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    Norman W Weissman PhD

    TitleProfessor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentQuantitative Health Sciences
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North
    Worcester MA 01655
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        Norman W. Weissman, Ph.D.

        Professor, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

        Emeritus-Director, Ruth L. Kirschstein Pre-and Post-doctoral National Research Service Awards in Outcomes Research, Department of Health Services Administration, School of Health Professions (SHP),

        Emeritus Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

        Emeritus Director, UAB Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education

        Co-PI, Birmingham VAMC - Center for Surgical, Medical Acute care Research & Transitions (C-SMART)

        Prior to joining the faculty at UMASSMED in 2009, he spent 14 years at UAB, preceded by twenty-four years in the U.S. Public Health Service, most of them as Director of Extramural Research at predecessor organizations of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Healthcare, and a consultant on health services research to many governmental agencies and private organizations. He has recently served as Chairman of the VA-HSR&D Scientific Merit Review Board and on national advisory committees for the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, the Robert Wood Johnson Family Foundation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the National Library of Medicine, and Morehouse College of Medicine. He is a member of the American Public Health Association, Society of General Internal Medicine, Academy Health and the Association of University Programs on Health Administration.

        Dr. Weissman has received numerous honors and awards. At UAB, he was designated an Alabama Eminent Scholar and awarded the R.L. Jordan Endowed Chair in Health Services Administration; and a Senior Scientist in the Center for Emergency Care and Disaster Preparedness, in the Multipurpose Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disease Center, in the Comprehensive Cancer Center, in the Center for Aging, and the Injury Control Research Center. He is a Senior Scholar in the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy and was a member of the Strategic Advisory Committee to the Pittman General Clinical Research Center. While at the Department of Health and Human Services, he was appointed to the Senior Executive Service and recognized for contributions to the development of information on the delivery and financing of health care for persons infected with HIV; for establishing a program to significantly improve health services to rural Americans; for leadership and contributions to advancing Health Services Research. He was given a citation for contributions to Improving Medical Criteria for Disability Determination and for contributions to the development of Primary Care Research. Earlier in his career, Dr. Weissman received the NASA Apollo Achievement Award for Contributions to Space Missions.

        Dr. Weissman has participated in many federally funded grants and has published numerous articles in the peer-reviewed literature and until retiring in 2008 from UAB, he was the Principal Investigator on the Evaluation of a CMS funded Demonstration Project regarding Prescription Drug Care Coordination.



