The vision of the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences (PQHS) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is to improve population and individual health by transforming health care delivery through methodological innovation and to become a nationally and internationally recognized resource for translational research. This collection showcases journal articles and other publications written by faculty and researchers of the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences.

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Publications from 2019

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Changes in Anticoagulant Utilization Among United States Nursing Home Residents With Atrial Fibrillation From 2011 to 2016, Matthew Alcusky, David D. McManus, Anne L. Hume, Marc Fisher, Jennifer Tjia, and Kate L. Lapane

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Use of Electronic Health Record Access and Audit Logs to Identify Physician Actions Following Noninterruptive Alert Opening: Descriptive Study, Azraa Amroze, Terry S. Field, Hassan Fouayzi, Devi Sundaresan, Laura Burns, Lawrence Garber, Rajani S. Sadasivam, Kathleen M. Mazor, Jerry H. Gurwitz, and Sarah L. Cutrona

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Enrollment and assessment of a first-year college class social network for a controlled trial of the indirect effect of a brief motivational intervention, Nancy P. Barnett, Melissa A. Clark, Shannon R. Kenney, Graham DiGuiseppi, Matthew K. Meisel, Sara Balestrieri, Miles Q. Ott, and John Light

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Time to Listen More and Talk Less, Barbara G. Bokhour and Sarah L. Cutrona

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One-year survival and admission to hospital for cardiovascular events among older residents of long-term care facilities who were prescribed intensive- and moderate-dose statins, Michael A. Campitelli, Colleen J. Maxwell, Laura C. Maclagan, Dennis T. Ko, Chaim M. Bell, Lianne Jeffs, Andrew M. Morris, Kate L. Lapane, Nick Daneman, and Susan E. Bronskill

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Trends in cause of death among patients with multiple myeloma in Puerto Rico and the United States SEER population, 1987-2013, Maira Castaneda-Avila, Karen J. Ortiz-Ortiz, Carlos R. Torres-Cintron, Brenda M. Birmann, and Mara M. Epstein

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Detecting Hypoglycemia Incidents Reported in Patients' Secure Messages: Using Cost-Sensitive Learning and Oversampling to Reduce Data Imbalance, Jinying Chen, John Lalor, Weisong Liu, Emily Druhl, Edgard A. Granillo, Varsha G. Vimalananda, and Hong Yu

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

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Improving Care Coordination for Veterans Within VA and Across Healthcare Systems, Kristina M. Cordasco, Denise M. Hynes, Kristin M. Mattocks, Lori A. Bastian, Hayden B. Bosworth, and David Atkins

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Extracellular Vesicles from Wharton's Jelly Mesenchymal Stem Cells Suppress CD4 Expressing T Cells Through Transforming Growth Factor Beta and Adenosine Signaling in a Canine Model, Sarah K. Crain, Sally R. Robinson, Kristen E. Thane, Airiel M. Davis, Dawn M. Meola, Bruce A. Barton, Vicky K. Yang, and Andrew M. Hoffman

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The influence of payor status on outcomes associated with surgical repair of upper gastrointestinal perforations due to peptic ulcer disease in the United States, Vijaya Daniel, M. Didem Ayturk, Doyle V. Ward, Beth A. McCormick, and Heena P. Santry

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How Do Patients with Mental Health Diagnoses Use Online Patient Portals? An Observational Analysis from the Veterans Health Administration, Bella Etingen, Timothy P. Hogan, Rachael N. Martinez, Stephanie L. Shimada, Kevin Stroupe, Kim Nazi, Samantha L. Connolly, Jessica Lipschitz, Frances M. Weaver, and Bridget Smith

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Minimal Associations Between Clinical Data and Children's Self-Reported Health-Related Quality of Life in Children With Chronic Conditions-A Cross-Sectional Study, Kathrin I. Fischer, Dana Barthel, Christiane Otto, Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer, Ute Thyen, Marcus Klein, Otto Walter, Matthias S. F. Rose, and Sandra Nolte

