Investigators - Clinical/Translational - O'Hare

Ann O'Hare, MD

Project 1: United States Renal Data System (USRDS) Special Study Center on Palliative and End-of-Life Care (PI: O’Hare, Co-PI: Kurella Tamura)

This study involves building a United States Renal Data System (USRDS is a national registry for end-stage renal disease) Special Study Center on palliative and end-of-life care at the University of Washington. The study team for this project will develop and administer a survey about end-of-life treatment preferences to a nationally representative sample of US dialysis patients and their consenting family members. The major goals of this USRDS Special Study Center are to provide information about preferences and experiences of palliative and end-of-life care among nationally representative cohorts of patients with end-stage renal disease and their family members. Work for this project is undertaken in collaboration with the USRDS Coordinating Center at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Project 2: Organization and Outcomes of Dialysis for Veterans with End Stage Renal Disease (PI: Wang)

The goals of this project are to identify correlates of chronic dialysis treatment service utilization and to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of dialysis care in VA and non-VA settings among patients enrolled in the VA with end-stage renal disease.

Project 3: Advance Care Planning for Elderly Veterans with Advanced Kidney Disease (PI: O’Hare)

The major goals of this project are to describe contemporary advance care planning practices and to elicit the perspectives of patients with advanced kidney disease, families, and providers on optimal approaches to advance care planning.Based on what we learn from administrative and clinical data and from interviews with key stakeholders, we will develop and pilot test an intervention to enhance advance care planning in this population.

Project 4: National History Component of the CKD Surveillance, Epidemiology and Health Outcomes Program (PI: O’Hare)

The goal of this project contracted by the Centers for Disease Control is to study the natural history of chronic kidney disease among veterans using national VA data.

Project 5: Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Registry (ADPR) (PI: Larson)

The major goals of this project are to determine cardiovascular and pharmacologic risk factors for Alzheimer disease, including chronic kidney disease, in a community-based epidemiological study.

Current Funding

U01DK1021501 (Contact PI: O’Hare Co_PI: Kurella Tamura)
NIH/NIDDK
(06/10/2014-03/30/2019)
United States Renal Data System (USRDS) Special Study Center on Palliative and End-of-Life Care

VA IIR-12-342 (PI: Virginia Wang)
(01/02/2014-12/31/2017)
Organization & Outcomes of Dialysis for Veterans with End Stage Renal Disease

VA IIR 12-126 (PI: O’Hare)
(04/01/2014-03/31/2018)
Advance Care Planning for Elderly Veterans with Advanced Kidney Disease

7 FED69212 (O'Hare, PI)
CDC (7/1/07-9/30/11)
Natural History Component of the CKD Surveillance, Epidemiology and Health Outcomes Program
The goal of this project contracted by the Centers for Diseases Control is to the natural history of chronic kidney disease among veterans using national VA data.

U01 AG006781 (Larson, PI; Role: Co-Investigator)
NIH/NIA (7/1/09-6/30/14)
Alzheimer's Disease Patient Registry (ADPR)
The major goals of this project are to determine cardiovascular and pharmacologic risk factors for Alzheimer disease in a community-based epidemiological study.

Past Funding

VA IIR 09-094 (PI: Hebert) (07/01/2010-06/30/2013)
Outcomes, Costs and Trends in Dialysis Timing in VA

1K23AG28980-01 (2006-2011)
Targeting Nephrology Referral in elderly patients with chronic kidney disease

(2003-2006) VA Health Services Research & Development, Research Career Development Award recipient.

(2001-2003) National Kidney Foundation Fellowship (National Matching Grant with Northern California NKF),
Project “Predictors of amputation after lower extremity revascularization among patients with renal insufficiency using the VA National Surgical Quality Improvement Database.”

(2001-2003) Co-investigator, R03 HS14471 (6/01-5/03), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), “Factors Affecting Choice of Hemodialysis Access Type in the VA Healthcare System,” (PI Kirsten Johansen).

(1994-1995) Howard Hughes Medical Institute-NIH Research Scholars Program

(1992) NIH-NIDDK Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship

Current Research Members

Lynne McFarland (research health science specialist) has a PhD in epidemiology and more than ten years’ experience working as a research health science specialist at the VA HSR&D COIN in Seattle.

Whitney Showalter has more than five years’ experience working as a study coordinator at the VA Seattle COIN.

Adam Batten has a BA in Mathematics and has worked as a programmer within the VA COIN for more than five years.

Publications

Pub Med provides a list of Dr. O'Hare's research publications

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