Andrea Postier, PhD

Title(s)Professional Researcher, Pediatrics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of California, San Francisco2022Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Andrea Postier, PhD, MPH is a researcher with expertise in pediatric pain and palliative care for children with chronic conditions and serious illness. Her primary areas of interest are: 1) the parent-caregiver experience as it relates to caring for a child with palliative care needs; 2) pain and symptom assessment, documentation, and management; and 3) pediatric palliative care service delivery across care settings and points along the illness trajectory; and 4) quality improvement in the pediatric inpatient setting. Dr. Postier works in the UCSF Department of Pediatrics, Stad Center for Pediatric Pain, Palliative, and Integrative Medicine at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals (San Francisco and Oakland). In addition to research and quality improvement activities, she is actively involved with various national and international organizations and projects, including the global Education in Palliative and End of Life Care – Pediatrics (EPEC-Pediatrics) program since its inception in 2010.

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    1. The Pediatric Palliative Care Quality Network: Palliative Care Consultation and Patient Outcomes. Hosp Pediatr. 2024 Jan 01; 14(1):1-10. Postier AC, Root MC, O'Riordan DL, Purser L, Friedrichsdorf SJ, Pantilat SZ, Bogetz JF. PMID: 38044667.
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    2. Predictors of Improvement in Parental Stress After the First Three Months at Home with a Medically Fragile Infant. Matern Child Health J. 2024 Feb; 28(2):303-314. Postier AC, Foster LP, Remke S, Simpson J, Friedrichsdorf SJ, Brearley SG. PMID: 37923907.
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    3. Referral and Care Processes in Hospitalized Children Referred to Pediatric Palliative Care Services (S533). 2022; 63(5):P923-4. Postier AC, Bogetz J, Purser L, O'Riordan D, Friedrichsdorf S, Pantilat S. View Publication.
    4. Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care-Pediatrics: Curriculum Use and Dissemination. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2022; 3(63):349-358. Postier AC, Wolfe J, Hauser J, Remke SS, Baker JN, Kolste A, Dussel V, Bernadá M, Widger K, Rapoport A, Drake R, Chong PH, Friedrichsdorf SJ. View Publication.
    5. A descriptive analysis of pediatric post-tonsillectomy pain and recovery outcomes over a 10-day recovery period from 2 randomized, controlled trials. Pain Rep. 2020 Mar-Apr; 5(2):e819. Postier AC, Chambers C, Watson D, Schulz C, Friedrichsdorf SJ. PMID: 32440612; PMCID: PMC7209815.
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    6. Recent advances in pain treatment for children with serious illness. Pain Manag. 2019 Nov; 9(6):583-596. Friedrichsdorf SJ, Postier AC. PMID: 31735116.
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    7. Pain Management In Pediatric Patients With Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome: Current Insights. J Pain Res. 2019; 12:2969-2980. Junghans-Rutelonis AN, Postier A, Warmuth A, Schwantes S, Weiss KE. PMID: 31802934; PMCID: PMC6827519.
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    8. Development of a Pediatric Palliative Care Curriculum and Dissemination Model: Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC) Pediatrics. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 10; 58(4):707-720.e3. Friedrichsdorf SJ, Remke S, Hauser J, Foster L, Postier A, Kolste A, Wolfe J. PMID: 31220594; PMCID: PMC6754756.
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    9. A hospital-wide initiative to eliminate or reduce needle pain in children using lean methodology. Pain Rep. 2018 Sep; 3(Suppl 1):e671. Friedrichsdorf SJ, Eull D, Weidner C, Postier A. PMID: 30324169; PMCID: PMC6172821.
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    10. Pain Experience in a US Children's Hospital: A Point Prevalence Survey Undertaken After the Implementation of a System-Wide Protocol to Eliminate or Decrease Pain Caused by Needles. Hosp Pediatr. 2018 09; 8(9):515-523. Postier AC, Eull D, Schulz C, Fitzgerald M, Symalla B, Watson D, Goertzen L, Friedrichsdorf SJ. PMID: 30076160.
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    11. Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care Team Involvement in Compassionate Extubation at Home: From Shared Decision-Making to Bereavement. Children (Basel). 2018 Mar 07; 5(3). Postier A, Catrine K, Remke S. PMID: 29518983; PMCID: PMC5867496.
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    12. Caring for a Child with a Complex Chronic Condition: Parent‐Reported Burden and Quality of Life. J of Pain and Symptom Management. 2018; 6(56):e20-21. Postier A, Kolste A, Schulz C, Watson D, Braaten N, Catrine K, Friedrichsdorf S.
    13. Pain reporting and analgesia management in 270 children with a progressive neurologic, metabolic or chromosomally based condition with impairment of the central nervous system: cross-sectional, baseline results from an observational, longitudinal study. J Pain Res. 2017; 10:1841-1852. Friedrichsdorf SJ, Postier AC, Andrews GS, Hamre KE, Steele R, Siden H. PMID: 28831272; PMCID: PMC5548270.
