Julie Jacobson Vann, PhD, MS, RN
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460
Since 1998, Julie Jacobson Vann has worked on systematic literature reviews aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of interventions to improve immunization uptake. These interventions include audit and feedback, patient reminder and recall systems, and provider reminders or clinical decision support tools. She initially served as Project Director of this project and moved into the role of Principal Investigator approximately 12 years ago. Her Cochrane Collaboration systematic literature review and meta-analysis assesses the effectiveness of patient reminder and recall strategies, specifically telephone, letter, postcard, text-message, autodialer, messages through secure patient portals, and combinations of interventions, on increasing vaccination rates. For the past 4.5 years, she has led the third extensive update to the patient reminder and recall systematic review. This update involved screening approximately 5,000 scientific abstracts and fully reviewing more than 300 published articles. This systematic review is expected to be published in the Cochrane Library in fall 2017.
Books and Chapters
Jacobson Vann, J. C. (2015). Chapter 5. Managed care, healthcare financial management, and reimbursement. Advanced practice nursing. Contexts of care. Jones & Bartlett Learning. Edited by L. Hamlin. Burlington, MA.
Refereed Papers or Articles
Jacobson Vann, J. C., Jacobson, R. M., Coyne-Beasley, T., Asafu-Adjei, J. K., & Szilagyi. P. (2018). Patient reminder and recall interventions to improve immunization rates. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Issue 1, Art. No.: DC003941. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.DC003941.pub3. 231 pages.
Chan, W. V., Pearson, T. A., Cushman, W. C., Gaziano, T. A., Gorman, P., Handler, J., …. Jacobson Vann, J. C. (2017). Clinical practice guideline implementation strategies: a summary of systematic reviews by the NHLBI Implementation Science Work Group. Circulation, 135(9), e122-e137.
Chan, W. V., Pearson, T. A., Cushman, W. C., Gaziano, T. A., Gorman, P., Handler, J., …. Jacobson Vann, J. C. (2017). ACC/AHA special report. Clinical practice guideline implementation strategies: a summary of systematic reviews by the NHLBI Implementation Science Work Group. Journal of American College of Cardiology, 69(8), 1076-1092. Retrieved from http://www.onlinejacc.org/content/accj/early/2017/01/18/j.jacc.2016.11.004.full.pdf
Jacobson Vann, J. C., Hawley, J., Wegner, S. E., Falk, R. J., Harward, D. H., & Kshirsagar, A. V. (2015). Nursing intervention aimed at improving self-management for persons with chronic kidney disease in North Carolina Medicaid. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 42(3), 239-256.*
DuBard, C. A., Jacobson Vann, J. C., Jackson, C. T. (2015). Conflicting readmission rate trends in a high risk population: implications for performance measurement. Population Health Management, 18(5), 351-357. DOI: 10.1089.pop.2014.0138. Epub ahead of print Jan 21.*
Mazer, M. E., Jacobson Vann, J. C., Lamanna, B. F., & Davison, J. (2014). Reducing children’s exposure to school bus diesel exhaust in one school district in North Carolina. Journal of School Nursing, 30(2), 88-96.
Lundeen, K., Pfeiffenberger, T., Jacobson Vann, J., O’Brien, T., Sampson, C., & Wegner, S., (2013). Evaluation of a novel web-based prior approval application for palivizumab prophylaxis of respiratory syncytial virus in a state Medicaid program. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy. 19(2), 115-124.*
Lindley, L. C., Mark, B. A., Lee, S. Y., Domino, M., Song, M., & Jacobson Vann, J. (2013). Factors associated with the provision of pediatric hospice care. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 45(4), 701-711. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2012.03.010. Epub 2012 Aug 24.*
Jacobson Vann, J. C. (2011). Slipping through the cracks of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000 – A tragic case of failed access to care. Journal of Nursing Law, 14(3-4), 96-106.
Troxler, H., Jacobson Vann, J. C., & Oermann, M. H. (2011). How Baccalaureate Nursing Programs Teach Writing. Nursing Forum, 26(4), 280-288.
