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RCS 98-354
Research Career Scientist Award
Frances M. Weaver PhD MA BA
Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL
Hines, IL
Funding Period: October 2003 - September 2020

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:
The Research Career Scientist (RCS) Award is designed to reward and promote high quality, productive senior level research investigators. Dr. Weaver has maintained her productivity as a scientist in her 4rd year of funding.

Dr. Weaver has been a research investigator in VA for over 33 years. She has served as the HSR&D COIN director (formerly the COE) for 10 years and was the SCI QUERI research director for almot 15 years. Over the years, she has had grant funding from HSR&D and the VA Cooperative Studies program, from VA operations offices, from NIH, and most recently from Medtronic, PCORI, DOD and AHRQ. She is a professor in the Division of Public Health Sciences, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola Univeristy. She joined Loyola as a faculty in 2009 after spending almost 20 years at Northwestern University.

Her research focus began in the area of long term care, having worked with the Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care and VA's national Pharmacy program on several partner-based evaluations, before the concept of partnered-research was recognized as important to implement research findings. She then turned her attention to research in neurologic conditions, particularly focusing on spinal cord injuries and disorders (with her work through QUERI) and Parkinson's disease (with support from VA's cooperative studies program, HSR&D and now Medtronic). Most recently, her research has included an emphasis on patient centered care and the use of new delivery models involving technology. She continues her work in SCI, with a focus on bone health collaborating with a rheumatologist, Dr. Laura Carbone with DOD and VA HSRD funding. On the university side, she serves as the site PI for the CAPriCORN CDRN, funded by PCORI and for a newly funded AHRQ grant which incorporates the patient inventory she developed with HSR&D funding. The inventory will be part of a clinical decision support tool to improve care delivery and outcomes.

During her career, Dr. Weaver has mentored researchers and staff at all levels, from undergraduates and medical students, to pre and post doctoral fellows, career development awardees, and young clinicians wanting to do research. Currently she is mentoring a CSR&D physician awardee, a RR&D PhD awardee, and a physician who was awarded an NIH Gemstar award.

Dr. Weaver has over 165 published journal articles, predominately as either first or senior author. Over her career she has averaged almost 6 publications/year. She has and continues to provide service to VA locally and nationally through review committees, search and promotion committees, and governance groups. She has had continuous grant funding from VA since 1998. In 2015 she was designated as a FACA member and serves as vice chair of panel #3 of SMRB.

OBJECTIVE(S):
One of the goals of the Hines COI is to conduct high quality innovative health services research that addresses how to provide evidence-based care and management of persons with chronic diseases. Dr. Weaver's focus is in three areas: implementation of evidence-based results in spinal cord injuries and disorders; clinical trials, program evaluation, and evidence-development research in Parkinson's disease and other chronic conditions, and use of new delivery models such as ehealth technologies as a means to deliver evidence-based care and evaluate patient centered outcomes.

METHODS:
Dr. Weaver utilizes mixed methods in her research. She has conducted clinical trials, program evaluation, survey research, secondary data analysis, and qualitative data collection and analysis. She is developing expertise in the area of technology based health care delivery, working with the My HealtheVet Program and eHealth QUERI. In addition, through her efforts with the PCORI CDRN, she is learning about development of computer-generated phenotypes (for cohort identification) and how to engage patients in research.

FINDINGS/RESULTS:
Not yet available.

IMPACT:
Dr. Weaver remains highly productive in areas of high priority and relevance to VA. She just completed her VA SDP to develop and test a tool to increase delivery of patient centered care. This tool (the inventory) has been incorporated into a grant submitted to AHRQ to develop clinical decision support for improving contextualization of care. She is also a site PI (Loyola) on for a PCORI funded clinical data research network (CDRN) funded involving most of the major Chicago area healthcare institutions. This network will serve as the basis for conducting observational and comparative effectiveness trials within the network and across other CDRNs at the national level. We are currently involved in 2 large observation trials and are negotiating to be involved in 2 CER trials.
In addition to her research and service activities, Dr. Weaver has been a successful mentor. She is currently mentoring two VA CDA awardees, and one NIH Gemstar awardee. Several of her mentees have gone on to successful careers in VA research.

PUBLICATIONS:

