Primary Care Resident Research Projects and Publications

Kozacka, KatiePoster at SGIM National May 2020

A Potentially Fatal Disease in a Refugee Patient with HIV


Bloemen, Elizabeth

Saxon, Cara

Poster at AGC May 2020

SGIM National May 2020

Development and Implementation of Resident-led Group Annual Wellness Visits in an Underserved, Primary Care Clinic (Residents: Meara Melton, Matt Minturn, and Ben Trefilek)  
Grogan, ConorNovember 2019Attitudes Surrounding Dementia and Gun AccessDr. Marian Betz
Allen, Samantha November 2019Evaluation of guideline appropriate anti-coagulation in high risk a-fib patients after DOAC’s are introduced to a safety net system  Dr. Rachel Swigris
Leon, Ben November 2019Evaluation of guideline appropriate anti-coagulation in high risk a-fib patients after DOAC’s are introduced to a safety net system  Dr. Rebecca Hanratty
Trefilek, Ben September 2019Understanding Causes of Readmission in a rural Transitions Nurse Program: Implementation and Adaptation of the HOMERUN Review ToolHeather Gilmartin, PhD, NP
Stand, Andrea September 2019Admission for AMS in the elderlyDr. Skotti Church
​Melton, Meara​Poster presentation at AGS 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting​ ​An Analysis of Shared Decision Making for Atrial Fibrillation following the Medicare Mandate for Left Atrial Appendage Closure Drs. Dan Matlock and Larry Allen
​Schifeling, Chris​​Poster presentation at SGIM National May 2019​Missing the Mark: high rates of absent and untimely access to specialty palliative care in patients with peri-hospital mortality as a novel quality metric​Dr. Stacy Fischer
​Boyle, Joseph​Poster presentation at SGIM National May 2019​General Paresis: A Forgotten Psychiatric Syndrome of Neurosyphilis​Drs. Kelly White and Elisabeth Ihler
​Leon, Ben​Poster presentation at SGIM National May 2019 ​Characterizing High Risk Atrial Fibrillation Patients in a Safety Net Institution to Identify Trends that May Help Improve Anticoagulation Guideline Adherence and Stroke Prevention​Dr. Rebecca Hanratty
​Rezign, Austin​Poster presentation at SGIM National May 2019​An Unexpected Cause of Chest Pain​Dr. Nick Breitnauer
​Griff, Megan​May 2019​Analysis of End-of-Life Care  Related to Advance Care Planning (ACP) Billing ​Dr. Hillary Lum​
​Allen, Samantha​Abstract accepted, Colorado ACP, Feb 2019​“Doc, I can’t walk: a reflexive diagnosis” a case of thyrotoxic hypokalemic paralysis ​Dr. Juan Lessing
​Trefilek, Ben​January 2019​Analysis of Readmissions and Deaths in the VA rural Transitions Nursing Program​Heather Gilmartin, PhD, NP
​Schifeling, ChrisPoster presentation at the Diagnostic Errors in Medicine Conference,
Oct 2018
​Missing a beat: the delayed diagnosis of the need for palliative care in a patient with end stage heart failure​Dr. Juan Lessing
​Moore, Alia​Published in Women & Health, Sep 2018​Seeking emergency contraception in the United States: A review of access and barriers​Dr. Carol Stamm
​Boyle, Joseph, Depner K, Terasaki D

​Poster presentation at the 2018 AMERSA National Conference,
Nov 2018

​Developing a Protocol for Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder with Buprenorphine in an Internal Medicine Residency Primary Care Clinic​Dr. Elisabeth Ihler
​Boyle, Joseph​10th Annual Women's Health Research Day,
Sep 2018
​Resident Revision of EMR Workflow: Quality Improvement at PCMH based Uptown Women’s Health Clinic​Dr. Carol Stamm
​Leon, Ben​September 2018​Evaluation of guideline appropriate anti-coagulation in high risk a-fib patients after DOAC’s are introduced at a subsidized price to a safety net system ​Dr. Rebecca Hanratty

