Opioids Publications

Provider and Patient-panel Characteristics Associated With Initial Adoption and Sustained Prescribing of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder
Gerald Cochran, Evan S Cole, Michael Sharbaugh, Dylan Nagy, Adam J Gordon, Walid F Gellad, Janice Pringle, Todd Bear, Jack Warwick, Coleman Drake, Chung-Chou H Chang, Ellen DiDomenico, David Kelley, Julie Donohue
Journal of Addiction Medicine, May 10, 2021

Trajectories of Opioid Use Following First Opioid Prescription in Opioid-Naive Youths and Young Adults
J. Deanna Wilson, MD, MPH; Kaleab Z. Abebe, PhD; Kevin Kraemer, MD, MSc; Jane Liebschutz, MD, MPH; Jessica Merlin, MD, PhD, MBA; Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD; David Kelley, MD; Julie Donohue, PhD
JAMA Network Open, April 21, 2021

Characteristics Associated With Opioid and Antibiotic Prescribing by Dentists
Colin C. Hubbard PhD; Charlesnika T. Evans PhD, MPH; Gregory S. Calip PharmD, MPH, PhD; Susan A. Rowan DDS, MS; Walid F. Gellad MD, MPH; Allen Campbell BS; Alan E. Gross PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP; Ronald C. Hershow MD; Jessina C. McGregor PhD; Lisa K. Sharp BSN, MS, PhD; Katie J. Suda PharmD, MS
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, March 19, 2021

Integrating human services and criminal justice data with claims data to predict risk of opioid overdose among Medicaid beneficiaries: A machine-learning approach
Wei-Hsuan Lo-Ciganic, Julie M. Donohue ,Eric G. Hulsey, Susan Barnes, Yuan Li, Courtney C. Kuza, Qingnan Yang, Jeanine Buchanich, James L. Huang, Christina Mair, Debbie L. Wilson, Walid F. Gellad
PLoS One, March 18, 2021

Characteristics of Opioid Prescriptions to Veterans With Chronic Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Disorders Dually Enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs and Medicare Part D
Salva N Balbale, Lishan Cao, Itishree Trivedi, Jonah J Stulberg, Katie J Suda, Walid F Gellad, Charlesnika T Evans, Bruce L Lambert, Laurie A Keefer, Neil Jordan
Military Medicine, March 10, 2021

Patterns of clinic switching and continuity of medication for opioid use disorder in a Medicaid-enrolled population
Evan S. Cole, Coleman Drake, Ellen DiDomenico, Michael Sharbaugh, Joo Yeon Kim, Dylan Nagy, Gerald Cochran, Adam J. Gordon, Walid F. Gellad, Janice Pringle, Jack Warwick, Chung-Chou H. Chang, Julie Kmiec, David Kelley and Julie M. Donohue
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, February 16, 2021

Healthcare Patterns of Pregnant Women and Children Affected by OUD in 9 State Medicaid Populations
Marian Jarlenski, Joo Yeon Kim, Katherine A Ahrens, Lindsay Allen, Anna Austin, Andrew J Barnes, Dushka Crane, Paul Lanier, Rachel Mauk, Shamis Mohamoud, Nathan Pauly, Jeffrey Talbert, Kara Zivin, Julie M Donohue
Journal of Addiction Medicine, February 5, 2021

Predicting Mortality Risk After a Hospital or Emergency Department Visit for Nonfatal Opioid Overdose
Jingchuan Guo, Wei-Hsuan Lo-Ciganic, Qingnan Yang, James L Huang, Jeremy C Weiss, Gerald Cochran, Daniel C Malone, Courtney C Kuza, Adam J Gordon, Julie M Donohue, Walid F Gellad
Journal of General Internal Medicine, January 22, 2021

