Faculty Collaborators

Sara S. Bachman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Email: sbachman@bu.edu

Sara S. (Sally) Bachman, Ph.D. holds a joint appointment on the faculty at Boston University’s Schools of Social Work and Public Health, and she serves as the Director of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Sociology and Social Work at Boston University. She has twenty years’ experience with health policy research and program evaluation, focusing particularly on state and national health care coverage models and financing of health care for children with special health care needs and adults with complex health conditions including HIV/AIDS, disability and substance use. She has conducted numerous research, policy analysis and evaluation efforts related to these topics and has published extensively on the results of these projects.

Dr. Bachman is currently the Principal Investigator for the Catalyst Center, which is one of six national centers funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau to promote expanding health care coverage for children with special health care needs and their families. In this capacity, she has worked to design and complete technical assistance, policy analysis and research on health care coverage and financing issues for this vulnerable population. In particular, they have created a chartbook of indicators about state and national trends in financing and reimbursement for children with special health care needs.

Dr. Bachman has also served as Co-Principal Investigator of a federally funded evaluation and support center for 15 national sites providing oral health care services for people with HIV/AIDS. She has conducted numerous studies with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts regarding health care coverage and financing of care including studies of Massachusetts’s health reform initiative. Dr. Bachman received her Ph.D. from Brandeis University’s Heller School where she was a Pew Health Policy Scholar.

Dr. Bachman’s CV 

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

Boston University Appointments
2013 – Present Director, Health & Disability Working Group, School of Public Health
2010 – Present Research Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health
2008 – Present Associate Professor (tenured) 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, Mass.
1983 – 1994 Research Associate, Senior Research Associate, Research Director, Center for Vulnerable Populations,
Brandeis University, Florence Heller School, Waltham, Mass.
1981 – 1983 Project Director, Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare, Boston, Mass.
1979 – 1980 Epidemiologist, U.S. Veterans Administration, Boston, Mass.

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

Editorial and Grant Review Activities
2014 Reviewer, Pediatrics

2013 Reviewer, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

2011-Present Reviewer, American Journal of Public Health

2011 Abstract Reviewer, Academy Health Annual Research Meeting

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

2010 Reviewer, Children and Youth Services Review

2009- Present Reviewer, Disability and Health

2009- Present Reviewer, Qualitative Health Research

2009 Grant Reviewer, Ireland Health Research Board

2008- 2011 Editorial Board, Health and Social Work

2008- Present Reviewer, Oxford University Press

2007- Present Reviewer, Journal of General Internal Medicine

2000- Present Consulting Editor, Health and Social Work

1999- Present Reviewer, Medical Care

Professional and Community Appointments
2009 – Present Board of Directors, Century Health Systems, Inc., Natick, Mass.
2008 – Present Campaign Executive Committee, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Penn.
2006 – Present Board of Directors, Chair, Grant Committee, Massachusetts Dental Society Foundation, Marlborough, Mass.
1996 – Present President, Board of Directors; Chair, Advisory Committee, Women’s Lunch Place, A Shelter for Poor and Homeless Women, Boston, Mass.
2006 – 2009 Board of Directors, Associates of the Boston Public Library, Boston, Mass.
1984 – 1996 President, Vice President, Secretary, Board of Trustees, Natick Visiting Nurse Association, Natick, Mass.
1993 Co-Chair, Reunion Gift Drive, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Penn.
1981 – 1988 President, Board of Directors, Newton-Wellesley-Weston-Needham Multi Service Center, Newton, Mass.
1980 – 1983 President, Bucknell University Alumni Class of 1978, Board of Directors, Bucknell Alumni
Association, Lewisburg, Penn.

Boston University Funded Research
2005 – Present Principal Investigator. The Catalyst Center: A National Center for Health Insurance and Financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHCN). MCHB, HRSA, DHHS. Total 5 award to Boston University: $2,365,000. Awarded twice previously: total prior 12 year award to Boston
University: $6,365,000.

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

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) 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.
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. 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 ManagementAssociates). Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. Total award to BostonUniversity: $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

Honberg, L., Bachman, S.S., Ghandour, R.M., Comeau, M., Tobias, C. (Under Review). Ten year trends in assuring adequate health insurance for children with special health care needs. Health Services Research.

Wilson, K., Hirschi, M., Comeau, M., Bronheim, S., & Bachman, S. S. (Forthcoming). Disparities in Insurance Coverage among Children with Special Health Care Needs: How Social Workers Can Promote Social and Economic Justice. Health and Social Work.

