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Jennifer Tjia MD, MSCE

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
368 Plantation Street, AS6-2065
Worcester MA 01605
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    Other Positions
    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    DivisionPalliative Care

    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
    DivisionEpidemiology of Chronic Diseases

    InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentClinical Population Health Research


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    Boston University, Boston, MA, United StatesBAPolitical Science
    University of Pennsylvania Pereleman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, United StatesMSClinical Epidemiology
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, United StatesMD

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    Education

    1994 MD Boston University Medical School, Boston, MA
    2003 MSCE University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia, PA

    Research Interests

    Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a Research Associate at the Meyers Primary Care Institute. Dr. Tjia’s research interests include health services research and pharmacoepidemiology. Her interests focus on optimizing the use of chronic prescription medication by older adults, particularly in nursing home residents with advanced dementia and near the end-of-life. She has been awarded a K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Career Development Grant from the National Institute on Aging to study the health outcomes associated with differences in prescription drug coverage for older adults and an R21 from AHRQ to use secondary administrative Medicare data to study medication optimization in advanced dementia. She has been co-investigator on multiple federal grants including AHRQ “Improving Posthospital Medication Management of Older Adults through Health IT” & “Using HIT to Improve Transitions of Complex Elderly Patients from SNF to Home”, and “Risk Informed Intervention to Improve Ambulatory Drug Monitoring and Safety”. She is co-author of “Appropriate Approach to Prescribing” in the 6th edition of Hazzard’s Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. She has co-directed “Design and Observational Studies and Clinical Trials” course in the Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation Program.




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    1. Krishnaswami A, Steinman MA, Goyal P, Zullo AR, Anderson TS, Birtcher KK, Goodlin SJ, Maurer MS, Alexander KP, Rich MW, Tjia J. Deprescribing in Older Adults With Cardiovascular Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 May 28; 73(20):2584-2595. PMID: 31118153.
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    2. Alcusky M, McManus DD, Hume AL, Fisher M, Tjia J, Lapane KL. Changes in Anticoagulant Utilization Among United States Nursing Home Residents With Atrial Fibrillation From 2011 to 2016. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 May 07; 8(9):e012023. PMID: 31046504.
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    3. Tjia J, DeSanto-Madeya S, Mazor KM, Han P, Nguyen B, Curran T, Gallagher J, Clayton MF. Nurses' Perspectives on Family Caregiver Medication Management Support and Deprescribing. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2019 Apr 26. PMID: 31033645.
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    4. Kadoyama KL, Noble BN, Izumi S, Fromme EK, Tjia J, McPherson ML, Candrian CB, McGregor JC, Ku IY, Furuno JP. Frequency and Documentation of Medication Decisions on Discharge from the Hospital to Hospice Care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Mar 10. PMID: 30854629.
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    5. Alcusky M, Hume AL, Fisher M, Tjia J, Goldberg RJ, McManus DD, Lapane KL. Dabigatran Versus Rivaroxaban for Secondary Stroke Prevention in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Rehabilitated in Skilled Nursing Facilities. Drugs Aging. 2018 Nov 13. PMID: 30421391.
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    6. Hunnicutt JN, Hume AL, Liu SH, Ulbricht CM, Tjia J, Lapane KL. Commonly Initiated Opioids and Risk of Fracture Hospitalizations in United States Nursing Homes. Drugs Aging. 2018 Sep 06. PMID: 30187291.
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    7. Zullo AR, Olean M, Berry SD, Lee Y, Tjia J, Steinman MA. Patient-Important Adverse Events of ß-blockers in Frail Older Adults after Acute Myocardial Infarction. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2018 Aug 20. PMID: 30137259.
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    8. Hunnicutt JN, Baek J, Alcusky M, Hume AL, Liu SH, Ulbricht CM, Tjia J, Lapane KL. Geographic Variation in the Initiation of Commonly Used Opioids and Dosage Strength in United States Nursing Homes. Med Care. 2018 Aug 14. PMID: 30113423.
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    9. Hunnicutt JN, Hume AL, Ulbricht CM, Tjia J, Lapane KL. Long-acting opioid initiation in US nursing homes. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2018 Jun 04. PMID: 29869441.
