Randall Stafford

Professor of Medicine (Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention)

Professional Education

UC Berkeley School of Public Health (1990) CA

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital (1994) MA

Fellowship: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1991) GA

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1995)

Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital (1993) MA

MD, UC Berkeley / UC San Francisco, Medicine (1992)

PhD, UC Berkeley, Epidemiology (1990)

MS, UC Berkeley, Public Health (1988)

MHS, Johns Hopkins, Health Administration (1982)

Medical Education: UCSF School of Medicine (1992) CA

Honors & Awards

Outstanding Teaching Award, Stanford Prevention Research Center (2009)

Administrative Appointments

Program Director, Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices (2001 - Present)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

From Sick Care to Health Care - Reengineering Prevention into the U.S. System
Marvasti, F. F., & Stafford, R. S. (2012). From Sick Care to Health Care - Reengineering Prevention into the U.S. System. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 367(10), 889-891.

Off-Label Use of Drugs and Medical Devices: A Review of Policy Implications
Stafford, R. S. (2012). Off-Label Use of Drugs and Medical Devices: A Review of Policy Implications. CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS, 91(5), 920-925.

Practical Research Strategies for Reducing Social and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Obesity.
Rosas, L. G., & Stafford, R. S. (2012). Practical Research Strategies for Reducing Social and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Obesity. International journal of obesity (2005), 2012(2), s16-s22.

Enhancing Prescription Drug Innovation and Adoption
Alexander, G. C., O'Connor, A. B., & Stafford, R. S. (2011). Enhancing Prescription Drug Innovation and Adoption. ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 154(12), 833-U89.

Systematic Review: Benefits and Harms of In-Hospital Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa for Off-Label Indications
Yank, V., Tuohy, C. V., Logan, A. C., Bravata, D. M., Staudenmayer, K., & Stafford, R. S. (2011). Systematic Review: Benefits and Harms of In-Hospital Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa for Off-Label Indications. ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 154(8), 529-W190.

Community Resource Utilization, Psychosocial Health, and Sociodemographic Factors Associated with Diet and Physical Activity among Low-Income Obese Latino Immigrants
Drieling, R. L., Rosas, L. G., Ma, J., & Stafford, R. S. (2014). Community Resource Utilization, Psychosocial Health, and Sociodemographic Factors Associated with Diet and Physical Activity among Low-Income Obese Latino Immigrants. JOURNAL OF THE ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS, 114(2), 257-265.

Short-term weight loss patterns, baseline predictors, and longer-term follow-up within a randomized controlled trial
Yank, V., Xiao, L., Wilson, S. R., Stafford, R. S., Rosas, L. G., & Ma, J. (2014). Short-term weight loss patterns, baseline predictors, and longer-term follow-up within a randomized controlled trial. OBESITY, 22(1), 45-51.

Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Intervention for Weight Loss Into Primary Care A Randomized Trial
Ma, J., Yank, V., Xiao, L., Lavori, P. W., Wilson, S. R., & Stafford, R. S. (2013). Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Intervention for Weight Loss Into Primary Care A Randomized Trial. JAMA INTERNAL MEDICINE, 173(2), 113-121.

Baseline reach and adoption characteristics in a randomized controlled trial of two weight loss interventions translated into primary care: A structured report of real-world applicability
Yank, V., Stafford, R. S., Rosas, L. G., & Ma, J. (2013). Baseline reach and adoption characteristics in a randomized controlled trial of two weight loss interventions translated into primary care: A structured report of real-world applicability. CONTEMPORARY CLINICAL TRIALS, 34(1), 126-135.

Underdiagnosis of Hypertension Using Electronic Health Records
Banerjee, D., Chung, S., Wong, E. C., Wang, E. J., Stafford, R. S., & Palaniappan, L. P. (2012). Underdiagnosis of Hypertension Using Electronic Health Records. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION, 25(1), 97-102.

An Internet-Based Osteoporotic Fracture Risk Program: Effect on Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors
Drieling, R. L., Ma, J., Thiyagarajan, S., & Stafford, R. S. (2011). An Internet-Based Osteoporotic Fracture Risk Program: Effect on Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors. JOURNAL OF WOMENS HEALTH, 20(12), 1895-1907.

Is Clinical Decision Support the Missing Link in Prevention?
Stafford, R. S., & Romano, M. J. (2011). Is Clinical Decision Support the Missing Link in Prevention?. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 171(19), 1745-1746.

