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I believe we can improve population health by educating and empowering individuals and communities, recognizing diversity, and providing patient-centered care.
Diane P. Martin
Professor Emeritus

Diane Martin has research interests in health insurance and delivery systems, and changing patient and provider behavior to improve the quality of care and health outcomes. In addition to teaching research methods, she is the Director of the Health Services PhD program.

Research Interests:
Health insurance and delivery systems; changing behavior of patients and providers to improve quality of care and outcomes

Contact Information

email:   dianemar@uw.edu

Education

PhD   University of Washington, 1979   (Epidemiology)
MA   Temple University, 1972   (Medical Sociology, Health Administration)
BA   Macalester College, 1968   (Sociology)

Recent Publications



Unger JM, Barlow WE, Martin DP, Ramsey SD, Leblanc M, Etzioni R, Hershman DL. Comparison of Survival Outcomes Among Cancer Patients Treated In and Out of Clinical Trials. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24627276    PMCID: PMC3982777


John DA, de Castro AB, Duran B, Martin DP. Nativity and occupational class disparities in uninsurance and routine preventive care use among asian americans. J Immigr Minor Health. 2013 Dec;15(6):1011-22. doi: 10.1007/s10903-013-9851-3.  PMID: 23775111


Harris LT, Koepsell TD, Haneuse SJ, Martin DP, Ralston JD. Glycemic control associated with secure patient-provider messaging within a shared electronic medical record: a longitudinal analysis. Diabetes Care. 2013 Sep;36(9):2726-33. doi: 10.2337/dc12-2003. Epub 2013 Apr 29.  PMID: 23628618    PMCID: PMC3747898


John DA, de Castro AB, Martin DP, Duran B, Takeuchi DT. Does an immigrant health paradox exist among Asian Americans? Associations of nativity and occupational class with self-rated health and mental disorders. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Dec;75(12):2085-98. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.01.035. Epub 2012 Mar 13.  PMID: 22503561


Grembowski D, Anderson ML, Ralston JD, Martin DP, Reid R. Does a large-scale organizational transformation toward patient-centered access change the utilization and costs of care for patients with diabetes? Med Care Res Rev. 2012 Oct;69(5):519-39. doi: 10.1177/1077558712446705. Epub 2012 May 31.  PMID: 22653416


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Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

2013
Chair, dissertation committee for Joseph Unger
Representativeness, generalizability, and diffusion of cancer clinical trial treatments

2012
Member, thesis committee for Katherine Blondon
The effect of financial incentives for patients on weight loss: A meta-analysis

2012
Chair, dissertation committee for Lynne Harris
Electronic patient-provider communication in diabetes care

2011
Member, dissertation committee for Janessa Graves
Early advanced imaging among Washington State workers' compensation claimants with non-specific acute occupational low back pain: An evaluation of precursors, costs, utilization, and outcomes

2011
Member, thesis committee for Sandra Szalay
Associations of site of birth and post-traumatic distress disorder after childbirth

2010
Chair, thesis committee for John Barrett
Respiratory illnesses in 2009 US Army ROTC advanced camp

2010
Member, thesis committee for Penelope Bennett
Factors in a woman's decision whether to choose Centering Pregnancy, a new model of group prenatal care.

2010
Member, thesis committee for Pornsak Chandanabhumma
Space for the voice of the other?: Community representation in the scientific discourse of community-based participatory research (CBPR)

2010
Member, dissertation committee for Tracy Hilliard
Understanding socioeconomic, sociocultural, and environmental determinants of obesity among African Americans

2010
Chair, dissertation committee for Dolly John
Understanding the relationships between nativity, occupational class, and the health care and health of Asian Americans: A mixed methods study

2010
Chair, thesis committee for Mithya Lewis-Newby
Measuring Family Satisfaction with Care and Quality of Dying in the ICU: Does Patient Age Matter?

2010
Chair, dissertation committee for Carolina Mejia
Geography, mobility, work venue and other risk factors associated with sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Peru

2010
Chair, dissertation committee for Myra Parker
Self-Rated Health in African American and American Indian Populations

2010
Chair, thesis committee for Ryoko Takahashi
Association between socioeconomic status and HIV status in urban areas in sub-saharan Africa

2010
Member, dissertation committee for Sarah Veele-Brice
Intentional Injury in the Workplace: Identification and Prevention of Physical and Non-Physical Workplace Violence

External Funding (sampling of recent awards from UW SAGE data)

Health Promotion Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2011 - 9/29/2012

Use of the Washington State Trauma Registry for Occupational Injury Surveillance
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
PI:   Martin           Dates:    9/1/2011 - 8/31/2012

Education and Research Center
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
PI:   Seixas           Dates:    7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012

Health Services Research Training Program at the University of Washington 2011-2012
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
PI:   Martin           Dates:    7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012

Contraceptive use and reproductive outcomes among beneficiaries of the Oportunidades conditional cash transfer in Mexico: Impact evaluation
Society of Family Planning (SFP)
PI:   Martin           Dates:    7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012

Data Encryption for the King County Health Reform Initiative
King County Executive
PI:   Martin           Dates:    2/1/2011 - 1/31/2012

Child Psychopharmacology Experiences Survey
Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center (CHRMC)
PI:   Bell           Dates:    2/1/2011 - 1/31/2012

ARRA--Medications and Outcomes in Diabetes
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
PI:   Grembowski           Dates:    10/1/2010 - 9/30/2012

Evaluation of Value-Based Health Plan Design
Group Health Center for Health Studies
PI:   Martin           Dates:    7/1/2010 - 6/30/2014

Use of the Washington State Trauma Registry for Occupational Injury Surveillance
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
PI:   Martin           Dates:    7/1/2010 - 6/30/2012

Education and Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Seixas           Dates:    7/1/2010 - 6/30/2015

Child Psychopharmacology Experiences Survey
Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center (CHRMC)
PI:   Bell           Dates:    2/1/2010 - 1/31/2013

NCAI NARCH V with CIHR-IWRI
National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
PI:   Duran           Dates:    9/1/2009 - 8/31/2013

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Research Training Grant
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Hudson           Dates:    7/1/2009 - 6/30/2014

Health Services Research Training Program at the University of Washington
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
PI:   Martin           Dates:    7/1/2007 - 6/30/2013

Projects

Improving care and outcomes for asthma patients
Cinics are randomly assigned an asthma intervention or receive standard care. The intervention consists of computer alerts to providers and education by a nurse case manager to improve patient self management and outcomes..
Incidence, mortality and variation in care for patients with adult respiratory distress syndrome
This community based population study estimates the incidence, mortality and variations in care for all patients in King County with ARDS. Data are collected for 21 hospitals from computerized ICU records, medical record abstracts, and questionnaires.
Medical safety for Puget Sound hospitals
This study analyzes the Washington State CHARS database of hospital discharges to estimate improvement in medical safety if employees were funneled to high volume procedure hospitals, to closed-staff ICUs, and to hospitals with computerized pharmacy order programs.