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 department faculty:

Ron Adler and Wayne Altman:
“Care That Matters; Working Toward a New Generation of Primary Care Quality Measures” (Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians annual meeting)

Ron Adler and Sandy Blount:
“Foundational Routines of Patient Centered Care” (The Collaborative Family Healthcare Association conference)

Ron Adler and Steve Martin:
“Think Before You ‘Pink’: Launching a Social Movement to Re-design Cancer Screening Campaigns” (Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference / NCI)

Bob Baldor:
“TIA and Stroke” (AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly)
“Parkinson’s Disease” (AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly)

Elana Bannerman:
“A Cloudy Case of a Knee Effusion due to Staph Epidermidis” (New England American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting)

Sandy Blount:
“The Process of Creating the Colorado Consensus Competencies for Behavioral Health Clinicians in Primary Care” (Collaborative Family Healthcare Association’s 18th Annual Conference)

Phil Bolduc:

“Starting HIV and HCV Programs at a Community Health Center” (New England AIDS Education and Training Center conference)
"Enhancing HIV Care and Education at Your Residency: From Getting Started to Getting Great” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)
“Addressing the HIV Workforce Shortage by Training Family Medicine HIV Specialists: Existing Models of Training, Opportunities for Collaboration, and Developing New Programs” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)
“Hepatitis C is a Primary Care Disease: Transforming Residency Training to Address Growing National Needs” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)
“HIV Panel Management: Using Patient Registries to Conduct Quality Improvement Initiatives and Improve HIV Care Coordination in Residency Teaching Clinics” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)
“Teaching Hepatitis B: How to Make Sense of the Alphabet Soup” (Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians annual meeting)
“Meeting the Challenges of Complex Patients with Chronic Pain or Addictions: Starting and Running a Chronic Pain Program” (Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers Conference)

Arlene Bierman, Alexandra Bonardi, Martha Gold, Susan Goold and Linda Weiss:

“Shared Decision-Making: A Population Perspective” (AcademyHealth annual research meeting)

Alexandra Bonardi:
“Methods for Assessing the Prevalence of Clinical Health Conditions within the Population of Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Using State Developmental Disability Agency Services: The National Core Indicators Adult Consumer Survey” (poster; AcademyHealth annual research meeting)

Jessica Bossiea, Noral Lamartine, Ivonne McLean, Pamela Sancoucy, Kosta Deligiannidis and Cynthia Jeremiah:
“A Multifaceted Approach to Improve Sexual Health Education and Access to Sexual Health Services for Adolescents in a Rural Community” (poster; 49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)

Jennifer Buckley:

“Medication and Vaccines in Pregnancy and Lactation” (Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians annual meeting)

Lucy Candib and Bill Shore:
“Story Telling for Family Medicine Faculty in Transitions” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)

Suzanne Cashman:
"Teaching Population Health to Medical and Nursing Students” (Association for Clinicians for the Underserved Conference)

“Moving from Service Learning to Critical Service Learning: Making the Social Justice Aim Explicit” (Community Campus Partnerships for Health annual meeting)
“From Seed to Tree: Anticipated and Unanticipated Benefits from APTR’s IPE Training Initiative” (Association for Prevention Teaching and Research annual meeting)
“Capacity Building for CBPR” (session moderator; American Public Health Association annual meeting)

Suzanne Cashman
and Linda Cragin:

“Where are they now? A Study of UMass Medical School Rural Health Pathway Graduates” (New England Rural Health Roundtable meeting)

Suzanne Cashman
et al: 
“Collaborating to Improve Outcomes: An Interprofessional Student Approach to Hot Spotting” (American Public Health Association annual meeting)

“More Than Two is not a Crowd: Developing an Academic Health Collaborative with Multiple Universities and a Clinical System” (American Public Health Association annual meeting)
“Where are the Determinants of Health? Student-Led Curriculum Change” (poster, Association for Prevention Teaching and Research annual meeting)

Michael Chin:
”The Mass Hiway: An Introduction and Overview to the Commonwealth’s Statewide Health Information Exchange” (30th Annual Conference of the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association)


