Research Initiatives

Presentations

The academic research findings of the department's faculty are often accepted for presentation at local, state and national meetings. In addition, many of our faculty are often invited to present their educational and clinical research findings - both nationally and internationally. Listed below (alphabetically by faculty name, though many presentations included faculty from other departments/institutions) are some of the more recent presentations made by departmental faculty:

Ron Adler:
"Communication Strategies to Reduce Overdiagnosis Through a Rational Approach to Cancer Screening: A Focus on PCPs" (Dartmouth Conference: Preventing Overdiagnosis)
"Cancer Screening and Shared Decision-Making: Controversies, Challenges and Opportunities" (Massachusetts Academy of Family Medicine annual meeting)
"The Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Model for Delivering and Enhanced and Equitable Care"
(Student National Medical Association Regional Annual Medical Education Conference)

Heather Alker and Suzanne Cashman:
"Development of an Evaluation Tool for Providers of Maternal Child Health Nursing Visits" (American Public Health Association annual meeting)

Terri Anderson et al:
"Early Findings from the Massachusetts Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative" (American Public Health Association annual meeting)

Nicholas Apostoleris:
"Encouraging Residents to Continue Participating in Balint and Schwartz Rounds After Graduation" (STFM Forum on Behavioral Science in Family Medicine)
"Training Resident Physicians in the Public Health and Safety Aspects of Prescribing Controlled Substances" (New England Behavioral Science Conference)
"Self Care Basics in Health Care for the Homeless Settings" (National Health Care for the Homeless Council)
"Behavioral Health for Community Health Workers in Health Care for the Homeless Programs" (webinar presented at the National Healthcare for the Homeless Council)

Bob Baldor, Stacy Potts, Jim Ledwith, Joe Gravel, N Shokar, Judy Savageau and Kim Eisenstock:
"Hospitalist Involvement in Family Medicine Training (CERA Survey Results)" (STFM Annual Spring Meeting)

Bob Baldor:
"The UMass Medical Home Project: A Mulitidisciplinary Collaborative Care Model" (The National Associate for the Dually Diagnosed Conference)
"Autism Spectrum Disorders" (AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly)
"Adult and Pediatric Constipation" (AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly)
"Mental Health in the Community, Review and Part A Assessment" (Massachusetts Academy of Family Medicine annual meeting)
"Autism" (Massachusetts Academy of Family Medicine annual meeting)
"Adult and Pediatric Constipation" (American Academy of Family Medicine Scientific Assembly)
"Autism" (American Academy of Family Medicine Scientific Assembly)

Jeff Baxter:
"Using Administrative Data to Evaluate Quality in Buprenorphine Treatment" (Addictional Health Services Research Meeting)

Joseph Bernard:
"Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in a Collegiate Swimmer" (American College of Sports Medicine annual conference)
"Determining Appropriate Weight for Competition in Wrestlers" (UMass/UConn Sports Medicine Fellowship Conference)
"Shoulder Instability" (New England American College of Sports Medicine conference)

Alexander Blount, Ron Adler, Steve Earls, Dan Mullin, Alice LeBlanc and Marco Cornelia:
"Behavioral Health Integration and Care Management: A Cross-Sectional View" (STFM Annual Spring Meeting)

Alexander Blount:
"The Power of the Patient-centered Care Plan to Transform Primary Care Practice" (Collaborative Family Healthcare Association annual conference)
"Overview of the Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care" (National Association of Community Health Centers annual meeting)

Alexander Blount, Frank Domino, Ben Miller and Carlos Cappas:
"Five Minutes to Change: Practical Counseling Skills for the Primary Care Provider" (STFM Annual Spring Conference)

Phil Bolduc:
"Transitioning HIV to a Primary Care Model" (Massachusetts Statewide HIV Quality Improvement Group)
"HIV Quality Improvement at the Family Health Center of Worcester" (Massachusetts Statewide HIV Quality Improvement Group)
"HIV Update"  (Massachusetts Academy of Family Medicine annual meeting)
"Moving Toward a Primary Care Model for HIV Care" (National HIV Over Fifty Conference)

