UCLAUCLA Center for Maximizing Outcomes
and Research on Effectiveness
(C-MORE)

The C-MORE Seminar is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month and is open to all..  here is our 

Archive of Recent Talks


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8/15/2017 Alina Palimaru,
Ph.D. candidate, UCLA School of Public Health

The utility of using textual analysis of consumer open comments to understand doctor selection process.

[audio]

6/6/2017 Alina Palimaru,
Ph.D. candidate, UCLA School of Public Health

Development and psychometric evaluation of a Fatigability Index for adults with spinal cord injury
.

[slides] [audio 60MB]

4/18/2017 Alina Palimaru,
Ph.D. candidate, UCLA School of Public Health

The appraisal of film and video in healthcare communications.

Video: https://vimeo.com/gloryfilmco/alinapalimaru-ucla-lecture
(password: Alina170418)
3/21/2017
John Peipert, Ph.D. candidate
UCLA Community Health Services

Methodological Considerations in Using Patient Reported Measures in Dialysis Clinics.

[slides] [28MB (missing first minute or so)]
1/11/2017 John Peipert, Ph.D. candidate
UCLA Community Health Services

An Updated Assessment of Patient Reported Outcomes in Kidney Disease and Kidney Transplantation

[audio(35MB)]

10/18/2016  Alina Palimaru,
Ph.D. candidate, UCLA School of Public HealthWhat matters most to adults with spinal cord injury when it comes to quality of life and health outcomes measurements?  Findings from interviews with adults in the US and the UK.

[slides to come] [audio (28MB)]

9/20/2016 José Calderón, MD
UCLA Dept of Medicine

Not So Plain, Plain Language:
DHS Compliance with the 2010 Plain Language Act.

[slides] [audio 27MB]

8/16/2016 Alina Palimaru,
Ph.D. candidate, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health; Summer Research Associate, RAND

Perceived impact of the patient-centered medical home model on patient primary care experiences: Interview findings from clinic leaders.

[audio (21MB)]


7/19/2016 Ron D. Hays, PhD
UCLA Dept of Medicine GIM/HSR;
RAND

Does it matter how the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire is scored?

[(slides)  audio (26MB)]

6/21/2016 Sylvia Paz, PhD
UCLA Dept of Medicine

Readability and Comprehension of Commonly used Surveys by Minority Elderly.

[(slides)   audio (26MB)]

3/15/2016 José Calderón, MD
UCLA Dept of Medicine

FONBAYS BOOT: A Grammar-based Method for Kicking the Complexity out of Health-related prose.

[audio (29MB)]

2/16/2016 Kyle Zanocco, MD
UCLA Medicine/Surgery

Cost-effectiveness, quality of life, and patient reported outcomes following surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism.

[(slides)   audio (40MB)]

11/17/2015 Keith Norris, MD, PhD
UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research,
Co-director, CHIME Investigator Development Core,
Co-director, UCLA CTSI Community Engagement and Research Program

Managing Hypertension in the Elderly and Special Populations: A Marathon, not a SPRINT.
Review of literature on overlap between subjective well-being and health-related quality of life.

[slides (4711KB)   audio (53MB)]

10/20/2015 Alina Palimaru, Ph.D. candidate
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Review of literature on overlap between subjective well-being and health-related quality of life.

[slides (7752KB)   audio (25MB)]

9/15/2015 José Calderón, MD
UCLA Dept of Medicine, Drew University
Co-lead, C-MORE Survey Research Group

Examination of the utility of health literacy measures for race/ethnic subgroups in the U.S.

[slides (887KB)    audio (28MB)]

7/21/2015 Ron Hays, PhD
UCLA GIM/HSR and RAND

Can patients be satisfied to death?  What was Joshua J. Fenton thinking?
[slides (945KB)  audio (25MB)]

6/16/2015 José Calderón, MD
UCLA Dept of Medicine

Barriers to use of CAHPS surveys with race/ethnic minorities.
[slides (274KB)    audio (30MB)]

4/21/2015 Weijun Zhang. DrPh, BMed
Academic Coordinator UCLA GIM & HSR Div of China Affairs,
Center for East-West Medicine

Factors affecting the approach of integrative medicine: a mixed methods study examining China's integrative medicine development.

1/20/2015 Geoff Hoffman, MPH
Ph.D. Candidate, UCLA School of Public Health

Addressing Older Adult Health Risks: Caregiving and Falls.

12/16/2014 Jo-Ann Eastwood, PhD, RN, CCNS, CCRN
UCLA School of Nursing

Staying Connected: CVD risk reduction in at risk young black women.

[slides (3064KB)  audio (46MB)]

10/21/2014 Ron D. Hays, PhD
UCLA Medicine, Health Services Research.

Review of Patient Safety Culture Survey Measures Completed by Healthcare Providers.

[slides (2620KB)  audio (44MB)]

9/16/2014 John Adams, PhD
Kaiser Permanente, Center for Effectiveness and Safety Research.

