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Michelle R Torok

TitleResearch Associate
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentCSPH-Epidemiology General Ops

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    1. Sømme S, Shahi N, McLeod L, Torok M, McManus B, Ziegler MM. Neonatal surgery in low- vs. high-volume institutions: a KID inpatient database outcomes and cost study after repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, esophageal atresia, and gastroschisis. Pediatr Surg Int. 2019 Nov; 35(11):1293-1300. PMID: 31372730.
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    2. Torok M, Shand F, Phillips M, Meteoro N, Martin D, Larsen M. Data-informed targets for suicide prevention: a small-area analysis of high-risk suicide regions in Australia. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2019 Oct; 54(10):1209-1218. PMID: 31041467.
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    3. Hill NTM, Shand F, Torok M, Halliday L, Reavley NJ. Development of best practice guidelines for suicide-related crisis response and aftercare in the emergency department or other acute settings: a Delphi expert consensus study. BMC Psychiatry. 2019 01 07; 19(1):6. PMID: 30616582.
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    4. Willis AL, Moss A, Torok M, Lowary M, Klein JD, Wilson KM. Smoke Exposure, Cytokine Levels, and Asthma Visits in Children Hospitalized for Bronchiolitis. Hosp Pediatr. 2019 01; 9(1):46-50. PMID: 30530718.
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    5. Wilson KM, Torok MR, Wei B, Wang L, Lowary M, Blount BC. Marijuana and Tobacco Coexposure in Hospitalized Children. Pediatrics. 2018 12; 142(6). PMID: 30455340.
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    6. Torok MR, Lowary M, Ziniel SI, Rohde J, Kerby GS, Hovell MF, Winickoff JP, Klein JD, Wilson K. Perceptions of Parental Tobacco Dependence Treatment Among a Children's Hospital Staff. Hosp Pediatr. 2018 11; 8(11):724-728. PMID: 30377220.
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    7. Robinson LC, Anderson RCE, Brockmeyer DL, Torok MR, Hankinson TC. Comparison of Fusion Rates Based on Graft Material Following Occipitocervical and Atlantoaxial Arthrodesis in Adults and Children. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 11 01; 15(5):530-537. PMID: 29554356.
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    8. Brittan MS, Martin S, Anderson L, Moss A, Torok MR. An Electronic Health Record Tool Designed to Improve Pediatric Hospital Discharge has Low Predictive Utility for Readmissions. J Hosp Med. 2018 11 01; 13(11):779-782. PMID: 30156576.
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    9. Luthy SK, Moss AF, Torok MR, McLeod L, Wilson KM. Characteristics of Children Hospitalized for Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures Due to Conversion Disorder Versus Epilepsy. Hosp Pediatr. 2018 06; 8(6):321-329. PMID: 29739840.
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    10. Dudley RWR, Torok MR, Randall S, Béland B, Handler MH, Mulcahy-Levy JM, Liu AK, Hankinson TC. Pediatric versus adult meningioma: comparison of epidemiology, treatments, and outcomes using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. J Neurooncol. 2018 May; 137(3):621-629. PMID: 29520612.
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    11. Rao S, Fischman V, Moss A, Ziniel SI, Torok MR, McNeely H, Hyman D, Wilson KM, Dempsey AF. Exploring provider and parental perceptions to influenza vaccination in the inpatient setting. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2018 05; 12(3):416-420. PMID: 28872773.
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    12. Wilson KM, Torok MR, McMillen RC, Klein JD, Levy DE, Winickoff JP. Tobacco-Smoke Incursions and Satisfaction Among Residents With Children in Multiunit Housing, United States, 2013. Public Health Rep. 2017 Nov/Dec; 132(6):637-645. PMID: 28977766.
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    13. Wilson KM, Torok MR, Wei B, Wang L, Robinson M, Sosnoff CS, Blount BC. Detecting biomarkers of secondhand marijuana smoke in young children. Pediatr Res. 2017 Apr; 81(4):589-592. PMID: 27911435.
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    14. Rao S, Messacar K, Torok MR, Rick AM, Holzberg J, Montano A, Bagdure D, Curtis DJ, Oberste MS, Nix WA, de Masellis G, Robinson CC, Dominguez SR. Enterovirus D68 in Critically Ill Children: A Comparison With Pandemic H1N1 Influenza. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 11; 17(11):1023-1031. PMID: 27505715.
