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Michele Allen, MD, MS


Michele Allen, MD, MS, conducts participatory research that focuses primarily on health promotion among youth, especially immigrant adolescents, in both family and school contexts.

As the Director of the Program in Health Disparities Research (PHDR), Dr. Allen promotes health equity through collaborative research, education, and community partnerships. She is particularly interested in transforming environments to make them youth-friendly and health promoting for adolescent populations.

For eleven years she has served as PI on Padres Informados/Jovenes Preparados, a community-based participatory research study that supports communication between immigrant Latino adolescents and their parents. The project, a partnership between the University and six community agencies, has been supported by several pilot grants as well as the National Cancer Institute, and its curriculum is being adapted for delivery in primary care by community health workers.

Dr. Allen also serves as Co-PI on Project TRUST, a 7-year partnership with SoLaHmo Partnership for Health and Wellness and Saint Paul Public Schools that promotes student-school connectedness and examines its impact as a social determinant of health. A three-part intervention comprises policy and procedure changes, parent participation, and teacher professional development. Achievement, wellness, and substance abuse are secondary outcomes.

Underpinning these projects is Dr. Allen’s expertise in community engagement and the science of participatory research. She frequently publishes on the benefits and challenges of community-based participatory research, including a paper on concept mapping within Project TRUST and another on the methodological and design challenges within Padres Informados. Her primary goal, particularly as the leader of PHDR, is to highlight community voices within every aspect of research.

Dr. Allen also serves as PI and Director of the Cancer Related Health Disparities Training Program, a partnership between the Medical School and the School of Public Health that seeks to train researchers in interventions that reduce cancer-related health disparities among under-resourced populations. This T32 training grant is funded by the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Allen mentors and teaches in summer internship programs through PHDR and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). In addition, she does training for the Office of Public Engagement several times each year. As a family physician, Dr. Allen also sees patients at the Community-University Health Care Center.

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Sharon Allen, MD, PhD

Sharon Allen, MD, PhD, was one of the first researchers nationally to examine the connection between sex hormones and tobacco cessation. As Principal Investigator on multiple RO1s from the National Institute of Health over the past 25 years, she has participated in a body of literature that suggests that the presence of progesterone - such as in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle - attenuates smoking behaviors and withdrawal symptoms.

Dr. Allen’s NIH-funded studies have examined the role of progesterone, allopregnanolone, and estradiol on smoking behaviors, using pregnancy and birth control as clinical models. Her research currently focuses on the effects of comorbidities in women who are quitting smoking, particularly with depression, hormone replacement therapy, and pregnancy. A recent feasibility trial looking at postpartum tobacco relapse utilized randomized interventions of progesterone and placebo. Another recent grant explored progesterone versus placebo in men and women to see if relapse rates are impacted.

She is also Co-Investigator on multiple NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI) studies, including the Consortium on Methods Evaluating Tobacco (COMET) and an examination of oxidative damage of e-cigarettes. She serves as co-research director of the leadership team of Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) at the University of Minnesota.

Over the years, Dr. Allen has guided dozens of students through research projects, many of whom received grants from the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians and published abstracts and articles. She also teaches the Medical School’s Essentials of Clinical Medicine (ECM) course, for which she served as course director for over 20 years.

As a family physician, Dr. Allen sees patients at the Women’s Health Specialists Clinic and the Primary Care Clinic in Minneapolis.

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Jerica Berge, PhD, MPH, LMFT, CFLE

Dr. Berge
Jerica Berge, PhD, MPH, LMFT, CFLE, is a professor and Vice Chair for Research at the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. She is both a researcher and a behavioral medicine provider.

Family Fortress is the umbrella name of Berge's research portfolio. Her research aims to leverage the family environment, primary care settings, and community resources in the prevention and treatment of childhood and adolescent obesity using innovative mixed-methodologies such as ecological momentary assessment (EMA) and video-recorded observations. She is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) of several National Institutes of Health grants including the Family Matters Study, which is an NIH R01 mixed-methods study using mHealth to identify "real-time" factors that influence weight and weight-related behaviors to address childhood obesity disparities. She also is a co-investigator on the Project EAT NIH R01 and R35 studies, which examine weight and weight-related behaviors in adolescents. Berge is also the PI of the NIH K12 Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) program, which is a training program for early stage investigators to build their independent research careers examining sex-differences and women's health issues across interdisciplinary settings.

Additionally, Berge is the co-director of the Healthy Eating and Activity Across the Lifespan (HEAL) center, which focuses on integration across research, clinical practice, policy, and community resources to inspire a culture of health. She also serves as an associate director of the University of Minnesota Citizen Professional Center, which conducts and promotes community-based participatory research on problems of concern to communities and professionals. Berge also directs the Center for Women in Medicine and Science (CWIMS) in the medical school which aims to create supportive institutional collaborations and infrastructures to ensure gender equity now and in the future.

Berge is also a licensed marriage and family therapist and an approved marriage and family therapy supervisor who specializes in integrated behavioral health care in family medicine and primary care. She supervises doctoral-level behavioral medicine interns and medical residents in family medicine and primary care settings, regarding integrated, collaborative care.

