Veronica Yank, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Harvard, CambridgeBA1994History and Literature
    UCSF, San FranciscoMD2003Medicine
    University of Washington, SeattleResidency2006Internal Medicine
    Stanford, StanfordPostdoctoral Research Fellowship2012Chronic Disease Prevention

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    My research focuses on the development, assessment, and implementation of best practice care for preventing and managing chronic conditions treated in primary care settings, particularly those associated with elevated cardiovascular disease risk or heavy family caregiver burden. I have particular expertise in patient and family behavior change and self-management support, use of technology and marketing strategies, and the effective translation of evidence into practice. In my work I successfully collaborate with experts in physical activity and nutrition, caregiver and family dynamics, medical anthropology, social work, medical advertising, health systems operations, biostatistics, and implementation sciences.

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    Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Online Small-Group Self-Management Workshop for Rural Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias
    NIH 1R01AG057855-01A1Sep 30, 2018 - May 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Online Small-Group Self-Management Workshop for Rural Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias
    NIH/NIA R01AG057855Sep 30, 2018 - May 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Caring for the Caregivers of Veterans: Planning a National Program Evaluation
    VA I21HX001655Nov 1, 2014 - Oct 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    RCT on comanagement of obesity, depression, and elevated CVD risk in primary care
    NIH R01HL119453May 1, 2014 - Mar 31, 2019
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Role Description: Was Co-I and sub-award PI when at Stanford (end date Nov 2015)
    Primary Care eHealth Intervention for Improved Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease
    NIH/NIDDK K23DK097308Aug 1, 2013 - May 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Yank V, Rennels C, Linos E, Choo EK, Jagsi R, Mangurian C. Behavioral Health and Burnout Among Physician Mothers Who Care for a Person With a Serious Health Problem, Long-term Illness, or Disability. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jan 28. PMID: 30688972.
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    2. Yoo J, Halley MC, Lown EA, Yank V, Ort K, Cowan MJ, Dorsey MJ, Smith H, Iyengar S, Scalchunes C, Mangurian C.Caregiver challenges during hematopoietic cell transplantation for children with primary immunodeficiency disorders. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2018.
    3. Lorig K, Ritter PL, Laurent DD, Yank V. Building Better Caregivers: A Pragmatic 12-Month Trial of a Community-Based Workshop for Caregivers of Cognitively Impaired Adults. J Appl Gerontol. 2017 Nov 01; 733464817741682. PMID: 29165000.
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    4. Yank V, Agarwal S, Loftus P, Asch S, Rehkopf D. Crowdsourced Health Data: Comparability to a US National Survey, 2013-2015. Am J Public Health. 2017 08; 107(8):1283-1289. PMID: 28640681.
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    5. Liu CK, Milton J, Hsu FC, Beavers KM, Yank V, Church T, Shegog JD, Kashaf S, Nayfield S, Newman A, Stafford RS, Nicklas B, Weiner DE, Fielding RA. The Effect of Chronic Kidney Disease on a Physical Activity Intervention: Impact on Physical Function, Adherence, and Safety. J Clin Nephrol Ren Care. 2017; 3(1). PMID: 29745380.
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    6. Rosas LG, Lv N, Azar K, Xiao L, Yank V, Ma J. Applying the Pragmatic-Explanatory Continuum Indicator Summary Model in a Primary Care-Based Lifestyle Intervention Trial. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Sep; 49(3 Suppl 2):S208-14. PMID: 26296556.
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    7. Ma J, Yank V, Lv N, Goldhaber-Fiebert JD, Lewis MA, Kramer MK, Snowden MB, Rosas LG, Xiao L, Blonstein AC. Research aimed at improving both mood and weight (RAINBOW) in primary care: A type 1 hybrid design randomized controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Jul; 43:260-78. PMID: 26096714.
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    8. Yank V, Tribett E, Green L, Pettis J. Learning from marketing: Rapid development of medication messages that engage patients. Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Aug; 98(8):1025-34. PMID: 25913245; PMCID: PMC4684954.
