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Megan Ann Morris

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentSOM-MED

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    R01DC020188     (MORRIS, MEGAN A)Sep 16, 2022 - Jun 30, 2027
    NIH
    Implementation of Communication Disability Collection and Accommodations in Primary Care Settings
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21DC016965     (MORRIS, MEGAN A)Sep 18, 2018 - Mar 31, 2022
    NIH
    Disparities in Patient-Centered Communication Experienced by Patients with Communication Disabilities
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Hickey E, Man B, Helm KVT, Lockhart S, Duffecy J, Morris MA. Preferred Communication Strategies for People with Communication Disabilities in Health Care Encounters: a Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Nov 27. PMID: 38010462.
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    2. Morris MA, Sarmiento C, Eberle K. Documentation of Disability Status and Accommodation Needs in the Electronic Health Record: A Qualitative Study of Health Care Organizations' Current Practices. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2024 Jan; 50(1):16-23. PMID: 37989640.
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    3. Trinkley KE, Dafoe A, Malone DC, Allen LA, Huebschmann A, Khazanie P, Lunowa C, Matlock DC, Suresh K, Rosenberg MA, Swat SA, Sosa A, Morris MA. Clinician challenges to evidence-based prescribing for heart failure and reduced ejection fraction: A qualitative evaluation. J Eval Clin Pract. 2023 12; 29(8):1363-1371. PMID: 37335624.
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    4. Pascual MG, Morris MA, Kohn LL. Publication Trends of Qualitative Research in Dermatology: A Scoping Review. JAMA Dermatol. 2023 06 01; 159(6):648-658. PMID: 37099307.
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    5. Orth LE, Feudtner C, Kempe A, Morris MA, Colborn KL, Gritz RM, Linnebur SA, Begum A, Feinstein JA. A coordinated approach for managing polypharmacy among children with medical complexity: rationale and design of the Pediatric Medication Therapy Management (pMTM) randomized controlled trial. BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 Apr 29; 23(1):414. PMID: 37120509.
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    6. Simpson MJ, Ritger C, Hoppe JA, Holland WC, Morris MA, Nath B, Melnick ER, Tietbohl C. Implementation strategies to address the determinants of adoption, implementation, and maintenance of a clinical decision support tool for emergency department buprenorphine initiation: a qualitative study. Implement Sci Commun. 2023 Apr 20; 4(1):41. PMID: 37081581.
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    7. Buchanan CL, Morris MA, Matlock D, Kempe A, Vemulakonda VM. Parental experience and understanding of parent-provider discussions of treatment for infants with ureteropelvic junction obstruction. PEC Innov. 2023 Dec; 2:100142. PMID: 37588298.
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    8. Morris MA. Death by Ableism. N Engl J Med. 2022 Dec 31. PMID: 36592337.
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    9. Venechuk G, Allen LA, Thompson JS, Morris MA, Matlock DD, McIlvennan CK, Dickert NW, Tietbohl C. Trust and activation in defining patient-clinician interactions for chronic disease management. Patient Educ Couns. 2023 Jan; 106:113-119. PMID: 36167759.
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    10. Wagner NM, Kempe A, Barnard JG, Rinehart DJ, Havranek EP, Glasgow RE, Blum J, Morris MA. Qualitative exploration of public health vending machines in young adults who misuse opioids: A promising strategy to increase naloxone access in a high risk underserved population. Drug Alcohol Depend Rep. 2022 Dec; 5. PMID: 36687307.
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    11. Morris MA. Research to Advance Health and Health Care Equity for People With Communication Disabilities: An Overview of Research Symposium Papers. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2022 10 17; 65(10):3621-3622. PMID: 36037466.
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    12. Maw AM, Morris MA, Glasgow RE, Barnard J, Ho PM, Ortiz-Lopez C, Fleshner M, Kramer HR, Grimm E, Ytell K, Gardner T, Huebschmann AG. Using Iterative RE-AIM to enhance hospitalist adoption of lung ultrasound in the management of patients with COVID-19: an implementation pilot study. Implement Sci Commun. 2022 Aug 12; 3(1):89. PMID: 35962441.
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    13. Morris MA. Striving Toward Equity in Health Care for People With Communication Disabilities. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2022 10 17; 65(10):3623-3632. PMID: 35858270.