Robin Clark, Wen-Chieh Lin, Stephen Kurtz, Gideon Aweh, Sharina Person and Heather Posner:

“A Longitudinal Look at Medicaid Members with High Expenditures: Who Remains in the High Cost Group? Who Doesn’t? Who Returns?” (AcademyHealth annual research meeting)

Karen Clements, Robin Clark, Pavel Lavitas, Parag Kunte, Camilia Graham, Bonnie Greenwood, Kimberly Lenz and Paul Jeffrey:
“Monitoring Access and Adherence to New Medications for Hepatitis C for Medicaid Members” (poster; AcademyHealth annual research meeting)

Robin Clark, Jeff Baxter et al:
“Factors Associated with Arrest and Incarceration during Opioid Addiction Treatment” (Addiction Health Services Research conference)

Robin Clark
, Deborah Gurewich et al:
"Integrating Primary Care: Experiences at Three Community-based Centers” (Addiction Health Services Research conference)

Dennis Dimitri:
“The Public Health Epidemic of Opioid Misuse” (Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians annual meeting)

“The Role of Health Care Providers in Addressing the Opioid Crisis” (MA Health Council’s Pharmacy Public Health Symposium)

Frank Domino
:

“Leadership and Professionalism in the Fourth Year” (STFM Conference on Medical Student Education)
“Applying Evidence-Based Medicine” (AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly)
“Top 10 – Updates from the Medical Literature” (AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly)

Deborah Dreyfus
et al:
“On Being a Friend: The Family Medicine Inclusion and Engagement of People with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Project” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)

Warren Ferguson:
“A Call to Action: The Role of Academic Family Medicine in the Era of Mass Incarceration” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)

“Teaching About Racism in the Context of Persistent Health and Health Care Disparities: How Educators Can Enlighten Themselves and Their Learners” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)
“Impact of Community Reentry of Justice Involved Population on State Medicaid Programs” (National Health Policy Conference of Academy Health)

Leonard Finn:
“Mindfulness and Mindful Eating for Patients with Obesity, Coronary Artery Disease, and Hypertension” (Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians annual meeting)

Mary Flynn and Stephanie Carter-Henry:
“Breast May be Best, But it’s Not Easy: Supporting Moms and Providers to Promote Breastfeeding Success” (Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians annual meeting)

William Foley:
“The Clavicle, Scapula, and Glenohumeral Joint” (ASSSG Annual Osteopathic Conference)
"An Osteopathic Approach to Pregnant Women" (Maine Osteopathic Association's Annual Winter Meeting)


Elaine Gabovitch:
“The Road to Early Identification: A Capacity Building Journey” (The Power of Partnerships Summit – Early Access Autism Project)

“Will You Be the Key That Unlocks the Door? Sharing Concerns with Families” (The Power of Partnerships Summit – Early Access Autism Project)
“Considering Culture in Autism Screening and Systems of Care” (MA Act Early and the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs)

Elizabeth Rosen, Blair Robinson, Melanie Gnazzo and Judy Savageau:
“Farm to Health Center Initiative: Comprehensive Review of a Food Insecurity Initiative at a Community Health Center” (American Public Health Association annual meeting)

Elaine Gabovitch, Emily Lauer and Courtney Dutra:
“Healthy People 2020 Roadmap for Massachusetts Children and Youth with ASD/DD: Understanding the Needs and Measuring Outcomes” (Autism CARES annual grantee meeting)

Melanie Gnazzo, Elizabeth Rosen (MS-III)and Blair Robinson (MS-II):
“Food Insecurity: Using an Interactive Tool to Recognize and Address Food Needs in Your Primary Care Practice” (Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians annual meeting)

Joe Gravel et al:
"Advocate for Change! Skills for FPs” (Family Medicine Education Consortium conference)

“Developing the Clinical Chief Rotation: A Capstone Leadership and QI Experience for Residents” (Family Medicine Education Consortium conference)
“Learners Taking the Lead: The Impact of Resident Engagement and Leadership in Curricular Innovation” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)

Deborah Gurewich
, Robin Clark et al.

