Publications from MHRN and its related projects and subprojects in this section.

Beidas RS, Jager-Hyman S, Becker-Haimes EM, Wolk CB, Ahmedani BK, Zeber JE, Fein JA, Brown GK, Gregor CA, Lieberman A, Marcus SC. Acceptability and Use of Evidence-Based Practices for Firearm Storage in Pediatric Primary Care. Acad Pediatr. 2018 Nov 30. pii: S1876-2859(18)30753-8. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2018.11.007. [Epub ahead of print].

Owen-Smith AA, Ahmedani BK, Peterson E, Simon GE, Rossom RC, Lynch FL, Lu CY, Waitzfelder BE, Beck A, DeBar LL, Sanon V, Maaz Y, Khan S, Miller-Matero LR, Prabhakar D, Frank C, Drake CL, Braciszewski JM. The Mediating Effect of Sleep Disturbance on the Relationship Between Nonmalignant Chronic Pain and Suicide Death. Pain Pract. 2019 Apr;19(4):382-389. doi: 10.1111/papr.12750. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Coleman KJ, Johnson E, Ahmedani BK, Beck A, Rossom RC, Shortreed SM, Simon GE. Predicting Suicide Attempts for Racial and Ethnic Groups of Patients During Routine Clinical Care.  Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2019 Jun;49(3):724-734. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12454. Epub 2018 Mar 24.

Roblin D, Barzilay J, Tolsma D, Robinson B, Schild L, Cromwell L, Braun H, Nash R, Gerth J, Hunkeler E, Quinn VP, Tangpricha V, Goodman M. A novel method for estimating transgender status using electronic medical records. Ann Epidemiol. 2016 Mar; 26(3):198-203. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2016.01.004. Epub 2016 Feb 4.

Sineath C, Woodyatt C, Sanchez Y, Giammattei S, Gillespie T, Hunkeler E, Owen-Smith A, Quinn V, Roblin D, Stephenson R, Sullivan P, Tangpricha V, Goodman M. Determinants of and barriers to hormonal and surgical treatment receipt among transgender people. Transgender Health 2016 1(1):129-136.

Silverberg M, Nash R, Becerra-Culqui T, Cromwell L, Getahun D, Hunkeler E, Lash T, Millman A, Quinn V, Robinson B, Roblin D, Slovis J, Tangpricha V, Goodman M. Cohort study of cancer risk among insured transgender people. Annals of Epidemiology. 2017 27(8):499-501.

Quinn V, Nash R, Hunkeler E, Contreras R, Cromwell L, Becerra-Culqui T, Getahun D, Giammattei S, Lash T, Millman A, Robinson B, Roblin D, Silverberg M, Slovis J, Tangpricha V, Tolsma D, Valentine C, Ward K, Winter S, Goodman M. Cohort profile:  study of transition, outcomes & gender (STRONG) to assess health status of transgender people. BMJ Open. 2017 7(12):e018121.

Solberg LI, Ferguson R, Ohnsorg KA, Crain AL, Williams MD, Ziegenfuss JY, et al. The challenges of collecting and using patient care data from diverse care systems: lessons from COMPASS. Am J Med Qual. 2017;32(5):494-499.

Whitebird RR, Solberg LI, Crain AL, Rossom RC, Beck A, Neely C, Dreskin M, Coleman KJ. Clinician burnout and satisfaction with resources in caring for complex patients. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2017;44(1):91-95. Jul 16. pii: S0163-8343(16)30167-0. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2016.03.004. [Epub ahead of print].

Simon GE, Coleman KJ, Waitzfelder BE, Beck A, Rossom RC, Stewart C, Penfold RB. Adjusting Antidepressant Quality Measures for Race and Ethnicity. JAMA Psychiatry. 2015 Oct;72(10):1055-6. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.1437.

Simon GE, Rossom RC, Beck A, Waitzfelder BE, Coleman KJ, Stewart C, Operskalski B, Penfold RB, Shortreed SM. Antidepressants are not overprescribed for mild depression. J Clin Psychiatry. 2015 Dec;76(12):1627-32. doi: 10.4088/JCP.14m09162.

Simon GE, Stewart C, Yarborough BJ, Lynch F, Coleman KJ, Beck A, Operskalski BH, Penfold RS, Hunkeler EM. Mortality after first diagnosis of psychotic disorder in adolescents and young adults. JAMA Psychiatry. 2018; 75: 254-260.

