Susanne Hempel

Professor of Clinical Population and Public Health Sciences

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Overview

Susanne Hempel is a professor of research in the department of Preventative Medicine and a faculty member at the Gehr Center for Health Systems Sciences and Innovation, USC Keck School of Medicine. She directs research at the Southern California Evidence Review Center (https://sites.usc.edu/socalevidencereview/, https://www.rand.org/health-care/centers/epc.html), leading contracts for federal agencies such as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Psychological Health Center of Excellence (PHCoE), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as well as nonprofit organizations such as the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Dr. Hempel oversees a large portfolio of evidence synthesis projects; including systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and stakeholder panels; and leads large multi-site and multi-discipline projects. Dr. Hempel is an affiliate adjunct senior behavioral scientist at RAND and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School (PRGS) teaching systematic review methodology and applied psychometrics. Prior, she worked at the Center for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD), University of York, UK. Her academic background is personality psychology with a PhD from the University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.

Publications

  • Caring for high-need patients BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 Nov 23; 23(1):1289. . View in PubMed
  • Interventions for People Who Have Attempted Suicide and Their Family Members: A Systematic Review Rand Health Q. 2023 Sep; 10(4):5. . View in PubMed
  • Disparities in pediatric cancer survivorship care: A systematic review Cancer Med. 2023 09; 12(17):18281-18305. . View in PubMed
  • Long-term response to autologous anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor T cells in relapsed or refractory B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis Cancer Gene Ther. 2023 06; 30(6):845-854. . View in PubMed
  • Improving grading of recommendations assessment, development, and evaluation evidence tables part 4: a three-arm noninferiority randomized trial demonstrates improved understanding of content in summary of findings tables with a new format J Clin Epidemiol. 2023 02; 154:125-135. . View in PubMed
  • Multiple chemical sensitivity scoping review protocol: overview of research and MCS construct BMJ Open. 2023 09 22; 13(9):e072098. . View in PubMed
  • Systematic review and quantitative and qualitative comparative analysis of interventions to address HIV-related stigma and discrimination AIDS. 2023 11 01; 37(13):1919-1939. . View in PubMed
  • Care coordination across healthcare systems: development of a research agenda, implications for practice, and recommendations for policy based on a modified Delphi panel BMJ Open. 2023 05 17; 13(5):e060232. . View in PubMed
  • Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) for vascular surgery: an evidence map and scoping review Syst Rev. 2023 09 14; 12(1):162. . View in PubMed
  • The integration of primary care and childhood cancer survivorship care: a scoping review J Cancer Surviv. 2022 Dec 19. . View in PubMed
  • Evidence-Based Quality Improvement: a Scoping Review of the Literature J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Dec; 37(16):4257-4267. . View in PubMed
  • Programs for Care System Transitions in Mental Health: A Systematic Review Rand Health Q. 2022 Nov; 10(1):8. . View in PubMed
  • mHealth technologies used to capture walking and arm use behavior in adult stroke survivors: a scoping review beyond measurement properties Disabil Rehabil. 2022 Oct; 44(20):6094-6106. . View in PubMed
  • Stress Control for Military, Law Enforcement, and First Responders: A Systematic Review Rand Health Q. 2022 Jun; 9(3):20. . View in PubMed
  • Sleep Management in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A Systematic Review Rand Health Q. 2022 Jun; 9(3):14. . View in PubMed
  • Methods for Identifying Health Research Gaps, Needs, and Priorities: A Scoping Review Rand Health Q. 2022 Jun; 9(3):27. . View in PubMed
  • Differences in lymphoma patients between chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy trials and the general population Clin Exp Med. 2022 Feb; 22(1):151-155. . View in PubMed
  • Quality Indicators for High-Need Patients: a Systematic Review J Gen Intern Med. 2022 09; 37(12):3147-3161. . View in PubMed
