David Mosen, PhD, MPH

Senior Affiliate Investigator,
Senior Program Evaluation Consultant

Areas of Focus

 
 

Biography

David Mosen, PhD, MPH, is a health services researcher with more than 20 years’ experience conducting applied program evaluation and quality improvement research in public and private delivery systems. As a Senior Program Evaluation Consultant and Affiliate Investigator with CHR, he works closely with KPNW clinicians and departments to evaluate the effectiveness of quality improvement initiatives and translate research findings into practice.

As a member of CHR’s Learning Health System team, Dr. Mosen is working to harness the analytic and evaluation assets of CHR to provide practical answers for care delivery questions in KP and KPNW. His areas of expertise include health services research, program evaluation, quality improvement methods, and dental-medical integration. He collaborates with KPNW’s Quality Management and Systems Department to evaluate projects aligned with the regional operating plan; Clinical Quality and Support Services Department to evaluate innovative quality improvement and operational projects designed to improve quality of care, lower costs, and improve patient safety; and Dental Health Plan to develop a short- and long-term plan to evaluate the effectiveness of medical dental integration with total health in KPNW. These collaborations have led to productive research endeavors and provided needed information for care transformation and enhancement.

Dr. Mosen received his PhD from the UCLA School of Public Health Department of Health Services. After completing his doctorate, he conducted 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 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: http://www.ajmc.com/login
  • 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.

Press Release

Controlling Blood Sugar May Be Easier Than You Think

Large Kaiser Permanente study highlights health system’s ability to track important factors that can impact health outcomes

Jun 13, 2017

Press Release

Diabetes Patients Do Better After Surgery When Their Blood Sugar Is Managed by Pharmacists

A pharmacy-led glycemic control program is linked to improved outcomes for surgical patients with diabetes and those who develop stress-induced hyperglycemia or high blood sugars as a result of surgery, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published in the American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits.

Oct 27, 2015

Stories

Reducing Unnecessary Screening for Vitamin D Deficiency

By making minor changes to their procedures for ordering tests, health care systems can help patients get the right screenings at the right time.

May 02, 2017

Press Release

Visiting the Doctor Boosts Colon Cancer Screening Rates

Screening rates increase even more when doctors discuss details of screening tests, Kaiser Permanente study finds.

Apr 29 2013

Press Release

Preventing a Rare But Tragic Outcome: Post-Tonsillectomy Death in Children

CHR researchers collaborated with Northwest Permanente physicians to reduce opioid prescriptions for children having tonsillectomies.

Dec 13, 2016

Press Release

Obese Patients Nearly Five Times More Likely to be Hospitalized for Asthma

First study to control for risk factors of smoking, medication, gastroesophageal reflux and demographics.

Sep 04, 2008