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Vassar Stefanie

Title(s)CERP/HSR Program Director, CTSI
Phone310-794-8464
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    1. Ladapo JA, Larochelle MR, Chen A, Villalon MM, Vassar S, Huang DYC, Mafi JN. Physician Prescribing of Opioids to Patients at Increased Risk of Overdose From Benzodiazepine Use in the United States. JAMA Psychiatry. 2018 Jun 01; 75(6):623-630. PMID: 29710086.
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    2. Brown AF, Liang LJ, Vassar SD, Escarce JJ, Merkin SS, Cheng E, Richards A, Seeman T, Longstreth WT. Trends in Racial/Ethnic and Nativity Disparities in Cardiovascular Health Among Adults Without Prevalent Cardiovascular Disease in the United States, 1988 to 2014. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Apr 17; 168(8):541-549. PMID: 29554692.
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    3. Dave G, Frerichs L, Jones J, Kim M, Schaal J, Vassar S, Varma D, Striley C, Ruktanonchai C, Black A, Hankins J, Lovelady N, Cene C, Green M, Young T, Tiwari S, Cheney A, Cottler L, Sullivan G, Brown A, Burke J, Corbie-Smith G. Conceptualizing trust in community-academic research partnerships using concept mapping approach: A multi-CTSA study. Eval Program Plann. 2018 02; 66:70-78. PMID: 29053983.
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    4. Cheng EM, Myers LJ, Vassar S, Bravata DM. Impact of Hospital Admission for Patients with Transient Ischemic Attack. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2017 Aug; 26(8):1831-1840. PMID: 28501258.
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    5. Frerichs L, Kim M, Dave G, Cheney A, Hassmiller Lich K, Jones J, Young TL, Cene CW, Varma DS, Schaal J, Black A, Striley CW, Vassar S, Sullivan G, Cottler LB, Brown A, Burke JG, Corbie-Smith G. Stakeholder Perspectives on Creating and Maintaining Trust in Community-Academic Research Partnerships. Health Educ Behav. 2017 02; 44(1):182-191. PMID: 27230272.
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    6. Yan T, Liang LJ, Vassar S, Katz MC, Escarce JJ, Longstreth WT, Merkin SS, Brown AF. Neighborhood Characteristics are Associated with Racial and Gender Variation in Walking among Older Adults: the Cardiovascular Health Study. Ethn Dis. 2016 Jan 21; 26(1):17-26. PMID: 26843792.
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    7. Brown AF, Morris DM, Kahn KL, Sankaré IC, King KM, Vargas R, Lucas-Wright A, Jones LF, Flowers A, Jones FU, Bross R, Banner D, Del Pino HE, Pitts OL, Zhang L, Porter C, Madrigal SK, Vassar SD, Vangala S, Liang LJ, Martinez AB, Norris KC. The Healthy Community Neighborhood Initiative: Rationale and Design. Ethn Dis. 2016 01 21; 26(1):123-32. PMID: 26843805.
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    8. Bharmal N, Lucas-Wright AA, Vassar SD, Jones F, Jones L, Wells R, Cienega J, Brown AF. A Community Engagement Symposium to Prevent and Improve Stroke Outcomes in Diverse Communities. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2016; 10(1):149-58. PMID: 27018364.
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    9. Inkelas M, Brown AF, Vassar SD, Sankaré IC, Martinez AB, Kubicek K, Kuo T, Mahajan A, Gould M, Mittman BS. Enhancing Dissemination, Implementation, and Improvement Science in CTSAs through Regional Partnerships. Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Dec; 8(6):800-6. PMID: 26602191.
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    10. King KM, Pardo YJ, Norris KC, Diaz-Romero M, Morris D, Vassar SD, Brown AF. A Community-Academic Partnered Grant Writing Series to Build Infrastructure for Partnered Research. Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Oct; 8(5):573-8. PMID: 26365589.
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    11. Baca CB, Vickrey BG, Vassar S, Berg AT. Disease-targeted versus generic measurement of health-related quality of life in epilepsy. Qual Life Res. 2015 Jun; 24(6):1379-87. PMID: 25413780.
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    12. Baca CB, Vickrey BG, Vassar SD, Cook A, Berg AT. Injuries in adolescents with childhood-onset epilepsy compared with sibling controls. J Pediatr. 2013 Dec; 163(6):1684-1691.e4. PMID: 24054432; PMCID: PMC3842373.
    13. Hauptman JS, Dadour A, Oh T, Baca CB, Vickrey BG, Vassar S, Sankar R, Salamon N, Vinters HV, Mathern GW. Time to pediatric epilepsy surgery is longer and developmental outcomes lower for government compared with private insurance. Neurosurgery. 2013 Jul; 73(1):152-7. PMID: 23615092.
