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.

Follow


Publications from 2018

PDF

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

Link

Withholding methadone from inmates is wrong, Warren J. Ferguson

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

Link

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

Link

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

Link

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

Link

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

Link

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

Link

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

Link

Dissolving the dichotomy in health and healthcare, Christine Runyan

Link

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

Link

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

PDF

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

Link

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

PDF

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

Link

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

PDF

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

Link

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

Link

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

Link

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

PDF

Automatic Text Simplification for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Ping Chen, John Rochford, David N. Kennedy, Soussan Djamasbi, Peter Fay, and Will Scott

Link

Integrating Measures of Social Determinants of Health Into Health Care Encounters: Opportunities and Challenges, Melissa A. Clark and Deborah Gurewich

Link

The healthy weight research network: a research agenda to promote healthy weight among youth with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, Carol Curtin, Aviva Must, Sarah Phillips, and Linda G. Bandini

PDF

Can scribes boost FPs' efficiency and job satisfaction, Stephen T. Earls, Judith A. Savageau, Susan Begley, Barry G. Saver, Kate Sullivan, and Alan Chuman

PDF

A systematic review and meta-analysis on herpes zoster and the risk of cardiac and cerebrovascular events, Nathaniel Erskine, Hoang Tran, Len L. Levin, Christine M. Ulbricht, Joyce D. Fingeroth, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg, and Sonal Singh

Link

Making addiction treatment work for inmates, Warren J. Ferguson

Link

Design of the integrative medical group visits randomized control trial for underserved patients with chronic pain and depression, Paula Gardiner

Link

Engaging women with an embodied conversational agent to deliver mindfulness and lifestyle recommendations: A feasibility randomized control trial, Paula Gardiner, Kelly D. McCue, Lily M. Negash, Teresa Cheng, Laura F. White, Leanne Yinusa-Nyahkoon, Brian W. Jack, and Timothy W. Bickmore

Link

Forging Alliances in Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Research (FAIRR): A Logic Model, Simone V. Gill, Mary A. Khetani, Leanne Yinusa-Nyahkoon, Beth McManus, Paula Gardiner, and Linda Tickle-Degnen

Link

Prescription contraception use and adherence by women with substance use disorders, Gillian J. Griffith, Tara Kumaraswami, Stavroula A. Chrysanthopoulou, Kristin M. Mattocks, and Robin E. Clark

PDF

Residents' Confidence Providing Primary Care With Behavioral Health Integration, Patrick Hemming, Amber L. Hewitt, Joseph J. Gallo, Rodger Kessler, and R. B. Levine

PDF

Massachusetts Medicaid members that smoked in 2008: Characteristics associated with smoking status in 2014, Alexis D. Henry, John Gettens, Judith A. Savageau, Doris Cullen, and Anna Landau

PDF

Acculturation, Depression, and Smoking Cessation: a trajectory pattern recognition approach, Sun S. Kim, Hua (Julia) Fang, Kunsook Bernstein, Zhaoyang Zhang, Joseph R. DiFranza, Douglas Ziedonis, and Jeroan J. Allison

Link

Implementation and process evaluation of three interventions to promote screening mammograms delivered for 4 years in a large primary care population, Roger Luckmann, Mary Jo White, Mary E. Costanza, Christine F. Frisard, Caroline Cranos, Susan Sama, and Robert A. Yood

Link

Oral Health and Medicine Integration: Overcoming Historical Artifact to Relieve Suffering, Stephen A. Martin and Lisa Simon

Link

Initiation and Engagement with Methadone Treatment among Pregnant and Postpartum Women, Kristin M. Mattocks, Robin E. Clark, and Linda Weinreb

Link

ICU Admission Source as a Predictor of Mortality for Patients With Sepsis, Christine A. Motzkus, Stavroula A. Chrysanthopoulou, Roger Luckmann, Teresa A. Rincon, Kate L. Lapane, and Craig M. Lilly

Link

The Effect of Age on the Prevalence of Obesity among US Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Aviva Must, Misha Eliasziw, Sarah M. Phillips, Carol Curtin, Tanja V. E. Kral, Mary Segal, Nancy E. Sherwood, Linmarie Sikich, Heidi I. Stanish, and Linda G. Bandini

Link

Predictors of Cigarette Smoking Initiation in Early, Middle, and Late Adolescence, Jennifer O'Loughlin, Erin K. O'Loughlin, Robert J. Wellman, Marie-Pierre Sylvestre, Erika N. Dugas, Miguel Chagnon, Hartley Dutczak, Johanne Lague, and Jennifer J. McGrath

