Research Initiatives


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. 

Polfuss M, Sawin KJ, Papanek PE, Linda Bandini, Forseth B, Moosreiner A, Zvara K, Schoeller DA. Total Energy Expenditure and Body Composition of Children with Developmental Disabilities. Disabil Health J 2018 Jul;11(3):442-446.

Chistol LT, Linda Bandini LG, Must A, Phillips S, Cermak SA, Carol Curtin. Sensory Sensitivity and Food Selectivity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Feb;48(2):583-591

Phil Bolduc. HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. American Academy of HIV Medicine HIV Specialist Magazine.

Phil Bolduc et al. HIV and HCV Co-Infection: An AETC National Curriculum.

Mack DS, Epstein MM, Dubé C, Robin Clark, Lapane KL. Screening Mammography among Nursing Home Residents in the United States: Current Guidelines and Practice. J Geriatr Oncol 2018. Epub ahead of print.

Robin Clark, Linda Weinreb, Flahive JM, Seifert RW. Health Care Utilization and Expenditures of Homeless Family Members Before and After Emergency Housing. Am J Public Health 2018;108(6):808-814. 

Romo E, Ulbricht CM, Robin Clark, Lapane KL. Correlates of Specialty Substance Use Treatment among Adults with Opioid Use Disorders. Addict Behav 2018. Epub ahead of print.

G Griffith, T Kumaraswami, SA Chrysanthopoulou, KM Mattocks and Robin Clark. Prescription Contraception Use and Adherence by Women with Substance Use Disorders. Addiction 2017;112(9):1638-1646.

KM Mattocks, Robin Clark and Linda Weinreb. Initiation and Engagement with Methadone Treatment among Pregnant and Postpartum Women. Womens Health Issues 2017;27(6):646-651.

Ali Connell and Amber Hewitt. The Clinical Interview in Integrated Primary Care – book chapter in Handbook of Psychological Assessment in Primary Care Settings; Maruish, 2017. 

Valerie Coppenrath. Reflections from the Jury Box: Improving Evidence Based Practice through a Comparison with our Legal System. Innovations in Pharmacy 2017;8(3):article 15. http://pubs.lib.umn,edu/innovations/vol8/iss3/15/

Valerie Coppenrath. Adaptation and Validation of the Fresno Test of Competence in Evidence-based Medicine in Doctor of Pharmacy Candidates. Amer J Pharmaceutical Educ 2017;81(6):1-9. http://www.ajpe,org/doi/odf/10.5688/ajpe816106.

Valerie Coppenrath and Tasmina Hydery. Dapagliflozin/saxagliptin Fixed Dose Tablets: A New Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 and Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4 Combination for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. OnlineFirst 2017.

M Weems, L Truex, R Scampini, R Fleming, Carol Curtin and Linda Bandini. A Novel Weight-loss Tool Designed for Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities. J Acad Nutr Diet November J Acad Nutr Diet. 2017 Oct;117(10):1503-1508.

Bahelah R, Ward KD, Ben Taleb Z, Joe DiFranza, Eissenberg T, Jaber R, Maziak W. Determinants of Progression of Nicotine Dependence Symptoms in Adolescent Waterpipe Smokers.Tob Control 2018. Epub ahead of print

Kim SS, Fang H, Bernstein K, Zhang Z, Joe DiFranza, Ziedonis D, Allison J. Acculturation, Depression, and Smoking Cessation: A Trajectory Pattern Recognition Approach. Tob Induc Dis 2017;15:33.

Thompson MF, Poirier GL, Dávila-García MI, Huang W, Tam K, Robidoux M, Dubuke ML, Shaffer SA, Colon-Perez L, Febo M, Joe DiFranza, King JA. Menthol Enhances Nicotine-induced Locomotor Sensitization and In Vivo Functional Connectivity in Adolescence. J Psychopharmacol 2018;32(3):332-343.

GL Poirier, W Huang, K Tam, Joe DiFranza and JA King. Evidence of Altered Brain Responses to Nicotine in an Animal Model of ADHD. Nicotine Tob Res 2017 Sep;19(9):1016-1023.

Ewen AM, Paula Gardiner, Palma S, Whitley K, Schneider JI. We Matter Too! Addressing the Wellness of Program Coordinators in Graduate Medical Education. J Contin Educ Health Prof 2018. Epub ahead of print.

 Bodner K, D'Amico S, Luo M, Sommers E, Goldstein L, Neri C, Paula Gardiner. A Cross-sectional Review of the Prevalence of Integrative Medicine in Pediatric Pain Clinics Across the United States. Complement Ther Med 2018;38:79-84.

