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Ongoing Projects Supported by DARE and Community Benefit Grants


A randomized, double-blind noninferiority trial of adductor canal catheters for postoperative pain management among patients undergoing elective unilateral total knee arthroplasty
Adrian Hinman, Andy Avins | Surgery Orthopedic | DSGP | Ongoing

A study on the effect of nerve block on transgender patients undergoing top surgery
Tong, Winnie MD | Surgery Plastic | CB | Ongoing

A Study on the Optimal Role for Food Allergy Testing in Infants
Ko, Jimmy MD | Allergy | CB | Ongoing

Alcohol-Related Care and HCV Treatment among Patients with Problematic Alcohol Use and HCV
Campbell, Cynthia PhD | Addiction Medicine | CB | Ongoing

An analysis of predictors of long term Benzodiazepine use
Saal, Daniel MD | Addiction Medicine | CB | Ongoing

An Assessment of the Status and Impact of Influenza and Influenza Vaccination on Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction in Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Miller, David A MD | Infectious Disease | CB | Ongoing

Assessing eligibility, participation, and initial outcomes in lung cancer screening
Sundeep Nayak, Lori Sakoda | Radiology | TAP | Ongoing

Association Between Injected Corticosteroids and Risk for Influenza and COVID-19
Joshua Rittenberg, Julie Schmittdiel | Physical Medicine | RAU | Ongoing

Associations of blood donor, component and transfusion practice factors on infectious outcomes
Roubinian, Nareg MD | Internal Medicine | CB | Ongoing

Automatic risk stratification for hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism to improve utilization of risk-appropriate pharmacological prophylaxis
Raymond Liu, Gabriel Escobar, Vincent Liu | Oncology | DSGP | Ongoing

Barriers to Obstetric/Gynecological Health Care for Women with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Ames, Jennifer PhD | Womens Health | CB | Ongoing

Building an evidence case for capturing educational attainment in the EHR as a social determinant of health
Gordon, Nancy ScD | Health Services | CB | Ongoing

Can Anesthesiologists Shorten Hospitalizations?
Jonathan Khersonsky, Cynthia Campbell | Anesthesiology | RAU | Ongoing

Characteristics and Clinical Trajectory of COVID-19 Patients Admitted from the Emergency Department
Mary Reed, CREST | COVID | RAU | Ongoing

Clinical Characteristics, Periprocedural Complications, and Outcomes of Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis Undergoing Elective versus Urgent/Emergent Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement within an Integrated Health Care Delivery System
Mishell, Jacob MD | Cardiology | CB | Ongoing

Comparison of high risk elective percutaneous coronary intervention in CV surgery back-up sites versus non-CV surgical back-up sites
Shah, Ahmed MD | Cardiology | CB | Ongoing

Comparison of risk factors, clinical behavior and prognosis of microsatellite stable vs. unstable colorectal cancers in a large diverse U.S. population
Li, Dan MD | Gastroenterology | CB | Ongoing

Concussions in youth: Differentiating the symptom presentation and outcomes following sports-related versus non-sports-related concussions in Kaiser Permanente Northern California.
Filanosky, Charles PhD | Neurology | CB | Ongoing

Contemporary Risk Stratification in Adults with Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction
Adatya, Sirtaz, MD | Cardiology | CB | Ongoing

COVID-19 related changes in health care delivery and health outcomes among pregnant women and their newborns
Mara Greenberg, Assiamira Ferrara | Womens Health | DSGP | Ongoing

Developing a TPMG Pathway for Selective Oncotype Testing in Early Breast Cancer
Veronica Shim, Laurie Habel | Surgery Oncologic | DSGP | Ongoing

Development and implementation of an evidence-based risk calculator for diabetic retinopathy screening and population management
Dariusz Tarasewicz, Oleg Sofrygin | Ophthalmology | DSGP | Ongoing

Development, Validation and Initial Implementation of the Kaiser Permanente Prostate Cancer Risk Calculator 2.0 in Men with a Prior Negative Biopsy
Joseph Presti, Andrew Avins | Urology | DSGP | Ongoing

Diabetes Care and Outcomes in Asian Subpopulations
Arzumanyan, Hasmik MD | Endocrinology | CB | Ongoing

Does timing to surgery for lung cancer have an effect on outcomes?
Jeffrey Velotta, Julie Schmittdiel | Surgery Thoracic | RAU | Ongoing

Effect of lipid (LDL) monitoring on patients’ statin adherence and physician practice behaviors after an ASCVD event.
Rana, Jamal MD PhD | Cardiology | CB | Ongoing

Electroconvulsive therapy, anesthetic choice, and real-world patient outcomes
Kevin Le, Esti Iturralde | Mental Health | TAP | Ongoing

Evaluate “Centering Pregnancy”, a group prenatal care program, impact on health outcomes and health care utilization. 
Joanna Stark, Lyndsay Avalos | Ob/Gyn | DSGP | Ongoing