Link

Health System Advance Care Planning Culture Change for High-Risk Patients: The Promise and Challenges of Engaging Providers, Patients, and Families in Systematic Advance Care Planning, Jennifer Reidy, Jennifer Halvorson, Suzana Makowski, Delila Katz, Barbara Weinstein, Christine McCluskey, Alex Doering, Kathryn DeCarli, and Jennifer Tjia

Link

Text Simplification and Pupillometry: An Exploratory Study, John Rochford, Mina Shojaeizadeh, Soussan Djamasbi, and Ping Chen

Link

Mentorship during transitions, Christine Runyan, Julie M. Austen, and Limor Gildenblatt

Link

Yoga, Physical Therapy, or Education for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Noninferiority Trial, Robert B. Saper, Chelsey Lemaster, Anthony Delitto, Karen J. Sherman, Patricia M. Herman, Ekaterina Sadikova, Joel Stevans, Julia E. Keosaian, Christian J. Cerrada, Alexandra L. Femia, Eric J. Roseen, Paula Gardiner, Katherine Gergen Barnett, Carol Faulkner, and Janice Weinberg

Link

Persuasive Interventions for Controversial Cancer Screening Recommendations: Testing a Novel Approach to Help Patients Make Evidence-Based Decisions, Barry G. Saver, Kathleen M. Mazor, Roger Luckmann, Sarah L. Cutrona, Marcela Hayes, Tatyana Gorodetsky, Nancy Esparza, and Gonzalo Bacigalupe

PDF

Task Condition and Pupillometry, Mina Shojaeizadeh, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, John Rochford, and Ping Chen

PDF

When Breath Becomes Air [book review], Hugh Silk

PDF

RAHI-SATHI Indo-U.S. Collaboration: The Evolution of a Trainee-Led Twinning Model in Global Health Into a Multidisciplinary Collaborative Program, Apurv Soni, Nisha Fahey, Abraham Jaffe, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Nancy Byatt, Michael Chin, David D. McManus, Michaela Tracey, Jasmine A. Khubchandani, Haley Newman, Allison Earon, Hannah Rosenfield, Anna Handorf, Brittany Novak, John Bostrom, Anindita Deb, Milagros C. Rosal, Patricia A. McQuilkin, Heena Santry, Melissa A. Fischer, and Jeroan J. Allison

Link

Physical Activity Levels, Frequency, and Type Among Adolescents with and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder, Heidi I. Stanish, Carol Curtin, Aviva Must, Sarah Phillips, Melissa C. T. Maslin, and Linda G. Bandini

Link

Gender differences in risk factors for cigarette smoking initiation in childhood, Marie-Pierre Sylvestre, Robert J. Wellman, Erin K. O'Loughlin, Erika N. Dugas, and Jennifer O'Loughlin

PDF

Child contact management in high tuberculosis burden countries: A mixed-methods systematic review, Daria Szkwarko, Yael Hirsch-Moverman, Lienki Du Plessis, Karen Du Preez, Catherine W. Carr, and Anna M. Mandalakas

PDF

Risk of Gastrointestinal Bleeding Among Dabigatran Users - A Self Controlled Case Series Analysis, Wenze Tang, Hsien-Yen Chang, Meijia Zhou, and Sonal Singh

PDF

Circumstances of fall-related injuries by age and gender among community-dwelling adults in the United States, Lava R. Timsina, Joanna L. Willetts, Melanye J. Brennan, Helen Marucci-Wellman, David A. Lombardi, Theodore K. Courtney, and Santosh K. Verma

PDF

Effect of weather on pedestrian trip count and duration: City-scale evaluations using mobile phone application data, Anthony P. Vanky, Santosh K. Verma, Theodore K. Courtney, Paolo Santi, and Carlo Ratti

Link

A Novel Weight-Loss Tool Designed for Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities, Maresa Weems, Laura Truex, Renee Scampini, Richard K. Fleming, Carol Curtin, and Linda G. Bandini

Publications from 2016

Link

Lessons From a Care Management Pilot Program for People With Acquired Brain Injury, Laney Bruner-Canhoto, Judith A. Savageau, Deborah Croucher, and Kathryn Bradley

Link

PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM): Development and Beta Testing, Nancy Byatt, Lori Pbert, Safiyah Hosein, Holly A. Swartz, Linda Weinreb, Jeroan J. Allison, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

