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Doug Easterling, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Doug Easterling, Ph.D.

Office of Research

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Academic: 336-716-9213 | Department: 336-716-9213


Education & Training

  • B.A., Carleton College, 1973
  • M.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1983
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1993
Doug Easterling, Ph.D.

Doug Easterling, Ph.D.

Professor, Social Sciences & Health Policy
Office of Research

Research Interests

Cooperative Behavior; Patient Access to Records; Chronic Disease; Community Networks; Radiology
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-9213 | Department: 336-716-9213


Recent Publications

Becoming strategic: finding leverage over the social and economic determinants of health. Easterling D, McDuffee L.. Found Rev. 2018;10(1):90-112.

Cumulative number of treatment interventions predicts health-related quality of life in patients with critical limb ischemia. Corriere MA, Goldman MP, Barnard R, Saldana S, Stafford JM, Easterling D, Ip EH, Burke GL.. Ann Vasc Surg. 2017;44():41-47.

Focus group study of questions, concerns, and treatment factors important to people with symptomatic peripheral artery disease: a roadmap for patient-centered care and communication [abstract]. Corriere MA, Keith D, Ip E, Burke G, Boone D Sr, Easterling D.. J Vasc Surg. 2017;65(6 Suppl):116S-117S.

Values-based measures of impacts to indigenous health. Gregory R, Easterling D, Kaechele N, Trousdale W.. Risk Anal. 2016;36(8):1581-1588.

Philanthropy, health systems and community health improvement. Easterling D, Smart A, McDuffee L. In: Cutts TF, Cochrane JR, eds. Stakeholder health: insights from new systems of health. Winston-Salem (NC): Stakeholder Health;2016: 149-166.

Place-based initiatives to improve health in disadvantaged communities: cross-sector characteristics and networks of local actors in North Carolina. Dupre ME, Moody J, Nelson A, Willis JM, Fuller L, Smart AJ, Easterling D, Silberberg M.. Am J Public Health. 2016;106(9):1548-1555.

Using implementation science to translate foundation strategy. Metz A, Easterling D.. Found Rev. 2016;8(2):116-137.

Reconciling community-based versus evidence-based philanthropy: a case study of the Colorado Trust's early initiatives. Easterling D, Main D.. Found Rev. 2016;8(4):81-107.

Getting real with strategy: insights from implementation science. Easterling D, Metz A.. Found Rev. 2016;8(2):97-115.

Exploring patient involvement in decision making for vascular procedures. Corriere MA, Avise JA, Peterson LA, Stafford JM, Easterling D, Boone DS Sr, Ip E, Hyde AS, Burke GL.. J Vasc Surg. 2015;62(4):.

Associations between mild cognitive impairment and hospitalization and readmission. Callahan KE, Lovato JF, Miller ME, Easterling D, Snitz B, Williamson JD.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015;63(9):1880-1885.

Impact of race and education on patients' preferred decision-making roles for vascular procedures and perceptions of treatment success [abstract]. Corriere MA, Avise JA, Stafford JM, Peterson LA, Easterling D, Ip EH, Boone DS, Hyde AS, Guzman RJ, Burke GL.. J Am Coll Surg. 2015;221(4 Suppl 1):S179-S180.

Associations of mild cognitive impairment with hospital utilization and readmission [abstract]. Callahan K, Lovato JF, Miller ME, Easterling D, Williamson JD.. Gerontologist. 2015;55(Suppl 2):318.

Building healthy communities over the long run lessons from the Colorado healthy communities initiative. Easterling D.. Natl Civ Rev. 2014;103(1):18-20.

Exploring patient involvement in decision making for vascular procedures [abstract]. Avise JA, Peterson LA, Stafford JM, Boone DS Sr, Easterling D, Burke GL, Corriere MA.. J Vasc Surg. 2014;60(6):1726-1727.

The role of home smoking bans in limiting exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke in Hungary. Paulik E, Maroti-Nagy A, Nagymajtenyi L, Rogers T, Easterling D.. Health Educ Res. 2013;28(1):130-140.

Achieving synergy with collaborative problem solving: the value of system analysis. Easterling D, Arnold EM, Jones JA, Smart AJ.. Found Rev. 2013;5(1):105-120.

Getting to collective impact: how funders can contribute over the life course of the work. Easterling D.. Found Rev. 2013;5(2):article 7.

Factors associated with collaboration among agencies serving children with complex chronic conditions. Nageswaran S, Golden SL, Easterling D, O'Shea TM, Hansen WB, Ip EH.. Matern Child Health J. 2013;17(9):1533-1540.

