Barbara Vickrey, MD, MPH
- PROFESSOR AND SYSTEM CHAIR | Neurology
Barbara G. Vickrey, MD, MPH specializes in translating clinical evidence into improvements in routine medical practice that benefit patients’ health. Her wide-ranging accomplishments include demonstrating that collaboration among health care systems, community organizations, and caregivers can improve quality of care and outcomes for dementia patients. She also designed health care delivery innovations ranging from better control of post-stroke risk factors in underserved populations to new ways to care for veterans with Parkinson's disease. Dr. Vickrey was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2011.
Dr. Vickrey leads a multi-year, stroke prevention/intervention research program in health disparities funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. She serves on the Science Committee of the American Academy of Neurology and is immediate Past President of the American Neurological Association.
Dr. Vickrey served for 25 years on the faculty of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she was Professor of Neurology and Director of the departmental Health Services Research Program. She was also Associate Director for Research at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center.
Dr. Vickrey earned her MD at Duke University School of Medicine and her MPH at the UCLA School of Public Health. She completed postgraduate clinical training in medicine and neurology at the University of Washington in Seattle, and then research fellowships in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA and the RAND/UCLA Center for Health Policy Study.
Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
MD, Duke University
MPH, UCLA School of Public Health
Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center
Residency, Neurology, University of Washington Medical Center
Researcher of the Year Award
Alice S. Hersh Young Investigator Award
Towfighi A, Cheng EM, Ayala-Rivera M, McCreath H, Sanossian N, Dutta T, Mehta B, Bryg R, Rao N, Song S, Razmara A, Ramirez M, Sivers-Teixeira T, Tran J, Mojarro-Huang E, Montoya A, Corrales M, Martinez B, Willis P, Macias M, Ibrahim N, Wu S, Wacksman J, Haber H, Richards A, Barry F, Hill V, Mittman B, Cunningham W, Liu H, Ganz DA, Factor D, Vickrey BG. Randomized controlled trial of a coordinated care intervention to improve risk factor control after stroke or transient ischemic attack in the safety net: Secondary stroke prevention by Uniting Community and Chronic care model teams Early to End Disparities (SUCCEED). BMC Neurology 2017 Feb; 17(1).
Brown AF, Vassar SD, Connor KI, Vickrey BG. Collaborative care management reduces disparities in dementia care quality for caregivers with less education. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2013 Feb; 61(2).
Cheng EM, Cunningham WE, Towfighi A, Sanossian N, Bryg RJ, Anderson TL, Guterman JJ, Gross-Schulman SG, Beanes S, Jones AS, Liu H, Ettner SL, Saver JL, Vickrey BG. Randomized, controlled trial of an intervention to enable stroke survivors throughout the Los Angeles County safety net to 'stay with the guidelines'. Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 2011 Mar; 4(2).
Chiong-Rivero H, Ryan GW, Flippen C, Bordelon Y, Szumski NR, Zesiewicz TA, Vassar S, Weidmer B, García RE, Bradley M, Vickrey BG. Patients' and caregivers' experiences of the impact of Parkinson's disease on health status. Patient Related Outcome Measures 2011 Mar; 2011(2).
Vickrey BG, Hirtz D, Waddy S, Cheng EM, Johnston SC. Comparative effectiveness and implementation research: directions for neurology. Annals of Neurology 2012 Jun; 71(6).
Baca CB, Pieters HC, Iwaki TJ, Mathern GW, Vickrey BG. A journey around the world: Parent narratives of the journey to pediatric resective epilepsy surgery and beyond. Epilepsia 2015 Jun; 56(6).
Duru OK, Ettner SL, Vassar SD, Chodosh J, Vickrey BG. Cost evaluation of a coordinated care management intervention for dementia. The American Journal of Managed Care 2009 Aug; 15(8).
Baca CB, Vickrey BG, Vassar S, Hauptman JS, Dadour A, Oh T, Salamon N, Vinters HV, Sankar R, Mathern GW. Time to pediatric epilepsy surgery is related to disease severity and nonclinical factors. Neurology 2013 Mar; 80(13).
Cheng EM, Swarztrauber K, Siderowf AD, Eisa MS, Lee M, Vassar S, Jacob E, Vickrey BG. Association of specialist involvement and quality of care for Parkinson's disease. Movement Disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society 2007 Mar; 22(4).
Cheng EM, Asch SM, Brook RH, Vassar SD, Jacob EL, Lee ML, Chang DS, Sacco RL, Hsiao AF, Vickrey BG. Suboptimal control of atherosclerotic disease risk factors after cardiac and cerebrovascular procedures. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation 2007 Mar; 38(3).
Cheng EM, Crandall CJ, Bever CT, Giesser B, Haselkorn JK, Hays RD, Shekelle P, Vickrey BG. Quality indicators for multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis (Houndmills, Basingstoke, England) 2010 Aug; 16(8).
Chodosh J, Colaiaco BA, Connor KI, Cope DW, Liu H, Ganz DA, Richman MJ, Cherry DL, Blank JM, Carbone Rd, Wolf SM, Vickrey BG. Dementia Care Management in an Underserved Community: The Comparative Effectiveness of Two Different Approaches. Journal of Aging and Health 2015 Aug; 27(5).
Vickrey B. Ethnic variations in dementia caregiving experiences. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment 2007; 15.
Vickrey BG, Brott TG, Koroshetz WJ. Research priority setting: a summary of the 2012 NINDS Stroke Planning Meeting Report. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation 2013 Aug; 44(8).
Hill VA, Vickrey BG, Cheng EM, Valle NP, Ayala-Rivera M, Moreno L, Munoz C, Dombish H, Espinosa A, Wang D, Ochoa D, Chu A, Heymann R, Towfighi A. A Pilot Trial of a Lifestyle Intervention for Stroke Survivors: Design of Healthy Eating and Lifestyle after Stroke (HEALS). Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association 2017 Dec; 26(12).
Ramirez M, Wu S, Ryan G, Towfighi A, Vickrey BG. Using Beta-Version mHealth Technology for Team-Based Care Management to Support Stroke Prevention: An Assessment of Utility and Challenges. JMIR Research Protocols 2017 May; 6(5).
Robinson MT, Vickrey BG, Holloway RG, Chong K, Williams LS, Brook RH, Leng M, Parikh P, Zingmond DS. The lack of documentation of preferences in a cohort of adults who died after ischemic stroke. Neurology 2016 05; 86(22).
Connor K, Cheng E, Siebens HC, Lee ML, Mittman BS, Ganz DA, Vickrey B. Study protocol of 'CHAPS', a randomized controlled trial protocol of Care Coordination for Health Promotion and Activities in Parkinson’s Disease to improve the quality of care for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. BMC Neurology 2015 Dec; 15.