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Center for Health Services Research

Creating healthier communities by evaluating and improving the full range of services on the continuum of healthcare.

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About the Center for Health Services Research 

Mission

Welcome to the Center for Health Services Research (CHSR). The mission of CHSR is to optimize health care by maximizing health benefits, reducing harms, achieving equity, and improving efficiency.

Center goal

  • We conduct high-impact research that uses a transdisciplinary approach that integrates population science methods from epidemiology, data science, decision science, health economics, and health outcomes research.
  • We engage researchers, clinicians, and community stakeholders to tackle research questions across the disease translation spectrum.
  • We train next-generation population scientists and provide them opportunities and platforms for career development.

Research methods

We conduct trial-based and modelling-based economic evaluation studies to assess interventions with the potential to improve survival, quality of life and reduce the cost of care. We use data analytics in synergy with mathematical (disease simulation) modeling techniques to improve disease prevention, control, and implementation of evidence-based interventions. Our current focus is primarily on cancer prevention, stroke, and mental health. Projects are supported by the US National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and Veterans Affairs. Our expertise covers:

  • Comparative effectiveness, health services research, decision science, simulation modeling, cost-effectiveness analysis, econometrics, health equity, and health outcomes.
  • Observational data analysis to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement in disease prevention and control.
  • Development of tools and strategies for improving health services delivery and quality of care.

Research and Projects

The Center for Health Services Research (CHSR) complements other research activities within UTHealth and the School of Public Health by applying basic research on causal relationships, intervention design, and population surveillance to service, system and policy questions.

We provide graduate and postgraduate training, practice opportunities for students & fellows, and collaborative research opportunities with other centers, institutes, and external organizations where knowledge of financing, evaluation, organizational relationships and policy is important. The CHSR collaborates with faculty and students at all UTHealth School of Public Health campuses, the Texas Medical Center, and other public and private organizations.

CHSR Faculty
Primary Investigator
Project Title
Sponsor
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Lairson, David
Deshmukh, Ashish
PI: Johns, Shelley
UTSPH Site PI: Lairson, David
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Fear of Recurrence in Breast Cancer Survivors: A 3-ARM Randomized Clinical Trial. NCI 7/1/2021 6/30/2025
Deshmukh, Ashish
Lairson, David
Sonawane, Kalyani
Damgacioglu Haluk
PI: Deshmukh, Ashish R01CA232888: Optimizing Age-based Anal Cancer Screening Among People Living with HIV using Decision Analytic Modeling NCI 3/5/2019 2/28/2023
Deshmukh, Ashish
Sonawane Kalyani
Damgacioglu, Haluk
PI: Deshmukh, Ashish
Keith Sigel (Mt. Sinai)
Elizabeth Chiao (MD Anderson)
R01CA256660: The Effectiveness of Screening Women with Lower Genital Tract Neoplasia or Cancer for Anal Cancer Precursors NCI 9/1/2021 8/31/2026
Deshmukh, Ashish PI: Nyitray, Alan (MCW)
UTSPH Site PI: Deshmukh, Ashish
R01CA232892: Determining the Accuracy of Self- and Partner Anal Exams for Detecting Anal Abnormalities NCI 9/17/2018 8/31/2023
Deshmukh, Ashish PI: Chiao, Elizabeth (MD Anderson)
UTSPH Site PI: Deshmukh, Ashish
R01CA232890: The effectiveness of High Resolution Microendoscopy (HRME) for High Grade Intraepithelial Lesions (HSIL) Diagnosis among People Living with HIV NCI 12/1/2018 11/30/2023
Deshmukh, Ashish
Damgacioglu, Haluk
PI: Montealegre, Jane (BCM)
UTSPH Site PI: Deshmukh, Ashish
R01MD013715: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Mail-Self Stamped HIV Testing to Increase Cervical Cancer Screening Participation Among Minority/Underserved Women in an Integrated Safety Net Healthcare System NIMHD 7/1/2020 12/31/2023
Deshmukh, Ashish
Damgacioglu, Haluk
PI: Travis, Elizabeth (MD Anderson)
Co-leader: Ortiz, Ana Patricia (UPR)
Co-leader: Deshmukh, Ashish
UPR/MDACC Partnership for Excellence in Cancer Research. NCI 9/19/2019 8/31/2024
Deshmukh, Ashish PI: Thrift, Aaron
UTSPH Site PI: Deshmukh, Ashish
Optimizing population selection for primary (Helicobacter pylori screening) and secondary (endoscopic screening and surveillance) prevention of gastric cancer CPRIT 03/2022 02/2026
Du, Xianglin PI: Du, Xianglin Long-term Benefits & Harms of Antihypertensive Drugs in the Elderly: Up to 22-year Follow-Up of ALLHAT Trial Participants NIA 8/1/2018 3/31/2022
Du, Xianglin PI: Du, Xianglin The Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Associated with Hypertension, Diabetes, and Drug Therapies for Cancer: Up to 30-year Follow-up for Older Medicare Benefits NIA 4/1/2020 3/31/2025
Du, Xianglin PI: Du, Xianglin Supplement under Long-term Benefits & Harms of Antihypertensive Drugs in the Elderly: Up to 22-year Follow-Up of ALLHAT Trial Participants NIA 8/1/2020 3/31/2022
Morgan, Robert UTSPH Site PI: Morgan, Robert Development And Pilot Test Of A Clinical Swallowing Examination (Cse) Protocol For Telerehabilitation Delivery Of Slp Services VAMC 11/1/2019 9/30/2022
Morgan, Robert UTSPH Site PI: Morgan, Robert Sleep Quality Nursing Home University of Alabama 9/15/2019 8/31/2024
Rajan, Suja Rajan, Suja VA IPA VAMC 7/1/2021 9/30/2022
Rajan, Suja Rajan, Suja The Safer DX Learning BCM 8/1/2017 12/31/2021
Rajan, Suja Rajan, Suja The Role of Electrical Synap W2 Consulting Corp 11/29/2021 11/28/2022
Sonawane, Kalyani PI: Sonawane, Kalyani Harnessing Big Data to Identify Geographic Clusters of Low-income children with Poor HPV Vaccination Rates NIMHD 9/1/2021 5/31/2025
Swint, John D2C Telehealth UMMC 9/30/2021 9/29/2026
Swint, John Center of Excellence UMMC 9/30/2021 9/29/2026
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Our work

Announcements

Mean medical cost associated with vaginal and vulvar cancers for commercially insured patients in the United States and Texas, February 2018
Healthcare Utilization and Cost of the SMI Population in Texas Medicaid: Year 3 Final Report of the UTSPH Medicaid SMI Study, March 2017

Serious Mental Illness in Texas Medicaid: Descriptive Analysis and Policy Options Year 2 Final Report - April 2016

Serious and Persistent Mental Illness in Texas: County-Level Enrollee Characteristics of Medicaid-Supported SMI Care, Texas, 2012 - March 2015

Serious and Persistent Mental Illness in Texas Medicaid: Descriptive Analysis and Policy Options Final Report - February 2015

Harris County Emergency Department Use Study (2012-2013)

