Anna R. Bergdall, MPH
Principal Project Manager
About
Anna Bergdall, MPH is a public health research professional with over 15 years of experience in public health programs, research, grant writing and publication. She currently manages multiple large complex and multi-stakeholder comparative effectiveness trials related to improvement in primary care delivery.

Current research focus areas: Patient-centered outcomes, chronic disease management, cardiovascular health, opioid safety, care coordination, patient and stakeholder engagement, qualitative methods, mixed methods, implementation science, pragmatic trial design, health services research


Other research interests
: Health equity, anti-racist health care, LGBTQIA+ health, community-based research, community engagement, pro-social policy and health outcomes, fundamental causes of health disparities, universal health care

Academic appointment:
Instructor, Saint Mary’s University School of Public Health

Education: MPH, Emory University

Joined the Institute: 2011

Current studies managing:

Pragmatic Trial Comparing Telehealth Care and Optimized Clinic-Based Care for Uncontrolled Blood Pressure, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PI Dr. Karen Margolis) 
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02996565

Minnesota Care Coordination Effectiveness Study (MNCARES), Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PI Dr. Leif Solberg, Dr. Steven P. Dehmer) https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04957979

Past studies with key contributions:

Clinical Decision Support for Opioid Use Disorders in Medical Settings (COMPUTE 2.0), National Institute on Drug Abuse (PI Dr. Rebecca Rossom) https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04198428

Treatment of Hypertension in Adults with ThiaZIDES: Pragmatic Trial Pilot Study (ThiaZIDES), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (PI Dr. Karen Margolis) https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02591628

Home Blood Pressure Telemonitoring and Case Management to Control Hypertension (Hyperlink 1 and 2), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (PI Dr. Karen Margolis) https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00781365

 

Publications
selected publications
Journal Article
  • 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
  • Reach in a pragmatic hypertension trial: a critical RE-AIM component
    Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2022
  • Barriers to CT dose optimization: the challenge of organizational change
    Academic Radiology. 2021
  • Clinician perceptions about a decision support system to identify and manage opioid use disorder
    Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2021
  • Primary care physician perspectives on using team care in clinical practice
    Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2021
  • Cardiovascular events and costs with home blood pressure telemonitoring and pharmacist management for uncontrolled hypertension
    Hypertension (Dallas, Tex.. 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
  • Economic evaluation of the home blood pressure telemonitoring and pharmacist case management to control hypertension (Hyperlink) trial
    Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 2018
  • Key components of success in a randomized trial of blood pressure telemonitoring with medication therapy management pharmacists
    Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2018
  • Long-term outcomes of the effects of home blood pressure telemonitoring and pharmacist management on blood pressure among adults with uncontrolled hypertension: follow-up of a cluster randomized clinical trial
    JAMA network open. 2018
  • A substudy evaluating treatment intensification on medication adherence among hypertensive patients receiving home blood pressure telemonitoring and pharmacist management
    Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 2016
  • Patient characteristics associated with greater blood pressure control in a randomized trial of home blood pressure telemonitoring and pharmacist management
    Journal of the American Society of Hypertension. 2016
  • A successful multifaceted trial to improve hypertension control in primary care: why did it work?
    Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2015
  • TeenBP: development and piloting of an EHR-linked clinical decision support system to improve recognition of hypertension in adolescents
    EGEMS (Washington, DC). 2015
  • Effect of home blood pressure telemonitoring and pharmacist management on blood pressure control: a cluster randomized clinical trial
    JAMA. 2013
  • In their own words: romantic relationships and the sexual health of young African American women
    Public Health Reports. 2013
  • A qualitative study of contraceptive understanding among young adults
    Contraception. 2012
  • Design and rationale for Home Blood Pressure Telemonitoring and Case Management to Control Hypertension (HyperLink): a cluster randomized trial
    Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2012
  • Love and hooking up in the new millennium: communication technology and relationships among urban African American and Puerto Rican young adults
    Journal of Sex Research. 2012
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