Department of Family Medicine

Research

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The Department of Family Medicine is committed to growing its research efforts.

The department is involved in practice-based research networks (PBRNs). We are an active member in the Southwestern Ohio Ambulatory Research Network (SOAR-Net) and plan to partner with other PBRNs across the state of Ohio, including the Ohio Clinical Trials Collaborative (COIN).

Faculty Research

Family medicine faculty members have various research projects being conducted at both the Wright State Physicians Health Center and the Five Rivers Family Health Center locations. Faculty research interests include quality improvement, improving the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, chronic pain, substance abuse, obesity, hypertension, rural medicine and community outreach.

Anne M Proulx, D.O., uses the Statin/Aspirin Choice Decision Aid to help motivate patients to better adhere to or make healthier choices related to cardiovascular health.

F. Stuart Leeds, M.D., is improving chronic pain management in primary care. He is testing the Scope-of-Care-Oriented Pain Engagement (SCOPE) Protocol to help physicians and train medical students and residents to provide better pain management. Leeds was accepted as a Grant Generating Project (GGP) Fellow in the class of 2015-2016 to further continue his research efforts on chronic pain management.

Lisa Kellar, M.D., received national funding to improve influenza and pneumococcal vaccine rates in patients who are 65 and older at Five Rivers Family Health Center and in the surrounding community. Kellar, along with Paul J. Hershberger, Ph.D., and colleagues from the Department of Community Health, the WSU Raj Soin College of Business and the WSU National Center for Medical Readiness, were awarded the WSU Faculty Mentoring Grant for the Wright Health Coalition. The Wright Health Coalition is focusing efforts on sharing expertise across departments with the goal of better identifying and managing super-utilizer patients.

Kate Conway, M.D., M.P.H., is focusing on community outreach for refugee health and awareness. Working collaboratively through community partnerships, Conway is improving the awareness and training of medical professionals in order to help improve refugee’s quality of life while in the United States.

Denise A. Griffith, M.D., is leading the evaluation of a method to improve the quality, efficiency and consistency of hand-offs given the restrictions duty-hours pose. 

Department Chair Therese M. Zink, M.D., M.P.H., has conducted research to improve the care to patients living with family violence in the primary care setting. She has done educational outcomes research related to rural medical education programs. Her practice-based research has looked at the use of the electronic health record and health information exchange and implementation of the Chronic Kidney Disease Guidelines. Her current AHRQ-funded project examines the process and cost for transforming a medical practice into team-based and patient-centered care.

2015 Faculty Research Presentations

Name(s)

Presentation Title

Conference(s)

F. Stuart Leeds, M.D.

SCOPE: A Scope-of-Care-Based Protocol for Management of Chronic Nonmalignant Pain

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)

Donald Clark, M.D.

Using the P(L)CMH App to Transform Educational Practice

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)

Teresa Zryd, M.D.

Finding Meaning at the Bedside: A Family-Centered Tool for Improving the Patient Experience

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)

Therese Zink, M.D.

How to Self-Publish and Promote Your Academic or Creative Work

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)

Lisa Kellar, M.D.

Non-Indicated Pediatric Antibiotic Prescribing in the US, 1980-2010: Comparisons of Prescription Rates by Race/Ethnicity

Lisa Kellar, M.D.

Therese Zink, M.D.

Impact of Care Redesign on Satisfaction of Patients and Clinical Staff in Two Primary Care Practices

Costs Associated Primary Care Transition to More Effective Models

NAPCRG Annual Meeting

Katherine Cauley, Ph.D.

Donald Clark, M.D.

Expanding the Interprofessional Team in PCMH: What Community Health Workers Add?

STFM Practice Improvement Conference

2015 Faculty Publications

Name(s)

Publication Title

Publication Reference

Cynthia Olsen, M.D.

Effect of Perineal Self-Acupressure on Constipation: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Trends in Patient Encounters To the Editor

Olsen C. (2015) Effect of Perineal Self-Acupressure on Constipatin: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Gen Intern Med

Olsen C. Trends in Patient Encounters To the Editor. Family Medicine. April 2015. 47 (4): 321-322

Lisa Kellar, M.D.

