Radiology Personnel

Brian Bresnahan, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor



Dr. Bresnahan is a health economist working in the UW/HMC Radiology Health Services Research Section and for the Comparative Effectiveness, Cost, and Outcomes Research Center (CECORC). He has a doctorate in Economics, worked in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry for seven years, and specializes in health economics, health policy, and outcomes research. Dr. Bresnahan has a wide range of experience in conducting clinical and patient-reported outcome studies, health outcomes and health services research, cost-effectiveness analysis, retrospective database analysis, and economic modeling. Dr. Bresnahan serves as the co-Chair of the Comparative Effectiveness Research Executive Steering Committee of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. He is a Director-at-Large in the Radiology Alliance of Health Services Research (RAHSR) of the Association of University Radiologists.

Awards and Honors

Recent Publications (via Semantic Scholar)

Long‐term effectiveness of epidural steroid injections after new episodes of low back pain in older adults
M. Curatolo, S. Rundell, L. Gold, et al. - Published 2022 - EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAIN

Expected Organizational Costs for Inserting Prevalence Information Into Lumbar Spine Imaging Reports.
B. Bresnahan, J. Jarvik, E. N. Meier, et al. - Published 2021 - JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY : JACR

Providing Epidemiologic Data in Lumbar Spine Imaging Reports Did Not Affect Subsequent Utilization of Spine Procedures: Secondary Outcomes from a Stepped-Wedge Randomized Controlled Trial.
P. Suri, E. N. Meier, L. Gold, et al. - Published 2021 - PAIN MEDICINE

A targeted systematic review of cost analyses for implementation of simulation-based education in healthcare
D. Hippe, R. Umoren, A. McGee, et al. - Published 2020 - SAGE OPEN MEDICINE

eHBB/mHBS-DHIS2: Mobile Virtual Reality Provider Training in Helping Babies Breathe®
R. Umoren, S. Bucher, S. Purkayastha, et al. - Published 2020

Prevalence and Financial Impact of Claustrophobia, Anxiety, Patient Motion, and Other Patient Events in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
X. V. Nguyen, Sana Tahir, B. Bresnahan, et al. - Published 2020 - TOPICS IN MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING : TMRI

B. Bresnahan, D. Hippe, C. Rehwald, et al. - Published 2020

The Effect of Including Benchmark Prevalence Data of Common Imaging Findings in Spine Image Reports on Health Care Utilization Among Adults Undergoing Spine Imaging
J. Jarvik, E. N. Meier, K. James, et al. - Published 2020 - JAMA NETWORK OPEN

Use of ultrasound and mHealth to improve perinatal outcomes in low and middle income countries.
J. Swanson, R. Nathan, D. Swanson, et al. - Published 2019 - SEMINARS IN PERINATOLOGY

Clinical and Payer-Based Analysis of Value of Dual-Energy Computed Tomography for Workup of Incidental Abdominal Findings.
M. Itani, B. Bresnahan, K. Rice, et al. - Published 2019 - JOURNAL OF COMPUTER ASSISTED TOMOGRAPHY