This collection showcases journal articles, book chapters, and other publications and presentations written by faculty and researchers of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, one of the founding departments at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is a dynamic, diverse, and broad-based academic and clinical department. Our mission statement both reflects and guides the work of our faculty and staff: Our mission is to provide leadership to achieve the highest standards of patient care, education, and research in family medicine and community health, and we are committed to improving the impact of this work on the health of populations with special emphasis on those most vulnerable. The words that attracted many members of our faculty to family medicine - continuity, coordination, commitment, caring, comprehensiveness, and community - still define our work, and in today's world are more important than ever.

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Publications from 2015

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Improving patient notification of solid abdominal viscera incidental findings with a standardized protocol, Courtney E. Collins, Nicole Cherng, Theodore P. McDade, Babak Movahedi, Timothy A. Emhoff, Giles F. Whalen, Jennifer LaFemina, and Jon D. Dorfman

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Academic-Correctional Health Partnerships: Preparing the Correctional Health Workforce for the Changing Landscape-Focus Group Research Results, Janet Hale, Heather-Lyn Haley, Judy L. Jones, Allyson Brennan, and Arthur Brewer

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State-of-the-Art Office-Based Interventions to Eliminate Youth Tobacco Use: The Past Decade, Lori Pbert, Harold Farber, Kimberly Horn, Harry A. Lando, Myra L. Muramoto, Jennifer O'Loughlin, Susanne E. Tanski, Robert J. Wellman, Jonathan P. Winickoff, and Jonathan D. Klein

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A piece of my mind. Should C be a passing grade for the USPSTF?, Barry G. Saver

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UMass PCORI mammography ages 40-49 decision aid [English], Barry G. Saver, Gonzalo Bacigalupe, Nancy Esparza, Sarah L. Cutrona, Marcela Hayes, Tatyana Gorodetsky, Kathleen M. Mazor, Joanne Calista, and Roger S. Luckmann

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UMass PCORI PSA decision aid [English], Barry G. Saver, Gonzalo Bacigalupe, Nancy Esparza, Sarah L. Cutrona, Marcela Hayes, Tatyana Gorodetsky, Kathleen M. Mazor, Joanne Calista, and Roger S. Luckmann

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Item Response Theory analysis of the Autonomy over Tobacco Scale (AUTOS), Robert J. Wellman, Maria Orlando. Edelen, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Data dilemmas and difficult decisions: on dealing with inconsistencies in self-reports, Robert J. Wellman and Jennifer O'Loughlin

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Emergency preparedness of families of children with developmental disabilities: what public health and safety emergency planners need to know, Susan Wolf-Fordham, Carol Curtin, Melissa C. T. Maslin, Linda G. Bandini, and Charles D. Hamad

Publications from 2014

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Sustained waterpipe use among young adults, Erika N. Dugas, Erin K. O'Loughlin, Nancy C. Low, Robert J. Wellman, and Jennifer O'Loughlin

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Approaches for classifying the indications for colonoscopy using detailed clinical data, Hirut Fassil, Kenneth F. Adams, Sheila Weinmann, V. Paul Doria-Rose, Eric Johnson, Andrew E. Williams, Douglas A. Corley, and Chyke A. Doubeni

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Primary prevention for resettled refugees from Burma: where to begin?, Heather-Lyn Haley, Meredith Walsh, Nang H. Tin Maung, Clara P. Savage, and Suzanne B. Cashman

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The development and expression of physical nicotine dependence corresponds to structural and functional alterations in the anterior cingulate-precuneus pathway, Wei Huang, Jean A. King, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, Shaokuan Zheng, Nanyin Zhang, David N. Kennedy, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Librarian Participation in Chart Rounds: Final Results of Two Surveys Measuring the Effectiveness of Librarians Working with Family Medicine Residents in a Clinical Setting, Len L. Levin, Judith M. Nordberg, and Heather-Lyn Haley

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Five-year trends in women veterans' use of VA maternity benefits, 2008-2012, Kristin M. Mattocks, Susan Frayne, Ciaran S. Phibbs, Elizabeth M. Yano, Laurie Zephyrin, Holly Shryock, Sally Haskell, Jodie Katon, J. Cherry Sullivan, Linda Weinreb, Christine M. Ulbricht, and Lori A. Bastian

