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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

Jennifer Ibrahim will enter the second year of her grant from the American Cancer Society to facilitate the creation of a smokefree campus for Temple University. 

Gabriel Tajeu was an invited speaker at the National Medical Association Region II Annual Meeting (Standing for Health Equity: Practice, Policy, and Action) in Baltimore, MD this past April, 2018. He presented his work exploring the association of healthcare worker race and occupation with implicit and explicit racial bias.

On Aug. 1st, 2018, Gabriel Tajeu was awarded a two year grant from NIH/NIDDK to examine the association of psychological health with preoperative prevalence and control of type II diabetes and hypertension, health services utilization, and changes in these factors following bariatric surgery.

Stuart Fine will be the keynote speaker at the Health Leadership Network of the Delaware Valley (HLNDV) Annual Meeting on Oct. 2, 2018. Prof. Fine will present on Confronting Change.  

Maggie Foley is leading three presentation to HIM practitioners groups on the FY 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (MS-DRGs) and new ICD-10-CM codes:

  • Fiscal Year 2019 Update: MS-DRGS, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding
    • Delaware Health Information Management Association
    • September 14, 2018
  • Fiscal Year 2019 Update: MS-DRGS, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding
    • Central Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association
    • September 28, 2018
  • Fiscal Year 2019 Update: MS-DRGS, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding
    • Health Information Management Association of New York City
    • October 3, 2018

Cathy Flite and Bari Dzomba will present/facilitate a round table discussion at the AUPHA forum at the 2019 HIMSS annual conference on "Using a Design Thinking Approach to Develop an Analytics Thread Across the Health Information Management Curriculum."

Recent Publications and Presentations

Mefford MT, Tajeu GS, Tanner RM, Colantonio LD, Monda KL, Dent R, Farkouh ME, Rosenson RS, Safford MM, Muntner P. Willingness to be Reinitiated on a Statin (from the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke Study). American Journal of Cardiology 2018 Jun 2. [Epub ahead of print] 

Hollin I, Romley J.  Consumer-Directed Health Plans for Children with Medical Complexity. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, June 2018.  (https://academyhealth.confex.com/academyhealth/2018arm/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/26178)

Hollin IL, Peay H, Fischer R, Janssen EM, Bridges JFP. Engaging patients and caregivers in prioritizing symptoms impacting quality of life for Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. Qual Life Res. 2018 Sep;27(9):2261-2273.

Tajeu, GS, Stone, J, Juarez, L, Green, A, Halanych, J, and Cherrington, A.  Exploring the Association of Healthcare Worker Race and Occupation with Implicit and Explicit Racial Bias.  In press at Journal of the National Medical Association.