Ruth Masterson Creber, PhD, MSc, RN, FAAN, FAHA, FHFSA

  • Professor of Nursing
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Ruth Masterson Creber is a Professor of Nursing whose research focuses on improving the quality of life for patients with cardiac conditions across the disease continuum and developing innovative interventions for health care delivery. She is leading the evaluation of a mobile integrated health intervention for patients with heart failure to provide evidence to support a novel healthcare delivery service using community paramedics and facilitated telemedicine with emergency medicine teams to provide better transitions of care from hospital to home. Masterson Creber is also leading global, pragmatic, cardiac surgery clinical trials across over 70 hospitals in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Australia to evaluate the impact of coronary bypass graft surgery on patients' quality of life, symptoms, and cognition. The results of these trials will help determine what type of graft vessels for coronary artery bypass graft surgery offer long-term symptom relief and improve cognitive function. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the American Heart Association and has received numerous awards for her work, and was recently inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Hall of Fame.

Masterson Creber received her BA and BSN from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and School of Arts and Sciences, an MSc in Epidemiology from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Columbia University School of Nursing. Prior to joining Columbia University, she served as an Assistant and then Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences in the Division of Health Informatics, and Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine (2018-2022). Since completing her training, she has been funded as Principal Investigator by multiple NIH institutes and PCORI.

Masterson Creber has mentored multiple undergraduate students, Masters-level students, PhDs, and post-docs, many of which have gone one to receive their own federal funding and tenure-track faculty positions.

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Nursing

Credentials & Experience

Honors & Awards

2022:   Protege Award, Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research

2022:   Sigma Theta Tau International Hall of Fame

2021:   Women in American Medical Informatics Association Leadership program

2021:   Mathey Mezey Excellence in Aging Award, American Heart Association

2021:   Fellow, Heart Failure Society of America

2021:   Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research Ambassador

2021:   Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)

2020:   Kellen Junior Faculty Award

2018:   Fellow, American Heart Association

2017:   Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine

2015:   Columbia Mentor Peer Aging Research Program (CoMPADRE), selected to be part of a national interprofessional facilitated peer mentorship program supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA)

2015:   Wealtha McGurn Research Award for demonstrating excellence in adult health research, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

2008 - 2009: Thouron Scholarship, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

2001 - 2005: Hillman Scholarship, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

2001 - 2005: Wyeth Women’s Health Scholarship, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania


Research Interests:
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Mobile Health
  • Informatics
  • Multi-Lingual
  • Global Health
  • Ethnic Minority
  • Refugees
  • Clinical Approaches
  • Comparative Effectiveness
  • Dissemination and Implementation


2022 - 2027 Improve the Meaning of Patient Reported Outcomes to eValuate Effectiveness for Cardiac Care (IMPROVE-Cardiac Care)
  R01 HL161458
  Principal Investigator
2022 - 2023 ROMA:Cognition-Impact of CABG on Neurocognition and Evaluating the Informed Consent Process
  Diversity Supplement
  Primary mentor for a diversity supplement to ROMA:Cog for a mentee
2022 - 2029 The Canadian CABG or PCI in Patients with Ischemic Cardiomyopathy (STICH 3.0) Trial
2021 - 2026 Center to Improve Chronic disease Outcomes through Multi-level and Multi-generational approaches Unifying Novel Interventions and Training for health EquitY (The COMMUNITY Center)
2021 - 2026 mHealth and Mobile Ultrasound for Mothers in Myanmar (mMUMM)
  R21 HD103053
  Principal Investigator
2021 - 2026 Randomized comparison of the clinical Outcome of single versus Multiple Arterial grafts: Cognition (ROMA:Cog)
  R01 NS123639
Contact Multiple Principal Investigator
2020 - 2025 Randomized comparison of the clinical Outcome of single versus Multiple Arterial grafts: Quality of Life (ROMA:QOL)
  R01 HL152021
Multiple Principal Investigator
2020 - 2023 Using Mobile Integrated Health and Telehealth to Support Transitions of Care among Heart Failure Patients
Contact Multiple Principal Investigator


 Completed Last 3 Years

2018 - 2022 mHealth for Heart Failure Symptom Monitoring
  R00 NR016275
Principal Investigator
2020 – 2022 Should we return patient reported outcomes to human subjects participants?- Exploring ethical obligations
  R00 NR016275-05S1
  Principal Investigator

Selected Publications

For a complete list of publications, including the most recent, please visit Scopus.

