in women with gestational diabetes: a systematic review. Obstet Gynecol 2009; 113(1):193-205.

Randall D. Cebul, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Director, Center for Health Care Research & Policy
Director, Better Health Greater Cleveland
TEL: (216) 778-3902
FAX: (216) 778-3945


Biosketch

Research Interest(s)
Methods in epidemiology, information technology and the decision sciences to examine and improve health care delivery, emphasizing preventive services and the care and outcomes for persons with chronic illnesses.

Selected Publications
Kaelber DC, Waheed R, Einstadter D, Love TE, Cebul RD. Use and perceived value of health information exchange. Am J Manag Care. 2013;19: SP337-SP343

Cebul RD, Dade SE, Letourneau LM, Glaseroff A. Regional health improvement collaboratives needed now more than ever: program directors’ perspectives. Am J Managed Care 2012; 18(6) Suppl. S112-S114.

Cebul RD, Rebitzer JB, Taylor LJ, Votruba ME. Unhealthy insurance markets: search frictions and the cost and quality of health insurance. Amer Economic Review. 2011; 101:1-33. Winner of Best Paper/Kenneth Arrow Award of International Health Economics Association, 2012

Cebul RD, Love TE, Jain AK, Hebert CJ. Electronic health records and quality of diabetes care. N Engl J Med. 2011; 365: 825-33. Recognized as Best Paper, American Medical Informatics Association, International Medical Informatics Association, 2011.

Cebul RD, Rebitzer JB, Taylor LJ, Votruba ME. Organizational fragmentation and care quality in the U.S. health care system. J. Econ Perspectives. 2008; 22(4): 93-113.

Jeffrey A. Claridge, MD, MS, FACS
Medical Director, Northern Ohio Trauma System
Director
Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Burns
MetroHealth Medical Center
Associate Professor of Surgery
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
TEL: (216) 778-5416
FAX: (216) 778-1351

Biosketch

Selected Publications
Golob JF, Fadlalla AM, Kan JA, Patel NP, Yowler CJ, Claridge JA. Validation of SIC-IR: A ModernMedical Informatics System For Intensive Care Unit Research, Quality of Care Improvement, and Daily Patient Care. The Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2008 Aug;207(2):164-73.

Golob JF, Claridge JA, Fadlalla MA, Sando MJ, Phipps WR, Yowler CJ, Malangoni MA. Fever andluekocytosis in critically ill trauma patients: It`s not the urine. Surgical infections. 2008 Feb;9(1):49-56.

Golob JF, Sando MJ, Kan JC, Yowler CJ, Malangoni MA, Claridge JA. Theraputic Anticoagulation inTrauma Patients: Is it safe? Surgery. 2008 Oct;144(4):591-6; discussion 596-7.

Golob JF, Claridge JA, Yowler CJ, Como JJ, Peerless JR. Isolated cervical spine fractures in theelderly: a deadly injury. Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 2008 February; 64(2):511-515.

Lipman JM, Claridge JA, Haridas M, Martin MD, Yao DC, Grimes KL, MA Malangoni. PreoperativeFactors Predicting Conversion from Laparoscopic to Open. Surgery Surgery. 2007 Oct;142(4):556-63;discussion 563-5.

Alfred F. Connors, Jr., M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs
The MetroHealth System
Professor of Medicine
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Affairs
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
TEL: (216) 778-4900
FAX: (216) 778-5823

Biosketch
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interest(s)
Evaluation & measurement of patient outcomes, determining effectiveness of therapy, devices & processes of care, medical decision making, management of the seriously ill, and cost-effectiveness analysis.