High-Dose Opioid Use Among Veterans with Unexplained Gastrointestinal Symptoms Versus Structural Gastrointestinal Diagnoses
Salva N. Balbale, Lishan Cao, Itishree Trivedi, Jonah J. Stulberg, Katie J. Suda, Walid F. Gellad, Charlesnika T. Evans, Bruce L. Lambert, Neil Jordan & Laurie A. Keefer
Digestive Diseases and Sciences, January 1, 2021

Identifying sociodemographic profiles of veterans at risk for high-dose opioid prescribing using classification and regression trees
Jacob S. Lipkin, MD, Joshua M. Thorpe, PhD, MPH, Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH, Joseph T. Hanlon, PharmD, MS, Xinhua Zhao, PhD, Carolyn T. Thorpe, PhD, MPH, Florentina E. Sileanu, MS, John P. Cashy, PhD, Jennifer A. Hale, BA, Maria K. Mor, PhD, Thomas R. Radomski, MD, MS, Chester B. Good, MD, MPH, Michael J. Fine, MD, MSc, Leslie R. M. Hausmann, PhD
Journal of Opioid Management, December 2020

Commentary on Zhou et al. (2020): Policy levers to reduce co‐prescribing of opioids and gabapentinoids and overdose risk
Patience Moyo & Julie M. Donohue
Addiction, November 20, 2020

Association between opioid dose escalation and time to death in a comfort measures only population
Dana L Abraham, Inmaculada Hernandez, Gina T Ayers, Jennifer A Pruskowski
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, October 16, 2020

Large reduction in opioid prescribing by a multipronged behavioral intervention after major urologic surgery
Bruce L. Jacobs MD, MPH, Devin Rogers BS, Jonathan G. Yabes PhD, Jathin Bandari MD, Omar M. Ayyash MD, MPH, Avinash Maganty MD, Kody M. Armann BS, Hermoon A. Worku BS, Natalie M. Pace BS, Anup Shah MD, Kelly R. Pekala MD, MS, Michelle Yu MD, Jacques E. Chelly MD, PhD, MBA, Liam C. Macleod MD, MPH, Benjamin J. Davies MD
Cancer, October 1, 2020

Potentially Inappropriate Medication Combination with Opioids among Older Dental Patients: A Retrospective Review of Insurance Claims Data
Jifang Zhou, Gregory S Calip, Susan Rowan, Jessina C McGregor, Rosanne I Perez, Charlesnika T Evans, Walid F Gellad, Katie J Suda
Pharmacotherapy, August 7, 2020

Geographic access to buprenorphine prescribers for patients who use public transit
C. Drake, J.M. Donohue, D. Nagy, C. Mair, K.L. Kraemer, D.J. Wallace
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, August 6, 2020

Using machine learning to predict risk of incident opioid use disorder among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries: A prognostic study
Wei-Hsuan Lo-Ciganic, James L. Huang, Hao H. Zhang, Jeremy C. Weiss, C. Kent Kwoh, Julie M. Donohue, Adam J. Gordon, Gerald Cochran, Daniel C. Malone, Courtney C. Kuza, Walid F. Gellad
PLOS One, July 17, 2020

Tracking Implementation Strategies in the Randomized Rollout of a Veterans Affairs National Opioid Risk Management Initiative
Shari S. Rogal, Matthew Chinman, Walid F. Gellad, Maria K. Mor, Hongwei Zhang, Sharon A. McCarthy, Genna T. Mauro, Jennifer A. Hale, Eleanor T. Lewis, Elizabeth M. Oliva, Jodie A. Trafton, Vera Yakovchenko, Adam J. Gordon & Leslie R. M. Hausmann 
Implementation Science, June 23, 2020

A Radical Proposition: Opioid-sparing Prostatectomy
Katherine M Theisen, Benjamin J Davies
European Urology Focus, May 15, 2020

Occupational Patterns of Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths Among Arizona Medicaid Enrollees, 2008-2017
Rohan Chalasani, Wei-Hsuan Lo-Ciganic MS, PhD, James L. Huang PhD, Jingchuan Guo PhD, MD, MPH, Jeremy C. Weiss MD, PhD, Courtney C. Kuza PhD, MPH & Walid F. Gellad MD, MPH
Journal of General Internal Medicine, February 10, 2020

