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Anna Rubinsky, PhD

Title(s)Academic Administrator, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-8977-4779 Additional info
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    University of Washington, Seattle, WAPhD2012Health Services
    University of California, Berkeley, BerkeleyBA2001Psychology
    University of California, San FranciscoDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training2019

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    1. Rosenwohl-Mack S, Rubinsky A, Karliner L, López L, Peralta CA. Association of Patient Language with Guideline-Concordant Care for Individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Primary Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Nov; 34(11):2348-2350. PMID: 31452037.
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    2. Williams EC, McGinnis KA, Tate JP, Matson TE, Rubinsky AD, Bobb JF, Lapham GT, Edelman EJ, Catz SL, Satre DD, Bryant KJ, Marshall BDL, Kraemer KL, Bensley KM, Richards JE, Skanderson M, Justice AC, Fiellin DA, Bradley KA. HIV Disease Severity Is Sensitive to Temporal Changes in Alcohol Use: A National Study of VA Patients With HIV. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019 08 01; 81(4):448-455. PMID: 30973541.
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    3. Rubinsky AD, Chavez LJ, Berger D, Lapham GT, Hawkins EJ, Williams EC, Bradley KA. Utility of routine alcohol screening for monitoring changes in alcohol consumption. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 08 01; 201:155-160. PMID: 31229703.
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    4. Dubin R, Rubinsky A. A Digital Modality Decision Program for Patients With Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease. JMIR Form Res. 2019 Feb 06; 3(1):e12528. PMID: 30724735.
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    5. Bensley KM, Fortney J, Chan G, Dombrowski JC, Ornelas I, Rubinsky AD, Lapham GT, Glass JE, Williams EC. Differences in Receipt of Alcohol-Related Care Across Rurality Among VA Patients Living With HIV With Unhealthy Alcohol Use. J Rural Health. 2019 06; 35(3):341-353. PMID: 30703856.
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    6. Frigaard M, Rubinsky A, Lowell L, Malkina A, Karliner L, Kohn M, Peralta CA. Validating laboratory defined chronic kidney disease in the electronic health record for patients in primary care. BMC Nephrol. 2019 01 03; 20(1):3. PMID: 30606109.
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    7. Williams EC, McGinnis KA, Edelman EJ, Matson TE, Gordon AJ, Marshall BDL, Bryant KJ, Rubinsky AD, Lapham GT, Satre DD, Richards JE, Catz SL, Fiellin DA, Justice AC, Bradley KA. Level of Alcohol Use Associated with HIV Care Continuum Targets in a National U.S. Sample of Persons Living with HIV Receiving Healthcare. AIDS Behav. 2019 Jan; 23(1):140-151. PMID: 29995206.
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    8. Finlay AK, Wong JJ, Ellerbe LS, Rubinsky A, Gupta S, Bowe TR, Schmidt EM, Timko C, Burden JL, Harris AHS. Barriers and Facilitators to Implementation of Pharmacotherapy for Opioid Use Disorders in VHA Residential Treatment Programs. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2018 11; 79(6):909-917. PMID: 30573022.
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    9. Matson TE, McGinnis KA, Rubinsky AD, Frost MC, Czarnogorski M, Bryant KJ, Edelman EJ, Satre DD, Catz SL, Bensley KM, Fiellin DA, Justice AC, Williams EC. Gender and alcohol use: influences on HIV care continuum in a national cohort of patients with HIV. AIDS. 2018 09 24; 32(15):2247-2253. PMID: 30005010.
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    10. Wang CH, Rubinsky AD, Minichiello T, Shlipak MG, Price EL. Creatinine Versus Cystatin C: Differing Estimates of Renal Function in Hospitalized Veterans Receiving Anticoagulants. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 08; 33(8):1299-1306. PMID: 29855865.
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    11. Williams EC, McGinnis KA, Bobb JF, Rubinsky AD, Lapham GT, Skanderson M, Catz SL, Bensley KM, Richards JE, Bryant KJ, Edelman EJ, Satre DD, Marshall BDL, Kraemer KL, Blosnich JR, Crystal S, Gordon AJ, Fiellin DA, Justice AC, Bradley KA. Changes in alcohol use associated with changes in HIV disease severity over time: A national longitudinal study in the Veterans Aging Cohort. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 08 01; 189:21-29. PMID: 29859388.