Simon GE, Stewart C, Hunkeler EM, Yarborough BJ, Lynch F, Coleman KJ, Beck A, Operskalski BH, Penfold RS, Carrell DS. Care pathways prior to first diagnosis of psychotic disorder in adolescents and young adults. Am J Psychiatry. 2018 (Jan 24 epub ahead of print).

Prabhakar D, Peterson EL, Hu Y, Rossom RC, Lynch FL, Lu CY, Waitzfelder BE, Owen-Smith AA, Williams LK, Beck A, Simon GE, Ahmedani BK. Dermatologic Conditions and Risk of Suicide: A Case-Control Study. Psychosomatics. 2018; 59(1): 58-61. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2017.08.001. PMID: 28890116.

Becerra, T, Massolo, M, Yau, V, Owen-Smith, A, Lynch, F, et al. A Survey of Parents with Children on the Autism Spectrum: Experience with Services and Treatments. The Permanente Journal.  2017;21. doi: 10.7812/TPP/16-009.

Zeber JE, Coleman KJ, Fischer H, Yoon TK, Ahmedani BK, Beck A, Hubley S, Imel ZE, Rossom RC, Shortreed SM, Stewart C, Waitzfelder BE, Simon GE. The impact of race and ethnicity on rates of return to psychotherapy for depression. Depress Anxiety. 2017 Dec;34(12):1157-1163. doi: 10.1002/da.22696. Epub 2017 Nov 2. PubMed PMID: 29095538; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5718939.

Waitzfelder B, Stewart C, Coleman KJ, Rossom R, Ahmedani BK, Beck A, Zeber JE, Daida YG, Trinacty C, Hubley S, Simon GE. Treatment Initiation for New Episodes of Depression in Primary Care Settings. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Feb 8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-017-4297-2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29423624.

Lu, CY, Simon, G, Soumerai, SB, Kulldorff, M. Early warning systems are imperfect, but essential. Med Care. 2018 May;56(5):382-383.

Lu, CY, Simon, G, Soumerai, SB. Staying honest when policy changes backfire. Med Care. 2018 May;56(5):384-390.

Simon GE, Johnson E, Lawrence JM, Rossom RC, Ahmedani B, Lynch FL, Beck A, Waitzfelder B, Ziebell R, Penfold RB, Shortreed SM.  Predicting suicide attempts and suicide deaths following outpatient visits using electronic health records.  Am J Psychiatry  2018: May 24 (epub ahead of print)

Lu, CY, Penfold RB, Toh S, Sturtevant J, Madden JM, Simon G, Ahmedani BK, Clarke G, Coleman KJ, Copeland L, Daida Y, Davis RL, Hunkeler EM, Owen-Smith A, Raebel MA, Rossom MA, Soumerai SB, Kulldorff M. Near real-time surveillance for consequences of health policies using sequential analysis. Med Care. 2018 May;56(5):365-372.

Ludman EJ, Simon GE, Whiteside U, Richards JE, Pabiniak C. Reevaluating Sensitivity of Self-Reported Suicidal Ideation. J Clin Psychiatry. 2018 May/Jun;79(3). pii: 17l12017. doi: 10.4088/JCP.17l12017.

Salas J, Scherrer JF, Ahmedani BK, Copeland LA, Bucholz KK, Sullivan MD, Burroughs T, Schneider FD, Lustman PJ. Gender and the Association between Long-Term Prescription Opioid Use and New-Onset Depression. J Pain. 2018 Jan;19(1):88-98. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2017.09.004. Epub 2017 Oct 10.

Scherrer JF, Salas J, Copeland LA, Stock EM, Schneider FD, Sullivan M, Bucholz KK, Burroughs T, Lustman PJ. Increased Risk of Depression Recurrence After Initiation of Prescription Opioids in Noncancer Pain Patients. Apr;17(4):473-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2015.12.012. Epub 2016 Feb 13.

Rossom RC, Shortreed S, Coleman KJ, Beck A, Waitzfelder BE, Stewart C, Ahmedani BK, Zeber JE, Simon GE. Antidepressant adherence across diverse populations and healthcare settings. Depress Anxiety. 2016 Aug;33(8):765-74. doi: 10.1002/da.22532. Epub 2016 Jun 20.

