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Steven B. Zeliadt, PhD, MPH
Title: Associate Director for the Seattle-Denver COIN
Research Professor of Health Systems and Population Health for the School of Public Health at the University of Washington
Location: Seattle
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See Dr. Zeliadt's Dimensions profile that includes: publications, grants, datasets, patents and clinical trials


Dr. Zeliadt’s research is focused on understanding the real-world performance of healthcare interventions in Veteran populations. He and his research team use healthcare data and apply comparative effectiveness methodologies in novel ways to understand the value interventions bring (or don’t) to patients. His work also involves working to reduce disparities and inequity in healthcare systems, and on designing and conducting innovative pragmatic trials to help the healthcare system learn how to deliver optimal care to Veterans.

I love being able to do research which has the potential to inform healthcare policy on a large scale and directly impact the health and well-being of Veterans.

I hope that my work helps improve health outcomes and quality of life for Veterans across the country, and that it helps inform policy changes in both the Veterans Health Administration as well as outside healthcare systems.

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

Dr. Zeliadt's publication titles indicate his primary work is cancer
Word cloud from pub titles
Dr. Zeliadt's collaborations are primarily from the University of Washington
Research collaboration map
The following research fields have been used to summarize Dr. Zeliadt's publications and grants. The categories are based on 154 publications and 9 grants.
Publications Grants
Clinical Research Health Services
Cancer Clinical Research
Urologic Diseases Cancer
Prostate Cancer Behavioral and Social Science
Aging Prevention
Prevention Lung Cancer
Health Services Lung
Lung Clinical Trials and Supportive Activities
Lung Cancer Aging
Clinical Trials and Supportive Activities Mental Health

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Recent Publications (2019 - 2022)



Resnick A, Zeliadt SB, Ganz DA, Moucheraud C, Chuang E, Yano EM, Taylor SL. Changes in Use of Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies at the Veterans Affairs: Findings from a Whole Health System Pilot Program. J Integr Complement Med. 2023 Mar 16. doi: 10.1089/jicm.2022.0816. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 36927089
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Kerns RD, Davis AF, Fritz JM, Keefe FJ, Peduzzi P, Rhon DI, Taylor SL, Vining R, Yu Q, Zeliadt SB, George SZ. Intervention Fidelity in Pain Pragmatic Trials for Nonpharmacologic Pain Management: Nuanced Considerations for Determining PRECIS-2 Flexibility in Delivery and Adherence. J Pain. 2022 Dec 24:S1526-5900(22)00477-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2022.12.008. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 36574858
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Taylor SL, Gelman HM, DeFaccio R, Douglas J, Hawrilenko MJ, McGinty NK, Resnick A, Tomlanovich NC, Toyama J, Whitehead AM, Kligler B, Zeliadt SB. We Built it, But Did They Come: Veterans' Use of VA Healthcare System-Provided Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Nov 30:1–8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07889-4. Epub ahead of print. PMCID: PMC9713140.
PMID: 36451011
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Zeliadt SB, Douglas JH, Gelman H, Coggeshall S, Taylor SL, Kligler B, Bokhour BG. Effectiveness of a whole health model of care emphasizing complementary and integrative health on reducing opioid use among patients with chronic pain. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Aug 17;22(1):1053. doi: 10.1186/s12913-022-08388-2. PMCID: PMC9387037.
PMID: 35978421
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Der-Martirosian C, Shin M, Upham ML, Douglas JH, Zeliadt SB, Taylor SL. Telehealth Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies During COVID-19 at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Telemed J E Health. 2022 Jul 22. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2022.0209. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 35867052
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Byrd C, Ajawara U, Laundry R, Radin J, Bhandari P, Leung A, Han S, Asch SM, Zeliadt S, Harris AHS, Backhus L. Performance of a rule-based semi-automated method to optimize chart abstraction for surveillance imaging among patients treated for non-small cell lung cancer. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2022 Jun 3;22(1):148. doi: 10.1186/s12911-022-01863-0. PMCID: PMC9166440.
PMID: 35659230
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Black AC, Zeliadt SB, Kerns RD, Skanderson M, Wang R, Gelman H, Douglas JH, Becker WC. Association Between Exposure to Complementary and Integrative Therapies and Opioid Analgesic Daily Dose Among Patients on Long-term Opioid Therapy. Clin J Pain. 2022 Jun 1;38(6):405-409. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000001039.
PMID: 35440528
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Bokhour BG, Hyde J, Kligler B, Gelman H, Gaj L, Barker AM, Douglas J, DeFaccio R, Taylor SL, Zeliadt SB. From patient outcomes to system change: Evaluating the impact of VHA's implementation of the Whole Health System of Care. Health Serv Res. 2022 Mar 4. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13938. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 35243621
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Reed DE 2nd, Bokhour BG, Gaj L, Barker AM, Douglas JH, DeFaccio R, Williams RM, Engel CC, Zeliadt SB. Whole Health Use and Interest Across Veterans With Co-Occurring Chronic Pain and PTSD: An Examination of the 18 VA Medical Center Flagship Sites. Glob Adv Health Med. 2022 Feb 11;11:21649561211065374. doi: 10.1177/21649561211065374. PMCID: PMC8841911.
PMID: 35174004.
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Petrescu-Prahova M, Harris JR, Leroux B, Kohn M, Kava CM, Zeliadt SB, Steinman L, Fishleder S, Basia Belza, Gakhar M, Hannon PA. Clinical-community linkages as a strategy for increasing evidence-based program reach: Results of the PT-REFER randomized controlled trial with older adults and YMCA associations. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2022 Jan 20;26:100888. doi: 10.1016/j.conctc.2022.100888. PMCID: PMC8789527.
PMID: 35106400.
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Ali J, Antonelli M, Bastian L, Becker W, Brandt CA, Burgess DJ, Burns A, Cohen SP, Davis AF, Dearth CL, Dziura J, Edwards R, Erdos J, Farrokhi S, Fritz J, Geda M, George SZ, Goertz C, Goodie J, Hastings SN, Heapy A, Ilfeld BM, Katsovich L, Kerns RD, Kyriakides TC, Lee A, Long CR, Luther SL, Martino S, Matheny ME, McGeary D, Midboe A, Pasquina P, Peduzzi P, Raffanello M, Rhon D, Rosen M, Esposito ER, Scarton D, Hastings SN, Seal K, Silliker N, Taylor S, Taylor SL, Tsui M, Wright FS, Zeliadt S. Optimizing the Impact of Pragmatic Clinical Trials for Veteran and Military Populations: Lessons From the Pain Management Collaboratory. Mil Med. 2021 Nov 13:usab458. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usab458. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 34791412
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Makarov DV, Ciprut S, Kelly M, Walter D, Shedlin MG, Braithwaite RS, Tenner CT, Gold HT, Zeliadt S, Sherman SE. Protocol: A multi-modal, physician-centered intervention to improve guideline-concordant prostate cancer imaging. Trials. 2021 Oct 18;22(1):711. doi: 10.1186/s13063-021-05645-3. PMCID: PMC8522153.
PMID: 34663435.

