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

  • Polzer ER, Nearing KA, Knoepke CE, Matlock DD, Betz ME. Firearm access and dementia: A qualitative study of reported behavioral disturbances and responses. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Feb;70(2):439-448. PubMed PMID: 34590304
  • 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
  • Ingle MP, Carroll AM, Matlock DD, Gama KD, Valle JA, Allen LA, Knoepke CE. Decision Support Needs for Patients with Severe Symptomatic Aortic Stenosis. J Gerontol Soc Work. 2021 Nov 23;:1-15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34809525
  • Pallin R, Aubel AJ, Knoepke CE, Pear VA, Wintemute GJ, Kravitz-Wirtz N. News media coverage of extreme risk protection order policies surrounding the Parkland shooting: a mixed-methods analysis. BMC Public Health. 2021 Nov 2;21(1):1986. PubMed PMID: 34727916
  • Barnard LM, McCarthy M, Knoepke CE, Kaplan S, Engeln J, Betz ME. Colorado's first year of extreme risk protection orders. Inj Epidemiol. 2021 Oct 20;8(1):59. PubMed PMID: 34670617
  • Pear VA, Schleimer JP, Tomsich E, Pallin R, Charbonneau A, Wintemute GJ, Knoepke CE. Implementation and perceived effectiveness of gun violence restraining orders in California: A qualitative evaluation. PLoS One. 2021;16(10):e0258547. PubMed PMID: 34665820
  • Betz ME, Polzer E, Nearing K, Knoepke CE, Johnson RL, Meador L, Matlock DD. Feasibility and Acceptability of a Web-Based Caregiver Decision Aid (Safety in Dementia) for Firearm Access: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Form Res. 2021 Sep 22;5(9):e30990. PubMed PMID: 34550082
  • Wallace BC, Jones J, Masoudi FA, Nowels CT, Varosy P, Thomson R, Elwyn G, Brega AG, Vermilye T, Knoepke CE, Sandhu A, Allen LA, Matlock DD. Development and piloting of four decision aids for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in different media formats. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2021 Nov;44(11):1842-1852. PubMed PMID: 34528271
  • 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. 2021 Mar;122. PubMed PMID: 34446975
  • Glasgow RE, Knoepke CE, Magid D, Grunwald GK, Glorioso TJ, Waughtal J, Marrs JC, Bull S, Ho PM. The NUDGE trial pragmatic trial to enhance cardiovascular medication adherence: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2021 Aug 11;22(1):528. PubMed PMID: 34380527
  • Knoepke CE, Chaussee EL, Matlock DD, Thompson JS, McIlvennan CK, Ambardekar AV, Schaffer EM, Khazanie P, Scherer L, Arnold RM, Allen LA. Changes over Time in Patient Stated Values and Treatment Preferences Regarding Aggressive Therapies: Insights from the DECIDE-LVAD Trial. Med Decis Making. 2021 Jul 23;:272989X211028234. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34296623
  • Scherer LD, Matlock DD, Allen LA, Knoepke CE, McIlvennan CK, Fitzgerald MD, Kini V, Tate CE, Lin G, Lum HD. Patient Roadmaps for Chronic Illness: Introducing a New Approach for Fostering Patient-Centered Care. MDM Policy Pract. 2021 Jan-Jun;6(1):23814683211019947. PubMed PMID: 34277949
  • Siry BJ, Knoepke CE, Ernestus SM, Matlock DD, Betz ME. Lethal Means Counseling for Suicidal Adults in the Emergency Department: A Qualitative Study. West J Emerg Med. 2021 May 7;22(3):471-477. PubMed PMID: 34125016
  • Siry BJ, Polzer E, Omeragic F, Knoepke CE, Matlock DD, Betz ME. Lethal means counseling for suicide prevention: Views of emergency department clinicians. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2021 Jul-Aug;71:95-101. PubMed PMID: 33971519
  • Betz ME, Omeragic F, Meador L, DiGuiseppi CG, Fowler NR, Han SD, Hill L, Johnson RL, Knoepke CE, Matlock DD, Moran R. The Advancing Understanding of Transportation Options (AUTO) study: design and methods of a multi-center study of decision aid for older drivers. Inj Epidemiol. 2021 May 3;8(1):23. PubMed PMID: 33934709
  • Polzer E, Nearing K, Knoepke CE, Matlock DD, McCourt A, Betz ME. "Firearm access in dementia: legal and logistic challenges for caregivers". Int Rev Psychiatry. 2021 Nov;33(7):653-661. PubMed PMID: 33792478
  • Scherer LD, McPhetres J, Pennycook G, Kempe A, Allen LA, Knoepke CE, Tate CE, Matlock DD. Who is susceptible to online health misinformation? A test of four psychosocial hypotheses. Health Psychol. 2021 Apr;40(4):274-284. PubMed PMID: 33646806
  • Knoepke CE, Allen LA, Sepucha K, Masoudi FA, Kutner J, Varosy P, Magid D, Matlock DD. Development of a measure of decision quality for implantable defibrillators. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2021 Apr;44(4):677-684. PubMed PMID: 33555044
  • 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
  • Betz ME, Miller M, Matlock 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. 2021 Feb;174(2):279-282. PubMed PMID: 33017563
  • 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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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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