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    10. Nobel L, Jesdale WM, Tjia J, Waring ME, Parish DC, Ash AS, Kiefe CI, Allison JJ. Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status Predicts Health After Hospitalization for Acute Coronary Syndromes: Findings From TRACE-CORE (Transitions, Risks, and Actions in Coronary Events-Center for Outcomes Research and Education). Med Care. 2017 Dec; 55(12):1008-1016. PMID: 29016395.
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    11. Haran JP, Bradley E, Howe E, Wu X, Tjia J. Medication Exposure and Risk of Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection in Community-Dwelling Older People and Nursing Home Residents. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Nov 09. PMID: 29120481.
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    12. Hunnicutt JN, Chrysanthopoulou SA, Ulbricht CM, Hume AL, Tjia J, Lapane KL. Prevalence of Long-Term Opioid Use in Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Jan; 66(1):48-55. PMID: 28940193.
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    13. Tjia J, Dharmawardene M, Givens JL. Advance Directives among Nursing Home Residents with Mild, Moderate, and Advanced Dementia. J Palliat Med. 2018 Jan; 21(1):16-21. PMID: 28772095.
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    14. Cruz-Oliver DM, Bernacki R, Cooper Z, Grudzen C, Izumi S, Lafond D, Lam D, LeBlanc TW, Tjia J, Walter J. The Cambia Sojourns Scholars Leadership Program: Conversations with Emerging Leaders in Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2017 May 19. PMID: 28525294.
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    15. Tjia J, Kutner JS, Ritchie CS, Blatchford PJ, Kendrick REB, Prince-Paul M, Somers TJ, McPherson ML, Sloan JA, Abernethy AP, Furuno JP. Perceptions of Statin Discontinuation among Patients with Life-Limiting Illness. J Palliat Med. 2017 May 18. PMID: 28520522.
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    16. Tjia J, Hunnicutt JN, Herndon L, Blanks CR, Lapane KL, Wehry S. Association of a Communication Training Program With Use of Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Apr 17. PMID: 28418449.
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    17. Calista J, Tjia J. Moving the Advance Care Planning Needle With Community Health Workers. Med Care. 2017 Apr; 55(4):315-318. PMID: 28296673.
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    18. Hunnicutt JN, Ulbricht CM, Tjia J, Lapane KL. Pain and Pharmacologic Pain Management in Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents. Pain. 2017 Mar 04. PMID: 28267065.
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    19. Zilberberg MD, Shorr AF, Jesdale WM, Tjia J, Lapane K. Recurrent Clostridium difficile infection among Medicare patients in nursing homes: A population-based cohort study. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Mar; 96(10):e6231. PMID: 28272217.
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    20. Hunnicutt JN, Tjia J, Lapane KL. Hospice use and pain management in elderly nursing home residents with cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Dec 29. PMID: 28042063.
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    21. Reidy J, Halvorson J, Makowski S, Katz D, Weinstein B, McCluskey C, Doering A, DeCarli K, Tjia J. Health System Advance Care Planning Culture Change for High-Risk Patients: The Promise and Challenges of Engaging Providers, Patients, and Families in Systematic Advance Care Planning. J Palliat Med. 2016 Dec 16. PMID: 27983894.
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    22. Tjia J, Lapane K. Guideline-Based Prescribing in Frail Elderly Patients. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Dec 12. PMID: 27942714.
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    23. Walsh KE, Harik P, Mazor KM, Perfetto D, Anatchkova M, Biggins C, Wagner J, Schoettker PJ, Firneno C, Klugman R, Tjia J. Measuring Harm in Health Care: Optimizing Adverse Event Review. Med Care. 2016 Nov 30. PMID: 27906769.
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    24. Haran JP, Wilsterman E, Zeoli T, Beaudoin FL, Tjia J, Hibberd PL. Elderly patients are at increased risk for treatment failure in outpatient management of purulent skin infections. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Oct 29. PMID: 27836315.
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    25. Lagu T, Zilberberg MD, Tjia J, Shieh MS, Stefan M, Pekow PS, Lindenauer PK. Dementia and Outcomes of Mechanical Ventilation. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Oct; 64(10):e63-e66. PMID: 27604038.
