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Mary Ann McBurnie, PhD

TitleDistinguished Investigator
InstitutionKaiser Permanente Northwest
DepartmentCenter for Health Research
Address3800 N. Interstate Avenue
Portland OR 97227
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-0314-220X Additional info
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    Dr. Mary Ann McBurnie designs, implements, coordinates, and performs analysis for multi-center epidemiologic studies and clinical trials.

    Dr. McBurnie recently served as principal investigator on a multi-center study to establish the infrastructure for comparative effectiveness research (CER) in community health centers, the Community Health Applied Research Network (CHARN). Dr. McBurnie led the CHARN Central Data Management Coordination Center as well as the Data Coordinating Center for CONCERT, the COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Outcomes-based Network for Clinical Effectiveness and Research Translation.

    She is collaborating with Dr. Brian Hazlehurst to develop, implement, and evaluate natural language processing methodologies to augment information obtained from coded electronic medical records. In addition, she provides scientific and statistical leadership for projects involving asthma, COPD, quality of care, obesity and nutrition.

    Dr. McBurnie has served on several national and international studies that relate to heart and lung disease. She also directed the Public Access Defibrillation Trial, which demonstrated that lay volunteers could use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) safely and effectively to increase survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Another project, the Research Outcomes Consortium (funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute), evaluated field interventions for trauma and cardiac arrest and translated results to out-of-hospital practice.

    Dr. McBurnie received her PhD in biostatistics from the University of Washington. She served in that department at the Cardiovascular Health Study Coordinating Center and the Clinical Trial Center before joining the Center for Health Research in 2005.

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    1. Mayer KH, Peretti M, McBurnie MA, King D, Smith NX, Crawford P, Loo S, Sigal M, Gillespie S, Davis JA, Cahill S, Grasso C, Keuroghlian AS. Training Health Center Staff in the Provision of Culturally Responsive Care for Sexual and Gender Minority Patients: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. LGBT Health. 2023 Dec 05. PMID: 38052073.
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    2. Mayer KH, Peretti M, McBurnie MA, King D, Smith NX, Crawford P, Loo S, Sigal M, Gillespie S, Cahill S, Keuroghlian AS, Grasso C. Wide Variability in Documentation of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Preventive Health Screenings in a Diverse Sample of U.S. Community Health Centers. LGBT Health. 2022 Jun 30. PMID: 35772015.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Coronado GD, Dickerson JF, Burnett-Hartman AN, Carethers JM, Lee J, Mcburnie MA. Reduced Implementation and Completion of Average-Risk Annual Fecal Immunochemical Test Colorectal Cancer Screening in Black Patients Aged 45-49 Years. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022 May 27. PMID: 35644342.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    4. Fuoco MJ, Mularski RA, Wu B, Moretz C, McBurnie MA, Stanford RH, Crawford P, Gratie D, Salas B. Continuity of Care Assessment Within a Vertically Integrated Care Management Organization Before and After COPD-Related Exacerbations. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2021; 16:2755-2767. PMID: 34675501; PMCID: PMC8504477.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Nguyen HQ, Mularski RA, Edwards PE, Lynn J, Machado MT, McBurnie MA, McMullen C, Mittman BS, Reinke LR, Shen E, Wang SE, Werch HS, HomePal Research Group. Protocol for a Noninferiority Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Home-Based Palliative Care (HomePal). J Palliat Med. 2019 09; 22(S1):20-33. PMID: 31486724.