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Nancy P. Gordon, ScD

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Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 891-3587 (phone)
nancy.gordon@kp.org
Kaiser Permanente Researcher Profiles


 
Nancy Gordon, ScD, has been a research scientist and program evaluation consultant in the Health Care Effectiveness group at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research since 1985. She has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara; and a doctor of science in applied behavioral sciences from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Gordon’s experience includes being director of the triennial Kaiser Permanente Northern California Adult Member Health Survey and serving as an evaluation consultant/director for many patient education/health promotion and innovative primary care health services sponsored by the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program. She has also frequently served as a consultant for the evaluation of programs aimed at improving knowledge and practices of clinical staff.

Current Position(s):

  • Research Scientist II, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
  • Consultant, Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute, Center for Population Health

Section Affiliations:

Primary Research Interests:

  • Disparities in health behaviors, psychosocial health risks, social determinants of health, and health status related to age, gender, race/ethnicity, and education 
  • Trends in and demographic characteristics associated with adult use of and interest in using eHealth technologies and patient portals
  • Health behaviors and health/functional status of older adults
  • Member and physician surveys
  • Evaluation of health services and health education programs, with special focus on who uses them, how effective they are, and whether they are more effective for some types of people than others

Related Website(s):

Barriers to Health Care in a Latino Population with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This study will identify barriers to the use of recommended assessment, diagnostic, and treatment services among Latino children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. The study population will comprise Kaiser Permanente Northern California Latino members, and comparisons will be made between commercially insured versus federally insured (Medicaid) patients, and English versus Spanish speakers.
Investigator: Croen, Lisa; Gordon, Nancy
Funder: Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Program

The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Adult Member Health Survey

Author(s): Gordon N; Lin T
PubMed abstract

Differences in Access to and Preferences for Using Patient Portals and Other eHealth Technologies Based on Race, Ethnicity, and Age: A Database and Survey Study of Seniors in a Large Health Plan

Author(s): Gordon NP; Hornbrook MC
PubMed abstract

Factors associated with use and non-use of the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) kit for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Response to a 2012 outreach screening program: a survey study

Author(s): Gordon NP; Green BB
PubMed abstract

Variation in vitamin D supplementation among adults in a multi-race/ethnic health plan population, 2008

Author(s): Gordon NP; Caan BJ; Asgari MM
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Health-related characteristics and preferred methods of receiving health education according to dominant language among Latinos aged 25 to 64 in a large Northern California health plan

Author(s): Gordon NP; Iribarren C
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Racial-Ethnic Differences in Fall Prevalence among Older Women: A Cross-Sectional Survey Study

Author(s): Geng Y; Lo JC; Brickner L; Gordon NP
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The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Adult Member Health Survey

Author(s): Gordon N; Lin T
PubMed abstract

Gay/Lesbian sexual orientation increases risk for cigarette smoking and heavy drinking among members of a large Northern California health plan

Author(s): Gruskin EP; Gordon N
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Accuracy of parent-reported information for estimating prevalence of overweight and obesity in a race-ethnically diverse pediatric clinic population aged 3 to 12

Author(s): Gordon NP; Mellor RG
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The Digital Divide and Patient Portals: Internet Access Explained Differences in Patient Portal Use for Secure Messaging by Age, Race, and Income

Author(s): Graetz I; Gordon N; Fung V; Hamity C; Reed ME
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Differences in Access to and Preferences for Using Patient Portals and Other eHealth Technologies Based on Race, Ethnicity, and Age: A Database and Survey Study of Seniors in a Large Health Plan

Author(s): Gordon NP; Hornbrook MC
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Obesity Severity, Dietary Behaviors, and Lifestyle Risks Vary by Race/Ethnicity and Age in a Northern California Cohort of Children with Obesity

Author(s): Ford MC; Gordon NP; Howell A; Green CE; Greenspan LC; Chandra M; Mellor RG; Lo JC
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Patient-initiated e-mails to providers: associations with out-of-pocket visit costs, and impact on care-seeking and health

Author(s): Reed M; Graetz I; Gordon N; Fung V
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Factors associated with use and non-use of the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) kit for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Response to a 2012 outreach screening program: a survey study

Author(s): Gordon NP; Green BB
PubMed abstract

Patients' attitudes about the use of placebo treatments: telephone survey

Author(s): Hull SC; Colloca L; Avins A; Gordon NP; Somkin CP; Kaptchuk TJ; Miller FG
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Variation in vitamin D supplementation among adults in a multi-race/ethnic health plan population, 2008

