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 2013

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Overcoming challenges integrating patient-generated data into the clinical EHR: lessons from the CONtrolling Disease Using Inexpensive IT--Hypertension in Diabetes (CONDUIT-HID) Project, Jenna L. Marquard, Lawrence D. Garber, Barry G. Saver, Brian Amster, Michael Kelleher, and Peggy Preusse

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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

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Quality improvement "201": context-relevant quality improvement leadership training for the busy clinician-educator, Christopher J. Stille, Judith A. Savageau, Jeanne McBride, and Eric J. Alper

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Quality improvement "201": context-relevant quality improvement leadership training for the busy clinician-educator, Christopher J. Stille, Judith A. Savageau, Jeanne McBride, and Eric J. Alper

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Psychometric properties of the Autonomy over Tobacco Scale in German, Robert J. Wellman, Joseph R. DiFranza, M. Morgenstern, R. Hanewinkel, B. Isensee, and Catherine Sabiston

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Implementing a Primary Prevention Social Skills Intervention in Urban Preschools: Factors Associated with Quality and Fidelity, Melodie Wenz-Gross and Carole C. Upshur

Publications from 2011

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Medicaid, Robert A. Baldor

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Medicare, Robert A. Baldor

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Receipt of general medical care by colorectal cancer patients: a longitudinal study, Laura-Mae Baldwin, Sharon A. Dobie, Yong Cai, Barry G. Saver, Pamela K. Green, and C. Y. Wang

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Factors associated with Medicaid patients' access to buprenorphine treatment, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Robin E. Clark, Mihail D. Samnaliev, Yat (Gary) Leung, and Lobat Hashemi

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Improving Prenatal Education in a Health Center: A Pilot Study, Marcy Keddy Boucher, Hugh Silk, Judith A. Savageau, Katharine C. Barnard, and Mary Flynn

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Return-to-work self-efficacy: development and validation of a scale in claimants with musculoskeletal disorders, Sandra Brouwer, Renee-Louise Franche, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Hyunmi Lee, Niklas Krause, and William S. Shaw

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Transforming the culture of surgical education: promoting teacher identity through human factors training, Mitchell A. Cahan, Susan Starr, Anne C. Larkin, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, Kate Sullivan, and Mark E. Quirk

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The evidence doesn't justify steps by state Medicaid programs to restrict opioid addiction treatment with buprenorphine, Robin E. Clark, Mihail D. Samnaliev, Jeffrey D. Baxter, and Yat (Gary) Leung

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Helping men make an informed decision about prostate cancer screening: A pilot study of telephone counseling, Mary E. Costanza, Roger S. Luckmann, Milagros C. Rosal, Mary Jo White, Nancy R. LaPelle, Melissa Partin, Caroline Cranos, Katherine Leung, and Christine M. Foley

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Design and methods for a randomized clinical trial comparing three outreach efforts to improve screening mammography adherence, Mary E. Costanza, Roger S. Luckmann, Mary Jo White, Milagros C. Rosal, Caroline Cranos, George W. Reed, Robin E. Clark, Susan Sama, and Robert A. Yood

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An evaluation of a clinical approach to staging tobacco addiction, Joseph R. DiFranza, Michael Sweet, Judith A. Savageau, and W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung

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The Natural History and Diagnosis of Nicotine Addiction, Joseph R. DiFranza, Robert J. Wellman, Robin J. Mermelstein, Lori Pbert, Jonathan D. Klein, James D. Sargent, Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, Harry A. Lando, Deborah J. Ossip-Klein, Karen M. Wilson, Sophie J. Balk, Bethany J. Hipple, Susanne E. Tanski, Alexander V. Prokhorov, Dana Best, and Jonathan P. Winickoff

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Do primary care physicians lose contact with their colorectal cancer patients, Sharon Dobie, Barry G. Saver, Ching-Yun Wang, Pamela K. Green, and Laura-Mae Baldwin

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Model approaches for advancing interprofessional prevention education, Clyde H. Evans, Suzanne B. Cashman, Donna A. Page, and David R. Garr

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Teaching Oral Health in U.S. Medical Schools: Results of a National Survey, Ashley Ferullo, Hugh Silk, and Judith A. Savageau

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Comparison of blogged and written reflections in two medicine clerkships, Melissa A. Fischer, Heather-Lyn Haley, Carrie L. Saarinen, and Katherine C C. Chretien

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Have working-age people with disabilities shared in the gains of Massachusetts health reform, John Gettens, Monika Mitra, Alexis D. Henry, and Jay S. Himmelstein

