Bethany Kwan, PhD, MSPH
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

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Graduate Schools :
  • MSPH, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2005)
  • PhD, University of Colorado - Boulder (2010)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Carnegie Mellon University (PA) (2001)
Languages: English
Department: Emergency Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Vice Chair for Research, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Director of Dissemination and Implementation Research, Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute

Research Interests

Mental and behavioral health services Dissemination and implementation science Social health psychology Community and stakeholder engagement Chronic disease management

Publications

  • Kwan BM, Hamer MK, Bailey A, Cebuhar K, Conry C, Smith PC. Implementation and Qualitative Evaluation of a Primary Care Redesign Model with Expanded Scope of Work for Medical Assistants. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34997393
  • English EF, Holmstrom H, Kwan BW, Suresh K, Rotholz S, Lin CT, Sieja A. Virtual Sprint Outpatient Electronic Health Record Training and Optimization Effect on Provider Burnout. Appl Clin Inform. 2022 Jan;13(1):10-18. PubMed PMID: 34986492
  • Kwan BM, Brownson RC, Glasgow RE, Morrato EH, Luke DA. Designing for Dissemination and Sustainability to Promote Equitable Impacts on Health. Annu Rev Public Health. 2022 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34982585
  • Nederveld AL, Gurfinkel D, Hosokawa P, Gritz RM, Dickinson LM, Phimphasone-Brady P, Waxmonsky JA, Kwan BM. The Psychosocial Needs of Patients Participating in Diabetes Shared Medical Appointments. J Am Board Fam Med. 2022 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36460349
  • Wynia MK, Beaty LE, Bennett TD, Carlson NE, Davis CB, Kwan BM, Mayer DA, Ong TC, Russell S, Steele JD, Stocker HR, Wogu AF, Zane RD, Sokol RJ, Ginde AA. Real-World Evidence of Neutralizing Monoclonal Antibodies for Preventing Hospitalization and Mortality in COVID-19 Outpatients. Chest. 2022 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36441040
  • Kwan BM, Sobczak C, Gorman C, Roberts S, Owen V, Wynia MK, Ginde AA, Pena-Jackson G, Ziegler O, Ross DeCamp L. "All of the things to everyone everywhere": A mixed methods analysis of community perspectives on equitable access to monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19. PLoS One. 2022;17(11):e0274043. PubMed PMID: 36417457
  • Holtrop JS, Gurfinkel D, Nederveld A, Phimphasone-Brady P, Hosokawa P, Rubinson C, Waxmonsky JA, Kwan BM. Methods for capturing and analyzing adaptations: implications for implementation research. Implement Sci. 2022 Jul 29;17(1):51. PubMed PMID: 35906602
  • Kwan BM, Sobczak C, Beaty L, Wynia MK, DeCamp M, Owen V, Ginde AA. Clinician Perspectives on Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for High-Risk Outpatients with COVID-19: Implications for Implementation and Equitable Access. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Oct;37(13):3426-3434. PubMed PMID: 35790666
  • Litchman ML, Kwan BM, Zittleman L, Simonetti J, Iacob E, Curcija K, Neuberger J, Latendress G, Oser TK. A Telehealth Diabetes Intervention for Rural Populations: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2022 Jun 14;11(6):e34255. PubMed PMID: 35700026
  • Oser TK, Zittleman L, Curcija K, Kwan B, Burke S, Gonzalez S, Huss K, Johnson M, Sanchez N, Neuberger J, Iacob E, Simonetti J, Litchman M. Informing a Randomized Control Trial in Rural Populations: Adaptation of a Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Intervention. JMIR Diabetes. 2022 Jun 10;7(2):e35664. PubMed PMID: 35687385
