Karl E. Minges, Ph.D., MPH

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Assistant Professor
Chair, Health Administration and Policy

Health Administration and Policy Department
School of Health Sciences

Ph.D., Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2016

Fulbright Scholar, Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia, 2010

M.P.H., Columbia University, New York, NY, 2010

B.S., Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2007

About Karl

Karl Minges, an expert on improving the health populations of vulnerable populations, earned his Ph.D. at Yale University in 2016 as a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fellow. He completed his Master of Public Health at Columbia University with a focus on sociomedical sciences.

A Fulbright Scholar, he traveled to Australia to conduct research on a diabetes health promotion program delivered to older adults and indigenous Australians. He has been the recipient of numerous early career awards, including those from the American Heart Association, Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the Anthony DiGuida Dissertation Prize (Yale University) for "demonstrating creative conceptualization of a complex clinical problem for study, methodologic and analytic excellence, and superb writing."

Dr. Minges’ research focuses on improving health systems through clinical decision-making, quality measurement, and improvement and the evaluation of healthcare interventions for cardiovascular diseases and procedures, diabetes care, and obesity prevention and management.

Dr. Minges is also interested in identifying and intervening on modifiable health behaviors, including physical activity, sedentary behavior, and sleep among at-risk populations. He has methodological expertise in quantitative and qualitative research, as well as extensive experience in the conduct of mixed methods studies, systematic reviews, and program evaluations.

His educational background and experience in public health, health services research, nursing, and social work enable Dr. Minges to bring a multidisciplinary perspective to this work. His research has benefited from collaborations with government, industry, and academic entities, including the Yale/Yale New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE).

Widely published, Dr. Minges is an author of more than 35 peer-reviewed publications in the fields of public health, behavioral medicine, outcomes research, and health services research. His scholarship has appeared in prestigious journals, including JAMA, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Pediatrics, Circulation, JAMA Internal Medicine, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, International Journal of Behavior, Nutrition and Physical Activity, Sleep Medicine Reviews, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, and Health Psychology, among others. He has also presented at the local, state and national levels.

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Thomas I, Wang Y, See VY, Minges KE, Curtis JP, Hsu J. (In press). Outcomes Following Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Generator Replacement in Patients with Recovered Left Ventricular Systolic Function: The National Cardiovascular Data Registry. Heart Rhythm

Baskar S, Bao H, Minges KE, Spar DS, Czosek RJ. (In press). Characteristics and Outcomes of Pediatric Patients Who Undergo Placement of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators - Insights from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry. Circulation: Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia

Annapureddy A, Murugiah K, Minges KE, Chui P, Desai NR, Curtis JP. (In press). Trends in Industry Payments to Cardiologists: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Open Payments Program. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes

Annapureddy A, Minges KE, Sengodan P, Mahajan S, Murugiah K, Desai NR, Curtis JP. (In press). Distribution of Industry Payments Among Directors of Catheterization and Electrophysiology Labs from the Top 100 U.S. Hospitals. JAMA Internal Medicine

Minges KE. (In press). Team-based Learning in the Clinical Setting: Perspectives of Doctor of Nursing Practice Students. Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice

Desai NR, Parzynski C, Brindis R, Spatz ES, Masters C, Minges KE, Peterson P, Masoudi F, Oetgen WJ, Buxton A, Zipes D, Curtis JP. (2018). The Department of Justice Investigation and ICD Implantations Not Meeting Medicare’s National Coverage Determination. JAMA. 3;320(1):63-71. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.8151.

