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  1. Kaltenbach TR. National VA Infrastructure for Colonoscopy Quality Measurement and Reporting. QUERI eNews. 2019 Jul 1; 1(1): 1.
  2. Thomas RJ, Beatty AL, Beckie TM, Brewer LC, Brown TM, Forman DE, Franklin BA, Keteyian SJ, Kitzman DW, Regensteiner JG, Sanderson BK, Whooley MA. Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Scientific Statement From the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Cardiology. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2019 Jul 9; 74(1):133-153.
  3. Nicosia FM, Spar MJ, Steinman MA, Lee SJ, Brown RT. Making Function Part of the Conversation: Clinician Perspectives on Measuring Functional Status in Primary Care. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2019 Mar 1; 67(3):493-502.
  4. Vercammen-Grandjean C, Schopfer DW, Zhang N, Whooley MA. Participation in Pulmonary Rehabilitation by Veterans Health Administration and Medicare Beneficiaries After Hospitalization for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention. 2018 Nov 1; 38(6):406-410.
  5. Beatty AL, Doll JA, Schopfer DW, Maynard C, Plomondon ME, Shen H, Whooley MA. Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation and Mortality After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Insights From the Veterans Affairs Clinical Assessment, Reporting, and Tracking Program. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2018 Oct 2; 7(19):e010010.
  6. Krishnamurthi N, Schopfer DW, Ahi T, Bettencourt M, Piros K, Ringer R, Shen H, Kehler JP, Whooley MA. Predictors of Patient Participation and Completion of Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Veterans Health Administration for Patients With Coronary Heart Disease. The American journal of cardiology. 2019 Jan 1; 123(1):19-24.
  7. Purcell N, Zamora K, Tighe J, Li Y, Douraghi M, Seal K. The Integrated Pain Team: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Impact of an Embedded Interdisciplinary Pain Care Intervention on Primary Care Team Satisfaction, Confidence, and Perceptions of Care Effectiveness. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 2018 Sep 1; 19(9):1748-1763.
  8. Puig I, Kaltenbach T. Optical Diagnosis for Colorectal Polyps: A Useful Technique Now or in the Future?. Gut and Liver. 2018 Jul 15; 12(4):385-392.
  9. Schopfer DW, Krishnamurthi N, Shen H, Duvernoy CS, Forman DE, Whooley MA. Association of Veterans Health Administration Home-Based Programs With Access to and Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation. JAMA internal medicine. 2018 May 1; 178(5):715-717.
  10. Gupta S, Liu L, Patterson OV, Earles A, Bustamante R, Gawron AJ, Thompson WK, Scuba W, Denhalter D, Martinez ME, Messer K, Fisher DA, Saini SD, DuVall SL, Chapman WW, Whooley MA, Kaltenbach T. A Framework for Leveraging "Big Data" to Advance Epidemiology and Improve Quality: Design of the VA Colonoscopy Collaborative. EGEMS (Washington, DC). 2018 Apr 13; 6(1):4.
  11. Krishnamurthi N, Francis J, Fihn SD, Meyer CS, Whooley MA. Leading causes of cardiovascular hospitalization in 8.45 million US veterans. PLoS ONE. 2018 Mar 22; 13(3):e0193996.
  12. Gawron AJ, Lawrence P, Millar MM, Dominitz JA, Gupta S, Whooley MA, Kaltenbach TR. A Nationwide Survey and Needs Assessment of Colonoscopy Quality Assurance Programs in the VA. Federal practitioner : for the health care professionals of the VA, DoD, and PHS. 2018 Mar 6; 35(3):26-32.
  13. Beatty AL, Whooley M, Fortney JC, Magnusson S. VA FitHeart and CRPro SharePoint and Implementation ToolKit. 2018 Mar 1. Available from: https://vaww.connectedhealth.va.gov/fitheart/SitePages/Home.aspx.
  14. Bachmann JM, Duncan MS, Shah AS, Greevy RA, Lindenfeld J, Keteyian SJ, Thomas RJ, Whooley MA, Wang TJ, Freiberg MS. Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation With Decreased Hospitalizations and Mortality After Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. JACC. Heart failure. 2018 Feb 1; 6(2):130-139.