Electronic Health Records and Clinical Decision Support Systems Impact on National Ambulatory Care Quality
Romano, M. J., & Stafford, R. S. (2011). Electronic Health Records and Clinical Decision Support Systems Impact on National Ambulatory Care Quality. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 171(10), 897-903.

Off-Label Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa in US Hospitals: Analysis of Hospital Records
Logan, A. C., Yank, V., & Stafford, R. S. (2011). Off-Label Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa in US Hospitals: Analysis of Hospital Records. ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 154(8), 516-W175.

Trends in menopausal hormone therapy use of US office-based physicians, 2000-2009
Tsai, S. A., Stefanick, M. L., & Stafford, R. S. (2011). Trends in menopausal hormone therapy use of US office-based physicians, 2000-2009. MENOPAUSE-THE JOURNAL OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MENOPAUSE SOCIETY, 18(4), 385-392.

Evaluating clinic and community-based lifestyle interventions for obesity reduction in a low-income Latino neighborhood: Vivamos Activos Fair Oaks Program
Drieling, R. L., Ma, J., & Stafford, R. S. (2011). Evaluating clinic and community-based lifestyle interventions for obesity reduction in a low-income Latino neighborhood: Vivamos Activos Fair Oaks Program. BMC PUBLIC HEALTH.

Safety of Recombinant Activated Factor VII in Randomized Clinical Trials
Yank, V., & Stafford, R. S. (2011). Safety of Recombinant Activated Factor VII in Randomized Clinical Trials. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 364(6), 575-575.

Antiviral Prescribing by Office-Based Physicians During the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic
Hersh, A. L., & Stafford, R. S. (2011). Antiviral Prescribing by Office-Based Physicians During the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic. ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 154(1), 74-76.

Underdiagnosis of Pediatric Obesity during Outpatient Preventive Care Visits
Patel, A. I., Madsen, K. A., Maselli, J. H., Cabana, M. D., Stafford, R. S., & Hersh, A. L. (2010). Underdiagnosis of Pediatric Obesity during Outpatient Preventive Care Visits. ACADEMIC PEDIATRICS, 10(6), 405-409.

No Beneficial Effects of Pine Bark Extract on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors
Drieling, R. L., Gardner, C. D., Ma, J., Ahn, D. K., & Stafford, R. S. (2010). No Beneficial Effects of Pine Bark Extract on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 170(17), 1541-1547.

Lack of Improvement in Outpatient Management of Congestive Heart Failure in the United States
Banerjee, D., & Stafford, R. S. (2010). Lack of Improvement in Outpatient Management of Congestive Heart Failure in the United States. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 170(15), 1399-1400.

Impact of the ALLHAT/JNC7 Dissemination Project on Thiazide-Type Diuretic Use
Stafford, R. S., Bartholomew, L. K., Cushman, W. C., Cutler, J. A., Davis, B. R., & Whelton, P. K. (2010). Impact of the ALLHAT/JNC7 Dissemination Project on Thiazide-Type Diuretic Use. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 170(10), 851-858.

Bar charts enhance Bland-Altman plots when value ranges are limited
Smith, M. W., Ma, J., & Stafford, R. S. (2010). Bar charts enhance Bland-Altman plots when value ranges are limited. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, 63(2), 180-184.

Case Management to Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in a County Health Care System
Ma, J., Berra, K., Haskell, W. L., Klieman, L., Hyde, S., & Stafford, R. S. (2009). Case Management to Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in a County Health Care System. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 169(21), 1988-1995.

Predictors of Hypertension Awareness, Treatment, and Control Among Mexican American Women and Men
Bersamin, A., Stafford, R. S., & Winkleby, M. A. (2009). Predictors of Hypertension Awareness, Treatment, and Control Among Mexican American Women and Men. JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE, 24, 521-527.

New, but Not Improved? Incorporating Comparative-Effectiveness Information into FDA Labeling
Stafford, R. S., Wagner, T. H., & Lavori, P. W. (2009). New, but Not Improved? Incorporating Comparative-Effectiveness Information into FDA Labeling. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 361(13), 1230-1233.

Does Comparative Effectiveness Have a Comparative Edge?
Alexander, G. C., & Stafford, R. S. (2009). Does Comparative Effectiveness Have a Comparative Edge?. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 301(23), 2488-2490.