Minges KE, Bikdeli B, Wang Y, Attaran R, Krumholz HK. (2018). National and Regional Trends in Deep Vein Thrombosis Hospitalization Rates, Discharge Disposition, and Outcomes for Medicare Beneficiaries. The American Journal of Medicine. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2018.04.033

Rosenberg A, Campbell Britton M, Feder S, Minges KE, Hodshon B, Chaudhry SI, Jenq G, Emerson B. (2018). A taxonomy and cultural analysis of intra‐hospital patient transfers. Research in Nursing & Health. doi:.org/10.1002/nur.21875

Goldsweig AM, Wang Y, Forrest JK, Cleman MW, Minges KE, Mangi AA, Aronow HD, Krumholz, HM, Curtis JP. (2018). Ventricular Septal Rupture Complicating Acute Myocardial Infarction: Incidence, Treatment, and Outcomes Among Medicare Beneficiaries 1999-2014. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. doi: 10.1002/ccd.27576

Badri M, Shapiro T, Wang Y, Minges KE, Curtis JP, Gray WA. (2018). Adoption of the transradial approach for percutaneous coronary intervention and rates of vascular complications following transfemoral procedures: Insights from NCDR. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. doi: 10.1002/ccd.27490.

Gawel M, Emerson B, Giuliano JS Jr, Rosenberg A, Minges KE, Feder S, Violano P, Morrell P, Petersen J, Christison-Lagay E, Auerbach M. (2018). A Qualitative Study of Multidisciplinary Providers' Experiences With the Transfer Process for Injured Children and Ideas for Improvement. Pediatric Emergency Care. 34(2):125-131. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001405.

Britton MC, Ouellet GM, Minges KE, Gawel M, Hodshon B, Chaudhry SI. (2017). Care transitions between hospitals and skilled nursing facilities: perspectives of sending and receiving providers. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 43(11):565-572. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2017.06.004.

Minges KE, Herrin J, Fiorilli P, Curtis JP. (2017). Development and validation of a simple risk score to predict 30-day readmission for percutaneous coronary intervention. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. 89(6):955-963. doi: 10.1002/ccd.26701. Epub 2016 Aug 12

Clark B, Baron K, Tynan-McKiernan K, Britton M, Minges KE, Chaudhry S. (2017). Perspectives of clinicians at skilled nursing facilities on 30-day hospital readmissions: a qualitative study. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 12(8):632-638. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2785.

Minges KE, Whittemore R, Weinzimer S, Irwin M, Redeker NS, Grey M. (2017). Correlates of overweight and obesity in 5,529 adolescents with type 1 diabetes: The T1D Exchange Clinic Registry. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 126:68-78.

Stetson B, Minges KE, Richardson C. (2017). New directions for diabetes prevention and management in behavioral medicine. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 40(1):127-144.

Goldstein CM, Minges KE, Schoffman DE, Cases MG. (2017). Preparing tomorrows behavioral medicine scientists and practitioners: a survey of future directions for education and training. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 40(1): 214-226. doi:10.1007/s10865-016-9758-2

Minges KE, Strait, KM, Owen N, Dunstan DW, Camhi S, Lichtman J, Geda M, Dreyer R, Bueno H, Beltrame JF, Curtis JP, and Krumholz HM. (2016). Gender differences in physical activity following acute myocardial infarction in adults: a prospective, observational study. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 24(2):192-203

Minges KE, Whittemore R, Chao A, Jefferson V, Murphy KM, and Grey M. (2016). Clinical, psychosocial and demographic factors are associated with overweight and obesity in early adolescent girls with type 1 diabetes. The Diabetes Educator. doi: 10.1177/0145721716654006

Chao A, Minges KE, Park C, Dumser S, Murphy K, Grey M, & Whittemore R. (2016). General life and diabetes-related stressors in youth with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. 30(2):133-142. PMCID:PMC4377440

Bikdeli B, Wang Y, Minges KE, Desai NR. (2016). Hospitalizations, therapies and outcomes of pulmonary embolism in Medicare Beneficiaries: trends are similar to Europe. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 67(21):2559-2560. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2016.02.075

Minges KE, Chao AM, Irwin ML, Owen N, Park C, Whittemore R, Salmon J. (2016). Classroom Standing Desks and Sedentary Behavior: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics. 137(2):e20153087. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-3087. PMC4732360.

Bikdeli B, Wang Y, Minges KE, Desai NR, Kim N, Desai MM, Spertus JA, Masoudi FA, Nallamothu BK, Goldhaber SZ, and Krumholz HK. (2016). Vena caval filter utilization and outcomes in Medicare beneficiaries with pulmonary embolism from 1999-2010. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 67(9):1027-1035. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.12.028

Minges KE and Redeker NS. (2015). Delayed school start times and adolescent sleep: A systematic review of the experimental evidence. Sleep Medicine Reviews. 28:82-91. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2015.06.002. PMCID:PMC4844764.