Using Item Response Theory to Summarize Health Care Quality Measures.

[slides (184KB) [RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (49MB)]

6/17/2014 Ka-kit Hui, MD
Director, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine

The Potential Value of the Integrative Health Paradigm in Health Outcomes Research.

[RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (46MB)]

5/20/2014 Adam Richards, MD
UCLA Dept of Medicine, Division of GIM & HSR

Health Equity Metrics to Ameliorate Health Disparities Inequity: A User's Guide.

[slides (1716KB] [audio is not available]

4/15/2014 Loren Miller, MD MPH
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Recurrent urinary tract infections among women: comparative effectiveness of 5 prevention and management strategies using a Markov chain Monte Carlo model.

[slides (921 KB] [RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (41MB)*]
* audio is missing first 5 minutes of talk

3/18/2014 Rich Baker, MD
Drew University

The 30% solution?  Challenging an underlying assumption of the ACA and its implication for successful health reform.

[slides (332 KB] [RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (50MB)]

2/18/2014 Amy D. Waterman, PhD
UCLA Division of Nephrology

Expanding Living Donor Transplantation Through Improved Education.

[slides (2124 KB] [RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (48MB)]

12/17/2013 José Calderón, MD
Charles Drew University

Improving diabetes health literacy by animation.

[RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (55MB)]

11/5/2013 Matthew Press, MD MSc
Weill Cornell Medical College

Collaboration Between Clinicians: Assessing its Quality and Impact

[slides (988 KB)] [RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (46MB)]

05/21/2013 
Alison Hamilton, PhD
UCLA Dept of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Brian Mittman, PhD
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and Kaiser Permanente Department of Research and Evaluation

Gail Wyatt, PhD
UCLA Dept of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Studying Effectiveness and Implementation of Evidence-Based, Research-Developed Programs in Routine Care Settings: Tradeoffs and Challenges in Study Designs and Methods.

[slides (2088 KB)] [RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (66MB)]

04/16/2013 Bruce Dobkin, MD
Director, UCLA Wireless Health Institute.

UCLA Wireless Health Institute can Help Investigators.

[Wireless Health Overview - PowerPoint slides (1901 KB)]
[Activity Monitoring and Outcome Measurements by Remotely Sensing Daily Mobility and Exercise in Disabled Patients -
PowerPoint slides (13,836 KB)]

03/19/2013 Mellissa Withers, PhD, MHS
Qualitative Health Research Consultant, UCLA School of Dentistry, and Department of Anthropology at UCLA.

Qualitative Research.

[slides (4812 KB)]

02/19/2013 Lenore Arab, PhD MS
UCLA School of Medicine, General Internal Medicine  & HSR

What PCORI Wants: An Open Discussion of PCORI Reviews, PCORI Reviewers, and PCORI Successes.

[slides (604 KB)] [RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (29MB)*]
*Partial recording - audio cuts off at 22 minutes mark. Please review slides for additional detail.

01/15/2013 Wendy Slusser, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Medical Director, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA Fit for Health Program.

How to Build Stakeholder Engagement into Studies

[slides (12287 KB)] [RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (86MB)]

12/4/12  Douglas Bell, MD PhD
UCLA School of Medicine/General Internal Medicine & HSR, RAND.
Value of Information: A Brief Summary.

Also:

Lenore Arab, Phd, MS
UCLA School of Medicine/General Internal Medicine and HSR.
PCORI Update: Board of Governors Recap

[slides (5344 KB)] [RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (87MB)]

10/16/2012 Christopher Saigal, MD MPH
UCLA School of Medicine, Dept of Urology

Improving Decision Making at the Point of Care: Opportunities and Challenges.

[PDF of slides (2700 KB)] [RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (73MB)]

09/18/2012  PCORI Discussion Panel on Patient-Engagement.

How can we meet or surpass the bar raised by PCORI on stakeholder engagement in our research - from study design to dissemination.

Dr. Tim Carey
Director, Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Paul G. Shekelle
D
irector, Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center, RAND Corporation; Director, Quality Assessment and Quality Improvement Program, RAND Health; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School

[PDF of slides (996 KB)] [RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (77MB)]

08/21/2012 Brian Mittman, PhD
Director, VA Center for Implementation Practice and Research Support

"Methods Matter": Goals and Content for the First PCORI Methodology Report and Standards.
[PDF of slides (1914 KB)] [RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (84MB)]

07/17/2012 David Reuben, MD
UCLA Division of Geriatric Medicine

UCLA Alzheimer's and Dementia Care: Comprehensive, coordinated, patient-centered.

06/19/2012 Robin Clarke, MD  
UCLA Medicine and RWJ Scholar

Incorporating Stakeholders: Examining the Medical Home Through an Adaptation of the Modified Delphi Process.

05/15/2012 Kevin Grumbach, MD
Professor and Chair, UCSF School of Medicine

The Translational Research Challenge: Improving the Health of the Community.

