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Sheri Ann Strite

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Sheri Strite is an expert in applied evidence- and value-based clinical improvement strategies and has over a decade of practical and academic experience as a practitioner, facilitator and trainer in this area.  Ms. Strite has expertise in a wide range of topics in evidence-based health care such as clinical quality improvement methods and processes, evidence-based committee management and operations, assessment of medical technologies such as drugs and devices, formulary decision-making, health care economic evaluations, performance measurement, decision support and patient-centered strategies.  Her work as a principle with Delfini Group has resulted in many innovations in methods and tools. 

Ms. Strite is best known for the development of the highly regarded tool-based critical appraisal training program: How to Read the Medical Literature—A Simplified Approach, the program scores for which average 4.8 out of 5.0, and she has trained thousands of physicians, clinical pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in these methods. 

Ms. Strite is the primary author of the Delfini Evidence-based Practice Series including BASICS FOR EVALUATING MEDICAL RESEARCH STUDIES: A Simplified Approach (And Why Your Patients Need You To Know This)—Delfini Group Evidence-based Practice Short Guide. She was also the primary author for a series of articles on the "Evidence-based Organization" for publication in The American College of Physician Executive's Journal of Medical Management. She is a contributing author to numerous publications and to the textbook, Evidence-based Pharmacotherapy, and is a contributing editor for DynaMed and former guest editor for the California Pharmacist Journal.

She has considerable expertise in clinical guideline development, medical technology assessment and in pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T) committee work and service, helping transform others into highly-functioning committees. She has consulted with major groups to help them streamline their processes, restructure their methods, increase their skills and improve the overall functioning of their EBM work groups including decision-making criteria and processes.

Ms. Strite has developed programs and presentations for and consulted with government entities, academia, major health plans, healthcare systems, specialty societies, industry and others. 

She has participated in development of numerous systematic reviews, medical technology assessments, monographs, clinical guidelines, evaluative criteria and more on a wide variety of topics. 

While at the University California, San Diego (2002-2005), Ms. Strite was Associate Director for Program Development, in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and was responsible for teaching evidence-based methods to medical and pharmacy students, residents and community physicians and participated in faculty development. She served as a member of the UCSD Family Medicine Research Leaders. Her work at UCSD also included serving as advisor and faculty for the Family Medicine Research Fellowship program, advisor for the UCSD Family Practice EBM Journal Club, and faculty and curriculum developer for the School of Medicine and for disciplinary programs for referral by the California State Medical Board. Ms. Strite is a past member of the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (2003-2006).

Prior to her work with Delfini and UCSD, Ms. Strite was with Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, Washington (1977-2002). There she held various positions in health services and clinical research management and evidence-based clinical improvement and medical education.

Strite Publications: Books & Text Book Chapters

  1. Delfini Group: Strite, Sheri A., and Michael E. Stuart. WHAT DON'T KNOW CAN HURT YOU • A GUIDE FOR PATIENTS : Help for Navigating Medical Information & Making Informed Decisions—Delfini Group Evidence-based Practice Series. Seattle/Portland: Delfini Group Publishing. 06/2015.

  2. Delfini Group: Strite, Sheri A., and Michael E. Stuart. THE EVIDENCE-BASED CLINICAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT PROCESS MAP & CLINICAL GUIDELINE ADVICE: Practical Guidance, Advice, Strategies, Tips and Efficiencies—Delfini Group Evidence-based Practice Series. Seattle/Portland: Delfini Group Publishing. 05/2015.

  3. Delfini Group: Strite, Sheri A., and Michael E. Stuart. THE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION-MAKING HANDBOOK: Practical Guidance, Advice, Strategies, Tips and Efficiencies—Delfini Group Evidence-based Practice Series. Seattle/Portland: Delfini Group Publishing. 04/2015.

  4. Delfini Group: Strite, Sheri A., and Michael E. Stuart. THE PHARMACY & THERAPEUTICS COMMITTEE EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION-MAKING HANDBOOK: Practical Guidance, Advice, Strategies, Tips and Efficiencies—Delfini Group Evidence-based Practice Series. Seattle/Portland: Delfini Group Publishing. 04/2015.

  5. Delfini Group: Strite, Sheri A., and Michael E. Stuart. EBM GUIDE FOR SCIENTISTS TO SALES REPS: MEDICAL EVIDENCE IN THE WORLD OF PAYERS & HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS—A Handbook For Industry to Better Understand, Communicate and Navigate These Worlds—Delfini Group Evidence-based Practice Series. Seattle/Portland: Delfini Group Publishing. 02/2014.

