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Marguerite Daus, PhD, RN
Title: Core Investigator
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine
See Dr. Daus' Dimensions profile that includes: publications, grants, datasets, patents and clinical trials
Location: Denver

Dr. Marguerite Daus’ research is focused on the optimization of the hospital-to-home transition for high-risk patients that have social needs with the goal of improving Veteran outcomes. She has experience conducting health systems research with a focus on the nursing workforce, health equity, and care transitions. In her fellowship, she is exploring how to apply mixed methods and implementation science principles in her work.

Veterans’ social needs (e.g., access to healthy food, housing, transportation) are particularly understudied, affecting their ability to access care and safely transition from hospital to home. As a national, integrated health care system, the VA is uniquely positioned to serve as a leader in social determinants of health research and continue to deliver high-quality Veteran care by creating a system to address social needs.

My research goal is to facilitate safe and efficient transitions from hospital-to-home for Veterans by ensuring that both their physical and social needs are met. I aim to support the VA in developing comprehensive social needs screening, community referral, and follow-up to implement across the healthcare system.

The following images visualize Dr. Daus' work. The word cloud is drawn from publication titles. The research collaboration map shows research relationships (click the image to enlarge):

Dr. Daus' publication titles indicate their primary work is Veteran health
Word cloud from pub titles
Dr. Daus' collaborations are primarily from the University of Pennsylvania
Research collaboration map
The following research fields have been used to summarize Dr. Daus' publications.
Clinical Research
Heart Disease
Behavioral and Social Science
Brain Disorders
Health Services

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Recent Publications



Daus M, Lee M, Ujano-De Motta LL, Holstein A, Morgan B, Albright K, Ayele R, McCarthy M, Sjoberg H, Jones CD. Perspectives on supporting Veterans' social needs during hospital to home health transitions: findings from the Transitions Nurse Program. BMC Health Serv Res. 2024 Apr 25;24(1):520. doi: 10.1186/s12913-024-10900-9. PMCID: PMC11043030.
PMID: 38658937.
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Connelly B, Hess E, Daus M, Battaglia C, Gilmartin HM. Conducting health systems research during the COVID-19 pandemic: experiences from the veterans health administration. BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 Nov 16;23(1):1267. doi: 10.1186/s12913-023-10296-y. PMCID: PMC10655445.
PMID: 37974219.
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Salahuddin T, Hebbe A, Daus M, Essien UR, Waldo SW, Rodriguez F, Ho PM, Simons C, Gilmartin HM, Doll JA. Trends and Site-level Variation of Novel Cardiovascular Medication Utilization among Patients Admitted for Heart Failure or Coronary Artery Disease in the US Veterans Affairs System: 2017-2021. Am Heart J. 2023 Nov 11:S0002-8703(23)00318-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2023.11.009. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 37956920
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Daus M, McHugh MD, Kutney-Lee A, Brooks Carthon JM. Effect of the Nurse Work Environment on Older Hispanic Surgical Patient Readmissions. Nurs Res. 2023 Sep 26. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000698. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 37768958
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Daus M, Albright K, Jones CD. Disseminating results to participants: An obligation to those who make research possible. J Hosp Med. 2023 Feb 26. doi: 10.1002/jhm.13064. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 36842161
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Brooks Carthon JM, Brom H, French R, Daus M, Grantham-Murillo M, Bennett J, Ryskina K, Ponietowicz E, Cacchione P. Transitional care innovation for Medicaid-insured individuals: early findings. BMJ Open Qual. 2022 Aug;11(3):e001798. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2021-001798. PMCID: PMC9345087.
PMID: 35981741
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Dierkes AM, Riman K, Daus M, Germack HD, Lasater KB. The Association of Hospital Magnet® Status and Pay-for-Performance Penalties. Policy Polit Nurs Pract. 2021 Nov;22(4):245-252. doi: 10.1177/15271544211053854. Epub 2021 Oct 22.
PMID: 34678085.

Carthon JMB, Brom H, McHugh M, Daus M, French R, Sloane DM, Berg R, Merchant R, Aiken LH. Racial Disparities in Stroke Readmissions Reduced in Hospitals with Better Nurse Staffing. Nurs Res. 2021 Sep 15. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000552. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 34534185.

Giordano NA, Riman KA, French R, Daus M, Stephens-Shields AJ, Kimmel SE, Riegel B. Comparing medication adherence using a smartphone application and electronic monitoring among patients with acute coronary syndrome. Appl Nurs Res. 2021 Aug;60:151448. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2021.151448. Epub 2021 May 24.
PMID: 34247788.

Baah FO, Chittams J, Carlson B, Sethares KA, Daus M, Moser DK, Riegel B. Sociodemographic Indicators of Social Position and Self-care Maintenance in Adults with Heart Failure. Clin Nurs Res. 2021 Jul;30(6):847-854. doi: 10.1177/1054773821995593. Epub 2021 Feb 19. PMCID: PMC8217107.
PMID: 33605154.



Riegel B, Stephens-Shields A, Jaskowiak-Barr A, Daus M, Kimmel SE. A behavioral economics-based telehealth intervention to improve aspirin adherence following hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2020 May;29(5):513-517. doi: 10.1002/pds.4988. Epub 2020 Mar 31. PMCID: PMC7217735.
PMID: 32237005.

Carthon JMB, Brom H, Poghosyan L, Daus M, Todd B, Aiken L. Supportive Clinical Practice Environments Associated With Patient-Centered Care. J Nurse Pract. 2020 Apr;16(4):294-298. doi: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2020.01.019. Epub 2020 Mar 11. PMCID: PMC7454202.
PMID: 32863798.

Riegel B, Daus M, Lozano AJ, Malone SK, Patterson F, Hanlon AL. Shift Workers Have Higher Blood Pressure Medicine Use, But Only When They Are Short Sleepers: A Longitudinal UK Biobank Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Oct 15;8(20):e013269. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.119.013269. Epub 2019 Oct 4. PMCID: PMC6818048.
PMID: 31581870.