We provide health-related evaluation and survey services to HealthPartners departments and the research community so programs can measure their impact on every aspect of care from quality and cost to experience.

  • CESR
  • Affiliation
    Faculty Position
  • JaKa, Meghan M., PhD, Senior Evaluation Scientist 2018 -
  • Ziegenfuss, Jeanette Y., PhD , Director of Survey and Evaluation Science
  • Position
  • Alch, Samantha R., MPH, Former Evaluation & Survey Coordinator
  • Dinh, Jennifer M., MPH, Evaluation & Survey Project Manager
  • Rivard, Rachael L., MPH, Evaluation & Survey Statistician 2019 -
  • Publications
    selected publications
    Journal Article
  • Adjusting for variation in patient-reported outcome measures is needed to improve care after total knee arthroplasty
    Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2022
  • Behaviors, beliefs, and recommendations to optimize promotion of safe fish consumption before and during pregnancy: a physician survey
    Journal of Primary Care & Community Health. 2022
  • Comparing pharmacist-led telehealth care and clinic-based care for uncontrolled high blood pressure: the Hyperlink 3 pragmatic cluster-randomized trial
    Hypertension (Dallas, Tex.. 2022
  • Comparison of explanatory and pragmatic design choices in a cluster-randomized hypertension trial: effects on enrollment, participant characteristics, and adherence
    Trials. 2022
  • Findings and future directions from a smoking cessation trial utilizing a clinical decision support tool
    Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice. 2022
  • Is shared decision-making associated with better patient-reported outcomes? A longitudinal study of patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty
    Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2022
  • Is the promise of PROMs being realized? Implementation experience in a large orthopedic practice
    American Journal of Medical Quality. 2022
  • Making sense of diabetes medication decisions: a mixed methods cluster randomized trial using a conversation aid intervention
    Endocrine. 2022
  • Primary care clinicians' opinions before and after implementation of cancer screening and prevention clinical decision support in a clinic cluster-randomized control trial: a survey research study
    BMC Health Services Research. 2022
  • Reach in a pragmatic hypertension trial: a critical RE-AIM component
    Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2022
  • What do orthopaedists believe is needed for incorporating patient-reported outcome measures into clinical care? A qualitative study
    Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2022
  • "I know my body better than you:" patient focus groups to inform a decision aid on oral corticosteroid use during pregnancy
    Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2021
  • Applying the behavior change technique taxonomy to four multicomponent childhood obesity interventions
    Western Journal of Nursing Research. 2021
  • De-implementing opioid use and implementing optimal pain management following dental extractions (DIODE): protocol for a cluster randomized trial
    JMIR research protocols. 2021
  • Experiences and perceptions of patients with uncontrolled hypertension who are dissatisfied with their hypertension care
    Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2021
  • Impact of demographic survey questions on response rate and measurement: a randomized experiment
    Survey Practice. 2021
  • It's important to hear and learn from youth experiencing homelessness in the Twin Cities
    MinnPost. 2021
  • It’s important to hear and learn from youth experiencing homelessness in the Twin Cities
    MinnPost. 2021
  • Personalized outcomes for hip and knee replacement: the patient's point of view
    Journal of patient-reported outcomes. 2021
  • Pragmatic evaluation of a health system-based employee weight management program
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021
  • Primary care physician perspectives on using team care in clinical practice
    Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2021
  • Promoting fish consumption messages: perspectives of hmong women of childbearing age
    American Journal of Health Behavior. 2021
  • Significant pain reduction in hospitalized patients receiving integrative medicine interventions by clinical population and accounting for pain medication
    Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2021
  • The impact of personalized clinical decision support on primary care patients' views of cancer prevention and screening: a cross-sectional survey
    BMC Health Services Research. 2021
  • A strategy to promote population-wide life satisfaction while advancing equity
    American Journal of Managed Care. 2020
  • Design of a pragmatic cluster-randomized trial comparing telehealth care and best practice clinic-based care for uncontrolled high blood pressure
    Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2020
  • Development of a questionnaire to assess patient priorities in hip fracture care
    Geriatric orthopaedic surgery & rehabilitation. 2020
  • Patient and care team perspectives of telemedicine in critical access hospitals
    Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2020
  • What outcomes matter to patients after joint or spine surgery?