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    14. Davidson MM, Alonzo CN, Barton-Hulsey A, Binger C, Bridges M, Caron J, Douglas NF, Feuerstein JL, Olswang L, Oshita JY, Schliep ME, Quinn E, Morris MA. Prologue: Implementation Science in CSD and Starting Where You Are. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2022 05 10; 31(3):1023-1025. PMID: 35344451.
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    15. Demarest S, Marsh R, Treat L, Fisher MP, Dempsey A, Junaid M, Downs J, Leonard H, Benke T, Morris MA. The Lived Experience of Parents' Receiving the Diagnosis of CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder for Their Child. J Child Neurol. 2022 05; 37(6):451-460. PMID: 35196159.
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    16. Feldman AG, Moore S, Bull S, Morris MA, Wilson K, Bell C, Collins MM, Denize KM, Kempe A. A Smartphone App to Increase Immunizations in the Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Population: Development and Initial Usability Study. JMIR Form Res. 2022 Jan 13; 6(1):e32273. PMID: 35023840.
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    17. Mehta AB, Lockhart S, Reed K, Griesmer C, Glasgow RE, Moss M, Douglas IS, Morris MA. Drivers of Burnout Among Critical Care Providers: A Multicenter Mixed-Methods Study. Chest. 2022 05; 161(5):1263-1274. PMID: 34896094.
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    18. Stransky ML, Oshita JY, Morris MA. Receipt of treatment among a nationally representative sample of US adults with communication disorders. J Commun Disord. 2021 Nov-Dec; 94:106148. PMID: 34509749.
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    19. Maw AM, Ho PM, Morris MA, Glasgow RE, Huebschmann AG, Barnard JG, Metter R, Tierney DM, Mathews BK, Havranek EP, Kissler M, Fleshner M, Burian BK, Platz E, Soni NJ. Hospitalist Perceptions of Barriers to Lung Ultrasound Adoption in Diverse Hospital Environments. Diagnostics (Basel). 2021 Aug 11; 11(8). PMID: 34441385.
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    20. Tyler A, Dempsey A, Spencer S, Freeman J, McGwire G, Marsh R, Morris MA. Do the Guidelines Apply?-A Multisite, Combined Stakeholder Qualitative Case Study to Understand Care Decisions in Bronchiolitis. Acad Pediatr. 2022 07; 22(5):806-817. PMID: 34375754.
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    21. Maw AM, Morris MA, Barnard JG, Wilson J, Glasgow RE, Huebschmann AG, Soni NJ, Fleshner M, Kaufman J, Ho PM. Multi-Level Stakeholder Perspectives on Determinants of Point of Care Ultrasound Implementation in a US Academic Medical Center. Diagnostics (Basel). 2021 Jun 28; 11(7). PMID: 34203357.
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    22. Morris MA, Hamer MK, Eberle K, Jensen KM, Wong AA. Implementation of Collection of Patients' Disability Status by Centralized Scheduling. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2021 10; 47(10):627-636. PMID: 34144917.
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    23. Morris MA, Wong AA, Dorsey Holliman B, Liesinger J, Griffin JM. Perspectives of Patients with Diverse Disabilities Regarding Healthcare Accommodations to Promote Healthcare Equity: a Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 08; 36(8):2370-2377. PMID: 33564941.
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    24. Thompson JS, Fitzgerald MD, Allen LA, McIlvennan CK, Glasgow RE, Wynia M, Morris MA, Beilenson J, Gherst C, Matlock DD. Shared Decision-Making for Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Rationale and Design of a Nationwide Dissemination and Implementation Project. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2021 02; 14(2):e007256. PMID: 33530698.
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    25. Tate CE, Venechuk G, Pierce K, Khazanie P, Ingle MP, Morris MA, Allen LA, Matlock DD. Development of a Decision Aid for Patients and Families Considering Hospice. J Palliat Med. 2021 04; 24(4):505-513. PMID: 33439075.
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    26. Stransky ML, Oshita JY, Morris MA. Prevalence of Behavioral Health Problems Among Adults With and Without Communication Disabilities. J Am Board Fam Med. 2020 Nov-Dec; 33(6):932-941. PMID: 33219072.