The Association Between the Regular Use of Preventive Labour Induction and Improved Term Birth Outcomes: Findings of A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

JM Nicholson, LC Kellar, GF Henning, A Waheed, M Colon-Gonzalez, S Ural. The association between the regular use of preventive labour induction and improved term birth outcomes: findings of a systematic review and meta‐analysis. British Journal of Obstetric and Gynaecology. Published Feb 25 2015. DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.13301

Paul Hershberger, Ph.D.

Psychosoical Influence on Health

Ahmed, S. M., Hershberger, P. J., & Lemkau, J. P. (2015). Psychosocial influences on health. In R. E. Rakel & D. P. Rakel (Eds.), Textbook of family medicine (9th ed., pp. 25-33). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders.​

Therese Zink, M.D.

Personality Profiles of Rural Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship Students Who Choose Family Medicine

Eley DS, Brooks KD, Zink TM, Cloninger CR. Personality profiles of rural longitudinal integrated clerkship students who choose Family Medicine. Family Medicine 2015;47(3):194-203.

Resident Research

Zia-Khan.png Resident physician Lara Ilyas, M.D., received a 2014 STFM/NIDA Training Award in Substance Abuse and Addiction. Her mentor, Josephine F. Wilson, D.D.S., Ph.D., director of Substance Abuse Resources and Disability Issues in the Center for Interventions, Treatment and Addictions Research at WSU, will help her grow her research skills as she tests CareText, a cell phone text messaging app using motivational interviewing messages. This research project uses a two-group, randomized control trial in which patients receiving usual treatment or CareText after screening, brief intervention and referral to training (SBIRT). Her clinical mentors include family medicine faculty Paul J. Hershberger, Ph.D., director of behavioral science and Michael Duane Jacobson, D.O., who is certified in addiction medicine. Jacobson is continuing to use the data to further explore substance abuse and addictions.

Resident physicians Zia Khan, M.D., M.P.H., and Reena Enaker, M.D., received funding from the Dayton Area Graduate Medical Education Community (DAGMEC) to use “portion control” plates and cups and a brief counseling intervention in the office to address obesity. Drs. Khan and Enaker’s colleagues are continuing the project and utilizing the portion controlled visuals and intervention in practice.

2015 Resident Research Presentations

Resident Name(s)

Mentor Name(s)

Presentation Title

Conference(s)

Lara Ilyas, M.D.

Josephine Wilson, D.D.S., Ph.D., Michael Jacobson, D.O., Paul Hershberger, Ph.D.

Evaluating CareText, an Automated SBIRT Follow-Up Application

NIDA CTN Steering Committee Meeting

Kyle Ott, M.D.

Michael Barrow, M.D.

The Stiffed-Necked Basketball Player Who Sees Double

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

Angela Amato, M.D.

Paul Hershberger, Ph.D.

Group Review of Video Recordings of Resident-Patient Encounters

Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum (DAGMEC)

Andrea Dillon, M.D.

Steve Swedlund, M.D.

A Concurrent Review of Medication Reconciliation in Readmitted Patients

Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum (DAGMEC)

Rashi Patel, M.D.

Denise Griffith, M.D.

I-PASS: A Safer Approach to Patient Hand-Offs

Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum (DAGMEC)

Tynese Anderson, M.D.

Lisa Kellar, M.D.

Read More T.O.D.A.Y (To Our Dayton Area Youth)

Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum (DAGMEC)

Zia Khan, M.D. Reena Enaker, M.D.

Lisa Kellar, M.D.

A Simple Intervention to Reduce Obesity in a Community Primary Care Office

Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum (DAGMEC)

Achint Choksy, M.D., Matthew Nyholm, M.D., Leslee McElrath, M.D., Omar Siddiqi, M.D., Pradeep Raju, M.D., Peter Baldwin, M.D., Clifton Nowell, M.D.

