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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. 

Michael Argenyi, P Kushalnagar. Social Media Use and HIV Screening Uptake Among Deaf Adults in the United States: Cross-Sectional Survey Study. JMIR Public Health Surveill 2019 Oct 2;5(4):e13658.

F Amo-Setién, R Abajas-Bustillo, C Sarabia-Cobo, P Parás-Bravo, C Leal-Costa, C Redondo-Figuero, Linda Bandini. Prevalence and Factors Associated with Overweight and Obesity Among Spanish Students Attending Special Education Schools. J Appl Res Intellect Disabil 2020 May;33(3):364-372.

B Forseth, PE Papanek, Linda Bandini, D Schoeller, A Moosreiner, KJ Sawin, K Zvara, M Fendrich, M Polfuss. Feasibility and Acceptability of a Self-Report Activity Diary in Families of Children With and Without Special Needs. Compr Child Adolesc Nurs 2019 Dec;42(4):293-303. 

Sandy Blount. Patient-Centered Primary Care: Getting from Good to Great. Springer Publishing Company, New York, NY. 2019.

Sandy Blount. It Takes a Team (book chapter). In S. Gold and L Green (Eds.), Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Your Patients are Waiting. Springer, NY.

KL Ard, ZE Edelstein, Phil Bolduc, D Daskalakis, AD Gendi, DS Krakower, JE Meyers, AS Keuroghlian. Public Health Detailing for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2018.

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

SB Johnson; MA Fair; LD Howley; J Prunuske; Suzanne Cashman; JK Carney; YS Jarris; LR Deyton; D Blumenthal; NK Krane; NH Fiebach AH Strelnick; E Morton-Eggleston; C Nickens; LL Ortega. Teaching Public and Population Health in Medical Education: An Evaluation Framework. Academic Medicine, in press.

C Motzkus, RJ Wells, X Wang, S Chimienti, D Plummer, J Sabin, J Allison, Suzanne Cashman. Pre-clinical Medical Student Reflections on Implicit Bias: Implications for Learning and Teaching. PLoS One 2019 Nov 15;14(11):e0225058.

ML Desroches, KA Sethares, Carol Curtin, J Chung. Nurses' Attitudes and Emotions Toward Caring for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Results of a Cross-sectional, Correlational-predictive Research Study.  J Appl Res Intellect Disabil 2019 Nov;32(6):1501-1513.

AL Beccia, J Baek, WM Jesdale, SB Austin, S Forrester, Carol Curtin, KL Lapane. Risk. of Disordered Eating at the Intersection of Gender and Racial/Ethnic Identity Among U.S. High School Students. Eat Behav 2019 Aug;34:101299.

M Walls, Carol Curtin, S Phillips, M Eliasziw, C Jackel, A Must, Linda Bandini, S Broder-Fingert. Developmental-Behavioral Pediatricians' Diagnosis and Coding of Overweight and Obesity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Dev Behav Pediatr 2020 May;41(4):258-264.

Carol Curtin, SL Hyman, DD Boas, S Hassink, S Broder-Fingert, LT Ptomey, MD Gillette, RK Fleming, A Must, Linda Bandini. Weight Management in Primary Care for Children With Autism: Expert Recommendations. Pediatrics 2020 Apr;145(Suppl 1):S126-S139.

SC Folta, Carol Curtin, A Must, A Pehrson, K Ryan, Linda Bandini. Impact of Selective Eating on Social Domains Among Transition-Age Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Qualitative Study. J Autism Dev Disord 2020 Feb 7. epub ahead of print.

HI Stanish, Carol Curtin, A Must, S Phillips, M Maslin, Linda Bandini. Does Physical Activity Differ Between Youth With and Without Intellectual Disabilities? Disabil Health J 2019 Jul;12(3):503-508.

Joe DiFranza. Neural Remodeling Begins With the First Cigarette. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging 2020 Jun;5(6):629-630.

AH Levinson, JGL Lee, LA Jason, Joe DiFranza. Asking for Identification and Retail Tobacco Sales to Minors. Pediatrics 2020 May;145(5):e20193253.

Elizabeth Dykhouse, LH Bikos. Re-entry Friction: The Curious Effects of Cultural Dislocation on Outcomes for Global Service Learning Returnees. International Journal of Intercultural Relations 2019;72:96-108.

