Research Initiatives

Publications

Faculty in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health have published hundreds of articles over the years. Listed below (alphabetically by faculty member name) are the most recent publications (from the previous 12 months), and those recently accepted for publication.

Rosener SE, Wendy Barr, Frayne, DJ et al. Intraconception Care for Mothers During Well Child Visits with Family Physicians: An IMPLICIT Network Study. Annals of Family Medicine July 2016;14(4):350-355.

Sandy Blount. Unrounding the Corners of Collaborative Family Healthcare. Families, Systems, & Health 2015;33:102-103.

Philip Bolduc, Navid Roder, Emily Colgate, Sarah Cheeseman. Care of Patients with HIV Infection. AAFP’s Family Practice Essentials Monograph Series.

Michael Chin et al. High Burden of Unrecognized Atrial Fibrillation in Rural India: An Innovative Community-based Cross-sectional Screening Program. JMR Public Health Surveill 2016;2(2):e159.

Karen Clements, Robin Clark, Pavel Lavitas, Parag Kunte, Camilia Graham, Elizabeth O’Connell, Kimberly Lenz and Paul Jeffrey. Access to New Medications for Hepatitis C for Medicaid Members: A Retrospective Study. J Manag Care Spec Pharm 2016;22(6):714-722.

Robin Clark, Jeff Baxter, G Aweh, E O’Connell, WH Fisher and BA Barton. Risk Factors for Relapse and Higher Costs Among Medicaid Members with Opioid Dependence or Abuse: Opioid Agonists, Comorbidities and Treatment History. J Subst Abuse Treat 2015;57:75-80.

Carol Curtin, A Must, S Phillips and L Bandini. The Healthy Weight Research Network: A Research Agenda to Promote Healthy Weight Among Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities. Pediatr Obes 2016, epub ahead of print.

M Segal, M Eliasziw, S Phillips, L Bandini, Carol Curtin, TV Kral, NE Sherwood, L Sikich, H Stanish and A Must. Intellectual Disability is Associated with Increased Risk for Obesity in a Nationally Representative Sample of U.S. Children. Disabil Health J 2016 9(3):392-398.

Carol Curtin, LG Bandini, A Must, S Phillips, MC Maslin, C Lo, JM Gleason, RK Fleming and HI Stanish. Including Youth with Intellectual Disabilities in Health Promotion Research: Development and Reliability of a Structured Interview to Assess the Correlates of Physical Activity Among Youth. J Appl Res Intellect Disabil 2016;29(4):378-386.

Carol Curtin, K Humphrey, K Vronsky, K Mattern, S Nicastro and EC Perrin. Expanding Horizons: A Pilot Mentoring Program Linking College/Graduate Students and Teens with ASD. Clin Pediatr (Phila) 2016;55(2):150-156.

HI Stanish, Carol Curtin, A Must, S Phillips, M Maslin and LG Bandini. Physical Activity Enjoyment, Perceived Barriers, and Beliefs Among Adolescent With and Without Intellectual Disabilities. J Phys Act Health 2016;13(1):102-110.

H Stanish, Carol Curtin, A Must, S Phillips, M Maslin and L Bandini. Enjoyment, Barriers, and Beliefs about Physical Activity in Adolescents With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder. Adapt Phys Activ Q 2015;32(4):302-317.

Carol Curtin, K Hubbard, SE Anderson, E Mick, A Must and LG Bandini. Food Selectivity, Mealtime Behavior Problems, Spousal Stress, and Family Food Choices in Children With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord 2015;45(10):3308-3315.

R Bahelah, Joe DiFranza, FM Fouad, SK Ward, T Eissenberg and W Maziak. Early Symptoms of Nicotine Dependence Among Adolescent Waterpipe Smokers. Tob Control 2016, epub ahead of print.

CA Christophi, D Pampaka, M Paisi, S Ioannou and Joe DiFranza. Levels of Physical Dependence on Tobacco Among Adolescent Smokers in Cyprus. Addict Behav 2016;60:148-153.

