Donald Nease, MD
Professor, Family Medicine

Photo
Medical School:
  • MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine (1987)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Kansas (KS) (1983)
Residency:
  • Medical University of South Carolina Program, Family Medicine (1990)
Fellowships:
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Program (1991)
Languages: English, German
Department: Family Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Vice Chair for Community

Publications

  • Fort MP, Steiner JF, Santos C, Moore KR, Villaverde M, Nease DE, Ortega D, Manson SM. Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies for Engaging Family in Diabetes and Hypertension Management: A Qualitative Study. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2020;31(2):827-844. PubMed PMID: 33410810
  • Curcija K, Zittleman L, Fisher M, Nease DE Jr, Dickinson LM, de la Cerda D, Sutter C, Ancona J, Rank J, Westfall JM. Does a Rural Community-Based Intervention Improve Knowledge and Attitudes of Opioid Use Disorder and Medication-Assisted Treatment? A Report From the IT MATTTRs Study. J Rural Health. 2020 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33244841
  • Nease D Jr, Greiver M. 2020 PBRN CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS: Living Laboratories for Innovation and Dissemination/Implementation in Our Communities. Ann Fam Med. 2020 Nov;18(6):569-570. PubMed PMID: 33168693
  • Mullen R, Weidner A, Liaw W, Mainous AG, Hester CM, Goodyear-Smith F, Nease D, Schneider D, Ewigman B. Family medicine research capacity in the USA. Fam Pract. 2020 Nov 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33159206
  • Kwan BM, Rementer J, Richie N, Nederveld AL, Phimphasone-Brady P, Sajatovic M, Nease DE Jr, Waxmonsky JA. Adapting Diabetes Shared Medical Appointments to Fit Context for Practice-Based Research (PBR). J Am Board Fam Med. 2020 Sep-Oct;33(5):716-727. PubMed PMID: 32989066
  • Dickinson WP, Nease DE Jr, Rhyne RL, Knierim KE, Fernald DH, de la Cerda DR, Dickinson LM. Practice Transformation Support and Patient Engagement to Improve Cardiovascular Care: From EvidenceNOW Southwest (ENSW). J Am Board Fam Med. 2020 Sep-Oct;33(5):675-686. PubMed PMID: 32989062
  • Zittleman L, Curcija K, Sutter C, Dickinson LM, Thomas J, de la Cerda D, Nease DE Jr, Westfall JM. Building Capacity for Medication Assisted Treatment in Rural Primary Care Practices: The IT MATTTRs Practice Team Training. J Prim Care Community Health. 2020 Jan-Dec;11:2150132720953723. PubMed PMID: 32909491
  • Nease DE Jr. Balint autobiography-Donald E. Nease, Jr. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2020 May;55(3):214-216. PubMed PMID: 32389044
  • Eichner B, Michaels LAC, Branca K, Ramsey K, Mitchell J, Morris CD, Fagnan LJ, Dolor RJ, Elder N, Hahn DL, Nease DE, Lapidus J, Cibotti R, Block J, Simpson EL. A Community-based Assessment of Skin Care, Allergies, and Eczema (CASCADE): an atopic dermatitis primary prevention study using emollients-protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2020 Mar 4;21(1):243. PubMed PMID: 32131885
  • Oser TK, Oser SM, Parascando JA, Hessler-Jones D, Sciamanna CN, Sparling K, Nease D Jr, Litchman ML. Social Media in the Diabetes Community: a Novel Way to Assess Psychosocial Needs in People with Diabetes and Their Caregivers. Curr Diab Rep. 2020 Feb 20;20(3):10. PubMed PMID: 32080765
  • Kwan BM, Dickinson LM, Glasgow RE, Sajatovic M, Gritz M, Holtrop JS, Nease DE Jr, Ritchie N, Nederveld A, Gurfinkel D, Waxmonsky JA. Correction to: The Invested in Diabetes Study Protocol: a cluster randomized pragmatic trial comparing standardized and patient-driven diabetes shared medical appointments. Trials. 2020 Feb 18;21(1):195. PubMed PMID: 32070389