Ahmedani BK, Peterson EL, Hu Y, Rossom RC, Lynch F, Lu CY, Waitzfelder BE, Owen-Smith AA, Hubley S, Prabhakar D, Williams LK, Zeld N, Mutter E, Beck A, Tolsma D, Simon GE. Major Physical Health Conditions and Risk of Suicide. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Sep;53(3):308-315. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2017.04.001. PMID: 28619532.

Boggs JM, Beck A, Hubley S, Peterson EL, Hu Y, Williams LK, Prabhakar D, Rossom RC, Lynch FL, Lu CY, Waitzfelder BE, Owen-Smith AA, Simon GE, Ahmedani BK.  General Medical, Mental Health, and Demographic Risk Factors Associated With Suicide by Firearm Compared With Other Means. Psychiatric Services. 2018 Feb 15:appips201700237. doi: 10.1176/ [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29446332.

Boggs JM, Simon GE, Ahmedani BK, Peterson E, Hubley S, Beck A. The Association of Firearm Suicide With Mental Illness, Substance Use Conditions, and Previous Suicide Attempts. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Aug 15;167(4):287-288. doi: 10.7326/L17-0111. PMID: 28672343.

Lu CY, Stewart C, Ahmed AT, Ahmedani BK, Coleman K, Copeland LA, Hunkeler EM, Lakoma MD, Madden JM, Penfold RB, Rusinak D, Zhang F, Soumerai SB. How complete are E-codes in commercial plan claims databases? Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2014 Feb;23(2):218-20. doi: 10.1002/pds.3551.

Lu CY, Zhang F, Lakoma MD, Madden JM, Rusinak D, Penfold RB, Simon G, Ahmedani BK, Clarke G, Hunkeler EM, Waitzfelder B, Owen-Smith A, Raebel MA, Rossom R, Coleman KJ, Copeland LA, Soumerai SB. Changes in antidepressant use by young people and suicidal behavior after FDA warnings and media coverage: quasi-experimental study. BMJ. 2014 Jun 18;348:g3596. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g3596.

Owen-Smith A, Gerth J, Sineath C, Barzilay J, Becerra-Culqui T, Getahun D, Giammattei S, Hunkeler E, Lash T, Millman A, Nash R, Quinn V, Robinson B, Roblin D, Sanchez T, Silverberg M, Tangpricha V, Valentine C, Winter S, Woodyatt C, Goodman M.  Association between gender confirmation treatments and perceived gender congruence, body satisfaction and mental health in a cohort of transgender individuals.  Journal of Sexual Medicine 2018 [Epub ahead of print]

Owen-Smith A, Sineath C, Sanchez T, Dea R, Giammattei S, Gillespie T, Helms M, Hunkeler E, Quinn V, Roblin D, Slovis J, Stephenson R, Sullivan P, Tangpricha V, Woodyatt C, Goodman M. Perception of community tolerance and prevalence of depression among transgender persons  Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health 2017 21(1) 64-76

Owen-Smith A, Woodyatt C, Sineath C, Hunkeler E, Barnwell L, Graham A, Goodman M. Perceptions of barriers to and facilitators of participation in health research among transgender people  Transgender Health 2016 1(1): 187-196.

Quinn V, Nash R, Hunkeler E, Contreras R, Cromwell L, Becerra-Culqui T, Getahun D, Giammattei S, Lash T, Millman A, Robinson B, Roblin D, Silverberg M, Slovis J, Tangpricha V, Tolsma D, Valentine C, Ward K, Winter S, Goodman M.  Cohort profile:  study of transition, outcomes & gender (STRONG) to assess health status of transgender people.  BMJ Open 2017 7(12):e018121

Simon GE, Shortreed SM, Johnson E, Beck A, Coleman KJ, Rossom RC, Whiteside US, Operskalski BH, Penfold RB. Between-visit changes in suicidal ideation and risk of subsequent suicide attempt. Depress Anxiety. 2017 Apr 25. doi: 10.1002/da.22623. [Epub ahead of print].

Coleman KJ, Hemmila T, Valenti MD, Smith N, Quarrell R, Ruona LK, Brandenfels E, Hann B, Hinnenkamp T, Parra MD, Monkman J, Vos S, Rossom RC. Understanding the experience of care managers and relationship with patient outcomes: the COMPASS initiative. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2017 Jan - Feb;44:86-90. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2016.03.003. Epub 2016 Aug 22.