  • Aggarwal NR, Beaty LE, Bennett TD, Carlson NE, Davis CB, Kwan BM, Mayer DA, Ong TC, Russell S, Steele J, Wogu AF, Wynia MK, Zane RD, Ginde AA. Real World Evidence of the Neutralizing Monoclonal Antibody Sotrovimab for Preventing Hospitalization and Mortality in COVID-19 Outpatients. J Infect Dis. 2022 May 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35576581
  • Kwan BM, Hamer MK, Bailey A, Cebuhar K, Conry C, Smith PC. Implementation and Qualitative Evaluation of a Primary Care Redesign Model with Expanded Scope of Work for Medical Assistants. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Apr;37(5):1129-1137. PubMed PMID: 34997393
  • English EF, Holmstrom H, Kwan BW, Suresh K, Rotholz S, Lin CT, Sieja A. Virtual Sprint Outpatient Electronic Health Record Training and Optimization Effect on Provider Burnout. Appl Clin Inform. 2022 Jan;13(1):10-18. PubMed PMID: 34986492
  • Kwan BM, Brownson RC, Glasgow RE, Morrato EH, Luke DA. Designing for Dissemination and Sustainability to Promote Equitable Impacts on Health. Annu Rev Public Health. 2022 Apr 5;43:331-353. PubMed PMID: 34982585
  • Oser TK, Litchman ML, Allen NA, Kwan BM, Fisher L, Jortberg BT, Polonsky WH, Oser SM. Personal Continuous Glucose Monitoring Use Among Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Clinical Efficacy and Economic Impacts. Curr Diab Rep. 2021 Dec 9;21(11):49. PubMed PMID: 34882273
  • Kwan BM, Ytell K, Coors M, DeCamp M, Morse B, Ressalam J, Reno JE, Himber M, Maertens J, Wearner R, Gordon K, Wynia MK. A stakeholder engagement method navigator webtool for clinical and translational science. J Clin Transl Sci. 2021;5(1):e180. PubMed PMID: 34849255
  • Kepper MM, Walsh-Bailey C, Brownson RC, Kwan BM, Morrato EH, Garbutt J, de Las Fuentes L, Glasgow RE, Lopetegui MA, Foraker R. Development of a Health Information Technology Tool for Behavior Change to Address Obesity and Prevent Chronic Disease Among Adolescents: Designing for Dissemination and Sustainment Using the ORBIT Model. Front Digit Health. 2021;3:648777. PubMed PMID: 34713122
  • Glasgow RE, Gurfinkel D, Waxmonsky J, Rementer J, Ritchie ND, Dailey-Vail J, Hosokawa P, Dickinson LM, Kwan BM. Protocol refinement for a diabetes pragmatic trial using the PRECIS-2 framework. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 Oct 2;21(1):1039. PubMed PMID: 34598702
  • Leppin AL, Baumann AA, Fernandez ME, Rudd BN, Stevens KR, Warner DO, Kwan BM, Shelton RC. Teaching for implementation: A framework for building implementation research and practice capacity within the translational science workforce. J Clin Transl Sci. 2021;5(1):e147. PubMed PMID: 34527287
  • Yousefi Nooraie R, Shelton RC, Fiscella K, Kwan BM, McMahon JM. Correction to: The pragmatic, rapid, and iterative dissemination and implementation (PRIDI) cycle: adapting to the dynamic nature of public health emergencies (and beyond). Health Res Policy Syst. 2021 Aug 19;19(1):120. PubMed PMID: 34412633
  • Kwan BM, Pyrzanowski J, Sevick C, Wagner NM, Resnicow K, Glanz JM, Dempsey AF. Exploring mechanisms of a web-based values-tailored childhood vaccine promotion intervention trial: Effects on parental vaccination values, attitudes, and intentions. Appl Psychol Health Well Being. 2021 Aug 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34396709
  • Holtrop JS, Estabrooks PA, Gaglio B, Harden SM, Kessler RS, King DK, Kwan BM, Ory MG, Rabin BA, Shelton RC, Glasgow RE. Understanding and applying the RE-AIM framework: Clarifications and resources. J Clin Transl Sci. 2021;5(1):e126. PubMed PMID: 34367671
  • Yousefi Nooraie R, Shelton RC, Fiscella K, Kwan BM, McMahon JM. The pragmatic, rapid, and iterative dissemination and implementation (PRIDI) cycle: adapting to the dynamic nature of public health emergencies (and beyond). Health Res Policy Syst. 2021 Aug 4;19(1):110. PubMed PMID: 34348732
