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Elizabeth Phelan

Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Services
Associate Professor, Medicine - Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine (primary appt.)


MS   University of Washington, 1998   (Health Services)
MD   Tufts University, 1992   (Medicine)
BA   Wellesley College, 1986   (French)

Contact Info


Harborview Medical Center
325 9th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104-2499

campus box:   359755
voice:   206-744-9112
fax:   206-744-9976

Delivering effective primary care to older adults; health promotion

Biedenweg K, Meischke H, Bohl A, Hammerback K, Williams B, Poe P, Phelan EA. Understanding older adults' motivators and barriers to participating in organized programs supporting exercise behaviors. J Prim Prev. 2014 Feb;35(1):1-11. doi: 10.1007/s10935-013-0331-2.  PMID: 24214654

Meischke H, Stubbs B, Fahrenbruch C, Phelan E. Factors associated with the adoption of a patient education intervention among first responders, king county, washington, 2010-2011. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 Jan 30;11:E14. doi: 10.5888/pcd11.130221.  PMID: 24480631

Bohl AA, Phelan EA, Fishman PA, Harris JR. How are the costs of care for medical falls distributed? The costs of medical falls by component of cost, timing, and injury severity. Gerontologist. 2012 Oct;52(5):664-75. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnr151.  PMID: 22403161

Calhoun R, Meischke H, Hammerback K, Bohl A, Poe P, Williams B, Phelan EA. Older adults' perceptions of clinical fall prevention programs: a qualitative study. J Aging Res. 2011;2011:867341. Epub 2011 May 12.  PMID: 21629712    PMCID: PMC3100683
PubMed Central

Bohl AA, Fishman PA, Ciol MA, Williams B, Logerfo J, Phelan EA. A longitudinal analysis of total 3-year healthcare costs for older adults who experience a fall requiring medical care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 May;58(5):853-60. Epub 2010 Apr 6.  PMID: 20406310