Profile

C. Holly Andrilla
Research Scientist/Engineer - Senior
Research
hollya@uw.edu

Biography

Holly Andrilla is a senior research scientist and biostatistician at the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center in Seattle, Washington. She is a national expert on the workforce trained to provide medication treatment of opioid use disorder. She has conducted studies exploring the geographic and specialty distribution and prescribing practices of US physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants with a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) waiver to treat opioid use disorder. In June 2016 she participated in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes meeting to develop a model for drug prevention and treatment in rural settings. Ms. Andrilla led a national study to quantify the availability of medication treatment in rural areas of the United States. She developed a model to project the contribution of nurse practitioners and physician assistants to providing medication treatment in rural areas when the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act extended the ability to obtain a DEA waiver to them. She is expert in managing large datasets; designing, performing and interpreting complex statistical analyses; and conducting survey research. Ms. Andrilla has had major analytic roles in workforce studies of physicians, physician assistants, dentists, dental hygienists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and other groups. She has directed surveys of health care professionals and facilities, including a national survey of federally-funded health centers, and a national survey of family practice residencies.


Current Projects

Ms. Andrilla is currently leading a study looking at the trends in the Geographic Distribution of the Workforce with a DEA Waiver to Prescribe Buprenorphine. She also serves as a co-investigator on several projects being conducted by the Collaborative for Rural Primary care Research, Education, and Practice (Rural PREP).

Link to a list of publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1Rio8PAqtccsMj/bibliography/public/


 

CHWS Publications

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Larson EH, Oster NV, Jopson AD, Andrilla CHA, Pollack SW, Patterson DG. Routes to Rural Readiness: Enhancing Clinical Training Experiences for Physician Assistants J Physician Assist Educ 34(3):p 178-187 09-01-2023

Harwood KJ, Pines J, Andrilla CH, Frogner BK. Where to start? A two stage residual inclusion approach to estimating influence of the initial provider on health care utilization and costs for low back pain in the US. BMC Health Services Research 22(1) 05-01-2022

Pines JM, Harwood K, Andrilla CHA, Frogner BK. Opioid Prescriptions, Radiography, and Costs for Self-Limited “One-and- Done” Lower Back Pain Visits in a Commercially Insured Population Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington 03-01-2022

Sabin J, Guenther G, Ornelas IJ, Patterson DG, Andrilla C, Morales L, Gurjal K, Frogner BK. Brief online implicit bias education increases bias awareness among clinical teaching faculty Med Educ Online (Open Access) 12-27-2021

Skillman SM, Dahal A, Frogner BK, Andrilla CHA. Medical Assistants in Washington State: Demographic, Education, and Work Characteristics of the State’s Medical Assistant-Certified Workforce Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington 01-01-2019

 

CHWS Presentations

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Mroz TM, Garberson L, Andrilla CHA, Patterson DG. Comparing Utilization of Home Health between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries by Rural-Urban Status AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM), Seattle, WA

Sabin JA, Guenther GA, Ornelas IJ, Patterson DG, Andrilla C, Morales L, Gurjal K, Frogner BK. Lasting Effects of Brief Implicit Bias Education on Academic Clinicians’ Personal Bias Awareness 2022 AAMC Health Workforce Conference: Virtual Meeting

Sabin JA, Guenther GA, Ornelas IJ, Patterson DG, Andrilla C, Morales L, Gurjal K, Frogner BK. Lasting Effects of Brief Implicit Bias Education on Academic Clinicians’ Personal Bias Awareness 2022 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM)

Skillman SM, Dahal A, Frogner BK, Andrilla CHA. Medical Assistants’ Careers and Factors Affecting Retention AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, WA

Skillman SM, Dahal A, Frogner BK, Andrilla CHA. Medical Assistants’ Careers and Factors Affecting Retention AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Health Workforce Interest Group, Seattle, WA

 

RHRC Publications

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Andrilla CHA, Patterson DG, Burchim SE, Dunn JA, Keppel GA, Miller SG, Woolcock SC. Rural Communities Opioids Response Program (RCORP) WWAMI RHRC 02-22-2024

Larson EH, Oster NV, Jopson AD, Andrilla CHA, Pollack SW, Patterson DG. Routes to Rural Readiness: Enhancing Clinical Training Experiences for Physician Assistants J Physician Assist Educ 09-01-2023

Longenecker R, Oster NV, Peterson L, Andrilla CHA, Schmitz DF, Evans DV, Morgan ZJ, Pollack SW, Patterson DG. A Match Made in Rural: Interpreting Match Rates and Exploring Best Practices Family Medicine April 2023 04-01-2023

Cole A, Andrilla CHA, Patterson DG, Davidson S, Mendoza J. Measuring the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Health Behaviors and Health Care Utilization in Rural and Urban Patients with Cancer and Cancer Survivors Cancer Research Communications 02-07-2023

Patterson DG, Shipman SA, Pollack SW, Andrilla CHA, Schmitz D, Evans D, Peterson LE, Longenecker R. Growing a Rural Family Physician Workforce: The Contributions of Rural Background and Rural Place of Residency Training Health Serv Res 1‐7 05-09-2023

 

RHRC Presentations

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Mroz TM, Garberson LA, Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM, Patterson DG. Quality of post-acute care for rural Medicare beneficiaries: Comparing urban and rural skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

Andrilla CHA, Patterson DG, Woolcock S. Tracking trends in the workforce treating opioid use disorders with buprenorphine National Rural Health Association 44th Annual Rural Health Conference / Online

Patterson DG, Andrilla CHA, Woolcock S. Rural health workforce: Who cares for rural populations? National Rural Health Association 44th Annual Rural Health Conference / Online

Andrilla CHA, Patterson DG, Woolcock S. Tracking trends in the workforce treating opioid use disorders with buprenorphine American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Conference / Online

Mroz TM, Garberson LA, Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM, Patterson DG, Larson EH. Planned versus actual discharges to post-acute care for rural Medicare beneficiaries AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting