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 2007

Obstacles to Follow After Abnormal Cervical Cytology at an Urban Health Center in Worcester, MA, Patricia Seymour

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Treatment practices and outcomes of patients with established peripheral arterial disease hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction in a community setting, Frederick A. Spencer, Darleen M. Lessard, Chyke A. Doubeni, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Joel M. Gore, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Physicians' perceptions of adult patients' history of child abuse in family medicine settings, Linda F. Weinreb, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Lucy M. Candib, and Gonzalo Bacigalupe

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Integrating behavioral health services for homeless mothers and children in primary care, Linda F. Weinreb, Joanne Nicholson, Valerie Williams, and Frances Anthes

Publications from 2006

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Clinical health information technologies and the role of medicaid, Shaun T. Alfreds, Michael A. Tutty, Judith A. Savageau, Scott Young, and Jay S. Himmelstein

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Prediction of successful voiding immediately after outpatient mid-urethral sling, Kenneth I. Barron, Judith A. Savageau, Stephen B. Young, Lisa C. Labin, and Abraham N. Morse

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Si, doctora, Lucy M. Candib

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Writing troubles for women clinicians: Turning weakness into strength through writing-in-relation, Lucy M. Candib

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Education for all in clinical prevention and population health: an opportunity for family medicine educators, Suzanne B. Cashman and David R. Garr

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Paying physicians for quality: evidence and themes from the field, Douglas A. Conrad, Barry G. Saver, Beverly Court, and Sarah Heath

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Estimated payments to employment service providers for persons with mental illness in the Ticket to Work program, Judith A. Cook, H. Stephen Leff, Crystal R. Blyler, Paul B. Gold, Richard W. Goldberg, Robin E. Clark, Steven J. Onken, Michael S. Shafer, Laura E. Blankertz, William R. McFarlane, Lisa A. Razzano, and Jane K. Burke-Miller

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Statin use and tooth loss in chronic periodontitis patients, Joana Cunha-Cruz, Barry G. Saver, G. Maupome, and Philippe P. Hujoel

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Early dating and smoking initiation: Some thoughts about a common cause, Joseph R. DiFranza and Robert J. Wellman

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Tobacco promotion and the initiation of tobacco use: assessing the evidence for causality, Joseph R. DiFranza, Robert J. Wellman, James D. Sargent, Michael L. Weitzman, Bethany J. Hipple, and Jonathan P. Winickoff

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Trends and outcomes associated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, Chyke A. Doubeni, Carol Bigelow, Darleen M. Lessard, Frederick A. Spencer, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Joel M. Gore, Jerry H. Gurwitz, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Patterns and predictors of mammography utilization among breast cancer survivors, Chyke A. Doubeni, Terry S. Field, Marianne Ulcickas Yood, Sharon J. Rolnick, Charles P. Quessenberry, Hassan Fouayzi, Jerry H. Gurwitz, and Feifei Wei

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Identifying unrecognized peripheral arterial disease among asymptomatic patients in the primary care setting., Chyke A. Doubeni, Robert A. Yood, Srinivas Emani, and Jerry H. Gurwitz

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The visiting specialist model of rural health care delivery: a survey in Massachusetts, Jacob Drew, Suzanne B. Cashman, Judith A. Savageau, and Joseph Stenger

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Learning from mistakes. Factors that influence how students and residents learn from medical errors, Melissa A. Fischer, Kathleen M. Mazor, Joann L. Baril, Eric J. Alper, Deborah M. DeMarco, and Michele P. Pugnaire

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Effect of a global longitudinal pathway on medical students' attitudes toward the medically indigent, Michael A. Godkin, Judith A. Savageau, and Kenneth E. Fletcher

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Factors affecting the organizational responses of employers to workers with injuries, Yueng-Hsiang Huang, Glenn S. Pransky, William S. Shaw, Katy L. Benjamin, and Judith A. Savageau

MassHealth Primary Care Services Assessment Tool, Matthew Logalbo

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Nutritional assessment and counseling for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, Barbara C. Olendzki, Christopher Speed, and Frank J. Domino

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Smoking prevention and cessation intervention delivery by pediatric providers, as assessed with patient exit interviews, Lori Pbert, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Alan J. Flint, Martin H. Young, Susan Druker, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Outcomes from an Interprofessional Educational Model for Teaching Community Health, Michele P. Pugnaire, Mary L. Zanetti, Michael A. Godkin, Robin Toft Klar, Janet Hale, Jill M. Terrien, Linda J. Cragin, and Suzanne B. Cashman

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Characteristics of frequent attenders at a community health center, Judith A. Savageau, Martha McLoughlin, Alina Ursan, Yan Bai, Matthew J. Collins, and Suzanne B. Cashman

