Hospitalist investigators are actively involved in interdisciplinary research related to quality improvement, patient safety, implementation science, care transitions, medication management, and health communication. A well-developed research portfolio includes extramural funding from the NIH, AHRQ, CMS, PCORI, and VA. Hospitalist faculty play leadership roles in the Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research, Center for Effective Health Communication, and Center for Health Services Research, and actively collaborate with other research programs in the Center for Quality Aging, Department of Biomedical Informatics, and School of Nursing. These established relationships ensure that our faculty have a broad pool of collaborators and mentors from which to draw.

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Recent Publications: 


Relation of Perceived Health Competence to Physical Activity in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease.

Bachmann JM, Mayberry LS, Wallston KA, Huang S, Roumie CL, Muñoz D, Patel NJ, Kripalani S.

Am J Cardiol. 2018 Feb 7. pii: S0002-9149(18)30166-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.01.024. [Epub ahead of print]


Acute Brain Dysfunction: Development and Validation of a Daily Prediction Model.

Marra A, Pandharipande PP, Shotwell MS, Chandrasekhar R, Girard TD, Shintani AK, Peelen LM, Moons K, Dittus RS, Ely EW, Vasilevskis EE.

Chest. 2018 Mar 23. pii: S0012-3692(18)30426-4. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2018.03.013. [Epub ahead of print]


Health Literacy and Demographic Disparities in HIV Care Continuum Outcomes.

Rebeiro PF, McPherson TD, Goggins KM, Turner M, Bebawy SS, Rogers WB, Brinkley-Rubinstein L, Person AK, Sterling TR, Kripalani S, Pettit AC.

AIDS Behav. 2018 Mar 20. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2092-7. [Epub ahead of print]


Interventions to Improve Follow-Up of Laboratory Test Results Pending at Discharge: A Systematic Review.

Whitehead NS, Williams L, Meleth S, Kennedy S, Epner P, Singh H, Wooldridge K, Dalal AK, Walz SE, Lorey T, Graber ML.

J Hosp Med. 2018 Feb 28. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2944. [Epub ahead of print]


Numeracy, Health Literacy, Cognition, and 30-Day Readmissions among Patients with Heart Failure.

Sterling MR, Safford MM, Goggins K, Nwosu SK, Schildcrout JS, Wallston KA, Mixon AS, Rothman RL, Kripalani S.

J Hosp Med. 2018 Mar 1;13(3):145-151. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2932. Epub 2018 Feb 12.


Randomised controlled pragmatic clinical trial evaluating the effectiveness of a discharge follow-up phone call on 30-day hospital readmissions: balancing pragmatic and explanatory design considerations.

Yiadom MYAB, Domenico H, Byrne D, Hasselblad MM, Gatto CL, Kripalani S, Choma N, Tucker S, Wang L, Bhatia MC, Morrison J, Harrell FE, Hartert T, Bernard G.

BMJ Open. 2018 Feb 14;8(2):e019600. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019600.


Finding balance: Optimizing medication prescribing in older patients.

Sponsler KC, Mixon AS.

Cleve Clin J Med. 2018 Feb;85(2):136-137. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.85a.17087. No abstract available.


Know thy eHealth user: Development of biopsychosocial personas from a study of older adults with heart failure.

Holden RJ, Kulanthaivel A, Purkayastha S, Goggins KM, Kripalani S.

Int J Med Inform. 2017 Dec;108:158-167. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2017.10.006. Epub 2017 Oct 9.


Subsyndromal Delirium and Institutionalization Among Patients With Critical Illness.

Brummel NE, Boehm LM, Girard TD, Pandharipande PP, Jackson JC, Hughes CG, Patel MB, Han JH, Vasilevskis EE, Thompson JL, Chandrasekhar R, Bernard GR, Dittus RS, Ely EW.

Am J Crit Care. 2017 Nov;26(6):447-455. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2017263.


Low Health Literacy Is Associated with Increased Transitional Care Needs in Hospitalized Patients.

Boyle J, Speroff T, Worley K, Cao A, Goggins K, Dittus RS, Kripalani S.

J Hosp Med. 2017 Nov;12(11):918-924. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2841. Epub 2017 Sep 20.


Association of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Context With Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Bachmann JM, Huang S, Gupta DK, Lipworth L, Mumma MT, Blot WJ, Akwo EA, Kripalani S, Whooley MA, Wang TJ, Freiberg MS.

J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Oct 11;6(10). pii: e006260. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.117.006260.


Mining 100 million notes to find homelessness and adverse childhood experiences: 2 case studies of rare and severe social determinants of health in electronic health records.

Bejan CA, Angiolillo J, Conway D, Nash R, Shirey-Rice JK, Lipworth L, Cronin RM, Pulley J, Kripalani S, Barkin S, Johnson KB, Denny JC.

J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 Jan 1;25(1):61-71. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocx059.


Association of Health Literacy With Postoperative Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Major Abdominal Surgery.

Wright JP, Edwards GC, Goggins K, Tiwari V, Maiga A, Moses K, Kripalani S, Idrees K.

JAMA Surg. 2018 Feb 1;153(2):137-142. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3832.


Recruitment methods for survey research: Findings from the Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network.

Heerman WJ, Jackson N, Roumie CL, Harris PA, Rosenbloom ST, Pulley J, Wilkins CH, Williams NA, Crenshaw D, Leak C, Scherdin J, Muñoz D, Bachmann J, Rothman RL, Kripalani S.

Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Nov;62:50-55. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2017.08.006. Epub 2017 Aug 17.


Randomized controlled trial of a pictorial aid intervention for medication adherence among HIV-positive patients with comorbid diabetes or hypertension.

Monroe AK, Pena JS, Moore RD, Riekert KA, Eakin MN, Kripalani S, Chander G.

AIDS Care. 2018 Feb;30(2):199-206. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1360993. Epub 2017 Aug 10.