Adult Obesity and Office-based Quality of Care in the United States
Ma, J., Xiao, L., & Stafford, R. S. (2009). Adult Obesity and Office-based Quality of Care in the United States. OBESITY, 17(5), 1077-1085.

Underdiagnosis of Obesity in Adults in US Outpatient Settings
Ma, J., Xiao, L., & Stafford, R. S. (2009). Underdiagnosis of Obesity in Adults in US Outpatient Settings. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 169(3), 313-314.

Prioritizing Future Research on Off-Label Prescribing: Results of a Quantitative Evaluation
Walton, S. N., Schumock, G. T., Lee, K.-V., Alexander, G. C., Meltzer, D., & Stafford, R. S. (2008). Prioritizing Future Research on Off-Label Prescribing: Results of a Quantitative Evaluation. PHARMACOTHERAPY, 28(12), 1443-1452.

National Trends in Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, 1994-2007
Alexander, G. C., Sehgal, N. L., Moloney, R. M., & Stafford, R. S. (2008). National Trends in Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, 1994-2007. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 168(19), 2088-2094.

An international pilot study of oncology physicians' opinions and practices on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Lee, R. T., Hlubocky, F. J., Hu, J.-J., Stafford, R. S., & Daugherty, C. K. (2008). An international pilot study of oncology physicians' opinions and practices on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). INTEGRATIVE CANCER THERAPIES, 7(2), 70-75.

Screening, treatment, and control of hypertension in US private physician offices, 2003-2004
Ma, J., & Stafford, R. S. (2008). Screening, treatment, and control of hypertension in US private physician offices, 2003-2004. HYPERTENSION, 51(5), 1275-1281.

Regulating off-label drug use - Rethinking the role of the FDA
Stafford, R. S. (2008). Regulating off-label drug use - Rethinking the role of the FDA. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 358(14), 1427-1429.

The feasibility and value of new measures showing patterns of quality for patients with 3 chronic conditions.
Davidson, S. M., Shwartz, M., & Stafford, R. S. (2008). The feasibility and value of new measures showing patterns of quality for patients with 3 chronic conditions. The Journal of ambulatory care management, 31(1), 37-51.

Implementing cardiac risk-factor case management: lessons learned in a county health system.
Berra, K., Ma, J., Klieman, L., Hyde, S., Monti, V., & Stafford, R. S. (2007). Implementing cardiac risk-factor case management: lessons learned in a county health system. Critical pathways in cardiology, 6(4), 173-179.

Women's awareness and knowledge of hormone therapy post-Women's Health Initiative
Rigby, A. J., Ma, J., & Stafford, R. S. (2007). Women's awareness and knowledge of hormone therapy post-Women's Health Initiative. MENOPAUSE-THE JOURNAL OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MENOPAUSE SOCIETY, 14(5), 853-858.

Critical factors in case management: Practical lessons from a cardiac case management program
Stafford, R. S., & Berra, K. (2007). Critical factors in case management: Practical lessons from a cardiac case management program. DISEASE MANAGEMENT, 10(4), 197-207.

Electronic health record use and the quality of ambulatory care in the United States
Linder, J. A., Ma, J., Bates, D. W., Middleton, B., & Stafford, R. S. (2007). Electronic health record use and the quality of ambulatory care in the United States. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 167(13), 1400-1405.

Americans are not meeting current calcium recommendations
Ma, J., Johns, R. A., & Stafford, R. S. (2007). Americans are not meeting current calcium recommendations. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, 85(5), 1361-1366.

Elective and isolated carotid endarterectomy: Health disparities in utilization and outcomes, but not readmission
Kennedy, B. S., Fortmann, S. P., Winkleby, M. A., & Stafford, R. S. (2007). Elective and isolated carotid endarterectomy: Health disparities in utilization and outcomes, but not readmission. JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 99(5), 480-488.

Comparison of the Atkins, Zone, Ornish, and LEARN diets for change in weight and related risk factors among overweight premenopausal women
Gardner, C. D., Kiazand, A., Alhassan, S., Kim, S., Stafford, R. S., & King, A. C. (2007). Comparison of the Atkins, Zone, Ornish, and LEARN diets for change in weight and related risk factors among overweight premenopausal women. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 297(9), 969-977.

