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2011 Publications

  1. Altice FL, Bruce RD, Lucas GM, et al. HIV Treatment Outcomes Among HIV-Infected, Opioid-Dependent Patients Receiving Buprenorphine/Naloxone Treatment Within HIV Clinical Care Settings: results from a multisite study. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. Vol 56 Suppl 1. United States 2011:S22-32.
  2. Andrade P, Fausto J. Anticoagulation: Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with Cancer. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Jan. 2011;41(1):274-275.
  3. Arens R, Sin S, Nandalike K, et al. Upper Airway Structure and Body Fat Composition in Obese Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Mar. 15 2011;183(6):782-787.
  4. Arno PS, House JS, Viola D, Schechter C. Social Security and Mortality: The Role of Income Support Policies and Population Health in the United States. Journal of Public Health Policy. May 2011;32(2):234-250.
  5. Bhalla R, Schechter C, Strelnick AH, Deb N, Meissner P, Currie B. The Effect of Pay for Performance on Outpatient Quality of Care Among Minority Populations (first draft completed; manuscript to be submitted 9/15/11). 
  6. Bonuck KA, Chervin RD, Cole TJ, et al. Prevalence and Persistence of Sleep Disordered Breathing Symptoms in Young Children: A 6-Year Population-Based Cohort Study. Sleep. Jul 2011;34(7):875-U867.
  7. Bonuck KA, Hyden C, Ury G, Barnett J, Ashkinaze H, Briggs RD. Screening for Sleep Problems in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education A Systematic Review of Screening and Assessment Instruments. Infants & Young Children. Oct-Dec 2011;24(4):295-308.
  8. Bonuck K, Hyden C, Ury G, Barnett J, Ashkinaze H. Briggs R. Screening for Sleep Problems in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education: A Systematic Review of Screening and Assessment Instruments. Infants and Young Children. October/December 2011 (24:4).
  9. Bonuck K, Freeman K, Chervin R, Xu L. Sleep Disordered Breathing in a Population-Based Cohort: Behavioral Effects at 4 and 7 years, Pediatrics. (In press 2011-1402). 
  10. Bonuck K, Grant R. Sleep Problems and Early Developmental Delay: Implications for Early Intervention Programs. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 2012;50(1):xxx
  11. Chu C, Selwyn P. An Epidemic in Evolution: The Need for New Models of HIV Care in the Chronic Disease Era. Journal of Urban Health-Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. Jun 2011;88(3):556-566.
  12. Chu C, Selwyn PA. An Epidemic in Evolution: The Need for New Models of HIV Care in the Chronic Disease Era. J Urban Health. Mar 1 2011.
  13. Chu C, Selwyn PA. Complications of HIV Infection: A Systems-Based Approach. Am Fam Physician. Vol 83. United States2011:395-406.
  14. Chu C, Umanski G, Blank A, Grossberg R, Selwyn PA. HIV-infected patients and treatment outcomes: an equivalence study of community-located, primary care-based HIV treatment vs. hospital-based specialty care in the Bronx, New York. Aids Care-Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of Aids/Hiv. 2010;22(12):1522-1529.
  15. Chu C, Umanski G, Blank A, Meissner P, Grossberg R, Selwyn PA. Comorbidity-Related Treatment Outcomes among HIV-Infected Adults in the Bronx, NY. Journal of Urban Health-Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. Jun 2011;88(3):507-516.
  16. Crowley LE, Herbert R, Moline JM, et al. "Sarcoid Like" Granulomatous Pulmonary Disease in World Trade Center Disaster Responders. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. Mar 2011;54(3):175-184.
  17. Crowley LE, Herbert R, Moline JM, et al. Response to Dr. Reich's Letter: "'Sarcoid-Like' Granulomatous Pulmonary Disease in World Trade Center Disaster Responders: Influence of Incidence Computation Methodology in Inferring Airborne Dust Causation" "Sarcoid-Like" Granulomatous Pulmonary Disease in World Trade Center Disaster Responders. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. Nov 2011;54(11):894-895.
  18. Cubbon RM, Gale CP, Kearney LC, et al. Changing Characteristics and Mode of Death Associated With Chronic Heart Failure Caused by Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction A Study Across Therapeutic Eras. Circulation-Heart Failure. Jul 2011;4(4).
