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 2016

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

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Relationships Between Current and Past Binge Drinking and Systolic Blood Pressure in Young Adults, Robert J. Wellman, John A. Vaughn, Marie-Pierre Sylvestre, Erin K. O'Loughlin, Erika N. Dugas, and Jennifer O'Loughlin

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An Analysis of Implicit Bias in Medical Education, Racquel J. Wells, Christine Motzkus, Suzanne B. Cashman, Jeroan J. Allison, Michael Buckner, Sonia Chimienti, and Deborah L. Plummer

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Screening for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Prenatal Care: Prevalence and Characteristics in a Low-Income Population, Melodie Wenz-Gross, Linda Weinreb, and Carole C. Upshur

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Using Best-Worst Scaling to Understand Patient Priorities: A Case Example of Papanicolaou Tests for Homeless Women, Eve Wittenberg, Monica Bharel, John F.P. Bridges, Zachary Ward, and Linda Weinreb

Publications from 2015

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Impact of school staff health on work productivity in secondary schools in Massachusetts, Heather J. Alker, Monica L. Wang, Lori Pbert, Nancy Thorsen, and Stephenie C. Lemon

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Adherence to Buprenorphine Treatment Guidelines in a Medicaid Program, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Robin E. Clark, Mihail D. Samnaliev, Gideon Aweh, and Elizabeth O'Connell

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Integrative Medicine in a Preventive Medicine Residency: A Program for the Urban Underserved, Jonathan P.B. Berz, Katherine A. Gergen Barnett, Paula Gardiner, and Robert B. Saper

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Formative Clinical Geriatrics Experiences for First- and Second-Year Medical Students: An Elusive Goal, Gary Blanchard, Erika Oleson, Mark Fitzgerald, and Jerry H. Gurwitz

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Enhancing Participation in Depression Care in Outpatient Perinatal Care Settings: A Systematic Review, Nancy Byatt, Len L. Levin, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, and Jeroan J. Allison

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Changes in smoking-related symptoms during enforced abstinence of incarceration, Jennifer G. Clarke, Stephen A. Martin, Rosemarie A. Martin, L. A.R. Stein, Jacob J. van den Berg, Donna R. Parker, Arthur R. McGovern, Mary B. Roberts, and Beth C. Bock

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Risk Factors for Relapse and Higher Costs Among Medicaid Members with Opioid Dependence or Abuse: Opioid Agonists, Comorbidities, and Treatment History, Robin E. Clark, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Gideon Aweh, Elizabeth O'Connell, William H. Fisher, and Bruce A. Barton

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Improving patient notification of solid abdominal viscera incidental findings with a standardized protocol, Courtney E. Collins, Nicole Cherng, Theodore P. McDade, Babak Movahedi, Timothy A. Emhoff, Giles F. Whalen, Jennifer LaFemina, and Jon D. Dorfman

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A 2015 Update on The Natural History and Diagnosis of Nicotine Addiction, Joseph R. DiFranza

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Patterns of Variation in Botanical Supplement Use among Hispanics and Latinos in the United States, Keturah R. Faurot, Amanda C. Filipelli, Charles Poole, and Paula Gardiner

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Online Education for Improving Communication and Documentation of Dietary Supplements Among Health Professionals Practicing in a Hospital Setting, Paula Gardiner, Amanda C. Filippelli, Karim Kabbara, Steven C. Lin, Ekaterina Sadikova, Ted J. Kaptchuk, and Kathi Kemper

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The incorporation of stress management programming into family medicine residencies-results of a national survey of residency directors: a CERA study, Paula Gardiner, Amanda C. Filippelli, Patricia Lebensohn, and Robert Bonakdar

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A new way of hearing, Lisa S. Gussak

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Academic-Correctional Health Partnerships: Preparing the Correctional Health Workforce for the Changing Landscape-Focus Group Research Results, Janet Hale, Heather-Lyn Haley, Judy L. Jones, Allyson Brennan, and Arthur Brewer

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Preparing the Workforce for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration, Jennifer Hall, Deborah J. Cohen, Melinda Davis, Rose Gunn, Alexander Blount, David A. Pollack, William L. Miller, Corey Smith, Nancy Valentine, and Benjamin F. Miller

