Melissa L. McPheeters, Ph.D.

Research Professor

melissa.mcpheeters@vanderbilt.edu

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Faculty Appointments
Research Professor of Health Policy Research Associate Professor of Medicine
Education
Ph.D., EPIDEMIOLOGY, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North CarolinaM.P.H., MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North CarolinaB.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Office Address
2525 West End, 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37209
Research Keywords
Dr. McPheeters is a healthcare epidemiologist whose work focuses on evidence-based medicine and comparative effectiveness. Her work combines research translation and policy, including the role of stakeholders in CER, with the use of large databases and conduct of systematic reviews.
Publications
Likis FE, Andrews JC, Collins MR, Lewis RM, Seroogy JJ, Starr SA, Walden RR, McPheeters ML. Nitrous oxide for the management of labor pain: a systematic review. Anesth. Analg. 2014 Jan; 118(1): 153-67. PMID: 24356165, PII: 00000539-201401000-00018, DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3182a7f73c, ISSN: 1526-7598.

Ferluga ED, Sathe NA, Krishnaswami S, Mcpheeters ML. Surgical intervention for feeding and nutrition difficulties in cerebral palsy: a systematic review. Dev Med Child Neurol [print-electronic]. 2014 Jan; 56(1): 31-43. PMID: 23738903, DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12170, ISSN: 1469-8749.

Williams SE, Carnahan R, McPheeters ML. A systematic review of validated methods for identifying uveitis using administrative or claims data. Vaccine. 2013 Dec 12/30/2013; 31 Suppl 10: K88-97. PMID: 24331079, PII: S0264-410X(13)00458-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.03.077, ISSN: 1873-2518.

Williams SE, Carnahan R, Krishnaswami S, McPheeters ML. A systematic review of validated methods for identifying transverse myelitis using administrative or claims data. Vaccine. 2013 Dec 12/30/2013; 31 Suppl 10: K83-7. PMID: 24331078, PII: S0264-410X(13)00452-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.03.074, ISSN: 1873-2518.

Likis FE, Sathe NA, Carnahan R, McPheeters ML. A systematic review of validated methods to capture stillbirth and spontaneous abortion using administrative or claims data. Vaccine. 2013 Dec 12/30/2013; 31 Suppl 10: K74-82. PMID: 24331077, PII: S0264-410X(13)00455-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.03.076, ISSN: 1873-2518.

Lee CD, Carnahan RM, McPheeters ML. A systematic review of validated methods for identifying Bell's palsy using administrative or claims data. Vaccine. 2013 Dec 12/30/2013; 31 Suppl 10: K7-11. PMID: 24331076, PII: S0264-410X(13)00481-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.04.040, ISSN: 1873-2518.

Chung CP, Rohan P, Krishnaswami S, McPheeters ML. A systematic review of validated methods for identifying patients with rheumatoid arthritis using administrative or claims data. Vaccine. 2013 Dec 12/30/2013; 31 Suppl 10: K41-61. PMID: 24331074, PII: S0264-410X(13)00454-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.03.075, ISSN: 1873-2518.

Idowu RT, Carnahan R, Sathe NA, McPheeters ML. A systematic review of validated methods to capture myopericarditis using administrative or claims data. Vaccine. 2013 Dec 12/30/2013; 31 Suppl 10: K34-40. PMID: 24331073, PII: S0264-410X(13)01186-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.08.074, ISSN: 1873-2518.

Williams CL, Sathe NA, Krishnaswami S, McPheeters ML. A systematic review of validated methods for identifying Kawasaki disease using administrative or claims data. Vaccine. 2013 Dec 12/30/2013; 31 Suppl 10: K28-33. PMID: 24331072, PII: S0264-410X(13)00459-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.03.078, ISSN: 1873-2518.

Lee CD, Williams SE, Sathe NA, McPheeters ML. A systematic review of validated methods to capture several rare conditions using administrative or claims data. Vaccine. 2013 Dec 12/30/2013; 31 Suppl 10: K21-7. PMID: 24331071, PII: S0264-410X(13)00381-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.03.044, ISSN: 1873-2518.

McPheeters ML, Sathe NA, Jerome RN, Carnahan RM. Methods for systematic reviews of administrative database studies capturing health outcomes of interest. Vaccine. 2013 Dec 12/30/2013; 31 Suppl 10: K2-6. PMID: 24331070, PII: S0264-410X(13)00840-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.06.048, ISSN: 1873-2518.

