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Health Policy, Management & Behavior

About

The Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior (HPMB) prepares students to pursue planning and leadership roles in public health. Graduates become health policy analysts, program planners and evaluators, health services researchers and managers, and health promotion specialists in the private sector, government and non-profit organizations.

Through HPMB program offerings, students gain strong analytical skills, knowledge of the health care and public health system, and experiences to prepare them to analyze, develop, implement, and evaluate health policy and health-related programs.

This educational experience is enhanced through study with senior-level health practitioners and researchers who are directly involved in the formulation and implementation of health policy and management strategies.

Department of Health Policy, Management, & Behavior
Suite 170

1 University Place
Rensselaer, NY 12144
United States

Phone
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518-402-0414

Faculty

Health Policy, Management & Behavior Faculty
Clinical Associate Professor
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Research Associate Professor
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Associate Professor
Interim Dean, Professor
Clinical Associate Professor
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Research Assistant Professor
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Associate Professor
Clinical Assistant Professor
Chair & Associate Professor
Clinical Associate Professor
Clinical Professor, Emeritus
Associate Professor

Projects & Publications

Featured Projects

Research and Technical Reports

In the past year, faculty in our Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior submitted more than 25 professional reports based on their expertise (such as large research reports or technical reports) to government agencies, community-based organizations, and foundations.

 

Public Health Communication Lab (PHCL)

The PHCL is led by Jennifer Manganello and conducts research and practice-based work to analyze messages about health in the media, study the effects of media messages and technology on health, develop new ways to measure media use and health literacy, and more. A current research project from PHCL involves the study of COVID vaccine messages and African American women in New York State.

 

Evaluating Efforts to Reduce Health Care Costs (DSRIP)

Wendy Weller and Erika Martin led a team to conduct an independent evaluation of New York’s $6.4 billion Medicaid delivery system reform incentive program (DSRIP) which was designed to reduce the cost of care and improve health outcomes for more than five million New Yorkers. The team evaluated whether the DSRIP initiatives achieved desired impact, effectiveness, cost savings and value improvements using a pre-post design.

 

Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

Tomoko Udo is working with the Schenectady Police Department on its “Schenectady Cares” program. The concept is straightforward but powerful: Anyone struggling with substance use disorder (SUD) can enter the police department and simply ask for help. An officer will then call a community partner who will respond to the police station and help the person find the resources they need to achieve recovery.

Publications
2021

First-Trimester Maternal Folic Acid Supplementation Modified the Effects of Risk Factors Exposures on Congenital Heart Disease in Offspring

  • Journal: Life-Basel
  • Author(s): Justino, John

Diabetes prevalence among diverse Hispanic populations: considering nativity, ethnic discrimination, acculturation, and BMI

  • Journal: Eating and Weight Disorders- Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity
  • Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

New COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Among Adults, by Vaccination Status-New York, May 3-July 25, 2021

  • Journal: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
  • Author(s): Holtgrave, David

Transformation of Saudi Arabia's Health System and Its Impact on Population Health: What Can the USA Learn?

  • Journal: Saudi Journal of Health Systems Research
  • Author(s): Young, Yuchi

Suicide as a hidden contributor in the opioid crisis and the role that primary care and emergency medicine play in addressing it

  • Journal: Preventative Medicine
  • Author(s): Harris, Brett

Suicide safer care in behavioral health settings. A comparative analysis of perceptions, training completion, and practice between mental health and substance use disorder treatment providers

  • Journal: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Author(s): Harris, Brett

Acceptability and appropriateness of a novel parent-staff co-leadership model for childhood obesity prevention in Head Start: a qualitative interview study

  • Journal: BMC Public Health
  • Author(s): Jurkowski, Janine

Effect of Medicaid Expansions on HIV Diagnoses and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Use

  • Journal: American Journal of Preventative Medicine
  • Author(s): Holtgrave, David

Financial fluency: demystifying accounting and business planning for the reproductive medicine specialist

  • Journal: Fertility and Sterility
  • Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

Health Service Utilization Patterns Among Medicaid-Insured Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Implications for Access Needs in Outpatient Community-Based Medical Services.

  • Journal: The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
  • Author(s): Cogan, Lindsay

The value of federated learning during and post-COVID-19

  • Journal: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
  • Author(s): Qian, Feng

Characteristics of a Church-placed Physical Activity Program Associated with Physical Activity Uptake in Church-going African Americans in New York City

  • Journal: Journal of Physical Activity Research
  • Author(s): Mansu, Moses; Qian, Feng

Open Health Data in the New Presidential Administration—Opportunities and Strategies for Success

  • Journal: JAMA Health Forum
  • Author(s): Martin, Erika

Short-, medium-, and long-term weight changes and all-cause mortality in old age: Findings from the National Survey of the Japanese Elderly

  • Journal: The Journals of Gerontology: Series A
  • Author(s): Shaw, Benjamin

Translating Evidence Into Policy Impact: A Call To Action For Formative Policy Evaluation to Promote Evidence-Based Decision-making

  • Journal: Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
  • Author(s): Martin, Erika

Mediating role of self‐esteem: Black Caribbean and African American adolescents' initiation of sex

  • Journal: Journal of Community Psychology
  • Author(s): Hastings, Julia

Employing telehealth within HIV care: Advantages, challenges, and recommendations

  • Journal: AIDS
  • Author(s): Martin, Erika

Family-Based Caregiving: Does Lumping Asian Americans Together Do More Harm than Good?

