Explore a selection of Dr. Wastila’s publications below.

Lin DH, Lucas E, Murimi IB, Jackson K, baier M, Frattaroli S, Gielen AC, Moyo P, Simoni-Wastila L, Alexander GC. Physician attitudes and experiences with Maryland’s prescription drug monitoring program. Addiction. November 2016; doi:10.1111/add.1 3620

Albrecht J, Park Y, Hur P, Huang T-Y, Harris I, Netzer G, Lehmann SW, Langenberg P, Khokhar B, Wei Y-J, Moyo P, Simoni-Wastila. Adherence to Maintenance Medications among Older Adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: The Role of Depression. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Sep;13(9):1497-504. doi:10.1513/AnnalsATS.201602-136OC.

Simoni-Wastila L, Wei Y-J, Lucas J, Brandt N. Fall and fracture risk in nursing home residents with moderate-to-severe behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias initiating antidepressants or antipsychotics. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. 2016 May 31. pii: glw095. [Epub ahead of print]

Albrecht JA, Hirshon JM, McCunn M, Bechtold KT, Rao V, Simoni-Wastila L, Smith GS. Increased rates of mild traumatic brain injury among older adults in US emergency departments, 2009-2010. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2016 Sep-Oct;31(5):E1-7. doi: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000190. PMID: 26479396

Huang T-Y, Wei Y-J, Moyo P, Harris I, Lucas JA, Simoni-Wastila L. Treated behavioral symptoms and mortality in Medicare beneficiaries in nursing homes with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2015 Sep;63(9):1757-65. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13606. Epub 2015 Aug 27

Simoni-Wastila L, Wei Y-J, Zuckerman IH, Brandt N, Lucas JA. Mortality Risk of Antipsychotic Dose and Duration in Nursing Home Residents with Chronic or Acute Indications. JAGS. 2016 May;64(5):973-80. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14111. Epub 2016 May 10.

Slade EP, Simoni-Wastila L. Forecasting Medicaid expenditures for antipsychotic medications. Psychiatric Services. 2015 July 1; 66(7)713-8. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201400042.

Albrecht JS, Huang TY, Park Y, Langenberg P, Harris I, Netzer G, Lehmann SW, Khokhar B, Simoni-Wastila L. New Episodes of Depression among Medicare Beneficiaries with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015. Published online 18 August 2015. DOI: 10.1002/gps.4348

Croft LD, Liquori M, Ladd J, Day H, Pineles L, Lamos E, Arnold R, Mehrotra P, Finck JC, Langenberg P, Simoni-Wastila L, Perencevich E, harris A, Morgan DJ. The effect of contact precautions on frequency of hospital adverse events. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. August 2015. DOI:10.1017/ice.2015.192

Croft LD, Harris AD, Pineles L, Langenberg P, Shardell M, Fink JC, Simoni-Wastila L, Morgan D. The effect of universal glove and gown use on adverse events in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Clinical Infectious Diseases. May 11, 2014:1-9; DOI: 10.1093/cid/civ315

Wei Y-J, Simoni-Wastila L. Response to Lapane and Colleagues. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2015; 63(4): 834; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.13360; (letter)

Simoni-Wastila L, Brandt NJ, Wei Y-J, Huang T-Y, Moyo P, Franey C, Zuckerman IH. Antipsychotics and other psychopharmacological medication use in United States nursing homes: What are the concerns and actions taking place to optimize prescribing? Alzheimer’s and Dementia. 2014; 10(4): P278-P279 (abstract).

Dutcher SK, Rattinger GB, Langenberg P, Chabbra PT, Liu X, Rosenberg PB, Leoutsakos J-M, Simoni-Wastila L, Walker LD, Franey CS, Zuckerman IH. Effects of medications on physical function and cognition in nursing home residents with dementia. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2014; 62(6): 1046-55. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12838.

Albrecht JS, Kiptanui Z, Tsang Y, Khohker B, Smith G, Zuckerman IH, Simoni-Wastila. Patterns of depression treatment in Medicare beneficiaries with depression following a traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2015; 32:1-7; epub ahead of print: http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/neu.2014.3651

Palmer J, Albrecht JA, Park Y, Dutcher S, Rattinger GB, Simoni-Wastila L, Walker LD, Zuckerman IH. Use of drugs with anticholinergic properties among nursing home residents with dementia: a national analysis of Medicare beneficiaries from 2007 to 2008. Drugs and Aging. 2015; 32(1): 79-86.

Wei YJ, Palumbo FB, Simoni-Wastila L, Shulman L, Stuart B, Beardsley R, Brown C. Relationships between antiparkinson drug nonadherence, modifications, and healthcare utilization and expenditures. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. 2015 Jan; 21(1):36-41; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25465748

Canham S, Gallo J, Simoni-Wastila L. Perceptions of Benzodiazepine Dependence Among Women Age 65 and Older. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 2013; 57(8): 872-88.

Wei Y-J, Simoni-Wastila L, Zuckerman IH, Brandt N, Lucas JA. Algorithm for Identifying Nursing Home Days Using Medicare Claims and Minimum Data Set Assessment Data. Medical Care. 2014 March. PMID: 25625654 (epub ahead of print)

Wei YJ, Palumbo FB, Simoni-Wastila L, Shulman L, Stuart B, Beardsley R. Antiparkinson drug adherence and its association with healthcare utilization and economic outcomes in a Medicare Part D population. Value in Health 2014;17(2):196-204.

Albrecht JA, Kiptuani Z, Tsang Y, Khokhar B, Liu X, SImoni-Wastila L, Zuckerman IH. Depression among older adults after traumatic brain injury: A national analysis. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2014; 23(6).