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Mickey Eder, PhD

Milton “Mickey” Eder, PhD, conducts translational research and focuses on engaging diverse communities in clinical research, improving health outcomes, and streamlining institutional research processes.

As the Director of the U of MN Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s (CTSI) program in Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH), Dr. Eder was an author of the University’s Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA), awarded in 2018. He currently plays a central role in building infrastructure to support community involvement in clinical research at the University of Minnesota.  Activities include improving training of new researchers and cultivating a collaborative environment for research activities both within the university and among academic health centers across the country. CTSAs nationally are challenged to develop data-driven efficiencies for IRB approvals, for participant recruitment, and for expanding community access to multi-site studies; additional goals include focusing on engaging primary care practices in translational science with an emphasis on disseminating and implementing knowledge into practice.

Dr. Eder is committed to bringing community stakeholders together, which is a focus of the Patient Center Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and other federal initiatives. He organized the U of MN adaptation of the community engagement studio model to support community-engaged research.  Studios are conducted quarterly and are open to VA and Hennepin County Medical Center researchers as CTSI partners.

Currently, he is working to build partnerships with community organizations and explore methods for democratizing access to research opportunities to facilitate participation in clinical research by more diverse populations.  He is currently developing a partnership that will host Science Cafes collaboratively with community health workers to explore the impact of culture and language on health literacy and medical adherence among Spanish-, Somali-, and Karen-speaking populations.

Dr. Eder is also interested in broad consent methodologies as a way of advancing both the efficiencies and relevance of research processes. He recently co-authored a white paper that utilized feedback from all CTSA academic health centers reporting on strategies, challenges, and approaches related to broad-consent-based research.

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Katie Loth, PhD, MPH, RD

Katie Loth, PhD, MPH, RD, brings a background in research and clinical work to the promotion of healthy eating behaviors in a variety of populations, including children, adolescents, and families. An Assistant Professor at the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health since 2015, she is a core faculty member of the HEAL Center, which facilitates integration between research, clinical practice, community resources, and policy to improve healthy eating and activity across the lifespan.

As a Registered Dietitian, Dr. Loth cultivated an interest in preventive healthcare, specifically biological and social determinants of healthy eating. Throughout her doctoral and postdoctoral work, the focus of her research and clinical work in weight management, nutrition, and eating disorders shifted from obesity prevention and treatment to the promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors. Specifically, she is interested in helping physicians and families prioritize making healthy lifestyle choices over pursuing weight loss.

In 2017, Dr. Loth received an NIH K Award to focus on parent behaviors that influence eating behaviors in preschool aged children. This study utilizes Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) to explore the factors, such as stress or limited resources, that shape the ways parents interact with their children around food and nutrition. This novel methodology brings measurement to the nuances that shape real-life decisions and actions.

Dr. Loth is interested in helping physicians and families prioritize making healthy lifestyle choices over pursuing weight loss.

Dr. Loth is also currently working on a study that explores the impact role of receiving SNAP benefits on the known relationship between food insecurity and  poor health outcomes. This project also relies on the use of EMA data to understand how the frequency of SNAP benefit distribution is associated with health outcomes- a question that could potentially lead to a re-shaping of the SNAP benefit system. She is also Co-Investigator on two current studies, Family Matters in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and Project EAT in the School of Public Health. Both of these studies explore factors that influence eating behaviors and obesity among socioeconomically, racially and ethnically diverse children.

Currently, Dr. Loth sees patients at Broadway Family Medicine Clinic, where she also trains family medicine residents and teaches didactics. She teaches in the Public Health Institute and is preparing to deliver a Grand Challenge course on integration of research and clinical practice for graduate and undergraduate students. She is also co-chair of the Epidemiology and Public Health Special Interest Group for the Academy for Eating Disorders. In this role, she is involved in public advocacy efforts, such as contributing to comments for the NIH Strategic Plan for Nutrition Research.

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Michael Miner, PhD

Michael Miner, PhD, is involved in the application of psychological theory and methods to a wide range of health and social issues, in particular the areas of sexual offending and the factors that lead to the perpetuation of child sexual abuse.

Dr. Miner’s studies on the topic of sexual offending focus primarily on sexual aggression perpetration in adolescents and on the relationship between affect and sexual behavior. He proposes a model that combines an insecure attachment style, social isolation, and hypersexuality as the key factors that contribute to the perpetuation of child sexual abuse.

Dr. Miner’s work also spans policy development and the evaluation of risk-assessment tools. He was a lead author on a federally-funded evaluation of the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS), a 5-year study that was designed to assess recidivism and the predictive accuracy of SOTIPS. The paper’s findings were reported to the National Institute of Justice and provide a foundation for a more empirical basis for decision-making.

He also co-authored a chapter in Sexual Offending: A Criminological Perspective that explores how the assumptions underpinning the 1993 National Adolescent Perpetrator Network task force have shaped research, treatment, and civil sanctions of offenders. Dr. Miner is a Past President of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). He remains deeply involved in policy and has either been a signatory or designer of a number of amicus briefs for the Supreme Court.

With his colleagues at the Program in Human Sexuality (PHS), where he serves as Research Director, Dr. Miner has also been involved in research related to compulsive sexual behavior (CSB). He has co-authored numerous studies on the topic of CSB, examining the impact of negative emotionality and constraint on the phenomenon, as well as CSB’s relation to anxiety and inhibition. Dr. Miner’s research has also supported the development of the Compulsive Sexual Behavior Inventory (CSBI) and the definition of clinical cut-points for screening, a feature other instruments lack.