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        1. Yu FB, Menachemi N, Berner ES, Allison JJ, Weissman NW, Houston TK. Full implementation of computerized physician order entry and medication-related quality outcomes: a study of 3364 hospitals. Am J Med Qual. 2009 Jul-Aug; 24(4):278-86.
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        2. Cobaugh DJ, Angner E, Kiefe CI, Ray MN, Lacivita CL, Weissman NW, Saag KG, Allison JJ. Effect of racial differences on ability to afford prescription medications. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2008 Nov 15; 65(22):2137-43.
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        3. Westfall JM, Kiefe CI, Weissman NW, Goudie A, Centor RM, Williams OD, Allison JJ. Does interhospital transfer improve outcome of acute myocardial infarction? A propensity score analysis from the Cardiovascular Cooperative Project. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2008; 8:22.
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        4. Allison JJ, Weissman NW, Silvey AB, Chapin CA, Kiefe CI. Identifying top-performing hospitals by algorithm: results from a demonstration project. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2008 Jun; 34(6):309-17.
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        5. Fry RB, Ray MN, Cobaugh DJ, Weissman NW, Kiefe CI, Shewchuk RM, Saag KG, Curtis JR, Allison JJ. Racial/ethnic disparities in patient-reported nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) risk awareness, patient-doctor NSAID risk communication, and NSAID risk behavior. Arthritis Rheum. 2007 Dec 15; 57(8):1539-45.
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        6. Colón-Emeric CS, Lyles KW, House P, Levine DA, Schenck AP, Allison J, Gorospe J, Fermazin M, Oliver K, Curtis JR, Weissman N, Xie A, Saag KG. Randomized trial to improve fracture prevention in nursing home residents. Am J Med. 2007 Oct; 120(10):886-92.
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        7. Curtis JR, Westfall AO, Allison J, Becker A, Melton ME, Freeman A, Kiefe CI, MacArthur M, Ockershausen T, Stewart E, Weissman N, Saag KG. Challenges in improving the quality of osteoporosis care for long-term glucocorticoid users: a prospective randomized trial. Arch Intern Med. 2007 Mar 26; 167(6):591-6.
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        8. Moye PK, Pesik N, Terndrup T, Roe J, Weissman N, Kiefe C, Houston TK. Bioterrorism training in U.S. emergency medicine residencies: has it changed since 9/11? Acad Emerg Med. 2007 Mar; 14(3):221-7.
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        9. Abdolrasulnia M, Weichold N, Shewchuk R, Saag K, Cobaugh DJ, LaCivita C, Weissman N, Allison J. Agreement between medical record documentation and patient-reported use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2006 Apr 15; 63(8):744-7.
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        10. Robertson RH, Burkhardt JH, Powell MP, Eloubeidi MA, Pisu M, Weissman NW. Trends in colon cancer screening procedures in the US Medicare and Tricare populations: 1999-2001. Prev Med. 2006 Jun; 42(6):460-2.
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        11. Pamboukian SV, Funkhouser E, Child IG, Allison JJ, Weissman NW, Kiefe CI. Disparities by insurance status in quality of care for elderly patients with unstable angina. Ethn Dis. 2006; 16(4):799-807.
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        12. Casebeer L, Andolsek K, Abdolrasulnia M, Green J, Weissman N, Pryor E, Zheng S, Terndrup T. Evaluation of an online bioterrorism continuing medical education course. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2006; 26(2):137-44.
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        13. Newsome BB, Warnock DG, Kiefe CI, Weissman NW, Houston TK, Centor RM, Person SD, McClellan WM, Allison JJ. Delay in time to receipt of thrombolytic medication among Medicare patients with kidney disease. Am J Kidney Dis. 2005 Oct; 46(4):595-602.
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        14. Wall TC, Mian MA, Ray MN, Casebeer L, Collins BC, Kiefe CI, Weissman N, Allison JJ. Improving physician performance through Internet-based interventions: who will participate? J Med Internet Res. 2005; 7(4):e48.
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        15. Curtis JR, Westfall AO, Allison JJ, Becker A, Casebeer L, Freeman A, Spettell CM, Weissman NW, Wilke S, Saag KG. Longitudinal patterns in the prevention of osteoporosis in glucocorticoid-treated patients. Arthritis Rheum. 2005 Aug; 52(8):2485-94.
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        16. Ray MN, Wall T, Casebeer L, Weissman N, Spettell C, Abdolrasulnia M, Mian MA, Collins B, Kiefe CI, Allison JJ. Chlamydia screening of at-risk young women in managed health care: characteristics of top-performing primary care offices. Sex Transm Dis. 2005 Jun; 32(6):382-6.
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        17. Allison JJ, Kiefe CI, Wall T, Casebeer L, Ray MN, Spettell CM, Hook EW, Oh MK, Person SD, Weissman NW. Multicomponent Internet continuing medical education to promote chlamydia screening. Am J Prev Med. 2005 Apr; 28(3):285-90.
