UMass Medical School health care experts present at 2013 American Public Health Association Conference

November 04, 2013
UMass Medical School health care experts present at  2013 American Public Health Association Conference

Health policy experts and researchers from UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division will present at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition in Boston.

More than 15 presentations from faculty and staff will be featured throughout the five-day conference, with topics including health care reform, disability research, patient-centered medical homes, tobacco cessation and substance abuse treatment.

This year’s annual APHA will take place from Nov. 2-6 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston. Below is a complete list of presentations featuring Commonwealth Medicine experts.

Note: Conference attendees can find the exact locations of presentations by picking up a program at “Program Pick-up”, located in the North Lobby of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Attendees can also download the APHA mobile app to access more information.

Sunday, November 3

Economic wellbeing and life satisfaction among working and non-working adults with disabilities
Alexis Henry, ScD, OTR/L, Disability, Health and Employment Policy Unit, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
Monika Mitra, PhD, Disability, Health and Employment Policy Unit, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
John Gettens, PhD, Disability, Health and Employment Policy Unit, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
Jianying Zhang, MD. MPH, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Poster Presentation

Physical activity correlates among adolescents with and without intellectual disabilities
Heidi Stanish, PhD, Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, UMass Boston
Carol Curtin, MSW, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, UMass Medical School
Aviva Must, PhD, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Sarah Phillips, MPH, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Charmaine Lo, MPH, Clinical and Population Health Research Program, UMass Medical School Linda Bandini, RD, PhD , Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, UMass Medical School
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Poster Presentation

Utility of mortality surveillance in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Heidi Stanish, PhD, Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, UMass Medical School
Alexandra Bonardi, OTR/L, MHA, Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, UMass Medical School
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Poster Presentation                                        

Monday, November 4

Chronicling the journey to CHW certification in Massachusetts
Durrell Fox, BS, CHW, New England AIDS Education and Training Center, UMass Medical School
8:30-10 a.m.
Oral Presentation

Identifying persons with disabilities to improve access and coverage under the Affordable Care Act
John Gettens, PhD, Disability, Health and Employment Policy Unit, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
A. E. Adams, PhD, Disability Evaluation Services, UMass Medical School
Peter Mosbach, PhD, Disability Evaluation Services, UMass Medical School
Sherry Campanelli, MPA, Disability Evaluation Services, UMass Medical School
Laura Newhall, MA, CRC, Disability Evaluation Services, UMass Medical School
Philip Barrell, LPN, Disability Evaluation Services, UMass Medical School
9-9:15 a.m.
Oral presentation

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): New Developments
Jay Himmelstein, MD, MPH, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
9-9:15 a.m.
Oral presentation

Uncovering the evidence:  Systematic review of interventions to reduce oral health disparities between adults with intellectual disability and the general population
Christine Clifford, MHP, Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, UMass Medical School
Alexandra Bonardi, OTR/L, MHA, Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, UMass Medical School
Matthew Holder, MD, MBA, AADMD, Prospect, KY
Nancy Harger, RN, MS LIS, Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School,
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Oral presentation

Disparities in adverse preconception risk factors between women with and without disabilities
Monika Mitra, PhD, Disability, Health and Employment Policy Unit, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
Jianying Zhang, MD, MPH, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
Alexis Henry, ScD, OTR/L, Disability, Health and Employment Policy Unit, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Oral presentation

Impact of a smarter lunchroom intervention on food selection and consumption among adolescents and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a residential school setting
Kristie Hubbard, PhD, MPH, RD, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University,
Linda Bandini, PhD, RD, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, UMass Medical School
Sara Folta, PhD, John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
Brian Wansink, PhD, Cornell Food and Brand Lab, Cornell University
Misha Eliasziw, PhD, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Aviva Must, PhD, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Oral presentation