Link

Accountable Care Organizations: Embracing a New Population Health, Suzanne B. Cashman

PDF

Uveitis and Systemic Inflammatory Markers in Convalescent Phase of Ebola Virus Disease, John R. Chancellor, Sriranjani P. Padmanabhan, Thomas C. Greenough, Richard Sacra, Richard T. Ellison III, Lawrence C. Madoff, Rebecca Droms, David Hinkle, George Asdourian, Robert W. Finberg, Ute Stroher, Timothy M. Uyeki, and Olga M. Cerón

Link

Uveitis and Systemic Inflammatory Markers in Convalescent Phase of Ebola Virus Disease, John R. Chancellor, Sriranjani P. Padmanabhan, Thomas C. Greenough, Richard Sacra, Richard T. Ellison III, Lawrence C. Madoff, Rebecca Droms, David Hinkle, George K. Asdourian, Robert W. Finberg, Ute Stroher, Timothy M. Uyeki, and Olga M. Cerón

PDF

Levels of physical dependence on tobacco among adolescent smokers in Cyprus, Costas A. Christophi, Despina Pampaka, Martha Paisi, Solonas Ioannou, and Joseph R. DiFranza

Link

Access to New Medications for Hepatitis C for Medicaid Members: A Retrospective Cohort Study, Karen M. Clements, Robin E. Clark, Pavel Lavitas, Parag Kunte, Camilla S. Graham, Elizabeth O'Connell, Kimberly J. Lenz, and Paul Jeffrey

Link

Expanding Horizons: A Pilot Mentoring Program Linking College/Graduate Students and Teens With ASD, Carol Curtin, Kristin Humphrey, Kaela Vronsky, Kathryn Mattern, Susan Nicastro, and Ellen C. Perrin

PDF

Can tobacco dependence provide insights into other drug addictions, Joseph R. DiFranza

Link

Text Simplification and Generation Y: An Eye Tracking Study, Soussan Djamasbi, Ping Chen, Mina Shojaeizadeh, and John Rochford

Link

Text Simplification and User Experience, Soussan Djamasbi, John Rochford, Abigail DaBoll-Lavoie, Tyler Greff, Jennifer Lally, and Kayla McAvoy

Link

Listening to Their Words: A Qualitative Analysis of Integrative Medicine Group Visits in an Urban Underserved Medical Setting, Danielle Dresner, Katherine Gergen Barnett, Kirsten Resnick, Lance D. Laird, and Paula Gardiner

PDF

Comparison of a Medication Inventory and a Dietary Supplement Interview in Assessing Dietary Supplement Use in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos, Keturah R. Faurot, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Paula Gardiner, Jose O. Rivera, Laura A. Young, Charles Poole, Eric A. Whitsel, Hector M. Gonzalez, Diana A. Chirinos-Medina, Gregory A. Talavera, Sheila F. Castaneda, Martha L. Daviglus, Janice Barnhart, Rebeca E. Giacinto, and Linda Van Horn

PDF

A Call to Action: A Blueprint for Academic Health Sciences in the Era of Mass Incarceration, Warren J. Ferguson, David Cloud, Anne C. Spaulding, Deborah Shelton, Robert L. Trestman, Frederick L. Altice, Carisa Champion-Lippmann, David Thomas, and Faye S. Taxman

Link

Including Language Access into Medicaid ACO Design, Rachel Gershon, Lisa Morris, and Warren J. Ferguson

PDF

Contraceptive Utilization and Downstream Feto-Maternal Outcomes for Women with Substance Use Disorders: A Dissertation, Gillian J. Griffith

Link

Development and validation of a measure of primary care behavioral health integration, Rodger S. Kessler, Andrea Auxier, Juvena R. Hitt, C. R. Macchi, Daniel J. Mullin, Constance van Eeghen, and Benjamin Littenberg

PDF

Combining statistics from two national complex surveys to estimate injury rates per hour exposed and variance by activity in the USA, Tin-Chi Lin, Helen R. Marucci-Wellman, Joanna L. Willetts, Melanye J. Brennan, and Santosh K. Verma

PDF

Coalicion de Salud Comunitaria (COSACO): using a Healthy Community Partnership framework to integrate short-term global health experiences into broader community development, Lawrence C. Loh, Olga Valdman, and Matthew M. Dacso

