Rebecca Sudore, MD


Dr. Rebecca Sudore is a geriatrician, palliative medicine physician, and clinician investigator. She also directs the Innovation and Implementation Center in Aging & Palliative Care (I-CAP) and the Vulnerable Populations Aging Research Core of the NIA-funded Pepper Center.

Dr. Sudore conducts research to improve advance care planning (ACP) and medical decision making for culturally and ethnically diverse older adults. To this end, she has designed, tested and disseminated innovative, patient centered tools including an easy-to-read advance directive for all US states in several languages and an interactive, ACP website called PREPARE for Your Care ( in English and Spanish.

Dr. Sudore has dedicated her research program to making medical information easier for patients and their families to understand. She published the first prospective study demonstrating the effect of limited literacy on mortality in the elderly, and has shown that older adults with limited literacy have greater difficulty making medical decisions for informed consent and advance care planning. She has also designed and tested an informed consent process for patients with limited literacy and an advance directive that is both literacy and culturally appropriate. Both interventions have been shown to benefit patients - particularly those with literacy and/or language barriers.

Although the easy-to-read advance directives have been translated and widely disseminated, her further research demonstrated that advance directives alone are not enough -- patients and families need better preparation for communication and decision making. She published a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine calling for a shift in advance care planning from DNR/DNI checklists to preparing patients and their loved ones for medical decision making. Her current research program is focused on designing and testing interactive, web-based interventions ( to prepare patients and their surrogate decision makers to communicate their wishes and make informed medical decisions.

Since 2002, Rebecca has provided primary care to vulnerable, older Veterans in the Geriatrics clinic at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. She also attends on the inpatient Palliative Care Service at the San Francisco VA.
Certificate in Implementation Science, 2013 - CTSI, University of California, San Francisco
Advance Training in Clinical Research, 2004 - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Geriatrics Clinical Fellowship, 2003 - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, 2002 - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
M.D., 1999 - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Honors and Awards
  • Excellence in Scientific Research in Palliative Care, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care, 2020
  • Induction into the American Society for Clinical Investigation, ASCI, 2016
  • Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation, American Geriatrics Society, 2015
  • Junior Investigator of the Year, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2012
  • Physician Faculty Scholar, RWJ, 2009-2012
  • Junior Investigator of the Year, American Geriatrics Society, 2009
  1. Harrison JD, Sudore RL, Auerbach AD, Shah S, Oreper S, Wheeler MM, Fang MC. Automated telephone follow-up programs after hospital discharge: Do older adults engage with these programs? 2022. PMID: 35767470

  2. Greene M, Shi Y, Boscardin J, Sudore R, Gandhi M, Covinsky K. Geriatric conditions and healthcare utilisation in older adults living with HIV. 2022. PMID: 35511728

  3. Periyakoil VS, Gunten CFV, Arnold R, Hickman S, Morrison S, Sudore R. Caught in a Loop with Advance Care Planning and Advance Directives: How to Move Forward? 2022. PMID: 35230896

  4. Skolarus LE, Robles MC, Mansour M, Sudore RL, Reynolds EL, Burke JF, Corches CL, Brown DL. Low Engagement of Advance Care Planning Among Patients Who Had a Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack. 2022. PMID: 35229620

  5. Sudore RL, Hickman SE, Walling AM. Controversies About Advance Care Planning. 2022. PMID: 35166807

  6. Bakke BM, Feuz MA, McMahan RD, Barnes DE, Li B, Volow AM, Powell J, Sudore RL. Surrogate Decision Makers Need Better Preparation for Their Role: Advice from Experienced Surrogates. 2022. PMID: 35076297

  7. Hampson LA, Suskind AM, Breyer BN, Cooperberg MR, Sudore RL, Keyhani S, Allen IE, Walter LC. Predictors of Regret Among Older Men After Stress Urinary Incontinence Treatment Decisions. 2021. PMID: 34854756

  8. Nouri S, Street RL, Barnes DE, Shi Y, Volow AM, Li B, Alexander SC, Sudore RL. Empowering patients with the PREPARE advance care planning program results in reciprocal clinician communication. 2021. PMID: 34758115

  9. Oh A, Allison TA, Mahoney K, Thompson N, Ritchie CS, Sudore RL, Harrison KL. Front-Line Hospice Staff Perceptions of Barriers and Opportunities to Discussing Advance Care Planning With Hospice Patients and Their Families. 2021. PMID: 34391713

  10. Dionne-Odom JN, Wells RD, Guastaferro K, Azuero A, Hendricks BA, Currie ER, Bechthold A, Dosse C, Taylor R, Reed RD, Harrell ER, Gazaway S, Engler S, McKie P, Williams GR, Sudore R, Rini C, Rosenberg AR, Bakitas MA. An Early Palliative Care Telehealth Coaching Intervention to Enhance Advanced Cancer Family Caregivers' Decision Support Skills: The CASCADE Pilot Factorial Trial. 2021. PMID: 34343621