A self-described “stats nerd,” Dr. Miner is part of the DFMCH’s evaluation and statistics hub and collaborates with his colleagues on quantitative study designs both within the areas of sexual health and childhood obesity. He also sees clients at the Center for Sexual Health, where he works with couples and conducts psychosexual assessments involving the criminal justice system. He has previously been a provider at Smiley’s Family Medicine Clinic as well as the coordinator for the sexual offender program within the Program for Human Sexuality.

At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Miner supervises postdoctoral fellows in the Program in Human Sexuality and serves as a mentor in research and professional development. He holds an adjunct appointment in Psychology.

Research Funding Grants

  • 2013-17, National Institute of Justice, PI, "Evaluation of the Implementation of the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale"

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Kevin Peterson, MD, MPH

Kevin Peterson, MD, MPH, focuses his translational and practice-based research on a broad range of areas, including diabetes management and medical technology. He has been funded by the five different institutes within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and other organizations. He was the first faculty in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health to receive a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant in 1998.

Dr. Peterson is also the co-founder and Director of the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians Research Network (MAFPRN), one of the oldest practice-based research networks in the country. The MAFPRN represents over 17,500 practices and over 70,000 primary care doctors.

As PI for UNITED, Dr. Peterson is focusing on how to provide better diabetes care within a primary care clinical setting. This study, funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), partners with Medica and the Health Partners Research Foundation to assess 63 different care management systems employed across all primary care practices in the state of Minnesota. With over 250,000 patients, the resulting data set is the most comprehensive of its kind in the country.

Dr. Peterson is also PI of the NIH-funded ACCORD study, which demonstrated that not all diabetic patients benefit from intensive A1C lowering, as well as its follow-up, ACCORDIAN, which examines the long-term effects of ACCORD treatment strategies on cardiovascular risk factors.

An advocate for conducting clinical trials in community settings and advancing the research mission of family medicine, Dr. Peterson built a clinical trials unit at Phalen Village Family Medicine Clinic, where he practices as a physician. He also conducted clinical trials at Phalen for ASPREE, a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) study that found aspirin is not an effective primary prevention strategy for healthy individuals over seventy.

Dr. Peterson has licensed a variety of medical technologies and developed patents for others, including a retinal scanner to screen for diabetes retinopathy. He is currently collaborating with an artificial intelligence (AI) company to incorporate that technology into primary care.  

As an educator, Dr. Peterson teaches a diabetes outpatient course for medical students and mentors students in engineering, medicine, and nursing. He also sees patients at Phalen Village Family Medicine Clinic.

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Rebekah Pratt, PhD

Rebekah Pratt, PhD, is a primary care researcher focused on health disparities, particularly in immigrant and refugee families and communities. As faculty in the Program in Health Disparities Research (PHDR) she engages in highly collaborative, community-based and interdisciplinary studies that bridge academic research with community health needs.

A native New Zealander, Dr Pratt earned her PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, where she worked in mental health in primary care research. When she came to Minnesota in 2010, she recognized similar needs in the Somali community in Minneapolis as those found in her prior work in Scotland, where issues of low literacy rates and stigma surrounding mental health issues contributed to health disparities. Her research began to focus on these issues within the Somali community, particularly in relation to mental health and cancer prevention.

Dr. Pratt’s collaborative research with local Imam Sharif Mohamed examined whether religion - which has often been cited as a barrier to preventive health screenings - could also be an asset for public health within the Somali community. In partnership with the mosque leader, she tested the use of faith-based messages to promote cancer screenings among a population that has traditionally been less responsive in this area. Further studies have included key partnerships with clinics that serve the Somali community, and include a focus on HPV vaccination and an intervention to increase health literacy.

Dr. Pratt's research focuses on health disparity issues within the Somali community, particularly in relation to mental health and cancer prevention.

Dr. Pratt is also a qualitative methodologist and has worked with many collaborators in a range of health disparities areas. She has utilized Video Reflexive Ethnography (VRE) to study the communication between Somali patients and their providers, with the goal of creating and piloting patient information materials that are tailored to address the needs of patients. Dr Pratt has always been committed and involved in researching topics that explore the impact of the social determinants of health, including exploring how to build strong public health and primary care collaboration and being part of the team that developed the Patient Centered Assessment Method (PCAM), a tool to help medical practitioners assess the social determinants of health to improve patient care.

In her role at the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Dr. Pratt collaborates with faculty on grants and teaches in the Collaborative Scholarship Intensive, a 6-month workshop focused on helping academic faculty merge the clinical, educational, and research elements of developing and publishing scholarly work. She also guest teaches in the School of Public Health.

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Bean Robinson, PhD

Beatrice “Bean” Robinson, PhD, joined the faculty of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in 1991 as both a clinician and researcher.

As the Clinical Director at Program in Human Sexuality (PHS), Dr. Robinson specializes in working with sexual dysfunction and health. Her research has focused on improving the sexual health of ethnic and sexual minority populations, including Somali-American, African American, and Hmong individuals, as well as those living with HIV or in the LGBTQ community.

