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Neetu Chawla, PhD, MPH


Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 891-3556 (phone)

Kaiser Permanente Researcher Profiles

Neetu Chawla, PhD, MPH, is a research scientist at the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California. Dr. Chawla received her BA in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MPH and PhD degrees from the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in cancer prevention and control. Dr. Chawla uses both quantitative and qualitative methods in conducting cancer-related health services research. Her interests include quality of cancer care delivery, patient-provider communication, provider care delivery patterns, and care coordination between providers in managing cancer patients. She is also interested in disparities in patient experiences and outcomes and assessing care delivery patterns among patients with multiple chronic conditions.

Current Position(s):

  • Research Scientist I, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

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Primary Research Interests:

  • Quality of cancer care delivery
  • Cancer health services research
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Management of patients with multiple chronic conditions
  • Disparities in patient experiences and outcomes
  • Mixed methods research

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    Effects of Transitioning to Medicare Part D on Access to Drugs for Medical Conditions among Dual Enrollees with Cancer.

    Author(s): Milani CJ; Rundell SD; Jarvik JG; Friedly J; Heagerty PJ; Avins A; Nerenz D; Gold LS; Turner JA; Annaswamy T; Nedeljkovic SS; Suri P; Ramo DE; Bahorik AL; Delucchi KL; Campbell CI; Satre DD; Rodill LG; Exalto LG; Gilsanz P; Biessels GJ; Quesenberry CP; Whitmer RA; Silverberg MJ; Leyden WA; Chi A; Gregorich S; Huchko MJ; Kulasingam S; Kuppermann M; Seto A; Smith-McCune KK; Sawaya GF; Slattery ML; Mullany LE; Sakoda L; Samowitz WS; Wolff RK; Stevens JR; Herrick JS; Mahabir S; Willett WC; Friedenreich CM; Lai GY; Boushey CJ; Matthews CE; Sinha R; Colditz GA; Rothwell JA; Reedy J; Patel AV; Leitzmann MF; Fraser GE; Ross S; Hursting SD; Abnet CC; Kushi LH; Taylor PR; Prentice R; Mayhew MB; Petersen BK; Sales AP; Greene JD; Liu VX; Wasson TS; Catalano R; Bruckner T; Avalos LA; Stewart H; Karasek D; Kariv S; Gemmill A; Saxton K; Casey J; Vinson DR; Ballard DW; Huang J; Reed ME; Lin JS; Kene MV; Sax DR; Rauchwerger AS; Wang DH; McLachlan DI; Pleshakov TS; Silver MA; Clague VA; Klonecke AS; Mark DG; ; Roos TR; Roos AK; Avins AL; Ahmed MA; Kleimeyer JP; Fredericson M; Ioannidis JPA; Dragoo JL; Kim SK; Neugebauer R; Levandoski KA; Zhu Z; Sokil M; Chren MM; Friedman GD; Asgari MM; Young-Wolff KC; Tucker LY; Alexeeff S; Armstrong MA; Conway A; Weisner C; Goler N; Neugebauer R; Schmittdiel JA; Adams AS; Grant RW; van der Laan MJ; Ku E; Kopple JD; Johansen KL; McCulloch CE; Go AS; Xie D; Lin F; Hamm LL; He J; Kusek JW; Navaneethan SD; Ricardo AC; Rincon-Choles H; Smogorzewski M; Hsu CY; ; Zamudio CD; Sanchez G; Altschuler A; Grant RW; Flaherman V; Schaefer EW; Kuzniewicz MW; Li SX; Walsh EM; Paul IM; Adams AS; Madden JM; Zhang F; Lu CY; Ross-Degnan D; Lee A; Soumerai SB; Gilden D; Chawla N; Griggs JJ
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    User-Centered Design of a Tablet Waiting Room Tool for Complex Patients to Prioritize Discussion Topics for Primary Care Visits

    Author(s): Lyles CR; Altschuler A; Chawla N; Kowalski C; McQuillan D; Bayliss E; Heisler M; Grant RW
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    Access to Cancer Care and General Medical Care Services Among Cancer Survivors in the United States: An Analysis of 2011 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data

    Author(s): de Moor JS; Virgo KS; Li C; Chawla N; Han X; Blanch-Hartigan D; Ekwueme DU; McNeel TS; Rodriguez JL; Yabroff KR
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    Measurement equivalence of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS(?)) Medicare survey items between Whites and Asians

    Author(s): Hays RD; Chawla N; Kent EE; Arora NK
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    Health Self-Efficacy Among Populations with Multiple Chronic Conditions: the Value of Patient-Centered Communication

    Author(s): Finney Rutten LJ; Hesse BW; St Sauver JL; Wilson P; Chawla N; Hartigan DB; Moser RP; Taplin S; Glasgow R; Arora NK
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    Trends in cancer survivors' experience of patient-centered communication: results from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS)

    Author(s): Blanch-Hartigan D; Chawla N; Moser RP; Finney Rutten LJ; Hesse BW; Arora NK
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    How Context Matters: A Dissemination and Implementation Primer for Global Oncologists

    Author(s): Koczwara B; Birken SA; Perry CK; Cragun D; Zullig LL; Ginossar T; Nodora J; Chawla N; Ramanadhan S; Kerner J; Brownson RC
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    Financial Hardship Associated With Cancer in the United States: Findings From a Population-Based Sample of Adult Cancer Survivors

    Author(s): Yabroff KR; Dowling EC; Guy GP; Banegas MP; Davidoff A; Han X; Virgo KS; McNeel TS; Chawla N; Blanch-Hartigan D; Kent EE; Li C; Rodriguez JL; de Moor JS; Zheng Z; Jemal A; Ekwueme DU
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    Cancer survivors' receipt of treatment summaries and implications for patient-centered communication and quality of care

    Author(s): Blanch-Hartigan D; Chawla N; Beckjord EI; Forsythe LP; de Moor JS; Hesse BW; Arora NK
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    Cancer-Related Information Seeking Among Cancer Survivors: Trends Over a Decade (2003-2013)

    Author(s): Finney Rutten LJ; Agunwamba AA; Wilson P; Chawla N; Vieux S; Blanch-Hartigan D; Arora NK; Blake K; Hesse BW
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