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    26. Tjia J, Lemay CA, Bonner A, Compher C, Paice K, Field T, Mazor K, Hunnicutt JN, Lapane KL, Gurwitz J. Informed Family Member Involvement to Improve the Quality of Dementia Care in Nursing Homes. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jan; 65(1):59-65. PMID: 27550398.
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    27. Pimentel CB, Gurwitz JH, Tjia J, Hume AL, Lapane KL. New Initiation of Long-Acting Opioids in Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Sep; 64(9):1772-8. PMID: 27487158.
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    28. Wachholtz AB, Fitch CE, Makowski S, Tjia J. A Comprehensive Approach to the Patient at End of Life: Assessment of Multidimensional Suffering. South Med J. 2016 Apr; 109(4):200-6. PMID: 27043799.
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    29. Fried TR, Niehoff K, Tjia J, Redeker N, Goldstein MK. A Delphi process to address medication appropriateness for older persons with multiple chronic conditions. BMC Geriatr. 2016 Mar 15; 16:67. PMID: 26979576.
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    30. Donovan JL, Kanaan AO, Gurwitz JH, Tjia J, Cutrona SL, Garber L, Preusse P, Field TS. A Pilot Health Information Technology-Based Effort to Increase the Quality of Transitions From Skilled Nursing Facility to Home: Compelling Evidence of High Rate of Adverse Outcomes. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2016 Apr 01; 17(4):312-7. PMID: 26723801.
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    31. Tjia J, Reidenberg MM, Hunnicutt JN, Paice K, Donovan JL, Kanaan A, Briesacher BA, Lapane KL. Approaches to Gradual Dose Reduction of Chronic Off-Label Antipsychotics Used for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia. Consult Pharm. 2015 Oct; 30(10):599-611. PMID: 26450142.
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    32. Tjia J, Field T, Mazor K, Lemay CA, Kanaan AO, Donovan JL, Briesacher BA, Peterson D, Pandolfi M, Spenard A, Gurwitz JH. Dissemination of Evidence-Based Antipsychotic Prescribing Guidelines to Nursing Homes: A Cluster Randomized Trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Jul; 63(7):1289-98. PMID: 26173554.
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    33. Tjia J, Ellington L, Clayton MF, Lemay C, Reblin M. Managing Medications During Home Hospice Cancer Care: The Needs of Family Caregivers. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Nov; 50(5):630-41. PMID: 26159294.
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    34. Lapane KL, Hunnicutt JN, Tjia J. Appropriateness of Psychopharmaco-logical Medication. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Apr; 63(4):832-4. PMID: 25900507.
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    35. Dharmawardene M, Givens J, Wachholtz A, Makowski S, Tjia J. A systematic review and meta-analysis of meditative interventions for informal caregivers and health professionals. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2016 Jun; 6(2):160-9. PMID: 25812579.
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    36. Pimentel CB, Donovan JL, Field TS, Gurwitz JH, Harrold LR, Kanaan AO, Lemay CA, Mazor KM, Tjia J, Briesacher BA. Use of atypical antipsychotics in nursing homes and pharmaceutical marketing. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Feb; 63(2):297-301. PMID: 25688605.
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    37. Tjia J, Briesacher BA. Inappropriate drug use in advanced dementia—reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Feb; 175(2):315-6. PMID: 25642675.
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    38. Bonner AF, Field TS, Lemay CA, Mazor KM, Andersen DA, Compher CJ, Tjia J, Gurwitz JH. Rationales that providers and family members cited for the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing home residents with dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Feb; 63(2):302-8. PMID: 25643635.
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    39. Tjia J, Cutrona SL, Peterson D, Reed G, Andrade SE, Mitchell SL. Statin discontinuation in nursing home residents with advanced dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Nov; 62(11):2095-101. PMID: 25369872.
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    40. Tjia J, Briesacher BA, Peterson D, Liu Q, Andrade SE, Mitchell SL. Use of medications of questionable benefit in advanced dementia. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Nov; 174(11):1763-71. PMID: 25201279.