Vergara-Diaz G, Osypiuk K, Hausdorff JM, Bonato P, Gow BJ, Miranda JG, Sudarsky LR, Tarsy D, Fox MD, Paula Gardiner, Thomas CA, Macklin EA, Wayne PM. Tai Chi for Reducing Dual-task Gait Variability, a Potential Mediator of Fall Risk in Parkinson's Disease: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Glob Adv Health Med. 2018. doi: 10.1177/2164956118775385. eCollection 2018.

Lestoquoy AS, Laird LD, Mitchell S, Gergen-Barnett K, Negash NL, McCue K, Enad R, Paula Gardiner. Living with Chronic Pain: Evaluating Patient Experiences with a Medical Group Visit Focused on Mindfulness and Non-pharmacological Strategies. Complement Ther Med 2017;35:33-38.

Zhou ES, Paula Gardiner, Bertisch SM. Integrative Medicine for Insomnia. Med Clin North Am 2017;101(5):865-879.

Saper RB, Lemaster C, Delitto A, Sherman KJ, Herman PM, Sadikova E, Stevans J, Keosaian JE, Cerrada CJ, Femia AL, Roseen EJ, Paula Gardiner, Gergen Barnett K, Faulkner C, Weinberg J. Yoga, Physical Therapy, or Education for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Noninferiority Trial. Ann Intern Med 2017;167(2):85-94.

Gill SV, Khetani MA, Yinusa-Nyahkoon L, McManus B, Paula Gardiner, Tickle-Degnen L. Forging Alliances in Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Research (FAIRR): A Logic Model. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2017;96(7):479-486.

Paula Gardiner, McCue KD, Negash LM, Cheng T, White LF, Yinusa-Nyahkoon L, Jack BW, Bickmore TW. Engaging Women with an Embodied Conversational Agent to Deliver Mindfulness and Lifestyle Recommendations: A Feasibility Randomized Control Trial. Patient Educ Couns 2017;100(9):1720-1729.

Paula Gardiner et al. The Latino Integrative Medical Group Visit as a Model for Pain Reduction in Underserved Spanish Speakers. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2017. doi: 10.1089/acm.2017/0132.

Sawicki GS, Garvey KC, Toomey SL, Williams KA, Lee Hargraves, James T, Raphael JL, Giardino AP, Schuster MA, Finkelstein JA. Preparation for Transition to Adult Care among Medicaid-Insured Adolescents. Pediatrics 2017;140(1). doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-2768.

Alexis Henry, Jack Gettens, Judy Savageau, D Cullen and A Landau. Massachusetts Medicaid Members that Smoked in 2008: Characteristics Associated with Smoking Status in 2014. PLoS One. 2017 Oct 12;12(19):e0186144. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0186144.

Lee Hargraves, Deb Bonollo, Person SD, Warren Ferguson. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Community Health Workers Using Patient Stories to Support Hypertension Management: Study Protocol. Contemp Clin Trials 2018;69:76-82.

Coppenrath VA, Tasmina Hydery. Dapagliflozin/Saxagliptin Fixed-Dose Tablets: A New Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 and Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4 Combination for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. Ann Pharmacother 2018 Jan;52(1):78-85.

Kouris G, Tasmina Hydery, Bonnie Greenwood, Lavitas P, Price M, Clements K, Alper CJ, Kim Lenz, Paul Jeffrey. Effectiveness of Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir and Predictors of Treatment Failure in Members with Hepatitis C Genotype 1 Infection: A Retrospective Cohort Study in a Medicaid Population. J Manag Care Spec Pharm 2018 Jul;24(7):591-597.

Tasmina Hydery, MK Price, Bonnie Greenwood, M Takeshita, PS Kunte, RP Mauro, Kimberly Lenz, Paul Jeffrey. Evaluation of Progesterone Utilization and Birth Outcomes in a State Medicaid Plan. Pharmacotherapy 2017;37(10):1328-1334.

Clements KM, Tasmina Hydery, Tesell MA, Bonnie Greenwood, Angelini MC. A Systematic Review of Community-based Interventions to Improve Oral Chronic Disease Medication Regimen Adherence among Individuals with Substance Use Disorder. Drug Alcohol Depend 2018 Jul 1;188:141-152.

Sarah Roderick, Nelly Burdette, Debra Hurwitz, Pano Yeracaris. Integrated Behavioral Health Practice Facilitation in Patient Centered Medical Homes: A Promising Application. Family, Systems and Health 2017;35(2):227-237.