  • Mehta P, Moore SL, Bull S, Kwan BM. Building MedVenture - A mobile health application to improve adolescent medication adherence - Using a multidisciplinary approach and academic-industry collaboration. Digit Health. 2021 Jan-Dec;7:20552076211019877. PubMed PMID: 34104467
  • Mehta P, Pan Z, Skirka S, Kwan BM, Menard-Katcher C. Medication Adherence Aligns with Age and a Behavioral Checklist but Not Symptoms or Quality of Life for Patients with Eosinophilic Esophagitis. J Pediatr. 2021 Aug;235:246-252.e1. PubMed PMID: 33811869
  • Dickinson LM, Hosokawa P, Waxmonsky JA, Kwan BM. The problem of imbalance in cluster randomized trials and the benefits of covariate constrained randomization. Fam Pract. 2021 Jun 17;38(3):368-371. PubMed PMID: 33677530
  • Caragol JA, Johnson AR, Kwan BM. A gratitude intervention to improve clinician stress and professional satisfaction: A pilot and feasibility trial. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2021 Jan 20;:91217420982112. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33472468
  • Rao S, Kwan BM, Curtis DJ, Swanson A, Bakel LA, Bajaj L, Boguniewicz J, Lockwood JM, Ogawa K, Pemberton K, Fuhlbrigge RC, Brumbaugh D, Givens P, Nozik ES, Sills MR. Implementation of a Rapid Evidence Assessment Infrastructure during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic to Develop Policies, Clinical Pathways, Stimulate Academic Research, and Create Educational Opportunities. J Pediatr. 2021 Mar;230:4-8.e2. PubMed PMID: 33091418
  • Cutshall NR, Kwan BM, Salmi L, Lum HD. "It Makes People Uneasy, but It's Necessary. #BTSM": Using Twitter to Explore Advance Care Planning among Brain Tumor Stakeholders. J Palliat Med. 2020 Jan;23(1):121-124. PubMed PMID: 31170019
  • Rao S, Kwan BM, Curtis DJ, Swanson A, Bakel LA, Bajaj L, Boguniewicz J, Lockwood JM, Ogawa K, Pemberton K, Fuhlbrigge RC, Brumbaugh D, Givens P, Nozik ES, Sills MR. Implementation of a Rapid Evidence Assessment Infrastructure during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic to Develop Policies, Clinical Pathways, Stimulate Academic Research, and Create Educational Opportunities. J Pediatr. 2020 Oct 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33091418
  • Glanz JM, Wagner NM, Narwaney KJ, Pyrzanowski J, Kwan BM, Sevick C, Resnicow K, Dempsey AF. Web-Based Tailored Messaging to Increase Vaccination: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Pediatrics. 2020 Nov;146(5). PubMed PMID: 33046584
  • Feliciano JT, Salmi L, Blotner C, Hayden A, Nduom EK, Kwan BM, Katz MS, Claus EB. Brain Tumor Discussions on Twitter (#BTSM): Social Network Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2020 Oct 8;22(10):e22005. PubMed PMID: 33030435
  • Kwan BM, Rementer J, Richie N, Nederveld AL, Phimphasone-Brady P, Sajatovic M, Nease DE Jr, Waxmonsky JA. Adapting Diabetes Shared Medical Appointments to Fit Context for Practice-Based Research (PBR). J Am Board Fam Med. 2020 Sep-Oct;33(5):716-727. PubMed PMID: 32989066
  • Yousefi Nooraie R, Kwan BM, Cohn E, AuYoung M, Clarke Roberts M, Adsul P, Shelton RC. Advancing health equity through CTSA programs: Opportunities for interaction between health equity, dissemination and implementation, and translational science. J Clin Transl Sci. 2020 Jan 28;4(3):168-175. PubMed PMID: 32695484
  • Dempsey A, Kwan BM, Wagner NM, Pyrzanowski J, Brewer SE, Sevick C, Narwaney K, Resnicow K, Glanz J. A Values-Tailored Web-Based Intervention for New Mothers to Increase Infant Vaccine Uptake: Development and Qualitative Study. J Med Internet Res. 2020 Mar 5;22(3):e15800. PubMed PMID: 32134394
  • Kwan BM, Dickinson LM, Glasgow RE, Sajatovic M, Gritz M, Holtrop JS, Nease DE Jr, Ritchie N, Nederveld A, Gurfinkel D, Waxmonsky JA. Correction to: The Invested in Diabetes Study Protocol: a cluster randomized pragmatic trial comparing standardized and patient-driven diabetes shared medical appointments. Trials. 2020 Feb 18;21(1):195. PubMed PMID: 32070389
