Paula Blasi, MPH, is enthusiastic about conducting research that can improve the well-being of patients and communities. Her research interests include evidence-based medicine, evidence synthesis, and qualitative inquiry. Paula works with the Kaiser Permanente Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) on systematic reviews of clinical preventive services for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and she conducts qualitative research with patient and provider populations.
Paula earned a Master of Public Health at the University of Washington, in the Community-Oriented Public Health Practice (COPHP) program. She completed a master’s capstone project with YWCA Seattle-King-Snohomish and a practicum at Public Health—Seattle & King County. Before joining KPWHRI, Paula was a writer and editor at the Advisory Board Company, a health care research and consulting firm in Washington, D.C.
Preventive care; Evidence-based medicine; Systematic reviews
Health promotion; Social/behavioral theories
Lozano P, Henrikson NB, Dunn J, Morrison CC, Nguyen M, Blasi PR, Anderson ML, Whitlock EP. Lipid screening in childhood and adolescence for detection of familial hypercholesterolemia: evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2016 Aug 9;316(6):645-55. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.6176. PubMed
Lozano P, Henrikson NB, Morrison CC, Dunn J, Nguyen M, Blasi PR, Whitlock EP. Lipid screening in childhood and adolescence for detection of multifactorial dyslipidemia: evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2016 Aug 9;316(6):634-44. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.6423. PubMed
Wernli KJ, Henrikson NB, Morrison CC, Nguyen M, Pocobelli G, Blasi PR. Screening for skin cancer in adults: updated evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA.2016;316(4):436-447. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.5415. PubMed
Blasi PR. High court ruling not expected to impair health IT. iHealthBeat. 2012.
Blasi PR, King D, Henrikson NB. HPV vaccine public awareness campaigns: an environmental scan. Health Promot Pract. 2015 Nov;16(6):897-905. doi: 10.1177/1524839915596133. Epub 2015 Jul 28. PubMed
Blasi PR. California may learn from other states in move toward streamlined enrollment. California Healthline. 2013.
Blasi PR. California one of two states cashing in on new ACA long-term care funding. California Healthline. 2013.
Blasi PR. Shutdown hasn't slowed state leaders. California Healthline. 2013.
Blasi PR. Health IT: the common ground in health care reform? California Healthline. 2012.
Blasi PR. Extreme site makeover: HHS offers better view of grant data. iHealthBeat. 2011.
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