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Collaborative Science & Innovation Publications

Billings Clinic is committed to a culture of best in nation clinical quality, safety, service and value for the patients we serve. This commitment is exemplified in our contributions to the development of new knowledge and evidence-based practice. Recent publications and presentations from the Collaborative Science & Innovation team members include the following:



Anja H Olafsen, Christopher P Niemiec, Edward L Deci, Hallgeir Halvari, Etty R Nilsen, Geoffrey C Williams. (2021). Mindfulness buffers the adverse impact of need frustration on employee outcomes: A self-determination theory perspective. Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology.

Arlen C Moller, Anja H Olafsen, Andrew J Jager, Audiey C Kao, Geoffrey C Williams. (2021). Motivational Mechanisms Underlying Physicians’ Occupational Health: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective. Med Care Res Rev.

Jeannine M Brant, Michael Silbermann. (2021). Global Perspectives on Palliative Care for Cancer Patients: Not All Countries Are the Same. Curr Oncol Rep.

Robert L Minor, Thomas Maley, Diana Jenkins, Ya-Huei Li. (2021). Randomized Trial of VasoStat Versus TR Band Following Radial Artery Access for Catheterization Procedures. J Invasive Cardiol.

Veronica P S Njie-Carr, Shijun Zhu, Geoffrey C Williams, Inge B Corless, Seth Himelhoch. (2021). Evaluation of a technology-enhanced intervention for older women with HIV infection: a proof of concept study. AIDS Care.

Ken Resnicow, Delwyn Catley, Kathy Goggin, Sarah Hawley, Geoffrey C Williams. (2021). Shared Decision Making in Health Care: Theoretical Perspectives for Why It Works and For Whom. Med Decis Making.

Karla V Ow, Jeannine M Brant. (2021). Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Examining Mycosis Fungoides and Sezary Syndrome in the Context of Oncology Nursing. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.

Jesus C Fabregas, Benjamin T Carter, Jose Lutzky, William Russell Robinson III, Jeannine M Brant. (2021). Impact of Medicaid Expansion Status and Race on Metastatic Disease at Diagnosis in Patients with Melanoma. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities.

AEM Halvari, A Ivarsson, Hallgeir Halvari, Anja H Olafsen, B Solstad, Christopher P Niemiec, Edward L Deci, Geoffrey C Williams. (2021). A Prospective Study of Knowledge Sharing at Work Based on Self-Determination Theory. Scandinavian Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 6(1), p.5.

Jeannine M Brant, Manal Al-Zadjali, Faiqa Al-Sinawi, Tayreez Mushani, Susan Maloney-Newton, Ann M Berger, Regina M Fink. (2021). Palliative Care Nursing Development in the Middle East and Northeast Africa: Lessons From Oman. J Cancer Educ.

Keerthi Bandi, Maria C Vargas, Azucena Lopez, Kenzie A Cameron, Ronald T Ackermann, Loretta Mohr, Geoffrey C Williams, Angela Fagerlin, Kate Kirley, Heather Hodge, Namratha R Kandula, Matthew J O’Brien. (2021). Development and Evaluation of a Prediabetes Decision Aid in Primary Care: Examining Patient-Reported Outcomes by Language Preference and Educational Attainment. Sci Diabetes Self Manag Care.


Carla Mohr, Cassandra Jensen, Nicole Padden, Jamie M Besel, Jeannine M Brant. (2020). Peppermint Essential Oil for Nausea and Vomiting in Hospitalized Patients: Incorporating Holistic Patient Decision Making Into the Research Design. J Holist Nurs.

Tonda Thomas, Nicholas C Coombs, Elizabeth J Mullette, Tom Bick, Jeannine M Brant. (2020). Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty: Predictors of Discharge Disposition. Orthop Nurs.

Brianna D King, Laurie A Riemann, Jeannine M Brant. (2020). Oncology Nurse Informaticists: An Evolving Role to Support Nursing Practice. Clin J Oncol Nurs.

Diane Goedde, Astri Zidack, Ya-Huei Li, Diane Arkava, Elizabeth J Mullette, Yvonne Mullowney, Jeannine M Brant. (2020). Depression Outcomes From a Fully Integrated Obstetric Mental Health Clinic: A 10-Year Examination. J Am Psychiatr Nurses Assoc.