Outpatient hypertension treatment, treatment intensification, and control in western Europe and the United States
Wang, Y. R., Alexander, G. C., & Stafford, R. S. (2007). Outpatient hypertension treatment, treatment intensification, and control in western Europe and the United States. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 167(2), 141-147.

Changes in antihypertensive prescribing during US outpatient visits for uncomplicated hypertension between 1993 and 2004
Ma, J., Lee, K.-V., & Stafford, R. S. (2006). Changes in antihypertensive prescribing during US outpatient visits for uncomplicated hypertension between 1993 and 2004. HYPERTENSION, 48(5), 846-852.

Long-term and short-term changes in antihypertensive prescribing by office-based physicians in the United States
Stafford, R. S., Monti, V., Furberg, C. D., & Ma, J. (2006). Long-term and short-term changes in antihypertensive prescribing by office-based physicians in the United States. HYPERTENSION, 48(2), 213-218.

Off-label prescribing among office-based physicians
Radley, D. C., Finkelstein, S. N., & Stafford, R. S. (2006). Off-label prescribing among office-based physicians. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 166(9), 1021-1026.

US women desire greater professional guidance on hormone and alternative therapies for menopause symptom management
Ma, J., Drieling, R., & Stafford, R. S. (2006). US women desire greater professional guidance on hormone and alternative therapies for menopause symptom management. MENOPAUSE-THE JOURNAL OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MENOPAUSE SOCIETY, 13(3), 506-516.

What are the public health effects of direct-to-consumer drug advertising?
Almasi, E. A., Stafford, R. S., Kravitz, R. L., & Mansfield, P. R. (2006). What are the public health effects of direct-to-consumer drug advertising?. PLOS MEDICINE, 3(3), 284-288.

Implementation of case management to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in the Stanford and San Mateo Heart to Heart randomized controlled trial: study protocol and baseline characteristics
Ma, J., Lee, K.-V., Berra, K., & Stafford, R. S. (2006). Implementation of case management to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in the Stanford and San Mateo Heart to Heart randomized controlled trial: study protocol and baseline characteristics. IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE, 1.

Underutilization of aspirin persists in US ambulatory care for the secondary and primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
Stafford, R. S., Monti, V., & Ma, J. (2005). Underutilization of aspirin persists in US ambulatory care for the secondary and primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. PLOS MEDICINE, 2(12), 1292-1298.

Depression treatment during outpatient visits by US children and adolescents
Ma, J., Lee, K. V., & Stafford, R. S. (2005). Depression treatment during outpatient visits by US children and adolescents. JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH, 37(6), 434-442.

National patterns of calcium use in osteoporosis in the United States
Stafford, R. S., Drieling, R. L., Johns, R., & Ma, J. (2005). National patterns of calcium use in osteoporosis in the United States. JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE, 50(11), 885-890.

Quality of US outpatient care - Temporal changes and racial/ethnic disparities
Ma, J., & Stafford, R. S. (2005). Quality of US outpatient care - Temporal changes and racial/ethnic disparities. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 165(12), 1354-1361.

The who, what, and why of risk adjustment: A technology on the cusp of adoption
Blumenthal, D., Weissman, J. S., Wachterman, M., Weil, E., Stafford, R. S., & Lezzoni, L. I. (2005). The who, what, and why of risk adjustment: A technology on the cusp of adoption. JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLITICS POLICY AND LAW, 30(3), 453-473.

U.S. adolescents receive suboptimal preventive counseling during ambulatory care.
Ma, J., Wang, Y., & Stafford, R. S. (2005). U.S. adolescents receive suboptimal preventive counseling during ambulatory care. journal of adolescent health , 36(5), 441-?.

National trends in statin use by coronary heart disease risk category
Ma, J., Sehgal, N. L., Ayanian, J. Z., & Stafford, R. S. (2005). National trends in statin use by coronary heart disease risk category. PLOS MEDICINE, 2(5), 434-440.

Fluoroquinolone prescribing in the United States: 1995 to 2002
Linder, J. A., Huang, E. S., Steinman, M. A., Gonzales, R., & Stafford, R. S. (2005). Fluoroquinolone prescribing in the United States: 1995 to 2002. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 118(3), 259-268.