  • Kwan BM, Dickinson LM, Glasgow RE, Sajatovic M, Gritz M, Holtrop JS, Nease DE Jr, Ritchie N, Nederveld A, Gurfinkel D, Waxmonsky JA. The Invested in Diabetes Study Protocol: a cluster randomized pragmatic trial comparing standardized and patient-driven diabetes shared medical appointments. Trials. 2020 Jan 10;21(1):65. PubMed PMID: 31924249
  • Cutshall NR, Kwan BM, Salmi L, Lum HD. "It Makes People Uneasy, but It's Necessary. #BTSM": Using Twitter to Explore Advance Care Planning among Brain Tumor Stakeholders. J Palliat Med. 2020 Jan;23(1):121-124. PubMed PMID: 31170019
  • Salmi L, Lum HD, Hayden A, Reblin M, Otis-Green S, Venechuk G, Morris MA, Griff M, Kwan BM. Stakeholder engagement in research on quality of life and palliative care for brain tumors: a qualitative analysis of #BTSM and #HPM tweet chats. Neurooncol Pract. 2020 Dec;7(6):676-684. PubMed PMID: 33304602
  • Colborn KL, Helmkamp L, Bender BG, Kwan BM, Schilling LM, Sills MR. Colorado Asthma Toolkit Implementation Improves Some Process Measures of Asthma Care. J Am Board Fam Med. 2019 Jan-Feb;32(1):37-49. PubMed PMID: 30610140
  • Dempsey AF, Wagner N, Narwaney K, Pyrzanowski J, Kwan BM, Kraus C, Gleason K, Resnicow K, Sevick C, Cataldi J, Brewer SE, Glanz JM. 'Reducing Delays In Vaccination' (REDIVAC) trial: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial of a web-based, individually tailored, educational intervention to improve timeliness of infant vaccination. BMJ Open. 2019 May 22;9(5):e027968. PubMed PMID: 31122997
  • Colborn KL, Helmkamp L, Bender BG, Kwan BM, Schilling LM, Sills MR. Colorado Asthma Toolkit Implementation Improves Some Process Measures of Asthma Care. J Am Board Fam Med. 2019 Jan-Feb;32(1):37-49. PubMed PMID: 30610140
  • Morrato EH, Hamer MK, Sills M, Kwan B, Schilling LM. Applying a Commercialization-Readiness Framework to Optimize Value for Achieving Sustainability of an Electronic Health Data Research Network and Its Data Capabilities: The SAFTINet Experience. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2019 Aug 29;7(1):48. PubMed PMID: 31523697
  • Hessler DM, Fisher L, Bowyer V, Dickinson LM, Jortberg BT, Kwan B, Fernald DH, Simpson M, Dickinson WP. Self-management support for chronic disease in primary care: frequency of patient self-management problems and patient reported priorities, and alignment with ultimate behavior goal selection. BMC Fam Pract. 2019 Aug 29;20(1):120. PubMed PMID: 31464589
  • Kwan BM, Bryan AD, Sheeran P. The dynamics of success and failure: how post-behaviour evaluations relate to subsequent exercise intentions and behaviour. Psychol Health. 2018 Jan 25;:1-18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29368959
  • Kwan BM, Rockwood A, Bandle B, Fernald D, Hamer MK, Capp R. Community Health Workers: Addressing Client Objectives Among Frequent Emergency Department Users. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2018 Mar Apr;24(2):146-154. PubMed PMID: 28141671
  • Glasgow RE, Kwan BM, Matlock DD. Realizing the full potential of precision health: The need to include patient-reported health behavior, mental health, social determinants, and patient preferences data. J Clin Transl Sci. 2018 Jun;2(3):183-185. PubMed PMID: 30370072
  • Foster CA, Corbin LW, Kwan BM, LeClair CJ. Family Medicine Resident Perspectives on Curricula in Herbal Medicine. Fam Med. 2018 Sep;50(8):589-596. PubMed PMID: 30215818
  • Kwan BM, Millward SR, Himber M, Ressalam J, Wald H, Wynia M, Coors ME. Inspired Translation: Synthesizing Qualitative Research and Boot Camp Translation to Achieve Meaningful Community Engagement. Am J Bioeth. 2018 Apr;18(4):29-31. PubMed PMID: 29621437
