Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Elasy, Tom A. , M.D., M.P.H.
Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health
Associate Professor of Medicine
Ann and Roscoe R. Robinson Chair of Clinical Research at the Diabetes Center

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Roumie, CL, Greevy, RA, Grijalva, CG, Hung, AM, Liu, X, Murff, HJ, Elasy, TA, Griffin, MR. Association between intensification of metformin treatment with insulin vs sulfonylureas and cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality among patients with diabetes. JAMA, 311(22), 2288-96, 2014.

Osborn, CY, Mayberry, LS, Wallston, KA, Johnson, KB, Elasy, TA. Understanding patient portal use: implications for medication management. J Med Internet Res, 15(7), e133, 2013.

Rolando, L, Byrne, DW, McGown, PW, Goetzel, RZ, Elasy, TA, Yarbrough, MI. Health risk factor modification predicts incidence of diabetes in an employee population: results of an 8-year longitudinal cohort study. J Occup Environ Med, 55(4), 410-5, 2013.

Mulvaney, SA, Rothman, RL, Dietrich, MS, Wallston, KA, Grove, E, Elasy, TA, Johnson, KB. Using mobile phones to measure adolescent diabetes adherence. Health Psychol, 31(1), 43-50, 2012.

Roumie, CL, Hung, AM, Greevy, RA, Grijalva, CG, Liu, X, Murff, HJ, Elasy, TA, Griffin, MR. Comparative effectiveness of sulfonylurea and metformin monotherapy on cardiovascular events in type 2 diabetes mellitus: a cohort study. Ann Intern Med, 157(9), 601-10, 2012.

Osborn, CY, Cavanaugh, K, Wallston, KA, Kripalani, S, Elasy, TA, Rothman, RL, White, RO. Health literacy explains racial disparities in diabetes medication adherence. J Health Commun, 16 Suppl 3, 268-78, 2011.

Roumie, CL, Greevy, R, Wallston, KA, Elasy, TA, Kaltenbach, L, Kotter, K, Dittus, RS, Speroff, T. Patient centered primary care is associated with patient hypertension medication adherence. J Behav Med, 34(4), 244-53, 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, 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.

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.

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, 32(12), 2149-55, 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.

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.

Huang, RL, Donelli, A, Byrd, J, Mickiewicz, MA, Slovis, C, Roumie, C, Elasy, TA, Dittus, RS, Speroff, T, Disalvo, T, Zhao, D. Using quality improvement methods to improve door-to-balloon time at an academic medical center. J Invasive Cardiol, 20(2), 46-52, 2008.

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.

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.

Huizinga, MM, Niswender, KD, Gebretsadik, T, Rothman, RL, Shintani, AK, Elasy, TA. Insulin use and weight maintenance in well-controlled type 2 diabetes: a prospective cohort study. Obesity (Silver Spring), 16(8), 1933-7, 2008.

Mulvaney, SA, Mudasiru, E, Schlundt, DG, Baughman, CL, Fleming, M, VanderWoude, A, Russell, WE, Elasy, TA, Rothman, R. Self-management in type 2 diabetes: the adolescent perspective. Diabetes Educ, 34(4), 674-82, 2008.

Rothman, RL, Mulvaney, S, Elasy, TA, VanderWoude, A, Gebretsadik, T, Shintani, A, Potter, A, Russell, WE, Schlundt, D. Self-management behaviors, racial disparities, and glycemic control among adolescents with type 2 diabetes. Pediatrics, 121(4), e912-9, 2008.

Villegas, R, Gao, YT, Yang, G, Li, HL, Elasy, TA, Zheng, W, Shu, XO. Legume and soy food intake and the incidence of type 2 diabetes in the Shanghai Women''s Health Study. Am J Clin Nutr, 87(1), 162-7, 2008.

Blaha, MJ, Kusz, KL, Drake, W, Elasy, TA. Hypertension prevalence awareness, treatment and control in North Nashville. Tenn Med, 99(4), 35-7, 2006.

Graber, AL, Shintani, AK, Wolff, K, Brown, A, Elasy, TA. Glycemic relapse in type 2 diabetes. Endocr Pract, 12(2), 145-51, 2006.