Elizabeth L Ciemins, Brenda L Mollis, Jeannine M Brant, Laurie A Hassell, Sandra Albritton, Paul Amoroso, Angela Lloyd, Jodi M Smith, Bethann M Pflugeisen, Katherine R Tuttle, Laura-Mae Baldwin. (2020). Clinician engagement in research as a path toward the learning health system: A regional survey across the northwestern United States. Health Serv Manage Res.

Akram Kharazmi, Jeannine M Brant, Moosa Sajjadi, Mahdi Moshki, Leila Sadegh Moghadam. (2020). Validation of the Persian version of family health climate scale (FHC-Scale) in Iranian families. BMC Public Health.

Amy M Consson, Jeannine M Brant, William N Dudley, Laurie A Riemann, Elizabeth J Mullette, Barr J Petersen. (2020). Predictors and Characteristics of Opioid Utilization >15 Days Following Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty.

Nezar Ahmed Salim, Mohammed Ghassan Tuffaha, Jeannine M Brant. (2020). Impact of a pain management program on nurses’ knowledge and attitude toward pain in United Arab Emirates: Experimental-four Solomon group design. Appl Nurs Res.


Robert Huston, Martin L Lee, Evelyn D Rider, Melissa L Stawarz, Dawn Hedstrom, Melissa M Pence, Vera L Chan, M Jessica Chambers, Stephanie Rogers, Nadine C Seger, Laurie A Riemann, Howard S Cohen. (2019). Early fortification of enteral feedings for infants <1250 grams birth weight receiving a human milk diet including human milk based fortifier. J Neonatal Perinatal Med.

Jeannine M Brant, Karen B Hirschman, Sarahlena L Keckler, William N Dudley, Carrie Stricker. (2019). Patient and Provider Use of Electronic Care Plans Generated From Patient-Reported Outcomes. Oncol Nurs Forum.

Gülbeyaz Can, Tayreez Mushani, Badriya Hamed Al Rajhi, Jeannine M Brant. (2019). The Global Burden of Cancer Pain. Semin Oncol Nurs.

Anna Howard, Jeannine M Brant. (2019). Pharmacologic Management of Cancer Pain. Semin Oncol Nurs.

Jeannine M Brant. (2019). Introduction. Semin Oncol Nurs.

Tonya Edwards, Toya Foster, Jeannine M Brant. (2019). Managing Cancer Pain in Patients with Opioid and Substance Use Disorders. Semin Oncol Nurs.

Nijmeh Al-Atiyyat, Nezar Ahmed Salim, Mohammed Ghassan Tuffaha, Hasan Ahmed Abu Nigim, Mohammad Mah’d Saleh, Mohamad Eid Alkhodary, Jeannine M Brant. (2019). A Survey of the Knowledge and Attitudes of Oncology Nurses toward Pain in United Arab Emirates Oncology Settings. Pain Manag Nurs.

Susan L Beck, Nancy Dunton, Patricia H Berry, Jeannine M Brant, Jia-Wen Guo, Catima Potter, Beth Spornitz, Jacqueline Eaton, Bob Wong. (2019). Dissemination and Implementation of Patient-centered Indicators of Pain Care Quality and Outcomes. Med Care.

Jeannine M Brant, Regina M Fink, Cara Thompson, Ya-Huei Li, Maryam Rassouli, Tomoko Majima, Tomoko Osuka, Nahla Gafer, Ayfer Ayden, Khaled Khader, Eulalia Lascar, Lili Tang, Sophia Nestoros, Maihan Abdullah, Natasha Michael, Julie Cerruti, Eric Ngaho, Yolanda Kadig, Mohamed Hablas, Rana Istambouli, Mary A Muckaden, Mushtaq Najm Ali, Bella Aligolshvili, Rana Obeidat, Gulnara Kunirova, Ma’an Al-Omari, Mohammad Qadire, Suha Omran, Marie C Mouhawej, Mohcine Zouak, Ibtisam Ghrayeb, Nemeh Manasrah, Alexey Youssef, Paz Fernandez-Ortega, Gonca Tuncel Oguz, Loyoda Amor Cajucona, Kassie Leaphart, Alexa Day, Michael Silbermann. (2019). Global Survey of the Roles, Satisfaction, and Barriers of Home Health Care Nurses on the Provision of Palliative Care. J Palliat Med.

Ya-Huei Li, Osaro Mgbere, Susan Abughosh, Hua Chen, Paula Cuccaro, Andrea Smesny, Ekere J Essien. (2019). Assessment of sexually transmitted disease/HIV risk among young African Americans: comparison of self-perceived and epidemiological risks utilizing ecodevelopmental theory. HIV AIDS (Auckl).

