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Susan Puumala

Susan Puumala

Senior Lecturer

PUBLIC HEALTH

MPH

Phone: (605) 357-1300

Email: Susan.Puumala@usd.edu

Bio:

Susan Puumala, PhD is a Senior Lecturer in the MPH program specializing in biostatistics and epidemiology. She has been involved in medical and public health research for over 15 years.<br><br>


Teaching Interests:

Currently, I teach graduate level biostatistics and epidemiology. I am working on developing additional courses on regression models and causal modeling.


Research Interests:

My research portfolio is diverse, supported by my background both in research methodology, health disparities, and pediatric epidemiology. My previous research projects include such topics as implicit bias in the health care setting, assessment of hospital design, the impact of environmental factors during gestation and early life on disease and development, and evaluation planning for evidence-based programs in health care and community settings. In addition to my primary research projects, I have been able to assist with methodological and statistical aspects of studies providing support for basic science research, clinical trials, and population health studies.


Education:

  • Ph D, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, 2010
  • MS, Statistics, Iowa State University, 2001
  • BS, Mathematics, Creighton University, 1997

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Fitwell Ambassador, Center for Active Design

Grants:

  • Overdose Data to Action (OD2A), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Grant Role: Supporting. (2019 - 2022)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Puumala, Susan, Rich, R K., Roy, L, Reynolds, R, Jimenez, F E., Opollo, J G., and Brittin, J. Single-family room neonatal intensive care unit design: do patient outcomes actually change?. Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association, 2020. (DOI: 10.1038/s41372-019-0584-6)
  • McMichael, B, Nickel, A, Duffy, E A., Skjefte, L, Lee, L, Park, P, Nelson, S C., Puumala, Susan, and Kharbanda, A B.. The Impact of Health Equity Coaching on Patient's Perceptions of Cultural Competency and Communication in a Pediatric Emergency Department: An Intervention Design., 257-264. Vol. 6, Iss. 4. Journal of patient experience, 2019. (DOI: 10.1177/2374373518798111)
  • Zhau, J, Weber, T, Hanson, J, Nelson, M, Birger, C, and Puumala, Susan. A County-Level Health Index to Capture Geographic Variation in Health Conditions in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota., 206-213. Vol. 72, Iss. 5. South Dakota medicine : the journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association, 2019.
  • Zook, H G., Payne, N R., Puumala, Susan, Ziegler, K M., and Kharbanda, A B.. Racial/Ethnic Variation in Emergency Department Care for Children With Asthma., 209-215. Vol. 35, Iss. 3. Pediatric emergency care, 2019. (DOI: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001282)
  • Jimenez, F E., Puumala, Susan, Apple, M, Bunker-Hellmich, L A., Rich, R K., and Brittin, J. Associations of Patient and Staff Outcomes With Inpatient Unit Designs Incorporating Decentralized Caregiver Workstations: A Systematic Review of Empirical Evidence., 26-43. Vol. 12, Iss. 1. HERD, 2019. (DOI: 10.1177/1937586718796590)
  • Hanson, J D., Nelson, M E., Martin, A, Erickson, L, Puumala, Susan, Buffalo, M, and Kenyon, DenYelle. Using Social Network Analysis to Visualize Networks in American Indian Health Research.. Vol. 2, Iss. 1. Collaborations (Coral Gables, Fla.), 2019. (DOI: 10.33596/coll.22)