  • Kwan BM, Bryan AD, Sheeran P. The dynamics of success and failure: how post-behaviour evaluations relate to subsequent exercise intentions and behaviour. Psychol Health. 2018 Jul;33(7):888-905. PubMed PMID: 29368959
  • Kwan BM, Rockwood A, Bandle B, Fernald D, Hamer MK, Capp R. Community Health Workers: Addressing Client Objectives Among Frequent Emergency Department Users. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2018 Mar Apr;24(2):146-154. PubMed PMID: 28141671
  • Kwan BM, Jortberg B, Warman MK, Kane I, Wearner R, Koren R, Carrigan T, Martinez V, Nease DE Jr. Stakeholder engagement in diabetes self-management: patient preference for peer support and other insights. Fam Pract. 2017 Jan 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28043961
  • Ong TC, Kahn MG, Kwan BM, Yamashita T, Brandt E, Hosokawa P, Uhrich C, Schilling LM. Dynamic-ETL: a hybrid approach for health data extraction, transformation and loading. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2017 Sep 13;17(1):134. PubMed PMID: 28903729
  • Kwan BM, Chadha S, Hamer MK, Spagnolo D, Kee S. Mixed methods evaluation of a collaborative care implementation using RE-AIM. Fam Syst Health. 2017 Sep;35(3):295-307. PubMed PMID: 28805404
  • Kwan BM, Jortberg B, Warman MK, Kane I, Wearner R, Koren R, Carrigan T, Martinez V, Nease DE Jr. Stakeholder engagement in diabetes self-management: patient preference for peer support and other insights. Fam Pract. 2017 Jun 1;34(3):358-363. PubMed PMID: 28043961
  • Kwan BM, Stevens CJ, Bryan AD. What to expect when you're exercising: An experimental test of the anticipated affect-exercise relationship. Health Psychol. 2017 Apr;36(4):309-319. PubMed PMID: 27991804
  • Kwan BM, Stevens CJ, Bryan AD. What to Expect When You're Exercising: An Experimental Test of the Anticipated Affect-Exercise Relationship. Health Psychol. 2016 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27991804
  • Kwan BM, Sills MR, Graham D, Hamer MK, Fairclough DL, Hammermeister KE, Kaiser A, de Jesus Diaz-Perez M, Schilling LM. Stakeholder Engagement in a Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) Measure Implementation: A Report from the SAFTINet Practice-based Research Network (PBRN). J Am Board Fam Med. 2016 Jan-Feb;29(1):102-15. PubMed PMID: 26769882
  • Magnan RE, Kwan BM, Ciccolo JT, Gurney B, Mermier CM, Bryan AD. Aerobic capacity testing with inactive individuals: the role of subjective experience. J Phys Act Health. 2013 Feb;10(2):271-9. PubMed PMID: 22398432
  • Magnan RE, Kwan BM, Bryan AD. Effects of current physical activity on affective response to exercise: physical and social-cognitive mechanisms. Psychol Health. 2013;28(4):418-33. PubMed PMID: 23088712
  • Schneider ML, Kwan BM. Psychological need satisfaction, intrinsic motivation and affective response to exercise in adolescents. Psychol Sport Exerc. 2013 Sep;14(5):776-785. PubMed PMID: 24015110
  • Caragol J, Johnson A, Kwan BM. A Gratitude Intervention to Improve Clinician Stress and Professional Satisfaction: A Pilot and Feasibility Study. The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine. In press.
  • Gilmartin HM, Connelly B, Hebbe A, Battaglia C, Kwan BM. Assessing the Impact of Remote Work During COVID-19 on Academic Researchers in Colorado. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. In press.
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Professional Memberships

  • Society of Behavioral Medicine, Member, Fellow
  • North American Primary Care Research Group, Member

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MSPH, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2005)
  • PhD, University of Colorado - Boulder (2010)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Carnegie Mellon University (PA) (2001)
Languages: English
Department: Emergency Medicine
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