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.

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Publications from 2011

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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

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

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Weaving public health education into the fabric of a family medicine residency, Stacy E. Potts, Konstantinos Deligiannidis, Suzanne B. Cashman, Marie E. Caggiano, Lisa H. Carter, Heather-Lyn Haley, and Warren J. Ferguson

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Are we making progress?: the tenth international forum for primary care research on low back pain, Glenn S. Pransky, Jeffrey M. Borkan, Amanda E. Young, and Daniel C. Cherkin

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Randomized trial of a literacy-sensitive, culturally tailored diabetes self-management intervention for low-income latinos: latinos en control, Milagros C. Rosal, Ira S. Ockene, Angela Restrepo, Mary Jo White, Amy Borg, Barbara C. Olendzki, Jeffrey Scavron, Lucy M. Candib, Garry Welch, and George W. Reed

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Recruitment and Retention of Primary Care Physicians at Community Health Centers: A Survey of Massachusetts Physicians, Judith A. Savageau, Warren J. Ferguson, Joan L. Bohlke, Linda J. Cragin, and Elizabeth O'Connell

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Are population-based diabetes models useful for individual risk estimation, Barry G. Saver, J. Lee Hargraves, and Kathleen M. Mazor

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Addressing occupational factors in the management of low back pain: implications for physical therapist practice, William S. Shaw, Chris J. Main, and Venerina Johnston

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The effects of patient-provider communication on 3-month recovery from acute low back pain, William S. Shaw, Glenn S. Pransky, Debra L. Roter, Thomas Winters, Torill H. Tveito, and Susan M. Larson

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Children's loss of autonomy over smoking: the Global Youth Tobacco Survey, Elpidoforos S. Soteriades, George Spanoudis, Michael A. Talias, Charles W. Warren, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Expert communication training for providers in community health centers, Mary F. Sullivan, Warren J. Ferguson, Heather-Lyn Haley, Mary Philbin, Tracy Kedian, Kate Sullivan, and Mark E. Quirk

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What is the Significance of Experiencing Relaxation in Response to the First Use of Nicotine?, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, Judith A. Savageau, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Disparities in routine breast cancer screening for medicaid managed care members with a work-limiting disability, Sharada G. Weir, Heather Posner, Whitney C. Jones, Georgianna Willis, Jeffrey D. Baxter, and Robin E. Clark

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Predictors of prenatal and postpartum care adequacy in a medicaid managed care population, Sharada G. Weir, Heather Posner, Jianying Zhang, Georgianna Willis, Jeffrey D. Baxter, and Robin E. Clark

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Exploring extensions to working life: job lock and predictors of decreasing work function in older workers, Ross Wilkie, Manuel Cifuentes, and Glenn S. Pransky

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Global longitudinal pathway: has medical education curriculum influenced medical students' skills and attitudes toward culturally diverse populations?, Mary L. Zanetti, Michael A. Godkin, Joshua P. Twomey, and Michele P. Pugnaire

Publications from 2010

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Practice parameters and financial factors impacting developmental-behavioral pediatrics, Robin Adair, Ellen C. Perrin, Carol Hubbard, and Judith A. Savageau

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A human factors curriculum for surgical clerkship students, Mitchell Cahan, Anne C. Larkin, Susan Starr, Scott Wellman, Heather-Lyn Haley, Kate Sullivan, Shimul A. Shah, Michael P. Hirsh, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, and Mark E. Quirk

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The course of opioid prescribing for a new episode of disabling low back pain: opioid features and dose escalation, Manuel Cifuentes, Barbara Webster, Stephane Genevay, and Glenn S. Pransky

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The prevalence of obesity in children with autism: a secondary data analysis using nationally representative data from the National Survey of Children's Health, Carol Curtin, Sarah E. Anderson, Aviva Must, and Linda G. Bandini

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A systematic review of the International Classification of Diseases criteria for the diagnosis of tobacco dependence, Joseph R. DiFranza and W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung

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New insights into the compulsion to use tobacco from an adolescent case-series, Joseph R. DiFranza, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, and Alisha Carson