Warren Ferguson, J Johnston, JG Clarke, PJ Koutoujian, K Maurer, C Gallagher, J White, D Nickl, FS Taxman. Version 2. Advancing the Implementation and Sustainment of Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Prisons and Jails. Health Justice 2019 Dec 12;7(1):19.

Paula Gardiner, M Luo, S D’Amico, K Gergen-Barnett, LF White, R Saper, et al. Effectiveness of Integrative Medicine Group Visits in Chronic Pain and Depressive Symptoms: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS ONE 2019;14(12):e0225540.

Paula Gardiner, M Chao and M Burnett. Improving Access, Integration, and Sustainability: A Reflective Overview of the Special Issue on Innovation in Group-Delivered Services. J Altern Complement Med 2019;25(7):663-665.

M Charlot, S D’Amico, M Luo, A Genei, H Kathuria and Paula Gardiner. Feasibility and Acceptability of Mindfulness-based Group Visits for Smoking Cessation in Low-Socioeconomic Status and Minority Smokers with Cancer. J Altern Complement Med 2019;25(7):762-769.

M Parikh, I Rajendran, S D’Amico, M Luo and Paula Gardiner. Characteristics and Components of Medical Group Visits for Chronic Health Conditions: A Systematic Scoping Review. J Altern Complement Med 2019;25(7):683-698.

J Keosaian, T Venkatesh, S D’Amico, Paula Gardiner and R Saper. Blood Lead Levels of Children Using Traditional Indian Medicine and Cosmetics: A Feasibility Study.  Glob Adv Health Med 2019 Aug 22;8:2164956119870988.

Thompson-Lastad A, Paula Gardiner, and Chao MT. Integrative Group Medical Visits: A National Scoping Survey of Safety-Net Clinics. Health Equity 2019;3(1):1-8.

Paula Gardiner, Lestoquoy AS, Negash NL, Luo M, Gergen-Barnett K, Saper R, ... & Liebschutz JM. Lessons Learned and Strategies for Recruitment of Diverse, Low-income Patients into an Integrative Medical Group Visit Clinical Trial. EXPLORE, 2019;15(3):215-221. doi: 10.1016/j.explore.2019.01.003.

Paula Gardiner, D’Amico S, Luo M, Haas N. An Innovative Electronic Health Toolkit (Our Whole Lives for Chronic Pain) to Reduce Chronic Pain in Patients with Health Disparities. Open Clinical Trial JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2020;8(3):e14768.

Pierre-Joseph N, DeOrnelas, M, Paula Gardiner, Minogue N, McDough, Chachere B, Omotola A, Vance J, Yeo C, Bernstein J. An Intergenerational Human Papillomavirus Vaccine and Cervical Cancer Screening Promotion Integrated Model, a Pilot Study. Health Educ Public Health 2020;3(1):249-257. doi: 10.31488/heph.134

Lutz J, Berry MP, Napadow V, Germer C, Pollak S, Paula Gardiner... & Schuman-Olivier, Z. (2020). Neural activations during self-related processing in patients with chronic pain and effects of a brief self-compassion training–a pilot study. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging 2020;111155.

Berry MP, Lutz J, Schuman-Olivier Z, Germer C, Pollak S, Edwards RR, Paula Gardiner ... & Napadow, V. Brief Self-Compassion Training Alters Neural Responses to Evoked Pain for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Pilot Study. Pain Medicine 2020; in press.

Mazhar H, Foster BC, Necyk C, Paula Gardiner, Harris CS, & Robaey P. Natural health product–drug interaction causality assessment in pediatric adverse event reports associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medication. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology 2020;30(1):38-47.

Mehta V, D'Amico S, Luo M, Bodner K, Goldstein L, Neri C, & Paula Gardiner. Food Habits, Stressors, and Use of Complementary Medicine Therapies Among Pediatric Patients Who Attend an Integrative Medicine Pediatric Pain Clinic. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2020;26(8):691-700.

Lee Hargraves, C Cosenza, MN Elliott, PD Cleary. The Effect of Different Sampling and Recall Periods in the CAHPS Clinician & Group (CG-CAHPS) Survey. Health Serv Res 2019 Oct;54(5):1036-1044.

MA Tesell, CJ Alper, R Bacon, Bonnie Greenwood, Kim Lenz, Paul Jeffrey, K Stevens. Effect of Lumacaftor/Ivacaftor on Pulmonary Exacerbation Rates in Members with Cystic Fibrosis in a Medicaid Population. J Manag Care Spec Pharm 2019 Sep;25(9):1021-1025.

