Faculty Collaborators

Sara S. Bachman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Email: sbachman@bu.edu

Sara S. Bachman, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Advancing Health Policy and Practice, Research Associate Professor of Health Law, Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health, Associate Professor and Chair of the Research Department at the Boston University School of Social Work. Dr. Bachman is an expert in health care financing and organization, focusing on alternative payment strategies. She has over twenty years’ experience with health policy research and program evaluation, especially in the area of health care finance, health reform, state health policy for individuals with disabilities or complex health and social conditions, including children with special health care needs.

Dr. Bachman is Principal Investigator of the Catalyst Center, the MCHB national center on financing health care for children and youth with special health care needs. Through her work with the Catalyst Center, she has become an expert on implementation of the ACA with vulnerable populations and has worked extensively with state policymakers providing related research, policy analysis, and technical assistance. Dr. Bachman has conducted numerous relevant research projects such as a project with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health investigating the transition of youth with disabilities to adulthood, an evaluation of health reform initiatives using data from the Massachusetts Survey of Insurance Status, a study on the cost and impact of mandated benefits and a project to examine the specific role of the Marketplace (health benefits exchange) in Massachusetts health reform. She previously was Co-Principal Investigator of HRSA’s SPNS Innovations in Oral Health National Evaluation and Technical Support Center.

Dr. Bachman has served as Co-Principal Investigator of two program evaluations sponsored by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Dr. Bachman has also participated in several studies of access to health care services for adults and children with disabilities across the spectrum of disability. She is chairperson of the Boston University Charles River Campus Institutional Review Board. Dr. Bachman teaches research methods and program evaluation at the Boston University School of Social Work, as well as a course on children with special health care needs at the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Bachman received her MS in Epidemiology from the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health, and her Ph.D. in Health Policy from the Florence Heller School at Brandeis University where she was a Pew Health Policy Fellow.

 

Dr. Bachman’s CV 

Education

Ph.D. 1994 Social Welfare Policy, Concentration in Health Policy, Florence Heller School,Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. Dissertation: Contracting for Mental Health
Services:  Six States’ Experiences.
M.S. 1980 Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
B.A. 1978 Biology, Secondary Teacher Certification, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.

Boston University Appointments

2015 – Present      Interim Director, Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health, School of Social Work

2013 – Present      Director, Center for Advancing Health Policy and Practice (formerly Health & Disability Working Group), School of Public Health

2010 – Present – Research Associate Professor of Health Law, Policy and Management, School of Public Health

2008 – Present – Associate Professor (tenured) Research Department, School of Social Work

2014 – 2016 – Chair, Research Department, School of Social Work

2009 – 2013 – Director, Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Sociology and Social Work

2005 – 2009 –  Director, Dual Degree Program, Social Work and Theology

2005 – 2008 – Associate Professor (non-tenure track) Research Department, School of Social Work

2002 – 2005 – Co-Director, Dual Degree Program, Social Work and Public Health

2002 – 2005 – Assistant Professor, Research Department, School of Social Work

1997 – 2001 – Research Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) Research Department, School of Social Work

1992 – 1997 – Adjunct Assistant Professor, Research Department, School of Social Work

 

Other Professional Employment

1994 – 1997 – Project Manager, The MEDSTAT Group, Cambridge, MA.

1983 – 1994 – Research Associate, Senior Research Associate, Research Director, Center for Vulnerable Populations, Brandeis University, Florence Heller School, Waltham, MA.

1981 – 1983 – Project Director, Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare, Boston, MA.

1979 – 1980 – Epidemiologist, U.S. Veterans Administration, Boston, MA.

 

Honors and Awards

2007 – Outstanding Contribution to the School of Social Work, Boston University School of Social Work Alumni Association

2007 – Honoree, 25th Anniversary Celebration, Women’s Lunch Place

2002, 04, 05, 06  Nominee, “Teaching Excellence Award” Boston University School of Social Work

1995 – “Leadership Core Skills Award” Research and Policy Division, The MEDSTAT Group

1990 – 1994 – Health Policy Fellowship, Pew Charitable Trusts

1978 – 1980 – U.S. Public Health Traineeship

 

Guest Editing and Editorial Boards

2016, Expected – Guest Editor, Pediatrics Supplement on Innovative Financing Strategies for Health Care Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)

2016, Expected – Guest Editor, American Journal of Public Health Supplement on Social Work and Public Health

2010-2012 – Guest Editor, Public Health Reports Supplement on Oral Health for People Living with HIV/AIDS

2008- 2011 – Editorial Board, Health and Social Work

2000- Present –  Consulting Editor, Health and Social Work

 

Journal Reviewer

2016-Present        Maternal and Child Health

2014                    Pediatrics

2014                    Journal of Community Practice

2014                    Journal of Gerontological Social Work

2013                    Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

2011-Present        American Journal of Public Health

2011                    Academy Health Annual Research Meeting Abstracts

2010                    Children and Youth Services Review

2009- Present        Disability and Health

2009- Present        Qualitative Health Research

2007- Present        Journal of General Internal Medicine

1999- Present        Medical Care

 

Other Review and Convening Activities

2016 – Institute of Medicine (IOM). Informing Social Security’s Process for Financial Capability Determination. Report for the Committee to Evaluate the Social Security Administration’s Capability Determination Process for Adult Beneficiaries. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

2016 – Faculty Lead, Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health, Health Reform Learning Community, Boston, MA

2014-2016 – Co-Chair, Value Based Purchasing National Learning Community. American Academy of Pediatrics. Elk Grove Village, IL

2009 – Ireland Health Research Board Grants

2008- Present – Oxford University Press

 

Boston University Funded Research

2013 – Present        Principal Investigator. The Catalyst Center: The National Center for Health Insurance and Financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHCN). MCHB, HRSA, DHHS. Total award to Boston University: $2,365,000

2013 – Present        Co-Principal Investigator, Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center, Building a Medical Home for Multiply Diagnosed HIV Positive Homeless Populations Initiative. (PI: Rajabiun, BUSPH) SPNS, HAB. HRSA, DHHS. Total award to Boston University: $2,500,000

2014 – Present        Local Evaluator. Partners in Health and Housing, Project REACH. (PI:  Cox, BUSPH). Boston Public Health Commission. Total Evaluation Budget:  $200,000

2015 – Present        Co-Investigator, Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum: Dissemination and Evaluation Center. (PI: Fox, BUSPH) SPNS, HAB. HRSA, DHHS. Total award to Boston University: $2,510,269

2014 – 2015           Principal Investigator. Options for Financing Care Coordination for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. (Co-PI: Comeau, BUSPH). Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. Total Award to Boston University: $70,000

2014                      Co-Principal Investigator. Financing and program sustainability for Children who have or are at high risk for serious emotional disorders. (Co-PI: Walter, BUSPH) The Boston Public Health Commission’s Division of Violence Prevention, Bureau of Child, Adolescent and Family Health. Total Award to Boston University: $15,000

