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Curtis Weiss

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Contact

2145 Sheridan Road
Tech E136
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-570-2510Email Curtis Weiss

Departments

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Education

BS, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University

MS, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University 

MD, Yale University School of Medicine 

MS, Clinical Investigation, Northwestern University


Research Interests

Dr. Weiss is a pulmonary and critical care physician and implementation scientist with advanced training in clinical research. He is Head of Quality in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Immunology at NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Medical Director of the NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital Intensive Care Unit. His overall goal is to use data-driven methods, including data science and network analysis, to investigate the implementation of evidence-based therapies in critical care medicine, and design implementation strategies to improve the adoption of these therapies in clinical practice. He has conducted extensive research on the use of data science and network analysis to understand the facilitators of and barriers to low tidal volume ventilation (LTVV) adoption for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). He has also designed interventions to improve implementation of evidence-based therapies and practices for critically ill patients. His research has included an R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) as well as a prior career development award (K23) from the NHLBI. He was a co-PI (PI: Luis Amaral) on a Department of Defense grant to investigate the mechanisms of adoption among clinicians by building computational models of adoption and creating web-based interventions to improve adoption. He also serves on multiple national committees working on implementation science in critical care medicine. He was co-chair of the Official American Thoracic Society Research Statement: Implementation Science in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.


Selected Publications

    Weiss CH, Baker DW, Tulas K, Weiner S, Bechel M, Rademaker A, Fought A, Wunderink RG, Persell SD. A critical care clinician survey comparing attitudes and perceived barriers to low tidal volume ventilation with actual practice. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017;14(11):1682-1689. [PMID: 28771042.] 

    Weiss CH. Why do we fail to deliver evidence-based practice in critical care medicine? Curr Opin Crit Care. 2017;23(5):400-405. 

    Weiss CH, McSparron JI, Chatterjee RS, Herman D, Fan E, Wilson KC, Thomson CC. Summary for Clinicians: mechanical ventilation in adult patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome clinical practice guideline. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017;14(8):1235-1238. [PMID: 28763269.] 

    Weiss CH, Baker DW, Weiner S, Bechel M, Ragland M, Rademaker A, Weitner B, Agrawal A, Wunderink RG, Persell SD. Low tidal volume ventilation use in acute respiratory distress syndrome. Crit Care Med. 2016; 44(8):1515-22. [PMCID: PMC4949102.] 

    Weiss CH, Krishnan JA, Au DH, Bender BG, Carson SS, Cattamanchi A, Cloutier MM, Cooke CR, Erickson K, George M, Gerald JK, Gerald LB, Goss CH, Gould MK, Hyzy R, Kahn JM, Mittman BS, Mosesón EM, Mularski RA, Parthasarathy S, Patel SR, Rand CS, Redeker NS, Reiss TF, Riekert KA, Rubenfeld GD, Tate JA, Wilson KC, Thomson CC, on behalf of the ATS ad hoc committee on implementation science. An Official American Thoracic Society Research Statement: Implementation Science in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016;194(8):1015-1025. [PMID: 27739895.] 

    Bender BG, Krishnan JA, Chambers DA, Cloutier MM, Riekert KA, Rand CS, Schatz M, Thomson CC, Wilson SR, Apter A, Carson SS, George M, Gerald JK, Gerald LB, Goss, CH, Okelo SO, Mularski RA, Nguyen HQ, Patel MR, Szefler S, Weiss C, Wilson KC, and Freemer MM. American Thoracic Society and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Implementation Research Workshop Report. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015;12(12):S213-221. [PMID: 26653201.]

    Weiss CH, Poncela-Casasnovas J, Glaser JI, Pah AR, Persell SD, Baker DW, Wunderink RG, Amaral LAN. Adoption of a high-impact innovation in a homogeneous population. Phys Rev X. 2014;4:041008. [PMCID: PMC4226168.]

    Weiss CH, DiBardino D, Rho J, Sung N, Collander B, Wunderink RG. A clinical trial comparing physician prompting with an unprompted automated electronic checklist to reduce empirical antibiotic utilization. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(11):2563-2569. [PMCID: PMC3812385.]

    Weiss CH, Wunderink RG. Prompting physicians to address a daily checklist for antibiotics: do we need a copilot in the ICU? Curr Opin Crit Care. 2013;19(5):448-452. [PMID: 23995122.]

    Weiss CH, Amaral, LA. Envisioning sophisticated electronic health records through the lens of health care reform. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013;188(6):636-638. [PMID: 24032381.]

    Weiss CH, Baker DW. The evolving application of implementation science in critical care. Crit Care Med. 2013;42(4):996-997. [PMID: 24633104.]

    Weiss CH, Persell SD, Wunderink RG, Baker DW. Empiric antibiotic, mechanical ventilation, and central venous catheter duration as potential factors mediating the effect of a checklist prompting intervention on mortality: an exploratory analysis. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012;12(1):198. [PMCID: PMC3409043.]

    Weiss CH, Moazed F, McEvoy CA, Singer BD, Szleifer I, Amaral LA, Kwasny M, Watts CM, Persell SD, Baker DW, Sznajder JI, Wunderink RG. Prompting physicians to address a daily checklist and process of care and clinical outcomes: a single-site study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011;184:680-6. [PMCID: PMC3208596.

    Weiss CH, Amaral LA. Moving the science of quality improvement in critical care medicine forward. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010;182:1461-2. [PMID: 21159903.]