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Research is a pillar of our mission in the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy (HSAP). The research emphases of our faculty include:

  • Development of health policies affecting areas such as tobacco use, mental health, substance abuse, violence, and obesity
  • Community health, prevention, and emergency preparedness
  • Disparities, access to care, and social determinants of health
  • Global healthcare management and leadership
  • Impacts of health information technologies
  • Patient experience/quality of care, population health, and healthcare costs and financing (i.e., the Triple Aim).

Research Programs with HSAP Faculty Affiliations

Research News

Dr. Gabriel S. Tajeu recently attended the Program to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Cardiovascular Health-Related Research (PRIDE-CVD) at SUNY Downstate.  The program is a two-week didactic and mentored training program in cardiovascular health disparities and grant writing.  PRIDE-CVD is sponsored by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).  The purpose of the program is to train a diverse group of scientists in multidisciplinary research methods to address cardiovascular health disparities, and to provide structured mentorship and guidance in grant writing in order to transition junior faculty into independent researchers.

Dr. Michael T. Halpern was an invited speaker at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Roundtable on Financial Barriers to Clinical Trials Participation.  Dr. Halpern led the discussion on insurance coverage and ancillary expenses as barrier to clinical trial participation. 

On November 28th, Dr. Thomas Martin presents at the University of Delaware 2017 Symposium on Smart Cities & Sustainable Energy. The title of his presentation is The Republic of Digital Health: How Democratic Use of Data is Revolutionizing Healthcare.

Recent Publications and Presentations

McSweeny M, Martin T. Cybersecurity: The Next Frontier for Students and Educators in Healthcare Management. Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) 2017 Annual Event. June 15th, 2017.

Martin T, Malec B. 2017 Survey of HIT Education: Reflections on Innovative Pedagogy. Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) 2017 Annual Event. June 14th, 2017.

Spain P, Teixeira-Poit S, Halpern MT, Castro K, Prabhu Das I, Adjei B, Lewis R, Clauser SB. The National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP): Sustaining quality and reducing disparities in guideline-concordant breast and colon cancer care. Oncologist. 2017 May 9. pii:theoncologist.2016-0252.

Barraza LF, Weidenaar KE, Cook LT, Logue AR, Halpern MT. Regulations and policies regarding e-cigarettes. Cancer. 2017 Apr 25.  

Booth JN, 3rd, Abdalla M, Tanner RM, Diaz KM, Bromfield SG, Tajeu GS, Correa A, Sims M, Ogedegbe G, Bress AP, Spruill TM, Shimbo D and Muntner P. Cardiovascular Health and Incident Hypertension in Blacks: JHS (The Jackson Heart Study). Hypertension. 2017;70:285-292.

Halpern MT, Kane H, Teixeira-Poit S, Ford C, Giesser B, Halper J, Johnson S, LaRocca NG, Miller A, Ringel SP.  Projecting the adequacy of the multiple sclerosis neurologist workforce. Int J MS Care 2017.

Schmier J, Ogden K, Nickman N, Halpern MT, Cifaldi M, Ganguli A, Bao Y, Garg V. Costs of providing infusion therapy for rheumatoid arthritis in a hospital-based infusion center setting.  Clin Therapeutics 2017;8(8), 1-18.

Tajeu GS, Booth JN, 3rd, Colantonio LD, Gottesman RF, Howard G, Lackland DT, O'Brien E, Oparil S, Ravenell JE, Safford MM, Seals SR, Shimbo D, Shea S, Spruill TM, Tanner RM and Muntner P. Incident Cardiovascular Disease Among Adults with Blood Pressure < 140/90 mm Hg. Circulation. 2017; in press.

Tajeu GS, Mennemeyer S, Menachemi N, Weech-Maldonado R and Kilgore M. Cost-effectiveness of Antihypertensive Medication: Exploring Race and Sex Differences Using Data From the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke Study. Med Care. 2017;55:552-560.

Halpern MT, Arena LC, Royce RA, Soler RE, Munoz B, Hennessy CM.  Neighborhood and individual sociodemographic characteristics associated with disparities in adult obesity and perceptions of the home food environment.  Health Equity Oct. 2017;1(1):139-149.

Halpern MT, Smith KW, McCall N, Lin Y, Wensky SG.  Measuring medical homeness using the Medical Home Attributes Scale (MHAS).  Health Primary Care 1(3);Sept. 2017.

Halpern MT. Association of State-level Medicaid Policies with Receipt of Surveillance Colonoscopy Among Colorectal Cancer Survivors.  American Public Health Association, Atlanta GA, Nov. 2017

White A, Lines L, Halpern M, Patterson L, Richards T, Li J. Li C. Persistent black-white disparities in colorectal cancer treatment in the United States, 2000–2007 American Public Health Association, Atlanta GA, Nov. 2017.