2011 – 2013           Co-Principal Investigator. Child Welfare Community Services for Children and Families. (PI: Gonyea, BUSSW) MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation. Total award to Boston University: $233,335

2006 – 2012           Co-Principal Investigator. National Evaluation and Support Center, Innovations in Oral Health Care Initiative. (Co-PI: Tobias, BUSPH) HIV/AIDS Bureau, HRSA, DHHS. Total 5-year award to Boston University: $2,750,000

2005 – 2012           Director of Research. The Catalyst Center: The National Center for Health Insurance and Financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHCN). (PI: Tobias, BUSPH). MCHB, HRSA, DHHS. Total award to Boston University: $4,000,000

2006 – 2010           Co-Principal Investigator. Evaluation of the Urban Medical Group House Calls Program. (Co-PI: Tobias, BUSPH) Langeloth Foundation and Urban Medical Group. Total award to Boston University: $97,108

2008 – 2009           Co-Principal Investigator. Massachusetts Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector: A Model for State and Federal Health Reform? (PI: Lischko, Tufts University).  The Commonwealth Fund. Total award to Boston University: $27,287

1997 – 2007           Principal Investigator. Health Policy Consultation. Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy. Total award to Boston University: $184,942

2003 – 2007           Co-Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator. Evaluation of Men’s Health Project, HIV and Substance Abuse Treatment Project. (PI: Lundgren, BUSSW) CSAT, SAMHSA, DHHS. Total award to Boston University: $301,877

2003 – 2007           Co-Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator. Evaluation of La Voz, HIV and Substance Abuse Treatment Project targeting Puerto Rican Injection Drug Users. (PI: Lundgren, BUSSW) CSAT, SAMHSA, DHHS. Total award to Boston University: $588,625

2005 – 2006           Methodological Consultant.  Boston University Medical Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. The New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center. Stipend: $5,000

2003 – 2006           Principal Investigator. Develop research infrastructure for disability issues affecting youth transitioning to adulthood. Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Total award to Boston University: $57,470

2003 – 2005           Methodological Consultant. Track the impact of program cuts for low-income families of children with special health care needs. Boston University School of Public Health. Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Fund. (PI: Allen, BUSPH). Stipend: $4,000

2002 – 2005           Co-Principal Investigator. Program evaluation of care management strategies for Medicaid recipients with chronic illness and disability at Brightwood Neighborhood Health Center. (PI: Tobias, BUSPH). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Care Strategies. Total award to Boston University: $71,303

2001 – 2005           Principal Investigator. Evaluation of HIV and Substance Abuse Prevention and Life Skills Educational Project for Boston Youth of Caribbean Descent. CSAP, SAMHSA, DHHS. Total award to Boston University: $149, 143

2001 – 2003           Co-Principal Investigator. An Evaluation of the Columbia Point Community Partnership Economic Literacy and IDA Program. (PI: Gonyea, BUSSW). Columbia Point Community Partnership. Total award to Boston University: $17,077

1999 – 2003           Co-Investigator. Access to health care services for people with disabilities. (PI: Drainoni, BUSPH). NIDRR, DoE. Total award to Boston University: $713,174

2002                      Principal Investigator. Physician perceptions about care coordination for youth transitioning to adulthood and adults with disabilities. Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Total award to Boston University: $32,973

2000 – 2002           Co-Principal Investigator. Mental health needs assessment of the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah. (PI: Gonyea, BUSSW). U.S. Indian Health Service funding to The Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah, Martha’s Vineyard. Total award to Boston University: $58,685

1999 – 2001           Principal Investigator. Managed care plans and substance abuse treatment services for Medicaid recipients with disabilities. (Co-PI: Drainoni, BUSPH). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Substance Abuse Policy Research Program. Total award to Boston University: $99,700

1999 – 2001           Co-Director. The changing composition of older residents in senior public housing. (PI: Gonyea, BUSSW). The Medical Foundation. Total award to Boston University: $40, 385

1999 – 2001           Principal Investigator. Evaluation of Community Consensus Building Collaborative for services for people with co-existing mental health and substance abuse disorders. SAMHSA, DHHS. Total award to Boston University: $35,256

1998 – 2000           Co-Investigator. Longitudinal study of the Student Assistance Program, a federally funded substance abuse intervention for youth in locked facilities. (PI: Pizer, Health Care Strategies, Inc.). Concord Assabet Family and Adolescent Services. Total award to Boston University: $32,106

1998 – 2000           Co-Director. Best practice strategies for Massachusetts Primary Care Clinician Plan Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Medical Assistance. (PI: Himmelstein, UMASS Medical Center). Center for MassHealth Evaluation and Research. Total award to Boston University: $43,456

1998 – 2000           Co-Investigator. Support and health care service utilization among individuals with developmental disabilities. (PI: Drainoni, BUSPH). Florida Developmental Disabilities Council and the Medicaid Working Group. Total award to Boston University: $50,000

1998 – 2000           Co-Investigator. Study of the conversion of St. Vincent’s Hospital. (PI: Dougherty Management Associates). Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. Total award to Boston University: $33,800

Other Funded Research

1994 – 1997           The MEDSTAT Group, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Co-Investigator. Assessment of Managed Care Plan Readiness to Submit Encounter Data and Options for Creating Risk Adjusted Rates from Encounter Data. Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Medical Assistance.

Technical Consultant. Analysis of Massachusetts Medicaid Managed Care Strategies for People with Disabilities. Dougherty Management Associates, Inc. and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Medical Assistance.

Project Manager. Assessment of the Impact of Managed Care Systems on Alcohol Treatment Services in the Private Sector.  NIAAA, DHHS.

Co-Principal Investigator. Medicaid Managed Care Carve-Outs: Policy and Programmatic Considerations. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Care Strategies.

Project Manager. Innovative Public and Private Managed Care Plans Serving Working Aged Disabled Populations. ASPE, DHHS.

Project Manager. Medicaid Billings for Services Provided Under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). ASPE, DHHS.

Project Manager. Models for Acute and Long-Term Care Service Integration for Children. ASPE, DHHS.

Task Leader. State Health Care Reform Monitoring Quality Assurance Guidebook. HCFA, DHHS.

Co-Investigator. Evaluation of the Community Supported Living Arrangements (CSLA) Program. HCFA, DHHS.

Staff Analyst. The President’s Health Reform Task Force.

Technical Consultant. Employer health care claims data base analysis.

 

1983 – 1994          Brandeis University, Florence Heller School, Waltham, Massachusetts Principal Investigator. Tracking Clients of a State Mental Health Service System. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Co-Principal Investigator. A Survey of Perceptions of Consumers Receiving SSI-Disability Benefits. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Co-Principal Investigator. A Survey of Physician Perceptions about Providing Services to People with Disabilities. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Principal Investigator. Contracting for Mental Health Services: Six State Experiences. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Co-Principal Investigator. Medicaid Managed Care Plans for the SSI-Disabled Population. HCFA, DHHS.