“Integrating Primary Care: Experiences at Three Community-based Centers” (Addiction Health Services Conferences)

Lisa Gussak:
“Remediation in Context: The Complex Challenges of Today’s Medical Students” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)
“Remediation in Context: The Complex Challenges of Today’s Medical Students” (STFM Conference on Medical Student Education)

Lisa Gussak, Michael Ennis, Philip Fournier:
“Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Optimizing the Residency Application and Match Process” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)

Lisa Gussak and Lucy Candib:
“Is a Fulbright Right for You?” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)

Heather Lyn Haley:
“Addressing Race, Power and Privilege in Clinical Settings” (Association for Clinicians for the Underserved Conference)

Paul Jeffrey:
“MassHealth Pharmacy Update”(Massachusetts Health Council 18th Annual Pharmacy Public Health Policy Symposium)

Julie Johnston:
“Incorporating Group Well-Child Visits in a Residency Setting: A Pilot Group” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)
“Designing and Implementing a Women’s Health Area of Concentration” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)

Daniel Jones:
“Outbreak on the Sidelines: A Norovirus Outbreak on a Collegiate Football Team” (American College of Sports Medicine)

Tracy Kedian:
“Speed Mentoring: Get Answers from the Experts on Leadership in Teaching” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)
“Your Challenging Learners: Practical Approaches to Identifying Their Needs and Improving Their Skills” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)

Nora Lamartine, Pamela Sancoucy, Ivonne McLean, and Jessica Bosse:
“A Multifaceted Approach to Improve Sexual Health Education and Access for Adolescents in a Rural Community” (poster, Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians annual meeting)

Debi Lang et al:
“Facilitating Access to Health Coverage and Care by Advancing Consumer Self-Sufficiency” (poster; American Public Health Association annual meeting)

Jim Ledwith et al:
“Chronic Pain and Addiction” (Family Medicine Education Consortium conference)

“Basics of Bupenorphine and Care of Patients with Opioid Addiction” (Family Medicine Education Consortium annual meeting)

Wen-Chieh Lin, Robin Clark, Gideon Aweh, Heather Posner and Stephen Kurtz:
“Older Dual Eligibles with High Medicaid Expenditures Have Multidimensional Needs” (poster; AcademyHealth annual research meeting)

Mary Lindholm, Frank Domino, Bob Baldor,and Karen Rayla:
“Interdisciplinary Teaching Within the Family Medicine Clerkship to Address Obesity, Substance Abuse, and Disabilities: Follow-up Analysis of New Curriculum and Continued Support” (STFM Conference on Medical Student Education)

Linda Long-Belil:
"Predisposing, Enabling and Need Factors Leading to Nursing Facility Readmission after Transition to the Community” (American Public Health Association annual meeting)

"Health Needs of People who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing” (session moderator; American Public Health Association annual meeting)

Linda Long-Belil, Monika Mitra et al.:
”Barriers and Facilitators to Providing Prenatal Care to Women with Physical Disabilities: Perspectives from Health Care Practitioners” (American Public Health Association annual meeting)

”Experiences and Unmet Needs of Women with Physical Disabilities for Pain Relief During Labor and Delivery” (American Public Health Association annual meeting)

Cara Marshall:
“Beyond the Block: Successes and Challenges of a Longitudinal Outpatient Schedule Structure” (poster; 49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)

Steve Martin:
”Team of Non-Rivals: Lessons for Health Care Teams” (Commonwealth Care Alliance Annual Clinical Best Practice Development Conference)

”The Fox and the Hedgehog: Potential Simplicities in Complex Care” (Commonwealth Care Alliance Annual Clinical Best Practice Development Conference)

Jennifer Moffitt:

“Mindfulness-based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP): Bringing Mindfulness to Women and Families – Decreasing Disparities and Increasing Resiliency” (Partners in Perinatal Health Conference)
“Addressing Health Disparities and Increasing Resilience: Mindfulness with Women and Families in Low Income, Inner City and Rural Populations” (ACNM Annual Meeting)

Dan Mullin, Amber Hewitt, Lauren Eidt-Pearson and Judy Hsu:
“Treating Opioid Dependence as a Chronic Condition in Primary Care: Implications for the Training and Practice of Medical and Behavioral Health Providers” (Collaborative Family Healthcare Association’s 18th Annual Conference)