  • Zook, H G., Kharbanda, A B., Puumala, Susan, Burgess, K A., Pickner, W, and Payne, N R.. Emergency Department Utilization by Native American Children., 802-809. Vol. 34, Iss. 11. Pediatric emergency care, 2018. (DOI: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001289)
  • Pickner, W J., Ziegler, K M., Hanson, J D., Payne, N R., Zook, H G., Kharbanda, A B., Weber, T L., Russo, J N., and Puumala, Susan. Community Perspectives on Emergency Department Use and Care for American Indian Children., 939-946. Vol. 5, Iss. 5. Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities, 2018. (DOI: 10.1007/s40615-017-0442-1)
  • Brown, S, Puumala, Susan, Leonhard, J, Bell, M, Flanagan, J, Dean, L W., and Stein, Q. Genesurance Counseling: Genetic Counselors' Roles and Responsibilities in Regards to Genetic Insurance and Financial Topics., 800-813. Vol. 27, Iss. 4. Journal of genetic counseling, 2018. (DOI: 10.1007/s10897-017-0180-x)
  • Yuan, S, Ashmore, S, Chaudhary, K R., Hsu, B, and Puumala, Susan. The Role of Socioeconomic Status in Individuals that Leave Against Medical Advice., 214-219. Vol. 71, Iss. 5. South Dakota medicine : the journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association, 2018.
  • Weber, T L., Ziegler, K M., Kharbanda, A B., Payne, N R., Birger, C, and Puumala, Susan. Leaving the emergency department without complete care: disparities in American Indian children., 267. Vol. 18, Iss. 1. BMC health services research, 2018. (DOI: 10.1186/s12913-018-3092-z)
  • Nickel, A J., Puumala, Susan, and Kharbanda, A B.. Vaccine-preventable, hospitalizations among American Indian/Alaska Native children using the 2012 Kid's Inpatient Database., 945-948. Vol. 36, Iss. 7. Vaccine, 2018. (DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.02.051)
  • Shearer, G C., Borkowski, K, Puumala, Susan, Harris, Bill, Pedersen, T L., and Newman, J W.. Abnormal lipoprotein oxylipins in metabolic syndrome and partial correction by omega-3 fatty acids., 1-10. Vol. 128. Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids, 2018. (DOI: 10.1016/j.plefa.2017.10.006)
  • Evenson, S A., Hoyme, Gene, Haugen-Rogers, J E., Larson, E A., and Puumala, Susan. Patient and Physician Perceptions of Genetic Testing in Primary Care., 487-493. Vol. 69, Iss. 11. South Dakota medicine : the journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association, 2016.
  • Pickner, W J., Puumala, Susan, Chaudhary, K R., Burgess, K M., Payne, N R., and Kharbanda, A B.. Emergency Department Utilization for Mental Health in American Indian Children., 226-231.e3. Vol. 174. The Journal of pediatrics, 2016. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.03.064)
  • Puumala, Susan, Burgess, K M., Kharbanda, A B., Zook, H G., Castille, D M., Pickner, W J., and Payne, N R.. The Role of Bias by Emergency Department Providers in Care for American Indian Children., 562-9. Vol. 54, Iss. 6. Medical care, 2016. (DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000533)
  • Zook, H G., Kharbanda, A B., Flood, A, Harmon, B, Puumala, Susan, and Payne, N R.. Racial Differences in Pediatric Emergency Department Triage Scores., 720-7. Vol. 50, Iss. 5. The Journal of emergency medicine, 2016. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2015.02.056)
  • Baack, Michelle, Puumala, Susan, Messier, S E., Pritchett, D K., and Harris, Bill. Daily Enteral DHA Supplementation Alleviates Deficiency in Premature Infants., 423-33. Vol. 51, Iss. 4. Lipids, 2016. (DOI: 10.1007/s11745-016-4130-4)
  • Hanson, J D., Jensen, J L., Campbell, K, Chaudhary, K R., and Puumala, Susan. Epidemiology of substance-exposed pregnancies at one Great Lakes hospital that serves a large number of American Indians., 44-62. Vol. 23, Iss. 4. American Indian and Alaska native mental health research (Online), 2016. (DOI: 10.5820/aian.2304.2016.44)
