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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

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. 

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.

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.  

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.  http://ijmsc.org/doi/10.7224/1537-2073.2016-044.

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.  http://www.clinicaltherapeutics.com/article/S0149-2918(17)30731-2/fulltext.

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.

Teixeira-Poit SM, Halpern MT, Kane H, Keating M, Olmsted M. Factors Influencing Professional Life Satisfaction among Neurologists. BMC Health Serv Res 2017 Jun 19;17(1):409. https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-017-2....