Caroline Tietbohl, PhD, MA
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

Graduate Schools :
  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles (2020)
  • MA, University of California, Los Angeles (2015)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of California–Berkeley (CA) (2008)
Department: Family Medicine


  • Bredenberg E, Tietbohl C, Dafoe A, Thurman L, Calcaterra S. Identifying factors that contribute to burnout and resilience among hospital-based addiction medicine providers: A qualitative study. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2023 Jan;144:108924. PubMed PMID: 36327617
  • Asokan A, Massey CJ, Tietbohl C, Kroenke K, Morris M, Ramakrishnan VR. Physician views of artificial intelligence in otolaryngology and rhinology: A mixed methods study. Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2023 Dec;8(6):1468-1475. PubMed PMID: 38130265
  • Cole CS, Dafoe A, Tietbohl CK, Jordan SR, Huebschmann AG, Lum HD, Jones CD. Care challenges of home health patients living with dementia: a pathway forward with palliative care. BMC Palliat Care. 2023 Aug 29;22(1):122. PubMed PMID: 37641096
  • Swat SA, Helmkamp LJ, Tietbohl C, Thompson JS, Fitzgerald M, McIlvennan CK, Harger G, Ho PM, Ahmad FS, Ahmad T, Buttrick P, Allen LA. Clinical Inertia Among Outpatients With Heart Failure: Application of Treatment Nonintensification Taxonomy to EPIC-HF Trial. JACC Heart Fail. 2023 Nov;11(11):1579-1591. PubMed PMID: 37589610
  • Massey CJ, Asokan A, Tietbohl C, Morris M, Ramakrishnan VR. Otolaryngologist perceptions of AI-based sinus CT interpretation. Am J Otolaryngol. 2023 Sep-Oct;44(5):103932. PubMed PMID: 37245324
  • Simpson MJ, Ritger C, Hoppe JA, Holland WC, Morris MA, Nath B, Melnick ER, Tietbohl C. Implementation strategies to address the determinants of adoption, implementation, and maintenance of a clinical decision support tool for emergency department buprenorphine initiation: a qualitative study. Implement Sci Commun. 2023 Apr 20;4(1):41. PubMed PMID: 37081581
  • Tietbohl CK, Dafoe A, Jordan SR, Huebschmann AG, Lum HD, Bowles KH, Jones CD. Palliative Care across Settings: Perspectives from Inpatient, Primary Care, and Home Health Care Providers and Staff. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2023 Dec;40(12):1371-1378. PubMed PMID: 36908002
  • Venechuk G, Allen LA, Thompson JS, Morris MA, Matlock DD, McIlvennan CK, Dickert NW, Tietbohl C. Trust and activation in defining patient-clinician interactions for chronic disease management. Patient Educ Couns. 2023 Jan;106:113-119. PubMed PMID: 36167759
  • Tietbohl C, Bergen C. Talking About Things: A Patient Cue for Sensitive Healthcare Problems and Effective Physician Responses. Health Commun. 2023 Oct;38(9):1973-1980. PubMed PMID: 35282721
  • Torres K, Glaros C, Henry M, Reed K, Moss M, Tietbohl C. Creative Arts Intervention to Reduce Burnout and Decrease Psychological Distress in Healthcare Professionals: A Qualitative Analysis. The Arts in Psychotherapy. 2023 Apr; 83:102021.
  • Tietbohl CK, Bergen C. "I was gonna ask you": How patients use agency framing to display engagement in primary care. Soc Sci Med. 2022 Dec;314:115496. PubMed PMID: 36343460
  • Tietbohl CK, White AEC. Making Conversation Analysis Accessible: A Conceptual Guide for Health Services Researchers. Qual Health Res. 2022 Jul;32(8-9):1246-1258. PubMed PMID: 35616449
  • Tietbohl CK. Empathic Validation in Physician-Patient Communication: An Approach to Conveying Empathy for Problems With Uncertain Solutions. Qual Health Res. 2022 Feb;32(3):413-425. PubMed PMID: 34894864
  • Tietbohl, C.K. Aging, uncertainty, and independence: how doctors and patients manage growing old in primary care [dissertation]. [Los Angeles (CA)]: UCLA; 2020. 242 p.
  • Timmermans S, Tietbohl C. Fifty years of sociological leadership at Social Science and Medicine. Soc Sci Med. 2018 Jan;196:209-215. PubMed PMID: 29254656
  • Timmermans, S., Tietbohl, C., & Skaperdas, E. (2017). Narrating uncertainty: variants of uncertain significance (VUS) in clinical exome sequencing. BioSocieties, 12(3), 439-458.
  • Frosch, Dominick; Caroline K. Tietbohl and Isabelle Scholl. 2016. “Overcoming Implementation Challenges to Advance Shared Decision-Making in Routine Practice” in Shared Decision Making in Health Care: Achieving Evidence-based Patient Choice. 3rd Edition, edited by Adrian Edwards and Glyn Elwyn. Oxford University Press.
  • Tietbohl CK, Rendle KA, Halley MC, May SG, Lin GA, Frosch DL. Implementation of Patient Decision Support Interventions in Primary Care: The Role of Relational Coordination. Med Decis Making. 2015 Nov;35(8):987-98. PubMed PMID: 26314727
  • Uy V, May SG, Tietbohl C, Frosch DL. Barriers and facilitators to routine distribution of patient decision support interventions: a preliminary study in community-based primary care settings. Health Expect. 2014 Jun;17(3):353-64. PubMed PMID: 22212453
  • May SG, Cheng PH, Tietbohl CK, Trujillo L, Reilly K, Frosch DL, Lin GA. Shared medical appointments to screen for geriatric syndromes: preliminary data from a quality improvement initiative. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Dec;62(12):2415-9. PubMed PMID: 25440111
  • Rendle KA, May SG, Uy V, Tietbohl CK, Mangione CM, Frosch DL. Persistent barriers and strategic practices: why (asking about) the everyday matters in diabetes care. Diabetes Educ. 2013 Jul-Aug;39(4):560-7. PubMed PMID: 23771842
  • Lin GA, Halley M, Rendle KA, Tietbohl C, May SG, Trujillo L, Frosch DL. An effort to spread decision aids in five California primary care practices yielded low distribution, highlighting hurdles. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Feb;32(2):311-20. PubMed PMID: 23381524
  • Elwyn G, Scholl I, Tietbohl C, Mann M, Edwards AG, Clay C, Légaré F, van der Weijden T, Lewis CL, Wexler RM, Frosch DL. "Many miles to go …": a systematic review of the implementation of patient decision support interventions into routine clinical practice. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2013;13 Suppl 2:S14. PubMed PMID: 24625083
  • Frosch DL, May SG, Rendle KA, Tietbohl C, Elwyn G. Authoritarian physicians and patients' fear of being labeled 'difficult' among key obstacles to shared decision making. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 May;31(5):1030-8. PubMed PMID: 22566443
  • Frosch DL, May SG, Tietbohl C, Pagán JA. Living in the "land of no"? Consumer perceptions of healthy lifestyle portrayals in direct-to-consumer advertisements of prescription drugs. Soc Sci Med. 2011 Oct;73(7):995-1002. PubMed PMID: 21843911
  • Tietbohl C, Ritger C, Jordan S, Shanbhag P, Sudore R, Lum H. A Mixed-Methods Comparison of Interventions to Increase Advance Care Planning. J Am B Fam Med. In press.
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General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles (2020)
  • MA, University of California, Los Angeles (2015)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of California–Berkeley (CA) (2008)
Department: Family Medicine
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