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A systematic review of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual diagnostic criteria for nicotine dependence, Joseph R. DiFranza, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, Beatrice Lauzon, Christina Bancej, Robert J. Wellman, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Sun S. Kim, Andre Gervais, Bruce Meltzer, Colleen E. McKay, Jennifer O'Loughlin, Chizimuzo T. C. Okoli, Lisa R. Fortuna, and Michele Tremblay

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Primary care, economic barriers to health care, and use of colorectal cancer screening tests among Medicare enrollees over time, Chyke A. Doubeni, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Angela (Young) Higgins, Carrie N. Klabunde, George W. Reed, Terry S. Field, and Robert H. Fletcher

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Racial and ethnic trends of colorectal cancer screening among Medicare enrollees, Chyke A. Doubeni, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Carrie N. Klabunde, Angela (Young) Higgins, Terry S. Field, and Robert H. Fletcher

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Primary care, economic barriers to health care, and use of colorectal cancer screening tests among Medicare enrollees over time, Chyke A. Doubeni, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Angela C. Young, Carrie N. Klabunde, George W. Reed, Terry S. Field, and Robert H. Fletcher

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Early course of nicotine dependence in adolescent smokers, Chyke A. Doubeni, George W. Reed, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Modern moulage: evaluating the use of 3-dimensional prosthetic mimics in a dermatology teaching program for second-year medical students, Amit Garg, Heather-Lyn Haley, and David S. Hatem

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Effect of financial incentives on improvement in medical quality indicators for primary care, Thomas F. Gavagan, Hongyan Du, Barry G. Saver, Gerald J. Adams, Douglas M. Graham, Regina McCray, and G. Ken Goodrick

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Race and colorectal cancer disparities: health-care utilization vs different cancer susceptibilities, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Chyke A. Doubeni, Paul F. Pinsky, V. Paul Doria-Rose, Robert Bresalier, Lois E. Lamerato, E. David Crawford, Paul Kvale, Mona N. Fouad, Thomas Hickey, Thomas Riley, Joel Weissfeld, Robert E. Schoen, Pamela M. Marcus, Philip C. Prorok, and Christine D. Berg

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Human Emotion and Response in Surgery (HEARS): a simulation-based curriculum for communication skills, systems-based practice, and professionalism in surgical residency training, Anne C. Larkin, Mitchell Cahan, Giles F. Whalen, David S. Hatem, Susan Starr, Heather-Lyn Haley, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, Kate Sullivan, and Mark E. Quirk

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Lessons learned from a collaborative to improve care for patients with diabetes in 17 community health centers, Massachusetts, 2006, Celeste A. Lemay, Brianne M. Beagan, Warren J. Ferguson, and J. Lee Hargraves

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Multi-Disciplinary Experts Supporting Graduate Medical Education through Participation in COMPLETE Chart Rounds, Len L. Levin, Suzanne B. Cashman, Heather-Lyn Haley, Marie Caggiano, Konstantinos Deligiannidis, Judith M. Nordberg, Stacy E. Potts, and Warren J. Ferguson

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Design of a handheld electronic pain, treatment and activity diary, Roger S. Luckmann and Amin Vidal

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Neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation and mortality: NIH-AARP diet and health study, Jacqueline M. Major, Chyke A. Doubeni, Neal D. Freedman, Yikyung Park, Min Lian, Albert R. Hollenbeck, Arthur Schatzkin, Barry I. Graubard, and Rashmi Sinha

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Media messages about cancer: what do people understand, Kathleen M. Mazor, Josephine Calvi, Rebecca Cowan, Mary E. Costanza, Paul K. J. Han, Sarah M. Greene, Laura Saccoccio, Erica Cove, Douglas W. Roblin, and Andrew Williams

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Creating Opportunities for Success: Working with Trauma Survivors in the Shelter Setting, Joanne Nicholson, Linda F. Weinreb, Tina Runyan, and Kathleen Biebel

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Promoting self-directed learning skills in residency: a case study in program development, Melissa Nothnagle, Roberta Goldman, Mark E. Quirk, and Shmuel Reis