Selected Publications
Stukenborg GJ, Wagner DP, Connors AF Jr. A comparison of two comorbidity measures with and without information from prior hospitalizations. Medical Care, 2001;39;727-739. Go to Publication

Arseneau KO, Cohn SM, Comminelli F, Connors AF Jr. Cost-utility of initial medical management for Crohn’s disease perianal fistulae. Gastroenterology 2001;120:1640-1656. Go to Publication

Rose JH. O`Toole EE. Dawson NV. Thomas C. Connors AF Jr. Wenger N. Phillips RS. Hamel MB. Reding DT. Cohen HJ. Lynn J. Generalists and oncologists show similar care practices and outcomes for hospitalized late-stage cancer patients. Medical Care. 2000;38:1103-1118. Go to Publication

Johnston KC, Connors AF Jr, Wagner DP, Haley EC Jr. Risk adjustment effect in stroke clinical trials. Stroke. 2004;35:43-45 Go to Publication

Stukenborg GJ, Wagner DP, Harrell FE, Oliver MN, Kilbridge K, Lyman J, Einbinder J, Connors AF. Hospital discharge abstract data on comorbidity improved the prediction of death among patients hospitalized with aspiration pneumonia. J Clin Epidemiol 2004; 57: 522-532. Go to Publication

John R. Corlett
Vice President of Government Relations and Community Affairs
The MetroHealth System
TEL: (216) 778-3299
FAX: (216) 778-5900

Biosketch



Neal V. Dawson, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
MetroHealth Medical Center Staff Since 1982
Center for Health Care Research and Policy
TEL: (216) 778-3901
FAX: (216) 778-3945


Biosketch
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interest(s)
Dr. Dawson is a specialist in general internal medicine and works in the MetroHealth Primary Care Internal Medicine Clinic (Firms). He has published on the use of Firms for research, especially in health services. He recently completed a Firm trial on alcohol screening and management in a primary care setting. He is currently looking at predictors of alcohol use among nonaddicted Hepatitis C patients. In addition he has considerable experience in the conduct of large studies and in multvariable analyses of large databases.

Selected Publications
Stoller EP, Webster NJ, Blixen CE, McCormick RA, Hund AJ, Perzynski AT, Kanuch SW, Thomas CL, Kercher K, Dawson NV. Alcohol consumption decisions among nonabusing drinkers diagnosed with hepatitis C: An exploratory sequential mixed methods study. J Mixed Methods Res 2009;3:65-86.

Stoller EP, Webster NJ, Blixen CE, McCormick RA, Perzynski AT, Kanuch SW, Dawson NV. Lay management of chronic disease: living with hepatitis C infection. Am J Health Behav 2009;33:376-90.

Dawson NV, Gregory F. Correspondence and coherence in science: A brief historical perspective. Judgment Decis Making 2009;4(special issue):126-33.

Marrie RA, Dawson NV, Garland A. Quantile regression and restricted cubic splines are useful for exploring relationships between continuous variables. J Clin Epidemiol 2009; 62:511-17.

Rose JH, Kypriotakis G, Bowman KF, Einstadter D, O’Toole EE, Machekano R, Dawson NV. Patterns of adaptation in patients living longer with advanced cancer. Cancer 2009; (in press).

Douglas Einstadter, M.D, M.P.H.
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Member, Center for Health Care Research and Policy
Staff Physician, Department of Medicine
TEL: (216) 778-3901
FAX: (216) 778-3945

Biosketch
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interest(s)
Use of large databases in health services research; Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to health services research; Use of informatics to improve quality of care.

Selected Publications
Baker DW, Einstadter D, Husak SS, and Cebul RD. Trends in postdischarge mortality and readmissions: has length of stay declined too far? Arch Intern Med. 2004 Mar 8;164(5):538-44

Baker DW, Einstadter D, Thomas C, Cebul RD Mortality trends for 23,505 Medicare patients hospitalized with heart failure in Northeast Ohio, 1991 to 1997. Am Heart J. 2003 Aug;146(2):258-64.

9.Love TE, Cebul RD, Einstadter D, Jain AK, Miller H, Harris CM, Greco PJ, Husak SS, Dawson NV, and for the DIG-IT Investigators. Electronic Medical Record-Assisted Design of a Cluster-Randomized Trial to Improve Diabetes Care and Outcomes. J Gen Intern Med 2008; 23(4):383–91.

Rose JH, O’Toole EE, Einstadter D, Love TE, Shenko CA, and. Dawson NV. Patient Age, Well-being, Perspectives, and Care Practices in the Early Treatment Phase for Late-Stage Cancer. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2008 Sep;63(9):960-8.