  • Elliott, A J., White Hat, E R., Angal, J, Grey Owl, V, Puumala, Susan, and Kenyon, DenYelle. Fostering Social Determinants of Health Transdisciplinary Research: The Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health., ijerph13010024. Vol. 13, Iss. 1. International journal of environmental research and public health, 2015. (DOI: 10.3390/ijerph13010024)
  • Baack, Michelle, Puumala, Susan, Messier, S E., Pritchett, D K., and Harris, Bill. What is the relationship between gestational age and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA) levels?, 5-11. Vol. 100. Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids, 2015. (DOI: 10.1016/j.plefa.2015.05.003)
  • Hauge, C H., Jacobs-Knight, J, Jensen, J L., Burgess, K M., Puumala, Susan, Wilton, G, and Hanson, J D.. Establishing survey validity and reliability for American Indians through "think aloud" and test-retest methods., 820-30. Vol. 25, Iss. 6. Qualitative health research, 2015. (DOI: 10.1177/1049732315582010)
  • O'Neill, K A., Murphy, M F., Bunch, K J., Puumala, Susan, Carozza, S E., Chow, E J., Mueller, B A., McLaughlin, C C., Reynolds, P, Vincent, T J., Von Behren, J, and Spector, L G.. Infant birthweight and risk of childhood cancer: international population-based case control studies of 40 000 cases., 153-68. Vol. 44, Iss. 1. International journal of epidemiology, 2015. (DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyu265)
  • Puumala, Susan, and Hoyme, Gene. Epigenetics in pediatrics., 14-21. Vol. 36, Iss. 1. Pediatrics in review, 2015. (DOI: 10.1542/pir.36-1-14)
  • Gupta, B K., Maher, D M., Ebeling, M C., Stephenson, P D., Puumala, Susan, Koch, M R., Aburatani, H, Jaggi, Meena, and Chauhan, Subhash. Functions and regulation of MUC13 mucin in colon cancer cells., 1378-91. Vol. 49, Iss. 10. Journal of gastroenterology, 2014. (DOI: 10.1007/s00535-013-0885-z)
  • Yallapu, M M., Ebeling, M C., Khan, S, Sundram, V, Chauhan, N, Gupta, B K., Puumala, Susan, Jaggi, Meena, and Chauhan, Subhash. Novel curcumin-loaded magnetic nanoparticles for pancreatic cancer treatment., 1471-80. Vol. 12, Iss. 8. Molecular cancer therapeutics, 2013. (DOI: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-12-1227)
  • Puumala, Susan, Ross, J A., Aplenc, R, and Spector, L G.. Epidemiology of childhood acute myeloid leukemia., 728-33. Vol. 60, Iss. 5. Pediatric blood & cancer, 2013. (DOI: 10.1002/pbc.24464)
  • Payne, N R., and Puumala, Susan. Racial disparities in ordering laboratory and radiology tests for pediatric patients in the emergency department., 598-606. Vol. 29, Iss. 5. Pediatric emergency care, 2013. (DOI: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31828e6489)
  • Gupta, B K., Maher, D M., Ebeling, M C., Sundram, V, Koch, M D., Lynch, D W., Bohlmeyer, T, Watanabe, A, Aburatani, H, Puumala, Susan, Jaggi, Meena, and Chauhan, Subhash. Increased expression and aberrant localization of mucin 13 in metastatic colon cancer., 822-31. Vol. 60, Iss. 11. The journal of histochemistry and cytochemistry : official journal of the Histochemistry Society, 2012. (DOI: 10.1369/0022155412460678)
  • Harrison, B, Finkelstein, M, Puumala, Susan, and Payne, N R.. The complex association of race and leaving the pediatric emergency department without being seen by a physician., 1136-45. Vol. 28, Iss. 11. Pediatric emergency care, 2012. (DOI: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31827134db)
  • Kontic, M, Stojsic, J, Jovanovic, D, Bunjevacki, V, Ognjanovic, S, Kuriger, J, Puumala, Susan, and Nelson, H H.. Aberrant promoter methylation of CDH13 and MGMT genes is associated with clinicopathologic characteristics of primary non-small-cell lung carcinoma., 297-303. Vol. 13, Iss. 4. Clinical lung cancer, 2012. (DOI: 10.1016/j.cllc.2011.11.003)