  1. Reading Turchioe M, Mangal S, Goyal P, Axsom K, Myers A, Grossman Liu L, Lee J, Campion T, Masterson Creber R. Special Section on Patient Engagement in Informatics: A RE-AIM evaluation of a visualization-based electronic patient-reported outcomes system. Appl Clin Inform. 2023 Jan 5. PMID: 36603838. URL
  2. Mangal S, Niño de Rivera S, Choi J, Reading Turchioe M, Benda N, Sharko M, Myers A, Parag G, Dugdale L, Masterson Creber R. Returning Study Results to Research Participants: Data Access, Format, and Sharing Preferences. International J Med Inform. Int J Med Inform. Dec 13;170:104955. PMID: 36565546. URL
  3. Benda, N.C., Sakie, Anderson, K., Manoj Sharma, M., Lin, P., Beichotha, Masterson Creber, R.  Developing population health surveillance using mHealth in low-resource settings: A formative study focusing on rural Myanmar. JMIR Formative Research. 2022 Oct 14;6(10):e36260. PMCID: PMC9617191. URL
  4. Jurgens CY, Lee CS, Aycock DM, Masterson Creber R, Denfeld QE, DeVon HA, Evers LR, Jung M, Pucciarelli G, Streur MM, Konstam MA; American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; Council on Hypertension; and Stroke Council. State of the Science: The Relevance of Symptoms in Cardiovascular Disease and Research: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2022 Sep 20;146(12):e173-e184. PMID: 35979825.URL
  5. Grossman Liu, L, Russell D, Reading Turchioe M, Myers A, Baker C, Pathak J, Masterson Creber R. Faces Scales for Anxiety and Anger: A National Study of Measurement Properties. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 2022 Aug 8;83(5):21m14202. PMID: 3590903. URL
  6. Reading Turchioe, M, Ahmed R, Masterson Creber R, Axsom K, Horn E, Sayer G, Uriel N, Stein K, Slotwiner D. Detecting early physiologic changes through cardiac implantable electronic device data among patients with COVID-19. Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal. 2022 Aug 4. PMCID: PMC9349024. URL
  7. Mangal S, Park L, Reading Turchioe M, Choi J, Niño de Rivera S, Myers A, Goyal P, Dugdale L, Masterson Creber R. Building trust in research through information and intent transparency with health information: representative cross-sectional survey of 502 US adults. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2022 Jun 14;ocac084. PMID: 35699571. URL
  8. Grossman Liu L, Russell D, Reading Turchioe, M, Myers A., Vawdrey, D, Masterson Creber, R. Effect of Abbreviation and Acronym Expansion on Patient Comprehension of their Health Records: A Randomized Trial. JAMA Network Open. 2022;5(5):e2212320. PMCID: PMC9107024. URL
  9. Masterson Creber R., Daniels B., Munjal K., Reading Turchioe M., Shafran Topaz L., Goytia C., Diaz I., Goyal P., Weiner M., Yu J., Khullar D., Slotwiner D., Ramasubbu K., Kaushal R. Using Mobile Integrated Health and Telehealth to support transitions of care among patients with Heart failure” (MIGHTy-Heart): protocol for a pragmatic randomized controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2022 Mar 10;12(3):e054956. PMCID: PMC8915277. URL
  10. Stiglic G. Masterson Creber R. Cilar, L. Internet Use and Psychosomatic Symptoms among University Students in Slovenia: Cross-Sectional Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022 Feb 4;19(3):1774. PMCID: PMC8835365. URL
  11. Reading Turchioe, M, Soliman E.Z, Goyal, P, Merkler A.E, Kamel H, Cushman M, Soroka O, Masterson Creber R, Safford M.M. Atrial fibrillation and stroke symptoms in the REGARDS study. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2022 Jan 18;11(2):e022921. PMCID: PMC9238509. URL
  12. Gaudino, Mario, Joanna Chikwe, Emilia Bagiella, Deepak L. Bhatt, Torsten Doenst, Stephen E. Fremes, Jennifer Lawton, Masterson Creber, R, Sade R. Zwischenberger B. Methodological Standards for the Design, Implementation, and Analysis of Randomized Trials in Cardiac Surgery: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2021 Dec 6;CIR0000000000001037. PMID:34865513. URL