  19. Cunningham CO, Giovanniello A, Li X, Kunins HV, Roose RJ, Sohler NL. A comparison of buprenorphine induction strategies: Patient-centered home-based inductions versus standard-of-care office-based inductions. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. Jun 2011;40(4):349-356.
  20. Cunningham CO, Sohler NL, Cooperman NA, Berg KM, Litwin AH, Arnsten JH. Strategies to Improve Access to and Utilization of Health Care Services and Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy Among HIV-Infected Drug Users. Substance Use & Misuse. 2011;46(2-3):218-232.
  21. Drainoni ML, Litwin AH, Smith BD, et al. Effectiveness of a Risk Screener in Identifying Hepatitis C Virus in Primary Care. Hepatology. Oct 2011;54:591A-591A.
  22. Drucker E. Keynote - The Future of Harm Reduction. Drug and Alcohol Review. Nov 2011;30:28-28.
  23. Dyche L, Epstein RM. Curiosity and Medical Education. Medical Education. Jul 2011;45(7):663-668.
  24. Fausto J. Prognosis of Anoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy #234. Journal of Palliative Medicine. Feb 2011;14(2):242-243.
  25. Fausto JA, Selwyn PA. Palliative Care in the Management of Advanced HIV/AIDS. Primary Care. Jun 2011;38(2):311-+.
  26. Fiellin DA, Weiss L, Botsko M, et al. Drug Treatment Outcomes Among HIV-Infected Opioid-Dependent Patients Receiving Buprenorphine/Naloxone. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. Vol 56 Suppl 1. United States2011:S33-38.
  27. Flattau A, Olaywi M, Gaglio PJ, et al. Social Barriers to Listing for Adult Liver Transplantation: Their Prevalence and Association With Program Characteristics. Liver Transplantation. Oct 2011;17(10):1167-1175.
  28. Fornari A, Anderson M, Simon S, Korin E, Swiderski D, Strelnick AH. Learning Social Medicine in the Bronx: An Orientation for Primary Care Residents. Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 2011;23(1):85-89.
  29. Fornari A, Fletcher J, Herbitter C, Boden L, Gold M. Students as Patients and Teachers: Evaluation of an Experiential Emergency Contraception Project. Fam Med. Mar 2011;43(3):172-178.
  30. Freeman K, Zonszein J, Islam N, Blank AE, Strelnick AH. Mortality Trends and Disparities Among Racial/Ethnic and Sex Subgroups in New York City, 1990 to 2000. J Immigr Minor Health. Jun 2011;13(3):546-554.
  31. Goel JL, Xu LZ, Bonuck K, Mehta S, Bernstein PS, Brittner M. Maternal Perceptions of Weight and Obesity in an Urban Population. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Jan 2011;204:608.
  32. Golub M, Charlop M, Groisman-Perelstein AE, Ruddock C, Calman N. Got Low-Fat Milk? How a Community-Based Coalition Changed School Milk Policy in New York City. Family & Community Health. Jan-Mar 2011;34(1):S44-S53.
  33. Gordon AJ, Kunins HV, Rastegar DA, Tetrault JM, Walley AY. Update in Addiction Medicine for the Generalist. Journal of General Internal Medicine. Jan 2011;26(1):77-82.
  34. Hacker K, Tendulkar S, Rideout C, Trinh C, Savage C Grullon M, Leung C, Strelnick AH, DiGirolamo A. Community Capacity Building and Sustainability: Outcomes of Community-Based Participatory Research Workshop. (Submitted to Progress in Community Health Partnerships 9/6/11). 
  35. Herbitter C, Greenberg M, Fletcher J, Query C, Dalby J, Gold M. Family Planning Trainin in U.S Family Medicine Residencies. Family Medicine, In press 2011. 
  36. Indyk D, Deen D, Fornari A, Santos MT, Lu WH, Rucker L. The Influence of Longitudinal Mentoring on Medical Student Selection of Primary Care Residencies. Bmc Medical Education. Jun 2011;11.
  37. Jackson E, Karasz A, Gold M. Family Formation in the Inner City: Low-income Men's Perception of Their Role in Unplanned Conception and Pregnancy Prevention. J Health Care Poor Underserved. Vol 22. United States2011:71-82.
  38. Jordan WB, Karnik AS, Miskovitz SH, Purcell JM, Braganza SF, Ramani S, Tattelman EP. Integrating the Physical Exam into Teaching. Family Medicine Digital Resources Library; 2011. Available from 
  39. Khan UI, Wang D, Thurston RC, et al. Burden of Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease in "Metabolically Benign" and "At-Risk" Overweight and Obese Women: The Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN). Atherosclerosis. Jul 2011;217(1):179-186.