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    27. Salmi L, Lum HD, Hayden A, Reblin M, Otis-Green S, Venechuk G, Morris MA, Griff M, Kwan BM. Stakeholder engagement in research on quality of life and palliative care for brain tumors: a qualitative analysis of #BTSM and #HPM tweet chats. Neurooncol Pract. 2020 Dec; 7(6):676-684. PMID: 33304602.
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    28. Feldman AG, Marsh R, Kempe A, Morris MA. Barriers to Pretransplant Immunization: A Qualitative Interview Study of Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Stakeholders. J Pediatr. 2020 12; 227:60-68. PMID: 32681988.
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    29. Vemulakonda VM, Kempe A, Hamer MK, Morris MA. Physician perspectives on discussions with parents of infants with suspected ureteropelvic junction obstruction. J Pediatr Surg. 2021 Mar; 56(3):620-625. PMID: 32467035.
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    30. Miller MJ, Mealer ML, Cook PF, So N, Morris MA, Christiansen CL. Qualitative analysis of resilience characteristics of people with unilateral transtibial amputation. Disabil Health J. 2020 10; 13(4):100925. PMID: 32312526.
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    31. Matlock DD, McIlvennan CK, Thompson JS, Morris MA, Venechuk G, Dunlay SM, LaRue SJ, Lewis EF, Patel CB, Blue L, Chaussee EL, Glasgow RE, Walsh MN, Allen LA. Decision Aid Implementation among Left Ventricular Assist Device Programs Participating in the DECIDE-LVAD Stepped-Wedge Trial. Med Decis Making. 2020 04; 40(3):289-301. PMID: 32428430.
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    32. Williams JTB, Fisher MP, Bayliss EA, Morris MA, O'Leary ST. Clergy attitudes toward vaccines and vaccine advocacy: a qualitative study. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2020 11 01; 16(11):2800-2808. PMID: 32209009.
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    33. Tate CE, Venechuk G, Brereton EJ, Ingle P, Allen LA, Morris MA, Matlock DD. "It's Like a Death Sentence but It Really Isn't" What Patients and Families Want to Know About Hospice Care When Making End-of-Life Decisions. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 Sep; 37(9):721-727. PMID: 31888342.
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    34. Scott JW, Lin Y, Ntakiyiruta G, Mutabazi Z, Davis WA, Morris MA, Smink DS, Riviello R, Yule S. Identification of the Critical Nontechnical Skills for Surgeons Needed for High Performance in a Variable-resource Context (NOTSS-VRC). Ann Surg. 2019 12; 270(6):1070-1078. PMID: 29781847.
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    35. Marsh R, Matlock DD, Maertens JA, Rutebemberwa A, Morris MA, Hankinson TC, Bennett TD. Parental involvement in decision making about intracranial pressure monitor placement in children with traumatic brain injury. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2019 Nov 01; 1-9. PMID: 31675722.
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    36. Maw AM, Galvin B, Henri R, Yao M, Exame B, Fleshner M, Fort MP, Morris MA. Stakeholder Perceptions of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Implementation in Resource-Limited Settings. Diagnostics (Basel). 2019 Oct 18; 9(4). PMID: 31635219.
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    37. McIlvennan CK, Morris MA, Guetterman TC, Matlock DD, Curry L. Qualitative Methodology in Cardiovascular Outcomes Research: A Contemporary Look. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019 09; 12(9):e005828. PMID: 31510771.
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    38. Bennett TD, Marsh R, Maertens JA, Rutebemberwa A, Morris MA, Hankinson TC, Matlock DD. Decision-Making About Intracranial Pressure Monitor Placement in Children With Traumatic Brain Injury. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019 07; 20(7):645-651. PMID: 30985605.
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    39. Butler Tobah YS, LeBlanc A, Branda ME, Inselman JW, Morris MA, Ridgeway JL, Finnie DM, Theiler R, Torbenson VE, Brodrick EM, Meylor de Mooij M, Gostout B, Famuyide A. Randomized comparison of a reduced-visit prenatal care model enhanced with remote monitoring. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 12; 221(6):638.e1-638.e8. PMID: 31228414.
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    40. Changoor NR, Udyavar NR, Morris MA, Torain M, Mullen JT, Kent TS, Smink DS, Green A, Haider AH. Surgeons' Perceptions Toward Providing Care for Diverse Patients: The Need for Cultural Dexterity Training. Ann Surg. 2019 02; 269(2):275-282. PMID: 29095198.
