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 2011

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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

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Seeing Recovery Through the Eyes of Ethnic and Cultural Minorities, Linda M. Cabral, Kathy Muhr, and Judith A. Savageau

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Understanding How Ethnic and Cultural Minorities Perceive Peer Support and Recovery: Final Report, Linda M. Cabral, Kathy Muhr, Judith A. Savageau, Lucille Traina, Ed Wang, and John Deluca

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Nicotine replacement therapy after subarachnoid hemorrhage is not associated with increased vasospasm, Raphael A. Carandang, Bruce A. Barton, Guy A. Rordorf, Christopher S. Ogilvy, and John R. Sims

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Non-psychiatric health problems among psychiatric inpatients with intellectual disabilities, Lauren Charlot, Susan L. Abend, Paula D. Ravin, Mastis Kimberly, Anne T. Hunt, and Curtis K. Deutsch

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Why don’t more people use this drug? Myths, Evidence & Policy, Robin E. Clark

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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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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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Assessment of auditory brainstem function in lead-exposed children using stapedius muscle reflexes, S. Allen Counter, Leo H. Buchanan, Fernando Ortega, Jeannette van der Velde, and Erik Borg

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Retinoic acid influences neuronal migration from the ganglionic eminence to the cerebral cortex, James E. Crandall, Timothy Goodman, Deirdre M. McCarthy, Gregg Duester, Pradeep G. Bhide, Ursula C. Drager, and Peter J. McCaffery

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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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Vocational and Educational Support for Veterans, Marsha Langer Ellison, Charles Drebing, Lisa Mueller, Jonathan Delman, and Lisa Mistler

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Statewide initiative of intensive psychiatric rehabilitation: outcomes and relationship to other mental health service use, Marsha Langer Ellison, E. Sally Rogers, Asya Lyass, Joseph Massaro, Nancy J. Wewiorski, Su-Ting Hsu, and William A. Anthony

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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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The New England States Collaborative For Insurance Exchange Systems: Supporting Massachusetts and National Health Reform Through Technology Innovation, Jay S. Himmelstein, Michael A. Tutty, and Scott Keays

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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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Comprehension by design: Teaching young learners how to comprehend what they read, Marta Leon, Victoria Ford, Hirofumi Shimizu, April Heimlich Stretz, Jay Thompson, Melinda Sota, Janet S. Twyman, and T. V. Joe Layng

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Gaze patterns during identity and emotion judgments in hearing adults and deaf users of American Sign Language, Susan M. Letourneau and Teresa V. Mitchell

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Behavioral Health Disorders and Adherence to Measures of Diabetes Care Quality, Yat (Gary) Hung Leung, Jianying Zhang, Wen-Chieh Lin, and Robin E. Clark

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Behavioral Disorders and Diabetes-Related Outcomes Among Massachusetts Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiaries, Yat (Gary) Leung, Jianying Zhang, Wen-Chieh Lin, and Robin E. Clark

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Twelve-month Diagnosed Prevalence of Behavioral Health Disorders among Elderly Medicare and Medicaid Members, Wen-Chieh Lin, Jianying Zhang, Yat (Gary) Hung Leung, and Robin E. Clark

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Contextual influences on resistance to disruption in children with intellectual disabilities, Karen M. Lionello-DeNolf and William V. Dube

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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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Evaluating merger and intersection of equivalence classes with one member in common, Harry A. MacKay, Krista M. Wilkinson, Colleen Farrell, and Richard W. Serna

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The double ABCX model of adaptation in racially diverse families with a school-age child with autism, Margaret M. Manning, Laurel Wainwright, and Jillian Bennett

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Winning policy change to promote community health workers: lessons from massachusetts in the health reform era, Terry Mason, Geoffrey W. Wilkinson, Angela Nannini, Cindy Marti Martin, Durrell J. Fox, and Gail R. Hirsch

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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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Sexual violence victimization against men with disabilities, Monika Mitra, Vera E. Mouradian, and Marci Diamond

