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RCS 17-154 – HSR&D Study

RCS 17-154
Career Scientist Award
Todd H. Wagner, PhD
VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA
Funding Period: July 2017 - June 2027



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Journal Articles

  1. Abrams P, Andersson KE, Apostolidis A, Birder L, Bliss D, Brubaker L, Cardozo L, Castro-Diaz D, O'Connell PR, Cottenden A, Cotterill N, de Ridder D, Dmochowski R, Dumoulin C, Fader M, Fry C, Goldman H, Hanno P, Homma Y, Khullar V, Maher C, Milsom I, Newman D, Nijman RJM, Rademakers K, Robinson D, Rosier P, Rovner E, Salvatore S, Takeda M, Wagg A, Wagner T, Wein A, members of the committees. 6th International Consultation on Incontinence. Recommendations of the International Scientific Committee: EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF URINARY INCONTINENCE, PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE AND FAECAL INCONTINENCE. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 2018 Sep 1; 37(7):2271-2272. [view]
  2. Nevedal AL, Wagner TH, Ellerbe LS, Asch SM, Koenig CJ. A Qualitative Study of Primary Care Providers' Experiences with the Veterans Choice Program. Journal of general internal medicine. 2019 Apr 1; 34(4):598-603. [view]
  3. Sylman JL, Boyce HB, Mitrugno A, Tormoen GW, Thomas IC, Wagner TH, Lee JS, Leppert JT, McCarty OJT, Mallick P. A Temporal Examination of Platelet Counts as a Predictor of Prognosis in Lung, Prostate, and Colon Cancer Patients. Scientific reports. 2018 Apr 26; 8(1):6564. [view]
  4. Jaramillo JD, Arnow K, Trickey AW, Dickerson K, Wagner TH, Harris AHS, Tran LD, Bereknyei S, Morris AM, Spain DA, Knowlton LM. Acquisition of Medicaid at the time of injury: An opportunity for sustainable insurance coverage. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 2021 Aug 1; 91(2):249-259. [view]
  5. Azad AD, Bozkurt S, Wheeler AJ, Curtin C, Wagner TH, Hernandez-Boussard T. Acute pain after breast surgery and reconstruction: A two-institution study of surgical factors influencing short-term pain outcomes. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2020 Jun 20. [view]
  6. Harris AHS, Barreto NB, Trickey AW, Bereknyei S, Meng T, Wagner TH, Govindarajan P. Are EMS bypass policies effective implementation strategies for intravenous alteplase for stroke? Implementation science communications. 2020 Jun 5; 1:50. [view]
  7. Wagner TH, Almenoff P, Francis J, Jacobs J, Pal Chee C. Assessment of the Medicare Advantage Risk Adjustment Model for Measuring Veterans Affairs Hospital Performance. JAMA Network Open. 2018 Dec 7; 1(8):e185993. [view]
  8. Wahl TS, Graham LA, Morris MS, Richman JS, Hollis RH, Jones CE, Itani KM, Wagner TH, Mull HJ, Whittle JC, Telford GL, Rosen AK, Copeland LA, Burns EA, Hawn MT. Association Between Preoperative Proteinuria and Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury and Readmission. JAMA surgery. 2018 Sep 19; 153(9):e182009. [view]
  9. Rose L, Aouad M, Graham L, Schoemaker L, Wagner T. Association of Expanded Health Care Networks With Utilization Among Veterans Affairs Enrollees. JAMA Network Open. 2021 Oct 1; 4(10):e2131141. [view]
  10. Mor V, Wagner TH, Levy C, Ersek M, Miller SC, Gidwani-Marszowski R, Joyce N, Faricy-Anderson K, Corneau EA, Lorenz K, Kinosian B, Shreve S. Association of Expanded VA Hospice Care With Aggressive Care and Cost for Veterans With Advanced Lung Cancer. JAMA oncology. 2019 Jun 1; 5(6):810-816. [view]
  11. Arnow KD, King AC, Wagner TH. Characteristics of mental health trials registered in Psychiatry Research. 2019 Nov 1; 281:112552. [view]
  12. Rosen AK, Vanneman ME, O'Brien WJ, Pershing S, Wagner TH, Beilstein-Wedel E, Lo J, Chen Q, Cockerham GC, Shwartz M. Comparing cataract surgery complication rates in veterans receiving VA and community care. Health services research. 2020 Oct 1; 55(5):690-700. [view]