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Decade Long Trends (2001-2011) in the Incidence Rates of Initial Acute Myocardial Infarction, Robert J. Goldberg, Mayra Tisminetzky, Hoang V. Tran, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Darleen M. Lessard, and Joel M. Gore

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Comparison of a Potential Hospital Quality Metric With Existing Metrics for Surgical Quality-Associated Readmission, Laura A. Graham, Hillary J. Mull, Todd H. Wagner, Melanie S. Morris, Amy K. Rosen, Joshua S. Richman, Jeffery Whittle, Edith Burns, Laurel A. Copeland, Kamal M. F. Itani, and Mary T. Hawn

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Diffuse tibiofemoral cartilage change prior to the development of accelerated knee osteoarthritis: Data from the osteoarthritis initiative, Matthew S. Harkey, Julie E. Davis, Bing Lu, Lori Lyn Price, Charles B. Eaton, Grace H. Lo, Mary F. Barbe, Robert J. Ward, Ming Zhang, Shao-Hsien Liu, Kate L. Lapane, James W. MacKay, Timothy E. McAlindon, and Jeffrey B. Driban

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Early pre-radiographic structural pathology precedes the onset of accelerated knee osteoarthritis, Matthew S. Harkey, Julie E. Davis, Bing Lu, Lori Lyn Price, Robert J. Ward, James W. MacKay, Charles B. Eaton, Grace H. Lo, Mary F. Barbe, Ming Zhang, Jincheng Pang, Alina C. Stout, Timothy E. McAlindon, and Jeffrey B. Driban

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Overview of the First Natural Language Processing Challenge for Extracting Medication, Indication, and Adverse Drug Events from Electronic Health Record Notes (MADE 1.0), Abhyuday Jagannatha, Feifan Liu, Weisong Liu, and Hong Yu

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Frequency and Documentation of Medication Decisions on Discharge from the Hospital to Hospice Care, Kirsten L. Kadoyama, Brie N. Noble, Shigeko Izumi, Erik K. Fromme, Jennifer Tjia, Mary Lynn McPherson, Carey B. Candrian, Jessina C. McGregor, In Young Ku, and Jon P. Furuno

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Deprescribing in Older Adults With Cardiovascular Disease, Ashok Krishnaswami, Michael A. Steinman, Parag Goyal, Andrew R. Zullo, Timothy S. Anderson, Kim K. Birtcher, Sarah J. Goodlin, Mathew S. Maurer, Karen P. Alexander, Michael W. Rich, and Jennifer Tjia

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Developing Core Capabilities for Local Health Departments to Engage in Land Use and Transportation Decision Making for Active Transportation, Stephenie C. Lemon, Karin V. Goins, Meera Sreedhara, Mariana Arcaya, Semra A. Aytur, Katie Heinrich, Bridget Kerner, Rodney Lyn, Jay E. Maddock, Robin Riessman, and Thomas L. Schmid

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Establishing the European Norm for the health-related quality of life domains of the computer-adaptive test EORTC CAT Core, G. Liegl, M. A. Petersen, M. Groenvold, N. K. Aaronson, A. Costantini, P. M. Fayers, B. Holzner, C. D. Johnson, G. Kemmler, K. A. Tomaszewski, A. Waldmann, T. E. Young, Matthias S. F. Rose, and S. Nolte

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Closing the Research-To-Practice Gap in Digital Psychiatry: The Need to Integrate Implementation Science, Jessica Lipschitz, Timothy P. Hogan, Mark S. Bauer, and David C. Mohr

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Adoption of Mobile Apps for Depression and Anxiety: Cross-Sectional Survey Study on Patient Interest and Barriers to Engagement, Jessica Lipschitz, Christopher J. Miller, Timothy P. Hogan, Katherine E. Burdick, Rachel Lippin-Foster, Steven R. Simon, and James Burgess

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Detection of Bleeding Events in Electronic Health Record Notes Using Convolutional Neural Network Models Enhanced With Recurrent Neural Network Autoencoders: Deep Learning Approach, Rumeng Li, Baotian Hu, Feifan Liu, Weisong Liu, Francesca Cunningham, David D. McManus, and Hong Yu

