Topics for upcoming monthly administrative data users group meetings


Administrative data users’ group meetings continue to be held the third Wednesday of the month. Please note, though, that the meeting time has changed to 4:00pm and will be held remotely via Zoom until further notice. Zoom meeting information will be shared via email. We still do appreciate an RSVP.

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May 18, 2022:
Anne Mobley Butler, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Topic: Using Health Insurance Databases to Study Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy: Risk of Treatment Failure & Adverse Events

June 15, 2022:
Itay Marmor, Clinical Fellow, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology & Immunology
Topic: Real-world outcomes of induction treatment in severe ANCA-associated vasculitis


Past meetings have covered the following topics (slides are available for many of the topics; send email if interested):

2022: (Zoom presentations)

February 16, 2022: Impact of post-discharge prophylactic antibiotics after mastectomy and spinal fusion (Margaret Olsen)

January 19, 2022: Big Data in Orthopaedic Trauma (National Trauma Data Bank) (Anna Miller)

2021: (Zoom presentations)

December 15, 2021: Using MarketScan Data to Identify Treatment Gaps for Persons with Substance Use Disorders (Carrie Mintz)

November 17, 2021: Prolonged expectant management of preeclampsia and long-term cardiovascular outcomes in two administrative databases (Joshua Rosenbloom)

September 15, 2021: Outcomes of Treatment of Metastatic Prostate based on Comorbidities: Moving Towards Personalized Medicine (Martin Schoen)

August 18, 2021: First, Do No Harm: Rethinking Routine Diversion in Rectal Cancer Surgery (Will Chapman Jr.)

June 16, 2021: Risk Factors of Beta-lactams Associated Cytopenias during Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy: Results from a Large National Sample (Yasir Hamad)

May 19, 2021: Trends and outcomes of noninvasive ventilation use in patients admitted to an ICU with an asthma exacerbation over the last decade (James Krings)

April 21: Hospital Telemedicine Implementation and Outcomes of In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (Uchenna Ofoma)

March 17: The Advanced HEAlth Data (AHEAD) Research Institute at Saint Louis University: new opportunities for collaboration (Leslie Hinyard, Jeff Scherrer, Katie Sniffen)

May 20 (Zoom presentation): PTSD Improvement and Decreased Risk for Type 2 Diabetes (Jeff Scherrer)

February 19: Impact of Statins on Cardiovascular Outcomes Following Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring using the Department of Defense database (Joshua Mitchell)

January 15: Examining unmet social needs and associations using administrative data for Medicaid beneficiaries in Louisiana (Amy McQueen)

December 18: Sickle Cell Disease: Using Administrative Data To Understand Utilization Patterns and Reasons for Admission (Cecelia Calhoun)

October 16: Identifying provider-prescribing preference for use as an instrumental variable in longitudinal data with imbalanced clusters: a new ensemble machine learning approach (Evan Carey)

September 18: Medium and long-term risk of pancreatic cancer following acute pancreatitis: Analysis using a large VA cohort (Satish Munigala)

August 21: Validation of ICD-10 & Procedures (VIP) Codes for Hemorrhage (Brian Gage, Margaret Olsen)

June 19: Opioid Use Disorder Pharmacotherapy: Using MarketScan data to identify best practices (Ned Presnall)

May 15: Use of MarketScan data to understand outcomes after critical illness in childhood (Mary Hartman)

April 17: Using Large Administrative Data for Public Health Informatics Research (Carlos Santos)

February 20: Adverse birth experiences and postpartum psychiatric illness: a population-based perspective. (Adam Lewkowitz, Clinical Fellow, OB/GYN Maternal-Fetal)

December 19: Use of the UK Biobank for etiologic research: genetic and occupational risk factors for rotator cuff disease (Elizabeth Yanik Rowlands)

October 17: Using Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey data to measure the effect of patient cognitive and functional status on physician performance under value-based payment (Kenton Johnston)

September 19: Linking electronic health record data with Medicaid administrative claims to define postpartum diabetes screening rates among low income women with gestational diabetes (Cynthia Herrick)

August 15: Measuring Costs with Primary and Secondary Data (Abigail Barker)

July 18: Lessons learned from the dark-side…. Big-data research at Flatiron Health (Ken Carson)

May 16: Antimuscarinics Used to Treat Overactive Bladder and Cognitive Impairment (Scott Vouri, St. Louis College of Pharmacology)

February 21: Using administrative data to inform federal payment policy (Karen Joynt Maddox)

January 17: Patterns of Use and Comparative Effectiveness of the High-dose Influenza Vaccine in the U.S. Dialysis Population (Anne Mobley Butler)

November 15: Racial and ethnic disparities in surgical approach to hysterectomy for benign gynecologic conditions (Lisa Pollack)

October 18: Using administrative data to evaluate inappropriate antibiotic use for uncomplicated urinary tract infections (Michael Durkin)

September 20: Chronic prescription opioid use and risk of new onset depression in 3 large patient cohorts (Jeffrey Scherrer)

