Maureen Smith, MD, PhD, MPH

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Professor, Departments of Population Health Sciences and Family Medicine

Director, Health Innovation Program

Director, Community Academic Partnerships Core, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Associate Director for Population Sciences, UW Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Smith has a long-standing interest in improving the quality of care in our healthcare delivery system.  Her research evaluates the impact of health system changes on access to and quality of medical care for aging and chronically ill persons. She has extensive experience in the use of health care data for measurement of the quality of care. Her federal grants (R01 HS018368; R01 CA144835; R21 HS021899) involve close collaboration with two healthcare partners: the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality and UW Health.  Dr. Smith is also Director of the Community Academic Partnerships Core of the UW-Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, and Associate Director for Population Sciences at the UW Comprehensive Cancer Center. In these roles, she is responsible for coordinating the development of new resources for community-partnered research across UW schools, colleges, departments, and centers.  Dr. Smith teaches two courses at the University of Wisconsin: PHS 650-35 (Introduction to Translational and Outcomes Research) and PHS/ISyE 703 (Quality of Healthcare). View Dr. Smith's web page in the UW Department of Population Health Sciences here.

Research Funding

Improving diabetes quality reports for persons with multiple chronic conditions
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, R21 HS021899, 9/30/12-8/31/15
Role: Principal Investigator

Virtual colonoscopy and colorectal cancer screening
National Cancer Institute, R01 CA144835, 1/10-12/31/13
Role: Multiple PI with Perry Pickhardt

Guideline adherence and short/long-term health outcomes in patients with diabetes
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, R01 HS018368, 9/30/09-7/31/14
Role: Principal Investigator

Recent Publications (selected)

Johnson HM, Olson AG, LaMantia JN, Kind AJH, Pandhi N, Mendonça EA, Craven M, Smith MA. Documented lifestyle counseling among young adults with incident hypertension. J Gen Intern Med 2015:30(5):556-64. 

Wallace ML, Magnan EM, Thorpe CT, Schumacher JR, Smith MA, Johnson HM. Diagnosis and treatment of incident hypertension among patients with diabetes: a U.S. multi-disciplinary group practice observational study. J Gen Intern Med 2015;30:768-776. 

Kind AJH, Jencks S, Brock J, Yu M, Bartels C, Ehlenbach W, Greenberg C, Smith MANeighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage and 30-day rehospitalization: a retrospective cohort study.  Ann Intern Med 2014;161(11):765-74. 

Johnson HM, Thorpe CT, Bartels CM, Schumacher JR, Palta M, Pandhi N, Sheehy AM, Smith MA. Antihypertensive medication initiation among young adults with regular primary care use. J Gen Intern Med 2014;29(5):723-31. 

Lamb GC, Smith MA, Weeks WB, Queram C. Publicly reported quality-of-care measures influenced Wisconsin physician groups to improve performance. Health Affairs 2013;32(3):536-43. 

Everett C, Thorpe C, Palta M, Carayon P, Bartels C, Smith MA. Physician assistants and nurse practitioners perform effective roles on teams caring for Medicare patients with diabetes. Health Affairs 2013;32(11):1942-8.

Kind AJH, Jensen L, Barczi S, Bridges A, Kordahl B, Smith MA, Asthana S. Low-cost transitional care with nurse managers making mostly phone contact with patients cut rehospitalization at a VA hospital. Health Affairs 2012;31(12):2659-68.

Smith MA, Wright A, Queram C, Lamb GC. Public reporting helped drive quality improvement in outpatient diabetes care among Wisconsin physician groups and clinics. Health Affairs 2012;31(3):570-7.

Pandhi N, DeVoe JE, Schumacher JR, Bartels C, Thorpe CT, Thorpe JM, Smith MA. Number of first-contact access components required to improve preventive service receipt in primary care homes. J Gen Intern Med 2012;27(6):677-84.

Weiss JM, Pfau P, O’Connor E, King J, LoConte N, Kennedy G, Smith M. Mortality by stage for right- vs. left-sided colon cancer: Analysis of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare data. J Clin Oncol 2011;29(33):4401-9.

Thorpe CT, Flood GE, Kraft SA, Everett CM, Smith MA. Effect of patient selection method on provider group performance estimates. Med Care 2011;49(8):780-5.

O’Connor ES, Greenblatt DY, LoConte N, Gangnon R, Liou J, Heise CP, Smith MAAdjuvant chemotherapy for stage II colon cancer with poor prognostic features. J Clin Oncol 2011;29(25):3381-8.

Kind AJH, Bartels C, Mell M, Mullahy J, Smith MFor-profit hospital status and rehospitalizations to different hospitals: An analysis of Medicare data. Ann Intern Med 2010;153(11):718-727.

Schumacher J, Smith M, Liou J, Pandhi N. Insurance disruption due to spousal Medicare transitions: Implications for access to care and health care utilization for women approaching age 65. Health Serv Res 2009;44(3):946-964.

Smith MA, Bartell JM. Changes in usual source of care and perceptions of health care access, quality and use. Med Care 2004;42:975-984.

Smith MA, Atherly AJ, Kane RLs, Pacala JT. Peer review of the quality of care: Reliability and sources of variability for outcome and process assessments. JAMA 1997;278:1573-1578.

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