Brittany  Lapin,  PhD

Brittany Lapin, PhD

Assistant Staff

(Joint appointment in the Center for Neuro-Restoration/NI)

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


My general research interest lies in optimizing the clinical utility of patient-reported outcome measurements (PROMs). Cleveland Clinic collects over 100,000 PROMs per month, which our team analyzes to track conditions over time, evaluate effectiveness of interventions, and determine the value of care. More specifically, my research is focused on developing and optimizing methodology to improve the utilization and interpretation of PROMs for both patient-centered care and for clinical 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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