Publications and ongoing research

Recent publications by geriatric faculty

1. De Lima B, DeVane K and Drago K. Long-term impact of a Geriatric Prescribing Context. J Am Geriatr Soc. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022;17. doi:10.1111/jgs.17799

            - Profiled in the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care’s weekly newsletter in April 2022

2. Morgan, E, De Lima, B, Pleet, A, Eckstrom, E, Health Equity in an Age-Friendly Health System: Identifying Potential Care Gaps, The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, 2022;, glac060,

3. Batsis, J.A., Daniel, K., Eckstrom, E, Goldlist, K., Kusz, H., Lane, D., Loewenthal, J., Coll, P.P. and Friedman, S.M. (2021), Promoting Healthy Aging During COVID19. J Am Geriatr Soc, 69: 572-580. Recognized as one of top 10 JAGS articles for 2021

4. Rogers S., Haddad Y.K., Legha J.K., Stannard D., Auerbach A., Eckstrom E. CDC STEADI: Best Practices for Developing an Inpatient Program to Prevent Older Adult Falls after Discharge. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2021.

Selected research projects

  1. 80VIP (80 Years and Older Vision & Hearing Important Persons Project)

PI: Steve Mansberger. Co-I: Elizabeth Eckstrom

Building tools and strategies to improve inclusion of adults over age 80 with hearing and vision impairment in research.

  1. Engaging older adults in fall prevention using Motivational Interviewing

PI: Hiroko Kiyoshi-Teo. Mentor: Elizabeth Eckstrom

Patient-oriented research assessing motivational interviewing as a way to enhance compliance with recommended fall prevention strategies in older adults.

  1. OHSU Internal Medicine & Geriatrics Medication Optimization

PI: Emily Morgan

Deprescribing high-risk medication in primary care through provider education, panel review, and decision tree model of intervention.

  1. Age-Friendly Health System and Equity

PI: Emily Morgan

Identifying health disparities and care gaps in geriatric care. Findings will help us move towards equitable health care.

  1. Telehealth and the Digital Divide: Identifying Potential Care Gaps in Virtual Visit Use

PI: Emily Morgan

Assessing health care gaps for older adults with technology.

  1. Nursing Home Age-Friendly Health Systems Pilot

PI: Emily Morgan

Skilled nursing and long-term care facilities differ significantly from inpatient and outpatient settings. This pilot study will adapt the Age-Friendly Health System model to better align with care in nursing homes. Funding by Institute for Healthcare Improvement

  1. Implementation of an Electronic Care Plan for People with Multiple Chronic Conditions

PI: David Dorr. Co-I: Emily Morgan. Clinical Advisor:  Briana Kjornes.

RTI International and OHSU will design and implement a pilot test to assess the AHRQ and NIDDK’s e-care plan application’s usefulness for patients with chronic kidney disease and at least one other chronic illness. We will determine whether the application facilitates standardized data collection and data sharing across clinical and community settings and systems.

  1. ACP across primary care at Hillsboro Medical Center

PI: Nicolas Johnson. Co-I: Rasha Nakhleh.

Educating medical providers and residents in advance care planning.

  1. Epic Geriatric Prescribing Context

PI: Katie Drago, MD

This work aims to automate geriatric best practice prescribing principles by embedding changes into the inpatient EHR. The context automatically recommends safer alternative dose and frequency defaults for patients based on age.

  1. Delirium & High-Risk Prescribing

PI: Katie Drago, MD

Leveraging Mission Control real-time alerts for high-risk medications to enhance thoughtful prescribing for cognitively vulnerable hospitalized adults

  1. Age-Friendly Health System

PI: Katie Drago, MD

Ensure continuing quality improvement related to 4Ms care with the goal that every older adult across OHSU receives high quality 4Ms care. Committed to Care Excellence status achieved 12/2020.