Steven P. Dehmer, PhD
Senior Research Investigator and Health Economist

Other offices: Research fellow, International Science and Technology Practice and Policy (InSTePP) Center, University of Minnesota.

Joined the Institute: 2009

Education and training: PhD, applied economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Overview/research interests: Research interests include the economics of prevention (with an emphasis on cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity), the impact of health technologies on individual behavior, health and science policy, and the social determinants of health. Methodological expertise includes microsimulation modeling, disease risk estimation, cost-effectiveness analysis, economic policy analysis, and approaches to causal inference from observational data.

Current research activities and funding:

  • Co-Principal Investigator (with Dr. Leif Solberg) for the Minnesota Care Coordination Effectiveness Study (MNCARES), which is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Institute (PCORI) (IHS-2019C1-15625)
  • Principal Investigator, Modeling Clinical Program for Hypertension Management
  • Co-Investigator, Modeling study on the electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and tobacco control policy (R01CA263542)
  • Co-Investigator, Hotspotting Cardiometabolic Disparities for Simulated Advances in Population Care (R01AG052533)
  • Co-Investigator, Opioid Use Disorder Clinical Decision Support (COMPUTE 2.0) (UG1DA040316)
  • Co-Investigator, A Team-Based and Technology Driven Adherence Intervention to Improve Chronic Disease Outcomes (R01HL136937)
  • Co-Investigator, Optimizing the Value of Patient-reported Outcome Measures in Improving Care Delivery through Health Information Technology (PROMOTE) (R18HS025618)
  • Health Economist and Research Investigator, Health economics
  • Publications While At HealthPartners
    selected publications
    Journal Article
  • The role of care coordination: a qualitative study of care coordinator perceptions
    Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 2024
  • Care coordination in primary care: mapping the territory
    American Journal of Managed Care. 2023
  • Design of a pragmatic clinical trial to improve screening and treatment for opioid use disorder in primary care
    Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2023
  • The impact of COVID-19 on patients receiving care coordination in primary care: a qualitative study
    Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2023
  • Aspirin use to prevent cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer: updated modeling study for the US Preventive Services Task Force
    JAMA. 2022
  • Bolstering the business case for adoption of shared decision-making systems in primary care: randomized controlled trial
    JMIR formative research. 2022
  • Can math models predict--and prevent--the next suicide
    Daily Beast. 2022
  • Characteristics of state legislation addressing prescription drug price increases in the United States, 2020
    Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2022
  • Clinical decision support with or without shared decision making to improve preventive cancer care: a cluster-randomized trial
    Medical Decision Making. 2022
  • Human papillomavirus vaccination clinical decision support for young adults in an upper midwestern healthcare system: a clinic cluster-randomized control trial
    Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. 2022
  • Implementing a prediabetes clinical decision support system in a large primary care system: design, methods, and pre-implementation results
    Contemporary Clinical Trials. 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
  • Budgetary impact from multiple perspectives of sustained antitobacco national media campaigns to reduce the harms of cigarette smoking
    Tobacco Control. 2021
  • Design and rationale of an intervention to improve cancer prevention using clinical decision support and shared decision making: a clinic-randomized trial
    Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2021
  • Effect of clinical decision support on diagnostic imaging for pediatric appendicitis: a cluster randomized trial
    JAMA network open. 2021
  • Personalized outcomes for hip and knee replacement: the patient's point of view
    Journal of patient-reported outcomes. 2021
  • 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
  • What makes care coordination work best?
    Minnesota Family Physician. 2021
  • Cardiovascular events and costs with home blood pressure telemonitoring and pharmacist management for uncontrolled hypertension
    Hypertension (Dallas, Tex.. 2020
  • Characteristics and price increases among sole-source, off-patent drugs in the United States, 2008 to 2018
    JAMA network open. 2020
  • Clinical decision support for recognizing and managing hypertensive blood pressure in youth: no significant impact on medical costs
    Academic Pediatrics. 2020
  • Health and budgetary impact of achieving 10-year U.S. sodium reduction targets
    American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2020
  • Improving hypertension recognition in adolescents, a small but important first step in cardiovascular disease prevention
    Academic Pediatrics. 2020
  • Development of a clinical decision support system for pediatric abdominal pain in emergency department settings across two health systems within the HCSRN
    EGEMS (Washington, DC). 2019
  • Impact of updated pediatric hypertension guidelines on progression from elevated blood pressure to hypertension in a community-based primary care population
    Journal of Clinical Hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.). 2019
  • Modeling the health and budgetary impacts of a team-based hypertension care intervention that includes pharmacists
    Medical Care. 2019
  • Reshuffling the global R&D deck, 1980-2050
    PloS One. 2019
  • Clinical decision support for recognition and management of hypertension: a randomized trial
    Pediatrics. 2018
  • Development and validation of a novel Pediatric Appendicitis Risk Calculator (pARC)
    Pediatrics. 2018
  • 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
  • Evaluation of an electronic clinical decision support tool for incident elevated BP in adolescents
    Academic Pediatrics. 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
  • Understanding primary care provider attitudes and behaviors regarding cardiovascular disease risk and diabetes prevention in the northern midwest
    Clinical Diabetes. 2018
  • Health benefits and cost-effectiveness of asymptomatic screening for hypertension and high cholesterol and aspirin counseling for primary prevention
    Annals of Family Medicine. 2017
  • Health benefits and cost-effectiveness of brief clinician tobacco counseling for youth and adults
    Annals of Family Medicine. 2017
  • Updated priorities among effective clinical preventive services
    Annals of Family Medicine. 2017
  • 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
  • Agricultural R&D is on the move
    Nature. 2016
  • Aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer: a decision analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
    Annals of Internal Medicine. 2016
  • Modeled health and economic impact of team-based care for hypertension
    American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 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
  • Long-run and global R&D funding trajectories: the U.S. Farm Bill in a changing context
  • 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
  • Chapter
  • Complex systems science and modeling
    Issue briefs to inform development and implementation of Healthy People 2030. 2018
  • The shifting structure of agricultural R&D: worldwide investment patterns and payoffs
    From agriscience to agribusiness: theories, policies and practices in technology transfer and commercialization. 2018
  • Investments in and the economic returns to agricultural and food R&D worldwide
    Encyclopedia of agriculture and food systems. 2014
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