  • Journal: Journal of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences
  • Author(s): Nugraheni, Suryadewi; Hastings, Julia

Health Literacy, Digital Health Literacy, and COVID-19 Pandemic Attitudes and Behaviors in U.S. College Students: Implications for Interventions

  • Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Author(s): Hadley, Molly; Manganello, Jennifer

Hybrid coronary revascularization vs. percutaneous coronary interventions for multivessel coronary artery disease

  • Journal: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology
  • Author(s): Hannan, Edward; Wu, Yifeng; Cozzens, Kimberly

Long-Term Collaborations with Policy Operators can Facilitate Evidence-Informed Policymaking During a Time of Crisis

  • Journal: Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
  • Author(s): Martin, Erika

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Before and During COVID in New York

  • Journal: American Journal of Cardiology
  • Author(s): Hannan, Edward

Brazilian women’s use of evidence-based practices in childbirth after participating in the Senses of Birth intervention: A mixed-methods study

  • Journal: PLOS One
  • Author(s): Bozlak, Christine; Shaw, Benjamin

Reducing Disparities A Virtual Quality Improvement Collaborative Resulted in Better Health Outcomes for 4 Target Populations Disproportionately Affected by HIV

  • Journal: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice
  • Author(s): Tesoriero, James

Racial/Ethnic Health Disparity in the U.S.: A Decomposition Analysis

  • Journal: Econometrics
  • Author(s): Lahiri, Kajal

Adiposity in polycystic ovary syndrome: excess versus dysfunction

  • Journal: Fertility and Sterility
  • Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

Association of Borderline Personality Disorder Criteria with Suicide Attempts Among US Adults

  • Journal: JAMA Network Open
  • Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

Disparities in cardio metabolic risk between Black and White women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Journal: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

Biomarkers Predictive of Extubation and Survival of COVID-19 Patients

  • Journal: Cureus
  • Author(s): Wales, Danielle

Menstrual dysfunction in polycystic ovary syndrome: association with dynamic state insulin resistance rather than hyperandrogenism

  • Journal: Fertility and Sterility
  • Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

Upstream prevention of opioid misuse in school-based health centers: provider attitudes, perceptions, and practice

  • Journal: Journal of Social Work Practice in Addictions
  • Author(s): Harris, Brett

Examining the significance of age of onset in persons with lifetime anorexia nervosa: Comparing child, adolescent, and emerging adult onsets in nationally representative US study

  • Journal: International Journal of Eating Disorders
  • Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

Open government data portals: Predictors of site engagement among early users of Health Data NY

  • Journal: Government Information Quality
  • Author(s): Martin, Erika

Cost and Cost-Effectiveness of Incentives for Viral Suppression in People Living with HIV

  • Journal: AIDS and Behavior
  • Author(s): Holtgrave, David

Resilience-Focused HIV Care to Promote Psychological Well-Being During COVID-19 and Other Catastrophes

  • Journal: Frontiers in Public Health
  • Author(s): Martin, Erika

Revascularization for Isolated Proximal Left Anterior Descending Artery Disease

  • Journal: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Author(s): Hannan, Edward

The Need to Reassess the Diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): A Review of Diagnostic Recommendations from the International Evidence-Based Guideline for the Assessment and Management of PCOS

  • Journal: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
  • Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

Developing a Novel Interaction Colorectal Cancer Educational Session for First-Year Medical Students to Enhance Interest in Public Health

  • Journal: Journal of Cancer Education
  • Author(s): Wales, Danielle

Identifying HPV vaccine narrative communication needs among parents on social media

  • Journal: Preventive Medicine Reports
  • Author(s): Manganello, Jennifer

Systemic chronic subclinical inflammation, adipose tissue dysfunction, and polycystic ovary syndrome: three major forces intertwined

  • Journal: Fertility and Sterility
  • Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

The Prevalence and Negative Impacts of Substance Use Disorders among People with HIV in the United States: A Real-Time Delphi Survey of Key Stakeholders

  • Journal: AIDS and Behavior
  • Author(s): Martin, Erika

University research centers as knowledge translation platforms: leveraging structure, support and resources to enhance multisectoral collaboration and advocacy

  • Journal: Tertiary Education and Management
  • Author(s): Holtgrave, David

A Year of Child Injury Prevention on Instagram

  • Journal: Journal of Health Communication
  • Author(s): Manganello, Jennifer; Kane, Cassandra

Development and Initial Validation of the Refugee Health Literacy Assessment Tool (RHLAT)

  • Journal: American Journal of Health Education
  • Author(s): Manganello, Jennifer; Linder, Nora

Improving Longitudinal Outcomes, Efficiency, and Equity in the Care of Patients with Congenital Heart Disease

  • Journal: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • Author(s): Hannan, Edward

PCOS Phenotype in Unselected Populations Study (P-PUP): Protocol for a Systematic Review and Defining PCOS Diagnostic Features with Pooled Individual Participant Data

  • Journal: Diagnostics
  • Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

The Association of Socio-Economic Factors with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Outcomes

  • Journal: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
  • Author(s): Hannan, Edward

Enhancing the usability and usefulness of open government data: A comprehensive review of the state of open government data visualization research

  • Journal: Government Information Quarterly
  • Author(s): Martin, Erika

Learning from Graduate and Undergraduate Public Health Virtual-Internship Experiences with State Title V Agencies During COVID-19, Summer 2020

