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Elizabeth Staton, MSTC

Instructor


 

12631 E. 17th Avenue

Room 3221

Aurora, CO 80045

 

303-724-9717 Office

 
 
 
 
 
ABOUT ME:

Elizabeth W. Staton, MSTC, is an Instructor in the Department of Family Medicine and a writer with the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English and biology from Regis University and her master of science in technical communication degree from the University of Colorado Denver. Ms. Staton w​orks closely with physicians and researchers to develop research concepts into written protocols and grant applications.

RESEARCH INTERESTES:

Ms. Staton’s interests include improving the effectiveness of electronic communication and increasing usability of documents and web-based materials. In all her efforts, she seeks to improve written communication and lessen the burden placed on readers and other users of information.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Ms. Staton has written successful grant applications to the National Cancer Institute, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and others. She also teaches medical writing. Articles that Ms. Staton has co-authored and edited have been published in JAMA, Annals of Family Medicine, Diabetes Care, and Journal of the American Informatics Association.

PUBLICATIONS AND GREY LITERATURE:

1. Pace WD, Staton EW, Higgins GS, Main DSM, West DR, Harris DM. Database design to ensure anonymous study of medical errors: a Report from the ASIPS Collaborative. Journal of the American Informatics Association. 2003 Nov-2003 Dec 31; 10(6):531-40.

2. Westfall, J. M.; Fernald, D. H.; Staton, E. W.; VanVorst, R.; West, D. R., and Pace, W. D. Applied Strategies for Improving Patient Safety: A comprehensive process to improve care in rural and frontier communities. Journal of Rural Health. 2004 Fall; 20(4):355-62.

3. Pace, W. D.; Fernald, D. H.; Harris, D.; Dickinson, L. M.; Main, D. S.; Araya-Guerra, R.; Staton, E. W.; VanVorst, R., and Parnes, B. Developing and analyzing a taxonomy to code ambulatory medical errors: A report from the ASIPS Collaborative.  In Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation. Volume 2. Concepts and Methodology.  AHRQ Publication No. 05-0021-2 . Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2005 Feb.

4. West, David; Westfall, John M.; Araya-Guerra, Rodrigo; Hansen, Laura; Quintella, Javan; VanVorst, Rebecca; Staton, Elizabeth W.; Matthews, Bethany, and Pace, Wilson D. Using reported primary care errors to develop and implement patient safety interventions: A report from the ASIPS Collaborative.  In Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation. Volume 3. Implementation Issues. AHRQ Publication No. 05-0021-3 . Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2005 Feb.

5. Pace WD, Staton EW. Practice-based research in the age of HIPAA. Ann Fam Med. 2005 3: S38-S45.

6. Pace WD, Staton EW. Electronic data collection methods for practice-based research. Ann Fam Med. 2005 3: S21-S29.

7. Duclos CW, Eichler M, Taylor L, Quintela J, Main DS, Pace W, Staton EW. Patient perspectives of patient--provider communication after adverse events. Int J Qual Health Care. 2005 Jul 21.

8. Quintela J, Main DS, Pace WD, Staton EW, Black K. LEAP--a brief intervention to improve activity and diet: a report from CaReNet and HPRN. Ann Fam Med. 2005 Jul-Aug;3 Suppl 2:S52-4. 

9. Peterson K, Staton EW, Calmbach WL. AAFP Convocation of Practices and Network: report from the 2005 annual meeting. J Am Board Fam Pract. 2005 Jul-Aug;18(4):323-5.

10. Graham Deborah G., Spano Mindy S., Stewart Tom V., Staton Elizabeth W., Meers Angela, Pace Wilson D. Strategies for Planning and Launching PBRN Research Studies: A Project of the Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network (AAFP NRN). J Am Board Fam Med 2007 20: 220-228.

11. Graham DG, Harris DM, Elder NC, Emsermann CB, Brandt E, Staton EW, Hickner J. Mitigation of patient harm from testing errors in family medicine offices: a report from the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network. Quality and Safety in Health Care 2008;17:201-208.

12. West DR, Pace WD, Dickinson LM, Harris DM, Main DS, Westfall JM, Fernald DH, Staton EW.  Relationship Between Patient Harm and Reported Medical Errors in Primary Care: A Report from the ASIPS Collaborative. In Henriksen K, Battles JB, Keyes MA, Grady ML, editors. Advances in patient safety: New directions and alternative approaches. Vol. 1. Assessment. AHRQ Publication No. 08-0034-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 2008.

13. Pace WD, Cifuentes M, Valuck R, Staton EW, Brandt EC, West DR. An Electronic Practice-Based Network for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research. Ann Intern Med. 2009;151.

14. Galliher JM, Post DM, Weiss BD, Dickinson LM, Manning BK, Staton EW, Brown JB, Hickner JM, Bonham AJ, Ryan BL, Pace WD. Patient question-asking during primary care visits: A report from the AAFP National Research Network. Annals of Family Medicine. 2010 Mar-Apr;8(2):151-9. PMC2834722.

15. Galliher JM, Bonham AJ, Dickinson LM, Staton EW, Pace WD. Representativeness of PBRN Physician Practice Patterns and Related Beliefs: The Case of the AAFP National Research Network. Annals of Family Medicine 7:547-554 (2009) PMC2775620.

16. Folks B, LeBlanc WG, Staton EW, Pace WD. Reconsidering low-dose aspirin therapy for cardiovascular disease: a study protocol for physician and patient behavioral change. Implementation Science 2011, 6:65 (26 June 2011).

17. Pace, WD, Staton EW. Improving the disclosure of medical incidents: A genuine apology is only the first step in the process. BMJ 2011;342:d4340.

18. Eidus B, Pace WD, Staton EW. Managing Patient Populations in Primary Care: Points of Leverage. JABFM. In Press.