  13. Mitrani L, Goldenthal I, Leskowitz J, Wan E, Dizon J, Saluja D, Masterson Creber R, Reading Turchioe M, Sciacca R, Garan H, Hickey K, Korner K, Biviano A. Risk Factor Management of Atrial Fibrillation Using mHealth: The Atrial-Fibrillation-Helping Address Care with Remote Technology (AF-HEART) Pilot Study. Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal. 2021 Nov 24;3(1):14-20. PMCID: PMC8890079. URL
  14. Fijacko N, Masterson Creber R, Gosak L, Štiglic G, Skok P, Greif R. Teaching children and adolescent’s basic life support using gamification. Resuscitation. 2021 Oct 13,169; 20-22. PMCID: PMC8513516. URL
  15. Robinson B.N, Audisio K, Cancelli G, Masterson Creber R, Fremes S.E, Gelijns A.C, Gaudino M. Current Practice Patterns for Use of the Radial Artery in Coronary Artery Surgery. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2021 Sep 25;S0022-5223(21)01387-8. PMID: 34654559. URL
  16. Fijacko N, Masterson Creber R, Štiglic G, Kocbek P, Skok P, Greif R. Public Sentiment Analysis of Twitter Reaction on Sudden Cardiac Arrest at EURO 2020. Resuscitation. 2021 July 21. 167, 427-429. PMID: 34302926. URL
  17. Masterson Creber R, Reading Turchioe M. Returning cardiac rhythm data to patients: opportunities and challenges. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics. 2021 Sep; 13(3), 555-567. PMCID: PMC8328196.  URL 
  18. Lee J, Reading Turchioe M, Masterson Creber R, Biviano A, Hickey K, Bakken S. Phenotypes of engagement with mobile health technology for heart rhythm monitoring. JAMIA Open. 2021 doi: 10.1093/jamiaopen/ooab043. PMCID: PMC8200132. URL
  19. Masterson Creber R, Spadaccio C, Dimagli A, Myers A, Taylor B, Fremes S. Patient-reported Outcomes in Cardiovascular Trials. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2021. 37(9), 1340-1352. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2021.04.006. PMCID: PMC8487900. URL
  20. Navid, P, Nguyen L, Jaber D, Zarzuela K, Musse M, Wang M.L, Requijo T, Kozlov E, Masterson Creber R, Hilmer, S.N., Lachs M. Goyal P. Attitudes Towards Deprescribing Among Adults with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2021 May 12; doi: 10.1111/jgs.17204. PMCID: PMC9198814. URL
  21. Masterson Creber R, Reading Turchioe M, Biviano A, Caceres B, Garan H, Goldenthal I,  Koleck T, Mitha S. Hickey K, Bakken S. Cardiac Symptom Burden and Arrhythmia Recurrence Drives Digital Health Use: Results from the iHEART Randomized Controlled Trial. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. zvab009, doi:10.1093/eurjcn/zvab00. PMCID: PMC8560656.  URL
  22. Baik D, Leung P, Sterling M, Russell D, Jordan L, Silva A, Masterson Creber R. Eliciting the Educational Needs and Priorities of Home Care Workers on End-of-Life Care for Patients with Heart Failure Using Nominal Group Technique. Palliative Medicine. 2021 May; 35(5):977-982. PMCID: PMC8106634. URL 
  23. Masterson Creber R, Safford M, Ballman K, Myers A, Fremes S, Gaudino M. Randomized comparison of the clinical Outcome of single versus Multiple Arterial grafts: Quality of Life (ROMA:QOL) — Rationale and Study Protocol. European Heart Journal: Quality and Outcomes. 2021 Mar 29;qcab022. PMID: 33779716. URL
  24. Grossman Liu L, Ancker J.S., Masterson Creber R. Improving Patient Engagement Through Patient Decision Support. American Journal of Preventative Medicine. 2020 Dec 3;S0749-3797(20)30389-5. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2020.08.010. PMCID: PMC7902347. URL
  25. Reading Turchioe M, Grossman LV, Myers A, Pathak J, Masterson Creber R. Correlates of Mental Health Symptoms Among US Adults During COVID-19, March–April 2020. Public Health Reports. 2020; 00(0): 1-10. PCMID: PMC7856377. URL