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Towards Drug Safety Surveillance and Pharmacovigilance: Current Progress in Detecting Medication and Adverse Drug Events from Electronic Health Records, Feifan Liu, Abhyuday Jagannatha, and Hong Yu

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Learning to detect and understand drug discontinuation events from clinical narratives, Feifan Liu, Richeek Pradhan, Emily Druhl, Elaine Freund, Weisong Liu, Brian C. Sauer, Fran Cunningham, Adam J. Gordon, Celena B. Peters, and Hong Yu

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Adjuvant Use and the Intensification of Pharmacologic Management for Pain in Nursing Home Residents with Cancer: Data from a US National Database, Shao-Hsien Liu, Jacob N. Hunnicutt, Christine M. Ulbricht, Catherine E. Dube, Anne L. Hume, and Kate L. Lapane

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Potential use of leukocytosis and anion gap elevation in differentiating psychogenic nonepileptic seizures from epileptic seizures, Yi Li, Liesl Matzka, Julie Flahive, and Daniel Weber

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Association between emotional eating, energy-dense foods and overeating in Latinos, Andrea Lopez-Cepero, Christine F. Frisard, Stephenie C. Lemon, and Milagros C. Rosal

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Racial Segregation Across U.S. Nursing Homes: A Systematic Review of Measurement and Outcomes, Deborah Mack, William M. Jesdale, Christine M. Ulbricht, Sarah N. Forrester, Pryce S. Michener, and Kate L. Lapane

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Factors Impacting Perceived Access to Early Prenatal Care among Pregnant Veterans Enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Kristin M. Mattocks, Rebecca Baldor, Bevanne Bean-Mayberry, Michael Cucciare, Megan R. Gerber, Karen M. Goldstein, Kimberly D. Hammer, Elizabeth E. Hill, Aimee Kroll-Desrosiers, Allan V. Prochazka, Anne G. Sadler, and Lori Bastian

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Recommendations for the Evaluation of Cross-System Care Coordination from the VA State-of-the-art Working Group on VA/Non-VA Care, Kristin M. Mattocks, Kristin Cunningham, A. Rani Elwy, Erin P. Finley, Clinton Greenstone, Michelle A. Mengeling, Steven D. Pizer, Megan E. Vanneman, Michael Weiner, and Lori A. Bastian

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Understanding Maternity Care Coordination for Women Veterans Using an Integrated Care Model Approach, Kristin M. Mattocks, Aimee Kroll-Desrosiers, Rebecca L. Kinney, and Sara Singer

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Design and Preliminary Findings From a New Electronic Cohort Embedded in the Framingham Heart Study, David D. McManus, Ludovic Trinquart, Emelia J. Benjamin, Emily S. Manders, Kelsey Fusco, Lindsey S. Jung, Nicole L. Spartano, Vik Kheterpal, Christopher Nowak, Mayank Sardana, and Joanne M. Murabito

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A Systematic Review of Development Programs Designed to Address Leadership in Academic Health Center Faculty, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Joanna Cain, Robert J. Milner, Martha E. Meacham, Annika L. Bannon, Len L. Levin, Nili S. Amir, Katherine Leung, Judith K. Ockene, and Luanne A. Thorndyke

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Weight gain in early pregnancy and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus among Latinas, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Molly E. Waring, Katherine Callaghan, Katherine Leung, M. Ward Harvey, Anna BuAbbud, and Lisa Chasan-Taber

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Smoke-free environment policy in Vietnam: what did people see and how did they react when they visited various public places, Vinh H. Nguyen, D. A. DO, T. T.H. DO, T. M.A. Dao, B. G. Kim, T H. Phan, T. H. Doan, N. K. Luong, T. L. Nguyen, V. M. Hoang, T. Q. N. Pham, and T. Q. Nguyen