Principal Investigator. An Evaluation of a Community Hospital Day Treatment Program. The Blue Cross of Massachusetts Fund for Innovation.

Co-Principal Investigator. Evaluation of a Hospice Approach to Caring for Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. U.S. Veterans’ Administration.

Co-Principal Investigator. An Evaluation of a Nurse Extender Model. University Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Co-Principal Investigator. Smart Buyers of Health Care: Lessons for Medicare from the Private Sector. HCFA, DHHS.

Project Director. An Evaluation of the Geriatric Special Care Unit. The John A. Hartford Foundation. Project Director. Medicaid Innovation: Lessons from Four States. The Commonwealth Fund.

1981 – 1983          Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare, Boston, Massachusetts Principal Investigator. Case Management as a Cost-Effective Approach to Improved Health Services Delivery to Medicaid Recipients. HCFA, DHHS.

 

1979 – 1980          U.S. Veterans Administration, Boston, Massachusetts Staff Epidemiologist. Normative Aging Study.

 

Publications

Journal Articles (* denotes student author)

  1. Bachman, S.S., M. Dworetzky, B., Hamershock, R*. & Hirschi, M.* (2015). The Louisiana Family Opportunity Act Medicaid Buy In Program. Maternal and Child Health. 19:2568- 2577.
  1. Ghandour, M., Comeau, M., Tobias, C., Dworetzky, B., Hamershock, R.*, Honberg, L., & Bachman, S.S. (2015). Assuring adequate health insurance for children with special health care needs: Progress from 2001 to 2009-2010. Academic Pediatrics. 15: 451-460.
  1. Wilson, *, & Bachman, S.S. (2015). House Calls: The Impact of Home-Based Care for Older Adults with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Social Work in Health Care. 54:547-558.
  1. Ruth, J., Marshall, J.W., Velasquez, E.E.M. & Bachman, S.S. (2015). Educating public health social work professionals: Results from an MSW/MPH program outcomes study. Journal of Social Work Education. 51(1): 186-194.
  1. Wilson, *, Hirschi, M.*, Comeau, M., Bronheim, S., & Bachman, S. S. (2014). Disparities in Insurance Coverage among Children with Special Health Care Needs: How Social Workers Can Promote Social and Economic Justice. Health and Social Work. 39(2): 121-127.
  1. Bachman, S., Comeau, M., Tobias, C., Allen, D., Epstein, S., Jantz, K*. & Honberg, L. (2012). State health care financing strategies for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 50(3): 181-189.
  1. Bachman, S.S., Abel, S. & Reznik, D.A. (2012). New Approaches to Oral Health Care for People living with HIV/AIDS. Public Health Reports. 127 (Suppl2): 3-4.
  1. Fox, J.E., Tobias, C., Bachman, S.S., Reznik, D.A., Rajabiun, S. & Verdecias, N. (2012). Increasing access to oral health care for persons with HIV/AIDS in the S.: Baseline results of a national multi- site evaluation project. Public Health Reports. 127 (Suppl2): 5-16.
  1. Walter, A.W., Bachman, S.S., Reznik, D.A., Nath, A., Flournoy, M. & Young, N. (2012). Differences between adults with a history of methamphetamine use and non-drug users enrolled in a program to increase access to oral health services for people living with HIV. Public Health Reports. 127 (Suppl2): 25-35.
  1. Jeanty, Y., Cardenas, G., Fox, J., Pereyra, M., Diaz, C., Bednarsh, H., Reznik, D., Abel, S., Bachman, S. S., Metsch, L.. (2102). Correlates of unmet dental care need among HIV-positive persons since being diagnosed with HIV. Public Health Reports. 127 (Suppl2): 17-24.
  1. Bachman, S.S., Walter, A.W.* & Umez-Eronini, A.* (2012). Access to oral health care and health status in an HIV positive population. Public Health Reports. 127 (Suppl2): 55-64.
  1. Bachman, S.S. & Gonyea, J.G. (2012). Improving health care delivery to aging adults with disabilities: Social work with dual eligibles in a climate of health care reform. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 55:1-17.
  1. Bachman, S.S. (2011). Accountable Care Organizations: Opportunities for social workers. Health and Social Work. 36(4): 245-247.
  1. Rajabiun, S., Bachman, S.S., Fox, J., Tobias, C. & Bednarsh, H. (2011). A typology of models for expanding access to oral health care services for people living with HIV. Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 71(3): 212-219.
  1. Marshall, J.W.; Ruth, B.J.; Sisco, S.; Bethke, C.; Cohen, M. & Bachman, S. (2011). Social work interest in prevention: A content analysis of the literature. Social Work. 56 (3): 201-211.
  1. Gonyea, J.G.; Mills-Dick, K.* & Bachman, S. (2010). The Complexities of Elder Homelessness, a Shifting Political Landscape and Emerging Community Responses. Journal of Gerontological Social 53 (7): 575-590.
  1. Bachman, S.S. & Comeau, M. (2010). A Call to Action for Social Work: Minimizing Financial Hardship for Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs. National Health Line. Health and Social Work. 35 (3): 233-237.
  1. Bednarsh, H., Tobias, C., Bachman, S & Martinez, T. (2010). Multi-site evaluation of the Innovations in Oral Health Care Initiative to improve access to oral health care for people with Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. August: 22-25.
  1. Ruth, J., Sisco, S., Wyatt, J.,* Bethke, C., Bachman, S.S., & Piper, T. (2008). Public Health and Social Work: Training Dual Professionals for the Contemporary Workplace. Public Health Reports.123 (Supplement 2): 71-77.
  1. Hahm, H. C., Speliotis, A. E.*, & Bachman, S. S. (2008). Forgone health care among people with mental illness: Theory and Implication. Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation. 7(2), 94-114.
  1. Gonyea, J. G., & Bachman, S.S. (2008). Correlates of psychological distress among older residents of urban public housing. Journal of Loss and, Trauma. 13, 243-260
  1. Bachman, S.S., Walter, A*., Kuilan, N. & Lundgren, L. (2008). Implications of Medicaid coverage in a program for Latino substance users. Evaluation and Program Planning. 31(1), 74-82