Bonnie Greenwood. Introduction: Pharmacy Reimbursement. J Manag Care Spec Pharm 2020 Jun;26(6):702.

Tasmina Hydery, VA Azzopardi Coppenrath. A Comprehensive Review of Pegvaliase, an Enzyme Substitution Therapy for the Treatment of Phenylketonuria. Drug Target Insights 2019 Jun 21;13:1177392819857089.

Debi Lang. Review of Programs to Combat Elder Mistreatment: Focus on Hospitals and Level of Resources Needed. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 2019.

TC Green, J Bratberg, J Baird, D Burstein, Kim Lenz, P Case, AY Walley, Z Xuan. Rurality and Differences in Pharmacy Characteristics and Community Factors Associated with Provision of Naloxone in the Pharmacy. Int J Drug Policy 2019 Nov 15:102602. epub ahead of print.

MM Garcia, Kim Lenz, Bonnie Greenwood, MC Angelini, T Thompson, KM Clements, RP Maura, Paul Jeffrey. Impact of Sequential Opioid Dose Reduction Interventions in a State Medicaid Program Between 2002 and 2017. J Pain 2019 Aug;20(8):876-884.

Carolyn Langer et al. Health Care Gap Affects 20% of United States Population: Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care. Health Policy Open: May, 2020.

Mary E CostanzaRoger LuckmannChristine FrisardMary Jo WhiteCaroline Cranos. Comparing Telephone Counseling With Reminding to Promote On-Time Repeated Mammography: A Randomized Trial in a Cohort with 4 Years Follow-Up. Health Educ Behav 2020 Feb;47(1):37-46.

Steve Martin, LM Chiodo and A Wilson. Retention in Care as a Quality Measure for Opioid Use Disorder. Subst Abus 2019:1-6.

Steve Martin et al. Common Misperceptions About Buprenorphine Prescribing for Opioid Use Disorder. Am Fam Physician 2019;100(7):396-397.

DJ Wexler, H Krause-Steinrauf, JP Crandall, HJ Florez, SH Hox, A Kuhn, A Sood, C Underkofler, VR Aroda; GRADE Research Group (including M Diane McKee). Baseline Characteristics of Randomized Participants in the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study (GRADE). Diabetes Care 2019 Nov;42(11):2098-2107.

ME Larkin, DM Nathan, I Bebu, H Krause-Steinrauf, WH Herman, JM Higgins, M Tiktin, RM Cohen, C Lund, RM Bergenstal, ML Johnson, V Arends; GRADE Research Group (including M Diane McKee). Rationale and Design for a GRADE Substudy of Continuous Glucose Monitoring. Diabetes Technol Ther 2019 Dec;21(12):682-690.

S Wittleder, A Ajenikoko, D Bouwman, Y Fang, M Diane McKee, P Meissner, SL Orstad, CD Rehm, SE Sherman, S Smith, V Sweat, L Velastegui, J Wylie-Rosett, M Jay. Protocol for a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial of a Technology-assisted Health Coaching Intervention for Weight Management in Primary Care: The GEM (goals for eating and moving) Study. Contemp Clin Trials 2019 Aug;83:37-45.

S Behringer-Massera, T Browne, G George, S Duran, A Cherrington, M Diane McKee; GRADE Research Group. Facilitators and Barriers to Successful Recruitment into a Large Comparative Effectiveness Trial: A Qualitative Study. J Comp Eff Res 2019 Jul;8(10):815-826.

M Diane McKee, A Nielsen, B Anderson, E Chuang, M Connolly, Q Gao, EN Gil, C Lechuga, M Kim, H Naqvi, B Kligler. Version 2. Individual vs. Group Delivery of Acupuncture Therapy for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Urban Primary Care-a Randomized Trial. J Gen Intern Med 2020 Apr;35(4):1227-1237.

JC Cardet, PJ Busse, JK Carroll, TB Casale, T Coyne-Beasley, S Dixon-Williams, M Fagan, VE Forth, AL Fuhlbrigge, ML Hernandez, D Kaelber, B Kaplan, M Lorenzi, S Madison, NE Maher, K Majewski, B Manning, M Diane McKee, S Nazario, WD Pace, MJ Pencina, CS Rand, J Rodriguez-Louis, L She, J Shields, JE Teng, ME Wechsler, JP Wisnivesky, BP Yawn, E Israel. Adherence to Adding Inhaled Corticosteroids to Rescue Therapy in a Pragmatic Trial with Adults with Asthma: A Pilot Study. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2020 May;124(5):487-493.