  • Nease DE Jr, Simpson MJ, Zittleman L, Holtrop JS, Hall TL, Fisher M, Felzien M, Westfall JM. Making the Random the Usual: Appreciative Inquiry/Boot Camp Translation-Developing Community-Oriented Evidence That Matters. J Prim Care Community Health. 2020 Jan-Dec;11:2150132720904176. PubMed PMID: 32009520
  • Kwan BM, Dickinson LM, Glasgow RE, Sajatovic M, Gritz M, Holtrop JS, Nease DE Jr, Ritchie N, Nederveld A, Gurfinkel D, Waxmonsky JA. The Invested in Diabetes Study Protocol: a cluster randomized pragmatic trial comparing standardized and patient-driven diabetes shared medical appointments. Trials. 2020 Jan 10;21(1):65. PubMed PMID: 31924249
  • Menear M, Dugas M, Careau E, Chouinard MC, Dogba MJ, Gagnon MP, Gervais M, Gilbert M, Houle J, Kates N, Knowles S, Martin N, Nease DE Jr, Zomahoun HTV, Légaré F. Strategies for engaging patients and families in collaborative care programs for depression and anxiety disorders: A systematic review. J Affect Disord. 2020 Feb 15;263:528-539. PubMed PMID: 31744737
  • Holtrop JS, Fisher M, Martinez DE, Simpson M, Awadallah NS, Nease DE Jr, Zittleman L, Westfall JM. What Works for Managing Chronic Pain: An Appreciative Inquiry Qualitative Analysis. J Prim Care Community Health. 2019 Jan-Dec;10:2150132719885286. PubMed PMID: 31747822
  • Menear M, Dugas M, Careau E, Chouinard MC, Dogba MJ, Gagnon MP, Gervais M, Gilbert M, Houle J, Kates N, Knowles S, Martin N, Nease DE Jr, Zomahoun HTV, Légaré F. Strategies for engaging patients and families in collaborative care programs for depression and anxiety disorders: A systematic review. J Affect Disord. 2019 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31744737
  • Loeb DF, Monson SP, Lockhart S, Depue C, Ludman E, Nease DE Jr, Binswanger IA, Kline DM, de Gruy FV, Good DG, Bayliss EA. Mixed method evaluation of Relational Team Development (RELATED) to improve team-based care for complex patients with mental illness in primary care. BMC Psychiatry. 2019 Oct 15;19(1):299. PubMed PMID: 31615460
  • Fisher M, Brewer SE, Westfall JM, Simpson M, Zittleman L, O'Leary ST, Fernald DH, Nederveld A, Nease DE Jr. Strategies for Developing and Sustaining Patient and Community Advisory Groups: Lessons from the State Networks of Colorado Ambulatory Practices and Partners (SNOCAP) Consortium of Practice-Based Research Networks. J Am Board Fam Med. 2019 Sep-Oct;32(5):663-673. PubMed PMID: 31506362
  • Fisher M, Brewer SE, Fernald DH, Summers Holtrop J, Nederveld A, O'Leary ST, Simpson M, Westfall JM, Zittleman L, Nease DE Jr. Process for Setting Research Priorities: A Case Study from the State Networks of Colorado Ambulatory Practices and Partners (SNOCAP) Consortium. J Am Board Fam Med. 2019 Sep-Oct;32(5):655-662. PubMed PMID: 31506361
  • Knierim KE, Hall TL, Dickinson LM, Nease DE Jr, de la Cerda DR, Fernald D, Bleecker MJ, Rhyne RL, Dickinson WP. Primary Care Practices' Ability to Report Electronic Clinical Quality Measures in the EvidenceNOW Southwest Initiative to Improve Heart Health. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Aug 2;2(8):e198569. PubMed PMID: 31390033
  • Hall TL, Knierim KE, Nease DE Jr, Staton EW, Nkouaga C, Miriam Dickinson L, Rhyne RL, Perry Dickinson W. Primary Care Practices' Implementation of Patient-Team Partnership: Findings from EvidenceNOW Southwest. J Am Board Fam Med. 2019 Jul-Aug;32(4):490-504. PubMed PMID: 31300569