Lisa Kellar, M.D., Lisa Righter, M.D., Teresa Zryd, M.D.

Sustainable Improvements in Immunization Rates for Seniors: A Local and Community-Wide Effort

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Conference

Dayton Area of Graduate Medical Education Consortium (DAGMEC)

Rashi Patel, M.D.

Paul Hershberger, Ph.D.

Brain Matters: Promoting Mental Health

Family Medicine Midwest

Student Research

Active research opportunities for medical and graduate students are available. Medical students have the opportunity to conduct research electives, through the Area Health Education Center summer program and one-on-one. Students interested in pursuing a research project should review the short power point presentation and contact the research program manager Jayna Vossler, M.S., CRA, RHIA, to schedule a meeting. Students should be prepared to discuss interests, ideas, questions and goals during the initial meeting in order to decide which faculty member would be most fitting as a mentor. Jayna will also provide guidance to students on which CITI training courses need to be completed.

Our goal is for students to present the findings of their projects through posters, presentations and publications. Many scholarship opportunities are available including:the Boonshoft School of Meidicne Medical Student Research Symposium, the AAFP Foundation and the AAFP National Conference.

Currently students through the Students Teaching Educational Plans for Success (STEPS) Health Initiative are meeting to focus on super-utilizer patients, following up with participants enrolled in Dr. Lara Ilyas’ CareText Study and working on quality improvement projects at both Wright State Physicians and Five River Family Health Center. Please contact Jayna if you are interested in learning more about the research opportunities within the Department of Family Medicine.

2015 Student Research Presentations

Student Name(s)

Mentor Name(s)

Presentation Title

Conference(s)

Samantha Imfeld, MS4

Sara Robertson, MS4

Anne Proulx, OD

The Use of Motivational Interviewing with Statin/Aspirin Choice Decision Aid to Encourage Smoking Cessation

BSOM Medical Student Research Symposium

Jaclyn Scholz, MS2

Maggie Rechel, MS2

Lisa Kellar, M.D.

Sustainable Improvements in Immunization Rates for Seniors: A Local and Community-Wide Effort

BSOM Medical Student Research Symposium

RJ Sontag, MS2

Therese Zink, M.D.

No Oasis in this Desert: Identification and Implications of the Food Desert around an Urban Hospital

BSOM Medical Student Research Symposium

Celebration of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

Sonia Bennett (MPH)

Lisa Righter, M.D.

Practice Improvement Project: Implementation of a Reminder Sign Regarding Uncontrolled Hypertension

Celebration of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

Tracy Bozung (MPH)

Josephine Wilson, DDS, Ph.D.;

Michael Jacobson, D.O.;

Paul Hershberger, Ph.D.

Evaluating CareText, an Automated SBIRT Follow-Up Application

M.P.H. Defense

Claire Dolan, MS3

Marie-Noelle Atkinson, MS4

Lisa Righter, M.D.

Improvements in NCQA PCMH Documentation

STFM Practice Improvement Conference

2015 Student Publications

Student Name(s)

Mentor Name(s)

Publication Title

Publication Reference

Christen Johnson, MS2

Maggie Rechel, MS2

Therese Zink, M.D.

Yes, Virginia--Sex & Human Trafficking are Problems in Ohio

Johnson C, Rechel M, Zink TM. Yes, Virginia--Sex & Human Trafficking are Problems in Ohio . The Ohio Family Physician. March 2015. 26-27

Matthew O’Neill

Cynthia Olsen, M.D.

Taylor's Manual of Family Medicine (4th ed.)

Olsen C, O'Neill M. Taylor's Manual of Family Medicine (4th ed.) Chapter 5.5. Eating Disorders. 2015. Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia

For more information, contact:

Jayna M. Vossler, M.S., CRA, RHIA
Family Medicine Research Program Manager
Wright State Physicians Health Center
725 University Blvd.
Fairborn, Ohio 45324

(937) 245-7220
jayna.vossler@wright.edu

Last edited on 09/03/2015.