  26. Krishnaswami A., Beavers C, Dorsch M.P. , Dodson J.A., Masterson Creber R., Kitsiou S., Goyal P, Maurer M.S, Wenger N.K., Croy D.S., Alexander KP, Batsis JA, Turakhia MP, Forman, DE, Bernacki GM, Kirkpatrick JN, Orr NM, Peterson ED, Rich MW,  Freeman A, Bhavnani SP. Challenges and Opportunities of Digital Health for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults.  JACC. 2020 Dec 1; 76(22): 2650-2670. PMID: 33243384.  URL
  27. Masterson Creber R, Robinson NB, Gaudino M. Commentary: Randomized trials must provide new and important information. Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2020 Aug 24:S1043-0679(20)30248-3. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2020.08.003. PMCID: PMC7904963. URL
  28. Caceras B, Reading Turchioe M, Pho A, Koleck T, Masterson Creber R, Bakken S. Sexual identity and racial/ethnic differences in awareness of heart attack and stroke symptoms: Findings from the National Health Interview Survey. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2021. Jun 19;890117120932471. PMCID: PMC7948248. URL 
  29. Goyal P, Bose B, Masterson Creber R, Krishnan U, Yang M, Brady J, Pathak J. Performance of Electronic Health Record Diagnosis Codes for Ambulatory Heart Failure Encounters. Journal of Cardiac Failure. 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2020.07.015. PMCID: PMC8918045. URL
  30. Koleck T, Mitha S, Biviano A, Caceres B.A., Corwin E.J., Goldenthal I, Masterson Creber R, Reading Turchioe M, Hickey K.T., Bakken S. Exploring depressive symptoms and anxiety among patients with atrial fibrillation and/or flutter at the time of cardioversion or ablation. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2020; Jul. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000723. PMCID: PMC9126094. URL
  31. Russell D, Luth, L, Baik D, Jordan L, Masterson Creber R. On Board: Interdisciplinary Team Member Perspectives of Components that Influence How Patients and Families Navigate Hospice Care. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing. 2020; Oct;22(5):351-358. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000673. PMCID: PMC7483313. URL
  32. Jordan L, Baik D, Russell, D, Dooley F, Masterson Creber R. The Development and Implementation of a Cardiac Home Hospice program designed to meet the Needs of Heart Failure Patients: Results of a RE-AIM Analysis. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 2020; Nov;37(11):925-935. doi: 10.1177/1049909120925432. PMCID: PMC7415712. URL
  33. Baik D, Russell D, Jordan L, Masterson Creber R. Building Trust and Facilitating Goals of Care Conversations: A Qualitative Study of Shared Decision Making in Hospice Patients with Heart Failure. Palliative Medicine. 2020; Jul;34(7):925-933. doi: 10.1177/0269216320917873. PMCID: PMC7339047. URL
  34. Reading Turchioe M, Grossman Liu V, Baik D, Lee CS, Maurer, MS, Goyal P, Masterson Creber R. Older adults can successfully monitor symptoms using an inclusively designed mobile application. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2020; Jun;68(6):1313-1318. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16403. PMCID: PMC7323569. URL
  35. Goyal P, Requijo T, Siceloff B, Shen M, Masterson Creber R, Hilmer S, Kronish I, Lachs M, Safford M. Patient-Reported Barriers and Facilitators to Deprescribing Potentially Appropriate Medications. Drugs and Aging. 2020; Feb;37(2):125-135. doi: 10.1007/s40266-019-00729-x. PMCID: PMC7339041. URL
  36. Reading Turchioe M, Grossman Liu V., Myers A, Baik D, Goyal P, Masterson Creber R. Visual Analogies, Not Graphs, Increase Patients' Comprehension of Changes in their Health Status. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2020; May 1;27(5):677-689. PMCID: PMC7309237. URL