Huizinga, MM, Shintani, A, Michon, S, Brown, A, Wolff, K, Shackleford, L, King, EB, Gregory, RP, Davis, D, Stiles, R, Gebretsadik, T, Chen, K, Rothman, R, Pichert, JW, Schlundt, D, Elasy, TA. A randomized controlled trial to prevent glycemic relapse in longitudinal diabetes care: Study protocol (NCT00362193). Implement Sci, 1(1), 24, 2006. PMCID:1634866

Mulvaney, SA, Schlundt, DG, Mudasiru, E, Fleming, M, Vander Woude, AM, Russell, WE, Elasy, TA, Rothman, R. Parent perceptions of caring for adolescents with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care, 29(5), 993-7, 2006.

Rothman, RL, Housam, R, Weiss, H, Davis, D, Gregory, R, Gebretsadik, T, Shintani, A, Elasy, TA. Patient understanding of food labels: the role of literacy and numeracy. Am J Prev Med, 31(5), 391-8, 2006.

Roumie, CL, Elasy, TA, Greevy, R, Griffin, MR, Liu, X, Stone, WJ, Wallston, KA, Dittus, RS, Alvarez, V, Cobb, J, Speroff, T. Improving blood pressure control through provider education, provider alerts, and patient education: a cluster randomized trial. Ann Intern Med, 145(3), 165-75, 2006.

Nguyen, CV, Powers, AC, Greenspan, DL, Elasy, TA. Diabetes referrals at a Veterans Administration tertiary facility: who are the patients and why are they referred. Diabetes Care, 28(2), 423-4, 2005.

Rothman, RL, Elasy, TA. Can diabetes management programs create sustained improvements in disease outcomes. CMAJ, 173(12), 1467-8, 2005. PMCID:1316162

Elasy, TA, Levy, P, Davis, SN. Optimizing combination therapy for type 2 diabetes in adolescents and adults: a case-based approach. J Fam Pract, 53(10), 815-22, 2004.

Grogan, EL, Speroff, T, Deppen, SA, Roumie, CL, Elasy, TA, Dittus, RS, Rosenbloom, ST, Holzman, MD. Improving documentation of patient acuity level using a progress note template. J Am Coll Surg, 199(3), 468-75, 2004.

Rosenthal, AD, Jin, F, Shu, XO, Yang, G, Elasy, TA, Chow, WH, Ji, BT, Xu, HX, Li, Q, Gao, YT, Zheng, W. Body fat distribution and risk of diabetes among Chinese women. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord, 28(4), 594-9, 2004.

Rosenthal, AD, Shu, XO, Jin, F, Yang, G, Elasy, TA, Li, Q, Xu, HX, Gao, YT, Zheng, W. Oral contraceptive use and risk of diabetes among Chinese women. Contraception, 69(3), 251-7, 2004.

Roumie, CL, Grogan, EL, Falbe, W, Awad, J, Speroff, T, Dittus, RS, Elasy, TA. A three-part intervention to change the use of hormone replacement therapy in response to new evidence. Ann Intern Med, 141(2), 118-25, 2004.

Brown, AW, Wolff, KL, Elasy, TA, Graber, AL. The role of advanced practice nurses in a shared care diabetes practice model. Diabetes Educ, 27(4), 492-6, 498-500, 502, 2002.

Graber, AL, Elasy, TA, Quinn, D, Wolff, K, Brown, A. Improving glycemic control in adults with diabetes mellitus: shared responsibility in primary care practices. South Med J, 95(7), 684-90, 2002.

Brown A, Wolff K, Elasy TA, Graber AL. The Role of Advanced Practice Nurses in a Shared Care Diabetes Practice Model. Diabetes Educator, 27(4), 492-501, 2001.

Elasy TA, Ellis S, Brown A, Pichert J. A Taxonomy for Diabetes Educational Interventions. Patient Educ Couns. , 43, 121-127, 2001.

Elasy, TA, Ellis, SE, Brown, A, Pichert, JW. A taxonomy for diabetes educational interventions. Patient Educ Couns, 43(2), 121-7, 2001.

Ellis, SE, Elasy, TA. Exercise and glycemic control in diabetes. JAMA, 286(23), 2941-2, 2001.