National trends in cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor use since market release - Nonselective diffusion of a selectively cost-effective innovation
Dai, C. L., Stafford, R. S., & Alexander, C. (2005). National trends in cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor use since market release - Nonselective diffusion of a selectively cost-effective innovation. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 165(2), 171-177.

New cardiovascular drugs: Patterns of use and association with non-drug health expenditures
Miller, G. E., Moeller, J. F., & Stafford, R. S. (2005). New cardiovascular drugs: Patterns of use and association with non-drug health expenditures. INQUIRY-THE JOURNAL OF HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION PROVISION AND FINANCING, 42(4), 397-412.

Promotion and prescribing of hormone therapy after report of harm by the women's health initiative
Majumdar, S. R., Almasi, E. A., & Stafford, R. S. (2004). Promotion and prescribing of hormone therapy after report of harm by the women's health initiative. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 292(16), 1983-1988.

Estrogen plus progestin and risk of venous thrombosis
Cushman, M., Kuller, L. H., Prentice, R., Rodabough, R. J., Psaty, B. M., & Rosendaal, F. R. (2004). Estrogen plus progestin and risk of venous thrombosis. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 292(13), 1573-1580.

Diet and physical activity counseling during ambulatory care visits in the United States
Ma, J., Urizar, G. G., Alehegn, T., & Stafford, R. S. (2004). Diet and physical activity counseling during ambulatory care visits in the United States. PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 39(4), 815-822.

National trends in osteoporosis visits and osteoporosis treatment, 1988-2003
Stafford, R. S., Drieling, R. L., & Hersh, A. L. (2004). National trends in osteoporosis visits and osteoporosis treatment, 1988-2003. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 164(14), 1525-1530.

Costs of antidepressant medications associated with inadequate treatment
Weilburg, J. B., Stafford, R. S., O'Leary, K. M., Meigs, J. B., & Finkelstein, S. N. (2004). Costs of antidepressant medications associated with inadequate treatment. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MANAGED CARE, 10(6), 357-365.

National trends in antiarrhythmic and antithrombotic medication use in atrial fibrillation
Fang, M. C., Stafford, R. S., Ruskin, J. N., & Singer, D. E. (2004). National trends in antiarrhythmic and antithrombotic medication use in atrial fibrillation. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 164(1), 55-60.

National use of postmenopausal hormone therapy - Annual trends and response to recent evidence
Hersh, A. L., Stefanick, M. L., & Stafford, R. S. (2004). National use of postmenopausal hormone therapy - Annual trends and response to recent evidence. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 291(1), 47-53.

Impact of clinical trial results on national trends in alpha-blocker prescribing, 1996-2002
Stafford, R. S., Furberg, C. D., Finkelstein, S. N., Cockburn, I. M., Alehegn, T., & Ma, J. (2004). Impact of clinical trial results on national trends in alpha-blocker prescribing, 1996-2002. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 291(1), 54-62.

Modelling the ability of risk adjusters to reduce adverse selection in managed care.
Stafford, R. S., Li, D., Davis, R. B., & Iezzoni, L. I. (2004). Modelling the ability of risk adjusters to reduce adverse selection in managed care. Applied health economics and health policy, 3(2), 107-114.

Symptoms of depression as a risk factor for incident diabetes: Findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Epidemiologic Follow-up study, 1971-1992
Carnethon, M. R., Kinder, L. S., Fair, J. M., Stafford, R. S., & Fortmann, S. P. (2003). Symptoms of depression as a risk factor for incident diabetes: Findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Epidemiologic Follow-up study, 1971-1992. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 158(5), 416-423.

US physician adherence to standards in asthma pharmacotherapy varies by patient and physician characteristics
Ma, J., & Stafford, R. S. (2003). US physician adherence to standards in asthma pharmacotherapy varies by patient and physician characteristics. JOURNAL OF ALLERGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY, 112(3), 633-635.

Association between antibiotic prescribing and visit duration in adults with upper respiratory tract infections
Linder, J. A., Singer, D. E., & Stafford, R. S. (2003). Association between antibiotic prescribing and visit duration in adults with upper respiratory tract infections. CLINICAL THERAPEUTICS, 25(9), 2419-2430.

Evaluation of the adequacy of outpatient antidepressant treatment
Weilburg, J. B., O'Leary, K. M., Meigs, J. B., Hennen, J., & Stafford, R. S. (2003). Evaluation of the adequacy of outpatient antidepressant treatment. PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, 54(9), 1233-1239.