In the 1990s, Dr. Robinson was part of a team that developed a series of sexual health and HIV prevention interventions for black women and men, men who have sex with men, bisexual and lesbian women, and trans-identified individuals. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health, the interventions utilized mixed gender small-group discussion, sexually-explicit videos, and lectures to support participant exploration of sexual attitudes and values, integrated into HIV-prevention.

The Sexual Health Model, composed of 10 key components posited to be essential aspects of healthy human sexuality, was developed by Dr. Robinson and her colleagues, and formed the basis of these sexual health interventions. The model has been widely cited and has formed the basis of interventions with multiple at-risk populations.

Dr. Robinson's research has focused on improving the sexual health of ethnic and sexual minority populations, including Somali-American, African American, and Hmong individuals, as well as those living with HIV or in the LGBTQ community.

Currently, Dr. Robinson’s research focuses on sexual health among Somali-American women. In 2018, she received a five-year National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) grant to examine sexual pain in Somali-American women who were circumcised. Utilizing qualitative interviews and audio computer-assisted self interviews and surveys and partnering with local community groups and medical clinics serving the Somali-American community, the study focuses on the impact of deinfibulation and reinfibulation on pain, as well as cultural factors that contribute to models of pain endurance and resilience. A partnership approach addresses the research questions collaboratively with community members and researchers.

Dr. Robinson also has a background and interest in other stigmatized populations and developed the Fat Phobia Scale to assess prejudices about fat people. This scale, which was revised from 50 to 14 items in 2001, is currently used across the globe.

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HelpDesk Answers Publications

This is a list of HelpDesk Answers publications written by our faculty and residents since 2014.

The full text of HelpDesk Answers published in Evidence-Based Practice is available on the following websites:

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Addicks S, Danner C, Brandenburg D. Are antidepressants, psychotherapy, or the combination of the two most effective for treating depression in children? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print April 22, 2020. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000915

Aldrin S, Santilli J, Freeman K, Lawrence, E. What is the rate of vaginal cancer in patients who underwent hysterectomy for benign conditions? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print June 1, 2020. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000955

Anderson J, Satre T. In adults with depression, does medication therapy directed by pharmacogenetic testing lead to better outcomes than nondirected medication therapy? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print April 23, 2020. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000925

Buda M, Adam P. Does expedited partner therapy for genitourinary chlamydia infections in heterosexual patients decrease recurrence rates of chlamydia? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print March 30, 2020. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000884

Chapman B, Satre T. Does cannabidiol (CBD) oil decrease the frequency and severity of chronic headaches? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print October 16, 2020. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000001114

Christensen E, Satre T. In patients who had appropriate initial weight loss after bariatric surgery, what patient behaviors are risk factors for regaining weight? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print Feb. 5, 2020. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000803

Deppe S, Wicks C. Is intermittent energy restriction as effective for weight loss as continuous energy restriction in overweight and obese, otherwise healthy adults? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print March 12, 2020. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000856

Fairbanks J, Bishop R. Is long-acting naltrexone an effective medication for reducing alcohol consumption in adult patients with alcohol use disorder? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print March 17, 2020. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000848

Fairbanks J, Bludorn G, Stelter K. In patients undergoing ambulatory, medically supervised alcohol withdrawal, is gabapentin or a benzodiazepine more effective in alleviating symptoms of withdrawal and preventing worsening symptoms? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print November 3, 2020. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000001087

Fairbanks J, Brinkman B, Stelter K. In cocaine-dependent adults, is dexamphetamine effective for achieving cocaine cessation? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print October 16, 2020. :doi10.1097/EBP.0000000000001091

Fairbanks J, Brower R, Bishop R. In patients who smoke cigarettes, is varenicline with bupropion combination therapy more effective than varenicline monotherapy for smoking cessation? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print April 17, 2020. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000912

Harris K, Budd J. Are there risks in starting bisphosphonates in the setting of an acute fracture in a patient with osteoporosis? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020;23(2):18-19. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000499

Henning M, Satre T. In adults with acute cough, do oral corticosteroids decrease or resolve cough faster than usual care? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020;23(5):20-21. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000661

Hokanson J, Olmschenk A. Does animal-assisted therapy reduce depression symptoms and agitation in nursing home residents with dementia? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020;23(8):29-30. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000519

Jankowski K, Bader A, Dwivedi R. In patients with vitamin D deficiency, does vitamin D supplementation relieve fatigue? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print January 13, 2020. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000521

Juba A, Conniff J. Which patients are safe candidates for outpatient treatment of pulmonary embolism? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print March 18, 2020. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000510

Krumme TG, Weinmann A. Is TENS effective for reducing neuropathic pain? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020;23(2):37. doi: 10.1097/EBP.0000000000000565

Lewandowski T, Olmschenk, A. In patients with osteoarthritis of the knee previously treated with a series of hyaluronic acid injections, do additional courses of hyaluronic acid injections improve pain and function? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print July 2, 2020. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000979

Liu V, Keyhani J. School-based asthma management programs. Am Fam Physician. 2020;102(8):online.

