Lori Ann Post, PhD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Faculty Affiliate - Yale Center for Medical Informatics; Research Scientist - Veteran's Administration; Chief - Section of Research; Faculty Affiliate - Climate Change and Health Initiative; Faculty Affiliate - Yale Center for Climate Change

Research Interests

Elder Abuse; Emergency Medicine; Gender Identity; Medicare; Health Policy; Medical Informatics; Veterans; Violence; Models, Statistical; Telemedicine; Domestic Violence; Risk Assessment

Public Health Interests

Health Policy; Health risk behaviors; Medicare/Medicaid; Modeling; Risk assessment; Risky Behaviors; Social determinants of health; Social inequalities; Social networks; Statistical models; Telemedicine

Research Organizations

Medical Informatics, Yale Center for

Global Health Initiative

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Dr. Post's area of research expertise is in the nexus of violence/injury prevention and health information technology that is culturally sensitive and exhibits high health literacy. To this end, she has been the principal investigator on several federal, state, and foundation grants. Her most recent work is funded by USAID looking at the relationship between gender based violence and food insecurity. There is an ever increasing population of widows in low income countries that suffer disproportionately from poverty and food insecurity.

Specialized Terms: Elder Abuse; Gender-Based Violence; Demography; Domestic Violence; Evaluation; Injury; Methodology; Prevention; Program Evaluation; Research Design; Violence; Violence Against Women; Health Information Technology; Informatics

Extensive Research Description

ED Disability Diagnostic for Geriatric Patients

Use of smart phones as a means for homeless persons to communicate with healthcare providers

