UMass Medical School's Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR) is dedicated to research, evaluation, and education initiatives that advance public health policy and outcomes worldwide. This collection showcases the journal articles and other publications and presentations written by faculty and researchers in the Center for Health Policy and Research.

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Publications from 2014

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Clarifying the role of the mental health peer specialist in Massachusetts, USA: insights from peer specialists, supervisors and clients, Linda M. Cabral, Heather Strother, Kathy Muhr, Laura A. Sefton, and Judith A. Savageau

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Debi Lang and Sharon Grundel on Youth Program Ingredients: How to Measure Success and Tell the Story, Debi Lang and Sharon Grundel

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Pei-Pei Lei on Using InfoPath as a Project Management/Data Collection Tool, Pei-Pei Lei

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Monika Mitra and Lauren Smith on Conducting a Health Needs Assessment of People with Disabilities, Monika Mitra and Lauren Smith

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Judy Savageau and Kathy Muhr on Working with Different Data Sources, Judith A. Savageau and Kathy Muhr

Publications from 2013

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

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Lethal Means Restriction for Suicide Prevention: Beliefs and Behaviors of Emergency Department Providers, Marian E. Betz, Matthew Miller, Catherine Barber, Ivan Miller, Ashley F. Sullivan, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., Edwin D. Boudreaux, Edward W. Boyer, Robin E. Clark, Mardia A. Coleman, Barry N. Feldman, and ED-SAFE Investigators

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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Emergency Department Providers in the Care of Suicidal Patients, Marian E. Betz, Ashley F. Sullivan, Anne P. Manton, Janice A. Espinola, Ivan Miller, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., Edwin D. Boudreaux, Edward W. Boyer, Robin E. Clark, Mardia A. Coleman, Barry N. Feldman, and ED-SAFE Investigators

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

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Linda Cabral and Judy Savageau on Improve Your Surveys by Conducting Cognitive Interviews, Linda M. Cabral and Judith A. Savageau

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Linda Cabral and Laura Sefton on So Many to Choose from: How to Select Organizations for a Site Visit, Linda M. Cabral and Laura A. Sefton

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Linda Cabral and Laura Sefton on Using Voice Recognition Software for Transcription, Linda M. Cabral and Laura A. Sefton

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Linda Cabral and Laura Sefton on Utilizing Survey Data in a Traditional In-Person Interview, Linda M. Cabral and Laura A. Sefton

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MA PCMH Eval Week: Linda Cabral and Laura Sefton on Participant Observation as a Data Collection Method, Linda M. Cabral and Laura A. Sefton

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Diabetes Care Trends in the MA Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (MA PCMHI) at Mid-Point, Sai Cherala, Judith Steinberg, and Stephen P. Baker

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Uncovering the evidence: Systematic review of interventions to reduce oral health disparities between adults with Intellectual Disability and the general population, Christine J. Clifford, Alexandra Bonardi, Nancy E. Harger, and Matthew Holder

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

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Rapid generation of balanced trial distributions for discrimination learning procedures: A technical note, Christophe J. Gerard, Harry A. MacKay, Brooks Thompson, and William J. McIlvane

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Evaluation of a Patient Communication Program and Patient Appointment Reminder Calls in a Community Health Center Setting, Deborah Gurewich, Heather Posner, Parag Kunte, Susan Levine, and Leah Gallivan

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Carla Hillerns on Thoughtful Tokens of Appreciation to Encourage Study Participation, Carla Hillerns

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MA PCMH Eval Week: Christine Johnson on Self-Assessment Medical Home Transformation Tools, Christine Johnson

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Christine Johnson and Terri Anderson on the Quality Improvement – Evaluation Connection, Christine Johnson and Teresa Anderson

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Is there a psychiatrist in the house? Integrating child psychiatry into the pediatric medical home, David M. Keller and Barry Sarvet

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MA PCMH Eval Week: Valerie Konar on Getting Evaluation Results through Project Management, Valerie Konar

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MA PCMH Eval Week: Valerie Konar, Carla Hillerns, and Michelle Landry on Comparison Groups in Evaluation Research – Never Trivial, Valerie Konar, Carla Hillerns, and Michelle R. Landry

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

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Re: Meeting the needs of patients with learning disabilities, Emily Lauer, Alexandra Bonardi, and Steven D. Staugaitis

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MA PCMH Eval Week: Ann Lawthers on Triangulation Using Mixed Methods Appeals to Diverse Stakeholder Interests, Ann G. Lawthers

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MA PCMH Eval Week: Ann Lawthers, Sai Cherala, and Judy Steinberg on How You Define Success Influences Your Findings, Ann G. Lawthers, Sai Cherala, and Judith Steinberg