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General population normative data for the EORTC QLQ-C30 health-related quality of life questionnaire based on 15,386 persons across 13 European countries, Canada and the Unites States, S. Nolte, G. Liegl, M. A. Petersen, N. K. Aaronson, A. Costantini, P. M. Fayers, M. Groenvold, B. Holzner, C. D. Johnson, G Kemmler, K. A. Tomaszewski, A. Waldmann, T. E. Young, and Matthias S. F. Rose

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U.S. prevalence of endocrine therapy-naive locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer, Anthony P. Nunes, C. Liang, W. J. Gradishar, T. Dalvi, J. Lewis, N. Jones, E. Green, M. Doherty, and J. D. Seeger

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Automatic extraction of quantitative data from ClinicalTrials.gov to conduct meta-analyses, Richeek Pradhan, David C. Hoaglin, Matthew Cornell, Weisong Liu, Victoria Wang, and Hong Yu

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A national study of Veterans with major upper limb amputation: Survey methods, participants, and summary findings, Linda Resnik, Sarah Ekerholm, Matthew Borgia, and Melissa A. Clark

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Mortality Associated With Opioid Overdose: A Review of Clinical Characteristics and Health Services Received in the Year Prior to Death, Christian Rose, Abtin Shahanaghi, Mauricio Romero-Gonzalez, Jorge Yarzebski, Michael Andre, Gregory J. DiGirolamo, Alan P. Brown, and Gerardo Gonzalez

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End-of-Life Culture Change Practices in U.S. Nursing Homes in 2016/2017, Margot L. Schwartz, Julie C. Lima, Melissa A. Clark, and Susan C. Miller

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Plasma indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase activity as a potential biomarker for early diagnosis of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in tuberculosis patients, Wen Shi, Juan Wu, Qi Tan, Chun-Mei Hu, Xia Zhang, Hong-Qiu Pan, Zhen Yang, Meng-Yu He, Min Yu, Bo Zhang, Wei-Ping Xie, and Hong Wang

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Age-and-sex stratified prevalence of atrial fibrillation in rural Western India: Results of SMART-India, a population-based screening study, Apurv Soni, Sunil Karna, Nisha Fahey, Saket Sanghai, Harshil Patel, Shyamsundar Raithatha, Sunil Thanvi, Somashekhar Nimbalkar, Ben Freedman, Jeroan J. Allison, and David D. McManus

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Considerations of Privacy and Confidentiality in Developing a Clinical Support Tool for Adolescent Tobacco Prevention: Qualitative Study, Ryan P. Theis, Ali M. Malik, Lindsay A. Thompson, Elizabeth A. Shenkman, Lori Pbert, and Ramzi G. Salloum

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Impact of cardiac- and noncardiac-related conditions on adverse outcomes in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction, Mayra Tisminetzky, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Ruben Miozzo, Joel M. Gore, Darleen M. Lessard, Jorge L. Yarzebski, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Nurses' Perspectives on Family Caregiver Medication Management Support and Deprescribing, Jennifer Tjia, Susan DeSanto-Madeya, Kathleen M. Mazor, Paul Han, Bryan Nguyen, Tess Curran, Julia Gallagher, and Margaret F. Clayton

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Non-malignant pain symptom subgroups in nursing home residents, Christine M. Ulbricht, Jacob N. Hunnicutt, Giovanni Gambassi, Anne L. Hume, and Kate L. Lapane

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A note on misspecification in general linear models with correlated errors for the analysis of crossover clinical trials, Wei Wang, Ning Cong, Tian Chen, Hui Zhang, and Bo Zhang

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Integration of genomic and clinical data augments surveillance of healthcare-acquired infections, Doyle V. Ward, Deborah Mack, Douglas J. Buell, Bruce A. Barton, Peter Lazar, Jomol Mathew, and Richard T. Ellison III

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Improving CKD-Specific Patient-Reported Measures of Health-Related Quality of Life, John E. Ware Jr., Michelle M. Richardson, Klemens B. Meyer, and Barbara L. Gandek

