About

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.

Overview
abbreviation
  • CESR
  • Affiliation
    people
    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
    2018
  • 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
    2017
  • 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
    2017
  • 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
    2016
  • 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
    2015
  • Mediation of weight loss and weight loss maintenance through dietary disinhibition and restraint
    2015
  • Objectively coding intervention fidelity during a phone-based obesity prevention study
    2015
  • Patient experience with care and clinical outcomes in diabetes: a case for more person-centered measurement
    2015
  • Pediatric primary care-based obesity prevention for parents of preschool children: a pilot study
    2015
  • 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
    2014
  • Misperceptions of weight status among adolescents: sociodemographic and behavioral correlates
    2014
  • Patterns of complementary and alternative medicine use in children with common neurological conditions
    2014
  • 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
    2013
  • 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
    2022
  • Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Phone Coaching Program: Final Evaluation Deliverables
    2022
  • Little moments count evaluation: LEARN survey results
    2022
  • Make It OK Evaluation: IMPACT Survey Results
    2022
  • PowerUp Evaluation: TREND Survey Results
    2022
  • Professional Nursing Practice Model Qualitative Analysis Final Deliverables
    2022
  • VOI Evaluation: Current Evidence & Preliminary Recommendations
    2022
  • Advanced Practice Clinician Fellowship Scorecard: Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Psychiatry & Primary Care
    2021
  • Avivo: Final evaluation deliverables
    2021
  • Community Health Needs Assessment
    2021
  • Diabetes Disease and Case Management: Final Evaluation Deliverables
    2021
  • Have your own back: Final evaluation deliverables
    2021
  • Park Nicollet Foundation School-Based Health Center Evaluation: Final Report
    2020
  • Parkinson's caregiver study: Final report
    2020
  • Scapula Fracture Evaluation
    2020
  • Good to be home final evaluation deliverables
    2019
  • IMPACT North Survey: Final Results
    2019
  • IMPACT Survey 2019: Final Results
    2019
  • IMPACT Survey: Iowa Results
    2019
  • Is Anybody Home? Best Days and Times to Reach Survey Respondents
    2019
  • Maternal Newborn Home Visit: Final evaluation results
    2019
  • TRIA@Work: Final evaluation results
    2019
  • Family Community Survey: Final Results
    2018
  • Health Coaching for Care Teams. Final Evaluation Report
    2018
  • Hospital + Home Feasibility Pilot Evaluation: Final Report
    2018
  • Survey Samples: How Much Does the Who Matter?
    2018
  • Does Survey Length Matter?
    2017
  • IMPACT 2017 Final Report
    2017
  • Why did you complete our survey?
    2017
  • Quick Info