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Michael Farrell MD

Michael Farrell MD

Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Medicine
Division: General Internal Medicine
Program: Administration

I am willing to mentor a junior faculty member.


Research Experience

  • Anemia, Sickle Cell
  • Bioethical Issues
  • Bioethics
  • Burnout, Professional
  • Communication
  • Communication Barriers
  • Communication Methods, Total
  • Communications Media
  • Consumer Participation
  • Continuity of Patient Care
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Decision Making, Computer-Assisted
  • Decision Support Techniques
  • Education, Medical
  • Education, Medical, Graduate
  • Empathy
  • False Positive Reactions
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genetic Screening
  • Health Services Research
  • Information Theory
  • Informed Consent
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Mass Media
  • Mass Screening
  • Neonatal Screening
  • Parental Consent
  • Paternalism
  • Patient Participation
  • Personal Autonomy
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Physician-Nurse Relations
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Principle-Based Ethics
  • Professional Autonomy
  • Professional-Family Relations
  • Professional-Patient Relations
  • Prostate-Specific Antigen
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Researcher-Subject Relations
  • Sickle Cell Trait
  • Social Sciences
  • continuity clinic
  • Clinical Expertise

  • Adolescent Development
  • Adolescent Health Services
  • Anemia, Sickle Cell
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Growth and Development
  • Heart Failure
  • Hemoglobin SC Disease
  • Hemoglobin, Sickle
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Primary Health Care
  • Sickle Cell Trait
  • Methodologies and Techniques

  • Anemia, Sickle Cell
  • Bioethics
  • Catholicism
  • Communication
  • Communication Barriers
  • Communication Methods, Total
  • Communications Media
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Data Collection
  • Ethics
  • Ethics, Clinical
  • Ethics, Research
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genetic Screening
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Health Services Research
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Neonatal Screening
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Professional-Family Relations
  • Professional-Patient Relations
  • Prostate-Specific Antigen
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Questionnaires
  • Researcher-Subject Relations
  • Sickle Cell Trait
  • Social Sciences
  • Leadership Positions

  • Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Bioethics & Medical Humanities
  • MCW Program / Core Facilities

  • center for patient care and outcomes research
  • primary care initiative
  • Educational Expertise