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Initial testing of an instrument to measure teacher identity in physicians, Susan Starr, Heather-Lyn Haley, Kathleen M. Mazor, Warren J. Ferguson, Mary Philbin, and Mark E. Quirk

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Primary care provider concerns about management of chronic pain in community clinic populations, Carole C. Upshur, Roger S. Luckmann, and Judith A. Savageau

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The relationship between level of cigarette consumption and latency to the onset of retrospectively reported withdrawal symptoms, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, Robert J. Wellman, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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A comparison of the health and mental health status of homeless mothers in Worcester, Mass: 1993 and 2003, Linda F. Weinreb, John C. Buckner, Valerie Williams, and Joanne Nicholson

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A comparison of the psychometric properties of the hooked on nicotine checklist and the modified Fagerstrom tolerance questionnaire, Robert J. Wellman, Joseph R. DiFranza, Lori Pbert, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Alan J. Flint, Martin H. Young, and Susan Druker

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The effect of abstinence on cigarette consumption upon the resumption of smoking, Robert J. Wellman, Joseph R. DiFranza, Judith A. Savageau, Sameer Godiwala, Noelle Savageau, Karen Friedman, and Jennifer Hazelton

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Tobacco chippers report diminished autonomy over smoking, Robert J. Wellman, Joseph R. DiFranza, and Constance Wood

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A comparison of the Hooked on Nicotine Checklist and the Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence in adult smokers, Robert J. Wellman, Judith A. Savageau, Sameer Godiwala, Noelle Savageau, Karen Friedman, Jennifer Hazelton, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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The Impact of Personal Expectations on Counterfactual Thinking About Life and Death Medical Decisions, Robert J. Wellman and David B. Sugarman

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The extent to which tobacco marketing and tobacco use in films contribute to children's use of tobacco: a meta-analysis, Robert J. Wellman, David B. Sugarman, Joseph R. DiFranza, and Jonathan P. Winickoff

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Together for Kids: Three-Year Project Report: A Project Administered by Community Healthlink, Inc., Melodie Wenz-Gross, Carole C. Upshur, and Lynn Hennigan

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Services provided by family physicians for patients with occupational injuries and illnesses, Jong U.K. Won and Allard E. Dembe

Publications from 2005

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Treatment of psychiatric hospital patients transferred to emergency departments, Patricia H. Bazemore, David F. Gitlin, and Stephen Soreff

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Reliability of Group Health Cooperative automated pharmacy data by drug benefit status, Denise M. Boudreau, Mark P. Doescher, Barry G. Saver, J. Elizabeth Jackson, and Paul A. Fishman

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"Isolated Instances of Banal Illness" or Why the Biopsychosocial Model Is Always Relevant, Lucy M. Candib

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Making time to write, Lucy M. Candib

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Health status of a low-income vulnerable population in a community health center, Suzanne B. Cashman, Judith A. Savageau, Maureen McMullen, Rebecca Kinney, Celeste A. Lemay, and Frances Anthes

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Psychosocial treatment in the 21st century, Robin E. Clark and Mihail D. Samnaliev

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Applying a stage model of behavior change to colon cancer screening, Mary E. Costanza, Roger S. Luckmann, Anne M. Stoddard, Jill S. Avrunin, Mary Jo White, Jennifer Rider Stark, Lynn Clemow, and Milagros C. Rosal

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Prevalence of overweight in children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorders: a chart review, Carol Curtin, Linda G. Bandini, Ellen C. Perrin, David J. Tybor, and Aviva Must

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Racial and ethnic variations in office-based medical care for work-related injuries and illnesses, Allard E. Dembe, Judith A. Savageau, Benjamin C. Amick III, and Steven M. Banks

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The federal initiative to halt the sale of tobacco to children--the Synar Amendment, 1992-2000: lessons learned, Joseph R. DiFranza and Gretchen Dussault

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A sensitization-homeostasis model of nicotine craving, withdrawal, and tolerance: integrating the clinical and basic science literature, Joseph R. DiFranza and Robert J. Wellman

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The Family Physician's Role in Identifying and Treating Tobacco Addiction among Adolescents, Joseph R. DiFranza and Robert J. Wellman

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Improving adherence to treatment for hypertension, Frank J. Domino

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Disparities and survival among breast cancer patients, Terry S. Field, Diana S. M. Buist, Chyke A. Doubeni, Shelley M. Enger, Hassan Fouayzi, Gene Hart, Eli J. Korner, Lois E. Lamerato, Donald J. Bachman, Jennifer L. Ellis, Lisa J. Herrinton, Mark C. Hornbrook, Richard Krajenta, Liyan Liu, and Janice Yao

