Veronica Yank, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address490 Illinois Street
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Harvard, CambridgeBA1994History and Literature
    UCSF, San FranciscoMD2003Medicine
    University of Washington, SeattleResidency2006Internal Medicine
    Stanford, StanfordPostdoctoral Research Fellowship2012Chronic Disease Prevention
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2019Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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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 R01AG057855Sep 30, 2018 - May 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Caring for the Caregivers of Veterans: Planning a National Program Evaluation
    NIH 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 K23DK097308Aug 1, 2013 - May 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Improving Uptake of a National Web-Based Psychoeducational Workshop for Informal Caregivers of Veterans: Mixed Methods Implementation Evaluation. J Med Internet Res. 2021 01 07; 23(1):e16495. Yank V, Gale RC, Nevedal A, Okwara L, Koenig CJ, Trivedi RB, Dupke NJ, Kabat M, Asch SM. PMID: 33410759.
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    2. 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 04 01; 179(4):571-574. Yank V, Rennels C, Linos E, Choo EK, Jagsi R, Mangurian C. PMID: 30688972.
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    3. Supporting caregivers during hematopoietic cell transplantation for children with primary immunodeficiency disorders. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2019 06; 143(6):2271-2278. Yoo J, Halley MC, Lown EA, Yank V, Ort K, Cowan MJ, Dorsey MJ, Smith H, Iyengar S, Scalchunes C, Mangurian C. PMID: 31178019.
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    4. Building Better Caregivers: A Pragmatic 12-Month Trial of a Community-Based Workshop for Caregivers of Cognitively Impaired Adults. J Appl Gerontol. 2019 09; 38(9):1228-1252. Lorig K, Ritter PL, Laurent DD, Yank V. PMID: 29165000.
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    5. Crowdsourced Health Data: Comparability to a US National Survey, 2013-2015. Am J Public Health. 2017 08; 107(8):1283-1289. Yank V, Agarwal S, Loftus P, Asch S, Rehkopf D. PMID: 28640681.
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    6. 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). 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, LIFE-P Research Group . PMID: 29745380.
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    7. 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. Rosas LG, Lv N, Azar K, Xiao L, Yank V, Ma J. PMID: 26296556.
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    8. 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. Ma J, Yank V, Lv N, Goldhaber-Fiebert JD, Lewis MA, Kramer MK, Snowden MB, Rosas LG, Xiao L, Blonstein AC. PMID: 26096714.
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    9. Learning from marketing: Rapid development of medication messages that engage patients. Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Aug; 98(8):1025-34. Yank V, Tribett E, Green L, Pettis J. PMID: 25913245.
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    10. Association of objectively measured physical activity with cardiovascular risk in mobility-limited older adults. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Feb 18; 4(2). 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, LIFE Study Research Group . PMID: 25696062.
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    11. 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. Rosas LG, Thiyagarajan S, Goldstein BA, Drieling RL, Romero PP, Ma J, Yank V, Stafford RS. PMID: 25578925.
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    12. Abstract MP01: Association of Objectively-measured Physical Activity with Cardiovascular Risk in Mobility-limited Older Adults. Circulation. 2014 Mar 25; 129(suppl_1). Thomas W Buford, Don G Hire, Walter T Ambrosius, Stephen D Anton, Timothy S Church, John A Dodson, Anthony P Marsh, Mary M McDermott, Joe R Nocera, Daniel K White, Veronica Yank, Marco Pahor, Todd M Manini. .
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    13. Genetic influence on exercise-induced changes in physical function among mobility-limited older adults. Physiol Genomics. 2014 Mar 01; 46(5):149-58. Buford TW, Hsu FC, Brinkley TE, Carter CS, Church TS, Dodson JA, Goodpaster BH, McDermott MM, Nicklas BJ, Yank V, Johnson JA, Pahor M, LIFE Research Group . PMID: 24423970.
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    14. 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. Yank V, Xiao L, Wilson SR, Stafford RS, Rosas LG, Ma J. PMID: 23740619.
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    15. An easily accessible Web-based minimization random allocation system for clinical trials. J Med Internet Res. 2013 Jul 19; 15(7):e139. Xiao L, Huang Q, Yank V, Ma J. PMID: 23872035.
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    16. Two-year weight-loss maintenance in primary care-based Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle interventions. Nutr Diabetes. 2013 Jun 24; 3:e76. Xiao L, Yank V, Wilson SR, Lavori PW, Ma J. PMID: 23797383.
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    17. 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. Ma J, Xiao L, Yank V. PMID: 23696497.
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    18. Translating an evidence-based lifestyle intervention program into primary care: lessons learned. Health Promot Pract. 2013 Jul; 14(4):491-7. Blonstein AC, Yank V, Stafford RS, Wilson SR, Rosas LG, Ma J. PMID: 23539264.