  15. Beatty AL, Magnusson SL, Fortney JC, Sayre GG, Whooley MA. VA FitHeart, a Mobile App for Cardiac Rehabilitation: Usability Study. JMIR human factors. 2018 Jan 15; 5(1):e3.
  16. Brown RT, Covinsky KE. Frailty as an Outcome in Geriatrics Research: Not Ready for Prime Time?. Annals of internal medicine. 2018 Mar 6; 168(5):361-362.
  17. Beatty AL, Truong M, Schopfer DW, Shen H, Bachmann JM, Whooley MA. Geographic Variation in Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation in Medicare and Veterans Affairs Populations: Opportunity for Improvement. Circulation. 2018 May 1; 137(18):1899-1908.
  18. Lin D, Soetikno RM, McQuaid K, Pham C, Doan G, Mou S, Shergill AK, Somsouk M, Rouse RV, Kaltenbach T. Risk factors for postpolypectomy bleeding in patients receiving anticoagulation or antiplatelet medications. Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 2018 Apr 1; 87(4):1106-1113.
  19. von Renteln D, Kaltenbach T, Rastogi A, Anderson JC, Rösch T, Soetikno R, Pohl H. Simplifying Resect and Discard Strategies for Real-Time Assessment of Diminutive Colorectal Polyps. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 2018 May 1; 16(5):706-714.
  20. Grimm I, Peery AF, Kaltenbach T, Crockett SD. Quality Matters: Improving the Quality of Care for Patients With Complex Colorectal Polyps. The American journal of gastroenterology. 2018 Mar 1; 113(3):317-321.
  21. Park LG, Dracup K, Whooley MA, McCulloch C, Jin C, Moser DK, Clark RA, Pelter MM, Biddle M, Howie Esquivel J. Symptom Diary Use and Improved Survival for Patients With Heart Failure. Circulation. Heart failure. 2017 Nov 1; 10(11).
  22. Brown RT, Diaz-Ramirez LG, Boscardin WJ, Lee SJ, Steinman MA. Functional Impairment and Decline in Middle Age: A Cohort Study. Annals of internal medicine. 2017 Dec 5; 167(11):761-768.
  23. Samuelson KW, Abadjian L, Jordan JT, Bartel A, Vasterling J, Seal K. The Association Between PTSD and Functional Outcome Is Mediated by Perception of Cognitive Problems Rather Than Objective Neuropsychological Test Performance. Journal of traumatic stress. 2017 Oct 14; 30(5):521-530.
  24. Bachmann JM, Huang S, Gupta DK, Lipworth L, Mumma MT, Blot WJ, Akwo EA, Kripalani S, Whooley MA, Wang TJ, Freiberg MS. Association of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Context With Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2017 Oct 11; 6(10).
  25. Kaltenbach T, Sandborn WJ. Endoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease: advances in dysplasia detection and management. Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 2017 Dec 1; 86(6):962-971.
  26. Spar MJ, Nicosia FM, Steinman MS, Brown RT. Current Approaches to Measuring Functional Status Among Older Adults in VA Primary Care Clinics. Federal practitioner : for the health care professionals of the VA, DoD, and PHS. 2017 Sep 26; 34(9):26-31.
  27. Borsari B, Edmond SN, Morasco BJ, Palyo S, Krebs EE, Becker W, Seal K. IPT Clinician Follow-Up Modules: Resource Guide for the VOICE Study's Integrated Pain Team (IPT) Clinicians. Veterans' Pain Care Organizational Improvement Comparative Effectiveness Study; 2017 Sep 15.
  28. Duloy AM, Kaltenbach TR, Keswani RN. Assessing colon polypectomy competency and its association with established quality metrics. Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 2018 Mar 1; 87(3):635-644.
  29. Kaltenbach TR, Soetikno RM, DeVivo R, Laine LA, Barkun A, McQuaid KR, Optimizing Quality of Endoscopy in IBD Group. Optimizing the quality of endoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease: focus on surveillance and management of colorectal dysplasia using interactive image- and video-based teaching. Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 2017 Dec 1; 86(6):1107-1117.e1.