  11. Scheerens C, Gilissen J, Volow AM, Powell JL, Ferguson CM, Farrell D, Li B, Berry C, Sudore RL. Developing eHealth tools for diverse older adults: Lessons learned from the PREPARE for Your Care Program. 2021. PMID: 34081773

  12. Ahluwalia SC, Bandini JI, Coulourides Kogan A, Bekelman DB, Olsen B, Phillips J, Sudore RL. Impact of group visits for older patients with heart failure on advance care planning outcomes: Preliminary data. 2021. PMID: 34077563

  13. Nouri SS, Barnes DE, Shi Y, Volow AM, Shirsat N, Kinderman AL, Harris HA, Sudore RL. The PREPARE for Your Care program increases advance care planning engagement among diverse older adults with cancer. 2021. PMID: 34076892

  14. Phung LH, Barnes DE, Volow AM, Li BH, Shirsat NR, Sudore RL. English and Spanish-speaking vulnerable older adults report many barriers to advance care planning. 2021. PMID: 34061370

  15. Hampson LA, Suskind AM, Breyer BN, Lai L, Cooperberg MR, Sudore RL, Keyhani S, Allen IE, Walter LC. Understanding the Health Characteristics and Treatment Choices of Older Men with Stress Urinary Incontinence. 2021. PMID: 34004214

  16. Sheshadri A, Kittiskulnam P, Delgado C, Sudore RL, Lai JC, Johansen KL. Association of Cognitive Function Screening Results with Adherence and Performance in a Pedometer-Based Intervention. 2021. PMID: 33979802

  17. Sumarsono N, Sudore RL, Smith AK, Pantilat SZ, Anderson WG, Makam AN. Availability of Palliative Care in Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals. 2021. PMID: 33965406

  18. Hickman SE, Torke AM, Sachs GA, Sudore RL, Tang Q, Bakoyannis G, Heim Smith N, Myers AL, Hammes BJ. Factors associated with concordance between POLST orders and current treatment preferences. 2021. PMID: 33760241

  19. Hickman SE, Torke AM, Heim Smith N, Myers AL, Sudore RL, Hammes BJ, Sachs GA. Reasons for discordance and concordance between POLST orders and current treatment preferences. 2021. PMID: 33760226

  20. Skolarus LE, Brown DL, Corches CL, Reynolds E, Bailey S, Mansour M, Robles MC, Rice T, Springer MV, Burke JF, Sudore RL. Extending Advance Care Planning to Black Americans in the Community: A Pilot Study of the PREPARE Program. 2021. PMID: 33647422

  21. Bandini JI, Kogan AC, Olsen B, Phillips J, Sudore RL, Bekelman DB, Ahluwalia SC. Feasibility of Group Visits for Advance Care Planning Among Patients with Heart Failure and Their Caregivers. 2021. PMID: 33452095

  22. Nouri S, Lyles CR, Rubinsky AD, Patel K, Desai R, Fields J, DeRouen MC, Volow A, Bibbins-Domingo K, Sudore RL. Evaluation of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Characteristics and Advance Care Planning Among Older Adults. 2020. PMID: 33301019

  23. Wells RD, Guastaferro K, Azuero A, Rini C, Hendricks BA, Dosse C, Taylor R, Williams GR, Engler S, Smith C, Sudore R, Rosenberg AR, Bakitas MA, Dionne-Odom JN. Applying the Multiphase Optimization Strategy for the Development of Optimized Interventions in Palliative Care. 2020. PMID: 33253787

  24. Hickman SE, Torke AM, Sachs GA, Sudore RL, Tang Q, Bakoyannis G, Smith NH, Myers AL, Hammes BJ. Do Life-sustaining Treatment Orders Match Patient and Surrogate Preferences? The Role of POLST. 2020. PMID: 33111241

  25. Gelfman LP, Sudore RL, Mather H, McKendrick K, Hutchinson MD, Lampert RJ, Lipman HI, Matlock DD, Swetz KM, Pinney SP, Morrison RS, Goldstein NE. Prognostic Awareness and Goals of Care Discussions Among Patients With Advanced Heart Failure. 2020. PMID: 32873058

  26. Nouri SS, Ritchie C, Volow A, Li B, McSpadden S, Dearman K, Kotwal A, Sudore RL. A Toolkit for Community-Based, Medicaid-Funded Case Managers to Introduce Advance Care Planning to Frail, Older Adults: A Pilot Study. 2020. PMID: 32865472

  27. McMahan RD, Barnes DE, Ritchie CS, Jin C, Shi Y, David D, Walker EJ, Tang VL, Sudore RL. Anxious, Depressed, and Planning for the Future: Advance Care Planning in Diverse Older Adults. 2020. PMID: 32783199

  28. Sheshadri A, Kittiskulnam P, Delgado C, Sudore R, Lai JC, Johansen KL. Association of motivations and barriers with participation and performance in a pedometer-based intervention. 2020. PMID: 32437568

  29. Resick JM, Arnold RM, Sudore RL, Farrell D, Belin S, Althouse AD, Ferrell B, Hammes BJ, Chu E, White DB, Rak KJ, Schenker Y. Patient-centered and efficacious advance care planning in cancer: Protocol and key design considerations for the PEACe-compare trial. 2020. PMID: 32739493

