Mary M. Gerkovich, Ph.D.

Adjunct Emeritus Associate Professor, Tenured
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics
UMKC School of Medicine
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

Kane NJ, Wang X, Gerkovich MM, Breitkreutz M, Rivera B, Kunchithapatham H, Hoffman MA. The Envirome Web Service: Patient context at the point of care. (2021). Journal of biomedical informatics, 119 103817. Journal Article.

Joshi K, Parrish A, Grunz-Borgmann EA, Gerkovich M, Folk WR. Toxicology studies of aqueous-alcohol extracts of Harpagophytum procumbens subsp. procumbens (Burch.) DC.Ex Meisn. (Pedaliaceae) in female and male rats. (2020). BMC complementary medicine and therapies, 20 (1), 9. Journal Article.

Bamberger DM, Graham G, Dennis L, Gerkovich MM. Extragenital Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Among Men and Women According to Type of Sexual Exposure. (2019). Sexually transmitted diseases, 46 (5), 329-334. Journal Article.

Havner CJ, Gerkovich MM, Bray KK, Voelker MA. Relationships Between Course Capture Systems and Student Performance in Dental Hygiene Education. (2018). Journal of dental hygiene : JDH, 92 (5), 6-13. Journal Article.

Huffman M, Gustafson S, Chatterjee S, Rabner M, Nundy S, Gerkovich MM, Wright SM. Bolstering diagnostic reasoning skills with adaptive learning. (2018). Medical teacher, 40 (8), 845-849. Journal Article.

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. (2018). Health promotion international, 33 (6), 1074-1081. 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. 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.