VL Mayer, D Siscovick, C Goytia, D Brown, E Hanlen, J Flory, M Diane McKee, CR Horowitz. "Not Alone Anymore": The Experiences of Adults With Diabetes in New York's Medicaid Health Home Program. Med Care 2020 Jun;58 Suppl 6 Suppl 1:S60-S65.

Asman AG, Hoogendoorn CJ, M. Diane McKee, and Gonzalez, JS. Assessing the Association of Depression and Anxiety with Symptom Reporting Among Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes. J Behav Med 2020 Feb;43(1):57-68.

Chuang E, Gil EN, Gao Q, Kligler B, and M. Diane McKee. Relationship Between Opioid Analgesic Prescription and Unemployment in Patients Seeking Acupuncture for Chronic Pain in Urban Primary Care. Pain Med 2019 Aug 1;20(8):1528-1533.

Ken Peterson. Transient Ischemic Attack. Book chapter In K Dick & T Buttaro (Eds.) Case Studies in Geriatric Primary Care and Multimorbidity Management. St. Louis, MO. Elsevier, 2019.

MA Trippolini, AE Young, Glenn Pransky, NA Elbers, K Lockwood, ID Cameron. Beyond symptom resolution: insurance case manager's perspective on predicting recovery after motor vehicle crash. Disabil Rehabil 2019 Aug 1:1-9. epub ahead of print.

M Shraim, M Cifuentes, JL Willetts, HR Marucci-Wellman, Glenn Pransky. Why Does the Adverse Effect of Inappropriate MRI for LBP Vary by Geographic Location? An Exploratory Analysis. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2019 Nov 30;20(1):574.

R Wilkie, M Bjork, KM Costa-Black, M Parker, Glenn Pransky. Managing work participation for people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 2020 Apr 19. epub ahead of print.

MC Dolce, JL Parker, Judy Savageau, JD DaSilva JD. Older Adult Patients’ Experience of Care in a Dental School Clinic. J Dent Educ 2019 Sep;83(9):1039-1046.

Judy Savageau, Kate Sullivan, Gail Sawosik, Erin Sullivan and Hugh Silk. Status of Oral Health Training in U.S. Primary Care Programs: A Qualitative Study to Define Characteristics and Outcomes. J Dent Educ 2019;83(8):865-877.

Dalal M, Judy Savageau, Hugh Silk and Inyang Isong. Oral Health Training in Pediatric Residency Programs: Pediatric Program Director’s Perspectives. J Dent Educ 2019;83(6):630-637.

J Haber, MC Dolce, E Hartnett, Judy Savageau, S Altman, J Lange-Kessler, Hugh Silk. Integrating Oral Health Curricula Into Midwifery Graduate Programs: Results of a U.S. Survey. J Midwifery Womens Health 2019 Jul;64(4):462-471.

L Thompson, T Jiang, Judy Savageau, Hugh Silk, Reidy CA. An Assessment of Oral Health Training Among Geriatric Fellowship Programs: A National Survey. J of the Am Geriatrics Society, Jan. 2019;67(5):1079-1084.

Patricia Seymour. Hospital Medicine Curricular Guidelines or Track Recommendations for Family Medicine Residencies. STFM Resource Library (white paper prepared by the Society of Hospital Medicine/Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Joint Task Force for Hospital Medicine Training of Family Medicine Residents.

Hugh Silk. Oral Health Care Is an Important Issue for Military Veterans. Am Fam Physician 2020 Apr 15;101(8):452.

AL Bannon, Hugh Silk. Engaging a State Medical Society in Oral Health: A Community Action Report. J Public Health Dent 2019 Dec;79(4):320-323.

M Fukunaga, K Halligan, J Kodela, S Toomey, V Furtado, Roger Luckmann, P Han, K Mazor, Sonal Singh. Tools to Promote Shared Decision Making in Lung Cancer Screening Using Low-dose Computerized Tomography: A Systematic Review. Chest 2020 (in press)

J Heyward, O Mansour, L Olson, Sonal Singh, GC Alexander. Association Between Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) Inhibitors and  Lower Extremity Amputation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PloS One 2020 Jun 5;15(6):e0234065.

MA Malesker, P Callahan-Lyon, JM Madison, B Ireland, RS Irwin, Sonal Singh. CHEST Expert Cough Panel. Chronic Cough Due to Stable Chronic Bronchitis: CHEST Expert Panel Report. Chest 2020;S0012-3692(20)30324-X. epub ahead of print.