  1. Bachman, S., Tobias, C., Master, R., Scavron, J., & Tierney, K.* (2008). A managed care model for Latino adults with chronic illness and disability: Results of the Brightwood Health Center intervention. Journal of Disability Policy Studies. 18(4), 197-204
  1. Bachman, S., Vedrani, M., Drainoni, M. L., Tobias, C., & Andrew, J. (2007). Variations in provider capacity to offer accessible health care for people with disabilities. Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation. 6(3), 47-63.
  1. Bachman, S., Vedrani, M., Drainoni, M.L., Tobias, C., & Maisels, L. (2006). Provider Perceptions of Their Capacity to Offer Accessible Health Care for People with Disabilities. Journal of Disability Policy Studies. 17(3), 130-136.
  1. Drainoni, M.L., Andrew, J., Maisels, L., Tobias, C., & Bachman, S. S. (2006). Cross-disability experiences of barriers to health care access: Consumer Perspectives. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 17(2), 101-115.
  1. Ruth, B., Wyatt, J.*, Chiasson, E., Geron, S., & Bachman, S. S. (2006). Social work and public health: Comparing graduates from a dual-degree Journal of Social Work Education, 42 (2), 429-439.
  1. Bachman, S. S., Drainoni, M. L., & Tobias, C. (2004). Medicaid managed care, substance abuse treatment and people with disabilities: Review of the Health and Social Work, 29(3), 189- 196.
  1. Bachman, S., Drainoni, M. L., & Tobias, C. (2003). Substance abuse treatment services for people with disabilities: Does managed care prompt innovation? Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 14(3), 154-162.
  1. Schiff, , Schuster, M., Bachman, S. S., & Lischko, A. (2003). Employee input and health care cost containment strategies. Managed Care Interface, 16(10), 20-24.
  1. Bachman, S. S., Drainoni, M. L., & Tobias, C. (2003). State policy and practice regarding substance abuse treatment services for Medicaid recipients with American Journal on Addictions, 12, 166-176.
  1. Bachman, S. S., & Duckworth, K. (2003). Consensus building as a method to develop service infrastructure for people with dual diagnosis. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 30 (3), 255-266.
  1. Bachman, S. (1998). Managed mental health care for elders: The role of the carve-out. Public Policy and Aging Report, 9(1).
  1. Bachman, S. S. (1996). Monitoring mental health service contracts: Six states’ Psychiatric Services (Formerly Hospital and Community Psychiatry), 47(8), 837-841.
  1. Bachman, S. S. (1996). Why do states privatize mental health services? Six state Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 21(4), 807-824.
  1. Bachman, S., Drainoni, M. L., Strickler, G., Dittmar, N. D., & Shon, S. P. (1996). Utilization of a state hospital by urban and rural local mental health authorities. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 23(5), 439-454.
  1. Drainoni, M. L., & Bachman, S. S. (1995). Overcoming treatment barriers to providing services for adults with dual diagnosis. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 6(1), 43-55.
  1. Bachman, S.S. Batten, H.L., Minkoff, K., Higgins, R., Manzik, N., & Mahoney, D. (1992). Predicting success in a community treatment program for substance American Journal on Addictions, 1(2), 155-167.
  1. Garfink, M., Kirby, K. K., & Bachman, S. S. (1991). The University Hospital Nurse Extender Program. Part IV, what have we learned. Journal of Nursing Administration, 21(4), 26-31.
  1. Garfink, M., Kirby, K. K., Bachman, S. S., & Starck, P. (1991). The University Hospital Nurse Extender Model. Part III: program evaluation. Journal of Nursing Administration, 21(3), 21-27.
  1. Kirby, K. K., Garfink, C. M., Starck, P., Russo, J. M., & Bachman, S. S. (1991). The University Hospital Nurse Extender Part II: program implementation. Journal of Nursing Administration, 21(2), 22-26.
  1. Bachman, S., McGuire, T. G., Pomeranz, D., Tompkins, C, P., Porell, F. W., & Wallack, S. S. (1989). Preferred provider organizations: options for Medicare. Inquiry, 26, 4-34.
  1. Batten, H. L., Bachman, S. S., Higgins, R., Manzik, N., Parham C., & Minkoff, K. (1989). Implementation issues in addictions day Hospital and Health Services Administration, 34(3), 427-439.
  1. Bachman, S. S., Pomeranz, D., & Tell, E. J. (1988). Making employers smart buyers of health Clinical Laboratory Management Review, 2(5), 273-279.
  1. Bachman, S. S., Altman S. H., & Beatrice D. F. (1988). Factors that influence a state’s approach to Medicaid reform. Inquiry, 25, 243-250.
  1. Bachman S. S., Collard, A. F., Greenberg, J. N., Fountain, E., Huebner, T. W., Kimball, B., & Melendy, (1987). An innovative approach to geriatric acute care delivery: the Choate-Symmes experience. Hospital and Health Services Administration, 32(4), 509-520.
  1. Bachman, S. S., Pomeranz, D., & Tell, E. J. (1987). Making employers smart buyers of health Business and Health, 4(11), 28-35.
  1. Bachman, S., Beatrice, D. F., & Altman, S. H. (1987). Implementing change: lessons for Medicaid reformers. The Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 12(2), 237-251.
  1. Collard, F., Bachman, S. S., & Beatrice, D. F. (1985). Acute care delivery for the geriatric patient: an innovative approach. Quality Review Bulletin, 11(6), 180-185.
  1. Borkan, A., Bachman, S. S., & Norris, A. H. (1982). Comparison of visually estimated age with physiologically predicted age as indicators of rates of aging. Social Science and Medicine, 16(2), 197-204.
  1. Borkan, G. A., Glynn, R. J., Bachman, S. S., Bosse, R., & Weiss S. T. (1981). Relationship between cigarette smoking, chest size and body size in health screened adult Annals of Human Biology, 8(2), 153-160.
  1. Bachman, S., Sparrow, D. & Smith, L.K. (1981). Effect of aging on the American Journal of Cardiology, 48, 513-516.