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Women During Pregnancy and Childbearing Years, Selma C. Holden, Paula Gardiner, Gurjeet Birdee, Roger B. Davis, and Gloria Y. Yeh

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Nicotine and Resting-State Functional Connectivity: Effects of Intermittent Doses, Wei Huang, Kelly Tam, Janaque Fernando, Meghan E. Heffernan, Jean A. King, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Reducing Preconception Risks Among African American Women with Conversational Agent Technology, Brian Jack, Timothy Bickmore, Megan Hempstead, Leanne Yinusa-Nyahkoon, Ekaterina Sadikova, Suzanne Mitchell, Paula Gardiner, Fatima Adigun, Brian Penti, Daniel Schulman, and Karla Damus

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Parental smoke exposure and the development of nicotine craving in adolescent novice smokers: the roles of DRD2, DRD4, and OPRM1 genotypes, Marloes Kleinjan, Rutger C.M.E. Engels, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Frequent Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations Among Homeless People With Medicaid: Implications for Medicaid Expansion, Wen-Chieh Lin, Monica Bharel, Jianying Zhang, Elizabeth O'Connell, and Robin E. Clark

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A Qualitative Study of Vulnerable Patient Views of Type 2 Diabetes Consumer Reports, Daniel R. Longo, Benjamin F. Crabtree, Maria B. Pellerano, Jenna Howard, Barry G. Saver, Edward L. Hannan, Justin Lee, Michael T. Lundberg, and Roy Sabo

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Vision Stations: Addressing Corrective Vision Needs With Low-cost Technologies, Stephen A. Martin and Elizabeth A. Frutiger

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Overdiagnosis and overtreatment over time, Stephen A. Martin, Scott H. Podolsky, and Jeremy A. Greene

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Comment on Inzucchi et al. Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes, 2015: A Patient-Centered Approach. Update to a Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. Diabetes Care 2015;38:140-149, James P. McCormack, Stephen A. Martin, and David H. Newman

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Prevalence and risk factors for postpartum depression symptoms among women with disabilities, Monika Mitra, Lisa I. Iezzoni, Jianying Zhang, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Suzanne C. Smeltzer, and Bruce A. Barton

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A perinatal health framework for women with physical disabilities, Monika Mitra, Linda M. Long-Bellil, Suzanne C. Smeltzer, and Lisa I. Iezzoni

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Pregnancy outcomes among women with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Monika Mitra, Susan L. Parish, Karen M. Clements, Xiaohui Cui, and Hafsatou Diop

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Challenges in developing primary care physicians' motivational interviewing skills, Daniel Mullin, Lisa Forsberg, Judith A. Savageau, and Barry G. Saver

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Pregnancy Outcomes Among U.S. Women With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Susan L. Parish, Monika Mitra, Esther Son, Alexandra Bonardi, Paul T. Swoboda, and Leah Igdalsky

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Achieving the Triple Aim: A Curriculum Framework for Health Professions Education, Mary A. Paterson, Malika Fair, Suzanne B. Cashman, Clyde Evans, and David Garr

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Perspectives in Implementing a Pragmatic Pediatric Primary Care-Based Intervention Trial, Lori Pbert, Susan Druker, Alan J. Flint, Martin H. Young, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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State-of-the-Art Office-Based Interventions to Eliminate Youth Tobacco Use: The Past Decade, Lori Pbert, Harold Farber, Kimberly Horn, Harry A. Lando, Myra L. Muramoto, Jennifer O'Loughlin, Susanne E. Tanski, Robert J. Wellman, Jonathan P. Winickoff, and Jonathan D. Klein

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Power of Knowledge: Effect of Two Educational Interventions on Readiness for Chlamydia Screening, Rachel Sagor, Jeremy Golding, Margaret M. Giorgio, and Diane R. Blake

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The academic and health policy conference on correctional health: evaluation of its academic and scientific impact, Judith A. Savageau, Warren J. Ferguson, and Laura A. Sefton

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A piece of my mind. Should C be a passing grade for the USPSTF?, Barry G. Saver