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    12. Stimmel MA, Rosenthal J, Blue-Howells J, Clark S, Harris AHS, Rubinsky AD, Bowe T, Finlay AK. The impact of substance use disorders on treatment engagement among justice-involved veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychol Serv. 2019 Nov; 16(4):564-571. PMID: 29708373.
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    13. Judson GL, Rubinsky AD, Shlipak MG, Katz R, Kramer H, Jacobs DR, Odden MC, Peralta CA. Longitudinal Blood Pressure Changes and Kidney Function Decline in Persons Without Chronic Kidney Disease: Findings From the MESA Study. Am J Hypertens. 2018 04 13; 31(5):600-608. PMID: 29036269.
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    14. Rubinsky AD, Ellerbe LS, Gupta S, Phelps TE, Bowe T, Burden JL, Harris AHS. Outpatient continuing care after residential substance use disorder treatment in the US Veterans Health Administration: Facilitators and challenges. Subst Abus. 2018; 39(3):322-330. PMID: 29043947.
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    15. Painter JM, Malte CA, Rubinsky AD, Campellone TR, Gilmore AK, Baer JS, Hawkins EJ. High inpatient utilization among Veterans Health Administration patients with substance-use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2018; 44(3):386-394. PMID: 29095057.
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    16. Berger D, Lapham GT, Shortreed SM, Hawkins EJ, Rubinsky AD, Williams EC, Achtmeyer CE, Kivlahan DR, Bradley KA. Increased Rates of Documented Alcohol Counseling in Primary Care: More Counseling or Just More Documentation? J Gen Intern Med. 2018 03; 33(3):268-274. PMID: 29047076.
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    17. Williams EC, Lapham GT, Rubinsky AD, Chavez LJ, Berger D, Bradley KA. Influence of a targeted performance measure for brief intervention on gender differences in receipt of brief intervention among patients with unhealthy alcohol use in the Veterans Health Administration. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2017 10; 81:11-16. PMID: 28847450.
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    18. Takahashi T, Lapham G, Chavez LJ, Lee AK, Williams EC, Richards JE, Greenberg D, Rubinsky A, Berger D, Hawkins EJ, Merrill JO, Bradley KA. Comparison of DSM-IV and DSM-5 criteria for alcohol use disorders in VA primary care patients with frequent heavy drinking enrolled in a trial. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2017 07 18; 12(1):17. PMID: 28716049.
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    19. Williams EC, Gupta S, Rubinsky AD, Glass JE, Jones-Webb R, Bensley KM, Harris AHS. Variation in receipt of pharmacotherapy for alcohol use disorders across racial/ethnic groups: A national study in the U.S. Veterans Health Administration. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 09 01; 178:527-533. PMID: 28728114.
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    20. Williams EC, Lapham GT, Bobb JF, Rubinsky AD, Catz SL, Shortreed SM, Bensley KM, Bradley KA. Documented brief intervention not associated with resolution of unhealthy alcohol use one year later among VA patients living with HIV. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2017 07; 78:8-14. PMID: 28554608.
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    21. Peralta CA, Frigaard M, Rubinsky AD, Rolon L, Lo L, Voora S, Seal K, Tuot D, Chao S, Lui K, Chiao P, Powe N, Shlipak M. Implementation of a pragmatic randomized trial of screening for chronic kidney disease to improve care among non-diabetic hypertensive veterans. BMC Nephrol. 2017 04 12; 18(1):132. PMID: 28399844.
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    22. Ellerbe LS, Manfredi L, Gupta S, Phelps TE, Bowe TR, Rubinsky AD, Burden JL, Harris AH. VA residential substance use disorder treatment program providers' perceptions of facilitators and barriers to performance on pre-admission processes. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2017 04 04; 12(1):10. PMID: 28372579.
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    23. Finlay AK, Ellerbe LS, Wong JJ, Timko C, Rubinsky AD, Gupta S, Bowe TR, Burden JL, Harris AHS. Barriers to and facilitators of pharmacotherapy for alcohol use disorder in VA residential treatment programs. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2017 06; 77:38-43. PMID: 28476269.
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    24. Williams EC, Lapham GT, Shortreed SM, Rubinsky AD, Bobb JF, Bensley KM, Catz SL, Richards JE, Bradley KA. Among patients with unhealthy alcohol use, those with HIV are less likely than those without to receive evidence-based alcohol-related care: A national VA study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 05 01; 174:113-120. PMID: 28324813.
