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Jennifer Tjia MD, MSCE

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
368 Plantation Street AS6-2065
Worcester MA 01605
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    Other Positions
    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    DivisionPalliative Care

    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
    DivisionEpidemiology of Chronic Diseases

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentClinical Population Health Research

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentMasters in Clinical Investigation

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentMD/PhD Program

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentPostbaccalaureate Research Education Program


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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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    2019Fellow, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
    2015 - 2017Sojourns Scholar Leadership Award, Cambia Health Foundation

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    Education

    1994 MD Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

    2003 MSCE University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

    Research Interests

    Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE, FAAHPM is Professor (tenure track) of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences in the Division of Epidemiology. She received her MD from Boston University's Combined BA-MD Medical Program and her Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) and Geriatric Medicine. Her research agenda aims to improve healthcare delivery for marginalized populations. Her funded projects focus on two areas: (1) the impact of structural racism and implicit bias on care delivery and (2) optimizing medication use by using goal concordant prescribing and deprescribing in hospice and palliative care. She is PI of a NIH R01 to conduct a mixed-methods study to disentangle the relationships between residential segregation, neighborhood deprivation & healthcare utilization in serious illnes [R01 NR020439], and a R01 for a clinical trial of a community-engaged intervention to mitigate implicit bias in clinician-patient relationships [R01 MD011532]. She is also PI of an R21 to pilot test a deprescribing intervention for hospice patients [R21 AG0600017]. She has been an investigator on numerous federal and foundation research grants to use implementation science to integrate evidence-based practices into clinical medicine and population health management. She currently has a K24 to mentor promising early-stage investigators in palliative medicine research [K24 AG068300] and is recipient of a 2015 Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Leadership award for leadership in community-engaged health system transformation.


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    We have an opening for a post-doc. We seek physicians, psychologists, doctorally-prepared nurses, social workers, and other clinicians who wish to prepare themselves for an academic research career in palliative care and health services research or pharmacoepidemiology. Key areas of scholarship include caregiver engagement in serious illness, symptom management, hospice enrollment, hospice policy, and medication use in older adults with chronic conditions. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for conducting and assisting in studies examining caregiver engagement in serious illness, and the interaction between symptom management, hospice enrollment, hospice policy, and medication use in older adults with chronic conditions, as well as other funded and unfunded projects. Appropriate candidates may choose to pursue a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation in addition to participating in post-doctoral training seminars. This is a two year position. The Fellow will have opportunities to develop their own research question, compose and submit their own grants, write and publish in scientific journals, and continue their own scholarly and research development with input from other faculty and experts.



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    R01MD011532     (TJIA, JENNIFER)May 19, 2017 - Jan 31, 2022
    NIH
    COmuNity-engaged SimULation Training for Blood Pressure Control (CONSULT-BP)
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21AG060017     (TJIA, JENNIFER)Aug 15, 2018 - Jun 30, 2021
    NIH
    Pilot Study of Standardized PatiEnt-CenTered medicatiOn Review (SPECTORx) in Home Hospice
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AG068450     (ALCUSKY, MATTHEW)Aug 1, 2020 - Apr 30, 2023
    NIH
    Antidementia medication use, safety, and effectiveness among nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease
    Role: Co-Investigator

    R24 AG064025     (STEINMAN, MICHAEL)Sep 1, 2020 - Jul 31, 2024
    NIA
    U.S. Deprescribing Research Network
    Role: Co-Investigator