Evaluating effectiveness of mammogram and ultrasound vs. mammogram alone for detecting breast cancer, among women with breast lumps in mammographically fatty breast density
Nwamuo, Dawn MD | Radiology | CB | Ongoing

Evaluating novel methods for mental health care that optimize quality and access, including communities with historical challenges in care
Matthew Hirschtritt | Mental Health | PRP | Ongoing

Evaluation of hepatocellular carcinoma management practices and patient survival within the Kaiser Permanente Northern California health care system across age, gender and racial/ethnic groups
Mukhtar, Nizar MD | Gastroenterology | CB | Ongoing

Evaluation of More Than Words Program at KPNC
Meghan Davignon, Lisa Croen | Pediatrics | DSGP | Ongoing

Extended window for thrombectomy: Have we extended our resources appropriately and effectively?
Mai Nguyen-Huynh, Alan Go, Bruce Ovbiagele | Neurology | PRP | Ongoing

How COVID Changed Our Practice: Telehealth in TPMG Surgical Cancer Care
Gillian Kuehner , Mary Reed | Surgery | RAU | Ongoing

HPV self-collection
Betty Suh-Burgmann | Gynecologic Oncology | PRP | Ongoing

Imaging in suspected renal colic: retrospective validation of clinical decision rules to predict uncomplicated ureteral stone.
Durant, Edward MD | Emergency Medicine | CB | Ongoing

Immunity and patterns of disease exposure for COVID-19 across Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Jacek Skarbinski | Infectious Disease | PRP | Ongoing

Implementation of Familial Hypercholesterolemia and template transition protocol
Richard Birnbaum, Andy Avins | Cardiology | RAU | Ongoing

Implementation success of integrated program on hepatitis B identification, surveillance, and treatment
Krisna Chai & Joanna Ready, Andy Avins | Gastroenterology | RAU | Ongoing

Improved selection of BRCA-negative high-risk women for breast MRI screening through validation of IBIS risk model variants
Vignesh Arasu, Laurel Habel | Radiology | PRP | Ongoing

Improving health outcomes and reducing healthcare costs in individuals with Helicobacter pylori infection in a large, community-based population
Dan Li | Gastroenterology | PRP | Ongoing

Improving Human Papilloma Virus Immunization Rates
Janet Lai, Kevin Wang, Andy Avins | AFM | RAU | Ongoing

Improving management of emergency department patients with undifferentiated syncope; prospective validation of the Canadian Syncope Risk Score
David R. Vinson, MD | Emergency Medicine | PRP | Ongoing

Improving Risk Stratification of Emergency Department Patients with Acute Heart Failure: Building and Testing a Machine-learning Platform for Personalized, Accurate, Real-time Risk Prediction
Dana Sax, Mary Reed | Emergency Medicine | PRP | Ongoing

Incidence and outcomes of lung cancer in non-smoking female patients within an integrated healthcare system
Velotta, Jeffrey MD | Pulmonology | CB | Ongoing

Infection risk in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients
Stevenson, Ryan MD | Oncology | CB | Ongoing

In-hospital mortality among patients with non-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage: Is neuro intensive care associated with decreased mortality?
Mark, Dustin MD | Neurology | CB | Ongoing

Kidney Disease Population Care
Sijie Zheng, Alan Go | Nephrology | DSGP | Ongoing

Leveraging EHR Data to Increase Uptake of HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis
Jonathan Volk, Michael Silverberg | AFM | DSGP | Ongoing

Long-term Circumcision Outcomes: Investigation of factors that increase need for circumcision revision
Fox, Stephanie MD | Pediatrics | CB | Ongoing

Lymphatic Microsurgical Preventative Healing Approach to Prevent Lymphedema in Patients Undergoing Axillary Lymph Node Dissection for Breast Cancer
Amanda Graff-Baker, Marilyn Kwan | Surgery | DSGP | Ongoing

Management OptiminzatioN vIa TelemOnitoring and Resource utilization and outcomes in Heart Failure (MONITOR-HF)
Amir Axelrod, Andrew Ambrosy, Alan Go | Cardiology | DSGP | Ongoing

Neurotrophic keratopathy: Incidence, presentation, utilization, and outcomes before adoption of corneal neurotization
Catherine J. Choi, Lisa Herrinton | Ophthalmology | RAU | Ongoing

Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Prevalence and Associated Mortality (NAFLD PAM)
Levin, Theodore R MD | Gastroenterology | CB | Ongoing

Optimal Route and Duration of Antibacterial Therapy for Streptococcal Bacteremia
Clutter, Dana MD | Infectious Disease | CB | Ongoing

Optimization of a team-based care model for depression in psychiatry and evaluation of the Achieving Depression and Anxiety Patient-Centered Treatment (ADAPT PLUS) program as a model for immediate care delivery to outpatients with depression and anxiety
Kathryn Erickson-Ridout, Constance Weisner, Esti Iturralde | Mental Health | PRP | Ongoing

Optimization of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Surveillance Protocols
Varun Saxena, Julie Schmittdiel | Gastroenterology | DSGP | Ongoing