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UMass PCORI mammography ages 40-49 decision aid [English], Barry G. Saver, Gonzalo Bacigalupe, Nancy Esparza, Sarah L. Cutrona, Marcela Hayes, Tatyana Gorodetsky, Kathleen M. Mazor, Joanne Calista, and Roger S. Luckmann

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UMass PCORI PSA decision aid [English], Barry G. Saver, Gonzalo Bacigalupe, Nancy Esparza, Sarah L. Cutrona, Marcela Hayes, Tatyana Gorodetsky, Kathleen M. Mazor, Joanne Calista, and Roger S. Luckmann

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Care that Matters: Quality Measurement and Health Care, Barry G. Saver, Stephen A. Martin, Ronald N. Adler, Lucy M. Candib, Konstantinos E. Deligiannidis, Jeremy Golding, Daniel J. Mullin, Michele Roberts, and Stefan Topolski

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Enjoyment, Barriers, and Beliefs About Physical Activity in Adolescents With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder, Heidi I. Stanish, Carol Curtin, Aviva Must, Sarah Phillips, Melissa C. T. Maslin, and Linda G. Bandini

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Behind bars: the compelling case for academic health centers partnering with correctional facilities, Robert L. Trestman, Warren J. Ferguson, and Jeff Dickert

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Preventive behaviors and knowledge of tick-borne illnesses: results of a survey from an endemic area, Sara L. Valente, Daniel Wemple, Sebastian Ramos, Suzanne B. Cashman, and Judith A. Savageau

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Confirmatory factor analysis of the Autonomy over Tobacco Scale (AUTOS) in adults, Robert J. Wellman, Joseph R. DiFranza, and Jennifer O'Loughlin

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Item Response Theory analysis of the Autonomy over Tobacco Scale (AUTOS), Robert J. Wellman, Maria Orlando. Edelen, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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Data dilemmas and difficult decisions: on dealing with inconsistencies in self-reports, Robert J. Wellman and Jennifer O'Loughlin

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Emergency preparedness of families of children with developmental disabilities: what public health and safety emergency planners need to know, Susan Wolf-Fordham, Carol Curtin, Melissa C. T. Maslin, Linda G. Bandini, and Charles D. Hamad

Publications from 2014

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Hospitalist involvement in family medicine residency training: A CERA study, Robert A. Baldor, Judith A. Savageau, Navkiran Shokar, Stacy E. Potts, Joseph Gravel Jr., Kimberly Eisenstock, and James Ledwith

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Use of complementary and alternative medicine during pregnancy and the postpartum period: an analysis of the National Health Interview Survey, Gurjeet S. Birdee, Kathi J. Kemper, Russell Rothman, and Paula Gardiner

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Understanding and Analyzing the New Federal Reporting Requirements: Performance Indicators of State Medicaid & CHIP Programs, Michael Chin

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The impact of prior authorization on buprenorphine dose, relapse rates, and cost for Massachusetts Medicaid beneficiaries with opioid dependence, Robin E. Clark, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Bruce A. Barton, Gideon Aweh, Elizabeth O'Connell, and William H. Fisher

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Not paying for catheter-associated urinary tract infections: more difficult than it seems, Robin E. Clark and Karen M. Clements

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Relationship between self-assessed and tested non-English-language proficiency among primary care providers, Lisa Diamond, Sukyung Chung, Warren J. Ferguson, Javier Gonzalez, Elizabeth A. Jacobs, and Francesca Gany

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Sustained waterpipe use among young adults, Erika N. Dugas, Erin K. O'Loughlin, Nancy C. Low, Robert J. Wellman, and Jennifer O'Loughlin

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Approaches for classifying the indications for colonoscopy using detailed clinical data, Hirut Fassil, Kenneth F. Adams, Sheila Weinmann, V. Paul Doria-Rose, Eric Johnson, Andrew E. Williams, Douglas A. Corley, and Chyke A. Doubeni

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Co-occurring risk factors for arrest among persons with opioid abuse and dependence: implications for developing interventions to limit criminal justice involvement, William H. Fisher, Robin E. Clark, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Bruce A. Barton, Elizabeth O'Connell, and Gideon Aweh

