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 2011

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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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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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Judy Savageau and Terri Anderson on Strategies for Strategic Planning to Improve Evaluation, Judith A. Savageau and Teresa Anderson

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

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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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Massachusetts Medicaid: Innovative Fiscal Strategies, The Public Partnership Model, Marc A. Thibodeau

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

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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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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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Cytoreductive surgery and intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy in the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis, David C. Gammon, Traci M. Dutton, Bilal Piperdi, Jason Zybert, Steven H. Wolfe, Erin Nguyen, Dalia Sbat, Venu G. Pillarisetty, Mary E. Sullivan, and Giles F. Whalen

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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

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Clinical Topic Review: Behavioral Health Screening for Children with Well Visits, Judith A. Savageau, Linda M. Cabral, Jack Gettens, Elizabeth O'Connell, Lana Miller, and Susan Maguire

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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Intraurethral fluorouracil and lidocaine for intraurethral condyloma acuminata, David C. Gammon, Keith A. Reed, Mausaum Patel, and Kethandapatti Balaji

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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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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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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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OTC product: Fertell, Tamara Milkin

Publications from 2006

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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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Intrathecal topotecan in adult patients with neoplastic meningitis, David C. Gammon, Mansi S. Bhatt, Lan Tran, Alexis Van Horn, Matthew Benvenuti, and Michael J. Glantz

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Reduced-dose rasburicase in the treatment of adults with hyperuricemia associated with malignancy, Donald A. Hutcherson, David C. Gammon, Mansi S. Bhatt, and Melissa Faneuf

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

Publications from 2004

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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

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Safety and cost-effectiveness of paclitaxel administered as a 1-hour infusion versus a 3-hour infusion for various malignancies, David C. Gammon and Margaret W. Lizotte

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

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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

Publications from 2003

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Medicare and medicaid costs for schizophrenia patients by age cohort compared with costs for depression, dementia, and medically ill patients, Stephen J. Bartels, Robin E. Clark, William J. Peacock, Aricca R. Dums, and Sarah I. Pratt

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Hypersensitivity and idiosyncratic reactions to oxaliplatin, Pankaj Bhargava, David C. Gammon, and Michael J. McCormick

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Progress in research on dual disorders, Robin E. Clark and Kim T. Mueser

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The Medical Home Index: development and validation of a new practice-level measure of implementation of the Medical Home model, W. Carl Cooley, Jeanne W. McAllister, Kathleen Sherrieb, and Robin E. Clark

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Prescribing patterns for patients with posttraumatic stress disorder, Thomas A. Mellman, Robin E. Clark, and William J. Peacock

Publications from 2002

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Labor market conditions and employment of the mentally ill, Ralph Catalano, Robert E. Drake, Deborah R. Becker, and Robin E. Clark

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Substitution between Formal and Informal Care for Persons with Severe Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders, Robin E. Clark

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The economic benefits of supported employment for persons with mental illness, Robin E. Clark

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Recent trends in antipsychotic combination therapy of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder: implications for state mental health policy, Robin E. Clark, Stephen J. Bartels, Thomas A. Mellman, and William J. Peacock

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Cost-effectiveness of two vocational rehabilitation programs for persons with severe mental illness, Lisa Dixon, Jeffrey S. Hoch, Robin E. Clark, Richard Bebout, Robert E. Drake, Gregory J. McHugo, and Deborah R. Becker

Publications from 2001

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Family support and substance use outcomes for persons with mental illness and substance use disorders, Robin E. Clark

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Implementing dual diagnosis services for clients with severe mental illness, Robert E. Drake, Susan M. Essock, Andrew Shaner, Kate B. Carey, Kenneth Minkoff, Lenore Kola, David Lynde, Fred C. Osher, Robin E. Clark, and Lawrence Rickards

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Implementing evidence-based practices for persons with severe mental illnesses, William C. Torrey, Robert E. Drake, Lisa Dixon, Barbara J. Burns, Laurie Flynn, A. John Rush, Robin E. Clark, and Dale Klatzker

Publications from 1999

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Legal system involvement and costs for persons in treatment for severe mental illness and substance use disorders, Robin E. Clark, Susan K. Ricketts, and Gregory J. McHugo

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Research on the individual placement and support model of supported employment, Robert E. Drake, Deborah R. Becker, Robin E. Clark, and Kim T. Mueser