Diane T Hurd, Mariela Herrera, Jeannine M Brant, Nicholas C Coombs, Eric Arzubi. (2019). Prospective, Open Trial of Adjunctive Triple Chronotherapy for the Acute Treatment of Depression in Adolescent Inpatients. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol.


Michael Silbermann, L Baider, A Saleem, Nahla Gafer, Lili Tang, AR Fadhil, Maryam Rassouli, A Hassan, Paz Fernandez-Ortega, Jeannine M Brant, R Kebudi, D Respini, Mary A Muckaden. (2018). The overwhelming contribution of women to the development and establishment of palliative care as a recognized medical specialty. British Journal of Cancer Research.

Susan S Tavernier, Jia-Wen Guo, Jacqueline Eaton, Jeannine M Brant, Patricia H Berry, Susan L Beck. (2018). Context Matters for Nurses Leading Pain Improvement in U.S. Hospitals. Pain Manag Nurs.

Jeannine M Brant, Lee H Stringer, Lisa R Jurkovich, Nicholas C Coombs, Elizabeth J Mullette, Christy Buffington, Sherry Herbert, David Karera. (2018). Predictors of oversedation in hospitalized patients. Am J Health Syst Pharm.

Elizabeth L Ciemins, Patricia J Coon, Nicholas C Coombs, Barbara L Holloway, Elizabeth J Mullette, William N Dudley. (2018). Intent-to-treat analysis of a simultaneous multisite telehealth diabetes prevention program. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care.

Ya-Huei Li, Paula Cuccaro, Hua Chen, Susan Abughosh, Paras D Mehta, Ekere J Essien. (2018). HIV-related sexual decisions made by African-American adolescents living in different family structures: study from an ecodevelopmental perspective. HIV AIDS (Auckl).

Mehdi Heidarzadeh, Maryam Rassouli, Jeannine M Brant, Farahnaz Mohammadi-Shahbolaghi, Hamid Alavi-Majd. (2018). Dimensions of Posttraumatic Growth in Patients With Cancer: A Mixed Method Study. Cancer Nurs.

Ya-Huei Li, Elizabeth J Mullette, Jeannine M Brant. (2018). The Stepped-Wedge Trial Design: Paving the Way for Cancer Care Delivery Research. J Adv Pract Oncol.

Jeannine M Brant, Maryam Rassouli. (2018). A Global Perspective on Publishing in Oncology. Semin Oncol Nurs.

Regina M Fink, Jeannine M Brant. (2018). Complex Cancer Pain Assessment. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am.

Jeannine M Brant. (2018). Assessment and Management of Cancer Pain in Older Adults: Strategies for Success. Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs.

Sultan Kav, Jeannine M Brant, Tayreez Mushani. (2018). Perspectives in International Palliative Care. Semin Oncol Nurs.


Jennifer Tafelmeyer, Robin Wicks, Jeannine M Brant, Laurie Smith. (2017). Incorporating Nurse Input and Evidence Into a Newly Designed Unit to Improve Patient and Nursing Outcomes. J Nurs Adm.

Jeannine M Brant, Carla Mohr, Nicholas C Coombs, Susan Finn, Estella Wilmarth. (2017). Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitudes about Pain: Personal and Professional Characteristics and Patient Reported Pain Satisfaction. Pain Manag Nurs.

Elizabeth L Ciemins, Anupama Arora, Nicholas C Coombs, Barbara L Holloway, Elizabeth J Mullette, Robin Garland, Shannon Walsh Bishop-Green, Jerry Penso, Patricia J Coon. (2017). Improving Blood Pressure Control Using Smart Technology. Telemed J E Health.

Laura-Mae Baldwin, Laurie A Hassell, Cindi Laukes, Michelle Doyle, Anne Reedy, Brenda L Mollis, Sandra Albritton, Elizabeth L Ciemins, Robert Coker, Jeannine M Brant, Katherine R Tuttle, Laura Baker, Bonnie Ramsey. (2017). The Northwest Participant and Clinical Interactions Network: Increasing opportunities for patients to participate in research across the Northwestern United States. J Clin Transl Sci.


Elizabeth L Ciemins, Jeannine M Brant, Diane Kersten, Elizabeth J Mullette, Dustin Dickerson. (2016). Why the Interdisciplinary Team Approach Works: Insights from Complexity Science. J Palliat Med.