  • Puumala, Susan, Ross, J A., Feusner, J H., Tomlinson, G E., Malogolowkin, M H., Krailo, M D., and Spector, L G.. Parental infertility, infertility treatment and hepatoblastoma: a report from the Children's Oncology Group., 1649-56. Vol. 27, Iss. 6. Human reproduction (Oxford, England), 2012. (DOI: 10.1093/humrep/des109)
  • Puumala, Susan, Nelson, H H., Ross, J A., Nguyen, R H., Damario, M A., and Spector, L G.. Similar DNA methylation levels in specific imprinting control regions in children conceived with and without assisted reproductive technology: a cross-sectional study., 33. Vol. 12. BMC pediatrics, 2012. (DOI: 10.1186/1471-2431-12-33)
  • Johnson, K J., Carozza, S E., Chow, E J., Fox, E E., Horel, S, McLaughlin, C C., Mueller, B A., Puumala, Susan, Reynolds, P, Von Behren, J, and Spector, L G.. Birth characteristics and childhood carcinomas., 1396-401. Vol. 105, Iss. 9. British journal of cancer, 2011. (DOI: 10.1038/bjc.2011.359)
  • Puumala, Susan, Ross, J A., Wall, M M., and Spector, L G.. Pediatric germ cell tumors and parental infertility and infertility treatment: a Children's Oncology Group report., e25-31. Vol. 35, Iss. 5. Cancer epidemiology, 2011. (DOI: 10.1016/j.canep.2011.01.009)
  • Von Behren, J, Spector, L G., Mueller, B A., Carozza, S E., Chow, E J., Fox, E E., Horel, S, Johnson, K J., McLaughlin, C, Puumala, Susan, Ross, J A., and Reynolds, P. Birth order and risk of childhood cancer: a pooled analysis from five US States., 2709-16. Vol. 128, Iss. 11. International journal of cancer, 2011. (DOI: 10.1002/ijc.25593)
  • Linabery, A M., Puumala, Susan, Hilden, J M., Davies, S M., Heerema, N A., Roesler, M A., and Ross, J A.. Maternal vitamin and iron supplementation and risk of infant leukaemia: a report from the Children's Oncology Group., 1724-8. Vol. 103, Iss. 11. British journal of cancer, 2010. (DOI: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6605957)
  • Carozza, S E., Puumala, Susan, Chow, E J., Fox, E E., Horel, S, Johnson, K J., McLaughlin, C C., Reynolds, P, Von Behren, J, Mueller, B A., and Spector, L G.. Parental educational attainment as an indicator of socioeconomic status and risk of childhood cancers., 136-42. Vol. 103, Iss. 1. British journal of cancer, 2010. (DOI: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6605732)
  • Chow, E J., Puumala, Susan, Mueller, B A., Carozza, S E., Fox, E E., Horel, S, Johnson, K J., McLaughlin, C C., Reynolds, P, Von Behren, J, and Spector, L G.. Childhood cancer in relation to parental race and ethnicity: a 5-state pooled analysis., 3045-53. Vol. 116, Iss. 12. Cancer, 2010. (DOI: 10.1002/cncr.25099)
  • Puumala, Susan, Spector, L G., Wall, M M., Robison, L L., Heerema, N A., Roesler, M A., and Ross, J A.. Infant leukemia and parental infertility or its treatment: a Children's Oncology Group report., 1561-8. Vol. 25, Iss. 6. Human reproduction (Oxford, England), 2010. (DOI: 10.1093/humrep/deq090)
  • Johnson, K J., and Puumala, Susan. Childhood cancer clustering in Florida: weighing the evidence., 493-4. Vol. 54, Iss. 4. Pediatric blood & cancer, 2010. (DOI: 10.1002/pbc.22425)
  • Ng, T M., Olsen, K M., McCartan, M A., Puumala, Susan, Speidel, K M., Miller, M A., and Sears, T D.. Drug-induced QTc-interval prolongation in the intensive care unit: incidence and predictors., 19-24. Vol. 23, Iss. 1. Journal of pharmacy practice, 2010. (DOI: 10.1177/0897190009356549)
  • Poynter, J N., Radzom, A H., Spector, L G., Puumala, Susan, Robison, L L., Chen, Z, Ross, J A., and Shu, X O.. Family history of cancer and malignant germ cell tumors in children: a report from the Children's Oncology Group., 181-9. Vol. 21, Iss. 2. Cancer causes & control : CCC, 2010. (DOI: 10.1007/s10552-009-9448-2)