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The Vitamin D Status of Prison Inmates, Benjamin U. Nwosu, Louise Maranda, Rosalie Berry, Barbara Colocino, Carlos D. Flores, Kerry Folkman, Thomas Groblewski, and Patricia Ruze

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Cohort Profile: The Nicotine Dependence in Teens (NDIT) Study, Jennifer O'Loughlin, Joseph R. DiFranza, and Robert J. Wellman

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Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with marine and botanical oils: an 18-month, randomized, and double-blind trial, George W. Reed, Katherine Leung, Ronald G. Rossetti, Susan Van Buskirk, John T. Sharp, and Robert B. Zurier

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Colonoscopy--don't want to be sedated, Barry G. Saver

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Inaccurate risk perceptions and individualized risk estimates by patients with type 2 diabetes, Barry G. Saver, Kathleen M. Mazor, J. Lee Hargraves, and Marcela Hayes

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Does experiencing homelessness affect women's motivation to change alcohol or drug use, Carole C. Upshur, Linda F. Weinreb, Debbie M. Cheng, Theresa W. Kim, Jeffrey H. Samet, and Richard Saitz

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What Happens to Mental Health Treatment During Pregnancy? Women's Experience with Prescribing Providers, Linda F. Weinreb, Nancy Byatt, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Karen Tenner, and Judith A. Savageau

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Determinants of sustained binge drinking in young adults, Robert J. Wellman, Gisele A. Contreras, Erika N. Dugas, Erin K. O'Loughlin, and Jennifer O'Loughlin

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Recalled first reactions to inhaling nicotine predict the level of physical dependence, Robert J. Wellman, Joseph R. DiFranza, and Jennifer O'Loughlin

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A longitudinal study of multicultural curriculum in medical education, Mary L. Zanetti, An Dinh, Laura Hunter, Michael A. Godkin, and Warren J. Ferguson

Publications from 2013

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Assistive Technology (AT): Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Research, Education, and Service Delivery, Alkim Akyurtlu, Deirdra Murphy, Alexandra Bonardi, Tom Mercier, and Craig Armiento

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Comparison of physical activity between children with autism spectrum disorders and typically developing children, Linda G. Bandini, James Gleason, Carol Curtin, Keith Lividini, Sarah E. Anderson, Sharon A. Cermak, Melissa Maslin, and Aviva Must

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Social support and smoking abstinence among incarcerated adults in the United States: a longitudinal study, Beth Bock, Cheryl E. Lopes, Jacob J. van den Berg, Mary B. Roberts, L. A. R. Stein, Rosemarie A. Martin, Stephen A. Martin, and Jennifer G. Clarke

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Community Mental Health Provider Reluctance to Provide Pharmacotherapy May Be a Barrier to Addressing Perinatal Depression: A Preliminary Study, Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, Rebecca S. Lundquist, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Linda F. Weinreb, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Perspectives of People Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing on Mental Health, Recovery, and Peer Support, Linda M. Cabral, Kathy Muhr, and Judith A. Savageau

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Writing is like touch, Lucy M. Candib

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Responses of state Medicaid programs to buprenorphine diversion: doing more harm than good, Robin E. Clark and Jeffrey D. Baxter

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Prenatal oral health education in U.S. dental schools and obstetrics and gynecology residencies, Megan Curtis, Hugh Silk, and Judith A. Savageau

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Short Measures Of Tobacco Dependence Optimized For Biological Research, Joseph R. DiFranza and W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung

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What Aspect of Dependence Does the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence Measure?, Joseph R. DiFranza, Robert J. Wellman, Judith A. Savageau, Ariel Beccia, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, and Robert McMillen

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Screening colonoscopy and risk for incident late-stage colorectal cancer diagnosis in average-risk adults: a nested case-control study, Chyke A. Doubeni, Sheila Weinmann, Kenneth Adams, Aruna Kamineni, Diana S. M. Buist, Arlene S. Ash, Carolyn M. Rutter, V. Paul Doria-Rose, Douglas A. Corley, Robert T. Greenlee, Jessica Chubak, Andrew E. Williams, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, Eric Johnson, Joseph Webster, Kathryn Richert-Boe, Theodore R. Levin, Robert H. Fletcher, and Noel S. Weiss

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Progressive levels of physical dependence to tobacco coincide with changes in the anterior cingulum bundle microstructure, Wei Huang, Joseph R. DiFranza, David N. Kennedy, Nanyin Zhang, Douglas M. Ziedonis, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, and Jean A. King