  13. Pettey WBP, Wagner TH, Rosen AK, Beilstein-Wedel E, Shwartz M, Vanneman ME. Comparing Driving Miles for Department of Veterans Affairs-delivered Versus Department of Veterans Affairs-purchased Cataract Surgery. Medical care. 2021 Jun 1; 59(Suppl 3):S307-S313. [view]
  14. Graham LA, Mull HJ, Wagner TH, Morris MS, Rosen AK, Richman JS, Whittle J, Burns E, Copeland LA, Itani KMF, Hawn MT. Comparison of a Potential Hospital Quality Metric With Existing Metrics for Surgical Quality-Associated Readmission. JAMA Network Open. 2019 Apr 5; 2(4):e191313. [view]
  15. Ebrahimi R, Gupta S, Carr BM, Bishawi M, Bakaeen FG, Almassi GH, Collins J, Grover FL, Quin JA, Wagner TH, Shroyer ALW, Hattler B. Comparison of Outcomes and Costs Associated With Aspirin?┬▒?Clopidogrel After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. The American journal of cardiology. 2018 Mar 15; 121(6):709-714. [view]
  16. Quin JA, Hattler B, Shroyer ALW, Kemp D, Almassi GH, Bakaeen FG, Carr BM, Bishawi M, Collins JF, Grover FL, Wagner TH, Department of Veteran Affairs (CSP#517-FS) ROOBY Follow-up Study's Endpoints Committee. Concordance between administrative data and clinical review for mortality in the randomized on/off bypass follow-up study (ROOBY-FS). Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 2017 Dec 1; 32(12):751-756. [view]
  17. Heapy AA, Driscoll MA, Buta E, LaChappelle KM, Edmond S, Krein SL, Piette JD, Mattocks K, Murphy JL, DeBar L, MacLean RR, Ankawi B, Kawecki T, Martino S, Wagner T, Higgins DM. Co-Operative Pain Education and Self-management (COPES) Expanding Treatment for Real-World Access (ExTRA): Pragmatic Trial Protocol. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 2020 Dec 12; 21(12 Suppl 2):S21-S28. [view]
  18. Gold HT, McDermott C, Hoomans T, Wagner TH. Cost data in implementation science: categories and approaches to costing. Implementation science : IS. 2022 Jan 28; 17(1):11. [view]
  19. Wagner TH, Hattler B, Bakaeen FG, Collins JF, Almassi GH, Quin JA, Grover FL, Bishawi M, Shroyer ALW, VA #517 Randomized On/Off Bypass (ROOBY) Study Group. Costs Five Years After Off-Pump or On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. The Annals of thoracic surgery. 2019 Jan 1; 107(1):99-105. [view]
  20. Wagner TH, Hattler B, Stock EM, Biswas K, Bhatt DL, Bakaeen FG, Gujral K, Zenati MA. Costs of Endoscopic vs Open Vein Harvesting for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Secondary Analysis of the REGROUP Trial. JAMA Network Open. 2022 Jun 1; 5(6):e2217686. [view]
  21. Gordon SH, Beilstein-Wedel E, Rosen AK, Zheng T, Kelley AT, Cook J, Zahakos SS, Wagner TH, Vanneman ME. County-level Predictors of Growth in Community-based Primary Care Use Among Veterans. Medical care. 2021 Jun 1; 59(Suppl 3):S301-S306. [view]
  22. Vanneman ME, Rosen AK, Wagner TH, Shwartz M, Gordon SH, Greenberg G, Zheng T, Cook J, Beilstein-Wedel E, Greene T, Kelley AT. Differences Between VHA-Delivered and VHA-Purchased Behavioral Health Care in Service and Patient Characteristics. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.). 2023 Feb 1; 74(2):148-157. [view]
  23. Rosen AK, Wagner TH, Pettey WBP, Shwartz M, Chen Q, Lo J, O WJ, Vanneman ME. Differences in Risk Scores of Veterans Receiving Community Care Purchased by the Veterans Health Administration. Health services research. 2018 Dec 1; 53 Suppl 3:5438-5454. [view]
  24. Brilakis ES, Edson R, Bhatt DL, Goldman S, Holmes DR, Rao SV, Shunk K, Rangan BV, Mavromatis K, Ramanathan K, Bavry AA, Garcia S, Latif F, Armstrong E, Jneid H, Conner TA, Wagner T, Karacsonyi J, Uyeda L, Ventura B, Alsleben A, Lu Y, Shih MC, Banerjee S, DIVA Trial Investigators. Drug-eluting stents versus bare-metal stents in saphenous vein grafts: a double-blind, randomised trial. Lancet (London, England). 2018 May 19; 391(10134):1997-2007. [view]
  25. Tran LD, Knowlton LM, Wagner TH. Emergency Medicaid Acquisition Through the Affordable Care Act: The Association Between Hospital Enrollment in California and Hospital Revenue. Medical care. 2020 Aug 1; 58(8):727-733. [view]
