Biomedical Research Education & Training
Faculty Member

McPheeters, Melissa L, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Research Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Research Associate Professor of Medicine

Lab Url: http://www.medicineandpublichealth.vanderbilt.edu

Phone Number: 615-936-2565

Email Address: melissa.mcpheeters@vanderbilt.edu

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Academic history
BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison
MPH, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Ph.D, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Office Address   Mailing Address

2525 West End, 6th Floor 37209


Research Keywords
Epidemiology, Maternal and Child Health, Public Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women's Health Research, Evidence-based Practice, Systematic Review, Engaging Stakeholder, Comparative Effectiveness Review

Research Specialty
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
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

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.) . (Prepared by the Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-02-HHSA-290-2007-10065-I. AHRQ Publication No. 11-EHC029-EF.), April 2011

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, 56(1), 31-43, 2014

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, 118(1), 153-67, 2014

Andrews, J, Sathe, NA, Krishnaswami, S, McPheeters, ML. Nonpharmacologic airway clearance techniques in hospitalized patients: a systematic review. Respir Care, 58(12), 2160-86, 2013

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, 31 Suppl 10, K41-61, 2013

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, 36(5), 757-66, 2013

Idowu, RT, Carnahan, R, Sathe, NA, McPheeters, ML. A systematic review of validated methods to capture myopericarditis using administrative or claims data. Vaccine, 31 Suppl 10, K34-40, 2013

Krishnaswami, S, Fonnesbeck, C, Penson, D, McPheeters, ML. Magnetic resonance imaging for locating nonpalpable undescended testicles: a meta-analysis. Pediatrics, 131(6), e1908-16, 2013

Lee, CD, Carnahan, RM, McPheeters, ML. A systematic review of validated methods for identifying Bell''s palsy using administrative or claims data. Vaccine, 31 Suppl 10, K7-K11, 2013

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, 31 Suppl 10, K21-7, 2013

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, 31 Suppl 10, K74-82, 2013

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, 8, 109-19, 2013

McPheeters, ML, Sathe, NA, Jerome, RN, Carnahan, RM. Methods for systematic reviews of administrative database studies capturing health outcomes of interest. Vaccine, 31 Suppl 10, K2-6, 2013

Penson, D, Krishnaswami, S, Jules, A, McPheeters, ML. Effectiveness of hormonal and surgical therapies for cryptorchidism: a systematic review. Pediatrics, 131(6), e1897-907, 2013

Sharifi, M, Krishanswami, S, McPheeters, ML. A systematic review of validated methods to capture acute bronchospasm using administrative or claims data. Vaccine, 31 Suppl 10, K12-20, 2013

Williams, CL, Sathe, NA, Krishnaswami, S, McPheeters, ML. A systematic review of validated methods for identifying Kawasaki disease using administrative or claims data. Vaccine, 31 Suppl 10, K28-33, 2013

Williams, SE, Carnahan, R, Krishnaswami, S, McPheeters, ML. A systematic review of validated methods for identifying transverse myelitis using administrative or claims data. Vaccine, 31 Suppl 10, K83-7, 2013

Williams, SE, Carnahan, R, McPheeters, ML. A systematic review of validated methods for identifying uveitis using administrative or claims data. Vaccine, 31 Suppl 10, K88-97, 2013

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(AHRQ Publication No. 12-EHC035-EF), 2012

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)(208.3), 1-475, 2012

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, 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

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, 117(5), 1191-204, 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

Krishnaswami, S, McPheeters, ML, Veenstra-Vanderweele, J. A systematic review of secretin for children with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics, 127(5), e1322-5, 2011

McPheeters, ML, Davis, A, Navarre, JR, Scott, TA. Family report of ASD concomitant with depression or anxiety among US children. J Autism Dev Disord, 41(5), 646-53, 2011

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, 127(5), e1312-21, 2011

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

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, 127(5), e1303-11, 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)(187), 1-120, v, 2009

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

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, 161(4), 399-405, 2007

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, 2S(33), 2007

Kuo, C, Jamieson, DJ, McPheeters, ML, Meikle, SF, Posner, SF. Injury hospitalizations of pregnant women in the United States, 2002. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 196(2), 161.e1-6, 2007

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, 41(4), 343-9, 2007

Cox, S, Posner, SF, McPheeters, M, Jamieson, DJ, Kourtis, AP, Meikle, S. Hospitalizations with respiratory illness among pregnant women during influenza season. Obstet Gynecol, 107(6), 1315-22, 2006

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), 15(8), 891-3, 2006

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, 160(8), 825-30, 2006

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, 20(14), 1823-31, 2006

Lee, JM, Herman, WH, McPheeters, ML, Gurney, JG. An epidemiologic profile of children with diabetes in the U.S. Diabetes Care, 29(2), 420-1, 2006

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, 37(4), 313-6, 2006

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, 192(4), 1325-9; discussion 1329-30, 2005

Hartmann, KE, Espy, A, McPheeters, M, Kinsinger, LS. Physicians taught as residents to conduct smoking cessation intervention: a follow-up study. Prev Med, 39(2), 344-50, 2004

Koplan, JP, McPheeters, M. Plagues, public health, and politics. Emerg Infect Dis, 10(11), 2039-43, 2004

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)(18), 1-6, 2000

McPheeters, M, Lohr, KN. Evidence-based practice and nursing: commentary. Outcomes Manag Nurs Pract, 3(3), 99-101, 1999

Ringwalt, CL, Greene, JM, Robertson, M, McPheeters, M. The prevalence of homelessness among adolescents in the United States. Am J Public Health, 88(9), 1325-9, 1998 PMCID:1509094

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

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


Postdoctoral Position Available
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Updated Date
01/14/2014