Tool: an HIT Feasibility Study

Consortium for Health Informatics

Health Information Technology to

Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation

Selected Publications

  • Abujarad F, Swierenga SJ, Dennis T, Post LA, The Economics of Social Protection: A Stakeholder-Centered Policy Analysis of Fingerprint-Based Background Checks for Personal Care Workers Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (In Press).
  • Post LA, Dziura JD, Biroscak BJ Brandt CA, Conner TL, Cooney LG, Jagminas L,. Development and Validation of the Emergency Department Geriatric Readmission Assessment at Yale (ED GRAY): Part 2, Diagnostic Accuracy British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research 14(1): 1-8, 2016, Article no.BJMMR.23877, ISSN: 2231-0614, NLM ID: 101570965
  • Post LA, Dziura JD, Brandt CA, Development and Validation of the Emergency Department Geriatric Readmission Assessment at Yale (ED GRAY): Part 1, Fundamental Measurement Post LA, Dziura J, Brandt L, Conner TL, Page C, Brandt C, Cooney LG, Biroscak BJ (JIMR) Ms. Ref. No.: # 2015-691
  • Abujarad F, Swierenga SJ, Dennis TA Post LA. (2015). The Impact of Usability on Patient Safety in Long-Term Care. In Nah & Tan (Eds.), HCI in Business, HCIB 2015, LNCS 9191, pp. 221-231. Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.
  • Anaïs Tuepker, Susan L Zickmund, Cara E Nicolajski, Bridget Hahm, Jorie Butler, Charlene Weir, Post LA, David H Hickam. Providers' Note-Writing Practices for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder at Five United States Veterans Affairs Facilities. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research 08/2015; DOI:10.1007/s11414-015-9472-9.
  • Kaplowitz S, Perlstadt H, Dziura JD, Post LA. Environmental and Behavioral Explanations of Elevated Blood Lead Levels In Immigrant Children and Children of Immigrants (American Journal of Epidemiology) In Press
  • Post LA, Vaca F, Biroscak, BJ, Brandt CA, Dziura JD, Bernstein S, Jagminas L, D’Onofrio G. The Prevalence and Characteristics of Emergency Medicine Patient Use of New Media. (JMIR eHealth) 2015 July-September, 3(3): e72.
  • Melnick ER, Lopez K, Abujarad F, Brandt CA, Shiffman RN, Post LA. Back to the bedside: Protocol for developing a bedside aid for concussion & brain injury decisions in the emergency department. eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes). In Press
  • Schiamberg LB, Von Heydrich L, Chee G, Post LA. Individual and contextual determinants of resident-on-resident abuse in nursing homes: A random sample telephone survey of adults with an older family member in a nursing home. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, (In Press). Ms. Ref. No.: AGG-D-14-00237R1
  • Raile E, Raile AN, Salmon CT, Post LA. Defining Public Will. Politics & Policy (42:1) 2015
  • Post LA, Raile AN, Zeoli AM, Taylor R, Smith PK, Dziura JD, Biroscak BJ. Domestic Violence Homicide: Validating a scale to measure Implicit Collusion with Murder. Health Sciences Research 2015; 2(1): 1-8
  • Post LA, Forte E, Biroscak B. The History of Non-Criminal Background Checks: A Review. J Adv Res Netw Comm Engi 2015; 2(1): 1-12
  • Post LA, Vaca, Doran KM, Luco C, Naftilan M, Dziura J, Brandt C, Bernstein S, Jagminas L, D'Onofrio G. New Media Use by Patients Who Are Homeless: The Potential of mHealth to Build Connectivity. J Med Internet Res 2013 15(9): e195 .
  • Dziura J, Post L, Zhao Q, Fu Z, Peduzzi P. Strategies for Dealing with Missing Data in Clinical Trials: From Design to Analysis. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. Yale J Biol Med. Sep 2013; 86(3): 343–358.PMCID: PMC3767219
  • Meyer EM, Post LA. An Analysis of Media Reporting on Intimate Partner Violence and Homicide. Media Report to Women August Vol. 41, No. 3, 2013.
  • Abujarad F, Swierenga SJ, Dennis T, Post LA. Rap Backs: Continuous Workforce Monitoring to Improve Patient Safety in Long-Term Care. In Marcus, A. (ed.), Design, User Experience and Usability, HCII 2013, Part III, LNCS 8014, pp. 3-9. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013.
  • Swierenga SJ, Abujarad F, Dennis T, Post LA. Improving Patient Safety through User-Centered Healthcare Background Check System Design. July 2013
  • Meyer E.M., Post LA. A Free Press Does not Guarantee an Accurate One: A Qualitative Analysis of the Reported Causes of Collateral Intimate Partner Homicide. Media Report to Women. May 2013