  30. Lum HD, Dukes J, Daddato AE, Juarez-Colunga E, Shanbhag P, Kutner JS, Levy CR, Sudore RL. Effectiveness of Advance Care Planning Group Visits Among Older Adults in Primary Care. 2020. PMID: 32726475

  31. Pajka SE, Hasdianda MA, George N, Sudore R, Schonberg MA, Bernstein E, Tulsky JA, Block SD, Ouchi K. Feasibility of a Brief Intervention to Facilitate Advance Care Planning Conversations for Patients with Life-Limiting Illness in the Emergency Department. 2020. PMID: 32471321

  32. Nouri S, Ritchie C, Chen P, Volow A, Li B, Tellez I, Sudore RL. Supporting In-Home Caregivers in Symptom Assessment of Frail Older Adults with Serious Illness: A Pilot Study. 2020. PMID: 32456540

  33. Pope TM, Bennett J, Carson SS, Cederquist L, Cohen AB, DeMartino ES, Godfrey DM, Goodman-Crews P, Kapp MB, Lo B, Magnus DC, Reinke LF, Shirley JL, Siegel MD, Stapleton RD, Sudore RL, Tarzian AJ, Thornton JD, Wicclair MR, Widera EW, White DB. Making Medical Treatment Decisions for Unrepresented Patients in the ICU. An Official American Thoracic Society/American Geriatrics Society Policy Statement. 2020. PMID: 32412853

  34. Kata A, Cenzer I, Sudore RL, Covinsky KE, Tang VL. Advance Care Planning Prior to Death in Older Adults with Hip Fracture. 2020. PMID: 32367390

  35. Block BL, Jeon SY, Sudore RL, Matthay MA, Boscardin WJ, Smith AK. Patterns and Trends in Advance Care Planning Among Older Adults Who Received Intensive Care at the End of Life. 2020. PMID: 32119031

  36. Hooper S, Sabatino CP, Sudore RL. Improving Medical-Legal Advance Care Planning. 2020. PMID: 32240757

  37. Kaplan LM, Sudore RL, Cuervo IA, Bainto D, Olsen P, Kushel M. Barriers and Solutions to Advance Care Planning among Homeless-Experienced Older Adults. 2020. PMID: 32182155

  38. Freytag J, Street RL, Barnes DE, Shi Y, Volow AM, Shim JK, Alexander SC, Sudore RL. Empowering Older Adults to Discuss Advance Care Planning During Clinical Visits: The PREPARE Randomized Trial. 2020. PMID: 32157684

  39. Harrison KL, Allison TA, Garrett SB, Thompson N, Sudore RL, Ritchie CS. Hospice Staff Perspectives on Caring for People with Dementia: A Multisite, Multistakeholder Study. 2020. PMID: 32130076

  40. Howard M, Robinson CA, McKenzie M, Fyles G, Sudore RL, Andersen E, Arora N, Barwich D, Bernard C, Elston D, Heyland R, Klein D, McFee E, Mroz L, Slaven M, Tan A, Heyland DK. Effect of an Interactive Website to Engage Patients in Advance Care Planning in Outpatient Settings. 2020. PMID: 32152014

  41. Glaser J, Nouri S, Fernandez A, Sudore RL, Schillinger D, Klein-Fedyshin M, Schenker Y. Interventions to Improve Patient Comprehension in Informed Consent for Medical and Surgical Procedures: An Updated Systematic Review. 2020. PMID: 31948345

  42. Udelsman B, Moseley ET, Sudore RL, Keating NL, Lindvall C. Deep Natural Language Processing Identifies Variation in Care Preference Documentation. 2020. PMID: 31926970

  43. Nicosia FM, Spar MJ, Stebbins M, Sudore RL, Ritchie CS, Lee KP, Rodondi K, Steinman MA. What Is a Medication-Related Problem? A Qualitative Study of Older Adults and Primary Care Clinicians. 2019. PMID: 31677102

  44. Suen LW, Leyde S, Min K, Volow A, Rabow M, Sudore RL. Thinking Outside the Visit: Primary Care Patient Perspectives on Helpful Advance Care Planning Methods. 2019. PMID: 31654349

  45. Feuz MA, Odierna DH, Katen M, Volow A, McMahan RD, Ritchie CS, McSpadden S, Dearman K, Sudore RL. Leveraging In-Home Supportive Services Programs to Engage People in Advance Care Planning: Input from Staff, Providers, and Client Stakeholders. 2019. PMID: 31596644

  46. Shi Y, Barnes DE, Boscardin J, You JJ, Heyland DK, Volow AM, Howard M, Sudore RL. Brief English and Spanish Survey Detects Change in Response to Advance Care Planning Interventions. 2019. PMID: 31539605