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Eat Walk Sleep Discuss: Building a Multi-Dimensional Participatory Relationship, Heather-Lyn Haley, Suzanne B. Cashman, Michael A. Godkin, Meredith Walsh, Nang Maung, Toy Lim, Sarah Tracy, Clara Savage, and James Madison II

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Provision of Fluoride Varnish to Medicaid-Enrolled Children by Physicians: The Massachusetts Experience, Inyang A. Isong, Hugh Silk, Sowmya R. Rao, James M. Perrin, Judith A. Savageau, and Karen Donelan

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A comparison of brain and behavioral effects of varenicline and nicotine in rats, Jean A. King, Wei Huang, Wei Chen, Meghan E. Heffernan, Jessica Shields, Pallavi Rane, Rhiannon Bircher, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Likelihood of missed and recurrent adenomas in the proximal versus the distal colon, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Chyke A. Doubeni, Andrew K. Sanderson II, Paul F. Pinsky, Dilhana S. Badurdeen, V. Paul Doria-Rose, Pamela M. Marcus, Robert E. Schoen, Elaine Lanza, Arthur Schatzkin, and Amanda J. Cross

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Being there, there and there: using research methodology to evaluate the effectiveness of librarians embedded in chart rounds within a multi-center Family Medicine residency program, Len L. Levin, Judith M. Nordberg, and Heather-Lyn Haley

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Geographic variation in colorectal cancer survival and the role of small-area socioeconomic deprivation: a multilevel survival analysis of the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study Cohort, Min Lian, Mario Schootman, Chyke A. Doubeni, Yikyung Park, Jacqueline M. Major, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Albert R. Hollenbeck, Barry I. Graubard, and Arthur Schatzkin

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Geographic variation in colorectal cancer survival and the role of small-area socioeconomic deprivation: a multilevel survival analysis of the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study Cohort, Min Lian, Mario Schootman, Chyke A. Doubeni, Yikyung Park, Jacqueline M. Major, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Albert R. Hollenbeck, Barry I. Graubard, and Arthur Schatzkin

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Impact of psychological factors in the experience of pain, Steven J. Linton and William S. Shaw

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Chronic physical conditions in older adults with mental illness and/ or substance use disorders, Wen-Chieh Lin, Jianying Zhang, Yat (Gary) Leung, and Robin E. Clark

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Commentary: defining disability in health care education, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Darlene M. O'Connor, Kenneth L. Robey, Joan Earle Hahn, Paula M. Minihan, Catherine L. Graham, and Suzanne C. Smeltzer

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Teaching medical students about disability: the use of standardized patients, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Kenneth L. Robey, Catherine L. Graham, Paula M. Minihan, Suzanne C. Smeltzer, and Paul Kahn

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Socioeconomic deprivation impact on meat intake and mortality: NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study, Jacqueline M. Major, Amanda J. Cross, Chyke A. Doubeni, Yikyung Park, Min Lian, Albert R. Hollenbeck, Arthur Schatzkin, Barry I. Graubard, and Rashmi Sinha

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Desired educational outcomes of disability-related training for the generalist physician: knowledge, attitudes, and skills, Paula M. Minihan, Kenneth L. Robey, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Catherine L. Graham, Joan Earle Hahn, Laurie Woodard, and Gary E. Eddey

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Unmet needs for home and community-based services among persons with disabilities in Massachusetts, Monika Mitra, Karen Bogen, Linda M. Long-Bellil, and Dennis Heaphy

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Physical abuse around the time of pregnancy among women with disabilities, Monika Mitra, Susan E. Manning, and Emily Lu

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Sexual violence victimization against men with disabilities, Monika Mitra, Vera E. Mouradian, and Marci Diamond

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Introduction: elder mental health: the next frontier, Darlene M. O'Connor and Laney Bruner-Canhoto

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Leveraging the PASRR process to divert and transition elders with mental illness from nursing facilities, Darlene M. O'Connor, Jennifer S. Ingle, and Kimberly N. Wamback

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Mapping Patient Distributions Informs Community-Oriented Primary Care in Four Community Health Centers in Central Massachusetts, Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger, Warren J. Ferguson, Suzanne B. Cashman, Rahul Rakshit, Heather-Lyn Haley, Marie Caggiano, Konstantinos Deligiannidis, and Ben Adler

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Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis with Marine and Botanical Oils: Influence on Serum Lipids, Barbara C. Olendzki, Katherine Leung, Susan Van Buskirk, George W. Reed, and Robert B. Zurier