  37. Caceres, B.A., Hickey, K.T., Bakken, S.B., Biviano, A.B., Garan, H., Goldenthal, I.L., Koleck, T.A., Masterson Creber, R., Reading Turchioe, M., & Jia, H. Mobile Electrocardiogram Monitoring and Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Findings From the iPhone Helping Evaluate Atrial Fibrillation Rhythm Through Technology (iHEART) Study. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2020; Jul/Aug 2020;35(4):327-336. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000646. PMCID: PMC7299739. URL
  38. Hickey KT, Wan E, Garan H, Biviano AB, Morrow JP, Sciacca RR, Reading Turchioe M, Koleck TA, Caceres B, Zhang Y, Goldenthal I, Riga TC, Masterson Creber R. A Nurse-led Approach to Improving Cardiac Lifestyle Modification in an Atrial Fibrillation Population. The Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management. 2019; Sep 15;10(9):3826-3835  doi: 10.19102/icrm.2019.100902. PMCID: PMC7252822. URL
  39. Russell D, Baik D, Jordan L, Dooley F, Hummel S, Prigerson H, Bowles K, Masterson Creber R. Factors Associated with Live Discharge of Heart Failure Patients from Hospice: A Multi-Method Study, JACC: Heart Failure. 2019; 7(7): 550-557. doi: 10.1016/j.jchf2019.01.010. PMCID: PMC6599565. URL
  40. Masterson Creber R, Russell D, Dooley F, Jordan L, Baik D, Hummel S, Hummel E, Goyal P, Bowles K. Use of Palliative Performance Scale to estimate survival among home hospice patients with heart failure, ESC Heart Failure. 2019. doi: 10.1002/ehf2.12398. PMCID: PMC6437549. URL
  41. Bakken S, Marden S, Arteaga S, Grossman L, Keselman A, Le P-T, Masterson Creber R, Powell-Wiley T, Schnall R, Tabor D, Das R, Farhat T. Behavioral Interventions Using Consumer Information Technology as Tools to Advance Health Equity. American Journal of Public Health 2019, Jan 109 (S1):S79-S85. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304646. PMCID: PMC6356125. URL
  42. Masterson Creber R, Baldwin M, Brown P, Rao M, Goyal P, Hummel S, Dodson J, Helmke S, Maurer M. Facilitated Peer Mentorship to Support Aging Research: A RE-AIM Evaluation of the CoMPAdRE Program. Journal of the American Geriatric Society. 2019. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15792. PMCID: PMC6554736. URL
  43. Baik D, Reading M, Jia H, Grossman L, Masterson Creber, R. Measuring Health Status and Symptom Burden using a web-based mHealth Application in Patients with Heart Failure. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2019. 1474515119825704. PMCID: PMC6433527. URL
  44. Masterson Creber R, Grossman L, Ryan B, Qian M, Polubriaginof F., Restaino S, Bakken S, Hripcsak G, Vawdrey D. Engaging Hospitalized Patients with Personalized Health Information: A Randomized Trial of an Inpatient Portal. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2019, 26 (2): 115-123. PMCID: PMC6339515. URL
  45. Grossman L, Masterson Creber R, Ancker J, Ryan B, Polubriaginof F, Qian M, Alarcon I,  Restaino S, Bakken S, Hripcsak G, Vawdrey D. Technology Access, Technical Assistance, and Disparities in Inpatient Portal Use. Applied Clinical Informatics. 2019, Jan 10(1), 40-50. PMCID: PMC6335107. URL
  46. Prey J, Polubriaginof F, Grossman L, Masterson Creber R, Tsapepas D, Perotte R, Qian M, Restaino S, Bakken S, Hripcsak G., Efird L, Underwood J, Vawdrey D.K. Engaging Hospital Patients in the Medication Reconciliation Process Using Tablet Computers. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2018; 25(11):1460-1469. PMCID: PMC7263785. URL
  47. Masterson Creber R, Dayan PS, Kuppermann N, Ballard, D, Tzimenatos, L, Alessandrini E, Mistry R, Hoffman J, Vinson D, Bakken S. Applying the RE-AIM Framework for the Evaluation of a Clinical Decision Support Tool for Pediatric Head Trauma: A Mixed-Methods Study. Applied Clinical Informatics. 2018;9(3):693-703. PMCID: PMC6125135. URL
  48. Grossman LV, Feiner S.K., Mitchell E.G., Masterson Creber R. Leveraging Patient-Reported Outcomes Using Data Visualization. Applied Clinical Informatics. 2018;9(3):565-575. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1667041. PMCID: PMC6070388. URL
