Sara S. Bachman
Chair, Social Research
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
Bachman, Sara S., Tobias, Carol, Master, Robert, Scavron, Jeffery, Tierney, Kathrine. (2006). A Managed Care Model for Latino Adults with Chronic Illness and Disability: Results of the Brightwood Health Center Intervetion. The Journel of Disability Policy Studies. Forthcoming.
Gonyea, Judith G., and Bachman, Sara S. (2006). Correlates of Psychological Distress among Older Residents of Urban Public Housing. The International Journal On Stress, Trauma & Crisis. Forthcoming.
Bachman, Sara S. (2006). Latino Social Policy: A Participatory Research Model. Book Review. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work. 21 (3). pp: 349.
Drainoni, Mari-Lynn: Andrew, Jennifer; Maisels, Lisa; Tobias, Carol; Bachman, Sara S. (2006). Cross-Disability Experiences of Barriers to Health Care Access: Consumer Perspectives. Journal of Disability Policy Studies. Forthcoming.
Bachman, Sara S.,Vedrani, Mark, Drainoni, Mari-Lynn, Tobias, Carol, Andrew, Jennifer. (2006).Variations in Provider Capacity to Offer Accessible Health Care for People with Disabilities. Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation. Forthcoming.
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.
Bachman, S. Public Health Social Work in the 21st Century. Group Facilitator. conference sponsored by Boston University School of Social Work. 2006
Bachman, S. Adapting SCO: A Managed Care Model for People with Disabilities. Moderator for sessions at Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute Conference. 2006
Bachman, S. and Allen, D. Employment Challenges Facing Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. Presented at the Federation for Children with Special Needs Annual Conference. 2006.
Bachman, S. Quality of Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs Who are Enrolled in Waiver Programs. Facilitator for session at session at CMS Regional Quality Conference. 2004.
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
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