Book Chapters

  1. Fox, F., Bachman, S. S., & Burwell, B. O. (1998). Encounter data and Medicaid managed care: Reasonable expectations for information in the new world. In S. A. Somers & S. M. Davidson (Eds.), Remaking Medicaid: Managed Care for the Public Good. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  1. Beatrice, D. F., & Bachman, S. S. (1985). Case management and primary care. In L. Arnheim and Webb (Eds.), A Health Care Agenda for the States. Washington DC: Center for Policy Alternatives.

Book Reviews

  1. Bachman, S. S. (2006). Latino social policy: A participatory research model. Juana Mora (Ed.) Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 21(3),
  1. Bachman, S. (2002). Prenatal testing and disability rights. E. Parens and A. Asch (Eds.) Journal of Comparative and Family Studies, 32 (1), 151-153.
  1. Bachman, S. (1997). Medicaid and the Limits of State Health Reform. M.S. Sparer. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 22(6), 1431-1434.

Technical Reports and Monographs

  1. Bachman, S.S., Comeau, M. & Jankovsky, K.* (2015). The Care Coordination Conundrum and Children with Special Health Care Needs What Is Care Coordination? Who Should Receive It? Who Should Provide It? How Should It Be Financed? Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Palo Alto, California.
  1. Walter, W. & Bachman, S.S. (2104). Sustaining Early Childhood Mental Health Systems of Care in Pediatric Health Homes. The Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Massachusetts.
  1. Tobias, , Comeau, M., Bachman, S. & Honberg, L. (2012). Risk Adjustment and Other Financial Protections for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs in Our Evolving Health Care System. The Catalyst Center, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.
  1. Rosenthal, J., Henderson, M., Hess, C., Tobias, C., Bachman, S. & Comeau, M. (2012). Public Insurance Programs and Children with Special Health Care Needs. The Catalyst Center, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.
  1. Lischko, A.M., Bachman, S.S. & Vangeli, A. (2009). The Massachusetts Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector: Structure and Functions. The Commonwealth Fund, New
  1. Comeau, , Tobias, C., Bachman, S.S., Jantz, K.,* Epstein, S.G. (2009). Breaking the Link between Special Health Care Needs and Financial Hardship. MCHB, HRSA.
  1. Bachman, S.S., Highland, J., Nordahl, K., Schiff, M. & Huang, H. (2008). Comprehensive Review of Mandated Benefits in Massachusetts: Report to the Legislature. Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, Commonwealth of
  1. Bachman, S.S. (2008). Designing Evaluation Studies of Care Coordination Outcomes for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. MCHB,
  1. Bachman, S.S. Comeau, M. & Allen, D. (2008). Mandated Benefits: Essential to Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. MCHB,
  1. Comeau, , Tobias, C., Allen, D., Bachman, S.S., Epstein, S.G., & Manning, L*. (2007). Catalyst Center State-at-a Glance Chartbook, MCHB, HRSA.
  1. Bachman, S.S. (2006). Small Employers and Health Insurance Coverage. Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, Commonwealth of
  1. Drainoni, L., Vedrani, M., Andrew, J., Bachman, S. S., Tobias, C., & Weppler, S. (2003). Access to Health Care Services for Persons with Disabilities: Defining the Barriers and Successful Strategies for Change. NIDRR, DoE.
  1. Schiff, , Schuster, M., Bachman, S. S., & Lischko, A. (2002). Employee Input and Health Care Cost Containment Strategies. Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  1. Gonyea, J. G., Bachman, S.S., & Curley, A.* (2002). Columbia Point Economic Literacy and Individual Development Account Program: A Process Evaluation. A Report to the Columbia Point Community Partnership, Boston,
  1. Gonyea, J. G., & Bachman, S. S. (2002). The Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah Wellness Survey: A Multigenerational Assessment of the Well-Being of Adolescents, Adults and Elders Living on Martha’s Vineyard. Final Report to The Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah. Boston University School of Social Work, 264 Bay State Road, Boston,
  1. Gonyea, J. G., & Bachman, S. S. (2001). The Changing Composition of Public Senior Housing Residents: Understanding Health and Social Service Needs. Final Report to the Medical Boston University School of Social Work, 264 Bay State Road, Boston, MA.
  1. Phull, T., & Bachman, S. S. (2001). An Evaluation of Health Care Programs for Low Income Uninsured and Underinsured Massachusetts Residents. Chapter 4: The Pharmacy Program. A Report to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, House Committee on Ways and Means and Joint Committee on Health Care. Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, Commonwealth of
  1. Bachman, S. S. (2001). Community Consensus Building Collaborative, Phase II Evaluation. A Report to the Department of Mental Health, Commonwealth of Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, Massachusetts.
  1. Burton, J., & Bachman, S. S. (2000). An Evaluation of Health Care Programs for Low Income Uninsured and Underinsured Massachusetts Residents. Chapter 3: The Uncompensated Care Pool. A Report to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, House Committee on Ways and Means and Joint Committee on Health Care. Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, Commonwealth of
  1. Drainoni, M. L., Haberlin, K., & Bachman, S. S. (2000). A Study of the Impact of Formal and Informal Supports on Health Care Utilization for People with Developmental Disabilities. A Final Report to the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council. Boston University School of Public Health, Medicaid Working Group, Boston,
  1. Cai, , Chin, B., Schiff, M., Scott, E., & Bachman, S. S. (2000). Massachusetts Health Care Trends: 1990-1999. Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  1. Wacks, C., & Bachman, S. S. (2000). An Evaluation of Health Care Programs for Low Income Uninsured and Underinsured Massachusetts Residents. Chapter 2: MassHealth. A Report to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, House Committee on Ways and Means and Joint Committee on Health Care. Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, Commonwealth of
  1. Wolfsfeld, L., & Bachman, S. S. (2000). An Evaluation of Health Care Programs for Low Income Uninsured and Underinsured Massachusetts Residents. Chapter 1: The Children’s Medical Security Plan. A Report to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, House Committee on Ways and Means and Joint Committee on Health Care. Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, Commonwealth of
  1. Kenny, R., Pizer, C., & Bachman, S. S. (2000). Student Assistance Program in a Residential Setting. A Final Report to the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention US Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA.
  1. Sharma, S., Bachman, S. S. Wacks, C. & Lischko, A. (1998). Health Insurance Status of Massachusetts Residents. Report to the Massachusetts Legislature. Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, Commonwealth of
  1. Dougherty, R., Holt, W., & Bachman, S. S. (1998). Health Care Access at St. Vincent Hospital: An Independent Analysis. Report to the Office of the Attorney General, Commonwealth of
  1. Bachman, S. S. (1998). An Evaluation of Health Care Programs for Low Income Uninsured and Underinsured Massachusetts Residents. A Report to the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Ways and Means, House Committee on Ways and Means and Joint Committee on Health Care, Commonwealth of
  1. Fox, , Bachman, S. S., & Burwell, B. O. (1997). Encounter Data and Medicaid Managed Care: Reasonable Expectations for Information in the New World. The MEDSTAT Group, Cambridge, MA.
  1. Bachman, S., & Burwell, B. O. (1997). Capitated Managed Care Plans Serving Working Age Adults with Disabilities. The MEDSTAT Group, Cambridge, MA.
  1. Bachman, S. S., & Burwell, B. O. (1997). Medicaid Carve-Outs: Policy and Programmatic The MEDSTAT Group, Cambridge, MA.
  1. Bachman, S., & Burwell, B. O. (1997). Medicaid Carve-Outs: Policy and Programmatic Considerations. Princeton: The Center for Health Care Strategies.
  1. Bachman, S., Bernardin, M., & Burwell, B. O. (1996). Developing Integrated Managed Care Systems for Children with Disabilities: The State of the Art. The MEDSTAT Group, Cambridge, MA.
  1. Batten, L., Bachman, S. S. & Drainoni, M.L.. (1995). Medicaid Capitated Managed Care Programs for SSI Disabled. Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
  1. Drainoni, M. L., Bachman, S. S., Strickler, G., Dittmar, N., & Shon, S. (1994). Characteristics, Length of Stay, and Commitment Type of Clients Admitted to a State Hospital from a Rural and an Urban Area. Center for Vulnerable Populations, Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
  1. Drainoni, M.L., & Bachman, S. S. (1994). The Changing Role of the Institution for Persons with Mental Center for Vulnerable Populations, Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
  1. Bachman, S. S., Wallack, S., & Riley, P. (1993). Health Reform for Persons with Disabilities: Critical Center for Vulnerable Populations, Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
  1. Bachman, S. S. (1992). Containing Costs and Ensuring Access: The Challenge for Medicaid Institute for Health Policy Working Paper, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
  1. Bachman, S., & Drainoni, M. L. (1992). Issues in State Mental Health Policy. Center for Vulnerable Populations, Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
  1. Bachman, S. S., McGuire, T. G., & Pomeranz, D. (1988). Preferred Provider Organizations: Options for Medicare Policy, Bigel Institute for Health Policy Discussion Paper, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
  1. Tompkins, P., Bachman, S. S., Pomeranz, D., & Wallack, S. S. (1988). Comprehensive PPO Models for Medicare, Bigel Institute for Health Policy Discussion Paper, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
  1. Ostby, E., & Bachman S. S. (1988). Pediatric AIDS Patients: A Research Proposal, Bigel Institute for Health Policy Discussion Paper, Brandeis University, Waltham,
  1. Bachman, S. S., Pomeranz, D., Tell, E. J., & Wallack, S. S. (1987). Medicare as a Smart Buyer: Lessons from the Private Sector. Bigel Institute for Health Policy Discussion Paper, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
  1. Altman, S. H., Bachman, S. S., & Beatrice, D. F. (1986). Examining the Effects of Medicaid Financing and Delivery Innovation. Health Policy Center Discussion Paper, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
  1. Bachman, S., & Collard, A. F. (1986). An Innovative Method of Providing Acute Care to the Elderly, Health Policy Center Discussion Paper, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
  1. Bachman, S., Garfink, C. & Nassif, D. (1982). Case Management as a Cost-Effective Approach to Improved Health Services Delivery to Medicaid Recipients. Final Report to the Health Care Financing Administration. Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare, Boston, MA.