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    41. Tjia J, Talebreza S, Reblin M, Beck A, Ellington L. Scramble or script: responding to new Medicare billing for medications in hospice. J Palliat Med. 2014 Oct; 17(10):1085-6. PMID: 25259551.
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    42. Fischer SH, Tjia J, Reed G, Peterson D, Gurwitz JH, Field TS. Factors associated with ordering laboratory monitoring of high-risk medications. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Dec; 29(12):1589-98. PMID: 24965280.
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    43. Lagu T, Zilberberg MD, Tjia J, Pekow PS, Lindenauer PK. Use of mechanical ventilation by patients with and without dementia, 2001 through 2011. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jun; 174(6):999-1001. PMID: 24781856.
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    44. Gurwitz JH, Field TS, Ogarek J, Tjia J, Cutrona SL, Harrold LR, Gagne SJ, Preusse P, Donovan JL, Kanaan AO, Reed G, Garber L. An electronic health record-based intervention to increase follow-up office visits and decrease rehospitalization in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 May; 62(5):865-71. PMID: 24779524.
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    45. Remillard ML, Mazor KM, Cutrona SL, Gurwitz JH, Tjia J. Systematic review of the use of online questionnaires of older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Apr; 62(4):696-705. PMID: 24635138.
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    46. Tjia J, Field T, Lemay C, Mazor K, Pandolfi M, Spenard A, Ho SY, Kanaan A, Donovan J, Gurwitz JH, Briesacher B. Antipsychotic use in nursing homes varies by psychiatric consultant. Med Care. 2014 Mar; 52(3):267-71. PMID: 24374410.
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    47. Kanaan AO, Donovan JL, Duchin NP, Field TS, Tjia J, Cutrona SL, Gagne SJ, Garber L, Preusse P, Harrold LR, Gurwitz JH. Adverse drug events after hospital discharge in older adults: types, severity, and involvement of Beers Criteria Medications. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Nov; 61(11):1894-9. PMID: 24116689.
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    48. Lemay CA, Mazor KM, Field TS, Donovan J, Kanaan A, Briesacher BA, Foy S, Harrold LR, Gurwitz JH, Tjia J. Knowledge of and perceived need for evidence-based education about antipsychotic medications among nursing home leadership and staff. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2013 Dec; 14(12):895-900. PMID: 24074962.
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    49. Tjia J, Allison J, Saczynski JS, Tisminetzky M, Givens JL, Lapane K, Lessard D, Goldberg RJ. Encouraging trends in acute myocardial infarction survival in the oldest old. Am J Med. 2013 Sep; 126(9):798-804. PMID: 23835196.
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    50. Tjia J, Velten SJ, Parsons C, Valluri S, Briesacher BA. Studies to reduce unnecessary medication use in frail older adults: a systematic review. Drugs Aging. 2013 May; 30(5):285-307. PMID: 23475597.
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    51. Tjia J. Potentially inappropriate use of antipsychotics in community-dwelling adults with dementia more common in those with low income. Evid Based Ment Health. 2013 May; 16(2):56. PMID: 23416525.
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    52. Briesacher BA, Tjia J, Field T, Peterson D, Gurwitz JH. Antipsychotic use among nursing home residents. JAMA. 2013 Feb 6; 309(5):440-2. PMID: 23385262.
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    53. Fischer SH, Field TS, Gagne SJ, Mazor KM, Preusse P, Reed G, Peterson D, Gurwitz JH, Tjia J. Patient completion of laboratory tests to monitor medication therapy: a mixed-methods study. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Apr; 28(4):513-21. PMID: 23229907.
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    54. Tjia J, Field TS, Mazor KM, Donovan JL, Kanaan AO, Reed G, Doherty P, Harrold LR, Gurwitz JH. Dementia and risk of adverse warfarin-related events in the nursing home setting. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2012 Oct; 10(5):323-30. PMID: 23063288.
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    55. Higgins AY, Doubeni AR, Phillips KL, Laiyemo AO, Briesacher B, Tjia J, Doubeni CA. Self-reported colorectal cancer screening of Medicare beneficiaries in family medicine vs. internal medicine practices in the United States: a cross-sectional study. BMC Gastroenterol. 2012 Mar 21; 12:23. PMID: 22436107.
