Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR) Publications

 

UMass Medical School's Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR), a unit in the school's Commonwealth Medicine division, 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 2016

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Quality Improvement (QI) in Evaluation: Anatomy of a Fishbone (Diagram), Ruth Aboagye, Pam Senesac, Anita Morris, Joan Johnston, and Sai Cherala

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Evaluating the Full Potential of Your Staff, Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall

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Using Plain Language in Evaluation, Emily Lauer and Courtney Dutra

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The Beauty of Banner Tables, Pei-Pei Lei and Carla Hillerns

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Searching for Literature Using Google Scholar, Laura A. Sefton

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Post-Project Debriefings as Part of Performance Improvement, Laura A. Sefton, Judith A. Savageau, and Linda M. Cabral

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Driving Change: Tips for Helping Stakeholders Stay Motivated, Joshua P. Twomey and Joan Johnston

Publications from 2015

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Adherence to Buprenorphine Treatment Guidelines in a Medicaid Program, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Robin E. Clark, Mihail D. Samnaliev, Gideon Aweh, and Elizabeth O'Connell

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To Transcribe or not to Transcribe….that is the Question, Linda M. Cabral

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Evaluation in Times of Change or Crisis, Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall

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Risk Factors for Relapse and Higher Costs Among Medicaid Members with Opioid Dependence or Abuse: Opioid Agonists, Comorbidities, and Treatment History, Robin E. Clark, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Gideon Aweh, Elizabeth O'Connell, William H. Fisher, and Bruce A. Barton

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Interventions to Improve Access and Health Behaviors in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disability: A National Resource for Oral Health, Christine J. Clifford, Alexandra Bonardi, and Cindy K. Fleming

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A Systematic Review of Oral Health Interventions to Reduce Disparities in Adults with Intellectual Disability: Results of a Novel Approach, Christine J. Clifford, Alexandra Bonardi, and Matthew Holder

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Educating Dental Health Professionals about People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Christine J. Clifford, Alexandra Bonardi, and Matthew Holder

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A Quest to Eliminate Double-Barreled Survey Questions, Carla Hillerns and Pei-Pei Lei

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Smart Survey Design: Randomization of Response Options, Carla Hillerns and Pei-Pei Lei

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Frequent Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations Among Homeless People With Medicaid: Implications for Medicaid Expansion, Wen-Chieh Lin, Monica Bharel, Jianying Zhang, Elizabeth O'Connell, and Robin E. Clark

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Frequent Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations Among Homeless People With Medicaid: Implications for Medicaid Expansion, Wen-Chieh Lin, Monica Bharel, Jianying Zhang, Elizabeth O'Connell, and Robin E. Clark

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Dialogue Education, Parts 1 & 2, Theresa McGauley-Keaney

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Prevalence and risk factors for postpartum depression symptoms among women with disabilities, Monika Mitra, Lisa I. Iezzoni, Jianying Zhang, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Suzanne C. Smeltzer, and Bruce A. Barton

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A perinatal health framework for women with physical disabilities, Monika Mitra, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Suzanne C. Smeltzer, and Lisa I. Iezzoni

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Pregnancy outcomes among women with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Monika Mitra, Susan L. Parish, Karen M. Clements, Xiaohui Cui, and Hafsatou Diop

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Pregnancy Outcomes Among U.S. Women With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Susan L. Parish, Monika Mitra, Esther Son, Alexandra Bonardi, Paul T. Swoboda, and Leah Igdalsky

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Identifying the Best Place to Publish Your Evaluation Findings, Judith A. Savageau and Len L. Levin

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Today’s Librarian and Building an Evaluation Team, Judith A. Savageau and Len L. Levin

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Improving Performance: Facts, Flowcharts, Fishbones, Five Whys, and the Failure, Pam Senesac, Anita Morris, Sai Cherala, Joan Johnston, and Ruth Aboagye

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An Evaluator’s Journey Toward Bayes: Part I, Joshua P. Twomey

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An Evaluator’s Journey Toward Bayes: Part II, Joshua P. Twomey

Publications from 2014

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Using Structured Telephone Follow-up Assessments to Improve Suicide-Related Adverse Event Detection, Sarah A. Arias, Zi Zhang, Carla Hillerns, Ashley F. Sullivan, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Ivan Miller, and Carlos A. Camargo Jr.