Loeks-Johnson A, Power DV. What are the best treatments for intellectually disabled patients with aggression? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020;23(3):21-22. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000564

McCarthy T, Oberstar J. Does balance training decrease falls in noninstitutionalized older adults? Evidence-Based Training. 2020;23(8):14. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000728

Mock M, Chaisson N. What is the diagnostic accuracy of breast MRI versus mammography in primary screening of breast cancer? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print June 18, 2020. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000949

Montag Schafer K, Brandt E, Brown K. What strategies influence patient satisfaction with physician communication when prescribing chronic opioid therapy? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020;23(1):16-17. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000431

Oberstar J, Garry J. Do platelet-rich plasma injections relieve pain from knee osteoarthritis better than hyaluronic acid injections? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print March 2, 2020. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000812

Oberstar J, Garry J. Do intra-articular extended-release formulations of triamcinolone acetonide relieve pain from knee osteoarthritis more effectively than immediate-release triamcinolone? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print April 20, 2020. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000853

Oberstar J, Garry J. Is there an association between knee osteoarthritis and mortality? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020;23(6):35-36. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000690

O'Connor D, Olmschenk A. Is ketamine effective and safe for treating acute pain in hospitalized patients? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020;23(7):14-15. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000963

Ramer T, Barta K. How effectively do oral appliances treat mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea in adults compared with continuous positive airways pressure? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print March 10, 2020. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000847

Reynolds J, McCabe J, Buffington A. Does azithromycin use increase mortality in adults with underlying cardiovascular disease? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print November 3, 2020. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000001124

Schwacha K, Eide K. Does preexposure prophylaxis for HIV decrease the use of condoms or increase sexually transmitted infections in men who have sex with men? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print March 10, 2020. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000840

Shaqra A, Satre T. Do hyaluronic acid injections in the shoulder improve pain and function in patients with chronic shoulder pain? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020;23(3):22-23. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000577

Shaqra S, Solum S. Does CBD decrease the frequency of seizures in adults with epilepsy refractory to usual anti-seizure medications? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020;23(3):28-29. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000588

Soma J, Lor C, Roe S, Freeman K. For elective inductions at term, does cervical ripening with misoprostol result in shorter time to delivery than dinoprostone? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print April 21, 2020. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000900

Van Vooren J, Semahge B. For treatment of nausea in the ambulatory setting, is inhaled isopropyl alcohol as effective as ondansetron? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020; online ahead of print June 24, 2020. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000987

Weber J, Metzler A, Weinmann A. How well do physical examination maneuvers diagnose gluteal tendinopathy? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020;23(2):10-11. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000514

Werman CR, Berg MA. Does delayed second stage pushing decrease pushing duration in nulliparious women receiving epidural analgesia? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020;23(3):29. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000573

Zaka Z, Satre T. For the treatment of latent tuberculosis in HIV-negative patients, which treatment regimen has the best patient compliance and long-term effectiveness? Evidence-Based Practice. 2020;23(2):11-13. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000520


Amaon J, Madlon-Kay D. Does exercise during pregnancy decrease labor duration? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(6):20-21.

Bader A, Wells H, Buffington A, Westfall E. In obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, is surgical intervention better than intensive lifestyle management and medical therapy in achieving remission? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(3):35-36.

Bader A, Westfall E. Does prophylactic antibiotic therapy reduce frequency of COPD exacerbations? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(3):10.

Bastyr E, Stelter K, Maass Z. Is surgical intervention superior to nonoperative management for decreasing knee pain in patients with degenerative meniscal tears? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(1):26-27.

Becker M, Lombardi N, Brandenburg D. Are short-acting or long-acting benzodiazepines more effective in decreasing the severity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(8):25-26.

Bensen W, Westfall E, Buffington A. In nursemaid's elbow, which reduction method is best tolerated and has the best first-attempt success? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(12):9-10. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000435

Berg M. Does measuring exhaled nitric oxide provide predictive value in the diagnosis of dyspneic patients presenting to primary care clinics? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(5):16-17.

Bergeson K, Kline RJ, Prasad S. Early pregnancy loss: Pretreat with mifepristone? J Fam Prac. 2019;68(10):668-569,572.

Brandenburg D, Paulson D. What is the treatment for adults taking antipsychotics who develop weight gain? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(11):10-11. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000339

Brink D, McCabe J. What is the best dose and duration of prednisone for widespread contact dermatitis from poison ivy? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(8):22-23

Brinkman B, Stelter K. In patients with acute bacterial conjunctivitis, what is the preferred antibiotic? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(8):46-47.

Brown K, Montag Schafer K, Horst A. In patients prescribed chronic opioids for pain management, do pill counts prevent diversion? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(8):51-51.

Budd J. Are umbilical cord gas results affected by delayed cord clamping? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(2):25-25.

Chaisson N. Do cervical blocks decrease pain during intrauterine device insertion in adolescent patients? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(1):28-29.

Clark K. Are transcutaneous bilirubin measurements in newborns a suitable estimate of serum bilirubin? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(3):16.

Cruz A, Adam P. What is the best oral nonsteroidal medication for adults with knee osteoarthritis? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(11):15-16. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000329

Ea D, Fallert C. Among patients with acute seizure-like activity, what is the value of a serum prolactin level? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(3):28-29.