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    41. Stransky ML, Jensen KM, Morris MA. Adults with Communication Disabilities Experience Poorer Health and Healthcare Outcomes Compared to Persons Without Communication Disabilities. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 12; 33(12):2147-2155. PMID: 30143977.
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    42. Phelan SM, Bangerter LR, Friedemann-Sanchez G, Lackore KA, Morris MA, Van Houtven CH, Carlson KF, van Ryn M, Harden KJ, Griffin JM. The Impact of Stigma on Community Reintegration of Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury and the Well-Being of Their Caregivers. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 11; 99(11):2222-2229. PMID: 29729228.
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    43. Thompson JS, Matlock DD, Morris MA, McIlvennan CK, Allen LA. Organic Dissemination and Real-World Implementation of Patient Decision Aids for Left Ventricular Assist Device. MDM Policy Pract. 2018 Jan-Jun; 3(1):2381468318767658. PMID: 30288442.
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    44. Scott JW, Lin Y, Ntakiyiruta G, Mutabazi ZA, Davis WA, Morris MA, Smink DS, Riviello R, Yule S. Contextual Challenges to Safe Surgery in a Resource-limited Setting: A Multicenter, Multiprofessional Qualitative Study. Ann Surg. 2018 03; 267(3):461-467. PMID: 28257319.
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    45. Columbus AB, Morris MA, Lilley EJ, Harlow AF, Haider AH, Salim A, Havens JM. Critical differences between elective and emergency surgery: identifying domains for quality improvement in emergency general surgery. Surgery. 2018 04; 163(4):832-838. PMID: 29331398.
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    46. Baron AM, Ridgeway JL, Stirn SL, Morris MA, Branda ME, Inselman JW, Finnie DM, Baker CA. Increasing the Connectivity and Autonomy of RNs with Low-Risk Obstetric Patients. Am J Nurs. 2018 Jan; 118(1):48-55. PMID: 29280806.
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    47. Morris MA, Lagu T, Maragh-Bass A, Liesinger J, Griffin JM. Development of Patient-Centered Disability Status Questions to Address Equity in Care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2017 12; 43(12):642-650. PMID: 29173284.
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    48. Morris MA, Inselman J, Rogers JMG, Halverson C, Branda M, Griffin JM. How do patients describe their disabilities? A coding system for categorizing patients' descriptions. Disabil Health J. 2018 04; 11(2):310-314. PMID: 29110969.
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    49. Morris MA, Maragh-Bass AC, Griffin JM, Finney Rutten LJ, Lagu T, Phelan S. Use of Accessible Examination Tables in the Primary Care Setting: A Survey of Physical Evaluations and Patient Attitudes. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Dec; 32(12):1342-1348. PMID: 28924919.
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    50. Raol N, Lilley E, Cooper Z, Dowdall J, Morris MA. Preoperative Counseling in Salvage Total Laryngectomy: Content Analysis of Electronic Medical Records. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 10; 157(4):641-647. PMID: 28828922.
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    51. Morris MA, Schliep M, Liesinger J, Cameron KA. Collection of Patients' Disability Status by Healthcare Organizations: Patients' Perceptions and Attitudes. J Healthc Qual. 2017 Jul-Aug; 39(4):219-229. PMID: 27183172.
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    52. Lilley EJ, Morris MA, Sadovnikoff N, Luxford JM, Changoor NR, Bystricky A, Bader AM, Cooper Z. "Taking over somebody's life": Experiences of surrogate decision-makers in the surgical intensive care unit. Surgery. 2017 08; 162(2):453-460. PMID: 28549520.
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    53. Maragh-Bass AC, Griffin JM, Phelan S, Finney Rutten LJ, Morris MA. Healthcare provider perceptions of accessible exam tables in primary care: Implementation and benefits to patients with and without disabilities. Disabil Health J. 2018 Jan; 11(1):155-160. PMID: 28456614.
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    54. Clayman ML, Gulbrandsen P, Morris MA. A patient in the clinic; a person in the world. Why shared decision making needs to center on the person rather than the medical encounter. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 03; 100(3):600-604. PMID: 27780646.
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    55. Maragh-Bass AC, Appelson JR, Changoor NR, Davis WA, Haider AH, Morris MA. Prioritizing qualitative research in surgery: A synthesis and analysis of publication trends. Surgery. 2016 12; 160(6):1447-1455. PMID: 27499145.
