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Nancy P Gordon ScD

TitleResearch Scientist II
InstitutionKaiser Permanente Northern California
DepartmentDivision of Research
Address2000 Broadway
Oakland CA 94612
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    University of California, BerkeleyBA1975English
    University of California, Santa BarbaraMA1978Counseling Psychology
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MAScD1984Applied Behavioral Sciences

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    Nancy Gordon, ScD, has been a research scientist and program evaluation consultant in the Health Care Effectiveness group at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research since 1985. She has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara; and a doctor of science in applied behavioral sciences from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Gordon’s experience includes being director of the triennial Kaiser Permanente Northern California Adult Member Health Survey and serving as an evaluation consultant/director for many patient education/health promotion and innovative primary care health services sponsored by the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program. She has also frequently served as a consultant for the evaluation of programs aimed at improving knowledge and practices of clinical staff.

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    1. Haysbert DB, Lo JC, Ramalingam ND, Gordon NP. Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Among Middle-Aged and Older Adult Vietnamese American Members of a Northern California Health Plan. Public Health Rep. 2022 Feb 20; 333549221076543. PMID: 35184632.
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    2. Gordon NP, Mosen DM, Banegas MP. Oral Health Care: A Missing Pillar of Total Health Care? Perm J. 2021 Dec 03; 25. PMID: 35348106; PMCID: PMC8784083.
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    3. Kizzee OP, Lo JC, Ramalingam ND, Rana JS, Gordon NP. Differential Cardiometabolic Risk Factor Clustering Across U.S. Asian Ethnic Groups. Am J Prev Med. 2022 02; 62(2):e129-e131. PMID: 34629200.
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    4. Gordon NP, Hsueh L. Racial/ethnic, gender, and age group differences in cardiometabolic risks among adults in a Northern California health plan: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2021 06 25; 21(1):1227. PMID: 34172022; PMCID: PMC8235804.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Abuelezam NN, El-Sayed A, Galea S, Gordon NP. Understanding differences within ethnic group designation: comparing risk factors and health indicators between Iranian and Arab Americans in Northern California. BMC Public Health. 2021 06 05; 21(1):1074. PMID: 34090389; PMCID: PMC8178892.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Guo L, Gordon NP, Chandra M, Dayo O, Lo JC. The Risks of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Diabetes Vary by Ethnic Subgroup Among Young Asian Women. Diabetes Care. 2021 Apr 26. PMID: 33905346; PMCID: PMC8247526.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Abuelezam NN, El-Sayed AM, Galea S, Gordon NP. Health Risks and Chronic Health Conditions among Arab American and White Adults in Northern California. Ethn Dis. 2021; 31(2):235-242. PMID: 33883864; PMCID: PMC8054874.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Abuelezam NN, El-Sayed AM, Galea S, Gordon NP. Differences in Health Characteristics of Geographic Subgroups of Arab Americans in a Northern California Health Plan. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2021 Jan 27. PMID: 33502685.
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    9. Gordon NP, Banegas MP, Tucker-Seeley RD. Racial-ethnic differences in prevalence of social determinants of health and social risks among middle-aged and older adults in a Northern California health plan. PLoS One. 2020; 15(11):e0240822. PMID: 33147232; PMCID: PMC7641349.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Lee DR, Lo JC, Ramalingam N, Gordon NP. Understanding the Uptake of Digital Technologies for Health-Related Purposes in Frail Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 01; 69(1):269-272. PMID: 33011975.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Gordon NP, Lin TY, Rau J, Lo JC. Aggregation of Asian-American subgroups masks meaningful differences in health and health risks among Asian ethnicities: an electronic health record based cohort study. BMC Public Health. 2019 Nov 25; 19(1):1551. PMID: 31760942; PMCID: PMC6876105.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Pantell MS, Prather AA, Downing JM, Gordon NP, Adler NE. Association of Social and Behavioral Risk Factors With Earlier Onset of Adult Hypertension and Diabetes. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 05 03; 2(5):e193933. PMID: 31099868; PMCID: PMC6537925.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Gordon NP, Crouch E. Digital Information Technology Use and Patient Preferences for Internet-Based Health Education Modalities: Cross-Sectional Survey Study of Middle-Aged and Older Adults With Chronic Health Conditions. JMIR Aging. 2019 Apr 04; 2(1):e12243. PMID: 31518291; PMCID: PMC6716442.