Presentations

Juried Conference Papers

  1. Fox, , Rajabiun, S., Cabral, H. & Bachman, S.S. (2104). Using a Peer Enhanced Intervention to Re- Engage and Link Minority PLWHA with Behavioral Health Co-Morbidities into HIV Primary Care. Addictions Health Services Research. Boston, MA.
  1. Walter, A.W., Bachman, S.S. & Umez-Eronini, A. (2103). Factors Associated with Use of Oral Health Care in an Underserved HIV Population. American Public Health Association. Boston,
  1. Comeau, & Bachman, S.S. (2013). Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program: An Expert Workshop for MCH Leaders. Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. Washington, D.C.
  1. Comeau, M. & Bachman, S.S. (2011). Medicaid Buy- In Programs: Do They Make a Difference to Families of Children and Youth with Special health Care Needs? Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. Washington C.
  1. Fox, , Bednarsh, H. Tobias, C. & Bachman, S. (2011). Social Justice in Oral Health: Ensuring Access to Care for People with HIV. Invited Session. American Public Health Association. Washington DC.
  1. Fox, J., Tobias, C. & Bachman, S. (2010). HIV and Oral Health Care: What has changed since the HCSUS study? American Public Health Association. Denver,
  1. Ruth, B.J., Marshall, J.W. & Bachman, S.S. (2010). Social Work Interest in Prevention: Findings From An Ongoing Content Analysis. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Portland, OR.

 

  1. Fox, , Tobias, C. & Bachman, S. (2009). Effects of delayed access to oral health care on people with HIV. American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, PA.
  1. Fox, J., Bednarsh, H., Tobias, C. & Bachman, S. (2009). Dental case managers: Increasing access in HIV dental programs. National Oral Health Conference. Portland,
  1. Walter, A* and Bachman, S. (2008). Implications of Medicaid coverage in a program for Latino substance users. Addiction Health Services Research. Boston, MA
  1. Rajabiun, , Fox, J., Bachman, S. & Martinez, T. (2008). Models for expanding access to oral health care services for people living with HIV. American Public Health Association. San Diego, CA.
  1. Fox, J., Bachman, S., & Martinez, T. (2008). HRSA SPNS Initiative to increase oral health care access for people living with HIV/AIDS. American Public Health Association. San Diego,
  1. Bednarsh, , Tobias, C., Martinez, T. & Bachman, S. (2007). HRSA SPNS Initiative to Improve Oral Health Care Access for Persons Living With HIV. National Oral Health Conference. Denver, CO
  1. Leone, E.M.,* Wyatt, J.* & Bachman, S. (2006). Indicators of economic well-being of families of children with special health care needs. American Public Health Association Annual Boston, MA.
  1. Tobias, C., Allen, D., Bachman, S., Epstein, S. & Comeau, M. (2006). Innovative strategies to improve financing of care for children and youth with special health care needs. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Boston,
  1. Ruth BJ, Markham Piper T, Sisco S, Wyatt J,* Bachman S. (2006). Two professions, one career: How public health social workers view the journey. Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, Chicago IL
  1. Sisco S, Markham Piper T, Wyatt J,* Bachman S, Ruth (2006). The role of public health social work in strengthening research-based practice: Findings from a study on MSW/MPH graduates. Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference, San Antonio TX
  1. Ruth BJ, Sisco S, Markham Piper T, Bachman S, Wyatt J.* (2005). Evidence-based practice in public health social work: A powerful tool for integration and American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA
  1. Ruth BJ, Markham Piper T, Wyatt J*, Bachman S, Sisco S. (2005). Evidence-based practice in public health social work: A powerful tool for integration and revitalization American Public Health Association, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
  1. Sisco S, Markham Piper T, Ruth BJ, Wyatt J*, Bachman S. (2004). Public health social work in the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC
  1. Lundgren, , Bachman, S., Siegel, J., & Ben-Ami, L. (2003). Improving service use measures when conducting outcome evaluations of HIV outreach efforts. American Evaluation Association Conference. Atlanta, GA.
  1. Gonyea, G., Bachman, S. S., & Little, F. C. (2002). Social connection and health outcomes among residents of senior public housing, 55th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Boston, MA.
  1. Cai, J., Wacks, C., Lischko, A. & Bachman, S. (2000). Impact of Massachusetts health reform on employer sponsored health insurance. Academy Health Services Research Health Policy Los Angeles, CA.
  1. Bachman, S. S., & Batten, H.L. (1996). A qualitative inventory of approaches managed care plans use to serve working age adults with disabilities. Association for Health Services Research Annual Washington DC.
  1. Albers, A., Chawla, A. J., & Bachman, S. S. (1996). Medicaid financing of services provided to school-aged children under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY.
  1. Bernardin, D., & Bachman, S. S. (1995). Children with disabilities in Michigan’s Medicaid managed care program. Association for Health Services Research Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.
  1. Drainoni, M. L., Strickler, G., Batten, H. L., & Bachman, S. S. (1994). Plan administrator experiences in providing Medicaid managed care to persons with American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN.
  1. Bachman, S., & Drainoni, M. L. (1993). State policy for people with disabilities: is there a role for institutions? Sixth Annual State Health Policy Conference, National Academy for State Health Policy. Pittsburgh, PA.
  1. Batten, H. L., Bachman, S. S., & Drainoni, M.L.. (1993). State issues in providing Medicaid managed care programs to persons with American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
  1. Garfink, M., & Bachman, S. S. (1990). Evaluation of the Nurse Extender Model using patient care technicians. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY.
  1. Bachman, S. S., Batten, H.L. & Minkoff, K.. (1988). Outcomes from a randomized trial of day treatment for substance American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA.
  1. Bachman, S., & Batten, H. (1987). Day treatment for substance abuse: A randomized trial of its cost effectiveness. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
  1. Bachman, S. S., Collard, A. F., & Beatrice, D. F. (1985). Final results of a study of an innovative approach to acute care delivery for the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.
  1. Bachman, S., Solish, M. B., Altman, S. A., Beatrice, D. F., & Weisman J. (1985). Urban public hospitals: Factors that affect their continued viability. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.
  1. Collard, F., Bachman, S. S., & Beatrice, D. F. (1984). An innovative approach to acute care delivery for the geriatric patient. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA.
  1. Bachman, S. S. (1982). Case management: can the program really save money? American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Montreal,

