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Jonathan A. Finkelstein, MD, MPH

TitleSenior Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship
InstitutionKaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
DepartmentOffice of Research and Scholarship
Address100 South Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena CA 91101
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    InstitutionKaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
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    Dr. Jonathan Finkelstein serves as Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine’s Senior Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship. Dr. Finkelstein’s research has focused on the link between clinical care quality and population health. He has conducted observational research using health plan claims on trends in antibiotic prescribing in community practice, studied trends in antibiotic resistance in S. pneumoniae in communities under the joint pressures of antibiotic use and immunization, and conducted community level trials of methods to promote judicious prescribing. Additionally, he has collaborated on studies of pediatric care quality across a range of clinical conditions. In his role at KPSOM, Dr. Finkelstein is responsible for creating a robust environment for students and faculty to engage in research and other scholarly activities. He works collaboratively with research leaders throughout Kaiser Permanente to build a scholarly environment for the school.

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    R13HS025305     (FINKELSTEIN, JONATHAN A)Apr 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2020
    Advancing Implementation and Quality Improvement Science Conference
    Role: Principal Investigator

    K12HS022986     (FINKELSTEIN, JONATHAN A)Aug 1, 2014 - Jul 31, 2019
    Mentored Career Development for Child and Family Centered Outcomes Research
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R13HS023045     (FINKELSTEIN, JONATHAN A)Feb 5, 2014 - Jan 31, 2017
    Advancing Quality Improvement Science for Childrens Health Care Research
    Role: Principal Investigator

    T32HD075727     (FINKELSTEIN, JONATHAN A)May 1, 2013 - Oct 31, 2018
    Research Training in Prevention and Care of Chronic Illness in Childhood
    Role: Principal Investigator

    K24HD060786     (FINKELSTEIN, JONATHAN A)Sep 30, 2010 - Jan 31, 2016
    Emerging Trends in Antibiotic Use and Their Impact on Primary Care for Children
    Role: Principal Investigator

    T32HS019485     (FINKELSTEIN, JONATHAN A)Jul 1, 2010 - Jun 30, 2013
    Expanding training in comparative effectiveness for child health researchers
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AI066304     (FINKELSTEIN, JONATHAN A)Aug 1, 2006 - Jul 31, 2016
    Conjugate vaccine impact on pneumococcal carriage, disease, and population geneti
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01HS010247     (FINKELSTEIN, JONATHAN A)Sep 30, 1999 - Sep 29, 2005
    Role: Principal Investigator

