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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:

Robert Baldor:
“Screening for Autism” (Pri-Med EAST)

“TIA and Stroke”
(Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians Spring Update Faculty Presentations)

Philip BolducVanessa Carson-Sasso, et al:
”The Role of the Oral Healthcare Team in Ending the HIV Epidemic and Expanding the Hepatitis C Care Continuum in Rural Massachusetts: Innovative, Community-Driven Systems Change and Solutions for Hard-to-Reach Populations” (New England Rural Health Association meeting)

Suzanne Cashman and Susan Hogan:
“Understanding Medical Student Perceived Priorities in Addressing the Social Determinants of Health” (Association for Prevention Teaching and Research Annual Meeting)

Suzanne Cashman:
Population and Community Health Research: What, Why, How, and When?” (Berkshire Medical Center’s Scholarly Faculty Development Series).

“Project Planning and Evaluation” (Paul Ambrose Scholars Program)

“Pre-clinical Medical Student Reflections on Implicit Bias: Implications for Learning and Teaching” (Association for Prevention Teaching and Research Annual Meeting)

“Pre-clinical Medical Student Reflections on Implicit Bias: Implications for Learning and Teaching” (Beyond Flexner Annual Conference)

Bill Christian:
“Air Quality Assessments by the Massachusetts’ Indoor Air Quality Program in Massachusetts High Schools: 2010-2020” (New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the Massachusetts Association of Occupational Health Nurses annual conference)

Corey Costanzo:"Identification of Barriers in Providing Medical Termination of Pregnancy Services in the Ambulatory Setting" (STFM Annual Spring Meeting)

Rachel Davis-Martin et al:
“Challenges and Solutions for Instituting Telepsychiatry in Two Dissimilar Community Emergency Departments” (New England Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Regional Meeting and the Annual Society of Academic Emergency Medicine National Meeting

Philip Day et al:
“Moral Injury in Healthcare Workers at a US Academic Medical Center” (2nd International Moral Injury in Occupational Settings Conference)

“Empowering Youth Aging Out of Foster Care: Evaluating Health Literacy Among Current or Former Foster Care Youth in DFW” (North American Primary Care Research Group)

“Evaluating Student Food Selection After a Nutrition Education Intervention in a Montessori Community School” (North American Primary Care Research Group)

“Improving Resident-Led Teaching Through Active Reflection” (Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Meeting)

“Evaluating Student Food Selections after a Nutrition Education Intervention in a Montessori Community School” (National Collaborative for Education to Address Social Determinants of Health)

“Focus Group on Assessing Attitudes and Knowledge about Student Health and Healthcare on Campus at Paul Quinn College” (National Collaborative for Education to Address Social Determinants of Health)

“Developing a Healthcare Curriculum and Needs Assessment Program at Paul Quinn College” (National Collaborative for Education to Address Social Determinants of Health)

Frank Domino:
“Updates for the Medical Literature: Obesity” (Pri-Med EAST)

“Top 10 Updates” (Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians Spring Update Faculty Presentations)

Alan Ehrlich:
“Controversies in GI: Colon Cancer Screening and Celiac Disease” (Pri-Med EAST)

Ben Eovaldi:
“Revision of the Primary Care Provider Guide for the Firefighter Medical Evaluation” (New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the Massachusetts Association of Occupational Health Nurses annual conference)

Warren Ferguson, Ekaterina Pivovarova, et al:
“Treatment Continuity of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder After Incarceration: A Qualitative Study with Community-based Treatment Organizations” (AMERSA Conference)

Paula Gardiner et al:
“Improving Virtual Integrative Medical Group Visit Programs for Chronic Pain: Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic” (poster; Integrative Medicine & Health Symposium).

“An Integrative Health Equity in Implementation Research” (Integrative Medicine & Health Symposium)

“Platform for Self-Management of Hypertension: A Feasibility Trial” (Integrative Medicine for the Underserved meeting).

