University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

General Internal Medicine Research

Bio for Constance O. Van Eeghen
Constance O. Van Eeghen

Constance O. Van Eeghen

Assistant Research Professor


Contact Information

Office Location:
Gen Internal Medicine - Research, Given Courtyard S 456

Education

2012 Doctor of Public Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

1985 Master of Health Services Administration, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1984 Master of Business Administration, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1977 Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts

Academic Interests

Quality Improvement in Primary Care
Implementation Science in Health Care Organizations
Health Services Research

Awards and Honors

2013 Presentation at North American Primary Care Research Group Meeting on "Using Lean Management to Improve Opioid Prescribing for Pain in Ambulatory Care" named a "best-of NAPCRG" PEARL based on several factors including interest and the potential impact of the results. NAPCRG PEARLs are featured at several different primary care clinical meetings, such as the Family Medicine Forum in Canada.
1996-2002 Chapter Vice President, Vermont Association of Quality and Utilization Management Professionals
1984 Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Research Grants

Implementation Toolkit to Integrate Behavioral Health Services into Primary Care. National Institute of Mental Health sponsored research under the Dissemination and Implementation Review Section (1R03MH099157-01A1, Rodger Kessler, PhD). July 1 2013-June 30, 2015. $154,537 total. The goal of this project is to improve patient access to needed mental health, behavioral health, or substance abuse services. Role: Co-Investigator
Vermont Academic Detailing Program Extension Project Improving Opioid Prescribing: Sustainable Solutions for Vermont. Vermont Department of Health sponsored research (03420-5952S, Amanda Kennedy, PharmD). Nov 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014. $37,635.07 total. This public health award will result in a pilot-tested toolkit to better support Vermont primary care practices and the patients they serve in the responsible prescribing and management of opioids. Role: Co-Investigator
Opioid Prescription Management Quality Improvement in Primary Care, State of Vermont Department of Health sponsored research (03420-5853A, Charles MacLean, MD). Jan 1, 2012- December 31, 2012. $101,178 total. This public health award provides practice based research and evaluation on primary care provider prescription practices for opiates in the treatment of chronic pain. Role: consultant and implementation facilitator.

Publications

Kessler, R., Miller, B., Kelley, M., Graham, D., Kennedy, A., Littenberg, B., MacLean, C., van Eeghen, C., Scholle, S.H., Tirodkar, M., Morton, S., Pace, W., Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Health Behavior Services in Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, (pending)
van Eeghen, C. 2012. What They Did: Quality Improvement by Providers & Staff - Improving the Rate of Lead Screening for Kids at Deerfield Valley Health Center Primarily Vermont, The University of Vermont College of Medicine, Office of Primary Care, Summer.
van Eeghen, C. 2011. Demystifying Quality Improvement. Primarily Vermont, The University of Vermont College of Medicine, Office of Primary Care, Spring
Benjamin D, Fritz G, Lieberman S, van Eeghen C, Murphy S, Quinn E. 2000. Pearls for Medication Error Reduction. American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.