Rose JH, Kypriotakis G, Bowman KF, Einstadter D, O’Toole EE, Machekano R, and Dawson NV. Patterns of Adaptation in Patients Living Long Term With Advanced Cancer. Cancer 2009 (in press).

Douglas Gunzler, Ph.D.
Senior Instructor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
TEL: (216) 778-2764
FAX: (216) 778-3945


Research Interest(s)
Structural equation modeling, longitudinal data analysis, mediation analysis, missing data, statistics in health services research.

Selected Publications
Zhang H Xia Y Chen R Gunzler D Tang W Tu XM On Modeling Longitudinal Binomial Responses—Implications from Two Dueling Paradigms. Journal of Applied Statistics 2011, In press.

Choudhary E Gunzler D Tu XM Bossarte R Epidemiological Characteristics of Male Sexual Assualt in a Criminological Database. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 2011, In press.

Conner KR Gunzler D Tang W Tu XM Maisto SA Test of a Clinical Model of Drinking and Suicidal Risk. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 2011, 35: 60-68.

Fleming FJ Francone TD Kim MJ Gunzler D Messing S Monson JRT. A Laparoscopic Approach Does Reduce Short-Term Complications in Patients Undergoing Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis. Diseasesof the Colon & Rectum 2011, 54: 176-182.

David C. Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP, FACP
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine,
Pediatrics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Case Western Reserve University
Director, Center for Clinical Informatics Research & Education
Chief Medical Informatics Officer
The MetroHealth System
TEL: (216) 778-2704
FAX: (216) 778-1384


Biosketch

Research Interest(s)
Medical Informatics, Medical Education, Med-Peds, Chronic Diseases in Children and Adolescents (hypertension and obesity).

Selected Publications
Benson LJ, Cohn R, Kaelber DC. The association of continuity of care on the diagnosis of hypertension in children and adolescents. J Child Health Care. 2009 Dec;13(4):361-9. Epub 2009 Oct 15. PMID: 19833670.

Kaelber DC, Pickett F. Simple table to identify children and adolescents needing further evaluation of blood pressure. Pediatrics. 2009 Jun;123(6):e972-4. Epub 2009 May 4. PMID: 19414519.

Fortuna RJ, Ting DY, Kaelber DC, Simon SR. Characteristics of medicine-pediatrics practices: results from the national ambulatory medical care survey. Acad Med. 2009 Mar;84(3):396-401. PMID: 19240455.

Benson L, Baer HJ, Kaelber DC. Trends in the diagnosis of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents: 1999-2007. Pediatrics. 2009 Jan;123(1):e153-8. PMID: 19117837.

Kaelber DC, Jha AK, Johnston D, Middleton B, Bates DW. A research agenda for personal health records (PHRs). J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2008 Nov-Dec;15(6):729-36. Epub 2008 Aug 28. PMID: 18756002.

Irene L. Katzan, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Senior Researcher
Center for Health Care Research and Policy
Director, Strokes Outcomes Research Program
TEL: (216) 778-7498
FAX: (216) 778-3945

Biosketch

Research Interest(s)
Outcomes of Stroke and other Neurologic Diseases. Special areas of interest include: effectiveness of stroke therapies in community setting, effect of medical complications on outcomes after stroke, healthcare utilization for stroke.

Selected Publications
Katzan IL, Cebul RD, Husak SH, Dawson NV, Baker DW. The Effect of Pneumonia on Mortality Among Patients Hospitalized for Acute Stroke. Neurology 2003;60:620-625.

Katzan IL, Graber TM, Furlan AJ, Sundararajan S, Sila CA, Houser G, Landis DM Cuyahoga County Operation Stroke: Speed of Emergency Department Evaluation and Compliance with NINDS Time Targets. Stroke 2003;34:994-998.

Katzan IL, Hammer MD, Furlan AJ, Hixson ED, Nadzam DM. Quality Improvement and Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator for Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Cleveland Update. Stroke 2003;34:799-800.

Katzan IL, Hammer MD, Furlan AJ, Hixson ED, Abou-Chebl A, Nadzam DM. Utilization of Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator for Acute Ischemic Stroke. Arch Neurol 2004;61:346-350.

