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Sabina B. Gesell, Ph.D.

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionWake Forest School of Medicine
DepartmentPHS-Social Sciences
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    TitleAssistant Professor
    InstitutionWake Forest School of Medicine
    DepartmentCTSI

    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionWake Forest School of Medicine
    DepartmentImplementation Science


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    PCS-11403-14531     (DUNCAN, PAMELA W.)Jul 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2020
    PCORI
    The COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) Study: A Large Pragmatic Study to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes
    Role Description: The purpose of this cluster randomized trial of 40 North Carolina hospitals (6000 patients) is to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of a patient-centered transitional care model versus usual care regarding functional outcomes of patients after a stroke, family caregiver strain, and hospital readmissions.
    Role: Co-Investigator

    R01HD084606     (GESELL, SABINA BERHAN)Feb 18, 2016 - Jan 31, 2020
    NIH/NICHD
    Building Social Networks to Improve Physical Activity and Weight Loss in Latino Parents
    Role Description: This study will examine the social network conditions that facilitate (or constrain) the spread of physical activity and healthy weight changes in groups of people with the goal of identifying leverage points for intervention.
    Role: Principal Investigator

         (GESELL, SABINA BERHAN)Apr 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2020
    The Clinton Foundation
    Evaluation of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative in San Diego
    Role Description: A supplement to the primary evaluation of CHMI in which we are serving as a developmental evaluator to support the Foundation’s design, implementation and refinement of an adaptation to the standard CHMI model. The Clinton Foundation, San Diego Foundation, and the County of San Diego are building a coalition of agencies, including child welfare services and juvenile justice, to improve outcomes of children in foster care.
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Gesell SB, Golden SL, Limkakeng AT, Carr CM, Matuskowitz A, Smith LM, Mahler SA. Implementation of the HEART Pathway: Using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2018 Dec; 17(4):191-200. PMID: 30418249.
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    2. Duncan PW, Abbott RM, Rushing S, Johnson AM, Condon CN, Lycan SL, Lutz BJ, Cummings DM, Pastva AM, D'Agostino RB, Stafford JM, Amoroso RM, Jones SB, Psioda MA, Gesell SB, Rosamond WD, Prvu-Bettger J, Sissine ME, Boynton MD, Bushnell CD. COMPASS-CP: An Electronic Application to Capture Patient-Reported Outcomes to Develop Actionable Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack Care Plans. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2018 Aug; 11(8):e004444. PMID: 30354371.
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    3. Andrews JE, Moore JB, Weinberg RB, Sissine M, Gesell S, Halladay J, Rosamond W, Bushnell C, Jones S, Means P, King NMP, Omoyeni D, Duncan PW. Ensuring respect for persons in COMPASS: a cluster randomised pragmatic clinical trial. J Med Ethics. 2018 Aug; 44(8):560-566. PMID: 29720489.
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    4. Bushnell CD, Duncan PW, Lycan SL, Condon CN, Pastva AM, Lutz BJ, Halladay JR, Cummings DM, Arnan MK, Jones SB, Sissine ME, Coleman SW, Johnson AM, Gesell SB, Mettam LH, Freburger JK, Barton-Percival B, Taylor KM, Prvu-Bettger J, Lundy-Lamm G, Rosamond WD. A Person-Centered Approach to Poststroke Care: The COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services Model. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 May; 66(5):1025-1030. PMID: 29572814.
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    5. Duncan PW, Bushnell CD, Rosamond WD, Jones Berkeley SB, Gesell SB, D'Agostino RB, Ambrosius WT, Barton-Percival B, Bettger JP, Coleman SW, Cummings DM, Freburger JK, Halladay J, Johnson AM, Kucharska-Newton AM, Lundy-Lamm G, Lutz BJ, Mettam LH, Pastva AM, Sissine ME, Vetter B. The Comprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) study: design and methods for a cluster-randomized pragmatic trial. BMC Neurol. 2017 Jul 17; 17(1):133. PMID: 28716014.
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    6. Gesell SB, Klein KP, Halladay J, Bettger JP, Freburger J, Cummings DM, Lutz BJ, Coleman S, Bushnell C, Rosamond W, Duncan PW. Methods guiding stakeholder engagement in planning a pragmatic study on changing stroke systems of care. J Clin Transl Sci. 2017 Apr; 1(2):121-128. PMID: 28649454.
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    7. Giannini CM, Irby MB, Skelton JA, Gesell SB. Feasibility of a Friendship Network-Based Pediatric Obesity Intervention. Child Obes. 2017 02; 13(1):18-24. PMID: 27768395.
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    8. Henry T, Gesell SB, Ip E. Social Position Predicting Physical Activity Level in Youth: An Application of Hidden Markov Modeling on Network Statistics. In: Xu K, Reitter D, Lee D, Osgood N (eds) Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Modeling. 2016; 9708:97-106.