Journal Articles

  1. Weaver FM, Stroupe KT, Smith B, Gonzalez B, Huo Z, Cao L, Ippolito D, Follett KA. Survival in patients with Parkinson's disease after deep brain stimulation or medical management. Movement Disorders : Official Journal of The Movement Disorder Society. 2017 Dec 1; 32(12):1756-1763.
  2. Bidassie B, Vallette MA, James T, Martinez RN, Etingen B, Cozart H, Weaver FM. Evaluating the roll-out of environmental control units in Veterans Affairs Spinal Cord Injury Centers: Workflow observations. International Journal of Healthcare. 2017 Nov 1; 3(2):57-67.
  3. Weaver FM, Trick WE, Evans CT, Lin MY, Adams W, Pho MT, Bleasdale SC, Mullane KM, Johnson S, Sikka MK, Peterson LR, Solomonides AE, Gerding DN. The Impact of Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection on Patients' Prevention Behaviors. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2017 Nov 1; 38(11):1351-1357.
  4. Binns-Calvey AE, Malhiot A, Kostovich CT, LaVela SL, Stroupe K, Gerber BS, Burkhart L, Weiner SJ, Weaver FM. Validating Domains of Patient Contextual Factors Essential to Preventing Contextual Errors: A Qualitative Study Conducted at Chicago Area Veterans Health Administration Sites. Academic Medicine. 2017 Sep 1; 92(9):1287-1293.
  5. Fitzpatrick MA, Suda KJ, Evans CT, Hunkler RJ, Weaver F, Schumock GT. Influence of drug class and healthcare setting on systemic antifungal expenditures in the United States, 2005-15. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2017 Jul 15; 74(14):1076-1083.
  6. Etingen B, Martinez RN, Vallette MA, Dendinger R, Bidassie B, Miskevics S, Khan HT, Cozart HT, Locatelli SM, Weaver FM. Patient perceptions of environmental control units: experiences of Veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders receiving inpatient VA healthcare. Disability and rehabilitation. Assistive technology. 2018 May 1; 13(4):325-332.
  7. Hill JN, Guihan M, Hogan TP, Smith BM, LaVela SL, Weaver FM, Anaya HD, Evans CT. Use of the PARIHS Framework for Retrospective and Prospective Implementation Evaluations. Worldviews on evidence-based nursing / Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing. 2017 Apr 1; 14(2):99-107.
  8. Hill JN, Smith BM, Weaver FM, Nazi KM, Thomas FP, Goldstein B, Hogan TP. Potential of personal health record portals in the care of individuals with spinal cord injuries and disorders: Provider perspectives. The journal of spinal cord medicine. 2018 May 1; 41(3):298-308.
  9. Abderhalden L, Weaver FM, Bethel M, Demirtas H, Burns S, Svircev J, Hoenig H, Lyles K, Miskevics S, Carbone LD. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and fracture prediction in patients with spinal cord injuries and disorders. Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA. 2017 Mar 1; 28(3):925-934.
  10. Richardson LM, Hill JN, Smith BM, Bauer E, Weaver FM, Gordon HS, Stroupe KT, Hogan TP. Patient prioritization of comorbid chronic conditions in the Veteran population: Implications for patient-centered care. SAGE open medicine. 2016 Nov 29; 4:2050312116680945.
  11. Bethel M, Bailey L, Weaver F, Harmon RL, Priebe MM, Le B, Aslam H, Fausel Z, Hoenig H, Carbone LD. A historical study of appendicular fractures in veterans with traumatic chronic spinal cord injury: 2002-2007. The journal of spinal cord medicine. 2016 Nov 1; 39(6):686-692.
  12. Domek N, Dux K, Pinzur M, Weaver F, Rogers T. Association Between Hemoglobin A1c and Surgical Morbidity in Elective Foot and Ankle Surgery. The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. 2016 Sep 1; 55(5):939-43.
  13. Burns SP, Weaver F, Chin A, Svircev J, Carbone L. Cervical stenosis in spinal cord injury and disorders. The journal of spinal cord medicine. 2016 Jul 1; 39(4):471-5.
  14. Schwartz A, Weiner SJ, Binns-Calvey A, Weaver FM. Providers contextualise care more often when they discover patient context by asking: meta-analysis of three primary data sets. BMJ quality & safety. 2016 Mar 1; 25(3):159-63.
  15. Hogan TP, Hill JN, Locatelli SM, Weaver FM, Thomas FP, Nazi KM, Goldstein B, Smith BM. Health Information Seeking and Technology Use Among Veterans With Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders. PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation. 2016 Feb 1; 8(2):123-30.
  16. Rothlind JC, York MK, Carlson K, Luo P, Marks WJ, Weaver FM, Stern M, Follett K, Reda D, CSP-468 Study Group. Neuropsychological changes following deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson's disease: comparisons of treatment at pallidal and subthalamic targets versus best medical therapy. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. 2015 Jun 1; 86(6):622-9.
  17. Weiner SJ, Schwartz A, Sharma G, Binns-Calvey A, Ashley N, Kelly B, Weaver FM. Patient-collected audio for performance assessment of the clinical encounter. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2015 Jun 1; 41(6):273-8.
  18. Bethel M, Bailey L, Weaver F, Le B, Burns SP, Svircev JN, Heggeness MH, Carbone LD. Surgical compared with nonsurgical management of fractures in male veterans with chronic spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2015 May 1; 53(5):402-7.
  19. Katz M, Luciano MS, Carlson K, Luo P, Marks WJ, Larson PS, Starr PA, Follett KA, Weaver FM, Stern MB, Reda DJ, Ostrem JL, CSP 468 study group. Differential effects of deep brain stimulation target on motor subtypes in Parkinson's disease. Annals of neurology. 2015 Apr 1; 77(4):710-9.
  20. Bailey LA, Weaver FM, Chin A, Carbone LD. Estimation of a recurrent event gap time distribution: an application to morbidity outcomes following lower extremity fracture in Veterans with spinal cord injury. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology. 2015 Mar 1; 15(1):1-22.
  21. Powell-Cope G, Moore DH, Weaver FM, Thomason S. Perceptions of practice guidelines for people with spinal cord injury. Rehabilitation Nursing : The Official Journal of The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. 2015 Mar 1; 40(2):100-10.
  22. Akhigbe T, Chin AS, Svircev JN, Hoenig H, Burns SP, Weaver FM, Bailey L, Carbone L. A retrospective review of lower extremity fracture care in patients with spinal cord injury. The journal of spinal cord medicine. 2015 Jan 1; 38(1):2-9.
  23. Evans CT, Rogers TJ, Goldstein B, Weaver FM, LaVela SL. Influenza antiviral treatment in spinal cord injury patients, 2007-2010. The journal of spinal cord medicine. 2015 Jan 1; 38(1):48-56.
  24. Solomonides A, Goel S, Hynes D, Silverstein JC, Hota B, Trick W, Angulo F, Price R, Sadhu E, Zelisko S, Fischer J, Furner B, Hamilton A, Phua J, Brown W, Hohmann SF, Meltzer D, Tarlov E, Weaver FM, Zhang H, Concannon T, Kho A. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Practice: The CAPriCORN Infrastructure. Studies in health technology and informatics. 2015 Jan 1; 216:584-8.
  25. Westbay LC, Cao L, Burnett-Zeigler I, Reizine N, Barton B, Ippolito D, Weaver FM, Stroupe KT. Mental Health-Related Healthcare Use Following Bilateral Deep Brain Stimulation For Parkinson's Disease. Journal of Parkinson's disease. 2015 Jan 1; 5(3):497-504.
  26. Stroupe KT, Weaver FM, Cao L, Ippolito D, Barton BR, Burnett-Zeigler IE, Holloway RG, Vickrey BG, Simuni T, Follett KA. Cost of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson's disease by surgical stimulation sites. Movement Disorders : Official Journal of The Movement Disorder Society. 2014 Nov 1; 29(13):1666-74.
  27. Ullrich PM, Lavela SL, Evans CT, Miskevics S, Weaver FM, Goldstein B. Associations between perceptions of evidence and adoption of H1N1 influenza infection prevention strategies among healthcare workers providing care to persons with spinal cord injury. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2014 Aug 1; 70(8):1793-800.
  28. Rogers TJ, Smith BM, Weaver FM, Ganesh S, Saban KL, Stroupe KT, Martinez RN, Evans CT, Pape TL. Healthcare utilization following mild traumatic brain injury in female veterans. Brain injury. 2014 Jun 19; 28(11):1406-12.
  29. Carbone LD, Chin AS, Lee TA, Burns SP, Svircev JN, Hoenig HM, Bailey L, Weaver FM. Thiazide use is associated with reduced risk for incident lower extremity fractures in men with spinal cord injury. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 2014 Jun 1; 95(6):1015-20.
  30. Spring B, Sohn MW, Locatelli SM, Hadi S, Kahwati L, Weaver FM. Individual, facility, and program factors affecting retention in a national weight management program. BMC public health. 2014 Apr 15; 14(1):363.
  31. Carbone LD, Chin AS, Burns SP, Svircev JN, Hoenig H, Heggeness M, Bailey L, Weaver F. Mortality after lower extremity fractures in men with spinal cord injury. Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research. 2014 Feb 1; 29(2):432-9.
  32. Locatelli SM, Gerber BS, Goldstein B, Weaver FM, LaVela SL. Health care provider practices, barriers, and facilitators for weight management for individuals with spinal cord injuries and disorders. Topics in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. 2014 Jan 1; 20(4):329-37.
  33. Ullrich PM, Smith BM, Blow FC, Valenstein M, Weaver FM. Depression, healthcare utilization, and comorbid psychiatric disorders after spinal cord injury. The journal of spinal cord medicine. 2014 Jan 1; 37(1):40-5.
  34. Weiner SJ, Kelly B, Ashley N, Binns-Calvey A, Sharma G, Schwartz A, Weaver FM. Content coding for contextualization of care: evaluating physician performance at patient-centered decision making. Medical Decision Making. 2014 Jan 1; 34(1):97-106.
  35. Carbone L, Chin AS, Lee TA, Burns SP, Svircev JN, Hoenig H, Akhigbe T, Thomas F, Bailey L, Weaver F. The association of anticonvulsant use with fractures in spinal cord injury. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists. 2013 Dec 1; 92(12):1037-46; quiz 1047-50.
  36. LaVela SL, Gering J, Schectman G, Locatelli SM, Weaver FM, Davies M. Improving the quality of telephone-delivered health care: a national quality improvement transformation initiative. Family Practice. 2013 Oct 1; 30(5):533-40.
  37. Weintraub D, Duda JE, Carlson K, Luo P, Sagher O, Stern M, Follett KA, Reda D, Weaver FM, CSP 468 Study Group. Suicide ideation and behaviours after STN and GPi DBS surgery for Parkinson's disease: results from a randomised, controlled trial. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. 2013 Oct 1; 84(10):1113-8.
  38. Evans CT, Rogers TJ, Chin A, Johnson S, Smith B, Weaver FM, Burns SP. Antibiotic prescribing trends in the emergency department for veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder 2002-2007. The journal of spinal cord medicine. 2013 Sep 1; 36(5):492-8.
