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Roberta Capp MD

​​​University of Colorado School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Contact information

Anschutz Medical Campus
Leprino Building, Campus Box B215
12401 East 17th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045

Degree Year ​Focus
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO B.S
​Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Magna Cum Laude
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA M.D 2007 Doctor of Medicine
Brigham & Women's Hospital & Massachusetts General Hospital 2011 Emergency Medicine Residency
Yale University, New Haven, CT M.Sc 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellowship

Funded Projects

  • Patient Navigation Programs to Improve Care for Medicaid-Enrolled Frequent ED Users
    Funding Agency: Funding Agency: Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
    Supplemental Funding from: American Foundation on Aging Research (AFAR)
    Funding Period: December 1st 2013-November 30th 2015
    Aim: The gathering of information from emergency department patients, providers, and navigators on factors associated with a successful patient navigation outcome (i.e., reducing the number of ED visits) and identifying subpopulations of Medicaid-enrolled frequent ED users who benefit from patient navigation services.

Other Projects

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Selected Publications (6 out of 16)

  • Capp R, Rooks SP, Wiler JL, Zane RD, Ginde AA. National Study of Health Insurance Type and Reasons for Emergency Department Use. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24366398
  • Vinton DT, Capp R, Rooks SP, Abbott JT, Ginde AA. Frequent users of US emergency departments: characteristics and opportunities for intervention. Emerg Med J. 2014 Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24473411
  • R. Capp, B. Sun, C Gross. The Impact of Emergency Department Observation Units on U.S. Emergency Department Admission Rates. SAEM 2014. Poster Presentation
  • R. Capp. A Feasibility and Acceptability Study: Enrollment of Medicaid Frequent ED Users in a Navigation Program to
    decrease Barriers to Outpatient Care. SAEM 2014 Poster Presentation.
  • R. Capp. Reasons for why Medicaid Patients Frequently use the Emergency Department (ED) Use: A Qualitative Study. SAEM 2014. Poster presentation.
  • R.Capp. Predictors of Patients who Present to the Emergency Department with Sepsis and Develop Septic Shock between 4 and 48 Hours of ED Arrival.