Christopher Knoepke, PhD
Assistant Research Professor, Medicine-Cardiology

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Graduate Schools :
  • MSW, Washington University In St. Louis (2007)
  • PhD, University of Denver (2015)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Monmouth College (IL) (2005)
Department: Medicine-Cardiology

Publications

  • Allen LA, Venechuk G, McIlvennan CK, Page RL 2nd, Knoepke CE, Helmkamp LJ, Khazanie P, Peterson PN, Pierce K, Harger G, Thompson JS, Dow TJ, Richards L, Huang J, Strader JR, Trinkley KE, Kao DP, Magid DJ, Buttrick PM, Matlock DD. An Electronically Delivered Patient-Activation Tool for Intensification of Medications for Chronic Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction: The EPIC-HF Trial. Circulation. 2021 Feb 2;143(5):427-437. PubMed PMID: 33201741
  • Matlock DD, Fukunaga MI, Tan A, Knoepke C, McNeal DM, Mazor KM, Glasgow RE. Enhancing Success of Medicare's Shared Decision Making Mandates Using Implementation Science: Examples Applying the Pragmatic Robust Implementation and Sustainability Model (PRISM). MDM Policy Pract. 2020 Jul-Dec;5(2):2381468320963070. PubMed PMID: 33117890
  • Betz ME, Miller M, Matlock Md DD, Wintemute GJ, Johnson RL, Grogan C, Lum HD, Knoepke CE, Ranney ML, Suresh K, Azrael D. Older Firearm Owners and Advance Planning: Results of a National Survey. Ann Intern Med. 2020 Oct 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33017563
  • Portz JD, Ford KL, Elsbernd K, Knoepke CE, Flint K, Bekelman DB, Boxer RS, Bull S. "I Like the Idea of It…But Probably Wouldn't Use It" - Health Care Provider Perspectives on Heart Failure mHealth: Qualitative Study. JMIR Cardio. 2020 Sep 4;4(1):e18101. PubMed PMID: 32885785
  • Venechuk GE, Khazanie P, Page RL 2nd, Knoepke CE, Helmkamp LJ, Peterson PN, Pierce K, Thompson JS, Huang J, Strader JR, Dow TJ, Richards L, Trinkley KE, Kao DP, McIlvennan CK, Magid DJ, Buttrick PM, Matlock DD, Allen LA. An Electronically delivered, Patient-activation tool for Intensification of medications for Chronic Heart Failure with reduced ejection fraction: Rationale and design of the EPIC-HF trial. Am Heart J. 2020 Nov;229:144-155. PubMed PMID: 32866454
  • Betz ME, Azrael D, Johnson RL, Knoepke CE, Ranney ML, Wintemute GJ, Matlock D, Suresh K, Miller M. Views on Firearm Safety Among Caregivers of People With Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Jul 1;3(7):e207756. PubMed PMID: 32667652
  • Polzer ER, Nearing K, Knoepke CE, Matlock DD, Azrael D, Siry BJ, Meador L, Betz ME. "Safety in Dementia": Development of an Online Caregiver Tool for Firearm, Driving, and Home Safety. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Sep;68(9):2137-2139. PubMed PMID: 32628279
  • Wallace BC, Allen LA, Knoepke CE, Glasgow RE, Lewis CL, Fairclough DL, Helmkamp LJ, Fitzgerald MD, Tzou WS, Kramer DB, Varosy PD, Gupta SK, Mandrola JM, Brancato SC, Peterson PN, Matlock DD. A multicenter trial of a shared DECision Support Intervention for Patients offered implantable Cardioverter-DEfibrillators: DECIDE-ICD rationale, design, Medicare changes, and pilot data. Am Heart J. 2020 Aug;226:161-173. PubMed PMID: 32599257
  • Diurba S, Johnson RL, Siry BJ, Knoepke CE, Suresh K, Simpson SA, Azrael D, Ranney ML, Wintemute GJ, Betz ME. Lethal Means Assessment and Counseling in the Emergency Department: Differences by Provider Type and Personal Home Firearms. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2020 Oct;50(5):1054-1064. PubMed PMID: 32598076
  • Brereton EJ, Matlock DD, Fitzgerald M, Venechuk G, Knoepke C, Allen LA, Tate CE. Content Analysis of Negative Online Reviews of Hospice Agencies in the United States. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Feb 5;3(2):e1921130. PubMed PMID: 32049299
  • Betz ME, Knoepke CE, Simpson S, Siry BJ, Clement A, Saunders T, Johnson R, Azrael D, Boudreaux ED, Omeragic F, Adams LM, Almond S, Juarez-Colunga E, Matlock DD. An Interactive Web-Based Lethal Means Safety Decision Aid for Suicidal Adults (Lock to Live): Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2020 Jan 29;22(1):e16253. PubMed PMID: 32012056
  • Sahl S, Pontoriero MI, Hill C, Knoepke CE. Stakeholder perspectives on the implementation of shared decision making to empower youth who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation. Child Youth Serv Rev. 2020 Dec: 122. DOI: j.childyouth.2020.105894
  • McNeal DM, Glasgow RE, Brownson RC, et al. Perspectives of Scientists on Disseminating Research Findings to Non-Research Audiences. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 2020:1-23. doi:10.1017/cts.2020.563