  • Gyllstrom E, Gearin K, Nease D Jr, Bekemeier B, Pratt R. Measuring Local Public Health and Primary Care Collaboration: A Practice-Based Research Approach. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2019 Jul Aug;25(4):382-389. PubMed PMID: 31136512
  • Westfall JM, Roper R, Gaglioti A, Nease DE Jr. Practice-Based Research Networks: Strategic Opportunities to Advance Implementation Research for Health Equity. Ethn Dis. 2019;29(Suppl 1):113-118. PubMed PMID: 30906158
  • Tong S, Mullen RA, Hochheimer CJ, Sabo RT, Liaw WR, Nease DE Jr, Krist AH, Frey JJ 3rd. Geographic Characteristics of Loneliness in Primary Care. Ann Fam Med. 2019 Mar;17(2):158-160. PubMed PMID: 30858259
  • Mullen RA, Tong S, Sabo RT, Liaw WR, Marshall J, Nease DE Jr, Krist AH, Frey JJ 3rd. Loneliness in Primary Care Patients: A Prevalence Study. Ann Fam Med. 2019 Mar;17(2):108-115. PubMed PMID: 30858253
  • Al-Naqeeb J, Danner S, Fagnan LJ, Ramsey K, Michaels L, Mitchell J, Branca K, Morris C, Nease DE Jr, Zittleman L, Levy B, Daly J, Hahn D, Dolor RJ, Williams HC, Chalmers JR, Hanifin J, Tofte S, Zuckerman KE, Hansis K, Gundersen M, Block J, Karr F, Dunbrasky S, Siebe K, Dillon K, Cibotti R, Lapidus J, Simpson EL. The Burden of Childhood Atopic Dermatitis in the Primary Care Setting: A Report from the Meta-LARC Consortium. J Am Board Fam Med. 2019 Mar-Apr;32(2):191-200. PubMed PMID: 30850455
  • Moody EJ, Harris B, Zittleman L, Nease DE, Westfall JM. It's time for a change!: The appreciative inquiry/bootcamp translation to address disparities in the Latino community with autism spectrum disorders. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2019 Jan;25(1):113-122. PubMed PMID: 30714773
  • Gyllstrom E, Gearin K, Nease D Jr, Bekemeier B, Pratt R. Measuring Local Public Health and Primary Care Collaboration: A Practice-Based Research Approach. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2018 Jun 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29889181
  • English AF, Dickinson LM, Zittleman L, Nease DE Jr, Herrick A, Westfall JM, Simpson MJ, Fernald DH, Rhyne RL, Dickinson WP. A Community Engagement Method to Design Patient Engagement Materials for Cardiovascular Health. Ann Fam Med. 2018 Apr;16(Suppl 1):S58-S64. PubMed PMID: 29632227
  • Pratt R, Gyllstrom B, Gearin K, Lange C, Hahn D, Baldwin LM, VanRaemdonck L, Nease D, Zahner S. Identifying Barriers to Collaboration Between Primary Care and Public Health: Experiences at the Local Level. Public Health Rep. 2018 May Jun;133(3):311-317. PubMed PMID: 29614236
  • Nease DE Jr, Lichtenstein A, Pinho-Costa L, Hoedebecke K. Balint 2.0: A virtual Balint group for doctors around the world. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2018 May;53(3):115-125. PubMed PMID: 29609525
  • Cohen DJ, Dorr DA, Knierim K, DuBard CA, Hemler JR, Hall JD, Marino M, Solberg LI, McConnell KJ, Nichols LM, Nease DE Jr, Edwards ST, Wu WY, Pham-Singer H, Kho AN, Phillips RL Jr, Rasmussen LV, Duffy FD, Balasubramanian BA. Primary Care Practices' Abilities And Challenges In Using Electronic Health Record Data For Quality Improvement. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 Apr;37(4):635-643. PubMed PMID: 29608365
  • Loeb DF, Leister E, Ludman E, Binswanger IA, Crane L, Dickinson M, Kline DM, deGruy FV, Nease D, Bayliss EA. Factors associated with physician self-efficacy in mental illness management and team-based care. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2018 Jan - Feb;50:111-118. PubMed PMID: 29156252
  • Kwan BM, Jortberg B, Warman MK, Kane I, Wearner R, Koren R, Carrigan T, Martinez V, Nease DE Jr. Stakeholder engagement in diabetes self-management: patient preference for peer support and other insights. Fam Pract. 2017 Jan 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28043961