Improving family-centered mental health care by supporting siblings of children and adolescents admitted for psychiatric hospitalization
Emily Rubin, MA, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, UMass Medical School
Elisa Friedman, MS, Institute for Community Health
Adele Pressman, MD, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance
Kathleen Regan, BSN, MHA, NE-BC, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance
Heidi Katz, MA DMT, Whidden Campus, Cambridge Health Alliance
Hillary Black, BA, Couples and Family Clinic, Central Street Health Center, Cambridge Health Alliance
Jacob Venter, MD, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Oral presentation

Tuesday, November 5

Factors associated with frequent emergency department visits and hospitalizations among homeless people with Medicaid: Implications for health care reforms
Wen-Chieh Lin, PhD, Center for Health Policy and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Shrewsbury, MA
Monica Bharel, MD, MPH, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Boston, MA
Robin Clark, PhD, Center for Health Policy and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Shrewsbury, MA
Elizabeth O'Connell, MS, Center for Health Policy and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Shrewsbury, MA
Jianying Zhang, MD, MPH, Center for Health Policy and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Shrewsbury, MA
Robert L. Taube, PhD, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Boston, MA
8:30-8:50 a.m.
Oral presentation

Health Surveillance in the population with Intellectual Disability: case definition in state level data
Alexandra Bonardi, OTR/L, MHA, Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, UMass Medical School
Emily Lauer, MPH, Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, UMass Medical School
Holly Hill, PhD, Statistics and Epidemiology, RTI International
Ellen Bishop, PhD, RTI International
Christine Hill, RTI International
Lisa Kilpatrick, RTI International
8:30-8:45 a.m.
Oral presentation

Health of people with intellectual disabilities: Can it be surveilled through existing data?
Andrew J. Houtenville, PhD , Department of Economics, University of New Hampshire
Eric A. Lauer, MPH, Institute On Disability, University of New Hampshire
Amanda Reichard, PhD, KU Research and Training Center on Independent Living and University of Kansas Medical Center, University of Kansas
Emily Lauer, MPH, Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, UMass Medical School
Alexandra Bonardi, OTR/L, MHA , Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, UMass Medical School
8:45- 9:00 a.m.
Oral presentation

Does prior authorization of buprenorphine/naloxone save money or reduce diversion?
Robin Clark, PhD, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
1:00-1:15 p.m.
Oral presentation

Impact of individual characteristics, family structure and family process on employment among youth with a history of receiving supplemental security income (SSI) benefits
Linda Long-Bellil, PhD, JD, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
Parag Kunte, MPH, Center for Health Policy & Research, UMass Medical School
Alexis Henry, ScD, OTR/L, Disability, Health and Employment Policy Unit, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
Jianying Zhang, MD, MPH, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
Bruce Barton, PhD, Quantitative Health Sciences, UMass Medical School
Megan Northup, Center for Health Policy & Research, UMass Medical School
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Oral presentation

An update on the effects of tobacco cessation services on smoking rates among Massachusetts Medicaid recipients
John Gettens, PhD, Disability, Health and Employment Policy Unit, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
Monika Mitra, PhD, Disability, Health and Employment Policy Unit, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
Alexis Henry, ScD, OTR/L, Disability, Health and Employment Policy Unit, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Oral presentation

Computer-based training for improving caregiver support of preventive health screenings in adults with intellectual disabilities
Courtney Noblett-Dutra, MPA, Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research, UMass Medical School
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Poster presentation

Wednesday, November 6

Adoption of medical home characteristics: Interim results from the Massachusetts Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative (MA PCMHI)
Bruce Barton, PhD, Quantitative Health Sciences, UMass Medical School
Robin Clark, PhD, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
Judith Steinberg, MD, MPH, Commonwealth Medicine, UMass Medical School
Ann Lawthers, SM, ScD, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
11:30-11:45 a.m.
Oral presentation

Early findings from the Massachusetts Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative
Linda Cabral, MM, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
Teresa Anderson, PhD, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
Laura Sefton, UMass Medical School
12:30-12:45 p.m.
Oral presentation