  • Journal: Maternal and Child Health Journal
  • Author(s): Bozlak, Christine

Profile of Daughters and Sisters of Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: The Role of Proband's Glucose Tolerance

  • Journal: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

The Association of Socio-Economic Factors with Outcomes for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

  • Journal: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Author(s): Hannan, Edward

Medicaid coverage for tobacco dependence treatment: Enrollee awareness and use

  • Journal: Preventive Medicine Reports
  • Author(s): Battles, Haven

Natural history of polycystic ovary syndrome: A systematic review of cardiometabolic outcomes from longitudinal cohort studies

  • Journal: Clinical Endocrinology
  • Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

Trends in quality of care among children with sickle cell anemia

  • Journal: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
  • Author(s): Cogan, Lindsay

Pandemic communication: Challenges and opportunities for local health departments

  • Journal: Journal of Public Health Management & Practice
  • Author(s): Manganello, Jennifer

Investing In a 21st Century Health Workforce: A Call for Accountability

  • Journal: Health Affairs
  • Author(s): Moore, Jean

Dental Therapists in the United States Health Equity, Advancing

  • Journal: Medical Care
  • Author(s): Moore, Jean

Maternal depression, adverse childhood experiences, and social support in relation to gestational diabetes risk: results from the Albany Infant and Mother Study (AIMS)

  • Journal: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Author(s): Bozlak, Christine

Maintaining a Focus on Health Equity During the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

  • Journal: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice
  • Author(s): Martin, Erika; Holtgrave, David

Racial and ethnic disparities in HIV diagnoses among heterosexually active persons in the United States nationally and by state, 2018

  • Journal: PLOS One
  • Author(s): Martin, Erika

COVID-19 Outcomes Among Persons Living With or Without Diagnosed HIV Infection in New York State

  • Journal: JAMA Network Open
  • Author(s): Tesoriero, James; Holtgrave, David; Udo, Tomoko
2020

Performance of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes for identifying children with Sickle Cell Anemia

Journal: Health Services Research

Author(s): Cogan, Lindsay

 

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children in New York State

Journal: New England Journal of Medicine

Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

 

Cumulative incidence and diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection in New York

Journal: Annals of Epidemiology

Author(s): Tesoriero, James; Holtgrave, David; Udo, Tomoko

 

Use of Population-Based Surveys for Estimating the Population Size of Persons Who Inject Drugs in the United States

Journal: Journal of Infectious Diseases

Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

 

COVID-19 Testing, Epidemic Features, Hospital Outcomes, and Household Prevalence, New York State—March 2020

Journal: Clinical Infectious Diseases

Author(s): Holtgrave, David

 

Health Literacy Among In-Care Older HIV Diagnosed Persons with Multimorbidity: MMP NYS (Excluding NYC)

Journal: AIDS and Behavior

Author(s): Manganello, Jennifer

 

Association of Treatment With Hydroxychloroquine or Azithromycin With In-Hospital Mortality in Patients With COVID-19 in New York State

Journal: JAMA

Author(s): Tesoriero, James; Holtgrave, David; Udo, Tomoko

 

Ending the HIV Epidemic: New York's Quest to Become the First State to Reduce HIV Prevalence

Journal: Public Health Reports

Author(s): Tesoriero, James; Holtgrave, David; Martin, Erika

 

A Rapid Review of the Impact of Systems-Level Policies and Interventions on Population-Level Outcomes Related to the Opioid Epidemic, United States and Canada, 2014-2018

Journal: Public Health Reports

Author(s): Martin, Erika

 

Assessing racial and ethnic disparities using a COVID-19 outcomes continuum for New York State

Journal: Annals of Epidemiology

Author(s): Holtgrave, David; Tesoriero, James

 

Characteristics of Sexual Partnerships Among Men With Diagnosed HIV Who Have Sex With Men, United States and Puerto Rico-2015-2019

Journal: JAIDS

Author(s): Holtgrave, David

 

Clarifying the record on hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of patients hospitalized with COVID-19

Journal: International Journal of Infectious Diseases

Author(s): Holtgrave, David; Udo, Tomoko

 

Smoking Behavior of Older Adults: A Panel Data Analysis Using HRS

Journal: Journal of Quantitative Economics

Author(s): Lahiri, Kajal

 

Fighting obesity at the local level? An analysis of predictors of local health departments' policy involvement

Journal: Preventive Medicine

Author(s): Martin, Erika

 

Getting to the heart of low sensitivity to alcohol: Context moderates low cardiovascular response to alcohol in persons with a family history of alcohol use disorder

Journal: Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research

Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

 

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Binge-Eating Disorder: Further Context and Additional Findings From a Nationally Representative Sample of Adults in the United States

Journal: The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

 

Exploring the evolution of engagement between academic public health researchers and decision-makers: from initiation to dissolution

Journal: Health Research Policy and Systems

Author(s): Holtgrave, David

 

Estimating the Variance of a Combined Forecast: Bootstrap-Based Approach

Author(s): Lahiri, Kajal

 

News Coverage of pediatric injury research: maternal understanding and engagement

Journal: Journal of Communication in Healthcare

Author(s): Manganello, Jennifer

 

Modernizing Scope-of-Practice Regulations--Time to Prioritize Patients

Journal: The New England Journal of Medicine

Author(s): Moore, Jean

 

