This collection showcases journal articles, book chapters, and other publications and presentations written by faculty and researchers of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, one of the founding departments at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is a dynamic, diverse, and broad-based academic and clinical department. Our mission statement both reflects and guides the work of our faculty and staff: Our mission is to provide leadership to achieve the highest standards of patient care, education, and research in family medicine and community health, and we are committed to improving the impact of this work on the health of populations with special emphasis on those most vulnerable. The words that attracted many members of our faculty to family medicine - continuity, coordination, commitment, caring, comprehensiveness, and community - still define our work, and in today's world are more important than ever.

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Publications from 2020

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Brief Self-Compassion Training Alters Neural Responses to Evoked Pain for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Pilot Study, Michael P. Berry, Jacqueline Lutz, Zev Schuman-Olivier, Christopher Germer, Susan Pollak, Robert R. Edwards, Paula Gardiner, Gaelle Desbordes, and Vitaly Napadow

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Episode 2: Friendly, not Familiar, Divya Bhatia, Hugh Silk, Rose Schutzberg, and Qiuwei Yang

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Episode 1: Budgeting, Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, and Hugh Silk

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Episode 6: Asylum Body Work, Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, Hugh Silk, and Lucy M. Candib

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Episode 5: Penal Code, Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, Hugh Silk, and Lisa S. Gussak

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Episode 3: When I Did What I Swore I Would Never Do, Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, Hugh Silk, and David S. Hatem

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Episode 4: Dear Anonymous Donor, Divya Bhatia, Qiuwei Yang, Hugh Silk, and Xinmiao Bridget Yang

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PPE Portraits - a Way to Humanize Personal Protective Equipment, Cati Brown-Johnson, Stacie Vilendrer, Mary Beth Heffernan, Shira Winter, Thanh Khong, Jennifer Reidy, and Steven M. Asch

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Asylum Body Work, Lucy M. Candib

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Does Home Remedy Use Contribute to Medication Nonadherence Among Blacks with Hypertension, Yendelela L. Cuffee, Milagros C. Rosal, J. Lee Hargraves, Becky A. Briesacher, Suzanne Akuley, Noof Altwatban, Sandral Hullett, and Jeroan J. Allison

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Introduction to Behavioral Health, Elizabeth C. Dykhouse

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Management of Stress and Physician Wellness, Elizabeth C. Dykhouse

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Motivational Interviewing (Part 2), Elizabeth C. Dykhouse

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Motivational Interviewing (part 3) and Physician Wellness, Elizabeth C. Dykhouse

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Patient-Centered Care and Motivational Interviewing, Elizabeth C. Dykhouse

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Identifying monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance in electronic health data, Mara M. Epstein, Cassandra Saphirak, Yanhua Zhou, Candace LeBlanc, Alan G. Rosmarin, Arlene S. Ash, Sonal Singh, Kimberly A. Fisher, Brenda M. Birmann, and Jerry H. Gurwitz

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Impact of Selective Eating on Social Domains Among Transition-Age Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Qualitative Study, Sara C. Folta, Carol Curtin, Aviva Must, Annie Pehrson, Katelyn Ryan, and Linda G. Bandini

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An Innovative Electronic Health Toolkit (Our Whole Lives for Chronic Pain) to Reduce Chronic Pain in Patients With Health Disparities: Open Clinical Trial, Paula Gardiner, Salvatore D'Amico, Man Luo, and Niina Haas

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Palliative Care During Public Health Emergencies: Examples from the COVID-19 Pandemic, Kristina Gracey, Stephen A. Martin, and Jennifer Reidy

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Association between sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and lower extremity amputation: A systematic review and meta-analysis, James Heyward, Omar Mansour, Lily Olson, Sonal Singh, and G. Caleb Alexander

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Expanding Point-of-Care Ultrasound Training in a Low- and Middle-Income Country: Experiences From a Collaborative Short-Training Workshop in Kenya, Leanne Jones, Catherine Gathu, Daria Szkwarko, Sam Mucheru, Naushad Amin, James A. Amisi, Kevin Bergman, Mena Ramos, and Neil Jayasekera

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Neural activations during self-related processing in patients with chronic pain and effects of a brief self-compassion training - A pilot study, Jacqueline Lutz, Michael P. Berry, Vitaly Napadow, Christopher Germer, Susan Pollak, Paula Gardiner, Robert R. Edwards, Gaelle Desbordes, and Zev Schuman-Olivier

