Hospitalist investigators are actively involved in interdisciplinary research related to quality improvement, patient safety, implementation science, care transitions, medication management, and health communication. A well-developed research portfolio includes extramural funding from the NIH, AHRQ, CMS, PCORI, and VA. Hospitalist faculty play leadership roles in the Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research, Center for Effective Health Communication, and Center for Health Services Research, and actively collaborate with other research programs in the Center for Quality Aging, Department of Biomedical Informatics, and School of Nursing. These established relationships ensure that our faculty have a broad pool of collaborators and mentors from which to draw.

Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research:

Center for Effective Health Communication:


Recent Publications: 

Effects of a refined evidence-based toolkit and mentored implementation on medication reconciliation at 18 hospitals: results of the MARQUIS2 study.   Schnipper JL, Reyes Nieva H, Mallouk M, Mixon A, Rennke S, Chu E, Mueller S, Smith GRR Jr, Williams MV, Wetterneck TB, Stein J, Dalal A, Labonville S, Sridharan A, Stolldorf DP, Orav EJ, Levin B, Gresham M, Yoon C, Goldstein J, Platt S, Nyenpan CT, Howell E, Kripalani S; and MARQUIS2 Site Leaders; MARQUIS2 Study Group.  BMJ Qual Saf. 2021 Apr 29:bmjqs-2020-012709. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2020-012709. Online ahead of print.


Johnson, K.B., Neuss, M.J., and Detmer, D.E. (2021). Electronic health records and clinician burnout: A story of three eras. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 28, 967–973.   Link:


Neuss, M.J. (2021). The Historian as Consultant: History of Medicine in the New Humanities in Chest Medicine Section. CHEST 159, 1332–1333. Editorial accompanying: Braun, L. (2021). Race Correction and Spirometry: Why History Matters. CHEST 159, 1670–1675.  Link:


​​​​​​​Disparities in Research Participation by Level of Health Literacy.   Kripalani S, Goggins K, Couey C, Yeh VM, Donato KM, Schnelle JF, Wallston KA; Vanderbilt Inpatient Cohort Study.  Mayo Clin Proc. 2021 Feb;96(2):314-321. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2020.06.058.  PMID: 33549253


​​​​​​​Dearth of Hospitalist Investigators in Academic Medicine: A Call to Action.   Shannon EM, Chopra V, Greysen SR, Herzig SJ, Kripalani S, O'Leary KJ, Vasilevskis EE, Williams MV, Mueller SK, Auerbach AD, Schnipper JL.  J Hosp Med. 2021 Mar;16(3):189-191. doi: 10.12788/jhm.3536.  PMID: 33617444 No abstract available.



Organisational context of hospitals that participated in a multi-site mentored medication reconciliation quality improvement project (MARQUIS2): a cross-sectional observational study.

Stolldorf DP, Schnipper JL, Mixon AS, Dietrich M, Kripalani S.

BMJ Open. 2019 Nov 2;9(11):e030834. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030834.



An On-Treatment Analysis of the MARQUIS Study: Interventions to Improve Inpatient Medication Reconciliation.

Mixon AS, Kripalani S, Stein J, Wetterneck TB, Kaboli P, Mueller S, Burdick E, Nolido NV, Labonville S, Minahan JA, Orav EJ, Goldstein J, Schnipper JL.

J Hosp Med. 2019 Oct 1;14(10):614-617. doi: 10.12788/jhm.3308. Epub 2019 Aug 16.

Relation of Perceived Health Competence to Physical Activity in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease.

Bachmann JM, Mayberry LS, Wallston KA, Huang S, Roumie CL, Muñoz D, Patel NJ, Kripalani S.

Am J Cardiol. 2018 Feb 7. pii: S0002-9149(18)30166-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.01.024. [Epub ahead of print]


Acute Brain Dysfunction: Development and Validation of a Daily Prediction Model.

Marra A, Pandharipande PP, Shotwell MS, Chandrasekhar R, Girard TD, Shintani AK, Peelen LM, Moons K, Dittus RS, Ely EW, Vasilevskis EE.

Chest. 2018 Mar 23. pii: S0012-3692(18)30426-4. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2018.03.013. [Epub ahead of print]


Health Literacy and Demographic Disparities in HIV Care Continuum Outcomes.

Rebeiro PF, McPherson TD, Goggins KM, Turner M, Bebawy SS, Rogers WB, Brinkley-Rubinstein L, Person AK, Sterling TR, Kripalani S, Pettit AC.