04/17/2012 Dominick Frosch, PhD
UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research

Communicating Comparative Effectiveness Research Results to Patients

03/20/2012 Roger Lewis, MD, PhD
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Adaptive Clinical Trials

[PDF of slides (2058 KB)] [RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (58MB)]

02/21/2012 Ron Anderson, PhD
UCLA Departments of Health Services and Sociology

The State of Comparative Effectiveness Research at the National Level


[RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (45MB)]

01/17/2012 Cheryl Damberg, PhD
RAND

Potential Unintended Consequences in Pay for Performance Programs.

12/20/2011 Pamela Davidson, PhD 
The UCLA Health System Patient Safety Institute

Improving Safety through Intervention, Innovation, Policy Analysis, and Workforce Development.

[RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (55MB)]

11/08/2011 Ian Coulter, PhD 
RAND and UCLA School of Dentistry

Overview and Critique of Comparative Effectiveness Research.

[RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (52MB)]

[PDF of slides (1480 KB)]

10/18/2011 Emmett Keeler, PhD
RAND

Cost effectiveness of lung cancer screening in the NLST.
 

[RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (50MB)]

09/13/2011 John Romley, PhD
USC School of Policy, Planning and Development-Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and RAND

Hospital Spending and Inpatient Mortality: Evidence from California.


[RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (51MB)]

08/16/2011 Sarah Starks
UCLA Department of Health Services

Cost and Effectiveness of Full Service Partnerships: Assertive Community Treatment of Severe Mental Illness
[RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (55MB)]  

Key points:

1) This study of 482 individuals with severe mental illness provides support for the construct validity (including responsiveness to change) of the Assessment of Quality of Life (AQoL) instrument.

2) Clients enrolled in full service partnership programs in the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health have larger increases in outpatient mental health services costs following admission to care than a matched sample of clients receiving usual outpatient services through public mental health clinics.

3) The increases in costs for those in full serve partnership programs is not offset by decreases in emergency or inpatient/residential care.

07/12/2011 Lisa Rubenstein, MD
Director, VA/UCLA/RAND Center for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior at VA Greater Los Angeles Medical Center

Quality Improvement and Implementation Science in the Era of Comparative Effectiveness
.

[RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (48MB)]  

05/10/2011 Patricia Ganz, MD
UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health

Comparative Effectiveness and Studies of Breast Cancer Outcomes and Quality.

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04/12/2011 Katherine Kahn, MD, PhD
UCLA School of Medicine and RAND.

Approach to the Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Decision Support Systems for Advanced Imaging Procedures.

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03/08/2011 Mark Litwin, MD MPH
UCLA School of Public Health.

Special lecture as part of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research Seminar Series

Caring for the Uninsured in California with Prostate Cancer.
02/08/2011 John Adams, PhD
RAND

Physician Cost Profiling.


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01/11/2011 Ken Wells, MD, MPH
UCLA and RAND

Community-partnered comparative effectiveness research in mental health.


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12/14/2010 Francesco Chiappelli, PhD
UCLA School of Dentistry

Toward Clinically Relevant Complex Systematic Reviews (CRCSR's), and beyond: Recent Milestones and Remaining Challenges.


[PDF of slides (1024 KB)] [RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (61 MB)]


Key points:
1) research synthesis
2) systematic reviews & clinically relevant complex systematic reviews

3)
evidence-based decision-making
4)
comparative effectiveness & efficacy

11/09/2010 Teryl Nuckols, MD
UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research

Utilization of care as a criteria for comparative effectiveness research.

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10/12/2010 Michael Ong, MD, PhD
UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research

Comparative Effectiveness Research on Reducing Heart Failure Readmissions.

[PDF of slides (307 KB)]   [RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (57 MB)]
09/14/2010 Brennan Spiegel, MD MSHS, FACG
UCLA/VA Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE)

Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: How to Figure out if the Juice is Worth the Squeeze.

[PDF of slides (377 KB)]
08/10/2010 Robert Brook, MD, ScD
Director, RAND Health, Professor of Medicine UCLA

Can We Establish a Business Case for Comparative Effectiveness Research?

[RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (55 MB)]
[Additional Reading
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07/13/2010 Benjamin Craig, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Center

Comparing Health Outcomes in Comparative Effectiveness (CHOICE) Research: Do preferences matter?

[PDF of slides (490 KB)]  [RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (54 MB)]
06/08/2010 Brian Mittman, PhD
Director VA Center for Implementation Practice and Research Support

Achieving the Promise of CER: The Role of Implementation Science 

[PDF of slides
(400 KB); RIGHT CLICK to SAVE MP3 audio (approx 48 MB)]

05/11/2010 Robert Kaplan, PhD
UCLA Schools of Public Health and Medicine

How Do We Interpret Unexpected Findings From Large Clinical Trials?

[PDF of slides (2900 KB)]