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Sator L, Horner A, Studnicka M, Lamprecht B, Kaiser B, McBurnie MA, Buist AS, Gnatiuc L, Mannino DM, Janson C, Bateman ED, Burney P. Overdiagnosis of COPD in Subjects With Unobstructed Spirometry: A BOLD Analysis. Chest. 2019 Jan 31. PMID: 30711480.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Hatch B, Smith N, McBurnie MA, Quach T, Mayer KH, Dunne MJ, Cottrell E. Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Community Health Centers: Characteristics of New Patients and Early Changes in Delivery of Care. J Ambul Care Manage. 2018 Oct/Dec; 41(4):250-261. PMID: 29771741.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Bailey SR, Stevens VJ, Fortmann SP, Kurtz SE, McBurnie MA, Priest E, Puro J, Solberg LI, Schweitzer R, Masica AL, Hazlehurst B. Long-Term Outcomes From Repeated Smoking Cessation Assistance in Routine Primary Care. Am J Health Promot. 2018 09; 32(7):1582-1590. PMID: 29534598.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Mayer KH, Loo S, Crawford PM, Crane HM, Leo M, DenOuden P, Houlberg M, Schmidt M, Quach T, Ruhs S, Vandermeer M, Grasso C, McBurnie MA. Excess Clinical Comorbidity Among HIV-Infected Patients Accessing Primary Care in US Community Health Centers. Public Health Rep. 2018 Jan/Feb; 133(1):109-118. PMID: 29262289.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Avilés-Santa ML, Heintzman J, Lindberg NM, Guerrero-Preston R, Ramos K, Abraído-Lanza AL, Bull J, Falcón A, McBurnie MA, Moy E, Papanicolaou G, Piña IL, Popovic J, Suglia SF, Vázquez MA. Personalized medicine and Hispanic health: improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities - a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute workshop report. BMC Proc. 2017; 11(Suppl 11):11. PMID: 29149222.
      Citations: 11     
    11. Melzer AC, Ghassemieh BJ, Gillespie SE, Lindenauer PK, McBurnie MA, Mularski RA, Naureckas ET, Vollmer WM, Au DH. Patient characteristics associated with poor inhaler technique among a cohort of patients with COPD. Respir Med. 2017 02; 123:124-130. PMID: 28137488.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Rieckmann T, Muench J, McBurnie MA, Leo MC, Crawford P, Ford D, Stubbs J, O'Cleirigh C, Mayer KH, Fiscella K, Wright N, Doe-Simkins M, Cuddeback M, Salisbury-Afshar E, Nelson C. Medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders within a national community health center research network. Subst Abus. 2016 Oct-Dec; 37(4):625-634. PMID: 27218678.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Melzer AC, Feemster LC, Crothers K, Carson SS, Gillespie SE, Henderson AG, Krishnan JA, Lindenauer PK, McBurnie MA, Mularski RA, Naureckas ET, Pickard AS, Au DH. Respiratory and Bronchitic Symptoms Predict Intention to Quit Smoking among Current Smokers with, and at Risk for, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 09; 13(9):1490-6. PMID: 27268422.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Nichols GA, McBurnie M, Paul L, Potter JE, McCann S, Mayer K, Melgar G, D'Amato S, DeVoe JE. The High Prevalence of Diabetes in a Large Cohort of Patients Drawn From Safety Net Clinics. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016 06 16; 13:E78. PMID: 27309415.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Mayer KH, Crawford P, Dant L, Gillespie S, Singal R, Vandermeer M, Muench J, Long T, Quach T, Chaudhry A, Crane HM, Lembo D, Mills R, McBurnie MA. HIV and Hepatitis C Virus Screening Practices in a Geographically Diverse Sample of American Community Health Centers. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2016 06; 30(6):237-46. PMID: 27286294.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    16. Li V, McBurnie MA, Simon M, Crawford P, Leo M, Rachman F, Cottrell E, Dant L, Oneha M, Chang Weir R. Impact of Social Determinants of Health on Patients with Complex Diabetes Who Are Served by National Safety-Net Health Centers. J Am Board Fam Med. 2016 May-Jun; 29(3):356-70. PMID: 27170793.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Brown T, Lee JY, Park J, Nelson CA, McBurnie MA, Liss DT, Kaleba EO, Henley E, Harigopal P, Grant L, Crawford P, Carroll JE, Alperovitz-Bichell K, Baker DW. Colorectal cancer screening at community health centers: A survey of clinicians' attitudes, practices, and perceived barriers. Prev Med Rep. 2015; 2:886-91. PMID: 26844165.