Jacobson Vann, J. C., Finkle, J., Ammerman, A., Wegner, S., Cockrell Skinner, A., Benjamin, J. T., & Perrin, E. M. (2011). Perceived Barriers to Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Behaviors in Children enrolled in North Carolina Medicaid: Relationships to Health Behaviors. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 26(5), 404-415.*
Perrin, E., Jacobson Vann, J. C., Ammerman, A., Cockrell Skinner, A., Wegner, S., & Benjamin, J. T., (2010). Use of a pediatrician toolkit to address Parental Perception of Children’s Weight Status, Nutrition, and Activity Behaviors. Academic Pediatrics, 10(4), 274-281.*
Jacobson Vann, J. C., Christofferson, S., Humble, C. G., Wegner, S. E., Feaganes, J. R., & Trygstad, T. K. (2010). An Instant Approval Process for Proton Pump Inhibitors: Cross-sectional and Time Series Analyses Demonstrate Pharmacist Satisfaction and Successful Channeling to Preferred Medications. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, 16(4), 250-263.*
Ha, Y, Jacobson Vann, J. C., Choi, E. (2010). Prevalence of overweight and mother’s perception of weight status of their children with intellectual disabilities in South Korea. The Journal of School Nursing, 26(3), 212-222.*
Lee, G, Ha, Y, Jacobson Vann, J, & Choi, E. (2009). Weight perception and dieting behavior among Korean adolescents. The Journal of School Nursing, 25(6), 427-435.*
Jacobson Vann, J. C., & Gitterman, D. (2008). Evaluation of policy change and strategies to improve health care delivery to low-income children in North Carolina, Part I: Community Care of North Carolina and enhanced primary care case management. Journal of Nursing Law, 12(3), 100-105.
Jacobson Vann, J. C., & Gitterman, D. (2008). Evaluation of policy change and strategies to improve health care delivery to low-income children in North Carolina, Part II: outcomes and recommendations. Journal of Nursing Law, 12(3), 106-114.*
Perrin, E., Jacobson Vann, J. C., Lazorick, S., Ammerman, A., Teplin, S., Flower, K., Wegner, S., & Benjamin, J.T., (2008). Bolstering confidence in obesity prevention and treatment counseling for resident and community pediatricians. Patient Education and Counseling, 73(2), 179-185.*
Jacobson Vann, J. C., & Szilagyi, P. (2007). Patient reminder and recall systems to improve immunization rates. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 3, Art. No.: CD003941. DOI. 10.1002/14651858.CD003941.pub2.*
Jacobson Vann, J. C., Feaganes, J., & Wegner S. (2007). Reliability of Medicaid claims versus medical record data in a cost analysis of palivizumab. PharmacoEconomics, 25(9), 793-800.*
Jacobson Vann, J. C. (2006). Measuring community-based case management performance: strategies for evaluation. Lippincott’s Case Management, 11(3), 147-157.
Jacobson Vann, J. C., & Szilagyi, P. (2005). Patient reminder and recall systems to improve immunization rates. The Cochrane Library, Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews; [www.cochrane.org/reviews/en/ab003941.html].*
Wegner, S., Jacobson Vann, J., Liu, G., Byrns, P., Cypra, C., Campbell, W., & Stiles, A. (2004). Direct cost analysis of palivizumab treatment in a cohort of at-risk children: evidence from the North Carolina Medicaid program. Pediatrics, 114(6), 1612 – 1619.
Mays, G., Halverson, P., Baker, E., Stevens, R., & Vann, J. (2004). Availability and perceived effectiveness of public health activities in the nation’s most populous communities. American Journal of Public Health, 94(6), 1019-1026.*
Szilagyi, P., Vann, J., Bordley, C., Chelminski, A., Kraus, R., Margolis, P., & Rodewald, L. (2002). Interventions to improve immunization rates. The Cochrane Library, Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, (4):CD003941.*
Szilagyi, P.G., Bordley, C., Vann, J.C., Chelminski, A., Kraus, R.M., Margolis, P.A., & Rodewald, L.E. (2000). Effect of patient reminder/recall interventions on immunization rates: A Review. Journal of the American Medical Association, 284(14), 1820-1827.*
Bordley, W.C., Chelminski, A., Margolis, P.A., Kraus, R., Szilagyi, P., & Jacobson Vann, J.(2000). The effect of audit and feedback on immunization delivery: a systematic review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 18(4), 343-350.*
Mays, G. P., Miller, C. A., Stevens, R., & Vann J. J. (1999). Performing essential public health services in the nation’s most populous communities: who contributes. MMWR.*
Jacobson Vann, J. C., Biddle, A. K., Chaffee, S., Daeschner, C. W., & Gold, S. H. (1995) Health insurance access to young adult survivors of childhood cancer in North Carolina. Medical and Pediatric Oncology, 25, 389-395.*