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"Associative concept learning in animals" by Zentall, Wasserman, and Urcuioli: A commentary, William J. McIlvane

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Kathy Muhr, Aniko Laszlo and Alexis Henry on Using Concept Mapping to Evaluate Employment Collaboratives for People with Disabilities, Kathy Muhr, Aniko Laszlo, and Alexis D. Henry

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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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Perceptual factors influence visual search for meaningful symbols in individuals with intellectual disabilities and down syndrome or autism spectrum disorders, Krista M. Wilkinson and William J. McIlvane

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Eye-tracking Measures Reveal How Changes in the Design of Aided AAC Displays Influence the Efficiency of Locating Symbols by School-Aged Children without Disabilities, Krista M. Wilkinson, Tara O'Neill, and William J. McIlvane

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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Terri Anderson on Using Best Practices for Mixed Methods Research in Evaluation, Teresa Anderson

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Limitations on the Use of Evidence From Evaluations of Competence to Stand Trial in the Penalty Phase, Natalie M. Anumba and Kenneth L. Appelbaum

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A Collaborative Care Model to Improve Access to Pediatric Mental Health Services, Onesky Aupont, Leonard A. Doerfler, Daniel F. Connor, Christopher J. Stille, Mayra Tisminetzky, and Thomas J. McLaughlin

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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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RNA signatures allow rapid identification of pathogens and antibiotic susceptibilities, Amy K. Barczak, James E. Gomez, Benjamin B. Kaufmann, Ella R. Hinson, Lisa Cosimi, Mark L. Borowsky, Andrew B. Onderdonk, Sarah A. Stanley, Devinder Kaur, Kevin F. Bryant, David M. Knipe, Alexander Sloutsky, and Deborah T. Hung

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As Economy Climbs, Don’t Leave People with Disabilities Behind, James Brett and Alexis D. Henry

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Restricted stimulus control in stimulus control shaping with a capuchin monkey, Ana Leda F. Brino, Olavo F. Galvao, Romariz S. Barros, Paulo R. K. Goulart, and William J. McIlvane

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Linda Cabral, Laura Sefton, and Kathy Muhr on Recruiting People with Mental Health Conditions for Data Collection, Linda M. Cabral, Laura A. Sefton, and Kathy Muhr

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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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Innovations in Primary Care: Implementing Clinical Care Management in Primary Care Practices, Sai Cherala, Jeanne Cohen, Christine Johnson, and Judith Steinberg

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Acoustic stapedius muscle reflex in mercury-exposed Andean children and adults, S. Allen Counter, Leo H. Buchanan, and Fernando Ortega

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Association of hemoglobin levels and brainstem auditory evoked responses in lead-exposed children, S. Allen Counter, Leo H. Buchanan, and Fernando Ortega

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Global laboratory initiative tool for a stepwise process towards tuberculosis laboratory accreditation, Tjeerd A. M. Datema, Linda Oskam, Mirjam F. M. Engelberts, Stella M. van Beers, Thomas M. Shinnick, Martin Baker, John C. Ridderhof, Jerod Scholten, Armand van Deun, Christopher Gilpin, and Paul R. Klatser

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Non-Mendelian etiologic factors in neuropsychiatric illness: pleiotropy, epigenetics, and convergence, Curtis K. Deutsch and William J. McIlvane

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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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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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Comparison of putative intermediate phenotypes in schizophrenia patients with and without obsessive-compulsive disorder: examining evidence for the schizo-obsessive subtype, Anna R. Docherty, Michael J. Coleman, Xiawei Tu, Curtis K. Deutsch, Nancy R. Mendell, and Deborah L. Levy

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Height, adiposity and body fat distribution and breast density in young women, Joanne F. Dorgan, Catherine Klifa, John A. Shepherd, Brian L. Egleston, Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr., John H. Himes, Kelley P. Gabriel, Linda Van Horn, Linda G. Snetselaar, Victor J. Stevens, Bruce A. Barton, Alan M. Robson, Norman L. Lasser, Snehal Deshmukh, and Nola M. Hylton

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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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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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MassAHEC Network and AHEC of Southeastern Massachusetts Promoting Consumer and Community Engagement in the Massachusetts Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative, Paulo J. Gomes

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Quality matters! Differences between expressive and receptive non-verbal communication skills in adolescents with ASD, Ruth B. Grossman and Helen Tager-Flusberg

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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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Training physicians about caring for persons with disabilities: "Nothing about us without us!", Lisa I. Iezzoni and Linda M. Long-Bellil