  26. Knowlton LM, Tran LD, Arnow K, Trickey AW, Morris AM, Spain DA, Wagner TH. Emergency Medicaid programs may be an effective means of providing sustained insurance among trauma patients: A statewide longitudinal analysis. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 2023 Jan 1; 94(1):53-60. [view]
  27. Veenstra CM, Abrahamse P, Wagner TH, Hawley ST, Banerjee M, Morris AM. Employment benefits and job retention: evidence among patients with colorectal cancer. Cancer medicine. 2018 Mar 1; 7(3):736-745. [view]
  28. Gidwani R, Asch SM, Needleman J, Faricy-Anderson K, Boothroyd DB, Illarmo S, Lorenz KA, Patel MI, Hsin G, Ramchandran K, Wagner TH. End-of-Life Cost Trajectories in Cancer Patients Treated by Medicare versus the Veterans Health Administration. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2021 Apr 1; 69(4):916-923. [view]
  29. Wagner TH, Yoon J, Jacobs JC, So A, Kilbourne AM, Yu W, Goodrich DE. Estimating Costs of an Implementation Intervention. Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making. 2020 Nov 1; 40(8):959-967. [view]
  30. Wagner TH, Dopp AR, Gold HT. Estimating Downstream Budget Impacts in Implementation Research. Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making. 2020 Nov 1; 40(8):968-977. [view]
  31. Wagner TH, Lo J, Beilstein-Wedel E, Vanneman ME, Shwartz M, Rosen AK. Estimating the Cost of Surgical Care Purchased in the Community by the Veterans Health Administration. MDM policy & practice. 2021 Nov 16; 6(2):23814683211057902. [view]
  32. Nelson LM, Topol B, Kaye W, Williamson D, Horton DK, Mehta P, Wagner T. Estimation of the Prevalence of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in the United States Using National Administrative Healthcare Data from 2002 to 2004 and Capture-Recapture Methodology. Neuroepidemiology. 2018 Aug 9; 51(3-4):149-157. [view]
  33. Lin JK, Hong J, Phibbs C, Almenoff P, Wagner T. Evaluating the Role of Past Clinical Information on Risk Adjustment. Medical care. 2020 Feb 1; 58(2):169-173. [view]
  34. Nelson LM, Topol B, Kaye W, Raymond J, Horton DK, Mehta P, Wagner T. Evaluation of the Completeness of ALS Case Ascertainment in the US National ALS Registry: Application of the Capture-Recapture Method. Neuroepidemiology. 2021 Dec 20; 56(2):104-114. [view]
  35. Hebert PL, Wong ES, Reddy A, Batten A, Gunnink E, Wagner TH, Liu CF. Events Associated With Changes in Reliance on the Veterans Health Administration Among Medicare-eligible Veterans. Medical care. 2020 Aug 1; 58(8):710-716. [view]
  36. Graham LA, Wagner TH, Richman JS, Morris MS, Copeland LA, Harris AH, Itani KM, Hawn MT. Exploring Trajectories of Health Care Utilization Before and After Surgery. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2019 Jan 1; 228(1):116-128. [view]
  37. Elwy AR, Maguire EM, McCullough M, George J, Bokhour BG, Durfee JM, Martinello RA, Wagner TH, Asch SM, Gifford AL, Gallagher TH, Walker Y, Sharpe VA, Geppert C, Holodniy M, West G. From implementation to sustainment: A large-scale adverse event disclosure support program generated through embedded research in the Veterans Health Administration. Healthcare (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 2021 Jun 1; 8 Suppl 1:100496. [view]
  38. Gidwani-Marszowski R, Asch SM, Mor V, Wagner TH, Faricy-Anderson K, Illarmo S, Hsin G, Patel MI, Ramchandran K, Lorenz KA, Needleman J. Health System and Beneficiary Costs Associated With Intensive End-of-Life Medical Services. JAMA Network Open. 2019 Sep 4; 2(9):e1912161. [view]
  39. Humphreys K, Barreto NB, Alessi SM, Carroll KM, Crits-Christoph P, Donovan DM, Kelly JF, Schottenfeld RS, Timko C, Wagner TH. Impact of 12 step mutual help groups on drug use disorder patients across six clinical trials. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2020 Oct 1; 215:108213. [view]