Joe DiFranza, C Bhuvaneswar, D Jolicoeur, SE Tanski and J Winickoff. Tobacco Use Disorder: A Family Disease. J Addict Med 2016;10(3):143-147.

M Morganstern, Joe DiFranza, Bob Wellman, JD Sargent, R Hanewinkel. Relationships Between Early Symptoms of Alcohol Craving and Binge Drinking 2.5 Years Later. Drug Alcohol Depend 2016;160:183-189.

M Kleinjan, RC Engels and Joe DiFranza. Parental Smoke Exposure and the Development of Nicotine Craving in Adolescent Novice Smokers: The Roles of DRD2, DRD4, and OPRM1 Genotypes. BMC Pulm Med 2015;15:115.

L Pbert, S Druker, AJ Flint, MH Young and Joe DiFranza. Perspectives in Implementing a Pragmatic Pediatric Primary Care-Based Intervention Trial. Am J Prev Med 2015;49(3 Suppl 2):S200-207.

Joe DiFranza. A 2015 Update on the Natural History and Diagnosis of Nicotine Addiction. Curr Pediatri Rev 2015;11(1):43-55.

W Huang, K Tam, J Fernando, M Hefferman, JA King and Joe DiFranza. Nicotine and Resting-State Functional Connectivity: Effects of Intermittent Doses. Nicotine Tob Res 2015;17(11):1311-1317.

J O'Loughlin, EN Dugas, J Brunet, Joe DiFranza et al. Cohort Profile: The Nicotine Dependence in Teens (NDIT) Study. Int J Epidemiol 2015;44(5):1537-1546.

Antman KH, Berman HA, Flotte TR, Flier J, Dennis Dimitri, Bharel M. Developing Core Competencies for the Prevention and Management of Prescription Drug Misuse: A Medical Education Collaboration in Massachusetts. Academic Medicine, epub ahead of print, 2016.

Rachel Gershon, Warren Ferguson and Lisa Morris. Including Language Access into Medicaid ACO Design. J Law Med Ethnics 2016;44:492-502.

Warren Ferguson et al. A Call to Action: A Blueprint for Academic Health Sciences in the Era of Mass Incarceration. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2016;27:5-17.

Eric Garcia and Warren Ferguson. General Medical Disorders with Psychiatric Implications. Book Chapter: Oxford Textbook on Correctional Psychiatry, 2015.

Jack Gettens, D Hoffman, AD Henry. Expenditures and Use of Wraparound Health Insurance for Employed People with Disabilities. Disability and Health Journal 2016;9(2):248-255.

Jeremy Golding. Power of Knowledge: Effect of Two Educational Interventions on Readiness for Chlamydia Screening. Clinical Pediatrics 2016;55(8):717-722.

Deborah Gurewich, L Cabral and L Sefton. Patient-Centered Medical Home Adoption: Lessons Learned and Implications for Health Care System Reform. J Ambul Care Manage 2016;39(3):264-271.

DS Shepard, Deborah Gurewich, AK Lwin, GA Reed and MM Silverman. Suicide and Suicidal Attempts in the United States: Costs and Policy Implications. Suicide Life Threat Behav 2016;46(3):352-362.

BA Kriegsman and B Guirguis Hanna. Metformin-Associated Lactic Acidosis in a Patient With Normal Renal Function. Clinical Diabetes 2015;33:193-194.

GS Sawicki, KC Garvey, SL Toomey, KA Williams, Y Chen, Lee Hargraves, J Leblanc, MA Schuster and JA Finkelstein. Development and Validation of the Adolescent Assessment of Preparation for Transition: A Novel Patient Experience Measure. J Adolesc Health 2015;57(3):282-287.

P Heslop, Emily Lauer and M Hoghton. Mortality in People with Intellectual Disabilities. J Appl Res Intellect Disabil 2016;28(5):367-372.

