November 2023 Newsletter Publications

Here you will find a list of publications affiliated with the Sheps Center from August 2023 – November 2023.


  1. Berkowitz SA, Basu S, Hanmer J. Eliminating Food Insecurity in the USA: a Target Trial Emulation Using Observational Data to Estimate Effects on Health-Related Quality of Life. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Aug;38(10):2308-2317. doi: 10.1007/s11606-023-08095-6. PMID: 36814050; PMCID: PMC10406772.
  2. Cummings DM, Jones S, Bushnell C, Halladay J, Hart S, Kinlaw AC, Psioda M, Wen F, Sissine M, Duncan P. Disparate statin prescribing following hospital discharge for stroke or transient ischemic attack: Findings from COMPASS. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 Aug;71(8):2476-2484. doi: 10.1111/jgs.18318. PMID: 36929311.
  3. Hanson LC, Meeks N, Guo J, Alonzo TRM, Mitchell KM, Gallagher M, Toles M, Harder B, Zimmerman S. Comfort First: Development and pilot testing of a web-based video training to disseminate Comfort Matters dementia care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 Aug;71(8):2564-2570. doi: 10.1111/jgs.18346. PMID: 36973896.
  4. Raffa BJ, Swartz JJ, Ranapurwala SI, Zhao C, Cholera R. Immigration Policy and the Health of Latina Mothers and Their Infants. J Immigr Minor Health. 2023 Aug;25(4):775-789. doi: 10.1007/s10903-023-01476-3. PMID: 37020058; PMCID: PMC10330379.
  5. Weinstein JM, Urick B, Pathak S, Fuller KA, Albright J, Stürmer T, Buse JB, Kahkoska AR. Impact of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Initiation on Emergency Health Services Utilization. Diabetes Care. 2023 Aug 1;46(8):e146-e147. doi: 10.2337/dc23-0341. PMID: 37335978; PMCID: PMC10369120.
  6. Viswanathan M, Urrutia RP, Hudson KN, Middleton JC, Kahwati LC. Folic Acid Supplementation to Prevent Neural Tube Defects: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2023 Aug 1;330(5):460-466. doi: 10.1001/jama.2023.9864. PMID: 37526714.
  7. Hughes PM, Phillips DC, McGrath RE, Thomas KC. Examining Psychologist Prescriptive Authority as a Cost-Effective Strategy for Reducing Suicide Rates. Prof Psychol Res Pr. 2023 Aug;54(4):284-294. doi: 10.1037/pro0000519. PMID: 37538302; PMCID: PMC10395318.
  8. Austin CA, Sanderson K, Crona D, Kistler C. Pharmacogenetics: Using science to reduce racial bias in pain management? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 Aug 2. doi: 10.1111/jgs.18524. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37529936.
  9. Smith L, Carder P, Hua C, Zimmerman S, Sloane PD, Zhang W, Wretman CJ, Cornell P, Thomas KS. A National Typology of Health Service Regulation in Assisted Living. Gerontologist. 2023 Aug 7:gnad109. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnad109. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37549891.
  10. Davis SA, Carpenter DM, Loughlin CE, Garcia N, Sleath B. Impact of Hurricane Matthew on a Cohort of Adolescents With Asthma in North Carolina. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2023 Aug 9;17:e446. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2023.115. PMID: 37554119.
  11. Sleath B, Beznos B, Carpenter DM, Budenz DL, Muir KW, Romero MS, Lee C, Tudor G, Garcia N, Robin AL. African American patient-provider communication about glaucoma vision quality-of-life. Eye (Lond). 2023 Aug 14. doi: 10.1038/s41433-023-02693-8. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37580416.
  12. Reiter KL, Gurzenda S, Thompson K, Holmes GM, Pink GH. Supporting Critical Access Hospital operational and financial improvement through the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program. J Rural Health. 2023 Sep;39(4):710-715. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12762. PMID: 37085885.
  13. Lanier P, Rose R, Domino ME. Comparing Medicaid Expenditures for Standard and Enhanced Therapeutic Foster Care. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2023 Sep;50(5):702-711. doi: 10.1007/s10488-023-01270-1. PMID: 37160645; PMCID: PMC10169148.