    K24AG068300     (TJIA, JENNIFER)Sep 30, 2020 - May 31, 2025
    NIH
    Longitudinal Patterns of Symptoms, Medication and Hospice Use in Nursing Home Residents Approaching End of Life
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01 NR020439     (TJIA, JENNIFER)Apr 15, 2022 - Apr 14, 2027
    NINR
    Structural Racism and Engagement of Family Caregivers in Serious Illness Care
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Reich AJ, Perez S, Fleming J, Gazarian P, Manful A, Ladin K, Tjia J, Semco R, Prigerson H, Weissman JS, Candrian C. Advance Care Planning Experiences Among Sexual and Gender Minority People. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 07 01; 5(7):e2222993. PMID: 35857322.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Boss RD, Creutzfeldt CJ, Fausto JA, Gonzales MJ, Grudzen CR, Hurd CJ, Kamal AH, Lam DY, Lindvall C, Merlin JS, Reinke LF, Roeland EJ, Rosenberg AR, Sanders JJ, Smith CB, Sullivan DR, Tjia J, Walling AM. Leading from the Heart. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2022 06; 63(6):e645-e646. PMID: 35595379.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Noble BN, Izumi S, Tjia J, Ku IY, Kadoyama KL, McPherson ML, Furuno JP. Patient and Family Participation in Medication Decisions on Discharge to Hospice Care. J Palliat Med. 2022 Dec; 25(12):1790-1794. PMID: 35649207.
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    4. Yuan Y, Lapane KL, Tjia J, Baek J, Liu SH, Ulbricht CM. Trajectories of physical frailty and cognitive impairment in older adults in United States nursing homes. BMC Geriatr. 2022 04 19; 22(1):339. PMID: 35439970.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Jarman MP, Jin G, Weissman JS, Ash AS, Tjia J, Salim A, Haider A, Cooper Z. Association of Trauma Center Designation With Postdischarge Survival Among Older Adults With Injuries. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 03 01; 5(3):e222448. PMID: 35294541.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Ashana DC, D'Arcangelo N, Gazarian PK, Gupta A, Perez S, Reich AJ, Tjia J, Halpern SD, Weissman JS, Ladin K. "Don't Talk to Them About Goals of Care": Understanding Disparities in Advance Care Planning. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2022 02 03; 77(2):339-346. PMID: 33780534.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Lantz TL, Noble BN, McPherson ML, Tjia J, Colangeli HN, Ferris RE, Bearden DT, Furuno JP. Frequency and Characteristics of Patients Prescribed Antibiotics on Admission to Hospice Care. J Palliat Med. 2022 04; 25(4):584-590. PMID: 34818067.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Yuan Y, Lapane KL, Tjia J, Baek J, Liu SH, Ulbricht CM. Physical frailty and cognitive impairment in older nursing home residents: a latent class analysis. BMC Geriatr. 2021 09 07; 21(1):487. PMID: 34493211.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Chen Q, Lapane K, Nunes AP, Tjia J, Hugunin J, Alcusky M. Prevalence and the factors associated with oral anticoagulant use among nursing home residents. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2021 Dec; 46(6):1714-1728. PMID: 34463969.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Tjia J, Clayton MF, Fromme EK, McPherson ML, DeSanto-Madeya S. Shared Medication PLanning In (SIMPLIfy) Home Hospice: An Educational Program to Enable Goal-Concordant Prescribing In Home Hospice. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Nov; 62(5):1092-1099. PMID: 34098012.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Shah SK, Manful A, Reich AJ, Semco RS, Tjia J, Ladin K, Weissman JS. Advance care planning among Medicare beneficiaries with dementia undergoing surgery. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 08; 69(8):2273-2281. PMID: 34014561.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Mack DS, Baek J, Tjia J, Lapane KL. Geographic Variation of Statin Use Among US Nursing Home Residents With Life-limiting Illness. Med Care. 2021 05 01; 59(5):425-436. PMID: 33560713.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Tjia J, Clayton M, Chiriboga G, Staples B, Puerto G, Rappaport L, DeSanto-Madeya S. Stakeholder-engaged process for refining the design of a clinical trial in home hospice. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2021 04 30; 21(1):92. PMID: 33941089.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    14. Tjia J, Lund JL, Mack DS, Mbrah A, Yuan Y, Chen Q, Osundolire S, McDermott CL. Methodological Challenges for Epidemiologic Studies of Deprescribing at the End of Life. Curr Epidemiol Rep. 2021 Sep; 8(3):116-129. PMID: 34722115.
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    15. Yuan Y, Lapane KL, Tjia J, Baek J, Liu SH, Ulbricht CM. Physical Frailty and Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults in United States Nursing Homes. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2021; 50(1):60-67. PMID: 33887723.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Furuno JP, Noble BN, Fromme EK, Hartung DM, Tjia J, Lynn M, Teno JM. Decreasing Trends in Opioid Prescribing on Discharge to Hospice Care. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 11; 62(5):1026-1033. PMID: 33848567.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Mack DS, Hume AL, Tjia J, Lapane KL. National Trends in Statin Use among the United States Nursing Home Population (2011-2016). Drugs Aging. 2021 05; 38(5):427-439. PMID: 33694105.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Hanlon JT, Tjia J. Avoiding Adverse Drug Withdrawal Events When Stopping Unnecessary Medications According to the STOPPFrail Criteria. Sr Care Pharm. 2021 Mar 01; 36(3):136-141. PMID: 33662236.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Lapane KL, Dubé C, Hume AL, Tjia J, Jesdale BM, Pawasauskas J, Khodyakov D. Priority-Setting to Address the Geriatric Pharmacoparadox for Pain Management: A Nursing Home Stakeholder Delphi Study. Drugs Aging. 2021 04; 38(4):327-340. PMID: 33624228.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Tjia J, Pugnaire M, Calista J, Esparza N, Valdman O, Garcia M, Yazdani M, Hale J, Terrien J, Eisdorfer E, Zolezzi-Wyndham V, Chiriboga G, Rappaport L, Puerto G, Dykhouse E, Potts S, Sifuentes AF, Stanhope S, Allison J, Duodo V, Sabin J. COmmuNity-engaged SimULation Training for Blood Pressure Control (CONSULT-BP): A study protocol. Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 Feb 05; 100(5):e23680. PMID: 33592827.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    21. Liu F, Zheng X, Yu H, Tjia J. Neural Multi-Task Learning for Adverse Drug Reaction Extraction. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2020; 2020:756-762. PMID: 33936450.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Alcusky M, Baek J, Tjia J, McManus DD, Lapane KL. Geographic Variation in Anticoagulant Use and Resident, Nursing Home, and County Characteristics Associated With Treatment Among US Nursing Home Residents. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021 01; 22(1):164-172.e9. PMID: 33357746.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Foiles Sifuentes AM, Robledo Cornejo M, Li NC, Castaneda-Avila MA, Tjia J, Lapane KL. The Role of Limited English Proficiency and Access to Health Insurance and Health Care in the Affordable Care Act Era. Health Equity. 2020; 4(1):509-517. PMID: 33376934.
      Citations:    