  39. Carbone LD, Chin AS, Burns SP, Svircev JN, Hoenig H, Heggeness M, Weaver F. Morbidity following lower extremity fractures in men with spinal cord injury. Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA. 2013 Aug 1; 24(8):2261-7.
  40. Locatelli SM, Sohn MW, Spring B, Hadi S, Weaver FM. Participant Retention in the Veterans Health Administration's MOVE! Weight management program, 2010. Preventing chronic disease. 2013 Jul 12; 9:E129.
  41. Stroupe KT, Smith BM, Hogan TP, St Andre JR, Gellad WF, Weiner S, Lee TA, Burk M, Cunningham F, Piette JD, Rogers TJ, Huo Z, Weaver FM. Medication acquisition across systems of care and patient-provider communication among older veterans. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2013 May 1; 70(9):804-13.
  42. Ullrich PM, Lincoln RK, Tackett MJ, Miskevics S, Smith BM, Weaver FM. Pain, depression, and health care utilization over time after spinal cord injury. Rehabilitation Psychology. 2013 May 1; 58(2):158-65.
  43. Weiner SJ, Schwartz A, Sharma G, Binns-Calvey A, Ashley N, Kelly B, Dayal A, Patel S, Weaver FM, Harris I. Patient-centered decision making and health care outcomes: an observational study. Annals of internal medicine. 2013 Apr 16; 158(8):573-9.
  44. Evans CT, St Andre JR, Pape TL, Steiner ML, Stroupe KT, Hogan TP, Weaver FM, Smith BM. An evaluation of the Veterans Affairs traumatic brain injury screening process among Operation Enduring Freedom and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans. PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation. 2013 Mar 1; 5(3):210-20; quiz 220.
  45. Barry W, St Andre JR, Evans CT, Sabharwal S, Miskevics S, Weaver FM, Smith BM. Hypertension and antihypertensive treatment in veterans with spinal cord injury and disorders. Spinal Cord. 2013 Feb 1; 51(2):109-15.
  46. Weiner SJ, Schwartz A, Cyrus K, Binns-Calvey A, Weaver FM, Sharma G, Yudkowsky R. Unannounced standardized patient assessment of the roter interaction analysis system: the challenge of measuring patient-centered communication. Journal of general internal medicine. 2013 Feb 1; 28(2):254-60.
  47. Ullrich PM, Smith BM, Poggensee L, Evans CT, Stroupe KT, Weaver FM, Burns SP. Pain and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms during inpatient rehabilitation among operation enduring freedom/operation iraqi freedom veterans with spinal cord injury. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 2013 Jan 1; 94(1):80-5.
  48. Schwartz A, Weiner SJ, Weaver F, Yudkowsky R, Sharma G, Binns-Calvey A, Preyss B, Jordan N. Uncharted territory: measuring costs of diagnostic errors outside the medical record. BMJ quality & safety. 2012 Nov 1; 21(11):918-24.
  49. Prasad B, Carley DW, Krishnan JA, Weaver TE, Weaver FM. Effects of positive airway pressure treatment on clinical measures of hypertension and type 2 diabetes. Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. 2012 Oct 15; 8(5):481-7.
  50. LaVela SL, Prohaska TR, Furner S, Weaver FM. Preventive healthcare use among males with multiple sclerosis. Public Health. 2012 Oct 1; 126(10):896-903.
  51. Weaver FM, Stroupe KT, Cao L, Holloway RG, Vickrey BG, Simuni T, Hendricks A, Ippolito D. Parkinson's disease medication use and costs following deep brain stimulation. Movement Disorders : Official Journal of The Movement Disorder Society. 2012 Sep 15; 27(11):1398-403.
  52. LaVela SL, Burns SP, Goldstein B, Miskevics S, Smith B, Weaver FM. Dysfunctional sleep in persons with spinal cord injuries and disorders. Spinal Cord. 2012 Sep 1; 50(9):682-5.
  53. LaVela SL, Schectman G, Gering J, Locatelli SM, Gawron A, Weaver FM. Understanding health care communication preferences of veteran primary care users. Patient education and counseling. 2012 Sep 1; 88(3):420-6.
  54. Locatelli SM, LaVela SL, Hogan TP, Kerr AN, Weaver FM. Communication and information sharing at VA facilities during the 2009 novel H1N1 influenza pandemic. American journal of infection control. 2012 Sep 1; 40(7):622-6.
  55. Weaver FM, Follett KA, Stern M, Luo P, Harris CL, Hur K, Marks WJ, Rothlind J, Sagher O, Moy C, Pahwa R, Burchiel K, Hogarth P, Lai EC, Duda JE, Holloway K, Samii A, Horn S, Bronstein JM, Stoner G, Starr PA, Simpson R, Baltuch G, De Salles A, Huang GD, Reda DJ, CSP 468 Study Group. Randomized trial of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson disease: thirty-six-month outcomes. Neurology. 2012 Jul 3; 79(1):55-65.
  56. Hogan TP, Holmes SA, Rapacki LM, Evans CT, Lindblom L, Hoenig H, Goldstein B, Hahm B, Weaver FM. Disaster preparedness and response practices among providers from the Veterans Health Administration and Veterans with spinal cord injuries and/or disorders. The journal of spinal cord medicine. 2012 Jul 2; 34(4):353-61.
  57. LaVela SL, Johnson BW, Miskevics S, Weaver FM. Impact of a multicomponent support services program on informal caregivers of adults aging with disabilities. Journal of gerontological social work. 2012 Jun 27; 55(2):160-74.
  58. LaVela SL, Gering J, Schectman G, Weaver FM. Optimizing primary care telephone access and patient satisfaction. Evaluation & the health professions. 2012 Mar 1; 35(1):77-86.
  59. Turvey CL, Zulman DM, Nazi KM, Wakefield BJ, Woods SS, Hogan TP, Weaver FM, McInnes K. Transfer of information from personal health records: a survey of veterans using My HealtheVet. Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association. 2012 Mar 1; 18(2):109-14.
  60. Lavela SL, Prohaska TR, Furner S, Weaver FM. Chronic diseases in male veterans with multiple sclerosis. Preventing chronic disease. 2012 Feb 9; 9:E55.
  61. LaVela SL, Evans CT, Prohaska TR, Miskevics S, Ganesh SP, Weaver FM. Males aging with a spinal cord injury: prevalence of cardiovascular and metabolic conditions. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 2012 Jan 1; 93(1):90-5.
  62. Lavela SL, Goldstein B, Etingen B, Miskevics S, Weaver FM. Factors Associated With H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Receipt in a High-Risk Population During the 2009-2010 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic. Topics in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. 2012 Jan 1; 18(4):306-14.
  63. Wrobel JS, Chagares W, Stuck RM, Weaver F, Crews RT, Rapacki L, Paulson R, Armstrong DG. Creating a diabetes foot reminder-based registry using the electronic medical record. Informatics in primary care. 2011 Dec 15; 18(4):283-7.
  64. Hogan TP, Wakefield B, Nazi KM, Houston TK, Weaver FM. Promoting access through complementary eHealth technologies: recommendations for VA's Home Telehealth and personal health record programs. Journal of general internal medicine. 2011 Nov 1; 26 Suppl 2:628-35.
  65. Evans CT, Rogers TJ, Weaver FM, Burns SP. Providers' beliefs and behaviors regarding antibiotic prescribing and antibiotic resistance in persons with spinal cord injury or disorder. The journal of spinal cord medicine. 2011 Sep 9; 34(1):16-21.
  66. Evans CT, Rogers TJ, Burns SP, Lopansri B, Weaver FM. Knowledge and use of antimicrobial stewardship resources by spinal cord injury providers. PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation. 2011 Jul 1; 3(7):619-23.
  67. Janke EA, Spring B, Weaver F. The effect of message framing on self-management of chronic pain: a new perspective on intervention? Psychology & Health. 2011 Jul 1; 26(7):931-47.
  68. St. Andre JR, Smith BM, Stroupe KT, Burns SP, Evans CT, Cowper Ripley DC, Li K, Huo Z, Hogan TP, Weaver FM. A Comparison of Costs and Health Care Utilization for Veterans with Traumatic and Nontraumatic Spinal Cord Injury. Topics in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. 2011 Mar 1; 16(4):27-42.
  69. Bronstein JM, Tagliati M, Alterman RL, Lozano AM, Volkmann J, Stefani A, Horak FB, Okun MS, Foote KD, Krack P, Pahwa R, Henderson JM, Hariz MI, Bakay RA, Rezai A, Marks WJ, Moro E, Vitek JL, Weaver FM, Gross RE, DeLong MR. Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson disease: an expert consensus and review of key issues. Archives of Neurology. 2011 Feb 1; 68(2):165.
  70. Weaver FM, Smith B, LaVela SL, Evans CT, Ullrich P, Miskevics S, Goldstein B, Strayer J, Burns SP. Smoking behavior and delivery of evidence-based care for veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders. The journal of spinal cord medicine. 2011 Jan 1; 34(1):35-45.
  71. Simuni T, Borushko E, Avram MJ, Miskevics S, Martel A, Zadikoff C, Videnovic A, Weaver FM, Williams K, Surmeier DJ. Tolerability of isradipine in early Parkinson's disease: a pilot dose escalation study. Movement Disorders : Official Journal of The Movement Disorder Society. 2010 Dec 15; 25(16):2863-6.
  72. Smith BM, Evans CT, Ullrich P, Burns S, Guihan M, Miskevics S, LaVela SL, Rajan S, Weaver FM. Using VA data for research in persons with spinal cord injuries and disorders: lessons from SCI QUERI. Journal of rehabilitation research and development. 2010 Nov 9; 47(8):679-88.
  73. Weiner SJ, Schwartz A, Weaver F, Goldberg J, Yudkowsky R, Sharma G, Binns-Calvey A, Preyss B, Persell SD, Jacobs E, Abrams RI, Schapira MM. Contextual errors and failures in individualizing patient care: a multicenter study. Annals of internal medicine. 2010 Jul 20; 153(2):69-75.
  74. Follett KA, Weaver FM, Stern M, Hur K, Harris CL, Luo P, Marks WJ, Rothlind J, Sagher O, Moy C, Pahwa R, Burchiel K, Hogarth P, Lai EC, Duda JE, Holloway K, Samii A, Horn S, Bronstein JM, Stoner G, Starr PA, Simpson R, Baltuch G, De Salles A, Huang GD, Reda DJ, CSP 468 Study Group. Pallidal versus subthalamic deep-brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease. The New England journal of medicine. 2010 Jun 3; 362(22):2077-91.
  75. Rajan S, McNeely MJ, Hammond M, Goldstein B, Weaver F. Association between obesity and diabetes mellitus in veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists. 2010 May 1; 89(5):353-61.
  76. Evans CT, Li K, Burns SP, Smith B, Lee TA, Weaver FM. Antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infection and subsequent outpatient and hospital utilization in veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder. PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation. 2010 Feb 1; 2(2):101-9.
  77. Page DB, Weaver F, Wilkie DJ, Simuni T. A computerized survey of pain in Parkinson's disease patients: A pilot feasibility study. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. 2010 Feb 1; 16(2):139-41.