“OWL-H Feasibility Trial Reveals Most Desired Features of mHealth Platforms for HTN Self-Management” (poster; Integrative Medicine for the Underserved meeting)

“Healthcare Wellness and Burnout, Perspectives from Clinicians in a Federally Qualified Health Center” (poster; New England Rural Health Association Fall Conference)

Andrew Cauley, Paula Gardiner:
“Healthcare Wellness and Burnout: Perspectives from Clinicians in a Federally Qualified Health Center” (poster; New England Rural Health Association meeting)

Paula Gardiner, Barbara De La Cruz, A Bragg, M Winter, K Melo, JM Howard, Suzanne Mitchell:
“Glycemic Control and Depressive Symptoms among Minority Women with Type 2 Diabetes Enrolled in the Women in Control (WIC2) Diabetes Medical Group Visit (DMGV) Study” (81st Scientific Session: American Diabetes Association)

Melanie Gnazzo, Mary Lindholm, Gabriella Pacquette, Jaclyn Wong:
Teaching Medical Students to Assess and Address Food Insecurity: Creating an Interactive, Online, Case-Based Learning Module” (Association for Prevention Teaching and Research's Annual national meeting)

Kristina Gracey:
“COVID-19 Vaccines: What We Know” (Massachusetts Association of PAs Spring CME Conference)

Jillian Joseph:
“Asymptomatic Hematuria” (Pri-Med EAST)

“Pre-Operative Testing: Do No Harm” (Massachusetts Association of PAs Spring CME Conference)

Tracy Kedian, Christine Woolf:
"Jumpstart—Interactive Technology Promotes Student Success at Day One" (STFM Annual Spring Conference)

Carolyn Langer:
"Innovative Care Delivery Models and Technology Solutions for the Management of Back Pain" (Work-Related Injuries Conference)

James Ledwith, Camila Hernandez, Jack Dufton, Ekaterina Skaritanov, Benjamin Potee, and Alex Richard:
“Coordinating Healthcare Students to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons from a Major Academic Institution” (Poster – FMEC 2021: Family Medicine Education Consortium annual meeting)

Charles Lehnardt:
“Integrating an Osteopathic Curriculum in Family Medicine Residency” (American College of Osteopathic Family Physician’s Program Director Workshop)

Adele Ojeda, Haley Perkins, Diane Melone, Lauren Eidt-Pearson and Steve Martin:
“Contingency Management for Opioid Use Disorder with Low-Cost Positive Recognition” (Rising Tides: Current Issues in Substance Use Disorder Care – state OBAT conference)

Michael Maddaleni:
“The Wide World of Sports” (Massachusetts Association of PAs Spring CME Conference)

Stephen Martin et al:
A Postpartum Woman with an Erroneous SARS-CoV-2 Test” (webinar; AHRQ Patient Safety Network; https://psnet.ahrq.gov/web-mm/postpartum-woman-erroneous-sars-cov-2-test)

Suzanne Mitchell et al.:
“Culture Change in Serious Illness Communication: Results of a Qualitative Study of the Serious Illness Care Program” (poster, SGIM Annual Conference)

“The Development of a New Computer Adaptive Test of Illness Burden for Use in People with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus” (poster, 81st Scientific Session: American Diabetes Association)

“The Development of a New Computer Adaptive Test of Medication Adherence for Use in People with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM)” (poster, 81st Scientific Session: American Diabetes Association)

“Patient Engagement in Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSME/S) Using Immersive Virtual World Technology” (81st Scientific Session: American Diabetes Association)

Lisa Morris:
“Professionalization of Healthcare Interpreters” (Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters; https://youtu.be/MkjW-QWDtnI)

Dan Mullin:
“Standardizing the Use of Evidence-Based Screening and Motivational Interviewing Techniques” (TexasAIM, Texas Department of Health and Human Services)

“Care of Patients with Opioid Use Disorder” (Health Federation of Philadelphia)

