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

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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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Academic Article Prescription drug benefits and use of guideline recommended medications by elderly Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes mellitus.
Academic Article Impact of health information technology interventions to improve medication laboratory monitoring for ambulatory patients: a systematic review.
Academic Article Predicting nursing home adherence to a clinical trial intervention: lessons for the conduct of cluster randomized trials.
Academic Article Ethical framework for medication discontinuation in nursing home residents with limited life expectancy.
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Academic Article A comparison of outcomes resulting from generalist vs specialist care for a single discrete medical condition: a systematic review and methodologic critique.
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Academic Article Studies to reduce unnecessary medication use in frail older adults: a systematic review.
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Academic Article Systematic review of the use of online questionnaires of older adults.
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Academic Article Dementia and Outcomes of Mechanical Ventilation.
Academic Article Guideline-Based Prescribing in Frail Elderly Patients.
Academic Article Pain and pharmacologic pain management in long-stay nursing home residents.
Academic Article Association of a Communication Training Program With Use of Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes.
Academic Article Perceptions of Statin Discontinuation among Patients with Life-Limiting Illness.
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Academic Article Changes in Anticoagulant Utilization Among United States Nursing Home Residents With Atrial Fibrillation From 2011 to 2016.
Academic Article Prevalent Statin Use in Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents with Life-Limiting Illness.
Academic Article Comparative Safety and Effectiveness of Direct-Acting Oral Anticoagulants Versus Warfarin: a National Cohort Study of Nursing Home Residents.
Academic Article Statin Discontinuation and Life-Limiting Illness in Non-Skilled Stay Nursing Homes at Admission.
Academic Article Physical Frailty and Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults in United States Nursing Homes.
Academic Article Geographic Variation of Statin Use Among US Nursing Home Residents With Life-limiting Illness.
Academic Article National Trends in Statin Use among the United States Nursing Home Population (2011-2016).
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