Academic Publications and Patents

Medeiros A, Johnson A, Bouagnon A, Wong B, Martinez C, Dzeng E, Whitmarsh I, Plummer J, Zussman J, Lew J, Zamora K, Knight K, Gaber N, Adams V. “The REPAIR Project: A Prospectus for Change Towards Racial Justice in Medical Education and Health Sciences Research: REPAIR Project Steering Committee.” Academic Medicine. 2022, 97(12): 1753-1759. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004831

Dzeng E, Merel S, Kross E. “J. Randall Curtis’s Legacy and Scientific Contributions to Palliative Care in Critical Care”. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2022; 63(6): e587-e594. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.02.335

Einasivam A, Pereira L, Dzeng E. “A Call for Restorative and Transformative Justice Approaches to Anti-Racism in MedicineJournal of General Internal Medicine. 2022; 37: 2335-2336. DOI: 10.1007/s11606-022-07605-2.

Dzeng E, Bein T, Curtis JR. “The Role of Policy and Law in Shaping the Ethics and Quality of End-of-Life Care in Intensive Care Intensive Care Medicine. 2022; 48: 352-354. DOI: 10.1007/s00134-022-06623-2

Collins GS, Beaman H, Ho AM, Hermiston ML, Cohen HJ, Dzeng EW. “Perceptions of Specialty Palliative Care and It’s Role in Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant: A Multi-Disciplinary Qualitative StudyPediatric Blood and Cancer. 2022; 69(1): e29424. DOI: 10.1002/pbc.29424

Haeusermann T, Romero-Kornblum H, Dzeng E. “Of Care, Cure and the In-Between: COVID-19 Treatment in a New York City Intensive Care Unit J of Care and Caring. 2021; 6(1-2). DOI: 10.1332/239788221X16316503274460

Blythe JA, Kentish-Barnes N, Debue A-S, Dohan D, Azoulay E, Covinsky K, Matthews T, Curtis JR, Dzeng E. “An Interprofessional Process for the Limitation of Life-Sustaining Treatments in France”. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2021; 63(1): 160-170. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.06.016

Karches K, DeCamp M, George M, Prochaska M, Saunders M, Thorsteinsdottir B, Dzeng E. “Spheres of Influence and strategic advocacy for equity in medicineJournal of General Internal Medicine. 2021; 36: 3537-3540. DOI:1007/s11606-021-06893-4.

Rosenwohl-Mack S, Dohan D, Matthews T, Batten JN, Dzeng E. “How individual ethical frameworks shape physician trainees’ experience providing end-of-life care: A qualitative studyJournal of Medical Ethics. 2021; 47: e72. DOI:10.1136/medethics-2020-106690.

Dzeng E., Morrison RS. “We Need a Paradigm Shift Around End-of-Life Decision-Making”. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Published online Nov 10, 2020. DOI: 10.111/jgs.16899.

Rosenwohl-Mack S, Dohan D, Matthews T, Batten JN, Dzeng E. “Understanding experiences of moral distress in end-of-life care among US and UK physician trainees: A comparative qualitative study”. Journal of General Internal Medicine. Published online Oct 27, 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s11606-020-06314-y.

Ahlbach C, King T, Dzeng E. “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Ethical Challenges Posed by Neoliberal Healthcare”. Journal of General Internal Medicine. Published online Oct 27, 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s11606-020-06316-w.

Batten JN, Blythe JA, Wieten SE, Cotler MP, Kayser J, Porter-Williamson K, Harman S, Dzeng E, Magnus D. “Variation in the Design of Hospital Code Status Options and Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders: A Multi-Institutional Qualitative Study”. BMJ Quality and Safety. 2020. Epub ahead of print. DOI:10.1136/bmjqs-2020-011222.

Decamp M, DeSalvo K, Dzeng E. “Ethics and Spheres of Influence in Addressing Social Determinants of Health”. Journal of General Internal Medicine. DOI: 10.1007/s11606-020-05973-1

Byhoff E, Kangovi S, Berkowitz S, DeCamp M, Dzeng E, Earnest M, Gonzalez CM, Hartigan S, Karani R, Memari M, Roy B, Schwartz M, Volerman A, DeSalvo K. “A Society of General Internal Medicine Position Statement on the Internists Role in Social Determinants of Health”Journal of General Internal Medicine. PMID: 32519320

(accompanying video on the SGIM Position Statement linked here)

Perni S, Pollack LR, Gonzalez WC, Dzeng E, Baldwin MR. “Moral Distress and Burnout in Caring for Older Adults During Medical School Training”. BMC Med Educ. 2020; 20:84. PMID: 32267908.

Dzeng E. Review of “Values at the End of Life: The Logic of Palliative Care”. By Roi Livne. American Journal of Sociology, July, 2020: 126(1).

Dzeng E., Wachter R., “Ethics in Conflict: Moral Distress as a Root Cause of Burnout.” Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2020, Feb.

Batten J, Blythe J, Wieten S, Dzeng E. “No Escalation of Treatment: Moving Beyond the Withholding/Withdrawing Debate” American Journal of Bioethics. 2019: 19(3): 63-65. DOI: 1080/15265161.2018.1563660

Dzeng E. Habermasian Communication Pathologies in Do-Not-Resuscitate Discussions at the End of Life: Manipulation as an Unintended Consequence of an Ideology of Patient Choice.Sociology of and Illness, 2019: 41(2), 325-342.

Craig A, Dzeng E. “How Should Physicians Care for Dying Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?AMA J Ethics, 2018; 20(8): E690-698.