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Resistance to disruption in a classroom setting, Diana E. Parry-Cruwys, Carrie M. Neal, William H. Ahearn, Emily E. Wheeler, Raseeka Premchander, Melissa B. Loeb, and William V. Dube

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Peer Support, Stephanie Rodrigues, Matthew Chinman, Susan Hills, Marsha Langer Ellison, and Colleen E. McKay

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Recovery-promoting professional competencies: perspectives of mental health consumers, consumer-providers and providers, Zlatka Russinova, E. Sally Rogers, Marsha Langer Ellison, and Asya Lyass

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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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Matrix metalloproteinase proteolysis of the mycobacterial HSP65 protein as a potential source of immunogenic peptides in human tuberculosis, Sergey A. Shiryaev, Piotr Cieplak, Alexander E. Aleshin, Qing Sun, Wenhong Zhu, Khatereh Motamedchaboki, Alexander Sloutsky, and Alex Y. Strongin

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Concerns regarding power and other analysis issues, Douglas Thompson and Bruce A. Barton

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Identifying symptom profiles of depression and anxiety in patients with an acute coronary syndrome using latent class and latent transition analysis, Mayra Tisminetzky, Bethany C. Bray, Ruben Miozzo, Onesky Aupont, and Thomas J. McLaughlin

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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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HIV management returning to primary care providers, Ronald D. Wilcox and Donna M. Gallagher

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Determinants of mammography in women with intellectual disabilities, Joanne E. Wilkinson, Emily Lauer, Karen M. Freund, and Amy K. Rosen

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Preliminary investigation of visual attention to human figures in photographs: potential considerations for the design of aided AAC visual scene displays, Krista M. Wilkinson and Janice Light

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Facilitating children's ability to distinguish symbols for emotions: the effects of background color cues and spatial arrangement of symbols on accuracy and speed of search, Krista M. Wilkinson and Julie Snell

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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Commentary: the art of forensic report writing, Kenneth L. Appelbaum

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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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Vulnerability-based spatial sampling stratification for the National Children's Study, Worcester County, Massachusetts: capturing health-relevant environmental and sociodemographic variability, Timothy J. Downs, Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger, Onesky Aupont, Yangyang Wang, Ann Raj, Paula Zimmerman, Robert Goble, Octavia Taylor, Linda C. Churchill, Celeste A. Lemay, Thomas J. McLaughlin, and Marianne E. Felice

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Design Features for Employment-Supportive Personal Assistance Services in Medicaid Programs, Marsha Langer Ellison, Raymond E. Glazier, Elizabeth O'Connell, Giulia Norton, and Jay S. Himmelstein

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The influence of a sensitive period for auditory-visual integration in children with cochlear implants, Phillip M. Gilley, Anu Sharma, Teresa V. Mitchell, and Michael F. Dorman

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Determination of critical concentrations of second-line anti-tuberculosis drugs with clinical and microbiological relevance, K. M. Kam, Alexander Sloutsky, C. W. Yip, N. Bulled, Kwonjune J. Seung, M. Zignol, M. Espinal, and S. J. Kim

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Insights from the conduct of a device trial in older persons: low magnitude mechanical stimulation for musculoskeletal health, Douglas P. Kiel, Marian T. Hannan, Bruce A. Barton, Mary L. Bouxsein, Thomas F. Lang, Kathleen M. Brown, Elizabeth Shane, Jay Magaziner, Sheryl Zimmerman, and Clinton T. Rubin

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Changing the landscape of autism research: the autism genetic resource exchange, Clara M. Lajonchere, AGRE Consortium, and Curtis K. Deutsch

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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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The value of trauma center care, Ellen J. Mackenzie, Sharada G. Weir, Frederick P. Rivara, Gregory J. Jurkovich, Avery B. Nathens, Weiwei Wang, Daniel O. Scharfstein, and David S. Salkever

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Weight loss following a clinic-based weight loss program among adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms, Sherry L. Pagoto, Carol Curtin, Linda G. Bandini, Sarah E. Anderson, Kristin L. Schneider, Jamie S. Bodenlos, and Yunsheng Ma