Emily Lauer and P McCallioin. Mortality of People with Intellectual and Development Disabilities from Select U.S. State Disability Service Systems and Medical Claims Data. J Appl Res Intellect Disabil 2015;28(5):394-405.

Charles Lehnardt. Correlation of Somatic Dysfunction with Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Findings: An Observational Study. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 2016;116(6):358.

Len Levin et al. Enhancing Participation in Depression Care in Outpatient Perinatal Care Settings; A Systematic Review. Obstet Gynecol 2015;126(5):1048-58. 

Len Levin et al. Assessing the Effectiveness of an Evidence-based Practice Pharmacology Course Using the Fresno Test. Am J Pharm Educ 2016;80(7); Article 123.

Wen-Chieh Lin, M Bharel, J Zhang, E O’Connell and Robin Clark. Frequent Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations among Homeless People with Medicaid: Implications for Medicaid Expansion. AJPH 2015;105 Suppl 5:S716-722. 

CA Motzkus and Roger Luckmann. Does Infection Site Matter? A Systemic Review of Infection Site Mortality in Sepsis. J Intensive Care Med 2016, epub ahead of print.

JP McCormack, Steve Martin and DH Newman. Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes, 2015: A Patient-centered Approach. Diabetes Care 2015;38:140-149.

Steve Martin and Christine Sinsky. The Map is Not the Territory: Medical Records and 21st Century Practice. Lancet (online publication: http://www.the lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)00338-X/abstract.

Steve Martin, SH Podolsky and JA Greene. Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment Over Time. Diagnosis, 2015;2(2):105-109.

KM Clements, Monica Mitra, J Zhang and LI Iezzoni. Pregnancy Characteristics and Outcomes Among Women at Risk for Disability from Health Conditions Identified in Medical Claims. Womens Health Issues 2016, epub ahead of print.

Monica Mitra, Linda Long-Belil, LI Iezzoni, SC Smeltzer and LD Smith. Pregnancy Among Women with Physical Disabilities: Unmet Needs and Recommendations on Navigating Pregnancy. Disabil Health J 2016;9(3):457-463.

Monica Mitra, KM Clements, J Zhang and LD Smith. Disparities in Adverse Preconception Risk Factors Between Women With and Without Disabilities. Matern Child Health J 2016;20(3):507-515.

Monica Mitra, VE Mouradian, MH Fox and C Pratt. Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence Against Men with Disabilities. Am J Prev Med 2016;50(3):311-317.

Monika Mitra, Linda Long-Belil, SC Smeltzer and LI Iezzoni. A Perinatal Health Framework for Women with Physical Disabilities. Disability and Health Journal 2015;8:499-506.

Monika Mitra, K Clements, J Zhang, LI Iezzoni, SC Smeltzer and Linda Long-Belil.Maternal Characteristics, Pregnancy Complications, and Adverse Birth Outcomes Among Women with Disabilities. Medical Care 2015;53(12):1027-1032.

Kessler RS, Auxier A, Hitt, JR, Macchi CR, Dan Mullin, Van Eeghen C, Littenberg B. Development and Validation of a Measure of Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration. Families, Systems and Health 2016; http://psycnet.apa.org/?&fa=main.doiLanding&doi=10.1037/fsh0000227.                

Macchi CR, Kessler R, Auxier A, Hitt JR, Dan Mullin, van Eeghen C, Littenberg B. The Practice Integration Profile: Rationale, Development, Method, and Research. Families, Systems and Health 2016; http://doi.org/10.1037/fsh000235.

Dan Mullin, Barry Saver, Judy Savageau, Forsberg L, Forsberg L. Evaluation of Online and In-Person Motivational Interviewing Training for Healthcare Providers. Family, Systems and Health, epub ahead of print, 2016. 

Dan Mullin, L Forsberg, Judy Savageau and Barry Saver. Challenges in Developing Primary Care Physicians’ Motivational Interviewing Skills. Families, Systems and Health 2015;33(4):330-338.

Stacy Potts, Sara Shields and Carole Upshur. Preparing Future Leaders: An Integrated Quality Improvement Residency Curriculum. Family Medicine 2016;48(6):477-481.