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Blood Donation, Sexual Practices, and Self-Perceived Risk for HIV in the United States Among Young Adult Men Who Have Sex With Men, Anna E. Wentz, Roland C. Merchant, Melissa A. Clark, Tao Liu, Joshua G. Rosenberger, Jose A. Bauermeister, and Kenneth H. Mayer

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The Increasing Prevalence of Obesity in Residents of U.S. Nursing Homes: 2005-2015, Ning Zhang, Terry S. Field, Kathleen M. Mazor, Yanhua Zhou, Kate L. Lapane, and Jerry H. Gurwitz

Publications from 2018

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Dual Use of a Patient Portal and Clinical Video Telehealth by Veterans with Mental Health Diagnoses: Retrospective, Cross-Sectional Analysis, Erica A. Abel, Stephanie L. Shimada, Karen Wang, Christine Ramsey, Melissa Skanderson, Joseph Erdos, Linda Godleski, Thomas K. Houston, and Cynthia A. Brandt

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Hypertension knowledge, heart healthy lifestyle practices and medication adherence among adults with hypertension, Hawa Ozien Abu, Hanan Aboumatar, Kathryn Carson, Robert J. Goldberg, and Lisa Cooper

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Are we “missing the big picture” in transitions of care? Perspectives of healthcare providers managing patients with unplanned hospitalization, Hawa Ozien Abu, Milena D. Anatchkova, Nathaniel A. K. Erskine, Joanne Lewis, David D. McManus, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Heena P. Santry

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Association of religiosity and spirituality with quality of life in patients with cardiovascular disease: a systematic review, Hawa Abu, Christine M. Ulbricht, Eric Y. Ding, Jeroan J. Allison, Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, Robert J. Goldberg, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Dabigatran Versus Rivaroxaban for Secondary Stroke Prevention in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Rehabilitated in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Matthew Alcusky, Anne L. Hume, Marc Fisher, Jennifer Tjia, Robert J. Goldberg, David D. McManus, and Kate L. Lapane

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Discordance of voluntary HIV testing with HIV sexual risk-taking and self-perceived HIV infection risk among social media-using black, Hispanic, and white young-men-who-have-sex-with-men (YMSM), Kelsey A. Alexovitz, Roland C. Merchant, Melissa A. Clark, Tao Liu, Joshua G. Rosenberger, Jose Bauermeister, and Kenneth H. Mayer

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Alcohol and Drug Use among Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals: A Secondary Analysis of NHANES 2013-2014, Melissa L. Anderson, Bei-Hung Chang, and Nisha Kini

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U.S. College Students' Social Network Characteristics and Perceived Social Exclusion: A Comparison Between Drinkers and Nondrinkers Based on Past-Month Alcohol Use, Sara G. Balestrieri, Graham T. DiGuiseppi, Matthew K. Meisel, Melissa A. Clark, Miles Q. Ott, and Nancy P. Barnett

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Mixed methods formative evaluation of a collaborative care program to decrease risky opioid prescribing and increase non-pharmacologic approaches to pain management, William C. Becker, Kristin M. Mattocks, Joseph W. Frank, Matthew J. Bair, Rebecca L. Jankowski, Robert D. Kerns, Jacob T. Painter, Brenda T. Fenton, Amanda M. Midboe, and Steve Martino

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Allostatic Load Biomarker Associations with Depressive Symptoms Vary among US Black and White Women and Men, Ganga Bey, William M. Jesdale, Christine M. Ulbricht, Eric O. Mick, and Sharina D. Person

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Theories for Race and Gender Differences in Management of Social Identity-Related Stressors: a Systematic Review, Ganga Bey, Christine M. Ulbricht, and Sharina D. Person

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Gendered Race Modification of the Association Between Chronic Stress and Depression Among Black and White U.S. Adults, Ganga Bey, Molly E. Waring, William M. Jesdale, and Sharina D. Person

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Differences in Caregiving Outcomes and Experiences by Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Ulrike Boehmer, Melissa A. Clark, Timothy C. Heeren, Elizabeth Ann. Showalter, and Lisa Fredman