  49. Hickey, KT, Masterson Creber, R, Reading, M., Sciacca, RR, Riga, TC, Frulla, AP, Casida, J.M. Low Health Literacy: Implications for Managing Cardiac Patients in Practice. The Nurse Practitioner. 2018;43(8):49-55.  doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000541468.54290.49. PMCID: PMC6391993. URL
  50. Masterson Creber R, Chen T, Wei C, Lee CS. Brief Report: Patient Activation Among Urban Hospitalized Patients With Heart Failure. J Card Fail. 2017; 23 (11):817-820. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2017.08.452. PMCID: PMC5671351. URL
  51. O’Connor M, Hanlon A, Mauer E, Meghani S, Masterson Creber R, Marcantonio S, Coburn K, Van Cleave J, Davitt J, Riegel B, Bowles KH, Keim S, Greenberg SA, Sefcik JS, Topaz M, Kong D, Naylor M. Identifying distinct risk profiles to predict adverse events among community-dwelling older adults. Geriatr Nurs. 2017;38(6):510-519. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.03.013. PMCID: PMC5991797. URL
  52. Masterson Creber R, Fleck E, Liu J, Rothenberg G, Ryan B, Bakken S. Identifying the Complexity of Multiple Risk Factors for Obesity Among Urban Latinas. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2017; 19: 275-284. doi:10.1007/s10903-016-0433-z. PMCID: PMC5209298. URL
  53. Riegel, B., Dickson, V., Garcia, M.S., Masterson Creber, R., & Streur, M. Mechanisms of change in self-care in adults with heart failure receiving a tailored, motivational interviewing intervention. Patient Education and Counseling, 2017; 100(2), 283-288. PMCID: PMC5318245.    URL
  54. Masterson Creber R, Hickey KT, Maurer MS. Gerontechnologies for Older Patients with Heart Failure: What is the Role of Smartphones, Tablets, and Remote Monitoring Devices in Improving Symptom Monitoring and Self-Care Management. Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports 2016;10 (10).  doi: 10.1007/s12170-016-0511-8. PMCID: PMC5509231. URL
  55. Prey, J., Qian, M., Restaino, S., Hibbard, J., Bakken, S., Schnall, R., Rothenberg, G., Vawdrey, D., & Masterson Creber, R. Reliability and validity of the patient activation measure in hospitalized patients. Patient Educ Couns. 2016 Jun 27; pii: S0738-3991 (16)30294-4. doi: 10.1016/J.pec.2016.06.029. PMCID: PMC5121059. URL
  56. Hickey KT, Hauser NR, Valente LE, Riga TC, Frulla AP, Masterson Creber R, Whang W, Garan H, Jia H, Sciacca RR, Wang DY. A single-center randomized, controlled trial investigating the efficacy of a mHealth ECG technology intervention to improve the detection of atrial fibrillation: the iHEART study protocol. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 2016 Jul 16;16:152. PMCID: PMC4947299.  URL
  57. Masterson Creber R, Prey J, Ryan B, Alarcon I, Qian M, Bakken S, Feiner S, Hripcsak G, Polubriaginof F, Restaino S, Schnall R, Strong P, Vawdrey D. Engaging hospitalized patients in clinical care: Study protocol for a pragmatic randomized controlled trial, Contemporary Clinical Trials; 47:165-171. 2016, Epub 2016/01/26. doi:10.1016/j.cct.2016.01.005. PMCID: PMC4818160. URL
  58. Riegel B, Masterson Creber R, Hill J, Chittams J, Hoke L. Effectiveness of motivational interviewing in decreasing hospital readmission in adults with heart failure and multimorbidity. Clinical Nursing Research. 2016; 25: 362-77. doi: 10.1177/1054773815623252. PMCID: PMC4935610. URL
  59. Masterson Creber R, Patey M, Lee CS, Kuan A, Jurgens C, Riegel B. Motivational interviewing to improve self-care for patients with chronic heart failure: MITI-HF randomized controlled trial. Patient Education and Counseling. 2016; 99: 256-264. Epub 2015/09/08. doi10.1016/j.pec.2015.08.031. PMCID: PMC4733398. URL
