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David O'Riordan, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-476-6792
EmailDavid.O'Riordan@ucsf.edu
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    University of Queensland, AustraliaPhD2001Public Health
    Queensland University of Technology, AustraliaMHSc1995Public Health
    Queensland University of Technology, AustraliaBachelor of Teaching1993Education

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    I have been a member of the palliative care program (now Division of Palliative Medicine) at UCSF for the past 9 years. I am proficient in: study design, program evaluation, mixed-methods research, and statistical analysis. These skills have been utilized in three distinct fields of enquiry: 1) patient–level clinical research, 2) institutional and programmatic research, and 3) instrument validation. I have been involved with the Palliative Care Quality Network (PCQN) since it was established in 2009. As such, my research addressing patient–level clinical research in palliative care has been closely aligned to the interests of the PCQN members. This research has involved assessing the prevalence and severity of symptoms among seriously-ill patients. I have been responsible for liaising with research teams to address a broad range of outcomes that have been disease specific (i.e. neurological disorders, renal disease, liver disease), and symptom focused (pain, anxiety, dyspnea). Institutional and programmatic research has provided normative data to help guide the growth and sustainability of palliative care programs. This research has described the structure and characteristics of inpatient, outpatient, and pediatric palliative care services within hospitals throughout California. This research has also identified barriers to hospitals creating a palliative care service. This field of enquiry has also examined the changes in structure and characteristics of inpatients palliative care services over time. Instrument validation research has assessed the validity of using single-item measures to assess patients for complex conditions such pain and depression.

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    1. Bischoff K, O'Riordan DL, Marks AK, Sudore R, Pantilat SZ. Care Planning for Inpatients Referred for Palliative Care Consultation. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 01 01; 178(1):48-54. PMID: 29159371.
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    2. Bischoff KE, O'Riordan DL, Fazzalaro K, Kinderman A, Pantilat SZ. Identifying Opportunities to Improve Pain Among Patients With Serious Illness. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 03; 55(3):881-889. PMID: 29030211.
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    3. Anderson WG, Puntillo K, Cimino J, Noort J, Pearson D, Boyle D, Grywalski M, Meyer J, O'Neil-Page E, Cain J, Herman H, Barbour S, Turner K, Moore E, Liao S, Ferrell B, Mitchell W, Edmonds K, Fairman N, Joseph D, MacMillan J, Milic MM, Miller M, Nakagawa L, O'Riordan DL, Pietras C, Thornberry K, Pantilat SZ. Palliative Care Professional Development for Critical Care Nurses: A Multicenter Program. Am J Crit Care. 2017 Sep; 26(5):361-371. PMID: 28864431.
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    4. Grubbs V, O'Riordan D, Pantilat S. Characteristics and Outcomes of In-Hospital Palliative Care Consultation among Patients with Renal Disease Versus Other Serious Illnesses. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Jul 07; 12(7):1085-1089. PMID: 28655708.
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    5. Pantilat SZ, Marks AK, Bischoff KE, Bragg AR, O'Riordan DL. The Palliative Care Quality Network: Improving the Quality of Caring. J Palliat Med. 2017 08; 20(8):862-868. PMID: 28384070.
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    6. Gordon NA, O'Riordan DL, Dracup KA, De Marco T, Pantilat SZ. Let Us Talk About It: Heart Failure Patients' Preferences Toward Discussions about Prognosis, Advance Care Planning, and Spiritual Support. J Palliat Med. 2017 01; 20(1):79-83. PMID: 27603266.
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    7. Thygeson NM, Wang M, O'Riordan D, Pantilat SZ. Self-Reported California Hospital Palliative Care Program Composition, Certification, and Staffing Level Are Associated with Lower End-of-Life Medicare Utilization. J Palliat Med. 2016 12; 19(12):1281-1287. PMID: 27508981.
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    8. Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL, Rathfon MA, Dracup KA, De Marco T. Etiology of Pain and Its Association with Quality of Life among Patients with Heart Failure. J Palliat Med. 2016 12; 19(12):1254-1259. PMID: 27494139.
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    9. Beck KR, Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL, Peters MG. Use of Palliative Care Consultation for Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease: Survey of Liver Transplant Service Providers. J Palliat Med. 2016 08; 19(8):836-41. PMID: 27092870.
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    10. Kamal AH, Harrison KL, Bakitas M, Dionne-Odom JN, Zubkoff L, Akyar I, Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL, Bragg AR, Bischoff KE, Bull J. Improving the Quality of Palliative Care Through National and Regional Collaboration Efforts. Cancer Control. 2015 Oct; 22(4):396-402. PMID: 26678966.
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    11. Bertain CJ, O'Riordan DL, Pantilat SZ. Learning from those without: identifying barriers and creating solutions to establishing hospital palliative care services. J Hosp Med. 2015 Apr; 10(4):254-5. PMID: 25523274.
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    12. Reid T, O'Riordan DL, Mazzini A, Bruno KA, Pantilat SZ. Pediatric palliative care consultation services in California hospitals. J Palliat Med. 2014 Dec; 17(12):1306-10. PMID: 25299845.
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    13. Rabow MW, O'Riordan DL, Pantilat SZ. A statewide survey of adult and pediatric outpatient palliative care services. J Palliat Med. 2014 Dec; 17(12):1311-6. PMID: 25137356.
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    14. Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL, Bruno KA. Two steps forward, one step back: changes in palliative care consultation services in California hospitals from 2007 to 2011. J Palliat Med. 2014 Nov; 17(11):1214-20. PMID: 25084528.
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    15. Gomutbutra P, O'Riordan DL, Pantilat SZ. Management of moderate-to-severe dyspnea in hospitalized patients receiving palliative care. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013 May; 45(5):885-91. PMID: 22940561.
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    16. Schenker Y, Fernandez A, Kerr K, O'Riordan D, Pantilat SZ. Interpretation for discussions about end-of-life issues: results from a National Survey of Health Care Interpreters. J Palliat Med. 2012 Sep; 15(9):1019-26. PMID: 22788909.
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    17. Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL, Dibble SL, Landefeld CS. An assessment of the screening performance of a single-item measure of depression from the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale among chronically ill hospitalized patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 May; 43(5):866-73. PMID: 22560356.
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    18. Lawler S, McDermott L, O'Riordan D, Spathonis K, Eakin E, Leslie E, Gallois C, Berndt N, Owen N. Relationships of sun-protection habit strength with sunscreen use during outdoor sport and physical activity. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2012 03; 9(3):916-23. PMID: 22690172.
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    19. Pantilat SZ, Kerr KM, Billings JA, Bruno KA, O'Riordan DL. Characteristics of palliative care consultation services in California hospitals. J Palliat Med. 2012 May; 15(5):555-60. PMID: 22394365.
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    20. Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL, Dibble SL, Landefeld CS. Longitudinal assessment of symptom severity among hospitalized elders diagnosed with cancer, heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Hosp Med. 2012 Sep; 7(7):567-72. PMID: 22371388.
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    21. Berger GN, O'Riordan DL, Kerr K, Pantilat SZ. Prevalence and characteristics of outpatient palliative care services in California. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Dec 12; 171(22):2057-9. PMID: 21986345.
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    22. Pantilat SZ, Kerr KM, Billings JA, Bruno KA, O'Riordan DL. Palliative care services in California hospitals: program prevalence and hospital characteristics. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Jan; 43(1):39-46. PMID: 21802898.
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    23. Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL, Dibble SL, Landefeld CS. Hospital-based palliative medicine consultation: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Dec 13; 170(22):2038-40. PMID: 21149765.
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