Silvestrini M, Indresano J, Zeliadt SB, Chen JA. "There's a huge benefit just to know that someone cares:" a qualitative examination of rural veterans' experiences with TelePain. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 Oct 16;21(1):1111. doi: 10.1186/s12913-021-07133-5.
PMID: 34656133.

Fritz JM, Davis AF, Burgess DJ, Coleman B, Cook C, Farrokhi S, Goertz C, Heapy A, Lisi AJ, McGeary DD, Rhon DI, Taylor SL, Zeliadt S, Kerns RD. Pivoting to virtual delivery for managing chronic pain with nonpharmacological treatments: implications for pragmatic research. Pain. 2021 Jun 1;162(6):1591-1596. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002139. PMCID: PMC8089114.
PMID: 33156148.

Zeliadt SB. Smoking Cessation Resources Can and Should Be Integrated in Lung Cancer Screening. Chest. 2021 Aug;160(2):413-414. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2021.04.011.
PMID: 34366030.

Heffner JL, Coggeshall S, Wheat CL, Krebs P, Feemster LC, Klein DE, Nici L, Johnson H, Zeliadt SB. Receipt of Tobacco Treatment and One-Year Smoking Cessation Rates Following Lung Cancer Screening in the Veterans Health Administration. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Jul 19. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-07011-0. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 34282533.

Chen JA, DeFaccio RJ, Gelman H, Thomas ER, Indresano JA, Dawson TC, Glynn LH, Sandbrink F, Zeliadt SB. Telehealth and rural-urban differences in receipt of pain care in the Veterans Health Administration. Pain Med. 2021 Jun 18:pnab194. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnab194. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 34145892.

Winn AN, Kelly M, Ciprut S, Walter D, Gold HT, Zeliadt SB, Sherman SE, Makarov DV. The cost, survival, and quality-of-life implications of guideline-discordant imaging for prostate cancer. Cancer Rep (Hoboken). 2021 Jun 17:e1468. doi: 10.1002/cnr2.1468. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 34137520.

Burgess D, Taylor SL, Giannitrapani KF, Ackland PE, Thomas ER, Federman DG, Holliday JR, Olson J, Kligler B, Zeliadt SB. The Implementation and Effectiveness of Battlefield Auricular Acupuncture for Pain. Pain Med. 2021 Mar 26:pnaa474. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnaa474. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 33769534.

