Lee Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA
Dr. Lee Lindquist is a graduate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and completed her residency and fellowship training in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Northwestern University. She has also completed her Masters in Public Health (MPH) at Northwestern and her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern. Dr. Lindquist oversees all Geriatrics outpatient operations at Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation and is on staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She divides her time between caring for her senior patients, teaching geriatrics to medical students and residents, and conducting geriatrics research.
Her research has focused on keeping seniors healthy and in their own homes. She has been the recipient of an NIH career grant (K32) to study transitioning seniors home safely following a hospitalization. Her current research interests include health literacy, transitional care/medication understanding, and improving the home care of seniors by paid caregivers. Dr. Lindquist has been published in many diverse journals, both in the medical and non-medical realms. Most notably, Dr. Lindquist has been interviewed by the New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and multiple other sources. She was selected for the First Edition of Who's Who of Emerging Leaders which features 25,000 men and women under the age of 40 who represent the best of a new generation of leaders worldwide. She is a member of the Society for General Internal Medicine, of which she was named as co-chair of their geriatrics task force, the Gerontological Society of America, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Current Research Projects
K23AG28439 (Lindquist) 4/1/07-12/31/12 NIH
Health Literacy and Discharge Safety of Hospitalized Seniors
This is a Career Development Award focused on health literacy and patient safety in the senior population, specifically aimed at improving the safety of seniors as they transition home from an acute hospital stay.
R01 AG030611 (Wolf) 9/15/07-2/28/16 NIH Health Literacy and Cognitive Function Among Older Adults
The overall objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between health literacy and domains of cognitive function in older adults, and to determine how these factors predict one’s ability to perform routine health activities.
R18HS017220-01 (Wolf) 9/14/2007-8/31/2011 AHRQ/NIH
Using IT for Patient-Centered Communication and Decision Making about Medication
To improve medication management, the patient-centered information technology interventions in this study are designed to enhance communication and shared decision making about medications, with a focus on increasing patient understanding of essential information and improving the medication management process.
R01NR011300-01A1 (Morrow) 4/7/10-1/31/13 NIH
Medtable: An EMR Strategy to Promote Patient Understanding and Use
This project focuses on developing an IT-based tool (the Medtable) which will assist older adults ability to understand complex medication regimens and improve patient knowledge, adherence, and health outcomes.
R01HS018340-01 (Federman) 8/18/2011 - 6/30/2015 NIH
Health Literacy and COPD Severity Among Seniors
The overall objective of this study is to investigate in detail the association between COPD severity, cognitive impairment, health literacy, and self-care behaviors of patients with COPD. This study examine longitudinally the trajectory of health literacy amongst patients with COPD: as the disease progresses over time and following acute exacerbations.
R01 HL81485 (Hahn) 9/01/05-6/30/08 NIH
Refining and Standardizing Health Literacy Assessment
This proposed study developed an English and Spanish language item banks for measuring reading-related health literacy domains and pilot tested computerized adaptive testing of health literacy in clinical settings.
R01 PAR 08-222 (Baker) 9/1/2006- 8/31/2008
Medications At Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) AHRQ
This project examined medication reconciliation at admission to an acute medicine hospital floor and developed a toolkit to assist other institutions with medication reconciliation.
Augusta Webster Fellowship Grant 9/1/05 – 8/31/08 NUFSOM
Early Clinical Geriatric Immersion Program for First Year Medical Students (Lindquist)
Grant Funding to develop early clinical training in geriatrics for first year medical students and study the effects of this training on interactions with seniors utilizing testing with standardized elderly patients.
Excellence in Academic Medicine Grant 9/1/05 – 8/31/06 NMH
Assessing Health Literacy among Inpatient Seniors
The aim of this project is to assess health literacy and the complications that occur among senior inpatients admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Lindquist, LA, Golub RM. Cruise Ship Care: a proposed alternative to assisted living. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2004; 52 (11) Nov 2004
Feinglass J, Rucker-Whitaker C, Lindquist LA, McCarthy WJ, Pearce WH Racial Differences in Primary and Repeat Lower Extremity Amputation: Results from a Multi-hospital Study. Journal of Vascular Surgery. May 2005
O'Leary KJ, Lindquist LA, Colone MA, Haviley C, Thompson JA, Baker DW. Effect of a hospitalist-care coordinator team on a nonteaching hospitalist service. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 3(2):103-9, 2008 Mar.
Lindquist LA, Gleason, KM, McDaniel MR, Doeksen A, Liss D. Teaching Medication Reconciliation Through Simulation: A Patient Safety Initiative for Second Year Medical Students. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 23(7):998-1001. 2008 July PMID: 18612731 [PMC2517921]
Wolf MS, Davis TC, Bass PF, Curtis LM, Lindquist LA, Webb JA, Bocchini MV, Bailey SC, Parker RM. Improving prescription drug warnings to promote patient comprehension. Archives of Internal Medicine. 170(1):50-6, 2010 Jan 11. PMID: 20065199
Lindquist LA, Tschoe M, Neely D, Feinglass J, Martin GJ, and Baker DW . Medical student patient experiences before and after duty hour regulation and hospitalist support. Journal of General Internal Medicine 25(3):207-210. 2010 March. PMID: 19949884 [PMC2839344]
Gleason KM, McDaniel MR, Feinglass J, Baker DW, Lindquist LA, Liss D, Noskin GA. Results of the Medications At Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Study: An Analysis of Medication Reconciliation Errors and Risk Factors at Hospital Admission. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 25(5):441-447. 2010 May. PMID: 20180158
Wolf MS, Davis TC, Curtis LM, Webb JA, Bailey SC, Shrank WH, Lindquist LA, Ruo B, Bocchini MV, Parker RM, Wood AJ. Effect of Standardized, Patient-Centered Label Instructions to Improve Comprehension of Prescription Drug Use. Medical care 2010 Dec 10
Lindquist LA, Baker DW. Understanding Preventable Hospital Readmissions: Masqueraders, Markers, and True Causal Factors. Journal of Hospital Medicine. February 2011
Lindquist LA, Jain N, Tam K, Martin GJ, Baker DW. Inadequate health literacy among paid caregivers of seniors. Journal of General Internal Medicine. May 2011
Lindquist LA, Go L, Fleisher J, Jain N, Baker DW. Improvements in Cognition following Hospital Discharge of Community Dwelling Seniors. Journal of General Internal Medicine. July 2011.
Lindquist LA, Pollack J, Go L, Jain N, Friesema E, Baker DW. Relationship of Health Literacy to Intentional and Unintentional Non-Adherence of Hospital Discharge Medications. Journal of General Internal Medicine, February 2012
Lindquist LA, Tam K, Friesema E, Martin GJ. Paid Caregiver Motivation, Work Conditions, and Negative Outcomes Among Seniors Clients. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, in press 2012.
Lindquist LA, Cameron KA, Messerges-Bernstein J, Friesema E, Zickuhr L, Baker DW, Wolf MS. Hiring and Training Processes of Agencies Supplying Paid Caregivers to Older Adults. Journal of American Geriatrics Society, in press 2012.