Bryant J, Markes A, Woolridge T, Dzeng E, Koenig B, Diab M. “Concurrent and Overlapping Surgery: Perspectives from Parents of Adolescents Undergoing Spinal Posterior Instrumented Fusion for Idiopathic ScoliosisSpine, 2018: June 12.

Dzeng E, “Can growing popular support for physician assisted death motivate organized medicine to improve end-of-life care?Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2018. 33(8), 1209-1211.

Dzeng E, Curtis R, “Understanding ethical climate, moral distress, and burnout: a novel tool and a conceptual frameworkBMJ Quality & Safety. 2018: 27(10), 766-770. DOI: 10.1136/bmjqs-2018-007905

Dzeng E, Booth J, “Facts and Fetishes: When the Miracles of Medicine Fail Us” 2018. American Journal of Bioethics. 2018 May; 18(5), 63-64.

Dzeng E, Pantilat SZ. “What are the Social Causes of Rational Suicide in Older Adults?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2018; 66(5), 853-855.

Dzeng E, Dohan D, Curtis JR, Colaianni A, Ritchie C. “Homing in on the Social: Systems-level Influences on Overly Aggressive Care at the End of Life.” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2018 Feb; 55(2), 282-289.

DeCamp M, Pomerantz D, Cotts K, Dzeng E, Farber N, Lehmann L, Reynolds P, Sulmasy LS, Tilburt J. “Ethical Issues in the Design and Implementation of Population Health ProgramsJournal of General Internal Medicine. 2018; 33(3): 370-5. DOI: 10.1007/s11606-017-4234-4.

Petrillo L*, Dzeng E.*, Forbes L, Harrison K, Scribner B, Koenig B. ““How California Prepared for Implementation of Physician-Assisted Death: A PrimerJournal of the American Public Health Association. 2017 June; 107(6): 883-888.(*co-first authorship)

Harrison KL, Dzeng E, Ritchie CS, Shanafelt TD, Kamal AH, Bull J, Tilburt J, Swetz KM. Addressing palliative care clinician burnout in organizations: a workforce necessity, an ethical imperative. 2017 June; 53(6): 1091-1096.

Dzeng E. “When Teachable Moments Become Ethically Problematic.” Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics  2017 May, 26(3): 491-494

Dzeng E. Navigating the liminal state between life and death: clinician moral distress and uncertainty regarding new life sustaining technologiesAmerican Journal of Bioethics. 2017 Feb; 17(2): 22-25.

 Singer AE, Goebel JR, Kim YS, Dy SM, Ahluwalia SC, Clifford M, Dzeng E, O’Hanlon C, Motala A, Walling AM, Goldberg J, Meeker D, Ochotorena C, Shanman R, Cui M, Lorenz KA. Populations and Interventions for Palliative and End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Review. Journal of Palliative Medicine. September, 2016 ; 19(9): 995-1008

Petrillo L, Dzeng E, Smith A. “California’s End of Life Options Act: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead” Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2016; 31(8): 828-829.

 Dzeng E. Moral Distress Amongst Physician Trainees Regarding Futile TreatmentsJournal of General Internal Medicine. 2016; 31(8): 830.

Dzeng E, Colaianni A, Roland M, Levine D, Kelly MP, Barclay S, Smith TJ. “Moral Distress Amongst American Physician Trainees Regarding Futile Treatments at the End of Life: A Qualitative Inquiry” Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2016; 31(1): 93-99.

Xu T, Goldstein E, Dzeng E, Dy S, Nicholas LH. “Public Attitudes on the Future Sustainability of Medicare” Journal of Health Care Financing. 2015: 42(1).

Dzeng E, Colaianni A, Chander G, Smith T, Roland M, Kelly MP, Barclay S, Levine D. “Influence of Institutional Culture and Policies on Do Not Resuscitate Decision-Making at the End of Life” JAMA Intern Med. 2015; 21287:1–8. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.0295.

Barnato AE, Dzeng E. “Treatment Escalation in the Intensive Care Unit Among Patients With Preexisting Treatment Limitations Best-Laid Plans Gone Awry?” JAMA Intern Med. 2015:1–2. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.0372.2.

 Gosch A, Dzeng E, Cheng MC, “The Interaction of Primary Care and Palliative Care.” Clinics in Geriatrics Medicine. (2015)

Dzeng E, Smith TJ. “Rationing Healthcare: Who’s Responsible?” Oncology. 15 Feb, 2013: 27(2).

US Patent 7,758,623. Dzeng E, Xing F, March J,  Islam MR, Michel R. (2010). Transesophageal heat exchange catheter for cooling of the heart during a myocardial infarction.

Siegler A, Roberts L, Balch E, Bargues E, Bhalla A, Bills C, Dzeng E, et al. Media coverage of violent deaths in Iraq: An opportunistic capture-recapture assessment. Prehospital Disast Med 2008; 23(4): 369-371.

Acknowledged in: Burnham G, Lafta R, Doocy S, Roberts L. Mortality after the 2003 invasion of Iraq: a cross-sectional cluster sample survey. Lancet 2006;. 368: 1421-1428.

Burnham G, Doocy S, Dzeng E, Lafta R, Roberts L. (2006) “The Human Cost of the War in Iraq: A Mortality Study, 2002-2006” MIT Center for International Studies at MIT.

Thompson A, Silverman B, Dzeng L, Treisman G. Psychotropic Medications and HIV. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2006 (1 May): 42. 1305-1310.

Lin CT, Chang TC, Chao A, Dzeng E, Soong YK, Hung CF, Lai CH. Enhancement of DNA Vaccine Potency through Linkage of Antigen Gene to ER Chaperone Molecules, ER-60, Tapasin, and Calnexin. J Biomed Sci. 2005; 12(2): 279-87.