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Three Measures of Tobacco Dependence Independently Predict Changes in Neural Structure, Jean A. King, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, Joseph R. DiFranza, Wei Huang, Nanyin Zhang, David N. Kennedy, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Short- and long-term risk of colorectal adenoma recurrence among whites and blacks, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Chyke A. Doubeni, Hassan Brim, Hassan Ashktorab, Robert E. Schoen, Samir Gupta, Aline Charabaty, Elaine Lanza, Duane T. Smoot, Elizabeth Platz, and Amanda J. Cross

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Factors Associated with the Risk of Adenoma Recurrence in Distal and Proximal Colon, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Chyke A. Doubeni, Paul F. Pinsky, V. Paul Doria-Rose, Pamela M. Marcus, Robert E. Schoen, Elaine Lanza, and Amanda J. Cross

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Michelle Landry and Judy Savageau on No Need to Reinvent the Wheel: Project Management Tools for Your Evaluation Projects, Michelle R. Landry and Judith A. Savageau

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Referring patients for telephone counseling to promote colorectal cancer screening, Roger Luckmann, Mary E. Costanza, Milagros C. Rosal, Mary Jo White, and Caroline Cranos

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Ethical matters in rural integrated primary care settings, Daniel Mullin and Joseph Stenger

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Running toward the fire: empathy and ethics in medical education, Noah M. Rosenberg

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Ethical issues facing providers in collaborative primary care settings: do current guidelines suffice to guide the future of team based primary care, Christine Runyan, Patricia Robinson, and Debra A. Gould

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The central role of comorbidity in predicting ambulatory care sensitive hospitalizations, Barry G. Saver, Ching-Yun Wang, Sharon A. Dobie, Pamela K. Green, and Laura-Mae Baldwin

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Methodological challenges of measuring primary care delivery to pediatric medicaid beneficiaries who use community health centers, Karen R. Tyo, Deborah Gurewich, and Donald S. Shepard

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A pilot study of a primary prevention curriculum to address preschool behavior problems, Carole C. Upshur, Melodie Wenz-Gross, and George W. Reed

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Prenatal Oral Health Education in U.S. Obstetrics and Gynecology Residencies and Dental Schools: Results of a National Survey, Megan Weeks, Judith A. Savageau, and Hugh Silk

Publications from 2012

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Meals in Our Household: reliability and initial validation of a questionnaire to assess child mealtime behaviors and family mealtime environments, Sarah E. Anderson, Aviva Must, Carol Curtin, and Linda G. Bandini

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Medicaid, Robert A. Baldor and Michael A. Tutty

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Medicare, Robert A. Baldor and Michael A. Tutty

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Evaluating the Efficacy of Training Programs for Community Health Workers in Rural Uganda, Elizabeth Butler, Edward O’Neil, Zachary Tabb, Edward Mwebe, John Mukadde, Prossy Jim, Michael A. Godkin, Judith A. Savageau, Safi Ahmed, and Arwen Wolfe

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Inquiring into our past: when the doctor is a survivor of abuse, Lucy M. Candib, Judith A. Savageau, Linda F. Weinreb, and George W. Reed

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Partnering for health: collaborative leadership between a community health center and the YWCA central Massachusetts, Suzanne B. Cashman, Patricia Flanagan, Matthew A. Silva, and Lucy M. Candib

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Variation of Adenoma Prevalence by Age, Sex, Race, and Colon Location in a Large Population: Implications for Screening and Quality Programs, Douglas A. Corley, Christopher D. Jensen, Amy R. Marks, Wei K. Zhao, Jolanda de Boer, Theodore R. Levin, Chyke A. Doubeni, Bruce H. Fireman, and Charles P. Quesenberry

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Assessing Patient-Provider Collaboration in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes in Jamaica and Effects on Glycemic Control, Paul E. Daniel Jr., Michael A. Godkin, Judith A. Savageau, Rosemarie Wright-Pascoe, and Michael G. Lee

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Systematic literature review assessing tobacco smoke exposure as a risk factor for serious respiratory syncytial virus disease among infants and young children, Joseph R. DiFranza, Anthony Masaquel, Amy M. Barrett, Ann D. Colosia, and Parthiv J. Mahadevia

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A comparison of the Autonomy over Tobacco Scale and the Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence, Joseph R. DiFranza, Judith A. Savageau, and Robert J. Wellman