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Iatrogenic disability and narcotics addiction after lumbar fusion in a worker's compensation claimant, Philip D. Parks, Glenn S. Pransky, and Stefanos N. Kales

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Translational Research at Community Health Centers: Challenges and Successes in Recruiting and Retaining Low-Income Latino Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Into a Randomized Clinical Trial, Milagros C. Rosal, Mary Jo White, Amy Borg, Jeffrey Scavron, Lucy M. Candib, Ira S. Ockene, and Robert P. Magner

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One system for electronic health records, Barry G. Saver

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Psychiatric disorders and risk of transition to chronicity in men with first onset low back pain, William S. Shaw, Adrienne J. Means-Christensen, Mark A. Slater, John S. Webster, Thomas L. Patterson, Igor Grant, Steven R. Garfin, Dennis R. Wahlgren, Shetal Patel, and J. Hampton Atkinson

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Women-Centered Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth, Sara G. Shields and Lucy M. Candib

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The Central Massachusetts Oral Health Initiative (CMOHI): a successful public-private community health collaboration, Hugh Silk, John Gusha, Ben Adler, Ellen Sachs Leicher, Lorenz J. Finison, Michael E. Huppert, Sheila O’Grady Stille, and Janice B. Yost

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Validation of a risk factor-based intervention strategy model using data from the readiness for return to work cohort study, Ivan A. Steenstra, Selahadin A. Ibrahim, Renee-Louise Franche, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, William S. Shaw, and Glenn S. Pransky

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A healthy bottom line: healthy life expectancy as an outcome measure for health improvement efforts, Matthew C. Stiefel, Rocco J. Perla, and Bonnie L. Zell

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Managing pain in the workplace: a focus group study of challenges, strategies and what matters most to workers with low back pain, Torill Helene Tveito, William S. Shaw, Yueng-Hsiang Huang, Michael Nicholas, and Gregory Wagner

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The loss of autonomy over smoking in relation to lifetime cigarette consumption, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Development of a Measure of the Latency to Needing a Cigarette, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, Paola Morello, Bernice Gershenson, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Exiting shelter: an epidemiological analysis of barriers and facilitators for families, Linda F. Weinreb, Debra J. Rog, and Kathryn A. Henderson

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Screening for Childhood Trauma in Adult Primary Care Patients: A Cross-Sectional Survey, Linda F. Weinreb, Judith A. Savageau, Lucy M. Candib, George Reed, Kenneth E. Fletcher, and J. Lee Hargraves

Publications from 2009

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Community dimensions and HPSA practice location: 30 years of family medicine training, Suzanne B. Cashman, Judith A. Savageau, Warren J. Ferguson, and Daniel H. Lasser

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Moving mammogram-reluctant women to screening: a pilot study, Mary E. Costanza, Roger S. Luckmann, Mary Jo White, Milagros C. Rosal, Nancy R. LaPelle, and Caroline Cranos

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Enforcement of underage sales laws as a predictor of daily smoking among adolescents: a national study, Joseph R. DiFranza, Judith A. Savageau, and Kenneth E. Fletcher

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The Autonomy Over Smoking Scale, Joseph R. DiFranza, Robert J. Wellman, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, and Catherine Sabiston

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Socioeconomic and racial patterns of colorectal cancer screening among Medicare enrollees in 2000 to 2005, Chyke A. Doubeni, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, George W. Reed, Terry S. Field, and Robert H. Fletcher

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Family medicine residency characteristics associated with practice in a health professions shortage area, Warren J. Ferguson, Suzanne B. Cashman, Judith A. Savageau, and Daniel H. Lasser

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Correctional health curriculum enhancement through focus groups, Heather-Lyn Haley, Warren J. Ferguson, Arthur Brewer, and Janet Hale

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Elders with Serious Mental Illness: Lost Opportunities and New Policy Options, Darlene M. O'Connor, Faith C. Little, and Richard H. McManus