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    25. Bensley KM, Harris AH, Gupta S, Rubinsky AD, Jones-Webb R, Glass JE, Williams EC. Racial/ethnic differences in initiation of and engagement with addictions treatment among patients with alcohol use disorders in the veterans health administration. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2017 02; 73:27-34. PMID: 28017181.
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    26. Quinn AE, Rubinsky AD, Fernandez AC, Hahm HC, Samet JH. A Research Agenda to Advance the Coordination of Care for General Medical and Substance Use Disorders. Psychiatr Serv. 2017 Apr 01; 68(4):400-404. PMID: 27629798.
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    27. Bradley KA, Rubinsky AD, Lapham GT, Berger D, Bryson C, Achtmeyer C, Hawkins EJ, Chavez LJ, Williams EC, Kivlahan DR. Predictive validity of clinical AUDIT-C alcohol screening scores and changes in scores for three objective alcohol-related outcomes in a Veterans Affairs population. Addiction. 2016 11; 111(11):1975-1984. PMID: 27349855.
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    28. Grossbard J, Malte CA, Lapham G, Pagulayan K, Turner AP, Rubinsky AD, Bradley KA, Saxon AJ, Hawkins EJ. Prevalence of Alcohol Misuse and Follow-Up Care in a National Sample of OEF/OIF VA Patients With and Without TBI. Psychiatr Serv. 2017 01 01; 68(1):48-55. PMID: 27476804.
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    29. Chavez LJ, Williams EC, Lapham GT, Rubinsky AD, Kivlahan DR, Bradley KA. Changes in Patient-Reported Alcohol-Related Advice Following Veterans Health Administration Implementation of Brief Alcohol Interventions. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2016 05; 77(3):500-8. PMID: 27172583.
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    30. Harris AH, Chen C, Rubinsky AD, Hoggatt KJ, Neuman M, Vanneman ME. Are Improvements in Measured Performance Driven by Better Treatment or "Denominator Management"? J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Apr; 31 Suppl 1:21-7. PMID: 26951270.
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    31. Williams EC, Gupta S, Rubinsky AD, Jones-Webb R, Bensley KM, Young JP, Hagedorn H, Gifford E, Harris AH. Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Prevalence of Clinically Recognized Alcohol Use Disorders Among Patients from the U.S. Veterans Health Administration. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016 Feb; 40(2):359-66. PMID: 26842254.
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    32. Clark BJ, Rubinsky AD, Ho PM, Au DH, Chavez LJ, Moss M, Bradley KA. Alcohol screening scores and the risk of intensive care unit admission and hospital readmission. Subst Abus. 2016 Jul-Sep; 37(3):466-473. PMID: 26730984.
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    33. Chavez LJ, Liu CF, Tefft N, Hebert PL, Clark BJ, Rubinsky AD, Lapham GT, Bradley KA. Unhealthy alcohol use in older adults: Association with readmissions and emergency department use in the 30 days after hospital discharge. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Jan 01; 158:94-101. PMID: 26644137.
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    34. Harris AH, Gupta S, Bowe T, Ellerbe LS, Phelps TE, Rubinsky AD, Finney JW, Asch SM, Humphreys K, Trafton J. Predictive validity of two process-of-care quality measures for residential substance use disorder treatment. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2015 Oct 31; 10:22. PMID: 26520402.
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    35. Rubinsky AD, Chen C, Batki SL, Williams EC, Harris AH. Comparative utilization of pharmacotherapy for alcohol use disorder and other psychiatric disorders among U.S. Veterans Health Administration patients with dual diagnoses. J Psychiatr Res. 2015 Oct; 69:150-7. PMID: 26343607.
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    36. Harris AH, Rubinsky AD, Hoggatt KJ. Possible Alternatives to Diagnosis-Based Denominators for Addiction Treatment Quality Measures. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2015 Nov; 58:62-6. PMID: 26251046.
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    37. Lapham GT, Rubinsky AD, Shortreed SM, Hawkins EJ, Richards J, Williams EC, Berger D, Chavez LJ, Kivlahan DR, Bradley KA. Comparison of provider-documented and patient-reported brief intervention for unhealthy alcohol use in VA outpatients. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Aug 01; 153:159-66. PMID: 26072218.
