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David Mosen, PhD, MPH

David Mosen, PhD, MPH, is a health services researcher with over 23 years of experience conducting applied program evaluation and quality improvement research within public and private delivery systems. As a senior program evaluation consultant and senior affiliate investigator, he is a core member of the Center for Health Research’s Learning Health Systems (LHS) team. The objective of the LHS team is to develop a “culture of inquiry” between health care operations and research by conducting operationally relevant work that addresses decision making needs and/or knowledge gaps from the perspective of administrators, clinicians, and patients that is aligned with regional and national Kaiser Permanente priorities.

Dr. Mosen’s areas of expertise include health services research, program evaluation, and quality improvement methods. He currently is co-leading an NICDR-funded project to evaluate the impact of medical-dental integration among Medicare patients with KPNW and to understand the type and frequency of social needs this population experiences. He is also an active member of KP’s Social Needs Network for Evaluation and Translation (SONNET) committee, a group that convenes studies social determinants of health in the Kaiser Permanente delivery system.

Dr. Mosen received his PhD from the UCLA School of Public Health, Department of Health Services. After earning his doctorate, he conducted an applied program evaluation and quality improvement research at Intermountain Health Care in Salt Lake City. There he completed a two-year research fellowship with Dr. Brent James, a nationally renowned expert in quality improvement and outcomes research.

In 2003, Dr. Mosen joined KP’s Care Management Institute, where he specialized in two areas: improving asthma quality of care performance measurement and examining the association of patient activation with health outcomes for persons with chronic health conditions. In this capacity, he led a study that changed the national HEDIS measurement specifications for persistent asthma to more reliably capture this population through electronic information. Dr. Mosen joined CHR in 2005.

Selected Current Studies

  • Evaluating the Impact of Dental-Medical Integration among Medicare Beneficiaries: A Population-Based Approach (NIDCR)
  • Examination of changes in social isolation with health outcomes within the KP Colorado Medicare Population—SONNET (KP Internal)
  • Learning Health Systems (LHS): Research Integration (KP Internal)
  • Population Health Evaluation Support (KP Internal)

Selected Publications

  • Mosen DM, Banegas MP, Dickerson JF, Fellows JL, Brooks NB, Pihlstrom DJ, Kershah HM, Scott JL, Keast EM. Examining the association of medical-dental integration with closure of medical care gaps among the elderly population. J Am Dent Assoc. 2021 Apr;152(4):302-308.
  • Mosen DM, Banegas MP, Dickerson JF, Fellows JF, Pihlstrom DJ, Kershah HM, Scott JL, Keast EM. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Medical-Dental Integration to Close Preventive and Disease Management Care Gaps. Front Dental Med. 2021 Jul 2;2:670012.
  • Mosen DM, Banegas MP, Tucker-Seeley RD, Keast E, Hu W, Ertz-Berger B, Brooks N. Social Isolation Associated with Future Health Care Utilization. Popul Health Manag. 2021 Jun;24(3):333-337.
  • Mosen DM, Banegas MP, Benuzillo JG, Hu WR, Brooks NB, Ertz-Berger BL. Association Between Social and Economic Needs With Future Healthcare Utilization. Am J Prev Med. 2020 Mar;58(3):457-460. 10.1016/j.amepre.2019.10.004. Epub 2019 Dec 10. PMID: 31831290.
  • Liles EG, Perrin N, Rosales AG, Smith DH, Feldstein AC, Mosen DM, Levin TR. Performance of a quantitative fecal immunochemical test for detecting advanced colorectal neoplasia: a prospective cohort study. BMC Cancer. 2018 May 2;18(1):509
  • Mosen DM, Glauber H, Stoneburner A, Feldstein AC. Assessing the association between medication adherence and glycemic control. Am J Pharm Benefits 9(3):82-88. May 2017.
  • Naleway AL, Mosen D, Pihlstrom D, Snyder J, Smith N, Shuster E, Rust K. Association of dental care with adherence to HEDIS measures. Perm J. 2016 Winter;20(1):33-40.
  • Luk LJ, Mosen D, MacArthur CJ, Grosz AH. Implementation of a pediatric posttonsillectomy pain protocol in a large group practice. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Apr;154(4):720-4.
  • Mosen DM, Mularski KS, Mularski R, Hill A, Shuster EJ. Pharmacist glycemic control team associated with improved perioperative glycemic and utilization outcomes. Am J Pharm Benefits. 2015;7(5):e127-e134.
  • Mosen DM, Liles EG, Feldstein AC, Perrin N, Rosales AG, Keast E, Smith DH. Participant uptake of the fecal immunochemical test decreases with the two-sample regimen compared with one-sample FIT. Eur J Cancer Pre 2014 Nov;23(6):516-23. [Epub 2014 Sep 8] PMCID: PMC4186737

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