Feedback intervention to reduce routine electrocardiogram use in primary care
Stafford, R. S. (2003). Feedback intervention to reduce routine electrocardiogram use in primary care. AMERICAN HEART JOURNAL, 145(6), 979-985.

National trends in antiobesity medication use
Stafford, R. S., & Radley, D. C. (2003). National trends in antiobesity medication use. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 163(9), 1046-1050.

A statistical analysis of the magnitude and composition of drug promotion in the United States in 1998
Ma, J., Stafford, R. S., Cockburn, I. M., & Finkelstein, S. N. (2003). A statistical analysis of the magnitude and composition of drug promotion in the United States in 1998. CLINICAL THERAPEUTICS, 25(5), 1503-1517.

Chronic disease medication use in managed care and indemnity insurance plans
Stafford, R. S., Davidson, S. M., Davidson, H., Miracle-McMahill, H., Crawford, S. L., & Blumenthal, D. (2003). Chronic disease medication use in managed care and indemnity insurance plans. HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 38(2), 595-612.

National trends in asthma visits and asthma pharmacotherapy, 1978-2002
Stafford, R. S., Ma, J., Finkelstein, S. N., Haver, K., & Cockburn, I. (2003). National trends in asthma visits and asthma pharmacotherapy, 1978-2002. JOURNAL OF ALLERGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY, 111(4), 729-735.

Trends in Prescribing of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Other Newer Antidepressant Agents in Adult Primary Care.
Pirraglia, P. A., Stafford, R. S., & Singer, D. E. (2003). Trends in Prescribing of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Other Newer Antidepressant Agents in Adult Primary Care. Primary care companion to the Journal of clinical psychiatry, 5(4), 153-157.

The underutilization of cardiac medications of proven benefit, 1990 to 2002
Stafford, R. S., & Radley, D. C. (2003). The underutilization of cardiac medications of proven benefit, 1990 to 2002. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 41(1), 56-61.

The potential of pill splitting to achieve cost savings
Stafford, R. S., & Radley, D. C. (2002). The potential of pill splitting to achieve cost savings. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MANAGED CARE, 8(8), 706-712.

Trends in medication use for osteoarthritis treatment
Ausiello, J. C., & Stafford, R. S. (2002). Trends in medication use for osteoarthritis treatment. JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, 29(5), 999-1005.

National patterns in the treatment of urinary tract infections in women by ambulatory care physicians
Huang, E. S., & Stafford, R. S. (2002). National patterns in the treatment of urinary tract infections in women by ambulatory care physicians. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 162(1), 41-47.

Variation in routine electrocardiogram use in academic primary care practice
Stafford, R. S., & MISRA, B. (2001). Variation in routine electrocardiogram use in academic primary care practice. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 161(19), 2351-2355.

Antibiotic treatment of adults with sore throat by community primary care physicians - A national survey, 1989-1999
Linder, J. A., & Stafford, R. S. (2001). Antibiotic treatment of adults with sore throat by community primary care physicians - A national survey, 1989-1999. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 286(10), 1181-1186.

Randomized clinical trials and recent patterns in the use of statins
Wang, T. J., Stafford, R. S., Ausiello, J. C., & Chaisson, C. E. (2001). Randomized clinical trials and recent patterns in the use of statins. AMERICAN HEART JOURNAL, 141(6), 957-963.

The diagnosis and treatment of cough.
Linder, J. A., & Stafford, R. S. (2001). The diagnosis and treatment of cough. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 344(14), 1097-1097.

US physicians' treatment of smoking in outpatients with psychiatric diagnoses.
Thorndike, A. N., Stafford, R. S., & Rigotti, N. A. (2001). US physicians' treatment of smoking in outpatients with psychiatric diagnoses. Nicotine & tobacco research , 3(1), 85-91.

National Patterns of Medication Treatment for Depression, 1987 to 2001.
Stafford, R. S., MacDonald, E. A., & Finkelstein, S. N. (2001). National Patterns of Medication Treatment for Depression, 1987 to 2001. Primary care companion to the Journal of clinical psychiatry, 3(6), 232-235.

Certain cardiac risk factors predict risk factor interventions and influence communication between physicians and patients
Mora, S., Stafford, R. S., & Pasternak, R. C. (2000). Certain cardiac risk factors predict risk factor interventions and influence communication between physicians and patients. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 86(7), 783-?.