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    38. Harris AH, Bowe T, Del Re AC, Finlay AK, Oliva E, Myrick HL, Rubinsky AD. Extended release naltrexone for alcohol use disorders: quasi-experimental effects on mortality and subsequent detoxification episodes. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2015 Jan; 39(1):79-83. PMID: 25623408.
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    39. Lapham GT, Rubinsky AD, Williams EC, Hawkins EJ, Grossbard J, Chavez LJ, Kivlahan DR, Bradley KA. Decreasing sensitivity of clinical alcohol screening with the AUDIT-C after repeated negative screens in VA clinics. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Sep 01; 142:209-15. PMID: 25034900.
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    40. Williams EC, Rubinsky AD, Chavez LJ, Lapham GT, Rittmueller SE, Achtmeyer CE, Bradley KA. An early evaluation of implementation of brief intervention for unhealthy alcohol use in the US Veterans Health Administration. Addiction. 2014 Sep; 109(9):1472-81. PMID: 24773590.
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    41. Delaney KE, Lee AK, Lapham GT, Rubinsky AD, Chavez LJ, Bradley KA. Inconsistencies between alcohol screening results based on AUDIT-C scores and reported drinking on the AUDIT-C questions: prevalence in two US national samples. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2014 Jan 27; 9:2. PMID: 24468406.
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    42. Harris AH, Boden MT, Finlay AK, Rubinsky AD. The challenges of improving statistical practice in alcohol treatment research. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Dec; 37(12):1999-2001. PMID: 24299035.
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    43. Williams EC, Rubinsky AD, Lapham GT, Chavez LJ, Rittmueller SE, Hawkins EJ, Grossbard JR, Kivlahan DR, Bradley KA. Prevalence of clinically recognized alcohol and other substance use disorders among VA outpatients with unhealthy alcohol use identified by routine alcohol screening. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Feb 01; 135:95-103. PMID: 24360928.
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    44. Lapham GT, Rubinsky AD, Heagerty PJ, Achtmeyer C, Williams EC, Hawkins EJ, Maynard C, Kivlahan DR, Au D, Bradley KA. Probability and predictors of patients converting from negative to positive screens for alcohol misuse. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Feb; 38(2):564-71. PMID: 24118025.
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    45. Lapham GT, Rubinsky AD, Heagerty PJ, Williams EC, Hawkins EJ, Maynard C, Kivlahan DR, Bradley KA. Annual rescreening for alcohol misuse: diminishing returns for some patient subgroups. Med Care. 2013 Oct; 51(10):914-21. PMID: 23969582.
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    46. Bradley KA, Chavez LJ, Lapham GT, Williams EC, Achtmeyer CE, Rubinsky AD, Hawkins EJ, Saitz R, Kivlahan DR. When quality indicators undermine quality: bias in a quality indicator of follow-up for alcohol misuse. Psychiatr Serv. 2013 Oct; 64(10):1018-25. PMID: 23852137.
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    47. Bradley KA, Rubinsky AD. Why not add consumption measures to current definitions of substance use disorders? Commentary on Rehm et al.: 'Defining substance use disorders: do we really need more than heavy use?'. Alcohol Alcohol. 2013 Nov-Dec; 48(6):642-3. PMID: 23955834.
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    48. Grossbard JR, Hawkins EJ, Lapham GT, Williams EC, Rubinsky AD, Simpson TL, Seal KH, Kivlahan DR, Bradley KA. Follow-up care for alcohol misuse among OEF/OIF veterans with and without alcohol use disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2013 Nov-Dec; 45(5):409-15. PMID: 23906670.
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    49. Berger D, Williams EC, Bryson CL, Rubinsky AD, Bradley KA. Alcohol questionnaires and HDL: screening scores as scaled markers of alcohol consumption. Alcohol. 2013 Sep; 47(6):439-45. PMID: 23886863.
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    50. Rubinsky AD, Bishop MJ, Maynard C, Henderson WG, Hawn MT, Harris AH, Beste LA, Tønnesen H, Bradley KA. Postoperative risks associated with alcohol screening depend on documented drinking at the time of surgery. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Oct 01; 132(3):521-7. PMID: 23683792.