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    14. A Comparison of Circumstances at the End of Life in a Hospital Setting for Children With Palliative Care Involvement Versus Those Without. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 11; 52(5):673-680. Osenga K, Postier A, Dreyfus J, Foster L, Teeple W, Friedrichsdorf SJ. PMID: 27693899.
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    15. Methadone conversion in infants and children: Retrospective cohort study of 199 pediatric inpatients. J Opioid Manag. 2016 May-Jun; 12(2):123-30. Fife A, Postier A, Flood A, Friedrichsdorf SJ. PMID: 27194197.
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    16. Children’s Comfort Promise®; successfully implementing an evidence based pain protocol for needle procedures throughout a large children's hospital and clinic system. J Pain. 2016; 4S(17):S43. Eull D, Weidener C, Postier A, Friedrichsdorf S. Children’s Comfort Promise®; successfully implementing an evidence based pain protocol for needle procedures throughout a large children's hospital and clinic system. Apr 2016;17(4S):S43.
    17. Tramadol versus codeine/acetaminophen after pediatric tonsillectomy: A prospective, double-blinded, randomized controlled trial. J Opioid Manag. 2015 Jul-Aug; 11(4):283-94. Friedrichsdorf SJ, Postier AC, Foster LP, Lander TA, Tibesar RJ, Lu Y, Sidman JD. PMID: 26312955.
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    18. Pain Outcomes in a US Children's Hospital: A Prospective Cross-Sectional Survey. Hosp Pediatr. 2015 Jan; 5(1):18-26. Friedrichsdorf SJ, Postier A, Eull D, Weidner C, Foster L, Gilbert M, Campbell F. PMID: 25554755.
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    19. Improved quality of life at end of life related to home-based palliative care in children with cancer. J Palliat Med. 2015 Feb; 18(2):143-50. Friedrichsdorf SJ, Postier A, Dreyfus J, Osenga K, Sencer S, Wolfe J. PMID: 25401507.
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    20. Long-term psychosocial outcomes among bereaved siblings of children with cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Jan; 49(1):55-65. Rosenberg AR, Postier A, Osenga K, Kreicbergs U, Neville B, Dussel V, Wolfe J. PMID: 24880001; PMCID: PMC4280260.
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    21. Management of breakthrough pain in children with cancer. J Pain Res. 2014; 7:117-23. Friedrichsdorf SJ, Postier A. PMID: 24639603; PMCID: PMC3953108.
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    22. Stress in Parents of Medically Fragile Infants Who Met Palliative Care Referral Criteria and Were Referred to Home Health Services. J of Palliative Care. 2014; 3(30):241. Postier A, Foster L, Osenga K, Grinyer A, Friedrichsdorf S.
    23. Codeine-associated pediatrics deaths despite using recommended dosing guidelines: three case reports. J Opioid Manag. 2014; 2(9):151-55. Friedrichsdorf, SJ, Postier Nugent, A.
    24. Exposure to home-based pediatric palliative and hospice care and its impact on hospital and emergency care charges at a single institution. J Palliat Med. 2014 Feb; 17(2):183-8. Postier A, Chrastek J, Nugent S, Osenga K, Friedrichsdorf SJ. PMID: 24380448.
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    25. Management of neuropathic pain in children with cancer. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care. 2013; 2(7):131-8. Friedrichsdorf, SJ, Postier Nugent, A.
    26. Parent proxy ratings of pain before and after botulinum toxin Type A treatment for children with spasticity and cerebral palsy. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2009; 5(25):413-7. Rivard PF, Postier Nugent AC, Symons FJ .
    27. Experience with complex dosing schedules for continuous intrathecal baclofen infusion. Journal of Pediatric Neurology. 2007; 5(37):354-59. Krach LE, Kreil RL & Nugent AC .
    28. Parent evaluation of spasticity treatment in cerebral palsy using botulinum toxin type A. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2006; 12(87):1658-60. Symons F, Rivard P, Nugent A & Tervo R , 87(12): 1658-60.
    29. Innovative approaches to measuring outcomes and providing feedback: the Opioid Agonist Therapy Effectiveness (OpiATE) Initiative. Journal of Maintenance in the Addictions. 2005; 1(3):13-31. Willenbring ML, Postier AC, Kenny M, Hagedorn H .
    30. Variations in evidence-based clinical practices in nine United States Veterans Administration opioid agonist therapy clinics. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2004 Jul 15; 75(1):97-106. Willenbring ML, Hagedorn HJ, Postier AC, Kenny M. PMID: 15225893.
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    31. An evaluation of neuroscience nursing research published during the Decade of the Brain. J Neurosci Nurs. 2004 Apr; 36(2):58-66, 71. DiIorio C, Yeager KA, Donahue BH, Wasserman J, Postier A, Broderick L. PMID: 15115359.
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    32. Beliefs about evidence-based practices in addiction treatment: a survey of Veterans Administration program leaders. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2004 Mar; 26(2):79-85. Willenbring ML, Kivlahan D, Kenny M, Grillo M, Hagedorn H, Postier A. PMID: 15050084.
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