  6. Delfini Group: Strite, Sheri A., and Michael E. Stuart. BASICS FOR EVALUATING MEDICAL RESEARCH STUDIES: A Simplified Approach (And Why Your Patients Need You To Know This)—Delfini Group Evidence-based Practice Series. Seattle/Portland: Delfini Group Publishing. 07/2013.

  7. Chiquette E, Posey LM. Evidence-based Pharmacotherapy. American Pharmacists Association. APhA Publications; 1 edition (January 15, 2007). ISBN-10: 1582120684; ISBN-13: 978-1582120683
    (Strite SA, Stuart ME, contributing authors. Chapter 7. Applying Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy to Formulary Decisions)

Strite Publications: All

  1. Ioannidis JPA, Stuart ME, Brownlee S, Strite SA. How To Survive the Medical Misinformation Mess. Eur J Clin Invest. 2017 Sep 7. doi: 10.1111/eci.12834. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28881000
  2. Stuart, Michael E. and Strite, Sheri A. Washington State Health Care Authority's Public Employees Benefit Board (PEBB) Program Newsletter: For Your Benefit. Page 1. Making health care decisions. June 2017. https://www.hca.wa.gov/assets/pebb/employee-newsletter-1706.pdf
  3. Stuart, Michael E. and Strite, Sheri A. Washington State Health Care Authority's Public Employees Benefit Board (PEBB) Program Newsletter: For Your Benefit. Page 5. Medical information and patient-centered care—you are at the center. February 2017. http://www.hca.wa.gov/assets/pebb/employee-newsletter-1702.pdf
  4. Stuart, Michael E. and Strite, Sheri A. Washington State Health Care Authority's Public Employees Benefit Board (PEBB) Program Newsletter: For Your Benefit. Page 4, The right care for you— seven questions to ask. September 2016. http://www.hca.wa.gov/assets/pebb/employee-newsletter-1609.pdf
  5. Stuart, Michael E. and Strite, Sheri Ann. The Power of Reliable Evidence: Changing medical culture and providing care providers and patients with needed information, thereby achieving quality, value, and truly informed consent in healthcare. Growth Commentaries: Guideline & Research Organizations Worldwide for Transparency & Harmonization. October 2015: Featured Commentary.
  6. Delfini Group: Strite, Sheri A., and Michael E. Stuart. WHAT DON'T KNOW CAN HURT YOU • A GUIDE FOR PATIENTS : Help for Navigating Medical Information & Making Informed Decisions—Delfini Group Evidence-based Practice Series. Seattle/Portland: Delfini Group Publishing. 06/2015.
  7. Delfini Group: Strite, Sheri A., and Michael E. Stuart. THE EVIDENCE-BASED CLINICAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT PROCESS MAP & CLINICAL GUIDELINE ADVICE: Practical Guidance, Advice, Strategies, Tips and Efficiencies—Delfini Group Evidence-based Practice Series. Seattle/Portland: Delfini Group Publishing. 05/2015.
  8. Strite SA, Stuart ME, Beckman V, Öhrling K. Comparing the efficacy of denosumab versus zoledronic acid (ZA) for prevention of skeletal-related events (SREs): a critical appraisal of three pivotal trials. ISPOR (International Society For Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research) 20th Annual International Meeting—Clinical Outcomes Studies Poster Presentation. May 19, 2015.
  9. Delfini Group: Strite, Sheri A., and Michael E. Stuart. THE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION-MAKING HANDBOOK: Practical Guidance, Advice, Strategies, Tips and Efficiencies—Delfini Group Evidence-based Practice Series. Seattle/Portland: Delfini Group Publishing. 04/2015.
  10. Delfini Group: Strite, Sheri A., and Michael E. Stuart. THE PHARMACY & THERAPEUTICS COMMITTEE EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION-MAKING HANDBOOK: Practical Guidance, Advice, Strategies, Tips and Efficiencies—Delfini Group Evidence-based Practice Series. Seattle/Portland: Delfini Group Publishing. 04/2015.
  11. Alper BS, Fedorowicz Z, Strite SA, Stuart ME, Shaughnessy AF. Evolution of evidence-based medicine to detect evidence mutations. J R Soc Med. 2015 Jan;108(1):8-10. doi: 10.1177/0141076814555936. PubMed PMID: 25572989.