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    15. Rao S, Williams JT, Torok MR, Cunningham MA, Glodè MP, Wilson KM. Missed Opportunities for Influenza Vaccination Among Hospitalized Children With Influenza at a Tertiary Care Facility. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 09; 6(9):513-9. PMID: 27577991.
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    16. Dudley RW, Torok MR, Hoffman L, Levy JM, Handler MH, Liu AK, Hankinson TC. Response to Journal Club: Pediatric Low-Grade Ganglioglioma: Epidemiology, Treatments, and Outcome Analysis of 348 Children From the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Database. Neurosurgery. 2016 08; 79(2):309. PMID: 27428632.
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    17. Hankinson TC, Dudley RW, Torok MR, Patibandla MR, Dorris K, Poonia S, Wilkinson CC, Bruny JL, Handler MH, Liu AK. Short-term mortality following surgical procedures for the diagnosis of pediatric brain tumors: outcome analysis in 5533 children from SEER, 2004-2011. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 17(3):289-97. PMID: 26588456.
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    18. Richardson MD, Palmeri NO, Williams SA, Torok MR, O'Neill BR, Handler MH, Hankinson TC. Routine perioperative ketorolac administration is not associated with hemorrhage in pediatric neurosurgery patients. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Jan; 17(1):107-15. PMID: 26451718.
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    19. Patibandla MR, Ridder T, Dorris K, Torok MR, Liu AK, Handler MH, Stence NV, Fenton LZ, Hankinson TC. Atypical pediatric ganglioglioma is common and associated with a less favorable clinical course. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Jan; 17(1):41-8. PMID: 26431248.
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    20. Vemulakonda VM, Wilcox DT, Torok MR, Hou A, Campbell JB, Kempe A. Inter-rater reliability of postnatal ultrasound interpretation in infants with congenital hydronephrosis. Int Urol Nephrol. 2015 Sep; 47(9):1457-61. PMID: 26253827.
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    21. Wilson KM, Torok MR, Localio R, McLeod L, Srivastava R, Luan X, Mohamad Z, Shah SS. Hospitalization for Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Children: Effect of an Asthma Codiagnosis. Hosp Pediatr. 2015 Aug; 5(8):415-22. PMID: 26231631.
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    22. Rao S, Torok MR, Bagdure D, Cunningham MA, Williams JT, Curtis DJ, Wilson K, Dominguez SR. A comparison of H1N1 influenza among pediatric inpatients in the pandemic and post pandemic era. J Clin Virol. 2015 Oct; 71:44-50. PMID: 26370314.
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    23. Andrews AL, Shirley N, Ojukwu E, Robinson M, Torok M, Wilson KM. Is secondhand smoke exposure associated with increased exacerbation severity among children hospitalized for asthma? Hosp Pediatr. 2015 May; 5(5):249-55. PMID: 25934808.
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    24. Dudley RW, Torok MR, Gallegos DR, Mulcahy-Levy JM, Hoffman LM, Liu AK, Handler MH, Hankinson TC. Pediatric low-grade ganglioglioma: epidemiology, treatments, and outcome analysis on 348 children from the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results database. Neurosurgery. 2015 Mar; 76(3):313-9; discussion 319; quiz 319-20. PMID: 25603107.
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    25. Brittan M, Tyler A, Martin S, Konieczny J, Torok M, Wheeler M, Boyer A. A Discharge Planning Template for the Electronic Medical Record Improves Scheduling of Neurology Follow-up for Comanaged Seizure Patients. Hosp Pediatr. 2014 Nov; 4(6):366-71. PMID: 25362078.
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    26. Dudley RW, Torok MR, Gallegos D, Liu AK, Handler MH, Hankinson TC. Pediatric choroid plexus tumors: epidemiology, treatments, and outcome analysis on 202 children from the SEER database. J Neurooncol. 2015 Jan; 121(1):201-7. PMID: 25297498.
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    27. Torok M, Darke S, Shand F, Kaye S. Violent offending severity among injecting drug users: examining risk factors and issues around classification. Addict Behav. 2014 Dec; 39(12):1773-8. PMID: 25123345.