  • Meyer E.M., Post LA. Collateral Intimate Partner Homicide. Sage Open. April – June 2013; 1-11. DOI: 10.1177/2158244013484235
  • Bernstein SL, Yu S, Post LA. Dziura J, Rigotti NA. Undertreatment of Tobacco Use Compared to Other Chronic Conditions. American Journal of Public Health. Volume 103, Issue 8 (August 2013)
  • Perry W, Lee C. Steers N, Post LA, Forman H. Time-Motion Analysis of Emergency Radiologists and Emergency Physicians at an Urban Academic Medical Center. Emergency Radiology, Springer- Verlag. May 2013. ISSN: 1070-3004 (paper); ISSN: 1438-1435 (electronic). DOI: 10.1007/s10140-013-1129-5
  • Melnick E, Szlezak C, Bentley S, Dziura J, Kotlyar S, Post LA. CT Overuse for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. November 2012; 38(11):483-489. PMID: 22753980. PMCID: PMC3366295
  • Zhang ZM, Page C, Conner TL, Post LA. Family Members' Reports of Non-Staff Abuse in Michigan Nursing Homes. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. October 2012; 24:357-369. ISSN: 0894-6566 (paper); ISSN: 1540-4129 (electronic). DOI: 10.1080/08946566.2012.661687
  • Kaplowitz SA, Perlstadt H, D’Onofrio G, Melnick ER, Baum CR, Kirrane BM, Post LA. The Predictive Value of Self-Report Questions in a Clinical Decision Rule for Pediatric Lead Poisoning Screening. Public Health Reports. July/Aug 2012; 127(4):375-382
  • Gold SJ, Wibert WN, Bondartsova V, Biroscak BJ, Post LA. A Capture-Recapture Approach to Estimation of Refugee Populations. Journal of International Migration. 2012; 1-23. ISSN: 0020-7985. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2435.2011.00715.x
  • Schiamberg LB, Oehmke JF, Zhang ZM, Barboza GE, Griffore RJ, Von Heydrich L, Post LA, Weatherill RP. Physical Abuse of Older Adults in Nursing Homes: A Random Sample Survey of Adults with an Elderly Family Member in a Nursing Home. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect. 2012; 24:65-83. ISSN: 0894-6566 (paper); ISSN: 1540-4129 (electronic). DOI: 10.1080/08946566.2011.608056
  • Swierenga SJ, Abujarad F, Dennis T, Post LA. Real-World User-Centered Design: The Michigan Workforce Background Check System. Human Interface and the Management of Information. 2011; (12): 325-334.
  • Post LA, Biroscak B, Barboza GE. Prevalence of Sexual Violence. Violence Against Women and Children: Mapping the Terrain. Ed. by Jacquelyn White, Mary P. Koss, and Alan E. Kazdin. American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C. 2011; 4:101-123. ISBN: 978-1-4338-0912-5 (paper); ISBN: 978-1-4338-0913-2 (electronic)
  • Post LA, Griffore R, Phenice L. Modeling Indicators of Patient Long-Term Care Placement. The International Journal of Health, Wellness & Society. 2011; 1(2):103-113. ISSN: 2156-8960
  • Post LA, Mezey N, Maxwell C, Rhodes K. Using Capture-recapture to Estimate the Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence: The Gender Symmetry Debate. The International Journal of Science in Society. 2011; 2(2):223-236. ISSN: 1836-6236
  • Pell F, Agocs-Holler E, Schwartz I, D’Onofrio G, Biroscak B, Post LA. ED Care Coordination. Advance for Nurses. March 28, 2011; 12-14. Internet WWW page, at URL http://nursing.advanceweb.com/Archives/Article-Archives/ED-Care-Coordination.aspx
  • Conner TL, Prokhorov A, Page C, Fang Y, Xiao Y, Post LA. Impairment and Abuse of Elderly by Staff in Long-Term Care in Michigan: Evidence from Structural Equation Modeling. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2011; 26(1):21-33 PMID: 20448233. DOI: 10.1177/0886260510362880
  • Horsford S, Parra-Cardona J, Schiamberg L, Post LA. Elder Abuse and Neglect in African American Families: Informing Practice Based on Ecological and Cultural Frameworks. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. 2011; 23:75-88. ISSN: 0894-6566 (paper); ISSN: 1540-4129 (electronic). DOI: 10.1080/08946566.2011.534709
  • Schiamberg LB, Oehmke JF, Zhang ZM, Barboza GE, Griffore RJ, Von Heydrich L, Post LA, Weatherill RP. Physical Abuse of Older Adults in Nursing Homes: A Random Sample Survey of Adults with an Elderly Family Member in a Nursing Home. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect. 2012; 24:65-83. ISSN: 0894-6566 (paper); ISSN: 1540-4129 (electronic). DOI: 10.1080/08946566.2011.608056