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Individual vs. Group Delivery of Acupuncture Therapy for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Urban Primary Care-a Randomized Trial, M. Diane McKee, Arya Nielsen, Belinda Anderson, Elizabeth Chuang, Mariel Connolly, Qi Gao, Eric N. Gil, Claudia Lechuga, Mimi Kim, Huma Naqvi, and Benjamin Kligler

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Food Habits, Stressors, and Use of Complementary Medicine Therapies Among Pediatric Patients Who Attend an Integrative Medicine Pediatric Pain Clinic, Vidhita Mehta, Salvatore D'Amico, Man Luo, Kristen Bodner, Laura Goldstein, Caitlin Neri, and Paula Gardiner

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Getting It Off the Ground: Key Factors Associated With Implementation of Wellness Programs, Lauren Penwell-Waines, Peter F. Cronholm, Julie Brennan, Amy Romain, Christine Runyan, Katherine Buck, Lindsay Fazio, Aaron Grace, Mari Ricker, Valerie Ross, Jill Schneiderhan, and Mary Talen

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Provider perceptions of a humanizing intervention for healthcare workers - a survey study of PPE Portraits, Jennifer Reidy, Cati Brown-Johnson, Nancy McCool, Shawna Steadman, Mary Beth Heffernan, and Vandana Nagpal

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The relationship between a microfinance-based healthcare delivery platform, health insurance coverage, health screenings, and disease management in rural Western Kenya, Molly Rosenberg, James Akiruga Amisi, Daria Szkwarko, Dan N. Tran, Becky Genberg, Maya Luetke, Sina Kianersi, Jane Namae, Jeremiah Laktabai, and Sonak Pastakia

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Efficacy and Safety of Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine for COVID-19: A systematic review [preprint], Sonal Singh and Thomas J. Moore

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Developmental-Behavioral Pediatricians' Diagnosis and Coding of Overweight and Obesity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Morgan Walls, Carol Curtin, Sarah Phillips, Misha Eliasziw, Carissa Jackel, Aviva Must, Linda G. Bandini, and Sarabeth Broder-Fingert

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Goodbye Season 1, and Thank You!, Qiuwei Yang, Divya Bhatia, and Hugh Silk

Publications from 2019

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Transformation Support Provided Remotely to a National Cohort of Optometry Practices, Ronald N. Adler, Warren J. Ferguson, Hussein Antar, Michael Steinkrauss, Brian Bjoern, Valerie Konar, Jay Flanagan, and David F. Polakoff

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Food selectivity in a diverse sample of young children with and without intellectual disabilities, Linda G. Bandini, Carol Curtin, Misha Eliasziw, Sarah Phillips, Laura Jay, Melissa C. T. Maslin, and Aviva Must

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Risk of disordered eating at the intersection of gender and racial/ethnic identity among U.S. high school students, Ariel Beccia, Jonggyu Baek, William M. Jesdale, S. Bryn Austin, Sarah N. Forrester, Carol Curtin, and Kate L. Lapane

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Corrections for Academic Medicine: The Importance of Using Person-First Language for Individuals Who Have Experienced Incarceration, Precious S. Bedell, Marvin So, Diane S Morse, Stuart A. Kinner, Warren J. Ferguson, and Anne C. Spaulding

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Feasibility and Acceptability of Mindfulness-Based Group Visits for Smoking Cessation in Low-Socioeconomic Status and Minority Smokers with Cancer, Marjory Charlot, Salvatore D'Amico, Man Luo, Ahmed Gemei, Hasmeena Kathuria, and Paula Gardiner

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Health Disparities in Access to Nonpharmacologic Therapies in an Urban Community, Teresa Cheng, Salvatore D'Amico, Man Luo, Anna Sophia Lestoquoy, Leanne Yinusa-Nyahkoon, Lance D. Laird, and Paula Gardiner

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Infants Exposed To Homelessness: Health, Health Care Use, And Health Spending From Birth To Age Six, Robin E. Clark, Linda Weinreb, Julie M. Flahive, and Robert W. Seifert

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Homelessness Contributes To Pregnancy Complications, Robin E. Clark, Linda Weinreb, Julie Flahive, and Robert W. Seifert

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Nurses' attitudes and emotions toward caring for adults with intellectual disabilities: Results of a cross-sectional, correlational-predictive research study, Melissa L. Desroches, Kristen A. Sethares, Carol Curtin, and Joohyun Chung

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Screening and Intervention for Suicide Prevention: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the ED-SAFE Interventions, Laura J. Dunlap, Stephen Orme, Gary A. Zarkin, Sarah A. Arias, Ivan W. Miller, Carlos A. Camargo Jr, Ashley F. Sullivan, Michael H. Allen, Amy B. Goldstein, Anne P. Manton, Robin E. Clark, and Edwin D. Boudreaux

