My research focuses on improving healthcare delivery and patient outcomes primarily in hospice and palliative care populations. My current projects aim to better understand and ultimately improve pharmacotherapy decision making and subsequent patient and family outcomes in hospice care. I am also interested in methods to optimize infection control of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antimicrobial use in complex patient populations.
Previous and Current Research Support: National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cambia Health Foundation, Merck & Co., Inc., and Cubist Pharmaceuticals.
Furuno JP, Noble BN, Horne KN, McGregor JC, Elman MR, Bearden DT, Walsh EW, Fromme EK. Frequency of Outpatient Antibiotic Prescription on Discharge to Hospice Care. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. (in press)
McGregor JC, Furuno JP. Optimizing Research Methods Used for the Evaluation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs. Clin Infect Dis. (in press)
Albrecht JS, Gruber-Baldini AL, Hirshon JM, Brown CH, Goldberg R, Rosenberg JH, Comer AC, Furuno JP. Hospital Discharge Instructions: Comprehension and Compliance among Older Adults. J Gen Intern Med. (in press)
Hirshon JM, Comer AC, Rosenberg JH, Johnson JK, Moore SL, MacKenzie TD, Hall KK, Furuno JP. Methodological Challenges Associated with Developing and Implementing Antibiograms in Nursing Homes. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. (in press)
Furuno JP, Comer AC, Johnson JK, Rosenberg JH, Moore SL, MacKenzie TD, Hall KK, Hirshon JM. Using Antibiograms to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing in Skilled Nursing Facilities. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. (in press)
Thom KA, Standiford HC, Johnson JK, Hanna N, Furuno JP. Effectiveness of an Antimicrobial Polymer to Decrease Contamination of Environmental Surfaces in the Clinical Setting. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol.2014;35(8):1060-2 (in press)
Pfeiffer CD, Cunningham MC, Poissant T, Furuno JP, Townes JM, Leitz A, Thomas A, Buser GL, Arao RF, Beldavs ZG. Establishment of a Statewide Network for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Prevention in a Low Incidence Region. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014;35(4):356-6.
Albrecht JS, Gruber-Baldini AL, Hirshon JM, Brown CH, Goldberg R, Rosenberg JH, Comer AC, Furuno JP. Depressive Symptoms and Hospital Readmission in Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014;62(3):495-9.
Warden BA, Freels JP, Furuno JP, Mackay J. Impact of a Pharmacy-Managed Heart Failure Medication Education and Discharge Instruction Program. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2014;71(2):134-9.
Rosenberg JH, Albrecht JS, Fromme EK, Noble BN, McGregor JC, Comer AC, Furuno JP. Antimicrobial Use for Symptom Management in Patients Receiving Hospice and Palliative Care: A Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2013;16(12):1568-74.
Albrecht JS, McGregor JC, Fromme EK, Bearden DT, Furuno JP. A Nationwide Analysis of Antibiotic Use in Hospice Care in the Final Week of Life. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013;46(4):483-90.
Albrecht JS, Gruber-Baldini AL, Fromme EK, McGregor JC, Lee DSH, Furuno JP. Quality of Hospice Care for Patients with Dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013;61(7):1060-5.
Ajao AO, Johnson JK, Harris AD MPH, Zhan M, McGregor JC, Thom KA, Furuno JP. Risk of acquiring extended spectrum β-lactamase producing Klebsiella species and Escherichia coli from prior room occupants in the intensive care unit. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol.2013;34(5):453-8.
Ajao AO, Harris AD, Johnson JK, Roghmann M, Perencevich EN, Schweizer ML, Zhan M, Chen WH, Furuno JP. Association between Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization and Infection May Not Differ by Age Group. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013; 34(1):93-95.