AIDS Behav. 2018 Mar 20. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2092-7. [Epub ahead of print]


Interventions to Improve Follow-Up of Laboratory Test Results Pending at Discharge: A Systematic Review.

Whitehead NS, Williams L, Meleth S, Kennedy S, Epner P, Singh H, Wooldridge K, Dalal AK, Walz SE, Lorey T, Graber ML.

J Hosp Med. 2018 Feb 28. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2944. [Epub ahead of print]


Numeracy, Health Literacy, Cognition, and 30-Day Readmissions among Patients with Heart Failure.

Sterling MR, Safford MM, Goggins K, Nwosu SK, Schildcrout JS, Wallston KA, Mixon AS, Rothman RL, Kripalani S.

J Hosp Med. 2018 Mar 1;13(3):145-151. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2932. Epub 2018 Feb 12.


Randomised controlled pragmatic clinical trial evaluating the effectiveness of a discharge follow-up phone call on 30-day hospital readmissions: balancing pragmatic and explanatory design considerations.

Yiadom MYAB, Domenico H, Byrne D, Hasselblad MM, Gatto CL, Kripalani S, Choma N, Tucker S, Wang L, Bhatia MC, Morrison J, Harrell FE, Hartert T, Bernard G.

BMJ Open. 2018 Feb 14;8(2):e019600. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019600.


Finding balance: Optimizing medication prescribing in older patients.

Sponsler KC, Mixon AS.

Cleve Clin J Med. 2018 Feb;85(2):136-137. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.85a.17087. No abstract available.


Know thy eHealth user: Development of biopsychosocial personas from a study of older adults with heart failure.

Holden RJ, Kulanthaivel A, Purkayastha S, Goggins KM, Kripalani S.

Int J Med Inform. 2017 Dec;108:158-167. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2017.10.006. Epub 2017 Oct 9.


Subsyndromal Delirium and Institutionalization Among Patients With Critical Illness.

Brummel NE, Boehm LM, Girard TD, Pandharipande PP, Jackson JC, Hughes CG, Patel MB, Han JH, Vasilevskis EE, Thompson JL, Chandrasekhar R, Bernard GR, Dittus RS, Ely EW.

Am J Crit Care. 2017 Nov;26(6):447-455. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2017263.


Low Health Literacy Is Associated with Increased Transitional Care Needs in Hospitalized Patients.

Boyle J, Speroff T, Worley K, Cao A, Goggins K, Dittus RS, Kripalani S.

J Hosp Med. 2017 Nov;12(11):918-924. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2841. Epub 2017 Sep 20.


Association of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Context With Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Bachmann JM, Huang S, Gupta DK, Lipworth L, Mumma MT, Blot WJ, Akwo EA, Kripalani S, Whooley MA, Wang TJ, Freiberg MS.

J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Oct 11;6(10). pii: e006260. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.117.006260.


Mining 100 million notes to find homelessness and adverse childhood experiences: 2 case studies of rare and severe social determinants of health in electronic health records.

Bejan CA, Angiolillo J, Conway D, Nash R, Shirey-Rice JK, Lipworth L, Cronin RM, Pulley J, Kripalani S, Barkin S, Johnson KB, Denny JC.

J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 Jan 1;25(1):61-71. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocx059.


Association of Health Literacy With Postoperative Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Major Abdominal Surgery.

Wright JP, Edwards GC, Goggins K, Tiwari V, Maiga A, Moses K, Kripalani S, Idrees K.

JAMA Surg. 2018 Feb 1;153(2):137-142. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3832.


Recruitment methods for survey research: Findings from the Mid-South Clinical Data Research Network.

Heerman WJ, Jackson N, Roumie CL, Harris PA, Rosenbloom ST, Pulley J, Wilkins CH, Williams NA, Crenshaw D, Leak C, Scherdin J, Muñoz D, Bachmann J, Rothman RL, Kripalani S.

Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Nov;62:50-55. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2017.08.006. Epub 2017 Aug 17.


Randomized controlled trial of a pictorial aid intervention for medication adherence among HIV-positive patients with comorbid diabetes or hypertension.

Monroe AK, Pena JS, Moore RD, Riekert KA, Eakin MN, Kripalani S, Chander G.

AIDS Care. 2018 Feb;30(2):199-206. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1360993. Epub 2017 Aug 10.