Cadham CJ, Cao P, Jayasekera J, Taylor KL, Levy DT, Jeon J, Elkin E, Foley KL, Joseph A, Kong CY, Minnix JA, Rigotti NA, Toll BA, Zeliadt SB, Meza R, Mandelblatt J; CISNET-SCALE Collaboration. Cost-Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation Interventions in the Lung Cancer Screening Setting: A Simulation Study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2021 Jan 23:djab002. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djab002. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 33484569.

Bastian LA, Cohen SP, Katsovich L, Becker WC, Brummett BR, Burgess DJ, Crunkhorn AE, Denneson LM, Frank JW, Goertz C, Ilfeld B, Kanzler KE, Krishnaswamy A, LaChappelle K, Martino S, Mattocks K, McGeary CA, Reznik TE, Rhon DI, Salsbury SA, Seal KH, Semiatin AM, Shin MH, Simon CB, Teyhen DS, Zamora K, Kerns RD; NIH-DOD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory (Collaboratory member: Zeliadt SB). Stakeholder Engagement in Pragmatic Clinical Trials: Emphasizing Relationships to Improve Pain Management Delivery and Outcomes. Pain Med. 2020 Dec 12;21(Suppl 2):S13-S20. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnaa333. PMCID: PMC7824996.
PMID: 33313726.



Zeliadt SB, Coggeshall S, Gelman H, Shin MH, Elwy AR, Bokhour BG, Taylor SL. Assessing the Relative Effectiveness of Combining Self-Care with Practitioner-Delivered Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies to Improve Pain in a Pragmatic Trial. Pain Med. 2020 Dec 12;21(Supplement_2):S100-S109. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnaa349.
PMID: 33313736.

Park ER, Chiles C, Cinciripini PM, Foley KL, Fucito LM, Haas JS, Joseph AM, Ostroff JS, Rigotti NA, Shelley DR, Taylor KL, Zeliadt SB, Toll BA; Smoking Cessation at Lung Examination (SCALE) Research Group. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on telehealth research in cancer prevention and care: A call to sustain telehealth advances. Cancer. 2020 Oct 13:10.1002/cncr.33227. doi: 10.1002/cncr.33227. Epub ahead of print. PMCID: PMC7675475.
PMID: 33048350.

Coleman BC, Kean J, Brandt CA, Peduzzi P, Kerns RD. Adapting to disruption of research during the COVID-19 pandemic while testing nonpharmacological approaches to pain management. Transl Behav Med. 2020 Oct 8;10(4):827-834. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibaa074. PMCID: PMC7499692.
PMID: 32885815.

Giannitrapani KF, Ackland PE, Holliday J, Zeliadt S, Olson J, Kligler B, Taylor SL. Provider Perspectives of Battlefield Acupuncture: Advantages, Disadvantages and Its Potential Role in Reducing Opioid Use for Pain. Med Care. 2020 Sep;58 Suppl 2 9S(2 9 Suppl):S88-S93. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001332. PMCID: PMC7497600.
PMID: 32826777.

Zeliadt SB, Thomas ER, Olson J, Coggeshall S, Giannitrapani K, Ackland PE, Reddy KP, Federman DG, Drake DF, Kligler B, Taylor SL. Patient Feedback on the Effectiveness of Auricular Acupuncture on Pain in Routine Clinical Care: The Experience of 11,406 Veterans. Med Care. 2020 Sep;58 Suppl 2 9S(2 9 Suppl):S101-S107. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001368. PMCID: PMC7497594.
PMID: 32826779.

Thomas ER, Zeliadt SB, Coggeshall S, Gelman H, Resnick A, Giannitrapani K, Olson J, Kligler B, Taylor SL. Does Offering Battlefield Acupuncture Lead to Subsequent Use of Traditional Acupuncture? Med Care. 2020 Sep;58 Suppl 2 9S(2 9 Suppl):S108-S115. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001367. PMCID: PMC7497608. PMID: 32826780.

Becker DJ, Rude T, Walter D, Wang C, Loeb S, Li H, Ciprut S, Kelly M, Zeliadt SB, Fagerlin A, Lepor H, Sherman S, Ravenell JE, Makarov DV. The Association of Veterans' PSA Screening Rates with Changes in USPSTF Recommendations. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2020 Aug 14:djaa120. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djaa120. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 32797212.

Ciprut SE, Kelly MD, Walter D, Hoffman R, Becker DJ, Loeb S, Sedlander E, Tenner CT, Sherman SE, Zeliadt SB, Makarov DV. A Clinical Reminder Order Check Intervention to Improve Guideline-concordant Imaging Practices for Men With Prostate Cancer: A Pilot Study. Urology. 2020 Nov;145:113-119. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2020.05.101. Epub 2020 Jul 25.
PMID: 32721517.