Thomas E. Love, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
CWRU School of Medicine
Director, Biostatistics and Evaluation Unit
Center for Health Care Research and Policy
TEL: (216) 778-1265
FAX: (216) 778-3945

Biosketch
Curriculum Vitae
Web Site for Dr. Love

Research Interest(s)
Biostatistics, Observational Studies and Propensity Methods, Risk Adjustment, Health Information Technology, Education

Selected Publications
Cebul RD Love TE Jain AK Hebert CJ Electronic health records and quality of diabetes care. New Engl J Med 2011; 365: 825-833. Go to Publication

Love TE, Cebul RD, Einstadter D, Jain AK, Miller H, Harris CM, Greco PJ, Husak SS, Dawson NV. Electronic medical record-assisted design of a cluster-randomized trial to improve diabetes care and outcomes J Gen Internal Med 2008; 23(4): 383-391. Go to Publication

Sudano JJ Perzynski A Love TE Lewis SA Murray PM Huber G Ruo B Baker DW Measuring disparities: Bias in the Short Form 36 v2 among Spanish-speaking medical patients. Medical Care 2011; 49: 480-488. Go to Publication

Love TE O`Malley AJ Introduction to the Special Issue: Recap of Ninth International Conference on Health Policy Statitsics. Health Services & Outcomes Research Methodology 2012; 12(2-3): 81-83. Go to Publication

Ahmed A Young JB Love TE Levesque R Pitt B A propensity-matched study of the effects of chronic diuretic therapy on mortality and hospitalization in older adults with heart failure. Int J Cardiology 2008; 125: 246-253. Go to Publication

Richard A. McCormick, Ph.D.
Consultant, Clinical Psychologist
Senior Scholar
Center for Health Care Research and Policy
Case Western Reserve University
TEL: (216) 778-3902

Biosketch
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interest(s)
Substance abuse and other disorders of impulse control, seriously mentally ill, war related trauma and stress reactions, hazardous use of substances.

Selected Publications
Stoller, E., Hund, A., Webster, N, McCormick, RA, Dawson, NV. (2006) Alcohol Consumption within the Context of Hepatitis C. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 41(5), 546-552,

Zhang, A, Harmon, J, Werkner, J, McCormick, RA (2004) Impacts of Motivation for Change on the Severity of Alcohol Use by Patients with Severe Mental Disorders. Journal Studies of Alcohol, 65, 392-397.

Blow, F, Willingbring, M, McCormick, RA, Brockman, L, Barry, K. (2004) Use of Alcohol Screening and Brief Interventions in Primary Care Settings: Implementation and Barriers. Substance Abuse, 25(1), 27-36

McCormick, RA & Smith, M. (1995) Aggression and Hostility in Substance Abusers: The Relationship to Abuse Patterns, Coping Style, and Relapse Triggers. Addictive Behaviors, 20, 555-562.

McCormick RA. (1993) Disinhibition and negative affectivity in substance abusers with and without a gambling problem. Addictive Behaviors, 18(3), 331-336.

Duncan vB. Neuhauser, Ph.D.
The Charles Elton Blanchard, M.D.
Professor of Health Management Emeritus and
Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
TEL: (216) 368-3725
FAX: (216) 368-3970

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interest(s)
- Ongoing patient randomization and research using firm systems
- Clinical decision analysis
- Continuous quality improvement methods
- Medical care delivery research
- Hospital organization and hospital management
- Medical technology assessment

Selected Publications
Neuhauser, D (2007) Quality Improvement Research: Are Randomized Trials Necessary?, Quality and Safety in Health Care, 16 (1), 77-80

Diaz, M. (2005) Pasteur and Parachutes:When Statistical Process Control is better than a Randomized Clinical Trial, Quality and Safety in Health Care, 14 (2), 140-143

Caron A, Neuhauser DV, Health care organization improvement reports using control charts for key quality characteristics: ORYX measures as examples, Quality Management in Health Care, 9(3), 28-39, Spring 2001

Neuhauser DV, Jean-Baptiste R, Solodky C, Neighborhood care partners (NCP): a teaching case, Quality Management in Health Care, 9(3), 66-70, Spring 2001

Adam T. Perzynski, M.A., Ph.D.
Senior Instructor of Medicine
Center for Health Care Research and Policy
Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth Medical Center
TEL: (216) 778-2850
FAX: (216) 778-3945

Biosketch
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interest(s)
Dr. Perzynski specializes in medical sociology, gerontology and research methods. He is interested in mixed methods research designs that combine diverse approaches from multiple disciplines. Dr. Perzynski also has an interest in social informatics and social theory. His current research includes studies of lay people’s illness knowledge and of the connection between the social environment and health over the life course.