  40. Karasz A, Dowrick C, et al. What We Talk About When We Talk About Depression. British Journal of General Practice. (In press 2011). 
  41. Karnik A, Foster BA, Mayer V, et al. Food Insecurity and Obesity in New York City Primary Care Clinics. Medical Care. Jul 2011;49(7):658-661.
  42. Kasper EM, Aguirre-Padilla DH, Alter RY, Anderson M. Histiocytosis X: Characteristics, Behavior, and Treatments as Illustrated in a Case Series. Surg Neurol Int. Vol 2. India2011:57.
  43. Katsamanis M, Lehrer PM, Escobar JI, Gara MA, Kotay A, Liu R. Psychophysiologic Treatment for Patients With Medically Unexplained Symptoms: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Psychosomatics. May-Jun 2011;52(3):218-229.
  44. Khan AM, Ashizawa S, Hlebowicz V, Appel DW. Anemia of Aging and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sleep Breath. Jan 2011;15(1):29-34.
  45. Khan UI, Wang D, Thurston RC, et al. Burden of Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease in "Metabolically Benign" and "At-Risk" Overweight and Obese Women: The Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN). Atherosclerosis. Jul 2011;217(1):179-186.
  46. Klare MT, Levy BS, Sidel VW. The Public Health Implications of Resource Wars. American Journal of Public Health. Sep 2011;101(9):1615-1619.
  47. Kligler B, Homel P, Blank AE, Kenney J, Levenson H, Merrell W. Randomized Trial of The Effect of an Integrative Medicine Approach to the Management of Asthma in Adults on Disease-Related Quality of Life and Pulmonary Function. Altern Ther Health Med. Jan-Feb 2011;17(1):10-15.
  48. Kligler B, Homel P, Harrison LB, et al. Impact of the Urban Zen Initiative on Patients' Experience of Admission to an Inpatient Oncology Floor: A Mixed-Methods Analysis. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Aug 2011;17(8):729-734.
  49. Korthuis PT, Fiellin DA, Fu R, et al. Improving adherence to HIV Quality of Care Indicators in Persons with Opioid Dependence: The Role of Buprenorphine. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. Vol 56 Suppl 1. United States2011:S83-90.
  50. Krackov SK, Pohl H. Building Expertise Using the Deliberate Practice Curriculum-Planning Model. Medical Teacher. 2011;33(7):570-575.
  51. Krackov SK. Expanding the horizon for feedback. Medical Teacher. 2011;33(11):873-874.
  52. Kulick D, Deen D. Specialized Nutrition Support. Am Fam Physician. Vol 83. United States2011:173-183.
  53. Kunins HV, Giovanniello A, Sohler NL, Li X, Thompson D, Cunningham CO. Feasibility and Impact of Incorporating Buprenorphine Teaching into an Internal Medicine Residency Program. Substance Abuse. 2011;32(1):58-58.
  54. Lesnewski R, Prine L, Ginzburg R. Preventing Gaps When Switching Contraceptives. Am Fam Physician. Vol 83. United States2011:567-570.
  55. Levy BS, Sidel VW. Adverse health consequences of US Government Responses to the 2001 Terrorist Attacks. Lancet. Sep 2011;378(9794):944-952.
  56. Levy BS, Sidel VW. Water Rights and Water Fights: Preventing and Resolving Conflicts Before They Boil Over. American Journal of Public Health. May 2011;101(5):778-780.
  57. Levy BS, Sidel VW. Water Stress and Water Scarcity: A Global Problem Respond. American Journal of Public Health. Aug 2011;101(8):1349-1349.
  58. Lie DA, Lee-Rey E, Gomez A, Bereknyei S, Braddock CH, III. Does Cultural Competency Training of Health Professionals Improve Patient Outcomes? A Systematic Review and Proposed Algorithm for Future Research. Journal of General Internal Medicine. Mar 2011;26(3):317-325.
  59. Lucan SC. Patients Eat Food, Not Food Categories or Constituents. Am Fam Physician. Vol 83. United States2011:107-108; author reply 108.