  78. Nazi KM, Hogan TP, Wagner TH, McInnes DK, Smith BM, Haggstrom D, Chumbler NR, Gifford AL, Charters KG, Saleem JJ, Weingardt KR, Fischetti LF, Weaver FM. Embracing a health services research perspective on personal health records: lessons learned from the VA My HealtheVet system. Journal of general internal medicine. 2010 Jan 1; 25 Suppl 1:62-7.
  79. Rintamaki LS, Weaver FM, Elbaum PL, Klama EN, Miskevics SA. Persistence of traumatic memories in World War II prisoners of war. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2009 Dec 1; 57(12):2257-62.
  80. Evans CT, Burns SP, Chin A, Weaver FM, Hershow RC. Predictors and outcomes of antibiotic adequacy for bloodstream infections in veterans with spinal cord injury. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 2009 Aug 1; 90(8):1364-70.
  81. Evans CT, Hershow RC, Chin A, Foulis PR, Burns SP, Weaver FM. Bloodstream infections and setting of onset in persons with spinal cord injury and disorder. Spinal Cord. 2009 Aug 1; 47(8):610-5.
  82. Weaver FM, Burns SP, Evans CT, Rapacki LM, Goldstein B, Hammond MC. Provider perspectives on soldiers with new spinal cord injuries returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 2009 Mar 1; 90(3):517-21.
  83. Weaver FM, Follett K, Stern M, Hur K, Harris C, Marks WJ, Rothlind J, Sagher O, Reda D, Moy CS, Pahwa R, Burchiel K, Hogarth P, Lai EC, Duda JE, Holloway K, Samii A, Horn S, Bronstein J, Stoner G, Heemskerk J, Huang GD, CSP 468 Study Group. Bilateral deep brain stimulation vs best medical therapy for patients with advanced Parkinson disease: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2009 Jan 7; 301(1):63-73.
  84. Banerjea R, Sambamoorthi U, Weaver F, Maney M, Pogach LM, Findley T. Risk of stroke, heart attack, and diabetes complications among veterans with spinal cord injury. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 2008 Aug 1; 89(8):1448-53.
  85. Smith BM, Lavela SL, Weaver FM. Health-related quality of life for veterans with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2008 Jul 1; 46(7):507-12.
  86. Evans CT, LaVela SL, Weaver FM, Priebe M, Sandford P, Niemiec P, Miskevics S, Parada JP. Epidemiology of hospital-acquired infections in veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder. Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America. 2008 Mar 1; 29(3):234-42.
  87. Weaver FM, Hickey EC, Hughes SL, Parker VAP, Fortunato D, Rose J, Cohen S, Robbins L, Orr W, Priefer B, Wieland D, Baskins J. Providing all-inclusive care for frail elderly veterans: evaluation of three models of care. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2008 Feb 1; 56(2):345-53.
  88. LaVela SL, Cameron KA, Priebe M, Weaver FM. Development and testing of a vaccination message targeted to persons with spinal cord injuries and disorders. The journal of spinal cord medicine. 2008 Jan 1; 31(1):44-52.
  89. Belmares J, Gerding DN, Parada JP, Miskevics S, Weaver F, Johnson S. Outcome of metronidazole therapy for Clostridium difficile disease and correlation with a scoring system. The Journal of Infection. 2007 Dec 1; 55(6):495-501.
  90. LaVela SL, Smith BM, Weaver FM. Perceived Risk for Influenza in Veterans with Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders. Rehabilitation Psychology. 2007 Nov 1; 52(4):458-462.
  91. Weiner SJ, Schwartz A, Yudkowsky R, Schiff GD, Weaver FM, Goldberg J, Weiss KB. Evaluating physician performance at individualizing care: a pilot study tracking contextual errors in medical decision making. Medical Decision Making. 2007 Nov 1; 27(6):726-34.
  92. Kressin NR, Saha S, Weaver F, Rubenstein L, Weinberger M. Career and time management strategies for clinical and health services researchers. Journal of general internal medicine. 2007 Oct 1; 22(10):1475-8.
  93. LaVela S, Goldstein B, Smith B, Weaver FM. Working with symptoms of a respiratory infection: staff who care for high-risk individuals. American journal of infection control. 2007 Sep 1; 35(7):448-54.
  94. Lavela SL, Evans CT, Miskevics S, Parada JP, Priebe M, Weaver FM. Long-term outcomes from nosocomial infections in persons with spinal cord injuries and disorders. American journal of infection control. 2007 Aug 1; 35(6):393-400.
  95. Smith BM, Weaver FM, Ullrich PM. Prevalence of depression diagnoses and use of antidepressant medications by veterans with spinal cord injury. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists. 2007 Aug 1; 86(8):662-71.
  96. Weaver FM, LaVela SL, Miskevics SA, Clemmons N, Janke EA, Spring B. Smoking behavior and readiness to change in male veterans with spinal cord injuries. Rehabilitation Psychology. 2007 Aug 1; 52(3):304-310.
  97. Weaver FM, LaVela SL. Preventive care in spinal cord injuries and disorders: examples of research and implementation. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. 2007 May 1; 18(2):297-316, vii.
  98. Evans CT, LaVela SL, Smith B, Wallace C, Goldstein B, Weaver FM. Response to the 2004-2005 influenza vaccine shortage in veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders and their providers. The journal of spinal cord medicine. 2007 Jan 1; 30(1):20-6.
  99. Lee TA, Weaver FM, Weiss KB. Impact of Pneumococcal Vaccination on Pneumonia Rates in Patients with COPD and Asthma. Journal of general internal medicine. 2007 Jan 1; 22(1):62-7.
  100. Smith BM, Evans CT, Kurichi JE, Weaver FM, Patel N, Burns SP. Acute respiratory tract infection visits of veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders: rates, trends, and risk factors. The journal of spinal cord medicine. 2007 Jan 1; 30(4):355-61.
  101. Weaver FM, Collins EG, Kurichi J, Miskevics S, Smith B, Rajan S, Gater D. Prevalence of obesity and high blood pressure in veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders: a retrospective review. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists. 2007 Jan 1; 86(1):22-9.
  102. Weaver FM, Smith B, LaVela S, Wallace C, Evans CT, Hammond M, Goldstein B. Interventions to increase influenza vaccination rates in veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders. The journal of spinal cord medicine. 2007 Jan 1; 30(1):10-9.
  103. Weaver FM, Stern MB, Follett K. Deep-brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease. Lancet. Neurology. 2006 Nov 1; 5(11):900-1.
  104. Lavela SL, Weaver FM, Goldstein B, Chen K, Miskevics S, Rajan S, Gater DR. Diabetes mellitus in individuals with spinal cord injury or disorder. The journal of spinal cord medicine. 2006 Sep 1; 29(4):387-95.
  105. Weaver FM, Smith B, Evans CT, Kurichi JE, Patel N, Kapur VK, Burns SP. Outcomes of outpatient visits for acute respiratory illness in veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists. 2006 Sep 1; 85(9):718-26.
  106. Lavela SL, Weaver FM, Smith B, Chen K. Disease prevalence and use of preventive services: comparison of female veterans in general and those with spinal cord injuries and disorders. Journal of women's health. 2006 Apr 1; 15(3):301-11.
  107. Evans CT, Lavela SL, Smith B, Miskevics S, Weaver FM, Goldstein B. Influenza diagnosis and treatment in veterans with spinal cord injury. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 2006 Feb 1; 87(2):291-3.
  108. Weaver F, Follett K, Hur K, Ippolito D, Stern M. Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson disease: a metaanalysis of patient outcomes. Journal of neurosurgery. 2005 Dec 1; 103(6):956-67.
  109. Goldstein B, Weaver FM, Hammond MC. New CDC recommendations: annual influenza vaccination recommended for individuals with spinal cord injuries. The journal of spinal cord medicine. 2005 Nov 1; 28(5):383-4.
  110. Follett K, Weaver F, Stern M, Marks W, Hogarth P, Holloway K, Bronstein J, Duda J, Horn S, Lai E, Samii A. Multisite randomized trial of deep brain stimulation. Archives of Neurology. 2005 Oct 1; 62(10):1643-4; author reply 1644-5.
  111. Collins EG, Langbein WE, Smith B, Hendricks R, Hammond M, Weaver F. Patients' perspective on the comprehensive preventive health evaluation in veterans with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2005 Jun 1; 43(6):366-74.
  112. Evans CT, Smith B, Parada JP, Kurichi JE, Weaver FM. Trends in antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infection in veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder. The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy. 2005 Jun 1; 55(6):1045-9.
  113. Chang HT, Evans CT, Weaver FM, Burns SP, Parada JP. Etiology and outcomes of veterans with spinal cord injury and disorders hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 2005 Feb 1; 86(2):262-7.
  114. LaVela SL, Smith B, Weaver FM, Miskevics SA. Geographical proximity and health care utilization in veterans with SCI&D in the USA. Social science & medicine. 2004 Dec 1; 59(11):2387-99.
  115. LaVela SL, Smith B, Weaver FM, Legro MW, Goldstein B, Nichol K. Attitudes and practices regarding influenza vaccination among healthcare workers providing services to individuals with spinal cord injuries and disorders. Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America. 2004 Nov 1; 25(11):933-40.
  116. Weaver FM, Hatzakis M, Evans CT, Smith B, LaVela SL, Wallace C, Legro MW, Goldstein B. A comparison of multiple data sources to identify vaccinations for veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2004 Sep 1; 11(5):377-9.
  117. Burns SP, Weaver FM, Parada JP, Evans CT, Chang H, Hampton RY, Kapur V. Management of community-acquired pneumonia in persons with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2004 Aug 1; 42(8):450-8.
  118. LaVela SL, Legro MW, Weaver FM, Smith B. Staff influenza vaccination: lessons learned. SCI nursing : a publication of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses. 2004 Jul 1; 21(3):153-7.
  119. Nelson A, Weaver FM. Promoting evidence-based practice in spinal cord injury/disorders health care. SCI nursing : a publication of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses. 2004 Jul 1; 21(3):129-135.
  120. Weaver FM, Goldstein B, Hammond M. Improving respiratory vaccination rates in veterans with spinal cord injury/disorders: lessons learned. SCI nursing : a publication of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses. 2004 Jul 1; 21(3):143-8.
  121. Hynes DM, Weaver F, Morrow M, Folk F, Winchester DJ, Mallard M, Ippolito D, Thakkar B, Henderson W, Khuri S, Daley J. Breast cancer surgery trends and outcomes: results from a National Department of Veterans Affairs study. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2004 May 1; 198(5):707-16.
Journal Other