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Pegylated interferon for chronic hepatitis C in children affects growth and body composition: results from the pediatric study of hepatitis C (PEDS-C) trial, Maureen M. Jonas, William Balistreri, Regino P. Gonzalez-Peralta, Barbara Haber, Steven J. Lobritto, Parvathi Mohan, Jean P. Molleston, Karen F. Murray, Michael R. Narkewicz, Philip Rosenthal, Kathleen B. Schwarz, Bruce A. Barton, John A. Shepard, Paul D. Mitchell, and Christopher Duggan

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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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Debi Lang and Kathy Muhr on Identifying Hidden or Hard to Reach Populations, Debi Lang and Kathy Muhr

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Creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities in healthcare: the Bristol Employment Collaborative, Aniko Laszlo, Alexis D. Henry, Jean Goldsberry, and Kimberly Lapine

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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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Categories of Relations Between Stimuli: Foundations for Transitive Inference and Other Emergent Behavior, Harry A. MacKay

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Some Things We Learned from Sidman and Some We Did Not (We Think), William J. McIlvane and Joanne B. Kledaras

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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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Differential expression of components of the retinoic acid signaling pathway in the adult mouse olfactory epithelium, Carolyn E. Peluso, Woochan Jang, Ursula C. Drager, and James E. Schwob

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Cellular calibrators to quantitate T-cell receptor excision circles (TRECs) in clinical samples, Divya Punwani, Diana Gonzalez-Espinosa, Anne Marie Comeau, Amalia Dutra, Evgenia Pak, and Jennifer Puck

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Humberto Reynoso-Vallejo on Cultural Competence and Cultural Humility in Evaluation, Humberto Reynoso-Vallejo

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Humberto Reynoso-Vallejo on Multicultural Processes in Evaluation, Humberto Reynoso-Vallejo

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Humberto Reynoso-Vallejo on Using Summative Analysis Qualitative Technique in Evaluation, Humberto Reynoso-Vallejo

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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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Laura Sefton on Getting Started with Atlas.ti Qualitative Analysis Software, Laura A. Sefton

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Laura Sefton on Searching for Grant Funding Opportunities, Laura A. Sefton

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Stimulus equivalence, generalization, and contextual stimulus control in verbal classes, Zuilma Gabriela Sigurethardottir, Harry A. MacKay, and Gina Green

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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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Genetic association of GABA-A receptor alpha-2 and mu opioid receptor with cocaine cue-reactivity: evidence for inhibitory synaptic neurotransmission involvement in cocaine dependence, David A. Smelson, Lei Yu, Steven Buyske, Gerardo Gonzalez, Jay Tischfield, Curtis K. Deutsch, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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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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How many therapists? Practical guidance on investigating therapist effects in randomized controlled trials for eating disorders, Doug Thompson, Fary Cachelin, Ruth H. Striegel-Moore, Bruce A. Barton, Munyi Shea, and G. Terence Wilson

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Utilization and Costs of Health Care after Geriatric Traumatic Brain Injury, Hilaire J. Thompson, Sharada G. Weir, Frederick P. Rivara, Jin Wang, Sean D. Sullivan, David S. Salkever, and Ellen J. Mackenzie

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Classes of depression, anxiety, and functioning in acute coronary syndrome patients, Mayra Tisminetzky, Bethany C. Bray, Ruben Miozzo, Onesky Aupont, and Thomas J. McLaughlin

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Health Reform Implementation: Identifying Workforce Needs from the Massachusetts Experience, Michael A. Tutty

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Probabilistic Linkage of Assisted Reproductive Technology Information with Vital Records, Massachusetts 1997-2000, Yujia Zhang, Bruce Cohen, Maurizio Macaluso, Zi Zhang, Tonji Durant, and Angela Nannini

Publications from 2011

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Terri Anderson on Using Collaboration Theory for Formative Assessment, Teresa Anderson

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Promoting and Regulating Safe Medication Administration in Nursing Homes, Teresa Anderson, Carol A. Silveira, Rebecca Woodland, Steven Steven Handler, and Michael Hutton

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Stimulant use under a prison treatment protocol for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Kenneth L. Appelbaum

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A national survey of self-injurious behavior in American prisons, Kenneth L. Appelbaum, Judith A. Savageau, Robert L. Trestman, Jeffrey L. Metzner, and Jacques Baillargeon

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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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Transient retinoic acid signaling confers anterior-posterior polarity to the inner ear, Jinwoong Bok, Steven Raft, Kyoung-Ah Kong, Soo Kyung Koo, Ursula C. Drager, and Doris K. Wu

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Environmental lead exposure and otoacoustic emissions in Andean children, Leo H. Buchanan, S. Allen Counter, and Fernando Ortega

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Linda Cabral on Using Cultural Brokers on Evaluation Teams, Linda M. Cabral