Five-Year Outcomes Among Medicaid-Enrolled Children With In Utero Opioid Exposure
Marian P. Jarlenski, Elizabeth E. Krans, Joo Yeon Kim, Julie M. Donohue, A. Everette James, David Kelley, Bradley D. Stein, and Debra L. Bogen
Health Affairs, February 3, 2020

Overprescribing of Opioids to Adults by Dentists in the U.S., 2011–2015
Katie J. Suda, PharmD, MS, Jifang Zhou, MD, MPH, Susan A. Rowan, DDS, Jessina C. McGregor, PhD, Rosanne I. Perez, BS, Charlesnika T. Evans, PhD, MPH, Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH, Gregory S. Calip, PharmD, MPH, PhD
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, February 4, 2020

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Risks - Authors’ response
Martin H. Thornhill, MBBS, BDS, PhD, Katie J. Suda, PharmD, MS, Michael J. Durkin, MD, MPH, Peter B. Lockhart, DDS
The Journal of the American Dental Association, January 2020

Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Medical Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders Within the VA Healthcare System Following Non-Fatal Opioid Overdose
Utibe R. Essien, Florentina E. Sileanu, Xinhua Zhao, Jane M. Liebschutz, Carolyn T. Thorpe, Chester B. Good, Maria K. Mor, Thomas R. Radomski, Leslie R. M. Hausmann, Michael J. Fine, Walid F. Gellad
Journal of General Internal Medicine, January 21, 2020

Association between Opioid Prescribing in Medicare and Pharmaceutical Company Gifts by Physician Specialty
Mara A. G. Hollander, Julie M. Donohue, Bradley D. Stein, Elizabeth E. Krans, Marian P. Jarlenski
Journal of General Internal Medicine, December 2, 2019

Is it time US dentistry ended its opioid dependence?
Martin H. Thornhill, MBBS, BDS, PhD, Katie J. Suda, PharmD, MS, Michael J. Durkin, MD, MPH, Peter B. Lockhart, DDS
The Journal of the American Dental Association, October 2019

Associations Between the Specialty of Opioid Prescribers and Opioid Addiction, Misuse, and Overdose Outcomes
Carroline P Lobo, PhD, MS, Gerald Cochran, PhD, Chung-Chou H Chang, PhD, Walid F Gellad, MD, MPH, Adam J Gordon, MD, MPH, Hawre Jalal, MD, PhD, Wei-Hsuan Lo-Ciganic, PhD, MS, MSPharm, Jordan F Karp, MD, David Kelley, MD, Julie M Donohue, PhD
Pain Medicine, October 18, 2019

Opioid Prescribing Safety Measures in Medicaid Enrollees With and Without Cancer
Patience Moyo PhD, Walid F. Gellad MD, MPH, Lindsay M. Sabik PhD, Gerald T. Cochran PhD, MSW, Evan S. Cole PhD, Adam J. Gordon MD, MPH, David K. Kelley MD, MPA, Julie M. Donohue PhD
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, October 2019

Rural access to MAT in Pennsylvania (RAMP): a hybrid implementation study protocol for medication assisted treatment adoption among rural primary care providers
Gerald Cochran, Evan S. Cole, Jack Warwick, Julie M. Donohue, Adam J. Gordon, Walid F. Gellad, Todd Bear, David Kelley, Ellen DiDomenico, and Jan Pringle
Addiction Science and Clinical Practice, August 1, 2019

Patterns of Opioid Administration Among Opioid-Naive Inpatients and Associations With Postdischarge Opioid Use: A Cohort Study
Julie M. Donohue, PhD; Jason N. Kennedy, MS; Christopher W. Seymour, MD, MSc; Timothy D. Girard, MD, MSCI; Wei-Hsuan Lo-Ciganic, MSPharm, PhD; Catherine H. Kim, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP; Oscar C. Marroquin, MD; Patience Moyo, PhD; Chung-Chou H. Chang, PhD; Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH
Annals of Internal Medicine, June 18, 2019