Getting to the Heart of Low Sensitivity to Alcohol: Context Moderates Low Cardiovascular Response to Alcohol in Persons With a Family History of Alcohol Use Disorder

Journal: Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research

Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

 

Disparities in DSM-5 defined eating disorders by sexual orientation among US adults

Journal: International Journal of Eating Disorders

Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

 

Value of Sample Separation Information in a Sequential Probit Model

Journal: Journal of Economic Theory and Practice

Author(s): Lahiri, Kajal

 

Changes in perceived knowledge about childbirth among pregnant women participating in the Senses of Birth intervention in Brazil: a cross-sectional study

Journal: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

Author(s): Fernandez, Luisa; Bozlak, Chirstine; Shaw, Benjamin

 

Estimating Endogenous Ordered Response Panel Data Models with an Application to Income Gradient in Child Health

Journal: Sankhya-Series B-Applied and Interdisciplinary Statistics

Author(s): Lahiri, Kajal

 

Protecting the Health of Vulnerable Children and Adolescents During COVID-19–Related K-12 School Closures in the US

Journal: JAMA Health Forum

Author(s): Martin, Erika, Sorensen, Lucy

 

A valuable and affordable handheld ultrasound in combating COVID-19

Journal: Critical Care

Author(s): Qian, Feng

 

Trends in the Mortality Risk of Living Alone during Old Age in Sweden, 1992-2011

Journal: Journal of Aging and Health

Author(s): Shaw, Benjamin

 

Adipocyte Insulin Resistance in PCOS: Relationship With GLUT-4 Expression and Whole-Body Glucose Disposal and beta-Cell Function

Journal: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism

Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

 

Simulating the End of AIDS in New York: Using Participatory Dynamic Modeling to Improve Implementation of the Ending the Epidemic Initiative

Journal: Public Health Reports

Author(s): Martin, Erika; Dwicaksono, Adenantera

 

Out-of-Hospital 30-day Deaths After Cardiac Surgery Are Often Underreported

Journal: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Author(s): Hannan, Edward' Samadashvili, Zaza; Cozzens, Kimberly

 

Barrier Methods for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases: Decades of Condom Research can Inform the Promotion of Face Mask Use

Journal: AIDS and Behavior

Author(s): Holtgrave, David

 

Communities for Healthy Living (CHL) A Community-based Intervention to Prevent Obesity in Low-Income Preschool Children: Process Evaluation Protocol

Journal: Trials

Author(s): Janine Jurkowski

 

Letter to the Editor: "Distribution of Body Hair in Young Australian Women and Associations with Serum Androgen Concentrations"

Journal: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism

Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

 

Dental Workforce Trends: A National Study of Gender Diversity and Practice Patterns

Journal: Medical Care Research and Review

Author(s): Moore, Jean

 

Childhood food neglect and adverse experiences associated with DSM-5 eating disorders in U.S. National Sample

Journal: Journal of Psychiatric Research

Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

 

Latest Advancements in Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Technologies in Treating Type 1 Diabetes

Journal: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology

Author(s): Qian, Feng; Schumacher, Patrick

 

The Nordhaus test with many zeros

Journal: Economics Letters

Author(s): Lahiri, Kajal

 

Age and gender differences in the association between body mass index and all-cause mortality among older Japanese

Journal: Ethnicity and Health

Author(s): Shaw, Benjamin

 

Service Barriers for Gender Nonbinary Young Adults: Using Photovoice to Understand Support and Stigma

Journal: Affilia

Author(s): Bozlak, Christine

 

Core Elements of a National COVID-19 Strategy: Lessons Learned from the US National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Journal: AIDS and Behavior

Author(s): Holtgrave, David

 

African Americans, Caregiving, and Physical Health Ratings: Does Culture, Religion and Spirituality Provide Support?

Journal: Race and Social Problems

Author(s): Hastings, Julia; Nugraheni, Suryadewi

 

Disability, Hospital Care, and Cost: Utilization of Emergency and Inpatient Care by a Cohort of Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Journal: The Journal of Pediatrics

Author(s): Cogan, Lindsay

 

Older adults' physical activity-related social control and social support in the context of personal norms

Journal: Journal of Health Psychology

Author(s): Benjamin Shaw

 

Productive efficiency in processing social security disability claims: a look back at the 1989–95 surge

Journal: Empirical Economics

Author(s): Lahiri, Kajal

 

Association of Anesthesiologist Handovers With Short-Term Outcomes for Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

Journal: Anesthesia & Analgesia

Author(s): Hannan, Edward; Wu, Smadashvili, Zaza

 

Pandemics and PSAs: Rapidly Changing Information in a New Media Landscape

Journal: Health Communication

Author(s): Manganello, Jennifer; Schumacher, Patrick

 

The predictive value of total testosterone alone for clinical hyperandrogenism in polycystic ovary syndrome

Journal: Reproductive Biomedicine Online

Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

 

Hybrid Coronary Revascularization Versus Conventional Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Utilization and Comparative Outcomes

Journal: Circulation-Cardiovascular Interventions

Author(s): Hannan, Edward; Wu, Yifeng; Cozzens, Kimberly

 

Assuring Adequate Treatment for Persons Diagnosed with Gonorrhea in New York State

Journal: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Author(s): Currenti, Salvatore; Qian, Feng

 

Predictors of State-Level Stay-at-Home Orders in the United States and Their Association With Mobility of Residents

Journal: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

Author(s): Martin, Erika

 

When social media images and messages don’t match: Attention to text versus imagery to effectively convey safety information on social media.