    9. Fitzgerald JD, Johnson L, Hire DG, Ambrosius WT, Anton SD, Dodson JA, Marsh AP, McDermott MM, Nocera JR, Tudor-Locke C, White DK, Yank V, Pahor M, Manini TM, Buford TW. Association of objectively measured physical activity with cardiovascular risk in mobility-limited older adults. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Feb 18; 4(2). PMID: 25696062; PMCID: PMC4345863.
    10. Rosas LG, Thiyagarajan S, Goldstein BA, Drieling RL, Romero PP, Ma J, Yank V, Stafford RS. The effectiveness of two community-based weight loss strategies among obese, low-income US Latinos. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2015 Apr; 115(4):537-50.e2. PMID: 25578925; PMCID: PMC4380577.
    11. Buford TW, Hsu FC, Brinkley TE, Carter CS, Church TS, Dodson JA, Goodpaster BH, McDermott MM, Nicklas BJ, Yank V, Johnson JA, Pahor M. Genetic influence on exercise-induced changes in physical function among mobility-limited older adults. Physiol Genomics. 2014 Mar 01; 46(5):149-58. PMID: 24423970; PMCID: PMC3949106.
    12. Yank V, Xiao L, Wilson SR, Stafford RS, Rosas LG, Ma J. Short-term weight loss patterns, baseline predictors, and longer-term follow-up within a randomized controlled trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Jan; 22(1):45-51. PMID: 23740619; PMCID: PMC3815705.
    13. Xiao L, Huang Q, Yank V, Ma J. An easily accessible Web-based minimization random allocation system for clinical trials. J Med Internet Res. 2013 Jul 19; 15(7):e139. PMID: 23872035; PMCID: PMC3785994.
    14. Xiao L, Yank V, Wilson SR, Lavori PW, Ma J. Two-year weight-loss maintenance in primary care-based Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle interventions. Nutr Diabetes. 2013 Jun 24; 3:e76. PMID: 23797383; PMCID: PMC3697405.
    15. Ma J, Xiao L, Yank V. Variations between obese Latinos and whites in weight-related counseling during preventive clinical visits in the United States. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Aug; 21(8):1734-41. PMID: 23696497.
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    16. Blonstein AC, Yank V, Stafford RS, Wilson SR, Rosas LG, Ma J. Translating an evidence-based lifestyle intervention program into primary care: lessons learned. Health Promot Pract. 2013 Jul; 14(4):491-7. PMID: 23539264; PMCID: PMC4011386.
    17. Ma J, Yank V, Xiao L, Lavori PW, Wilson SR, Rosas LG, Stafford RS. Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle intervention for weight loss into primary care: a randomized trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jan 28; 173(2):113-21. PMID: 23229846; PMCID: PMC3856315.
    18. Beavers KM, Hsu FC, Serra MC, Yank V, Pahor M, Nicklas BJ. The effects of a long-term physical activity intervention on serum uric acid in older adults at risk for physical disability. J Aging Phys Act. 2014 Jan; 22(1):25-33. PMID: 23295313; PMCID: PMC4120269.
    19. Yank V, Stafford RS, Rosas LG, Ma J. Baseline reach and adoption characteristics in a randomized controlled trial of two weight loss interventions translated into primary care: a structured report of real-world applicability. Contemp Clin Trials. 2013 Jan; 34(1):126-35. PMID: 23124047; PMCID: PMC3645977.
    20. Yank V, Laurent D, Plant K, Lorig K. Web-based self-management support training for health professionals: a pilot study. Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Jan; 90(1):29-37. PMID: 23031610.
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    21. Xiao L, Yank V, Ma J. Algorithm for balancing both continuous and categorical covariates in randomized controlled trials. Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2012 Dec; 108(3):1185-90. PMID: 22727633.