    9. Henry T, Gesell SB, Ip EH. Analyzing heterogeneity in the effects of physical activity in children on social network structure and peer selection dynamics. Netw Sci (Camb Univ Press). 2016 Sep; 4(3):336-363. PMID: 27867518.
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    10. Arinze NV, Karp SM, Gesell SB. Evaluating Provider Advice and Women's Beliefs on Total Weight Gain During Pregnancy. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Feb; 18(1):282-6. PMID: 25649967.
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    11. Tesdahl E, Gesell SB. Assessing the Impact of De Novo Social Ties within Health Intervention Settings: New Questions for Health Behavior Intervention Research. Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Dec; 8(6):676-81. PMID: 26577514.
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    12. Gesell SB, Barkin SL, Sommer EC, Thompson JR, Valente TW. Increases in Network Ties Are Associated With Increased Cohesion Among Intervention Participants. Health Educ Behav. 2016 Apr; 43(2):208-16. PMID: 26286298.
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    13. Gesell SB, Katula JA, Strickland C, Vitolins MZ. Feasibility and Initial Efficacy Evaluation of a Community-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Lifestyle Intervention to Prevent Excessive Weight Gain During Pregnancy in Latina Women. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Aug; 19(8):1842-52. PMID: 25874878.
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    14. Fleming GM, Simmons JH, Xu M, Gesell SB, Brown RF, Cutrer WB, Gigante J, Cooper WO. A facilitated peer mentoring program for junior faculty to promote professional development and peer networking. Acad Med. 2015 Jun; 90(6):819-26. PMID: 25830537.
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    15. Zhang J, Shoham DA, Tesdahl E, Gesell SB. Network interventions on physical activity in an afterschool program: an agent-based social network study. Am J Public Health. 2015 Apr; 105 Suppl 2:S236-43. PMID: 25689202.
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    16. Karp SM, Gesell SB. Obesity Prevention and Treatment in School-aged Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults-Where Do We Go from Here? Prim Prev Insights. 2015; 5:1-4. PMID: 26161007.
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    17. Gesell SB, Tesdahl EA. The "Madre Sana" Data Set. Connect (Tor). 2015; 35(2):62-65. PMID: 27812234.
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    18. Tanner-Smith EE, Steinka-Fry KT, Gesell SB. Comparative effectiveness of group and individual prenatal care on gestational weight gain. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Sep; 18(7):1711-20. PMID: 24343309.
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    19. Karp SM, Barry KM, Gesell SB, Po'e EK, Dietrich MS, Barkin SL. Parental feeding patterns and child weight status for Latino preschoolers. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2014 Jan-Feb; 8(1):e88-97. PMID: 24548581.
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    20. Gesell SB, Barkin SL, Valente TW. Social network diagnostics: a tool for monitoring group interventions. Implement Sci. 2013 Oct 01; 8:116. PMID: 24083343.
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    21. Aragon SJ, Richardson LJ, Lawrence W, Gesell SB. Nurses' Patient-Centeredness and Perceptions of Care among Medicaid Patients in Hospital Obstetrical Units. Nurs Res Pract. 2013; 2013:563282. PMID: 24027634.
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    22. Gesell SB, Sommer EC, Lambert EW, Vides de Andrade AR, Whitaker L, Davis L, Beech BM, Mitchell SJ, Arinze N, Neloms S, Ryan CK, Barkin SL. Comparative effectiveness of after-school programs to increase physical activity. J Obes. 2013; 2013:576821. PMID: 23984052.
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    23. Barkin SL, Gesell SB, Po'e EK, Escarfuller J, Tempesti T. Culturally tailored, family-centered, behavioral obesity intervention for Latino-American preschool-aged children. Pediatrics. 2012 Sep; 130(3):445-56. PMID: 22869834.
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    24. Gesell SB, Tesdahl E, Ruchman E. The distribution of physical activity in an after-school friendship network. Pediatrics. 2012 Jun; 129(6):1064-71. PMID: 22641755.
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    25. Gesell SB, Bess KD, Barkin SL. Understanding the Social Networks That Form within the Context of an Obesity Prevention Intervention. J Obes. 2012; 2012:749832. PMID: 22655175.
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    26. Po'e EK, Neureiter C, Escarfuller J, Gesell SB, Tempesti T, Widman P, Barkin SL. Systematic exposure to recreation centers increases use by Latino families with young children. Child Obes. 2012 Apr; 8(2):116-23. PMID: 22799511.
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    27. Gesell SB, Wallace D, Tempesti T, Hux V, Barkin SL. ISRN Education. Increasing Latino Parents’ Verbal Interactions with their Preschool-aged Children. 2012; ID 652406(9 pages):doi:10.5402/2012/652406.
    28. Aragon S, Vereen SS, Slazyk DE, Hooker TJ, McGuinn LJ, Gesell SB. Patient-Centeredness: A Best Practice for HBCU Health Professional Education Programs. J Best Pract Health Prof Divers. 2012; 5(1):725-738. PMID: 29367957.
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    29. Coenen KR, Karp SM, Gesell SB, Dietrich MS, Morgan TM, Barkin SL. Genetic risk score does not correlate with body mass index of Latina women in a clinical trial. Clin Transl Sci. 2011 Oct; 4(5):323-7. PMID: 22029802.