Minges KE, Bikdeli B, Wang Y, Kim N, Desai MM, Curtis JP, and Krumholz HM. (2015). National trends in pulmonary embolism hospitalization rates and outcomes for adults ≥65 years of age in the United States (1999-2010). The American Journal of Cardiology, 116(9):1436-1442. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.07.068.

Minges KE, Owen N, Salmon J, Chao A, Dunstan DW, and Whittemore R. (2015). Reducing youth screen time: Qualitative metasynthesis of findings on barriers and facilitators. Health Psychology, 34(4): 381-397. doi: 10.1037/hea0000172. PMC4456186

Minges KE, Chao A, Nam S, Grey M, and Whittemore R. (2015). Weight status, gender, and race/ethnicity: Are there differences in meeting recommended health behavior guidelines for adolescents? The Journal of School Nursing. 31(2):135-45. doi: 10.1177/1059840514554089. PMCID:PMC4363285

Whittemore R, Liberti LS, Jeon S, Chao A, Minges KE, Murphy K, and Grey M. (2015). Efficacy and implementation of an internet psychoeducational program for teens with type 1 diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12338. PMCID:PMC4882266

Desai NR, Parzynski CS, Krumholz HK, Minges KE, Messenger J, Nallamothu BK, Curtis JP. (2015). Patterns of institutional review of PCI appropriateness and the impact on quality of care and clinical outcomes: an analysis from the TOP PCI Study. JAMA Internal Medicine. 175(12):1988-90. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.6217.

Fiorilli PN, Minges KE, Herrin J, Messenger J, Ting H, Nallamothu B, Lipner R, Holmboe E, Brennan J, and Curtis JP. (2015). Association of interventional cardiology board certification and in-hospital outcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Circulation. 132(19):1816-24. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.017523.

Whittemore R., Chao A, Jang M, Minges KE, and Park C. (2014). Methods for knowledge synthesis: An overview. Heart & Lung, 43(5), 453-461. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2014.05.014.

Lipska KJ, Ross JS, Wang Y, Inzucchi SE, Minges KE, Karter AJ, Huang ES, Desai MM., Gill TM & Krumholz HK (2014). National trends in admissions for hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia among Medicare beneficiaries, 1999-2011. JAMA Internal Medicine, 174(7), 1116-1124. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1824.

Minges KE and Curtis JP. (2014). Living in the readmission era. Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, 7(1), 9-10. doi: 10.1161/circinterventions.114.001174.

Chao A., Whittemore R., Minges KE, Murphy KM, & Grey M. (2014). Self-management in early adolescence and differences by age at diagnosis and duration of type 1 diabetes. The Diabetes Educator, 40(2), 167-177. doi: 10.1177/0145721713520567.

Minges KE, Whittemore R., and Grey M. (2013). Overweight and obesity in youth with type 1 diabetes. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 31, 47-69. doi: 10.1891/0739-6686.31.47. PMCID: PMC4159079

Minges KE, Magliano DJ, Owen N, Daly RM, Salmon J, Shaw JE, Zimmet PZ, and Dunstan DW. Associations of strength training with impaired glucose metabolism: the AusDiab Study. (2013). Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45(2), 299-303.

Minges KE, Zimmet P, Magliano DJ, Dunstan DW, Brown A, and Shaw JE. Diabetes prevalence and determinants in Indigenous Australian populations: A systematic review. (2011). Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 93(2), 139-149.

Minges KE, Cormick G, Unglik E, and Dunstan DW. Evaluation of a resistance training program for adults with or at risk of developing diabetes: an effectiveness study in a community setting. (2011). International Journal of Behavior, Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8(50). doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-8-50.

Courses Taught
  • HCAD 6606 Statistics in Healthcare Administration
  • HLTH 2200 Introduction to US Healthcare Systems
  • HLTH 4450 Health Sciences Capstone
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