    PDF of accepted paper. Featured as a top story in BMJ's Minerva. BMJ 2015;350:h405: http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h405.
  12. Strite, Sheri Ann. Stuart, Michael E. Science-Based Skills: Building Trust & Relationships. Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network Journal. June 2014.  Online. http://www.spbt.org/?page=June2014Trust
  13. Delfini Group: Strite, Sheri A., and Michael E. Stuart. EBM GUIDE FOR SCIENTISTS TO SALES REPS: MEDICAL EVIDENCE IN THE WORLD OF PAYERS & HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS—A Handbook For Industry to Better Understand, Communicate and Navigate These Worlds —Delfini Group Evidence-based Practice Short Guide. Seattle/Portland: Delfini Group Publishing, 02/2014. CreateSpace.
  14. The World Health Report 2013. Research for Universal Health Coverage. Delfini contributors including Table 3.2: Overview of Research Study Designs. World Health Organization.
  15. Strite, SA. Stuart, ME.  Letter.  “In Defense of Clinical Drug Trials.” New York Times. 18 July 2013: Online.
  16. Delfini Group: Strite, Sheri A., and Michael E. Stuart.  BASICS FOR EVALUATING MEDICAL RESEARCH STUDIES: A Simplified Approach (And Why Your Patients Need You To Know This)—Delfini Group Evidence-based Practice Short Guide. Seattle/Portland: Delfini Group Publishing, 2013. Kindle file and other digital files.
  17. Strite SA, Stuart M. BMJ Rapid Response: Why we can’t trust clinical guidelines.  BMJ 2013;346:f3830; http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f3830/rr/651876
  18. Tang, K, Stuart ME, Strite SA. Evidence-based Medicine Review: The ENHANCE Study. California Pharmacist 2013. Vol. LX, No. 1. Winter 2013. [PDF]
  19. Klevens A, Stuart ME, Strite SA. NAVIGATOR (Effect of nateglinide on the incidence of diabetes and cardiovascular events PMID 20228402) Study Evidence Review. California Pharmacist 2012. Vol. LIX, No. 4. Fall 2012. [PDF]
  20. Salman G, Stuart ME, Strite SA. The Study of Coronary Atheroma by Intravascular Ultrasound: Effect of Rosuvastatin versus Atorvastatin (SATURN) Study Evidence Review. California Pharmacist 2012. Vol. LIX, No. 3. Summer 2012. [PDF]
  21. Chou B. COGENT Study (Clopidogrel and the Optimization of Gastrointestinal
    Events Trial) Evidence Review. California Pharmacist 2012.  Vol. LIX, No. 2.  Spring 2012.  (Stuart ME, Strite SA, peer reviewers and guest eds.) [PDF]
  22. Stuart ME, Strite SA, Gandra SA. Systematic Safety Review Of Five Biologic Antirheumatic Drugs. Abstract number AB0478; EULAR 2012 Annual European Conference of Rheumatology [Online—Link is sometimes slow to load or needs to be loaded a subsequent time to view.]
  23. Mai J, Win M.  A Controlled Trial of Sildenafil in Advanced Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.  California Pharmacist 2012.  Vol. LVIX, No. 1.  Winter 2012.  (STEP-IPF Study Review: Stern C, Stuart ME, Strite SA, peer reviewers and guest eds.) [PDF]
  24. Chou T, Lau M, Stern C. Controlling Hypertension and Hypotension Immediately Post Stroke Study.  California Pharmacist 2011.  Vol. LVIII, No. 4.  Fall 2011. (CHHIPS Study Review: Stuart ME, Strite SA, peer reviewers and guest eds.) [PDF]
  25. Stuart ME, Strite SA.  Systematic Review: Comparative Safety of Six Biologic Agents For The Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.  June 2011. http://www.delfini.org/index_DelfiniShowcase.htm#DMARDS.  Accessed 08/16/2011.
  26. Chien M, Yee J, Stern C.  Arbiter 6 Halts Trial.  [evidence-based medicine review]. California Pharmacist 2011. Vol. LVIII, No.2 Spring 2011: 54-57. (Stuart ME, Strite SA, peer reviewers and guest eds.)
  27. Strite SA, Stuart ME. BMJ Rapid Response: Attrition Bias Caution: Non-differential Loss Between Groups Can Threaten Validity. BMJ 2011; http://www.bmj.com/content/341/bmj.c7053.extract/reply#bmj_el_247314 [Link]
  28. Strite SA, Stuart ME. Letter to the Editor: How to Evaluate Medical Science. The Atlantic. January/February 2011.
  29. Strite SA, Stuart ME. Importance of Blinding in Randomized Trials: To the Editor. JAMA. 2010 Nov 17;304(19):2127-8.