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Lesson in a pill box: teaching about the challenges of medication adherence, Darlene M. O'Connor, Judith A. Savageau, David B. Centerbar, Kimberly N. Wamback, Jennifer S. Ingle, and Nicole J. Lomerson

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Symptoms of diminished autonomy over cigarettes with non-daily use, Judith A. Savageau, Paul D. Mowery, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Racial disparities in diabetes and physicians: lack of association does not indicate cause or cure, Barry G. Saver

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No pain, but no gain? The disappearance of angina hospitalizations, 1992-1999, Barry G. Saver, Sharon A. Dobie, Pamela K. Green, Ching-Yun Wang, and Laura-Mae Baldwin

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A pilot study of early childhood mental health consultation for children with behavioral problems in preschool, Carole C. Upshur, Melodie Wenz-Gross, and George W. Reed

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Might expectations explain early self-reported symptoms of nicotine dependence, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, Sharon M. DiFranza, Andrew D. Costa, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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The contribution of longitudinal comorbidity measurements to survival analysis, C. Y. Wang, Laura-Mae Baldwin, Barry G. Saver, Sharon A. Dobie, Pamela K. Green, Yong Cai, and Carrie N. Klabunde

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An empirical model to estimate the potential impact of medication safety alerts on patient safety, health care utilization, and cost in ambulatory care, Saul N. Weingart, Brett Simchowitz, Harper Padolsky, Thomas Isaac, Andrew C. Seger, Michael P. Massagli, Roger B. Davis, and Joel S. Weissman

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Improving the health of diabetic patients through resident-initiated group visits, Chris Wheelock, Judith A. Savageau, Hugh Silk, and Scott Lee

Publications from 2008

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Factors associated with retirement-related job lock in older workers with recent occupational injury, Katy L. Benjamin, Glenn S. Pransky, and Judith A. Savageau

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Screening for type 2 diabetes: Why patients who self monitor glucose might be more depressed, Lucy M. Candib

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Creating open access to exercise for low-income patients through a community collaboration for quality improvement: if you build it, they will come, Lucy M. Candib, Matthew A. Silva, Suzanne B. Cashman, Deborah R. Ellstrom, and Mallett Mallett

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The power and the promise: working with communities to analyze data, interpret findings, and get to outcomes, Suzanne B. Cashman, Sarah Adeky, Alex J. Allen, Jason Corburn, Barbara A. Israel, Jaime Montaño, Alvin Rafelito, Scott D. Rhodes, Samara Swanston, Nina Wallerstein, and Eugenia Eng

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Service-learning: an integral part of undergraduate public health, Suzanne B. Cashman and Sarena D. Seifer

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Systemic antibiotics and tooth loss in periodontal disease, Joana Cunha-Cruz, Philippe P. Hujoel, Gerardo Maupome, and Barry G. Saver

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Let the children be heard: lessons from studies of the early onset of tobacco addiction, Joseph R. DiFranza and Julius B. Richmond

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The latency to the onset of nicotine withdrawal: a test of the sensitization-homeostasis theory, Joseph R. DiFranza and W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung

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Between two worlds: a multi-institutional qualitative analysis of students' reflections on joining the medical profession., Melissa A. Fischer, Heather E. Harrell, Heather-Lyn Haley, Adam S. Cifu, Eric J. Alper, Krista M. Johnson, and David S. Hatem

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A shift in referral patterns for HIV/AIDS patients., Phillip O. Fournier, Judith A. Savageau, and Robert A. Baldor

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Interprofessional prevention education: changing the future of health professions education, David R. Garr, Clyde H. Evans, and Suzanne B. Cashman

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The role of relationships in the professional formation of physicians: case report and illustration of an elicitation technique, Paul Haidet, David S. Hatem, Mary Lynn Fecile, Howard F. Stein, Heather-Lyn Haley, Barbara Kimmel, David L. Mossbarger, and Thomas S. Inui

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Understanding the role of sex differences in work injuries: implications for primary care practice., Leslie R. Harrold, Judith A. Savageau, Glenn S. Pransky, and Katy L. Benjamin