  30. Abraham TH, Koenig CJ, Zamora K, Hill C, Uddo M, Kelly AP, Hamilton MF, Curran GM, Pyne JM, Seal KH. Situating mental health work in place: Qualitative findings from interviews with Veterans in Southeastern Louisiana and Northern California. Health & Place. 2017 Sep 1; 47:63-70.
  31. Matheny ME, Whooley MA. Assuring quality in transforming the Department of Veterans Affairs Data to the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) Common Data Model. [Cyberseminar]. HSR&D. 2017 Jul 18.
  32. Park LG, Collins EG, Shim JK, Whooley MA. Comparing Mobile Health Strategies to Improve Medication Adherence for Veterans With Coronary Heart Disease (Mobile4Meds): Protocol for a Mixed-Methods Study. JMIR research protocols. 2017 Jul 18; 6(7):e134.
  33. Kolb JM, Soetikno RM, Rao AK, Fong D, Rouse RV, Kaltenbach T. Detection, Diagnosis, and Resection of Sessile Serrated Adenomas and Polyps. Gastroenterology. 2017 Sep 1; 153(3):646-648.
  34. Kaltenbach TR. Using Data and Information Systems to Measure Colonoscopy Quality. Using Data and Information Systems in Partnered Research [Cyberseminar]. Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development. 2017 Jul 7.
  35. Brown RT, Komaiko KD, Shi Y, Fung KZ, Boscardin WJ, Au-Yeung A, Tarasovsky G, Jacob R, Steinman MA. Bringing functional status into a big data world: Validation of national Veterans Affairs functional status data. PLoS ONE. 2017 Jun 1; 12(6):e0178726.
  36. Bachmann JM, Shah AS, Duncan MS, Greevy RA, Graves AJ, Ni S, Ooi HH, Wang TJ, Thomas RJ, Whooley MA, Freiberg MS. Cardiac rehabilitation and readmissions after heart transplantation. The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation. 2018 Apr 1; 37(4):467-476.
  37. Rorbach G, Schopfer DW, Krishnamurthi N, Pabst M, Bettencourt M, Loomis J, Whooley MA. The Design and Implementation of a Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Federal practitioner : for the health care professionals of the VA, DoD, and PHS. 2017 May 22; 34(5):34-39.
  38. Seal KH, Bertenthal D, Barnes DE, Byers AL, Strigo I, Yaffe K, Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium Study Group. Association of Traumatic Brain Injury With Chronic Pain in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans: Effect of Comorbid Mental Health Conditions. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 2017 Aug 1; 98(8):1636-1645.
  39. Joshi BP, Dai Z, Gao Z, Lee JH, Ghimire N, Chen J, Prabhu A, Wamsteker EJ, Kwon RS, Elta GH, Stoffel EM, Pant A, Kaltenbach T, Soetikno RM, Appelman HD, Kuick R, Turgeon DK, Wang TD. Detection of Sessile Serrated Adenomas in the Proximal Colon Using Wide-Field Fluorescence Endoscopy. Gastroenterology. 2017 Apr 1; 152(5):1002-1013.e9.
  40. Seal K, Becker W, Tighe J, Li Y, Rife T. Managing Chronic Pain in Primary Care: It Really Does Take a Village. Journal of general internal medicine. 2017 Aug 1; 32(8):931-934.
  41. Smolderen KG, Buchanan DM, Gosch K, Whooley M, Chan PS, Vaccarino V, Parashar S, Shah AJ, Ho PM, Spertus JA. Depression Treatment and 1-Year Mortality After Acute Myocardial Infarction: Insights From the TRIUMPH Registry (Translational Research Investigating Underlying Disparities in Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients' Health Status). Circulation. 2017 May 2; 135(18):1681-1689.
  42. Park LG, Schopfer DW, Zhang N, Shen H, Whooley MA. Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation Among Patients With Heart Failure. Journal of cardiac failure. 2017 May 1; 23(5):427-431.