Dan Mullin:
“Clarifying Your Tolerance for Discord” (2016 Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers Forum)

“Rationale and Principles for Medication Assisted Treatment of Patients with Opioid Use Disorders by Integrated Primary Care Teams” (Univ of VT 2016 Transforming Primary Care and Behavioral Health Conference)
“The Integration Metrics Project” (Univ of VT 2016 Transforming Primary Care and Behavioral Health Conference)
“Overcoming the Challenges of Implementing MI in the Primary Care Setting” (AAFP 2016 FMX Conference)
“Motivational Interviewing Track: Making the Most of your Time” (AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly)

Abhijeet Patil:

“Barriers in Discussion to Implantation of Advanced Care Directives in a Family Medicine Residency Program” (poster, Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians annual meeting)
“Barriers in Discussion to Implementing Advance Care Directives” (poster; 49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)

Stacy Potts:
“Requirements, Milestones, NAS, and Other Accreditation Issues: A Workshop with the ACGME Review Committee for Family Medicine” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)

Juan Ramos-Ayes
:

“Exploration of Observation Tools Used by Behavioral Science Programs in Family Medicine Residencies Used to Measure ACGME Milestones” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)

Tina Runyan:
“Burnout Among Integrated Behavioral Health Providers: We Can’t Save the World Without Saving Ourselves” (Collaborative Family Healthcare Association’s 18th Annual Conference)

Tina Runyan
and Stacy Potts:

“Resident Wellness: Longitudinal Offerings to Promote Culture Change” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)

Jennifer Fishbein and Judy Savageau:
“Enrichment of Health Education Curriculum for Teenagers in Correctional Facilities” (poster; Family Medicine Education Consortium conference)

Judy Savageau:
“To IRB or Not to IRB: When Does Program Evaluation Require the Institutional Review Board?” (American Evaluation Association annual meeting)

Barry Saver, Warren Ferguson, Judy Savageau, Connie Camelo, Damon Timm and Timothy Clark:
“Empowering Inpatients with Limited English Proficiency to Access Qualified Medical Interpreters: A Pilot Study” (43rd North American Primary Care Research Group [NAPCRG] Annual Meeting)

Patricia Seymour:
“Updates in Hospital Medicine, 2016” (Society of Hospital Medicine; Maine Chapter)

“C. diff. Colitis” (Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians annual meeting)

Sara Shields, Stephanie Carter-Henry, Lucy Candib, Navid Roder:
“Optimizing Interdisciplinary Maternity Care in FM Residencies: Expanding Your Teaching Toolkit” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)

Kim Sikule:
“A College Basketball Player with Worsening Secondary HTN from Focal Segmental Glomerulonephritis” (New England American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting)

Kim Sikule and Ivonne McLean:
“Reaching Educational Milestones Through Participation in Empowerment-based Sexual Education Groups in a Rural Community” (poster, Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians annual meeting)

Hugh Silk, Sara Shields, Sherrilyn Sethi and Neha Wacks:
“Seeing, Reading, Reflecting: Incorporating Medical Humanities into Residency Curriculum” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)

Hugh Silk
“A Practical Approach to Oral Health Issues Across the Lifespan” (Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians Annual Symposium)

“Engaging Health education Programs in Oral Health” (Oral Health for All 2020 Conference)
“Working with MassHealth – Fluoride Varnish in the Doctor’s Office”(Yankee Dental Congress)
“Setting the Stage: Medical and Dental Working Together”(Univ of Vermont Medical Schools: Bridging the Divide – Medical and Dental Conference)
“Integrated Care – Maximizing People, Places and Population Health Resources” (New England Rural Health Roundtable meeting)
“Collaboration and Integration in Adult Oral Health Care: Sharing Lessons” (Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry 2015 conference)

Judy Steinberg, Anita Morris, Valerie Konar, Pamela Senesac, Rick Perro and David Polakoff:

“Paving the Way for Practice Success Under Value-Based Payments: Implementing the Southern New England Practice Transformation Network” (poster; AcademyHealth annual research meeting)

