Harini Pallerla

Harini Pallerla

Senior Research Assistant

Medical Sciences Building

4453A

COM Fam Med Research - 0582

Medical Sciences Building
Ohio

Professional Summary

~~Harini Pallerla is a senior research assistant with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. Harini has a Master’s degree in Health Administration & Planning from the University of Cincinnati with a primary focus on Health Services Research.  Her specialization is in quantitative research methods, data analysis, database design and application support. She is skilled in several database management and statistical tools including SPSS, SAS, Microsoft Access, and Excel. She also specializes in survey design and data management using Survey Monkey and REDCap. She has ten years of experience in managing research projects and has been assisting UC faculty, residents and medical students with their research projects. In addition, she is also responsible for submitting and managing all proposals to the Institutional Review Board for faculty, staff and students.   

Education

Bachelor of Science, Osmania University Hyderabad, India, 1993 (Computer Science)

Master of Science, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2000 (Health Administration/Planning)

Research Support

Grant: #R21HS023994 Investigators:Tubb M; Doarn CR; Elder NC; Magee J; Regan SL 06-01-2015 -05-31-2017 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality A Mobile App to Enhance Smoking Cessation Shared Decision Making in Primary Care Role:Data Manager $298,245 Active Type:Grant

Investigators:Brammer 09-01-2018 -06-30-2019 MEDTAPP Providers as Allies in Equity and Care (PAEC) Virtual Reality: Educating Medicaid Providers on Health Disparities

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Gausvik, Christian; Lautar, Ashley; Miller, Lisa; Pallerla, Harini; Schlaudecker, Jeffrey (2015. )Structured nursing communication on interdisciplinary acute care teams improves perceptions of safety, efficiency, understanding of care plan and teamwork as well as job satisfaction.Journal of multidisciplinary healthcare, ,8 ,33-7

Schlaudecker, Jeffrey D; Lewis, Timothy J; Moore, Irene; Pallerla, Harini; Stecher, Anna M; Wiebracht, Nathan D; Warshaw, Gregg A (2013. )Teaching resident physicians chronic disease management: simulating a 10-year longitudinal clinical experience with a standardized dementia patient and caregiver.Journal of graduate medical education, ,5 (3 ),468-75

Elder, Nancy C; McEwen, Timothy R; Flach, John; Gallimore, Jennie; Pallerla, Harini (2010. )The management of test results in primary care: does an electronic medical record make a difference? .Family medicine, ,42 (5 ),327-33

Cotton, Sian; Kudel, Ian; Roberts, Yvonne Humenay; Pallerla, Harini; Tsevat, Joel; Succop, Paul; Yi, Michael S (2009. )Spiritual well-being and mental health outcomes in adolescents with or without inflammatory bowel disease.The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, ,44 (5 ),485-92

Elder NC, Regan S, Pallerla H, Levin L, Post DP, Cegala DJ (2008. )Educating seniors to be patient safety self-advocates in primary care .Journal of Patient Safety, ,4 (2 ),

Elder NC, Regan SL, Pallerla H, Levin L, Cegala D, Post D (2007. )Development of an instrument to measure seniors' patient safety health beliefs: the Seniors Empowerment and Advocacy in Patient Safety (SEAPS) survey.Patient education and counseling, ,69 (1-3 ),100-7

Elder NC, Pallerla H, Regan S (2006. )What do family physicians consider an error? A comparison of definitions and physician perception.BMC family practice, ,7 ,73

Elder NC, Sawyer W, Pallerla H, Khaja S, Blacker M (2014. )Hand hygiene and face touching in family medicine offices: a Cincinnati Area Research and Improvement Group (CARInG) network study.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM, ,27 (3 ),339-46

Elder NC, Jacobson J, Bolon S, Kenney D, Busick C, Pallerla H, Fixler J, Pugnale M, Regan SL (2014. )Patterns of relating between physicians and medical assistants in small family medicine offices.Annals of family medicine, ,12 (2 ),150-157

Elder NC, Penm M, Pallerla H, Vonder Meulen M, Short A, Diers T, Imhoff R, Wilson B, Boone J (2016. )The provision of recommended chronic pain assessment and management in primary care: Does Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition make a difference? .J Am B Fam Med, ,29 (4 ),474-481

Gausvik C, Lautar A, Miller L, Pallerla H, Schlaudecker J. Structured nursing communication on interdisciplinary acute care team improves staff perceptions of safety, efficiency, teamwork, understanding of care plan, as well as job satisfaction. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. (Accepted 9/23/2014; In Press). (2014. )