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Applying patient perspectives on caring to curriculum development, David S. Hatem, Kathleen M. Mazor, Melissa A. Fischer, Mary Philbin, and Mark E. Quirk

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Long-term use of medications and destructive periodontal disease, Philippe P. Hujoel, Joana Cunha-Cruz, Gerardo Maupome, and Barry G. Saver

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Development of a brief questionnaire to identify families in need of legal advocacy to improve child health, David Keller, Nathan Jones, Judith A. Savageau, and Suzanne B. Cashman

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Staging mammography nonadherent women: a qualitative study, Nancy R. LaPelle, Mary E. Costanza, Roger S. Luckmann, Milagros C. Rosal, Mary Jo White, and Jennifer Rider Stark

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The body mass index of teen mothers and their toddler children, Celeste A. Lemay, Dianne S. Elfenbein, Suzanne B. Cashman, and Marianne E. Felice

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Imaging brain activation in nicotine-sensitized rats, Zhixin Li, Joseph R. DiFranza, Robert J. Wellman, Praveen P. Kulkarni, and Jean A. King

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“Enough about Me, Let’s Get Back to You”: Physician Self-disclosure during Primary Care Encounters, Diane S. Morse, Susan H. McDaniel, Lucy M. Candib, and Mary Catherine Beach

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How patients perceive a doctor's caring attitude, Mark E. Quirk, Kathleen M. Mazor, Heather-Lyn Haley, Mary Philbin, Melissa A. Fischer, Kate Sullivan, and David S. Hatem

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The primary care physician workforce in Massachusetts: implications for the workforce in rural, small town America, Joseph Stenger, Suzanne B. Cashman, and Judith A. Savageau

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A survey of primary care provider attitudes and behaviors regarding treatment of adult depression: what changes after a collaborative care intervention, Carole C. Upshur and Linda F. Weinreb

Publications from 2007

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How turning a QI project into "research" almost sank a great program, Lucy M. Candib

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Using tailored telephone counseling to accelerate the adoption of colorectal cancer screening, Mary E. Costanza, Roger S. Luckmann, Anne M. Stoddard, Mary Jo White, Jennifer Rider Stark, Jill S. Avrunin, Milagros C. Rosal, and Lynn Clemow

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Symptoms of tobacco dependence after brief intermittent use: the Development and Assessment of Nicotine Dependence in Youth-2 study., Joseph R. DiFranza, Judith A. Savageau, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Jennifer L. O'Loughlin, Lori Pbert, Judith K. Ockene, Ann D. McNeill, Jennifer Hazelton, Karen Friedman, Gretchen Dussault, Constance Wood, and Robert J. Wellman

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Susceptibility to nicotine dependence: the Development and Assessment of Nicotine Dependence in Youth 2 study, Joseph R. DiFranza, Judith A. Savageau, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Lori Pbert, Jennifer L. O'Loughlin, Ann D. McNeill, Judith K. Ockene, Karen Friedman, Jennifer Hazelton, Constance Wood, Gretchen Dussault, and Robert J. Wellman

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Racial differences in tumor stage and survival for colorectal cancer in an insured population, Chyke A. Doubeni, Terry S. Field, Diana S. M. Buist, Eli J. Korner, Carol Bigelow, Lois E. Lamerato, Lisa J. Herrinton, Virginia P. Quinn, Gene Hart, Mark C. Hornbrook, Jerry H. Gurwitz, and Edward H. Wagner

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Adolescent mothers' attitudes toward contraceptive use before and after pregnancy, Celeste A. Lemay, Suzanne B. Cashman, Dianne S. Elfenbein, and Marianne E. Felice

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The video-based test of communication skills: description, development, and preliminary findings, Kathleen M. Mazor, Heather-Lyn Haley, Kate Sullivan, and Mark E. Quirk

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A tale of two studies: the importance of setting, subjects and context in two randomized, controlled trials of a web-based decision support for perimenopausal and postmenopausal health decisions, Barry G. Saver, David Gustafson, Thomas R. Taylor, Robert P. Hawkins, Nancy F. Woods, Susan Dinauer, Susan Casey, and Aileen MacLaren-Loranger