    Journal of patient-centered research and reviews. 2020
  • Baseline diet quality of predominantly minority children and adolescents from households characterized by low socioeconomic status in the Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment Research (COPTR) Consortium
    BMC nutrition. 2019
  • Quasi-experimental evaluation of LifeCourse on utilization and patient and caregiver quality of life and experience
    American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care. 2019
  • Responses to a social media campaign promoting safe fish consumption among women
    Preventing Chronic Disease. 2019
  • The Healthy Homes/Healthy Kids 5-10 Obesity Prevention Trial: 12 and 24-month outcomes
    Pediatric Obesity. 2019
  • The health and well-being of an ACO population
    American Journal of Managed Care. 2019
  • The predicted impact of adopting health-promoting behaviors on disease burden in a commercially insured population
    Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2019
  • Understanding outcomes in behavior change interventions to prevent pediatric obesity: the role of dose and behavior change techniques
    Health Education and Behavior. 2019
  • Understanding primary care providers' perceptions of cancer prevention and screening in a predominantly rural healthcare system in the upper Midwest
    BMC Health Services Research. 2019
  • Validating a method to assess disease burden from insurance claims
    American Journal of Managed Care. 2019
  • Multicomponent obesity prevention intervention in low-income preschoolers: primary and subgroup analyses of the NET-Works Randomized Clinical Trial, 2012-2017
    American Journal of Public Health. 2018
  • Novel patterns of physical activity in a large sample of preschool-aged children
    BMC public health. 2018
  • Piquing their “Pinterest”: a qualitative study to format and deliver complex fish consumption guidelines to women who are or could become pregnant
  • Potentially preventable hospital and emergency department events: lessons from a large innovation project
    The Permanente journal. 2018
  • Rationale for routine collection of patient reported outcomes during integrative medicine consultation visits
    Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 2018
  • Understanding primary care provider attitudes and behaviors regarding cardiovascular disease risk and diabetes prevention in the northern midwest
    Clinical Diabetes. 2018
  • Acceptability, adaptation, and clinical outcomes of acupuncture provided in the emergency department: a retrospective pilot study
    Pain Medicine. 2017
  • Decision trees in epidemiological research
  • Feasibility of standardized methods to specify behavioral pediatric obesity prevention interventions
    Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 2017
  • Optimizing patient-reported outcome and risk factor reporting from cancer survivors: a randomized trial of four different survey methods among colorectal cancer survivors
    Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2017
  • Parent choice in a pediatric obesity prevention intervention
  • Parent's physical activity associated with preschooler activity in underserved populations
    American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2017
  • Patient-centered outcomes measurement: does it require information from patients?
    Journal of patient-centered research and reviews. 2017
  • Predicting dietary intake among children classified as overweight or at risk for overweight: Independent and interactive effects of parenting practices and styles
    Appetite. 2017
  • The challenges of collecting and using patient care data from diverse care systems: lessons From COMPASS
    American Journal of Medical Quality. 2017
  • Cross-sectional study of perceived neighborhood collective efficacy and risk of ADHD among a nationally-representative sample of children
  • Physical changes in the home environment to reduce television viewing and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among 5- to 12-year-old children: a randomized pilot study
    Pediatric Obesity. 2016
  • Awareness of breast density and its impact on breast cancer detection and risk
    Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2015
  • Describing the relationship between occupational and non-occupational physical activity using objective measurement
    Preventive medicine reports. 2015
  • Evaluating the structure of the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) survey from the patient's perspective
    Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2015
  • Household factors, family behavior patterns, and adherence to dietary and physical activity guidelines among children at risk for obesity
    Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2015
  • It is time to ask patients what outcomes are important to them
  • Mediation of weight loss and weight loss maintenance through dietary disinhibition and restraint
  • Objectively coding intervention fidelity during a phone-based obesity prevention study
  • Patient experience with care and clinical outcomes in diabetes: a case for more person-centered measurement
  • Pediatric primary care-based obesity prevention for parents of preschool children: a pilot study
  • The effect of achieving patient-reported outcome measures on satisfaction
    Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2015
  • A national survey of radiation oncologists and urologists on recommendations of prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer
    BJU International. 2014
  • Envelope type and response rates in a survey of health professionals
  • Misperceptions of weight status among adolescents: sociodemographic and behavioral correlates
  • Patterns of complementary and alternative medicine use in children with common neurological conditions
  • Perceptions of active surveillance and treatment recommendations for low-risk prostate cancer: results from a national survey of radiation oncologists and urologists
    Medical Care. 2014
  • Perceptions of radiation oncologists and urologists on sources and type of evidence to inform prostate cancer treatment decisions
    International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 2014
  • Putting diabetes on the map: what does population health really look like at the local level?
    Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2014
  • Specialty bias in treatment recommendations and quality of life among radiation oncologists and urologists for localized prostate cancer
    Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases. 2014
  • Survey mode and asking about future intentions did not impact self-reported colorectal cancer screening accuracy
    BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2014
  • A brief Patient-Reported Outcomes Quality of Life (PROQOL) instrument to improve patient care
    PLoS Medicine. 2013
  • An assessment of incentive versus survey length trade-offs in a web survey of radiologists
    Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2013
  • Characteristics of exclusive users of mind-body medicine vs. other alternative medicine approaches in the United States
  • Clinical implementation of quality of life instruments and prediction tools for localized prostate cancer: results from a national survey of radiation oncologists and urologists
    Journal of Urology. 2013
  • Factors associated with decisions to step down asthma medications
    The journal of allergy and clinical immunology. In practice. 2013
  • Is patient assessment of asthma care delivery associated with publicly reported performance measures?
    Journal of Asthma. 2013
  • Population-based trends in urinary diversion among patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer
    BJU International. 2013
  • Potential bias in the bank: what distinguishes refusers, nonresponders and participants in a clinic-based biobank?
    Public health genomics. 2013
  • Self-report of hypoglycemia and health-related quality of life in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes
    Endocrine Practice. 2013
  • Variation in treatment recommendations of adjuvant radiation therapy for high-risk prostate cancer by physician specialty
    Urology. 2013
  • Asthma expenditures in the United States comparing 2004 to 2006 and 1996 to 1998
    American Journal of Managed Care. 2012
  • Deployment of a mixed-mode data collection strategy does not reduce nonresponse bias in a general population health survey
    Health Services Research. 2012
  • Getting physicians to open the survey: little evidence that an envelope teaser increases response rates
    BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2012
  • Increased mortality of patients with diabetes reporting severe hypoglycemia
    Diabetes care. 2012
  • Patient characteristics of provider survey respondents: no evidence of nonresponse bias
    Evaluation and the Health Professions. 2012
  • Telephone follow-up to a mail survey: when to offer an interview compared to a reminder call
    BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2012
  • The impact of asthma medication guidelines on asthma controller use and on asthma exacerbation rates comparing 1997-1998 and 2004-2005
    Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. 2012
  • Offering results to participants in a diabetes survey: effects on survey response rates
    The patient. 2011
  • Evaluation Summary
  • Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Phone Coaching Program: Final Evaluation Deliverables
  • Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Phone Coaching Program: Final Evaluation Deliverables
  • Little moments count evaluation: LEARN survey results
  • Make It OK Evaluation: IMPACT Survey Results
  • PowerUp Evaluation: TREND Survey Results
  • Professional Nursing Practice Model Qualitative Analysis Final Deliverables
  • VOI Evaluation: Current Evidence & Preliminary Recommendations
  • Advanced Practice Clinician Fellowship Scorecard: Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Psychiatry & Primary Care
  • Avivo: Final evaluation deliverables
  • Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Diabetes Disease and Case Management: Final Evaluation Deliverables
  • Have your own back: Final evaluation deliverables
  • Park Nicollet Foundation School-Based Health Center Evaluation: Final Report
  • Parkinson's caregiver study: Final report
  • Scapula Fracture Evaluation
  • Good to be home final evaluation deliverables
  • IMPACT North Survey: Final Results
  • IMPACT Survey 2019: Final Results
  • IMPACT Survey: Iowa Results
  • Is Anybody Home? Best Days and Times to Reach Survey Respondents
  • Maternal Newborn Home Visit: Final evaluation results
  • TRIA@Work: Final evaluation results
  • Family Community Survey: Final Results
  • Health Coaching for Care Teams. Final Evaluation Report
  • Hospital + Home Feasibility Pilot Evaluation: Final Report
  • Survey Samples: How Much Does the Who Matter?
  • Does Survey Length Matter?
  • IMPACT 2017 Final Report
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