Sharifi M, Krishanswami S, McPheeters ML. A systematic review of validated methods to capture acute bronchospasm using administrative or claims data. Vaccine. 2013 Dec 12/30/2013; 31 Suppl 10: K12-20. PMID: 24331069, PII: S0264-410X(13)00901-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.06.091, ISSN: 1873-2518.

Andrews J, Sathe NA, Krishnaswami S, McPheeters ML. Nonpharmacologic airway clearance techniques in hospitalized patients: a systematic review. Respir Care [print-electronic]. 2013 Dec; 58(12): 2160-86. PMID: 24222708, PII: respcare.02704, DOI: 10.4187/respcare.02704, ISSN: 1943-3654.

Fonnesbeck CJ, McPheeters ML, Krishnaswami S, Lindegren ML, Reimschisel T. Estimating the probability of IQ impairment from blood phenylalanine for phenylketonuria patients: a hierarchical meta-analysis. J. Inherit. Metab. Dis [print-electronic]. 2013 Sep; 36(5): 757-66. PMID: 23197105, DOI: 10.1007/s10545-012-9564-0, ISSN: 1573-2665.

Krishnaswami S, Fonnesbeck C, Penson D, McPheeters ML. Magnetic resonance imaging for locating nonpalpable undescended testicles: a meta-analysis. Pediatrics [print-electronic]. 2013 Jun; 131(6): e1908-16. PMID: 23690512, PMCID: PMC4074662, PII: peds.2013-0073, DOI: 10.1542/peds.2013-0073, ISSN: 1098-4275.

Penson D, Krishnaswami S, Jules A, McPheeters ML. Effectiveness of hormonal and surgical therapies for cryptorchidism: a systematic review. Pediatrics [print-electronic]. 2013 Jun; 131(6): e1897-907. PMID: 23690511, PMCID: PMC4074661, PII: peds.2013-0072, DOI: 10.1542/peds.2013-0072, ISSN: 1098-4275.

Lindegren ML, Krishnaswami S, Reimschisel T, Fonnesbeck C, Sathe NA, McPheeters ML. A Systematic Review of BH4 (Sapropterin) for the Adjuvant Treatment of Phenylketonuria. JIMD Rep [print-electronic]. 2013; 8: 109-19. PMID: 23430527, PMCID: PMC3565680, DOI: 10.1007/8904_2012_168, ISSN: 2192-8304.

McPheeters ML, Kripalani S, Peterson NB, Idowu RT, Jerome RN, Potter SA, Andrews JC. Closing the quality gap: revisiting the state of the science (vol. 3: quality improvement interventions to address health disparities). Evid Rep Technol Assess (Full Rep). 2012 Aug; (208.3): 1-475. PMID: 24422952, ISSN: 1530-4396.

Lindegren ML, Krishnaswami S, Fonnesbeck C, Reimschisel T, Fisher J, Jackson K, Shields T, Sathe NA, McPheeters ML. Adjuvant Treatment for Phenylketonuria. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 56. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2012; ((AHRQ Publication No. 12-EHC035-EF)).

Cox S, Kuo C, Jamieson DJ, Kourtis AP, McPheeters ML, Meikle SF, Posner SF. Poisoning hospitalisations among reproductive-aged women in the USA, 1998-2006. Inj. Prev [print-electronic]. 2011 Oct; 17(5): 332-7. PMID: 21296799, PII: ip.2010.029793, DOI: 10.1136/ip.2010.029793, ISSN: 1475-5785.

Hartmann KE, McPheeters ML, Chescheir NC, Gillam-Krakauer M, McKoy JN, Jerome R, Sathe NA, Meints L, Walsh WF. Evidence to inform decisions about maternal-fetal surgery: technical brief. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 May; 117(5): 1191-204. PMID: 21471854, DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e318216151d, ISSN: 1873-233X.

Krishnaswami S, McPheeters ML, Veenstra-Vanderweele J. A systematic review of secretin for children with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics [print-electronic]. 2011 May; 127(5): e1322-5. PMID: 21464196, PMCID: PMC3387870, PII: peds.2011-0428, DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-0428, ISSN: 1098-4275.

Warren Z, McPheeters ML, Sathe N, Foss-Feig JH, Glasser A, Veenstra-Vanderweele J. A systematic review of early intensive intervention for autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics [print-electronic]. 2011 May; 127(5): e1303-11. PMID: 21464190, PII: peds.2011-0426, DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-0426, ISSN: 1098-4275.