Publications

2021
  • Huang D, Lairson DR, Chung TH, Monahan PO, Rawl SM, Champion VL. Economic Evaluation of Web- versus Telephone-based Interventions to Simultaneously Increase Colorectal and Breast Cancer Screening Among Women. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2021;14(9):905-916. doi:10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-21-0009
  • Zhong C, Xu L, Peng HL, Tam S, Xu L, Dahlstrom KR, Wu CF, Fu S, Chan W, Sturgis EM, Ramondetta LM, Rong L, Lairson DR, Miao H. An economic and disease transmission model of human papillomavirus and oropharyngeal cancer in Texas. Sci Rep. 2021;11(1):1802. Published 2021 Jan 19. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-81375-5
  • Chen J, de la Rosa A, Lai D, Dev R, Revere FL, Lairson D, Wermuth P, Bruera E, Hui D. Palliative medicine integration in the USA: cancer centre executives' attitudes [published online ahead of print, 2021 Apr 12]. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021;bmjspcare-2020-002835. doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002835
  • Snow AL, Loup J, Morgan RO, Richards K, Parmelee PA, Baier RR, McCreedy E, Frank B, Brady C, Fry L, McCullough M, Hartmann CW. Enhancing sleep quality for nursing home residents with dementia: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial of an evidence-based frontline huddling program. BMC Geriatr. 2021;21(1):281. Published 2021 Apr 27. doi:10.1186/s12877-021-02189-8
  • Nakalema HS, Rajan SS, Morgan RO, Lee M, Gillespie SL, Kekitiinwa A. The effect of antiretroviral therapy guideline change on health outcomes among youth living with HIV in Uganda. AIDS Care. 2021;33(7):904-913. doi:10.1080/09540121.2020.1829533
  • Maples NJ, Velligan DI, Jones EC, Espinosa EM, Morgan RO, Valerio-Shewmaker MA. Perspectives of Patients and Providers in Using Shared Decision Making in Psychiatry. Community Ment Health J. 2022;58(3):578-588. doi:10.1007/s10597-021-00856-z
  •  Freeny J, Peskin M, Schick V, Cuccaro P, Addy R, Morgan R, Lopez KK, Johnson-Baker K. Adverse Childhood Experiences, Depression, Resilience, & Spirituality in African-American Adolescents. J Child Adolesc Trauma. 2021;14(2):209-221. Published 2021 Jan 4. doi:10.1007/s40653-020-00335-9
  • Amspoker AB, Snow AL, Renn BN, Block P, Pickens S, Morgan RO, Kunik ME. Patient Versus Informal Caregiver Proxy Reports of Pain Interference in Persons With Dementia. J Appl Gerontol. 2021;40(4):414-422. doi:10.1177/0733464820902632
  • Rajan SS, Tsai J. Estimation of Utility Values for Computing Quality-adjusted Life Years Associated With Homelessness. Med Care. 2021;59(12):1115-1121. doi:10.1097/MLR.0000000000001647
  • Czap AL, Bahr-Hosseini M, Singh N, Yamal JM, Nour M, Parker S, Kim Y, Restrepo L, Abdelkhaleq R, Salazar-Marioni S, Phan K, Bowry R, Rajan SS, Grotta JC, Saver JL, Giancardo L, Sheth SA. Machine Learning Automated Detection of Large Vessel Occlusion From Mobile Stroke Unit Computed Tomography Angiography [published online ahead of print, 2021 Dec 6]. Stroke. 2021;STROKEAHA121036091. doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.121.036091
  • Rajan SS, Wang M, Singh N, Jacob AP, Parker SA, Czap AL, Bowry R, Grotta JC, Yamal JM. Retrospectively Collected EQ-5D-5L Data as Valid Proxies for Imputing Missing Information in Longitudinal Studies. Value Health. 2021;24(12):1720-1727. doi:10.1016/j.jval.2021.07.007
  • Asgarisabet P, Rajan SS, Lee M, Morgan RO, Highfield LD, Erickson KF. The beneficial effect of providing kidney transplantation information on transplantation status differs between for-profit and nonprofit dialysis centers. Transpl Int. 2021;34(12):2644-2668. doi:10.1111/tri.14151
  • Grotta JC, Yamal JM, Parker SA, Rajan SS, Gonzales NR, Jones WJ, Alexandrov AW, Navi BB, Nour M, Spokoyny I, Mackey J, Persse D, Jacob AP, Wang M, Singh N, Alexandrov AV, Fink ME, Saver JL, English J, Barazangi N, Bratina PL, Gonzalez M, Schimpf BD, Ackerson K, Sherman C, Lerario M, Mir S, Im J, Willey JZ, Chiu D, Eisshofer M, Miller J, Ornelas D, Rhudy JP, Brown KM, Villareal BM, Gausche-Hill M, Bosson N, Gilbert G, Collins SQ, Silnes K, Volpi J, Misra V, McCarthy J, Flanagan T, Rao CPV, Kass JS, Griffin L, Rangel-Gutierrez N, Lechuga E, Stephenson J, Phan K, Sanders Y, Noser EA, Bowry R. Prospective, Multicenter, Controlled Trial of Mobile Stroke Units. N Engl J Med. 2021;385(11):971-981. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa2103879
  • O'Mahen P, Mehta P, Knox MK, Yang C, Kuebeler M, Rajan SS, Hysong SJ, Petersen LA. An Alternative Method of Public Reporting of Comparative Hospital Quality and Performance Data for Transparency Initiatives. Med Care. 2021;59(9):816-823. doi:10.1097/MLR.0000000000001567
  • Rajan SS, Decker-Palmer M, Wise J, Dao T, Salem C, Savitz SI. Beneficial effects of the 30-minute door-to-needle time standard for alteplase administration. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2021;8(8):1592-1600. doi:10.1002/acn3.51400
  • Tsai J, Huang M, Rajan SS, Elbogen EB. Prospective association between receipt of the economic impact payment and mental health outcomes. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2022;76(3):285-292. doi:10.1136/jech-2021-216661
  • Nakalema HS, Rajan SS, Morgan RO, Lee M, Gillespie SL, Kekitiinwa A. The effect of antiretroviral therapy guideline change on health outcomes among youth living with HIV in Uganda. AIDS Care. 2021;33(7):904-913. doi:10.1080/09540121.2020.1829533
  • Rajan SS, Akeroyd JM, Ahmed ST, Ramsey DJ, Ballantyne CM, Petersen LA, Virani SS. Health care costs associated with primary care physicians versus nurse practitioners and physician assistants. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2021;33(11):967-974. Published 2021 May 31. doi:10.1097/JXX.0000000000000555
  • Reddy ST, Satani N, Beauchamp JES, Selvaraj S, Rajan SS, Rahbar MH, Tahanan A, Kim S, Holder T, Jiang X, Chen L, Kamal H, Indupuru HKR, Wu TC, Savitz SI. A meta-analysis of the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on stroke care & the Houston Experience. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2021;8(4):929-937. doi:10.1002/acn3.51322
  • Yamal JM, Parker SA, Jacob AP, Rajan SS, Bowry R, Bratina P, Wang M, Nour M, Mackey J, Collins S, Jones W, Schimpf B, Ornelas D, Spokoyny I, Im JF, Gilbert G, Eisshofer M, Grotta JC. Successful conduct of an acute stroke clinical trial during COVID. PLoS One. 2021;16(1):e0243603. Published 2021 Jan 15. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0243603
  • Chen H, Upadhyay N, Lyu N, Rowan PJ. Association of Primary and Behavioral Health Integrated Care Upon Pediatric Mental Disorder Treatment. Acad Pediatr. 2021;21(7):1187-1194. doi:10.1016/j.acap.2021.05.021
  • Jackson I, Rowan P, Padhye N, Hwang LY, Vernon SW. Racial/ethnic differences in health-related quality of life among female breast cancer survivors: cross-sectional findings from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Public Health. 2021;196:74-81. doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2021.05.021
  • Jackson I, Rowan P, Padhye N, Hwang LY, Vernon SW. Trends in health-related quality of life of female breast cancer survivors using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), 2008-2016. Qual Life Res. 2021;30(12):3547-3558. doi:10.1007/s11136-021-02895-1
  • Hutton J, Rowan PJ. Vertical Transmission and Discordance of Cytomegalovirus in Twin Pregnancies. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2021;11:676988. Published 2021 Jul 19. doi:10.3389/fcimb.2021.676988
  • Suk R, Hong YR, Rajan SS, Xie Z, Zhu Y, Spencer JC. Assessment of US Preventive Services Task Force Guideline-Concordant Cervical Cancer Screening Rates and Reasons for Underscreening by Age, Race and Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, Rurality, and Insurance, 2005 to 2019. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(1):e2143582. Published 2022 Jan 4. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.43582
