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 2012

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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

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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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Identifying Characteristics of Effective Small Group Learning Valued by Medical Students and Facilitators, Diana T. Robillard, Laura M. Spring, Susan J. Pasquale, and Judith A. Savageau

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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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Improving Delivery of Evidence-Based Prenatal Care in a Family Medicine Clinic, Rachel Rosenberg and Jeremy Golding

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Judy Savageau and Terri Anderson on Strategies for Strategic Planning to Improve Evaluation, Judith A. Savageau and Teresa Anderson

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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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Food selectivity in children with autism spectrum disorders and typically developing children, Linda G. Bandini, Sarah E. Anderson, Carol Curtin, Sharon Cermak, E. Whitney Evans, Renee Scampini, Melissa Maslin, and Aviva Must

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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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Measures of nicotine dependence in adolescents: An update of the evidence 2000–2010, Gisele A. Contreras, Jennifer O'Loughlin, Daniel Rodriguez, Robert J. Wellman, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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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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Thwarting Science by Protecting the Received Wisdom on Tobacco Addiction from the Scientific Method, Joseph R. DiFranza

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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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Tobacco Dependence, Joseph R. DiFranza and Robert J. Wellman

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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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A National Survey of Oral Health Curriculum in All U.S. Allopathic and Osteopathic Medical Schools, Ashley Ferullo, Hugh Silk, and Judith A. Savageau

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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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A qualitative study of the meaning of fatherhood among young urban fathers, Celeste A. Lemay, Suzanne B. Cashman, Dianne S. Elfenbein, and Marianne E. Felice

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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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University of Massachusetts Medical School, Michele P. Pugnaire and Melissa A. Fischer

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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