  • Loeb DF, Leister E, Ludman E, Binswanger IA, Crane L, Dickinson M, Kline DM, deGruy FV, Nease D, Bayliss EA. Factors associated with physician self-efficacy in mental illness management and team-based care. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2017 Nov 11;50:111-118. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29156252
  • Nease DE Jr, Campbell-Scherer D, Haught J. 2017 PBRN CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS TAKING PRACTICE TRANSFORMATION TO SCALE WITH QUALITY IMPROVEMENT. Ann Fam Med. 2017 Sep;15(5):488-489. PubMed PMID: 28893826
  • Westfall JM, Zittleman L, Felzien M, Ringel M, Lakin A, Nease D. Institutional review board training when patients and community members are engaged as researchers. Fam Pract. 2017 Jun 1;34(3):301-304. PubMed PMID: 28525924
  • Loeb DF, Crane LA, Leister E, Bayliss EA, Ludman E, Binswanger IA, Kline DM, Smith M, deGruy FV, Nease DE, Dickinson LM. Development and initial validation of primary care provider mental illness management and team-based care self-efficacy scales. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2017 Mar - Apr;45:44-50. PubMed PMID: 28274338
  • Portalupi LB, Lewis CL, Miller CD, Whiteman-Jones KL, Sather KA, Nease DE Jr, Matlock DD. Developing a patient and family research advisory panel to include people with significant disease, multimorbidity and advanced age. Fam Pract. 2017 Jun 1;34(3):364-369. PubMed PMID: 28122848
  • Kwan BM, Jortberg B, Warman MK, Kane I, Wearner R, Koren R, Carrigan T, Martinez V, Nease DE Jr. Stakeholder engagement in diabetes self-management: patient preference for peer support and other insights. Fam Pract. 2017 Jun 1;34(3):358-363. PubMed PMID: 28043961
  • Menear M, Gervais M, Careau E, Chouinard MC, Cloutier G, Delorme A, Dogba MJ, Dugas M, Gagnon MP, Gilbert M, Harvey D, Houle J, Kates N, Knowles S, Martin N, Nease D Jr, Pluye P, Samson E, Zomahoun HT, Légaré F. Strategies and impacts of patient and family engagement in collaborative mental healthcare: protocol for a systematic and realist review. BMJ Open. 2016 Sep 27;6(9):e012949. PubMed PMID: 27678546
  • Nease DE Jr. Evidence, Engagement, and Technology: Themes of and the State of Primary Care Practice-based Network Research. J Am Board Fam Med. 2016 Sep-Oct;29(5):521-4. PubMed PMID: 27613782
  • Westfall JM, Zittleman L, Felzien M, Norman N, Tamez M, Backlund-Jarquin P, Nease D. Reinventing The Wheel Of Medical Evidence: How The Boot Camp Translation Process Is Making Gains. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Apr;35(4):613-8. PubMed PMID: 27044960
  • Ewigman B, Davis A, Vansaghi T, Cole A, deGruy F, Green L, King D, Kuzel T, Lindbloom E, Meadows L, Miser F, Nease D, Ruffin M. BUILDING RESEARCH & SCHOLARSHIP CAPACITY IN DEPARTMENTS OF FAMILY MEDICINE: A NEW JOINT ADFM-NAPCRG INITIATIVE. Ann Fam Med. 2016 Jan-Feb;14(1):82-3. PubMed PMID: 26755789
  • Fetters MD, Guetterman TC, Power D, Nease DE Jr. Split-Session Focus Group Interviews in the Naturalistic Setting of Family Medicine Offices. Ann Fam Med. 2016 Jan-Feb;14(1):70-5. PubMed PMID: 26755786
  • Loeb D, Sieja A, Corral J, Zehnder NG, Guiton G, Nease DE. Evaluation of the role of training in the implementation of a depression screening and treatment protocol in 2 academic outpatient internal medicine clinics utilizing the electronic medical record. Am J Med Qual. 2015 Jul-Aug;30(4):359-66. PubMed PMID: 24829154