MP Smith, M Lown, Sonal Singh, B Ireland, AT Hill, RS Irwin on behalf of the CHEST Expert Cough Panel: Chest Guideline and Expert Panel Report. Immunocompetent Adult Outpatients with Cough Due to Acute Bronchitis: CHEST Expert  Panel Report. 2020 Feb 21. Chest 2020;S0012-3692(20)30329-9. epub ahead of print.

A Côté, RJ Russell, LP Boulet, Sonal Singh, et al. Managing Chronic Cough due to Asthma and NAEB in Adults and Adolescents: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report. 2020 Chest Jan 20. epub ahead of print.

MM Epstein, C Saphirak, Y Zhou, C LeBlanc, AG Rosmarin, A Ash, Sonal Singh, K Fisher, BM Birmann, J Gurwitz. Identifying Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance in Electronic Health Data. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2019 Nov 17. epub ahead of print.

AB Chang, JJ Oppenheimer, PJ Kahrilas, Sonal Singh, et al. Chronic Cough and Gastroesophageal Reflux in Children: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report. Chest 2019;156(1):131‐140.

MP Smith, M Lown, Sonal Singh, B Ireland, AT Hill, JA Linder, RS Irwin; CHEST Expert Cough Panel. Acute Cough Due to Acute Bronchitis in Immunocompetent Adult Outpatients: CHEST Expert Panel Report. Chest 2020 May;157(5):1256-1265.

JY Min, CG Grijalva, JA Morrow, CC Whitmore, RE Hawley, Sonal Singh, RS Swain, and MR Griffin. A Comparison of Two Algorithms to Identify Sudden Cardiac Deaths in Computerized Database. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 2019 Aug 7. epub ahead of print.

Sonal Singh, KM Mazor and K Fisher. Positive Deviance Approaches to Improving Vaccination Coverage Rates within Health Care Systems: A Systematc Review. J Comp Eff Res 2019;8(13):1055-1065.

R Pradham, A Nautiyal and Sonal Singh. Diagnosis of immune checkpoint inhibitor-associated myocarditis: A systematic review. Int J Cardiol 2019 Dec 1;296:113-121.

Sonal Singh, A Nautiyal, K Belk. Real world outcomes associated with Idarucizumab: Population based retrospective cohort study. Am J Cardiovasc Drugs (2019).

Michael Tutty, Carlasare LE, Lloyd S, Sinsky C. The Complex Case of EHRs: Examining the Factors Impacting the EHR User Experience. J Amer Med Informatics Association 2019; July 26(7):673-677.

Jill Tirabassi. Volleyball injuries. Book Chapter in Sports-related Fracture, Dislocations and Trauma: Advanced On- and Off- Field Management. 1st Edition. 2020. Springer Publishers.

A Phan, Jill Tirabassi. What Level of Increase in Serum Creatinine Should be Tolerated in Adult Patients Starting an ACE-inhibitor? Evidence-Based Practice March, 2020. epub ahead of print.

A Chung, Jill Tirabassi. How Much does Maternal Consumption of Raw Meat Increase the Risk of Toxoplasma Infection in Pregnancy? Evidence-Based Practice February, 2020. epub ahead of print.

G Aerni, Jill Tirabassi. Shoulder Conditions: Traumatic Instability and Laxity. FP Essent 2020 Apr;491:22-26.

Jill Tirabassi, G Aerni. Shoulder Conditions: Glenohumeral Joint Osteoarthritis and Adhesive Capsulitis. FP Essent 2020 Apr;491:17-21.

K VanBaak, Jill Tirabassi, G Aerni. Shoulder Conditions: Clavicle and Acromioclavicular Joint Conditions. FP Essent 2020 Apr;491:27-32.

Carole Upshur, Melodie Wenz-Gross, Gail Sawosik, Yeonsoon Yeo, Marian Heyman and Chris Rhoads. A Randomized Efficacy Trial of the Second Step Early Learning Curriculum. J Applied Developmental Psychology 2019;62:145-159.

TA Moore Simas, L Brenckle, P Sankaran, GA Masters, S Person, Linda Weinreb, JY Ko, CL Robbins, J Allison, N Byatt. The PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM): Study Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial of Two Active Interventions Addressing Perinatal Depression in Obstetric Settings. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2019 Jul 22;19(1):256.