SS Lee, Y Choi and Glenn Pransky. Extent and Impact of Opioid Prescribing for Acute Occupational Low Back Pain in the Emergency Department. J Emerg Med 2016;50(3):376-384.

E Besen, AE Young, B Gaines and Glenn Pransky. Relationship Between Age, Tenure, and Disability Duration in Persons with Compensated Work-Related Conditions. J Occup Environ Med 2016;58(2):140-147.

E Besen, M Harrell and Glenn Pransky. Lag Times in Reporting Injuries, Receiving Medical Care, and Missing Work: Associations With the Length of Work Disability in Occupational Back Injuries. J Occup Environ Med 2016;58(1):53-60.

A Jetha, Glenn Pransky, J Fish and LJ Hettinger. Return-to-Work Within a Complex and Dynamic Organizational Work Disability System. J Occup Rehabil 2016;26(3):276-285.

M Shraim, M Cifuentes, JL Willetts, HR Marucci-Wellman and Glenn Pransky. Length of Disability and Medical Costs in Low Back Pain: Do State Workers’ Compensation Policies Make a Difference? J Occup Environ Med 2015;57(12):1275-1283.

Glenn Pransky, G Foley, M Cifuentes and BS Webster. Geographic Variation in Early MRI for Acute Work-Related Low Back Pain and Associated Factors. Spine (Phila) 2015;40(21):1712-1718.

E Besen and Glenn Pransky. Examining the Relationship Between Productivity Loss Trajectories and Work Disability Outcomes Using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. J Occup Environ Med 2015;57(8):829-835.

E Besen, AE Young and Glenn Pransky. Exploring the Relationship between Age and Tenure with Length of Disability. Am J Ind Med 2015;58(9):974-987.

A Jetha, Glenn Pransky and LJ Hettinger. Capturing Complexity in Work Disability Research: Application of System Dynamics Modeling Methodolgy. Disabil Rehabil 2016;38(2):189-194.

Tina Runyan, Judy Savageau, Stacy Potts and Linda Weinreb. Impact of a Family Medicine Resident Wellness Curriculum: A Feasibility Study. Medical Education OnLine 2016;21.30648 (http://dx.doi.org/10_3402/meo.v21.30648)

Judy Savageau, Linda Cragin, Warren Ferguson, Laura Sefton, and Joan Pernice. Recruitment and Retention of Community Health Center Primary Care Physicians post Massachusetts Health Care Reform: 2008 vs 2013 Physician Surveys. J Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2016;27:1011-1032.

Judy Savageau, Warren Ferguson and L Sefton.  The Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health: Evaluation of its Academic and Scientific ImpactHealth and Justice 2015:3:17.

Judy Savageau, David Keller, Georgia Willis, Kathy Muhr, et al. Behavioral Health Screening Among Massachusetts Children Receiving Medicaid. Journal of Pediatrics 2016; 178:261-267. 

Laney Bruner-Canhoto, Judy Savageau, Deborah Croucher, Katherine Bradley. Lessons from a Care Management Pilot for People with Acquired Brain Injury. Journal for Healthcare Quality 2016;38(5):255-263. 

Bittie Behl-Chadha, Judy Savageau, Monika Bharel, et al. Comparison of Patient Experience Between a Practice for the Homeless and Other Practices Engaged in a Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative. J Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, in press, 2016.

Barry Saver. Discretionary Interpretations of Accountable Care Organizational Data. JAMA Int Med 2016;176(3):411-412.

Barry Saver, Steve Martin, Ron Adler, Lucy Candib, Kosta Deligiannidis, Jeremy Golding, Dan Mullin, M Roberts and Stefan Topolski. Care that Matters: Quality Measurement and Health Care. PLoS Med 2015;12(11):e1001901.

Barry Saver. Preoperative Testing in Patients Undergoing Cataract Surgery. NEJM 2015;373:285-286.