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    51. Rubinsky AD, Dawson DA, Williams EC, Kivlahan DR, Bradley KA. AUDIT-C scores as a scaled marker of mean daily drinking, alcohol use disorder severity, and probability of alcohol dependence in a U.S. general population sample of drinkers. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Aug; 37(8):1380-90. PMID: 23906469.
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    52. Dawson DA, Smith SM, Saha TD, Rubinsky AD, Grant BF. Comparative performance of the AUDIT-C in screening for DSM-IV and DSM-5 alcohol use disorders. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012 Dec 01; 126(3):384-8. PMID: 22728044.
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    53. Bradley KA, Rubinsky AD, Sun H, Blough DK, Tønnesen H, Hughes G, Beste LA, Bishop MJ, Hawn MT, Maynard C, Harris AS, Hawkins EJ, Bryson CL, Houston TK, Henderson WG, Kivlahan DR. Prevalence of alcohol misuse among men and women undergoing major noncardiac surgery in the Veterans Affairs health care system. Surgery. 2012 Jul; 152(1):69-81. PMID: 22503319.
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    54. Williams EC, Lapham GT, Hawkins EJ, Rubinsky AD, Morales LS, Young BA, Bradley KA. Variation in documented care for unhealthy alcohol consumption across race/ethnicity in the Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012 Sep; 36(9):1614-22. PMID: 22404130.
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    55. Rubinsky AD, Sun H, Blough DK, Maynard C, Bryson CL, Harris AH, Hawkins EJ, Beste LA, Henderson WG, Hawn MT, Hughes G, Bishop MJ, Etzioni R, Tønnesen H, Kivlahan DR, Bradley KA. AUDIT-C alcohol screening results and postoperative inpatient health care use. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Mar; 214(3):296-305.e1. PMID: 22244208.
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    56. Harris AH, Reeder R, Ellerbe L, Bradley KA, Rubinsky AD, Giori NJ. Preoperative alcohol screening scores: association with complications in men undergoing total joint arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Feb 16; 93(4):321-7. PMID: 21325583.
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    57. Bradley KA, Rubinsky AD, Sun H, Bryson CL, Bishop MJ, Blough DK, Henderson WG, Maynard C, Hawn MT, Tønnesen H, Hughes G, Beste LA, Harris AH, Hawkins EJ, Houston TK, Kivlahan DR. Alcohol screening and risk of postoperative complications in male VA patients undergoing major non-cardiac surgery. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Feb; 26(2):162-9. PMID: 20878363.
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    58. Rubinsky AD, Kivlahan DR, Volk RJ, Maynard C, Bradley KA. Estimating risk of alcohol dependence using alcohol screening scores. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2010 Apr 01; 108(1-2):29-36. PMID: 20042299.
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    59. Harris AHS, Frey MS, DeBenedetti AF, Bradley KA.Alcohol Misuse and Related Post-Operative Complications in US Surgical Patients: A Review. The Open Surgery Journal. 2008; (2):50-58.
    60. Frank D, DeBenedetti AF, Volk RJ, Williams EC, Kivlahan DR, Bradley KA. Effectiveness of the AUDIT-C as a screening test for alcohol misuse in three race/ethnic groups. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Jun; 23(6):781-7. PMID: 18421511.
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    61. Timko C, DeBenedetti A. A randomized controlled trial of intensive referral to 12-step self-help groups: one-year outcomes. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2007 Oct 08; 90(2-3):270-9. PMID: 17524574.
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    62. Bradley KA, DeBenedetti AF, Volk RJ, Williams EC, Frank D, Kivlahan DR. AUDIT-C as a brief screen for alcohol misuse in primary care. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2007 Jul; 31(7):1208-17. PMID: 17451397.
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    63. Timko C, Debenedetti A, Moos BS, Moos RH. Predictors of 16-year mortality among individuals initiating help-seeking for an alcoholic use disorder. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2006 Oct; 30(10):1711-20. PMID: 17010138.
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    64. Timko C, Debenedetti A, Billow R. Intensive referral to 12-Step self-help groups and 6-month substance use disorder outcomes. Addiction. 2006 May; 101(5):678-88. PMID: 16669901.
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    65. Timko C, Billow R, DeBenedetti A. Determinants of 12-step group affiliation and moderators of the affiliation-abstinence relationship. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2006 Jun 28; 83(2):111-21. PMID: 16338102.
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