  • Song J, Fogarty K, Suk R, Gillen M. Behavioral and mental health problems in adolescents with ADHD: Exploring the role of family resilience. J Affect Disord. 2021;294:450-458. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2021.07.073
  • Hong YR, Yadav S, Suk R, Khanijahani A, Erim D, Turner K. Patient-provider discussion about emotional and social needs, mental health outcomes, and benefit finding among U.S. Adults living with cancer. Cancer Med. 2021;10(11):3622-3634. doi:10.1002/cam4.3918
  • Lin Y, Damgacioglu H, Suk R, Wu C, Zhu Y, Ortiz AP, Hara S, Sonawane K, Deshmukh AA. Trends in the Incidence of Human Papillomavirus-Associated Cancers by County-Level Income and Smoking Prevalence in the United States, 2000-2018 JNCI Cancer Spectrum. In Press.
  • Damgacioglu H, Sonawane K, Chhatwal J, Lairson DR, Clifford GM, Giuliano AR, Deshmukh AA. Long-term impact of HPV vaccination and COVID-19 pandemic on oropharyngeal cancer incidence and burden among men in the USA: A modeling study. Lancet Reg Health Am. 2022;8:100143. doi:10.1016/j.lana.2021.100143
  • Damgacioglu H, Sonawane K, Zhu Y, Li R, Balasubramanian BA, Lairson DR, Giuliano AR, Deshmukh AA. Oropharyngeal Cancer Incidence and Mortality Trends in All 50 States in the US, 2001-2017. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2022;148(2):155–165. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.3567
  • Sonawane K, Nyitray AG, Nemutlu GS, Swartz MD, Chhatwal J, Deshmukh AA. Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus Infection by Number of Vaccine Doses Among US Women. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(12):e1918571. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.18571
  • Sonawane K, Suk R, Chiao EY, Schmeler KM, Montealegre J, Fernandez ME, Deshmukh AA. Evaluation of Cervical Cancer Screening Uptake and Adherence Among Women Without Human Papillomavirus Vaccination in the US. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(10):e2131129. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.31129
  • Ortiz AP, Gierbolini-Bermúdez A, Ramos-Cartagena JM, Colón-López V, Sonawane K, Deshmukh AA, Ortiz-Ortiz KJ. Cervical Cancer Screening Among Medicaid Patients During Natural Disasters and the COVID-19 Pandemic in Puerto Rico, 2016 to 2020. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(10):e2128806. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.28806
  • Sonawane K, Lin YY, Damgacioglu H, Zhu Y, Fernandez ME, Montealegre JR, Cazaban CG, Li R, Lairson DR, Lin Y, Giuliano AR, Deshmukh AA. Trends in Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Safety Concerns and Adverse Event Reporting in the United States. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(9):e2124502. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.24502
  • Suk R, Hong YR, Wasserman RM, Swint JM, Azenui NB, Sonawane KB, Tsai AC, Deshmukh AA. Analysis of Suicide After Cancer Diagnosis by US County-Level Income and Rural vs Urban Designation, 2000-2016. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(10):e2129913. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.29913
  • Sun SX, Suk R, Kuerer HM, Cantor SB, Raber BM, Deshmukh AA. No Treatment Versus Partial Mastectomy Plus Radiation for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ. Ann Surg Oncol 29, 39–41 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-021-10758-9
  • Amboree TL, Sonawane K, Deshmukh AA, Montealegre JR. Regular Healthcare Provider Status Does Not Moderate Racial/Ethnic Differences in Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV Vaccine Knowledge. Vaccines. 2021; 9(7):802. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9070802
  • Silvera R, Martinson T, Gaisa MM, Liu Y, Deshmukh AA, Sigel K. The other side of screening: predictors of treatment and follow-up for anal precancers in a large health system, AIDS: November 1, 2021 - Volume 35 - Issue 13 - p 2157-216 doi:10.1097/QAD.0000000000002948
  • Nyitray AG, Schick V, Swartz MD, Giuliano AR, Fernandez ME, Deshmukh AA, Ridolfi TJ, Ajala C, Brzezinski B, Sandoval M, Nedjai B, Smith JS, Chiao EY. Rationale and design of the Prevent Anal Cancer Self-Swab Study: a protocol for a randomised clinical trial of home-based self-collection of cells for anal cancer screening BMJ Open 2021;11:e051118. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-051118
  • Escobar B, Amboree TL, Sonawane K, Deshmukh AA, McGee LU, Rodriguez AM, Jibaja-Weiss ML, Montealegre JR Human papillomavirus awareness among foreign- and US-born Hispanics, United States, 2017-2018. Prev Med Rep. 2021;22:101379. Published 2021 Apr 22. doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101379
  • Huang D, Frank SJ, Verma V, Thaker NG, Brooks ED, Palmer MB, Harrison RF, Deshmukh AA, Ning MS. Cost-Effectiveness Models of Proton Therapy for Head and Neck: Evaluating Quality and Methods to Date. Int J Part Ther. 2021;8(1):339-353. Published 2021 Jun 25. doi:10.14338/IJPT-20-00058.1
  • Kobayashi M, Kwak MJ, Aguilar D, Goyal P, Holmes HM, Deshmukh AA, Aparasu RR. Prescribing Trend of Inappropriate Medications in Outpatient Clinics for Older Adults With Heart Failure in the United States: NAMCS 2012 to 2016. Am J Cardiol. 2021;152:168. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2021.04.002
  • Sonawane K, Zhu Y, Lin YY, Damgacioglu H, Lin Y, Montealegre JR, Deshmukh AA.. HPV Vaccine Recommendations and Parental Intent. Pediatrics. 2021;147(3):e2020026286. doi:10.1542/peds.2020-026286
  • Ortiz AP, Ortiz-Ortiz KJ, Colón-López V, Tortolero-Luna G, Torres-Cintrón CR, Wu CF, Deshmukh AA.. Incidence of Cervical Cancer in Puerto Rico, 2001-2017. JAMA Oncol. 2021;7(3):456–458. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.7488
  • Toliver J, Barner JC, Lawson K, Sonawane K, Rascati K. Replication of a Claims-based Algorithm to Estimate Multiple Sclerosis Disease Severity in a Commercially Insured Population. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2020;46:102539. doi:10.1016/j.msard.2020.102539
  • Deshmukh AA, Suk R, Shiels MS, Damgacioglu H, Lin YY, Stier EA, Nyitray AG, Chiao EY, Nemutlu GS, Chhatwal J, Schmeler K, Sigel K, Sonawane K.Incidence Trends and Burden of Human Papillomavirus-Associated Cancers Among Women in the United States, 2001-2017, JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Volume 113, Issue 6, June 2021, Pages 792–796, https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djaa128
  • Karpes Matusevich AR, Lai LS, Chan W, Swint JM, Cantor SB, Suarez-Almazor ME, Lopez-Olivo MA.. Cost-utility analysis of treatment options after initial tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy discontinuation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2021;27(1):73-83. doi:10.18553/jmcp.2021.27.1.073
2020
  • Champion VL, Christy SM, Rakowski W, Lairson DR, Monahan PO, Gathirua-Mwangi WG, Stump TE, Biederman EB, Kettler CD, Rawl SM.An RCT to Increase Breast and Colorectal Cancer Screening. Am J Prev Med. 2020;59(2):e69-e78. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2020.03.008
  • Wu CF, Lairson DR, Dahlstrom KR, Fokom Domgue J, Fu S, Sturgis EM, Chan W. Lifetime health care costs of oropharyngeal cancer for commercially insured patients in the United States. Head Neck. 2020;42(9):2321-2329. doi:10.1002/hed.26201
  • Tam S, Wu CF, Peng HL, Dahlstrom KR, Sturgis EM, Lairson DR. Cost of treating recurrent respiratory papillomavirus in commercially insured and medicaid patients. Laryngoscope. 2020;130(5):1186-1194. doi:10.1002/lary.28139
  • Highfield LI, Ferguson GA, Walsh R, Paret CA, Ganelin DE, Hwang K. A, Morgan R.O. A Conceptual Framework for Addressing Social Needs Through the Accountable Health Communities Model. Am J Accountable Care. 2020;8(4):15-23. doi:10.37765/ajac.2020.88681
  • Gu, D., Morgan, R.O., Li, R., Weber ES., Shen C. Association between depression and healthcare expenditures among elderly cancer patients. BMC Psychiatry 20, 131 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-02527-x
  • Kwak MJ, Rasu R, Morgan RO, Lee J, Rianon NJ, Holmes HM, Dhoble A, Kim DH. The Association of Economic Outcome and Geriatric Syndromes among Older Adults with Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). JHEOR. 2020;7(2):175-181. doi:10.36469/jheor.2020.17423