  60. Masterson Creber R, Pak VM, Varrasse M, Dinges DF, Wald J, Riegel B. Determinants of behavioral alertness in adults with heart failure. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2016;12(4):589-96. Epub 2015/12/22. pii: jc-00324-15. PMCID: PMC4795287. URL
  61. Masterson Creber R, Lee CS, Margulies K, Riegel B. Identifying Biomarker Patterns and Predictors of Inflammation and Myocardial Stress. J Card Fail. 2015. 21(6), 439-45. PMCID: PMC4456207. URL 
  62. Masterson Creber R, Patey M, Dickson VV, DeCesaris M, Riegel B. Motivational Interviewing Tailored Interventions for Heart Failure (MITI-HF): Study design and methods. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015;41:62-8. Epub 2015/01/07. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2014.12.019. PMCID: PMC4386995. URL
  63. Masterson Creber R, Topaz M, Lennie TA, Lee CS, Puzantian H, Riegel B. Identifying predictors of high sodium excretion in patients with heart failure: A mixed effect analysis of longitudinal data. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2014;13:549-58. Epub 2013/12/25. PMCID: PMC4386996. URL
  64. Masterson Creber R, Lee CS, Lennie TA, Topaz M, Riegel B. Using growth mixture modeling to identify classes of sodium adherence in adults with heart failure. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2014;29(3):209-17. Epub 2013/02/19. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e3182834191. PMCID: PMC3695034. URL
  65. Lee CS, Chien CV, Bidwell JT, Gelow JM, Denfeld QE, Masterson Creber R, Buck HG, Mudd JO. Comorbidity profiles and inpatient outcomes during hospitalization for heart failure: an analysis of the U.S. Nationwide inpatient sample. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2014;14:73. Epub 2014/06/06. doi: 10.1186/1471-2261-14-73. PMCID: PMC4057902. URL
  66. Stawnychy M, Masterson Creber R, Riegel B. Using brief motivational interviewing to address the complex needs of a challenging patient with heart failure. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2014;29(5):E1-6. Epub 2013/11/16. doi: 10.1097/jcn.0000000000000098. PMCID: PMC4376356. URL
  67. Radhakrishnan K, Topaz M, Masterson Creber R. Adapting heart failure guidelines for nursing care in home health settings: challenges and solutions. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2014;29(4):E1-8. Epub 2013/11/16. doi: 10.1097/jcn.0000000000000091. PMCID: PMC4171099. URL
  68. Masterson Creber R, Allison PD, Riegel B. Overall perceived health predicts risk of hospitalizations and death in adults with heart failure: a prospective longitudinal study. Int J Nurs Stud. 2013;50(5):671-7. Epub 2012/11/06. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2012.10.001. PMCID: PMC4083630. URL
  69. Topaz M, Rao A, Masterson Creber R, Bowles KH. Educating clinicians on new elements incorporated into the electronic health record: theories, evidence, and one educational project. Comput Inform Nurs. 2013;31(8):375-9. Epub 2013/06/19. doi: 10.1097/NXN.0b013e318295e5a5. PMCID: PMC3759576. URL
  70. Topaz M, Radhakrishnan K, Masterson Creber R, and Bowles K H. Putting evidence to work: using Standardized Terminologies to incorporate Clinical Practice Guidelines within homecare Electronic Health Records. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 2012 16(2). URL 
  71. Masterson Creber R, Polomano R, Farrar J, Riegel B. Psychometric properties of the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ). Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2012;11(2):197-206. Epub 2012/03/30. doi: 10.1177/1474515111435605. PMCID: PMC4386993. URL
  72. Masterson Creber R, Smeeth L, Gilman RH, Miranda JJ. (2010). Physical activity and cardiovascular risk factors among rural and urban groups and rural-to-urban migrants in Peru: a cross-sectional study, Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan-American Journal of Public  Health, 2010 Jul;28(1):1-8. PMCID: PMC2957283URL

