Laurel A. Copeland, PhD

Associate Professor

Internal Medicine
Temple - West Campus
Temple, TX  
Phone: 254.215.9880

Research Interests

  • Pulsed Xenon Technology Targeting Hospital Acquired Infections, Cost and Outcomes
  • Temporal Trends in Pediatric Lipid Screening and Treatment
  • The Spread of High-Performance Integrated Care Delivery Systems: Assessing Two Hybrid Approaches
  • Identifying and Validating Complex Comorbidity Clusters in OEF-OIF Veterans

Education and Training

  • BS- English and French at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
  • MPH & PhD - Health Behavior & Health Education at the University of Michigan

Selected Publications

  • King P, Mortensen EM, Bollinger MJ, Restrepo MI, Copeland LA, Pugh MJ, Anzueto A, Noel PH. Impact of obesity on outcomes for patients hospitalized with pneumonia. Eur Respir J. 2013 Apr;41(4):929-34. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00185211. PMID: 22936705.
  • Pugh MJ, Copeland LA, Zeber JE, Wang CP, Amuan ME, Mortensen EM, Tabares JV, VanCott AC, Cooper TL, Cramer JA (2012). Antiepileptic Drug monotherapy exposure and suicide-related behavior in older Veterans. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Oct 30. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2012.04207.x. PMID: 23110401. VHA IIR #06-062.
  • Mortensen EM, Nakashima B, Cornell J, Copeland LA, Pugh MJ, Anzueto A, Good CB, Restrepo MI, Downs JR, Frei CR, Fine MJ (2012). Population-based study of statins, ARBs, and ACE inhibitors on pneumonia-related outcomes. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Dec;55(11):1466-73. doi: 10.1093/cid/cis733. NINR#1R01NR010828.
  • Tsan JY, Stock EM, Gonzalez JM, Greenawalt DS, Zeber JE, Rouf E, Copeland LA (2012). Mortality and guideline-concordant care for older patients with schizophrenia: a retrospective longitudinal study. BMCMed. 2012 Nov 26;10:147. doi: 10.1186/1741-7015-10-147. PMID: 23181341.
  • Stock EM, Kimbrel NA, Meyer EC, Copeland LA, Monte R, Zeber JE, Gulliver SB, Morissette SB. A Bayesian model averaging approach to examining changes in quality of life among returning Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. In press March 2013.
  • Pugh MJ, Marcum ZA, Copeland LA, Mortensen EM, Zeber JE, Noel PH, Berlowitz DR, Downs JR, Good CB, Alvarez C, Amuan ME, Hanlon JT. The quality of quality measures: HEDIS quality measures for medication management in the elderly and outcomes associated with new exposure. Drugs Aging. 2013 Aug;30(8):645-54. doi: 10.1007/s40266-013-0086-8. PMID: 23645530.
  • Stock EM, Copeland LA, Bush RL, Zeber JE. Prevalence of QT prolongation in Veterans with severe mental illness. Psychiatric Services. 2013;10:942. PMID 24081399.
  • Copeland LA, Zeber JE. Advancing Research in the Era of Healthcare Reform: 19th Annual HMO Research Network Conference, April 16-18, 2013, San Francisco CA. Clinical Medicine & Research. Clin Med Res. 2013 Sep;11(3):120-2. doi: 10.3121/cmr.2013.1175. PMID: 24085855.
  • Greenawalt DS, Copeland LA, MacCarthy AM, Sun FF, Zeber JE. Post-traumatic stress disorder and odds of major invasive procedures among US Veterans Affairs patients. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 2013;75(4):386-393. PMID 24119948.
  • 10. Sun FF, Stock EM, Copeland LA, Zeber JE, Ahmedani BK, Morissette SB. Comparison of antipsychotic polypharmacy trends among schizophrenia patients across multiple healthcare systems. Am J Health Sys Pharm. In press Nov 2013.
  • 11. Pugh MJ, Finley EP, Copeland LA, Wang CP, Noel PH, Amuan ME, Parsons HM, Wells MA, Elizondo B, Pugh JA. Complex Comorbidity Clusters in OEF/OIF Veterans: The Polytrauma Clinical Triad and Beyond. Medical Care. In Press Dec 2013.