  • Rajan SS, Baldwin JL, Giardina TD, Singh H. Technology-Based Closed-Loop Tracking for Improving Communication and Follow-up of Pathology Results. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(1):e262-e266. doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000759
  • Wang M, Rajan SS, Jacob AP, Singh N, Parker SA, Bowry R, Grotta JC, Yamal JM.. Retrospective collection of 90-day modified Rankin Scale is accurate. Clin Trials. 2020;17(6):637-643. doi:10.1177/1740774520942466
  • Parker SA, Kus T, Bowry R, Gutierrez N, Cai C, Yamal JM, Rajan S, Wang M, Jacob AP, Souders C, Persse D, Grotta JC. Enhanced dispatch and rendezvous doubles the catchment area and number of patients treated on a mobile stroke unit. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2020;29(8):104894. doi:10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2020.104894
  • Ibeneme S, Revere FL, Hwang L-Y, Rajan S, Okeibunor J, Muneene D, Langabeer J. Impact of Information and Communication Technology Diffusion on HIV and Tuberculosis Health Outcomes among African Health Systems. Informatics. 2020; 7(2):11. https://doi.org/10.3390/informatics7020011
  • Czap AL, Singh N, Bowry R, Jagolino-Cole A, Parker SA, Phan K, Wang M, Sheth SA, Rajan SS, Yamal JM, Grotta JC. Mobile Stroke Unit Computed Tomography Angiography Substantially Shortens Door-to-Puncture Time. Stroke. 2020;51(5):1613-1615. doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.119.028626
  • Smith HS, Swint JM, Lalani SR, de Oliveira Otto MC, Yamal JM, Russell HV, Lee BH. Exome sequencing compared with standard genetic tests for critically ill infants with suspected genetic conditions. Genet Med. 2020;22(8):1303-1310. doi:10.1038/s41436-020-0798-1
  • Kwak MJ, Lal LS, Swint JM, Du XL, Chan W, Akkanti B, Dhoble A.. Early tracheostomy in acute heart failure exacerbation. Heart Lung. 2020;49(5):646-650. doi:10.1016/j.hrtlng.2020.03.024
  • Karpes Matusevich AR, Duan Z, Zhao H, Lal LS, Chan W, Suarez-Almazor ME, Giordano SH, Swint JM, Lopez-Olivo MA. Treatment Sequences After Discontinuing a Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitor in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Comparison of Cycling Versus Swapping Strategies. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2021;73(10):1461-1469. doi:10.1002/acr.24358
  • Chung TH, Hernandez RJ, Libaud-Moal A, Nguyen LK, Lal LS, Swint JM, Lansangan PJ, Le YL. The evaluation of comprehensive medication management for chronic diseases in primary care clinics, a Texas delivery system reform incentive payment program. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020;20(1):671. Published 2020 Jul 20. doi:10.1186/s12913-020-05537-3
  • Ortiz-Ortiz KJ, Ramos-Cartagena JM, Deshmukh AA, Torres-Cintrón CR, Colón-López V, Ortiz AP. Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anus Incidence, Mortality, and Survival Among the General Population and Persons Living With HIV in Puerto Rico, 2000-2016. JCO Glob Oncol. 2021;7:133-143. doi:10.1200/GO.20.00299
  • Montealegre JR, Anderson ML, Hilsenbeck SG, Chiao EY, Cantor SB, Parker SL, Daheri M, Bulsara S, Escobar B, Deshmukh AA, Jibaja-Weiss ML, Zare M, Scheurer ME. Mailed self-sample HPV testing kits to improve cervical cancer screening in a safety net health system: protocol for a hybrid effectiveness-implementation randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2020;21(1):872. Published 2020 Oct 21. doi:10.1186/s13063-020-04790-5
  • Wheldon CW, Maness SB, Islam JY, Deshmukh AA, Nyitray AG. Gay and Bisexual Men in the US Lack Basic Information About Anal Cancer. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2021;25(1):48-52. doi:10.1097/LGT.0000000000000571
  • Sonawane K, Zhu Y, Montealegre JR, Lairson DR, Bauer C, McGee LU, Giuliano AR, Deshmukh AA.Parental intent to initiate and complete the human papillomavirus vaccine series in the USA: a nationwide, cross-sectional survey. Lancet Public Health. 2020;5(9):e484-e492. doi:10.1016/S2468-2667(20)30139-0
  • Chiao EY, Lensing SY, Wiley DJ, Deshmukh AA, Lee J, Darragh TM, Einstein MH, Jay N, Berry-Lawhorn JM, Palefsky JM, Wilkin T, Barroso LF, Cranston RD, Levine R, Guiot HM, French AL, Citron D, Rezaei MK, Goldstone SE, Stier EA. Screening strategies for the detection of anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions in women living with HIV. AIDS. 2020;34(15):2249-2258. doi:10.1097/QAD.0000000000002694
  • Liu Y, Prasad-Hayes M, Ganz EM, Poggio JL, Lenskaya V, Malcolm T, Deshmukh A, Zheng W, Sigel K, Gaisa MM.. HIV-positive women with anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions: a study of 153 cases with long-term anogenital surveillance. Mod Pathol. 2020;33(8):1589-1594. doi:10.1038/s41379-020-0518-z
  • Stier EA, Abbasi W, Agyemang AF, Valle Álvarez EA, Chiao EY, Deshmukh AA. Brief Report: Recurrence of Anal High-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions Among Women Living With HIV. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2020;84(1):66-69. doi:10.1097/QAI.0000000000002304
  • Sonawane K, Zhu Y, Chan W, Aguilar D, Deshmukh AA, Suarez-Almazor ME. Association of Serum Folate Levels With Cardiovascular Mortality Among Adults With Rheumatoid Arthritis. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(2):e200100. Published 2020 Feb 5. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.0100
  • Gaisa MM, Liu Y, Deshmukh AA, Stone KL, Sigel KM. Electrocautery ablation of anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions: Effectiveness and key factors associated with outcomes. Cancer. 2020;126(7):1470-1479. doi:10.1002/cncr.32581
  • Deshmukh AA, Suk R, Shiels MS, Sonawane K, Nyitray AG, Liu Y, Gaisa MM, Palefsky JM, Sigel K. Recent Trends in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anus Incidence and Mortality in the United States, 2001-2015. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2020;112(8):829-838. doi:10.1093/jnci/djz219
  • Stier EA, Lensing SY, Darragh TM, Deshmukh AA, Einstein MH, Palefsky JM, Jay N, Berry-Lawhorn JM, Wilkin T, Wiley DJ, Barroso LF, Cranston RD, Levine R, Guiot HM, French AL, Citron D, Rezaei MK, Goldstone SE, Chiao E. Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Anal High-grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions in Women Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Clin Infect Dis. 2020;70(8):1701-1707. doi:10.1093/cid/ciz408
  • Huo J, Chung TH, Kim B, Deshmukh AA, Salloum RG, Bian J. Provider-Patient Discussions About Smoking and the Impact of Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines: NHIS 2011-2015. J Gen Intern Med. 2020;35(1):43-50. doi:10.1007/s11606-019-05111-6
  • Deshmukh AA, Suk R, Shiels MS, Damgacioglu H, Lin YY, Stier EA, Nyitray AG, Chiao EY, Nemutlu GS, Chhatwal J, Schmeler K, Sigel K, Sonawane K. Incidence Trends and Burden of Human Papillomavirus-Associated Cancers Among Women in the United States, 2001-2017. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2021;113(6):792-796. doi:10.1093/jnci/djaa128
2019
  • Sonawane K, Nyitray AG, Nemutlu GS, Swartz MD, Chhatwal J, Deshmukh AA. Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus Infection by Number of Vaccine Doses Among US Women. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(12):e1918571. Published 2019 Dec 2. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.18571
  • Suk R, Montealegre JR, Nemutlu GS, Nyitray AG, Schmeler KM, Sonawane K, Deshmukh AA. Public Knowledge of Human Papillomavirus and Receipt of Vaccination Recommendations. JAMA Pediatr. 2019;173(11):1099-1102. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.3105
  • Hong YR, Huo J, Desai R, Cardel M, Deshmukh AA. Excess Costs and Economic Burden of Obesity-Related Cancers in the United States. Value Health. 2019;22(12):1378-1386. doi:10.1016/j.jval.2019.07.004
  • Hong YR, Cardel M, Suk R, Vaughn IA, Deshmukh AA, Fisher CL, Pavela G, Sonawane K. Teach-Back Experience and Hospitalization Risk Among Patients with Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions: a Matched Cohort Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2019;34(10):2176-2184. doi:10.1007/s11606-019-05135-y