Link

The Practice Integration Profile: Rationale, development, method, and research, C. R. Macchi, Rodger Kessler, Andrea Auxier, Juvena R. Hitt, Daniel J. Mullin, Constance van Eeghen, and Benjamin Littenberg

PDF

Women in Control: Pioneering Diabetes Self-Management Medical Group Visits in the Virtual World, Suzanne Mitchell, Paula Gardiner, G. Weigel, and Milagros C. Rosal

Link

Relationship between early symptoms of alcohol craving and binge drinking 2.5 years later, M. Morgenstern, Joseph R. DiFranza, Robert J. Wellman, James D. Sargent, and Reiner Hanewinkel

Link

Evaluation of online and in-person motivational interviewing training for healthcare providers, Daniel J. Mullin, Barry G. Saver, Judith A. Savageau, Lisa Forsberg, and Lars Forsberg

Link

The Use of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine Among Vietnamese Immigrants Attending an Urban Community Health Center in the United States, Long T. Nguyen, Ted J. Kaptchuk, Roger B. Davis, Giac Nguyen, Van Pham, Stephen M. Tringale, Yen Lin Loh, and Paula Gardiner

Link

Whither the e-cigarette, Jennifer O'Loughlin, Robert J. Wellman, and Louise Potvin

Link

Awake whole-brain functional connectivity alterations in the adolescent spontaneously hypertensive rat feature visual streams and striatal networks, Guillaume L. Poirier, Wei Huang, K. Tam, Joseph R. DiFranza, and Jean A. King

PDF

Preparing Future Leaders: An Integrated Quality Improvement Residency Curriculum, Stacy E. Potts, Sara G. Shields, and Carole C. Upshur

Link

Current State of Child Health in Rural America: How Context Shapes Children's Health, Janice C. Probst, Judith C. Barker, Alexandra Enders, and Paula Gardiner

PDF

Impact of a family medicine resident wellness curriculum: a feasibility study, Christine Runyan, Judith A. Savageau, Stacy E. Potts, and Linda F. Weinreb

PDF

Recruitment and Retention of Community Health Center Primary Care Physicians post MA Health Care Reform: 2008 vs. 2013 Physician Surveys, Judith A. Savageau, Linda J. Cragin, Warren J. Ferguson, Laura A. Sefton, and Joan Pernice

Link

Behavioral Health Screening among Massachusetts Children Receiving Medicaid, Judith A. Savageau, David Keller, Georgianna Willis, Kathleen Muhr, Gideon Aweh, Jack Simons, and Emily Sherwood

Link

Intellectual disability is associated with increased risk for obesity in a nationally representative sample of U.S. children, Mary Segal, Misha Eliasziw, Sarah Phillips, Linda Bandini, Carol Curtin, Tanja V.E. Kral, Nancy E. Sherwood, Lin Sikich, Heidi I. Stanish, and Aviva Must

PDF

Listening for Grace, Hugh Silk

PDF

High Burden of Unrecognized Atrial Fibrillation in Rural India: An Innovative Community-Based Cross-Sectional Screening Program, Apurv Soni, Allison Earon, Anna Handorf, Nisha Fahey, Kandarp Talati, John Bostrom, Ki Chon, Craig Napolitano, Michael S. Chin, John Stephen Sullivan, Shyamsundar Raithatha, Robert J. Goldberg, Somashekhar Nimbalkar, Jeroan J. Allison, Sunil Thanvi, and David D. McManus

PDF

The impact of deliberate reflection with WISE-MDTM modules on critical thinking of nurse practitioner students: A prospective, randomized controlled pilot study, Jill M. Terrien, Janet Fraser Hale, Mitchell A. Cahan, Mark E. Quirk, Kate M. Sullivan, and Joanne Lewis

PDF

Evaluating One Strategy for Including Reflection in Medical Education and Practice, Meghan Veno, Hugh Silk, Judith A. Savageau, and Kate M. Sullivan

PDF

Text Simplification Using Neural Machine Translation, Tong Wang, Ping Chen, John Rochford, and Jipeng Qiang

Link

Predictors of the Onset of Cigarette Smoking: A Systematic Review of Longitudinal Population-Based Studies in Youth, Robert J. Wellman, Erika N. Dugas, Hartley Dutczak, Erin K. O'Loughlin, Geetanjali D. Datta, Beatrice Lauzon, and Jennifer O'Loughlin

Link

E-cigarettes: addressing gaps in knowledge, Robert J. Wellman and Jennifer O'Loughlin