Selected Publications
Perzynski, A. T., Terchek, J. J., Blixen, C. E., & Dawson, N. V. (2012). Playing the numbers: how hepatitis C patients create meaning and make healthcare decisions from medical test results. Sociology of Health & Illness. Go to Publication

Perzynski, A. T., Mccormick, R., Webster, N. J., Blixen, C. E., Kanuch, S., Thomas, C. L., ... & Dawson, N. V. (2011). Psychosocial Correlates of Alcohol Use and Reduction for Individuals With Hepatitis C. Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, 72(5), 787. Go to Publication

Sudano, J.J., Perzynski, A.T., Love, T., Lewis, S.A., Murray, P., Huber, G., Ruo, B., Baker, D. (2011). Measuring Disparities: Bias in the SF-36v2 among Spanish-speaking Medical Patients. Medical Care, vol.49, no. 5, 480-488. Go to Publication

Perzynski, A. T. (2010). Multidisciplinary Approaches to Biomedical Research. JAMA, vol. 304, no. 20, pp. 2243-2244. Go to Publication

Blixen, C.E., Webster, N.J., Hund, A.J., Perzynski, A.T., Kanuch, S., Stoller, E.P., McCormick, R. & Dawson, N.V. (2008). Communicating about Alcohol Consumption to Nondependent Drinkers with Hepatitis C: Patient and Provider Perspectives.” Journal of General Internal Medicine, vol. 23, no. 3, 242-247. Go to Publication

James B. Rebitzer, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Business Policy and Law Department
Boston University School of Management
CHRP Senior Scholar
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
TEL: (617) 353-4605

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interest(s)
The economics of organizations and incentive systems, with special emphasison physician incentives; Economics of Labor Markets, with special emphasis on human resource issues in professional and managerial labor markets; Behavioral Economics; Health Economics.

Selected Publications
Gaynor, M., Rebitzer, J and Taylor L. "Incentives in HMOs" Journal of Political Economy, 2004.

Nagan, D., Rebitzer J., Taylor, L., Sanders, S. "Monitoring, Motivation and Management: The Determinants of Opportunistic Behavior in a Field Experiment," The American Economic Review (September 2002)

Landers, R., Rebitzer J., and Taylor, L. "Rat Race Redux: Adverse Selectionin The Determination of Work Hours in Law Firms," The American Economic Review (June 1996).

Mary Jo Roach, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Case Western Reserve University
Center for Health Care Research and Policy
Spinal Cord Injury Program Manager, Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
MetroHealth Medical Center
TEL: (216) 778-8781
FAX: (216) 778-3945

Biosketch
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interest(s)
Spinal cord injury; community integration; quality of life; medical decision making.

Selected Publications
GA Nemunaitis , MM Mejia, JA Nagy, T Johnson, J Chae, and MJ Roach. Vitamin D Deficiency in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury Admitted to a Rehabilitation Service. Journal of PM&R. in press.

EM Hannold, JM Hanjian, MM Jordan, MJ Roach, and CA Velozo. Using veterans’ perspectives to enhance rehabilitation outcome measures: Value of qualitative methods. Guest Editorial JRRD. 2007:vii-ix

Frost F., Roach M.J., Kushner I., Schreiber P.Inflammatory C-reactive protein and cytokine levels in asymptomatic people with chronic spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2005 Feb; 86(2):312-7

Snoek GJ, Ejzerman MJ, Post MW, Stiggelbout AM, Roach MJ, Zilvod G. Choice-based evaluation for the improvement of upper-extremity function compared with other impairments in tetraplegia. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2005 Aug;86(8):1623-30

D.L. Brown-Triolo, M.J. Roach, K. Nelson and RJ Triolo. Consumer perspectives on mobility: Implications fro neuroprosthesis design. J. Rehabilitation Research Development, 2002; Nov/Dec; 39(6); pp. 659-670.