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Community health workers: part of the solution, E. Lee Rosenthal, J. Nell Brownstein, Carl H. Rush, Gail R. Hirsch, Anne M. Willaert, Jacqueline R. Scott, Lisa R. Holderby, and Durrell J. Fox

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Detection of retinoic acid catabolism with reporter systems and by in situ hybridization for CYP26 enzymes, Yasuo Sakai and Ursula C. Drager

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TerraKids: An Interactive Web Site Where Kids Learn about Saving the Environment, Janet S. Twyman

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Effects of paediatric limb loss on healthcare utilisation, schooling and parental labour supply, Sharada G. Weir, Patti Ephraim, and Ellen J. Mackenzie

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Preliminary Exploration of the Effect of Background Color on the Speed and Accuracy of Search for an Aided Symbol Target by Typically Developing Preschoolers, Krista M. Wilkinson and Bridgett Coombs

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Accuracy of assisted reproductive technology information on the Massachusetts birth certificate, 1997-2000, Zi Zhang, Maurizio Macaluso, Bruce M. Cohen, Laura Schieve, Angela Nannini, Michael Chen, Victoria Wright, and Massachusetts Consortium for Assisted Reproductive Technology Epidemiologic Research (MCARTER)

Publications from 2009

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Twelve-Month Diagnosed Prevalence of Mental Illness, Substance Use Disorders, and Medical Comorbidity in Massachusetts Medicare and Medicaid Members Aged 55 and Over, 2005, Robin E. Clark, Yat (Gary) Hung Leung, Wen-Chieh Lin, Faith C. Little, Elizabeth O'Connell, Darlene M. O'Connor, Jianying Zhang, Sandra Albright, and Mary Kay Browne

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Behavioral Health Service Use and Expenditures in Massachusetts Medicare and Medicaid Members Aged 55 and Over, 2005, Robin E. Clark, Yat (Gary) Hung Leung, Wen‐Chieh Lin, Elizabeth O'Connell, Jianying Zhang, Sandra Albright, and Mary Kay Browne

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Beyond health plans: behavioral health disorders and quality of diabetes and asthma care for Medicaid beneficiaries, Robin E. Clark, Sharada Weir, Rebecca A. Ouellette, Jianying Zhang, and Jeffrey D. Baxter

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

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Comparative evaluation of two asthma care quality measures among Medicaid beneficiaries, Mihail D. Samnaliev, Jeffrey D. Baxter, and Robin E. Clark

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Racial/ethnic disparities in mental health treatment in six Medicaid programs, Mihail D. Samnaliev, Mark P. McGovern, and Robin E. Clark

Publications from 2008

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The quality of asthma care among adults with substance-related disorders and adults with mental illness, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Mihail D. Samnaliev, and Robin E. Clark

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Impact of substance disorders on medical expenditures for medicaid beneficiaries with behavioral health disorders, Robin E. Clark, Mihail D. Samnaliev, and Mark P. McGovern

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Evaluation of the 40 Hours per Month Work Requirement for MassHealth’s CommonHealth Working Program, Marsha Langer Ellison, Leslie Olin, Lobat Hashemi, and Mihail D. Samnaliev

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Professionals and managers with severe mental illnesses: findings from a national survey, Marsha Langer Ellison, Zlatka Russinova, Asya Lyass, and E. Sally Rogers

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How Do Employment Outcomes of Medicaid Buy-In Participants Vary Based on Prior Medicaid Coverage? An Example from Massachusetts, Marsha Langer Ellison, Mihail D. Samnaliev, Alexis D. Henry, Jody Schimmel Beauchamp, Annette Shea, and Jay S. Himmelstein

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The relationship of personal assistance service utilization to other Medicaid payments among working-age adults with disabilities, Lobat Hashemi, Alexis D. Henry, Marsha Langer Ellison, Steven M. Banks, Raymond E. Glazier, and Jay S. Himmelstein