  1. Abderhalden L, Weaver FM, Bethel M, Demirtas H, Burns S, Svircev J, Hoenig H, Lyles K, Miskevics S, Carbone LD. Response to Sabour: Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and fracture prediction in patients with spinal cord injuries and disorders: methodological issues. [Letter to the Editor]. Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA. 2017 Jul 1; 28(7):2261-2262.
  2. Follett K, Weaver FM, Stern M. Comment: Deep-brain stimulation for Parkinson's Disease. The New England journal of medicine. 2010 Sep 3; 363(10):988.
  3. Weaver FM, Rothlind J, Stern M. Deep Brain Stimulation for Patients with Advanced Parkinson Disease Reply. [Letter to the Editor]. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2009 May 20; 301(19):1985.
Book Chapters

  1. Weaver FM, Hickey E. Nursing Homes. In: Mullner R, editor. Encyclopedia of Health Services Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc; 2009.
  2. Weaver FM, Follett KA, Stern MB. Globus Pallidus DBS for Parkinson's Disease. In: Deep Brain Stimulation in Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders. New Jersey: Humana Press; 2008. Chapter 13. 243-252 p.
  3. Rintamaki LS, Weaver FM. Links between HIV stigma and communication (2008). In: Edgar T, Noar SM, Freimuth VS, editors. Communication Perspectives on HIV/AIDS for the 21st Century. New York, NY: Lawrence Erlbaum; 2007. Chapter 3. 67-100 p.
  4. Rintamaki LR, Weaver FM. The social and personal dynamics of HIV Stigma. In: Communication Perspectives on HIV/AIDS for the 21st Century. New York, NY: Lawrence Erlbaum Association; 2007. Chapter 3. 67-99 p.
  5. Simuni T, Weaver FM. Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease: Motor Outcomes. In: Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease. New York, NY: Informa Healthcare USA, Inc; 2007. Chapter 13.
  6. Weaver FM, Follett KA, Reda DJ, Hur K. Conducting Clinical Trials of Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's Disease. In: Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease. New York, NY: Informa Healthcare USA, Inc; 2007. Chapter 18. 299-322 p.
Magazine/Popular Press Articles

  1. Weaver FM. Responding to Natural Disasters: Practices of Providers and SCI Veterans. Action [United Spinal Association]. 2008 Sep 10.
Center Products

  1. Hogan TP, Weaver FM, Smith B. Where the web and SCI/D information meet: My HealtheVet and the Creation of a condition-specific center. 2007 Dec 1; 10(4).
VA Cyberseminars

  1. Weaver FM. Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Care (PADRECC) education series. [Cyberseminar]. 2009 Mar 14.
Conference Presentations

