Dawn M. Bravata, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine; Professor of Neurology, Indiana University School of Medicine
Research Scientist, Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
Research Scientist, William M. Tierney Center for Health Services Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Core Investigator, VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication
Co-Principal Investigator, VA HSR&D Precision Monitoring to Transform Care Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (PRIS-M QUERI)

   Dr. Bravata is a core investigator for the VA Health Services Research and Development Center for Health Information and Communication, an attending internist in the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, and Professor of Clinical Medicine and Professor of Neurology in the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Bravata conducts health services research in cerebrovascular disease to improve the quality of care for stroke patients.   Within this domain, her focus is on measuring the quality of care for patients with stroke and transient ischemic attack, the effectiveness and implementation of those patients’ interventions, and identifying and treating medical co-morbidities in patients with cerebrovascular disease.

   Dr. Bravata contributes as a Senior Mentor in the National Mentoring Network of the Health Services Research and Development Service for the Department of Veterans Affairs. She has been named Fellow of the American Health Association (2009) and Clinician Investigator of the Year in the New England region by the Society of General Internal Medicine (2005).

   Dr. Bravata is Co-Principal Investigator of the Precision Monitoring to Transform Care Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (PRIS-M QUERI), a national group of investigators conducting research to identify gaps in care quality, develop new interventions to improve care, and evaluate the implementation of those interventions across the VA Hospital system.  She led the stroke risk factor management component of the Stroke QUERI research portfolio.

Dr. Bravata is board certified in Internal Medicine and serves as an attending internist in the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center.



  Internal Medicine



Hospital Privileges:  
     Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center  



School of Medicine      University of California-San Diego, School of Medicine
Residency      Yale School of Medicine
Fellowship      Yale School of Medicine


Actives Studies

I. VA QUERI SDP (2013-2016) 

"Quality of Care for Veterans with TIA and Minor Stroke" (PI)

Identifying gaps in care quality received by patients with TIA or minor stroke and identifying facilitators and barriers to providing excellent quality of care for this population.


II. VA QUERI RRP (2013-2014)

"System Dynamics to Model Resource Utilization and Transitions after Stroke" (PI)

Examining trajectories that patients experience post-stroke in terms of healthcare utilization with a special emphasis on rehabilitation care and the associated costs of this care.


III. VA QUERI STR (2004-2015)

"Stroke Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) Center" (PI: Linda Williams)

The mission of the Stroke QUERI is to improve care and outcomes for veterans at risk of ischemic stroke and those who have sustained an ischemic stroke. (Role: Clinical Coordinator)

Selected Publications                               |                                Go To PubMed List >>


1. Sauser K, Bravata DM, Hayward RA, Levine DA., A National Evaluation of Door-to-Imaging Times among Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients within the Veterans Health Administration. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 2015 Apr 13. pii: S1052-3057(15)00076-2.

2. Schmid AA, Ofner S, Shorr RI, Williams LS, Bravata DM, Bleeding risk, physical functioning and non-use of anticoagulation among patients with stroke and atrial fibrillation. QJM. 2015 Mar;108(3):189-96.

3. Roumie CL, Zillich AJ, Bravata DM, Jaynes HA, Myers LJ, Yoder J, Cheng EM, Hypertension treatment intensification among stroke survivors with uncontrolled blood pressure. Stroke. 2015 Feb;46(2):465-70. 

4.Zillich AJ, Jaynes HA, Bex SD, Boldt AS, Walston CM, Ramsey DC, Sutherland JM, Bravata DM. Evaluation of Pharmacist Care for Hypertension in the Veterans Affairs Patient-centered Medical Home: A Retrospective Case-control Study. American Journal of Medicine2014 Dec 20. pii: S0002-9343(14)01208-X. 

5. Keyhani S, Myers LJ, Cheng E, Hebert P, Williams LS, Bravata DM, Effect of clinical and social risk factors on hospital profiling for stroke readmission: a cohort study. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2014 Dec 2;161(11):775-84.

6. Meschia JF, Bushnell C, Boden-Albala B, Braun LT, Bravata DM, Chaturvedi S, Creager MA, Eckel RH, Elkind MS, Fornage M, Goldstein LB, Greenberg SM, Horvath SE, Iadecola C, Jauch EC, Moore WS, Wilson JA; American Heart Association Stroke Council; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; Council on Clinical Cardiology; Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology; Council on Hypertension. Guidelines for the primary prevention of stroke: a statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2014 Dec;45(12):3754-832. 

7. Daggett VS, Woodward-Hagg H, Damush TM, Plue L, Russell S, Allen G, Williams LS, Chumbler NR,Bravata DM. Health Care Systems Redesign Project to Improve Dysphagia Screening. Journal of Nursing Care Quarterly. 2015 Jul-Sep;30(3):226-32.

8. Lich KH, Tian Y, Beadles CA, Williams LS, Bravata DM, Cheng EM, Bosworth HB, Homer JB, Matchar DB., Strategic planning to reduce the burden of stroke among veterans: using simulation modeling to inform decision making. Stroke. 2014 Jul;45(7):2078-84.

9. Kernan WN, Ovbiagele B, Black HR, Bravata DM, Chimowitz MI, Ezekowitz MD, Fang MC, Fisher M, Furie KL, Heck DV, Johnston SC, Kasner SE, Kittner SJ, Mitchell PH, Rich MW, Richardson D, Schwamm LH, Wilson JA; American Heart Association Stroke Council, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, Council on Clinical Cardiology, and Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease. Guidelines for the prevention of stroke in patients with stroke and transient ischemic attack: a guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2014 Jul;45(7):2160-236.

10. Matthias MS, Chumbler NR, Bravata DM, Yaggi HK, Ferguson J, Austin C, McClain V, Dallas MI, Couch CD, Burrus N, Miech EJ., Challenges and motivating factors related to positive airway pressure therapy for post-TIA and stroke patients. Behavioral Sleep Medicine. 2014 Mar 4;12(2):143-57.

11. Yu Z, Liu L, Bravata DM, Williams LS., Joint model of recurrent events and a terminal event with time-varying coefficients. Biometrical Journal. 2014 Mar;56(2):183-97.

12. Katzan IL, Spertus J, Bettger JP, Bravata DM, Reeves MJ, Smith EE, Bushnell C, Higashida RT, Hinchey JA, Holloway RG, Howard G, King RB, Krumholz HM, Lutz BJ, Yeh RW; American Heart Association Stroke Council; Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention; Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia; Council on Clinical Cardiology, Risk adjustment of ischemic stroke outcomes for comparing hospital performance: a statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2014 Mar;45(3):918-44.

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