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Michael K. Chapko
Research Professor Emeritus

Michael Chapko works at the Northwest Center for Outcomes Research In Older Adults at the Health Services Research & Development Service (HSRDS) of the Department of Veterans' Affairs. He also works with the Department of Global Health MPH program.

Research Interests:
Ambulatory care; long-term care; cost-effectiveness

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Contact Information


office:   1-424J

VA Puget Sound HSR&D
Metro Park West, Suite 1400
1100 Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98101

campus box:   358280 (152)
voice:   206-764-2821
fax:   206-764-2935


PhD   City University of New York, 1972   (Social Psychology)
BS   Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1966   (Physics)

Recent Publications

Turner AP, Chapko MK, Yanez D, Leipertz SL, Sloan AP, Whitham RH, Haselkorn JK. Access to multiple sclerosis specialty care. PM R. 2013 Dec;5(12):1044-50. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2013.07.009. Epub 2013 Aug 3.  PMID: 23920332

Kozak L, Vig E, Simons C, Eugenio E, Collinge W, Chapko M. A feasibility study of caregiver-provided massage as supportive care for Veterans with cancer. J Support Oncol. 2013 Sep;11(3):133-43.  PMID: 24400393

Khera N, Storer B, Sandmaier BM, Chapko MK, Lee SJ. Costs of second allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Transplantation. 2013 Jul 15;96(1):108-15. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e318294caf1.  PMID: 23694949    PMCID: PMC3696423

Lee JA, Zierler BK, Liu CF, Chapko MK. Cost-effective diagnostic strategies in patients with a high, intermediate, or low clinical probability of pulmonary embolism. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2011 Feb;45(2):113-21. Epub 2010 Aug 31.  PMID: 20810405

Burgess JF Jr, Maciejewski ML, Bryson CL, Chapko M, Fortney JC, Perkins M, Sharp ND, Liu CF. Importance of health system context for evaluating utilization patterns across systems. Health Econ. 2011 Feb;20(2):239-51.  PMID: 20169587

Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

Chair, thesis committee for DeAnna Marshall
Washington State community pharmacists' knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of a Naloxone collaborative drug therapy agreement

Member, thesis committee for Erete Bloom
Extending the hours of a pediatric fast track clinic into night shift did not decrease the aggregate length of stay or the length of stay of the high acuity patients on night shift

Chair, thesis committee for Nandita Khera
Costs of second hematopoietic cell transplantation