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David A. Haggstrom, M.D., M.A.S. (VA)

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
2009-2012 Cohort
Project Title:  “Colorectal Cancer Survivor Surveillance Care and Personal Health Records”


About the Project:

This project established the quality and determinants of surveillance care among veteran colorectal cancer survivors and develop a patient-centered intervention. 


David A. Haggstrom, M.D., an HSR&D Career Development awardee at the Indianapolis VA HSR&D Center on Implementing Evidence-Based Practice, an Associate Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, and a research scientist at the Regenstrief Institute.  As a general internist, he completed his internal medicine residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, a VA Ambulatory Care chief residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, a general medicine fellowship and Master’s of Clinical Research at the University of California, San Francisco, and a Cancer Prevention Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Haggstrom’s area of focus is cancer health services research.  For colorectal and breast cancer, he has studied cancer screening, treatment, and more recently follow-up care among cancer survivors. His thematic areas of interest include health care disparities, implementation research and the evaluation of quality improvement models.  In addition, Dr. Haggstrom has strong interests in applied medical informatics, including health information exchange and personal health records.

His Physician Faculty Scholar Program project was titled “Colorectal Cancer Survivor Surveillance Care and Personal Health Records.” The project’s aims included identifying patient, physician, and organizational factors associated with the underuse and overuse of surveillance care.  Dr. Haggstrom is particularly interested in the role of primary care physicians and services in the delivery of survivorship care.  The project will culminate in the development and usability testing of a colorectal cancer survivor’s personal health record that promotes guideline-concordant surveillance care.

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