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

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Comprehensive treatment of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, Carole D. Mitnick, Sonya S. Shin, Kwonjune J. Seung, Michael L. Rich, Sidney S. Atwood, Jennifer J. Furin, Garrett M. Fitzmaurice, Felix A. Alcantara Viru, Sasha C. Appleton, Jaime N. Bayona, Cesar S. Bonilla, Katiuska Chalco, Sharon Choi, Molly F. Franke, Hamish S.F. Fraser, Dalia Guerra, Rocio M. Hurtado, Darius Jazayeri, Keith Joseph, Karim Llaro, Lorena Mestanza, Joia S. Mukherjee, Maribel Munoz, Eda Palacios, Epifanio Sanchez, Alexander Sloutsky, and Mercedes C. Becerra

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Case selection for a Medicaid chronic care management program, Sharada Weir, Gideon Aweh, and Robin E. Clark

Publications from 2007

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Treatment for co-occurring mental and substance use disorders in five state Medicaid programs, Robin E. Clark, Mihail D. Samnaliev, and Mark P. McGovern

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Mobility limitations negatively impact work outcomes among Medicaid enrollees with disabilities, Alexis D. Henry, Steven M. Banks, Robin E. Clark, and Jay S. Himmelstein

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Parental knowledge about antibiotic use: results of a cluster-randomized, multicommunity intervention, Susan S. Huang, Sheryl L. Rifas-Shiman, Ken P. Kleinman, Jamie B. Kotch, Nancy L. Schiff, Christopher J. Stille, Ron Steingard, and Jonathan A. Finkelstein

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Premium increases in state health insurance programs: lessons from a case study of the Massachusetts Medicaid buy-in program, Gina A. Livermore, Nanette Goodman, Fred H. Hooven, and Lobat Hashemi

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The National Study on Costs and Outcomes of Trauma, Ellen J. Mackenzie, Frederick P. Rivara, Gregory J. Jurkovich, Avery B. Nathens, Katherine P. Frey, Brian L. Egleston, David S. Salkever, Sharada G. Weir, and Daniel O. Scharfstein

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Assessing professionalism in the context of an objective structured clinical examination: an in-depth study of the rating process, Kathleen M. Mazor, Mary L. Zanetti, Eric J. Alper, David S. Hatem, Susan V. Barrett, Vanessa Meterko, Wendy L. Gammon, and Michele P. Pugnaire

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Co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders: a multistate feasibility study of the quadrant model, Mark P. McGovern, Robin E. Clark, and Mihail D. Samnaliev

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A qualitative study of programs for parents with serious mental illness and their children: building practice-based evidence, Joanne Nicholson, Beth R. Hinden, Kathleen Biebel, Alexis D. Henry, and Judith Katz-Leavy

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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Fighting a system biased toward nursing home placement, Erin E. Barrett

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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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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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Empowering and Demedicalized Case Management Practices: Perspectives of Mental Health Consumer Leaders and Professionals, Marsha Langer Ellison and Erin C. Dunn

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Changes in the use of postacute care during the initial Medicare payment reforms, Wen-Chieh Lin, Robert L. Kane, David R. Mehr, Richard W. Madsen, and Gregory F. Petroski

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Developing a Set of Indicators to Assess End-of-Life Care in Massachusetts Nursing Homes: Final Report, Sarah M. McGee, Darlene M. O'Connor, and Richard Beaman

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RPRS Manual: Recovery Promoting Relationships Scale, Zlatka Russinova, E. Sally Rogers, and Marsha Langer Ellison

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

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Overview of publicly funded managed behavioral health care., Mardia A. Coleman, William Schnapp, Debra Hurwitz, Sabine Hedberg, Linda M. Cabral, Aniko Laszlo, and Jay S. Himmelstein

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People with schizophrenia employed as professionals and managers: initial evidence and exploration, Marsha Langer Ellison, Zlatka Russinova, Joseph Massaro, and Asya Lyass