  • Knoepke CE, Portz JD, Bull S, et al. Real World Evidence: Mobile Health (mHealth): Introduction. In: Rethinking Clinical Trials: A Living Textbook of Pragmatic Clinical Trials. Bethesda, MD: NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory. Available at: https://rethinkingclinicaltrials.org/chapters/conduct/real-world-evidence-mobile-health-mhealth/pragmatic-mhealth-introduction/. Updated May 8, 2020. DOI: 10.28929/121.
  • Pallin R, Siry B, Azrael D, Knoepke CE, Matlock DD, Clement A, Ranney ML, Wintemute GJ, Betz ME. "Hey, let me hold your guns for a while": A qualitative study of messaging for firearm suicide prevention. Behav Sci Law. 2019 Feb 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30706954
  • Bekelman DB, Knoepke CE, Turvey C. Identifying critical psychotherapy targets in serious cardiac conditions: The importance of addressing coping with symptoms, healthcare navigation, and social support. Palliat Support Care. 2019 Jan 31;:1-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30702055
  • Perman SM, Shelton SK, Knoepke C, Rappaport K, Matlock DD, Adelgais K, Havranek EP, Daugherty SL. Public Perceptions on Why Women Receive Less Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Than Men in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Circulation. 2019 Feb 19;139(8):1060-1068. PubMed PMID: 30779655
  • Knoepke CE, Ingle MP, Matlock DD, Brownson RC, Glasgow RE. Dissemination and stakeholder engagement practices among dissemination & implementation scientists: Results from an online survey. PLoS One. 2019;14(11):e0216971. PubMed PMID: 31721784
  • Knoepke CE, Mandrola JM. Don't Be Afraid: Using an ICD Means Having Difficult Conversations. Circ Heart Fail. 2019 Oct;12(10):e006289. PubMed PMID: 31601114
  • Perman SM, Shelton SK, Knoepke C, Rappaport K, Matlock DD, Adelgais K, Havranek EP, Daugherty SL. Response by Perman et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Public Perceptions on Why Women Receive Less Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Than Men in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest". Circulation. 2019 Aug 27;140(9):e511-e512. PubMed PMID: 31449454
  • Knoepke CE, Allen LA, Kramer DB, Matlock DD. Medicare Mandates for Shared Decision Making in Cardiovascular Device Placement. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019 Jul;12(7):e004899. PubMed PMID: 31266371
  • Betz ME, Ranney ML, Knoepke CE, Johnson RL, Pallin R, Miller M, Wintemute GJ. Dementia and Firearms: an Exploratory Survey of Caregiver Needs. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Oct;34(10):1984-1986. PubMed PMID: 31197733
  • Perman SM, Shelton SK, Knoepke C, Rappaport K, Matlock DD, Adelgais K, Havranek EP, Daugherty SL. Public Perceptions on Why Women Receive Less Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Than Men in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Circulation. 2019 Feb 19;139(8):1060-1068. PubMed PMID: 30779655
  • Pallin R, Siry B, Azrael D, Knoepke CE, Matlock DD, Clement A, Ranney ML, Wintemute GJ, Betz ME. "Hey, let me hold your guns for a while": A qualitative study of messaging for firearm suicide prevention. Behav Sci Law. 2019 May;37(3):259-269. PubMed PMID: 30706954
  • Bekelman DB, Knoepke CE, Turvey C. Identifying critical psychotherapy targets in serious cardiac conditions: The importance of addressing coping with symptoms, healthcare navigation, and social support. Palliat Support Care. 2019 Oct;17(5):531-535. PubMed PMID: 30702055
  • Betz ME, Knoepke CE, Siry B, Clement A, Azrael D, Ernestus S, Matlock DD. 'Lock to Live': development of a firearm storage decision aid to enhance lethal means counselling and prevent suicide. Inj Prev. 2019 Sep;25(Suppl 1):i18-i24. PubMed PMID: 30317220
  • Sahl S, Knoepke C. Using Shared Decision Making to Empower Sexually Exploited Youth. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2018 Nov;57(11):809-812. PubMed PMID: 30392617
  • Betz ME, Knoepke CE, Siry B, Clement A, Azrael D, Ernestus S, Matlock DD. 'Lock to Live': development of a firearm storage decision aid to enhance lethal means counselling and prevent suicide. Inj Prev. 2018 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30317220
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Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, License (2014)

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MSW, Washington University In St. Louis (2007)
  • PhD, University of Denver (2015)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Monmouth College (IL) (2005)
Department: Medicine-Cardiology
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Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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