  43. Hammad H, Kaltenbach T, Soetikno R. Surveillance for dysplasia in inflammatory bowel disease: it is time to move forward. Endoscopy. 2017 Feb 1; 49(2):110-112.
  44. Towfighi A, Ovbiagele B, El Husseini N, Hackett ML, Jorge RE, Kissela BM, Mitchell PH, Skolarus LE, Whooley MA, Williams LS, American Heart Association Stroke Council; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; and Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research. Poststroke Depression: A Scientific Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2017 Feb 1; 48(2):e30-e43.
  45. Yu JX, East JE, Kaltenbach T. Surveillance of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology. 2016 Dec 1; 30(6):949-958.
  46. Robertson DJ, Lee JK, Boland CR, Dominitz JA, Giardiello FM, Johnson DA, Kaltenbach T, Lieberman D, Levin TR, Rex DK. Recommendations on Fecal Immunochemical Testing to Screen for Colorectal Neoplasia: A Consensus Statement by the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer. Gastroenterology. 2017 Apr 1; 152(5):1217-1237.e3.
  47. Kaltenbach T, Soetikno R. How to Create and Deliver an Effective Presentation. Gastroenterology. 2016 Dec 1; 151(6):1058-1060.
  48. McGill SK, Soetikno R, Rouse RV, Lai H, Kaltenbach T. Patients With Nonpolypoid (Flat and Depressed) Colorectal Neoplasms at Increased Risk for Advanced Neoplasias, Compared With Patients With Polypoid Neoplasms. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 2017 Feb 1; 15(2):249-256.e1.
  49. Beatty AL, Whooley MA. VA FitHeart (Beta test version). 2016 Sep 12. Available from: https://mobile.va.gov/app/beta/fitheart.
  50. Allsup KL, McIntosh NM, McDannold S, Fix GM, Manning K, Schopher DW, Whooley MA, Charns MP, Forman DE. Patient Perceptions of Cardiac Rehabilitation within Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Facilities with High Verses Low Program Utilization. Paper presented at: American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Annual Meeting; 2016 Sep 7; New Orleans, LA.
  51. Seal KH, Maguen S, Bertenthal D, Batki SL, Striebel J, Stein MB, Madden E, Neylan TC. Observational Evidence for Buprenorphine's Impact on Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Veterans With Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder. The Journal of clinical psychiatry. 2016 Sep 1; 77(9):1182-1188.
  52. Schopfer DW, Regan M, Heidenreich PA, Whooley MA. Depressive Symptoms, Cardiac Disease Severity, and Functional Status in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease (from the Heart and Soul Study). The American journal of cardiology. 2016 Nov 1; 118(9):1287-1292.
  53. Koenig CJ, Abraham T, Zamora KA, Hill C, Kelly PA, Uddo M, Hamilton M, Pyne JM, Seal KH. Pre-Implementation Strategies to Adapt and Implement a Veteran Peer Coaching Intervention to Improve Mental Health Treatment Engagement Among Rural Veterans. The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association. 2016 Sep 1; 32(4):418-428.
  54. Sin NL, Kumar AD, Gehi AK, Whooley MA. Direction of Association Between Depressive Symptoms and Lifestyle Behaviors in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease: the Heart and Soul Study. Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. 2016 Aug 1; 50(4):523-32.
  55. Forman DE, Fix GM, McDannold S, McIntosh N, Schopfer DW, Whooley MA, Charns MP. Decisive Bearing of Organizational Dynamics on the Application and Success of Hospital-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation. Mayo Clinic proceedings. 2016 Jul 1; 91(7):975-7.
  56. Whooley MA. Delivering Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation to Veterans. Timely Topics of Interest [Cyberseminar]. Department of Veterans Affairs HSR&D. 2016 May 10.
  57. Kaltenbach T, McQuaid KR, Soetikno R, Laine L. Improving detection of colorectal dysplasia in inflammatory bowel disease surveillance. Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 2016 May 1; 83(5):1013-4.
