Sara S. Bachman

Sara S. BachmanAssociate Professor
Chair, Social Research
Phone: 617-353-1415
sbachman@bu.edu

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Education

BA, Bucknell University (biology)
MS, University of Massachusetts, School of Public Health (epidemiology)
PhD, Brandeis University, Heller School, Social Welfare Policy (health policy)

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Health policy, especially state health policy; disability; children and youth with special health care needs; program evaluation

Selected Publications

Wilson, K., Hirschi, M., Comeau, M., Bronheim, S., & Bachman, S. S. (In press). 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. (In press). 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.

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.

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.

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.

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., 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., 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., Drainoni, M. and 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.

Ruth, Betty, Wyatt, Jamie, Chiasson, Emily, Geron, Scott, and Bachman, Sara. (2006). Social Work and Public Health: Comparing Graduates from Dual-degree Program. Journal of Social Work Education. 42 (2): 429-439

Bachman, S., Drainoni, M. Mari-Lynn and Tobias, Carol. (2003). Substance Abuse Treatment Services for People with Disabilities: Does Managed Care Prompt Innovation? Journal of Disability Policy Studies. 14(3): 154-162.

Bachman, S., Drainoni, M. and 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. and Duckworth, Kenneth. (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.

Selected Presentations

Juried Presentations

National and International

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Invited Presentations

National and International

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. (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.

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.

Regional

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

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.

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.

Selected Grant Activity

2006-Present     Langeloth Foundation and Urban Medical Group. Co-Principle Investigator. Evaluation of the Urban Medical Group House Calls Program.

2005-Present     U.S. HRSA, MCHB. Director of Research. The Catalyst Center: A National Center to Improve Financing of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs.

2005-Present     The New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center. Methodological Consultant. Boston University Mediacal Center, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.

2003-Present     U.S. SAMHSA, CSAT. Co-Principle Investigator, Evaluation. Men’s Health Project, HIV and Substance Abuse Treatment Project.

Consulting and Professional Activities

2011- Present               Chairperson, Charles River Campus Institutional Review Board

2001-2003; 2013         Status Review Committee Member

2002-2009                   Member, Charles River Campus Institutional Review Board

2000-Present              Consulting Editor, Health and Social Work

1999-Present               Reviewer, Medical Care

2006-Present               Massachusetts Dental Society Foundation, Board of Directors, Member

2006-Present               Associates of the Boston Public Library, Board of Directors, Member

1994-Present                Member, Board of Directors, Advisory Commitee Women’s Lunch Place, a daytime shelter for women in Boston

Awards and Honors

2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 Nominee, Boston University School of Social Work Teaching Excellence Award