CJ Main, Bill Shaw, Hopkinton Conference Working Group on Workplace Disability Prevention. Employer Policies and Practices to Manage and Prevent Disability: Conclusion to the Special Issue. J Occup Rehabil 2016, epub ahead of print.

SM Ketelaar, FG Schaafsma, MF Geldof, RA Kraaijeveld, CR Boot, Bill Shaw, U Bultmann and JR Anema. Implementation of the Participatory Approach for Supervisors to Increase Self-Efficacy in Addressing Risk of Sick Leave of Employees: Results of a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial. J Occup Rehabil 2016, epub ahead of print.

VL Kristman, Bill Shaw, P Reguly, K Williams-Whitt, S Soklaridis and P Loisel. Supervisor and Organizational Factors Associated with Supervisor Support of Job Accommodations for Low Back Injured Workers. J Occup Rehabil 2016, epub ahead of print.

Bill Shaw, J Hartvigsen, MJ Woiszwillo, SJ Linton and SE Reme. Psychological Distress in the Acute Low Back Pain: A Review of Measurement Scales and Levels of Distress Reported in the First 2 Months After Pain Onset. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2016, epub ahead of print.

C McGuire, VL Kristman, Bill Shaw, P Loisel, P Reguly, K Williams-Whitt and S Soklaridis. Supervisors’ Perceptions of Organizational Policies are Associated with Their Likelihood to Accommodate Back-Injured Workers. Disabil Rehabil 2016, epub ahead of print.

K Williams-Whitt, V Kristman, Bill Shaw, S Soklaridis and P Reguly. A Model of Supervisor Decision-Making in the Accommodation of Workers with Low Back Pain. J Occup Rehabil 2016;26(3):366-381.

DP Gross, S Armijo-Olivo, Bill Shaw, K Williams-Whitt, NT Shaw, J Hartvigsen, Z Qin, C Ha, LJ Woodhouse and IA Steenstra. Clinical Decision Support Tools for Selecting Interventions for Patients with Disabling Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Scoping Review. J Occup Rehabil 2016;26(3):286-318.

CR Boot, AT de Kruif, Bill Shaw, AJ van der Beek, DJ Deeg and T Abma. Factors Important for Work Participation Among Older Workers with Depression, Cardiovascular Disease, and Osteoarthritis: A Mixed Method Study. J Occup Rehabil 2016;26(2):160-172.

Hugh Silk, Fluoride Varnish for Preventing Dental Caries in Children and Adolescents. American Family Physician. http://www.aapf.org/afp/2016/0501/p743.html

EM Sikoglu, AA Liso Navarro, SM Czerniak, J McCafferty, J Eisenstock, Herb Stevenson, JA King, CM Moore. Effects of Recent Concussion on Brain Bioenergetics: A Phosphorus-31 Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Study. Cogn Behav Neurol 2015;28(4):181-187.

Daria Szkwarko, T Mercer, S Kimani, P Braitstein, N Buziba, EJ Carter. Implementing Intensified Tuberculosis Case-finding Among Street-Connected Youth and Young Adults in Kenya. PHA (Public Health Action) 2016;6(2):142-146.

Carole Upshur, Melodie Wenz Gross, Linda Weinreb and Jennifer Moffitt. Using Prenatal Advocates to Implement a Psychosocial Education Intervention for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder During Pregnancy: Feasibility, Care Engagement, and Predelivery Behavior Outcomes. Womens Health Issues 2016, epub ahead of print.

Olga Valdman et al. Coalicion de Salud Comunitaria (COSACO): Using a Healthy Community Partnership Framework to Integrate Short-term Global Health Experiences. Globalization and Health 2016;12:15.

Meghan Veno (UMMS MS-II), Hugh Silk, Judy Savageau and Kate Sullivan. Evaluating One Strategy for Including Reflection in Medical Education and Practice. Family Medicine 2016;48(4):300-304.

