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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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

Skillman SM, Dahal A, Frogner BK, Andrilla CHA. Frontline workers’ career pathways: A detailed look at Washington State’s medical assistant workforce Medical Care Research and Review (Online First, November 17) 11-01-2018

Frogner BK, Harwood K, Andrilla CHA, Schwartz MR, Pines JM. Physical Therapy as the First Point of Care to Treat Low Back Pain: An Instrumental Variables Approach to Estimate Impact on Opioid Prescription, Health Care Utilization, and Costs Health Services Research doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12984 05-23-2018

Patterson DG, Andrilla CHA, Schwartz MR, Hager LJ, Skillman SM. Assessing the Impact of Washington State’s Oral Health Workforce on Patient Access to Care Seattle, WA: Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington 11-09-2017

Skillman SM, Andrilla CHA, Patterson DG, Fenton SH, Ostergard SJ. Health information technology workforce needs of rural primary care practices J Rural Health. Winter 2015, 31(1):58-66 12-01-2015

 

CHWS Presentations

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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

Patterson DG, Andrilla CHA, Schwartz M, Hager LJ, Skillman SM. Oral healthcare access for all: workforce trends and solutions in Washington state Presented at the State Offices of Rural Health Region E Annual Meeting, Bellingham, WA, July 26, 2017.

Patterson DG, Andrilla CHA, Schwartz M, Hager LJ, Skillman SM. Oral healthcare access for all: workforce trends and solutions. Presented at the State Offices of Rural Health Region C Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH, August 8, 2017.

Patterson DG, Andrilla CHA, Schwartz M, Hager LJ, Skillman SM. Oral healthcare access for all: workforce trends and solutions in Washington State Poster presented at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, June 26, 2017, New Orleans, LA

 

RHRC Publications

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Evans DV, Andrilla CHA, Yung, R. The association of rurality and breast cancer stage at diagnosis: a national study of the SEER cancer registry WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington 10-20-2021

Larson EH, Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA, Evans DV. Geographic access to health care for rural Medicare beneficiaries: a national study WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington 09-07-2021

Larson EH, Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA, Evans DV. Geographic access to health care for rural Medicare beneficiaries in five states: an update WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington 04-01-2021

Andrilla CHA, Patterson DG. Tracking the geographic distribution and growth of clinicians with a DEA waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder Journal of Rural Health 1-6 03-18-2021

Mroz TM, Garberson LA, Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM, Larson EH, Patterson DG. Post-acute care trajectories for rural Medicare beneficiaries: planned versus actual hospital discharges to skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington 03-24-2021

 

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