Coleman KJ, Magnan S, Neely C, Solberg L, Beck A, Trevis J, Heim C, Williams M, Katzelnick D, Unützer J, Pollock B, Hafer E, Ferguson R, Williams S. The COMPASS initiative: description of a nationwide collaborative approach to the care of patients with depression and diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2017 Jan - Feb;44:69-76. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2016.05.007. Epub 2016 Aug 22.

Dimidjian S, Goodman SH, Sherwood NE, Simon GE, Ludman E, Gallop R, Welch SS, Boggs JM, Metcalf CA, Hubley S, Powers JD, Beck A. A pragmatic randomized clinical trial of behavioral activation for depressed pregnant women. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2017 Jan;85(1):26-36. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000151.

Lin Y, Huang S, Simon GE, Liu S. Analysis of depression trajectory patterns using collaborative learning. Math Biosci. 2016 Dec;282:191-203. doi: 10.1016/j.mbs.2016.10.008. Epub 2016 Oct 24.

Rossom RC, Coleman KJ, Ahmedani BK, Beck A, Johnson E, Oliver M, Simon GE. Suicidal Ideation Reported on the PHQ9 and Risk of Suicidal Behavior across Age Groups. In press at Journal of Affective Disorders.

Rossom RC, Simon GE, Beck A, Ahmedani BK, Steinfeld B, Trangle M, Solberg L. Facilitating Action for Suicide Prevention by Learning Health Care Systems. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 Aug 1;67(8):830-2. doi: 10.1176/ Epub 2016 Apr 1

Rossom RC, Solberg LI, Magnan S, Crain AL, Beck A, Coleman KJ, Katzelnick D, Williams MD, Neely C, Ohnsorg K, Whitebird R, Brandenfels E, Pollock B, Ferguson R, Williams S, Unützer J. Impact of a national collaborative care initiative for patients with depression and diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2017 Jan - Feb;44:77-85. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2016.05.006. Epub 2016 Aug 22.

Simon GE, Coleman KJ, Rossom RC, Beck A, Oliver M, Johnson E, Whiteside U, Operskalski B, Penfold RB, Shortreed SM, Rutter C. Risk of suicide attempt and suicide death following completion of the Patient Health Questionnaire depression module in community practice. J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 Feb;77(2):221-7. doi: 10.4088/JCP.15m09776.

Simon GE, Coleman KJ, Yarborough BJ, Operskalski B, Stewart C, Hunkeler EM, Lynch F, Carrell D, Beck A. First Presentation With Psychotic Symptoms in a Population-Based Sample. Psychiatr Serv. 2017 Jan 3:appips201600257. doi: 10.1176/ [Epub ahead of print]

Simon, Johnson, Stewart, Rossom, Beck, Coleman, Waitzfelder, Pendfold, Operskalski, Shortreed. Does patient adherence to antidepressant medication actually vary between physicians? In press at Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

Simon GE, Specht C, Doederlein A. Coping With Suicidal Thoughts: A Survey of Personal Experience. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 Sep 1;67(9):1026-9. doi: 10.1176/

Stewart C, Crawford PM, Simon GE. Changes in Coding of Suicide Attempts or Self-Harm With Transition From ICD-9 to ICD-10. Psychiatr Serv. 2017 Mar 1;68(3):215. doi: 10.1176/ No abstract available.

Simon, Johnson, Stewart, Rossom, Beck, Coleman, Waitzfelder, Pendfold, Operskalski, Shortreed. Does patient adherence to antidepressant medication actually vary between physicians? In press at Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

Madden JM, Lakoma MD, Lynch FL, Rusinak D, Owen-Smith AA, Coleman KJ, Quinn VP, Yau VM, Qian YX, Croen LA.  Psypchotropic Medication Use Among Insured Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  J Autism Dev Disord 10.1007/s10803-016-2946-7

Ahmedani BK, Stewart C, Simon GE, Lynch F, Lu CY, Waitzfelder BE, Solberg LI, Owen-Smith AA, Beck A, Copeland LA, Hunkeler EM, Rossom RC, Williams LK.  Racial/ethnic differences in healthcare visits made prior to suicide attempt across the United States.  Med Care 2015 May; 53(5): 430-435.

Ahmedani BK, Simon GE, Stewart C, Beck A, Waitzfelder BE, Rossom R, Lynch F, Owen-Smith A, Hunkeler EM, Whiteside U, Operskalski BH, Coffey MJ, Solberg LI.  Health care contacts in the year before suicide death. J Gen Intern Med. 2014;29(6):870-7. PMCID: PMC4026491.