  47. Ouchi K, Strout T, Haydar S, Baker O, Wang W, Bernacki R, Sudore R, Schuur JD, Schonberg MA, Block SD, Tulsky JA. Association of Emergency Clinicians' Assessment of Mortality Risk With Actual 1-Month Mortality Among Older Adults Admitted to the Hospital. 2019. PMID: 31517962

  48. Walling AM, Sudore RL, Bell D, Tseng CH, Ritchie C, Hays RD, Gibbs L, Rahimi M, Sanz J, Wenger NS. Population-Based Pragmatic Trial of Advance Care Planning in Primary Care in the University of California Health System. 2019. PMID: 31486723

  49. Nouri SS, Barnes DE, Volow AM, McMahan RD, Kushel M, Jin C, Boscardin J, Sudore RL. Health Literacy Matters More Than Experience for Advance Care Planning Knowledge Among Older Adults. 2019. PMID: 31424575

  50. Kata A, Dutt M, Sudore RL, Finlayson E, Broering JM, Tang VL. What Matters? The Valued Life Activities of Older Adults Undergoing Elective Surgery. 2019. PMID: 31400227

  51. Hickman SE, Torke AM, Sachs GA, Sudore RL, Myers AL, Tang Q, Bakoyannis G, Hammes BJ. A Tool to Assess Patient and Surrogate Knowledge about the POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) Program. 2019. PMID: 30853552

  52. Tang VL, Dillon EC, Yang Y, Tai-Seale M, Boscardin J, Kata A, Sudore RL. Advance Care Planning in Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Conditions Undergoing High-Risk Surgery. 2018. PMID: 30516794

  53. Ouchi K, George N, Schuur JD, Aaronson EL, Lindvall C, Bernstein E, Sudore RL, Schonberg MA, Block SD, Tulsky JA. Goals-of-Care Conversations for Older Adults With Serious Illness in the Emergency Department: Challenges and Opportunities. 2019. PMID: 30770207

  54. You JJ, Allatt P, Howard M, Robinson CA, Simon J, Sudore R, Tan A, Bernard C, Swinton M, Jiang X, Klein D, McKenzie M, Fyles G, Heyland DK. Short Graphic Values History Tool for decision making during serious illness. 2019. PMID: 30733208

  55. Van Scoy LJ, Day AG, Howard M, Sudore RL, Heyland DK. Adaptation and Preliminary Validation of the Advance Care Planning Engagement Survey for Surrogate Decision Makers. 2019. PMID: 30684633

  56. Pooler JA, Hartline-Grafton H, DeBor M, Sudore RL, Seligman HK. Food Insecurity: A Key Social Determinant of Health for Older Adults. 2018. PMID: 30586154

  57. David D, McMahan RD, Sudore RL. Living Wills: One Part of the Advance Care Planning Puzzle. 2018. PMID: 30508299

  58. Sudore RL, Schillinger D, Katen MT, Shi Y, Boscardin WJ, Osua S, Barnes DE. Engaging Diverse English- and Spanish-Speaking Older Adults in Advance Care Planning: The PREPARE Randomized Clinical Trial. 2018. PMID: 30383086

  59. Tang V, Zhao S, Boscardin J, Sudore R, Covinsky K, Walter LC, Esserman L, Mukhtar R, Finlayson E. Functional Status and Survival After Breast Cancer Surgery in Nursing Home Residents. 2018. PMID: 30167636

  60. Ouchi K, George N, Revette AC, Hasdianda MA, Fellion L, Reust A, Powell LH, Sudore R, Schuur JD, Schonberg MA, Bernstein E, Tulsky JA, Block SD. Empower Seriously Ill Older Adults to Formulate Their Goals for Medical Care in the Emergency Department. 2018. PMID: 30418094

  61. Moré JM, Lang-Brown S, Romo RD, Lee SJ, Sudore R, Smith AK. "Planting the Seed": Perceived Benefits of and Strategies for Discussing Long-Term Prognosis with Older Adults. 2018. PMID: 30347432

  62. Ekaireb R, Ahalt C, Sudore R, Metzger L, Williams B. "We Take Care of Patients, but We Don't Advocate for Them": Advance Care Planning in Prison or Jail. 2018. PMID: 30300941

  63. Kata A, Sudore R, Finlayson E, Broering JM, Ngo S, Tang VL. Increasing Advance Care Planning Using a Surgical Optimization Program for Older Adults. 2018. PMID: 30289968

  64. Pollom E, Sborov K, Soltys SG, Asch SM, Sudore R, Aslakson RA. Advance care planning needs in patients with glioblastoma undergoing radiotherapy. 2018. PMID: 30201484

  65. David D, Barnes DE, McMahan RD, Shi Y, Katen MT, Sudore RL. Patient Activation: A Key Component of Successful Advance Care Planning. 2018. PMID: 30129808

  66. O'Hare AM, Richards C, Szarka J, McFarland LV, Showalter W, Vig EK, Sudore RL, Crowley ST, Trivedi R, Taylor JS. Emotional Impact of Illness and Care on Patients with Advanced Kidney Disease. 2018. PMID: 29954826

