Education & Training

Medical School

University of California San Francisco, Med Sch


University of Missouri Health Care


University of Michigan Medical School

Board Certification

American Board of Family Med-Geriatric Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine


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Academic Profile

William C. Allen, MD, Endowed Professor


One Hospital Drive
MA306 Medical Sciences Building, DC032.00
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-882-3126

Research Interests

  • 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


My Bibliography (NCBI Collections)


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.
Traumatology. 2017;23(1):89-94.
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.


Impact of a decision-making aid for suspected urinary tract infections on antibiotic overuse in nursing homes.
BMC Geriatrics. 2016;16(1):81.
McMaughan DK, Nwaiwu O, Zhao H, Frentzel E, Mehr DR, Imanpour S, Garfinkel S, Phillips CD.

Improving comfort in people with dementia and pneumonia: a cluster randomized trial.
BMC Medicine. 2016;14(1):116.
Van der Maaden T, de Vet HC, Achterberg WP, Boersma F, Schols JM, Mehr DR, Galindo-Garre F, Hertogh CM, Koopmans RT, van der Steen JT.

Medication Adherence Interventions Improve Heart Failure Mortality and Readmission Rates: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Controlled Trials.
Journal of the American Heart Association. 2016;5(6):2016.
Ruppar TM, Cooper PS, Mehr DR, Delgado JM, Dunbar-Jacob JM.

Peer support interventions for adults with diabetes: a meta-analysis of hemoglobin A1c outcomes.
Annals of Family Medicine. 2016;14(6):540-551.
Patil SJ, Ruppar T, Koopman RJ, Lindbloom EJ, Elliott SG, Mehr DR, Conn VS.

Predicting mortality in patients treated differently: updating and external validation of a prediction model for nursing home residents with dementia and lower respiratory infections.
BMJ Open. 2016;6(8):e011380.
Rauh SP, Heymans MW, Mehr DR, Kruse RL, Lane P, Kowall NW, Volicer L, van der Steen JT.


Development of a practice guideline for optimal symptom relief for patients with pneumonia and dementia in nursing homes using a Delphi study.
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2015;30(5):487-496.
Van der Maaden T, van der Steen JT, de Vet HC, Achterberg WP, Boersma F, Schols JM, van Berkel JF, Mehr DR, Arcand M, Hoepelman AI, Koopmans RT, Hertogh CM.