Brittany Lapin, PhD

Assistant Staff

Lerner Research Institute
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Location:JJ3-606
lapinb@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-5729



Dr Lapin has been conducting clinical research in academic healthcare centers for the past ten years. Her overall research goals have focused on developing and optimizing statistical approaches that evaluate patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data.The results of these studies help inform patient and physician decision-making, ultimately leading to improvements in patient care. As a member of the Neurological Institute, she works with data from the Knowledge Program (KP), a unique database with clinical information from the electronic health record and prospectively captured patient-reported outcomes, to advance quality-of-care research.


Lapin B, Piorkowski J, Ownby D, Wagner-Cassanova C, Freels S, Chavez N, Hernandez E, Pelzel D, Vergara C, Hayes RM, Persky V. (2014). The relationship of early-life antibiotic use with asthma in at-risk children. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 134(3):728-9.

Ujiki MB, Gitelis ME, Carbray J, Lapin B, Linn J, Haggery S, Wang C, Tanaka R, Barrera E, Butt Z, Denham W. (2015). Patient-centered outcomes following laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Surgical Endoscopy, 29(9):2512-9.

Lapin B, Piorkowski J, Ownby D, Freels S, Chavez N, Hernandez E, Wagner-Cassanova C, Pelzel D, Vergara C, Persky V. (2015). Relationship between prenatal antibiotic use and asthma in at-risk children. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 114(3):203-7.

DeAsis FJ, Lapin B, Gitelis ME, Ujiki MB. (2015). Current state of laparoscopic parastomal hernia repair: a meta-analysis. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 21(28):8670-7.

Lapin B, Ownby D, Turyk M, Piorkowski J, Freels S, Chavez N, Wagner-Cassanova C, Hernandez E, Pelzel D, Vergara C, Persky V. (2015). Relationship between in utero C-reactive protein levels and asthma in at-risk children. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 115(4):282-7.

Bello JK, Lapin B, Poston L, Hirshfeld M, Hosack A. (2016).The role of patient activation in contraceptive use. Womens Health Issues, 26(2):161-7.

Cohen A, Lapin B, Wang CH, Helfand B, Victorson D, Novakovic K. (2016). Variation in testosterone levels and health-related quality of life in men diagnosed with prostate cancer on active surveillance. Urology, 94:180-7.

Kishiki T, Lapin B, Tanaka R, Francis T, Hughes K, Carbray J, Ujiki MB. (2016). Goal setting results in improvement in surgical skills: A randomized controlled trial. Surgery, 160(4):1028-37.

Gitelis ME, Patel L, Deasis F, Joehl R, Lapin B, Linn J, Haggerty S, Denham W, Ujiki MB. (2016). Laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal groin hernia repair and quality of life at 2-year follow-up. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 223(1):153-61.

Patel LY, Lapin B, Gitelis ME, Brown C, Linn JG, Haggerty S, Denham W, Butt Z, Barrera E, Joehl R, Carbray J, Hall T, Ujiki MB. (2016). Long-term patterns and predictors of pain following laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair: a patient-centered analysis. Surgical Endoscopy, [Epub ahead of print].

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