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Linda Cabral and Jillian Richard-Daniels on Using Qualitative Data Collection to Better Understand Measure Development and Reporting, Linda M. Cabral and Jillian Richard-Daniels

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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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Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall on Facilitation Not Dictation: How a QI Team Succeeds, Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall

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Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall on The Best Laid Plans: Navigating the Potholes and Pitfalls of Group Facilitation, Sherry Campanelli and Laura Newhall

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The impact of prior authorization on buprenorphine dose, relapse rates, and cost for Massachusetts Medicaid beneficiaries with opioid dependence, Robin E. Clark, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Bruce A. Barton, Gideon Aweh, Elizabeth O'Connell, and William H. Fisher

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Not paying for catheter-associated urinary tract infections: more difficult than it seems, Robin E. Clark and Karen M. Clements

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Systematic Review of Evidence of Interventions Addressing Disparities in Oral Health for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Year 2, Christine J. Clifford, Alexandra Bonardi, and Matthew Holder

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Co-occurring risk factors for arrest among persons with opioid abuse and dependence: implications for developing interventions to limit criminal justice involvement, William H. Fisher, Robin E. Clark, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Bruce A. Barton, Elizabeth O'Connell, and Gideon Aweh

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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 statewide implementation of supported employment in Massachusetts, Alexis D. Henry, Lobat Hashemi, and Jianying Zhang

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Carla Hillerns and Pei-Pei Lei on You had me at Hello: Effective Email Subject Lines for Survey Invitations, Carla Hillerns and Pei-Pei Lei

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In a neighborhood near you: how community health workers help people obtain health insurance and primary care, Debi Lang, Linda J. Cragin, Deborah Raymond, and Sue Kane

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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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Variation in long-term antipsychotic polypharmacy and high-dose prescribing across physicians and hospitals, Eric A. Latimer, Adonia Naidu, Erica E. Moodie M, Robin E. Clark, Ashok K. Malla, Robyn Tamblyn, and Willy Wynant

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Emily Lauer and Courtney Dutra on Person-Centered Evaluation: Aging and Disability Services, Emily Lauer and Courtney Dutra

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

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Intimate partner violence in the relationships of men with disabilities in the United States: relative prevalence and health correlates, Monika Mitra and Vera E. Mouradian

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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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The effects of supported employment in Latino consumers with severe mental illness, Kim T. Mueser, Gary R. Bond, Susan M. Essock, Robin E. Clark, Elizabeth Carpenter-Song, Robert E. Drake, and Rosemarie Wolfe

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

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Literature Search Strategy Week: Judy Savageau and Laura Sefton on Library Resources and the Important Role They Play in Evaluation Work, Judith A. Savageau and Laura A. Sefton

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Simple and Effective: Using Boxplots to Display Individualized Results, Joshua P. Twomey

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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 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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Responses of state Medicaid programs to buprenorphine diversion: doing more harm than good, Robin E. Clark and Jeffrey D. Baxter

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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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Cost-effectiveness of helicopter versus ground emergency medical services for trauma scene transport in the United States, M. Kit Delgado, Kristan L. Staudenmayer, N Ewen. Wang, David A. Spain, Sharada G. Weir, Douglas K. Owens, and Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert

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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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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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Advancing the university mission through partnerships with state Medicaid programs, Jay S. Himmelstein and Andrew B. Bindman

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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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Teaching health care students about disability within a cultural competency context, Kenneth L. Robey, Paula M. Minihan, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Joan Earle Hahn, John G. Reiss, and Gary E. Eddey

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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

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