“Women, Addiction, and SBIRT: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment” (TexasAIM, Texas Department of Health and Human Services)

Ekaterina Pivovarova:
“Barriers and Facilitators to Collaboration between Community-based Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Providers and Drug Treatment Courts” (AMERSA Conference)

“Collaboration and Communication between Recovery Courses and Community-based MOUD Providers” (Academic Consortium for Criminal Justice Health Annual Conference)

Ekaterina Pivovarova et al:

“Interaction of Recovery Court Participants with Structures of Support” (Academic Consortium for Criminal Justice Health Annual Conference)

Maegan Pollard and Kristina Gracey:
"Standardized References to Improve Safety and Quality of Maternal Care: MCH Intern Cards" (Poster – FMEC 2021: Family Medicine Education Consortium annual meeting)

Stacy Potts:
"The Juggling Act:, Medicine, and Families" (Seminar – FMEC 2021: Family Medicine Education Consortium annual meeting)

"Responding to the Primary Care Workforce Challenge" (Workshop – FMEC 2021: Family Medicine Education Consortium annual meeting)

"Shaping GME for the Future of Family Medicine: Updates on the ACGME FM Requirements Major Revisions" (FMEC 2021: Family Medicine Education Consortium annual meeting)

Aisling Ryan and Haley Schachter (Huppert Awardees):

“CHC’s Surge Capacity in Response to COVID – Outer Cape Health Services” (New England Rural Health Association meeting)

“Shaping GME: The Future of Family Medicine and the Major Revisions for ACGME Family Medicine Program Requirements” (AAFP Residency Leadership Summit)

“Expanding Pathways to Family Medicine for High School Students” (AAFP Residency Leadership Summit)

Grant Hoekzema, Stacy Potts:
"Shaping GME: The New Revised ACGME FM Program Requirements and the Future of Family Medicine" (STFM Annual Spring Meeting)

Jennifer Reidy, Suzanne Mitchell et al:
“Improving Medical Student Training in Palliative Care: A Statewide Collaborative” (poster, AAHPM 2021 Assembly)

Judy SavageauHugh Silk, et al:
“Leaders in Oral Health Integration: A Comparative Study of 14 Health Professions” (poster; American Academy of PA’s – National PA Conference)

Judy Savageau, Melissa Brindisi, Faye Miller, Erica Ferreira, Wenyun Yang, Dan Mullin et al : “Variations in Behavioral Health Service Utilization Among MassHealth Members by Race and Ethnicity: A Claims Analysis, 2018” (American Public Health Association Annual Meeting)

Judy Savageau, Hugh Silk, Christine Riedy, Kate Sullivan, Shenam Ticku:

“Development of the 100 Million Mouths Campaign: Training State Oral Health Champions to Improve Oral Health Education in Primary Care” (American Public Health Association Annual Meeting)

Judy Savageau, Jessica Eskander, Hugh Silk:
"Assessing the Oral Health of the Homeless Population in Central Massachusetts" (STFM Annual Spring Conference)

Jessica Eskander, Judy Savageau, and Hugh Silk:
“Assessing the Oral Health of Worcester’s Homeless Population” (poster; Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Physicians)

J Eskander, Judy Savageau and Hugh Silk:
“Assessing the Oral Health of Worcester’s Homeless Population” (Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Physicians Annual Meeting; 1st prize student research)

J Eskander, Judy Savageau, and Hugh Silk:
“Assessing the Oral Health of Worcester’s Homeless Population” (STFM Annual Spring Conference)

Judy Savageau, Hugh Silk, Christine Riedy, Kate Sullivanand Shenam Ticku:
“Development of the 100 Million Mouths Campaign: Training State Oral Health Champions to Improve Oral Health Education in Primary Care” (American Public Health Association annual meeting)

Judy Savageau, F Miller, M Brindisi, E Ferreira, Margaret Harvey, N Garfuri, Adam Stoler and M Murphy:
“Variations in Behavioral Health Service Utilization among MassHealth Members by Race and Ethnicity: A Claims Analysis, 2018” (American Public Health Association annual meeting)

