Cathaleen Madsen


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics
HJF Program Manager in support of the Center for Health Services Research
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Value Based Care, Women's Health, Telehealth and Digital Health
Integrative Medicine
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Ph.D. in Bioscience, George Mason University, Fairfax, Viriginia 2015
B.A. in Biology, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, Virginia 1995
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida 1990-1993


Dr. Cathaleen Madsen joined the Center for Health Services Research in March 2019, having served previously as the Project Manager for the Low Value Care in the Military Health System/Comparative Effectiveness & Provider Induced Demand Collaboration (EPIC) Project. She is a skilled researcher and science writer with approximately 30 publications in areas such as telehealth, disparities, women's health, and low-value care, and is one of the only researchers in the nation to apply large-dataset techniques to the study of integrative medicine. She has additional interest in social determinants of health, particularly health literacy, food security, housing, and disability. Prior to joining the HJF/USUHS team, she obtained her Ph.D. in Biosciences from George Mason University, where she investigated microRNA regulation in viral infections.

Representative Bibliography

Mani V, Pomer A, Madsen C, Coles CL, Schoenfeld AJ, Weissman JS, Koehlmoos TP. Filling the Gaps in the Pandemic Response: Impact of COVID-19 on Telehealth in the Military Health System. Telemed J E Health. 2023 Dec 21. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2023.0478

Koehlmoos TP, Madsen C, Banaag A, Mitro JP, Schoenfeld AJ, Learn PA, Cooper Z, Weissman JS, and the EPIC Project Team. The Comparative Effectiveness and Provider-Induced Demand Collaboration (EPIC) Project: A pioneering military-civilian academic partnership to build health services research capacity for the Military Health System. Mil Med. 2024 Feb 27;189(3-4):e871-e877. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usad346.

Koehlmoos T, Madsen C, Banaag A, Adirim T. Changes in body mass index and behavioral health among adolescents in military families during the COVID-19 pandemic: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Public Health 2023 Aug 24;23(1):1615. doi: 10.1186/s12889-023-16548-0

Madsen C, Korona-Bailey J, Janvrin ML, Schoenfeld AJ, Koehlmoos TP. Opioid Prescribing and Usage in the Military Health System: A Framework Synthesis, FY2016-FY2021. Pain Med 2023 Jun 6; pnad072. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnad072.

Safko J, Banaag A, Madsen C, Koehlmoos T. Analysis of telehealth equity for the Military Health System during the COVID-19 pandemic. Telemed J E Health. 2023 Jul 11. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2023.0059

Gilder T, Banaag A, Madsen C, Koehlmoos T. Trends in telehealth care during the COVID-19 pandemic for the Military Health System. Telemedicine Reports 2023, vol. 4.1. doi: 10.1089/tmr.2022.0042

Koehlmoos TP, Korona-Bailey J, Janvrin ML, Madsen C. Racial disparities in the Military Health System: A framework synthesis. Mil Med. 2021 Dec 15:usab506. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usab506.

Koehlmoos TP, Madsen CK, Banaag A, Haider AH, Schoenfeld AJ, Weissman JS. Assessing low-value health care services in the Military Health System. Health Affairs 2019 August, 38 (8): 1351-1357. Doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2019.00252

Madsen C, Patel A, Vaughan M, Koehlmoos T. 2018. Use of acupuncture in the United States Military Health System. Medical Acupuncture 2018 Feb 1;30(1):33-38. doi: 10.1089/acu.2017.1260

Madsen C, Vaughan M, Koehlmoos T. 2017. Use of integrative medicine in the United States military health system. Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 (2017).