Ruth, B.J., Marshall, J.W., Velasquez, E.E.M. & Bachman, S.S. (Forthcoming). Educating public health social work professionals: Results from an MSW/MPH program outcomes study. Journal of Social Work Education.

Bachman, S.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.

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.

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 U.S.: Baseline results of a national multi-site evaluation project. Public Health Reports. 127 (Suppl2): 5-16.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bachman, S.S. (2011). Accountable Care Organizations: Opportunities for social workers. Health and Social Work.36(4): 245-247.

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.

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.

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 Work. 53 (7): 575-590.

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.

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 HIV. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. August: 22-25.

Ruth, B.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.

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.

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

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

Bachman, S. 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

Bachman, S.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.

Bachman, S. 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.

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.

Ruth, B., Wyatt, J., Chiasson, E., Geron, S., & Bachman, S. S. (2006). Social work and public health: Comparing graduates from a dual-degree program. Journal of Social Work Education, 42 (2), 429-439.

Bachman, S. S., Drainoni, M. L., & Tobias, C. (2004). Medicaid managed care, substance abuse treatment and people with disabilities: Review of the literature. Health and Social Work, 29(3), 189-196.

Bachman, S. 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.

Schiff, M., Schuster, M., Bachman, S. S., & Lischko, A. (2003). Employee input and health care cost containment strategies. Managed Care Interface, 16(10), 20-24.

Bachman, S. S., Drainoni, M. L., & Tobias, C. (2003). State policy and practice regarding substance abuse treatment services for Medicaid recipients with disabilities. American Journal on Addictions, 12, 166-176.

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.

Bachman, S. S. (1998). Managed mental health care for elders: The role of the carve-out. Public Policy and Aging Report, 9(1).

Bachman, S. S. (1996). Monitoring mental health service contracts: Six states’ experiences. Psychiatric Services (Formerly Hospital and Community Psychiatry), 47(8), 837-841.

Bachman, S. S. (1996). Why do states privatize mental health services? Six state experiences. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 21(4), 807-824.

Bachman, S. 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.

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.

Bachman, S. S Batten, H.L., Minkoff, K., Higgins, R., Manzik, N., & Mahoney, D. (1992). Predicting success in a community treatment program for substance abusers. American Journal on Addictions, 1(2), 155-167.
Garfink, C. 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.

Garfink, C. 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.

Kirby, K. K., Garfink, C. M., Starck, P., Russo, J. M., & Bachman, S. S. (1991). The University Hospital Nurse Extender Model. Part II: program implementation. Journal of Nursing Administration, 21(2), 22-26.

Bachman, S. 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.

Batten, H. L., Bachman, S. S., Higgins, R., Manzik, N., Parham C., & Minkoff K. (1989). Implementation issues in addictions day treatment. Hospital and Health Services Administration, 34(3), 427-439.

Bachman, S. S., Pomeranz, D., & Tell, E. J. (1988). Making employers smart buyers of health care. Clinical Laboratory Management Review, 2(5), 273-279.

Bachman, S. S., Altman S. H., & Beatrice D. F. (1988). Factors that influence a state’s approach to Medicaid reform. Inquiry, 25, 243-250.

Bachman S. S., Collard, A. F., Greenberg, J. N., Fountain, E., Huebner, T. W., Kimball, B., & Melendy, K. (1987). An innovative approach to geriatric acute care delivery: the Choate-Symmes experience. Hospital and Health Services Administration, 32(4), 509-520.

Bachman, S. S., Pomeranz, D., & Tell, E. J. (1987). Making employers smart buyers of health care. Business and Health, 4(11), 28-35.

Bachman, S. 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.

Collard, A. 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.

Borkan, G. 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.

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 males. Annals of Human Biology, 8(2), 153-160.

Bachman, S., Sparrow, D. & Smith, L.K. (1981). Effect of aging on the electrocardiogram. American Journal of Cardiology, 48, 513-516.

Book Chapters
Fox, K. 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.

Beatrice, D. F., & Bachman, S. S. (1985). Case management and primary care. In L. Arnheim and L.Webb (Eds.), A Health Care Agenda for the States. Washington DC: Center for Policy Alternatives.

Book Reviews
Bachman, S. S. (2006). Latino social policy: A participatory research model. Juana Mora (Ed.) Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 21(3), 349.

Bachman, S. S. (2002). Prenatal testing and disability rights. E. Parens and A. Asch (Eds.) Journal of Comparative and Family Studies, 32 (1), 151-153.