  40. Hagedorn HJ, Wisdom JP, Gerould H, Pinsker E, Brown R, Dawes M, Dieperink E, Myrick DH, Oliva EM, Wagner TH, Harris AHS. Implementing alcohol use disorder pharmacotherapy in primary care settings: a qualitative analysis of provider-identified barriers and impact on implementation outcomes. Addiction science & clinical practice. 2019 Jul 10; 14(1):24. [view]
  41. Bolen SD, Love TE, Einstadter D, Lever J, Lewis S, Persaud H, Fiegl J, Liu R, Ali-Matlock W, Bar-Shain D, Caron A, Misak J, Wagner T, Kauffman E, Cook L, Hebert C, White S, Kobaivanova N, Cebul R. Improving Regional Blood Pressure Control: a Positive Deviance Tiered Intensity Approach. Journal of general internal medicine. 2021 Jun 1; 36(6):1591-1597. [view]
  42. Hattler B, Grover FL, Wagner T, Hawkins RB, Quin JA, Collins JF, Bishawi M, Almassi H, Shroyer AL, Veterans Affairs Randomized On/Off Bypass Follow-up Study (ROOBY-FS) Group. Incidence and Prognostic Impact of Incomplete Revascularization Documented by Coronary Angiography 1 Year After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. The American journal of cardiology. 2020 Sep 15; 131:7-11. [view]
  43. Xenogiannis I, Rangan BV, Uyeda L, Banerjee S, Edson R, Bhatt DL, Goldman S, Holmes DR, Rao SV, Shunk K, Mavromatis K, Ramanathan K, Bavry AA, McFalls EO, Garcia S, Thai H, Uretsky BF, Latif F, Armstrong E, Ortiz J, Jneid H, Liu J, Aggrawal K, Conner TA, Wagner T, Karacsonyi J, Ventura B, Alsleben A, Lu Y, Shih MC, Brilakis ES. In-Stent Restenosis in Saphenous Vein Grafts (from the DIVA Trial). The American journal of cardiology. 2022 Jan 1; 162:24-30. [view]
  44. Zenati MA, Bhatt DL, Stock EM, Hattler B, Wagner TH, Bakaeen FG, Biswas K. Intermediate-Term Outcomes of Endoscopic or Open Vein Harvesting for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: The REGROUP Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Network Open. 2021 Mar 1; 4(3):e211439. [view]
  45. Sohlberg EM, Thomas IC, Yang J, Kapphahn K, Velaer KN, Goldstein MK, Wagner TH, Chertow GM, Brooks JD, Patel CJ, Desai M, Leppert JT. Laboratory-wide association study of survival with prostate cancer. Cancer. 2021 Apr 1; 127(7):1102-1113. [view]
  46. Sohlberg EM, Thomas IC, Yang J, Kapphahn K, Daskivich TJ, Skolarus TA, Shelton JB, Makarov DV, Bergman J, Bang CK, Goldstein MK, Wagner TH, Brooks JD, Desai M, Leppert JT. Life expectancy estimates for patients diagnosed with prostate cancer in the Veterans Health Administration. Urologic oncology. 2020 Sep 1; 38(9):734.e1-734.e10. [view]
  47. Jacobs JC, Wagner TH, Trivedi R, Lorenz K, Van Houtven CH. Long-term care service mix in the Veterans Health Administration after home care expansion. Health services research. 2021 Dec 1; 56(6):1126-1136. [view]
  48. Almassi GH, Hawkins RB, Bishawi M, Shroyer AL, Hattler B, Quin JA, Collins JF, Bakaeen FG, Ebrahimi R, Grover FL, Wagner TH, Veterans Affairs Randomized On/Off Bypass Follow-up Study (ROOBY-FS) Group. New-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation impact on 5-year clinical outcomes and costs. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2021 May 1; 161(5):1803-1810.e3. [view]
  49. Shroyer ALW, Quin JA, Wagner TH, Carr BM, Collins JF, Almassi GH, Bishawi M, Grover FL, Hattler B. Off-Pump Versus On-Pump Impact: Diabetic Patient 5-Year Coronary Artery Bypass Clinical Outcomes. The Annals of thoracic surgery. 2019 Jan 1; 107(1):92-98. [view]
  50. Wagner TH, Schoemaker L, Gehlert E, Nelson RE, Murphy K, Martini S, Graham GD, Govindarajan P, Williams LS. One-Year Costs Associated With the Veterans Affairs National TeleStroke Program. Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. 2022 Jun 1; 25(6):937-943. [view]
  51. Mudumbai SC, Lewis ET, Oliva EM, Chung PD, Harris B, Trafton J, Mariano ER, Wagner T, Clark JD, Stafford RS. Overdose Risk Associated with Opioid Use upon Hospital Discharge in Veterans Health Administration Surgical Patients. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 2019 May 1; 20(5):1020-1031. [view]