August 16: Impacts of the ACA dependent care provision on young adults with cancer (Justin Barnes, MS, Siteman Cancer Center; Leah Menshouse, summer fellow; Kelsey Huntzberry, MPH, Center for Health Policy Research)

May 17: A Population-based Assessment of Mental Health Condition in Patients with Brachial Plexus Injuries (Christopher Dy and Sarah Yannascoli)

April 19: SAS Macros – a guide to typing less and doing more (Matt Keller)

February 15: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know to Submit a Successful PCORI Application (Seth Eisen)

January 18: Combining Medicaid Administrative Data from Different Sources to Measure the Impact of the Affordable Care Act (Tim McBride)

Sept 21: Treatment and Outcome Disparities in MM Using the SEER-Medicare Database (Mark Fiala)

June 15: Working with procedures in administrative claims data: the devil is in the details (Katelin Nickel and Margie Olsen)

April 20: Missouri ZIP Code Health Rankings: Deriving Sub-County Level Population Health Indices with Hospital Discharge Data Using the County Health Rankings Framework (Mat Reidhead, Hospital Industry Data Institute (HIDI); Vice President of Research and Analytics, Missouri Hospital Association)

February 17: Obesity Surveillance using Drivers’ License Records (Ben Cooper)


November 18, 2015: Total Joint Replacement: Identifying Disparities and Opportunities for Improvement (Christopher Dy)

October 21, 2015: Using large databases in lung cancer research (Varun Puri)

September 16: VA Data Sources: An Overview (Ziyad Al-Aly)

August 19: 30-Day Hospital Readmission Following Otolaryngology Surgery (Evan Graboyes)

May 20: The Health Implications of Fracture Location in Elderly Fall Victims (Ryan Calfee)

March 18: Clinical Research and Medical Practice:  The good, the bad, and the ugly (Ken Schechtman)

January 21: Health and economic consequences of obesity: using public use national datasets (Su-Hsin Chang)


November 19: Comparison of Musculoskeletal Disorder Health Claims Between Construction Floor Layers and a General Working Population (Ann Marie Dale)

September 17: Malignancy and infection complications after transplantation (Vikas Dharnidharka)

June 18: Research using administrative pharmacy data – the good, the bad and the ugly (Sharon Frazee, Doug Mager/Express Scripts, Inc.)

May 21: Estimating Medicaid costs of child maltreatment from linked administrative and survey data (Derek Brown)

March 26: Evaluating Prevention Quality Indicators in the MarketScan database (Walt Sumner)

February 19: Delayed-onset cytomegalovirus after solid-organ transplantation (Carlos Santos)

January 15: Using MarketScan data for rare disease research (Kimberly Johnson)


November 20: Using linked HRS-Medicare data to understand the trajectories of patient-reported outcomes in cancer survivors (Anjali Deshpande)

September 18: Overview of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) (Bruce Hall)

July 17: Medical coding from a coder’s perspective (Rhonda Walker, BJC)

June 19: Use of administrative data for research on hospital readmissions (Elna Nagasako)

April 17: Claims Data: Source and Processing (ResDAC presentation)

March 20: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Applications of Medicare Data (ResDAC presentation)

February 20: Using administrative data for mental health services research (Ramesh Raghavan)

January 16: Using Recent History of Acute and Chronic Illness (RHACCI) to model effective age in Medicare beneficiaries (Mary Hartman)


December 19: The Inclusion of Comorbidity in Administrative Research (Jay Piccirillo, Seth Strope, Dorina Kallogjeri)

November 14: CIDER: Overview and Uses of the Patient Data Warehouse (Leslie McIntosh)

October 10: Exploring pharmacy data (Rich Reichley/BJC)

September 19: Potential applications of the MarketScan data (Margie Olsen)

June 20: Tracking Procedures with Administrative Data: The Case for Central Lines in the ED (Dan Theodoro)

May 16:  Using Multiple Imputation with Survey Data (Ben Cooper)

April 18: Comparative Effectiveness Research using Linkage of SID (State Inpatient Database) to Cancer Registry Data (Ken Nepple)

March 21: Using Veterans Health Administration data for cancer outcomes research (Ken Carson)

February 15: How to write a grant proposal to use administrative data (Margie Olsen, Mario Schootman)

January 18: Using HCUP Data for Comparative Effectiveness Research (Seth Strope)


November 16 – Application of GIS (Geographic Information System) to claims data (Mario Schootman)

October 19: Complex Modeling Using the NIS data (Kerry Bommarito, presented by Margie Olsen)

June 15: Once you’ve mastered the HCUP data, what’s next? Discussion of Medicare, Medicaid, private insurer, and other more complex data sources for clinical research (Margie Olsen)

May 18: Working through an analytic question using administrative data (Pam Owens)

April 20: Practical considerations and pitfalls when designing research projects using H-CUP data (Pam Owens)

March 16: First meeting: introductions, discussions of future meeting topics