UMass Medical School health policy experts present at APHA annual meeting in New Orleans

November 17, 2014

Health policy experts and researchers from UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division are presenting at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans.

UMass Medical School staff is participating in 10 presentations during the five-day conference Nov. 15-19. Topics include integrating care for dual-eligible individuals, trauma in patients with developmental disabilities, promoting healthy weight in children with autism and developmental disabilities, and oral health care during pregnancy.

Sunday, Nov. 16

Oral Presentation: 2-3:30 p.m.

Assessing the Massachusetts demonstration project to integrate care for dual-eligible individuals: Findings from the One Care Early Indicators Project

Alexis Henry, ScD, OTR/L, UMass Medical School
Michele Goody, MPP, Director of Cross Agency Integrated Care Coordination, MassHealth
Dorothée Alsentzer, JD, Policy Analyst, MassHealth
Wendy Trafton, MPH, Center for Health Law and Economics, UMass Medical School

Dennis Heaphy, MEd, MPH, Health Care Policy Analyst, Disability Policy Consortium

Poster Presentation: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Characteristics and outcomes of trauma in patients with developmental disabilities in Massachusetts 2008-2011

Holly Hackman, MD, MPH, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Georgia Simpson May, MSW, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Monika Mitra, PhD, Disability, Health and Employment Policy Unit, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
Hyung-Joo Kang, MS, Health Statistics and Geography Lab, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, UMass Medical School
Jamie Pianka, MS, Office of Emergency Medical Services, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Ridgely Ficks, Office of Emergency Medical Services, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Wenjun Li, PhD, Health Statistics and Geography Lab, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, UMass Medical School

Monday, Nov. 17

Poster Presentation: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Year 2: Systematically review evidence of interventions addressing disparities in oral health for adults with intellectual disabilities versus the general population

Christine Clifford, MHP, CDDER/EK Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, UMass Medical School
Alexandra Bonardi, OTR/L, MHA, CDDER/Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, UMass Medical School
Matthew Holder, MD, MBA, AADMD, Prospect, Kentucky

Panel Discussion: 12:30-2 p.m.

Community Health Worker Section: Past, Present, and Future

E. Lee Rosenthal, MPH, PhD, Project on Community Health Worker Policy and Practice, UT School of Public Health, Institute for Health Policy, El Paso Regional Campus, El Paso, Texas
J. Nell Brownstein, PhD, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
Sergio Matos, CHW, Community Health Worker Network of New York City, Brooklyn, New York
Mae-Gilene Begay, MSW, Division of Health, Navajo Nation Division of Health, Window Rock, Arizona
Wandy Hernandez, AA, CLC, CCE, CD (DONA), HealthConnect One, Chicago, Illinois
June Robinson, MPH, Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention Section, Public Health – Seattle & King County, Seattle, Washington
Durrell Fox, BS, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School – New England AIDS Education and Training Center

Tuesday, Nov. 18

Oral Presentation: 1:30-1:50 p.m.

Establishing a research network agenda for promoting healthy weight among children with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities (ASD/DD)

Aviva Must, PhD, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston
Carol Curtin, MSW, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, UMass Medical School
Kerri Boutelle, PhD, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California
Jessica DiBari, MHS, Office of Epidemiology and Research, MCHB, Rockville, Maryland
Joseph Donnelly, EdD, Center for Physical Activity and Weight Management, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
Richard Fleming, PhD, Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, UMass Boston, Boston
Sandra Hassink, MD, Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware
Kathleen Humphries, PhD, School of Public and Community Health, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
Tanja Kral, PhD, Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Angela Odoms-Young, PhD, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
James Rimmer, PhD, School of Health Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
Mary Segal, PhD, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nancy Sherwood, PhD, HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research, Bloomington, Minnesota
Linmarie Sikich, MD, Department of Psychiatry, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Heidi Stanish, PhD, Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston
Linda Bandini, PhD, RD, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, UMass Medical School

Oral Presentation: 10:50-11:10 a.m.

Comparison of patient experience between a practice for the homeless and other practices engaged in a patient-centered medical home initiative

Bittie Behl-Chadha, PhD, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
Michael Gagnon, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
Pei-Pei Lei, MA, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
Monica Bharel, MD, MPH, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Boston
Carla Hillerns, MPA, MUP, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
Judith Savageau, MPH, Family Medicine and Community Health, UMass Medical School
Ann Lawthers, PhD, UMass Medical School

Oral Presentation: 12:50-1:10 p.m.

Take II – Factors related to recruitment and retention of primary care physicians at community health centers post Massachusetts health care reform: Results from a 2013 and 2008 statewide physician survey

Judith Savageau, MPH, Family Medicine and Community Health, UMass Medical School
Linda Cragin, MS, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
Joan Pernice, RN, MS, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Boston
Warren Ferguson, MD, Family Medicine and Community Health, UMass Medical School
Leslie Bailey, MS
, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Boston
Laura Sefton, BA, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School

 

Wednesday, Nov. 19

Oral Presentation: 10:50-11:10 a.m.

Impact of individual characteristics, family structure and family process on educational outcomes for transition-age youth with disabilities with a history of receiving SSI

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
Bruce Barton, PhD, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, UMass Medical School
Jianying Zhang, MD, MPH
, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
Megan Northup
, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School

Oral Presentation: 8:50-9:10 a.m.

Oral health care during pregnancy among 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
Karen Clements, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School

Oral Presentation: 9:10-9:30 a.m.

Using quantitative data to focus medical home facilitation interventions in the Massachusetts Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (MA PCMHI)

Sai Cherala, MD, MPH, Center for Health Policy and Research, Commonwealth Medicine, UMass Medical School
Joan Johnston, RN, CIH, CPE
, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
Jaime Vallejos, MD, MPH
, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMass Medical School
Judith Steinberg, MD, MPH
, Commonwealth Medicine, UMass Medical School
Christine Johnson, PhD
, Center for Health Policy and Research, Commonwealth Medicine, UMass Medical School