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Abnormal pocket depth and gingival recession as distinct phenotypes, Philippe P. Hujoel, Joana Cunha-Cruz, Herbert Selipsky, and Barry G. Saver

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Trends in professional advice to lose weight among obese adults, 1994 to 2000, J. Elizabeth Jackson, Mark P. Doescher, Barry G. Saver, and L. Gary Hart

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Teaching and medical errors: primary care preceptors' views., Kathleen M. Mazor, Melissa A. Fischer, Heather-Lyn Haley, David S. Hatem, and Mark E. Quirk

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Factors influencing preceptors' responses to medical errors: a factorial survey., Kathleen M. Mazor, Melissa A. Fischer, Heather-Lyn Haley, David S. Hatem, H. Jane Rogers, and Mark E. Quirk

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The relationship between checklist scores on a communication OSCE and analogue patients' perceptions of communication, Kathleen M. Mazor, Judith K. Ockene, H. Jane Rogers, Michele M. Carlin, and Mark E. Quirk

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Early retirement due to occupational injury: who is at risk, Glenn S. Pransky, Katy L. Benjamin, and Judith A. Savageau

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Outcomes in work-related injuries: a comparison of older and younger workers, Glenn S. Pransky, Katy L. Benjamin, Judith A. Savageau, Douglas Currivan, and Kenneth E. Fletcher

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Primary care renewal: regional faculty development and organizational change, Mark E. Quirk, Heather-Lyn Haley, David S. Hatem, Susan Starr, and Mary Philbin

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Reliability and validity of checklists and global ratings by standardized students, trained raters, and faculty raters in an objective structured teaching environment, Mark E. Quirk, Kathleen M. Mazor, Heather-Lyn Haley, Scott Wellman, David M. Keller, David S. Hatem, and Lisa A. Keller

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Detecting attitudinal changes about death and dying as a result of end-of-life care curricula for medical undergraduates, Carolyn E. Schwartz, David M. Clive, Kathleen M. Mazor, Yunsheng Ma, George W. Reed, and Marjorie Clay

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Emergency Contraception: A Potential Solution, Sara G. Shields, Lucy M. Candib, and Nidhi Lal

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Measuring adults' loss of autonomy over nicotine use: the Hooked on Nicotine Checklist, Robert J. Wellman, Joseph R. DiFranza, Judith A. Savageau, Sameer Godiwala, Karen Friedman, and Jennifer Hazelton

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Implementing a computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI) system to increase colorectal cancer screening: a process evaluation, Mary Jo White, Jennifer Rider Stark, Roger S. Luckmann, Milagros C. Rosal, Lynn Clemow, and Mary E. Costanza

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Money, innovation, and access: the mental health system in motion, Nancy Wolff and Robin E. Clark

Publications from 2004

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Clinical prevention and population health: curriculum framework for health professions, Janet Allan, Timi Agar Barwick, Suzanne B. Cashman, James F. Cawley, Chris Day, Chester W. Douglass, Clyde H. Evans, David R. Garr, Rika Maeshiro, Robert L. McCarthy, Susan M. Meyer, Richard Riegelman, Sarena D. Seifer, Joan Stanley, Melinda Swenson, Howard S. Teitelbaum, Peggy Timothe, Kathryn E. Werner, and Douglas Wood

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Impact of healthcare delivery system on where HMO-enrolled seniors purchase medications, Denise M. Boudreau, Mark P. Doescher, J. Elizabeth Jackson, Paul A. Fishman, and Barry G. Saver

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Family Medicine in Ecuador: At Risk in a Developing Nation, Lucy M. Candib

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Making Sense of My Thumbs: Coming to Terms With Chronic Illness, Lucy M. Candib

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Applying service-learning through a community-academic partnership: depression screening at a federally funded community health center, Suzanne B. Cashman, Janet Hale, Lucy M. Candib, Tara Ann Nimiroski, and Deborah Brookings

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Developing and measuring progress toward collaborative, integrated, interdisciplinary health care teams, Suzanne B. Cashman, Patricia Reidy, Kathleen Cody, and Celeste A. Lemay

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Patient health status and appointment keeping in an urban community health center, Suzanne B. Cashman, Judith A. Savageau, Celeste A. Lemay, and Warren J. Ferguson

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Benzodiazepine prescription practices and substance abuse in persons with severe mental illness, Robin E. Clark, Haiyi Xie, and Mary F. Brunette

A Beta Test of a Computer-Assisted Instruction Module in Improving Dermatologic Physical Exam Skills in Third Year Medical Students, Konstantinos Deligiannidis

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Prenatal and postnatal environmental tobacco smoke exposure and children's health, Joseph R. DiFranza, C. Andrew Aligne, and Michael L. Weitzman