  • Communication
  • Neonatal Screening
  • Publications

  • Matching the pace of genomic advances through the integration of genomic education into high school health education. (Zusevics KL, Strong KA, Farrell MH, Shimoyama ME) J Sch Health 2014 Jun;84(6):351-4 PMID 24749916
  • In the absence of evidentiary harm, existing societal norms regarding parental authority should prevail. (Strong KA, Derse AR, Dimmock DP, Zusevics KL, Jeruzal J, Worthey E, Bick D, Scharer G, La Pean Kirschner A, Spellecy R, Farrell MH, Geurts J, Veith R, May T) Am J Bioeth 2014 Mar;14(3):24-6 PMID 24592835
  • Risk, respect for persons, and informed consent in comparative effectiveness research. (Spellecy R, Leuthner S, Farrell M) Am J Bioeth 2013;13(12):46-8 PMID 24256539
  • Linguistic markers of emotion in mothers of sickle cell carrier infants: what are they and what do they mean? (Ahmad NY, Farrell MH) Patient Educ Couns 2014 Jan;94(1):128-33 PMID 24183069
  • Effort required to contact primary care providers after newborn screening identifies sickle cell trait. (Christopher SA, Collins JL, Farrell MH) J Natl Med Assoc 2012 Nov-Dec;104(11-12):528-34 PMID 23560355
  • Frequency of high-quality communication behaviors used by primary care providers of heterozygous infants after newborn screening. (Farrell MH, Christopher SA) Patient Educ Couns 2013 Feb;90(2):226-32 PMID 23194821
  • Effects of immediate telephone follow-up with providers on sweat chloride test timing after cystic fibrosis newborn screening identifies a single mutation. (La Pean A, Farrell MH, Eskra KL, Farrell PM) J Pediatr 2013 Mar;162(3):522-9 PMID 23102590
  • Use of social support during communication about sickle cell carrier status. (Bradford L, Roedl SJ, Christopher SA, Farrell MH) Patient Educ Couns 2012 Aug;88(2):203-8 PMID 22658247
  • A qualitative secondary evaluation of statewide follow-up interviews for abnormal newborn screening results for cystic fibrosis and sickle cell hemoglobinopathy. (La Pean A, Collins JL, Christopher SA, Eskra KL, Roedl SJ, Tluczek A, Farrell MH) Genet Med 2012 Feb;14(2):207-14 PMID 22261754
  • Factors that influence parents' experiences with results disclosure after newborn screening identifies genetic carrier status for cystic fibrosis or sickle cell hemoglobinopathy. (Collins JL, La Pean A, O'Tool F, Eskra KL, Roedl SJ, Tluczek A, Farrell MH) Patient Educ Couns 2013 Mar;90(3):378-85 PMID 22240007
  • Child health providers' precautionary discussion of emotions during communication about results of newborn genetic screening. (Farrell MH, Speiser J, Deuster L, Christopher S) Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2012 Jan;166(1):62-7 PMID 22213752
  • A method to assess the organizing behaviors used in physicians' counseling of standardized parents after newborn genetic screening. (Christopher SA, Ahmad NY, Bradford L, Collins JL, Eskra K, Kirschner Al, O'Tool FO, Roedl SJ, Farrell MH) Commun Med 2012;9(2):101-11 PMID 24498695
  • Improving communication between doctors and parents after newborn screening. (Farrell MH, Christopher SA, Tluczek A, Kennedy-Parker K, La Pean A, Eskra K, Collins J, Hoffman G, Panepinto J, Farrell PM) WMJ 2011 Oct;110(5):221-7 PMID 22164579
  • A qualitative secondary evaluation of statewide follow-up interviews for abnormal newborn screening results for cystic fibrosis and sickle cell hemoglobinopathy. (La Pean A, Collins JL, Christopher SA, Eskra KL, Roedl SJ, Tluczek A, Farrell MH) Genet Med 2011 Sep 13: PMID 21918463
  • A structured implicit abstraction method to evaluate whether content of counseling before prostate cancer screening is consistent with recommendations by experts. (Farrell MH, Chan EC, Ladouceur LK, Stein JM) Patient Educ Couns 2009 Dec;77(3):322-7 PMID 19837527
  • A method to quantify and compare clinicians' assessments of patient understanding during counseling of standardized patients. (Farrell MH, Kuruvilla P, Eskra KL, Christopher SA, Brienza RS) Patient Educ Couns 2009 Oct;77(1):128-35 PMID 19380210
  • European best practice guidelines for cystic fibrosis neonatal screening. (Castellani C, Southern KW, Brownlee K, Dankert Roelse J, Duff A, Farrell M, Mehta A, Munck A, Pollitt R, Sermet-Gaudelus I, Wilcken B, Ballmann M, Corbetta C, de Monestrol I, Farrell P, Feilcke M, FĂ©rec C, Gartner S, Gaskin K, Hammermann J, Kashirskaya N, Loeber G, Macek M Jr, Mehta G, Reiman A, Rizzotti P, Sammon A, Sands D, Smyth A, Sommerburg O, Torresani T, Travert G, Vernooij A, Elborn S) J Cyst Fibros 2009 May;8(3):153-73 PMID 19246252
  • Pediatric residents' use of jargon during counseling about newborn genetic screening results. (Farrell M, Deuster L, Donovan J, Christopher S) Pediatrics 2008 Aug;122(2):243-9 PMID 18676539
  • A method to quantify residents' jargon use during counseling of standardized patients about cancer screening. (Deuster L, Christopher S, Donovan J, Farrell M) J Gen Intern Med 2008 Dec;23(12):1947-52 PMID 18670828
  • Assessment of parental understanding by pediatric residents during counseling after newborn genetic screening. (Farrell MH, Kuruvilla P) Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2008 Mar;162(3):199-204 PMID 18316655
  • The relation between projected breast cancer risk, perceived cancer risk, and mammography use. Results from the National Health Interview Survey. (Gross CP, Filardo G, Singh HS, Freedman AN, Farrell MH) J Gen Intern Med 2006 Feb;21(2):158-64 PMID 16390511
  • Initially misleading communication of carrier results after newborn genetic screening. (La Pean A, Farrell MH) Pediatrics 2005 Dec;116(6):1499-505 PMID 16322177
  • Content of communication by pediatric residents after newborn genetic screening. (Farrell MH, La Pean A, Ladouceur L) Pediatrics 2005 Dec;116(6):1492-8 PMID 16322176
  • The Association Between Spirituality and Depression in an Urban Clinic. (Doolittle BR, Farrell M) Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2004;6(3):114-118 PMID 15361925
  • Sources of ethical conflict in medical housestaff training: a qualitative study. (Rosenbaum JR, Bradley EH, Holmboe ES, Farrell MH, Krumholz HM) Am J Med 2004 Mar 15;116(6):402-7 PMID 15006589
  • Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis: ensuring more good than harm. (Farrell MH, Farrell PM) J Pediatr 2003 Dec;143(6):707-12 PMID 14657812
  • Applying CFTR molecular genetics to facilitate the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis through screening. (Bobadilla JL, Farrell MH, Farrell PM) Adv Pediatr 2002;49:131-90 PMID 12214770
  • How underlying patient beliefs can affect physician-patient communication about prostate-specific antigen testing. (Farrell MH, Murphy MA, Schneider CE) Eff Clin Pract 2002 May-Jun;5(3):120-9 PMID 12088291
  • beta-Blocker therapy in heart failure: scientific review. (Foody JM, Farrell MH, Krumholz HM) JAMA 2002 Feb 20;287(7):883-9 PMID 11851582
  • beta-Blockers in heart failure: clinical applications. (Farrell MH, Foody JM, Krumholz HM) JAMA 2002 Feb 20;287(7):890-7 PMID 11851583
  • Genetic counseling and risk communication services of newborn screening programs. (Farrell M, Certain L, Farrell P) Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2001 Feb;155(2):120-6 PMID 11177084
  • Grants and Awards

  • Quality of Communication after Newborn Genetic Screening (#9203321 07/01/2004 - 06/30/2008) Sponsor: NIH Heart Lung and Blood Institute
  • Implementation, Adoption, and Utility of Family History in Diverse Care Settings (#9208418 06/16/2013 - 04/30/2017) Sponsor: Duke University
  • Quality Improvement in Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening: Improving Follow-up and Outcomes with Tools for ?Facilitative Interactive Communication (#9207282 01/01/2012 - 06/30/2014) Sponsor: Legacy of Angels Foundation