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The assessment of tobacco dependence in young users of smokeless tobacco, Joseph R. DiFranza, Michael Sweet, Judith A. Savageau, and W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung

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Does progression through the stages of physical addiction indicate increasing overall addiction to tobacco, Joseph R. DiFranza, Robert J. Wellman, and Judith A. Savageau

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Neighborhood socioeconomic status and use of colonoscopy in an insured population--a retrospective cohort study, Chyke A. Doubeni, Guruprasad D. Jambaulikar, Hassan Fouayzi, Scott B. Robinson, Margaret J. Gunter, Terry S. Field, Douglas W. Roblin, and Robert H. Fletcher

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Socioeconomic status and the risk of colorectal cancer: An analysis of more than a half million adults in the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study, Chyke A. Doubeni, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Jacqueline M. Major, Mario Schootman, Min Lian, Yikyung Park, Barry I. Graubard, Albert R. Hollenbeck, and Rashmi Sinha

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Contribution of behavioral risk factors and obesity to socioeconomic differences in colorectal cancer incidence, Chyke A. Doubeni, Jacqueline M. Major, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Mario Schootman, Ann G. Zauber, Albert R. Hollenbeck, Rashmi Sinha, and Jeroan J. Allison

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Health Status, Neighborhood Socioeconomic Context, and Premature Mortality in the United States: The National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study, Chyke A. Doubeni, Mario Schootman, Jacqueline M. Major, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Yikyung Park, Min Lian, Lynne Messer, Barry I. Graubard, Rashmi Sinha, Albert R. Hollenbeck, and Arthur Schatzkin

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Dietary Patterns and Body Mass Index in Children with Autism and Typically Developing Children, E. Whitney Evans, Aviva Must, Sarah E. Anderson, Carol Curtin, Renee Scampini, Melissa Maslin, and Linda G. Bandini

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Developing community health worker diabetes training, Warren J. Ferguson, Celeste A. Lemay, J. Lee Hargraves, T. Gorodetsky, and J. Calista

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Assessing Health Care Reform: Potential Effects on Insurance Coverage Among Persons With Disabilities, Jack Gettens, Alexis D. Henry, and Jay S. Himmelstein

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The Prospect of Losing Benefits and the Work Decisions of Participants in Disability Programs : A Cross-Program Comparison, Jack Gettens, Alexis D. Henry, Aniko Laszlo, and Jay S. Himmelstein

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Achieving excellence in community health centers: implications for health reform, Deborah Gurewich, John Capitman, Jenna T. Sirkin, and Diana Traje

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On-site provision of substance abuse treatment services at community health centers, Deborah Gurewich, Jenna T. Sirkin, and Donald S. Shepard

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Eat Walk Sleep for Health: Primary Prevention in a Refugee Community, Heather-Lyn Haley, Meredith Walsh, Nang Maung, Clara Savage, and Suzanne B. Cashman

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Community health workers assisting patients with diabetes in self-management, J. Lee Hargraves, Warren J. Ferguson, Celeste A. Lemay, and Joan Pernice

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Self-reported colorectal cancer screening of Medicare beneficiaries in family medicine vs. internal medicine practices in the United States: a cross-sectional study, Angela (Young) Higgins, Anna R. B. Doubeni, Karon L. Phillips, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Becky A. Briesacher, Jennifer Tjia, and Chyke A. Doubeni

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An Ounce of Prevention: How Are We Managing the Early Assessment of Residents' Clinical Skills?: A CERA Study, Tracy Kedian, Lisa S. Gussak, Judith A. Savageau, Andreas Cohrssen, Ilene Abramson, Kelly Everard, and Alison Dobbie

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Gender Differences in the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence in Korean Americans, Sun Kim, (Julia) Hua Fang, Joseph R. DiFranza, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Grace X. Ma

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Assessing Oral Health Curriculum in U.S. Family Medicine Residency Programs: A National Survey, Ronnelle King, Hugh Silk, Judith A. Savageau, Ian M. Bennett, and Alexander W. Chessman

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Obesity, weight change, and risk of adenoma recurrence: a prospective trial, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Chyke A. Doubeni, Dilhana S. Badurdeen, Gillian Murphy, Pamela M. Marcus, Robert E. Schoen, E. Lanza, Duane T. Smoot, and A. J. Cross