​Ivanov, Sergei

​ September 2018Evaluating benefit of early RA treatment among asymptomatic patients found to be anti-ccp and RF positive​Dr. Kevin Deane
Walker, Jacob​July 2018​Cardiovascular consequences of hypogonadism in men ​Kerrie Moreau, PhD
​Melton, Meara​July 2018​Assessment of Shared Decision Making in Atrial Fibrillation​Drs. Dan Matlock and Larry Allen
​Murphy, ErinAbstract accepted at SGIM National April 2018Pregnancy intention screening is negatively impacted by staffing transitions in a primary care internal medicine clinic​Dr. Carol Stamm
​Frank, Mike​Poster presentation at SGIM National, April 2018​Nobody makes me bleed my own blood. Nobody!: Evans Syndrome in Lupus and its implications​Dr. Sarah Stella
​Grillo, Elijah​April 2018​Investigating the effectiveness of a pre-internship bootcamp program for graduating 4th year medical students​Dr. Matthew Rustici
​Welzenbach, Matt​December 2017, Poster presentation at SGIM National April 2018​When Battle’s Sign Isn’t From Trauma: Discoid Lupus Masquerading as Skull Fracture ​Dr. Jennifer Adams
​Ochoa, Katie; Johnson A​December 2017​Spherocytosis: A Journey of Hemolysis and Congestion​Dr. Ingrid Logo
​Moore, Alia​Editor's Choice, Women's Health Issues Sep/Oct 2017​Barriers to Single-Dose Levonorgestrel-Only Emergency Contraception Access in Retail Pharmacies​Dr. Carol Stamm
​Macke, Laura​Oral presentation at SGIM Regional 2017​Vertebral osteomyelitis after UTI: local seeding via an unfamiliar plexus​Dr. Matt Hoegh
​Somes, Elizabeth​December 2017​Assessing Healthcare Team Member Perspectives on Advance Care PlanningDr. Hillary Lum
​Terasaki, Dale  ​Oral presentation at Association for Medical Education and Research Abuse (AMERSA) November 2017​University of Colorado Addiction Medicine Consultation-Liaison Service: Descriptive Analysis and Attitudes among Inpatient Staff​Dr. Patricia Pade
​Walker, Jabob​September 2017​Cardiovascular consequences of hypogonadism in men​Kerrie Moreau, PhD
​Murphy, Erin​August 2017​Residents’ views on areas for self-improvement: is self analysis accurate and how does it change over time? ​Dr. Karen Chacko
​Kennedy, LauraAccepted for publication in Pain Medicine"Those conversations in my experience don’t go well”: A qualitative study of primary care provider experiences tapering long-term opioid medications​Dr. Joe Frank
​Kant, Rebecca 

Abstract accepted, poster presentation at National AGS in May 2017

Episodic Home-based  Care at Home: Use of an Independent Mobile Healthcare Team ​Dr. Hillary Lum
​Carroll, CaseyJAMA Intern Med. Published online April 24, 2017Polypharmacy in the Elderly — When Good Drugs Lead to Bad Outcomes: A Teachable Moment​Dr. Ahmed Hassanin
​Uptown Residents​Abstract accepted at SGIM National April 2017​Residents (Sherman L, Soiseth N, Terasaki D)Title: Implementation of a Pharmacist-Delivered Asthma Education and Management Program in a Resident Teaching Practice at a Community Hospital​Dr. Elisabeth Ihler
​Murphy, Erin​Poster presentation at SGIM National April 2017​Initial challenges in implementing screening tool for pregnancy intention in a primary care internal medicine clinic - Erin Murphy, Rebecca Petersen, Daniel Topp, Christine Gilroy, Carol Stamm ​Dr. Carol Stamm
​Gelman, Amanda​March 2017Addressing Partner Violence and Reproductive Coercion in Native Health Settings ​Dr. Elizabeth Miller
​Ramaswami, Anandi​February 2017Assessing Perceptions of Spanish-speaking Patients on the Hospital Discharge Process​Dr. Mark Earnest
​Sawyer, Lisa​November 2016​Identifying Local Triggers for Palliative Care Consultation in the Medical Intensive Care Unit​Dr. Jeffrey Spence
​Kennedy, Laura​Abstract accepted at the Palliative Care Research Day Nov 2016​Changing standards and difficult conversations: Provider perspectives on discussing tapering long-term opioid therapy with patients in a primary care clinic
​Bolton, Drew​Workshop presentation at SGIM Regional Oct 2016​There’s an App for That Emerging Opportunities
for Digital Health Technology in General Internal Medicine
​Dr. Scott Joy
​Kennedy, Laura​September 2016, Poster presentation at SGIM National April 2017​The Decision Point: Patient perspectives on initiating chronic opiate therapy​Dr. Joe Frank
​Frank, Mike​Published on Aug 2016 in Journal of Smoking CessationTobacco Use Among People Who Have Been in Prison: Relapse and Factors Associated with Trying to Quit​Dr. Ingrid Binswanger
​Petersen, Rebecca​July 2016​Pregnancy Intention in a Multidisciplinary Primary Care Practice: Every woman, every time​Dr. Carol Stamm
​Wirth, Sarah​Poster won in the Clinical Vignette category at ACP National May 2016Norwegian scabies masquerading as plaque psoriasis: A common misdiagnosis​Dr. Gerard Salame
​Jorgenson, Joel - Chief Resident​Poster presentation at SGIM National May 2016​Show me the data: where is the NNT?