  • Ognjanovic, S, Carozza, S E., Chow, E J., Fox, E E., Horel, S, McLaughlin, C C., Mueller, B A., Puumala, Susan, Reynolds, P, Von Behren, J, and Spector, L. Birth characteristics and the risk of childhood rhabdomyosarcoma based on histological subtype., 227-31. Vol. 102, Iss. 1. British journal of cancer, 2010. (DOI: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6605484)
  • Kratochvil, C J., May, D E., Silva, S G., Madaan, V, Puumala, Susan, Curry, J F., Walkup, J, Kepley, H, Vitiello, B, and March, J S.. Treatment response in depressed adolescents with and without co-morbid attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study., 519-27. Vol. 19, Iss. 5. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 2009. (DOI: 10.1089/cap.2008.0143)
  • Puumala, Susan, Spector, L G., Robison, L L., Bunin, G R., Olshan, A F., Linabery, A M., Roesler, M A., Blair, C K., and Ross, J A.. Comparability and representativeness of control groups in a case-control study of infant leukemia: a report from the Children's Oncology Group., 379-87. Vol. 170, Iss. 3. American journal of epidemiology, 2009. (DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwp127)
  • Spector, L G., Puumala, Susan, Carozza, S E., Chow, E J., Fox, E E., Horel, S, Johnson, K J., McLaughlin, C C., Reynolds, P, Behren, J V., and Mueller, B A.. Cancer risk among children with very low birth weights., 96-104. Vol. 124, Iss. 1. Pediatrics, 2009. (DOI: 10.1542/peds.2008-3069)
  • Johnson, K J., Carozza, S E., Chow, E J., Fox, E E., Horel, S, McLaughlin, C C., Mueller, B A., Puumala, Susan, Reynolds, P, Von Behren, J, and Spector, L G.. Parental age and risk of childhood cancer: a pooled analysis., 475-83. Vol. 20, Iss. 4. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 2009. (DOI: 10.1097/EDE.0b013e3181a5a332)
  • Ognjanovic, S, Puumala, Susan, Spector, L G., Smith, F O., Robison, L L., Olshan, A F., and Ross, J A.. Maternal health conditions during pregnancy and acute leukemia in children with Down syndrome: A Children's Oncology Group study., 602-8. Vol. 52, Iss. 5. Pediatric blood & cancer, 2009. (DOI: 10.1002/pbc.21914)
  • Hoffman, L, Pierce, D, and Puumala, Susan. Clinical predictors of injuries not identified by focused abdominal sonogram for trauma (FAST) examinations., 271-9. Vol. 36, Iss. 3. The Journal of emergency medicine, 2009. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2007.09.035)
  • Pylipow, M, Spector, L G., Puumala, Susan, Boys, C, Cohen, J, and Georgieff, M K.. Early postnatal weight gain, intellectual performance, and body mass index at 7 years of age in term infants with intrauterine growth restriction., 201-6. Vol. 154, Iss. 2. The Journal of pediatrics, 2009. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2008.08.015)
  • Hoffman, L, Bott, K, Puumala, Susan, and Shostrom, V. Influence of assigned reading on senior medical student clinical performance., 23-9. Vol. 10, Iss. 1. The western journal of emergency medicine, 2009.
  • Puumala, Susan, Carozza, S E., Chow, E J., Fox, E E., Horel, S, Johnson, K J., McLaughlin, C, Mueller, B A., Reynolds, P, Von Behren, J, and Spector, L G.. Childhood cancer among twins and higher order multiples., 162-8. Vol. 18, Iss. 1. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, 2009. (DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-08-0660)
  • Johnson, K J., Puumala, Susan, Soler, J T., and Spector, L G.. Perinatal characteristics and risk of neuroblastoma., 1166-72. Vol. 123, Iss. 5. International journal of cancer, 2008. (DOI: 10.1002/ijc.23645)
  • Feresu, S A., Zhang, W, Puumala, Susan, Ullrich, F, and Anderson, J R.. Breast and cervical cancer screening among low-income women in Nebraska: findings from the Every Woman Matters program, 1993-2004., 797-813. Vol. 19, Iss. 3. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 2008. (DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0065)
