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Health Services Administration and Policy

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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

Michael Halpern chaired a panel presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago on June 2.  The session was titled, "Constructing a Care Team for Under-resourced Populations: Reaching the Hard-to-Reach With a Multidisciplinary Approach".  Dr. Halpern also presented in this session on "The Role of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) in Providing Cancer Care for Underserved Populations."  He was interviewed and quoted in this session in Modern Healthcare (http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20170614/NEWS/170619950).  

Recent Publications and Presentations

Halpern MT, Schrag D.  Effects of state-level Medicaid policies and patient characteristics on time to breast cancer surgery among Medicaid beneficiaries. Breast Canc Research Treat. 2016 Aug;158(3):573-81.

Foley MM. DRG Grouping and ICD-10-CM/PCS. J AHIMA. 2015 Jul;86(7):56-9.

Aaronson WE. The business of medicine: an introduction. J Spinal Disord Tech.  2015 Jun;28(5):190-2.
and add the following new citations to the top of the list:

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.

Mollica MA, Lines LM, Halpern MT, Ramirez E, Schussler N, Urato M, Smith AW, Kent EE.  Patient experiences of cancer care: scoping review, future directions, and introduction of a new data resource: Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results-Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (SEER-CAHPS).  Patient Experience J 2017;4(1):103-121.

Halpern MT.  Fighting syphilis in the progressive era: From moral arguments to economic imperatives.  Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science Annual Meeting, Myrtle Beach SC, March 2017.