Liana Castel

Dr. Liana Castel

PhD, MSPH, BA

Campbell University, Lundy-Fetterman School of Business

Adjunct Professor

Buies Creek, North Carolina | United States

Liana Castel

Dr. Liana Castel

PhD, MSPH, BA
Introduction

Dr. Castel is Editor in Chief of the journal Patient Related Outcome Measures (Dove Medical Press, Ltd, part of Taylor & Francis Group), Adjunct Professor at Campbell University Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, and Business Communication Senior Specialist at Cigna. Research interests include longitudinal psychological and clinical health outcomes, veterans’ and military health, scale development in pain and social functioning, and risk/outcomes.

Primary Affiliation: Campbell University, Lundy-Fetterman School of Business - Buies Creek, North Carolina , United States

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248

PubMed Central Citations

Education
May 2006
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PhD
Experience
May 2014
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00954564
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Kevin P Weinfurt
Kevin P Weinfurt

Duke Clinical Research Institute

7
Kevin A Schulman
Kevin A Schulman

Duke Clinical Research Institute

7
Yun Li
Yun Li

University of North Carolina

5
Benjamin R Saville
Benjamin R Saville

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

4
George M Holmes
George M Holmes

Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research

4
Daniel P Sulmasy
Daniel P Sulmasy

St. Vincent's Hospital

4
Timothy S Carey
Timothy S Carey

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

4
Janet K Freburger
Janet K Freburger

University of North Carolina

4
Neal J Meropol
Neal J Meropol

Case Western Reserve University

4
Kenneth A Wallston
Kenneth A Wallston

School of Nursing

3

Publications

25Publications

117Reads

248PubMed Central Citations

Cost drivers for breast, lung, and colorectal cancer care in a commercially insured population over a 6-month episode: an economic analysis from a health plan perspective.

J Med Econ 2017 Oct 3;20(10):1018-1023. Epub 2017 Jul 3.

c Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company , Bloomfield , CT , USA.

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October 2017
15 Reads

Economic and Clinical Outcomes Resulting From the Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease Case Management Quality Improvement Initiative.

Prof Case Manag 2017 Nov/Dec;22(6):291-298

Beverly Everett, MD, FACP, holds an MD degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, completed her Internal Medicine residency and Nephrology Fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, practiced medicine for 15 years before joining Cigna, and after 18 years retired in 2015. Liana D. Castel, PhD, is Editor-in-Chief of Patient Related Outcome Measures (Dove Medical Press, Ltd), Adjunct Professor at the University of Mount Olive Tillman School of Business, and medical writer at Cigna. She holds a PhD degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include outcomes and statistics. Matthew McGinnis, BS, has been with Cigna more than 13 years and leads the analytics team supporting Cigna's pharmacy benefits management business. He holds a US Patent for an End of Life Predictive Model, a Master of Science degree from Northwestern University, Illinois, and Certificate in Public Health from University of Florida. Amy Beresky, MS, holds a Master of Science in Statistics degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has 8 years' experience in health care data mining, analytics, and predictive modeling, supporting Cigna's clinical programs, is fluent in Spanish, and has served on the Board of Directors and Environmental Committee in the residential community. Rudolph C. Cane Jr., MD, is Medical Director for Cigna Healthcare, Department of Clinical Performance and Quality. He holds board certification in Internal Medicine, completed Internal Medicine residency at Franklin Square Hospital Center, surgical internship at St. Agnes Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, and holds an MD degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Tasha Cooper, RN, is a registered nurse who has been employed by Cigna for more than 20 years, holding various roles in the areas of Clinical Program Development, Case Management, Utilization Management, Disease Management, and Quality Accreditation and Compliance. Her career also includes more than 8 years of hospital and home health nursing experience. Rajesh K. Davda, MD, is the National Medical Director for network performance and quality improvement at Cigna Healthcare. Dr. Rajesh is board certified in internal medicine, nephrology and clinical informatics. Before joining Cigna in 2012, Raj was in private practice for 22 years in South Carolina and Texas. Donna Farmer, BSN, RN, CCM, has a clinical background in managing catastrophic illness and life care planning. She has been employed at Cigna since 2001 where she has worked as a case manager (CM), CM supervisor, and clinical program consultant. Stella M. John, BSN, RN, started at Cigna in 2005 as a catastrophic case manager and chronic condition kidney case manager. Currently, she holds the position of clinical coach with Cigna Workforce Development. Her 19 years' clinical experience includes surgical and medical ICU with a cardiac focus and intermediate care unit manager. Denise L. Sollars, BSN, RN, CCM, began her career with Cigna in August 2001. She is a certified nurse case manager and was part of the Case Management team for 12 years. She is currently a clinical consultant for the Mid-America Market. Before joining Cigna, Denise had 15 years' hospital clinical experience. John F. Rausch Jr., MD, FACP, FNKF, is board certified in Internal Medicine, has served as Board of Directors Chairman, National Kidney Foundation of Arizona, founding member and current Board of Directors member, Cardio Renal Society of America, and Medical Director at Cigna, Clinical Performance and Quality, Total Health and Network.

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September 2017
20 Reads

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized and Nonrandomized Trials of Clinical Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for the Treatment of Depression.

Explore (NY) 2016 Nov - Dec;12(6):416-426. Epub 2016 Aug 18.

Lucyna Health and Safety Solutions, LLC, Tampa, FL.

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June 2017
2 Reads
2 PubMed Central Citations(source)
0.94 Impact Factor

Validity and reliability of the Patient-Reported Arthralgia Inventory: validation of a newly-developed survey instrument to measure arthralgia.

Patient Relat Outcome Meas 2015 28;6:205-14. Epub 2015 Jul 28.

Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.