​Dr. Allan Prochazka

​Uptown Residents​Poster presentation at SGIM National May 2016​Uptown Clinic Residents (Branden Comfort, Ben Capper, Erin Conlin, David Elwell), Title: A Resident Led Quality Improvement Project to Review YouTube Videos Related to Diabetes Education with the Intent to Create a Playlist to Use for Patient Education During the Patient Clinic Visit​Dr. Scott Joy
​Schmitz, Karen​April2016​Lipid Monitoring for Patients on Stain Therapy - Clinical Practice and Utility​Dr. Brandon Combs
Reidy, Melissa​March 2016​Case series and review of the literature on interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features​Dr. Aryeh Fischer (Division of Rheumatology)
​Hoffman, Mariah​October 2014 and February 2016​KS outcomes in Rural Zimbabwe​Dr. Tom Campbell
​Peng, Mandy​November 2015​Health literacy and RA disease activity questionnaires​Drs. Joel Hirsh and Lisa Davis
​Belani, Hrishikesh​August/November 2015​Effect of chronic doxycline use on chlamydia rates in young adults: a retrospective cohort study ​Dr. Aran Nichol
​Gelman, Amanda​September 2015

​Urban Peak Mindfulness Project

​Scott Harpin, PhD, MPH
​Gelman, Amanda​August 2015, Oral presentation at SGIM National May 2016​ A qualitative assessment of anti-abortion attitudes among low-income women undergoing abortion​Dr. Sonya Bomero (UPMC)
​Harrison, Jordan​July 2015​Older Adult Mortality After Release from the Criminal Justice System​Dr. Ingrid Binswanger
​Libbon, James​June 2015​Improving the Transition of Care Process for Veterans Admitted at Outside Hospitals​Dr. Robert Burke
​Short, RennaMay 2015​, Abstract accepted for an oral presentation at ID Week October 2015​A retrospective cohort study of the incidence and characteristics of GC/chlamydia Infections in the HIV population at Denver Health, 2012-present. Abstract title: Prevalence of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Infections among HIV-infected Men by Anatomic Site and Presence or Absence of Symptoms​Dr. Sarah Rowan
​Harrison, JordanDecember 2014​​Isolated and frail: A new analysis​Drs. Ronica Rocks and Skotti Church
​McNulty, CaitlinOctober 2014​Clinical correlates of IgE binding to linear epitopes of the major peanut allergens​​Dr. Stephen Dreskin
​Ramaswami, AnandiSGIM Regional 2014, Innovation Poster Presentation 1st Place​Primary Care Progress Colorado: Empowering Interprofessional Learning through Community-Campus Partnership​Dr. Joseph Johnson
​Libbon, James​SGIM Regional 2014​Transitions of Care: An Analysis of the Logistic and Mental Process Involved When Transitioning From Inpatient to Outpatient follow Up Care With and Without an integrated HER​Dr. Scott Joy
​Baeth, Austin​August 2014​​The Desire for Long-Distance Travel in Adults with Advanced IllnessDr. Stacy Fischer​
​Murphy, Ed​June 2014, Published October 2014​Doubts About Treating Hypogonadism Due to Long-term Opioid UseWith Testosterone Therapy: A Teachable Moment​Dr. Rick Miranda
Moore, AliaFeb 2014, Reproductive Health Conference Sep 2014, SGIM 2015 National

