Selected Projects from I-PrACTISE Members

March 1, 2014 – February 28, 2017
Beasley JW (PI), Carayon P (Co-I) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1R13HS023028 – 01  Improving PrimAry Care Through Industrial and Systems Engineering (I-PrACTISE).  $104,000

Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care (IBH-PC)
Patient Centered Research Outcomes Institute Award #PCS-1409-24372
PCORI – $18,509,211
Co Principal Investigator: Littenberg, B., Kessler R.

RE-AIMing Health Care Training: Team training in Evidence Based Behavioral Interventions-Vermont SBIRT
SAMHSA 1 U79 TI025395-01
Design, implement, disseminate and evaluate a team based training model to deliver evidence supported behavioral interventions.
SAMHSA – $952,916
Principal Investigator: Rodger Kessler

Developing and Validating a Measure of Behavioral Health in Primary Care Integration
Internal UVM funding
Design, test and validate a measure of integrated primary care
Principal Investigator: Rodger Kessler

07/01/2016 – 12/31/2017
UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Dissemination and Implementation Research Award
Patient Engagement in Care Redesign: Identifying Effective Strategies for Measuring and Scaling the Intervention
The goals of this project are to identify what program modifications are needed to spread a successful patient engagement training program, including toolkits, across Wisconsin and beyond.
Principal Investigators: Nancy Pandhi, Sarah Davis


Conceptualizing the problem of implementation: a systems engineering perspective applied in substance abuse treatment Mechanism: NIH K01 mentored research scientist career award

I am principal investigator of this NIH-funded career award aimed at launching an independent research career in the field of implementation science. Research has demonstrated that many new practices are effective in healthcare, but very few are ever adopted. The research plan seeks to develop new approaches to assess whether an organization is likely to adopt a new evidence-based practice using multi-attribute utility theory. This new approach may ultimately improve the quality of healthcare by boosting its adoption of proven best practices.
Principal investigator: Andrew Quanbeck


Physician coaching to reduce opioid-related harms
Mechanism: NIH R34 clinical trial planning grant
I am multiple principal investigator of this NIH-funded project that is pilot testing a strategy for promoting the adoption of evidence-based practices in primary care. The strategy will be applied to a pressing public health concern: prescription opioid abuse. The strategy, if it is ultimately more successful in moving evidence-based changes into practice than methods currently used, will not just reduce the burdens caused by opioid misuse and addiction but offer an approach to improve healthcare generally.
Multiple principal Investigator: Andrew Quanbeck (19%)

May 5, 2015 – May 4, 2017
Accessibility and Beyond: Designing Consumer Health IT for Disabled
Individuals (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality R21); ; $298,453
PI: Rupa Valdez

June 1, 2016 – May 30, 2020
CloudConnect: Consumer Health IT for Enhanced Treatment of Chronic
Illness (National Library of Medicine R01);$1,557,259
PI: Rupa Valdez

December 1, 2014 – November 30, 2019
Understanding Primary Care Teamwork in Context: Implications for HIT design” Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality R01 HSO22505   Funded. (0.9 CM) $2,500,000.
Wetterneck TB (PI) Carayon P (Co-I) Beasley JB (Co-I)

Past Projects

Improving PrimAry Care Through Industrial and Systems Engineering (I-PrACTISE).  1/1/2013 – 12/31/2013, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality  1R13HS022170-01

The Number of Problems Per Encounter. 2001, Franciscan-Skemp Foundation.

CPOE Implementation in ICUs, 9/1/2004-8/31/2009, AHRQ HS 15274

A Human Factors Intervention to Reduce Risk in Primary Care of the Elderly, 9/30/08-6/30/13, AHRQ R18SH017899

Proactive risk assessment of primary care of the elderly, 9/1/07 – 8/31/08, AHRQ 1P20HS017115

Assessing Risk in Ambulatory Medication Use after Hospital Transitions, 9/30/2007-9/29/2010, NIH/AHRQ K08 HS017014

Development of a medical error reporting system (MERS) in primary care settings, 7/01/01-6/30/02, University-Industry Relations

Organizational culture and job satisfaction among family physicians, 3/01/00-2/28/02, Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement and Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians

Transforming Medical Education: Integrating Public Health in the Curriculum, 2009-2012, Wisconsin Partnership Program Education and Research Committee Targeted Awards

Evaluation of the Keystone Beacon Community, 4/01/10-9/30/13, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and Geisinger Medical Center [award No. 90BC001301]

Multi-center Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study (MARQUIS), 9/30/10-9/29/2013, AHRQ R18

Coordination for Workflow Assessment for Health IT Toolkit Evaluation, 9/23/11-12/22/13, AHRQ HHSA290200810036C