  • Fokom Domgue J, Messick C, Milbourne A, Guo M, Salcedo MP, Dahlstrom KR, Chiao EY, Deshmukh AA, Sturgis EM, Schmeler KM. Prevalence of high-grade anal dysplasia among women with high-grade lower genital tract dysplasia or cancer: Results of a pilot study. Gynecol Oncol. 2019;153(2):266-270. doi:10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.02.024
  • Daly AT, Deshmukh AA, Vidrine DJ, Prokhorov AV, Frank SG, Tahay PD, Houchen ME, Cantor SB. Cost-effectiveness analysis of smoking cessation interventions using cell phones in a low-income population. Tob Control. 2019;28(1):88-94. doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-054229
  • Sonawane K, Zhu Y, Balkrishnan R, Suk R, Sharrief A, Deshmukh AA, Aguilar D. Antihypertensive drug use and blood pressure control among stroke survivors in the United States: NHANES 2003-2014. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2019;21(6):766-773. doi:10.1111/jch.13553
  • Sonawane K, Chhatwal J, Deshmukh AA. Folic Acid-Containing Dietary Supplement Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: NHANES 1999-2014. J Gen Intern Med. 2019;34(1):15-16. doi:10.1007/s11606-018-4674-5
  • Eska JS, Lairson DR, Savas LS, Shegog R, Healy CM, Spinner SW, Fernandez ME, Vernon SW. Implementation costs of a multi-component program to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in a network of pediatric clinics. J Appl Res Child. 2019;10(2):8.
  • Fu S, Wu CF, Wang M, Lairson DR. Cost Effectiveness of Transplant, Conventional Chemotherapy, and Novel Agents in Multiple Myeloma: A Systematic Review. Pharmacoeconomics. 2019;37(12):1421-1449. doi:10.1007/s40273-019-00828-y
  • Zhao B, Fu S, Wu CF, Dahlstrom KR, Fokom Domgue J, Tam S, Xu L, Sturgis EM, Lairson DR. Direct medical cost of oropharyngeal cancer among patients insured by Medicaid in Texas. Oral Oncol. 2019;96:21-26. doi:10.1016/j.oraloncology.2019.06.033
  • Taylor JS, Zhang N, Rajan SS, Chavez-MacGregor M, Zhao H, Niu J, Meyer LA, Ramondetta LM, Bodurka DC, Lairson DR, Giordano SH.How we use hospice: Hospice enrollment patterns and costs in elderly ovarian cancer patients. Gynecol Oncol. 2019;152(3):452-458. doi:10.1016/j.ygyno.2018.10.041
  • Fu S, Fokom Domgue J, Chan W, Zhao B, Ramondetta LM, Lairson DR. Cervical, Vaginal, and Vulvar Cancer Costs Incurred by the Medicaid Program in Publicly Insured Patients in Texas. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2019;23(2):102-109. doi:10.1097/LGT.0000000000000472
  • Xu L, Dahlstrom KR, Lairson DR, Sturgis EM. Projected oropharyngeal carcinoma incidence among middle-aged US men. Head Neck. 2019;41(9):3226-3234. doi:10.1002/hed.25810
  • Lairson DR, Wu CF, Chan W, Fu S, Hoffman KE, Pettaway CA. Mean treatment cost of incident cases of penile cancer for privately insured patients in the United States. Urol Oncol. 2019;37(4):294.e17-294.e25. doi:10.1016/j.urolonc.2019.01.004
  • Fu S, Wang M, Li R, Lairson DR, Zhao B, Du XL. Increase in survival for patients with mantle cell lymphoma in the era of novel agents in 1995-2013: Findings from Texas and national SEER areas. Cancer Epidemiol. 2019;58:89-97. doi:10.1016/j.canep.2018.12.002
  • Upadhyaya M, Sharma S, Pompeii LA, Sianez M, Morgan RO. Obesity Prevention Worksite Wellness Interventions for Health Care Workers: A Narrative Review. Workplace Health Saf. 2020;68(1):32-49. doi:10.1177/2165079919863082
  • Pathak S, Ganduglia CM, Awad SS, Chan W, Swint JM, Morgan RO. Is Post-discharge Rehabilitation Timing Associated with 90-Day Readmission in Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty?. HSS J. 2019;15(3):234-240. doi:10.1007/s11420-019-09685-z
  • Dandachi D, Lee C, Morgan RO, Tavakoli-Tabasi S, Giordano TP, Rodriguez-Barradas MC. Integration of telehealth services in the healthcare system: with emphasis on the experience of patients living with HIV. J Investig Med. 2019;67(5):815-820. doi:10.1136/jim-2018-000872
  • Amspoker AB, Hersch G, Snow AL, Wilson N, Morgan RO, Sansgiry S, Kunik ME.. A Psychometric Evaluation of the Pleasant Events Schedule-Alzheimer's Disease (Short Version): Among a Veteran Population. J Appl Gerontol. 2019;38(5):673-693. doi:10.1177/0733464817690675
  • Rowan P, Begley C, Fu S, Turibekov B, Morgan R. Impact of Serious Mental Illness on Medicaid and Other Public Healthcare Costs in Texas. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2019;46(4):498-506. doi:10.1007/s10488-019-00929-y
  • Morgan RO, Pathak S, Bass DM, Judge KS, Wilson NL, McCarthy C, Kim JH, Kunik ME. Does care consultation affect use of VHA versus non-VHA care?. Am J Manag Care. 2019;25(4):e119-e125. Published 2019 Apr 1.
  • Kohn JR, Rajan SS, Kushner JA, Fox KA. Outcomes, care utilization, and expenditures in adolescent pregnancy complicated by diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2019;20(6):769-777. doi:10.1111/pedi.12871
  • Karanth S, Rajan SS, Revere FL, Sharma G. Factors Affecting Racial Disparities in End-of-Life Care Costs Among Lung Cancer Patients: A SEER-Medicare-based Study. Am J Clin Oncol. 2019;42(2):143-153. doi:10.1097/COC.0000000000000485
  • Czap AL, Grotta JC, Parker SA, Yamal JM, Bowry R, Sheth SA, Rajan SS, Hwang H, Singh N, Bratina P, Bryndziar T, Alexandrov AV, Alexandrov AW, Dusenbury W, Swatzell V, Jones W, Ackerson K, Schimpf B, Wright P, Jagolino-Cole AL.. Emergency Department Door-to-Puncture Time Since 2014. Stroke. 2019;50(7):1774-1780. doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.119.025106
  • Cadilhac DA, Rajan SS, Kim J. In response to Mobile Stroke Units - Cost-Effective or Just an Expensive Hype?. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2019;21(2):5. Published 2019 Jan 25. doi:10.1007/s11883-019-0764-z
  • Curry SD, Rowan PJ. Laryngotracheal Stenosis in Early vs Late Tracheostomy: A Systematic Review. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;162(2):160-167. doi:10.1177/0194599819889690
  • Vahidy FS, Haque ME, Rahbar MH, Zhu H, Rowan P, Aisiku IP, Lee DA, Juneja HS, Alderman S, Barreto AD, Suarez JI, Bambhroliya A, Hasan KM, Kassam MR, Aronowski J, Gee A, Cox CS Jr, Grotta JC, Savitz SI. Intravenous Bone Marrow Mononuclear Cells for Acute Ischemic Stroke: Safety, Feasibility, and Effect Size from a Phase I Clinical Trial. Stem Cells. 2019;37(11):1481-1491. doi:10.1002/stem.3080
  • Rowan P, Begley C, Fu S, Turibekov B, Morgan R. Impact of Serious Mental Illness on Medicaid and Other Public Healthcare Costs in Texas. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2019;46(4):498-506. doi:10.1007/s10488-019-00929-y
  • Upadhyay N, Aparasu R, Rowan PJ, Fleming ML, Balkrishnan R, Chen H. The association between geographic access to providers and the treatment quality of pediatric depression. J Affect Disord. 2019;253:162-170. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2019.04.091
  • Pathak S, Ganduglia CM, Awad SS, Chan W, Swint JM, Morgan RO. Is Post-discharge Rehabilitation Timing Associated with 90-Day Readmission in Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty?. HSS J. 2019;15(3):234-240. doi:10.1007/s11420-019-09685-z
  • Karpes Matusevich AR, Suarez-Almazor ME, Cantor SB, Lal LS, Swint JM, Lopez-Olivo MA. Systematic Review of Economic Evaluations of Cycling Versus Swapping Medications in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis After Failure to Respond to Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2020;72(3):343-352. doi:10.1002/acr.23859
  • Smith HS, Swint JM, Lalani SR, Yamal JM, de Oliveira Otto MC, Castellanos S, Taylor A, Lee BH, Russell HV. Clinical Application of Genome and Exome Sequencing as a Diagnostic Tool for Pediatric Patients: a Scoping Review of the Literature. Genet Med. 2019;21(1):3-16. doi:10.1038/s41436-018-0024-6
  • Pathak, S., Low, D.M., Swint, J.M. (2019) Trends in the implementation of health impact assessments in the United States: exploring the role of educational attainment, poverty and government ideology. Journal of Public Health. August 2019.DOI.org /101007/s10389-109-01122-z.