TC Lin, HR Marucci-Wellman, JL Willetts, MH Brennan and Santosh Verma. Combining Statistics from Two National Complex Surveys to Estimate Injury Rates per Hour Exposed and Variance by Activity in the USA. Inj Prev 2016, epub ahead of print.

Santosh Verma, JL Willetts, HL Corns, HR Marucci-Wellman, DA Lombardi and TK Courtney. Falls and Fall-Related Injuries Among Community-Dwelling Adults in the United States. PLoS One 2016;11(3):e0150939.

TC Lin, TK Courtney, DA Lombardi and Santosh Verma. Association Between Sedentary Work and BMI in a U.S. National Longitudinal Survey. Am J Prev Med 2015;49(6):e117-123.

AJ Caban-Martinez, TK Courtney, WR Chang, DA Lombardi, YH Huang, MJ Brennan, MJ Perry, JN Katz, DC Christiani and Santosh Verma. Leisure-Time Physical Activity, Falls, and Fall Injuries in Middle-Aged Adults. Am J Prev Med 2015;49(6):888-901.

E Wittenberg, M Bharel, JF Bridges, Z Ward and Linda Weinreb. Using Best-Worst Scaling to Understand Patient Priorities: A Case Example of Papanicolaou Tests for Homeless Women. Ann Fam Med 2016;14(4):359-364.

N Byatt, L Pbert, S Hosein, HA Swartz, Linda Weinreb, J Allison and D Ziedonis. PRogram in Support of Moms (PRISM): Development and Beta Testing. Psychiatr Serv 2016;67(8):824-826.

Linda Weinreb, Carole Upshur et al. Managing Depression Among Homeless Mothers: Pilot Testing and Adapted Collaborative Care Intervention. Primary Care Companion CNS Disorders 2016;18(2):doi 10.4088/PCC.15m01907.

Whittenberg, M Bharel, A Saada, E Santiago, JF Bridges and Linda Weinreb. Measuring the Preferences of Homeless Women for Cervical Cancer Screening Interventions: Development of a Best-Worst Scaling Survey. Patient 2015;8(5):455-467.

Dugas EN, Bob Wellman, Kermak A, Tremblay M, O’Loughlin J. Reasons Young Smokers Do Not Use NRT Even When It Is Available Free-of-Charge: An Exploratory Study. Can J Addict 2016;7(2):14-21.

Bob Wellman, EN Dugas, H Dutczak, EK O’Loughlin, GD Datta, B Lauzon and J O’Loughlin. Predictors of the Onset of Cigarette Smoking: A Systematic Review of Longitudinal Population-Based Studies in Youth. Am J Prev Med 2016;51(5):767-778.

Bob Wellman and Jennifer O’Loughlin. E-cigarettes: Addressing Gaps in Knowledge. Int J Public Health 2016;61(2):149-150.

J O’Loughlin, Bob Wellman, L Potvin. Whither the E-cigarette? Int J Public Health 2016;61(2):147-148.

Bob Wellman et al. Relationships Between Current and Past Binge Drinking and Systolic Blood Pressure in Young Adults. J Adolesc Health 2016;58(3):352-357.

Bob Wellman, Joe DiFranza, J O’Loughlin. Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Autonomy over Tobacco Scale. Addictive Behaviors 2015;50:217-221.

Melodie Wenz Gross, Linda Weinreb and Carole Upshur. Screening for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Prenatal Care: Prevalence and Characteristics in a Low-Income Population. Matern Child Health J 2016, epub ahead of print.

Susan Wolf-Fordham, Carol Curtin, M Maslin, L Bandini and CD Hamad. Emergency Preparedness of Families of Children with Developmental Disabilities: What Public Health and Safety Emergency Planners Need to Know. Am J Disaster Med 2015;10(1):23-34.

Mark Ryan, Jonathan Yoder, Sharon Flores, Jason Soh, Allison Vanderbilt. Using Health Information Technology to Reach Patients in Underserved Communities: A Pilot Study to Help Close the Gap with Health Disparities Gap. Global Journal of Health Sciences 2016;8(6):86-94.

 

 

 

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