  60. Lucan SC. Which "Placebo Effect?" (and why it matters). Fam Med. Feb 2011;43(2):125.
  61. Lucan SC, Maroki AR, Shanker R, Jordan WB. Green Carts (mobile product vendors in the Bronx – Optimally Positioned to Meet Neighborhood Fruit and Vegetable Needs? Journal of Urban Health. 2011 August.
  62. Lucan SC. Lower CVD Mortality and Alcohol: Is It What’s in the Drinks? Or Something Else? BMJ, May 28, 2011.
  63. Lucan SC, Mitra N. “Preceptions of the Food Environment are Associated with Fast-Food (not Fruit and Vegetable) Consumption – Findings From Multi-Level Models”. Int. J. of Public Health. 2011.
  64. Lucan SC, Maroko A, Shanker R, Jordan WB. Green Carts (Mobile Produce Vendors) in the Bronx-Optimally Positioned to Meet Neighborhood Fruit-and-Vegetable Needs? Journal of Urban Health-Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. Oct 2011;88(5):977-981.
  65. Lucan SC, “This is Progress?”, Families, Systems and Health (In press 2011). 
  66. Mandelblatt J, Cronin K, Berry D, et al. Changing the Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening: Modeling Mammography Benefits and Harms. Breast. Mar 2011;20:S7-S8.
  67. Marantz PR, Strelnick AH, Currie B, et al. Developing a Multidisciplinary Model of Comparative Effectiveness Research Within a Clinical and Translational Science Award. Academic Medicine. Jun 2011;86(6):712-717.
  68. Marx PA, Drucker EM, Schneider WH. The Serial Passage Theory of HIV Emergence. Clinical Infectious Diseases. Feb 2011;52(3):420-420.
  69. May BJ, Levsky JM, Godelman A, et al. Should CT Play a Greater Role in Preventing the Resection of Granulomas in the Era of PET? American Journal of Roentgenology. Apr 2011;196(4):795-800.
  70. McKee MD, Alderman E, Fletcher J, Rubin S, O'Sullivan L, Campos G. Are Necessary Elements for Provision of Sexual Health Services Available to Urban Adolescents at Every Visit? A Survey of Adolescents and Parents. Journal of Adolescent Health. Feb 2011;48(2):S110-S111.
  71. .McKee MD, Rubin SE, Campos G, O'Sullivan LF. Challenges of Providing Confidential Care to Adolescents in Urban Primary Care: Clinician Perspectives. Ann Fam Med. Vol 9. United States2011:37-43.
  72. McKee MD, Rubin S, Alderman E, Fletcher J, Campos G. A Pilot Intervention to Improve Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing for Urban Adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health. Feb 2011;48(2):S65-S65.
  73. McKee MD, Fletcher J, Sigal I, Giftos J, Schechter C, Walker EA. A Collaborative Approach to Control Hypertension in Diabetes: Outcomes of a Pilot Intervention. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 2011;2:148-152.
  74. Milan FB, Dyche L, Fletcher J. "How am I doing?" Teaching medical students to elicit feedback during their clerkships. Medical Teacher. 2011;33(11):904-910.
  75. Morganstern BA, Bochner B, Dalbagni G, Shabsigh A, Rapkin B. The Psychological Context of Quality of Life: A Psychometric Analysis of A Novel Idiographic Measure of Bladder Cancer Patients' Personal Goals and Concerns Prior to Surgery. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. Feb 15 2011;9.
  76. Morrison RS, Dietrich J, Ladwig S, et al. Palliative Care Consultation Teams Cut Hospital Costs for Medicaid Beneficiaries. Health Affairs. Mar 2011;30(3):454-463.
  77. Patel V, Karasz A, Burg J, Kabita M. A Community Based Health Needs Assessment of Bangladeshi Immigrants in the Bronx, Journal of Poor and Underserved, (In press 2011). 
  78. Rubin SE, Fletcher J, Stein T, Segall-Gutierrez P, Gold M. Determinants of Intrauterine Contraception Provision Among US Family Physicians: A National Survey of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice. Contraception. May 2011;83(5):472-478.
  79. Rubin SE, McKee MD, Alderman E, Fletcher J, O’Sullivan L, Campos G. Testing Adolescents for Sexually transmitted Infections inUrban Primary Care Practices: Results From a Baseline Study. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health. 2011;2:209-212.
  80. Rubin SE, McKee MD. Urban Primary Care Providers' Reports of Their Counseling About and Provision of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception to Adolescents. Contraception. Sep 2011;84(3):334-334.