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        18. Terndrup T, Nafziger S, Weissman N, Casebeer L, Pryor E. Online bioterrorism continuing medical education: development and preliminary testing. Acad Emerg Med. 2005 Jan; 12(1):45-50.
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        19. Abdolrasulnia M, Collins BC, Casebeer L, Wall T, Spettell C, Ray MN, Weissman NW, Allison JJ. Using email reminders to engage physicians in an Internet-based CME intervention. BMC Med Educ. 2004 Sep 29; 4:17.
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        20. Person SD, Allison JJ, Kiefe CI, Weaver MT, Williams OD, Centor RM, Weissman NW. Nurse staffing and mortality for Medicare patients with acute myocardial infarction. Med Care. 2004 Jan; 42(1):4-12.
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        21. Centor RM, Allison JJ, Weissman NW, Canto J, Heudebert G, Juarez L, Kiefe CI. Diffusion of troponin testing in unstable angina patients: adoption prior to guideline release. J Clin Epidemiol. 2003 Dec; 56(12):1236-43.
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        22. Casebeer LL, Strasser SM, Spettell CM, Wall TC, Weissman N, Ray MN, Allison JJ. Designing tailored Web-based instruction to improve practicing physicians' preventive practices. J Med Internet Res. 2003 Jul-Sep; 5(3):e20.
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        23. Mudano AS, Casebeer L, Patino F, Allison JJ, Weissman NW, Kiefe CI, Person S, Gilbert D, Saag KG. Racial disparities in osteoporosis prevention in a managed care population. South Med J. 2003 May; 96(5):445-51.
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        24. Canto JG, Fincher C, Kiefe CI, Allison JJ, Li Q, Funkhouser E, Centor RM, Selker HP, Weissman NW. Atypical presentations among Medicare beneficiaries with unstable angina pectoris. Am J Cardiol. 2002 Aug 1; 90(3):248-53.
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        25. Kiefe CI, Allison JJ, Williams OD, Person SD, Weaver MT, Weissman NW. Improving quality improvement using achievable benchmarks for physician feedback: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2001 Jun 13; 285(22):2871-9.
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        26. Allison JJ, Kiefe CI, Weissman NW, Person SD, Rousculp M, Canto JG, Bae S, Williams OD, Farmer R, Centor RM. Relationship of hospital teaching status with quality of care and mortality for Medicare patients with acute MI. JAMA. 2000 Sep 13; 284(10):1256-62.
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        27. Canto JG, Allison JJ, Kiefe CI, Fincher C, Farmer R, Sekar P, Person S, Weissman NW. Relation of race and sex to the use of reperfusion therapy in Medicare beneficiaries with acute myocardial infarction. N Engl J Med. 2000 Apr 13; 342(15):1094-100.
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        28. Allison JJ, Calhoun JW, Wall TC, Spettell CM, Fargason Jr CA, Weissman NW, Kiefe CI. Optimal reporting of health care process measures: inferential statistics as help or hindrance? Manag Care Q. 2000; 8(4):1-10.
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        29. Kiefe CI, Williams OD, Weissman NW, Schreiner PJ, Sidney S, Wallace DD. Changes in US health care access in the 90s: race and income differences from the CARDIA Study. Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults. Ethn Dis. 2000; 10(3):418-31.
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        30. Weissman NW, Allison JJ, Kiefe CI, Farmer RM, Weaver MT, Williams OD, Child IG, Pemberton JH, Brown KC, Baker CS. Achievable benchmarks of care: the ABCs of benchmarking. J Eval Clin Pract. 1999 Aug; 5(3):269-81.
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        31. Allison JJ, Kiefe CI, Weissman NW, Carter J, Centor RM. The art and science of searching MEDLINE to answer clinical questions. Finding the right number of articles. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 1999; 15(2):281-96.
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        32. Kell SH, Allison JJ, Brown KC, Weissman NW, Farmer R, Kiefe C. Measurement of mammography rates for quality improvement. Qual Manag Health Care. 1999; 7(2):11-9.
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        33. Allison J, Kiefe CI, Weissman NW. Can data-driven benchmarks be used to set the goals of healthy people 2010? Am J Public Health. 1999 Jan; 89(1):61-5.
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        34. Kiefe CI, Weissman NW, Allison JJ, Farmer R, Weaver M, Williams OD. Identifying achievable benchmarks of care: concepts and methodology. Int J Qual Health Care. 1998 Oct; 10(5):443-7.
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        35. Salive ME, Mayfield JA, Weissman NW. Patient Outcomes Research Teams and the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Health Serv Res. 1990 Dec; 25(5):697-708.
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