Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Cavanaugh, Kerri L. , M.D., M.H.S.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

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1215 21st Ave South, Suite 6000 MCE

1161 21st Ave South S-3223 MCN 37232

Clinical Research Description
Dr. Cavanaugh's current research focuses on exploring the role of patient awareness and education regarding chronic disease self-management. This includes elucidating the role of health literacy and numeracy in the communication between patients and providers as well as potential barriers to effective self-management in patients with diabetes, hypertension and kidney disease. She has been funded by the NIH and the National Kidney Foundation.

Green, JK, Rothman, RL, Cavanaugh, KL. Patient-provider communication in patients with diabetes and depressive symptoms. Diabetes Res Clin Pract, 95(1), e10-3, 2012. PMCID:3246039

Cavanaugh, KL. Health literacy in diabetes care: explanation, evidence and equipment. Diabetes Manag (Lond), 1(2), 191-199, 2011.

Maripuri, S, Penson, DF, Ikizler, TA, Cavanaugh, KL. Outpatient versus Inpatient Observation after Percutaneous Native Kidney Biopsy: A Cost Minimization Study. Am J Nephrol, 34(1), 64-70, 2011.

Nunes, JA, Wallston, KA, Eden, SK, Shintani, AK, Ikizler, TA, Cavanaugh, KL. Associations among perceived and objective disease knowledge and satisfaction with physician communication in patients with chronic kidney disease. Kidney Int, , , 2011.

Wright, JA, Wallston, KA, Elasy, TA, Ikizler, TA, Cavanaugh, KL. Development and results of a kidney disease knowledge survey given to patients with CKD. Am J Kidney Dis, 57(3), 387-95, 2011.

Cavanaugh, KL, Lanzkron, S. Time to recognize an overlooked trait. J Am Soc Nephrol, 21(3), 385-6, 2010. PMCID:2921029

Cavanaugh, KL, Wingard, RL, Hakim, RM, Eden, S, Shintani, A, Wallston, KA, Huizinga, MM, Elasy, TA, Rothman, RL, Ikizler, TA. Low health literacy associates with increased mortality in ESRD. J Am Soc Nephrol, 21(11), 1979-85, 2010.

Choma, DP, Cavanaugh, KL, Dwyer, JP. Is it always wrong to perform futile CPR. N Engl J Med, 362(21), 2036; author reply 2036-7, 2010. PMCID:2921029

Hung, AM, Crawford, DC, Griffin, MR, Brown-Gentry, K, Lipkowitz, MS, Siew, ED, Cavanaugh, K, Lewis, JB, Ikizler, TA, , . CRP polymorphisms and progression of chronic kidney disease in African Americans. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 5(1), 24-33, 2010. PMCID:2801650

Osborn, CY, Cavanaugh, K, Wallston, KA, Rothman, RL. Self-efficacy links health literacy and numeracy to glycemic control. J Health Commun, 15 Suppl 2, 146-58, 2010. PMCID:3082364

Smith, K, Coston, M, Glock, K, Elasy, TA, Wallston, KA, Ikizler, TA, Cavanaugh, KL. Patient perspectives on fluid management in chronic hemodialysis. J Ren Nutr, 20(5), 334-41, 2010. PMCID:2921029

White, RO, Wolff, K, Cavanaugh, KL, Rothman, R. Addressing Health Literacy and Numeracy to Improve Diabetes Education and Care. Diabetes Spectr, 23(4), 238-243, 2010. PMCID:3032499

Wright, JA, Cavanaugh, KL. Dietary sodium in chronic kidney disease: a comprehensive approach. Semin Dial, 23(4), 415-21, 2010. PMCID:2921029

Cavanaugh, K, Wallston, KA, Gebretsadik, T, Shintani, A, Huizinga, MM, Davis, D, Gregory, RP, Malone, R, Pignone, M, Dewalt, D, Elasy, TA, Rothman, RL. Addressing Literacy and Numeracy to Improve Diabetes Care: Two Randomized Controlled Trials. Diabetes Care, , , 2009.

Cavanaugh, KL, Wingard, RL, Hakim, RM, Elasy, TA, Ikizler, TA. Patient dialysis knowledge is associated with permanent arteriovenous access use in chronic hemodialysis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 4(5), 950-6, 2009. PMCID:2676183

Giullian, JA, Cavanaugh, K, Schaefer, H. Lower risk of urinary tract infection with low-dose trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole compared to dapsone prophylaxis in older renal transplant patients on a rapid steroid-withdrawal immunosuppression regimen. Clin Transplant, 24(5), 636-42, 2009. PMCID:2801650

Huizinga, MM, Carlisle, AJ, Cavanaugh, KL, Davis, DL, Gregory, RP, Schlundt, DG, Rothman, RL. Literacy, numeracy, and portion-size estimation skills. Am J Prev Med, 36(4), 324-8, 2009. PMCID:2692952

Osborn, CY, Cavanaugh, K, Wallston, KA, White, RO, Rothman, RL. Diabetes numeracy: an overlooked factor in understanding racial disparities in glycemic control. Diabetes Care, 32(9), 1614-9, 2009. PMCID:2732142

Sundell, MB, Cavanaugh, KL, Wu, P, Shintani, A, Hakim, RM, Ikizler, TA. Oral protein supplementation alone improves anabolism in a dose-dependent manner in chronic hemodialysis patients. J Ren Nutr, 19(5), 412-21, 2009. PMCID:2758490

Wolff, K, Cavanaugh, K, Malone, R, Hawk, V, Gregory, BP, Davis, D, Wallston, K, Rothman, RL. The Diabetes Literacy and Numeracy Education Toolkit (DLNET): materials to facilitate diabetes education and management in patients with low literacy and numeracy skills. Diabetes Educ, 35(2), 233-6, 238-41, 244-5, 2009.

Cavanaugh, K, Huizinga, MM, Wallston, KA, Gebretsadik, T, Shintani, A, Davis, D, Gregory, RP, Fuchs, L, Malone, R, Cherrington, A, Pignone, M, DeWalt, DA, Elasy, TA, Rothman, RL. Association of numeracy and diabetes control. Ann Intern Med, 148(10), 737-46, 2008.

Cavanaugh, KL, Merkin, SS, Plantinga, LC, Fink, NE, Sadler, JH, Powe, NR. Accuracy of patients'' reports of comorbid disease and their association with mortality in ESRD. Am J Kidney Dis, 52(1), 118-27, 2008. PMCID:2587104

Huizinga, MM, Beech, BM, Cavanaugh, KL, Elasy, TA, Rothman, RL. Low numeracy skills are associated with higher BMI. Obesity (Silver Spring), 16(8), 1966-8, 2008. PMCID:2694664

Huizinga, MM, Elasy, TA, Wallston, KA, Cavanaugh, K, Davis, D, Gregory, RP, Fuchs, LS, Malone, R, Cherrington, A, Dewalt, DA, Buse, J, Pignone, M, Rothman, RL. Development and validation of the Diabetes Numeracy Test (DNT). BMC Health Serv Res, 8, 96, 2008. PMCID:2390531

Merkin, SS, Cavanaugh, K, Longenecker, JC, Fink, NE, Levey, AS, Powe, NR. Agreement of self-reported comorbid conditions with medical and physician reports varied by disease among end-stage renal disease patients. J Clin Epidemiol, 60(6), 634-42, 2007. PMCID:1991281

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