Terese A. DeFor, MS
Senior Manager, Research Informatics
Teri manages a Research Informatics team of 15 programmer analysts and has extensive experience working with electronic health record and administrative health plan data to create a comprehensive record for research studies. She has special interests in post-marketing drug surveillance and developing common data models for multi-site research studies.

Education: BA, Mathematics, University of St Thomas
MS, Biostatistics, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Joined the Institute: 1997
Publications While At HealthPartners
selected publications
Journal Article
  • Risk of arterial and venous thrombotic events among patients with COVID-19: a multi-national collaboration of regulatory agencies from Canada, Europe, and United States
    Clinical Epidemiology. 2024
  • Evaluation of preferred language and timing of COVID-19 vaccine uptake and disease outcomes
    JAMA network open. 2023
  • Identification of cancer chemotherapy regimens and patient cohorts in administrative claims: challenges, opportunities, and a proposed algorithm
    Journal of Medical Economics. 2023
  • Risk of admission to hospital with arterial or venous thromboembolism among patients diagnosed in the ambulatory setting with covid-19 compared with influenza: retrospective cohort study
    BMJ Med. 2023
  • Understanding COVID-19 health disparities with birth country and language data
    American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2023
  • Antifungal drug price increases in the United States, 2000-2019
    Mycoses. 2022
  • Association of COVID-19 vs influenza with risk of arterial and venous thrombotic events among hospitalized patients
    JAMA. 2022
  • Developing an algorithm across integrated healthcare systems to identify a history of cancer using electronic medical records
    Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2022
  • Unique considerations for the management of gout in the Hmong population: examining tertiary encounters at a large regional health care system
    Arthritis Care & Research. 2022
  • Population characteristics, use, and spending on sole-source, off-patent drugs among commercial insurance members in the United States—an analysis of outpatient claims data at a single health plan
    Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 2021
  • ACL tears in school-aged children and adolescents over 20 years
    Pediatrics. 2017
  • Fluoride varnish application in the primary care setting: a clinical study
    Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2015
  • Validity of diabetes self-reports in the Women's Health Initiative
    Menopause (New York, N.Y.). 2014
  • Delays in filling clopidogrel prescription after hospital discharge and adverse outcomes after drug-eluting stent implantation: implications for transitions of care
    Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2010
  • Cardiovascular disease risks in Hmong refugees from Wat Tham Krabok, Thailand
    Journal of immigrant and minority health. 2009
  • Case series of 148 tongue-tied newborn babies evaluated with the assessment tool for lingual frenulum function
    Midwifery. 2008
  • Cholesterol levels and statin use in patients with coronary heart disease treated in primary care settings
    Preventing Chronic Disease. 2005
  • Hormone use and patient concerns after the findings of the Women's Health Initiative
    Menopause (New York, N.Y.). 2005
  • Impact of birthweight on healthcare charges within a managed care organization
    American Journal of Managed Care. 2000
  • Pharmaceutical care for patients with chronic conditions
    Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C.: 1996). 2000
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