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Caregiving Status and Health of Heterosexual, Sexual Minority, and Transgender Adults: Results From Select U.S. Regions in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2015 and 2016, Ulrike Boehmer, Melissa A. Clark, Emily M. Lord, and Lisa Fredman

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Dyadic stress of breast cancer survivors and their caregivers: Are there differences by sexual orientation, Ulrike Boehmer, Jeffrey E. Stokes, Angela R. Bazzi, Michael Winter, and Melissa A. Clark

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Applying Computer Adaptive Testing Methods to Suicide Risk Screening in the Emergency Department, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Derek P. De Beurs, Tam H. Nguyen, Brianna L. Haskins, Celine Larkin, and Bruce A. Barton

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Predictive utility of an emergency department decision support tool in patients with active suicidal ideation, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Celine Larkin, Nisha Kini, Lisa Capoccia, Michael H. Allen, Julie Goldstein Grumet, Morton M. Silverman, Richard McKeon, Bruce A. Barton, Ivan Miller, Scott W. Formica, and Carlos A. Camargo

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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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Recovery Services and Outcomes in a State Psychiatric Hospital, Bei-Hung Chang, Jeffrey L. Geller, and Kathleen Biebel

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A Natural Language Processing System That Links Medical Terms in Electronic Health Record Notes to Lay Definitions: System Development Using Physician Reviews, Jinying Chen, Emily Druhl, Balaji Polepalli Ramesh, Thomas K. Houston, Cynthia A. Brandt, Donna M. Zulman, Varsha G. Vimalananda, Samir Malkani, and Hong Yu

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Racial and Ethnic Differences in Advance Care Planning: Results of a Statewide Population-Based Survey, Melissa A. Clark, Sharina D. Person, Anna Gosline, Atul A. Gawande, and Susan D. Block

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Evaluation of a Novel Preference Assessment Tool for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Nananda F. Col, Andrew J. Solomon, Vicky Springmann, Carolina Ionete, Enrique Alvarez, Brenda Tierman, Christen Kutz, Idanis M. Berrios Morales, Carolyn Griffin, Long H. Ngo, David E. Jones, Glenn Phillips, Ashli Hopson, and Lori Pbert

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How well does early-career investigators' cardiovascular outcomes research training align with funded outcomes research, Matthew J. Crowley, Sana M. Al-Khatib, Tracy Y. Wang, Prateeti Khazanie, Nancy R. Kressin, Harlan M. Krumholz, Catarina I. Kiefe, Barbara L. Wells, Sean M. O'Brien, Eric D. Peterson, and Gillian D. Sanders

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Development and evaluation of a capacity building program in gender-relevant tobacco control research: A Brazilian experience, Regina C. Cruz, Sharina D. Person, Lorna Bittencourt, Ana C. Efing, and Isabel C. Scarinci

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Echocardiographic assessment of right ventricular systolic function in Boxers with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, S. M. Cunningham, B. D. Aona, K. Antoon, J. E. Rush, and Bruce A. Barton

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Clinical Features of English Bulldogs with Presumed Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy: 31 Cases (2001-2013), Suzanne M. Cunningham, Joseph T. Sweeney, John MacGregor, Bruce A. Barton, and John E. Rush

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Improving Rates of Outpatient Influenza Vaccination Through EHR Portal Messages and Interactive Automated Calls: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Sarah L. Cutrona, Jessica G. Golden, Sarah L. Goff, Jessica Ogarek, Bruce A. Barton, Lloyd D. Fisher, Peggy Preusse, Devi Sundaresan, Lawrence D. Garber, and Kathleen M. Mazor

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The current State of the acute care surgery workforce: A boots on the ground perspective, Vijaya T. Daniel, M. Didem Ayturk, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Heena P. Santry

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Variations in the Delivery of Emergency General Surgery Care in the Era of Acute Care Surgery, Vijaya T. Daniel, Angela M. Ingraham, Jasmine A. Khubchandani, M. Didem Ayturk, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Heena P. Santry

