Marika Booth

Senior Statistical Analyst
Santa Monica Office

Education

M.S. in biostatistics, University of California at Los Angeles

Overview

Marika Suttorp Booth is a statistical analyst at the RAND Corporation. Booth, who has worked with the Southern California Evidence Based Practice Center (EPC) for eighteen years, directs its statistical team. Her past projects include comparing the effectiveness of treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee and a meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of sodium/potassium interventions. Booth is also a statistical analyst on the Environmental Modifiers of Huntington's Disease project. Booth has experience with meta-analysis and propensity score estimation, as well as analyzing Delphi appropriateness panel data. She uses SAS, R, and Stata. Booth received her M.S. in biostatistics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Recent Projects

  • Health: The Evidence Based Practice Center
  • Environmental Modifiers of Huntington's Disease
  • Racial Disparities in Access to High Quality Hospital Care

Selected Publications

Khodyakov D, Grant S, Meeker D, Booth M, Pacheco-Santivanez N, Kim KK, "Comparative Analysis of Stakeholder Experiences with an Online Approach to Prioritizing Patient-Centered Research Topics," Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, :1-7, 2017

Newberry SJ, Fitzgerald JD, Motala A, Booth M, Maglione MA, Han D, Tariq A, O'Hanlon CE, Shanman R, Dudley W, Shekelle PG, "Diagnosis of Gout: A systematic review in support of an American Collage of Physicians Clinical Practice Guideline," Annals of Internal Medicine, 2017

Hilton L, Maher AR, Colaiaco B, Apaydin E, Sorbero ME, Booth M, Shanman R, Hempel, S, "Meditation for Posttraumatic Stress: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis," Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 2017

Kulesza M, Hunter SB, Shearer AL, Booth M, "Relationship between Provider Stigma and Predictors of Staff Turnover among Addiction Treatment Providers," Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 35(1):1, 2017

O'Hanlon CE, Newberry S, Booth M, Grant S, Motala A, Maglione M, Fitzgerald JD, Shekelle PG, "Hyaluronic acid injection therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee: concordant efficacy and conflicting serious adverse events in two systematic reviews," Systematic Reviews, 5(1):186-196, 2016

Dawes AJ, Maggard Gibbins M, Ruelaz Maher A, Booth MJ, Miake-Lye, IM, Beroes JM, Shekelle PG, "Mental Health Conditions Among Patients Seeking and Undergoing Bariatric Surgery: a Meta-Analysis," JAMA, 315(2):150-163, 2016

Nuckols T, Keeler EB, Morton SC, Anderson L, Doyle B, Booth M, Shanman RM, Grein JD, Shekelle PG, "Quality improvement interventions for bloodstream infections related to central catheters," JAMA Internal Medicine, 2016

Honors & Awards

  • Delta Omega Honor Society, American Public Health Association
  • Gold Medal Award, RAND Corporation

Commentary

  • U.S. Immigration and Customs official arrests an undocumented immigrant

    Prior Removal and Recidivism

    President Obama's executive action on immigration includes a new program that targets immigration enforcement at those arrested for more serious offenses and those deemed to be risks to national security. Research shows that unauthorized immigrants who have been previously deported are more likely to be rearrested after jail release, so local public safety interests and federal immigration enforcement priorities may well align around immigrants with a record of prior removal.

    Dec 11, 2014 The RAND Blog

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