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Dennis Tsilimingras, M.D, M.P.H.
Title
Associate Professor, Full-time
Co-Director of the Michigan AHEC
Director of Patient Safety
Population Health Sciences
Phone
(313) 577-5733
Biography

Dr. Tsilimingras is an Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Michigan AHEC (Area Health Education Center), and Director of Patient Safety in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences. He is a health services researcher with expertise in patient safety and quality of care. His work focuses on post-discharge adverse events, the identification of adverse events after discharge from the hospital, in children and adults. He is currently funded by the NIH and has also received funding from AHRQ. He has several publications on post-discharge adverse events including editorials. He also serves on the editorial boards for several prestigious medical journals and as ad hoc grant reviewer for AHRQ.

Research

 Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. Tsilimingras D, Ghosh S, Duke A, Zhang L, Carretta H, Schnipper J. The Association of Post-Discharge Adverse Events with Timely Follow-up Visits after Hospital Discharge. PLoS ONE. 2017; 12(8): e0182669.

2. Liu X, Zhu T, Manojlovich M, Cohen HW, Tsilimingras D. Racial/Ethnic Disparity in the Associations of Smoking Status with Uncontrolled Hypertension Subtypes Among Hypertensive Subjects. PLoS ONE. 2017;12(8): e0182807.

3. Tsilimingras D, Schnipper J, Duke A, Agens J, Quintero S, Bellamy G, Janisse J, Helmkamp L, Bates DW. Postdischarge Adverse Events Among Urban and Rural Patients of an Urban Community Hospital: A Prospective Cohort Study. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2015; 30, 1164-1171.

4. Liu X, Tsilimingras D, Paul TK. Prevalence and Changes of Untreated Isolated Systolic Hypertension among Non-Hispanic Black Adults in the United States. Hypertension Research. 2014; 37, 685-691.

5. Liu X, Liu Y, Tsilimingras D, Campbell KM. Racial Disparity in the Associations of Microalbuminuria and Macroalbuminuria with Odds of Hypertension: Results from the NHANES Study in the United States. ISRN Hypertension Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 390109, 8 pages. Accessed by http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2013/390109.

6. Liu X, Wang K, Wang L, Tsilimingras D. Microalbuminuria, Macroalbuminuria and Uncontrolled Blood Pressure among Diagnosed Hypertensive Patients: the Aspect of Racial Disparity in the NHANES Study. Hypertension Research. 2013; 36, 1100-1106.

7. Liu X, Liu M, Tsilimingras D, Schiffrin E. Racial Disparities in Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Uncontrolled Blood Pressure among Diagnosed Hypertensive Patients. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension. 2011; 5, 239-248.

8. Romano P, Mull HJ, Rivard PE, Zhao S, Henderson WG, Loveland S, Tsilimingras D, Christiansen C, Rosen AK. (2009). Validity of Selected AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators Based on VA National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Data. Health Services Research. 2009; 44, 182-204.

9. Tsilimingras D, Bates DW. Addressing Postdischarge Adverse Events: A Neglected Area. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2008; 34, 85-97.

10. Rosen AK, Rivard P, Zhao S, Loveland S, Tsilimingras D, Christiansen CL, Elixhauser A, Romano P. Evaluating the Patient Safety Indicators: How Well Do They Perform on Veterans Health Administration Data? Medical Care. 2005; 43, 873-884.

11. Rivard P, Elwy R, Loveland S, Zhao S, Tsilimingras D, Elixhauser A, Romano P, Rosen A. Applying the Patient Safety Indicators Across Healthcare Systems: Achieving Data Comparability. Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation (Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology). Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2005 February, 7-25.

12. Tsilimingras D, Rosen AK, Berlowitz DR. Patient Safety in Geriatrics: A Call for Action. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. 2003; 58A, 813-819.

Publications

Dr. Tsilimingras' publications and current grants coming soon.

Interests
  • Health services research
  • Patient safety
  • Quality of care
  • Transitional care
  • Hypertension
  • Curriculum design
Education Training

Courses Taught over the Last 2 Years

FPH 7210 – Research Methods for Health Professionals
"Qualitative Research Methods Modules"

Education

  • Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, MPH, Health Services/Epidemiology, 1999-2001
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, MD, Medicine, 1991-1995
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, BA, Biological Sciences, 1987-1991

Training and Experience

Associate Professor with Tenure 2017-Present
Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences,
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan

Co-Director of the Michigan AHEC (Area Health Education Center) 2013-Present
Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences,
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan

Director of Patient Safety 2013-Present
Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences,
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan

Assistant Professor 2013-2017
Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences,
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan

Assistant Professor 2009-2013
Division of Health Affairs
Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health,
The Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, Florida

Director, Center on Patient Safety 2009-2013
Division of Health Affairs
Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health,
The Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, Florida