  81. Sanchez JP, Castillo-Page L, Spencer DJ, et al. Commentary: The Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians Initiative: Engaging Medical Students and Residents. Academic Medicine. Aug 2011;86(8):928-931.
  82. Scaccia M. A New Model of Care Delivery for the High Risk Vulnerable Elder (VE) - An Enhanced Model of Home Based Primary Care. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Apr 2011;59:S152-S152.
  83. Scaccia M. ACOVE Prime and the Chronic Care Model. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Apr 2011;59:S138-S138.
  84. 84.Scaccia M. Intensity of Care and Level of Service: A Reflection of Special Needs of Vulnerable Elders (VE) in the South Bronx. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Apr 2011;59:S144-S144.
  85. Schackman BR, Leff JA, Botsko M, et al. The Cost Of Integrated HIV Care and Buprenorphine/Naloxone Treatment: Results of a Cross-Site Evaluation. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. Vol 56 Suppl 1. United States2011:S76-82.
  86. Skloot G, Schechter C, Desai A, Togias A. Impaired Response to Deep Inspiration in Obesity. Journal of Applied Physiology. Sep 2011;111(3):726-734.
  87. Southern WN, Drainoni ML, Smith BD, et al. Hepatitis C Testing Practices and Prevalence in a High-Risk Urban Ambulatory Care Setting. Journal of Viral Hepatitis. Jul 2011;18(7):474-481.
  88. Southern W, Drainoni ML, Smith BD, et al. Physician Non-Adherence With A Hepatitis C Screening Program. Hepatology. Oct 2011;54:577A-577A.
  89. Stanton CL, Haramati LB, Berko NS, et al. Normal Myocardial Perfusion on 64-Detector Resting Cardiac CT. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. Vol 5. United States: 2011 Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Published by Elsevier Inc; 2011:52-60.
  90. Stuebe AM, Bonuck K. What Predicts Intent to Breastfeed Exclusively? Breastfeeding Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs in a Diverse Urban Population. Breastfeed Med. Feb 22 2011.
  91. Suglia SF, Chambers EC, Rosario A, Duarte CS. Asthma and Obesity in Three-Year-Old Urban Children: Role of Sex and Home Environment. J Pediatr. Vol 159. United States: Inc; 2011:14-20 e11.
  92. Suglia SF, Chambers EC, Rosario A, Duarte CS. Asthma and Obesity in Three-Year-Old Urban Children: Role of Sex and Home Environment. Journal of Pediatrics. Jul 2011;159(1):14-U31.
  93. Sullivan LE, Botsko M, Cunningham CO, et al. The Impact of Cocaine Use on Outcomes in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving Buprenorphine/Naloxone. Jaids-Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Mar 2011;56:S54-S61.
  94. Swartz RJ, Schwartz C, Basch E, et al. The King's Foot of Patient-Reported Outcomes: Current Practices and New Developments for the Measurement of Change. Quality of Life Research. Oct 2011;20(8):1159-1167.
  95. Trickett EJ, Beehler S, Deutsch C, et al. Advancing the Science of Community-Level Interventions. American Journal of Public Health. Aug 2011;101(8):1410-1419.
  96. Udasin I, Schechter C, Crowley L, et al. Respiratory Symptoms Were Associated With Lower Spirometry Results During the First Examination of WTC Responders. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Jan 2011;53(1):49-54.
  97. Van Ravesteyn NT, Schechter CB, Near AM, et al. Race-Specific Impact of Natural History, Mammography Screening, and Adjuvant Treatment on Breast Cancer Mortality Rates in the United States. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. Jan 2011;20(1):112-122.
  98. van Ravesteyn NT, Schechter CB, Near AM, et al. Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Mortality-Response. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. May 2011;20(5):1047-1047.
  99. Wall SP, Kaufman BJ, Gilbert AJ, et al. Derivation of the Uncontrolled Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death Protocol for New York City. American Journal of Transplantation. Jul 2011;11(7):1417-1426.
  100. Wildman RP, Janssen I, Khan UI, et al. Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue in Relation to Subclinical Atherosclerosis and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Midlife Women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Apr 2011;93(4):719-726.
  101. Zhou P, Schechter C, Cai ZY, Markowitz M. Determinants of 25(OH)D Sufficiency in Obese Minority Children: Selecting Outcome Measures and Analytic Approaches. Journal of Pediatrics. Jun 2011;158(6):930-U999.
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