  52. Mudumbai SC, Chung P, Nguyen N, Harris B, Clark JD, Wagner TH, Giori NJ, Stafford RS, Mariano ER. Perioperative Opioid Prescribing Patterns and Readmissions After Total Knee Arthroplasty in a National Cohort of Veterans Health Administration Patients. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 2020 Mar 1; 21(3):595-603. [view]
  53. Sylman JL, Mitrugno A, Tormoen GW, Wagner TH, Mallick P, McCarty OJT. Platelet count as a predictor of metastasis and venous thromboembolism in patients with cancer. Convergent science physical oncology. 2017 Jun 1; 3(2):1-10. [view]
  54. Blonigen DM, Manfredi L, Heinz A, Bi X, Suarez P, Nevedal AL, Vashi AA, Timko C, Wagner T. Reducing Frequent Utilization of Psychiatric Emergency Services Among Veterans While Maintaining Quality of Care. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.). 2018 Apr 1; 69(4):438-447. [view]
  55. Sheckter CC, Jopling J, Ding Q, Trickey AW, Wagner T, Morris AM, Hawn MT. Resident-Sensitive Processes of Care: Impact of Surgical Residents on Inpatient Testing. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2019 May 1; 228(5):798-806.e2. [view]
  56. Wagner TH. Rethinking How We Measure Costs in Implementation Research. Journal of general internal medicine. 2020 Nov 1; 35(Suppl 2):870-874. [view]
  57. Elwy AR, Maguire EM, Gallagher TH, Asch SM, Durfee JM, Martinello RA, Bokhour BG, Gifford AL, Taylor TJ, Wagner TH. Risk Communication After Health Care Exposures: An Experimental Vignette Survey With Patients. MDM policy & practice. 2021 Sep 17; 6(2):23814683211045659. [view]
  58. Yim WW, Wheeler AJ, Curtin C, Wagner TH, Hernandez-Boussard T. Secondary use of electronic medical records for clinical research: Challenges and Opportunities. Convergent science physical oncology. 2018 Mar 1; 4(1). [view]
  59. Quin JA, Wagner TH, Hattler B, Carr BM, Collins J, Almassi GH, Grover FL, Shroyer AL. Ten-Year Outcomes of Off-Pump vs On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in the Department of Veterans Affairs: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA surgery. 2022 Apr 1; 157(4):303-310. [view]
  60. Rose L, Graham L, Koenecke A, Powell M, Xiong R, Shen Z, Kinzler KW, Bettegowda C, Vogelstein B, Athey S, Vogelstein JT, Konig MF, Wagner TH. The Association Between Alpha-1 Adrenergic Receptor Antagonists and In-Hospital Mortality from COVID-19. medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences [Preprint]. 2021 Feb 11. Update In: Front Med (Lausanne). 2021 Mar 31;8:637647 PMID: 33869251 [view]
  61. Rose L, Graham L, Koenecke A, Powell M, Xiong R, Shen Z, Mench B, Kinzler KW, Bettegowda C, Vogelstein B, Athey S, Vogelstein JT, Konig MF, Wagner TH. The Association Between Alpha-1 Adrenergic Receptor Antagonists and In-Hospital Mortality From COVID-19. Frontiers in medicine. 2021 Mar 31; 8:637647. [view]
  62. Knocke K, Wagner TW. The Evolving Economics of Implementation. BMJ quality & safety. 2022 Aug 1; 31(8):555-557. [view]
  63. Sun AJ, Thomas IC, Velaer KN, Ganesan C, Song S, Pao AC, Wagner TH, Brooks JD, Chertow GM, Leppert JT. The Urine Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratio and Kidney Function after Nephrectomy. The Journal of urology. 2020 Aug 1; 204(2):231-238. [view]
  64. Graham LA, Wagner TH, Sambare TD, Hawn MT. Timing and Cost of Wound Complications After Colorectal Resection. Diseases of The Colon and Rectum. 2021 Dec 1; 64(12):1551-1558. [view]
  65. Vanneman ME, Wagner TH, Shwartz M, Meterko M, Francis J, Greenstone CL, Rosen AK. Veterans' Experiences With Outpatient Care: Comparing The Veterans Affairs System With Community-Based Care. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2020 Aug 1; 39(8):1368-1376. [view]
VA Cyberseminars

  1. Wagner TH. Budget Impact Analysis. HERC Cost Effectiveness Analysis Course [Cyberseminar]. HSR&D. 2018 Apr 11. [view]
  2. Wagner TH. Estimating the Cost of an Intervention. HERC Cost Effectiveness Analysis Course [Cyberseminar]. HSR&D. 2018 Jan 31. [view]

DRA: Health Systems
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