Marianne S. Matthias, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Research Scientist, Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
Research Scientist, Center for Health Services Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Core Investigator, VA HSR&D Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence-Based Practice
Dr. Matthias is a Research Scientist in the Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research, the VA HSR&D Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence-Based Practice, and the Regenstrief Institute Center for Health Services Research. She is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She earned her doctorate in health communication from Purdue University in 2006.
Dr. Matthias focuses on communication in chronic pain care and in mental health, with specific research interest in patient-provider communication and clinical decision-making. Prior to joining the VA Center of Excellence in 2009, she completed the VA HSR&D Associated Health Postdoctoral Fellowship. She is the recipient of the five-year VA HSR&D Career Development Award, “Identifying Strategies to Improve Communication in Chronic Pain Care” and one year VA HSR&D Award “A Formative Evaluation of a Trial for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) / Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Veterans with Chronic Pain”. Dr. Matthias is also the recipient of the two-year Indiana Institute for Medical Research (IIMR) Young Investigator Award.
I. VA HSR&D 03/01/2011 - 02/28/2016
"Identifying Strategies to Improve Communication in Chronic Pain Care" (PI)
The purpose of this study is to identify deficits in communication between patients with chronic pain and their primary care providers, then to design a patient- and a provider-directed intervention to improve this communication.
II. Indiana Institute for Medical Research, Young Investigator Award 04/01/2010 - 07/01/2012
"Communicating about Chronic Pain: Challenges for Veterans and Providers" (PI)
The goal is to understand, through ethnographic observations and in-depth interviews with providers and patients with chronic pain, the communication challenges patients and providers face in chronic pain care.
III. VA QUERI 02/15/2010 - 02/14/2013
"Intervention for Stroke Improvement Using Redesign Engineering" (PI: Linda Williams)
The goal of this study is to determine clinical and administration response to the report from the Office of Quality Improvement on stroke performance indicators and conduct a formative evaluation in order to design and execute an intervention in year 3 to improve stroke care performance. Role: Co-Investigator.
IV. IU Collaborative Research Grant 03/01/2011 - 02/28/2012
"Provider Decision Making for the Management of Comorbid Pain and Depression: A Novel Virtual Human Technology Investigation" (PI: Adam Hirsh)
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- Matthias, M.S., Miech, E.J., Myers, L.J., Sargent, C., & Bair, M.J. (in press). “There’s more to this pain than just pain”: How patients’ understanding of pain evolved during a randomized controlled trial for chronic pain. The Journal of Pain.
- Matthias, M.S., Salyers, M.P., Rollins, A.L., & Frankel, R.M. Decision making in recovery oriented mental health care. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 2012 Spring;35(4); 305-314.
- Salyers, M.P., Matthias, M.S., Fukui, S., Holter, M.C., Collins, L., Rose, N., Thompson, J., Coffman, M., & Torrey, W.C. (in press). Measuring shared decision making in psychiatric care. Psychiatric Services.
- Bravata, D.M., Ferguson, J., Miech, E.J., Aggarwal, R., McClain, V., Austin, C., Struve, F., Foresman, B., Li, X., Wang, Z., Williams, L.S., Dallas, M.I., Couch, C.D., Sico, J., Fragoso, C., Matthias, M.S., Chumbler, N., Myers, J., Burrus, N., Dube, A., French, D.D., Schmid, A.A., Concato, J., & Yaggi, H.K. (2012). Diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea in patients’ homes: The rationale and methods of the VA “Go to Sleep” Randomized-Controlled Trial. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 8, 27-35.
- Matthias, M.S., Miech, E.J., Sternke, E., Myers, L.J., Sargent, C., & Bair, M.J. (2011). “There’s more to this pain than just pain”: How patients understand the management of chronic pain. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 26(S1), S73.
- Campbell, S.R., Matthias, M.S., Bergman, A.A., & Krebs, E.E. (2011). “I feel like I’m not a doctor”: Physicians’ perceptions of opioid management. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 26(S1), 264-5.
- Goering, E.M., & Matthias, M.S. (2010). Information Salyers, M.P., Matthias, M.S., Spann, C., Lydick, J., Rollins, A.L., & Frankel, R.M. (2009). The role of patient activation in psychiatric visits. Psychiatric Services,60, 1535-1539. use and treatment adherence among people with diabetes. Communication and Medicine, 7(2), 107-118
- Matthias, M.S., Bair, M.J., Nyland, K.A., Huffman, M., Stubbs, D.L., Damush, T.M., & Kroenke, K. (2010). Self-management support and communication from nurse care managers compared to primary care physicians: A focus group study of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Pain Management Nursing, 11, 26-34.
- Matthias, M.S., Parpart, A., Nyland, K.A., Huffman, M.A., Stubbs, D.L., Sargent, C., & Bair, M.J. (2010). The patient-provider relationship in chronic pain care: Providers’ perspectives. Pain Medicine, 11, 1688-1697.
- Matthias, M.S. (2010). The impact of uncertainty and decision making in prenatal consultations: Obstetricians’ and midwives’ perspectives. Health Communication, 25, 199-211. (LEAD ARTICLE)
- Matthias, M.S., & Bair, M.J. (2010). The patient-provider relationship in chronic pain care: Where do we go from here? Pain Medicine, 11, 1747-1749.
- Bair, M.J., Matthias, M.S., Nyland, K.A., Huffman, M., Stubbs, D.L., Kroenke, K., & Damush, T.M. (2009). Barriers and facilitators to chronic pain self-management: A qualitative study of primary care patients with comorbid musculoskeletal pain and depression. Pain Medicine, 10, 1280-1290.