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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.


‘The Hand on the Doorknob’: Visit Agenda Setting by Complex Patients and Their Primary Care Physicians

Authors: Kowalski, Christine P; McQuillan, Deanna B; Chawla, Neetu; Lyles, Courtney; Altschuler, Andrea; Uratsu, Connie S; Bayliss, Elizabeth A; Heisler, Michele; Grant, Richard W

J Am Board Fam Med. 2018 Jan-Feb;31(1):29-37.

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Disparities in Prostate, Lung, Breast, and Colorectal Cancer Survival and Comorbidity Status among Urban American Indians and Alaskan Natives

Authors: Emerson MA; Banegas MP; Chawla N; Achacoso N; Alexeeff SE; Adams AS; Habel LA

Cancer Res. 2017 12 01;77(23):6770-6776. Epub 2017-11-29.

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

Authors: Adams AS; Madden JM; Zhang F; Lu CY; Ross-Degnan D; Lee A; Soumerai SB; Gilden D; Chawla N; Griggs JJ

Value Health. 2017 Dec;20(10):1345-1354. Epub 2017-07-06.

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Measurement equivalence of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS(�)) Medicare survey items between Whites and Asians

Authors: Hays RD; Chawla N; Kent EE; Arora NK

Qual Life Res. 2017 Feb;26(2):311-318. Epub 2016-08-05.

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Trends in cancer survivors’ experience of patient-centered communication: results from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS)

Authors: Blanch-Hartigan D; Chawla N; Moser RP; Finney Rutten LJ; Hesse BW; Arora NK

J Cancer Surviv. 2016 Dec;10(6):1067-1077. Epub 2016-05-19.

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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

Authors: de Moor JS; Virgo KS; Li C; Chawla N; Han X; Blanch-Hartigan D; Ekwueme DU; McNeel TS; Rodriguez JL; Yabroff KR

Public Health Rep. 2016 Nov;131(6):783-790. Epub 2016-10-27.

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Health Self-Efficacy Among Populations with Multiple Chronic Conditions: the Value of Patient-Centered Communication

Authors: Finney Rutten LJ; Hesse BW; St Sauver JL; Wilson P; Chawla N; Hartigan DB; Moser RP; Taplin S; Glasgow R; Arora NK

Adv Ther. 2016 Aug;33(8):1440-51. Epub 2016-06-29.

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Cancer-Related Information Seeking Among Cancer Survivors: Trends Over a Decade (2003-2013)

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

J Cancer Educ. 2016 Jun;31(2):348-57.

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How Context Matters: A Dissemination and Implementation Primer for Global Oncologists

Authors: Koczwara B; Birken SA; Perry CK; Cragun D; Zullig LL; Ginossar T; Nodora J; Chawla N; Ramanadhan S; Kerner J; Brownson RC

J Glob Oncol. 2016 Apr;2(2):51-55. Epub 2016-01-20.

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Financial Hardship Associated With Cancer in the United States: Findings From a Population-Based Sample of Adult Cancer Survivors

Authors: Yabroff KR; Chawla N; Ekwueme DU; et al.

J Clin Oncol. 2016 Jan 20;34(3):259-67. Epub 2015-12-07.

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User-Centered Design of a Tablet Waiting Room Tool for Complex Patients to Prioritize Discussion Topics for Primary Care Visits

Authors: Lyles CR; Altschuler A; Chawla N; Kowalski C; McQuillan D; Bayliss E; Heisler M; Grant RW

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2016;4(3):e108. Epub 2016-09-14.

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Cancer survivors’ receipt of treatment summaries and implications for patient-centered communication and quality of care

Authors: Blanch-Hartigan D; Chawla N; Beckjord EI; Forsythe LP; de Moor JS; Hesse BW; Arora NK

Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Oct;98(10):1274-9. Epub 2015-06-17.

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