Eide K, Adam P. Is spironolactone better than finasteride for symptoms of hirsutism in transgender women? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(8),11-12.

Finn K, Adam P. Which probiotic species is best for prevention of Clostridium difficile colitis? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(10):11-12. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000326.

Ji L, Buffington A, Jeske B. In children with acute otitis media, is a 5-day course of antibiotics as effective as a 10-day course? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(12):10-11. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000240

Kirkeby B, Satre T. Does the combination of naltrexone and acamprosate relieve long-term abstinence rates over either treatment alone in patients with alcohol use disorder? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(5):25-25.

Maass Z, Stelter K. Does exercise improve outcomes in adults with knee osteoarthritis? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(3):8-9.

MacDonald J, Adam P. Is it safe and effective to use a nondihydropyridine with a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker for the management of hypertension? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(10):26. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000330.

McCarthy T, Oberstar J. Are weight-bearing exercises after hip fracture surgery better than non-weight-bearing exercises or no exercise? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(8):17-18.

McCarthy T, Oberstar J. Does balance training decrease falls in noninstitutionalized older adults? Evidence-Based Training. 2019; online ahead of print Dec. 16, 2019. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000728

Miller L. Is a mid-luteal phase serum progesterone level accurate for predicting the ovulatory status of women? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(4):24-25. 

Penny J, Madlon-Kay D. Is topiramate safe and effective for the treatment of pediatric chronic migraines? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(6):16-17.

Reynolds J, Valder E, McCabe J, Buffington, A. In hospitalized elderly patients does the use of ramelteon reduce incidence or severity of delirium? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(12):16. doi:10.1097/EBP.0000000000000461

Runde M, Van Vooren J. Do the benefits of NSAIDs outweigh the risks when treating ankle sprains? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(2):24-24.

Slattengren AH, Prasad S, Bury DC, Dickman, MM, Bennett N, Smith A, Oh R, Marshall R. A better approach to the diagnosis of PE J Fam Pract. 2019;68(5),286-287,295.

Tronnes J, Solum S. Is IV acetaminophen superior to rectal suppository acetaminophen for the treatment of postoperative pain in children unable to take oral medications? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(6):22-23.

Weinmann A. Is depot medroxyprogesterone safe to use in women with severe hypertension? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(8):55-56.

Yadlapati S, Satre T. Is decolonization with short-term application of intranasal mupirocin ointment effective in preventing Staphylococcus aureus skin infections? Evidence-Based Practice. 2019;22(3):7-8. 

Zak-Hunter L. Are medications effective in weight management in anorexia nervosa? Evidence-Based Practice.


Larson LR, Satre TJ. What is the optimal TSH level for patients with hypothyroidism on levothyroxine replacement therapy? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(9):99-100. 

Weinmann A. Is depot medroxyprogesterone safe to use in women with severe hypertension? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(8):55-56.

Brown K, Montag Schafer K, Horst A. In patients prescribed chronic opioids for pain management, do pill counts prevent diversion? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(8):51-51.

Brinkman B, Stelter K. In patients with acute bacterial conjunctivitis, what is the preferred antibiotic? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(8):46-47.

Becker M, Lombardi N, Brandenburg D. Are short-acting or long-acting benzodiazepines more effective in decreasing the severity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(8):25-26.

Brink D, McCabe J. What is the best dose and duration of prednisone for widespread contact dermatitis from poison ivy? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(8):22-23.

McCarthy T, Oberstar J. Are weight-bearing exercises after hip fracture surgery better than non-weight-bearing exercises or no exercise? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(8):17-18.

Rillo AC, Madlon-Kay, DJ. Is aspirin effective in preventing maternal or fetal complications in pregnant women with mild to moderate chronic hypertension? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(7):E18-E19.

Justesen K, Miller L. Are rapid group B Streptococcus (GBS) tests accurate in determining GBS colonization status in laboring women? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(7):E7.

Borchert K, Adam P. Which management option for first-trimester miscarriage has the highest patient satisfaction: expectant, medical, or surgical? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(7):14.

Ashna B, Madlon-Kay DJ. What are the health risks of occupational silver exposure? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(7):9.

Prasad S. Before we stop following guidelines for abnormal Pap smear results, let’s examine the evidence closer. Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(7):5.

Adam P, Kilby N. Which medication is more effective as a first-line agent for status epilepticus, midazolam or lorazepam? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(6):E16-E17.

Budd J, Smithson A. Do continuous glucose monitors result in better A1C control than conventional glucose monitoring in patients with type 2 diabetes? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(6):E11.

Toor S, Madlon-Kay DJ. Do Southeast Asian immigrants have a higher incidence of cervical cancer than the general population of Western countries? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(6):E8-E9. 

Price E, Madlon-Kay DJ. What is the best treatment for chronic anal fissures in adults? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(6):E1-E2.

Clyde M, Madlon-Kay DJ. Is levetiracetam more effective than carbamazepine for the long-term treatment of generalized tonic-clonic seizures in healthy adults? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(5):10-11. 

Davidson J, Satre T. Are proton pump inhibitors better than histamine-2 blockers for relieving symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux without esophagitis? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(4):E14-E15.

Finke J, Satre T. Is quetiapine effective for the treatment of insomnia and how does it compare with other medications? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(4):E4-E5.