  1. Hill JN, Guihan M, Hogan TP, Smith BM, LaVela SL, Weaver FM, Anaya HD, Evans (Mayfield) CT. Conducting Retrospective and Prospective Implementation Evaluations Using the PARIHS Framework. Poster session presented at: National Institutes of Health / AcademyHealth Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation; 2016 Dec 14; Washington, DC.
  2. LaVela SL, Miskevics SA, Weaver FM. Factors associated with poor perceptions of cultural competence in health care received by individuals with neurological disorders/disabilities. Poster session presented at: University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability Southwest Annual Conference on Disability; 2016 Oct 6; Albuquerque, NM.
  3. Weaver FM, Collins J, Kennedy R, Kho A, Mazany T, Meltzer D, Shah R, Sital S. Chicago area patient centered outcomes research network: A PCORI-funded initiative to build a network of comparative effectiveness research. Paper presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition; 2015 Nov 2; Chicago, IL.
  4. Malhiot A, Binns-Calvey A, Burkhart L, Kostovich C, LaVela SL, Stroupe KT, Gerber BS, Weiner SJ, Weaver FM. Perceptions of Patient-Centered Care in VAMCs and CBOCs. Poster session presented at: VA HSR&D / QUERI National Meeting; 2015 Jul 9; Philadelphia, PA.
  5. Richardson LM, Luger T, Hill J, Nazi K, Gordon H, Whittle JC, Weaver FM, McInnes DK, Simon SR, Smith BM, Hogan TP. Implementing Blue Button in VA Primary Care Settings: Survey and Interview Findings. Paper presented at: Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions; 2015 Apr 25; San Antonio, TX.
  6. Weaver FM. CAPriCORN: Chicago Area Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network. Paper presented at: American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions; 2014 Oct 17; Chicago, IL.
  7. Smith BM, Guihan M, LaVela SL, Weaver FM, Goldstein B, Evans (Mayfield) C. SCI Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI): Building and Implementing Evidence. Poster session presented at: Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals Annual Meeting; 2014 Sep 2; St. Louis, MO.
  8. Evans (Mayfield) C, Guihan M, LaVela SL, Weaver FM, Goldstein B, Smith BM. Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI): Building and Implementing Evidence. Presented at: Paralyzed Veterans of America Summit; 2014 Aug 27; Las Vegas, NV.
  9. Dux K, Pachold C, Domek N, Rogers T, Weaver FM. Shoe Fit in Marathon Runners: Is there a correlation between fit and injury? Poster session presented at: American Podiatric Medical Association Annual Meeting; 2014 Jul 24; Honolulu, HI.
  10. Rogers T, Smith BM, Weaver FM, Saban KL, Stroupe KT, Martinez RM, Evans (Mayfield) C, Pape TL. Healthcare Utilization following mild traumatic brain injury in women Veterans. Poster session presented at: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting; 2014 Jun 8; San Diego, CA.
  11. Barton B, Weaver FM, Stroupe KT, Kletzel SL, Huo Z. Cognitive Deficits in Veterans with Parkinson's Disease: A National Database Analysis. Paper presented at: American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting; 2014 Apr 30; Philadelphia, PA.
  12. Layden J, Cao L, Corcoran P, Weaver FM, Uprichard S. Blocking the HCV entry factor NPC1L1 via ezetimibe improves HCV Outcomes. Poster session presented at: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Annual Meeting; 2013 Nov 4; Washington, DC.
  13. Bailey LA, Carbone L, Chin A, Burns S, Svircev J, Hoenig H, Weaver FM. Overview of Estimators in Survival Analysis for Recurrent Event Data: An Application to Morbidity Outcomes in Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury. Poster session presented at: Health Policy Statistics Annual International Conference; 2013 Oct 10; Chicago, IL.
  14. Layden J, Cao L, Corcoran P, Weaver FM, Uprichard S. Blocking the HCV entry factor NPC1L1 via ezetimibe improves HCV Outcomes. Paper presented at: International Symposium on HCV and Related Viruses; 2013 Oct 8; Melbourne, Australia.
  15. Evans (Mayfield) C, Guihan M, LaVela SL, Weaver FM. SCI Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI): Building and Implementing. Presented at: Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals Annual Meeting; 2013 Sep 2; Las Vegas, NV.
  16. Locatelli (House) SM, Gerber BS, Weaver FM, Goldstein B, LaVela SL. SCI/D Weight Management Practices, Barriers and Facilitators to Treat Overweight/Obesity. Paper presented at: Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals Annual Meeting; 2013 Sep 2; Las Vegas, NV.
  17. Jessee R, Weaver FM, Chin A, Burns S, Svircev J, Hoenig H, Heggeness M, Carbone L. Management of lower extremity fractures in men with spinal cord injuries. Paper presented at: Southern Regional Societies Annual Meeting; 2013 Feb 22; New Orleans, LA.
  18. Bauer ED, Kerr A, Hogan TP, Smith BM, Weaver FM. Incorporating Chaplains into Patient Aligned Care Teams. Poster session presented at: VA HSR&D National Meeting; 2012 Jul 18; National Harbor, MD.
  19. Hill JN, Guihan M, Hogan TP, Evans (Mayfield) C, Smith BM, Weaver FM. Using a Common Framework to Implement Clinical Practice Change: Experiences in the Spinal Cord Injury System of Care. Poster session presented at: VA HSR&D National Meeting; 2012 Jul 18; National Harbor, MD.
  20. LaVela SL, Gering J, Schectman G, Locatelli (House) SM, Weaver FM. Evaluation of Outcomes Following a National VHA Telephone Collaborative. Poster session presented at: VA HSR&D National Meeting; 2012 Jul 17; National Harbor, MD.
  21. Bauer ED, Malhiot A, Kerr A, Hogan TP, Smith BM, Weaver FM. Patient Aligned Care Teams in the VA: The Role of Communication in Team Based Models of Care. Poster session presented at: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting; 2012 Jun 25; Orlando, FL.
  22. Hogan TP, Hill JN, Bauer ED, Nazi KM, Smith BM, Thomas FP, Richardson MS, Weaver FM, Weaver FM, Smith BM. Personal Health Information Management and the Role of a Personal Health Record in a Complex Patient Population. Poster session presented at: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting; 2012 Jun 25; Orlando, FL.
  23. Hill JN, Bauer ED, Hogan TP, Smith BM, Weaver FM. Assessing eHealth Literacy in a Complex Patient Population Using eHEALS. Poster session presented at: Kentucky Conference on Health Communication; 2012 Apr 20; Lexington, KY.
  24. Hogan TP, Smith BM, Hill JN, Nazi K, Thomas FP, Richardson M, Weaver FM. The implications of personal health records for provider patient interactions. Poster session presented at: International Conference on Communication in Healthcare; 2011 Oct 17; Chicago, IL.
  25. LaVela SL, Schectman G, Gering J, Locatelli (House) SM, Roth L, Weaver FM. Understanding patient preferences for health care communication. Paper presented at: International Conference on Communication in Healthcare; 2011 Oct 17; Chicago, IL.
  26. Locatelli (House) SM, LaVela SL, Hogan TP, Kerr A, Tully S, Weaver FM, Goldstein B. Information sharing at VA facilities during the 2009 Novel H1N1 pandemic. Paper presented at: International Conference on Communication in Healthcare; 2011 Oct 17; Chicago, IL.
  27. Carbone L, Chin A, Lee TA, Burns S, Svircev J, Hoening H, Akhigbe T, Weaver FM. Anticonvulsant and Opioid Use and Fractures in Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury. Poster session presented at: American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting; 2011 Sep 17; San Diego, CA.
  28. Prasad B, Rodgers DE, Krishan JA, Carley DW, Weaver TE, Fitzgibbon ML, Weaver FM. Survey Of Current Healthcare Services For Veterans With Sleep Apnea. Poster session presented at: American Thoracic Society Annual International Conference; 2011 May 13; Denver, CO.
  29. Ganesh SP, Weaver FM, Smith BM. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury, From 2004-2008. Poster session presented at: Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting; 2011 Apr 15; Phoenix, AZ.
  30. Weaver FM, Follett K, Rothlind J, Luo P, Stern M. Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease (Motor, Cognitive, and Psychiatric Outcomes). Paper presented at: VA PADRECC / MIRECC Annual Symposium on Neurodegenerative Diseases; 2011 Apr 1; Philadelphia, PA.
  31. LaVela SL, Weaver FM. Support services for elderly adults with disabilities and their caregivers. Paper presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition; 2010 Nov 1; Denver, CO.
  32. LaVela SL, Johnson B, Soucy C, Weaver FM. Support services for Elderly Adults with Disabilities and Their Caregivers. Paper presented at: Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals Annual Meeting; 2010 Sep 23; Las Vegas, NV.