  30. Pazirandeh M, Stern C. Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Stable Ischemic Heart Disease. [evidence-based medicine review]. California Pharmacist 2010. Vol. LVII, No. 1. Winter 2010: 46-49. (Stuart ME, Strite SA, peer reviewers and guest eds.) [PDF] [Note: PDF says Winter 2009, but this is a misprint; should read Winter 2010.]
  31. Stuart ME, Strite SA. Washington State Health Care Technology Assessment: Breast MRI In Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer in Women at High Risk. Systematic Review. July 23, 2010.
  32. Liu T, Stern C. The Platelet Inhibition and Patient Outcomes (PLATO) Trial. [evidence-based medicine review]. California Pharmacist 2010. Vol. LVII, No. 2. Spring 2010: 46-48. (Stuart ME, Strite SA, peer reviewers and guest eds.)[PDF]
  33. Juneja R, Stuart ME, Strite SA. Intensive Insulin Therapy for The Treatment of Hyperglycemia in Critically Ill Adults: A Qualitative Systematic Review and Critical Appraisal of the Evidence. Selected for Poster Presentation at the American Diabetes Association's 70th Scientific Sessions, June 25-29, 2010. [Link]
  34. Strite SA, Stuart ME. Getting Started with Critical Appraisal of Medical Literature: It Is Easier Than You Think. California Pharmacist 2009. Vol. LVI, No.4. Fall 2009: 52-55. Online
  35. Chan M, Fong P, Stern C. Chloramphenicol Wound Infection Prophylaxis. [evidence-based medicine review]. California Pharmacist 2009. Vol. LVI, No.4. Fall 2009: 56-58. (Stuart ME, Strite SA, peer reviewers and guest eds.) Online
  36. Strite SA, Stuart ME. BMJ Rapid Response: Re: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: The PRISMA Statement— response to David Moher, Alessandro Liberati, Jennifer Tetzlaff, Douglas G Altman for the PRISMA Group
    Preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses: the PRISMA statement. BMJ 2009; 339: b2535 Online
  37. Stuart ME, Strite SA. BMJ Rapid Response: Re: The role of specialists, information systems and an evidence-based approach in managing the health of populations with chronic illness— response to Lee, B. Practice. BMJ 2009;339:b2395 Online
  38. Salman G, Tran K, Chan S, Stern C. Jupiter Trial. [evidence-based medicine review]. California Pharmacist 2009. Vol. LVI, No.2. Spring 2009: 54-55. (Stuart ME, Strite SA, peer reviewers and guest eds.) [PDF]
  39. Carrillo M, Preechakul R, Stern C. A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase III Trial of Pregabalin in the Treatment of Patients with Fibromyalgia. [evidence-based medicine review]. California Pharmacist 2009. Lol. LVI, No.1. Winter 2009: 52-53. (Stuart ME, Strite SA, peer reviewers and guest eds.) [PDF]
  40. Patel S, Strite SA, Stuart ME, Stern C. ADVANCE Trial. [evidence-based medicine review]. California Pharmacist 2008. Vol LV, No. 4. Fall 2008: 58-61. [PDF]
  41. Stuart ME, Strite SA. Washington State Health Care Technology Assessment: Evidence Report Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee for Osteoarthritis. Systematic Review. July 18, [Link]
  42. Strite SA, Stuart ME. An Introduction to Systematic Reviews: The Lifeblood of Medical Decision-making. California Pharmacist 2008. Vol LV, No. 3. Summer 2008: 52-56. [PDF]
  43. Ericksen J, Strite SA, Stuart ME, Stern C. CATIE Trial Review of Phases 1 and 2. [evidence-based medicine review]. California Pharmacist 2008. Vol LV, No. 3. Summer 2008: 52-56. [PDF]
  44. Strite SA, Stuart ME, Urban S. Process steps and suggestions for creating drug monographs and drug class reviews in an evidence-based formulary system. Formulary. April 2008;43:135–145.
  45. Nguyen K, Equinozio C, Stern C. Esprit Trial [evidence-based medicine review]. California Pharmacist 2008. Vol LV, No 1. Winter 2008: 30-31. (Stuart ME, Strite SA, peer reviewers and guest eds.) Online
  46. Chiquette E, Posey LM. Evidence-based Pharmacotherapy. American Pharmacists Association. APhA Publications; 1 edition (January 15, 2007). ISBN-10: 1582120684; ISBN-13: 978-1582120683
    (Strite SA, Stuart ME, contributing authors. Chapter 7. Applying Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy to Formulary Decisions)