Journal: Journal of Health Communication

Author(s): Manganello, Jennifer

 

Using social media to disseminate injury prevention content: Is a picture worth a thousand words?

Journal: Health Behavior Research

Author(s): Manganello, Jennifer

 

Development and Validation of a Parental Health-Related Empowerment Scale with Low Income Parents

Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Author(s): Jurkowski, Janine

 

Media use for children with disabilities in the United States during COVID-19

Journal: Journal of Media and Children

Author(s): Manganello, Jennifer

 

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction Before and During COVID in New York

Journal: The American Journal of Cardiology

Author(s): Hannan, Edward; Wu, Yifeng; Cozzens, Kimberly

 

Providing Compassionate Care: The Role of Medical Students and Videoconference Technology in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Journal: Journal of Patient Experience

Author(s): Wales, Danielle

 

Screening for Androgen Excess in Women: Accuracy of Self-Reported Excess Body Hair Growth and Menstrual Dysfunction

Journal: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism

Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

 

Differences in Long-term Outcomes After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Using Single vs Multiple Arterial Grafts and the Association With Sex

Journal: JAMA Cardiology

Author(s): Hannan, Edward

 

Suicide attempts among people with eating disorders and adverse childhood experiences: Results from a nationally representative sample of adults

Journal: International Journal of Eating Disorders

Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

 

Regulating health professional scopes of practice: comparing institutional arrangements and approaches in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK

Journal: Human Resources for Health

Author(s): Moore, Jean; Langelier, Margaret

 

Covid-19 and the Health Workforce

Journal: Medical Care Research and Review

Author(s): Moore, Jean

 

A Merger Can Save Your College, but Don’t Wait Too Long

Journal: The Chronicle of Higher Education

Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

 

Permanent transition of homecare recipients with dementia to nursing homes in New York State: Risk factors

Journal: Geriatric Nursing

Author(s): Young, Yuchi

 

Association of US Households’ Disaster Preparedness With Socioeconomic Characteristics, Composition, and Region

Journal: JAMA Network Open

Author(s): Martin, Erika

 

Ensuring and Sustaining a Pandemic Workforce

Journal: The New England Journal of Medicine

Author(s): Moore, Jean

 

Socioeconomic Differences in Trajectories of Functional Capacity Among Older Japanese: A 25-Year Longitudinal Study

Journal: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

Author(s): Shaw, Benjamin

 

Nudging while online grocery shopping: A randomized feasibility trial to enhance nutrition in individuals with food insecurity

Journal: Appetite

Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

 

Moving towards open government data 2.0 in U.S. health agencies: Engaging data users and promoting use

Journal: Information Policy

Author(s): Martin, Erika

 

Does Serum Vitamin D Level Affect COVID-19 Infection and Its Severity?-A Case-Control Study

Journal: Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Author(s): Shaw, Benjamin

 

2019

Data-Driven Goals for Curbing the U.S. HIV Epidemic by 2030

Journal: AIDS and Behavior

Author(s): Holtgrave, David

 

Trajectories of childhood adversity and the risk of depression in young adulthood: Results from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children

Journal: Depression and Anxiety

Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

                 

Mechanisms linking childhood adversity to alcohol or cannabis use disorder in young adulthood

Journal: APHA's 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo

Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

                

Association Between Adverse Childhood Events and Multimorbidity in a Racial and Ethnic Diverse Sample of Middle-Aged and Older Adults

Journal: Innovation in Aging

Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

 

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Association Between Adverse Childhood Experience, Perceived Discrimination and Body Mass Index in a National Sample of U.S. Older Adults

Journal: Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics

Author(s): Udo, Tomoko; Shaw, Benjamin

 

Evaluating HIV Transmission Rates for the US National HIV/AIDS Strategy, 2010-2015

Journal: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Author(s): Holtgrave, David

 

Adipocyte expression of glucose transporter 1 and 4 in PCOS: Relationship to insulin-mediated and non-insulin-mediated whole-body glucose uptake

Journal: Clinical Endocrinology

Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

 

Alterations in plasma non-esterified fatty acid (NEFA) kinetics and relationship with insulin resistance in polycystic ovary syndrome

Journal: Human Reproduction

Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

 

Anti-Mullerian Hormone in PCOS: A Review Informing International Guidelines

Journal: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism

Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

 

Defining what is normal: the key to the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (and any other disorder for that matter ...)

Journal: Fertility and Sterility

Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

 

Female Pattern Hair Loss and Androgen Excess: A Report From the Multidisciplinary Androgen Excess and PCOS Committee

Journal: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

 

FSH Beyond Fertility

Journal: Frontiers in Endocrinology

Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

 

Is antimullerian hormone an early marker or an in utero effector of incipient polycystic ovary syndrome?

Journal: Fertility and Sterility

Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

 

Is Hirsutism a Marker of Metabolic Dysfunction?

