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David Mosen, PhD, MPH

David Mosen, PhD, MPH, is a health services researcher with over 22 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 System (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 understand the type and frequency of social needs this population experiences.

Dr. Mosen received his PhD from the UCLA School of Public Health Department of Health Services in 1997. 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 (NICDR)
  • Learning Health Systems (LHS): Research Integration (KP Internal)
  • Population Health Evaluation Support (KP Internal)

Selected Publications

  • 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. American Journal of Pharmacy 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
  • Mosen DM, Feldstein AC, Perrin N, Rosales AG, Smith DM, Liles EG, Schneider JL, Myers RE, Elston-Lafata J. More comprehensive discussion of CRC screening associated with higher screening. Am J Manag Care. 2013 Apr;19(4):265-71 PMCID: PMC3891849
  • Smith DH, Feldstein AC, Perrin N, Rosales AG, Mosen DM, Liles EG, Schneider JL, Lafata JE, Meyers RE, Glasgow RE. Automated telephone calls to enhance colorectal cancer screening: economic analysis. Am J Manag Care 2012 Nov;18(11):691-9. PMCID: PMC3845657
  • Liles EG, Perrin N, Rosales AG, Feldstein AC, Smith DH, Mosen DM, Schneider JL. Change to FIT increased CRC screening rates: evaluation of a US screening outreach program. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Oct;18(10):588-95. PMCID: PMC3631273
  • Mosen DM, Pihlstorm D, Shuster EJ, Snyder JJ. Assessing the association between receipt of dental care, diabetes control measures and health care utilization. J Am Dent Assoc 2012 Jan;143(1):20-30.
  • Perrin N, Stiefel M, Mosen DM, Bauck A, Shuster E, Dirks DM. Self-reported health and functional status information improves prediction of inpatient admissions and costs. Am J Manag Care 2011 Dec 1;17(12):e472-8.
  • Mosen DM, Schatz M, Gold R, Mularski RA, Wong WF, Bellows J. Medication use, emergency hospital care utilization, and quality-of-life outcome disparities by race/ethnicity among adults with asthma. Am J Manag Care 2010;16(11):821-828. Available at:
  • Mosen D, Feldstein A, Perrin N, Rosales AG, Smith DH, Liles E, Schneider J, Lafata JE, Myers R, Kositch M, Glasgow RE. Automated telephone calls improved completion of fecal occult blood testing. Med Care 2010 Jul;48(7):604-10. [Epub 2010 May 26] PMCID: PMC3738295
  • Remmers C, Hibbard D, Mosen DM, Wagenfield M, Hoye RE, Jones C. Is patient activation associated with future health outcomes and health care utilization among patients with diabetes? J Ambul Care Manage 2009;32(4):320-7.
  • Mosen DM, Schatz M, Magid DJ, Camargo CA. The relationship between obesity and asthma severity and control in adults. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2008;122(3):507-11.

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