Optimizing Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surveillance and Intervention to Prevent Rupture
Robert Chang, MD | Surgery Vascular | PRP | Ongoing

Optimizing Management of Valvular Heart Disease
Matthew Solomon, MD, PhD | Cardiology | PRP | Ongoing

Outcomes of telemedicine in Ophthalmology
I-Hui (Elaine) Wu, Mary Reed | Ophthalmology | RAU | Ongoing

PAN #3: Efficacy and Value
Kourosh Kojouri, Lisa Herrinton | Surgery Oncologic | RAU | Ongoing

Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Predictive Modeling to Streamline Care
Mustafa Bseikri, Elizabeth Feliciano | Pediatrics | DSGP | Ongoing

Population trends in ICH incidence, risk factors, and outcomes
Edwards, Nancy MD | Neurology | CB | Ongoing

Pragmatic randomized controlled trial of pharmacist-led intervention,  Patient-Centered Hyperpolypharmacy Deprescribing
Maisha Draves, Lisa Herrinton | AFM | DSGP | Ongoing

PREDICT PCCC: PREDICTing Post Colonoscopy Colorectal Cancer
T.R. Levin, Jeffrey Lee, Vincent Liu, Charles Quesenberry, Oleg Sofrygin | Gastroenterology | PRP | Ongoing

Prediction model for successful use of home narrow band ultraviolet B light for psoriasis
Katz, Ken MD | Dermatology | CB | Ongoing

Prediction of Postoperative Urinary Retention in a Large Integrated Health System
Langston, Marvin PhD | Urology | CB | Ongoing

Predictors of recurrence and survival in a contemporary cohort of young patients with breast cancer
Vuong, Brooke MD | Oncology | CB | Ongoing

Reducing Variation in Hospitalization and Processes of Care in Emergency Department Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: A Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Trial
David Vinson, Mary Reed | Emergency Medicine | DSGP | Ongoing

Refining Shared Decision Making in Prostate Cancer Screening and Detection
Joseph Presti | Urology | PRP | Ongoing

Retrospective analysis of incidence and health outcomes of asthma patients with COVID-19 within a large multi-site healthcare system
Lindsay Finkas, Carlos Iribarren | Allergy | TAP | Ongoing

Retrospective Analysis of the Association between Solid Tumors or Lymphoid Malignancies and Autoimmune Inflammatory Rheumatic Disease
Anderson-Williams, Eleanor MD | Rheumatology | CB | Ongoing

Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Patients with Diverticulitis: Is Routine Colonoscopy Warranted?
Baldawala, Tanaaz MD | Gastroenterology | CB | Ongoing

Risk of COVID-19 pandemic on immunosuppressed populations
Fernando Velayos | COVID | RAU | Ongoing

Safety and Efficacy of Corticosteroid Choice in Trigger Finger Injection
Todd Theman, Julie Schmittdiel | Surgery Plastic | RAU | Ongoing

Screening for adverse childhood experiences in pediatric primary care
Paul Espinas, Stacy Sterling | Pediatrics | DSGP | Ongoing

Socioeconomic Factors in Allergic Fungal Rhinosinusitis
Liang, Jonathan MD | Allergy | CB | Ongoing

Strategies for optimizing video care in a diverse population
Irene Chen, Tracy Lieu | AFM | DSGP | Ongoing

Survivorship in Advanced Melanoma: Planning Beyond Remission
Kavecansky, Juraj MD | Oncology | CB | Ongoing

The Use of Natural Language Processing to Characterize Episodes of Outpatient Worsening Heart Failure within an Integrated Health Care Delivery System
Ambrosy, Andrew, MD | Cardiology | CB | Ongoing

Tools for Outpatient and Population Management of SARS-COV-2 Infections (TOPS2)
Gabriel Escobar, Laura Myers, Vincent Liu | Population Management | DSGP | Ongoing

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement – Personalizing risk for quality of life, developing complications, total mortality, and utilization (TAVR - PREDICT) Study
Ed McNulty, Alan Go | Cardiology | DSGP | Ongoing

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement – Personalizing risk for quality of life, developing complications, total mortality, and utilization (TAVR - PREDICT) Study
Ed McNulty, Alan Go | Cardiology | DSGP | Ongoing

Trends in Incidence of Psychotic Disorders Among Different Racial and Ethnic Groups
Chung, Winston MD | Mental Health | CB | Ongoing

Use of a modified Eat, Sleep, Console tool for management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Lisa Chyi, Michael Kuzniewicz | Pediatrics | DSGP | Ongoing

Using continuous glucose monitoring data to predict clinically serious and strategically important events
Gilliam, Lisa MD | Endocrinology | CB | Ongoing

Validation of a Novel Fetal Congenital Heart Defects Screening Program in an Integrated Health Care System CHD screening
Kavin Desai, Lisa Herrinton | Cardiology | RAU | Ongoing

What is the optimal schedule and duration of serial ultrasound observation for cancer detection?
Suh-Burgmann, Betty MD | Womens Health | CB | Ongoing