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    56. Ridgeway JL, LeBlanc A, Branda M, Harms RW, Morris MA, Nesbitt K, Gostout BS, Barkey LM, Sobolewski SM, Brodrick E, Inselman J, Baron A, Sivly A, Baker M, Finnie D, Chaudhry R, Famuyide AO. Implementation of a new prenatal care model to reduce office visits and increase connectivity and continuity of care: protocol for a mixed-methods study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2015 Dec 02; 15:323. PMID: 26631000.
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    57. Inselman J, Branda M, Castaneda-Guarderas A, Gionfriddo MR, Zeballos-Palacios CL, Morris MM, Shah ND, Montori VM, LeBlanc A. Uptake and Documentation of the Use of an Encounter Decision Aid in Usual Practice: A Retrospective Analysis of the Use of the Statin/Aspirin Choice Decision Aid. Med Decis Making. 2016 05; 36(4):557-61. PMID: 26721257.
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    58. Lagu T, Delk C, Morris MA. Epic Fail: Prenatal Care for Women with Mobility Impairment. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 Dec; 24(12):963-5. PMID: 26653867.
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    59. Finney Rutten LJ, Morris MA, Schrader LM, Manemann SM, Pathak J, Dimler R, Roger VL. Approaching patient engagement in research: what do patients with cardiovascular disease think? Patient Prefer Adherence. 2015; 9:1061-4. PMID: 26251578.
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    60. Morris MA, Meier SK, Griffin JM, Branda ME, Phelan SM. Prevalence and etiologies of adult communication disabilities in the United States: Results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey. Disabil Health J. 2016 Jan; 9(1):140-4. PMID: 26303018.
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    61. Phelan SM, Burgess DJ, Burke SE, Przedworski JM, Dovidio JF, Hardeman R, Morris M, van Ryn M. Beliefs about the causes of obesity in a national sample of 4th year medical students. Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Nov; 98(11):1446-9. PMID: 26143579.
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    62. Morris MA, Clayman ML, Peters KJ, Leppin AL, LeBlanc A. Patient-centered communication strategies for patients with aphasia: discrepancies between what patients want and what physicians do. Disabil Health J. 2015 Apr; 8(2):208-15. PMID: 25458973.
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    63. Morris MA, Kho AN. Silence in the EHR: infrequent documentation of aphonia in the electronic health record. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014 Sep 23; 14:425. PMID: 25248751.
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    64. Gionfriddo MR, Leppin AL, Brito JP, Leblanc A, Boehmer KR, Morris MA, Erwin PJ, Prokop LJ, Zeballos-Palacios CL, Malaga G, Miranda JJ, McLeod HM, Rodr?guez-Guti?rrez R, Huang R, Morey-Vargas OL, Murad MH, Montori VM. A systematic review of shared decision making interventions in chronic conditions: a review protocol. Syst Rev. 2014 Apr 15; 3:38. PMID: 24731616.
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    65. Balbale SN, Morris MA, LaVela SL. Using photovoice to explore patient perceptions of patient-centered care in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Patient. 2014; 7(2):187-95. PMID: 24452963.
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    66. Morris MA, Yorkston K, Clayman ML. Improving communication in the primary care setting: perspectives of patients with speech disabilities. Patient. 2014; 7(4):397-401. PMID: 24939644.
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    67. Morris MA, Hasnain-Wynia R. A research agenda for documenting disability status within healthcare organizations to address disparities in care. J Healthc Qual. 2014 Mar-Apr; 36(2):7-12; quiz 12-3. PMID: 24350672.
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    68. Clayman ML, Morris MA. Patients in context: recognizing the companion as part of a patient-centered team. Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Apr; 91(1):1-2. PMID: 23465692.
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    69. Morris MA, Dudgeon BJ, Yorkston K. A qualitative study of adult AAC users' experiences communicating with medical providers. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2013 Nov; 8(6):472-81. PMID: 23350909.
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    70. Starks H, Morris MA, Yorkston KM, Gray RF, Johnson KL. Being in- or out-of-sync: couples' adaptation to change in multiple sclerosis. Disabil Rehabil. 2010; 32(3):196-206. PMID: 20001825.
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