Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD

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Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics





Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Her research leverages the voices of children and families to deliver safer, higher quality pediatric care. Her AHRQ-funded trial successfully redesigned family-centered rounds in children’s hospitals to increase patient safety and family engagement. More recently, her PCORI-funded study has engaged children with type 1 diabetes and their parents to tailor diabetes self-management resources to the unique needs of each child and family. Cox is a practicing pediatrician at University Station Clinic and also serves on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s Improving Healthcare Systems Advisory Panel.

Research Funding

Family-Centered Tailoring of Pediatric Diabetes Self-Management Resources
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, 10/13-9/17
Role: Principal Investigator

Sustaining Engagement of Blended Stakeholder Boards Across the PCOR Trajectory
University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, 9/15-8/17
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

The West Virginia Collaborative for Intimate Partner Violence Screening
Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, 8/16-4/17
Role: Consultant

The IMPLEment Measures NeTwork (IMPLEMENT) for Child Health Network
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 12/16-11/22
Role: Consultant

Engaging Stakeholders to Deliver Family-Centered Pediatric Diabetes Self-Management Resources
ICTR Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Award, 9/13-8/14
Role: Principal Investigator

Engaging Families in Bedside Rounds to Promote Pediatric Patient Safety
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, R18 HS0018680, 4/15/10-1/31/15
Role: Principal Investigator

Recent Publications (selected)

Cox ED, Jacobsohn GC, Rajamanickam VP, Carayon P, Kelly MM, Wetterneck TB, Rathouz PJ, Brown RLl. A family-centered rounds checklist, family engagement, and patient safety: a randomized trial. Pediatrics. 2017 Apr 25. 139(5): e20161688. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-1688. PMID: 28557720; PMC5404725 [Available on 2018-05-01]

Fiallo-Scharer R, Palta M, Chewning BA, Wysocki T, Wetterneck TB, Cox EDDesign and baseline data from a PCORI-funded randomized controlled trial of family-centered tailoring of diabetes self-management resources. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017;58:58-65.

Ye CY, Jeppson TC, Kleinmaus EM, Kliems HM, Schopp JM, Cox ED. Outcomes that matter to teens with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Educ. 2017;43(3):251-9. PMID: 28520550

Chung JS, Young HN, Moreno MA, Kliems H, Cox EDPatient-centred outcomes research: brave new world meets old institutional policies. Fam Pract. 2017 Jan 24. pii: cmw129. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmw129. [Epub ahead of print];34(3):296-300.

Cox ED, Swedlund MP, Young HN, Moreno MA, Schopp JM, Rajamanickam V, Panepinto JA. "Family engagement in pediatric sickle cell disease visits." Health Commun 2017;32(1):51-9.

Xie A, Carayon P, Cox ED, Cartmill R, Li Y, Wetterneck TB, Kelly MM. "Application of participatory ergonomics to the redesign of family-centered rounds process." Ergonomics 2015;58(10);1726-44.

Young HN, Kanchanasuwan S, Cox ED, Moreno MM, Havican NS. "Barriers to medication use in rural underserved patients with asthma." Res Social Adm Pharm 2015;11(6):909-14.

Benjamin JM, Cox ED, Trapskin PJ, Rajamanickam VP, Jorgenson RC, Weber HL, Pearson RE, Carayon P, Lubcke NL. "Family-initiated dialogue about mediations during family-centered rounds." Pediatrics 2015;135(1):94-101.

Xie A, Carayon P, Cartmill R, Li Y, Cox ED, Kelly MM. "Multi-stakeholder collaboration in the redesign of family-centered rounds process." Appl Ergon 2015;46 Pt A:115-23.

Young HN, Larson TL, Cox ED, Moreno MA, Thorpe JM, MacKinnon NJ. "The active patient role and asthma outcomes in an underserved rural community." J Rural Health 2014;30(2):121-7.

Carayon P, Li Y, Kelly MM, DuBenske LL, Xie A, McCabe BC, Orne JR, Cox ED. "Stimulated recall methodology for assessing work system barriers and facilitators in family-centered rounds in a pediatric hospital." Appl Ergon 2014;45:1540-6.

Cox ED, Fritz KA, Hansen KW, Brown RL, Wiles KE, Fate BH, Young HN, Moreno MA. "Development and validation of PRISM: a survey tool to identify diabetes self-management barriers." Diab Res in Clin Prac 2014;104(1):126-35.

Moreno MA, Jelenchick LA, Egan KG, Bare KF, Young HN, Cox ED. "Internet safety education for youth: stakeholder perspectives." BMC Public Health 2013;13:543.

Cox ED, Carayon P, Hansen KW, Rajamanickam VP, Brown RL, Rathouz PJ, Dubenske LL, Kelly MM, Buel LA. "Parent perceptions of children's hospital safety climate." BMJ Qual Saf 2013;22(8):664-71. See related toolkit on HIPxChange: Children's Hospital Safety Climate Questionnaire

Kelly MM, Xie A, Carayon P, DuBenske LL, Ehlenbach ML, Cox ED. "Strategies for improving family engagement during family-centered rounds." J Hosp Med 2013;8(4):201-7.

Young HN, Dilworth TJ, Mott DA, Cox ED, Moreno MA, Brown RL. "Pharmacists' provision of information to Spanish-speaking patients: a social cognitive approach." Res Social Adm Pharm 2013;9(1):4-12.

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