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Restaurant List: Wuss-taah, Paris of the Millennium (2019-2020), Michael Ennis

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Advancing the implementation and sustainment of medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorders in prisons and jails, Warren J. Ferguson, Joan Johnston, Jennifer G. Clarke, Peter J. Koutoujian, Kathleen Maurer, Colleen Gallagher, Julie White, Dyana Nickl, and Faye S. Taxman

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Improving Access, Integration, and Sustainability: A Reflective Overview of the Special Issue on Innovation in Group-Delivered Services, Paula Gardiner, Maria Chao, and Marena Burnett

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Lessons Learned and Strategies for Recruitment of Diverse, Low-income Patients into an Integrative Medical Group Visit Clinical Trial, Paula Gardiner, Anna Sophia Lestoquoy, N. Lily Negash, Man Luo, Katherine Gergen-Barnett, Robert Saper, Brian Penti, Laura F. White, and Jane M. Liebschutz

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Effectiveness of integrative medicine group visits in chronic pain and depressive symptoms: A randomized controlled trial, Paula Gardiner, Man Luo, Salvatore D'Amico, Katherine Gergen-Barnett, Laura F. White, Robert Saper, Suzanne Mitchell, and Jane M. Liebschutz

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The Effective Medicaid Pharmacy Program: A White Paper for Medicaid Directors and State Agency Personnel, Bonnie C. Greenwood and Elena Nicolella

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Documentation of human rights abuses among Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, Rohini J. Haar, Karen Wang, Homer Venters, Satu Salonen, Rupa Patel, Tamaryn Nelson, Ranit Mishori, and Parveen K. Parmar

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A Comprehensive Review of Pegvaliase, an Enzyme Substitution Therapy for the Treatment of Phenylketonuria, Tasmina Hydery and Valerie Azzopardi Coppenrath

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Addressing a Gap in Healthcare Access for Transition-Age Youth with Autism: A Pilot Educational Intervention for Family Nurse Practitioner Students, Dorothea Iannuzzi, Patricia Rissmiller, Susan M. Duty, Susan Feeney, Maura Sullivan, and Carol Curtin

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Blood Lead Levels of Children Using Traditional Indian Medicine and Cosmetics: A Feasibility Study, Julia Keosaian, Thuppil Venkatesh, Salvatore D'Amico, Paula Gardiner, and Robert Saper

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A 4-year randomized trial comparing three outreach interventions to promote screening mammograms, Roger Luckmann, Mary E. Costanza, Mary Jo White, Christine F. Frisard, Milagros C. Rosal, Susan Sama, Michelle R. Landry, and Robert Yood

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Essential Skills for Family Medicine Residents Practicing Integrated Behavioral Health: A Delphi Study, Matt Martin, Leslie Allison, Elizabeth Banks, David Bauman, Jennifer Harsh, Amber L. Hewitt, Linda Myerholtz, Max Zubatsky, and Larry Mauksch

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Natural Health Product-Drug Interaction Causality Assessment in Pediatric Adverse Event Reports Associated with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Medication, Hajra Mazhar, Brian C. Foster, Candace Necyk, Paula M. Gardiner, Cory S. Harris, and Philippe Robaey

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The PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM): study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial of two active interventions addressing perinatal depression in obstetric settings, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Linda Brenckle, Padma Sankaran, Grace A. Masters, Sharina D. Person, Linda Weinreb, Jean Y. Ko, Cheryl L. Robbins, Jeroan J. Allison, and Nancy Byatt

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Pre-clinical medical student reflections on implicit bias: Implications for learning and teaching, Christine Motzkus, Racquel J. Wells, Xingyue Wang, Sonia N. Chimienti, Deborah L. Plummer, Janice Sabin, Jeroan J. Allison, and Suzanne B. Cashman

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Measuring the integration of primary care and behavioral health services, Daniel J. Mullin, J. Lee Hargraves, Andrea Auxier, Stephanie A Brennhofer, Juvena R Hitt, Rodger S. Kessler, Benjamin Littenberg, C. R. Macchi, Matthew Martin, Gail Rose, Felicia Trembath, and Constance van Eeghen

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Characteristics and Components of Medical Group Visits for Chronic Health Conditions: A Systematic Scoping Review, Manasi Parikh, Iniya Rajendran, Salvatore D'Amico, Man Luo, and Paula Gardiner

