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.

 KM Mattocks, M Mengeling, A Sadler, Robert Baldor and L Bastian. The Veterans Choice Act: A Qualitative Examination of Rapid Policy Implementation in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Med Care 2017;55(Supp 7):S71-S75.

Robert Baldor, Ginny Van Duyne, Stacy Potts et al. A National CERA Study of the Use of Laborists in Family Medicine Residency Training. Family Medicine 2017;49(2):114-121.

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.

Wendy Barr, ST Tong and NM LeFebre. Association of Group Prenatal Care in U.S. Family Medicine Residencies with Maternity Care Practice: A CERA Secondary Data Analysis. Family Medicine 2017;49(3):218-221.

Joanne Calista. Moving the Advance Care Planning Needle with Community Health Workers (editorial). Medical Care 2017;55(4):315-318.

Suzanne Cashman. Accountable Care Organizations: Embracing a New Population Health? Medical Care 2016;54(11):967-969. 

Michael Chin et al. RAHI-SATHI Indo-U.S. Collaboration: The Evolution of a Trainee-led Twinning Model in Global Health Into a Multidisciplinary Collaborative Program. Global Health Science and Practice 2017;5(1):152-163.

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.

G Griffith, T Kumaraswami, SA Chrysanthopoulou, KM Mattocks and Robin Clark. Prescription Contraception Use and Adherence by Women with Substance Use Disorders. Addiction 2017 April – epub ahead of print.

KM Mattocks, Robin Clark and Linda Weinreb. Initiation and Engagement with Methadone Treatment among Pregnant and Postpartum Women. Womens Health Issues 2017 June – epub ahead of print. 

Linda Cragin, Janet Hale and Tina Runyan. Have You or a Loved One Ever Served in the Military? Worcester Medicine 2017;81(3).

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 2016 – epub ahead of print.

P Patalay, D Gondek, B Moltrecht, L Giese, Carol Curtin, M Stankovic and N Savka. Mental Health Provision in Schools: Approaches and Interventions in 10 European Countries. Glob Ment Health 2017 May;4:e10.

HI Stanish, Carol Curtin, A Must, S Phillips, M Laslin and Linda Bandini. Physical Activity Levels, Frequency, and Type Among Adolescents With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord 2017;47(30:785-794.

A Must, M Eliasziw, SM Phillips, Carol Curtin, TV Kral, M Segal, NE Sherwood, L Sikich, HI Stanish and Linda Bandini. The Effect of Age on the Prevalence of Obesity Among US Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Child Obes 2017;13(1):25-35.

Linda Bandini, Carol Curtin, S Phillips, SE Anderson, M Laslin and A Must. Changes in Food Selectivity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism and Developmental Disorders 2017;47(2):439-446.

Carol Curtin, A Must, S Phillips and Linda Bandini. The Healthy Weight Reduction Network: A Research Agenda to Promote Healthy Weight Among Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities. Pediatr Obes 2017;12(1):e6-e9.

R Behelah, Joe DiFranza, KD Ward, T Eissenberg, FM Fouad, ZB Taleb, R Jaber and W Maziak. Waterpipe Smoking Patterns and Symptoms of Nicotine Dependence: The Waterpipe Dependence in Lebanese Youth Study. Addict Behav 2017;7(74):127-133.

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 – epub ahead of print.

GL Poirier, W Huang, K Tam, Joe DiFranza and JA King. Awake Whole-Brain Functional Connectivity Alterations in the Adolescent Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat Feature Visual Streams and Striatal Networks. Brain Struct Funct 2017;222(4):1673-1683.

S Towns, Joe DiFranza, G Jayasuriya, T Marshall and S Shah. Smoking Cessation in Adolescents: Targeted Approaches that Work. Paediatr Respir Rev 2017;22:11-22.

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;25(e2):e127-e134.

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.

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 2016;91(10);1348-1351.

Stephen Earls, Judy Savageau, Sue Begley, Barry Saver, Kate Sullivan and Alan Chuman. Can Scribes Boost FPs Efficiency and Job Satisfaction? J Family Practice 2017;66(4):206-214.