Author(s): Gordon NP; Caan BJ; Asgari MM
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Oral health considerations in older women receiving oral bisphosphonate therapy

Author(s): Lo JC; O'Ryan F; Yang J; Hararah MK; Gonzalez JR; Gordon N; Silver P; Ansfield A; Wang B; Go AS
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Prevalence of osteonecrosis of the jaw in patients with oral bisphosphonate exposure

Author(s): Lo JC; O'Ryan FS; Gordon NP; Yang J; Hui RL; Martin D; Hutchinson M; Lathon PV; Sanchez G; Silver P; Chandra M; McCloskey CA; Staffa JA; Willy M; Selby JV; Go AS; Predicting Risk of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw with Oral Bisphosphonate Exposure (PROBE) Investigators
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Ethnic disparities in accessing treatment for depression and substance use disorders in an integrated health plan

Author(s): Satre DD; Campbell CI; Gordon NS; Weisner C
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Differences in reproductive risk factors for breast cancer in middle-aged women in Marin County, California and a sociodemographically similar area of Northern California

Author(s): Lea CS; Gordon NP; Prebil LA; Ereman R; Uratsu CS; Powell M
PubMed abstract

Health-related characteristics and preferred methods of receiving health education according to dominant language among Latinos aged 25 to 64 in a large Northern California health plan

Author(s): Gordon NP; Iribarren C
PubMed abstract

Race/ethnicity and validity of self-reported pneumococcal vaccination

Author(s): Gordon NP; Wortley PM; Singleton JA; Lin TY; Bardenheier BH
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Alcohol consumption, medical conditions, and health behavior in older adults

Author(s): Satre DD; Gordon NP; Weisner C
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Impacts of evidence-based quality improvement on depression in primary care: a randomized experiment

Author(s): Rubenstein LV; Meredith LS; Parker LE; Gordon NP; Hickey SC; Oken C; Lee ML
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Tobacco-cessation services and patient satisfaction in nine nonprofit HMOs

Author(s): Quinn VP; Stevens VJ; Hollis JF; Rigotti NA; Solberg LI; Gordon N; Ritzwoller D; Smith KS; Hu W; Zapka J
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Use of dietary supplements by female seniors in a large Northern California health plan

Author(s): Gordon NP; Schaffer DM
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Relationship between tobacco control policies and the delivery of smoking cessation services in nonprofit HMOs

Author(s): Stevens VJ; Solberg LI; Quinn VP; Rigotti NA; Hollis JA; Smith KS; Zapka JG; France E; Vogt T; Gordon N; Fishman P; Boyle RG
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Use of complementary and alternative medicine by the adult membership of a large northern California health maintenance organization, 1999

Author(s): Gordon NP; Lin TY
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Nonvitamin, nonmineral supplement use over a 12-month period by adult members of a large health maintenance organization

Author(s): Schaffer DM; Gordon NP; Jensen CD; Avins AL
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Patient knowledge and awareness of hypertension is suboptimal: results from a large health maintenance organization

Author(s): Alexander M; Gordon NP; Davis CC; Chen RS
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Understanding team-based quality improvement for depression in primary care

Author(s): Rubenstein LV; Parker LE; Meredith LS; Altschuler A; dePillis E; Hernandez J; Gordon NP
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Tobacco-control policies in 11 leading managed care organizations: progress and challenges

Author(s): Rigotti NA; Quinn VP; Stevens VJ; Solberg LI; Hollis JF; Rosenthal AC; Zapka JG; France E; Gordon N; Smith S; Monroe M
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Patterns of cigarette smoking and alcohol use among lesbians and bisexual women enrolled in a large health maintenance organization

Author(s): Gruskin EP; Hart S; Gordon N; Ackerson L
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Effects of providing hospital-based doulas in health maintenance organization hospitals

Author(s): Gordon NP; Walton D; McAdam E; Derman J; Gallitero G; Garrett L
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Use of and interest in alternative therapies among adult primary care clinicians and adult members in a large health maintenance organization

Author(s): Gordon NP; Sobel DS; Tarazona EZ
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Type of health care coverage and the likelihood of being screened for cancer

Author(s): Gordon NP; Rundall TG; Parker L
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