  33. Weaver FM. Emerging Therapies, Coop Update. Paper presented at: VA National Parkinson's Disease Consortium Annual Conference; 2010 Sep 9; San Francisco, CA.
  34. Hogan TP, Hill JN, Smith BM, Nazi KM, Guihan M, Thomas FP, Richardson MS, Wallen E, Goldstein B, Weaver FM. Promoting implementation of My HealtheVet (MHV) among Veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). Poster session presented at: VA HSR&D Field-Based Quality Improvement in Parallel Circuits Meeting on VA System Redesign, Operational Systems Engineering, and Implementation Research; 2010 Jul 14; Indianapolis, IN.
  35. LaVela SL, Gering J, Schectman G, Weaver FM. Telephone Use for Primary Care: Reasons for Calling and Factors Associated with Veterans’ Satisfaction. Poster session presented at: VA HSR&D Field-Based Quality Improvement in Parallel Circuits Meeting on VA System Redesign, Operational Systems Engineering, and Implementation Research; 2010 Jul 13; Indianapolis, IN.
  36. LaVela SL, Gering J, Schectman G, Weaver FM. Telephone Use for Primary Care: Reasons for Calling and Factors Associated with Veterans’ Satisfaction. Poster session presented at: VA “One Team toward One Dream” National Quality, Patient Safety and Systems Redesign Conference; 2010 Jun 22; San Francisco, CA.
  37. Weaver FM. Implementing results into practice. Paper presented at: VA Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center (RORC) Annual Conference; 2010 May 12; Tampa, FL.
  38. Janke EA, Weaver FM, LaVela SL, Spring B. Quality of life and health risk behaviors among normal, overweight and obese adults with and without pain-related activity difficulty. Poster session presented at: Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions; 2010 Apr 7; Seattle, WA.
  39. Weaver FM. Vulnerability due to physical disability: the spinal cord injury population. Paper presented at: Ruth K. Palmer Annual Research Symposium; 2010 Mar 26; Oak Brook, IL.
  40. Weaver FM, Stroupe KT, Smith BM, Hogan TP. Introducing the Program in Health Service Research at Loyola. Poster session presented at: Ruth K. Palmer Annual Research Symposium; 2010 Mar 25; Oak Brook, IL.
  41. Johnson BW, Rodriguez LG, Cruz SI, Merritt JL, Weaver FM, LaVela SL. Impact of the Caregiver Respite Pilot Program (CARPP). Paper presented at: Spinal Cord Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Congress; 2009 Sep 24; Dallas, TX.
  42. Weaver FM, LaVela SL, Burns SP, Rapacki L, Evans (Mayfield) C, Goldstein B, Smith BM, Miskevics SA. Smoking cessation in Veterans with SCI/D. Paper presented at: Spinal Cord Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Congress; 2009 Sep 24; Dallas, TX.
  43. Evans (Mayfield) C, Burns SP, Miskevics SA, Weaver FM. Perceptions of antibiotic prescribing and antibiotic resistance in SCI providers. Poster session presented at: Spinal Cord Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Congress; 2009 Sep 23; Dallas, TX.
  44. LaVela SL, Rapacki L, Weaver FM. Enhancing respiratory infection control in high risk health care settings. Poster session presented at: Spinal Cord Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Congress; 2009 Sep 23; Dallas, TX.
  45. Rapacki L, Evans (Mayfield) C, Chin A, Weaver FM, Ullrich PM, Burns SP, Goldstein B. Psychiatric impairments in OEF/OIF SCI Active Duty Service Members (ADSM) in Different Military Disciplines. Poster session presented at: Spinal Cord Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Congress; 2009 Sep 23; Dallas, TX.
  46. Smith BM, Evans (Mayfield) C, Burns SP, Goldstein B, LaVela SL, Rapacki L, Miskevics SA, Ullrich PM, Weaver FM. Life satisfaction in veterans with SCI/D. Paper presented at: Spinal Cord Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Congress; 2009 Sep 23; Dallas, TX.
  47. Weiner SJ, Schwartz A, Weaver FM, Schapira M, Jacobs E, Goldberg J, Yudkowsky R, Jordan N. Contextual errors lead to avoidable cost: A multi-site unannounced standardized patient trial. Paper presented at: Society of General Internal Medicine Midwest Regional Annual Meeting; 2009 Sep 17; Chicago, IL.
  48. Weiner SJ, Schwartz A, Weaver FM, Schapira M, Yudkowsky R, Jordan N. Overlooking Contextual Information when Planning Patient Care: A Source of Medical Error and Avoidable Cost. Poster session presented at: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting; 2009 Jun 28; Chicago, IL.
  49. LaVela SL, Prohaska TR, Furner S, Weaver FM. Chronic Health Conditions in Male Veterans with MS. Poster session presented at: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting; 2009 Jun 1; Chicago, IL.
  50. LaVela SL, Rapacki L, Weaver FM. Enhancing Respiratory Infection Control in High Risk Health Care Settings. Poster session presented at: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting; 2009 Jun 1; Chicago, IL.
  51. Weiner SJ, Schwartz A, Weaver FM, Schapira M, Jacobs E, Goldberg J, Yudowsky R, Jordan N. Overlooking Contextual Information when Individualizing Care: A Source of Medical Error and Avoidable Cost. Paper presented at: Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting; 2009 May 14; Miami Beach, FL.
  52. Weaver FM. Best medical therapy vs. deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease: results a multi-site trial. Research Forum. Paper presented at: VA National Research Week; 2009 Apr 30; Washington, DC.
  53. Vitek J, Weaver FM. Best target? GPi vs STN. Paper presented at: Deep Brain Stimulation Consortium Annual Meeting; 2009 Apr 2; New York, NY.
  54. Parada JP, Conway W, Johnson S, Hur K, Evans CT, Weaver FM, Gerding DN. All Antibiotics Are Not Created Equal - Lessons Not Learned and Unintended Consequences of an Antibiotic Formulary Change. Poster session presented at: Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Scientific Annual Meeting; 2009 Mar 20; San Diego, CA.
  55. Burns SP, Weaver FM, Evans (Mayfield) C, Miskevics SA. Perception of antibiotic prescribing and antibiotic resistance: a survey of providers who care for persons with spinal cord injury. Poster session presented at: Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Scientific Annual Meeting; 2009 Mar 19; San Diego, CA.
  56. Evans (Mayfield) C, Burns SP, Miskevics SA, Weaver FM. Knowledge and use of antibiograms and reports on antimicrobial prescribing in spinal cord injury providers. Poster session presented at: Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Scientific Annual Meeting; 2009 Mar 19; San Diego, CA.
  57. Smith BM, Weaver FM, Evans (Mayfield) C, Chin A, Burns SP, Miskevics SA. Antibiotic prescribing in emergency departments for persons with spinal cord injury/disorder. Poster session presented at: Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Scientific Annual Meeting; 2009 Mar 19; San Diego, CA.
  58. Hogan TP, Rintamaki LS, Weaver FM. Information seeking among veterans managing antiretroviral medications. Presented at: VA HSR&D National Meeting; 2009 Feb 12; Baltimore, MD.
  59. Weaver FM, Hur K, Follett K, Stern M, Harris C, Reda D. Deep-Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease: Does Age Matter? Presented at: VA HSR&D National Meeting; 2009 Feb 12; Baltimore, MD.
  60. Weiner SJ, Schwartz A, Weaver FM, Goldberg J, Schapira MM, Yudkowsky R, Sharma G, Preyss B, Jordan N, Kaestner R. Overlooking Contextual Information in Medical Decision Making: A Source of Medical Error and Avoidable Cost. Presented at: VA HSR&D National Meeting; 2009 Feb 12; Baltimore, MD.
  61. Weaver FM. Deep brain stimulation vs. best medical therapy for Parkinson's disease: results of a multi-site randomized trial. Paper presented at: VA National Research Advisory Committee Annual Meeting; 2009 Feb 9; Washington, DC.
  62. Evans CT, Smith BM, Chin A, Miskevics SA, Burns SP, Weaver FM. Antibiotic Prescribing Practice in the Emergency Room for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder. Poster session presented at: VA QUERI National Meeting; 2008 Dec 12; Phoenix, AZ.
  63. Evans CT, Weaver FM, Burns SP, Chin A, Goldstein B, Hammond MC. Characteristics of OEF/OIF Active Duty Service Members and Veterans with SCI – Planning for the Future. Poster session presented at: VA QUERI National Meeting; 2008 Dec 12; Phoenix, AZ.
  64. Hogan TP, Weaver FM, Holmes SA, Evans CT, Rapacki LM, Lindblom L, Hoenig HM, Hahm B, Goldstein B. Preparedness and Response: Best Practices of Healthcare Providers and SCI/D Veterans in the Face of Natural Disasters. Poster session presented at: VA QUERI National Meeting; 2008 Dec 12; Phoenix, AZ.