  47. Stuart M, Strite SA. 2005 Jan 30. Pitfalls to Performance Measurement. Modern Healthcare. http://www.delfini.org/Showcase_Publication_PerformanceMeasures.htm#mhc_article. Originally published 2006 Jan 23. Accessed 2006 Jan 30. See also related white papers. Delfini White Paper: Evidence-based Performance Measurement: Validity Issues & Avoiding Important Pitfalls — Long Version: Recommended [PDF] and Short Version [PDF]
  48. Stuart ME, Strite SA. Radical Prostatectomy versus Watchful Waiting. [Letter to the Editor Re: Bill-Axelson A, Holmberg L, Ruutu M, et al. Radical Prostatectomy versus watchful waiting in early prostate cancer. N Engl J Med 2005; 352:1977-84.] N Engl J Med 2005; 353; 12: 1298
  49. Stuart ME, Strite SA. British Medical Journal Rapid Response: Steroids Not Proven in Bell’s Palsy—The Legacy of Bad Science — response to Piercy J. Primary Care: Bell's Palsy. BMJ 2005; 330:1374 (11 June) Online
  50. Strite S, Stuart ME. “Closing Quality and Value Gaps. (Part 3)” The Physician Executive, Journal of Medical Management. May/June 2005; 58-61. PDF & Series Online
  51. Strite S, Stuart ME. “Finding Gaps in Quality and Value. (Part 2)” The Physician Executive, Journal of Medical Management. Mar/Apr 2005; 50-54. PDF
  52. Stuart ME, Strite SA. Bell’s Palsy. [Letter to the Editor Re: Gilden D. Bell’s Palsy. N Engl J Med 2004;351:1323-31.] N Engl J Med 2005; 352; 4: 416-418.
  53. Strite S, Stuart ME. “What is an Evidence-Based, Value-Based Health Care System? (Part 1)” The Physician Executive, Journal of Medical Management. Jan/Feb 2005; 50-54. PDF
  54. Strite SA, Stuart ME. “Response to Proposal for Strength of the Evidence Taxonomy (SORT)” Letter to the Editors. American Family Physician. December 15, 2004; Vol 70. No 12; 2268. Online
  55. Strite SA, Stuart ME. “Response to ‘Making Evidence-Based Medicine Doable in Everyday Practice: Finding the evidence you need is getting easier than you ever thought possible,” and ‘A Simple Method for Evaluating the Clinical Literature: The "PP-ICONS" approach will help you separate the clinical wheat from the chaff in mere minutes.” Letter to the Editor. Family Practice Management. October 2004; Vol 11. No 9; 14. Online
  56. Stuart ME, Strite SA. British Medical Journal Rapid Response: Corticosteriods are Not Proven for Treatment of Bell's Palsy — response to Holland JN, Weiner GM, Recent developments in Bell's palsy. BMJ 2004;329:553-557 (4 September) Online
  57. Peer-reviewer for DynaMed ® DynaMed® is a registered trademark of and published by Dynamic Medical Information Systems, LLC – Irritable Bowel Syndrome (1/2004) and Rotator Cuff Tear (2/2004)
  58. Crittendon R, Stuart ME, Strite SA. “Promoting Better Quality and Decreasing Costs in Health Care.” White paper presented at 2003 Annual Health Care Conference – We Can’t Wait: Improving Washington’s Health. Rainier Institute. White Paper. (9/2003) [PDF] This policy proposal was aimed at establishing an evidence-based technology review committee and set of work processes for evaluating and determining evidence basis for new medications and technologies being considered by the purchasers of health care in the State of Washington.
  59. Strite SA. “Clinical Practice Guidelines are Not Created Equal: A Guide to Choosing Clinical Practice Guidelines,” GHC Clinical Forum, Group Health Cooperative (Fall 1998).
  60. Strite SA, Stuart ME, Handley M, Braddick M. “Choosing Clinical Practice Guidelines,” White paper from Group Health Cooperative (1997).
  61. Strite SA. “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: To Behead or Not to Behead – That is a Question,” Philological Quarterly 70 (1991) U of Iowa.
  62. Kakar F, Weiss NS, Strite SA. “Non-contraceptive estrogen use and the risk of gallstone disease in women.” Am J Public Health. 1988 May;78(5):564-6.
  63. Kakar F, Weiss NS, Strite SA. “Thiazide Use and the Risk of Cholecystectomy in Women,” American Journal of Epidemiology 1986 Sep: 1243):428-33.

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