Journal: Fertility and Sterility

Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

 

Minimal difference in phenotype between adolescents and young adults with polycystic ovary syndrome

Journal: Fertility and Sterility

Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

 

Pregnancy-Related Economic Burden of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Journal: Fertility and Sterility

Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

 

The pressing need for standardization in epidemiologic studies of PCOS across the globe

Journal: Gynecological Endocrinology

Author(s): Azziz, Ricardo

 

Dentist and hygienist smoking cessation counseling and awareness of Medicaid benefits

Journal: Journal of Public Health Dentistry

Author(s): Battles, Haven

 

Helping Parents Prepare for their Child's End of Life: A retrospective survey of cancer-bereaved parents

Journal: Pediatric Blood and Cancer

Author(s): Battles, Haven

 

Participating in online research examining end-of-life experiences: Is it beneficial, burdensome, or both for parents bereaved by childhood cancer?

Journal: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing

Author(s): Battles, Haven

 

Disparities in diabetes management among Medicaid recipients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD): Evidence from five U.S. states

Journal: Disability and Health Journal

Author(s): Cogan, Lindsay

 

The impact of the Medicaid high-risk on care management program in New York State

Journal: Health Services Research

Author(s): Cogan, Lindsay

 

New York State's Public Health Approach to Alzheimer's Disease

Journal: Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association

Author(s): Gallant, Mary

 

Moving the Needle on Action Around Evidence-Based Screening for Hereditary Conditions: Preparing State Chronic Disease Directors to Advance Precision Public Health

Journal: Public Health Reports

Author(s): Greendale, Karen

 

Mitral valve repair versus replacement for patients with preserved left ventricular function without heart failure symptoms

Journal: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Author(s): Hannan, Edward L.

 

Multiple Versus Single Arterial Coronary Bypass Graft Surgery for Multivessel Disease

Journal: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Author(s): Hannan, Edward L.

 

Retooling of Paper-based Outcome Measures to Electronic Format Comparison of the NY State Public Risk Model and EHR-derived Risk Models for CABG Mortality

Journal: Medical Care

Author(s): Hannan, Edward L.

 

Service Access and Self-Reporting: Tailoring SBIRT to Active Duty Military in Civilian Health Care Settings

Journal: Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions

Author(s): Harris, Brett

 

Mental Health care treatment seeking among African Americans and Caribbean Blacks: what is the role of religiosity/spirituality?

Journal: Aging & Mental Health

Author(s): Hastings, Julia

 

Mental Health Treatment and Work Among African American and Caribbean Black Welfare Recipients

Journal: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology

Author(s): Hastings, Julia

 

Religion, spirituality, coping, and resilience among African Americans with diabetes

Journal: Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work

Author(s): Hastings, Julia

 

Public Health Responding to the Epidemic of Alzheimer’s Disease

Journal: Ageing Science & Mental Health Studies

Author(s): Hoffman, David

 

A Cost and Cost-Threshold Analysis of Implementation of an Evidence-Based Intervention for HIV-Serodiscordant Couples

Journal: AIDS and Behavior

Author(s): Holtgrave, David

 

Ending HIV in America: Not Without the Power of Community

Journal: AIDS and Behavior

Author(s): Holtgrave, David

 

Using Interrupted Time Series Analysis to Measure the Impact of Legalized Syringe Exchange on HIV Diagnoses in Baltimore and Philadelphia

Journal: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Author(s): Holtgrave, David

 

Cedric Herring's Lasting Legacy

Journal: American Sociological Association

Author(s): Horton, Hayward

 

Race and the Accumulation of Wealth: Racial Differences in Net Worth over the Life Course, 1989-2009

Journal: Social Problems

Author(s): Horton, Hayward

 

An interview with social entrepreneur Doug Rauch on his solution to food insecurity

Journal: Journal of Public Affairs

Author(s): Jurkowski, Janine

 

Co-designing obesity prevention interventions together with children: intervention mapping meets youth-led participatory action research

Journal: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Author(s): Jurkowski, Janine

 

Communities for healthy living (CHL) – A family-centered childhood obesity prevention program integrated into Head Start services: Study protocol for a pragmatic cluster randomized trial

Journal: Contemporary Clinical Trials

Author(s): Jurkowski, Janine

 

Special Issue: Food Deserts/Security

Journal: Journal of Public Affairs

Author(s): Jurkowski, Janine

 

A Comparison of Some Bayesian and Classical Procedures for Simultaneous Equation Models with Weak Instruments

Journal: Econometrics

Author(s): Lahiri, Kajal

 

Determinants of Smoking Cessation: A Panel Data Analysis Using HRS

Journal: Social Science Research Network

Author(s): Lahiri, Kajal

 

Estimating Endogenous Ordered Response Panel Data Models with an Application to Income Gradient in Child Health

Journal: Social Science Research Network

Author(s): Lahiri, Kajal

 

Estimating macroeconomic uncertainty and discord using info-metrics

Journal: CESifo Working Paper

Author(s): Lahiri, Kajal

 

Gulf War Syndrome: The Plight of War Veterans

Journal: Opportunities and Challenges in Development

Author(s): Lahiri, Kajal

 

Inflation expectations in India: Learning from household tendency surveys

Journal: International Journal of Forecasting

Author(s): Lahiri, Kajal

 

International propagation of shocks: A dynamic factor model using survey forecasts

Journal: International Journal of Forecasting

Author(s): Lahiri, Kajal

 

Increasing the Impact of JMIR Journals in the Attention Economy

Journal: Journal of Medical Internet Research

Author(s): Leung, Ricky

 

Past, present, and future of global health financing: a review of development assistance, government, out-of-pocket, and other private spending on health for 195 countries, 1995-2050

Journal: Lancet

Author(s): Leung, Ricky

 