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Medical group visits: a feasibility study to manage patients with chronic pain in an underserved urban clinic, Paula Gardiner, Danielle Dresner, Katherine Gergen. Barnett, Ekaterina Sadikova, and Robert Saper

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Primary prevention for resettled refugees from Burma: where to begin?, Heather-Lyn Haley, Meredith Walsh, Nang H. Tin Maung, Clara P. Savage, and Suzanne B. Cashman

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The development and expression of physical nicotine dependence corresponds to structural and functional alterations in the anterior cingulate-precuneus pathway, Wei Huang, Jean A. King, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, Shaokuan Zheng, Nanyin Zhang, David N. Kennedy, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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In a neighborhood near you: how community health workers help people obtain health insurance and primary care, Debi Lang, Linda J. Cragin, Deborah Raymond, and Sue Kane

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Variation in long-term antipsychotic polypharmacy and high-dose prescribing across physicians and hospitals, Eric A. Latimer, Adonia Naidu, Erica E. Moodie M, Robin E. Clark, Ashok K. Malla, Robyn Tamblyn, and Willy Wynant

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Librarian Participation in Chart Rounds: Final Results of Two Surveys Measuring the Effectiveness of Librarians Working with Family Medicine Residents in a Clinical Setting, Len L. Levin, Judith M. Nordberg, and Heather-Lyn Haley

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Mild hypertension in people at low risk, Stephen A. Martin, Marcy Keddy Boucher, James M. Wright, and Vikas Saini

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Five-year trends in women veterans' use of VA maternity benefits, 2008-2012, Kristin M. Mattocks, Susan Frayne, Ciaran S. Phibbs, Elizabeth M. Yano, Laurie Zephyrin, Holly Shryock, Sally Haskell, Jodie Katon, J. Cherry Sullivan, Linda Weinreb, Christine M. Ulbricht, and Lori A. Bastian

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Patient activation and 30-day post-discharge hospital utilization, Suzanne E. Mitchell, Paula Gardiner, Ekaterina Sadikova, Jessica M. Martin, Brian W. Jack, Judith H. Hibbard, and Michael K. Paasche-Orlow

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Intimate partner violence in the relationships of men with disabilities in the United States: relative prevalence and health correlates, Monika Mitra and Vera E. Mouradian

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The effects of supported employment in Latino consumers with severe mental illness, Kim T. Mueser, Gary R. Bond, Susan M. Essock, Robin E. Clark, Elizabeth Carpenter-Song, Robert E. Drake, and Rosemarie Wolfe

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The Vitamin D Status of Prison Inmates, Benjamin U. Nwosu, Louise Maranda, Rosalie Berry, Barbara Colocino, Carlos D. Flores, Kerry Folkman, Thomas Groblewski, and Patricia Ruze

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Cohort Profile: The Nicotine Dependence in Teens (NDIT) Study, Jennifer O'Loughlin, Joseph R. DiFranza, and Robert J. Wellman

Cohort Profile: The Nicotine Dependence in Teens (NDIT) Study, Jennifer O'Loughlin, Joseph R. DiFranza, and Robert J. Wellman

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Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with marine and botanical oils: an 18-month, randomized, and double-blind trial, George W. Reed, Katherine Leung, Ronald G. Rossetti, Susan Van Buskirk, John T. Sharp, and Robert B. Zurier

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Kelp use in patients with thyroid cancer, Jennifer E. Rosen, Paula Gardiner, Robert B. Saper, Elizabeth N. Pearce, Kallista Hammer, Rebecca L. Gupta-Lawrence, and Stephanie L. Lee

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Collaborative Family Healthcare Association commentary on the "joint principles: Integrating behavioral health care into the patient-centered medical home", Christine Runyan and Parinda Khatri

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Colonoscopy--don't want to be sedated, Barry G. Saver

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Inaccurate risk perceptions and individualized risk estimates by patients with type 2 diabetes, Barry G. Saver, Kathleen M. Mazor, J. Lee Hargraves, and Marcela Hayes