  67. Petrillo LA, McMahan RD, Tang V, Dohan D, Sudore RL. Older Adult and Surrogate Perspectives on Serious, Difficult, and Important Medical Decisions. 2018. PMID: 29972594

  68. Lum HD, Barnes DE, Katen MT, Shi Y, Boscardin J, Sudore RL. Improving A Full Range of Advance Care Planning Behavior Change and Action Domains: the PREPARE Randomized Trial. 2018. PMID: 29940209

  69. Odierna DH, Katen MT, Feuz MA, McMahan RD, Ritchie CS, McSpadden S, Burns M, Volow AM, Sudore RL. Symptom Assessment Solutions for In-Home Supportive Services and Diverse Older Adults: A Roadmap for Change. 2018. PMID: 29851360

  70. Hickman SE, Sudore RL, Sachs GA, Torke AM, Myers AL, Tang Q, Bakoyannis G, Hammes BJ. Use of the Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment Program in Indiana Nursing Homes. 2018. PMID: 29566429

  71. Ouchi K, Jambaulikar GD, Hohmann S, George NR, Aaronson EL, Sudore R, Schonberg MA, Tulsky JA, Schuur JD, Pallin DJ. Prognosis After Emergency Department Intubation to Inform Shared Decision-Making. 2018. PMID: 29542117

  72. Bischoff K, O'Riordan DL, Marks AK, Sudore R, Pantilat SZ. Care Planning for Inpatients Referred for Palliative Care Consultation. Volume 178 of Issue 1. 2018. PMID: 29159371

  73. Givens JL, Sudore RL, Marshall GA, Dufour AB, Kopits I, Mitchell SL. Advance Care Planning in Community-Dwelling Patients With Dementia. Volume 55 of Issue 4. 2017. PMID: 29247754

  74. Quartuccio M, Simonsick EM, Langan S, Harris T, Sudore RL, Thorpe R, Rosano C, Hill-Briggs F, Golden S, Kalyani RR. The relationship of health literacy to diabetes status differs by sex in older adults. Volume 32 of Issue 4. 2017. PMID: 29198996

  75. Walker E, McMahan R, Barnes D, Katen M, Lamas D, Sudore R. Advance Care Planning Documentation Practices and Accessibility in the Electronic Health Record: Implications for Patient Safety. Volume 55 of Issue 2. 2017. PMID: 28943360

  76. Cresswell MA, Robinson CA, Fyles G, Bottorff JL, Sudore R. Evaluation of an advance care planning web-based resource: applicability for cancer treatment patients. Volume 26 of Issue 3. 2017. PMID: 28929291

  77. Wong TW, Lang-Brown S, Romo RD, Au-Yeung A, Lee SJ, Moran PJ, Karlawish J, Sudore R, Clayton J, Smith AK. Prognosis Communication in Late-Life Disability: A Mixed Methods Study. Volume 65 of Issue 11. 2017. PMID: 28905358

  78. Ahalt C, Sudore R, Bolano M, Metzger L, Darby AM, Williams B. "Teach-to-Goal" to Better Assess Informed Consent Comprehension among Incarcerated Clinical Research Participants. Volume 19 of Issue 9. 2017. PMID: 28905727

  79. Tulsky JA, Beach MC, Butow PN, Hickman SE, Mack JW, Morrison RS, Street RL, Sudore RL, White DB, Pollak KI. A Research Agenda for Communication Between Health Care Professionals and Patients Living With Serious Illness. Volume 177 of Issue 9. 2017. PMID: 28672373

  80. Rietjens JAC, Sudore RL, Connolly M, van Delden JJ, Drickamer MA, Droger M, van der Heide A, Heyland DK, Houttekier D, Janssen DJA, Orsi L, Payne S, Seymour J, Jox RJ, Korfage IJ. Definition and recommendations for advance care planning: an international consensus supported by the European Association for Palliative Care. Volume 18 of Issue 9. 2017. PMID: 28884703

  81. Sudore RL, Heyland DK, Lum HD, Rietjens JAC, Korfage IJ, Ritchie CS, Hanson LC, Meier DE, Pantilat SZ, Lorenz K, Howard M, Green MJ, Simon JE, Feuz MA, You JJ. Outcomes That Define Successful Advance Care Planning: A Delphi Panel Consensus. Volume 55 of Issue 2. 2017. PMID: 28865870

  82. Sudore RL, Boscardin J, Feuz MA, McMahan RD, Katen MT, Barnes DE. Effect of the PREPARE Website vs an Easy-to-Read Advance Directive on Advance Care Planning Documentation and Engagement Among Veterans: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Volume 177 of Issue 8. 2017. PMID: 28520838

  83. Lum HD, Sudore RL, Matlock DD, Juarez-Colunga E, Jones J, Nowels M, Schwartz RS, Kutner JS, Levy CR. A Group Visit Initiative Improves Advance Care Planning Documentation among Older Adults in Primary Care. Volume 30 of Issue 4. 2017. PMID: 28720629

