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James A. Feinstein

TitleAsst Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus

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    2016Nominee, Golden Stethoscope Awards, University of Colorado School of Medicine
    2015International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management (ICPE) Abstract Revie, International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management (ICPE)
    2014Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety Reviewer, Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety
    2013Nominee, Golden Stethoscope Awards, University of Colorado School of Medicine
    2012Housestaff Faculty Recognition for “Outstanding Service and Education” , Children's Hospital Colorado
    2012JAMA Pediatrics Reviewer, JAMA Pediatrics
    2012Pediatrics Reviewer, Pediatrics
    2011Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Abstract Reviewer, Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS)
    2010 - 2012National Research Service Fellowship Award, The University of Colorado, Denver, NIH Award Number 5 T32 HP 1006-17 01
    2010 - 2012NIH Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Health
    2010Outstanding Resident Clinician Award, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    2006The New Physician Creative Arts Contest, Honorable Mention, The New Physician
    2006Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, University of Pennsylvania Chapter
    2005Journal of General Internal Medicine Creative Writing Contest, Honorable Mention, Journal of General Internal Medicine
    2001 - 2002NIH Pre-Doctoral Intramural Research Training Award, National Institute of Mental Health

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    Dr. James Feinstein is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Under the mentorship of Chris Feudtner, MD PhD MPH, and Allison Kempe, MD MPH, Dr. Feinstein has trained as a health services researcher and developed expertise with observational study design, large data analytic methods, secondary data analysis, and statistical programming. Dr. Feinstein has pursued a research career initially focused on palliative care and children with complex chronic conditions (CCCs). In collaboration with Dr. Feudtner, Dr. Feinstein has authored a revision of the widely used classification scheme to identify children with CCCs. They have also collaborated on a study quantifying pediatric exposures to drug-drug interactions in US children’s hospitals. As Dr. Feinstein’s clinical roles have evolved to the outpatient care of children with CCCs and special medical needs, his research interests have also increasingly focused on the outpatient setting. Over the past year, Dr. Feinstein has begun assembling a research portfolio focused on outpatient medication safety and management for pediatric patients, specifically regarding children with CCCs. He authored a study quantifying outpatient adverse drug events associated with national emergency department visits, and has been working with Medicaid data to characterize patterns of medication exposure in infants and children. Dr. Feinstein’s long-term career goals are to improve medication safety and health outcomes for children with polypharmacy, with a focus on implementing and evaluating technology-based strategies to improve signal detection of adverse drug events in children with CCCs.

