Commonwealth Medicine is the health care consulting division of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Researchers at Commonwealth Medicine are studying public health topics such as intellectual and developmental disabilities, end-of-life and long-term care, quality measures, substance abuse, and survey techniques. This collection showcases journal articles and other publications and presentations written by Commonwealth Medicine's faculty and researchers.

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Publications from 2013

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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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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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State of Vermont Health Care Financing Plan Beginning Calendar Year 2017 Analysis, Katharine London, Michael G. Grenier, Robert W. Seifert, Thomas Friedman, Julie Peper, Julia Lambert, David Neiman, and Crystal Bradley

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Consequences of Proposed Eligibility Reduction of HUSKY A Parents, Katharine London, Robert W. Seifert, and Michael Grenier

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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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Re-Forming Reform Part II: Implementing the Affordable Care Act in Massachusetts, Elisabeth Rodman and Robert W. Seifert

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Enrollment Volatility in MassHealth: A Progress Report, Robert W. Seifert and Amanda Littell-Clark

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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

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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MassHealth Hospice Program: Overview and Analysis Final Report, Teresa E. Anderson, Debi Lang, and Heather Posner

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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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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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Considering Culture in Autism Screening: Lessons Learned by the MA Act Early Team, Stephanie Blenner, Kathleen Braden, Roula Choueiri, Elaine Gabovitch, David Helm, Tracy Osbahr, Nicole Prudent, Alison Schonwald, and Jason Travers

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Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services Medication Review, Alexandra Bonardi, Gail Grossman, and Emily Lauer

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Reframing the influence of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act on research, Carol A. Bova, Deborah L. Drexler, and Susan L. Sullivan-Bolyai

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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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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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Pipeline Trends 2012, Timothy Cummins

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The Pharmacist: An Integral Component of the Care Coordination Team for High-Cost, Medically Complex Populations, Timothy Cummins

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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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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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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 L. 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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Drug Utilization and the Pharmaceutical Pipeline: Correctional Health Care Formulary Considerations, Erik Hamel

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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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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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Analysis of Price Variations in New Hampshire Hospitals, Katharine London, Michael G. Grenier, Thomas N. Friedman, and Paul T. Swoboda

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Evaluating the State Basic Health Program in Connecticut, Katharine London and Robert W. Seifert

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The Basic Health Program: What would it mean for Connecticut?, Katharine London and Robert W. Seifert

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Issues in Consideration of a Basic Health Program for Connecticut, Katharine London, Robert W. Seifert, and Rachel Frazier

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

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Training and Generalization of Complex Auditory-Visual Conditional Discriminations in Individuals With Autism: New Procedures Using Dynamic Stimuli, Harry A. MacKay, Brooks Thompson, and William J. McIlvane

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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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An Intervention to Monitor and Reduce Fall Rates Among Adults with Intellectual Disability (ID), Courtney Noblett-Dutra, Alexandra Bonardi, Emily Lauer, and Sharon Oxx

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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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The Dynamics of State University Participation in State Medicaid Administration, Ronald Preston, Marc A. Thibodeau, and David Polakoff

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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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MassHealth: The Basics - Facts, Trends and National Context, Robert W. Seifert

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Trends in Federal Revenue to Support MassHealth, Robert W. Seifert

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Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012: Implications for MassHealth, Robert W. Seifert and Rachel Gershon

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

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Stabilizing MassHealth Funding: Options to Break the Recurring Cycle of Expansion and Contraction, Beth Waldman, Robert W. Seifert, and Kate Nordahl

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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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Self-Injurious Behaviors in Prisons: A Nationwide Survey of Correctional Mental Health Directors, Kenneth L. Appelbaum, Judith A. Savageau, Robert L. Trestman, and Jeffrey L. Metzner

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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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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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Developing an Operational Definition of Intellectual Disability for the Purpose of National Health Surveillance, Alexandra Bonardi and Emily Lauer

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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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Evaluation of the Massachusetts Peer Specialist Training and Certification Program (Phase Two), Linda M. Cabral, Kathy Muhr, Laura A. Sefton, and Judith A. Savageau

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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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Personalized Medication Management: A Medicaid Community Service Model, Jessica Carpenter and Karen Coderre

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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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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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Pipeline Predictor Rx, Timothy Cummins

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Pipeline Trends 2011, Timothy Cummins

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The Clinical Pharmacy Services Insider 2011, Timothy Cummins

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

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Massachusetts Medicaid pediatric high-risk asthma bundled payment pilot, Katharine London

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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