  84. Barnato AE, Moore R, Moore CG, Kohatsu ND, Sudore RL. Financial Incentives to Increase Advance Care Planning Among Medicaid Beneficiaries: Lessons Learned From Two Pragmatic Randomized Trials. Volume 54 of Issue 1. 2017. PMID: 28450218

  85. Bekelman DB, Johnson-Koenke R, Ahluwalia SC, Walling AM, Peterson J, Sudore RL. Development and Feasibility of a Structured Goals of Care Communication Guide. Volume 20 of Issue 9. 2017. PMID: 28422561

  86. O'Hare AM, Szarka J, McFarland LV, Vig EK, Sudore RL, Crowley S, Reinke LF, Trivedi R, Taylor JS. "Maybe They Don't Even Know That I Exist": Challenges Faced by Family Members and Friends of Patients with Advanced Kidney Disease. Volume 12 of Issue 6. 2017. PMID: 28356337

  87. Sudore RL, Lum HD, You JJ, Hanson LC, Meier DE, Pantilat SZ, Matlock DD, Rietjens JAC, Korfage IJ, Ritchie CS, Kutner JS, Teno JM, Thomas J, McMahan RD, Heyland DK. Defining Advance Care Planning for Adults: A Consensus Definition From a Multidisciplinary Delphi Panel. Volume 53 of Issue 5. 2017. PMID: 28062339

  88. Sudore RL, Heyland DK, Barnes DE, Howard M, Fassbender K, Robinson CA, Boscardin J, You JJ. Measuring Advance Care Planning: Optimizing the Advance Care Planning Engagement Survey. Volume 53 of Issue 4. 2016. PMID: 28042072

  89. Harrison KL, Adrion ER, Ritchie CS, Sudore RL, Smith AK. Low Completion and Disparities in Advance Care Planning Activities Among Older Medicare Beneficiaries. Volume 176 of Issue 12. 2016. PMID: 27802496

  90. Hickman SE, Hammes BJ, Torke AM, Sudore RL, Sachs GA. The Quality of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions: A Pilot Study. Volume 20 of Issue 2. 2016. PMID: 27802064

  91. Ouchi K, Knabben V, Rivera-Reyes L, Ganta N, Gelfman LP, Sudore R, Hwang U. Preparing Older Adults with Serious Illness to Formulate Their Goals for Medical Care in the Emergency Department. 2016. PMID: 27797638

  92. Tang VL, Sudore R, Cenzer IS, Boscardin WJ, Smith A, Ritchie C, Wallhagen M, Finlayson E, Petrillo L, Covinsky K. Rates of Recovery to Pre-Fracture Function in Older Persons with Hip Fracture: an Observational Study. Volume 32 of Issue 2. 2016. PMID: 27605004

  93. Arnett K, Sudore RL, Nowels D, Feng CX, Levy CR, Lum HD. Advance Care Planning: Understanding Clinical Routines and Experiences of Interprofessional Team Members in Diverse Health Care Settings. Volume 34 of Issue 10. 2016. PMID: 27599724

  94. Sudore RL, Barnes DE, Le GM, Ramos R, Osua SJ, Richardson SA, Boscardin J, Schillinger D. Improving advance care planning for English-speaking and Spanish-speaking older adults: study protocol for the PREPARE randomised controlled trial. Volume 6 of Issue 7. 2016. PMID: 27401363

  95. Howard M, Bonham AJ, Heyland DK, Sudore R, Fassbender K, Robinson CA, McKenzie M, Elston D, You JJ. Measuring engagement in advance care planning: a cross-sectional multicentre feasibility study. Volume 6 of Issue 6. 2016. PMID: 27338877

  96. Lakin JR, Isaacs E, Sullivan E, Harris HA, McMahan RD, Sudore RL. Emergency Physicians' Experience with Advance Care Planning Documentation in the Electronic Medical Record: Useful, Needed, and Elusive. Volume 19 of Issue 6. 2016. PMID: 27203483

  97. Tang VL, Shi Y, Fung K, Tan J, Espaldon R, Sudore R, Wong ML, Walter LC. Clinician Factors Associated With Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening in Older Veterans With Limited Life Expectancy. Volume 176 of Issue 5. 2016. PMID: 27042937

  98. O'Hare AM, Szarka J, McFarland LV, Taylor JS, Sudore RL, Trivedi R, Reinke LF, Vig EK. Provider Perspectives on Advance Care Planning for Patients with Kidney Disease: Whose Job Is It Anyway? Volume 11 of Issue 5. 2016. PMID: 27084877

  99. Lum HD, Jones J, Matlock DD, Glasgow RE, Lobo I, Levy CR, Schwartz RS, Sudore RL, Kutner JS. Advance Care Planning Meets Group Medical Visits: The Feasibility of Promoting Conversations. Volume 14 of Issue 2. 2016. PMID: 26951587

  100. Sudore R, Le GM, McMahan R, McMahon R, Feuz M, Katen M, Barnes DE. The advance care planning PREPARE study among older Veterans with serious and chronic illness: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Volume 16. 2015. PMID: 26654250