  • Fehringer, E V., Rosipal, C E., Rhodes, D A., Lauder, A J., Puumala, Susan, Feschuk, C A., Mormino, M A., and Hartigan, D E.. The radiographic acromiohumeral interval is affected by arm and radiographic beam position., 535-9. Vol. 37, Iss. 6. Skeletal radiology, 2008. (DOI: 10.1007/s00256-008-0467-y)
  • Spector, L G., Johnson, K J., Soler, J T., and Puumala, Susan. Perinatal risk factors for hepatoblastoma., 1570-3. Vol. 98, Iss. 9. British journal of cancer, 2008. (DOI: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6604335)
  • Hermsen, E D., Smith Shull, S, Puumala, Susan, and Rupp, M E.. Improvement in prescribing habits and economic outcomes associated with the introduction of a standardized approach for surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis., 457-61. Vol. 29, Iss. 5. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 2008. (DOI: 10.1086/587811)
  • Feresu, S A., Zhang, W, Puumala, Susan, Ullrich, F, and Anderson, J R.. The frequency and distribution of cardiovascular disease risk factors among Nebraska women enrolled in the WISEWOMAN screening program., 607-17. Vol. 17, Iss. 4. Journal of women's health (2002), 2008. (DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2007.0438)
  • Fehringer, E V., Buck, D C., Puumala, Susan, Clare, D J., and Clare, P E.. Open anterior repair without routine capsulorraphy for traumatic anterior shoulder instability in a community setting., 365. Vol. 31, Iss. 4. Orthopedics, 2008. (DOI: 10.3928/01477447-20080401-08)
  • Ng, T M., Bell, A M., Hong, C, Hara, J M., Touchette, D R., Danskey, K N., Lindsay, T T., and Puumala, Susan. Pharmacist monitoring of QTc interval-prolonging medications in critically ill medical patients: a pilot study., 475-82. Vol. 42, Iss. 4. The Annals of pharmacotherapy, 2008. (DOI: 10.1345/aph.1K458)
  • Puumala, Susan, Soler, J T., Johnson, K J., and Spector, L G.. Birth characteristics and Wilms tumor in Minnesota., 1368-73. Vol. 122, Iss. 6. International journal of cancer, 2008. (DOI: 10.1002/ijc.23275)
  • Levitsky, J, Freifeld, A G., Puumala, Susan, Bargenquast, K, Hardiman, P, Gebhart, C, Wrenshall, L, Langnas, A, and Kalil, A C.. Cytomegalovirus viremia in solid organ transplantation: does the initial viral load correlate with risk factors and outcomes?, 222-8. Vol. 22, Iss. 2. Clinical transplantation, 2008. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-0012.2007.00778.x)
  • Johnson, K J., Soler, J T., Puumala, Susan, Ross, J A., and Spector, L G.. Parental and infant characteristics and childhood leukemia in Minnesota., 7. Vol. 8. BMC pediatrics, 2008. (DOI: 10.1186/1471-2431-8-7)
  • Fay, B T., Whiddon, A P., Puumala, Susan, Black, N A., O'Dell, J R., and Mikuls, T R.. Minocycline-induced hyperpigmentation in rheumatoid arthritis., 17-20. Vol. 14, Iss. 1. Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases, 2008. (DOI: 10.1097/RHU.0b013e31816356d1)
  • Rupp, M E., Fitzgerald, T, Puumala, Susan, Anderson, J R., Craig, R, Iwen, P C., Jourdan, D, Keuchel, J, Marion, N, Peterson, D, Sholtz, L, and Smith, V. Prospective, controlled, cross-over trial of alcohol-based hand gel in critical care units ., 8-15. Vol. 29, Iss. 1. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 2008. (DOI: 10.1086/524333)
  • Puumala, Susan, Ross, J A., Olshan, A F., Robison, L L., Smith, F O., and Spector, L G.. Reproductive history, infertility treatment, and the risk of acute leukemia in children with down syndrome: a report from the Children's Oncology Group., 2067-74. Vol. 110, Iss. 9. Cancer, 2007. (DOI: 10.1002/cncr.23025)