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

Elaine Gabovitch and Emily Lauer. Massachusetts Healthy People 2020 Autism Roadmap for Children and Youth with ASD/DD: Understanding Needs and Measuring Outcomes. http://shriver.umassmed.edu/research/population-health/healthy-people-2020-roadmap.

S Tran, P Lavitas, K Stevens, Bonnie Greenwood, K Clements, CJ Alper, Kim Lenz, M Price, Tasmina Hydery, JL Arnold, M Takeshita, R Bacon, JP Peristere and Paul Jeffrey. The Effect of a Federal Controlled Substance Act Schedule Change on Hydrocodone Combination Products Claims in a Medicaid Population. J Manag Care Spec Pharm 2017 May;23(5):532-539.

P Lavitas, M Tesell, Tasmina Hydery, Bonnie Greenwood, M Price, Kim Lenz and Paul Jeffrey. Overview of Comprehensive Hepatitis C Virus Medication Management in a State Medicaid Program. J Manag Care Spec Pharm 2016;22(10):1161-1166.

P Hemming, Amber Hewitt, JJ Gallo, R Kessler and RB Levine. Residents’ Confidence Providing Primary Care with Behavioral Health Integration. Family Medicine 2017;49(5):361-368.

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.

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.

Roger Luckmann, Mary Jo White, Mary Costanze, CF Frisard, Caroline Cranos, S Sama and R Yood. Implementation and Process Evaluation of Three Interventions to Promote Screening Mammograms Delivered for 4 Years in a Large Primary Care Population. Transl Behav Med 2017 – epub ahead of print.

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.

Steve Martin et al. Stroke: A Road Map for Subacute Management. J Fam Practice 2017;66(6):366-369.

Steve Martin et al. Staying Afloat in a Sea of Information: Point-of-care Resources. Cleveland Clinic J Med 2017;84(3):225-235.

Linda Long-Bellil, Monica Mitra, LI Iezzoni, SC Smeltzer and LD Smith. Experiences and Unmet Needs of Women with Physical Disabilities for Pain Relief During Labor and Delivery. Disabil Health J 2017;10(3):440-444.

RM Powell, Monica Mitra, SC Smeltzer, Linda Long-Bellil, LD Smith and LI Iezzoni.  Family Attitudes and Reactions toward Pregnancy Among Women with Physical Disabilities. Womens Health Issues 2017;27(3):345-350.

Monica Mitra, LD Smith, SC Smeltzer, Linda Long-Bellil, N Sammet Moring and LI Iezzoni. Barriers to Providing Maternity Care to Women with Physical Disabilities: Perspectives from Health Care Practitioners. Disabil Health J 2017;10(3):445-450.

SC Smeltzer, Monica Mitra, LI Iezzoni, Linda Long-Bellil and LD Smith. Perinatal Experiences of Women with Physical Disabilities and Their Recommendations for Clinicians. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 2016;45(6):781-789.

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;26(5):504-510.

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 2016;34(4):357-366.

Stacy Potts et al. Residency Training in Family Medicine: A History of Innovation and Program Support. Family Medicine 2017;49(4):275-281.

M Shraim, M Cifuentes, JL Willetts, HR Marucci-Wellman and Glenn Pransky. Regional Socioeconomic Disparities in Outcomes for Workers with Low Back Pain in the United States. Am J Ind Med 2017;60(5):472-483.

B Gaines, E Besen and Glenn Pransky. The Influence of Geographic Variation in Socio-Cultural Factors on Length of Work Disability. Disabil Health J 2017;19(2):308-319.

D Beales, S Kyaw-Myint, A Smith. P O’Sullivan, Glenn Pransky et al. Work Productivity Loss in Young Workers is Substantial and is Associated with Spinal Pain and Mental Ill-health Conditions. J Occup Environ Med 2017;59(3):237-245.

Glenn Pransky, JB Fassier, E Besen et al. Sustaining Work Participation Across the Life Course. J Occur Rehabil 2016;26(4):465-479.