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    56. Tjia J, Givens J. Ethical framework for medication discontinuation in nursing home residents with limited life expectancy. Clin Geriatr Med. 2012 May; 28(2):255-72. PMID: 22500542.
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    57. Briesacher BA, Tjia J, Doubeni CA, Chen Y, Rao SR. Methodological issues in using multiple years of the Medicare current beneficiary survey. Medicare Medicaid Res Rev. 2012; 2(1). PMID: 24800135.
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    58. Tjia J, Gurwitz JH, Briesacher BA. Challenge of changing nursing home prescribing culture. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2012 Feb; 10(1):37-46. PMID: 22264855.
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    59. Field TS, Garber L, Gagne SJ, Tjia J, Preusse P, Donovan JL, Kanaan AO, Gurwitz JH. Technological resources and personnel costs required to implement an automated alert system for ambulatory physicians when patients are discharged from hospitals to home. Inform Prim Care. 2012; 20(2):87-93. PMID: 23710773.
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    60. Saczynski JS, Andrade SE, Harrold LR, Tjia J, Cutrona SL, Dodd KS, Goldberg RJ, Gurwitz JH. A systematic review of validated methods for identifying heart failure using administrative data. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 Jan; 21 Suppl 1:129-40. PMID: 22262599.
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    61. Andrade SE, Harrold LR, Tjia J, Cutrona SL, Saczynski JS, Dodd KS, Goldberg RJ, Gurwitz JH. A systematic review of validated methods for identifying cerebrovascular accident or transient ischemic attack using administrative data. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2012 Jan; 21 Suppl 1:100-28. PMID: 22262598.
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    62. Zilberberg MD, Tjia J. Growth in dementia-associated hospitalizations among the oldest old in the United States: implications for ethical health services planning. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Nov 14; 171(20):1850-1. PMID: 22083572.
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    63. Tjia J, Mazor KM, Field T, Doherty P, Spenard A, Gurwitz JH. Predicting nursing home adherence to a clinical trial intervention: lessons for the conduct of cluster randomized trials. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Dec; 59(12):2332-6. PMID: 22091689.
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    64. Tjia J, Field TS, Fischer SH, Gagne SJ, Peterson DJ, Garber LD, Gurwitz JH. Quality measurement of medication monitoring in the "meaningful use" era. Am J Manag Care. 2011 Sep; 17(9):633-7. PMID: 21902449.
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    65. Briesacher BA, Zhao Y, Madden JM, Zhang F, Adams AS, Tjia J, Ross-Degnan D, Gurwitz JH, Soumerai SB. Medicare part D and changes in prescription drug use and cost burden: national estimates for the Medicare population, 2000 to 2007. Med Care. 2011 Sep; 49(9):834-41. PMID: 21544002.
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    66. Tjia J, Fischer SH, Raebel MA, Peterson D, Zhao Y, Gagne SJ, Gurwitz JH, Field TS. Baseline and follow-up laboratory monitoring of cardiovascular medications. Ann Pharmacother. 2011 Sep; 45(9):1077-84. PMID: 21852593.
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    67. Parsons C, Briesacher BA, Givens JL, Chen Y, Tjia J. Cholinesterase inhibitor and memantine use in newly admitted nursing home residents with dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Jul; 59(7):1253-9. PMID: 21668913.
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    68. Field TS, Tjia J, Mazor KM, Donovan JL, Kanaan AO, Harrold LR, Reed G, Doherty P, Spenard A, Gurwitz JH. Randomized trial of a warfarin communication protocol for nursing homes: an SBAR-based approach. Am J Med. 2011 Feb; 124(2):179.e1-7. PMID: 21295198.
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    69. Czechowski JL, Tjia J, Triller DM. Deeply discounted medications: Implications of generic prescription drug wars. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2010 Nov-Dec; 50(6):752-7. PMID: 21071323.
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    70. Fischer SH, Tjia J, Field TS. Impact of health information technology interventions to improve medication laboratory monitoring for ambulatory patients: a systematic review. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2010 Nov-Dec; 17(6):631-6. PMID: 20962124.