2018
  • Peng HL, Tam S, Xu L, Dahlstrom KR, Wu CF, Fu S, Zhong C, Chan W, Sturgis EM, Ramondetta L, Rong L, Lairson DR, Miao H.Age-Structured Population Modeling of HPV-related Cervical Cancer in Texas and US. Sci Rep. 2018;8(1):14346. Published 2018 Sep 25. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-32566-0
  • Dahlstrom KR, Fu S, Chan W, Shelal Z, Ramondetta LM, Lairson DR. Medical Care Costs Associated with Genital Warts for Commercially Insured US Patients. Pharmacoeconomics. 2018;36(11):1355-1365. doi:10.1007/s40273-018-0691-9
  • Champion VL, Christy SM, Rakowski W, Gathirua-Mwangi WG, Tarver WL, Carter-Harris L, Cohee AA, Marley AR, Jessup NM, Biederman E, Kettler CD, Stump TE, Monahan P, Lairson DR, Rawl SM. A Randomized Trial to Compare a Tailored Web-Based Intervention and Tailored Phone Counseling to Usual Care for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018;27(12):1433-1441. doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-18-0180
  • Tam S, Fu S, Xu L, Krause KJ, Lairson DR, Miao H, Sturgis EM, Dahlstrom KR. The epidemiology of oral human papillomavirus infection in healthy populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Oral Oncol. 2018;82:91-99. doi:10.1016/j.oraloncology.2018.04.005
  • Nguyen C, Lairson DR, Swartz MD, Du XL. Risks of Major Long-Term Side Effects Associated with Androgen-Deprivation Therapy in Men with Prostate Cancer. Pharmacotherapy. 2018;38(10):999-1009. doi:10.1002/phar.2168
  • Nguyen C, Lairson DR, Swartz MD, Du XL. Racial, Socioeconomic, and Geographic Disparities in the Receipt, Timing to Initiation, and Duration of Adjuvant Androgen Deprivation Therapy in Men with Prostate Cancer. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2019;6(1):133-142. doi:10.1007/s40615-018-0508-8
  • Wu CF, Xu L, Fu S, Peng HL, Messick CA, Lairson DR. Health Care Costs of Anal Cancer in a Commercially Insured Population in the United States. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2018;24(11):1156-1164. doi:10.18553/jmcp.2018.24.11.1156
  • Fu S, Lairson DR, Chan W, Wu CF, Ramondetta L. Mean medical costs associated with vaginal and vulvar cancers for commercially insured patients in the United States and Texas. Gynecol Oncol. 2018;148(2):342-348. doi:10.1016/j.ygyno.2017.12.019
  • Chen Y, Lairson DR, Chan W, Du XL. Risk of adverse events associated with front-line anti-myeloma treatment in Medicare patients with multiple myeloma. Ann Hematol. 2018;97(5):851-863. doi:10.1007/s00277-018-3238-4
  • Deshmukh AA, Zhao H, Franzini L, Lairson DR, Chiao EY, Das P, Swartz MD, Giordano SH, Cantor SB. Total Lifetime and Cancer-related Costs for Elderly Patients Diagnosed With Anal Cancer in the United States. Am J Clin Oncol. 2018;41(2):121-127. doi:10.1097/COC.0000000000000238
  • Lairson DR, Kim J, Byrd T, Salaiz R, Shokar NK. Cost-Effectiveness of Community Interventions for Colorectal Cancer Screening: Low-Income Hispanic Population. Health Promot Pract. 2018;19(6):863-872. doi:10.1177/1524839917750815
  • Lee S, Begley CE, Morgan R, Chan W, Kim SY. Addition of mHealth (mobile health) for family planning support in Kenya: disparities in access to mobile phones and associations with contraceptive knowledge and use. Int Health. 2019;11(6):463-471. doi:10.1093/inthealth/ihy092
  • Lee S, Begley CE, Morgan R, Chan W, Kim SY. m-Health Policy Readiness and Enabling Factors: Comparisons of Sub-Saharan Africa and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Countries. Telemed J E Health. 2018;24(11):908-921. doi:10.1089/tmj.2017.0278
  • Van Horne BS, Caughy MO, Canfield M, Case AP, Greeley CS, Morgan R, Mitchell LE. First-time maltreatment in children ages 2-10 with and without specific birth defects: A population-based study. Child Abuse Negl. 2018;84:53-63. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.07.003
  • Bhise V, Rajan SS, Sittig DF, Vaghani V, Morgan RO, Khanna A, Singh H. Electronic health record reviews to measure diagnostic uncertainty in primary care. J Eval Clin Pract. 2018;24(3):545-551. doi:10.1111/jep.12912
  • Kim J, Rajan SS, Du XL, Franzini L, Giordano SH, Morgan RO. Association between financial burden and adjuvant hormonal therapy adherence and persistent use for privately insured women aged 18-64 years in BCBS of Texas. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018;169(3):573-586. doi:10.1007/s10549-018-4704-3
  • Karanth S, Rajan SS, Sharma G, Yamal JM, Morgan RO. Racial-Ethnic Disparities in End-of-Life Care Quality among Lung Cancer Patients: A SEER-Medicare-Based Study. J Thorac Oncol. 2018;13(8):1083-1093. doi:10.1016/j.jtho.2018.04.014
  • Bowry R, Parker SA, Yamal JM, Hwang H, Appana S, Rangel-Gutierrez N, Wu TC, Rajan SS, Grotta JC. Time to Decision and Treatment With tPA (Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator) Using Telemedicine Versus an Onboard Neurologist on a Mobile Stroke Unit. Stroke. 2018;49(6):1528-1530. doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.020585
  • Trautner BW, Prasad P, Grigoryan L, Hysong SJ, Kramer JR, Rajan S, Petersen NJ, Rosen T, Drekonja DM, Graber C, Patel P, Lichtenberger P, Gauthier TP, Wiseman S, Jones M, Sales A, Krein S, Naik AD; Less is More Study Group. Protocol to disseminate a hospital-site controlled intervention using audit and feedback to implement guidelines concerning inappropriate treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria. Implement Sci. 2018;13(1):16. Published 2018 Jan 19. doi:10.1186/s13012-018-0709-x
  • Virani SS, Akeroyd JM, Ramsey DJ, Deswal A, Nasir K, Rajan SS, Ballantyne CM, Petersen LA.. Health Care Resource Utilization for Outpatient Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Care Delivery Among Advanced Practice Providers and Physician Providers in Primary Care. Popul Health Manag. 2018;21(3):209-216. doi:10.1089/pop.2017.0090
  • Bhise V, Rajan SS, Sittig DF, Morgan RO, Chaudhary P, Singh H. Defining and Measuring Diagnostic Uncertainty in Medicine: A Systematic Review. J Gen Intern Med. 2018;33(1):103-115. doi:10.1007/s11606-017-4164-1
  • Yamal JM, Rajan SS, Parker SA, Jacob AP, Gonzalez MO, Gonzales NR, Bowry R, Barreto AD, Wu TC, Lairson DR, Persse D, Tilley BC, Chiu D, Suarez JI, Jones WJ, Alexandrov A, Grotta JC. Benefits of stroke treatment delivered using a mobile stroke unit trial [published correction appears in Int J Stroke. 2018 Apr;13(3):NP4]. Int J Stroke. 2018;13(3):321-327. doi:10.1177/1747493017711950
  • Suk R, Mahale P, Sonawane K, Sikora AG, Chhatwal J, Schmeler KM, Sigel K, Cantor SB, Chiao EY, Deshmukh AA. Trends in Risks for Second Primary Cancers Associated With Index Human Papillomavirus-Associated Cancers. JAMA Netw Open. 2018;1(5):e181999. Published 2018 Sep 7. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.1999
  • Deshmukh AA, Shirvani SM, Likhacheva A, Chhatwal J, Chiao EY, Sonawane K. The Association Between Dietary Quality and Overall and Cancer-Specific Mortality Among Cancer Survivors, NHANES III. JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2018;2(2):pky022. doi:10.1093/jncics/pky022
  • Hong YR, Sonawane KB, Holcomb DR, Deshmukh AA. Effect of multimodal information delivery for diabetes care on colorectal cancer screening uptake among individuals with type 2 diabetes. Prev Med Rep. 2018;11:89-92. Published 2018 May 16. doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2018.05.008
  • Sonawane KB, Deshmukh AA, Segal MS. Pulse pressure, arterial stiffening, and the efficacy of renin-angiotensin system inhibitor combinations. J Hum Hypertens. 2018;32(2):165-166. doi:10.1038/s41371-017-0014-1
  • Deshmukh AA, Zhao H, Das P, Chiao EY, You YN, Franzini L, Lairson DR, Swartz MD, Giordano SH, Cantor SB. Clinical and Economic Evaluation of Treatment Strategies for T1N0 Anal Canal Cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 2018;41(7):626-631. doi:10.1097/COC.0000000000000339
  • Deshmukh AA, Zhao H, Franzini L, Lairson DR, Chiao EY, Das P, Swartz MD, Giordano SH, Cantor SB. Total Lifetime and Cancer-related Costs for Elderly Patients Diagnosed With Anal Cancer in the United States. Am J Clin Oncol. 2018;41(2):121-127. doi:10.1097/COC.0000000000000238
