Mary M. Gerkovich, Ph.D.

Adjunct Emeritus Associate Professor, Tenured
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics
UMKC School of Medicine
816-235-1322
Education and Background

M.A. - Psychology - University of Missouri - Kansas City
Ph.D. - Experimental Psychology - University of Kansas

Meet Mary Gerkovich
Research Summary

Dr. Gerkovich is involved in research projects and activities with a focus on health-related outcomes and processes. Her research emphasizes issues related to engagement in medical care and adherence to medical treatment. Dr. Gerkovich has been part of multi-disciplinary and international teams conducting clinical trials. In addition, she is part of a team conducting research to evaluate the use of complementary and alternative treatment for low back pain in terms of health and economic outcomes. Dr. Gerkovich is also experienced providing program evaluation for a variety of health-related projects, and conducts research on various healthrelated topics using secondary data analysis of national datasets.

Evaluation of a botanical product for use with osteoarthritis patients.

Identifying methods and resources to support HIV+ patients for maintaining engagement in care and self-management.

Projects using large secondary datasets to address issues related to health conditions and care.

Recent Publications

Teti M, Hayes D, Farnan R, Shaffer V, Gerkovich M. "Poems in the Entrance Area": Using Photo-Stories to Promote HIV Medication Adherence. (2018). Health promotion practice, 19 (4), 601-612. Journal Article.

Orth TA, Gerkovich MM, Heitmann E, Overcash J, Gibbs C, Parrish M. Cesarean Delivery with External Negative Pressure Dressing System: A Retrospective Cohort Study. (2016). Surgery journal (New York, N.Y.), 2 (3), e59-e65. Journal Article.

Teti M, Shaffer V, Majee W, Farnan R, Gerkovich M. Systematic procedures to promote U.S. HIV medication adherence via Photovoice. (2017). Health promotion international, Journal Article.

Sutton JD, Salas Martinez ML, Gerkovich MM. Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Periodontitis in United States Non-Smokers, 2009 to 2012. (2017). Journal of periodontology, 88 (6), 565-574. Journal Article.

Peltzer JN, Ogawa L, Tusher S, Farnan R, Gerkovich MM. A Qualitative Description of HIV-Infected African American Women's Experiences of Psychological Distress and Their Coping Strategies. (2017). The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC, 28 (2), 226-237. Journal Article.

Teti M, Conserve D, Zhang N, Gerkovich M. Another Way to Talk: Exploring Photovoice as a Strategy to Support Safe Disclosure Among Men and Women With HIV. (2016). AIDS education and prevention : official publication of the International Society for AIDS Education, 28 (1), 43-58. Evaluation Studies, Journal Article.

De A, Maulik D, Lankachandra K, Mundy DC, Ye SQ, Gerkovich MM. Fetoplacental regional variations in the expression of angiopoietin-1, angiopoietin-2, and Tie2 in normal-term and near-term pregnancies. (2016). The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 29 (21), 3421-8. Journal Article.

Maulik D, De A, Ragolia L, Evans J, Grigoryev D, Lankachandra K, Mundy D, Muscat J, Gerkovich MM, Ye SQ. Down-regulation of placental neuropilin-1 in fetal growth restriction. (2016). American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 214 (2), 279.e1-279.e9. Journal Article.

Wilson D, Goggin K, Williams K, Gerkovich MM, Gqaleni N, Syce J, Bartman P, Johnson Q, Folk WR. Consumption of Sutherlandia frutescens by HIV-Seropositive South African Adults: An Adaptive Double-Blind Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial. (2015). PloS one, 10 (7), e0128522. Journal Article, Randomized Controlled Trial.

Steele L, Lockridge O, Gerkovich MM, Cook MR, Sastre A. Butyrylcholinesterase genotype and enzyme activity in relation to Gulf War illness: preliminary evidence of gene-exposure interaction from a case-control study of 1991 Gulf War veterans. (2015). Environmental health : a global access science source, 14 4. Journal Article.

Goggin K, Gerkovich MM, Williams KB, Banderas JW, Catley D, Berkley-Patton J, Wagner GJ, Stanford J, Neville S, Kumar VK, Bamberger DM, Clough LA. A randomized controlled trial examining the efficacy of motivational counseling with observed therapy for antiretroviral therapy adherence. (2013). AIDS and behavior, 17 (6), 1992-2001. Journal Article, Randomized Controlled Trial.

Rao KC, Enriquez M, Gantt TC, Gerkovich MM, Bonham AJ, Griffin RG, Bamberger DM. Nonengagement in HIV care: a descriptive and qualitative study in hospitalized patients and community-based analysis. (2013). Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, 12 (3), 178-84. Journal Article.