    24. Furuno JP, Noble BN, McPherson ML, Lapane KL, Sera L, Izumi S, Tjia J. Variation in Hospice Patient and Admission Characteristics by Referral Location. Med Care. 2020 12; 58(12):1069-1074. PMID: 32925461.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Weissman JS, Gazarian P, Reich A, Tjia J, Prigerson HG, Sturgeon D, Manful A. Recent Trends in the Use of Medicare Advance Care Planning Codes. J Palliat Med. 2020 12; 23(12):1568-1570. PMID: 33306008.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. DeSanto-Madeya S, Tjia J, Fitch C, Wachholtz A. Feasibility and Acceptability of Digital Legacy-Making: An Innovative Story-Telling Intervention for Adults With Cancer. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 Jul; 38(7):772-777. PMID: 33167669.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Mack DS, Baek J, Tjia J, Lapane KL. Statin Discontinuation and Life-Limiting Illness in Non-Skilled Stay Nursing Homes at Admission. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 12; 68(12):2787-2796. PMID: 33270223.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Hubsky AR, Noble BN, Hartung DM, Tjia J, Lapane KL, Furuno JP. Opioid prescribing on discharge to skilled nursing facilities. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2020 09; 29(9):1183-1188. PMID: 32725962.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Seaman JB, Lakin JR, Anderson E, Bernacki R, Candrian C, Cotter VT, DeSanto-Madeya S, Epstein AS, Kestenbaum A, Izumi S, Sumser B, Tjia J, Hurd CJ. Interdisciplinary or Interprofessional: Why Terminology in Teamwork Matters to Hospice and Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2020 09; 23(9):1157-1158. PMID: 32640855.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Zilberberg MD, Tjia J, Shorr AF. Bang for Your Buck: Could Medicare's Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program Rein in Health-Care Spending in Pneumonia? Chest. 2020 05; 157(5):1051-1052. PMID: 32386623.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Alcusky M, Tjia J, McManus DD, Hume AL, Fisher M, Lapane KL. Comparative Safety and Effectiveness of Direct-Acting Oral Anticoagulants Versus Warfarin: a National Cohort Study of Nursing Home Residents. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 08; 35(8):2329-2337. PMID: 32291717.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Mack DS, Tjia J, Hume AL, Lapane KL. Prevalent Statin Use in Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents with Life-Limiting Illness. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 04; 68(4):708-716. PMID: 32057091.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Reich AJ, Jin G, Gupta A, Kim D, Lipstiz S, Prigerson HG, Tjia J, Ladin K, Halpern SD, Cooper Z, Weissman JS. Utilization of ACP CPT codes among high-need Medicare beneficiaries in 2017: A brief report. PLoS One. 2020; 15(2):e0228553. PMID: 32023311.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Izumi S, Noble BN, Candrian CB, Tjia J, Bordley J, Mensik J, Furuno JP. Health Care Worker Perceptions of Gaps and Opportunities to Improve Hospital-to-Hospice Transitions. J Palliat Med. 2020 07; 23(7):900-906. PMID: 31895623.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Tjia J. A Telephone-Based Dementia Care Management Intervention-Finding the Time to Listen. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 12 01; 179(12):1667-1668. PMID: 31566650.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. 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 08; 21(4):312-318. PMID: 31033645.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Zullo AR, Olean M, Berry SD, Lee Y, Tjia J, Steinman MA. Patient-Important Adverse Events of ?-blockers in Frail Older Adults after Acute Myocardial Infarction. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2019 07 12; 74(8):1277-1281. PMID: 30137259.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. 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 05 28; 73(20):2584-2595. PMID: 31118153.
      Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. 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 05 07; 8(9):e012023. PMID: 31046504.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. 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 06; 67(6):1258-1262. PMID: 30854629.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. 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 12; 35(12):1089-1098. PMID: 30421391.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    42. 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 10; 35(10):925-936. PMID: 30187291.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. 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 10; 56(10):847-854. PMID: 30113423.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. Hunnicutt JN, Hume AL, Ulbricht CM, Tjia J, Lapane KL. Long-acting opioid initiation in US nursing homes. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2019 01; 28(1):31-38. PMID: 29869441.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. 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 12; 55(12):1008-1016. PMID: 29016395.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. 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. 2018 02; 66(2):333-338. PMID: 29120481.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    47. 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 01; 66(1):48-55. PMID: 28940193.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    48. Tjia J, Dharmawardene M, Givens JL. Advance Directives among Nursing Home Residents with Mild, Moderate, and Advanced Dementia. J Palliat Med. 2018 01; 21(1):16-21. PMID: 28772095.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. Hunnicutt JN, Ulbricht CM, Tjia J, Lapane KL. Pain and pharmacologic pain management in long-stay nursing home residents. Pain. 2017 06; 158(6):1091-1099. PMID: 28267065.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. 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 06 01; 177(6):846-853. PMID: 28418449.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    51. 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 08; 20(8):804-812. PMID: 28525294.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    52. Tjia J, Kutner JS, Ritchie CS, Blatchford PJ, Bennett Kendrick RE, 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 10; 20(10):1098-1103. PMID: 28520522.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    53. Calista J, Tjia J. Moving the Advance Care Planning Needle With Community Health Workers. Med Care. 2017 04; 55(4):315-318. PMID: 28296673.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    54. 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. 2017 04; 55(4):436-441. PMID: 27906769.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    55. 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.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    56. Tjia J, Lapane K. Guideline-Based Prescribing in Frail Elderly Patients. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 02 01; 177(2):262-263. PMID: 27942714.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    57. Hunnicutt JN, Tjia J, Lapane KL. Hospice Use and Pain Management in Elderly Nursing Home Residents With Cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 03; 53(3):561-570. PMID: 28042063.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    58. 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. 2017 04; 20(4):388-394. PMID: 27983894.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    59. 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. 2017 Feb; 35(2):249-254. PMID: 27836315.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    60. 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 10; 64(10):e63-e66. PMID: 27604038.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    61. 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 01; 65(1):59-65. PMID: 27550398.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    62. 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 09; 64(9):1772-8. PMID: 27487158.