Lu CY, Zhang F, Golonski N, Lupton C, Paul Jeffrey, Wagner AK. State Medicaid Reimbursement for Medications for Chronic Hepatitis C Infection from 2012 through 2015. Value Health. 2018 Jun;21(6):692-697.

Carolyn Langer et al. Evolving Federal and StateHealth Care Policy: Towards a More Integrated and Comprehensive Care Delivery System for Children with Medical Complexity

Wyatte Hall, Len Levin, Melissa Anderson. Language Deprivation Syndrome: A Possible Neurodevelopmental Disorder with Sociocultural Origins. Soc Psychiatry Psychiar Epidemiol 2017;52:761-776.

Nathaniel Erskine, Tran Hoang, Len Levin, Christine Ulbricht, Joyce Fingeroth, Catarina Kiefe, Robert Goldberg and Sonal SinghA Systematic Review and Meta-analysis on Herpes Zoster and the Risk of Cardiac and Cerebrovascular EventsPLoS One 2017;12(7):e0181565.

Roger Luckmann, Costanza ME, Mary Jo White, Frisard CF, Rosal M, Sama S, Landry MR, Yood R. A 4-year Randomized Trial Comparing Three Outreach Interventions to Promote Screening Mammograms. Transl Behav Med 2018. Epub ahead of print.

CA Motzkus and Roger Luckmann. Does Infection Site Matter? A Systemic Review of Infection Site Mortality in Sepsis. J Intensive Care Med 2017; 2017;32(8):473-479.

CA Motzkus, SA Chrysanthopoulou, Roger Luckmann, TA Rincon, KL Lapane and CM Lilly. ICU Admission Source as a Predictor of Mortality for Patients with Sepsis. J Intensive Care Med 2017. Epub ahead of print.

Roger Luckmann, Mary Jo White, Mary Costanza, et al. Implementation and Process Evaluation of Three Interventions to Promote Screening Mammograms Delivered for 4 Years in a Large Primary Care Population. Translational Behavioral Medicine 2017;7(3):547-556.

Steve Martin, Bosse J, Wilson A, Losikoff P, Chiodo L. Under One Roof: Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C in Addiction Care. Addict Sci Clin Pract 2018;13(1):10. doi: 10.1186/s13722-018-0111-7.

Steve Martin et al. Oral Health and Medicine Integration: Overcoming Historical Artifact to Relieve Suffering. AJPH 2017;107(S1):S30-31.

Coenen P, Smith A, Kent P, Harris M, Linton SJ, Glenn Pransky, Beales D, O'Sullivan P, Straker L. The Association of Adolescent Spinal-pain-related Absenteeism with Early Adulthood Work Absenteeism: A Six-year Follow-up Data from a Population-based Cohort. Scand J Work Environ Health 2018. Epub ahead of print.

Kurowski A, Glenn Pransky, Punnett L. Impact of a Safe Resident Handling Program in Nursing Homes on Return-to-Work and Re-injury Outcomes Following Work Injury. J Occup Rehabil 2018. Epub ahead of print.

Drury DL, Adamo P, Cloeren M, Hegmann KT, Martin DW, Levine MJ, Olson SM, Glenn Pransky, Tacci JA, Thiese M. Patient Satisfaction Measurement in Occupational and Environmental Medicine Practice. J Occup Environ Med 2018;60(5):e227-e231.

Hartvigsen J, Hancock MJ, Kongsted A, Louw Q, Ferreira ML, Genevay S, Hoy D, Karppinen J, Glenn Pransky, Sieper J, Smeets RJ, Underwood M. What Low Back Pain Is and Why We Need to Pay Attention. Lancet 2018;391(10137):2356-2367.

McLellan RK, Haas NS, Kownacki RP, Glenn Pransky, Talmage JB, Dreger M. Using Electronic Health Records and Clinical Decision Support to Provide Return-to-Work Guidance for Primary Care Practitioners for Patients With Low Back Pain. J Occup Environ Med 2017;59(11):e240-e244.

Tina Runyan, Amber Hewitt, Steve Martin, Dan Mullin. Confronting the New Epidemic: Integrated Care for Opioid Use Disorders. Fam Syst Health 2017;35(2):248-250.

Tina Runyan. Dissolving the Dichotomy in Health and Healthcare. Fam Syst Health 2018;36(2):261-262.

Tina Runyan, JM Austen and L Gildenblatt. Mentorship During Transitions. Families, Systems and Health 2017;35(4):508-510.

Tina Runyan. “Joy” in the Practice Requires Workforce Wellbeing. Families, Systems and Health 2017; 35(4):513-514.