Get Health'E': A Pilot Test of an Ehealth Literacy Intervention for Young Adults

Journal: Annals of Behavioral Medicine

Author(s): Manganello, Jennifer

 

Maternal Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavioral Intention after Exposure to Injury Prevention Recommendations in the News Media

Journal: Journal of Health Communication

Author(s): Manganello, Jennifer

 

Health literacy in a social context: A meta-narrative review

Journal: International Handbook of Health Literacy

Author(s): Manganello, Jennifer

 

Changes in Sugary Beverage Consumption and Public Perceptions in Upstate New York After Implementation of a Community Awareness Campaign and Healthier Vending Strategies

Journal: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

Author(s): Martin, Erika

 

Distributing Local Resources for Public Health Preparedness Grants: A Data-Driven Approach

Journal: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

Author(s): Martin, Erika

 

Lead exposure and academic achievement: evidence from childhood lead poisoning prevention efforts

Journal: Journal of Population Economics

Author(s): Martin, Erika

 

Relationship between network operators and risky sex behaviors among female versus transgender commercial sex workers in Pakistan

Journal: AIDS Care-Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV

Author(s): Martin, Erika

 

Strategies for improving hepatitis C treatment access in the United States: state officials address high drug prices, stigma, and building treatment capacity

Journal: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

Author(s): Martin, Erika

 

Suboptimal geographic accessibility to comprehensive HIV care in the US: regional and urban-rural differences

Journal: Journal of the International AIDS Society

Author(s): Martin, Erika

 

Visualizing the Opioid Epidemic: Lessons Learned From a Dozen Years of Engaging Communities with Data

Journal: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

Author(s): Martin, Erika

 

Expanding Access to Care with Scope of Practice

Journal: The Journal of Professional Excellence Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Author(s): Moore, Jean

 

Analysis of Novel Care Management Programs in Primary Care: An Example of Mixed Methods in Health Services Research

Journal: Journal of Mixed Methods Research

Author(s): Potworowski, Georges

 

A comparison of aggravated assault rate trends in rural, suburban, and urban areas using the UCR and NCS/NCVS, 1988–2005

Journal: Crime Prevention and Community Safety

Author(s): Pridemore, William

 

The World Is Complex, But Alcohol Policy Matters: A Commentary on Nemtsov et al. (2019) Comment

Journal: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

Author(s): Pridemore, William

 

Chronic Medical Conditions in US Adults With Incarceration History

Journal: Health Psychology

Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

 

Disparities in DSM‐5 defined eating disorders by sexual orientation among U.S. adults

Journal: International Journal of Eating Disorders

Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

 

Physical activity levels and correlates in nationally representative sample of U.S. adults with healthy weight, obesity, and binge‐eating disorder

Journal: International Journal of Eating Disorders

Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

 

Psychiatric and medical correlates of DSM-5 eating disorders in a nationally representative sample of adults in the United States

Journal: International Journal of Eating Disorders

Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

 

Suicide attempts in US adults with lifetime DSM-5 eating disorders

Journal: BMC Medicine

Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

 

The Significance of Overvaluation of Shape or Weight in Binge-Eating Disorder: Results from a National Sample of U.S. Adults

Journal: Obesity

Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

 

Viral Genetic Linkage Analysis Among Black Men Who Have Sex With Men (HIV Prevention Trials Network 061)

Journal: AIDS Research and Human Retrovirus

Author(s): Wheeler, Darrell

 

Do Nursing Home Residents With Dementia Receive Pain Interventions?

Journal: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias

Author(s): Young, Yuchi

 

Cost-Effectiveness of Using Mass Media to Prevent Tobacco Use among Youth and Young Adults: The FinishIt Campaign

Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Author(s): Holtgrave, David

 

Extending access to care across the rural US south: Preliminary results from the Alabama eHealth programme

Journal: Journal of Telemedicine

Author(s): Holtgrave, David

 

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Infection: Preventing Disease or Promoting Sexual Health?

Journal: Journal of Community Health

Author(s): Holtgrave, David

 

Unraveling health disparities among sexual and gender minorities: a commentary on the persistent impact of stigma

Journal: Journal of Homosexuality

Author(s): Holtgrave, David

 

Rates of Help-Seeking in US Adults With Lifetime DSM-5 Eating Disorders: Prevalence Across Diagnoses and Differences by Sex and Ethnicity/Race

Journal: Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Author(s): Udo, Tomoko

 

Relationship between operator and hospital volumes and short-term mortality for percutaneous coronary intervention in New York

Journal: International Journal of Cardiology

Author(s): Qian, Feng; Hannan, Edward

 

Relation between Operator and Hospital Volumes and Long-Term Outcomes for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in New York

Journal: The American Journal of Cardiology

Author(s): Qian, Feng; Hannan, Edward

 

The impact of missing toxicology reports on overdose death surveillance: 2010-2016

Journal: Annals of Epidemiology

Author(s): Martin, Erika

 

Benefits, Cost, and Activities of Patient Navigation (PN) Program for Colorectal Cancer Screening at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (CBWCHC)

Journal: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

Author(s): Feng, Qian

 

Antipsychotic Medication Adherence and Diabetes-Related Hospitalizations Among Medicaid Recipients With Diabetes and Schizophrenia

Journal: Psychiatric Services in Advance

Author(s): Cogan, Lindsay                

 

Factors Associated with Incomplete Toxicology Reporting in Drug Overdose Deaths, 2010-2016

Journal: Annals of Epidemiology

Author(s): Martin, Erika

 

Impact of Extremely Hot Days on Emergency Department Visits for Cardiovascular Disease among Older Adults in New York State

Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Author(s): Shaw, Benjamin

Meet Our Students

Jabrea stands outside the School of Public Health.
MPH student Jabrea Robinson

Jabrea R., MPH Student

Jabrea Robinson recently conducted research to better understand how peer navigators could be used as an intervention for mood and anxiety disorders caused by the physical and emotional changes that occur during and after pregnancy. Her work, based at the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, will be used to support the development of policies that will create interventions to better address the mental health of new parents.