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    30. Ruiz R, Gesell SB, Buchowski MS, Lambert W, Barkin SL. The relationship between hispanic parents and their preschool-aged children's physical activity. Pediatrics. 2011 May; 127(5):888-95. PMID: 21482607.
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    31. Barkin SL, Gesell SB, Póe EK, Ip EH. Changing overweight Latino preadolescent body mass index: the effect of the parent-child dyad. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 Jan; 50(1):29-36. PMID: 20837625.
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    32. Clark PA, Gesell SB. Using patient evaluations to empirically assess medicaid programs for social justice. Soc Work Public Health. 2010 Sep; 25(5):486-510. PMID: 20818594.
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    33. Po'e EK, Gesell SB, Lynne Caples T, Escarfuller J, Barkin SL. Pediatric obesity community programs: barriers & facilitators toward sustainability. J Community Health. 2010 Aug; 35(4):348-54. PMID: 20352479.
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    34. Aragon SJ, McGuinn L, Bavin SA, Gesell SB. Does pediatric patient-centeredness affect family trust? J Healthc Qual. 2010 May-Jun; 32(3):23-31. PMID: 20500777.
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    35. Guzmán A, Richardson IM, Gesell S, Barkin SL. Recruitment and retention of Latino children in a lifestyle intervention. Am J Health Behav. 2009 Sep-Oct; 33(5):581-6. PMID: 19296748.
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    36. Gesell SB, Scott TA, Barkin SL. Accuracy of perception of body size among overweight Latino preadolescents after a 6-month physical activity skills building intervention. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2010 Apr; 49(4):323-9. PMID: 19605865.
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    37. Gesell SB, Reynolds EB, Ip EH, Fenlason LC, Pont SJ, Poe EK, Barkin SL. Social influences on self-reported physical activity in overweight Latino children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2008 Oct; 47(8):797-802. PMID: 18539872.
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    38. Intagliata V, Ip EH, Gesell SB, Barkin SL. Accuracy of self- and parental perception of overweight among Latino preadolescents. N C Med J. 2008 Mar-Apr; 69(2):88-91. PMID: 18605154.
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    39. Gesell SB, Drain M, Sullivan MP. Test of a web and paper employee satisfaction survey: Comparison of respondents and non-respondents. International Journal of Internet Science. 2007; (2):49-58.
    40. Gregory N, Gesell SB, Widmer T. Improving assisted living care. J Nurs Care Qual. 2007 Jan-Mar; 22(1):50-8. PMID: 17149086.
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    41. Wolosin RJ, Gesell SB, Taber B, Epting GJ. Construct validation of a physician satisfaction survey. J Healthc Qual. 2006 Jul-Aug; 28(4):10-21. PMID: 16944648.
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    42. Wolosin RJ, Gesell SB. Physician gender and primary care patient satisfaction: no evidence of "feminization". Qual Manag Health Care. 2006 Apr-Jun; 15(2):96-103. PMID: 16622358.
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    43. Gesell SB, Clark PA, Mylod DE, Wolosin RJ, Drain M, Lanser P, Hall MF. Hospital-level correlation between clinical and service quality performance for heart failure treatment. J Healthc Qual. 2005 Nov-Dec; 27(6):33-44. PMID: 17514856.
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    44. Clark PA, Drain M, Gesell SB, Mylod DM, Kaldenberg DO, Hamilton J. Patient perceptions of quality in discharge instruction. Patient Educ Couns. 2005 Oct; 59(1):56-68. PMID: 16198219.
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    45. Gesell SB, Wolosin RJ. Inpatients' ratings of care in 5 common clinical conditions. Qual Manag Health Care. 2004 Oct-Dec; 13(4):222-7. PMID: 15532516.
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    46. Gesell SB, Gregory N. Identifying priority actions for improving patient satisfaction with outpatient cancer care. J Nurs Care Qual. 2004 Jul-Sep; 19(3):226-33. PMID: 15326992.
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    47. Gesell SB, Clark PA, Williams A. Inpatient heart failure treatment from the patient's perspective. Qual Manag Health Care. 2004 Jul-Sep; 13(3):154-65. PMID: 15354587.
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    48. Aragon SJ, Gesell SB. A patient satisfaction theory and its robustness across gender in emergency departments: a multigroup structural equation modeling investigation. Am J Med Qual. 2003 Nov-Dec; 18(6):229-41. PMID: 14717381.
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    49. Gesell SB. Aspetti da considerare nella costruzione di uno strumento di misurazione della soddisfazione del paziente (Issues to consider in designing a patient satisfaction measurement system). In: Franci A, Corsi M (eds) La Qualita Percepita Nei Servizi Socio-Sanitari: Problemi metodologici ed aspetti applicative. 2002; 121-137.
    50. Lanser P, Gesell S. Pain management: the fifth vital sign. Healthc Benchmarks. 2001 Jun; 8(6):68-70, 62. PMID: 11474948.
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    51. Gesell SB. A measure of satisfaction for the assisted-living industry. J Healthc Qual. 2001 Mar-Apr; 23(2):16-25. PMID: 11257796.
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