Elder NC, Jacobson J, Bolon S, Fixler JS, Pallerla H, Busick C, Gerrety E, Kinney D, Regan S, Pugnale M. Patterns of relating between physicians and medical assistants in small family medicine offices. Ann Fam Med. 2014;12(2):150-157 (2014. )

Elder NC, Sawyer W, Pallerla H, Khaja, S, Blacker M. Hand hygiene and face touching in family medicine offices: A Cincinnati Area Research and Improvement Group (CARInG) Network Study. J Am B Fam Med. 2014 May-Jun;27(3):339-46. (2014. )

J. Boone, N. Elder, A. Short, T. Diers, M. Vonder Meulen, H. Pallerla, D. Hargraves, R. Imhoff, B. Speer, J. Kues (2016. )Minimal versus intensive interprofessional quality improvement for chronic pain management in primary care .The Journal of Pain, ,17 (4, S42 ),266

Elder, Nancy; Penm, Michelle; Pallerla, Harini; Vonder Meulen, Mary Beth; Short, Amy Diane; Diers, Tiffiny; Imhoff, Ryan Joseph; Wilson, Brendan; Boone, Jill Martin Provision of Recommended Chronic Pain Assessment and Management in Primary Care: Does Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition Make a Difference?.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM, ,29 (4 ),474-81

Elder NC, Imhoff R, Chubinski J, Jacobson CJ, Pallerla H, Saric P, Rotenberg V, Vonder Meulen MB, Leonard AC, Carrozza M, Regan S (2017. )Congruence of patient self-rating of health with physician ratings in family medicine offices.J Am B Fam Med, ,(30 ),196-204

Elder, Nancy C; Imhoff, Ryan; Chubinski, Jennifer; Jacobson, C Jeffrey; Pallerla, Harini; Saric, Petar; Rotenberg, Vitaliy; Vonder Meulen, Mary Beth; Leonard, Anthony C; Carrozza, Mark; Regan, Saundra Congruence of Patient Self-Rating of Health with Family Physician Ratings.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM, ,30 (2 ),196-204

Presentations

Poster Presentations

Gausvik C, Lautar A, Miller L, Pallerla H, Schlaudecker J. Peer-reviewed Poster Presentation. Structured Interdisciplinary Communication on Geriatric Acute Care Teams Improves Staff Perceptions of Safety, Efficiency And Communication. American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. May14-16, 2015.

Elder NC, (presenter) Imhoff RJ, Regan SL, Charek M, Saric P, Rotenberg V, Pallerla H, Carrozza M, Chubinski J, Jacobson CJ, Leonard A (11-2014. ) Physician and Patient Agreement of Health Status Rating .An oral presentation at the North American Primary Care Research Group annual meeting, New York City, NY. .Conference. .Level:International

Elder NC, Boone J, Diers T, Short A, Imhoff R, Pallerla H, VonderMeulen M (11-2014. )Evidence-based chronic pain assessment and management: does patient centered medical home certification make a difference? .North American Primary Care Research Group annual meeting, New York City, NY. .Conference. .Level:International

Imhoff R, Elder NC, Pallerla H, Leonard A, Jacobson CJ, Carrozza M, Regan S, Rotenberg V, Saric P, Charek M (11-2014. )Do patients and family physicians agree on health assessment? Congruence among self, physician and patient-perceived physician health ratings in the CARInG Network .North American Primary Care Research Group annual meeting, New York City, NY. .Level:National

Elder NC, Vonder Meulen M, Imhoff R, Pallerla H, Short A, Diers T, Speer B, Jawish R, Boone J (06-2014. )The quality of chronic pain assessment and management in the Cincinnati Area Research and Improvement Group (CARInG) .annual Practice Based Research Network Meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group, Bethesda, MD. .Level:International

Kleinschmidt S, Wang L, Busick C, Pallerla H, Rahner D, O'Dea C, Hargraves D, Elder NC (05-2014. )In It Together: A Tobacco Treatment Group Created Through Community-Academic Partnership .Annual Spring Meeting of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, San Antonio, TX. .Level:National

Cairns M, Glass E, Goroncy A, Pallerla H, Hargraves D, Kiesler J, Donovan R, Elder NC (05-2014. )Integrated services for diabetes self-management in homeless patients: A community partnered project between physicians and behavioral counselors .Annual Spring Meeting of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, San Antonio, TX. .Level:National