McPheeters ML, Davis A, Navarre JR, Scott TA. Family report of ASD concomitant with depression or anxiety among US children. J Autism Dev Disord. 2011 May; 41(5): 646-53. PMID: 20697792, DOI: 10.1007/s10803-010-1085-9, ISSN: 1573-3432.

McPheeters ML, Warren Z, Sathe N, Bruzek JL, Krishnaswami S, Jerome RN, Veenstra-Vanderweele J. A systematic review of medical treatments for children with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics [print-electronic]. 2011 May; 127(5): e1312-21. PMID: 21464191, PII: peds.2011-0427, DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-0427, ISSN: 1098-4275.

28. Warren Z, Veenstra-VanderWeele J, Stone W, Bruzek JL, Nahmias AS, Foss-Feig JH, Jerome RN, Krishnaswami S, Sathe NA, Glasser AM, Surawicz T, McPheeters ML.. Therapies for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 26. (Prepared by the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-02-HHSA-290-2007-10065-I.). 2011 Apr.

Warren Z, Veenstra-VanderWeele J, Stone W, Bruzek JL, Nahmias AS, Foss-Feig JH, Jerome RN, Krishnaswami S, Sathe NA, Glasser AM, Surawicz T, McPheeters ML.. Therapies for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 26. AHRQ Publication No. 11-EHC029-EF. 2011.

Guillamondegui OD, Montgomery SA, Phibbs FT, McPheeters ML, Alexander PT, Jerome RN, McKoy JN, Seroogy JJ, Eicken JJ, Krishnaswami S, Salomon RM, Hartmann KE.. Traumatic Brain Injury and Depression. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 25. AHRQ Publication No. 11-EHC017. 2011.

Jackson K.E., Krishnaswami S, McPheeters, ML. Unmet health care needs in children with cerebral palsy: A cross-sectional study. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 2011.

Hartmann KE, McPheeters ML, Biller DH, Ward RM, McKoy JN, Jerome RN, Micucci SR, Meints L, Fisher JA, Scott TA, Slaughter JC, Blume JD. Treatment of overactive bladder in women. Evid Rep Technol Assess (Full Rep). 2009 Aug; (187): 1-120, v. PMID: 19947666, ISSN: 1530-4396.

White CM, Ip S, McPheeters ML, et al.. Using Exisisting systematic reviews to replace de novo processes in conducting Comparative Effectiveness Reviews. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Methods Guide for Comparative Effectiveness Reviews [. 2009.

Okumura MJ, McPheeters ML, Davis MM. State and national estimates of insurance coverage and health care utilization for adolescents with chronic conditions from the National Survey of Children's Health, 2003. J Adolesc Health [print-electronic]. 2007 Oct; 41(4): 343-9. PMID: 17875459, PII: S1054-139X(07)00178-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2007.04.008, ISSN: 1879-1972.

Brachlow AE, Ness KK, McPheeters ML, Gurney JG. Comparison of indicators for a primary care medical home between children with autism or asthma and other special health care needs: National Survey of Children's Health. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Apr; 161(4): 399-405. PMID: 17404138, PII: 161/4/399, DOI: 10.1001/archpedi.161.4.399, ISSN: 1072-4710.

Kuo C, Jamieson DJ, McPheeters ML, Meikle SF, Posner SF. Injury hospitalizations of pregnant women in the United States, 2002. Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 2007 Feb; 196(2): 161.e1-6. PMID: 17306664, PII: S0002-9378(06)01211-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2006.09.015, ISSN: 1097-6868.

Hogben M, McNally T, McPheeters ML, Meikle SF, Posner SF. The Effectiveness of HIV Partner Counselling and Referral Services in Increasing Identification of HIV-Positive Individuals: A Systematic Review. AM J Prev Med. 2007; 2S((33)).

Theiler RN, Caliendo AM, Pargman S, Raynor BD, Berga S, McPheeters M, Jamieson DJ. Umbilical cord blood screening for cytomegalovirus DNA by quantitative PCR. J. Clin. Virol [print-electronic]. 2006 Dec; 37(4): 313-6. PMID: 17035082, PII: S1386-6532(06)00316-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcv.2006.08.019, ISSN: 1386-6532.