Tina Runyan, Stephanie Carter-Henry and S Ogbeide. Ethical Challenges Unique to the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) Model. J Clin Psychol Med Settings 2018;25(2):224-236.

Tina Runyan, Stephanie Carter-Henry and S Ogbeide. Ethical Challenges Unique to the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) Model. J Clin Psychol Med Settings 2017 June. doi.10/1007/s10880-017-9502-2.

Tina Runyan. The Future of Collaborative Care without the Affordable Care Act: We Did it Before and Will Do it Again. Family Systems & Health 2017;35(1):100-101.

SM Ketelaar, FG Schaafsma, MF Geldor, CR Boot, RA Kraaijeveld, Bill Shaw et al. Employees’ Perceptions of Social Norms as a Result of Implementing the Participatory Approach at Supervisor Level: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. J Occup Rehabil 2016 Aug – epub ahead of print.

Simon L, Hugh Silk, Judy Savageau, Kate Sullivan, Riedy C. Oral Health Training in Osteopathic Medical Schools: Results of a National Survey. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2018;118(7):463-471.

Hugh Silk, Judy Savageau, Kate Sullivan, Gail Sawosik, Wang M. An Update of Oral Health Curricula in US Family Medicine Residency Programs. Fam Med. 2018;50(6):437-443.

Hugh Silk. The Future of Oral Health Care Provided by Physicians and Allied Professionals. J Dent Educ 2017;81(8):eS171-eS179.

Clark M, Quinonez R, Bowser J, Hugh Silk. Curriculum Influence on Interdisciplinary Oral Health Education and Practice. J Public Health Dent 2017;77(3):272-282.

Hugh Silk. The Expanding Dental Workforce – The Impact of Non-dental Providers. Dental Clinics of North America 2018;62(2):195-206.

Hugh Silk, E Sachs Leicher, V Alvarado, E Cote and S Cote. A Multi-State Initiative to Implement Pediatric Oral Health in Primary Care Practice and Clinical Education. J Public Health Dent 2018;78(1):25-31.

Sonal Singh, Zeiman S, Alan Go, Fortmann S, Wenger N, Fleg JL, Radziszewska B, Stone NJ, Zoungas S, Gurwitz J. Statins for Primary Prevention in Older Adults: Moving toward Evidence-Based Decision-Making. J Ame Ger Soc 2018, in press.

Chang HY, Sonal Singh, Mansour O, Baksh S, Alexander GC. Association Between Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter-2 (SLGT-2) Inhibitors and Lower Extremity Amputation: A Retrospective Cohort Study. JAMA Internal Medicine 2018, in press.

Sonal Singh. Fluoroquinolones and Aortic Dissection. Nautiyal Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2018, in press.

Chang AB, Oppenheimer JJ, Rubin BK, Weinberger M, Irwin RS; CHEST Expert Cough Panel. Chronic Cough Related to Acute Viral Bronchiolitis in Children. Chest 2018 Apr 26. pii: S0012-3692(18)30632-9. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2018.04.019. Epub ahead of print.

Pradhan R, Sonal Singh. Comparison of Data on Serious Adverse Events and Mortality in Corresponding Journal Articles and Medical Reviews: A Cross-sectional Analysis. Drug Safety 2018 Apr 11. doi: 10.1007/s40264-018-0666-y. Epub ahead of print.

Haar RJ, Risko CB, Sonal Singh, Rayes D, Albaik A, Alnajar M, et al. Determining the Scope of Attacks on Health in Four Governorates of Syria in 2016: Results of a Field Surveillance Program. PLoS Med 2018;15(4): e1002559. https://doi. org/10.1371/ journal.pmed.1002559.

Wu CH, Tu ST, Chang YF, Chan DC, Chien JT, Lin CH, Sonal Singh, Dasari M, Chen JF, Tsai KS. Fracture Liaison Services Improve Outcomes of Patients with Osteoporosis-related Fractures: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-analysis. Bone. 2018 2018 Jun; 111:92-100. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2018.03.018. Epub 2018 Mar 16.

Field SK, Escalante P, Fisher DA, Ireland B, Irwin RS; CHEST Expert Cough Panel. Cough Due to TB and Other Chronic Infections: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report. Chest. 2018 Feb;153(2):467-497. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2017.11.018. Epub 2017 Nov 28.

Erkskine NA, Tran H, Levin LL, Ulbricht CM, Fingeroth JD, Kiefe CI, Goldberg RJ, Sonal Singh. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis on Herpes Zoster and the Risk of Cardiac and Cerebrovascular Events. PLoS One 2017 Jul 27;12(7):e0181565.