Esserman D, Goldstein BA, Levenson M, Platt R, Roe MT, Zeliadt S. University of Pennsylvania 12th annual conference on statistical issues in clinical trials: Electronic health records in randomized clinical trials-challenges and opportunities (morning panel session). Clin Trials. 2020 Aug;17(4):405-413. doi: 10.1177/1740774520928607. Epub 2020 Jul 2. PMID: 32615793.

Zeliadt SB, Coggeshall S, Thomas E, Gelman H, Taylor SL. The APPROACH trial: Assessing pain, patient-reported outcomes, and complementary and integrative health. Clin Trials. 2020 Aug;17(4):351-359. doi: 10.1177/1740774520928399. Epub 2020 Jun 10.
PMID: 32522024.

Sanchez R, Bailey G, Kaboli PJ, Zeliadt SB, Lang JA, Hoffman RM. Applying a Text-Search Algorithm to Radiology Reports Can Find More Patients With Pulmonary Nodules Than Radiology Coding Alone. Fed Pract. 2020 May;37(Suppl 2):S32-S37. PMCID: PMC7497875.
PMID: 32952385.

Golden SE, Ono SS, Melzer A, Davis J, Zeliadt SB, Heffner JL, Kathuria H, Garcia-Alexander G, Slatore CG. ""I Already Know That Smoking Ain't Good for Me"": Patient and Clinician Perspectives on Lung Cancer Screening Decision-Making Discussions as a Teachable Moment. Chest. 2020 Sep;158(3):1250-1259. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.03.061. Epub 2020 Apr 15.
PMID: 32304776.

Glynn LH, Chen JA, Dawson TC, Gelman H, Zeliadt SB. Bringing chronic-pain care to rural veterans: A telehealth pilot program description. Psychol Serv. 2020 Jan 16. doi: 10.1037/ser0000408. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 31944817.



Griffith MF, Feemster LC, Zeliadt SB, Donovan LM, Spece LJ, Udris EM, Au DH. Overuse and Misuse of Inhaled Corticosteroids Among Veterans with COPD: a Cross-sectional Study Evaluating Targets for De-implementation. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Mar;35(3):679-686. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05461-1. Epub 2019 Nov 11. PMCID: PMC7080925. PMID: 31713043.

Donovan LM, Coggeshall SS, Spece LJ, Griffith MF, Palen BN, Parsons EC, Todd-Stenberg JA, Glorioso TJ, Carey EP, Feemster LC, Zeliadt SB, Kirsh S, Au DH. Use of In-Laboratory Sleep Studies in the Veterans Health Administration and Community Care. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Sep 15;200(6):779-782. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201902-0313LE. PMC7330508 PMID: 31206308.

Donovan LM, Malte CA, Spece LJ, Griffith MF, Feemster LC, Zeliadt SB, Au DH, Hawkins EJ. Center Predictors of Long-Term Benzodiazepine Use in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 Sep;16(9):1151-1157. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201901-048OC. PMC6812159 PMID: 31113231.

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Current Grants & Funding


Complementary and Integrative Health for Pain in the VA: A National Demonstration Project


Consortium to Disseminate and Understand Implementation of Opioid Use Disorder Treatment


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Media (Webinars, podcasts, etc.)


Spotlight on Pain Management:
Association Between Nonpharmacological Pain Treatment Utilization and Opioid Tapering Among Veterans Receiving Long-Term Opioid Therapy

by Anne Black, PhD ; Steven Zeliadt, PhD
Seminar date: 3/2/2021

Description: In this session, presenters will review the methods and results of a pilot study funded by VHA’s Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation exploring utilization of Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) services among a cohort of Veterans with chronic pain prescribed long-term opioid therapy. Considering the question of CIH as an opioid-sparing alternative for chronic pain management, presenters will describe the patterns and correlates of CIH utilization in this cohort, and the association between CIH and opioid tapering trends.

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Compendium on Use of Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies and Chiropractic Care at the VA


Description: Abstract: As a part of VA’s Whole Health System transformation, there has been a large-scale expansion of complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapies as part of standard medical care. The Data Nexus project of the VA Complementary and Integrative Health Evaluation Center (CIHEC) QUERI Partnered Evaluation Center was funded to conduct an analysis in partnership with the VA Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation in 2020 of data from VA electronic medical records and community care claims to examine Veterans’ use of nine CIH therapies and chiropractic care from FY17-FY19. This Compendium on Use of Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies and Chiropractic Care at the VA: Part I reports on the results of those analyses, showing Veterans’ use of these therapies over the past three years and the demographic and health characteristics of those Veterans. Target Audience: VA researchers interested in conducting CIH therapy/Whole Health research and clinicians delivering CIH/Whole Health therapies.