Ahmedani BK, Solberg LI, Copeland LA, Fang-Hollingsworth Y, Stewart C, Hu J, Nerenz DR, Williams LK, Cassidey-Bushrow AE, Waxmonsky J, Lu CY, Waitzfelder BE, Owen-Smith AA,. Coleman KJ, Lynch FL, Ahmed AT, Beck A, Rossom RC, Simon GE.  Psychiatric comorbidity and 30-day readmissions after hospitalization for heart failure, AMI, and pheumonia.  Published online at Psychiatric Services.

Coleman KJ, Lutsky MA, Yau V, Qian Y, Pomichowski ME, Crawford PM, Lynch FL, Madden JM, Owen-Smith A, Pearson JA, Pearson KA, Rusinak D, Quinn VP, Croen LA.  Validation of Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnoses in Large Healthcare Systems with Electronic Medical Records.  J Autsim Dev Disord (2015) Jul;45(7):1989-96.  doi:  10.1007/s10803-015-2358-0.

Coleman KJ, Stewart C, Waitzfelder BE, Zeber JE, Morales LS, Ahmed AT, Ahmedani BK, Beck A, Copeland LA, Cummings JR, Hunkeler EM, Lindberg NM, Lynch F, Lu CY, Owen-Smith A, Trinacty CM, Whitebird RR, Simon GE.  Racial-ethnic differences in psychiatric diagnoses and treatment across 11 health care systems in the Mental Health Research Network. Psychiatric Services in Advance (doi: 10.1176/, published online April 15, 2016.

Cummings JR, Lynch FL, Rust KC, Coleman KJ, Madden JM, Owen-Smith AA, Yau VM, Qian Y, Pearson KA, Crawford PM, Massolo ML, Quinn VP, Croen LA.    Health Services Utilization Among Children With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder.    J Autism Dev Disord (2016) 46:910. doi:10.1007/s10803-015-2634-z

Madden JM, Lakoma MD, Rusinak D, Lu CY, Soumerai SB.  Missing clinical and behavrioal health data in a alrge electronic health record (EHR) system.  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 2016; ocw021 DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocw021

Owen-Smith AA, Bent S, Lynch FL, Coleman KJ, Yau VM, Pearson KA, Massolo ML, Quinn V, Croen LA. Prevalence and predictors of complementary and alternative medicine use in a large insured sample of children with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autsim Spectrum Disorders 17 (2015)40-51.

Owen-Smith AA, Stewart c, Green C, Ahmedani BK, Waitzfelder BE, Rossom R, Copeland LA, Simon GE.  Adherence to common cardiovascular medications in patients with schizophrenia vs. patients without psychiatric illness. General Hospital Psychiatry, Vol. 38, January-February 2016, 9-14.

Penfold RB, Stewart C, Hunkeler EM, Madden JM, Cummings JR, Owen-Smith AA, Rossom RC, Lu CY, Lynch FL, Waitzfelder BE, Coleman KA, Ahmedani BK, Beck A, Zeber JE, Simon GE. Use of antipsychotic medications in pediatric populations: what do the data say? Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2013;15(12):426.

Scherrer JF, Salas J, Copeland LA, Stock EM, Ahmedani BK, Sullivan MD, Burroughs T, Schneider FD, Bucholz KK, Lustman PJ. Prescripton Opioid Duration, Dose, and Increased Risk of Depression in 3 Large Patient Populations.  Ann Fam Med 2016 14:2-3.

Simon GE, Rutter CM, Peterson D, Oliver M, Whiteside U, Operskalski B, Ludman EJ. Does Response on the PHQ-9 Depression Questionnaire Predict Subsequent Suicide Attempt or Suicide Death? Psychiatr Serv. 2013;64(12):1195-202.

Simon GE, Stewart C, Beck A, Ahmedani BK, Coleman K, Whitebird RR, Lynch F, Owen-Smith AA, Waitzfelder BE, Soumerai SB, Hunkeler E. National prevalence of receipt of antidepressant prescriptions by persons without a psychiatric diagnosis. Psychiatr Serv. 2014;65:944-6.

Sun F, Stock EM, Copeland LA, Zeber JE, Ahmedani BK, Morissette SB.  Polypharmacy with antipsychotic drugs in patients with schizophrenia:  trends in multiple health care systems.  Am J Health Syst Pharm 2014 May 1; 71(9):728-738. doi:10.2146/ajhp130471.