Primary care physicians' perspectives on Veterans who obtain prescription opioids from multiple healthcare systems
Felicia R. Bixler, MS; Thomas R. Radomski, MD, MS; Susan L. Zickmund, PhD; KatieLynn M. Roman, BA; Leslie R. M. Hausmann, PhD; Carolyn T. Thorpe, PhD, MPH; Jennifer A. Hale, BS; Florentina E. Sileanu, MS; Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH
Journal of Opioid Management, May/June 2019

Comparison of Opioid Prescribing by Dentists in the United States and England
Katie J. Suda; Michael J. Durkin; Gregory S. Calip; Walid F. Gellad; Hajwa Kim; Peter B. Lockhart; Susan A. Rowan; Martin H. Thornhill
JAMA Network Open, May 24, 2019

Evaluation of Machine-Learning Algorithms for Predicting Opioid Overdose Risk Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Opioid Prescriptions
Wei-Hsuan Lo-Ciganic, PhD; James L. Huang, PhD; Hao H. Zhang, PhD; Jeremy C. Weiss, MD, PhD; Yonghui Wu, PhD; C. Kent Kwoh, MD; Julie M. Donohue, PhD; Gerald Cochran, PhD; Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH; Daniel C. Malone, PhD; Courtney C. Kuza, PhD; Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH
JAMA Network Open, March 22, 2019

The Role of Primary Care in Improving Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Rural Medicaid Enrollees with Opioid Use Disorder
Evan S. Cole, Ellen DiDomenico, Gerald Cochran, Adam J. Gordon, Walid F. Gellad, Janice Pringle, Jack Warwick, Chung-Chou H. Chang, Joo Yeon Kim, Julie Kmiec, David Kelley, Julie M. Donohue
Journal of General Internal Medicine, March 18, 2019

Is There an Opioid Crisis in Nursing Homes?
Jennifer Pruskowski, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, CPE, Joseph T. Hanlon, PharmD, MS
The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, March 2019

Dual Receipt of Prescription Opioids From the Department of Veterans Affairs and Medicare Part D and Prescription Opioid Overdose Death Among Veterans: A Nested Case–Control Study
Patience Moyo, PhD; Xinhua Zhao, PhD; Carolyn T. Thorpe, PhD, MPH; Joshua M. Thorpe, PhD, MPH; Florentina E. Sileanu, MS; John P. Cashy, PhD; Jennifer A. Hale, BA; Maria K. Mor, PhD; Thomas R. Radomski, MD, MS; Julie M. Donohue, PhD; Leslie R.M. Hausmann, PhD; Joseph T. Hanlon, PharmD, MS; Chester B. Good, MD, MPH; Michael J. Fine, MD, MSc; Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH
Annals of Internal Medicine, March 12, 2019

Protocol for evaluating the nationwide implementation of the VA Stratification Tool for Opioid Risk Management (STORM)
Matthew Chinman, Walid F. Gellad, Sharon McCarthy, Adam J. Gordon, Shari Rogal, Maria K. Mor, and Leslie R. M. Hausmann
Implementation Science, January 18, 2019

Randomized program evaluation of the Veterans Health Administration Stratification Tool for Opioid Risk Mitigation (STORM): A research and clinical operations partnership to examine effectiveness
Taeko Minegishi, MS, Austin B. Frakt, PhD, Melissa M. Garrido, PhD, Walid F. Gellad, MD,MPH, Leslie R. M. Hausmann, PhD, Eleanor T. Lewis, PhD, Steven D. Pizer, PhD, Jodie A. Trafton, PhD & Elizabeth M. Oliva, PhD
Substance Abuse, January 8, 2019