Strecher V, McPheeters M. The potential role of tailored messaging. Behav Healthc. 2006 Oct; 26(10): 24-6. PMID: 17121263, ISSN: 1931-7093.

Cox S, Posner SF, McPheeters M, Jamieson DJ, Kourtis AP, Meikle S. Influenza and pregnant women: hospitalization burden, United States, 1998-2002. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2006 Oct; 15(8): 891-3. PMID: 17087611, DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2006.15.891, ISSN: 1540-9996.

Kourtis AP, Bansil P, McPheeters M, Meikle SF, Posner SF, Jamieson DJ. Hospitalizations of pregnant HIV-infected women in the USA prior to and during the era of HAART, 1994-2003. AIDS. 2006 Sep 9/11/2006; 20(14): 1823-31. PMID: 16954723, PII: 00002030-200609110-00005, DOI: 10.1097/01.aids.0000244201.11006.1c, ISSN: 0269-9370.

Gurney JG, McPheeters ML, Davis MM. Parental report of health conditions and health care use among children with and without autism: National Survey of Children's Health. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006 Aug; 160(8): 825-30. PMID: 16894082, PII: 160/8/825, DOI: 10.1001/archpedi.160.8.825, ISSN: 1072-4710.

Cox S, Posner SF, McPheeters M, Jamieson DJ, Kourtis AP, Meikle S. Hospitalizations with respiratory illness among pregnant women during influenza season. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Jun; 107(6): 1315-22. PMID: 16738158, PII: 107/6/1315, DOI: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000218702.92005.bb, ISSN: 0029-7844.

Lee JM, Herman WH, McPheeters ML, Gurney JG. An epidemiologic profile of children with diabetes in the U.S. Diabetes Care. 2006 Feb; 29(2): 420-1. PMID: 16443899, PII: 29/2/420, ISSN: 0149-5992.

McPheeters ML, Miller WC, Hartmann KE, Savitz DA, Kaufman JS, Garrett JM, Thorp JM. The epidemiology of threatened preterm labor: a prospective cohort study. Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 2005 Apr; 192(4): 1325-9; discussion 1329. PMID: 15846230, PII: S0002937805000311, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2004.12.055, ISSN: 0002-9378.

Koplan JP, McPheeters M. Plagues, public health, and politics. Emerging Infect. Dis. 2004 Nov; 10(11): 2039-43. PMID: 16010727, PMCID: PMC3329042, DOI: 10.3201/eid1011.040673, ISSN: 1080-6040.

Hartmann KE, Espy A, McPheeters M, Kinsinger LS. Physicians taught as residents to conduct smoking cessation intervention: a follow-up study. Prev Med. 2004 Aug; 39(2): 344-50. PMID: 15226044, PII: S0091743504000660, DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2004.01.027, ISSN: 0091-7435.

Berkman ND, Thorp JM, Hartmann KE, Lohr KN, Idicula AE, McPheeters M, Gavin NI, Carey TS, Tolleson-Rinehart S, Jackman AM, Hasselblad V, Puckett EC. Management of preterm labor. Evid Rep Technol Assess (Summ). 2000 Oct; (18): 1-6. PMID: 11127122, ISSN: 1530-440X.

McPheeters M, Lohr KN. Evidence-based practice and nursing: commentary. Outcomes Manag Nurs Pract. 1999 Jul; 3(3): 99-101. PMID: 10603882, ISSN: 1093-1783.

Ringwalt CL, Greene JM, Robertson M, McPheeters M. The prevalence of homelessness among adolescents in the United States. Am J Public Health. 1998 Sep; 88(9): 1325-9. PMID: 9736871, PMCID: PMC1509094, ISSN: 0090-0036.

Petta CA, McPheeters M, Chi IC. Intrauterine devices: learning from the past and looking to the future. J Biosoc Sci. 1996 Apr; 28(2): 241-52. PMID: 8935879, ISSN: 0021-9320.

Chi IC, Petta CA, McPheeters M. A review of safety, efficacy, pros and cons, and issues of puerperal tubal sterilization--an update. Adv Contracept. 1995 Sep; 11(3): 187-206. PMID: 8533623, ISSN: 0267-4874.

Walsh WF, Chescheir NC, Gillam-Krakauer M, McPheeters ML, McKoy JN, Jerome R, Fisher JA, Meints L, Hartmann, KE.. Maternal-Fetal Surgical Procedures. Technical Brief No. 5. AHRQ Publication No. 10(11)-EHC059.