  • Zhang Z, Schiamberg LB, Oehmke J, Barboza GE, Griffore RJ, Post LA, Weatherill RP, Mastin T. Neglect of Older Adults in Michigan Nursing Homes. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect. 2011; 23(1):58 -74. ISSN: 0894-6566 (paper); ISSN: 1540-1129 (electronic). DOI: 10.1080/08946566.2011.534708
  • Post LA, Plantz D. Emergency Medicine Research: To Infinity and Beyond! Academic Emergency Medicine Journal. October 2011; Volume 18; Issue 10, pages 1090–1093, October 2011
  • Kaplowitz S, Perlstadt H, Post LA. Comparing Lead Poisoning Risk Assessment Methods: Census Block Group Characteristics vs. Zip Codes as Predictors. Public Health Reports. March-April 2010; 125(2):234-245. ISSN: 00333549.
  • Konovalov S, Scotch M, Post LA, Brandt CA. Biomedical Informatics Techniques for Processing and Analyzing Web Blogs of Military Service Members. J Med Internet Res. 2010 Oct 5;12(4):e45. DOI: 10.2196/jmir.1538
  • Salmon CT, Fernandez L, Post LA. Mobilizing Public Will Across Borders: Roles and Functions of Communication Processes and Technologies. Journal of Borderland Studies. 2010; 25(3 & 4):159-170. ISSN: 0886-5655 (paper)
  • Post LA, Raile AN, Raile E. Defining Political Will. Politics & Policy. 2010; 38(4):653-676.
  • Post LA, Page C, Conner TL, Prokhorov A, Fang Y, Biroscak B. Elder Abuse in Long-Term Care: Types, Patterns, and Risk Factors. Research on Aging. 2010; 32(3): 323-348. DOI: 10.1177/0164027509357705
  • Post LA, Klevens J, Maxwell CD, Shelley GA, Ingram E. An Examination of Whether Coordinated Community Responses Affect Intimate Partner Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2010; 25(1):75-93. PMID: 19196879. DOI: 10.1177/0886260508329125
  • Post LA, Smith PK, Meyer EM. Media Frames of Intimate Partner Homicide. Violence Against Women in Families and Relationships. Ed. by Evan Stark and Eve S. Buzawa. Praeger Perspectives. 2009; 4:59-79. ISBN: 978-0-275-99846-2 (paper); ISBN: 978-0-275-99847-9 (electronic)
  • Barboza G, Schiamberg L, Oehmke J, Korzeniewski S, Post LA, Heraux CG. Individual Characteristics and the Multiple Contexts of Adolescent Bullying: an Ecological Perspective. Journal of Youth Adolescence. 2009; 38:101–121. PMID: 19636795. DOI: 10.1007/s10964-008-9271-1
  • Page C, Conner TL, Prokhorov A, Fang Y, Post LA. The Effect of Care Setting on Elder Abuse: Results from a Michigan Survey. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. 2009; 21 (3):239-252. DOI: 10.1080/08946560902997553. ISSN: 08946566
  • Schiamberg L, Barboza G, Oehmke J, Zhang Z, Griffore R, Weatherill R, Post LA. Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes: An Ecological Perspective. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. Manuscript ID: 558798. 1540-4129 (electronic); ISSN: 0894-6566 (paper).
  • Griffore RJ, Barboza GE, Mastin T, Oehmke, JF, Schiamberg LB, Post LA. Family Members’ Reports of Abuse in Michigan Nursing Homes. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect. 2009; 21:105-114. PMID: 19347713. ISSN: 0894-6566 (print); ISSN: 1540-4129 (electronic).
  • Woolard R, Degutis LC, Mello M, Rothman R, Cherpitel C, Post LA, Hirshon JM, Haukoos J, Hungerford D. Public Health in the Emergency Department: Surveillance, Screening, and Intervention-Funding and Sustainability. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. 2009; 16:1138-1142. PMID: 20053234. DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2009.00550.x. ISSN: 1069-6563
  • D’Onofrio G, Goldstein AB, Denisco RA, Hingson R, Heffelfinger JD, Post LA. Emergency Medicine Public Health Research Funded by Federal Agencies: Progress and Priorities. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. 2009; 16(11):1065-1071. PMID: 20053224. ISSN: 1069-6563
  • Post LA, Salmon CT, Prokhorov A, Oehmke J, Swierenga SJ. Aging and Elder Abuse: Projections for Michigan. Applied Demography in the 21st Century. Ed. by Steve H. Murdock and David A. Swanson. Springer Science and Business Media. 2008;103-112. ISBN: 978-1-4020-8328-0
  • Post LA, Salmon CT, Raile A. Using Public Will to Secure Political Will. Governance Reform Under Real-World Conditions: Citizens, Stakeholders, and Voice. Ed. by Sina Odugbemi and Tom Jacobson. World Bank Press. 2008. ISBN: 978-0-8213-7456-6 (paper); ISBN: 978-0-8213-7457-3 (electronic). DOI: 10.1596/978-0-8213-7456-6