      Citations: 14     
    18. Hazlehurst BL, Kurtz SE, Masica A, Stevens VJ, McBurnie MA, Puro JE, Vijayadeva V, Au DH, Brannon ED, Sittig DF. CER Hub: An informatics platform for conducting comparative effectiveness research using multi-institutional, heterogeneous, electronic clinical data. Int J Med Inform. 2015 Oct; 84(10):763-73. PMID: 26138036.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    
    19. Stevens VJ, Solberg LI, Bailey SR, Kurtz SE, McBurnie MA, Priest EL, Puro JE, Williams RJ, Fortmann SP, Hazlehurst BL. Assessing Trends in Tobacco Cessation in Diverse Patient Populations. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 Mar; 18(3):275-80. PMID: 25921356.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    20. Prieto-Centurion V, Rolle AJ, Au DH, Carson SS, Henderson AG, Lee TA, Lindenauer PK, McBurnie MA, Mularski RA, Naureckas ET, Vollmer WM, Joese BJ, Krishnan JA. Multicenter study comparing case definitions used to identify patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Nov 01; 190(9):989-95. PMID: 25192554.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Laws R, Gillespie S, Puro J, Van Rompaey S, Quach T, Carroll J, Weir RC, Crawford P, Grasso C, Kaleba E, McBurnie MA. The Community Health Applied Research Network (CHARN) Data Warehouse: a Resource for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research and Quality Improvement in Underserved, Safety Net Populations. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2014; 2(3):1097. PMID: 25848623.
      Citations: 11     
    22. Walker KL, Kirillova O, Gillespie SE, Hsiao D, Pishchalenko V, Pai AK, Puro JE, Plumley R, Kudyakov R, Hu W, Allisany A, McBurnie M, Kurtz SE, Hazlehurst BL. Using the CER Hub to ensure data quality in a multi-institution smoking cessation study. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Nov-Dec; 21(6):1129-35. PMID: 24993545.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Lin FJ, Pickard AS, Krishnan JA, Joo MJ, Au DH, Carson SS, Gillespie S, Henderson AG, Lindenauer PK, McBurnie MA, Mularski RA, Naureckas ET, Vollmer WM, Lee TA. Measuring health-related quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: properties of the EQ-5D-5L and PROMIS-43 short form. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2014 Jun 16; 14:78. PMID: 24934150.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Williams RJ, Masica AL, McBurnie MA, Solberg LI, Bailey SR, Hazlehurst B, Kurtz SE, Williams AE, Puro JE, Stevens VJ. Documentation of the 5 as for smoking cessation by PCPs across distinct health systems. Am J Manag Care. 2014 Mar 01; 20(3):e35-42. PMID: 24773327.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Lamprecht B, Vanfleteren LE, Studnicka M, Allison M, McBurnie MA, Vollmer WM, Tan WC, Nielsen R, Nastalek P, Gnatiuc L, Kaiser B, Janson C, Wouters EF, Burney P, Buist AS. Sex-related differences in respiratory symptoms: results from the BOLD Study. Eur Respir J. 2013 Sep; 42(3):858-60. PMID: 24000253.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Janson C, Marks G, Buist S, Gnatiuc L, Gislason T, McBurnie MA, Nielsen R, Studnicka M, Toelle B, Benediktsdottir B, Burney P. The impact of COPD on health status: findings from the BOLD study. Eur Respir J. 2013 Dec; 42(6):1472-83. PMID: 23722617.
      Citations: 50     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Krishnan JA, Lindenauer PK, Au DH, Carson SS, Lee TA, McBurnie MA, Naureckas ET, Vollmer WM, Mularski RA. Stakeholder priorities for comparative effectiveness research in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a workshop report. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Feb 01; 187(3):320-6. PMID: 23155144.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Mannino DM, McBurnie MA, Tan W, Kocabas A, Anto J, Vollmer WM, Buist AS. Restricted spirometry in the Burden of Lung Disease Study. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2012 Oct; 16(10):1405-11. PMID: 22863565.
      Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Hazelhurst B, McBurnie MA, Mularski RA, Puro JE, Chauvie SL. Automating care quality measurement with health information technology. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Jun; 18(6):313-9. PMID: 22774999.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Mularski RA, McBurnie MA, Lindenauer PK, Lee TA, Vollmer WM, Au DH, Carson SS, Krishnan JA. Comparative effectiveness research in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Comp Eff Res. 2012 Jan; 1(1):71-82. PMID: 23105965.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Hooper R, Burney P, Vollmer WM, McBurnie MA, Gislason T, Tan WC, Jithoo A, Kocabas A, Welte T, Buist AS. Risk factors for COPD spirometrically defined from the lower limit of normal in the BOLD project. Eur Respir J. 2012 Jun; 39(6):1343-53. PMID: 22183479.
      Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    32. Dourado VZ, McBurnie MA. Allometric scaling of 6-min walking distance by body mass as a standardized measure of exercise capacity in healthy adults. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2012 Jul; 112(7):2503-10. PMID: 22075639.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Lamprecht B, McBurnie MA, Vollmer WM, Gudmundsson G, Welte T, Nizankowska-Mogilnicka E, Studnicka M, Bateman E, Anto JM, Burney P, Mannino DM, Buist SA. COPD in never smokers: results from the population-based burden of obstructive lung disease study. Chest. 2011 Apr; 139(4):752-763. PMID: 20884729.
      Citations: 184     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Dourado VZ, Banov MC, Marino MC, de Souza VL, Antunes LC, McBurnie MA. A simple approach to assess VT during a field walk test. Int J Sports Med. 2010 Oct; 31(10):698-703. PMID: 20617483.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Hazlehurst B, McBurnie M, Mularski R, Puro J, Chauvie S. Automating quality measurement: a system for scalable, comprehensive, and routine care quality assessment. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2009 Nov 14; 2009:229-33. PMID: 20351855.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Buist AS, Vollmer WM, McBurnie MA. Worldwide burden of COPD in high- and low-income countries. Part I. The burden of obstructive lung disease (BOLD) initiative. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2008 Jul; 12(7):703-8. PMID: 18544191.
      Citations: 68     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Weinmann S, Vollmer WM, Breen V, Heumann M, Hnizdo E, Villnave J, Doney B, Graziani M, McBurnie MA, Buist AS. COPD and occupational exposures: a case-control study. J Occup Environ Med. 2008 May; 50(5):561-9. PMID: 18469625.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    38. Steinberg JS, Joshi S, Schron EB, Powell J, Hallstrom A, McBurnie M. Psychosocial status predicts mortality in patients with life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. Heart Rhythm. 2008 Mar; 5(3):361-5. PMID: 18313592.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Jenkins LS, Powell JL, Schron EB, McBurnie MA, Bosworth-Farrell S, Moore R, Exner DV. Partner quality of life in the antiarrhythmics versus implantable defibrillators trial. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2007 Nov-Dec; 22(6):472-9. PMID: 18090188.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Lin PH, Appel LJ, Funk K, Craddick S, Chen C, Elmer P, McBurnie MA, Champagne C. The PREMIER intervention helps participants follow the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension dietary pattern and the current Dietary Reference Intakes recommendations. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007 Sep; 107(9):1541-51. PMID: 17761231.
      Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    41. Buist AS, McBurnie MA, Vollmer WM, Gillespie S, Burney P, Mannino DM, Menezes AM, Sullivan SD, Lee TA, Weiss KB, Jensen RL, Marks GB, Gulsvik A, Nizankowska-Mogilnicka E. International variation in the prevalence of COPD (the BOLD Study): a population-based prevalence study. Lancet. 2007 Sep 01; 370(9589):741-50. PMID: 17765523.