Elder NC, Pallerla H, VonderMeulen MB (07-2013. )Chronic Pain Care Improvement: Lessons learned from a quality improvement initiative .Annual Practice Based Research Network meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group, Bethesda, MD. .Level:National

Elder NC, Sawyer W, Blaker M, Khaja S, Carr C, Pallerla H (12-2012. )Behaviors and attitudes of family medicine providers and staff to reduce infectious respiratory diseases: A Cincinnati Area Research Group (CARInG) Network study .North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. .Conference. .Level:National

Elder NC, Sawyer W, Pallerla H, Khaja S, Blacker M, Carr C (06-2012. )Behaviors to Decrease Respiratory Infections by Family Physicians and Staff: A Cincinnati Area Research Group (CARInG) Network Study .Annual Practice Based Research Network Conference sponsored by the North American Primary Care Research Group, Bethesda, MD. .Level:National

Elder NC, Jacobson J, Bolon S, Kenney D, Busick C, Pallerla H, Fixler J, Pugnale M, Regan SL (06-2012. )Exploring the Role of Medical Assistants in Small Family Medicine Offices: A Cincinnati Area Research Group (CARInG) Network Study .Annual Practice Based Research Network Conference sponsored by the North American Primary Care Research Group, Bethesda, MD. .Level:National

Elder NC, Regan SL, Dickhaus E, Simmons T, Pallerla H (11-2011. )The Management of Chronic Pain in a Family Medicine Research Network .North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, Banff, Alberta, Canada. .Conference. .Level:International

Elder NC, McEwen T, Flack J, Gallimore J, Pallerla H (11-2009. )Patient notification of test results: does an electronic medical record improve documented notification and follow up? .North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. .Conference. .Level:International

Tobias B (presenter), Ellis R, Divine J, Regan S, Pallerla H: Evaluation of Effective Teaching of Musculoskeletal Medicine Across the Medical School Curriculum. STFM Annual Conference, Denver, CO, May 2009.

Vonder Meulen MB; Pallerla H; Regan SL; Smith R (2009. )Challenges in the analysis of response to anti-diabetic medications using chart data collected via review of traditional medical records .Ohio Academy of Family Physician's Family Medicine Symposium on Research and Education, Newark, Ohio April 17, 2009. .

Daniel Grossoehme, D.Min., BCC, Sian Cotton, Ph.D., Pallerla, H ,M.S. & Joel Tsevat, M.D., MPH. Religious/Spiritual Coping by Parents of Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease: A Pilot Study 1st Annual Meeting of the Society for Spirituality, Theology & Health, June 2008, Durham, NC

Pallerla, H., Cotton, S., Grossoehme, D., Rosenthal, S., & Tsevat, J. Relisigous/Spiritual Coping in Parents/Caregivers of Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease: A Pilot Study. Poster presented at the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, April 2008, Newark, Ohio.

Elder NC, Regan SL, Pallerla H, Levin L, Cegala D, Post D (10-2007. )Seniors' Empowerment and Advocacy in Patient Safety (SEAPS): Survey Development .North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada. .Conference. .Level:International

Elder NC, Regan SL, Pallerla H, Levin L, Cegala D, Post D (10-2007. )Educating Seniors to be Patient Safety Self-advocates .North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada. .Conference. .Level:International

Altenau R; Modawal A; Pallerla H; Chung T; Regan SL (2007. )A comparative study of falls and fall-risk assessments in older adults in assisted living facilities and those living independently in the community .North American Primary Care Research Group annual meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada. .

Altenau R; Modawal A; Pallerla H; Chung T; Regan SL (2007. )A comparative study of falls and fall-risk assessments in older adults in assisted living facilities and those living independently in the community: research in progress .American Geriatrics Society, Seattle, WA April 2007. .

Elder NC; Regan SL; Pallerla H; Levin L; Cegala D; Post D (2007. )Educating Seniors to be Patient Safety Self-Advocates in Primary Care: Results of a Pilot Study .Ohio Academy of Family Physician's Family Medicine Symposium on Research and Education, Newark, Ohio April 21, 2007 (2nd Place Presentation). .

Cotton, S., Pallerla, H., Tsevat, J., & Yi, M. Existential well-being and mental health outcomes in adolescents with and without a inflammatory bowel disease, Presented at the Society for Adolescent Medicine Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, March/April 2007.