      Citations: 18     
    14. Crouch E, Gordon NP. Prevalence and Factors Influencing Use of Internet and Electronic Health Resources by Middle-Aged and Older Adults in a US Health Plan Population: Cross-Sectional Survey Study. JMIR Aging. 2019 Mar 26; 2(1):e11451. PMID: 31518256; PMCID: PMC6715345.
      Citations: 6     
    15. Fricke J, Gordon N, Downing J. Sexual Orientation Disparities in Physical Activity: Results From Insured Adults in California. Med Care. 2019 Feb; 57(2):138-144. PMID: 30461583.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Stiefel MC, Gordon NP, Wilson-Anumudu FJ, Arsen EL. Sociodemographic Determinants of Health and Well-Being Among Adults Residing in the Combined Kaiser Permanente Regions. Perm J. 2019; 23. PMID: 31050642; PMCID: PMC6499116.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Lee DR, Santo EC, Lo JC, Ritterman Weintraub ML, Patton M, Gordon NP. Understanding functional and social risk characteristics of frail older adults: a cross-sectional survey study. BMC Fam Pract. 2018 10 19; 19(1):170. PMID: 30340530.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Gordon NP, Hornbrook MC. Older adults' readiness to engage with eHealth patient education and self-care resources: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 03 27; 18(1):220. PMID: 29587721.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Geng Y, Lo JC, Brickner L, Gordon NP. Racial-Ethnic Differences in Fall Prevalence among Older Women: A Cross-Sectional Survey Study. BMC Geriatr. 2017 03 11; 17(1):65. PMID: 28284206.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Gordon N, Lin T. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Adult Member Health Survey. Perm J. 2016; 20(4):15-225. PMID: 27548806.
      Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Graetz I, Gordon N, Fung V, Hamity C, Reed ME. The Digital Divide and Patient Portals: Internet Access Explained Differences in Patient Portal Use for Secure Messaging by Age, Race, and Income. Med Care. 2016 08; 54(8):772-9. PMID: 27314262.
      Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Gordon NP, Hornbrook MC. Differences in Access to and Preferences for Using Patient Portals and Other eHealth Technologies Based on Race, Ethnicity, and Age: A Database and Survey Study of Seniors in a Large Health Plan. J Med Internet Res. 2016 Mar 04; 18(3):e50. PMID: 26944212.
      Citations: 98     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Ford MC, Gordon NP, Howell A, Green CE, Greenspan LC, Chandra M, Mellor RG, Lo JC. Obesity Severity, Dietary Behaviors, and Lifestyle Risks Vary by Race/Ethnicity and Age in a Northern California Cohort of Children with Obesity. J Obes. 2016; 2016:4287976. PMID: 26885385.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Ferrara A, Hedderson MM, Brown SD, Albright CL, Ehrlich SF, Tsai AL, Caan BJ, Sternfeld B, Gordon NP, Schmittdiel JA, Gunderson EP, Mevi AA, Herman WH, Ching J, Crites Y, Quesenberry CP. The Comparative Effectiveness of Diabetes Prevention Strategies to Reduce Postpartum Weight Retention in Women With Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: The Gestational Diabetes' Effects on Moms (GEM) Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. Diabetes Care. 2016 Jan; 39(1):65-74. PMID: 26657945.
      Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Reed M, Graetz I, Gordon N, Fung V. Patient-initiated e-mails to providers: associations with out-of-pocket visit costs, and impact on care-seeking and health. Am J Manag Care. 2015 Dec 01; 21(12):e632-9. PMID: 26760425.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Gordon NP, Green BB. Factors associated with use and non-use of the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) kit for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Response to a 2012 outreach screening program: a survey study. BMC Public Health. 2015 Jun 11; 15:546. PMID: 26062732.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    27. Gordon NP, Mellor RG. Accuracy of parent-reported information for estimating prevalence of overweight and obesity in a race-ethnically diverse pediatric clinic population aged 3 to 12. BMC Pediatr. 2015 Feb 12; 15:5. PMID: 25886135.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Ferrara A, Hedderson MM, Albright CL, Brown SD, Ehrlich SF, Caan BJ, Sternfeld B, Gordon NP, Schmittdiel JA, Gunderson EP, Mevi AA, Tsai AL, Ching J, Crites Y, Quesenberry CP. A pragmatic cluster randomized clinical trial of diabetes prevention strategies for women with gestational diabetes: design and rationale of the Gestational Diabetes' Effects on Moms (GEM) study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Jan 15; 14:21. PMID: 24423410.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Hull SC, Colloca L, Avins A, Gordon NP, Somkin CP, Kaptchuk TJ, Miller FG. Patients' attitudes about the use of placebo treatments: telephone survey. BMJ. 2013 Jul 02; 347:f3757. PMID: 23819963.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Gordon NP, Caan BJ, Asgari MM. Variation in vitamin D supplementation among adults in a multi-race/ethnic health plan population, 2008. Nutr J. 2012 Dec 11; 11:104. PMID: 23231734.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Lo JC, O'Ryan F, Yang J, Hararah MK, Gonzalez JR, Gordon N, Silver P, Ansfield A, Wang B, Go AS. Oral health considerations in older women receiving oral bisphosphonate therapy. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 May; 59(5):916-22. PMID: 21539523.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Satre DD, Campbell CI, Gordon NS, Weisner C. Ethnic disparities in accessing treatment for depression and substance use disorders in an integrated health plan. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2010; 40(1):57-76. PMID: 20565045.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Lo JC, O'Ryan FS, Gordon NP, Yang J, Hui RL, Martin D, Hutchinson M, Lathon PV, Sanchez G, Silver P, Chandra M, McCloskey CA, Staffa JA, Willy M, Selby JV, Go AS. Prevalence of osteonecrosis of the jaw in patients with oral bisphosphonate exposure. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Feb; 68(2):243-53. PMID: 19772941.
      Citations: 102     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Lea CS, Gordon NP, Prebil LA, Ereman R, Uratsu CS, Powell M. Differences in reproductive risk factors for breast cancer in middle-aged women in Marin County, California and a sociodemographically similar area of Northern California. BMC Womens Health. 2009 Mar 25; 9:6. PMID: 19320996.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Gordon NP, Iribarren C. Health-related characteristics and preferred methods of receiving health education according to dominant language among Latinos aged 25 to 64 in a large Northern California health plan. BMC Public Health. 2008 Sep 09; 8:305. PMID: 18782454.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Gordon NP, Wortley PM, Singleton JA, Lin TY, Bardenheier BH. Race/ethnicity and validity of self-reported pneumococcal vaccination. BMC Public Health. 2008 Jul 03; 8:227. PMID: 18598363.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    37. Einhorn D, Stewart DA, Erman MK, Gordon N, Philis-Tsimikas A, Casal E. Prevalence of sleep apnea in a population of adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Endocr Pract. 2007 Jul-Aug; 13(4):355-62. PMID: 17669711.
      Citations: 71     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    38. Satre DD, Gordon NP, Weisner C. Alcohol consumption, medical conditions, and health behavior in older adults. Am J Health Behav. 2007 May-Jun; 31(3):238-48. PMID: 17402864.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Gruskin EP, Gordon N. Gay/Lesbian sexual orientation increases risk for cigarette smoking and heavy drinking among members of a large Northern California health plan. BMC Public Health. 2006 Oct 03; 6:241. PMID: 17018152.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Rubenstein LV, Meredith LS, Parker LE, Gordon NP, Hickey SC, Oken C, Lee ML. Impacts of evidence-based quality improvement on depression in primary care: a randomized experiment. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Oct; 21(10):1027-35. PMID: 16836631.
      Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. Quinn VP, Stevens VJ, Hollis JF, Rigotti NA, Solberg LI, Gordon N, Ritzwoller D, Smith KS, Hu W, Zapka J. Tobacco-cessation services and patient satisfaction in nine nonprofit HMOs. Am J Prev Med. 2005 Aug; 29(2):77-84. PMID: 16005802.
