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Diana E. Naranjo

Diana E. Naranjo, PhD, MPH

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Departments Primary - Internal Medicine

Divisions: Epidemiology

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Diana E. Naranjo, PhD, MPH

Dr. Diana Naranjo is a Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology at the Department of Internal Medicine within the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine, University of Utah, and a junior Investigator at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Informatics, Decision- Enhancement and Analytic Sciences (IDEAS) Center of Innovation (COIN). She has been at the University of Utah and the VA Salt Lake City since September 2021.

Dr. Naranjo is a health services researcher experienced in both qualitative and quantitative methods, and the application of Diffusion and Innovation Science theories and frameworks in conjunction with Systems Science. She uses mixed methodology in her scientific investigations and evaluations as a tool to understand drivers of change in health care systems, specifically decision-making as it pertains to adopting and disseminating innovations that improve care and reduce health disparities.

Education History

Doctoral Training University of Washington School of Public Health
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
Undergraduate Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
Undergraduate University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Naranjo D, Kimball E, Nelson J, Samore M, Alder SC, Stroupe K, Evans CT, Weaver FM, Ray C, Kale I, Galyean PO, Zickmund S (2023). Differences in perceptions and acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination between vaccine hesitant and non-hesitant persons. PLoS One, 18(9), e0290540. (Read full article)
  2. Naranjo D, Doll J, Maynard C, Beaver K, Bansal A, Helfrich CD (2023). Practice Pattern Variation in Adoption of New and Evolving Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Procedures. J Interv Cardiol, 2023, 2488045. (Read full article)
  3. Doll JA, Beaver K, Naranjo D, Waldo SW, Maynard C, Helfrich CD, Rao SV (2022). Trends in Arterial Access Site Selection and Bleeding Outcomes Following Coronary Procedures, 2011-2018. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes, 15(5), e008359. (Read full article)
  4. Beaver K, Naranjo D, Doll J, Maynard C, Taylor L, Plomondon M, Waldo S, Helfrich CD, Rao SV (2021). Design and baseline results of a coaching intervention for implementation of trans-radial access in percutaneous coronary intervention. Contemp Clin Trials, 111, 106606. (Read full article)
  5. Duan KI, Helfrich CD, Rao SV, Neely EL, Sulc CA, Naranjo D, Wong ES (2021). Cost analysis of a coaching intervention to increase use of transradial percutaneous coronary intervention. Implement Sci Commun, 2(1), 123. (Read full article)
  6. Naranjo DE, Glass JE, Williams EC (2021). Persons With Debt Burden Are More Likely to Report Suicide Attempt Than Those Without: A National Study of US Adults. J Clin Psychiatry, 82(3). (Read full article)
  7. Grembowski D, Conrad D, Naranjo D, Wood S, Zhou L, Banks J, Coe NB, Kwan-Gett T, Baseman J (2021). State-Level Evaluation of Washington's State Innovation Models (SIM) Initiative. J Health Care Poor Underserved, 32(2), 862-891. (Read full article)
  8. Grembowski D, Conrad DA, Naranjo D, Wood S, Coe NB, Kwan-Gett T, Baseman J (2020). RE-AIM Evaluation Plan for Washington State Innovation Models Project. Qual Manag Health Care, 29(2), 81-94. (Read full article)
  9. Tucker JS, Shadel WG, Galvan FH, Naranjo D, Lopez C, Setodji C (2016). Pilot evaluation of a brief intervention to improve nicotine patch adherence among smokers living with HIV/AIDS. Psychol Addict Behav, 31(2), 148-153. (Read full article)
  10. Pedersen ER, Naranjo D, Marshall GN (2017). Recruitment and retention of young adult veteran drinkers using Facebook. PLoS One, 12(3), e0172972. (Read full article)
  11. Hussey PS, Ringel JS, Ahluwalia S, Price RA, Buttorff C, Concannon TW, Lovejoy SL, Martsolf GR, Rudin RS, Schultz D, Sloss EM, Watkins KE, Waxman D, Bauman M, Briscombe B, Broyles JR, Burns RM, Chen EK, DeSantis AS, Ecola L, Fischer SH, Friedberg MW, Gidengil CA, Ginsburg PB, Gulden T, Gutierrez CI, Hirshman S, Huang CY, Kandrack R, Kress A, Leuschner KJ, MacCarthy S, Maksabedian EJ, Mann S, Matthews LJ, May LW, Mishra N, Miyashiro L, Muchow AN, Nelson J, Naranjo D, OHanlon CE, Pillemer F, Predmore Z, Ross R, Ruder T, Rutter CM, Uscher-Pines L, Vaiana ME, Vesely JV, Hosek SD, Farmer CM (2016). Resources and Capabilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs to Provide Timely and Accessible Care to Veterans. Rand Health Q, 5(4), 14. (Read full article)
  12. Werber L, Derose KP, Rudnick M, Harrell MC, Naranjo D (2015). Faith-Based Organizations and Veteran Reintegration: Enriching the Web of Support. Rand Health Q, 5(2), 15. (Read full article)
  13. Wyte-Lake T, Bowman C, Needleman J, Dougherty M, Scarrott DN, Dobalian A (2014). Impact of VANA academic-practice partnership participation on educational mobility decisions and teaching aspirations of nurses. J Prof Nurs, 30(5), 383-91. (Read full article)
  14. Heslin KC, Riopelle D, Gin JL, Ordunez J, Naranjo DE, Dobalian A (2012). Confidence in the fairness of local public health systems’ response to disasters: the US Veterans’ perspective. Disaster Med Public Health Prep, 7(1), 75-81. (Read full article)