  101. Poelke G, Ventura MI, Byers AL, Yaffe K, Sudore R, Barnes DE. Leisure activities and depressive symptoms in older adults with cognitive complaints. Volume 28 of Issue 1. 2015. PMID: 26299193

  102. Austin CA, Mohottige D, Sudore RL, Smith AK, Hanson LC. Tools to Promote Shared Decision Making in Serious Illness: A Systematic Review. Volume 175 of Issue 7. 2015. PMID: 25985438

  103. Karter AJ, Laiteerapong N, Chin MH, Moffet HH, Parker MM, Sudore R, Adams AS, Schillinger D, Adler NS, Whitmer RA, Piette JD, Huang ES. Ethnic Differences in Geriatric Conditions and Diabetes Complications Among Older, Insured Adults With Diabetes: The Diabetes and Aging Study. Volume 27 of Issue 5. 2015. PMID: 25659747

  104. Lum HD, Sudore RL, Bekelman DB. Advance care planning in the elderly. Volume 99 of Issue 2. 2014. PMID: 25700590

  105. Jones J, Nowels CT, Sudore R, Ahluwalia S, Bekelman DB. The future as a series of transitions: qualitative study of heart failure patients and their informal caregivers. Volume 30 of Issue 2. 2014. PMID: 25385209

  106. Greysen SR, Chin Garcia C, Sudore RL, Cenzer IS, Covinsky KE. Functional impairment and Internet use among older adults: implications for meaningful use of patient portals. Volume 174 of Issue 7. 2014. PMID: 24839165

  107. Sudore RL, Casarett D, Smith D, Richardson DM, Ersek M. Family involvement at the end-of-life and receipt of quality care. Volume 48 of Issue 6. 2014. PMID: 24793077

  108. McMahan RD, Sudore R. Authors' Reply to Swetz et al. Volume 47 of Issue 3. 2014. PMID: 24508005

  109. Su CT, McMahan RD, Williams BA, Sharma RK, Sudore RL. Family matters: effects of birth order, culture, and family dynamics on surrogate decision-making. Volume 62 of Issue 1. 2014. PMID: 24383459

  110. Sudore RL, Stewart AL, Knight SJ, McMahan RD, Feuz M, Miao Y, Barnes DE. Development and validation of a questionnaire to detect behavior change in multiple advance care planning behaviors. Volume 8 of Issue 9. 2013. PMID: 24039772

  111. Sudore RL, Knight SJ, McMahan RD, Feuz M, Farrell D, Miao Y, Barnes DE. A novel website to prepare diverse older adults for decision making and advance care planning: a pilot study. Volume 47 of Issue 4. 2013. PMID: 23972574

  112. Smith AK, Lo B, Sudore R. When previously expressed wishes conflict with best interests. Volume 173 of Issue 13. 2013. PMID: 23712743

  113. Waite KR, Federman AD, McCarthy DM, Sudore R, Curtis LM, Baker DW, Wilson EA, Hasnain-Wynia R, Wolf MS, Paasche-Orlow MK. Literacy and race as risk factors for low rates of advance directives in older adults. Volume 61 of Issue 3. 2013. PMID: 23379361

  114. Bischoff KE, Sudore R, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Smith AK. Advance care planning and the quality of end-of-life care in older adults. Volume 61 of Issue 2. 2013. PMID: 23350921

  115. McMahan RD, Knight SJ, Fried TR, Sudore RL. Advance care planning beyond advance directives: perspectives from patients and surrogates. Volume 46 of Issue 3. 2012. PMID: 23200188

  116. Sudore RL, Karter AJ, Huang ES, Moffet HH, Laiteerapong N, Schenker Y, Adams A, Whitmer RA, Liu JY, Miao Y, John PM, Schillinger D. Symptom burden of adults with type 2 diabetes across the disease course: diabetes & aging study. Volume 27 of Issue 12. 2012. PMID: 22854982

  117. Steinman MA, Sudore RL, Peterson CA, Harlow JB, Fried TR. Influence of patient age and comorbid burden on clinician attitudes toward heart failure guidelines. Volume 10 of Issue 3. 2012. PMID: 22579695

  118. Vig EK, Sudore RL, Berg KM, Fromme EK, Arnold RM. Responding to surrogate requests that seem inconsistent with a patient's living will. Volume 42 of Issue 5. 2011. PMID: 22045374

  119. Laiteerapong N, Karter AJ, Liu JY, Moffet HH, Sudore R, Schillinger D, John PM, Huang ES. Correlates of quality of life in older adults with diabetes: the diabetes & aging study. Volume 34 of Issue 8. 2011. PMID: 21636795

  120. Williams BA, Sudore RL, Greifinger R, Morrison RS. Balancing punishment and compassion for seriously ill prisoners. Volume 155 of Issue 2. 2011. PMID: 21628351

  121. Sudore RL, Covinsky KE. Respecting elders by respecting their paid caregivers. Volume 26 of Issue 5. 2011. PMID: 21424164

  122. Widera E, Steenpass V, Marson D, Sudore R. Finances in the older patient with cognitive impairment: "He didn't want me to take over". Volume 305 of Issue 7. 2011. PMID: 21325186