K Ekberg, Glenn Pranksy, E Besen et al. New Business Structures Creating Organizational Opportunities and Challenges for Work Disability Prevention. J Occup Rehabil 2016;26(4):480-489.

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.

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 – epub ahead of print.

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.

Tina Runyan. Better Together: Collaborative Family Healthcare Association and the Promise of Team-based Care. Family Systems & Health 2016;34(4):443-444.

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

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, 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, Kathleen Mazor, Roger Luckmann, Sarah Cutrona, Marcela Hayes, Tatyana Corondetsky, Nancy Esparza, and Gonzalo Bacigalupe. Persuasive Interventions for Controversial Cancer Screening Recommendations: Testing a Novel Approach to Help Patients Make Evidence-based Decisions. Annals of Family Medicine 2017;15:48-55.

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 2017; 27(1):115-127.

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 2017 June;29(2):247-257.

CJ Main, MK Nicholas, Bill Shaw, LE Tetrick, MG Ehrhart and Glenn Pransky. Implementation Science and Employer Disability Practices: Embedding Implementation Factor in Research Design. J Occup Rehabil 2016;26(4):448-464.

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;26(4):490-498.

Bill Shaw, CJ Main, Glenn Pransky et al. Employer Policies and Practices to Manage and Prevent Disability: Forward to the Special Issue. J Occup Rehabil 2016;26(4):394-398.

VL Kristman, Bill Shaw, CR Boot, GL Delclos et al. Researching Complex and Multi-Level Workplace Factors Affecting Disability and Prolonged Sickness Absence. J Occup Rehabil 2016;26(4):399-416.

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.

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 2017;27(1):115-127.

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;97(9):1573-1587.

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 2017;39(4):346-353.

Hugh Silk et al. Curriculum Influence on Interdisciplinary Oral Health Education and Practice. J Public Health Dentistry (2017) at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jphd.12215/full.

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 Healht Dent 2017 June – epub ahead of print.

Hugh Silk and Amy Kwok. Addressing Adolescent Oral Health: A Review. Pediatrics in Review 2017;38(2):61-68.

Carole Upshur, DM Wrighting, G Bacigalupe et al. The Health Equity Scholars Program: Innovation in the Leaky Pipeline. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 2017 – epub ahead of print.

Carole Upshur, M Heyman and Melodie Wenz Gross. Efficacy Trial of the Second Step Early Learning (SSEL) Curriculum: Preliminary Outcomes. J Applied Developmental Psychology 2017;50:15-25.

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 Journal 2016;26(5):537-545.

M Heyman, A Poukakos, Carole Upshur and Melodie Wenz Gross. Discrepancies in Parent and Teacher Ratings of Low Income Preschooler’s Social Skills. Early Child Development and Care. 2016 e-pub ahead of print.

Olga Valdman et al. Family Medicine Global Health Fellowship Competencies: A Modified Delphi Study. Fam Med 2017;49(2):106-113.

LR Timsina, JL Willetts, MJ Brennan, H Marucci-Wellman, DA Lombardi, TK Courtney and Santosh Verma. Circumstances of Fall-related Injuries by Age and Gender Among Community-dwelling Adults in the United States. PLoS One 2017;12(5):e0176561.

M Asgarzadeh, Santosh Verma, RA Mekary et al. The Role of Intersection and Street Design on Severity of Bicycle-Motor Vehicle Crashes. Inj Prev 2017;23(3):179-185.

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;2(6):427-431.

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.

MP Sylvestre, Bob Wellman, EK O’Loughlin, EN Dugas and J O’Loughlin. Gender Differences in Risk Factors for Cigarette Smoking Initiation in Childhood. Addict Behav 2017;72:144-150.

O’Loughlin J, O’Loughlin ED, Bob Wellman, MP Sylvestre, EN Dugas, M Chagnon, H Dutcazk, J Lague and J McGrath. Predictors of Cigarette Smoking Initiation in Early, Middle and Late Adolescents. J Adolesc Health 2017 [doi:10.1016/j jadolhealth.2016.12.026]

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.

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;20(10):1995-2002

 

 

 

 

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