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August 2015
4 Reads

Health literacy, numeracy, and other characteristics associated with hospitalized patients' preferences for involvement in decision making.

J Health Commun 2014 ;19 Suppl 2:29-43

a Center for Health Services Research , Vanderbilt University , Nashville , Tennessee , USA.

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July 2015
7 Reads
5 PubMed Central Citations(source)

Determinants of health after hospital discharge: rationale and design of the Vanderbilt Inpatient Cohort Study (VICS).

BMC Health Serv Res 2014 Jan 8;14:10. Epub 2014 Jan 8.

Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, 1215 21st Ave S, Suite 6000 Medical Center East, Nashville 37232, TN, USA.

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January 2014
6 Reads
17 PubMed Central Citations(source)
1.66 Impact Factor

Time course of arthralgia among women initiating aromatase inhibitor therapy and a postmenopausal comparison group in a prospective cohort.

Cancer 2013 Jul 10;119(13):2375-82. Epub 2013 Apr 10.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37203-1738, USA.

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July 2013
3 Reads
5 PubMed Central Citations(source)
4.89 Impact Factor

Measuring social health in the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS): item bank development and testing.

Qual Life Res 2010 Sep 25;19(7):1035-44. Epub 2010 Apr 25.

Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 710 N. Lake Shore Dr., Room 725, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.

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September 2010
4 Reads
24 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.49 Impact Factor

A long way to go: practice patterns and evidence in chronic low back pain care.

Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2009 Apr;34(7):718-24

Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, 725 Airport Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7590, USA.

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April 2009
2 Reads
16 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.30 Impact Factor

Spine and pain clinics serving North Carolina patients with back and neck pain: what do they do, and are they multidisciplinary?

Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2009 Mar;34(6):615-22

Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA.

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March 2009
4 Reads
3 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.30 Impact Factor

The rising prevalence of chronic low back pain.

Arch Intern Med 2009 Feb;169(3):251-8

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7590, USA.

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February 2009
3 Reads
6 PubMed Central Citations(source)
17.33 Impact Factor

Exercise prescription for chronic back or neck pain: who prescribes it? who gets it? What is prescribed?

Arthritis Rheum 2009 Feb;61(2):192-200

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7590, USA.

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February 2009
3 Reads
11 PubMed Central Citations(source)
7.76 Impact Factor

Content validity in the PROMIS social-health domain: a qualitative analysis of focus-group data.

Qual Life Res 2008 Jun 14;17(5):737-49. Epub 2008 May 14.

Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, CB 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA.

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June 2008
3 Reads
24 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.49 Impact Factor

Racial differences in pain during 1 year among women with metastatic breast cancer: a hazards analysis of interval-censored data.

Cancer 2008 Jan;112(1):162-70

Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA.

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January 2008
4 Reads
8 PubMed Central Citations(source)
4.89 Impact Factor

Hazards for pain severity and pain interference with daily living, with exploration of brief pain inventory cutpoints, among women with metastatic breast cancer.

J Pain Symptom Manage 2007 Oct 21;34(4):380-92. Epub 2007 Jun 21.

Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, and Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA.

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October 2007
3 Reads
8 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.80 Impact Factor

Effects of skeletal morbidities on longitudinal patient-reported outcomes and survival in patients with metastatic prostate cancer.

Support Care Cancer 2007 Jul;15(7):869-76

Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, P.O. Box 17969, Durham, NC 27715, USA.

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July 2007
3 Reads
20 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.36 Impact Factor

An exploration of relative health stock in advanced cancer patients.

Med Decis Making 2004 Nov-Dec;24(6):614-24

Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA.

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March 2005
3 Reads
6 PubMed Central Citations(source)
3.24 Impact Factor

Understanding of an aggregate probability statement by patients who are offered participation in Phase I clinical trials.

Cancer 2005 Jan;103(1):140-7

Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27715, USA.

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January 2005
4 Reads
5 PubMed Central Citations(source)
4.89 Impact Factor

Health-related quality of life among patients with breast cancer receiving zoledronic acid or pamidronate disodium for metastatic bone lesions.

Med Care 2004 Feb;42(2):164-75

Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina 27715, USA.

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February 2004
4 Reads
3 PubMed Central Citations(source)
3.23 Impact Factor

The correlation between patient characteristics and expectations of benefit from Phase I clinical trials.

Cancer 2003 Jul;98(1):166-75

Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27715, USA.

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July 2003
3 Reads
29 PubMed Central Citations(source)
4.89 Impact Factor

Toward estimating the impact of changes in immigrants' insurance eligibility on hospital expenditures for uncompensated care.

BMC Health Serv Res 2003 Jan 10;3(1). Epub 2003 Jan 10.

Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, PO Box 17969, Durham, NC 27715 USA.

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January 2003
5 Reads
4 PubMed Central Citations(source)
1.66 Impact Factor

Welfare reform and Latinas' use of perinatal health care.

Am J Public Health 2002 May;92(5):699-700; author reply 700

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May 2002
3 Reads
4.55 Impact Factor
Top co-authors
Kevin P Weinfurt
Kevin P Weinfurt

Duke Clinical Research Institute

7
Kevin A Schulman
Kevin A Schulman

Duke Clinical Research Institute

7
Yun Li
Yun Li

University of North Carolina

5
Benjamin R Saville
Benjamin R Saville

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

4
George M Holmes
George M Holmes

Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research

4
Daniel P Sulmasy
Daniel P Sulmasy

St. Vincent's Hospital

4
Timothy S Carey
Timothy S Carey

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

4
Janet K Freburger
Janet K Freburger

University of North Carolina

4
Neal J Meropol
Neal J Meropol

Case Western Reserve University

4
Kenneth A Wallston
Kenneth A Wallston

School of Nursing

3