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Erin E. Krebs, MD, MPH is a Core Investigator at the Minneapolis VA Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She is a general internist with an active primary care practice and also serves as Women’s Health Medical Director for the Minneapolis VA. Her research focuses on chronic pain management in primary care and benefits and harms of opioid analgesics.

 

Current research funding

IIR 14-295 (VA HSR&D)                                          7/1/2015-6/31/2019

Effects of VHA Opioid Policy on Prescribing and Patient-Centered Outcomes

Prospective longitudinal study that will use nationally representative surveys of patients on long-term opioids, together with VHA data, to examine relationships between patient-reported outcomes and changes in opioid and other pain therapies

Role: PI

 

R01 AT008387 (NIH NCCIH)                                  9/1/2014-8/31/2018

Longitudinal Mixed Method Study of Chronic Pain, PTSD, & CAM in OEF/OIF Veterans         

Prospective observational study to understand the development of chronic pain, and utilization of CAM, other non-pharmacological approaches, and opioids for pain management.

Role: Co-PI (with Melissa Polusny, PhD)

 

IIR 11-125 (VA HSR&D)                                          9/1/2012 – 5/31/2017                         

Strategies for Prescribing Analgesics Comparative Effectiveness Trial (SPACE)

Randomized pragmatic trial comparing the effectiveness and harms over 12 months of opioid vs. non-opioid-based analgesic strategies for chronic musculoskeletal pain

Role: PI

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Projects 2012 2021

Veterans
Pain Management
Opioid Analgesics
Safety
Medical Marijuana
Pain
Therapeutics
Veterans
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Chronic Pain
Opioid Analgesics
Prescriptions
Urine
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Research Output 2002 2019

7 Citations (Scopus)

Challenges with implementing the centers for Disease Control and Prevention opioid guideline: A consensus panel report

Kroenke, K., Alford, D. P., Argoff, C., Canlas, B., Covington, E., Frank, J. W., Haake, K. J., Hanling, S., Michael Hooten, W., Kertesz, S. G., Kravitz, R. L., Krebs, E. E., Stanos, S. P. & Sullivan, M., Jan 1 2019, In : Pain Medicine (United States). 20, 4, p. 724-735 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Opioid Analgesics
Consensus
Guidelines
Patient Participation

Comparative Responsiveness of the PROMIS Pain Interference Short Forms With Legacy Pain Measures: Results From Three Randomized Clinical Trials

Chen, C. X., Kroenke, K., Stump, T., Kean, J., Krebs, E. E., Bair, M. J., Damush, T. & Monahan, P. O., Jun 1 2019, In : Journal of Pain. 20, 6, p. 664-675 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Randomized Controlled Trials
Pain
Information Systems
Clinical Trials
Equipment and Supplies
2 Citations (Scopus)

Evidence Map: Reporting of Results by Sex or Gender in Randomized, Controlled Trials with Women Veteran Participants (2008 to 2018)

Danan, E. R., Ullman, K., Klap, R. S., Yano, E. M. & Krebs, E. E., Jun 25 2019, In : Women's Health Issues. 29, p. S112-S120

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Veterans
Randomized Controlled Trials
gender
evidence
Research

Setting Expectations, Following Orders, Safety, and Standardization: Clinicians’ Strategies to Guide Difficult Conversations About Opioid Prescribing

Wyse, J. J., Ganzini, L., Dobscha, S. K., Krebs, E. E. & Morasco, B. J., Jul 15 2019, In : Journal of general internal medicine. 34, 7, p. 1200-1206 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Opioid Analgesics
Safety
Prescriptions
Interviews
Chronic Pain
3 Citations (Scopus)

Association of mental health conditions and treatments with long-term opioid analgesic receipt among adolescents

Quinn, P. D., Hur, K., Chang, Z., Scott, E. L., Krebs, E. E., Bair, M. J., Rickert, M. E., Gibbons, R. D., Kroenke, K. & D'Onofrio, B. M., May 1 2018, In : JAMA Pediatrics. 172, 5, p. 423-430 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Health Associations
Opioid Analgesics
Mental Health
Therapeutics
Substance-Related Disorders