  14. Berkowitz SA, Dave G, Venkataramani AS. Potential gaps in income support policies for those in poor health: The case of the earned income tax credit-A cross sectional analysis. SSM Popul Health. 2023 May 12;23:101429. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2023.101429. PMID: 37252288; PMCID: PMC10209707.
  15. Hughes PM, Carda-Auten J, DiRosa EA, Carpenter D, Rosen DL. “You can get a couple of ramen noodle packs for a Buspar“: A qualitative examination of medication access, policy, and procedures in southern jails. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2023 Sep;19(9):1298-1306. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2023.05.013. PMID: 37270327; PMCID: PMC10527243.
  16. Mehrotra R, Davison SN, Farrington K, Flythe JE, Foo M, Madero M, Morton RL, Tsukamoto Y, Unruh ML, Cheung M, Jadoul M, Winkelmayer WC, Brown EA; Conference Participants. Managing the symptom burden associated with maintenance dialysis: conclusions from a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference. Kidney Int. 2023 Sep;104(3):441-454. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2023.05.019. PMID: 37290600.
  17. Berkowitz SA, Orr CJ. Three Lessons About Diabetes and the Social Determinants of Health. Diabetes Care. 2023 Sep 1;46(9):1587-1589. doi: 10.2337/dci23-0045. PMID: 37354315; PMCID: PMC10465981.
  18. Eiffert SR, Stürmer T, Thorpe CT, Traub R, Raman SR, Pate V, Kinlaw AC. Vaccine patterns among patients diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome and matched counterparts in a Medicare supplemental population, 2000-2020. Vaccine. 2023 Sep 7;41(39):5763-5768. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2023.08.014. PMID: 37573203; PMCID: PMC10528847.
  19. Rains J, Holmes GM, Pathak S, Hawes EM. The Distribution of Additional Residency Slots to Rural and Underserved Areas. JAMA. 2023 Sep 12;330(10):968-969. doi: 10.1001/jama.2023.14452. PMID: 37556174; PMCID: PMC10413210.
  20. Busse CE, Latour CD, Dejene SZ, Knittel AK, Wood ME, Kinlaw AC, Dissanayake MV. Incidence of new outpatient long-acting reversible contraceptive insertions among a commercially insured, US population from 2010 to 2020. Contracept X. 2023 Sep 17;5:100101. doi: 10.1016/j.conx.2023.100101. PMID: 37823033; PMCID: PMC10562738.
  21. Malone TL, Gurzenda S, Reiter KL, Pink GH, Greenwood-Ericksen MB. Suitability of Low-Volume Rural Emergency Departments to New Rural Emergency Hospital Designation. Ann Emerg Med. 2023 Sep 22:S0196-0644(23)01189-7. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2023.08.492. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37747385.
  22. Toles M, Kistler C, Lin FC, Lynch M, Wessell K, Mitchell SL, Hanson LC. Palliative care for persons with late-stage Alzheimer’s and related dementias and their caregivers: protocol for a randomized clinical trial. Trials. 2023 Sep 25;24(1):606. doi: 10.1186/s13063-023-07614-4. PMID: 37743478; PMCID: PMC10518941.
  23. Tam S, Neslund-Dudas C, Barrett AM, Barrow LCJ, Fridman I, Kinlaw AC, Puviindran P, Royce TJ, Smith AB, Stein JN, Wood WA, Lafata JE. The Perceived Usability of Virtual Visits Among Black Adults’ Receiving Oncology Care: A Qualitative Analysis. Oncologist. 2023 Sep 26:oyad260. doi: 10.1093/oncolo/oyad260. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37756655.
  24. Pitcher A, Zhang R, Gurzenda S, Pink G, Reiter K. Non-operating revenue is an important source of funding for rural hospitals, especially those that are government-owned. J Rural Health. 2023 Sep 29. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12797. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37771305.
  25. George N, Stephens K, Ball E, Crandall C, Ouchi K, Unruh M, Kamdar N, Myaskovsky L. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Cardiac Arrest: Does Age Matter? Crit Care Med. 2023 Sep 29. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000006039. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37782526.
