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

VA HSR&D, Evidence Synthesis Program (2017)
“Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve Antithrombotic Practices Across the Veterans Health Administration System (PI)
The two primary aims are to examine the patterns of use of antithrombotic medications following bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement (bAVR) across the VHA system and to identify the predictors of alternative antithrombotic strategies. The secondary aim is to examine the association between alternative antithrombotic strategies and post-bAVR clinical outcomes.


VA HSR&D, Stroke Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) (2015-2020)
“Precision Monitoring to Transform Care (PRIS-M)” (Co-PI)
To use VHA electronic health record data to implement precision monitoring to improve the quality and outcomes of care for Veterans. 

Selected Publications                               |                                Go To PubMed List >>
  1. Cheng EM, Myers LJ, Vassar S, Bravata DM. Impact of Hospital Admission for Patients with Transient Ischemic Attack. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2017 May 10. pii: S1052-3057(17)30176-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2017.04.018. PubMed PMID: 28501258.

  2. Sico JJ, Yaggi HK, Ofner S, Concato J, Austin C, Ferguson J, Qin L, Tobias L,  Taylor S, Vaz Fragoso CA, McLain V, Williams LS, Bravata DM. Development, Validation, and Assessment of an Ischemic Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack-Specific Prediction Tool for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2017 Apr 14. pii: S1052-3057(17)30157-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2017.03.042. PubMed PMID: 28416405.

  3. Bravata DM, McClain V, Austin C, Ferguson J, Burrus N, Miech EJ, Matthias MS, Chumbler N, Ofner S, Foresman B, Sico J, Vaz Fragoso CA, Williams LS, Agarwal R, Concato J, Klar Yaggi H. Diagnosing and managing sleep apnea in patients with chronic cerebrovascular disease: a randomized trial of a home-based strategy. Sleep Breath. 2017 Apr 6. doi: 10.1007/s11325-017-1494-5. PubMed PMID: 28386781.

  4. Selim BJ, Koo BB, Qin L, Jeon S, Won C, Redeker NS, Lampert RJ, Concato JP, Bravata DM, Ferguson J, Strohl K, Bennett A, Zinchuk A, Yaggi HK. The Association between Nocturnal Cardiac Arrhythmias and Sleep-Disordered Breathing: The DREAM Study. J Clin Sleep Med. 2016 Jun 15;12(6):829-37. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.5880. PubMed PMID: 26951420; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4877315.

  5. Keyhani S, Cheng EM, Naseri A, Halm EA, Williams LS, Johanning J, Madden E, Rofagha S, Woodbridge A, Abraham A, Ahn R, Saba S, Eilkhani E, Hebert P, Bravata DM. Common Reasons That Asymptomatic Patients Who Are 65 Years and Older Receive  Carotid Imaging. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 May 1;176(5):626-33. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0678. PubMed PMID: 27088224; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5156480.

  6. Koo BB, Won C, Selim BJ, Qin L, Jeon S, Redeker NS, Bravata DM, Strohl KP, Concato J, Zinchuk AV, Yaggi HK. Erratum to: The Determining Risk of Vascular Events by Apnea Monitoring (DREAM) study: design, rationale, and methods. Sleep Breath. 2016 May;20(2):901. PubMed PMID: 26971325.

  7. Koo BB, Won C, Selim BJ, Qin L, Jeon S, Redeker NS, Bravata DM, Strohl KP, Concato J, Zinchuk AV, Yaggi HK. The Determining Risk of Vascular Events by Apnea Monitoring (DREAM) study: design, rationale, and methods. Sleep Breath. 2016 May;20(2):893-900. doi: 10.1007/s11325-015-1254-3. Erratum in: Sleep Breath. 2016 May;20(2):901. PubMed PMID: 26642771.

  8. Sico JJ, Phipps MS, Concato J, Brandt C, Wells CK, Lo AC, Nadeau SE, Williams LS, Gorman M, Boice JL, Bravata DM. Using Radiological Data to Estimate Ischemic Stroke Severity. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2016 Apr;25(4):792-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2015.12.002. Epub 2016 Jan 13. PubMed PMID: 26794264.

  9. Yaggi HK, Mittleman MA, Bravata DM, Concato J, Ware J, Stoney CM, Redline S. Reducing cardiovascular risk through treatment of obstructive sleep apnea: 2 methodological approaches. Am Heart J. 2016 Feb;172:135-43. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2015.07.033. Epub 2015 Sep 11. Review. PubMed PMID: 26856225; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4748381.

  10. Koo BB, Bravata DM, Tobias LA, Mackey JS, Miech EJ, Matthias MS, Stahl SM, Sico JJ, Vaz Fragoso CA, Williams LS, Lampert R, Qin L, Yaggi HK. Observational Study of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Wake-Up Stroke: The SLEEP TIGHT Study. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2016;41(5-6):233-41. doi: 10.1159/000440736. PubMed PMID: 26811929.

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