  58. Schopfer DW, Priano S, Allsup K, Helfrich CD, Ho PM, Rumsfeld JS, Forman DE, Whooley MA. Factors Associated With Utilization of Cardiac Rehabilitation Among Patients With Ischemic Heart Disease in the Veterans Health Administration: A QUALITATIVE STUDY. Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention. 2016 May 1; 36(3):167-73.
  59. Rao AK, Soetikno R, Raju GS, Lum P, Rouse RV, Sato T, Titzer-Schwarzl D, Aisenberg J, Kaltenbach T. Large Sessile Serrated Polyps Can Be Safely and Effectively Removed by Endoscopic Mucosal Resection. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 2016 Apr 1; 14(4):568-74.
  60. Seal KH, Bertenthal D, Samuelson K, Maguen S, Kumar S, Vasterling JJ. Association between mild traumatic brain injury and mental health problems and self-reported cognitive dysfunction in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. Journal of rehabilitation research and development. 2016 Apr 1; 53(2):185-98.
  61. Soetikno R, Kaltenbach T, McQuaid KR, Subramanian V, Kumar R, Barkun AN, Laine L. Paradigm Shift in the Surveillance and Management of Dysplasia in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (West). Digestive endoscopy : official journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society. 2016 Apr 1; 28(3):266-73.
  62. Park LG, Beatty A, Stafford Z, Whooley MA. Mobile Phone Interventions for the Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. 2016 May 1; 58(6):639-50.
  63. Yoon J, Fonarow GC, Groeneveld PW, Teerlink JR, Whooley MA, Sahay A, Heidenreich PA. Patient and Facility Variation in Costs of VA Heart Failure Patients. JACC. Heart failure. 2016 Jul 1; 4(7):551-558.
  64. Kahi CJ, Boland CR, Dominitz JA, Giardiello FM, Johnson DA, Kaltenbach T, Lieberman D, Levin TR, Robertson DJ, Rex DK. Colonoscopy surveillance after colorectal cancer resection: recommendations of the US multi-society task force on colorectal cancer. Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 2016 Mar 1; 83(3):489-98.e10.
  65. Kaltenbach T, Leite G, Soetikno R. Colonoscopy Surveillance and Management of Dysplasia in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology. 2016 Mar 1; 14(1):103-14.
  66. Kolb JM, Morales SJ, Rouse NA, Desai J, Friedman K, Makris L, Bamji ND, Miller KM, Soetikno RM, Kaltenbach T, Rouse RV, Aisenberg J. Does Better Specimen Orientation and a Simplified Grading System Promote More Reliable Histologic Interpretation of Serrated Colon Polyps in the Community Practice Setting? Results of a Nationwide Study. Journal of clinical gastroenterology. 2016 Mar 1; 50(3):233-8.
  67. Lau KM, Madden E, Neylan TC, Seal KH, Maguen S. Assessing for mild TBI among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans: Outcomes of injury severity and neurological factors. Brain injury. 2016 Feb 24; 30(3):287-94.
  68. Sanduleanu S, Kaltenbach T, Barkun A, McCabe RP, Barkun A, McCabe RP, Velayos F, Picco MF, Velayos F, Picco MF, Laine L, Soetikno R, Laine L, Soetikno R, McQuaid KR, McQuaid KR. A roadmap to the implementation of chromoendoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease colonoscopy surveillance practice. Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 2016 Jan 1; 83(1):213-22.
  69. Kaltenbach T, Rastogi A, Rouse RV, McQuaid KR, Sato T, Bansal A, Kosek JC, Soetikno R. Real-time optical diagnosis for diminutive colorectal polyps using narrow-band imaging: the VALID randomised clinical trial. Gut. 2015 Oct 1; 64(10):1569-77.
  70. Soetikno R, Koay D, Kaltenbach T. Implementing endoscopic optical diagnosis into practice: a green light at the horizon. Endoscopy. 2015 Sep 1; 47(9):771-2.
  71. Oliva EM, Midboe AM, Lewis ET, Henderson PT, Dalton AL, Im JJ, Seal K, Paik MC, Trafton JA. Sex differences in chronic pain management practices for patients receiving opioids from the Veterans Health Administration. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 2015 Jan 1; 16(1):112-8.