Ajayi O, Satre T. After metformin, what is the best oral agent for use in patients with type 2 diabetes without comorbidities? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(4):11-12.

Honsvall AM, Broton M, Power DV. Is intra-articular lidocaine injection a safe and effective alternative to intravenous analgesia and sedation for the manual reduction of acute anterior shoulder dislocation? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(4):10-11.

Ramer T, Nissly T. Does point-of-care ultrasound have patient-care advantages over ultrasound performed in the radiology department in the evaluation of deep venous thrombosis? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(4):8. 

Ronneberg T, Svendsen J. Can procalcitonin testing guide antibiotic therapy in children with community-acquired pneumonia? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(4):7.

Bader A, Westfall E. What is the workup of an isolated elevation of alkaline phosphatase? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(4):6. 

Peter D, Adam P. Does knowledge about healthful cooking affect metabolic syndrome markers? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(3):E15. 

Wicks C, Freeman, K. Does vitamin D replacement decrease pain in vitamin D-deficient adults with chronic nonspecific pain. Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(3):E7-E8. 

Oberstar J, McCarthy T. Does surgical repair of hip fractures in older adults improve outcomes? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(3):E4-E5. 

Fallert C, Nguyen-Tran T. What is the best treatment for infantile hemangiomas? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(3):3. 

Torres YA, Adam P. Do delayed antibiotic prescriptions decrease antibiotic use for respiratory infections? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(2):13. 

Paulson W, Slattengren AH. Does physical activity in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) improve symptoms or decrease medication use? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(2):11. 

Van Vooren J, Berg M. What is the best approach for immunocompetent patients with a positive skin and a negative blood test for tuberculosis (TB)? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(2):6-7. 

Westfall E, Brandenburg D. Probiotics for symptoms of depression and anxiety. Am Fam Physician. 2018;97(6):online.

Brown R, Madlon-Kay DJ. Intercontraction intervals for predicting timing of labor evaluation. Am Fam Physician. 2018;97(5):online.

Paulson W, Slattengren AH. Effectiveness of ACL injury prevention programs. Am Fam Physician. 2018;97(3):online.

Okubamichael E, Satre T. Is psychotherapy effective in decreasing chronic low back pain? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(1):E18.

Danner C, Freeman K. Are aquatic aerobic exercise programs effective in decreasing pain levels in patients with fibromyalgia? Evidence-Based Practice. 2018;21(1):E9.


Adam P, Larson A. Hypnosis for surgical pain. Am Fam Physician. 2017;96(12):online.

Lipovskiy E, Satre T. In patients with impingement syndrome of the shoulder, is physical therapy superior to subacromial corticosteroid injection? Evidence-Based Practice. 2017;20(12):E12-E13.

Dwivedi R, Ofstedal J. What is the best first-line antibiotic for uncomplicated UTI in women? Evidence-Based Practice. 2017;20(10):11-12.

Okonkwo N, Madlon-Kay D. Does long-term use of proton pump inhibitors cause vitamin B12 deficiency? Evidence-Based Practice. 2017;20(10):8-9.

Solum S, Satre T. Does treating obstructive sleep apnea improve control of Tx-resistant hypertension? J Fam Pract. 2017;66(9):E15-E16.

Greiman T, Satre T. Does chewing gum promote return of bowel function after colorectal surgery? Evidence-Based Practice. 2017;20(9):E8-E9.

Olmschenk A, Satre T. Is pulmonary rehabilitation helpful in decreasing exacerbations or improving quality of life in patients with COPD? Evidence-Based Practice. 2017;20(9):10-11.

Choudhary K, Madlon-Kay DJ. Are prophylactic antibiotics effective for preventing infection after first-trimester abortion? Evidence-Based Practice. 2017;20(9):7.

Adam P, Brown J. What is the best clinical scale to diagnose major depressive disorder in patients with dementia? Evidence-Based Practice. 2017;20(8):E7-E8.

Wendlandt CW, Satre T. Is physical therapy better than surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome? Evidence-Based Practice. 2017;20(8):8-9.

Freeman K, Santilli JD. In patients with uterine bleeding due to a progestin contraceptive implant, are combined oral contraceptives (COGs) helpful? Evidence-Based Practice. 2017;20(6):13.

Adam P, Tsvilina A. In patients with osteoporosis, should subclinical hyperthyroidism be treated? Evidence-Based Practice. 2017;20(4):3.

Huikko J, Satre T. Are the Vanderbilt ADHD scales helpful in ruling out comorbid conditions in children in ADHD? Evidence-Based Practice. 2017;20(3):11-2.

Fondell N, Feldman J. In transgender men (female-to-male), are long-acting testosterone injections an effective masculinizing therapy? Evidence-Based Practice. 2017;20(2):18.


Retka N, Satre T. Does clinic-based teaching on inhaler technique improve asthma outcomes? Evidence-Based Practice. 2016;19(12):7-8.

Srajeldin A, Adam P. Does the presence of lower extremity edema affect outcomes of patients with lower extremity cellulitis? Evidence-Based Practice. 2016;19(10):7-8.

Widstrom L, Slattengren A. Do autologous blood and PRP injections effectively treat tennis elbow? J Fam Pract. 2016;65(9):635.