Miranda J Meunier, Jeannine M Brant, Simmy Audet, Dustin Dickerson, Karen Gransbery, Elizabeth L Ciemins. (2016). Life after PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly): A retrospective/prospective, qualitative analysis of the impact of closing a nurse practitioner centered PACE site. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract.

Jeannine M Brant, Karyl Blaseg, Kathy Aders, Dona Oliver, Evan Gray, William N Dudley. (2016). Navigating the Transition From Cancer Care to Primary Care: Assistance of a Survivorship Care Plan. Oncol Nurs Forum.


Rhonda Gradwohl, Jeannine M Brant. (2015). Hospital-Based Palliative Care: Quality Metrics That Matter. J Adv Pract Oncol.

Jeannine M Brant. (2015). Bridging the Research-to-Practice Gap: The Role of the Nurse Scientist. Semin Oncol Nurs.


Elizabeth L Ciemins, Jeannine M Brant, Diane Kersten, Elizabeth J Mullette, Dustin Dickerson. (2014). A qualitative analysis of patient and family perspectives of palliative care. J Palliat Med.


Curt Lindberg, M Hatch, Virginia Mohl, C Arce, Elizabeth L Ciemins. (2012). Embracing Uncertainty: Complexity-Inspired Innovations at Billings Clinic. In: Sturmberg J., Martin C. (eds) Handbook of Systems and Complexity in Health. Springer, New York, NY.


Jeannine M Brant, Elizabeth L Ciemins. (2011). The Temel paper on palliative care: When scientific rigor is not enough. Journal of Advanced Practitioners in Oncology. 2(3): 204-206.

Elizabeth L Ciemins, Patricia J Coon, Rory Peck, Barbara L Holloway, Sung-Joon Min. (2011). Using telehealth to provide diabetes care to patients in rural Montana: findings from the promoting realistic individual self-management program. Telemed J E Health.

Barbara L Holloway, Patricia J Coon, Diane Kersten, Elizabeth L Ciemins. (2011). Telehealth in rural Montana: Promoting realistic independent self-management of diabetes. Diabetes Spectrum.; 24:50.


Abraham Aizer Brody, Elizabeth L Ciemins, Jeffrey Newman, Charlene Harrington. (2010). The effects of an inpatient palliative care team on discharge disposition. J Palliat Med.

Elizabeth L Ciemins, Patricia J Coon, Christopher Sorli. (2010). An analysis of data management tools for diabetes self-management: can smart phone technology keep up? J Diabetes Sci Technol.



Jeannine M Brant. (2021). Developing an Organizational Culture of Inquiry: Boots on the Ground Research. Emerging Oncology Nurse Scientist Series (Virtual).

Jeannine M Brant. (2021). Monoclonal Antibodies for the Treatment of Breast and GI Cancer. Bend, OR; Walnut Creek, CA; Palo Alto, CA; Redding, CA.

Jeannine M Brant. (2021). The Art of Palliative Care. Michigan ONS Memorial Lecture Meeting, Detroit, MI.

Jeannine M Brant. (2021). The Nurse and the Opioid Crisis: Perceptions, Knowledge, and Personal Challenges. MD Anderson 3rd Interdisciplinary Pain and Opioid Crisis Virtual Seminar. Houston, TX (virtual).


Jeannine M Brant. (2020). Palliative Care: Essential for All. UAE Cancer Congress, Dubai, UAE (virtual).

Jamie M Besel. (2020). Self-determination theory and self-management among rural older adults. Robert Wood Johnson Future of Nursing Scholars Annual Conference, Virtual.

Jeannine M Brant. (2020). Developing An Organizational Culture of Inquiry: Calling All Nurses. Northwestern University Research Day, Chicago IL.

Jeannine M Brant. (2020). Enhertu Specifically Engineered ADC for Her2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer - Coeur D’Alene. ONS Chapter Meeting, Coeur D’Alene ID.

Jeannine M Brant. (2020). Enhertu Specifically Engineered ADC for Her2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer - Spokane. ONS Chapter Meeting, Spokane WA.

Jeannine M Brant. (2020). Cancer Survivorship: Managing Psychosocial Concerns. MT Project ECHO.

Jeannine M Brant. (2020). Use of Opioids in the Oncology Patient in an Era of Opioid Crisis. ONS National Bridge Conference (virtual).

Jeannine M Brant. (2020). All About Opioids: Calculations & Conversions. ONS National Bridge Conference (virtual).


Jeannine M Brant. (2019). Cancer Pain Management: Top 10 Strategies. JadPRO Live. Seattle WA.

