Research & Scholarship

Today’s most relevant health care issues are being addressed by ongoing faculty research. Faculty examine a broad range of challenges in the American health care system and introduce fresh approaches by drawing on diverse backgrounds, including social sciences, medicine, economics, business, and policy. Collaboration with affiliated research centers provides access to further resources and expertise.

Health policy & management, health economics, health outcomes measurement, and health reform are the department’s main areas of research. For the most up-to-date research activity, please view the presentations and the most recent publications by our HLPM faculty, listed below.

Upcoming Faculty Research Seminars 2015

Angela W. Walter, PhD, MPH, MSW,Research Assistant Professor, Health & Disability Working Group will be presenting

 “Mental health services utilization and costs among children enrolled in employer sponsored health plans”

 Thursday, November 5th at Noon in Evans720

Recent Publications

Annas, G.J., Elias, S. (2015). Genomic messages: How the evolving science of genetics affects our health, families, and future. San Francisco: HarperOne

Bachman, S.S., Comeau. M. Dworetzky, B., Hamershock, R. & Hirschi, M. (Forthcoming). The Louisiana family opportunity act medicaid buy in program. Maternal and Child Health.

Burgess, James F. Jr., Jones, Eric A., Khan, Maryum M., Rajabiu, Serena. (2015). Capsule commentary on Chan et al., The effect of a care transition intervention on the patient experience of older, multi-lingual adults in the safety net: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Journal of General Internal Medicine. PMID:26088687

Burgess, James F., Hockenberry, Jason M., Allen, Lindsay. (2015). Inefficiencies in health care provision. Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences: An interdisciplinary, searchable, and linkable resource. Online.

Carey, Kathleeen., Lin, Meng-Yun. (2015). Readmission to New York hospitals fell for three target conditions from 2008 to 2012. Health Affairs. 34:978-985

Carey, K, and Stefos, T. (2015). The cost of hospital readmissions: Evidence from the VA. Health Care Management Science.

Drainoni, M., Carey, K., Morgan, J.R., Christiansen, C.L. (2015). An interrupted continuum of care? Risk factors and comorbidities related to engagement and long-term retention in HIV care. Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research. 6:6.

Engle, R.L., Lopez, E.R., Gormley, E.K., Chan, J.A., Charns, M.P., Lukas C.V. (In Press). What roles do middle managers play in implementation of innovative practices? Health Care Management Review.

Ghandour, R.M., Comeau, M., Tobias, C., Dworetzky, B., Hamershock, R., Honberg, L., & Bachman, S.S (Forthcoming). Ten year trends in assuring adequate health insurance for children with special health care needs. Academic Pediatrics.

Grodin, M. (2015). Beverly Chalmers, birth, sex, and abuse: Women’s voices under Nazi rule, Frederica K. Clementi, holocaust mothers and daughters: Family, history, and trauma. Modern Judaism. 35(3)

Gupte, G., Vimalananda, V., Simon, S., De Vito, K., Clark, J., Orlander, J. (2015). Disruptive innovation: Implementation of electronic consultations (e-consults) in a veterans affairs healthcare system. Journal of Medical Informatics Research. Med Inform.

Gupte, G., Noronha, C., Horný, M., Sloan, K., Suen, W. (2015). Together we learn: Analyzing the interprofessional internal medicine residents and master of public health students’ quality improvement education experience. American Journal of Medical Quality. doi: 10.1177/1062860615597058.

Hartmann, C.W. (2015). Complexity and opportunities in caregiving: A story of holding on and letting go. In Gaugler, J.K., & Kane, R., Family caregiving in the new normal. Waltham, MA: Academic Press. 2015

Hartmann, C.W., Shwartz, M., Zhao, S., Palmer, J.A., Berlowitz, D.R. (Forthcoming). Longitudinal pressure ulcer rates since the adoption of culture change in Veterans health administration nursing homes. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Korthuis, Todd P., McGinnis, Kathleen A., Kraemer, Kevin L., Gordon, Adam J., Skanderson, Melissa. Justice, Amy C., … McInnes, D. Keith. (2015). Quality of HIV care and mortality in HIV-infected patients. Online.

Labonte, Alan J., Benzer, Justin K., Burgess, James F., Cramer, Irene E., Meterko, Mark., Pogoda, Terri K., Charns. Martin P. (2015). The effects of organization design and patient perceptions of care on switching behavior and reliance on a health care system across time. Medical Care Research and Review. 1077558715601543. PMID:26311255

Norton, Giulia., McDonough. Christine M., Cabral, Howard J., Shwartz, Michael., Burgess, James F. (2015). Classification of patients with incident nonspecific low back pain: Implications for research. The Spine Journal. PMID:26282103

Norton G, McDonough CM, Cabral H, Shwartz M, Burgess JF. (2015). Cost-utility of cognitive behavioral therapy for low back pain from the commercial payer perspective. Spine (Phila PA 1976). 40(10):725-33. PMID:25950282

Rose, C.E., Gardner, L.I., Craw, J., Girde, S., Wawrzyniak, A.J., Drainoni, M., … Marks, G. (2015). A comparison of methods for analyzing viral load data in cohort studies of HIV patients. PLoS One. doi: 10.137/journalpone.0130090.

Ryan, A.M., Burgess, J.F., Dimick, J.B., (2015). Why we should not be indifferent to specification choices for difference-in-differences. Health Serv Res. 50(4):1211-35. PMID:25495529

Sacks, N.C., Burgess, J.F., Cabral, H.J., McDonnell, M.E., Pizer, S.D., (2015). The effects of cost sharing on adherence to medications prescribed for concurrent use: Do definitions matter? Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy. 21(8):678-87. PMID:26233540

Shwartz, Michael., Rosen, Amy K., Burgess, J.F. (2015). Can composite measures provide a different perspective on provider performance than individual measures?. Medical Care. PMID:26225449

Thakarar, K., Morgan, J.R., Gaeta, J.M., Hohl, C., Drainoni, M., (2015). Predictors of frequent emergency room visits among a homeless population. PLoS One. doi: 10.137/journalpone.0124552.

Vimalananda, V., Gupte, G., Seraj, S., Orlander, J., Berlowitz, D., Fincke, G., Simon, S. (2015). Electronic consultations (e-consults) to improve access to specialty care: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare: 1357633X15582108.

Wagner, T.H., Upadhyay, A., Cowgill, E., Stefos, T., Moran, E.M., Asch, S.M., Almenoff, P. (2015). Risk adjustment tools for learning health systems: A comparison of DxCG and CMS-HCC V21. Health Services Research.

Walley. A.Y., Palmisano, J., Sorensen-Alawad, A., Chaisson, C., Raj, A., Samet, J.H., Drainoni, M. (2015). Engagement and substance dependence in a primary care-based addiction treatment program for people infected with HIV and a high risk for HIV infection. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2015.07.007.

Wilson, K., 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.

Zinski, A., Westfall, A.O., Gardner, L.I., Giordano, T.P., Rodriguez, A.E., Keruly, J.C., … Drainoni, M. (2015). The contribution of missed clinic visits to disparities in HIV viral load outcomes. American Journal of Public Health. PMID: 26270301.