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    71. Tjia J, Field TS, Garber LD, Donovan JL, Kanaan AO, Raebel MA, Zhao Y, Fuller JC, Gagne SJ, Fischer SH, Gurwitz JH. Development and pilot testing of guidelines to monitor high-risk medications in the ambulatory setting. Am J Manag Care. 2010 Jul; 16(7):489-96. PMID: 20645664.
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    72. Tjia J, Rothman MR, Kiely DK, Shaffer ML, Holmes HM, Sachs GA, Mitchell SL. Daily medication use in nursing home residents with advanced dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 May; 58(5):880-8. PMID: 20406320.
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    73. Givens JL, Tjia J, Zhou C, Emanuel E, Ash AS. Racial and ethnic differences in hospice use among patients with heart failure. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Mar 8; 170(5):427-32. PMID: 20212178.
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    74. Tjia J, Briesacher B, Xie D, Fu J, Goldberg RJ. Disparities in combination drug therapy use in older adults with coronary heart disease: a cross-sectional time-series in a nationally representative US sample. Drugs Aging. 2010 Feb 1; 27(2):149-58. PMID: 20104940.
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    75. Chen Y, Briesacher BA, Field TS, Tjia J, Lau DT, Gurwitz JH. Unexplained variation across US nursing homes in antipsychotic prescribing rates. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Jan 11; 170(1):89-95. PMID: 20065204.
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    76. Tjia J, Mazor KM, Field T, Meterko V, Spenard A, Gurwitz JH. Nurse-physician communication in the long-term care setting: perceived barriers and impact on patient safety. J Patient Saf. 2009 Sep; 5(3):145-52. PMID: 19927047.
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    77. Tjia J, Bonner A, Briesacher BA, McGee S, Terrill E, Miller K. Medication discrepancies upon hospital to skilled nursing facility transitions. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 May; 24(5):630-5. PMID: 19291332.
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    78. Tjia J, Briesacher BA. Prescription drug benefits and use of guideline recommended medications by elderly Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes mellitus. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Oct; 56(10):1879-86. PMID: 18771456.
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    79. Tjia J, Briesacher BA, Soumerai SB, Pierre-Jacques M, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Gurwitz JH. Medicare beneficiaries and free prescription drug samples: a national survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Jun; 23(6):709-14. PMID: 18365289.
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    80. Seaver MR, Freund KM, Wright LM, Tjia J, Frayne SM. Healthcare preferences among lesbians: a focus group analysis. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2008 Mar; 17(2):215-25. PMID: 18321173.
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    81. Leonard CE, Haynes K, Localio AR, Hennessy S, Tjia J, Cohen A, Kimmel SE, Feldman HI, Metlay JP. Diagnostic E-codes for commonly used, narrow therapeutic index medications poorly predict adverse drug events. J Clin Epidemiol. 2008 Jun; 61(6):561-71. PMID: 18471660.
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    82. Tjia J, Micco E, Armstrong K. Interest in breast cancer chemoprevention among older women. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2008 Apr; 108(3):435-53. PMID: 17554628.
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    83. Tjia J, Givens JL, Karlawish JH, Okoli-Umeweni A, Barg FK. Beneath the surface: discovering the unvoiced concerns of older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Health Educ Res. 2008 Feb; 23(1):40-52. PMID: 17272292.
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    84. Smetana GW, Landon BE, Bindman AB, Burstin H, Davis RB, Tjia J, Rich EC. A comparison of outcomes resulting from generalist vs specialist care for a single discrete medical condition: a systematic review and methodologic critique. Arch Intern Med. 2007 Jan 8; 167(1):10-20. PMID: 17210873.
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    85. Tjia J, Schwartz JS. Will the Medicare prescription drug benefit eliminate cost barriers for older adults with diabetes mellitus? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Apr; 54(4):606-12. PMID: 16686870.
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    86. Tjia J, Givens JL, Shea JA. Factors associated with undertreatment of medical student depression. J Am Coll Health. 2005 Mar-Apr; 53(5):219-24. PMID: 15813232.
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    87. Givens JL, Tjia J. Depressed medical students' use of mental health services and barriers to use. Acad Med. 2002 Sep; 77(9):918-21. PMID: 12228091.
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