  • Frameworks and measures for HIV-related internalized stigma, stigma and discrimination in healthcare and in laws and policies: a systematic review J Int AIDS Soc. 2022 07; 25 Suppl 1:e25915. . View in PubMed
  • Interventions to address disparities and barriers to pediatric cancer survivorship care: a scoping review J Cancer Surviv. 2022 06; 16(3):667-676. . View in PubMed
  • Effect of patient characteristics on posttraumatic stress disorder treatment retention among veterans: A systematic review J Trauma Stress. 2022 04; 35(2):718-728. . View in PubMed
  • Methods for Identifying Health Research Gaps, Needs, and Priorities: a Scoping Review J Gen Intern Med. 2022 01; 37(1):198-205. . View in PubMed
  • Predictors of burnout among US healthcare providers: a systematic review BMJ Open. 2022 08 25; 12(8):e054243. . View in PubMed
  • Combat and Operational Stress Control Interventions and PTSD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Mil Med. 2022 07 01; 187(7-8):e846-e855. . View in PubMed
  • Radiation Therapy for Brain Metastases: A Systematic Review Pract Radiat Oncol. 2021 Sep-Oct; 11(5):354-365. . View in PubMed
  • Defining Access Management in Health Care Delivery Organizations J Ambul Care Manage. 2021 Jul-Sep 01; 44(3):218-226. . View in PubMed
  • An evidence map of treatments for infantile epilepsy Epilepsy Res. 2021 12; 178:106781. . View in PubMed
  • Sleep management in posttraumatic stress disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis Sleep Med. 2021 11; 87:203-219. . View in PubMed
  • Allocation of scarce resources in a pandemic: rapid systematic review update of strategies for policymakers J Clin Epidemiol. 2021 11; 139:255-263. . View in PubMed
  • Clinical interventions for adults with comorbid alcohol use and depressive disorders: A systematic review and network meta-analysis PLoS Med. 2021 10; 18(10):e1003822. . View in PubMed
  • The Use of Technology in the Clinical Care of Anxiety: An Evidence Map Psychiatr Serv. 2021 02 01; 72(2):195-199. . View in PubMed
  • Safety of vaccines used for routine immunization in the United States: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis Vaccine. 2021 06 23; 39(28):3696-3716. . View in PubMed
  • Scoping reviews: reinforcing and advancing the methodology and application Syst Rev. 2021 10 08; 10(1):263. . View in PubMed
  • Frameworks, measures, and interventions for HIV-related internalised stigma and stigma in healthcare and laws and policies: systematic review protocol BMJ Open. 2021 12 09; 11(12):e053608. . View in PubMed
  • An evidence map of randomised controlled trials evaluating genetic therapies BMJ Evid Based Med. 2020 Nov 10. . View in PubMed
  • Provider Interventions to Increase Uptake of Evidence-Based Treatment for Depression: A Systematic Review Rand Health Q. 2020 Jun; 9(1):6. . View in PubMed
  • Reporting scoping reviews-PRISMA ScR extension J Clin Epidemiol. 2020 07; 123:177-179. . View in PubMed
  • Eight Priorities for Improving Primary Care Access Management in Healthcare Organizations: Results of a Modified Delphi Stakeholder Panel J Gen Intern Med. 2020 02; 35(2):523-530. . View in PubMed
  • Quality Improvement Toolkits: Recommendations for Development Am J Med Qual. 2019 Nov/Dec; 34(6):538-544. . View in PubMed
  • Evidence map of ductal carcinoma in situ management options Menopause. 2019 11; 26(11):1250-1258. . View in PubMed
  • Identifying Research Gaps and Prioritizing Psychological Health Evidence Synthesis Needs Med Care. 2019 10; 57 Suppl 10 Suppl 3:S259-S264. . View in PubMed
  • Establishing an Evidence Synthesis Capability For Psychological Health Topics in the Military Health System Med Care. 2019 10; 57 Suppl 10 Suppl 3:S265-S271. . View in PubMed
  • Sequelae of an Evidence-based Approach to Management for Access to Care in the Veterans Health Administration Med Care. 2019 10; 57 Suppl 10 Suppl 3:S213-S220. . View in PubMed
  • Obesity Prevention Interventions and Implications for Energy Balance in the United States and Mexico: A Systematic Review of the Evidence and Meta-Analysis Obesity (Silver Spring). 2019 09; 27(9):1390-1403. . View in PubMed
  • Evidence Map Visualization 2019. . View in PubMed
  • Mindfulness meditation for workplace wellness: An evidence map Work. 2019; 63(2):205-218. . View in PubMed
  • Conducting Your Literature Review 2019; 145. . View in PubMed
  • Synthesizing the Strength of the Evidence of Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies for Pain Pain Med. 2019 09 01; 20(9):1831-1840. . View in PubMed
  • Spread tools: a systematic review of components, uptake, and effectiveness of quality improvement toolkits Implement Sci. 2019 08 19; 14(1):83. . View in PubMed