 Judy Steinberg, Valeria Konar, Sai Cherala, Shubjeet Kaur and Mitchell Sokoloff:
“Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH)): A New Paradigm in a Surgical Episode of Care” (poster; AcademyHealth annual research meeting) 

Arlene Ash, Georgianna Willis, Randall Ellis, Jianying Zhang and Judy Steinberg:
“Risk Adjustment for Medicaid Payment Reform: Adding Social Determinants of Health Data to Diagnostic Cost Group Models (poster; AcademyHealth annual research meeting)

Herb Stevenson, Bill Chrisostomidis, Lee Mancini, Pierre Rouzier and Greg Little:
“A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Post-Concussion Management” (New England American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting)

Herb Stevenson:
“Gene Doping in Sports” (American College of Sports Medicine)

Daria Szkwarko:
“To Unionize or Not to Unionize? Supporting Resident Advocacy Efforts to Improve Working Conditions and Patient Care” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)

Josh Twomey, Judy Steinberg, Joan Johnston, Amy Leary, Amy Norman-Harmon and Jean Carlevale:
“Implementing Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care Practices: Measuring Progress, Understanding Challenges” (AcademyHealth annual research meeting)

Carole Upshur et al:
”Results from an NIAAA-NHCHC Study: Women’s Alcohol, Drug, Health, Mental Health Risks, Implications for Improving Care” (American Public Health Association annual meeting)

Carole Upshur and Linda Weinreb:
“Results from a NIAAA-NHCHC Study: Women’s Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Risks – Implications for Improving Care” (poster; InWomen’s Health Conference; also presented as a workshop at the National Health Care for the Homeless Council annual meeting) 

Carole Upshur and Melodie Wenz Gross:
Preliminary Findings of Kidsteps II: Promoting School Readiness through Social Emotional Skill Building in Preschool” (National Center for Educational Research)

Olga Valdman and Lisa Gussak:
“Community Medicine Curriculum for Health Professional Students: Lessons Learned from Seven Years of Longitudinal, Multidisciplinary, Community-based Training Program” (WONCA Iberamerica annual conference)

Olga Valdman:
“Formando Formadores (Training the Trainers): Importance of Faculty Development in Family Medicine and Basic Principles of Effective Teaching” (WONCA Iberamerica annual conference)

Jaime Vallejos
and Debi Lang:

“Rapid Cycle Quality Improvement and Core Competency Measurement for Pipeline Programs” (National AHEC Organization’s Conference)

Virginia Van Duyne and Tina Runyan:
“Enhancing Faculty Wellness and Preventing Burnout” (Family Medicine Education Consortium conference)

Virginia Van Duyne et al:
“Maternal Child Health Curriculum Multi-Site Study” (49th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference)

Santosh Verma et al:
“Circumstances of Injury Causing Falls Among Community-dwelling U.S. Adults by Age and Gender” (poster; American Public Health Association annual meeting)

"Leveraging Individual, Locative Mobile Data to Investigate Urban-scale Patterns of Walking Activity and Better Contextualize Injury Risk” (American Public Health Association annual meeting)

Jeff Wang:
“Fatigue and Leg Heaviness in a Runner” (American College of Sports Medicine national meeting)
“Chronic Undiagnosed Shoulder Pain: A Case of Supra-scapular Nerve Entrapment” (American College of Sports Medicine) 

Neha Wacks and Sherrilyn Sethi:
“Promoting Resiliency and Decreasing Physician Burnout: Implementation of a Wellness Curriculum for Family Medicine Interns” (poster, Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians annual meeting)

Scott Wellman:
“Helping Learners Become Connoisseurs of Feedback” (STFM Conference on Medical Student Education)

Susan Wolf-Fordham:
“Ukrainian, Israeli and American Perspectives Regarding Changing Educational Opportunities and Methods for Ukrainian Children with Disabilities” (Education for the 21st Century: Multiculturalism, Children’s Rights and Global Citizenship)
“Emergency Planning For and With Individuals with Disabilities” (Beit Issie Shapiro 6th International Conference on Disabilities)

 

 


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