Adam P, Ajibade O. Is dermoscopy helpful in differentiating alopecia areata from other forms of alopecia? Evidence-Based Practice. 2016;19(7):18-9.

Adegoke O, Satre T. Which probiotic species or combinations of species are best for treating irritable bowel syndrome? Evidence-Based Practice. 2016;19(5):18-20.

Ali N, Adam P. Do low sodium diets reduce the morbidity and mortality in patients with congestive heart failure? Evidence-Based Practice. 2016;19(4):17-8.

Bostrom E, Satre T. In patients with asthma, does increasing the dose of inhaled corticosteroid at the onset of an asthma exacerbation improve outcomes over continuing the maintenance dose? Evidence-Based Practice. 2016;19(3):9-10.

Zayed M, Madlon-Kay D. How prevalent is intimate partner violence among women presenting in orthopedic clinics? Evidence-Based Practice. 2016;19(3):20-1.

Lownik E, Slattengren A. How accurate is the Pediatric Appendicitis Score in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in children? Evidence-Based Practice. 2016;19(2):7.

Dirksen L, Satre T. Is phenobarbital effective in treating alcohol withdrawal? Evidence-Based Practice. 2016;19(1):6-7.


Faisal M, Madlon-Kay D. For what gastrointestinal disorders in adults are probiotics effective? Evidence-Based Practice. 2015;18(10):9-10.

Sharma A, Philbrick A. Are SSRIs effective after ischemic stroke in function, quality of life, and recurrence of stroke? Evidence-Based Practice. 2015;18(9):11-2.

Johnson N, Satre T. In patients with COPD, do self-management action plans improve outcomes over usual care? Evidence-Based Practice. 2015;18(8):22.

Taves J, Satre T. Reducing amputation rates after severe frostbiteAm Fam Physician. 2015;92(8):716.

Zayed S, Madlon-Kay D. Growth hormone for treatment of idiopathic short stature in childrenAm Fam Physician. 2015;92(1):64.

Hinrichs A, Adam P. Can breathing exercises lower blood pressure? Evidence-Based Practice. 2015;18(6):17.

Townsend L, Madlon-Kay D. Is it safe to add long-acting β-2 agonists to inhaled corticosteroids in patients with persistent asthma? J Fam Pract. 2015;64(6):370-1.

Schulz S, Adam P. What is the most effective topical treatment for allergic conjunctivitis? J Fam Pract.2015;64(5):315, 321.

Singh S, Adam P. What can be done to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly? Evidence-Based Practice. 2015;18(4):9-10.

Hadian Jazi R, Satre T. What nonpharmacologic therapies for patients with chronic vertigo, not from Meniere’s disease, are effective for the relief of symptoms? Evidence-Based Practice. 2015;18(3):1-2.

Scott R, Satre T. Is spinal manipulation therapy more effective than home exercise as a treatment for neck pain? Evidence-Based Practice. 2015;18(3):10-1.

Dakoji S, Satre T. What nonpharmacologic interventions are effective for reducing needle-related procedural pain in children and adolescents? Evidence-Based Practice. 2015;18(2):7.

Brandenburg D, Pereira C, Adam P. Is it okay to use the nicotine patch during pregnancy? Evidence-Based Practice. 2015;18(2):17.

Okonkwo A, Satre T. Which opioid is best for the management of labor pain? Evidence-Based Practice. 2015;18(2):17-18.


Goodman D, Slattengren A. Which loop diuretic is most effective for the management of chronic heart failure in the outpatient setting? Evidence-Based Practice. 2014;17(10):14.

Crowl A, Lounsbery J. What are effective treatments for medication overuse headache? Evidence-Based Practice. 2014;17(10):26-7.

Smiley Y, Power D. Is a single dose of oral ondansetron effective in reducing rates of intravenous rehydration in children with gastroenteritis? Evidence-Based Practice. 2014;17(9):10-1.

Valencia M, Adam P. Which constipation management approaches are most effective for infants younger than 2 years? Evidence-Based Practice. 2014;17(9):12-3.

Yam V, Madlon-Kay D. What is a better screening tool, digital mammography or film mammography? Evidence-Based Practice. 2014;17(9):24-5.

Sahi G, Satre T. What first-step antihypertensive drug therapy is optimal for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus? Evidence-Based Practice. 2014;17(9):30.

Christensen T, Slattengren A. Is prolotherapy an effective nonsurgical treatment option for a partial ACL tear? Evidence-Based Practice. 2014;17(8):8.

Pipestone M, Madlon-Kay D. How soon after term premature rupture of membranes (PROM) should oxytocin be started? Evidence-Based Practice. 2014;17(7):8.

Arshad N, Madlon-Kay D. How do you prevent MRSA colonization among close contacts of patients with abscess or cellulitis in the community? Evidence-Based Practice. 2014;17(7):8-9.

Ulrich N, Slattengren A. What is the success rate of conservative therapy vs surgical treatment in an older patient with a partial rotator cuff tear? Evidence-Based Practice. 2014;17(5):8-9.

Kusnir D, Madlon-Kay D. Is liquid-based cytology more effective than the conventional method of identifying cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade 2 or higher in women? Evidence-Based Practice. 2014;17(1):13.