Julia H. Rose, Ph.D., M.A.
Professor of Medicine, Geriatrics and Bioethics
Director, Western Reserve Geriatric Education Center
Center for Health Care Research and Policy (CHRP)
Case Western Reserve University
MetroHealth Medical Center
TEL: (216) 778-1749
FAX: (216) 368-3118 (VA), (216) 778-5935 (CHRP)


Biosketch
Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications
Rose, J. H., Bowman, K. F., & Kresevic, D. (2000) Nurse versus family caregiver perspectives on hospitalized older patients: An exploratory study of agreement at admission and discharge. Health Communication, 12 (1). 63-80.

Rose, J. H., O`Toole, E. E., Dawson, N. V., Thomas, C. Connors, A. F., Wenger, N., Phillips, R. S., Hamel, M. B.,Cohen, H. J., & Lynn, J. (2000). Age differences in care practices and outcomes for hospitalized patients with cancer. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 48, S25-S32.

Rose, J. H., O`Toole, E. E., Dawson, N. V., Thomas, C., Conners, A. F., Wenger, N., Phillips, R. S., Hamel, M. B., Reding, D. T., Cohen, H. J., Lynn, J. (2000). Generalists and oncologists show similar care practices and outcomes with hospitalized late stage adult cancer patients. Medical Care, 28, 1103-1118.

Martha Sajatovic, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
and Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Department of Psychiatry
University Hospitals of Cleveland
TEL: (216) 844-2808
FAX: (216) 844-2742

Biosketch
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interest(s)
Dr. Sajatovic’s research interests have focused on illness outcomes in serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and in the areas of treatment adherence and late-life mental illnesses. She also has research interests in psychopharmacology, women`s mental health. immigrant/minority health, and in mental health rating scales.

Selected Publications
Sajatovic M, Bauer MS, Kilbourne AM, Vertrees JE, Williford W. Self-reported medication treatment adherence among veterans with bipolar disorder. Psychiatric Services, 57(1): 56-62, 2006.

Sajatovic M, Blow FC, Ignacio RV. Psychiatric comorbidity in older adults with bipolar disorder. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 21(6):582-587, 2006.

Sajatovic M, Valenstein M, Blow FC, Ganoczy D, Ignacio RV. Treatment adherence with antipsychotic medications in bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 8(3): 232-41, 2006.

jatovic M, Jenkins JH. Is antipsychotic medication stigmatizing for people with mental illness? International Review of Psychiatry 19(2) 107-12, 2007.

Sajatovic M, Valenstein M, Blow F, Ganozcy D, Ignacio R. Treatment adherence with lithium and anticonvulsant medications among patients with bipolar disorder. Psychiatric Services, 58(6): 855-863, June 2007.

Eileen L. Seeholzer, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Director, Weight Management Center
MetroHealth Medical Center
Center for Health Care Research and Policy
TEL: (216) 778-2363
FAX: (216) 778-2367

Biosketch
Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications
Seeholzer, E., Cha, W. Your Primary Job After Your Patient’s Gastric Bypass. M.D. News, December/January 2008; 11(1), 17-18.

Seeholzer, E. Helping Healthy Choices Happen: How to do it is the hardest part. Kaleidoscope, Women’s Issue, 2007.

Seeholzer, E., Cha, W. Obesity Surgery – It’s the Start of Lifelong Changes. Kaleidoscope, Winter, 2006.

Toossi Z, Mincek M, Seeholzer E, Fulton SA, Hamilton BD, Hirsch CS. Modulation of IL-12 by transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) in Mycobacterium tuberculosis-infected mononuclear phagocytes and in patients with active tuberculosis. J Clin Lab Immunol 1997; 49(2):59-75.

Ashwini R. Sehgal, M.D.
Director, The Center for Reducing Health Disparities
Professor of Medicine, Biomedical Ethics, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Physician, Division of Nephrology
TEL: (216) 778-7728
FAX: (216) 778-8401

Biosketch
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interest(s)
Identifying and overcoming barriers to quality of care, Complex health interventions, Adequacy of hemodialysis, Nutrition in renal failure, Access to kidney transplantation, Medical activism.