Building capacity for tobacco research in Hungary. Foley K, Easterling D, Rogers T, Sutfin E, Wolfson M, Spangler J, Balazs, P. In: Balazs P, ed. Increasing capacity for tobacco research in Hungary 2008-2013. Budapest (HU): Institute for the History of Hungarian Sciences;2013: 9-22.

Inter-agency collaboration in the care of children with complex chronic conditions. Nageswaran S, Ip EH, Golden SL, O'Shea TM, Easterling D.. Acad Pediatr. 2012;12(3):189-197.

Access to radiologic reports via a patient portal: clinical simulations to investigate patient preferences. Johnson AJ, Easterling D, Nelson R, Chen MY, Frankel RM.. J Am Coll Radiol. 2012;9(4):256-263.

Creating a healthy civic infrastructure: the legacy of the Colorado Healthy Communities Initiative. Easterling D, Conner R, Larson CE.. Natl Civ Rev. 2012;101(1):35-48.

Support for population level tobacco control policies in Hungary. Paulik E, Maroti-Nagy A, Nagymajtenyi L, Rogers T, Easterling D.. Cent Eur J Public Health. 2012;20(1):75-80.

Inequalities in smoking related knowledge and attitudes toward smoking in Hungary [Hungarian]. Paulik E, Rogers T, Easterling D.. Egeszsegtudomany. 2012;56(3):8-24.

Building the capacity of networks to achieve systems change. Easterling D.. Found Rev. 2012;4(2):59-71.

Diversifying civic leadership: what it takes to move from 'new faces' to adaptive problem solving. Easterling D, Millesen JL.. Natl Civ Rev. 2012;101(2):20-26.

Scaling up civic leadership: combining individual-level change and culture change. Easterling D.. Natl Civ Rev. 2012;101(4):51-64.

Smoking behaviour and smoking related knowledge of Roma people [Hungarian]. Paulik E, Lukacs A, Rogers T, Easterling D, Nagymajtenyl L.. Nepegeszsegugy. 2012;90(4):246-252.

Evaluation of free to grow: head start partnerships to promote substance-free communities. Wolfson M, Champion H, Rogers T, Neiberg RH, Barker DC, Talton JW, Ip EH, D'Agostino RB Jr, Parries MT, Easterling D.. Eval Rev. 2011;35(2):153-188.

Reducing over-prescribing of opioids in Wilkes County, North Carolina: evaluation of the physician tool kit [abstract]. Easterling D, Dasgupta N, Richardson J.. J Pain. 2011;12(4 Suppl 1):P28.

A hands-on approach to supporting networks. Easterling D.. Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation. 2011;March():.

Gender differences in home smoking restrictions in Hungary [abstract]. Nagymajtenyi L, Maroti-Nagy A, Easterling D, Rogers T, Paulik E.. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2011;65(Suppl 1):A162.

Risk perception of smoking and quitting in Hungary [abstract]. Paulik E, Agnes MN, Laszlo N, Easterling D, Rogers T.. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2011;65(Suppl 1):A467.

Smoking behaviour and attitudes of Hungarian Roma and non-Roma population towards tobacco control policies. Paulik E, Nagymajtenyi L, Easterling D, Rogers T.. Int J Public Health. 2011;56(5):485-491.

Promoting community leadership among community foundations: the role of the social capital benchmark survey. Easterling D.. Found Rev. 2011;3(1-2):81-96.

Patient access to radiology reports: what do physicians think?. Johnson AJ, Frankel RM, Williams LS, Glover S, Easterling D.. J Am Coll Radiol. 2010;7(4):281-289.

A communications strategy for changing community culture. Easterling D, Sampson HC, Probst B.. Found Rev. 2010;1(4):28-44.

The Colorado Trust's Healthy Communities Initiative: results and lessons for comprehensive community initiatives. Conner R, Easterling D.. Found Rev. 2009;1(1):24-42.

Insight from patients for radiologists: improving our reporting systems. Johnson AJ, Easterling D, Williams LS, Glover S, Frankel RM.. J Am Coll Radiol. 2009;6(11):786-794.

Race, ethnicity, social trust, and self-reported health among US adults [abstract]. Foy C, Loftin-Bell K, Mount D, Hairston K, Hunter J, Easterling D.. Am J Epidemiol. 2008;167(11 Suppl):S97.

The leadership role of community foundations in building social capital. Easterling D.. Natl Civ Rev. 2008;97(4):39-51.

Strategies for building social capital: lessons from The Winston Salem Foundation's ECHO Fund. Easterling D, Lane YM.. ECHO Fund Report. 2006;2006():.

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Doug Easterling, Ph.D.

Doug Easterling, Ph.D.

Professor, Social Sciences & Health Policy
Office of Research

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