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    14. Baca CB, Vickrey BG, Vassar S, Hauptman JS, Dadour A, Oh T, Salamon N, Vinters HV, Sankar R, Mathern GW. Time to pediatric epilepsy surgery is related to disease severity and nonclinical factors. Neurology. 2013 Mar 26; 80(13):1231-9. PMID: 23468549; PMCID: PMC3691779.
    15. Hauptman JS, Dadour A, Oh T, Baca CB, Vickrey BG, Vassar SD, Sankar R, Salamon N, Vinters HV, Mathern GW. Sociodemographic changes over 25 years of pediatric epilepsy surgery at UCLA. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Mar; 11(3):250-5. PMID: 23331214; PMCID: PMC3832187.
    16. Brown AF, Vassar SD, Connor KI, Vickrey BG. Collaborative care management reduces disparities in dementia care quality for caregivers with less education. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Feb; 61(2):243-51. PMID: 23320655; PMCID: PMC3772791.
    17. Brown AF, Liang LJ, Vassar SD, Merkin SS, Longstreth WT, Ovbiagele B, Yan T, Escarce JJ. Neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage and mortality after stroke. Neurology. 2013 Feb 05; 80(6):520-7. PMID: 23284071; PMCID: PMC3589286.
    18. Avidan A, Hays RD, Diaz N, Bordelon Y, Thompson AW, Vassar SD, Vickrey BG. Associations of sleep disturbance symptoms with health-related quality of life in Parkinson's disease. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2013; 25(4):319-26. PMID: 24247858; PMCID: PMC3960993.
    19. Yan T, Escarce JJ, Liang LJ, Longstreth WT, Merkin SS, Ovbiagele B, Vassar SD, Seeman T, Sarkisian C, Brown AF. Exploring psychosocial pathways between neighbourhood characteristics and stroke in older adults: the cardiovascular health study. Age Ageing. 2013 May; 42(3):391-7. PMID: 23264005; PMCID: PMC3633364.
    20. Cheng EM, Bravata DM, El-Saden S, Vassar SD, Ofner S, Williams LS, Keyhani S. Carotid artery stenosis: wide variability in reporting formats--a review of 127 Veterans Affairs medical centers. Radiology. 2013 Jan; 266(1):289-94. PMID: 23143022; PMCID: PMC3528970.
    21. Vassar SD, Bordelon YM, Hays RD, Diaz N, Rausch R, Mao C, Vickrey BG. Confirmatory factor analysis of the motor unified Parkinson's disease rating scale. Parkinsons Dis. 2012; 2012:719167. PMID: 23133789; PMCID: PMC3486132.
    22. Chodosh J, Pearson ML, Connor KI, Vassar SD, Kaisey M, Lee ML, Vickrey BG. A dementia care management intervention: which components improve quality? Am J Manag Care. 2012 Feb; 18(2):85-94. PMID: 22435836.
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    23. Kaisey M, Mittman B, Pearson M, Connor KI, Chodosh J, Vassar SD, Nguyen FT, Vickrey BG. Predictors of acceptance of offered care management intervention services in a quality improvement trial for dementia. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012 Oct; 27(10):1078-85. PMID: 22190354.
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    24. Bordelon YM, Hays RD, Vassar SD, Diaz N, Bronstein J, Vickrey BG. Medication responsiveness of motor symptoms in a population-based study of Parkinson disease. Parkinsons Dis. 2011; 2011:967839. PMID: 22191067; PMCID: PMC3236449.
    25. Baca CB, Vickrey BG, Vassar SD, Berg AT. Seizure recency and quality of life in adolescents with childhood-onset epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2012 Jan; 23(1):47-51. PMID: 22134098; PMCID: PMC3261362.
    26. Baca CB, Vickrey BG, Caplan R, Vassar SD, Berg AT. Psychiatric and medical comorbidity and quality of life outcomes in childhood-onset epilepsy. Pediatrics. 2011 Dec; 128(6):e1532-43. PMID: 22123895; PMCID: PMC3387901.
    27. Brown AF, Liang LJ, Vassar SD, Stein-Merkin S, Longstreth WT, Ovbiagele B, Yan T, Escarce JJ. Neighborhood disadvantage and ischemic stroke: the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS). Stroke. 2011 Dec; 42(12):3363-8. PMID: 21940966; PMCID: PMC3781011.
    28. Ekundayo OJ, Vassar SD, Williams LS, Bravata DM, Cheng EM. Using administrative databases to calculate Framingham scores within a large health care organization. Stroke. 2011 Jul; 42(7):1982-7. PMID: 21546488; PMCID: PMC3125472.