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Factors associated with inadequate colorectal cancer screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Chyke A. Doubeni, Paul F. Pinsky, V. Paul Doria-Rose, Andrew K. Sanderson II, Robert Bresalier, Joel Weissfeld, Robert E. Schoen, Pamela M. Marcus, Phillip C. Prorok, and Christine D. Berg

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A new approach to ensuring oral health care for people living with HIV/AIDS: the dental case manager, Celeste A. Lemay, Suzanne B. Cashman, Anne McDonald, and John R. Graves

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Community health worker encounter forms: a tool to guide and document patient visits and worker performance, Celeste A. Lemay, Warren J. Ferguson, and J. Lee Hargraves

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The effect of a telephone-based health coaching disease management program on Medicaid members with chronic conditions, Wen-Chieh Lin, Hung-Lun Chien, Georgianna Willis, Elizabeth O'Connell, Kate Staunton Rennie, Heather M. Bottella, and Timothy G. Ferris

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Socioeconomic status, healthcare density, and risk of prostate cancer among African American and Caucasian men in a large prospective study, Jacqueline M. Major, M. Norman Oliver, Chyke A. Doubeni, Albert R. Hollenbeck, Barry I. Graubard, and Rashmi Sinha

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Health effects of the Federal Bureau of Prisons tobacco ban, Stephen A. Martin, Bartolome R. Celli, Joseph R. DiFranza, Stephen J. Krinzman, Jennifer G. Clarke, Herbert Beam, Sandra Howard, Melissa Foster, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Breakout Session: "Integrating Community Engaged Research into the Patient-Centered Medical Home", Toni McGuire and Carole C. Upshur

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Smoking among pregnant women with disabilities, Monika Mitra, Emily Lu, and Hafsatou Diop

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Dating Violence and Associated Health Risks Among High School Students with Disabilities, Monika Mitra, Vera E. Mouradian, and Maria McKenna

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A Randomized Controlled Trial of Family Intervention for Co-occurring Substance Use and Severe Psychiatric Disorders, Kim T. Mueser, Shirley M. Glynn, Corrine Cather, Haiyi Xie, Roberto Zarate, Lindy Fox Smith, Robin E. Clark, Jennifer D. Gottlieb, Rosemarie Wolfe, and James Feldman

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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the Clinical Management of Obesity, Sherry L. Pagoto, Carol Curtin, Bradley M. Appelhans, and Miguel Alonso-Alonso

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Perceptions of evidence-based programs among community-based organizations tackling health disparities: a qualitative study, Shoba Ramanadhan, Josephine Crisostomo, Jaclyn Alexander-Molloy, Ediss Gandelman, Milagro Grullon, Vilma Lora, Chrasandra Reeves, Clara Savage, Kasisomayajula Viswanatha, PLANET MassCONECT C-PAC, and Chyke A. Doubeni

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Health Care for the Homeless: An Aging Demographic 2006 to 2010, Jennifer Aborn Russo and Carole C. Upshur

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Acute Care Surgery Patterns in the Current Era: Results of a Qualitative Study, Heena Santry, Patricia L. Pringle, Timothy A. Emhoff, George C. Velmahos, L. D. Britt, Lee Hargraves, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Judy Savageau on The IRB Process in Human Subject Research, Judith A. Savageau

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Judy Savageau and Linda Cabral on Using Journal Clubs to Promote Best Practices in Evaluation, Judith A. Savageau and Linda M. Cabral

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Judy Savageau and Laura Sefton on Creating Standard Operating Procedures for Evaluation Projects, Judith A. Savageau and Laura A. Sefton

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The EHR Has No Clothes, Barry G. Saver

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Provision of contraceptive services to homeless women: results of a survey of health care for the homeless providers, Barry G. Saver, Linda F. Weinreb, Lillian Gelberg, and Suzanne Zerger

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Provision of contraceptive services to homeless women: results of a survey of health care for the homeless providers, Barry G. Saver, Linda F. Weinreb, Lillian Gelberg, and Suzanne Zerger

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Assessing Oral Health Curriculum in US Family Medicine Residency Programs: A CERA Study, Hugh Silk, Ronnelle King, Ian M. Bennett, Alexander W. Chessman, and Judith A. Savageau

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Improving population health through integration of primary care and public health: providing access to physical activity for community health center patients, Matthew A. Silva, Suzanne B. Cashman, Parag Kunte, and Lucy M. Candib