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Ethnicity and socioeconomic status as risk factors for rapid onset of tobacco addiction, Robert Scragg, Joseph R. DiFranza, Ben Youdan, Murray Laugesen, and Marewa Glover

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Office-based anesthesia: safety and outcomes, Fred E. Shapiro, Nathan Punwani, Noah M. Rosenberg, Arnaldo Valedon, Rebecca Twersky, and Richard D. Urman

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Does experiencing homelessness affect women's motivation to change alcohol or drug use, Carole C. Upshur, Linda F. Weinreb, Debbie M. Cheng, Theresa W. Kim, Jeffrey H. Samet, and Richard Saitz

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Developing Three New Pathophysiologically Based Measures of Nicotine Dependence: A Dissertation, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung

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What Happens to Mental Health Treatment During Pregnancy? Women's Experience with Prescribing Providers, Linda F. Weinreb, Nancy Byatt, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Karen Tenner, and Judith A. Savageau

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Determinants of sustained binge drinking in young adults, Robert J. Wellman, Gisele A. Contreras, Erika N. Dugas, Erin K. O'Loughlin, and Jennifer O'Loughlin

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Recalled first reactions to inhaling nicotine predict the level of physical dependence, Robert J. Wellman, Joseph R. DiFranza, and Jennifer O'Loughlin

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Retail impact of raising tobacco sales age to 21 years, Jonathan P. Winickoff, Lester Hartman, Minghua L. Chen, Mark Gottlieb, Emara Nabi-Burza, and Joseph R. DiFranza

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A longitudinal study of multicultural curriculum in medical education, Mary L. Zanetti, An Dinh, Laura Hunter, Michael A. Godkin, and Warren J. Ferguson

Publications from 2013

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Assistive Technology (AT): Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Research, Education, and Service Delivery, Alkim Akyurtlu, Deirdra Murphy, Alexandra Bonardi, Tom Mercier, and Craig Armiento

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Comparison of physical activity between children with autism spectrum disorders and typically developing children, Linda G. Bandini, James Gleason, Carol Curtin, Keith Lividini, Sarah E. Anderson, Sharon A. Cermak, Melissa Maslin, and Aviva Must

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Social support and smoking abstinence among incarcerated adults in the United States: a longitudinal study, Beth Bock, Cheryl E. Lopes, Jacob J. van den Berg, Mary B. Roberts, L. A. R. Stein, Rosemarie A. Martin, Stephen A. Martin, and Jennifer G. Clarke

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Community Mental Health Provider Reluctance to Provide Pharmacotherapy May Be a Barrier to Addressing Perinatal Depression: A Preliminary Study, Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, Rebecca S. Lundquist, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Linda F. Weinreb, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Perspectives of People Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing on Mental Health, Recovery, and Peer Support, Linda M. Cabral, Kathy Muhr, and Judith A. Savageau

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Writing is like touch, Lucy M. Candib

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Responses of state Medicaid programs to buprenorphine diversion: doing more harm than good, Robin E. Clark and Jeffrey D. Baxter

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The Impact of Prior Authorization on Buprenorphine Dose, Relapse and Cost of Opioid Addiction Treatment, Robin E. Clark, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Bruce A. Barton, Gideon Aweh, Elizabeth O'Connell, and Bill Fisher

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Reported racial discrimination, trust in physicians, and medication adherence among inner-city African Americans with hypertension, Yendelela L. Cuffee, J. Lee Hargraves, Milagros C. Rosal, Becky A. Briesacher, Antoinette Schoenthaler, Sharina D. Person, Sandral Hullett, and Jeroan J. Allison

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The association between ADHD and eating disorders/pathology in adolescents: A systematic review, Carol Curtin, Sherry L. Pagoto, and Eric O. Mick

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Prenatal oral health education in U.S. dental schools and obstetrics and gynecology residencies, Megan Curtis, Hugh Silk, and Judith A. Savageau

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Short Measures Of Tobacco Dependence Optimized For Biological Research, Joseph R. DiFranza and W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung

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What Aspect of Dependence Does the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence Measure?, Joseph R. DiFranza, Robert J. Wellman, Judith A. Savageau, Ariel Beccia, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, and Robert McMillen