  • A Systematic Review in Support of the National Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, Fourth Edition J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 12; 56(6):831-870. . View in PubMed
  • Effects of medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder on functional outcomes: A systematic review J Subst Abuse Treat. 2018 06; 89:28-51. . View in PubMed
  • Recruiting Rural Healthcare Providers Today: a Systematic Review of Training Program Success and Determinants of Geographic Choices J Gen Intern Med. 2018 02; 33(2):191-199. . View in PubMed
  • Acupuncture for the Treatment of Adults with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis J Trauma Dissociation. 2018 Jan-Feb; 19(1):39-58. . View in PubMed
  • PRISMA Extension for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA-ScR): Checklist and Explanation Ann Intern Med. 2018 10 02; 169(7):467-473. . View in PubMed
  • Elusive search for effective provider interventions: a systematic review of provider interventions to increase adherence to evidence-based treatment for depression Implement Sci. 2018 07 20; 13(1):99. . View in PubMed
  • Two alternatives versus the standard Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) summary of findings (SoF) tables to improve understanding in the presentation of systematic review results: a three-arm, randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial BMJ Open. 2018 01 23; 8(1):e015623. . View in PubMed
  • The Use of Technology in the Clinical Care of Depression: An Evidence Map J Clin Psychiatry. 2018 08 21; 79(5). . View in PubMed
  • AHRQ series on complex intervention systematic reviews-paper 3: adapting frameworks to develop protocols J Clin Epidemiol. 2017 Oct; 90:19-27. . View in PubMed
  • Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention for Substance Use Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis J Addict Med. 2017 Sep/Oct; 11(5):386-396. . View in PubMed
  • Meditation for posttraumatic stress: Systematic review and meta-analysis Psychol Trauma. 2017 Jul; 9(4):453-460. . View in PubMed
  • A systematic review of the effects of modifiable risk factor interventions on the progression of multiple sclerosis Mult Scler. 2017 Apr; 23(4):513-524. . View in PubMed
  • A systematic review of modifiable risk factors in the progression of multiple sclerosis Mult Scler. 2017 Apr; 23(4):525-533. . View in PubMed
  • Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Ann Behav Med. 2017 Apr; 51(2):199-213. . View in PubMed
  • Efficacy of mindfulness meditation for smoking cessation: A systematic review and meta-analysis Addict Behav. 2017 06; 69:27-34. . View in PubMed
  • Fit for purpose: perspectives on rapid reviews from end-user interviews Syst Rev. 2017 02 17; 6(1):32. . View in PubMed
  • Acupuncture for substance use disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Jun 01; 163:1-15. . View in PubMed
  • StJohn’s Wort for Major Depressive Disorder: A Systematic Review. Rand Health Q. 2016 May 09; 5(4):12. . View in PubMed
  • Syst Rev. 2016 Feb 10; 5:28. . View in PubMed
  • An evidence map of the effect of Tai Chi on health outcomes Syst Rev. 2016 07 27; 5(1):126. . View in PubMed
  • A systematic review of StJohn’s wort for major depressive disorder. Syst Rev. 2016 09 02; 5(1):148. . View in PubMed
  • Development of the Quality Improvement Minimum Quality Criteria Set (QI-MQCS): a tool for critical appraisal of quality improvement intervention publications BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Dec; 24(12):796-804. . View in PubMed
  • Wrong-Site Surgery, Retained Surgical Items, and Surgical Fires : A Systematic Review of Surgical Never Events JAMA Surg. 2015 Aug; 150(8):796-805. . View in PubMed
  • A scoping review of classification schemes of interventions to promote and integrate evidence into practice in healthcare Implement Sci. 2015 Mar 03; 10:27. . View in PubMed
  • Safety of Vaccines Used for Routine Immunization in the United States Evid Rep Technol Assess (Full Rep). 2014 Jul; (215):1-740. . View in PubMed
  • Towards a common terminology: a simplified framework of interventions to promote and integrate evidence into health practices, systems, and policies Implement Sci. 2014 May 01; 9:51. . View in PubMed
  • Probiotics for diarrhoea Indian J Med Res. 2014 Mar; 139(3):339-41. . View in PubMed
  • How can we recognize continuous quality improvement? Int J Qual Health Care. 2014 Feb; 26(1):6-15.. View in PubMed
  • Guidance for research-practice partnerships (R-PPs) and collaborative research J Health Organ Manag. 2014; 28(1):115-26. . View in PubMed