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Recollections and repercussions of the first inhaled cigarette, Joseph R. DiFranza, Judith A. Savageau, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Judith K. Ockene, Nancy A. Rigotti, Ann D. McNeill, Mardia A. Coleman, and Constance Wood

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Trait anxiety and nicotine dependence in adolescents: a report from the DANDY study, Joseph R. DiFranza, Judith A. Savageau, Nancy A. Rigotti, Judith K. Ockene, Ann D. McNeill, Mardia A. Coleman, and Constance Wood

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Preventive Care: Does Continuity Count?, Mark P. Doescher, Barry G. Saver, Kevin Fiscella, and Peter Franks

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Training Faculty for Cultural Teaching, Warren J. Ferguson and David M. Keller

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Together for Kids: Second Year Report : A Project of Community Healthlink, Inc., Lynn Hennigan, Carole C. Upshur, and Melodie Wenz-Gross

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Prescription drug coverage, health, and medication acquisition among seniors with one or more chronic conditions, J. Elizabeth Jackson, Mark P. Doescher, Barry G. Saver, and Paul Fishman

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Teaching communication in clinical clerkships: models from the Macy initiative in health communications, Adina Kalet, Michele P. Pugnaire, Kathy Cole-Kelly, Regina Janicik, Emily Ferrara, Mark D. Schwartz, Mack Lipkin Jr., and Aaron Lazare

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Suspected infant abuse: radiographic skeletal survey practices in pediatric health care facilities, Patricia L. Kleinman, Paul K. Kleinman, and Judith A. Savageau

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Effect of a low-cost intervention on recording body mass index in patients' records, Celeste A. Lemay, Suzanne B. Cashman, Judith A. Savageau, and Patricia A. Reidy

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Responsible and responsive knowing in medical diagnosis: the medical gaze revisited, Kirsti Malterud, Lucy M. Candib, and Lorraine Code

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Characteristics of patients at three free clinics, Rachel Mott Keis, Linda Gifford DeGeus, Suzanne B. Cashman, and Judith A. Savageau

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The Hartford study of supported employment for persons with severe mental illness, Kim T. Mueser, Robin E. Clark, Michael Haines, Robert E. Drake, Gregory J. McHugo, Gary R. Bond, Susan M. Essock, Deborah R. Becker, Rosemarie Wolfe, and Karin Swain

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University of Massachusetts Medical School, Michele P. Pugnaire, Sarah M. McGee, and Tricia Droney

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Tracking the longitudinal stability of medical students' perceptions using the AAMC graduation questionnaire and serial evaluation surveys, Michele P. Pugnaire, Urip Purwono, Mary L. Zanetti, and Michele M. Carlin

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Coronary heart disease multiple risk factor reduction. Providers' perspectives, Milagros C. Rosal, Judith K. Ockene, Roger S. Luckmann, Jane G. Zapka, Karin V. Goins, Gordon M. Saperia, Theresa Mason, and Gary Donnelly

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Seniors with chronic health conditions and prescription drugs: benefits, wealth, and health, Barry G. Saver, Mark P. Doescher, J. Elizabeth Jackson, and Paul Fishman

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Does payment drive procedures? Payment for specialty services and procedure rate variations in 3 HMOs, Barry G. Saver, Debra Pearson Ritzwoller, Michael Maciosek, Michael J. Goodman, Douglas A. Conrad, Eric Finkelstein, Martin Haase, Paul Barrett, and Kevin C. Cain

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Cost-effectiveness of strategies that are intended to prevent kernicterus in newborn infants, Gautham K. Suresh and Robin E. Clark

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Joint clinical clerkships for osteopathic and allopathic medical students: New England's experience, Henry Tulgan, William J. DeMarco, Michele P. Pugnaire, and Boyd R. Buser

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Risk and protective factors for adult and child hunger among low-income housed and homeless female-headed families, Cheryl Wehler, Linda F. Weinreb, Nicholas Huntington, Richard Scott, David W. Hosmer, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Robert J. Goldberg, and Craig Gundersen

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Short term patterns of early smoking acquisition, Robert J. Wellman, Joseph R. DiFranza, Judith A. Savageau, and Gretchen Dussault

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Screening adolescents for nicotine dependence: the Hooked On Nicotine Checklist, Katherine Carter Wheeler, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Robert J. Wellman, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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A method for analyzing longitudinal outcomes with many zeros, Haiyi Xie, Gregory J. McHugo, Anjana Sengupta, Robin E. Clark, and Robert E. Drake

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Patient education for colon cancer screening: a randomized trial of a video mailed before a physical examination, Jane G. Zapka, Stephenie C. Lemon, Elaine Puleo, Barbara Estabrook, Roger S. Luckmann, and Stephen Erban