Selected Publications
Sehgal AR, Leon JB, Siminoff LA, Singer ME, Bunosky LM, Cebul RD. Improving the quality of hemodialysis treatment: A community-based randomized controlled trial to overcome patient-specific barriers. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2002;287:1961-1967.

Goyal M, Mehta RL, Schneiderman LJ, Sehgal AR. Economic and health consequences of selling a kidney in India. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2002;288:1589-1593.

Sehgal AR. Do quality improvement efforts reduce race and gender disparities in health outcomes? Journal of the American Medical Association. 2003;289:996-1000.

Joseph J. Sudano, Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Case School of Medicine
Senior Researcher, Center For Health Care Research and Policy
Associate Director of Education, Center for Reducing Health Disparities
TEL: (216) 778-1399
FAX: (216) 778-3945

Biosketch
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interest(s)
Disparities in health care access, utilization and health outcomes concentrating on minorities and other vulnerable populations; social determinants of health including community/contextual characteristics; measurement equivalence, validity and item-response theory in cross-cultural health status measurement; culturally-specific health beliefs and behaviors; cognition, intelligence, and education in relationship to health status and health behaviors; structural equation modeling/path analysis in health outcomes research; health related survey data collection and analysis.

Selected Publications
Baker DW, Sudano JJ, Borawski EA, Dor A, Albert JA. 2001. "Lack of health insurance and decline in overall health in late middle age." New England Journal of Medicine 345(15):1106-1112.

Sudano JJ, Baker DW. 2003. "Intermittent lack of health insurance and use of preventive services." American Journal of Public Health 93(1):130-137.

Sudano JJ, Baker DW. 2006. “Explaining U. S. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health Declines and Mortality in Late Middle Age: The Roles of Socioeconomic Status, Health Behaviors, and Health Insurance.” Social Science & Medicine 62(4):909-22.

Dor A, Sudano JJ, Baker DW. 2006. “The effect of private insurance on the health of older, working age adults: evidence from the Health and Retirement Study." Health Services Research 41(3 Pt 1): 759-87.

Ruo B, Baker DW, Thompson JA, Murray PK, Huber GM, Sudano JJ. 2008. “Patients with Worse Mental Health Report More Physical Limitations after Adjustment for Physical Performance.” Psychosomatic Medicine 70:417-421.

Mark E. Votruba, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
Weatherhead School of Management
Associate Professor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Director, Health Economics Research Unit
Center For Health Care Research and Policy
TEL: (216) 778-2876 (Metro), (216) 368-4296 (CWRU)
FAX: (216) 778-3945 (Metro)

Biosketch
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interest(s)
Health Economics: allocation of medical resources, incentives for care, insurance markets. Public Economics: social program participation, social interactions effects.

Selected Publications
Bailit, Jennifer and Mark Votruba (2007), “Medical Cost Savings Associated with 17 Alpha Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate,” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 196(3): 219.e1-e7.

Katzan, Irene L., Neal V. Dawson, Charles L. Thomas, Mark E. Votruba and Randall D. Cebul (2007), “The cost of pneumonia after acute stroke,” Neurology 68: 1938-1943.

Cebul, Randall D., James B. Rebitzer, Lowell J. Taylor and Mark E. Votruba (2008), “Organizational Fragmentation and Care Quality in the U.S. Health Care System,” Journal of Economic Perspectives 22(4): 93-113.

Rege, Mari, Kjetil Telle and Mark Votruba (2009), “The Effect of Plant Downsizing on Disability Pension Utilization,” Journal of the European Economic Association 7(4): 754-785.

Votruba, Mark E. and Jeffrey R. Kling (2009). “Effects of Neighborhood Characteristics on the Mortality of Male Black Youth: Evidence from Gautreaux, Chicago,” Social Science and Medicine 68(5): 814-823.

 
Home | About Us | Contact Us
 
 

This site copyright © 2014 - All Rights Reserved.
Questions and inquiries concerning content should be sent to: webmaster