Elder NC, Regan S, Pallerla H (10-2006. )What do family physicians consider an error? A comparison of definitions and physician perception .North American Primary Care Research Group, Tucson, AZ. .Conference. .Level:International

Boone JM, Elder NC, Short A, Diers T, Vonder Meulen MB, Pallerla H, Hargraves D, Imhoff R, Speer B, Kues J (05-2016. )Minimal versus Intensive Interprofessional Quality Improvement for Chronic Pain Management in Primary Care. American Pain Society Meeting, Austin, TX. .Level:National

Tubb MR, Baskaran B, Subramanian N, Vonder Meulen MB, Boling H, Regan S, Acquavita S, Harnett B, Elder NC, Pallerla H, Doarn C (11-2016. )Iterative Usability Testing and Design of eQuit WorRx: an iPad App for Use in Primary Care Practices to Promote Smoking Cessation Shared Decision Making .2016 Annual Meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group, Colorado Springs, Colorado. .Professional Meeting. .

Regan SL; Vonder Meulen MB; Pallerla H; Smith R (2008. )Characteristics of Adult Type II diabetics in a Community-Based Academic Family Practice Using Retrospective Chart Review Information .Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, Newark, OH April 2008. .

Vonder Meulen MB; Pallerla H; Regan SL; Smith R (2008. )Research in Progress: Clinical, Environmental and Genetic Factors Related to Response and Non-Response of Type 2 Diabetics on Anti-Diabetic Agents .Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, Newark, OH April 2008. .

Johnson K, Yeager R, Elder NC, Hargraves D, Lienberger C, Pallerla H (05-05-2017. )Exploring the feasibility and usefulness of a nutrition guide for patients at the McMicken Integrated Care Clinic, a healthcare for the homeless program .50th Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, San Diego, CA. .

Beckman EJ, Mount H, Hoffrogge B, Piron J, Llloyd E, Pallerla H, Regan S, Rosenthal M (05-05-2017. )Evaluation of Stress and Depression in Group Prenatal Patients .50th Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, San Diego, CA. .

Hente E, Cotton S, Siracusa C, Sears R, Pallerla H, Boat, T (11-2017. )Utilizing Mindfulness Training to Reduce Stress and Improve Well-Being in CF Center Staff .North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference , Indianapolis, IN. .

Elder NC, Hargraves D, Wymslo T, Lienberger C, Hope R, Annadata M, Pallerla H (11-17-2017. )Patient notification of laboratory test results in community health centers .North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. .Level:International

Vonder Meulen MB, Regan S, Elder N, Pallerla H, Abdullah N, Tubb M (11-17-2017. )e-Quit worRx: An iPad App to Enhance Smoking Cessation Shared Decision Making in Primary Care .North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. .Level:International

Drosdick E, Walter T, Pallerla H, Cotton S (05-08-2018. )Mind-Body Practices Delivered in a Cancer Infusion Suite to Reduce Symptoms and Improve Well-Being: A Practice-Based Study .Abstract accepted as oral presentation at the 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, Baltimore, MD. .

Moss E, Pallerla H, Malosh L, Cotton S (05-08-2018. )Resiliency in Medical Students: Contributing Factors .Abstract accepted as oral presentation at the 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, Baltimore, MD. .

Malosh L, Pallerla H, Johnson D, Moss E, Cotton S (04-28-2018. )Auricular Acupuncture for Medical Student Wellness: A Pilot Program .Accepted for poster presentation at the 2018 AAMC Continuum Connections Joint Meeting, Orlando, FL. .

Pallerla H, Moss E, Cotton S (07-10-2018. )Facets of Mindfulness and their Relationship to Burnout, Empathy, and Perspective-Taking in US Medical Students .Accepted for poster presentation at the International Conference on Mindfulness , Amsterdam, Netherlands. .

Yeager R, Johnson K, Lienberger C, Elder NC, Hargraves D, Pallerla H (10-22-2017. )Healthful Eating for All: Developing a Nutrition Guide for Low Income Patients .Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine Conference, San Diego, CA. .

Mount H, Bouchard B, Hunt T, Hwang J, Pallerla H (04-27-2019. )Hospital to home: Teaching best practices and preferences in communication .STFM Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario. .