2017
  • Chen Y, Lairson DR, Chan W, Huo J, Du XL. Cost-Effectiveness of Novel Agents in Medicare Patients with Multiple Myeloma: Findings from a U.S. Payer's Perspective. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2017;23(8):831-843. doi:10.18553/jmcp.2017.23.8.831
  • Chen Y, Lairson DR, Chan W, Du XL. Improved survival in Medicare patients with multiple myeloma: findings from a large nationwide and population-based cohort. Med Oncol. 2017;34(9):153. doi:10.1007/s12032-017-1001-7
  • Karanth SS, Lairson DR, Huang D, Savas LS, Vernon SW, Fernández ME. The cost of implementing two small media interventions to promote HPV vaccination. Prev Med. 2017;99:277-281. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.03.002
  • Karanth SS, Lairson DR, Savas LS, Vernon SW, Fernández ME. The cost of developing a computerized tailored interactive multimedia intervention vs. a print based Photonovella intervention for HPV vaccine education. Eval Program Plann. 2017;63:1-6. doi:10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2017.02.009
  • Taylor JS, Rajan SS, Zhang N, Meyer LA, Ramondetta LM, Bodurka DC, Lairson DR, Giordano SH. End-of-Life Racial and Ethnic Disparities Among Patients With Ovarian Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2017;35(16):1829-1835. doi:10.1200/JCO.2016.70.2894
  • Parikh RC, Du XL, Robert MO, Lairson DR. Cost-Effectiveness of Treatment Sequences of Chemotherapies and Targeted Biologics for Elderly Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2017;23(1):64-73. doi:10.18553/jmcp.2017.23.1.64
  • Taylor JS, Marten CA, Munsell MF, Sun CC, Potts KA, Burzawa JK, Nick AM, Meyer LA, Myers K, Bodurka DC, Aloia TA, Levenback CF, Lairson DR, Schmeler KM. The DISINFECT Initiative: Decreasing the Incidence of Surgical INFECTions in Gynecologic Oncology. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017;24(2):362-368. doi:10.1245/s10434-016-5517-4
  • Kim B, Lairson DR, Chung TH, Kim J, Shokar NK. Budget Impact Analysis of Against Colorectal Cancer In Our Neighborhoods (ACCION): A Successful Community-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Program for a Medically Underserved Minority Population. Value Health. 2017;20(6):809-818. doi:10.1016/j.jval.2016.11.025
  • Rajan SS, Suryavanshi MS, Karanth S, Lairson DR. The Immediate Impact of the 2009 USPSTF Screening Guideline Change on Physician Recommendation of a Screening Mammogram: Findings from a National Ambulatory and Medical Care Survey-Based Study. Popul Health Manag. 2017;20(2):155-164. doi:10.1089/pop.2015.0180
  • Daniels SK, Pathak S, Mukhi SV, Stach CB, Morgan RO, Anderson JA. The Relationship Between Lesion Localization and Dysphagia in Acute Stroke. Dysphagia. 2017;32(6):777-784. doi:10.1007/s00455-017-9824-0
  • Pathak S, Ganduglia CM, Awad SS, Chan W, Swint JM, Morgan RO. What Factors are Associated With 90-day Episode-of-care Payments for Younger Patients With Total Joint Arthroplasty?. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017;475(11):2808-2818. doi:10.1007/s11999-017-5444-0
  • Bhise V, Rajan SS, Sittig DF, Morgan RO, Chaudhary P, Singh H. Defining and Measuring Diagnostic Uncertainty in Medicine: A Systematic Review. J Gen Intern Med. 2018;33(1):103-115. doi:10.1007/s11606-017-4164-1
  • Darlak L, Bass DM, Judge KS, Wilson N, Looman W, McCarthy C, Morgan R, Maslow K, Kunik ME. Engagement of Veterans With Dementia in Partners in Dementia Care: An Evidence-Based Care Coordination Program. J Appl Gerontol. 2017;36(5):570-591. doi:10.1177/0733464815624148
  • Amspoker AB, Hersch G, Snow AL, Wilson N, Morgan RO, Sansgiry S, Kunik ME.. A Psychometric Evaluation of the Pleasant Events Schedule-Alzheimer's Disease (Short Version): Among a Veteran Population. J Appl Gerontol. 2019;38(5):673-693. doi:10.1177/0733464817690675
  • Pinciotti CM, Bass DM, McCarthy CA, Judge KS, Wilson NL, Morgan RO, Snow AL, Kunik ME. Negative Consequences of Family Caregiving for Veterans With PTSD and Dementia. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2017;205(2):106-111. doi:10.1097/NMD.0000000000000560
  • Kunik ME, Snow AL, Wilson N, Amspoker AB, Sansgiry S, Morgan RO, Ying J, Hersch G, Stanley MA.. Teaching Caregivers of Persons with Dementia to Address Pain. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2017;25(2):144-154. doi:10.1016/j.jagp.2016.04.009
  • Rajan SS, Suryavanshi MS, Karanth S, Lairson DR. The Immediate Impact of the 2009 USPSTF Screening Guideline Change on Physician Recommendation of a Screening Mammogram: Findings from a National Ambulatory and Medical Care Survey-Based Study. Popul Health Manag. 2017;20(2):155-164. doi:10.1089/pop.2015.0180
  • Rajan SS, Cai Y, Yi M, Tsai CL, Du XL. Use of Hematopoietic Growth Factors in Elderly Lung Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy: A SEER-Medicare-based Study. Am J Clin Oncol. 2017;40(1):66-74. doi:10.1097/COC.0000000000000104
  • Guerrini CJ, McGuire AL, Majumder MA, Bollinger JM, Rowan PJ. Constraints on gene patent protection fuel secrecy concerns: a qualitative study. J Law Biosci. 2017;4(3):542-564. Published 2017 Nov 16. doi:10.1093/jlb/lsx034
  • Deshmukh AA, Shirvani SM, Lal L, Swint JM, Cantor SB, Smith BD, Likhacheva A. Cost-effectiveness Analysis Comparing Conventional, Hypofractionated, and Intraoperative Radiotherapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2017;109(11):10.1093/jnci/djx068. doi:10.1093/jnci/djx068
  • Pathak S, Ganduglia CM, Awad SS, Chan W, Swint JM, Morgan RO. What Factors are Associated With 90-day Episode-of-care Payments for Younger Patients With Total Joint Arthroplasty? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017;475(11):2808-2818. doi:10.1007/s11999-017-5444-0
  • Voong KR, Lal LS, Kuban DA, Pugh TJ, Swint JM, Godby J, Choi S, Lee AK, Schlembach PJ, Frank SJ, McGuire SE, Hoffman KE. Long-term economic value of hypofractionated prostate radiation: Secondary analysis of a randomized trial. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2017;2(3):249-258. Published 2017 Aug 1. doi:10.1016/j.adro.2017.07.010
  • Sonawane K, Suk R, Chiao EY, Chhatwal J, Qiu P, Wilkin T, Nyitray AG, Sikora AG, Deshmukh AA. Oral Human Papillomavirus Infection: Differences in Prevalence Between Sexes and Concordance With Genital Human Papillomavirus Infection, NHANES 2011 to 2014. Ann Intern Med. 2017;167(10):714-724. doi:10.7326/M17-1363
  • Deshmukh AA, Chiao EY, Cantor SB, Stier EA, Goldstone SE, Nyitray AG, Wilkin T, Wang X, Chhatwal J. Management of precancerous anal intraepithelial lesions in human immunodeficiency virus-positive men who have sex with men: Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. Cancer. 2017;123(23):4709-4719. doi:10.1002/cncr.31035
  • Deshmukh AA, Chiao EY, Cantor SB, Stier EA, Goldstone SE, Nyitray AG, Wilkin T, Wang X, Chhatwal J. Accompanying editorial: Wentzensen and Clarke. From clinical epidemiology to practice recommendations: Knowledge gaps and uncertainty in the management of anal precancers. Cancer; 123(23):4530-4534.
  • Deshmukh AA, Cantor SB, Fenwick E, Chiao EY, Nyitray AG, Stier EA, Goldstone SE, Wilkin T, Chhatwal J. Adjuvant HPV vaccination for anal cancer prevention in HIV-positive men who have sex with men: The time is now. Vaccine. 2017;35(38):5102-5109. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.08.006
  • Deshmukh AA, Shirvani S, Lal l, Swint M, Cantor SB, Smith BD, Likhacheva A, Accompanying editorial: Eric Ojerholm, Gary M Freedman, Justin E Bekelman. The Dollars and Sense of Hypofractionated Breast Radiation. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2017. 1; 109(11).
  • Deshmukh AA, Tanner RJ, Luetke MC, Hong YR, Sonawane Deshmukh K, Mainous AG 3rd. Prevalence and Risk of Penile Human Papillomavirus Infection: Evidence From The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2013-2014 [published correction appears in Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Oct 15;65(8):1431-1433]. Clin Infect Dis. 2017;64(10):1360-1366. doi:10.1093/cid/cix159