    T32HS000063     (WALSH, KATHLEEN ELIZABETH)Sep 30, 1994 - Jun 30, 2023
    Training in Child Health Services Research and Implementation Science
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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    1. Finkelstein JA, Raebel MA, Nordin JD, Lakoma M, Young JG. Trends in Outpatient Antibiotic Use in 3 Health Plans. Pediatrics. 2019 Jan; 143(1). PMID: 30559122.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Lipstein EA, Block JP, Dodds C, Forrest CB, Heerman WJ, Law JK, Lunsford D, Winkler P, Finkelstein JA. Early Antibiotics and Childhood Obesity: Do Future Risks Matter to Parents and Physicians? Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 02; 58(2):191-198. PMID: 30362824; PMCID: PMC6785987.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Michelson KA, Lyons TW, Bachur RG, Monuteaux MC, Finkelstein JA. Timing and Location of Emergency Department Revisits. Pediatrics. 2018 05; 141(5). PMID: 29650806.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Block JP, Bailey LC, Gillman MW, Lunsford D, Boone-Heinonen J, Cleveland LP, Finkelstein J, Horgan CE, Jay M, Reynolds JS, Sturtevant JL, Forrest CB, PCORnet Antibiotics Childhood Growth Study Group. PCORnet Antibiotics and Childhood Growth Study: Process for Cohort Creation and Cohort Description. Acad Pediatr. 2018 07; 18(5):569-576. PMID: 29477481.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Sawicki GS, Garvey KC, Toomey SL, Williams KA, Hargraves JL, James T, Raphael JL, Giardino AP, Schuster MA, Finkelstein JA. Preparation for Transition to Adult Care Among Medicaid-Insured Adolescents. Pediatrics. 2017 Jul; 140(1). PMID: 28646002; PMCID: PMC5495532.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. DeCourcey DD, Silverman M, Chang E, Ozonoff A, Stickney C, Pichoff D, Oldershaw A, Finkelstein JA. Medication Reconciliation Failures in Children and Young Adults With Chronic Disease During Intensive and Intermediate Care. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 Apr; 18(4):370-377. PMID: 28198758; PMCID: PMC5380513.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Fleming-Dutra KE, Hersh AL, Shapiro DJ, Bartoces M, Enns EA, File TM, Finkelstein JA, Gerber JS, Hyun DY, Linder JA, Lynfield R, Margolis DJ, May LS, Merenstein D, Metlay JP, Newland JG, Piccirillo JF, Roberts RM, Sanchez GV, Suda KJ, Thomas A, Woo TM, Zetts RM, Hicks LA. Prevalence of Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescriptions Among US Ambulatory Care Visits, 2010-2011. JAMA. 2016 May 03; 315(17):1864-73. PMID: 27139059.
      Citations: 581     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Forrest CB, Margolis PA, Bailey LC, Marsolo K, Del Beccaro MA, Finkelstein JA, Milov DE, Vieland VJ, Wolf BA, Yu FB, Kahn MG. PEDSnet: a National Pediatric Learning Health System. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Jul-Aug; 21(4):602-6. PMID: 24821737; PMCID: PMC4078288.
      Citations: 76     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Vaz LE, Kleinman KP, Raebel MA, Nordin JD, Lakoma MD, Dutta-Linn MM, Finkelstein JA. Recent trends in outpatient antibiotic use in children. Pediatrics. 2014 Mar; 133(3):375-85. PMID: 24488744.
      Citations: 82     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Finkelstein JA, Dutta-Linn M, Meyer R, Goldman R. Childhood infections, antibiotics, and resistance: what are parents saying now? Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Feb; 53(2):145-50. PMID: 24137024; PMCID: PMC4089954.
      Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Greene SK, Kleinman KP, Lakoma MD, Rifas-Shiman SL, Lee GM, Huang SS, Finkelstein JA. Trends in antibiotic use in Massachusetts children, 2000-2009. Pediatrics. 2012 Jul; 130(1):15-22. PMID: 22732172; PMCID: PMC3382917.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Toomey SL, Sox CM, Rusinak D, Finkelstein JA. Why do children with ADHD discontinue their medication? Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Aug; 51(8):763-9. PMID: 22584541.
      Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Costa MA, Huang SS, Moore M, Kulldorff M, Finkelstein JA. New approaches to estimating national rates of invasive pneumococcal disease. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 Jul 15; 174(2):234-42. PMID: 21617259.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    14. Huang SS, Johnson KM, Ray GT, Wroe P, Lieu TA, Moore MR, Zell ER, Linder JA, Grijalva CG, Metlay JP, Finkelstein JA. Healthcare utilization and cost of pneumococcal disease in the United States. Vaccine. 2011 Apr 18; 29(18):3398-412. PMID: 21397721.
      Citations: 118     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Toomey SL, Homer CJ, Finkelstein JA. Comparing medical homes for children with ADHD and asthma. Acad Pediatr. 2010 Jan-Feb; 10(1):56-63. PMID: 20129482.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Lee GM, Huang SS, Rifas-Shiman SL, Hinrichsen VL, Pelton SI, Kleinman K, Hanage WP, Lipsitch M, McAdam AJ, Finkelstein JA. Epidemiology and risk factors for Staphylococcus aureus colonization in children in the post-PCV7 era. BMC Infect Dis. 2009 Jul 11; 9:110. PMID: 19594890; PMCID: PMC2716346.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    17. Fuhlbrigge A, Carey VJ, Finkelstein JA, Lozano P, Inui TS, Weiss KB. Are performance measures based on automated medical records valid for physician/practice profiling of asthma care? Med Care. 2008 Jun; 46(6):620-6. PMID: 18520317.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Stille CJ, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman K, Kotch JB, Finkelstein JA. Physician responses to a community-level trial promoting judicious antibiotic use. Ann Fam Med. 2008 May-Jun; 6(3):206-12. PMID: 18474882; PMCID: PMC2384983.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Sox CM, Finkelstein JA, Yin R, Kleinman K, Lieu TA. Trends in otitis media treatment failure and relapse. Pediatrics. 2008 Apr; 121(4):674-9. PMID: 18381530.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Finkelstein JA, Huang SS, Kleinman K, Rifas-Shiman SL, Stille CJ, Daniel J, Schiff N, Steingard R, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D, Goldmann D, Platt R. Impact of a 16-community trial to promote judicious antibiotic use in Massachusetts. Pediatrics. 2008 Jan; 121(1):e15-23. PMID: 18166533.
      Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Kappelman MD, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman K, Ollendorf D, Bousvaros A, Grand RJ, Finkelstein JA. The prevalence and geographic distribution of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in the United States. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 Dec; 5(12):1424-9. PMID: 17904915.
      Citations: 356     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Kappelman MD, Bousvaros A, Hyams J, Markowitz J, Pfefferkorn M, Kugathasan S, Rosh J, Otley A, Mack D, Griffiths A, Evans J, Grand R, Langton C, Kleinman K, Finkelstein JA. Intercenter variation in initial management of children with Crohn's disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2007 Jul; 13(7):890-5. PMID: 17286275.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Lee TA, Fuhlbrigge AL, Sullivan SD, Finkelstein JA, Inui TS, Lozano P, Weiss KB. Agreement between caregiver reported healthcare utilization and administrative data for children with asthma. J Asthma. 2007 Apr; 44(3):189-94. PMID: 17454336.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Huang SS, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman K, Kotch J, Schiff N, Stille CJ, Steingard R, Finkelstein JA. Parental knowledge about antibiotic use: results of a cluster-randomized, multicommunity intervention. Pediatrics. 2007 Apr; 119(4):698-706. PMID: 17403840.
      Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Andrade SE, Raebel MA, Morse AN, Davis RL, Chan KA, Finkelstein JA, Fortman KK, McPhillips H, Roblin D, Smith DH, Yood MU, Platt R, H Gurwitz J. Use of prescription medications with a potential for fetal harm among pregnant women. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2006 Aug; 15(8):546-54. PMID: 16586470.
      Citations: 41     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Gnanasekaran SK, Finkelstein JA, Hohman K, O'Brien M, Kruskal B, Lieu T. Parental perspectives on influenza vaccination among children with asthma. Public Health Rep. 2006 Mar-Apr; 121(2):181-8. PMID: 16528952.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    27. Rhodes ET, Finkelstein JA, Marshall R, Allen C, Gillman MW, Ludwig DS. Screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents: attitudes, barriers, and practices among pediatric clinicians. Ambul Pediatr. 2006 Mar-Apr; 6(2):110-4. PMID: 16530149.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    28. Gnanasekaran SK, Finkelstein JA, Lozano P, Farber HJ, Chi FW, Lieu TA. Influenza vaccination among children with asthma in medicaid managed care. Ambul Pediatr. 2006 Jan-Feb; 6(1):1-7. PMID: 16443176.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    29. Gupta RS, Bewtra M, Prosser LA, Finkelstein JA. Predictors of hospital charges for children admitted with asthma. Ambul Pediatr. 2006 Jan-Feb; 6(1):15-20. PMID: 16443178.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Finkelstein JA, Lozano P, Fuhlbrigge AL, Carey VJ, Inui TS, Soumerai SB, Sullivan SD, Wagner EH, Weiss ST, Weiss KB. Practice-level effects of interventions to improve asthma care in primary care settings: the Pediatric Asthma Care Patient Outcomes Research Team. Health Serv Res. 2005 Dec; 40(6 Pt 1):1737-57. PMID: 16336546.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Linder JA, Bates DW, Lee GM, Finkelstein JA. Antibiotic treatment of children with sore throat. JAMA. 2005 Nov 09; 294(18):2315-22. PMID: 16278359.
      Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    32. Park S, Soumerai SB, Adams AS, Finkelstein JA, Jang S, Ross-Degnan D. Antibiotic use following a Korean national policy to prohibit medication dispensing by physicians. Health Policy Plan. 2005 Sep; 20(5):302-9. PMID: 16000369.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Fuhlbrigge AL, Carey VJ, Finkelstein JA, Lozano P, Inui TS, Weiss ST, Weiss KB. Validity of the HEDIS criteria to identify children with persistent asthma and sustained high utilization. Am J Manag Care. 2005 May; 11(5):325-30. PMID: 15898221.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Sullivan SD, Lee TA, Blough DK, Finkelstein JA, Lozano P, Inui TS, Fuhlbrigge AL, Carey VJ, Wagner E, Weiss KB. A multisite randomized trial of the effects of physician education and organizational change in chronic asthma care: cost-effectiveness analysis of the Pediatric Asthma Care Patient Outcomes Research Team II (PAC-PORT II). Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005 May; 159(5):428-34. PMID: 15867115.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    35. Stille CJ, Andrade SE, Huang SS, Nordin J, Raebel MA, Go AS, Chan KA, Finkelstein JA. Increased use of second-generation macrolide antibiotics for children in nine health plans in the United States. Pediatrics. 2004 Nov; 114(5):1206-11. PMID: 15520097.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Lozano P, Finkelstein JA, Carey VJ, Wagner EH, Inui TS, Fuhlbrigge AL, Soumerai SB, Sullivan SD, Weiss ST, Weiss KB. A multisite randomized trial of the effects of physician education and organizational change in chronic-asthma care: health outcomes of the Pediatric Asthma Care Patient Outcomes Research Team II Study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004 Sep; 158(9):875-83. PMID: 15351753.
      Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    37. Lee KC, Finkelstein JA, Miroshnik IL, Rusinak D, Santoli JM, Lett SM, Lieu TA. Pediatricians' self-reported clinical practices and adherence to national immunization guidelines after the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004 Jul; 158(7):695-701. PMID: 15237070.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Lieu TA, Finkelstein JA, Lozano P, Capra AM, Chi FW, Jensvold N, Quesenberry CP, Farber HJ. Cultural competence policies and other predictors of asthma care quality for Medicaid-insured children. Pediatrics. 2004 Jul; 114(1):e102-10. PMID: 15231981.
      Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Fuhlbrigge A, Carey VJ, Adams RJ, Finkelstein JA, Lozano P, Weiss ST, Weiss KB. Evaluation of asthma prescription measures and health system performance based on emergency department utilization. Med Care. 2004 May; 42(5):465-71. PMID: 15083107.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Farber HJ, Chi FW, Capra A, Jensvold NG, Finkelstein JA, Lozano P, Quesenberry CP, Lieu TA. Use of asthma medication dispensing patterns to predict risk of adverse health outcomes: a study of Medicaid-insured children in managed care programs. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2004 Mar; 92(3):319-28. PMID: 15049395.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. Lozano P, Grothaus LC, Finkelstein JA, Hecht J, Farber HJ, Lieu TA. Variability in asthma care and services for low-income populations among practice sites in managed Medicaid systems. Health Serv Res. 2003 Dec; 38(6 Pt 1):1563-78. PMID: 14727788.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    42. Gendo K, Sullivan SD, Lozano P, Finkelstein JA, Fuhlbrigge A, Weiss KB. Resource costs for asthma-related care among pediatric patients in managed care. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2003 Sep; 91(3):251-7. PMID: 14533656.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Finkelstein JA, Stille C, Nordin J, Davis R, Raebel MA, Roblin D, Go AS, Smith D, Johnson CC, Kleinman K, Chan KA, Platt R. Reduction in antibiotic use among US children, 1996-2000. Pediatrics. 2003 Sep; 112(3 Pt 1):620-7. PMID: 12949293.
      Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. Shields AE, Comstock C, Finkelstein JA, Weiss KB. Comparing asthma care provided to Medicaid-enrolled children in a Primary Care Case Manager plan and a staff model HMO. Ambul Pediatr. 2003 Sep-Oct; 3(5):253-62. PMID: 12974661.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. Kuzujanakis M, Kleinman K, Rifas-Shiman S, Finkelstein JA. Correlates of parental antibiotic knowledge, demand, and reported use. Ambul Pediatr. 2003 Jul-Aug; 3(4):203-10. PMID: 12882598.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. Farber HJ, Capra AM, Finkelstein JA, Lozano P, Quesenberry CP, Jensvold NG, Chi FW, Lieu TA. Misunderstanding of asthma controller medications: association with nonadherence. J Asthma. 2003 Feb; 40(1):17-25. PMID: 12699208.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    47. Lozano P, Finkelstein JA, Hecht J, Shulruff R, Weiss KB. Asthma medication use and disease burden in children in a primary care population. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003 Jan; 157(1):81-8. PMID: 12517200.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    48. Lieu TA, Finkelstein JA, Adams MM, Miroshnik IL, Lett SM, Palfrey S, Freed GL, Kleinman K, Ray GT, Platt R. Pediatricians' views on financial barriers and values for pneumococcal vaccine for children. Ambul Pediatr. 2002 Sep-Oct; 2(5):358-66. PMID: 12241131.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. Finkelstein JA, Lozano P, Farber HJ, Miroshnik I, Lieu TA. Underuse of controller medications among Medicaid-insured children with asthma. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002 Jun; 156(6):562-7. PMID: 12038888.
      Citations: 61     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. Finkelstein JA, Lozano P, Streiff KA, Arduino KE, Sisk CA, Wagner EH, Weiss KB, Inui TS. Clinical effectiveness research in managed-care systems: lessons from the Pediatric Asthma Care PORT. Patient Outcomes Research Team. Health Serv Res. 2002 Jun; 37(3):775-89. PMID: 12132605.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    51. Lieu TA, Lozano P, Finkelstein JA, Chi FW, Jensvold NG, Capra AM, Quesenberry CP, Selby JV, Farber HJ. Racial/ethnic variation in asthma status and management practices among children in managed medicaid. Pediatrics. 2002 May; 109(5):857-65. PMID: 11986447.
      Citations: 96     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    52. Shields AE, Finkelstein JA, Comstock C, Weiss KB. Process of care for Medicaid-enrolled children with asthma: served by community health centers and other providers. Med Care. 2002 Apr; 40(4):303-14. PMID: 12021686.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    53. Finkelstein JA, Fuhlbrigge A, Lozano P, Grant EN, Shulruff R, Arduino KE, Weiss KB. Parent-reported environmental exposures and environmental control measures for children with asthma. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002 Mar; 156(3):258-64. PMID: 11876670.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
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