Seeking Emergency Contraception in Denver, Colorado: A Health Impact Assessment

Dr. Carol Stamm
Hess, Mailee


SGIM 2015 National

Prevalence and risk factors for osteoporosis in adults with developmental disabilities
SGIM Poster Title: Low bone mineral density in adults with developmental disabilities
Dr. Kristin Jensen
Swanson, LeahJan-14Depression Management ScreeningDr. Scott Joy
Johnson, JosephJan-14Community-based care coordination in Original AuroraDr. Karen Chacko
Changstrom, BradDecember 2013, Am J Sports Med published online December 5, 2014Epidemiology of Stress Fracture Injuries Among US High School Athletes, 2005-2006 Through 2012-2013 (DOI: 10.1177/0363546514562739) ​Dr. Dawn Comstock
Gersh, JillSep 2013 and Jan 2014, Published Aug 2014, Journal of AIDS & Clinical ResearchAttitudes and barriers towards Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among HIV vaccine trial study participants – A survey of HIV vaccine trial participantsDr. Tom Campbell (Division of Infectious Diseases)
​Mack, Steve​SGIM Forum 2013 (Article)A General Internal Medicine Resident’s Appraisal of the MedicalHome: Innovation or Evolution?​
​Hess, Mailee​SGIM Forum 2013 (Article)A Resident’s Perspective on the Colorado Patient-centered MedicalHome Project Fall 2012 Learning Collaborative
Guese, MaryAAIM Oct 2013 Abstract, Published in JGIM Jan 2014Impact of 4+1 Block Scheduling on Patient Care Continuity in Resident ClinicDr. Katie Heist
Lammers, AustinOct-13High Value MedicineDr. Read Pierce
Liu, PaiAugust – September 2013Changes in Perceived Stress, Sleep and Menopausal Symptoms in Response to Exercise in Sedentary Postmenopausal WomenDr. Karen Shea
Hoffman, LindsayMay-13ICD Education, Expectations and ExperiencesDr. Dan Matlock
Niess, MeredithSGIM 2013 National AbstractPre-Operative Chest Radiography: Old Habits Die HardAbstract only
Niess, MeredithSGIM 2013 National AbstractFatality Due to Reactivation Hepatitis B in an HIV Positive PatientAbstract only
Johnson, JosephSGIM 2013 National AbstractCommunity-based Care Coordination to Overcome Fragmentation of Services in Aurora, ColoradoAbstract only
​Dirksen, Rachael​SGIM 2013 National oral presentation​Evaluating Internal Medicine Provider Barriers to Contraceptive CounselingDrs. Amy Huebschmann and Stephanie Teal
Hall, HannahACP National and SGIM 2013 National Apical Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, A BENIGN form of Heart Disease?Abstract only
Short, RennaACP Associates Meeting 2013 Oral presentationCVA, MI and Vasculitic rash: A Unifying DiagnosisDr. Brandon Combs
Hall, HannahACP Associates Meeting 2013 Oral presentationThe Usual STEMI Presentation, or is it?Dr. Maria Frank
Lammers, AustinACP Associates Meeting 2013 Oral presentationTaking the wind out of your sails in the middle of a perfect storm: A Tale of Dyspnea and ThrombusDr. Rebecca Allyn
Nash, AlyssaACP Associates Meeting 2013 Oral presentationWindshield Wiper Fluid: A Bad Way to Wipe Away the PainDr. Mim Ari
Hall, HannahFeb-14Depression management QI study: Collaborative Care in a Primary Care Residency ClinicDr. Lynn Haley
Lo, DaphneUCC Pall Care Conference November 2012Caregiving benefit, burden, and relationship quality in chronic heart failureDr. David Bekelman
Martin, EricNov-12Microbiology and outcomes of infected total joint arthroplasties at an academic medical center: a 5-year retrospective reviewDr. Carla Saveli
Lammers, AustinSGIM 2012 Regional PosterAssessing Laboratory Cost at a University Medical CenterDr. Read Pierce
​Lo, DaphneSGIM 2012 Regional Poster ​Improving Symptoms and Quality of Life in Heart Failure Dr. David Bekelman
​Ari, Mim​August 2012, Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health 2013Evaluation and associations of limited health literacy in persons recently released from prisonDrs. Ingrid Binswanger, Joel Hirsh
​Hiles, Megan​April 2012​Faculty Preceptor Opinions of Longitudinal Integrated ClerkshipsDr. Eva Aagaard
Sparks, TierneySGIM 2012 National Poster presented A Case of Multifocal Osteonecrosis and Acquired Immunodeficiency SyndromeDr. Jennifer Adams
Landrey, AllisonSGIM 2012 National Poster presented Prescribing Opiates in Resident Clinic: Clinic directors’ and residents’ perspectives on problems and potential solutionsDrs. Rachel Swigris and Adam Abraham
​Kreso, Elma ​March 2012​Beyond the 6 Hour Bundle: A practical Approach to Assessing fluid responsiveness in Septic ShownDr. Stephen Frankel
​Reither, Jonathan​Published February 2012 ​We're Hands-On: Exploring a Supplemental Approach to Hospice Care Provision (JHPN-D-11-00073)Dr. Reither is the first author
​Niess, Meredith​February 2012​Health Spending as an Impediment to a Healthy America Dr. Mark Earnest
​Turcotte, Roger​January 2012​using DXR (an online clinical case simulator) to assess the clinical reasoning of medical students, residents, and attending physiciansDr. Jeanette Guerrasio
​Martin, Eric​November 2011​Microbiology and outcomes of infected total joint arthroplasties at an academic medical center: a 5-year retrospective reviewDr. Carla Saveli
​Hall, Hannah ​November 2011​Depression management QI studyDr. Christine Gilroy
​Dirksen, Rachael ​September 2011​Comparison of the prevalence of depression among postmenopausal women with and without Type 2 DiabetesDr. Amy Huebschmann
​Sparks, Tierney​July 2011​Residents as Medical Educators: Surveying the residency programs at The University of Colorado regarding opinions/experiences as medical educators. Developing a needs assessment for the development of the Residents as Medical Educators Elective.Dr. Suzanne Brandenburg