Education & Training
University of California San Francisco, Med Sch
- University of Missouri Health Care
- University of Michigan Medical School
Post Graduate School
Master of Science in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
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David R. Mehr, MD, MS, is a family physician, geriatrician and health services researcher. He has an extensive history of funded research with a focus on improving care of older adults. He has received four major federal grants, several foundation grants and has been a co-investigator on numerous other projects.
Dr. Mehr’s major studies have included projects on outcomes of lower respiratory infections in nursing home residents, pneumonia as a terminal event in dementia (in collaboration with Dutch researchers), and using health information technology innovations at MU to improve ambulatory chronic illness care. He was awarded a $4.5 million R24 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in September 2013 to develop infrastructure to support patient-centered outcomes research.
Dr. Mehr has more than 100 publications, serves as a standing member on AHRQ and National Institutes of Health study sections, and has been a reviewer for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
- Improving ambulatory chronic illness care
- Improving primary care involvement in end-of-life care
- Care of patients with dementia and their caregivers at the end of life
- Infections in nursing home residents
- Outcomes research
Areas of Expertise
- Quality improvement
- Infections in Nursing Home Residents
- Using Health Information Technology to Improve Care
- Improving Chronic Disease Care
- End‐of‐Life Care
- Clinical Prediction Rules
- Dementia Care
Stakeholder perspectives on the biopsychosocial and spiritual realities of living with ALS: implications for palliative care teams.
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 2019; DOI: 0.1177/1049909119834493.
Kukulka K, Washington KT, Govindarajan R, Mehr DR.
Adapting project RED to skilled nursing facilities.
Clinical Nursing Research. 2018; DOI: 10.1177/1054773818819261.
Popejoy LL, Vogelsmeier AA, Wakefield BJ, Galambos CM, Lewis AM, Huneke D, Mehr DR.
Effect of peer support interventions on cardiovascular disease risk factors in adults with diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
BMC Public Health. 2018;18(1):398.
Patil SJ, Ruppar T, Koopman RJ, Lindbloom EJ, Elliott SG, Mehr DR, Conn VS.
Exploring lived experiences of chronic pain through photo-elicitation and social networking.
Pain Medicine. 2018;DOI: 10.1093/pm/pny175.
Rolbiecki AJ, Teti M, Crenshaw B, LeMaster JW, Ordway J, Mehr DR.
Hip fractures in patients with advanced dementia: What treatment provides the best palliation?
JAMA Internal Medicine. 2018;178(6):780-781.
Mehr DR, Tatum PE, III, Crist BD.
Improvement science takes advantage of methods beyond the randomized controlled trial.
Pediatric Quality & Safety. 2018;3(3):e082.
Bartman T, DeWalt DA, Johnson DP, Mehr DR, Payne AS, Provost LP.
A qualitative exploration of resilience among patients living with chronic pain.
Rolbiecki A, Subramanian R, Crenshaw B, Albright DL, Perreault M, Mehr DR.
Medication adherence interventions among hypertensive black adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Journal of Hypertension. 2017;35(6):1145-1154.
Ruppar TM, Dunbar-Jacob JM, Mehr DR, Lewis L, Conn VS.