  65. Smith BM, LaVela SL, Burns SP, Evans CT, Rapacki LM, Miskevics SA, Weaver FM. Measuring Outcomes of Best Practices: The Diener Satisfaction with Life Scale and Spinal Cord Injury. Poster session presented at: VA QUERI National Meeting; 2008 Dec 12; Phoenix, AZ.
  66. Weaver FM, Hogan TP, Charters K, Nazi K, Weingardt K, McInnes DK, Gifford A, Chumble NR, Saleem J, Haggstrom D. Strengthening the Study of Personal Health Records in VA: Emerging Research Issues Surrounding the “My HealtheVet” System. Paper presented at: VA QUERI National Meeting; 2008 Dec 12; Phoenix, AZ.
  67. Weaver FM, LaVela SL, Burns SP, Rapacki L, Evans (Mayfield) C, Goldstein B. Smoking Cessation in Veterans with SCI/D. Poster session presented at: VA QUERI National Meeting; 2008 Dec 12; Phoenix, AZ.
  68. Goldstein B, Smith BM, Wallen ES, Weaver FM, Hammond MC, Hogan TP. Using the Web to promote self-management among veterans with spinal cord injuries. Poster session presented at: Spinal Cord Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Congress; 2008 Aug 11; Orlando, FL.
  69. Parada JP, Conway W, Gerding DN, Evans CT, Weaver FM, Johnson S. Seasonal Variation of Clostridium difficile-associated Disease. Presented at: Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Scientific Annual Meeting; 2008 Apr 6; Orlando, FL.
  70. Parada JP, Conway W, Evans CT, Miskevics SA, Weaver FM, Gerding DN, Johnson S. Speed to Diarrhea – Fast and Slow Inducers of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. Presented at: Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Meeting; 2007 Oct 4; San Diego, CA.
  71. Parada JP, Conway W, Evans CT, Miskevics SA, Weaver FM, Johnson S, Gerding DN. Attack Rates and Relative Risk in Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhea: Not All Meds are Created Equal. Presented at: Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Meeting; 2007 Oct 4; San Diego, CA.
  72. Parada JP, Conway W, Miskevics SA, Evans CT, Weaver FM, Johnson S, Gerding DN. Out of the Pan and into the Fire? Lessons Not Learned From Unanticipated Consequences of an Antibiotic Formulary Change. Presented at: Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Meeting; 2007 Oct 4; San Diego, CA.
  73. Smith BM, Weaver FM, LaVela SL, Miskevics SA, Evans CT. Causes of Death for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders. Paper presented at: VA HSR&D National Meeting; 2007 Feb 22; Arlington, VA.
  74. Belmares J, Parada JP, Miskevics SA, Weaver FM, Gerding DN, Johnson SB. A Severity of C. difficile-Associated Disease (CDAD) Index Predicts Treatment Outcomes with Metronidazole. Paper presented at: Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Meeting; 2006 Oct 13; Toronto, Canada.
  75. Parada JP, Conway WP, Miskevics SA, Evans CT, Johnson SB, Lavela SL, Santhiraj M, Sullivan D, Weaver FM, Gerding DN. Impact of Formulary Fluoroquinolone Change on Inpatient Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea. Poster session presented at: Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Meeting; 2006 Oct 13; Toronto, Canada.
  76. LaVela SL, Evans CT, Miskevics S, Priebe M, Parada JP, Weaver FM. Long-Term Outcomes from Nosocomial Infections in Persons with spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders. Paper presented at: Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Annual Conference; 2006 Jun 1; Tampa, FL.
  77. Evans CT, LaVela SL, Parada JP, Priebe M, Sanford P, Weaver FM. Epidemiology of nosocomial infections in veterans with spinal cord injury and disorder. Poster session presented at: Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Annual Scientific Meeting; 2006 Mar 1; Chicago, IL.
  78. Evans CT, LaVela SL, Smith BM, Weaver FM, Goldstein B, Wallace C. Response to the 2004-2005 influenza vaccine shortage in veterans with spinal cord injury & disorder and their providers. Poster session presented at: Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Scientific Annual Meeting; 2006 Mar 1; Chicago, IL.
  79. LaVela SL, Goldstein B, Smith B, Evans CT, Weaver FM. Working with Symptoms of a Respiratory Infection: Staff Who Care for High-risk Individuals. Poster session presented at: Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Scientific Annual Meeting; 2006 Mar 1; Chicago, IL.
  80. LaVela SL, Miskevics S, Spring BJ, Clemmons N, Janke EA, Weaver FM. Smoking Decisions and Behaviors of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders. Poster session presented at: VA HSR&D National Meeting; 2006 Feb 1; Arlington, VA.
  81. Rintamaki LS, Witt WP, Weaver FM, Malis R, Breslow D, Simuni T. The Experience of Stigma among People Living with Parkinson's Disease. Poster session presented at: World Parkinson Coalition Inc Annual Congress; 2006 Feb 1; Washington, DC.
  82. Weaver FM, Hickey E, Parker V, Hughes SL, Czarnowski E, Koelling K, Miskevics S, Manheim LM. Evaluation of Three Models of All-Inclusive Care for Frail Elderly Veterans. Paper presented at: VA HSR&D National Meeting; 2006 Feb 1; Arlington, VA.
  83. Weaver FM, Hur K, Follett K, Stern M, Reda DJ. Quality of Life in Persons with Parkinson's Disease Appropriate for Treatment with Deep Brain Stimulation. Poster session presented at: World Parkinson Coalition Inc Annual Congress; 2006 Feb 1; Washington, DC.
  84. Weiner SJ, Schwartz A, Yudkowsky R, Schiff GD, Weaver FM, Goldberg J, Weiss KB. Defining and Exposing Contextual Errors in Medical Decision Making. Poster session presented at: VA HSR&D National Meeting; 2006 Feb 1; Arlington, VA.
  85. Witt WP, Rintamaki LS, Weaver FM. Stressing and coping among family caregivers of Parkinson's disease patients. Poster session presented at: World Parkinson Coalition Inc Annual Congress; 2006 Feb 1; Washington, DC.
  86. Cameron K, Weaver FM, LaVela SL. Multimedia Message Targeting Individuals with SCI&D Increases Knowledge and Positive Attitudes Regarding Respiratory Vaccinations. Paper presented at: Communication in Healthcare International Annual Conference; 2005 Oct 1; Chicago, IL.
  87. LaVela SL, Evans CT, Prohaska TR, Chen K, Weaver FM. Cardiovascular and metabolic conditions in males aging with a spinal cord injury. Paper presented at: American Paraplegia Society Annual Meeting; 2005 Sep 1; Las Vegas, NV.
  88. Lee TA, Xu J, Weaver FM, Weiss KB. Risk of Pneumonia-Related Hospitalizations in Patients with Chronic Lung Disease. Poster session presented at: American Thoracic Society Annual International Conference; 2005 May 1; San Diego, CA.
  89. Weaver FM, Follett K, Stern M, Hur K, Ippolito D. Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease: A meta-analysis of patient outcomes. Poster session presented at: Movement Disorder Society International Annual Congress; 2005 Mar 1; New Orleans, LA.
  90. Weaver FM, Follett K, Stern M, Hur K, Ippolito D, Rothlind J. A comparison of best medical therapy and DBS for treatment of PD: baseline characteristics. Poster session presented at: Movement Disorder Society International Annual Congress; 2005 Mar 1; New Orleans, LA.
  91. Lee TA, Xu J, Weaver FM, Weiss KB. Risk of Pneumonia-Related Hospitalizations in Patients with Chronic Lung Disease. Poster session presented at: VA HSR&D National Meeting; 2005 Feb 1; Baltimore, MD.
  92. Smith B, Weaver FM, LaVela SL, Legro M, Wallace C, Evans CT, Goldstein B, Hammond M. The Use of Multilevel Modeling in Implementation Research: An Example from the SCI QUERI Initiative to Increase Respiratory Vaccinations. Poster session presented at: VA HSR&D National Meeting; 2005 Feb 1; Baltimore, MD.
  93. Weaver FM, Goldstein B, LaVela SL, Wallace C, Smith B, Legro M, Evans CT, Hammond M. Two Years of QUERI Intervention: Have Respiratory Vaccinations for Veterans with SCI Improved? Paper presented at: VA HSR&D National Meeting; 2005 Feb 1; Baltimore, MD.
  94. Weaver FM. SCI QUERI. Paper presented at: VA Leadership Board Annual Meeting; 2004 Dec 1; Arlington, VA.
  95. Evans CT, LaVela SL, Parada JP, Chittet J, Weaver FM. Nosocomial infections in veterans with spinal cord injury and dysfunction. Paper presented at: VA Hines VAMC Locally Initiated Projects Conference; 2004 Oct 1; Hines, IL.
  96. LaVela SL, Legro MW, Weaver FM, Goldstein B, Smith B. Do Patient Intentions Predict Vaccination Behavior Over Time. Paper presented at: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting; 2004 Jun 1; San Diego, CA.


DRA: Aging, Older Veterans' Health and Care, Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders
DRE: Epidemiology
Keywords: Career Development
MeSH Terms: none