Bachman, S. 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
Tobias, C., 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.

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.

Lischko, A.M., Bachman, S.S. & Vangeli, A. (2009). The Massachusetts Commonealth Health Insurance Connector: Structure and Functions. The Commonwealth Fund, New York.

Comeau, M., Tobias, C., Bachman, S.S., Jantz, K., Epstein, S.G. (2009). Breaking the Link between Special Health Care Needs and Financial Hardship. MCHB, HRSA.

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 Massachusetts.

Bachman, S.S. (2008). Designing Evaluation Studies of Care Coordination Outcomes for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. MCHB, HRSA.

Bachman, S.S. Comeau, M. & Allen, D. (2008). Mandated Benefits: Essential to Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. MCHB, HRSA.

Comeau, M., Tobias, C., Allen, D., Bachman, S.S., Epstein, S.G., & Manning, L. (2007). Catalyst Center State-at-a Glance Chartbook, MCHB, HRSA.

Bachman, S.S. (2006). Small Employers and Health Insurance Coverage. Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Drainoni, M. 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.

Schiff, M., 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.

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, MA.

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, MA.

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 Foundation. Boston University
School of Social Work, 264 Bay State Road, Boston, MA.

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 Massachusetts.

Bachman, S. S. (2001). Community Consensus Building Collaborative, Phase II Evaluation. A Report to the Department of Mental Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, Massachusetts.

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 Massachusetts.

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, MA.

Cai, J., 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.

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 Massachusetts.

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 Massachusetts.

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.

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 Massachusetts.

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 Massachusetts.

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 Massachusetts.

Fox, K., 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.

Bachman, S. S., & Burwell, B. O. (1997). Capitated Managed Care Plans Serving Working Age Adults with Disabilities. The MEDSTAT Group, Cambridge, MA.

Bachman, S. S., & Burwell, B. O. (1997). Medicaid Carve-Outs: Policy and Programmatic Considerations. The
MEDSTAT Group, Cambridge, MA.

Bachman, S. S., & Burwell, B. O. (1997). Medicaid Carve-Outs: Policy and Programmatic Considerations. Princeton: The Center for Health Care Strategies.

Bachman, S. 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.

Batten, H. L., Bachman, S. S. & Drainoni, M.L.. (1995). Medicaid Capitated Managed Care Programs for SSI Disabled. Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

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.

Drainoni, M.L., & Bachman, S. S. (1994). The Changing Role of the Institution for Persons with Mental Illness. Center for Vulnerable Populations, Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

Bachman, S. S., Wallack, S., & Riley, P. (1993). Health Reform for Persons with Disabilities: Critical Issues. Center for Vulnerable Populations, Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

Bachman, S. S. (1992). Containing Costs and Ensuring Access: The Challenge for Medicaid Policymakers. Institute for Health Policy Working Paper, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

Bachman, S. S., & Drainoni, M. L. (1992). Issues in State Mental Health Policy. Center for Vulnerable Populations, Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

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.

Tompkins, C. 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.

Ostby, E., & Bachman S. S. (1988). Pediatric AIDS Patients: A Research Proposal, Bigel Institute for Health Policy Discussion Paper, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

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.

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.

Bachman, S. S., & Collard, A. F. (1986). An Innovative Method of Providing Acute Care to the Elderly, Health Policy Center Discussion Paper, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

Bachman, S. 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 Papers
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, MA.

Comeau, M. & 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.

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 D.C.

Fox, J., 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.

Fox, J., Tobias, C. & Bachman, S. (2010). HIV and Oral Health Care: What has changed since the HCSUS study? American Public Health Association. Denver, CO.

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 Meeting. Portland, OR.

Fox, J., Tobias, C. & Bachman, S. (2009). Effects of delayed access to oral health care on people with HIV. American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Fox, J., Bednarsh, H., Tobias, C. & Bachman, S. (2009). Dental case managers: Increasing access in HIV dental programs. National Oral Health Conference. Portland, OR.

Walter, Angela and Bachman, Sara. (2008). Implications of Medicaid coverage in a program for Latino substance users. Addiction Health Services Research. Boston, MA

Rajabiun, S., 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.

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, CA.

Bednarsh, H., 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

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 Meeting. Boston, MA.

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, MA.

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

Sisco S, Markham Piper T, Wyatt J, Bachman S, Ruth BJ. (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

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 revitalization. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA

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

Sisco S, Markham Piper T, Ruth BJ, Wyatt J, Bachman S. (2004). Public health social work in the workplace. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC

Lundgren, L., 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.