  • Spector, L G., Ross, J A., Puumala, Susan, Roesler, M, Olshan, A F., and Bunin, G R.. Feasibility of nationwide birth registry control selection in the United States., 852-6. Vol. 166, Iss. 7. American journal of epidemiology, 2007. (DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwm143)
  • Walker, C, Puumala, Susan, Golub, L M., Stoner, J A., Reinhardt, R A., Lee, H M., and Payne, J B.. Subantimicrobial dose doxycycline effects on osteopenic bone loss: microbiologic results., 1590-601. Vol. 78, Iss. 8. Journal of periodontology, 2007. (DOI: 10.1902/jop.2007.070015)
  • May, D E., Hallin, M J., Kratochvil, C J., Puumala, Susan, Smith, L S., Reinecke, M A., Silva, S G., Weller, E B., Vitiello, B, Breland-Noble, A, and March, J S.. Factors associated with recruitment and screening in the Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study (TADS)., 801-10. Vol. 46, Iss. 7. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2007. (DOI: 10.1097/CHI.0b013e3180582019)
  • Sankaranarayanan, J, and Puumala, Susan. Epidemiology and characteristics of emergency departments visits by US adults with psychiatric disorder and antipsychotic mention from 2000 to 2004., 1375-85. Vol. 23, Iss. 6. Current medical research and opinion, 2007. (DOI: 10.1185/030079907X187900)
  • May, D E., Kratochvil, C J., Puumala, Susan, Silva, S G., Rezac, A J., Hallin, M J., Reinecke, M A., Vitiello, B, Weller, E B., Pathak, S, Simons, A D., and March, J S.. A manual-based intervention to address clinical crises and retain patients in the Treatment of Adolescents With Depression Study (TADS)., 573-581. Vol. 46, Iss. 5. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2007. (DOI: 10.1097/chi.0b013e3180323342)
  • Sankaranarayanan, J, and Puumala, Susan. Antipsychotic use at adult ambulatory care visits by patients with mental health disorders in the United States, 1996-2003: national estimates and associated factors., 723-41. Vol. 29, Iss. 4. Clinical therapeutics, 2007. (DOI: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2007.04.017)
  • Sharp, H J., Denman, D, Puumala, Susan, and Leopold, D A.. Treatment of acute and chronic rhinosinusitis in the United States, 1999-2002., 260-5. Vol. 133, Iss. 3. Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery, 2007. (DOI: 10.1001/archotol.133.3.260)
  • Xia, R, Markopoulou, K, Puumala, Susan, and Rymer, W Z.. A comparison of the effects of imposed extension and flexion movements on Parkinsonian rigidity., 2302-7. Vol. 117, Iss. 10. Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology, 2006. (DOI: 10.1016/j.clinph.2006.06.176)
  • Sankaranarayanan, J, Puumala, Susan, and Kratochvil, C J.. Diagnosis and treatment of adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder at US ambulatory care visits from 1996 to 2003., 1475-91. Vol. 22, Iss. 8. Current medical research and opinion, 2006. (DOI: 10.1185/030079906X112615)
  • Ng, T M., Shurmur, S W., Silver, M, Nissen, L R., O'Leary, E L., Rigmaiden, R S., Cieciorka, M, Porter, L L., Ineck, B A., Kline, M E., and Puumala, Susan. Comparison of N-acetylcysteine and fenoldopam for preventing contrast-induced nephropathy (CAFCIN)., 322-8. Vol. 109, Iss. 3. International journal of cardiology, 2006. (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2005.06.038)
  • Kalil, A C., Puumala, Susan, and Stoner, J. Is linezolid superior to vancomycin for complicated skin and soft tissue infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus?, 1910; author reply 1910-1. Vol. 50, Iss. 5. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 2006. (DOI: 10.1128/AAC.50.5.1910-1911.2006)