  • Post LA, Fulk, R. Biroscak, B. Violence Prevention Informatic Systems. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge & Society. 2008; 4(2):155-162. ISSN: 1832-3669
  • Beeble ML, Post LA, Bybee D, Sullivan CM. Factors Related to Willingness to Help Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2008; 23(12):1713-1729. Mar 4. PMID: 18319363. DOI: 10.1177/0886260508314333.
  • Mastin T, Choi J, Barboza G, Post LA. Newspapers’ Framing of Elder Abuse: It’s Not a Family Affair. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. 2007; Winter; 84(4): 777-794. ISSN:1077-6990
  • Parra-Cardona JR, Meyer E, Schiamberg L, Post LA. Elder Abuse and Neglect in Latino Families: An Ecological and Culturally Relevant Theoretical Framework for Clinical Practice. Family Process. 2007; 46(4): 451-470, December. ISSN: 0014-7370 (print); ISSN: 1545-5300 (online)
  • Oehmke J, Tsukamoto S, Post LA. Can Health Care Services Attract Retirees and Contribute to the Economic Sustainability of Rural Places? Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. 2007; 36(1):95-106. URI: http://purl.umn.edu/10155
  • Swierenga SJ, Post LA, Choi JH, Coursaris C. Public Health Communication Technology: A Case Study in Michigan Long-Term Care Settings. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. 2007; 1(5) 113-124.
  • Post LA, Maxwell C, Smith P, Korzeniewski, S. Youth Dating and Sexual Violence. The Crisis in Youth Mental Health: Disorders in Adolescence. Ed. By Francisco Villarruel and Tom Luster. Praeger Publishers. 2006; 2:257-281. ISBN: 0-275-98482-6
  • Post LA, Swierenga SJ, Oehmke J, Salmon CT, Prokhorov A, Meyer E, Joshi V. The Implications of an Aging Population Structure. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. 2006; 1(2): 47-57.
  • Post LA, Zhang H, Conner TL, Barbosa, GE Simulations demonstrate feasibility of Capture-Recapture, Proceedings of the 2006 Hawaii International Conference on Statistics and Mathematics, 1442-1479, January.
  • Meyer E, Post LA. Alone at Night: A Feminist Ecological Model of Community Violence. Feminist Criminology. 2006; 1:207-227. DOI: 10.1177/1557085106289919
  • Biroscak B, Smith PK, Post LA. A Practical Approach to Public Health Surveillance of Violent Deaths Related to Intimate Partner Relationships. Public Health Reports. 2006 Jul-Aug; 121(4):393-399. PMID: 16827440
  • Post LA (contributing author). National Academy of Science. Advancing the Federal Research Agenda on Violence Against Women - National Research Council of the National Academies. 2004. ISBN: 0-309-09109-8 (paper); ISBN: 0-309-52838-0 (pdf)
  • White J, Post LA. Understanding Rape: A Metatheoretical Framework. Evolution Gender and Rape. Ed. by Cheryl Travis. MIT Press. 2003; 383-411. ISBN: 0-262-20143-7 (hard); ISBN: 0-262-70090-5 (paper)
  • Salmon CT, Post LA, Christensen RE. Mobilizing Public Will for Social Change. Communications Consortium Media Center. Series 4, June 2003. Washington D.C.
  • Maxwell C, Robinson A, Post LA. The Impact of Race on the Adjudication of Sexual Assault and Other Violent Crimes. Journal of Criminal Justice. 2003; 31:523-538. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2003.08.005
  • Maxwell C, Robinson A, Post LA. The Nature and Predictors of Sexual Victimization and Offending Among Adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 2003; 32(36):465-77. DOI 10.1023/A:1025942503285
  • Post LA, Mezey NJ, Maxwell C, Novales-Wibert W. The Rape Tax: Tangible and Intangible Costs of Sexual Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2002; 17(7):773-782. DOI: 10.1177/0886260502017007005
  • Mezey NJ, Post LA, Maxwell C. Redefining Intimate Partner Violence: Women’s Experiences with Physical Violence and Non-Physical Abuse by Age. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy (Special Issue on Violence Against Women). 2002; 22(7/8):122-154. PMID: 0310220705

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Lori Ann Post, PhD
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Department of Emergency Medicine464 Congress Ave
New Haven, CT 06519-1315

Curriculum Vitae

Homelessness and Communication with Healthcare Providers

Persons experiencing homelessness presenting to emergency departments have high use of mobile phones. Smart phone ownership and use suggest it may be the best method to stay connected to their healthcare provider.