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Thomas E. Elliott, MD
Retired Research Investigator

Academic appointment: Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Duluth

Joined the Institute: 2014

Education and training: MD, University of Kansas Medical School; Residency – Internal Medicine, University of Iowa; Residency – Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota; Fellowship – Medical Oncology and Hematology, University of Iowa.

Overview/research interests: Principal investigator on 22 National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other agency-sponsored research grants for past 28 years. Published 160 scholarly works and served on numerous NCI study sections for the past 25 years. Manuscript reviewer for 18 journals and designated one of “15 Top Minnesota Physician Researchers” in 1998 and one of “100 Most Influential Health Care Leaders in Minnesota” in 2012. Interests include pain management, patient-reported outcomes in practice, measurement of health-related quality of life, use of opioids in primary care, cancer prevention in primary care, implementation and evaluation of clinical decision support and cancer clinical trials.

Current research activities and funding:

  • Principal investigator, Implementing Cancer Prevention Using Patient-Provider Clinical Decision Support (PI), NCI R01 CA193396, February 2016-January 2021
  • Research Investigator, Center for Chronic Care Innovation 2014 -
  • Publications While At HealthPartners
    selected publications
    Journal Article
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patient perceptions of using clinical decision support for cancer screening and prevention: "I wouldn't have thought about getting screened without it."
    Journal of patient-centered research and reviews. 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
  • Pre-implementation adaptation of primary care cancer prevention clinical decision support in a predominantly rural healthcare system
    BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2020
  • Barriers and facilitators to implementing cancer prevention clinical decision support in primary care: a qualitative study
    BMC Health Services Research. 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
  • Opioid use during pregnancy, observations of opioid use, and secular trend from 2006 to 2014 at HealthPartners Medical Group
    Clinical Journal of Pain. 2018
  • Enhancing risk assessment in patients receiving chronic opioid analgesic therapy using natural language processing
    Pain Medicine. 2017
  • Evaluation of care management intensity and bariatric surgical weight loss
    American Journal of Managed Care. 2015
  • Chronic opioid use emerging after bariatric surgery
    Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2014
  • Chronic use of opioid medications before and after bariatric surgery
    JAMA. 2013
  • A primary care primer for cancer prevention in rural populations
    Disease-a-Month. 2012
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