Sonal Singh, Nautiyal A. Aortic Dissection and Aortic Aneurysms Associated with Fluoroquinolones: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Observational Studies. American Journal of Medicine 2017;130(12):1449-1457.

Sonal Singh. The Safety of Generic Prescription Drugs in the United States. Drug Safety 2018;41(4):325-328.

Daria Szkwarko. Child Contact Management in High Tuberculosis Burden Countries: A Mixed Methods Systematic Review. 2017. https://doi.dorg/10/1371/journal.pone.0182185.

Daria Szkwarko and Olga Valdman. An Assessment of International Family Medicine Faculty Development Priorities. Research Brief – PRiMER (Peer-Reviewed Reports in Medical Education Research).

Jill Tirabassi et al. Variation of Traditional Biomarkers of Livery Injury After an Ultramarathon at Altitude. Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Sage Journals, March 20, 2018.

Carole Upshur, Linda Weinreb, Kate Sullivan, Liz DeLaRosa et al. Prevalence and Predictors of Substance Use Disorders Among Homeless Women Seeking Primary Care: An 11-Site Survey. Am J Addict. 2017;26(7):680-688.

Carole Upshur, Linda Weinreb, Kate Sullivan, Liz DeLaRosa et al. Homeless Women’s Service Use, Barriers, and Motivation for Participating in Substance Use Treatment. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2018;44(2):252-262.

Carole Upshur, DM Wrighting, G Bacigalupe et al. The Health Equity Scholars Program: Innovation in the Leaky Pipeline. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 2018;5(2):342-350.

Walden J, Olga Valdman, Mishori R, Carlough M. Building Capacity to Care for Refugees. Fam Pract Manag 2017;24(4):21-27.

Asgarzadeh M, Fischer D, Santosh Verma, Courtney TK, Christiani DC. The Impact of Weather, Road Surface, Time-of-day, and Light Conditions on Severity of Bicycle-Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries. Am J Ind Med 2018;61(7):556-565.

Byatt N, Cox L, Moore Simas TA, Kini N, Biebel K, Sankaran P, Swartz HA, Linda Weinreb. How Obstetric Settings Can Help Address Gaps in Psychiatric Care for Pregnant and Postpartum Women with Bipolar Disorder. Arch Womens Ment Health 2018. Epub ahead of print.

Byatt N, Moore Simas TA, Biebel K, Sankaran P, Pbert L, Linda Weinreb, Ziedonis D, Allison J. PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM): A Pilot Group Randomized Controlled Trial of Two Approaches to Improving Depression among Perinatal Women. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 2018. Epub ahead of print.

Linda Weinreb, Melodie Wenz Gross, and Carole Upshur. Postpartum Outcomes of a Pilot Prenatal Care-based Psychosocial Intervention for PTSD During Pregnancy. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2018 Jun;21(3):299-312.

Byatt N, Cox L, Moore Simas TA, Biebel K, Sankaran P, Swartz HA, Linda Weinreb. Access to Pharmacotherapy amongst Women with Bipolar Disorder during Pregnancy: A Preliminary Study. Psychiatr Q 2018;89(1):183-190.

Linda Weinreb, Carole Upshur, Fletcher-Blake D, Reed G, Frisard C. Managing Depression Among Homeless Mothers: Pilot Testing an Adapted Collaborative Care Intervention. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord 2016;18(2). doi: 10.4088/PCC.15m01907. eCollection 2016.

Sylvestre MP, Chagnon M, Bob Wellman, Dugas EN, O'Loughlin J. Sex Differences in Attaining Cigarette Smoking and Nicotine Dependence Milestones in Novice Smokers. Am J Epidemiol 2018. Epub ahead of print.

Bob Wellman, MP Sylvestre, ED O’Loughlin, H Dutczak, A Montreuil, GD Datta, and J O’Loughlin. Socioeconomic Status is Associated with the Prevalence and Co-Occurrence of Risk Factors for Cigarette Smoking Initiation during Adolescence. Int J Public Health 2018;63(1):125-136.

Bob Wellman, EK O’Loughlin, EN Dugas, A Montreuil, H Dutczak, J O’Loughlin. Reasons for Quitting /Smoking in Young Adult Cigarette Smokers. Addict Behav 2018;77:28-33.

O'Loughlin J, O'Loughlin EK, Bob Wellman, Sylvestre MP, Dugas EN, Chagnon M, Dutczak H, Laguë J, McGrath JJ. Predictors of Cigarette Smoking Initiation in Early, Middle, and Late Adolescence. J Adolesc Health 2017;61(3):363-370.