Contact Us

Ashish A. Deshmukh, PhD, MPH
(e) ashish.a.deshmukh@uth.tmc.edu
(p) (713) 500-9180
Houston Campus (RAS E329)

David R. Lairson, PhD
(e) David.R.Lairson@uth.tmc.edu
(p) (713) 500-9176
Houston Campus (RAS E307)

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    Conducting needs assessments and "meeting people where they are"

    UTHealth School of Public Health researchers work to bridge that gap between what intervention programs offer versus what's needed by creating programs based on input from the individuals who have lived the experiences. 

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    Vanessa Schick, PhD; and J. Michael Wilkerson, PhD, MPH
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    Alumnus appointed to Texas Radiation Advisory Board

     Dr. William “Will” Pate, was appointed to the Texas Radiation Advisory Board (TRAB) and will remain in this position until the end of his term on April 16, 2023. Dr. Pate is one of 10 Texas professionals appointed to this board.

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    Understanding how one dose of the HPV vaccine may prevent infection

    A new study revealed that one dose of the HPV vaccine may prevent infection from the potential cancer-causing virus, according to research published in JAMA Network Open by UTHealth School of Public Health researchers.

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    Study authors Ashish Deshmukh, PhD, MPH; and Kalyani Sonawane, PhD. Photo by Maricruz Kwon.
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    Carol Huber appointed to the Value Based Payment and Quality Improvement Advisory Committee for Texas

    Huber will serve as a member representing regional healthcare partnerships.

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    Meeting the public health education needs of the Permian Basin community

    UTHealth School of Public Health and the University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB) College of Business have partnered to provide graduate students with the opportunity to earn a Graduate Certificate in Public Health while simultaneously earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) beginning Spring 2020.

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    UTHealth School of Public Health Dean Eric Boerwinkle, PhD, UTPB President Dr. Sandra Woodley
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    Preventing and caring for HIV in homeless youth

     Alexis Sims, a doctoral student in health promotion and behavioral sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, has been awarded a $100,000 supplemental research grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate HIV prevention and care in homeless youth.

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    Alexis Sims, MPH
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    Fighting back against the vaping epidemic among youth

    As e-cigarette use by young people reaches epidemic proportions, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct the first-ever assessment on the long-term results of a nationwide nicotine vaping prevention program for youth called CATCH My Breath.

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    Steven H. Kelder, PhD, MPH
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    Leading data collection effort aimed at reducing teen pregnancy

    The data collection effort, expected to take six months, is the second part of a yearlong planning phase to address the issue of pregnancy prevention among children in foster care. Melissa Peskin, PhD, associate professor with UTHealth School of Public Health, will lead the effort.

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    Dr. Markham works with community partner. Photo by Aaron Nieto.
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