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    28. Wilson KM, Torok M, McMillen R, Tanski S, Klein JD, Winickoff JP. Tobacco smoke incursions in multiunit housing. Am J Public Health. 2014 Aug; 104(8):1445-53. PMID: 24922124.
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    29. Chalmers DJ, Deakyne SJ, Payan ML, Torok MR, Kahn MG, Vemulakonda VM. Feasibility of integrating research data collection into routine clinical practice using the electronic health record. J Urol. 2014 Oct; 192(4):1215-20. PMID: 24793730.
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    30. Torok M, Darke S, Kaye S, Shand F. The association of early-life and substance use risks to violent offending among injecting drug users. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2015 Jan; 34(1):10-7. PMID: 24602098.
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    31. Hankinson TC, Palmeri NO, Williams SA, Torok MR, Serrano CA, Foreman NK, Handler MH, Liu AK. Patterns of care for craniopharyngioma: survey of members of the american association of neurological surgeons. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2013; 49(3):131-6. PMID: 24577430.
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    32. Darke S, Torok M. The association of childhood physical abuse with the onset and extent of drug use among regular injecting drug users. Addiction. 2014 Apr; 109(4):610-6. PMID: 24279327.
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    33. Darke S, Torok M, Duflou J. Contributory and incidental blood concentrations in deaths involving citalopram. J Forensic Sci. 2013 Mar; 58(2):432-5. PMID: 23278733.
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    34. Hankinson TC, Fields EC, Torok MR, Beaty BL, Handler MH, Foreman NK, O'neill BR, Liu AK. Limited utility despite accuracy of the national SEER dataset for the study of craniopharyngioma. J Neurooncol. 2012 Nov; 110(2):271-8. PMID: 22915191.
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    35. Darke S, Kaye S, Torok M. Age-related patterns of drug use initiation among polydrug using regular psychostimulant users. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2012 Sep; 31(6):784-9. PMID: 22449025.
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    36. Crooks C, Ameratunga R, Brewerton M, Torok M, Buetow S, Brothers S, Wall C, Jorgensen P. Adverse reactions to food in New Zealand children aged 0-5 years. N Z Med J. 2010 Dec 17; 123(1327):14-23. PMID: 21358780.
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    37. McCallum L, Torok M, Dufour MT, Hall A, Cramp G. An outbreak of Salmonella typhimurium phage type 1 associated with watermelon in Gisborne, January 2009. N Z Med J. 2010 Sep 10; 123(1322):39-45. PMID: 20930890.
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    38. Torok MR, Miller WC, Hobbs MM, Macdonald PD, Leone PA, Schwebke JR, Seña AC. The association between oral contraceptives, depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate, and trichomoniasis. Sex Transm Dis. 2009 Jun; 36(6):336-40. PMID: 19556926.
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    39. Darke S, Duflou J, Torok M. Toxicology and circumstances of completed suicide by means other than overdose. J Forensic Sci. 2009 Mar; 54(2):490-4. PMID: 19220656.
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    40. MacDonald PD, Torok MR, Maillard JM, Salyers M, Wolf LA, Nelson AL. Knowledge and practice of foodborne disease clinical specimen testing and reporting in North Carolina, 2004. N C Med J. 2007 Sep-Oct; 68(5):305-11. PMID: 18183748.
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    41. Torok MR, Miller WC, Hobbs MM, Macdonald PD, Leone PA, Schwebke JR, Sena AC. The association between Trichomonas vaginalis infection and level of vaginal lactobacilli, in nonpregnant women. J Infect Dis. 2007 Oct 01; 196(7):1102-7. PMID: 17763335.
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    42. MacDonald PD, Torok MR, Salyers M, Wolf L, Nelson AL. Practices around acute diarrheal illness diagnosis, counseling, and reporting: laboratory and health-care practitioners in North Carolina, 2004. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2007; 4(3):359-65. PMID: 17883319.
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    43. MacDonald PD, Langley RL, Gerkin SR, Torok MR, MacCormack JN. Human and canine pulmonary blastomycosis, North Carolina, 2001-2002. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 Aug; 12(8):1242-4. PMID: 16965704.
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