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Ulrike Muench, RN, PhD, FAAN

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Social Behavioral Sciences
SchoolSchool of Nursing
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    Yale UniversityMSN2005Yale School of Nursing
    Yale UniversityPhD2012Yale School of Nursing
    Vanderbilt UniversityPostdoctoral Fellowship2014Vanderbilt School of Nursing & Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies
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    Academy Health - Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues2016New Investigator Award
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security2016U.S. Green Card Outstanding Researcher
    The American Academy of Nursing2018Fellow Induction
    UCSF School of Nursing2019Mentoring Award

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    Prescriptive Authority and Nurse Practitioner Opioid Prescribing Practices
    National Council of State Board of Nursing Aug 1, 2018 - Mar 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Muench U, Simon M, Guerbaai RA, De Pietro C, Zeller A, Kressig RW, Zúñiga F. Preventable hospitalizations from ambulatory care sensitive conditions in nursing homes: evidence from Switzerland. Int J Public Health. 2019 Dec; 64(9):1273-1281. PMID: 31482196.
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    2. Muench U, Spetz J, Jura M, Guo C, Thomas C, Perloff J. Opioid-prescribing Outcomes of Medicare Beneficiaries Managed by Nurse Practitioners and Physicians. Med Care. 2019 06; 57(6):482-489. PMID: 31008896.
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    3. Obadan-Udoh E, Lupulescu-Mann N, Charlesworth CJ, Muench U, Jura M, Kim H, Schwarz E, Mertz E, Sun BC. Opioid prescribing patterns after dental visits among beneficiaries of Medicaid in Washington state in 2014 and 2015. J Am Dent Assoc. 2019 04; 150(4):259-268.e1. PMID: 30922457.
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    4. Muench U, Guo C, Thomas C, Perloff J. Medication adherence, costs, and ER visits of nurse practitioner and primary care physician patients: Evidence from three cohorts of Medicare beneficiaries. Health Serv Res. 2019 02; 54(1):187-197. PMID: 30284237.
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    5. Spetz J, Muench U. California Nurse Practitioners Are Positioned To Fill The Primary Care Gap, But They Face Barriers To Practice. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 09; 37(9):1466-1474. PMID: 30179564.
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    6. Muench U, Dietrich H. The male-female earnings gap for nurses in Germany: A pooled cross-sectional study of the years 2006 and 2012. Int J Nurs Stud. 2019 Jan; 89:125-131. PMID: 28716298.
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    7. Muench U, Perloff J, Thomas C, Buerhaus P.Prescribing Practices by Nurse Practitioners and Primary Care Physicians: A Descriptive Analysis of Medicare Beneficiaries. Journal of Nursing Regulation. 2017; 8(1):21-30.
    8. Ulrike Muench, Jennifer Perloff, Cindy Parks Thomas, Peter I. Buerhaus. Prescribing Practices by Nurse Practitioners and Primary Care Physicians: A Descriptive Analysis of Medicare Beneficiaries. Journal of Nursing Regulation. 2017 Apr 1; 8(1):21-30.
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    9. Ulrike Muench, Joanne Spetz. 6. Does Independent NP Scope of Practice Improve Medication Adherence, Reduce Costs, and Reduce Prices for Primary Care Visits?. Nursing Outlook. 2017 Jan 1; 65(1):132.
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    10. Muench U, Spetz J, Coffman J.Does independent scope of practice affect prescribing outcomes, healthcare costs, and utilization?. Health Care Cost Institute Issue Brief. 2016.
    11. Muench U, Busch SH, Sindelar J, Buerhaus PI. Exploring Explanations for the Female-Male Earnings Difference Among Registered Nurses in the United States. Nurs Econ. 2016 Sep-Oct; 34(5):214-23. PMID: 29975036.
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    12. Muench U, Jura M, Spetz J.How do long-term care workers spend their time? Answers from the American Time-Use Survey. UCSF Healthforce Center Report. 2016.
    13. Buerhaus PI, Auerbach DI, Staiger DO, Muench U. Projections of the Long-Term Growth of the Registered Nurse Workforce: A Regional Analysis. J Nurs Adm. 2015 Oct; 45(10 Suppl):S5-9. PMID: 26426137.
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    14. Muench U, Sindelar J, Busch SH, Buerhaus PI. Salary differences between male and female registered nurses in the United States. JAMA. 2015 Mar 24-31; 313(12):1265-7. PMID: 25803350.
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    15. Chen PG, Auerbach DI, Muench U, Curry LA, Bradley EH. Policy solutions to address the foreign-educated and foreign-born health care workforce in the United States. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Nov; 32(11):1906-13. PMID: 24191079.
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    16. Auerbach DI, Staiger DO, Muench U, Buerhaus PI. The nursing workforce in an era of health care reform. N Engl J Med. 2013 Apr 18; 368(16):1470-2. PMID: 23594001.
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    17. Buerhaus PI, Auerbach DI, Staiger DO, Muench U. Projections of the long-term growth of the registered nurse workforce: a regional analysis. Nurs Econ. 2013 Jan-Feb; 31(1):13-7. PMID: 23505738.
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    18. Auerbach DI, Staiger DO, Muench U, Buerhaus PI. The nursing workforce: a comparison of three national surveys. Nurs Econ. 2012 Sep-Oct; 30(5):253-60; quiz 261. PMID: 23198607.
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    19. Cohen SS, Muench U. Nursing testimony before Congress, 1993-2011. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2012 Aug; 13(3):170-8. PMID: 23416631.
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    20. Whittemore R, Melkus GD, Alexander N, Zibel S, Visone E, Muench U, Magenheimer E, Wilborne S. Implementation of a lifestyle program in primary care by nurse practitioners. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2010 Dec; 22(12):684-93. PMID: 21129077.
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