      Citations: 721     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    42. Yeboah J, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Mcburnie MA, Burke GL, Herrington DM, Crouse JR. Association between brachial artery reactivity and cardiovascular disease status in an elderly cohort: the cardiovascular health study. Atherosclerosis. 2008 Apr; 197(2):768-76. PMID: 17714717.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Lien LF, Brown AJ, Ard JD, Loria C, Erlinger TP, Feldstein AC, Lin PH, Champagne CM, King AC, McGuire HL, Stevens VJ, Brantley PJ, Harsha DW, McBurnie MA, Appel LJ, Svetkey LP. Effects of PREMIER lifestyle modifications on participants with and without the metabolic syndrome. Hypertension. 2007 Oct; 50(4):609-16. PMID: 17698724.
      Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. Christenson J, Nafziger S, Compton S, Vijayaraghavan K, Slater B, Ledingham R, Powell J, McBurnie MA. The effect of time on CPR and automated external defibrillator skills in the Public Access Defibrillation Trial. Resuscitation. 2007 Jul; 74(1):52-62. PMID: 17303309.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. Hedges JR, Sehra R, Van Zile JW, Anton AR, Bosken LA, O'Connor RE, Moore R, Powell JL, McBurnie MA. Automated external defibrillator program does not impair cardiopulmonary resuscitation initiation in the public access defibrillation trial. Acad Emerg Med. 2006 Jun; 13(6):659-65. PMID: 16636357.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. Riegel B, Nafziger SD, McBurnie MA, Powell J, Ledingham R, Sehra R, Mango L, Henry MC. How well are cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator skills retained over time? Results from the Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Trial. Acad Emerg Med. 2006 Mar; 13(3):254-63. PMID: 16495425.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    47. Richardson LD, Kwun R, McBurnie MA, Chason K. New approaches to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Mt Sinai J Med. 2006 Jan; 73(1):440-8. PMID: 16470324.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    48. Richardson LD, Gunnels MD, Groh WJ, Peberdy MA, Pennington S, Wilets I, Campbell V, Van Ottingham L, McBurnie MA. Implementation of community-based public access defibrillation in the PAD trial. Acad Emerg Med. 2005 Aug; 12(8):688-97. PMID: 16079421.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. Birnbaum A, McBurnie MA, Powell J, Ottingham LV, Riegel B, Potts J, Hedges JR. Modeling instructor preferences for CPR and AED competence estimation. Resuscitation. 2005 Mar; 64(3):333-9. PMID: 15733763.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. Page RL, Zipes DP, Powell JL, Luceri RM, Gold MR, Peters R, Russo AM, Bigger JT, Sung RJ, McBurnie MA. Seasonal variation of mortality in the Antiarrhythmics Versus Implantable Defibrillators (AVID) study registry. Heart Rhythm. 2004 Oct; 1(4):435-40. PMID: 15851196.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    51. Enright PL, McBurnie MA, Bittner V, Tracy RP, McNamara R, Arnold A, Newman AB. The 6-min walk test: a quick measure of functional status in elderly adults. Chest. 2003 Feb; 123(2):387-98. PMID: 12576356.
      Citations: 208     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    52. Ornato JP, McBurnie MA, Nichol G, Salive M, Weisfeldt M, Riegel B, Christenson J, Terndrup T, Daya M. The Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) trial: study design and rationale. Resuscitation. 2003 Feb; 56(2):135-47. PMID: 12589986.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic HealthCTClinical Trials
    53. Walston J, McBurnie MA, Newman A, Tracy RP, Kop WJ, Hirsch CH, Gottdiener J, Fried LP. Frailty and activation of the inflammation and coagulation systems with and without clinical comorbidities: results from the Cardiovascular Health Study. Arch Intern Med. 2002 Nov 11; 162(20):2333-41. PMID: 12418947.
      Citations: 345     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    54. Kop WJ, Gottdiener JS, Tangen CM, Fried LP, McBurnie MA, Walston J, Newman A, Hirsch C, Tracy RP. Inflammation and coagulation factors in persons > 65 years of age with symptoms of depression but without evidence of myocardial ischemia. Am J Cardiol. 2002 Feb 15; 89(4):419-24. PMID: 11835923.
      Citations: 73     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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