Elizabeth Tarlov, PhD, RN

  • Assistant Professor

Dr. Tarlov's core research interests lie in the social and societal determinants of health with the goal of advancing knowledge of effective population-based strategies to improve health and reduce disparities based on social position. Her research program centers on policy and environmental influences on health and healthcare behaviors, and on healthcare access and utilization.

Current Area of Teaching

Dr. Tarlov teaches a core course on health equity and social determinants of health in the graduate programs.

Service / Practice

Panel Member: Midwest Nursing Research Society Grants Review

Panel Member: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Scientific Merit Review Board

Selected Publications

Silva A, Tarlov E, French D, Huo Z, Martinez R, Stroupe KT. Veterans Affairs Health System enrollment and health care utilization after the Affordable Care Act: initial insights. (In press)

Stroupe KT, Tarlov E, Weichle TW, Lee TA, Zhang QL, Michaelis LC, Ozer H, Hynes DM. Costs of care for lung and colon cancer patients receiving chemotherapy following FDA policy changes. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2014; 22(12):3153-3163.

Tarlov E, Lee TA, Weichle TW, Durazo-Arvizu R, Zhang Q, Perrin R, Bentrem D, Hynes DM. Reduced overall and event-free survival among colon cancer patients using dual system care. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 2012;21(12):2231-41.

Stroupe KT, Tarlov E, Lee TA, Weichle TW, Zhang QL, Michaelis LC, Ozer H, Durazo-Arvizu R, Browning MM, Hynes DM. Hemoglobin levels triggering erythropoiesis-stimulating agent therapy in cancer patients following FDA policy changes. Pharmacotherapy. 2012;32(11):988-97.

Tarlov E, Stroupe KT, Lee TA, Weichle TW, Zhang QL, Michaelis LC, Ozer H, Browning MM, Hynes DM. Trends in anemia management in lung and colon cancer patients in the US Department of Veterans Affairs, 2002-2008. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2012;20(8):1649-57.

Stroupe KT, Tarlov E, Zhang Q, Haywood T, Owens A, Hynes DM. Utility of Medicare and DoD data for improving VA race data quality. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development. 2010;47(8):781-795.

Tarlov E, Zenk SN, Campbell RT, Warnecke RB, Block R. Characteristics of mammography facility locations and stage of breast cancer at diagnosis in Chicago. Journal of Urban Health. 2009;86(2):196-213.

Current Research

IIR 13-085
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research & Development
Improving VA Weight Management Outcomes: Role of the Residential Environment
Role: Multiple Principal Investigator (with S. Zenk, UIC CON)

NIH / National Cancer Institute
Environmental Attributes and Weight Control: Study of Over 1.3 Million Veterans
Role: Multiple Principal Investigator (with S. Zenk, UIC CON).

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Chicago Area Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN). PCORnet: Patient-Centered Clinical Data Research Network Phase II
Role: Site Principal Investigator for Hines and Jesse Brown VAMCs (Principal Investigator Terry Mazany, Chicago Community Trust)

IIR 14-069
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research & Development
Use of VA and Non-VA Health Care After the Affordable Care Act.
Role: Co-Investigator (Stroupe, PI)