  • Green LA, Nease D Jr, Klinkman MS. Clinical reminders designed and implemented using cognitive and organizational science principles decrease reminder fatigue. J Am Board Fam Med. 2015 May-Jun;28(3):351-9. PubMed PMID: 25957368
  • Sipe TA, Finnie RK, Knopf JA, Qu S, Reynolds JA, Thota AB, Hahn RA, Goetzel RZ, Hennessy KD, McKnight-Eily LR, Chapman DP, Anderson CW, Azrin S, Abraido-Lanza AF, Gelenberg AJ, Vernon-Smiley ME, Nease DE Jr. Effects of mental health benefits legislation: a community guide systematic review. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Jun;48(6):755-66. PubMed PMID: 25998926
  • Aikens JE, Klinkman MS, Sen A, Nease DE. Improving the assessment of depression remission with the Remission Evaluation and Mood Inventory Tool. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2015;50(4):383-97. PubMed PMID: 26526397
  • Knierim KE, Fernald DH, Staton EW, Nease DE Jr. Organizing your practice for screening and secondary prevention among adults. Prim Care. 2014 Jun;41(2):163-83. PubMed PMID: 24830604
  • Loeb D, Sieja A, Corral J, Zehnder NG, Guiton G, Nease DE. Evaluation of the Role of Training in the Implementation of a Depression Screening and Treatment Protocol in 2 Academic Outpatient Internal Medicine Clinics Utilizing the Electronic Medical Record. Am J Med Qual. 2014 May 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24829154
  • Nease DE Jr. Addressing the health care needs of patients with serious mental illness - it takes a system. J Prim Health Care. 2014 Mar 1;6(1):6. PubMed PMID: 24624405
  • Jimbo M, Rana GK, Hawley S, Holmes-Rovner M, Kelly-Blake K, Nease DE Jr, Ruffin MT 4th. What is lacking in current decision aids on cancer screening?. CA Cancer J Clin. 2013 May;63(3):193-214. PubMed PMID: 23504675
  • Jimbo M, Shultz CG, Nease DE, Fetters MD, Power D, Ruffin MT 4th. Perceived barriers and facilitators of using a web-based interactive decision aid for colorectal cancer screening in community practice settings: findings from focus groups with primary care clinicians and medical office staff. J Med Internet Res. 2013 Dec 18;15(12):e286. PubMed PMID: 24351420
  • Ross SE, Radcliff TA, Leblanc WG, Dickinson LM, Libby AM, Nease DE Jr. Effects of health information exchange adoption on ambulatory testing rates. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 Nov-Dec;20(6):1137-42. PubMed PMID: 23698257
  • Kales HC, Nease DE Jr, Sirey JA, Zivin K, Kim HM, Kavanagh J, Lynn S, Chiang C, Neighbors HW, Valenstein M, Blow FC. Racial differences in adherence to antidepressant treatment in later life. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013 Oct;21(10):999-1009. PubMed PMID: 23602306
View All (56 Total) View Less

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), Member
  • Society of Teacher of Family Medicine (STFM), Member
  • North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), Member
  • American Balint Society, Charter Member
  • Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP), Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth A.F. Williams Family Medicine Clinic - Central Park
3055 Roslyn Street
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80238
720-848-9000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Family Medicine, Board Certification (1990, 2009)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine (1987)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Kansas (KS) (1983)
Residency Programs:
  • Medical University of South Carolina Program, Family Medicine (1990)
Fellowships:
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Program (1991)
Languages: English, German
Department: Family Medicine
;