 

Invited Lectures and Panels National

  1. Bachman, S. & Comeau, M. (2016). Financing and insurance strategies for children with special health care needs: The Catalyst Center. Briefing to Division of Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs. MCHB, HRSA, Rockville, MD.
  1. Bachman, S.S. (2016). National Expert. Title V Block Grant National Performance Measure Learning Lab. National
  1. Bachman, S.S. (2016). Featured Author. Take action on care coordination. National webinar. Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and The Catalyst
  1. Bachman, S.S. (2016). National Expert. Title V Block Grant National Performance Measure Technical Assistance Meeting. Washington, D.C.
  1. Bachman, S.S. (2014). Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) Pediatric Network Adequacy National Roundtable. Discussant. Washington, C.
  1. Bachman, S.S. (2014). Medicaid Managed Care: The Importance of Risk Adjustment. AMCHP National Action Learning Collaborative: States Transitioning Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs into Medicaid Managed Care Arrangements. Washington, C.
  1. Bachman, S.S. (2013). Evaluation: Using Results to Promote Sustainability in the New Health Care Landscape . National HRSA Rural Health Network Development Program Grantee Rockville, MD.
  1. Bachman, S.S. (2012). Evaluating Your Program. National HRSA Radiation Exposure Program Grantee Meeting. Washington,
  1. Bachman, S.S. (2012). Designing and Using Effective Program Evaluation Measures. National HRSA Rural Health Workforce Development Program Grantee Meeting. Washington
  1. Bachman, S.S. (2011). Moderator: Expert Workgroup on Risk Adjustment and other Financial Protections for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare National Expert Meeting; HRSA Center on Financing for Children with Special Healthcare Needs. Washington DC.
  1. Bachman, S.S. (2011). Evaluating Your Program. National HRSA Rural Health Network Development Program Grantee Meeting. Rockville,
  1. Bachman, S.S. (2010). Financing and Expanding Children’s Mental Health Services. National Alliance on Mental Illness National Convention. Washington C.
  1. Bachman, S.S. (2010). Options for 1115 Waiver Reform for the CCS Program in California. Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. San Francisco,
  1. Bachman, S.S. (2007). MCHB National Centers: The Catalyst Center, The National Center on Financing of Care for Children with Special Health Care Family Voices National Conference. Washington DC.
  1. Bachman, S. (2001). Medicaid managed care plans and substance abuse treatment services for people with disabilities. Presentation at Meeting of Physician Leadership on National Drug Policy. Washington, DC.
  1. Bachman, S., & Drainoni, M. L. (2001). Medicaid managed care plans and substance abuse treatment services for people with disabilities. Presentation at Special Meeting of Robert Wood Johnson Substance Abuse Policy Research Program. Ann Arbor, MI.
  1. Tobias, , Bachman, S. S., & Drainoni, M. L. (2000). Medicaid managed care plans and substance abuse treatment services for people with disabilities. Presentation at Annual Meeting of Robert Wood Johnson Substance Abuse Policy Research Program. Savannah, GA.
  1. Bachman, S., & Drainoni, M. L. (1999). Medicaid managed care plans and substance abuse treatment services for people with disabilities. Presentation at Annual Meeting of Robert Wood Johnson Substance Abuse Policy Research Program. Washington, DC.
  1. Bachman, S. S. (1996). Medicaid carve-outs: Policy and programmatic considerations. In pursuit of value: Innovative State/Medicaid Purchasing Strategies. A Conference Co-Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and HCFA. Baltimore,
  1. Bachman, S. S. (1996). Managed care in a long term care environment: Is it all talk and no action or quiet action with little talk? The 11th Annual Private Long Term Care Insurance Conference. Hilton Head, SC.
  1. Bachman, S., Batten, H.L. & Drainoni, M.L.. (1993). Medicaid managed care plans for the SSI- Disabled population. Office of Management and Budget. Washington, DC.

Regional

  1. Bachmans, S.S. (2012). Expert Panelist. Risk Adjustment for Integrated Care: Breaking New Ground for Dual Eligibles in Massachusetts. Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute. Boston,
  1. Bachman, S. & Keefe, B.* (2012). Elders and Adults with Disability: A Social Work Perspective, Invited Lecture, Sargent College, Boston University, Boston, MA.
  1. Miranda, *, & Bachman, S. (2006). Evaluating your program: Not as scary as you think. Presented at the 2006 Nonprofit Partners Meeting, Associated Grant Makers Meeting. Boston, MA.
  1. Bachman, (2006). Public Health Social Work in the 21st Century. Group Facilitator, Conference sponsored by the Boston University School of Social Work. Boston, MA.
  1. Bachman, S. (2006). Adapting SCO: A managed care model for people with disabilities. Moderator for session at Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute Conference. Boston,
  1. Bachman, and Allen, D. (2006). Employment challenges facing families of children and youth with special health care needs. Presented at the Federation for Children with Special Needs Annual Conference. Boston, MA.
  1. Bachman, (2004). Quality of care for children with special health care needs who are enrolled in waiver programs. Facilitator for session at CMS Regional Quality Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
  1. Bachman, S. (1998). Encounter data and Medicaid managed care. Testimony to the Subcommittee on Special Populations of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. Boston, MA.
  1. Bachman, S. (1994). Contracting for mental health services: Six state experiences. Sixth Annual Vinfen Conference. Marlboro, MA.