Gonyea, J. 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.

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 Meeting. Los Angeles, CA.

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 Meeting. Washington DC.

Albers, L. 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.

Bernardin, M. D., & Bachman, S. S. (1995). Children with disabilities in Michigan’s Medicaid managed care program. Association for Health Services Research Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Drainoni, M. L., Strickler, G., Batten, H. L., & Bachman, S. S. (1994). Plan administrator experiences in providing Medicaid managed care to persons with disabilities. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN.

Bachman, S. 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.

Batten, H. L., Bachman, S. S., & Drainoni, M.L.. (1993). State issues in providing Medicaid managed care programs to persons with disabilities. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

Garfink, C. M., & Bachman, S. S. (1990). Evaluation of the Nurse Extender Model using patient care technicians.American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY.

Bachman, S. S., Batten, H.L. & Minkoff, K.. (1988). Outcomes from a randomized trial of day treatment for substance abuse. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA.

Bachman, S. 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.

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 elderly. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

Bachman, S. 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.

Collard, A. 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.

Bachman, S. S. (1982). Case management: can the program really save money? American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada.

Invited Lectures
Bachman, S.S. (2014). Medicaid Managed Care: The Importance of Risk Adjustment. AMCHP Action Learning Collaborative: States Transitioning Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs into Medicaid Managed Care Arrangements. Washington, D.C.

Bachman, S.S. (2013). Evaluation: Using Results to Promote Sustainability in the New Health Care Landscape . National HRSA Rural Health Network Development Program Grantee Meeting. Rockville, MD.

Bachman, S.S. & Keefe, B. (2012). Elders and Adults with Disability: A Social Work Perspective, Invited Lecture, Sargent College, Boston University, Boston, MA.

Bachman, S.S. (2012). Evaluating Your Program. National HRSA Radiation Exposure Program Grantee Meeting. Washington, DC.

Bachman, S.S. (2012). Designing and Using Effective Program Evaluation Measures. National HRSA Rural Health Workforce Development Program Grantee Meeting. Washington DC.

Bachmans, S.S. (2012). Expert Panelist. Risk Adjustment for Integrated Care: Breaking New Ground for Dual Eligibles in Massachusetts. Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute. Boston, MA.

Bachman, S.S. (2011). Moderator: Expert Workgroup on Risk Adjustment and other Financial Protections for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs. National Expert Meeting; HRSA Center on Financing for Children with Special Healthcare Needs. Washington DC.

Bachman, S.S. (2011). Evaluating Your Program. National HRSA Rural Health Network Development Program Grantee Meeting. Rockville, MD.

Bachman, S.S. (2010). Financing and Expanding Children’s Mental Health Services. National Alliance on Mental Illness National Convention. Washington D.C.

Bachman, S.S. (2010). Options for 1115 Waiver Reform for the CCS Program in California. Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. San Francisco, CA.

Bachman, S.S. (2007). MCHB National Centers: The Catalyst Center, A Center on Financing of Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs. Family Voices National Conference. Washington DC.

Miranda, C., & 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.

Bachman, S. (2006). Public Health Social Work in the 21st Century. Group Facilitator, Conference sponsored by the Boston University School of Social Work. Boston, MA.

Bachman, S. (2006). Adapting SCO: A managed care model for people with disabilities. Moderator for session at Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute Conference. Boston, MA.

Bachman, S. 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.

Bachman, S. (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.

Bachman, S. 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.

Bachman, S. 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.

Tobias, C., 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.

Bachman, S. 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.

Bachman, S. 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.

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, MD.

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.

Bachman, S. S. (1994). Contracting for mental health services: Six state experiences. Sixth Annual Vinfen Conference. Marlboro, MA.

Bachman, S. S., Batten, H.L. & Drainoni, M.L.. (1993). Medicaid managed care plans for the SSI-Disabled population. Office of Management and Budget. Washington, DC.

Boston University Service
2011 – Present Chairperson, Charles River Campus, 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
2013 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

Boston University Teaching
2012 – Present Program Evaluation, MSW students; annually
2011 – Present Social Program Analysis and Evaluation, Ph.D. students; bi-annually
1998 – Present Research I: Introduction to Research Methods, MSW students; annually
1992 – Present Research II: Introduction to Statistical Testing, MSW students; annually
1993 – 1997 Quantitative Methods: Statistical Testing Using SPSS, Ph.D. students; annually
1994 Multivariate Statistics: Multivariate Statistical Analysis, Ph.D. students