Andrea Wendling, Christy Ledford, Arch Mainous, Sara Shields, Valerie Gilchrist, Julie Phillips, William Cayley:
"The Future of Family Medicine: A Discussion with the Editorial Team" (STFM Annual Spring Meeting)

Fareedat Oluyadi, Matthew Meunier, Claire Thomson, Morgan McEachern, Montgomery Douglas, Sara Shields, Narges Farahi:
"Implementing and Sustaining Meaningful Mentorship in the Family Medicine Maternity Care Workforce" (STFM Annual Spring Meeting)

Andrea Wendling, Christy Ledford, Arch Mainous, Sara Shields, John Saultz, Valerie Gilchrist, Julie Phillips, William Cayley: 
“Breakfast With the Family Medicine Editorial Team: Reflections on Our Past and Visions for the Future" (STFM Annual Spring Meeting: Scholarly Roundtable).

C Lord, T Flick, A Glicken, Judy SavageauHugh Silk and Robin Harvan:
“A Comparative Study of 14 Health Professions. American Academy of PA’s” (poster; Leaders in Oral Health Integration: National PA Conference)

Hugh Silk:“Integrating Oral Health into Prenatal Care Visits – How to Conduct an Oral Health Assessment’ (One Team, One Dream: Collaborating to Improve Perinatal Oral Health Symposium)

 Hugh Silk, Sara Shields, and Philip Day:“Seeing, Reading, Listening: Incorporating Medical Humanities into Family Medicine Core Sessions” (FMEC 2021: Family Medicine Education Consortium annual meeting)

 Hugh Silk:“Improving Medical-Dental Integration – Educationally, Professionally, Clinically: A Physician-educator’s Perspective” (UPenn School of Dental Medicine)

“100 Million Mouths Campaign – Creating Primary Care Champions for Equitable Oral Health Access” (National Oral Health Conference)

Mackenzie Jones, Hugh Silk, Judy Savageau:
“How to Weave a Health Topic into Medical School Curriculum Across All Years: Using Oral Health as an Example” (STFM Conference on Medical Student Education)

Mackenzie Jones, Hugh Silk and Judy Savageau:
“Creating a Model Oral Health Curriculum for Medical Students and Pediatrics Residencies” (American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Conference)

Hugh SilkJudy Savageau:
"100 Million Mouths — Creating Family Medicine State Champions to Address Oral Health and Overall Health" (STFM Annual Spring Conference)

S Ticku and Hugh Silk:“100 Million Mouths Campaign: Creating Primary Care Champions for Equitable Oral Health Access” (National Oral Health Conference)

D Hatem, M Hansen, B Wada-Gill and Hugh Silk:
“The Humanities Lab – Promoting Projects in the Humanities in a Learning Community and Medical School” (Learning Communities Institute Annual Meeting)

Sonal Singh et al:
“Population-based Estimates of Prescribing Cascades Among Older Adults with Alzheimer’s Dementia.” (36th International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology Annual Meeting)

“Development and Evaluation of the ALgorithm CErtainty Tool KIT (ACE-IT) to Evaluate Safety Outcomes Using Electronic Medical Record and Claims-based Algorithms” (38th International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology Annual Meeting)

“Challenges of Using Real-World Evidence for Regulatory Decisions: 4 Key Issues” (38th International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology Annual Meeting)

“From Vaccine Hesitancy to Vaccine Acceptance: Who Changes and Why?” (The Health Care Systems Research Network)

Virginia Van Duyne, Nicholas Martin, Maegan Pollard, Lee Mancini, and Laurel Banach:
"A Longitudinal Curriculum Approach for Sports Medicine Training within a Family Medicine Residency Training" (Lecture-Discussion – FMEC 2021: Family Medicine Education Consortium annual meeting)