Friedmann JM, Elasy T, Jensen GL. The relationship between body mass index and self-reported functional limitation among older adults: A gender difference. J Am Geriatr Soc , 49, 398-403, 2001.

Quinn D, Graber A, Elasy TA, Thomas J, Wolff K, Brown A. Developing a Pragmatic, Collaborative Model to Improve Diabetes Care. Jt Comm J Qual Improv , 27(5), 255-264, 2001.

Quinn, DC, Graber, AL, Elasy, TA, Thomas, J, Wolff, K, Brown, A. Overcoming turf battles: developing a pragmatic, collaborative model to improve glycemic control in patients with diabetes. Jt Comm J Qual Improv, 27(5), 255-64, 2001.

Elasy TA, Levinsky M. Effect of low dose continuous estrogen and progesterone therapy with calcium and vitamin D on bone in elderly women. Ann Intern Med., 132(3), 244, 2000.

Elasy TA, Samuel-Hodge C, Skelly A, DeVellis R, Ammerman A, Keyserling T. Development of a Health Status Measure for older African American Women with type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care, 23, 325-329, 2000.

Elasy, TA, Samuel-Hodge, CD, DeVellis, RF, Skelly, AH, Ammerman, AS, Keyserling, TC. Development of a health status measure for older African-American women with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care, 23(3), 325-9, 2000.

Hebert R, Elasy TA, Canter J. The Oslerian Triple Threat: An Endangered Species? A survey of Department of Medicine Chairs. Am J Med., 109, 346-349, 2000.

Keyserling T, Ammerman AS, Samuel-Hodge CD, Ingram AF, Skelly AH, Elasy TA, Johnston LF, Cole A, Henriquez CF. A diabetes management program for African American women with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Educator, 26(5), 796-805, 2000.

Samuel-Hodge C, Headen S, Skelly A, Ingram A, Keyserling TC, Jackson EJ, Ammerman A, Elasy TA. Influences on Day-to-Day Self Management of Type 2 Diabetes Among African-American Women: Spirituality, the Multicaregiver role, and other social context factors. Diabetes Care, 23, 928-933, 2000.

Skelly AH, Samuel-Hodge CD, Elasy TA, Ammerman AS, Headen S, Keyserling T. Development and testing of culturally sensitive instruments for African American women with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Educator, 26(5), 769-774, 2000.

Swiggart W, Pichert J, Elasy TA, Dixon G, Spickard A. Continuing Medical Education Courses on Proper Prescribing of Controlled Substances in the United States. Fed Bull, 86(1), 20-28, 1999.

Crews C, Batal H, Elasy T, Casper E, Mehler P. Primary Care for those with severe and persistent mental illness. West J Med , 169, 245-250, 1998.

Elasy TA. Hyperlipidemia: A Cost-Effective Approach to Management. Primary Care Case Reviews, 1(3), 111-118, 1998.

Elasy TA, Gaddy G. Measuring Subjective Outcomes: Rethinking Reliability and Validity. J Gen Intern Med., 13, 757-761, 1998.

Elasy TA, Mehler P. Secondary Prevention Practices after Acute Myocardial Infarction in a Large City Hospital. Am J Cardiol , 82, 987-989, 1998.

Elasy, TA, Gaddy, G. Measuring subjective outcomes: rethinking reliability and validity. J Gen Intern Med, 13(11), 757-61, 1998. PMCID:1497034

Elasy, TA, Mehler, PS. Secondary prevention practices after acute myocardial infarction in a large city hospital. Am J Cardiol, 82(8), 987-9, 1998.

Elasy TA, Skelly A. Patient with Hyperparathyroidism. Lippincotts Prim Care Pract, 1(5), 563-566, 1997.

Skelly A, Elasy TA. Approaches to therapy: Endocrine Disorders. Lippincotts Prim Care Pract, 1(5), 459-473, 1997.

Elasy TA, Anderson R. Changing Demography of Acute Renal Failure. Seminars in Dialysis, 9(6), 438-443, 1996.

Primary Care and Mental Illness. Elasy T, Crews C, Casper E, Mehler, P. J Gen Intern Med, 11(7), 441-2, 1996.

Elasy T, Tracey M, Kominsky D, Mehler P. Allopurinol Hypersensitivity Revisited. West J Med , 162(4), 360-361, 1995.

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