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    63. Fried TR, Niehoff K, Tjia J, Redeker N, Goldstein MK. Erratum to: A Delphi process to address medication appropriateness for older persons with multiple chronic conditions. BMC Geriatr. 2016 Jun 16; 16(1):123. PMID: 27312251.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    64. 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.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    65. 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.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    66. 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.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    67. 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.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    68. 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.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    69. 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.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    70. Lapane KL, Hunnicutt JN, Tjia J. Appropriateness of Psychopharmaco-logical Medication. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Apr; 63(4):832-4. PMID: 25900507.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    71. 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.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    72. Tjia J, Briesacher BA. Inappropriate drug use in advanced dementia—reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Feb; 175(2):315-6. PMID: 25642675.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    73. 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.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    74. 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.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    75. 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.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    76. 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.
      Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    77. 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.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    78. 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.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    79. 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.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    80. 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.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    81. 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.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    82. 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.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    83. 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.
      Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    84. 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.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    85. 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.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    86. 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.
      Citations: 49     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    87. 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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    88. Briesacher BA, Tjia J, Field T, Peterson D, Gurwitz JH. Antipsychotic use among nursing home residents. JAMA. 2013 Feb 06; 309(5):440-2. PMID: 23385262.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    89. 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.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    90. 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.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    91. 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.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    92. 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.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    93. 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.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    94. 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.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    95. 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.
      Citations: 124     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    96. 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.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    97. 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.
      Citations: 105     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    98. 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.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    99. 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.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    100. 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.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    101. 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.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    102. 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.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    103. 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.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    104. 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.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    105. 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.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    106. 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.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    107. 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.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    108. 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.
      Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    109. 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 08; 170(5):427-32. PMID: 20212178.
      Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    110. 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 01; 27(2):149-58. PMID: 20104940.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    111. 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.
      Citations: 63     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    112. 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.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    113. 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.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    114. 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.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    115. 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.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    116. 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.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    117. 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.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    118. 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.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    119. 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.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    120. 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 08; 167(1):10-20. PMID: 17210873.
      Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    121. 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.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    122. 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.
      Citations: 56     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    123. 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.
      Citations: 99     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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