Maria K Mor, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Biostatistics

Director, Pittsburgh Biostatistics and Computing Core, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System


R-znvy: znevnzbe@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-815-7795
Fax: 967-815-7730

Personal Statement

Dr. Mor’s primary research interests are focused on health outcomes and quality of care with an emphasis on health disparities. Her expertise includes using multilevel models for discrete outcomes and working with missing data both in large administrative databases and prospective, observational studies. Her research has spanned a variety of clinical areas, including care for patients with kidney disease, racial disparities in joint replacement and cancer screening, utilization of the VA health system by female veterans, medication prescribing for diabetic patients, as well as multiple studies focused on quality of care for the treatment of pneumonia.

Selected Publications


Radomski TR, Zhao X, Thorpe CT, Thorpe JM, Naples JG, Mor MK, Good CB, Fine MJ, Gellad WF. The Impact of Medication-Based Risk Adjustment on the Association Between Veteran Health Outcomes and Dual Health System Use. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2017 Sep;32(9):967-973.

Jones AL, Mor MK, Haas GL, Gordon AJ, Cashy JP, Schaefer JH, Hausmann LR. The role of primary care experiences in obtaining treatment for depression. Journal of General Internal Medicine. (in press).

Gellad WF, Thorpe JM, Zhao X, Thorpe CT, Sileanu FE, Cashy JP. Hale JA, Mor MK, Radomski TR, Donohue JM, Gordon AJ, Suda KJ, Stroupe KT, Hanlon JT, Cunningham FE, Good CB, Fine MJ. Impact of Dual Use of Department of Veterans Affairs and Medicare Part D Drug Benefits on Potentially Unsafte Opioid Use. American Journal of Public Health. 2018 Feb;108(2):248-255


Borrero S, Calegari LS, Zhao X, Mor MK, Sileanu FE, Switzer G, Zickmund S, Washington DL, Zephyrin LC, Schwarz EB. Unintended Pregnancy and Contraceptive Use Among Women Veterans: The ECUUN Study. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2017.

Thorpe JM, Thorpe CT, Gellad WF, Good CB, Hanlon JR, Mor MK, Pleis JR, Schleiden LJ, Van Houtven CH. Dual Health Care System Use and High-Risk Prescribing in Patients with Dementia: A National Cohort Study. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2017; 166(3):157-163.


Thorpe CT, Gellad WF, Good CB, Zhang S, Zhao X, Mor M, Fine MJ. Tight Glycemic Control and Use of Hypoglycemic Medications in Older Veterans with Type 2 Diabetes and Comorbid Dementia. Diabetes Care. 2015; 38(4):588-95.

Trivedi AN, Nsa W, Hausmann LRM, Lee JS, Ma A, Bratzler DW, Mor MK, Baus K, Larbi F, Fine MJ. Quality and Equity of Care in U.S. Hospitals — Did a Rising Tide Lift All Boats? New England Journal of Medicine. 2014; 371(24):2298-308.

Hausmann LR, Gao S, Mor MK, Schaefer JH Jr, Fine MJ. Patterns of Sex and Racial/Ethnic Differences in Patient Health Care Experiences in US Veterans Affairs Hospitals. Medical Care. 2014 Apr; 52 (4):328-35.

Mor MK, Sevick MA, Shields AM, Green JA, Palevsky PM, Arnold RM, Fine MJ, Weisbord SD. Sexual Function, Activity, and Satisfaction among Women Receiving Maintenance Hemodialysis. Clinical Journal of The American Society of Nephrology : CJASN. 2014 Jan; 9 (1):128-34.

Borrero S, Zhao X, Mor MK, Schwarz EB, Good CB, Gellad WF. Adherence to hormonal contraception among women veterans: differences by race/ethnicity and contraceptive supply. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2013 Aug; 209 (2):103.e1-11.

Gellad WF, Donohue JM, Zhao X, Mor MK, Thorpe CT, Smith J, Good CB, Fine MJ, Morden NE. Brand-name prescription drug use among Veterans Affairs and Medicare Part D patients with diabetes: a national cohort comparison. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2013 Jul 16; 159 (2):105-14.

Hausmann LR, Mor M, Hanusa BH, Zickmund S, Cohen PZ, Grant R, Kresevic DM, Gordon HS, Ling BS, Kwoh CK, Ibrahim SA. The effect of patient race on total joint replacement recommendations and utilization in the orthopedic setting. Journal of general internal medicine. 2010 Sep; 25 (9):982-8.

Bean-Mayberry B, Yano EM, Mor MK, Bayliss NK, Xu X, Fine MJ. Does sex influence immunization status for influenza and pneumonia in older veterans? Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2009 Aug; 57 (8):1427-32.

Weisbord SD, Mor MK, Resnick AL, Hartwig KC, Palevsky PM, Fine MJ. Incidence and outcomes of contrast-induced AKI following computed tomography. Clinical Journal of The American Society of Nephrology : CJASN. 2008 Sep; 3 (5):1274-81.

Mor MK, Anderson SJ. A Bayesian group sequential approach for multiple endpoints. Sequential Analysis. 2005; 24:1-18.

Fine MJ, Stone RA, Lave JR, Hough LJ, Obrosky DS, Mor MK, Kapoor WN. Implementation of an evidence-based guideline to reduce duration of intravenous antibiotic therapy and length of stay for patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia: a randomized controlled trial. The American journal of medicine. 2003 Oct 1; 115 (5):343-51.



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