National patterns of physician activities related to obesity management
Stafford, R. S., Farhat, J. H., MISRA, B., & Schoenfeld, D. A. (2000). National patterns of physician activities related to obesity management. ARCHIVES OF FAMILY MEDICINE, 9(7), 631-?.

Cardiovascular disease prevention practices by US physicians for patients with diabetes
Meigs, J. B., & Stafford, R. S. (2000). Cardiovascular disease prevention practices by US physicians for patients with diabetes. JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE, 15(4), 220-228.

Aspirin use is low among United States outpatients with coronary artery disease
Stafford, R. S. (2000). Aspirin use is low among United States outpatients with coronary artery disease. CIRCULATION, 101(10), 1097-1101.

Age-specific patterns of prostate-specific antigen testing among primary care physician visits.
McNaughton Collins, M., Stafford, R. S., & Barry, M. J. (2000). Age-specific patterns of prostate-specific antigen testing among primary care physician visits. journal of family practice, 49(2), 169-172.

National Patterns of Depression Treatment in Primary Care.
Stafford, R. S., Ausiello, J. C., Misra, B., & Saglam, D. (2000). National Patterns of Depression Treatment in Primary Care. Primary care companion to the Journal of clinical psychiatry, 2(6), 211-216.

Stress testing: National patterns and predictors of test ordering
Cohen, M. C., Stafford, R. S., & MISRA, B. (1999). Stress testing: National patterns and predictors of test ordering. AMERICAN HEART JOURNAL, 138(6), 1019-1024.

Rates of US physicians counseling adolescents about smoking
Thorndike, A. N., Ferris, T. G., Stafford, R. S., & Rigotti, N. A. (1999). Rates of US physicians counseling adolescents about smoking. JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE, 91(21), 1857-1862.

Distinguishing chronic prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia symptoms: Results of national survey of physician visits
Collins, M. M., Stafford, R. S., O'Leary, M. P., & Barry, M. J. (1999). Distinguishing chronic prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia symptoms: Results of national survey of physician visits. UROLOGY, 53(5), 921-925.

Trends in antihypertensive drug advertising, 1985-1996
Wang, T. J., Ausiello, J. C., & Stafford, R. S. (1999). Trends in antihypertensive drug advertising, 1985-1996. CIRCULATION, 99(15), 2055-2057.

The duration of ambulatory visits to physicians
Blumenthal, D., Causino, N., Chang, Y. C., Culpepper, L., Marder, W., & Starfield, B. (1999). The duration of ambulatory visits to physicians. JOURNAL OF FAMILY PRACTICE, 48(4), 264-271.

Trends in adult visits to primary care physicians in the United States
Stafford, R. S., Saglam, D., Causino, N., Starfield, B., Culpepper, L., & Blumenthal, D. (1999). Trends in adult visits to primary care physicians in the United States. ARCHIVES OF FAMILY MEDICINE, 8(1), 26-32.

Specialty differences in cardiovascular disease prevention practices
Stafford, R. S., & Blumenthal, D. (1998). Specialty differences in cardiovascular disease prevention practices. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 32(5), 1238-1243.

Rate control and sinus rhythm maintenance in atrial fibrillation - National trends in medication use, 1980-1990
Stafford, R. S., Robson, D. C., MISRA, B., Ruskin, J., & Singer, D. E. (1998). Rate control and sinus rhythm maintenance in atrial fibrillation - National trends in medication use, 1980-1990. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 158(19), 2144-2148.

The declining impact of race and insurance status on hormone replacement therapy
Stafford, R. S., Saglam, D., Causino, N., & Blumenthal, D. (1998). The declining impact of race and insurance status on hormone replacement therapy. MENOPAUSE-THE JOURNAL OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MENOPAUSE SOCIETY, 5(3), 140-144.

National patterns and predictors of beta-blocker use in patients with coronary artery disease
Wang, T. J., & Stafford, R. S. (1998). National patterns and predictors of beta-blocker use in patients with coronary artery disease. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 158(17), 1901-1906.

National trends in the use of antibiotics by primary care physicians for adult patients with cough
Metlay, J. P., Stafford, R. S., & Singer, D. E. (1998). National trends in the use of antibiotics by primary care physicians for adult patients with cough. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 158(16), 1813-1818.