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    K23HD091295     (FEINSTEIN, JAMES A)Aug 1, 2017 - Jul 31, 2022
    Enhancing Medication Safety in Children with Polypharmacy Using Parent-Reported Symptom Assessments
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Anderson BT, Feinstein JA, Kramer RE, Narkewicz MR, Bruckner AL, Brumbaugh DE. Approach and Safety of Esophageal Dilation for Treatment of Strictures in Children With Epidermolysis Bullosa. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 Dec; 67(6):701-705. PMID: 30052567.
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    2. Bakaki PM, Horace A, Dawson N, Winterstein A, Waldron J, Staley J, Pestana Knight EM, Meropol SB, Liu R, Johnson H, Golchin N, Feinstein JA, Bolen SD, Kleinman LC. Defining pediatric polypharmacy: A scoping review. PLoS One. 2018; 13(11):e0208047. PMID: 30496322.
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    3. Feinstein JA, Russell S, DeWitt PE, Feudtner C, Dai D, Bennett TD. R Package for Pediatric Complex Chronic Condition Classification. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Jun 01; 172(6):596-598. PMID: 29710063.
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    4. Bruckner AL, Fairclough DL, Feinstein JA, Lara-Corrales I, Lucky AW, Tolar J, Pope E. Reliability and validity of the instrument for scoring clinical outcomes of research for epidermolysis bullosa (iscorEB). Br J Dermatol. 2018 May; 178(5):1128-1134. PMID: 29341069.
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    5. Nelson KE, Feinstein JA, Gerhardt CA, Rosenberg AR, Widger K, Faerber JA, Feudtner C. Emerging Methodologies in Pediatric Palliative Care Research: Six Case Studies. Children (Basel). 2018 Feb 26; 5(3). PMID: 29495384.
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    6. Gilchrist-Scott DH, Feinstein JA, Agrawal R. Medicaid Managed Care Structures and Care Coordination. Pediatrics. 2017 Sep; 140(3). PMID: 28838950.
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    7. Feinstein JA, Morrato EH, Feudtner C. Prioritizing Pediatric Drug Research Using Population-Level Health Data. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 01 01; 171(1):7-8. PMID: 27893067.
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    8. Smith IM, Corkum PV, Blackmer AB, Feinstein JA. Steps Toward Evidence-Based Management of Sleep Problems in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Pharmacotherapy. 2016 07; 36(7):e80-2. PMID: 27285385.
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    9. Dai D, Feinstein JA, Morrison W, Zuppa AF, Feudtner C. Epidemiology of Polypharmacy and Potential Drug-Drug Interactions Among Pediatric Patients in ICUs of U.S. Children's Hospitals. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 05; 17(5):e218-28. PMID: 26959349.
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    10. Blackmer AB, Feinstein JA. Management of Sleep Disorders in Children With Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Review. Pharmacotherapy. 2016 Jan; 36(1):84-98. PMID: 26799351.
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    11. Zhong W, Feinstein JA, Patel NS, Dai D, Feudtner C. Tall Man lettering and potential prescription errors: a time series analysis of 42 children's hospitals in the USA over 9 years. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Apr; 25(4):233-40. PMID: 26534995.
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    12. Feinstein JA, Feudtner C, Valuck RJ, Kempe A. The depth, duration, and degree of outpatient pediatric polypharmacy in Colorado fee-for-service Medicaid patients. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2015 Oct; 24(10):1049-57. PMID: 26248529.
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    13. Brittan MS, Sills MR, Fox D, Campagna EJ, Shmueli D, Feinstein JA, Kempe A. Outpatient follow-up visits and readmission in medically complex children enrolled in Medicaid. J Pediatr. 2015 Apr; 166(4):998-1005.e1. PMID: 25641248.
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    14. Feinstein J, Dai D, Zhong W, Freedman J, Feudtner C. Potential drug-drug interactions in infant, child, and adolescent patients in children's hospitals. Pediatrics. 2015 Jan; 135(1):e99-108. PMID: 25511114.
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    15. Sheiko MA, Feinstein JA, Capocelli KE, Kramer RE. The concordance of endoscopic and histologic findings of 1000 pediatric EGDs. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015; 81(6):1385-91. PMID: 25440693; PMCID: PMC4833447.
    16. Feudtner C, Feinstein JA, Zhong W, Hall M, Dai D. Pediatric complex chronic conditions classification system version 2: updated for ICD-10 and complex medical technology dependence and transplantation. BMC Pediatr. 2014 Aug 08; 14:199. PMID: 25102958; PMCID: PMC4134331.
    17. Feinstein JA, Feudtner C, Kempe A. Adverse drug event-related emergency department visits associated with complex chronic conditions. Pediatrics. 2014 Jun; 133(6):e1575-85. PMID: 24843054.
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    18. Sheiko MA, Feinstein JA, Capocelli KE, Kramer RE. Diagnostic yield of EGD in children: a retrospective single-center study of 1000 cases. Gastrointest Endosc. 2013 Jul; 78(1):47-54.e1. PMID: 23669024; PMCID: PMC4041371.
    19. Feinstein JA. Amigos. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Oct; 165(10):879. PMID: 21969388.
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    20. Tubbs-Cooley HL, Santucci G, Kang TI, Feinstein JA, Hexem KR, Feudtner C. Pediatric nurses' individual and group assessments of palliative, end-of-life, and bereavement care. J Palliat Med. 2011 May; 14(5):631-7. PMID: 21476885; PMCID: PMC3089742.
    21. Feinstein JA, Cain WT. Comfort amidst the chaos. Med Econ. 2010 Jan 08; 87(1):14-6. PMID: 20196310.
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    22. Ivy DD, Feinstein JA, Humpl T, Rosenzweig EB. Non-congenital heart disease associated pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension. Prog Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Dec 01; 27(1-2):13-23. PMID: 21852894.
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    23. Feinstein JA. Three's company. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009 Sep; 163(9):782. PMID: 19736329.
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    24. Feudtner C, Hexem KR, Shabbout M, Feinstein JA, Sochalski J, Silber JH. Prediction of pediatric death in the year after hospitalization: a population-level retrospective cohort study. J Palliat Med. 2009 Feb; 12(2):160-9. PMID: 19207060; PMCID: PMC2656437.
    25. Bair-Merritt MH, Feudtner C, Localio AR, Feinstein JA, Rubin D, Holmes WC. Health care use of children whose female caregivers have intimate partner violence histories. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Feb; 162(2):134-9. PMID: 18250237.
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    26. Feinstein JA, Ernst LM, Ganesh J, Feudtner C. What new information pediatric autopsies can provide: a retrospective evaluation of 100 consecutive autopsies using family-centered criteria. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Dec; 161(12):1190-6. PMID: 18056565.
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    27. Weiss PF, Feinstein JA, Luan X, Burnham JM, Feudtner C. Effects of corticosteroid on Henoch-Schönlein purpura: a systematic review. Pediatrics. 2007 Nov; 120(5):1079-87. PMID: 17974746.
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    28. Feudtner C, Feinstein JA, Satchell M, Zhao H, Kang TI. Shifting place of death among children with complex chronic conditions in the United States, 1989-2003. JAMA. 2007 Jun 27; 297(24):2725-32. PMID: 17595273.
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    29. Feinstein JA. Death, quietly? Acad Med. 2007 Feb; 82(2):183. PMID: 17264698.
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    30. Feudtner C, Santucci G, Feinstein JA, Snyder CR, Rourke MT, Kang TI. Hopeful thinking and level of comfort regarding providing pediatric palliative care: a survey of hospital nurses. Pediatrics. 2007 Jan; 119(1):e186-92. PMID: 17200243.
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    31. Feinstein JA. Setting sights. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005 Dec; 159(12):1101. PMID: 16330730.
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    32. Feinstein JA. Teaching and learning moments: Anaphylactic shock. Acad Med. 2005 Dec; 80(12):1113. PMID: 16306283.
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    33. Feinstein JA. A bag of humility. J Gen Intern Med. 2005 Nov; 20(11):1075-6. PMID: 16307639; PMCID: PMC1490259.
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