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    22. Knowles JW, Assimes TL, Kiernan M, Pavlovic A, Goldstein BA, Yank V, McConnell MV, Absher D, Bustamante C, Ashley EA, Ioannidis JP. Randomized trial of personal genomics for preventive cardiology: design and challenges. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2012 Jun; 5(3):368-76. PMID: 22715281; PMCID: PMC3394683.
    23. Logan AC, Yank V, Stafford RS. Off-label use of recombinant factor VIIa in U.S. hospitals: analysis of hospital records. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Apr 19; 154(8):516-22. PMID: 21502649; PMCID: PMC4011398.
    24. Yank V, Tuohy CV, Logan AC, Bravata DM, Staudenmayer K, Eisenhut R, Sundaram V, McMahon D, Olkin I, McDonald KM, Owens DK, Stafford RS. Systematic review: benefits and harms of in-hospital use of recombinant factor VIIa for off-label indications. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Apr 19; 154(8):529-40. PMID: 21502651; PMCID: PMC4102260.
    25. Yank V, Stafford RS. Safety of recombinant activated factor VII in randomized clinical trials. N Engl J Med. 2011 02 10; 364(6):575; author reply 575-6. PMID: 21306248.
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    26. Yank V, Tuohy CV, Logan AC, Bravata DM, Staudenmayer K, Eisenhut R, Sundaram V, McMahon D, Stave CD, Zehnder JL, Olkin I, McDonald KM, Owens DK, Stafford RS.Comparative Effectiveness of Recombinant Factor VIIa for Off-Label Indications vs. Usual Care. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 21. (Prepared by Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-02-0017.) Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. May 2010. Available at: www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/reports/final.cfm. 2010.
    27. Yank V, Rennie D, Bero LA. Financial ties and concordance between results and conclusions in meta-analyses: retrospective cohort study. BMJ. 2007 Dec 08; 335(7631):1202-5. PMID: 18024482; PMCID: PMC2128658.
    28. Slatore CG, Yank V, Jewell KD, Fligner CL. Bronchial-pulmonary artery fistula with fatal massive hemoptysis caused by anastomotic bronchial Aspergillus infection in a lung transplant recipient. Respir Care. 2007 Nov; 52(11):1542-5. PMID: 17971258.
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    29. Yank V, Barnes D. Consensus and contention regarding redundant publications in clinical research: cross-sectional survey of editors and authors. J Med Ethics. 2003 Apr; 29(2):109-14. PMID: 12672892; PMCID: PMC1733707.
    30. Yank V, Rennie D. Reporting of informed consent and ethics committee approval in clinical trials. JAMA. 2002 Jun 05; 287(21):2835-8. PMID: 12038927.
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    31. Mowatt G, Shirran L, Grimshaw JM, Rennie D, Flanagin A, Yank V, MacLennan G, G√łtzsche PC, Bero LA. Prevalence of honorary and ghost authorship in Cochrane reviews. JAMA. 2002 Jun 05; 287(21):2769-71. PMID: 12038907.
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    32. Ober M, Shohara R, Rennie D, Yank V, Bero LA. The Criticism Management System for the Cochrane Library. Eval Health Prof. 2002 Mar; 25(1):98-115. PMID: 11868449.
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    33. Rennie D, Flanagin A, Yank V. The contributions of authors. JAMA. 2000 Jul 05; 284(1):89-91. PMID: 10872020.
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    34. Yank V, Rennie D. Disclosure of researcher contributions: a study of original research articles in The Lancet. Ann Intern Med. 1999 Apr 20; 130(8):661-70. PMID: 10215563.
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    35. Rennie D, Yank V. If authors became contributors, everyone would gain, especially the reader. Am J Public Health. 1998 May; 88(5):828-30. PMID: 9585760; PMCID: PMC1508948.
    36. Rennie D, Yank V, Emanuel L. When authorship fails. A proposal to make contributors accountable. JAMA. 1997 Aug 20; 278(7):579-85. PMID: 9268280.
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    37. Rennie D, Yank V. Disclosure to the reader of institutional review board approval and informed consent. JAMA. 1997 Mar 19; 277(11):922-3. PMID: 9062333.
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