Patient Centered Outcomes Research in the Elderly at UTMB: Mission


James S. Goodwin, MD
Lead Principal Investigator Visit Dr. Goodwin's web bio

Staff Contact: Kelley Prevou, Research Project Manager, Sealy Center on Aging, (409) 266-9649

Research Project Leadership

Monique Pappadis, PhD web bio
Project Director, Research Project 1: Comparative Effectiveness of Screening Mammography for Women with Limited Life Expectancy

Timothy Reistetter, PhD, OTR web bio
Project Director, Research Project 2: Comparative Effectiveness of Patient-Centered Outcomes Following IRF and SNF Stroke Rehabilitation

Jerome Crowder, PhD web bio
Project Director, Research Project 3: Community Dialogue to Identify Ethical Issues in PCOR

Key Members

Abbey Berensen, MD, PhD
Co-director, provider stakeholder engagement

Yong-Fang Kuo, RN, PhD
Leader, biostatistics

Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR
Leader, training core

Sharon Petronella Croisant, PhD
Co-director, community stakeholder engagement

John Prochaska, DrPH, MPH
Leader, community stakeholder engagement

Susan Weller, PhD
Leader, qualitative research



  • Jacques Baillargeon, PhD
  • Abbey Berenson, MD, PhD
  • Sharon Croisant, PhD
  • Jerome Crowder, PhD
  • Karl Eschbach, PhD
  • Kathryn Fiandt, PhD
  • James Graham, PhD
  • Yong-Fang Kuo, PhD
  • Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR
  • Monique Pappadis, PhD, MEd
  • John Prochaska, DrPH, MPH
  • Mukaila Raji, MD
  • Gulshan Sharma, MD
  • Sarah Toombs Smith, PhD
  • Susan Weller, PhD

Project Officer

C. Jean Hsieh, PhD, OT
Program Officer

Phone: (301) 427-1534

Internal Advisory Committee

  • Helen Appelberg, DMin
  • Mark Holden, MD
  • Jenny Lanier
  • Rex McCallum, MD
  • Gulshan Sharma, MD
  • Barbara Thompson, MD
  • Susan Tyler, RN, MSN

External Advisory Committee

The External Advisory Committee meets annually. Membership includes the Center's leadership, trainees, key partners, and UTMB leadership. Prior to meetings, members will receive a comprehensive report on prior activities and future plans. The External Advisory Committee will issue a report to the PI and UTMB leadership summarizing their evaluation and recommendations.

Ethan A. Halm, MD, MPH
Professor, Internal Medicine & Clinical Sciences
Chief, Division of Internal Medicine
Director, Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center

David Mehr, MD, MS
Professor & Research Director, Family and Community Medicine
Director, Geriatric Consultation Service
Medical Director, Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit
University of Missouri – Columbia

Michael T. Jackson
Executive Director, St. Vincent's Episcopal House (Retired)
YES! Advice Services (Current)
Former Resident Chaplain, Scott and White Medical Center

David B. Reuben, MD
Chief, Division of Geriatrics
Director, Multi campus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles

Community Partners

  • Galveston Association of Island Neighborhoods
  • Galveston Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
  • St. Vincent's House
  • UTMB's Stroke Support Group
  • Galveston Island Communi ty Research Advisory Committee
  • League of United Latin-American Citizens

Collaborating Institutions

  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • Robert Volk, PhD, Co-Principal Investigator, John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communication Sciences at Baylor Professor, Department of General Internal Medicine - Research, Division of Internal Medicine
    • Sharon Giordano, MD, MPH, Department Chair, Department of Health Services Research, Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences; Professor of Medicine and Internist (with tenure), Department of Health Services Research, Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences
    • Therese Bartholomew Bevers, MD, Professor, Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention, Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences; Medical Director, Cancer Prevention Center, Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention, Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences
  • Oregon Evidence-Based Practice Center at the Oregon Health Science University (OHSU)
    • Jeanne-Marie Guise, MD, MPH; Linda Humphrey, MD, MPH; Rochelle Fu, PhD
  • Oregon Institute for Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness (ICE)
  • UTMB groups associated with this program, to date, include Sealy Center on Aging (SCoA), the Institute for Translational Sciences (ITS), the Institute for the Medical Humanities (IMH), the Center for Rehabilitation Research using Large Datasets (CRRLD), the Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health (PMCH), and the Center for Recovery, Physical Activity & Nutrition (CeRPAN)
Site managed by UTMB Sealy Center on Aging • Last updated February 2017

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Funding for the UTMB Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in the Elderly is provided by the
U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (grant #1R24HS022134).