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    19. 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. Ma J, Yank V, Xiao L, Lavori PW, Wilson SR, Rosas LG, Stafford RS. PMID: 23229846.
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    20. 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. Beavers KM, Hsu FC, Serra MC, Yank V, Pahor M, Nicklas BJ. PMID: 23295313.
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    21. 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. Yank V, Stafford RS, Rosas LG, Ma J. PMID: 23124047.
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    22. Web-based self-management support training for health professionals: a pilot study. Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Jan; 90(1):29-37. Yank V, Laurent D, Plant K, Lorig K. PMID: 23031610.
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    23. Algorithm for balancing both continuous and categorical covariates in randomized controlled trials. Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2012 Dec; 108(3):1185-90. Xiao L, Yank V, Ma J. PMID: 22727633.
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    24. Randomized trial of personal genomics for preventive cardiology: design and challenges. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2012 Jun; 5(3):368-76. Knowles JW, Assimes TL, Kiernan M, Pavlovic A, Goldstein BA, Yank V, McConnell MV, Absher D, Bustamante C, Ashley EA, Ioannidis JP. PMID: 22715281.
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    25. Abstract P374: Short-term Weight Loss Patterns and Physical and Psychological Predictors within a Randomized Trial. Circulation. 2012 Mar 13; 125(suppl_10). Veronica Yank, Lan Xiao, Lisa Goldman Rosas, Randall S Stafford, Sandra Wilson, Qiwen Huang, Jun Ma. .
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    26. Off-Label Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2011 Sep 6; 155(5):338. Veronica Yank, Aaron C. Logan, Randall S. Stafford. .
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    27. 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. Logan AC, Yank V, Stafford RS. PMID: 21502649.
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    28. 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. Yank V, Tuohy CV, Logan AC, Bravata DM, Staudenmayer K, Eisenhut R, Sundaram V, McMahon D, Olkin I, McDonald KM, Owens DK, Stafford RS. PMID: 21502651.
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    29. Safety of recombinant activated factor VII in randomized clinical trials. N Engl J Med. 2011 02 10; 364(6):575; author reply 575-6. Yank V, Stafford RS. PMID: 21306248.
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    30. 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: 2010. 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.
    31. Comparison of Thromboembolic Event Rates in Randomized Controlled Trials and Observational Studies of Recombinant Factor VIIa for Off-Label Indications. Blood. 2009 Nov 20; 114(22):1403-1403. Veronica Yank, Aaron C. Logan, C. Vaughan Tuohy, Dena M. Bravata, Kristan Staudenmayer, Robin Eisenhut, Vandana Sundaram, Donal McMahon, Kathryn M. McDonald, Douglas Owens, Randall S. Stafford. .
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    32. Off-Label Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa in United States Hospitals: 2000-2008. Blood. 2009 Nov 20; 114(22):67-67. Aaron C. Logan, Veronica Yank, Randall S. Stafford. .
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    33. Financial ties and concordance between results and conclusions in meta-analyses: retrospective cohort study. BMJ. 2007 Dec 08; 335(7631):1202-5. Yank V, Rennie D, Bero LA. PMID: 18024482.
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    34. 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. Slatore CG, Yank V, Jewell KD, Fligner CL. PMID: 17971258.
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    35. 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. Yank V, Barnes D. PMID: 12672892.
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    36. Reporting of informed consent and ethics committee approval in clinical trials. JAMA. 2002 Jun 05; 287(21):2835-8. Yank V, Rennie D. PMID: 12038927.
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    37. Prevalence of honorary and ghost authorship in Cochrane reviews. JAMA. 2002 Jun 05; 287(21):2769-71. Mowatt G, Shirran L, Grimshaw JM, Rennie D, Flanagin A, Yank V, MacLennan G, Gøtzsche PC, Bero LA. PMID: 12038907.
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    38. The Criticism Management System for the Cochrane Library. Eval Health Prof. 2002 Mar; 25(1):98-115. Ober M, Shohara R, Rennie D, Yank V, Bero LA. PMID: 11868449.
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    39. The contributions of authors. JAMA. 2000 Jul 05; 284(1):89-91. Rennie D, Flanagin A, Yank V. PMID: 10872020.
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    40. Disclosure of researcher contributions: a study of original research articles in The Lancet. Ann Intern Med. 1999 Apr 20; 130(8):661-70. Yank V, Rennie D. PMID: 10215563.
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    41. If authors became contributors, everyone would gain, especially the reader. Am J Public Health. 1998 May; 88(5):828-30. Rennie D, Yank V. PMID: 9585760.
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    42. When authorship fails. A proposal to make contributors accountable. JAMA. 1997 Aug 20; 278(7):579-85. Rennie D, Yank V, Emanuel L. PMID: 9268280.
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    43. Disclosure to the reader of institutional review board approval and informed consent. JAMA. 1997 Mar 19; 277(11):922-3. Rennie D, Yank V. PMID: 9062333.
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