  • Risk of bias: a simulation study of power to detect study-level moderator effects in meta-analysis Syst Rev. 2013 Nov 28; 2:107. . View in PubMed
  • A surveillance system to assess the need for updating systematic reviews Syst Rev. 2013 Nov 14; 2:104. . View in PubMed
  • Incorporating evidence review into quality improvement: meeting the needs of innovators BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 Nov; 22(11):931-9. . View in PubMed
  • Testing the risk of bias tool showed low reliability between individual reviewers and across consensus assessments of reviewer pairs J Clin Epidemiol. 2013 Sep; 66(9):973-81. . View in PubMed
  • Hospital fall prevention: a systematic review of implementation, components, adherence, and effectiveness J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Apr; 61(4):483-94. . View in PubMed
  • Inpatient fall prevention programs as a patient safety strategy: a systematic review Ann Intern Med. 2013 Mar 05; 158(5 Pt 2):390-6. . View in PubMed
  • A pilot study using machine learning and domain knowledge to facilitate comparative effectiveness review updating Med Decis Making. 2013 04; 33(3):343-55. . View in PubMed
  • Probiotics for the prevention and treatment of antibiotic-associated diarrhea: a systematic review and meta-analysis JAMA. 2012 May 09; 307(18):1959-69. . View in PubMed
  • Conducting online expert panels: a feasibility and experimental replicability study BMC Med Res Methodol. 2011 Dec 23; 11:174. . View in PubMed
  • Identifying continuous quality improvement publications: what makes an improvement intervention ‘CQI’? BMJ Qual Saf. 2011 Dec; 20(12):1011-9.. View in PubMed
  • Identifying quality improvement intervention publications–a comparison of electronic search strategies Implement Sci. 2011 Aug 01; 6:85. . View in PubMed
  • What context features might be important determinants of the effectiveness of patient safety practice interventions? BMJ Qual Saf. 2011 Jul; 20(7):611-7.. View in PubMed
  • A framework for classifying patient safety practices: results from an expert consensus process BMJ Qual Saf. 2011 Jul; 20(7):618-24. . View in PubMed
  • BMJ Qual Saf. 2011 Jul; 20(7):604-10. . View in PubMed
  • Preventing pressure ulcers in hospitals: A systematic review of nurse-focused quality improvement interventions Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2011 Jun; 37(6):245-52. . View in PubMed
  • Advancing the science of patient safety Ann Intern Med. 2011 May 17; 154(10):693-6. . View in PubMed
  • The role of theory in research to develop and evaluate the implementation of patient safety practices BMJ Qual Saf. 2011 May; 20(5):453-9. . View in PubMed
  • Safety of probiotics used to reduce risk and prevent or treat disease Evid Rep Technol Assess (Full Rep). 2011 Apr; (200):1-645. . View in PubMed
  • Guide to designing, conducting, publishing and communicating results of clinical studies involving probiotic applications in human participants Gut Microbes. 2010 Jul; 1(4):243-253. . View in PubMed
  • Meta-analysis: effect of interactive communication between collaborating primary care physicians and specialists Ann Intern Med. 2010 Feb 16; 152(4):247-58. . View in PubMed
  • Psychosocial interventions for non-professional carers of people with Parkinson’s disease: a systematic scoping review J Adv Nurs. 2008 Nov; 64(3):214-28. . View in PubMed
  • Diagnostic tests used in the investigation of adult haematuria: A systematic review BJU Int. 2006 Dec; 98(6):1154-60. . View in PubMed
  • Interventions for the treatment, management and rehabilitation of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: an updated systematic review J R Soc Med. 2006 Oct; 99(10):506-20. . View in PubMed
  • Diagnostic value of systematic biopsy methods in the investigation of prostate cancer: a systematic review J Urol. 2006 May; 175(5):1605-12. . View in PubMed
  • Interleukin-4 inhibits lipopolysaccharide-induced expression of prostaglandin H synthase-2 in human alveolar macrophages J Cell Physiol. 1995 Oct; 165(1):77-82. . View in PubMed
  • Prostaglandin E2 synthesis after oxidant stress is dependent on cell glutathione content Am J Physiol. 1994 May; 266(5 Pt 1):C1392-9. . View in PubMed
  • Lipopolysaccharide induces prostaglandin H synthase-2 protein and mRNA in human alveolar macrophages and blood monocytes J Clin Invest. 1994 Jan; 93(1):391-6. . View in PubMed
  • Effect of glutathione on endothelial prostacyclin synthesis after anoxia Am J Physiol. 1993 Jun; 264(6 Pt 1):C1448-57. . View in PubMed

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