Paper Presentations

Elder NC, Regan SL, Chubinski J, Imhoff R, Pallerla H, Leonard A, Jacobson CJ, Carrozza M, Rotenberg V, Saric P, Charek M (06-2015. )Physician and patient congruence on what it takes to improve a patient's health status: A Cincinnati Area Research and Improvement Group study .Bethesda, MD. Level:National

Symposium

Elder N, Regan S, Pallerla H, White C, Vonder Meulen MB (11-2019. )Randomized, cross-over trial of a homeopathic oil for neuropathy: A Cincinnati Area Research and Improvement Group Study .Toronto, Canada .

Positions and Work Experience

2009 -To Present Senior Research Assistant, IRB(Internal Review Board of UC) consultant and Coordinator: Department of Family and Community Medicine. Data analysis, database design and application support. Support Research faculty and staff in their research projects Study design and protocol Statistical section development Statistical and data management support for all student research projects in the department. Provide data extracts and support the import of large datasets Combine and maintain multiple datasets. Analysis of primary and secondary datasets Database design and development, development and administration of data collection tools. Development and maintenance of relational databases Data management, perform analysis, and generate summary reports Assist in poster preparations, presentations and publications Assist with preparation of IRB protocols. Statistical analysis using statistical tools like SPSS and SAS, Microsoft Access ,and Excel , University of Cincinnati, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Research Division, Cincinnati, OH

09-2004 -01-2005 Programmer, Working in a team environment, designed, and developed, and implemented database applications in Microsoft Access., Atos Origin, Inc, Cincinnati, OH

1997 -1997 Policy Intern, Managing shared databases, processing data between databases and tables and creating reports using SQL. Administering, maintaining and managing data on shared databases, maintaining records and bibliography, and extensively researching and reviewing health data. Authored background papers on Health Policy Issues. Authored and presented two white papers for the Needs Assessment Project at Choice Care Foundation: 1. “Uninsured/Underserved” - Researched the issues of the uninsured and the underserved population in the eighteen counties of ChoiceCare Foundation Service area in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. 2. “Issues related to Children” – Looked at infant mortality, low birth rate, teen pregnancy, high school dropout rate, immunization, poverty and health insurance. , Greater Cincinnati Health Foundation, Cincinnati, OH

1996 -1997 Graduate Research Assistant, School of Planning - ? Co-edited “The Social Areas of Cincinnati: An Analysis of Social Needs” – Third Edition published by Urban University Program of the State of Ohio, University of Cincinnati, School of Planning. ? Provided computer support Specialist to the School of Planning faculty and staff., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2016 - Current Projects, • Title: An Interprofessional Strategy for Improving Primary Care Management of Patients with Chronic Pain: Project TEAMS (Teleconference Education And Management Support) • Title: Improving chronic pain care in primary care • Title: An exploratory multi-method, multi-site clinical epidemiological study of adult primary care patients aimed at describing the clinical correlates & subjective bases of patients' ratings of global health • Title: Mind Body Workshop • Title: A Mobile App to Enhance Smoking Cessation Shared Decision Making in Primary Care • Student Research Projects. Completed projects: • Title: Family Medicine Offices’ awareness and behaviors to reduce infection • Title: Assessing and Optimizing Medical Assistant Roles • An Inventory of Data Available on Ohio’s Long Term Direct Care Workforce • Title: Clinical, Environmental and Genetic Factors Related to Response and Non-Response to Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Patients with Oral Anti-diabetic Agents. • Title: UC Family Medicine Chart Review for Type 2 Diabetes • Title: Patient safety and the primary care testing process. • Title: Community-based Patient Safety Education for the Elderly • Title: Development and Evaluation of a Tool to Assess Elderly Patients’ Degree of Medical • Title: A comparative study of falls and fall-risk assessments in older adults in assisted living facilities and those living independently in the community , University of Cincinnati, DFCM, Research Division, Cincinnati, OH

2005 -2009 Research Assistant, Developed data collection tool and interview tool , data entry and assisted in chart reviews Developed a database to maintain and update patient information in Microsoft Access with user interface in Visual Basic. Programmed extensively in SQL to access data; create views and summary reports. Calculate response and non-response to diabetes medication based on clinical and environmental factors. Assisted in set up and facilitated focus groups, questionnaire construction, and survey implementation. Entering and analyzing data using SPSS Assisted in review and writing the manuscript , Department of Family and Community Medicine , University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio

Research and Practice Interests

Data analysis, data management

Contact Information

Research - Medical Sciences Building
Ohio, Phone: 558-0212
Fax: 558-3266
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