Alexandra Bonardi et al:
"A Systematic Review of Oral Health Interventions to Reduce Health Disparities in People with Intellectual Disability" (American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry) 
"Definition and Case Finding for Health Surveillance in the US Population with Intellectual Disability" (2012 International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability World Congress)
"Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services Medication Review" (National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services Reinventing Quality Conference)
"An Intervention to Monitor and Reduce Fall Rates Among Adults with Intellectual Disability" (2012 International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability World Congress)

Jay Broadhurst:
"Marijuana as Medicine: You be the Statewide Ballot Question Committee Chair" (STFM Annual Spring Meeting)

Derek Brindisi, Monica Lowell, Clara Savage, Suzanne Cashman, et al:"Implementing Mobilizing for Action Through Partnerships and Partcipitation (MAPP) to Achieve a 21st Century City Health Department" (American Public Health Association annual meeting)

Lucy Candib and Dan Lasser:
"Winding Up, Winding Down, Late Career Choices in Family Medicine" (STFM Annual Spring Meeting)

Suzanne Cashman, Stephanie Carter-Henry and Lee Hargraves: 
"Graduating Medical Students Views of Primary Care: The Good, the Bad, and the Promising"
(poster; STFM Annual Spring Meeting)

Suzanne Cashman:
"Improving National Health while Enhancing Medical Professions Education: Results from the Paul Ambrose Symposium"
(poster; Association for Prevention Teaching and Research annual meeting)
"Learning from with the Community: Teaching the Toolkit" (CU-Expo 2013)
"Optimizing Reflection as a Teaching and Learning Tool in Community-University Partnerships"
(International Conference on Service-Learning and Community Engagement)
"Towards a Taxonomy of Reflection - Promoting 21st Century Competencies, Skills and Thinking through Reflection in Service-Learning"  (poster; Northeast Group on Educational Affairs)
"A System-Wide Working Group on Civic Engagement and Service-Learning: How, Why, and So What"? (International Conference on Service-Learning and Community Engagement)

Suzanne Cashman et al:
"Promoting Prevention and Wellness: The Case of Tick Borne Illness in an Endemic Area" (American Public Health Association annual meeting)
"Lessons from Cuba: Tailoring Public Health for Integrated Care" (American Public Health Association annual meeting)
"Primary Prevention for Refugees: Discovering the Burden of Choice" (American Public Health Association annual meeting)
"Eat, Walk, Sleep Discuss: Building Participatory Research Using Many Small Steps" (American Public Health Association annual meeting)

Felix Chang:
"Community-Acquired Pneumonia: An EBM Antibiotic Update" (Massachusetts Academy of Family Medicine annual meeting)
"Acupuncture and Aging" (25th American Medical Acupuncture Symposium)
"Acupuncture for Pain Management" (American Academy of Family Medicine Scientific Assembly)

Robin Clark, Judith Steinberg, Ann Lawthers et al:
"Adoption of Medical Home Characteristics: Interim Results from the Massachusetts Patient-centered Medical Home Initiative (MA PCMHI)" (American Public Health Association annual meeting)

Robin Clark, Jeff Baxter et al:
"The Impact of Prior Authorization on Buprenorphine Dosage, Relapse and Cost Relapse Rates for Massachusetts Medicaid Beneficiaries with Opiod Dependence" (Behavioral Health Interest Group Meeting, Academy Health annual meeting)
"The Impact of Prior Authorization on Buprenorphine Dosage, Relapse and Cost" (Addiction Health Services Research Conference)

Robin Clark:
"Evaluating the Impact of NEAIC Interventions on Healthcare Costs" (Asthma Regional Council of New England Annual Meeting)
"Does Prior Authorization of Buprenorphine/Naloxone Save Money or Reduce Diversion" (American Public Heatlh Association annual meeting)

Ali Connell:
"New Partnerships for Systems Change: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care" (Ounce of Prevention conference/MA DPH)

Linda Cragin:
"MassAHEC Network Promoting an Equitable Health Care System in MA Through the PCMH1" (National AHEC Organization)
"Strategies to Make Money and Improve Language Access" (National AHEC Organization)
"Fostering Consumer Engagement: A Toolkit for Practices on the Journey to Patient-Centered Medical Homes" (Conference on Practice Improvement/STFM and AAFP)


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