Reviews and Editorials

  1. Fijacko N, Masterson Creber R, Chang TP, Krsteski K, Greif R. Enhancing cardiopulmonary resuscitation education through game-based augmented reality face filters. Resuscitation. 2022 Oct 7;180:108-110. PMID: 36209924. URL [Editorial]
  1. Fijacko N, Masterson Creber R, Van Goor S, Strnad M, Grief R. Heterogeneity of Teaching Approaches to Determine Hand Position for Adult Chest Compressions among European Basic Life Support Instructors. Resuscitation. 2022 Sep 13;180:35-37. PMID: 36108890. URL[Editorial]
  1. Schmeelk S, Davis A, Li Q, Shippey C, Utah M, Myers A, Reading Turchioe M, Masterson Creber R. Monitoring Symptoms of COVID-19: A Review of Mobile Applications. JMIR mHealth uHealth. 2022 June, 10 (6): e36065. URL [Review]
  1. Gaudino M, DiFranco A, Cao D, Giustino G, Merz C.N, Fremes S, Kirtane A, Kunadian V, Lawton J, Masterson Creber R, Sandner S, Vogel, B, Zwischenberger B, Dangas G, Mehran R. Sex-Related Outcomes of Medical, Percutaneous, and Surgical Interventions for Coronary Artery Disease: JACC Focus Seminar 3/7. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2022 Apr, 79 (14) 1407–1425. PMID: 35393023. URL [Review] 
  1. Masterson Creber R. Time to Tune In: Early Career Nurses are at a Tipping Point. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2022 Mar 22. PMID: 35319528. URL [Editorial]
  1. Meddar J.M, Ponnapalli, A., Azhar, R., Reading Turchioe M, Duran A. T. Masterson Creber, R. A Structured Review of Commercially Available Cardiac Rehabilitation mHealth Applications Using the Mobile Application Rating Scale. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. 2022 Feb 8. doi: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000667. PMID: 35135963. URL [Review]
  1. Masterson Creber, R., Dimagli A, Spadaccio, C, Myers, A, Moscarelli, M, Demetres, M, Fremes, S, Gaudino, M. Effect of coronary artery bypass grafting on quality of life: a meta-analysis of randomized trials. European Heart Journal: Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes. 2021 Oct 13;qcab075. PMID: 34643672.  URL [Review]
  1. Fijacko N, Masterson Creber R, Gosak L, Kocbek P, Cilar, L, Markota A., Štiglic, G. A Review of Mortality Risk Prediction Models in Smartphone Applications. Journal of Medical Systems. 2021 Nov 4; 45(12):107. PMCID: PMC8566656. URL [Review]
  1. Fijacko N, Masterson Creber R, Gosak L, Štiglic, G, Egan D, Chaka B, Debeljak N, Strnad M, Skok P.  Evaluating Quality, Usability, Content and Gamification Features in mHealth Applications Designed to Teach Children Basic Life Support: A Systematic Review of Commercial Apps. JMIR mHealth uHealth. 2021 Jul 20;9(7):e25437. PMCID: PMC8335615. URL [Review]
  1. Kitsiou S, Vatani H, Paré G, Gerber B.S., Buchholz S.W., Kansal M.M, Leigh J., Masterson Creber RM. Effectiveness of Mobile Health Technology Interventions for Patients with Heart Failure: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2021 Mar 2;S0828-282X(21)00118-5. PMID: 33667616. URL [Review]
  1. Fijacko N, Gosak L, Cilar L, Masterson Creber R, Skok O, Stiglic G. Gamification features and Oral Self-Care Techniques for Optimal Oral Hygiene in Children: A Systematic Review of Mobile Phone Applications. JMIR mHealth uHealth. 2020; Jul; 8(7): e16365. PMCID: PMC7381071. URL [Review]
  1. Reading Turchioe M, Jimenez V, Isaac S, Alshalabi M, Singh A, Masterson Creber R. Review of Mobile Applications for the Detection and Management of Atrial Fibrillation. Heart Rhythm O2. 2020; Apr 1(1):35-43. doi: 10.1016/j.hroo.2020.02.005. PMCID: PMC7351352. URL [Review]
  1. Masterson Creber R, Gaudino M. Commentary: “Get moving early!”: inpatient cardiac rehabilitation reduces unplanned hospitalizations. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2019; Dec 26;S0022-5223(19)41493-1. doi:10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.12.029. PMCID: PMC7316606. URL [Editorial]
  1. Reading Turchioe M, Myers A, Isaac S, Baik D, Grossman Liu.V., Ancker J.S., Masterson Creber R. Special Section on Visual Analytics in Healthcare: A Systematic     Review of Patient-Facing Visualizations of Personal Health Data. Applied Clinical Informatics. 2019; 10(04): 751-770. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1697592. PMCID: PMC6785326 URL  [Review]
  1. Grossman L, Masterson Creber R, Vawdrey D, Ancker J. Interventions to Increase Patient Portal Use in Vulnerable Populations: A Systematic Review. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, ocz023. 2019; Apr 8; 26(8-9): 855-870. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocz023. PMCID: PMC6696508. URL [Review]
  1. Baik D, Russell D, Jordan L, Dooley F, Bowles K, Masterson Creber R. Using the Palliative Performance Scale to Estimate Survival for Patients at the End of Life: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2018; 21(11): 1651-1661. PMCID: PMC6211821. URL [Review]
  1. Baik D, Cho H, Masterson Creber R. Examining Interventions Designed to Support Shared Decision Making and Patient Outcomes in Palliative Care: A Systematic Review of the Literature. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Epub June 21, 2018. Doi/10.1177/1049909118783688. PMCID: PMC6056336. URL [Review]
  2. Masterson Creber R, Maurer MS, Reading M, Hiraldo G, Hickey KT, Iribarren S. Review and analysis of existing mobile phone applications to support heart failure symptom monitoring and self-care using the Mobile Application Rating Scale. JMIR mHealth uHealth. 2016; 4(2):e74. doi:10.2196/mhealth.5882. PMCID: PMC4925936. URL [Review]