Recent national patterns of warfarin use in atrial fibrillation
Stafford, R. S., & Singer, D. E. (1998). Recent national patterns of warfarin use in atrial fibrillation. CIRCULATION, 97(13), 1231-1233.

How common is prostatitis? A national survey of physician visits
Collins, M. M., Stafford, R. S., O'Leary, M. P., & Barry, M. J. (1998). How common is prostatitis? A national survey of physician visits. JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, 159(4), 1224-1228.

Changes in the daily practice of primary care for children
Ferris, T. G., Saglam, D., Stafford, R. S., Causino, N., Starfield, B., & Blumenthal, D. (1998). Changes in the daily practice of primary care for children. ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS & ADOLESCENT MEDICINE, 152(3), 227-233.

National patterns in the treatment of smokers by physicians
Thorndike, A. N., Rigotti, N. A., Stafford, R. S., & Singer, D. E. (1998). National patterns in the treatment of smokers by physicians. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 279(8), 604-608.

National patterns of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor use in congestive heart failure
Stafford, R. S., Saglam, D., & Blumenthal, D. (1997). National patterns of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor use in congestive heart failure. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 157(21), 2460-2464.

The impact of cancer on the physical function of the elderly and their utilization of health care
Stafford, R. S., & Cyr, P. L. (1997). The impact of cancer on the physical function of the elderly and their utilization of health care. CANCER, 80(10), 1973-1980.

Low rates of hormone replacement in visits to United States primary care physicians
Stafford, R. S., Saglam, D., Causino, N., & Blumenthal, D. (1997). Low rates of hormone replacement in visits to United States primary care physicians. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 177(2), 381-387.

Variations in cholesterol management practices of US physicians
Stafford, R. S., Blumenthal, D., & Pasternak, R. C. (1997). Variations in cholesterol management practices of US physicians. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 29(1), 139-146.

National patterns of warfarin use in atrial fibrillation
Stafford, R. S., & Singer, D. E. (1996). National patterns of warfarin use in atrial fibrillation. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 156(22), 2537-2541.

TRENDS IN CESAREAN-SECTION USE IN CALIFORNIA, 1983 TO 1990
Stafford, R. S., Sullivan, S. D., & Gardner, L. B. (1993). TRENDS IN CESAREAN-SECTION USE IN CALIFORNIA, 1983 TO 1990. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, 168(4), 1297-1302.

HIV-INFECTION AMONG PATIENTS IN UNITED-STATES ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS - STRATEGIES FOR THE COUNSELING AND TESTING OF HOSPITAL PATIENTS
Janssen, R. S., STLOUIS, M. E., Satten, G. A., Critchley, S. E., Petersen, L. R., & Dondero, T. J. (1992). HIV-INFECTION AMONG PATIENTS IN UNITED-STATES ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS - STRATEGIES FOR THE COUNSELING AND TESTING OF HOSPITAL PATIENTS. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 327(7), 445-452.

THE IMPACT OF NONCLINICAL FACTORS ON REPEAT CESAREAN-SECTION
Stafford, R. S. (1991). THE IMPACT OF NONCLINICAL FACTORS ON REPEAT CESAREAN-SECTION. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 265(1), 59-63.

RECENT TRENDS IN CESAREAN-SECTION USE IN CALIFORNIA
Stafford, R. S. (1990). RECENT TRENDS IN CESAREAN-SECTION USE IN CALIFORNIA. WESTERN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 153(5), 511-514.

CESAREAN-SECTION USE AND SOURCE OF PAYMENT - AN ANALYSIS OF CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL DISCHARGE ABSTRACTS
Stafford, R. S. (1990). CESAREAN-SECTION USE AND SOURCE OF PAYMENT - AN ANALYSIS OF CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL DISCHARGE ABSTRACTS. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 80(3), 313-315.

ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES FOR CONTROLLING RISING CESAREAN-SECTION RATES
Stafford, R. S. (1990). ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES FOR CONTROLLING RISING CESAREAN-SECTION RATES. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 263(5), 683-687.

SOCIOECONOMIC DIFFERENCES IN RATES OF CESAREAN-SECTION
Gould, J. B., Davey, B., & Stafford, R. S. (1989). SOCIOECONOMIC DIFFERENCES IN RATES OF CESAREAN-SECTION. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 321(4), 233-239.