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Evaluation of a Multimodal, Direct-to-Patient Educational Intervention Targeting Barriers to Osteoporosis Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Maria I. Danila, Jeroan J. Allison, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Allison Wyman, and Kenneth G. Saag

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Resistance to peer influence moderates the relationship between perceived (but not actual) peer norms and binge drinking in a college student social network, Graham T. DiGuiseppi, Matthew K. Meisel, Sara G. Balestrieri, Miles Q. Ott, Melissa J. Cox, Melissa A. Clark, and Nancy P. Barnett

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Association Between Sarcopenia and Functional Status in Liver Transplant Patients, Natasha H. Dolgin, Andrew J. Smith, Samantha G. Harrington, Babak Movahedi, Paulo N.A. Martins, and Adel Bozorgzadeh

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Cognitive Impairment and Pain Among Nursing Home Residents With Cancer, Catherine E. Dube, Deborah Mack, Jacob N. Hunnicutt, and Kate L. Lapane

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Use of Non-Pharmacological Pain Treatment Modalities Among Veterans with Chronic Pain: Results from a Cross-Sectional Survey, Sara N. Edmond, William C. Becker, Mary A. Driscoll, Suzanne E. Decker, Diana M. Higgins, Kristin M. Mattocks, Robert D. Kerns, and Sally G. Haskell

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Barriers to Healthcare Access and to Improvements in Health-Related Quality of Life After an Acute Coronary Syndrome (From TRACE-CORE), Nathaniel A. K. Erskine, Barbara L. Gandek, Hoang V. Tran, Hawa Ozien Abu, David D. McManus, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Barriers to Healthcare Access and Long-Term Survival After an Acute Coronary Syndrome, Nathaniel A. K. Erskine, Molly E. Waring, David D. McManus, Darleen M. Lessard, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Robert J. Goldberg

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An Enhanced Visualization Method to Aid Behavioral Trajectory Pattern Recognition Infrastructure for Big Longitudinal Data, Hua (Julia) Fang and Zhaoyang Zhang

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A 12-item short form of the Hip disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (HOOS-12): tests of reliability, validity and responsiveness, Barbara L. Gandek, E. M. Roos, Patricia D. Franklin, and John E. Ware Jr.

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Item selection for 12-item short forms of the knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS-12) and hip disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (HOOS-12), Barbara L. Gandek, E. M. Roos, Patricia D. Franklin, and John E. Ware Jr.

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Students' Report of Preceptor Weight Management Counseling at Eight U.S. Medical Schools, Alan C. Geller, Judith K. Ockene, Mukti Kulkarni, Linda C. Churchill, Christine F. Frisard, Catherine A. Okuliar, Karen M. Ashe, Sybil L. Crawford, M. Ann Shaw, Katherine M. White, and Lori Pbert

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First, Do No Harm: Referring Primary Care Patients with Depression to an Internet Support Group, Brady C. Goodwin, Daniel E. Ford, Robert C. Hsiung, Thomas K. Houston, Joshua Fogel, and Benjamin W. Van Voorhees

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Experiences of Racism and Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration Among First-Time Mothers of the Black Women's Health Study, Michele K. Griswold, Sybil L. Crawford, Donna J. Perry, Sharina D. Person, Lynn Rosenberg, Yvette C. Cozier, and Julie R. Palmer

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eFCM: An Enhanced Fuzzy C-Means Algorithm for Longitudinal Intervention Data, Venkata Sukumar Gurugubelli, Zhouzhou Li, Honggang Wang, and Hua (Julia) Fang

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Deviating from IDSA treatment guidelines for non-purulent skin infections increases the risk of treatment failure in emergency department patients, John P. Haran, E. Wilsterman, T. Zeoli, Melissa Goulding, Emily McLendon, and Melissa A. Clark

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A randomized controlled trial of community health workers using patient stories to support hypertension management: Study protocol, J. Lee Hargraves, Debra Bonollo, Sharina D. Person, and Warren J. Ferguson