Non-Profit and Educational Board Appointments

2015 – Present      Board of Directors, Bicycles Against Poverty. NY, NY; Uganda. Secretary, Board of Directors

2006 – Present      Massachusetts Dental Society Foundation, Marlborough, MA, Chair of Grant Committee, Board of Directors

1996 – Present      Women’s Lunch Place (shelter for poor and homeless women), Boston, MA. President, Chair of Advisory Committee

2009 – 2016         Century Health Systems, Inc., Natick, MA, Secretary, Board of Directors

2006 – 2009         Associates of the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, Board of Directors

1984 – 1996         Natick Visiting Nurse Association, Natick, MA, President, Vice President Secretary, Board of Trustees

1981 – 1988         Newton-Wellesley-Weston-Needham Multi Service Center, Newton, MA President, Board of Directors

1980 – Present      Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Campaign Executive Committee (2008-present) Co-Chair, Reunion Gift Drive (1993)

Alumni Association Class President (1980) Alumni Association Board of Directors (1980-83)

Doctoral Dissertations

At Boston University, the “Chair” is the administrative manager of the dissertation defense, whereas the “First Reader” is the primary director of the dissertation.

  1. Melissa Hirschi, SSW, 2017, First Reader

The Role of Law Enforcement in Helping and Responding to Individuals with Mental Illness: Police and Family Perspectives

  1. Kasey Wilson, SSW, 2017, First Reader

The Impact of Structural Racism on Racial Inequities in Women’s Reproductive Health

  1. Serena Rajabiun, SPH, 2017, Second Reader

Emerging models of care coordination/patient navigation for multiply diagnosed HIV homeless/unstably housed populations: A cost-effectiveness analysis

  1. Jina Chang, SSW, 2017, Second Reader

The combined impact of immigrant status and family structure on children’s health, insurance, and healthcare access current

  1. Jessica Greenawalt, SSW, 2017, Third Reader

Predicting Success in Social Change Coalitions: Learning from 25 Years of Stakeholder Experience (1988-2013)

  1. Toni Tugenberg, SSW, 2017, Third Reader

Family experiences of hospital deaths of loved ones: Contribution to measurement of quality end-of-life care

  1. Alison Drew, SSW, 2017, Fourth Reader

Should I Stay or Should I Go? An Examination of Individual, Organizational and Relational Factors Contributing to Mentor Retention

  1. Mia Ocean, SSW, 2015, First Reader

Managing the unmanageable: Perceptions of structural barriers and external influences on the educational attainment of Pell grant eligible community college students

  1. Celina Miranda, SSW, 2015, Second Reader

Integration of positive youth development in community based development organizations

  1. Michelle Novelle, SSW, 2015, Third Reader

The Process of Identity Formation in the Absence of Permanency

  1. Abby Ross, SSW, 2015, Chair

A mixed methods examination of the role of social support in military spouses who are mothers of young children

  1. Ilhom Akobirshoev, Brandeis University Heller School, 2015, Outside Reader

Does Parents’ Lack of Health Coverage Affects Their Insured Children’s Health Outcomes and Health Seeking Behavior?

  1. Bronwyn Keefe, SSW, 2013, Third Reader

Can a Service Philosophy Be Identified in Aging and Disability Resource Centers? A Study of Institutional Logics as Applied to the Creation of New Hybrid Organizations

  1. Su Chiu Liu, SSW, 2013, Fourth Reader

An Analysis of Welfare and Health Policy Changes on the Health Seeking Behavior of Taiwanese Immigrants Residing in the United States

  1. Taryn Vian, University Professors Program, 2010, Third Reader

Paying for Performance: The Design of a Public-Private Partnership to Promote Hospital Reform in Lesotho\

  1. Kelly Mills Dick, SSW, 2010, Fourth Reader

Voices from the Street: Exploring How Older Adults and Outreach Workers Define and Mitigate Problems Associated with Urban Elder Homelessness

  1. Christiana Bratiotis, SSW, 2009, Third Reader

Task Forces as a Community Response to Public Cases of Compulsive Hoarding

  1. Michelle Strout, SSW, 2007, Third Reader

Reports from the Front Line: Evidence Based Practices in Substance Abuse Prevention

  1. Ted German, SSW, 2006, First Reader

Male Batterer’s Perceptions of Criticism and Support from Family and Friends

  1. Nicole Dubus, SSW, 2006, Chair

A Qualitative Study of Paraprofessional Providers and Recipients in a Home-Visiting Program

  1. Elizabeth Rohan, SSW, 2005, Third Reader

An Exploration of Vicarious Traumatization: Effects of Repeated Exposure to Death and Dying on Oncology Social Workers, Physicians and Nurses

  1. Audrey Morgenbesser, SED, 2004, Third Reader

Going National: Non-Profit Growth through Geographic Expansion (School of Education)

  1. James Direda, SSW, 2003, Chair

Examining the Barriers to Drug Treatment Entry of African American Injection Drug Users

  1. Iris Cohen Fineberg, SSW, 2002, Chair

Influencing Professional Socialization: Evaluation of Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Education for Social Work and Medical Students

 

Master’s Theses

  1. Zoe Weinstein, MD, 2017, Long-term Patients in Office Based Opioid Treatment with Buprenorphine
  1. Yiyang Yuan, MS, 2017, In preparation

Boston University Teaching

2015 – Children with Special Health Care Needs, BUSPH, MPH Students

1998 – Present Research I: Introduction to Research Methods, BUSSW, MSW students; annually

1992 – Present Research II: Introduction to Statistical Testing, BUSSW, MSW students; annually

2012 – 2013 – Program Evaluation, BUSSW, MSW students; annually

2011 – 2013 -Social Program Analysis and Evaluation, BUSSW, Ph.D. students; bi-annually

1993 – 1997 – Quantitative Methods: Statistical Testing Using SPSS, BUSSW, Ph.D. students; annually

1994 – Multivariate Statistics: Multivariate Statistical Analysis, BUSSW, Ph.D. students

Boston University Service

2013 – Present – School of Public Health, Doctoral ACE Exam Committee

2013 – Present – School of Public Health, Doctoral Curriculum Committee

2011 – Present – Charles River Campus, Chairperson, Institutional Review Board

1997 – Present – School of Social Work, Doctoral and Masters Student Advisor, Dissertation Committee(s) Member

1997 – Present – Schools of Public Health and Education, Dissertation Committee(s) Member

2014 – 2015 – School of Social Work, Search Committee for Director, Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health

2013 – 2014 – School of Social Work, Status Review Committee

2004 – 2010 – School of Social Work, Curriculum Committee, Research Department Representative

2002 – 2009 – Charles River Campus, Institutional Review Board

2008 – 2009 – School of Social Work, Faculty Meeting Co-facilitator

2003 – 2008 – School of Social Work, Program Assessment Committee, Chair

2000 – 2004 – School of Social Work, Doctoral Advisory Committee

2001 – 2003 – School of Social Work, Status Review Committee

1999 – 2001 – School of Social Work, Curriculum Committee, Chair

1997 – 1999  – School of Social Work, Admissions Committee

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