Andrei C., DrPH Student

(DrPH) student Andrei Chell recently evaluated high-profile health campaign integrations in Honduras, Colombia, and Guyana related to three neglected infectious diseases. This work may help countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to better understand how integrated health campaigns could curb the spread of disease. 

Chell’s work, conducted as a practicum with the Health Campaign Effectiveness Coalition of the Task Force for Global Health in Atlanta, Georgia.

Andrei Chell stands in the hallway of the school of public health.
DrPH student Andrei Chell.

 

 

MPH student Benish S. smiling at the camera.
MPH student Benish Syed.

Benish S., MPH Student

"The unique thing about UAlbany is that it provides necessary opportunities for students to succeed beyond their expectations. The internship component of the MPH program, which involves 720 hours of experiential learning, is empowering as it allows students to explore the various areas of public health," says Benish.

"My internship experience at NYSDOH has helped me learn how organizations function and how systems level initiatives can better the health of the public. I hope to complete my second internship at a different site so that I can view public health from a different perspective and see how it influences individuals at a more personal level."

Jeancarlo C., DrPH Candidate

Jeancarlo Cordoba, a clinical professor at the University of Costa Rica, is a dedicated public health professional. Now, he is also a DrPH student at UAlbany, chosen by his home University to receive an international doctoral degree.

“I wanted to select a university that would give me training that could be directly turned into actions at home. I knew UAlbany and its strong connection to NYSDOH would give me the experience to truly give back to my community," he says.

 

 

DrPH student Jeancarlo Cordoba smiling at camera
DrPH student Jeancarlo Cordoba
Cassie Kane stands outside the George Education Center.
MPH student Cassie Kane.

Cassie K., MPH Student

In her internship position, Cassie worked with Mary Gallant to evaluate the New York State Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative, a five-year program through the New York State Department of Health designed to support caregivers and people with Dementia using evidence-based public health strategies. Using the data, she conducted analyses to help determine how services may consider changes going forward to improve caregiver support.

Raven C., MPH Student

Raven recently interned for a local health equity project, working to mitigate health disparities in the Capital Region. Now, Raven is the Family Planning and Reproductive Health Program Intern for the New York State Department of Health - Bureau of Women, Infant, and Adolescent Health. In this position, she is revising the current NYS Family Planning and Reproductive Health Program Policy Manual to be implemented later this year. She will also be training providers on how to utilize the manual

A portrait of Raven C.
MPH student Raven Cunningham
A portrait of Shannon M.
MPH student Shannon Mullin

Shannon M., MPH Student

Shannon Mullin works as a graduate assistant on the evaluation of the new Albany County Crisis Officials Responding and Diverting (ACCORD) program, which sends teams of social workers and EMTs in place of law enforcement to behavioral health 911 calls. A joint project with UAlbany’s School of Public Health and School of Social Welfare, the evaluation seeks to determine how effective the program is at reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and incarcerations, as well as adverse encounters with law enforcement.  

Poorva K., MPH Student

Poorva Kulkarni worked on research collecting data on pneumococcal serotypes in south Asian countries. This data is useful in making policy decisions about pneumococcal vaccines. After focusing on international health issues, Poorva applied to UAlbany's MPH program in Health Policy and Management to learn about the challenges faced by the healthcare system in the U.S. and to understand health policy related issues.

Lauren D., MPH student

Lauren Dorvil now serves as the Undergraduate Coordinator for the Public Health Program, and this past summer collaborated with the New York State Department of Health on a research study entitled “Examining Maternal Health Outcomes of Women of Color Across New York State.

Melissa T., MPH Student

Melissa Toback is pursuing her MPH as part of the MSW/MPH combined program. Currently, she is interning at the Troy Commission on Economic Opportunity as part of the team spearheading the Baby Bundle Project – a project that aims to provide expectant families and families with a child one years of age or younger who reside in Rensselaer with materials and resources to help ease the stress of early parenthood.

A portrait of M. Toback

Sabrina H., MPH Student

Sabrina Howard works as the manager of The Collaboratory at ACPHS, a community education center focused on social justice and social determinants of health for individuals who have social and structural difficulties in pursuing health care and other services. The Collaboratory team serves community members living in neighborhoods with a “pharmacy desert”. The team advocates for better patient/provider engagement through patient empowerment, provider education, and direct service provision.

A portrait of Sabrina.

UAlbany's Black Maternal Health Collective

Several students in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior formed the Black Maternal Health Collective, a student-run organization focusing on increasing awareness surrounding maternal mortality and morbidity for women and birthing people who identify as Black/African-decent through scholarship, programming, advocacy, and community engagement. Current and prospective students interested in joining the Black Maternal Health Collective are welcome to email the group at [email protected] with any questions. 

UAlbany's Black Maternal Health Collective