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Making Sense of Family Medicine Resident Wellness Curricula: A Delphi Study of Content Experts, Lauren Penwell-Waines, Christine Runyan, Irina Kolobova, Aaron Grace, Julie Brennan, Katherine Buck, Valerie Ross, and Jill Schneiderhan

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Accessibility and IoT / Smart and Connected Communities, John Rochford

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Why does the adverse effect of inappropriate MRI for LBP vary by geographic location? An exploratory analysis, Mujahed Shraim, Manuel Cifuentes, Joanna L. Willetts, Helen R. Marucci-Wellman, and Glenn Pransky

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Does physical activity differ between youth with and without intellectual disabilities, Heidi I. Stanish, Carol Curtin, Aviva Must, Sarah Phillips, Melissa C. T. Maslin, and Linda G. Bandini

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Abnormally Low Hemoglobin A1c as Harbinger of Hemoglobinopathy, Joshua St. Louis and Anthony Valdini

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Online Sharing of Documents: the Mobile Office, Rebecca Sulyma, Sanjay Ram, and Steven C. Hatch

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Integrative Group Medical Visits: A National Scoping Survey of Safety-Net Clinics, Ariana Thompson-Lastad, Paula Gardiner, and Maria T. Chao

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Parental concern regarding obesity in children with autism spectrum disorder in the United States: National Survey of Children's Health 2016, David J. Tybor, Misha Eliasziw, Tanja V. E. Kral, Mary Segal, Nancy E. Sherwood, Linmarie Sikich, Heidi I. Stanish, Linda G. Bandini, Carol Curtin, and Aviva Must

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Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island: Building a Strong Foundation for Comprehensive, High-Quality Affordable Care, Pano Yeracaris, Susanne Campbell, Mardia Coleman, Linda Cabral, and Debra Hurwitz

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Burnout among behavioral health providers in integrated care settings, Max Zubatsky, Christine Runyan, Samantha Gulotta, Jeanna R. Knight, and J. Douglas Pettinelli

Publications from 2018

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A cross-sectional review of the prevalence of integrative medicine in pediatric pain clinics across the United States, Kristen Bodner, Salvatore D'Amico, Man Luo, Elizabeth Sommers, Laura Goldstein, Caitlin Neri, and Paula Gardiner

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Can Mindfulness Address Maladaptive Eating Behaviors? Why Traditional Diet Plans Fail and How New Mechanistic Insights May Lead to Novel Interventions, Judson A. Brewer, Andrea Ruf, Ariel Beccia, Gloria I. Essien, Leonard M. Finn, Remko van Lutterveld, and Ashley E. Mason

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Physician Well-being: Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents, S. R. Brown and Christine N. Runyan

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Access to Pharmacotherapy Amongst Women with Bipolar Disorder during Pregnancy: a Preliminary Study, Nancy Byatt, Lucille Cox, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Kathleen Biebel, Padma Sankaran, Holly A. Swartz, and Linda Weinreb

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How obstetric settings can help address gaps in psychiatric care for pregnant and postpartum women with bipolar disorder, Nancy Byatt, Lucille Cox, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Nisha Kini, Kathleen Biebel, Padma Sankaran, Holly A. Swartz, and Linda Weinreb

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Sensory Sensitivity and Food Selectivity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Liem T. Chistol, Linda G. Bandini, Aviva Must, Sarah Phillips, Sharon A. Cermak, and Carol Curtin

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Justice involvement has a profound link to social determinants of health, Warren J. Ferguson

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Withholding methadone from inmates is wrong, Warren J. Ferguson

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Supporting Family Physician Maternity Care Providers, Jessica Taylor Goldstein, Scott G. Hartman, Matthew R. Meunier, Bethany Panchal, Christine Chang Pecci, Nancy M. Zink, and Sara G. Shields

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Determining the scope of attacks on health in four governorates of Syria in 2016: Results of a field surveillance program, Rohini J. Haar, Casey B. Risko, Sonal Singh, Diana Rayes, Ahmad Albaik, Mohammed Alnajar, Mazen Kewara, Emily Clouse, Elise Baker, and Leonard S. Rubenstein

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The impact of deliberate reflection with WISE-MD modules on surgical clerkship students' critical thinking: a prospective, randomized controlled pilot study, Janet Fraser Hale, Jill M. Terrien, Mark E. Quirk, Kate Sullivan, and Mitchell A. Cahan

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Screening mammography among nursing home residents in the United States: Current guidelines and practice, Deborah Mack, Mara M. Epstein, Catherine E. Dube, Robin E. Clark, and Kate L. Lapane