  123. Castillo LS, Williams BA, Hooper SM, Sabatino CP, Weithorn LA, Sudore RL. Lost in translation: the unintended consequences of advance directive law on clinical care. Volume 154 of Issue 2. 2011. PMID: 21242368

  124. Sarkar U, Schillinger D, López A, Sudore R. Validation of self-reported health literacy questions among diverse English and Spanish-speaking populations. Volume 26 of Issue 3. 2010. PMID: 21057882

  125. Sudore RL, Fried TR. Redefining the "planning" in advance care planning: preparing for end-of-life decision making. Volume 153 of Issue 4. 2010. PMID: 20713793

  126. Kernisan LP, Sudore RL, Knight SJ. Information-seeking at a caregiving website: a qualitative analysis. Volume 12 of Issue 3. 2010. PMID: 20675292

  127. Sudore RL, Villars P, Carey EC. Sitting with you in your suffering: lessons about intractable pain at the end of life. Volume 13 of Issue 6. 2010. PMID: 20509794

  128. Schenker Y, Fernandez A, Sudore R, Schillinger D. Interventions to improve patient comprehension in informed consent for medical and surgical procedures: a systematic review. Volume 31 of Issue 1. 2010. PMID: 20357225

  129. Sudore RL, Schillinger D, Knight SJ, Fried TR. Uncertainty about advance care planning treatment preferences among diverse older adults. Volume 15 Suppl 2. 2010. PMID: 20845201

  130. Sudore RL. A piece of my mind. Can we agree to disagree? Volume 302 of Issue 15. 2009. PMID: 19843890

  131. Sudore RL, Landefeld CS, Pérez-Stable EJ, Bibbins-Domingo K, Williams BA, Schillinger D. Unraveling the relationship between literacy, language proficiency, and patient-physician communication. Volume 75 of Issue 3. 2009. PMID: 19442478

  132. Lee SJ, Sudore RL, Williams BA, Lindquist K, Chen HL, Covinsky KE. Functional limitations, socioeconomic status, and all-cause mortality in moderate alcohol drinkers. Volume 57 of Issue 6. 2009. PMID: 19473456

  133. Smith AK, Sudore RL, Pérez-Stable EJ. Palliative care for Latino patients and their families: whenever we prayed, she wept. Volume 301 of Issue 10. 2009. PMID: 19278947

  134. Schickedanz AD, Schillinger D, Landefeld CS, Knight SJ, Williams BA, Sudore RL. A clinical framework for improving the advance care planning process: start with patients' self-identified barriers. Volume 57 of Issue 1. 2009. PMID: 19170789

  135. Sudore RL, Schillinger D. Interventions to Improve Care for Patients with Limited Health Literacy. Volume 16 of Issue 1. 2009. PMID: 20046798

  136. Sudore RL, Landefeld CS, Pantilat SZ, Noyes KM, Schillinger D. Reach and impact of a mass media event among vulnerable patients: the Terri Schiavo story. Volume 23 of Issue 11. 2008. PMID: 18716849

  137. Sudore RL, Schickedanz AD, Landefeld CS, Williams BA, Lindquist K, Pantilat SZ, Schillinger D. Engagement in multiple steps of the advance care planning process: a descriptive study of diverse older adults. Volume 56 of Issue 6. 2008. PMID: 18410324

  138. Williams BA, Lindquist K, Sudore RL, Covinsky KE, Walter LC. Screening mammography in older women. Effect of wealth and prognosis. Volume 168 of Issue 5. 2008. PMID: 18332298

  139. Sudore RL, Landefeld CS, Barnes DE, Lindquist K, Williams BA, Brody R, Schillinger D. An advance directive redesigned to meet the literacy level of most adults: a randomized trial. Volume 69 of Issue 1-3. 2007. PMID: 17942272

  140. Sudore RL, Yaffe K, Satterfield S, Harris TB, Mehta KM, Simonsick EM, Newman AB, Rosano C, Rooks R, Rubin SM, Ayonayon HN, Schillinger D. Limited literacy and mortality in the elderly: the health, aging, and body composition study. Volume 21 of Issue 8. 2006. PMID: 16881938

  141. Sudore RL, Landefeld CS, Williams BA, Barnes DE, Lindquist K, Schillinger D. Use of a modified informed consent process among vulnerable patients: a descriptive study. Volume 21 of Issue 8. 2006. PMID: 16881949

  142. Sudore RL, Mehta KM, Simonsick EM, Harris TB, Newman AB, Satterfield S, Rosano C, Rooks RN, Rubin SM, Ayonayon HN, Yaffe K. Limited literacy in older people and disparities in health and healthcare access. Volume 54 of Issue 5. 2006. PMID: 16696742

  143. Williams BA, Lindquist K, Sudore RL, Strupp HM, Willmott DJ, Walter LC. Being old and doing time: functional impairment and adverse experiences of geriatric female prisoners. Volume 54 of Issue 4. 2006. PMID: 16686886