  • Mikuls, T R., Endo, J O., Puumala, Susan, Aoun, P A., Black, N A., O'Dell, J R., Stoner, J A., Boilesen, E C., Bast, M A., Bergman, D A., Ristow, K M., Ooi, M, Armitage, J O., and Habermann, T M.. Prospective study of survival outcomes in Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients with rheumatoid arthritis., 1597-602. Vol. 24, Iss. 10. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2006. (DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2005.04.6227)
  • Chen, L W., Puumala, Susan, Mueller, K J., Xu, L, Minikus, K, and Makhanu, C. Assessing the financial effect of Medicare payment on rural hospitals: does the source of data change the results?, 1-8. Vol. 10, Iss. 3(PB2005-3). Rural policy brief, 2005.
  • Sulanc, E, Lane, J T., Puumala, Susan, Groggel, G C., Wrenshall, L E., and Stevens, R B.. New-onset diabetes after kidney transplantation: an application of 2003 International Guidelines., 945-52. Vol. 80, Iss. 7. Transplantation, 2005. (DOI: 10.1097/01.tp.0000176482.63122.03)
  • Rupp, M E., Fitzgerald, T, Marion, N, Helget, V, Puumala, Susan, Anderson, J R., and Fey, P D.. Effect of silver-coated urinary catheters: efficacy, cost-effectiveness, and antimicrobial resistance., 445-50. Vol. 32, Iss. 8. American journal of infection control, 2004. (DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2004.05.002)
  • Frantzides, C T., Carlson, M A., Moore, R E., Zografakis, J G., Madan, A K., Puumala, Susan, and Keshavarzian, A. Effect of body mass index on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in patients undergoing minimally invasive bariatric surgery., 849-55. Vol. 8, Iss. 7. Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 2004. (DOI: 10.1016/j.gassur.2004.07.001)
  • Murphy, S E., Link, C A., Jensen, J, Le, C, Puumala, Susan, Hecht, S S., Carmella, S G., Losey, L, and Hatsukami, D K.. A comparison of urinary biomarkers of tobacco and carcinogen exposure in smokers., 1617-23. Vol. 13, Iss. 10. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, 2004.
  • Kalil, A C., Puumala, Susan, and Stoner, J. Unresolved questions with the use of linezolid vs vancomycin for nosocomial pneumonia., 2370-1. Vol. 125, Iss. 6. Chest, 2004. (DOI: 10.1378/chest.125.6.2370)
  • Hecht, S S., Murphy, S E., Carmella, S G., Zimmerman, C L., Losey, L, Kramarczuk, I, Roe, M R., Puumala, Susan, Li, Y S., Le, C, Jensen, J, and Hatsukami, D K.. Effects of reduced cigarette smoking on the uptake of a tobacco-specific lung carcinogen., 107-15. Vol. 96, Iss. 2. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 2004. (DOI: 10.1093/jnci/djh016)
  • Anderson, K E., Kliris, J, Murphy, L, Carmella, S G., Han, S, Link, C, Bliss, R L., Puumala, Susan, Murphy, S E., and Hecht, S S.. Metabolites of a tobacco-specific lung carcinogen in nonsmoking casino patrons., 1544-6. Vol. 12, Iss. 12. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, 2003.

Presentations:

  • Puumala, Susan. NICU Design: State of the Evidence and Implications for the Future. Presented at the Environmental Design Research Association Annual Meeting, Brooklyn, NY. (2019)
  • Puumala, Susan. Demystifying Patient Data: Using Medical Records in Healthcare Design Research. Presented at the Center for Health Design ICONS and Innovators Webinars, Webinar. (2018)
  • Puumala, Susan. Beyond HCAHPS: Importance of Patient Data in Healthcare Built Environment Research. Presented at the Environmental Design Research Association Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK. (2018)
  • Puumala, Susan. Quantitative Impacts of Evidence-Based Inpatient Unit Design on Patient Outcomes. Presented at the Healthcare Design Conference, Phoenix, AZ. (2018)
  • Puumala, Susan. Use and Care in Emergency Departments for American Indian Children: Interventions. Presented at the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health Annual Summit, Sioux Falls, SD. (2017)