Jeannine M Brant. (2019). Palliative Care Immersion. JadPRO Live. Seattle WA.

Jeannine M Brant. (2019). Bootcamp on Pain. JadPRO Live. Seattle WA.

Patricia J Coon. (2019). Why Early Detection of Dementia Matters. Montana Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program of the Montana Geriatric Education Center: The Dementia Continuum. Billings MT.

Jeannine M Brant. (2019). Branching Out Globally: Preparing to Travel and Teach Internationally with Sensitivity and Style. ONS Annual Congress. Anaheim, CA.

Jeannine M Brant. (2019). Scientific Data Regarding the Safety and Effectiveness of Ingredients Used in Compounded Topical Pain Creams. National Academy of Medicine and Sciences. Washington, DC.

Jeannine M Brant. (2019). Controversies and Conundrums in the Use of Opioids in AYAs with Cancer. APON Annual Meeting. San Jose, CA.

Jeannine M Brant. (2019). Shared Decision-Making Preferences and Pain Characterization in Patients with Cancer. Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 44th Annual Congress; Anaheim CA.

Jeannine M Brant. (2019). Branching Out Globally: Preparing to Travel and Teach Internationally with Sensitivity and Style. Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 44th Annual Congress; Anaheim CA.

Jeannine M Brant. (2019). Implementation Science: Bridging Research and Practice. Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 44th Annual Congress; Anaheim CA.

Elizabeth J Mullette, Barb Berg, MJ Marx. (2019). Communities RAMPup: Engaging Healthcare Professionals and Community Members to Improve Dementia Care. Montana Gerontology Society 36th Annual Conference – Pathways: Aging in the 21st Century, Bozeman, MT.

Jeannine M Brant. (2019). ONS UAE Nursing Day; Pain Management in Older Adults Palliative Care Plenary Session. United Arab Emirates Cancer Congress. United Arab Emirates Cancer Congress. Dubai, UAE.


Jeannine M Brant. (2018). From Abstract to Poster: Presenting Your Work With Clarity and Impact. Journal of the Advanced Practicioner in Oncology (JADPRO) Live 2018 Conference; Hollywood, Florida.

Ya-Huei Li, Jeannine M Brant. (2018). A Predictive Model to Identify Opioid-induced Respiratory Depression among Hospitalized Patients. International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 23rd Annual International Meeting, Baltimore MD.

S Dong, B Wu, S Zhai, YJ Zhang, YB Chu, P Gupta, Ya-Huei Li. (2018). Cost-effectiveness of Dabigatran etexilate compared to Rivaroxaban for prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation in China. International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 23rd Annual International Meeting, Baltimore MD.

Jeannine M Brant. (2018). Global Health Bootcamp: Packing your Professional Suitcase. ONS 43rd Annual Congress, Washington, DC.

Jeannine M Brant. (2018). Opioids: They’re Not Always the Answer. ONS 43rd Annual Congress, Washington, DC.

Elizabeth J Mullette, Jan Smith. (2018). The Alzheimer’s/Dementia State Plan…..Not Just a Book on a Shelf! Montana Gerontology Society 36th Annual Conference – Pathways: Aging in the 21st Century, Bozeman, MT.

Patricia J Coon. (2018). Transforming Primary Care to Meet the Needs of Alzheimer’s Patients and Caregivers. Montana Gerontology Society 36th Annual Conference – Pathways: Aging in the 21st Century, Bozeman, MT.

Jeannine M Brant. (2018). Management of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. ONS Chapter Meetings, Pittsburgh, PA; Salt Lake City, UT.

Jeannine M Brant. (2018). Barriers and Solutions to Conducting Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) Research in Patients with Pain. 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Care Symposium, Phoenix, AZ.

Jeannine M Brant. (2018). Shared Decision-Making Preferences and Pain Characterization in Patients with Cancer. 2018 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium, San Diego, CA.

Jeannine M Brant. (2018). Integration of Patient-Reported Outcomes: Research and Practice. NCORP. Rochester, NY.

Jeannine M Brant. (2018). Advanced Palliative Care Course. Chinese Psychosocial Oncology Society. Beijing, China.

Jeannine M Brant. (2018). ONS Nursing Day and Palliative Care Keynote. United Arab Emirates Cancer Congress, Dubai, UAE.

Jeannine M Brant. (2018). Innovations in Metastatic Breast Cancer. Chicago, IL; Vero Beach, FL.

Jeannine M Brant. (2018). Presenting Your Work with Clarity and Impact. JadPRO Live. Hollywood, Florida.


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