      Citations: 49     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    42. Gordon NP, Schaffer DM. Use of dietary supplements by female seniors in a large Northern California health plan. BMC Geriatr. 2005 Feb 09; 5:4. PMID: 15703066.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Stevens VJ, Solberg LI, Quinn VP, Rigotti NA, Hollis JA, Smith KS, Zapka JG, France E, Vogt T, Gordon N, Fishman P, Boyle RG. Relationship between tobacco control policies and the delivery of smoking cessation services in nonprofit HMOs. J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 2005; (35):75-80. PMID: 16287890.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    44. Forrest CB, Riley AW, Vivier PM, Gordon NP, Starfield B. Predictors of children's healthcare use: the value of child versus parental perspectives on healthcare needs. Med Care. 2004 Mar; 42(3):232-8. PMID: 15076822.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. Gordon NP, Lin TY. Use of complementary and alternative medicine by the adult membership of a large northern California health maintenance organization, 1999. J Ambul Care Manage. 2004 Jan-Mar; 27(1):12-24. PMID: 14717461.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. Schaffer DM, Gordon NP, Jensen CD, Avins AL. Nonvitamin, nonmineral supplement use over a 12-month period by adult members of a large health maintenance organization. J Am Diet Assoc. 2003 Nov; 103(11):1500-5. PMID: 14576716.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    47. Alexander M, Gordon NP, Davis CC, Chen RS. Patient knowledge and awareness of hypertension is suboptimal: results from a large health maintenance organization. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2003 Jul-Aug; 5(4):254-60. PMID: 12939565.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    48. Rubenstein LV, Parker LE, Meredith LS, Altschuler A, dePillis E, Hernandez J, Gordon NP. Understanding team-based quality improvement for depression in primary care. Health Serv Res. 2002 Aug; 37(4):1009-29. PMID: 12236381.
      Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. Rigotti NA, Quinn VP, Stevens VJ, Solberg LI, Hollis JF, Rosenthal AC, Zapka JG, France E, Gordon N, Smith S, Monroe M. Tobacco-control policies in 11 leading managed care organizations: progress and challenges. Eff Clin Pract. 2002 May-Jun; 5(3):130-6. PMID: 12088292.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. Gruskin EP, Hart S, Gordon N, Ackerson L. Patterns of cigarette smoking and alcohol use among lesbians and bisexual women enrolled in a large health maintenance organization. Am J Public Health. 2001 Jun; 91(6):976-9. PMID: 11392944.
      Citations: 52     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    51. Gordon NP, Shade SB. Advance directives are more likely among seniors asked about end-of-life care preferences. Arch Intern Med. 1999 Apr 12; 159(7):701-4. PMID: 10218749.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    52. Gordon NP, Walton D, McAdam E, Derman J, Gallitero G, Garrett L. Effects of providing hospital-based doulas in health maintenance organization hospitals. Obstet Gynecol. 1999 Mar; 93(3):422-6. PMID: 10074992.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    53. Gordon NP, Sobel DS, Tarazona EZ. Use of and interest in alternative therapies among adult primary care clinicians and adult members in a large health maintenance organization. West J Med. 1998 Sep; 169(3):153-61. PMID: 9771154.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    54. Gordon NP, Rundall TG, Parker L. Type of health care coverage and the likelihood of being screened for cancer. Med Care. 1998 May; 36(5):636-45. PMID: 9596055.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    55. Gordon NP, Hiatt RA, Lampert DI. Concordance of self-reported data and medical record audit for six cancer screening procedures. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1993 Apr 07; 85(7):566-70. PMID: 8455203.
      Citations: 121     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    56. Gordon NP, Kaplan GA. Some evidence refuting the HMO "favorable selection" hypothesis: the case of Kaiser Permanente. Adv Health Econ Health Serv Res. 1991; 12:19-39. PMID: 10122802.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    57. Gordon NP, Cleary PD, Parker CE, Czeisler CA. The prevalence and health impact of shiftwork. Am J Public Health. 1986 Oct; 76(10):1225-8. PMID: 3752325.
      Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    58. Gordon NP. Never smokers, triers and current smokers: three distinct target groups for school-based antismoking programs. Health Educ Q. 1986; 13(2):163-79. PMID: 3721880.
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    59. Gordon NP. De-fusing the symbolic value of smoking. Am J Public Health. 1983 Sep; 73(9):1102. PMID: 6881412.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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