    29. Chiong-Rivero H, Ryan GW, Flippen C, Bordelon Y, Szumski NR, Zesiewicz TA, Vassar S, Weidmer B, García RE, Bradley M, Vickrey BG. Patients' and caregivers' experiences of the impact of Parkinson's disease on health status. Patient Relat Outcome Meas. 2011 Mar; 2011(2):57-70. PMID: 21691459.
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    30. Thompson AW, Liu H, Hays RD, Katon WJ, Rausch R, Diaz N, Jacob EL, Vassar SD, Vickrey BG. Diagnostic accuracy and agreement across three depression assessment measures for Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2011 Jan; 17(1):40-5. PMID: 21084211; PMCID: PMC3021588.
    31. Baca CB, Vickrey BG, Hays RD, Vassar SD, Berg AT. Differences in child versus parent reports of the child's health-related quality of life in children with epilepsy and healthy siblings. Value Health. 2010 Sep-Oct; 13(6):778-86. PMID: 20561342; PMCID: PMC3065295.
    32. Cheng EM, Cohen SN, Lee ML, Vassar SD, Chen AY. Use of antithrombotic agents among U.S. stroke survivors, 2000-2006. Am J Prev Med. 2010 Jan; 38(1):47-53. PMID: 20117556; PMCID: PMC2818982.
    33. Harris DP, Chodosh J, Vassar SD, Vickrey BG, Shapiro MF. Primary care providers' views of challenges and rewards of dementia care relative to other conditions. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Dec; 57(12):2209-16. PMID: 19943831; PMCID: PMC3832192.
    34. Brown CA, Cheng EM, Hays RD, Vassar SD, Vickrey BG. SF-36 includes less Parkinson Disease (PD)-targeted content but is more responsive to change than two PD-targeted health-related quality of life measures. Qual Life Res. 2009 Nov; 18(9):1219-37. PMID: 19714487.
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    35. Duru OK, Ettner SL, Vassar SD, Chodosh J, Vickrey BG. Cost evaluation of a coordinated care management intervention for dementia. Am J Manag Care. 2009 Aug; 15(8):521-8. PMID: 19670955; PMCID: PMC2770874.
    36. Baca CB, Cheng EM, Spencer SS, Vassar S, Vickrey BG. Racial differences in patient expectations prior to resective epilepsy surgery. Epilepsy Behav. 2009 Aug; 15(4):452-5. PMID: 19541545; PMCID: PMC2746976.
    37. Vickrey BG, Hays RD, Maines ML, Vassar SD, Fitten J, Strickland T. Development and preliminary evaluation of a quality of life measure targeted at dementia caregivers. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2009 Jun 21; 7:56. PMID: 19545399; PMCID: PMC2706224.
    38. Kavirajan H, Hays RD, Vassar S, Vickrey BG. Responsiveness and construct validity of the health utilities index in patients with dementia. Med Care. 2009 Jun; 47(6):651-61. PMID: 19433998; PMCID: PMC2771214.
    39. Connor KI, McNeese-Smith DK, Vickrey BG, van Servellen GM, Chang BL, Lee ML, Vassar SD, Chodosh J. Determining care management activities associated with mastery and relationship strain for dementia caregivers. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 May; 56(5):891-7. PMID: 18384590.
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    40. Chodosh J, Mittman BS, Connor KI, Vassar SD, Lee ML, DeMonte RW, Ganiats TG, Heikoff LE, Rubenstein LZ, Della Penna RD, Vickrey BG. Caring for patients with dementia: how good is the quality of care? Results from three health systems. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Aug; 55(8):1260-8. PMID: 17661967.
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    41. Cheng EM, Swarztrauber K, Siderowf AD, Eisa MS, Lee M, Vassar S, Jacob E, Vickrey BG. Association of specialist involvement and quality of care for Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2007 Mar 15; 22(4):515-22. PMID: 17260340.
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    42. Cheng EM, Asch SM, Brook RH, Vassar SD, Jacob EL, Lee ML, Chang DS, Sacco RL, Hsiao AF, Vickrey BG. Suboptimal control of atherosclerotic disease risk factors after cardiac and cerebrovascular procedures. Stroke. 2007 Mar; 38(3):929-34. PMID: 17255549.
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    43. Vickrey BG, Mittman BS, Connor KI, Pearson ML, Della Penna RD, Ganiats TG, Demonte RW, Chodosh J, Cui X, Vassar S, Duan N, Lee M. The effect of a disease management intervention on quality and outcomes of dementia care: a randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med. 2006 Nov 21; 145(10):713-26. PMID: 17116916.
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    44. Cheng E, Chen A, Vassar S, Lee M, Cohen SN, Vickrey B. Comparison of secondary prevention care after myocardial infarction and stroke. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2006; 21(4):235-41. PMID: 16446536.
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