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Nancy P Gordon ScD

TitleResearch Scientist II
InstitutionKaiser Permanente Northern California
DepartmentDivision of Research
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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. 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.
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    2. 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.
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    3. 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.
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    4. 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.
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    5. Gordon N, Lin T. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Adult Member Health Survey. Perm J. 2016; 20(4):15-225. PMID: 27548806.
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    6. 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.
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    7. 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.
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    8. 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.
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    9. 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.
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    10. 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.
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    11. 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.
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    12. 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.
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    13. 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.
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    14. 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.
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    15. 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.
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    16. 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.
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    17. 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.
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    18. 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.
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    19. 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.
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    20. 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.
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    21. 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.
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    22. 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.
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    23. 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.
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    24. 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.
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    25. 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.
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    26. 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.
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    27. 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.
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    28. 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.
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    29. 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.
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    30. 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.
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    31. 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.
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    32. 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.
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    33. 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.
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    34. 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.
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    35. 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.
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    36. 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.
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    37. 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.
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    38. 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.
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    39. Schneitman-McIntire O, Farnen TA, Gordon N, Chan J, Toy WA. Medication misadventures resulting in emergency department visits at and HMO medical center. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 1996 Jun 15; 53(12):1416-22. PMID: 8781687.
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    40. 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.
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    41. 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.
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    42. 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.
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    43. Gordon NP. De-fusing the symbolic value of smoking. Am J Public Health. 1983 Sep; 73(9):1102. PMID: 6881412.
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