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Under one roof: identification, evaluation, and treatment of chronic hepatitis C in addiction care, Stephen A. Martin, Jordon Bosse, Amanda Wilson, Phyllis Losikoff, and Lisa Chiodo

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Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Learners in Emergency Medicine, Lisa M. Meeks, Alina Engelman, Alicia Booth, and Michael Argenyi

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A Systematic Review of Integrated Care Interventions Addressing Perinatal Depression Care in Ambulatory Obstetric Care Settings, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Michael Flynn, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, Stephanie M. Carvalho, Len L. Levin, Kathleen Biebel, and Nancy Byatt

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Design and rationale of the medical students learning weight management counseling skills (MSWeight) group randomized controlled trial, Judith K. Ockene, Karen M. Ashe, Linda C. Churchill, Sybil L. Crawford, Denise G. Jolicoeur, Barbara C. Olendzki, Maria Theresa Basco, Jyothi A. Pendharkar, and Lori Pbert

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Correlates of specialty substance use treatment among adults with opioid use disorders, Eric Romo, Christine M. Ulbricht, Robin E. Clark, and Kate L. Lapane

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The Sibling Support Demonstration Project: A Pilot Study Assessing Feasibility, Preliminary Effectiveness, and Participant Satisfaction, Emily Rubin, Louis Ostrowsky, Elizabeth Janopaul-Naylor, Priya Sehgal, Shireen Cama, Emilie Tanski, and Carol Curtin

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Assessing social determinants of health in primary care: Liability or opportunity, Christine Runyan

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Dissolving the dichotomy in health and healthcare, Christine Runyan

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Integrated primary care could play a starring role in the Amazon-JP Morgan-Buffet health care enterprise, Christine Runyan

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Ethical Challenges Unique to the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) Model, Christine Runyan, Stephanie Carter-Henry, and Stacy Ogbeide

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An Update of Oral Health Curricula in US Family Medicine Residency Programs, Hugh Silk, Judith A. Savageau, Kate Sullivan, Gail Sawosik, and Min Wang

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Implementation of an active, clinic-based child tuberculosis contact management strategy in western Kenya, Daria Szkwarko, P. Owiti, N. Buziba, C. Bigelow, C. B. Eaton, and E. J. Carter

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Tai Chi for Reducing Dual-task Gait Variability, a Potential Mediator of Fall Risk in Parkinson's Disease: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial, Gloria Vergara-Diaz, Kamila Osypiuk, Jeffrey M. Hausdorff, Paolo Bonato, Brian J. Gow, Jose Gv. Miranda, Lewis R. Sudarsky, Daniel Tarsy, Michael D. Fox, Paula Gardiner, Cathi A. Thomas, Eric A. Macklin, and Peter M. Wayne

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Pathways to Kindergarten Readiness: The Roles of Second Step Early Learning Curriculum and Social Emotional, Executive Functioning, Preschool Academic and Task Behavior Skills, Melodie Wenz-Gross, Yeonsoo Yoo, Carole C. Upshur, and Anthony J. Gambino

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Fracture liaison services improve outcomes of patients with osteoporosis-related fractures: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis, Chih-Hsing Wu, Shih-Te Tu, Yin-Fan Chang, Ding-Cheng Chan, Jui-Teng Chien, Chih-Hsueh Lin, Sonal Singh, Manikanta Dasari, Jung-Fu Chen, and Keh-Sung Tsai

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Substantial Increase in Compliance with Saturated Fatty Acid Intake Recommendations after One Year Following the American Heart Association Diet, Miaomiao Zhao, David E. Chiriboga, Barbara C. Olendzki, Bin Xie, Yawen Li, Lisa Jo McGonigal, Ana Maldonado-Contreras, and Yunsheng Ma

Publications from 2017

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Staying afloat in a sea of information: Point-of-care resources, Rebecca Andrews, Neil Mehta, Jack Maypole, and Stephen A. Martin

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A National CERA Study of the Use of Laborists in Family Medicine Residency Training, Robert A. Baldor, Christine Chang Pecci, Gerardo Moreno, Virginia Van Duyne, and Stacy E. Potts

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Changes in Food Selectivity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Linda G. Bandini, Carol Curtin, Sarah Phillips, Sarah E. Anderson, Melissa C. T. Maslin, and Aviva Must

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PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM): a pilot group randomized controlled trial of two approaches to improving depression among perinatal women, Nancy Byatt, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Kathleen Biebel, Padma Sankaran, Lori Pbert, Linda Weinreb, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Jeroan J. Allison

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Moving the Advance Care Planning Needle With Community Health Workers, Joanne Calista and Jennifer Tjia