  26. Stancill LB, Ponder MG, Kinlaw AC, Teal L, Sickbert-Bennett EE, Weber DJ, DiBiase LM. Methodologic challenges and lessons learned through conducting a hospital-based Salmonella Javiana case-control study. Am J Infect Control. 2023 Oct;51(10):1132-1138. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2023.03.012. PMID: 36965777.
  27. Raffa BJ, Muellers KA, Andreadis K, Ancker JS, Flower KB, Horowitz CR, Kaushal R, Lin JJ. A Qualitative Study on Using Telemedicine for Precepting and Teaching in the Academic Setting. Acad Med. 2023 Oct 1;98(10):1204-1210. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000005291. PMID: 37279450.
  28. Lynch DH, Mournighan K, Dale M, Spangler HB, Gotelli J, Davis R, Felton K, Lingley-Brown K, Busby-Whitehead J, Batsis JA, Hanson LC. Establishing and sustaining an acute care for elders unit: An incremental journey to success. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 Oct;71(10):3031-3039. doi: 10.1111/jgs.18561. PMID: 37610294.
  29. Waters AR, Lyerly R, Scout NFN, Kent EE. The impact of employment loss on mentally unhealthy days among LGBTQ+ cancer survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic: Findings from the OUT National Survey. Psychooncology. 2023 Oct;32(10):1586-1597. doi: 10.1002/pon.6210. PMID: 37705150; PMCID: PMC10591952.
  30. Spees LP, Young LA, Rees J, Mottus K, Leeman J, Boynton MH, Richman E, Vu MB, Donahue KE. A Cost Analysis of Rethink the Strip: De-implementing a Low-value Practice in Primary Care. Med Care. 2023 Oct 1;61(10):708-714. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001899. PMID: 37943526; PMCID: PMC10478673.
  31. Bennett AV, O’Brien K, Moreno M, Lanigan K, Maslow K, Malone CA, Hanson LC, Zimmerman S, Karlawish J, Largent EA, Aranda MP, Hinton L, Nicholson BP, Phillips L, Fazio S, Epstein-Lubow G. Development of a Lived Experience Panel to inform the design of embedded pragmatic trials of dementia care interventions. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 Oct 3. doi: 10.1111/jgs.18621. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37787414.
  32. Gazarian M, Horton DB, Carleton B, Kinlaw AC, Bushnell GA, Czaja AS, Durrieu G, Gorman EF, Titievsky L, Zito J, Slaughter JL, dosReis S. Optimizing therapeutic decision-making for off-label medicines use: A scoping review and consensus recommendations for improving practice and research. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2023 Nov;32(11):1200-1222. doi: 10.1002/pds.5640. PMID: 37208845; PMCID: PMC10543391.
  33. Corley AMS, Lopez MA, Orr C, Klein M, Li ST, Pitt MB, Tatem A, Gustafson S. Walking the Walk: Novel Medical Education Approaches to Combat Racism. Acad Pediatr. 2023 Nov-Dec;23(8):1489-1491. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2023.07.012. PMID: 37516351.
  34. Orr CJ, Raphael JL, Klein M, Corley AMS, Tatem A, Li ST, Pitt MB, Gustafson S, Lopez MA. Moving Toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Barriers, Consequences, and Solutions. Acad Pediatr. 2023 Nov-Dec;23(8):1524-1525. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2023.07.019. PMID: 37543084.
  35. Zerden LS, Sullivan C, Galloway E, Richman EL, Gaiser MG, Lombardi B. Are DEA-waivered buprenorphine prescribers colocated with behavioral health clinicians? Am J Addict. 2023 Nov;32(6):574-583. doi: 10.1111/ajad.13462. PMID: 37559344.
  36. Lynch DH, Lynch ME, Wessell KL, Kistler CE, Hanson LC. Performance of an embedded algorithm to identify people with dementia in a clinical trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 Nov;71(11):3647-3651. doi: 10.1111/jgs.18558. PMID: 37593793.
  37. Orr CJ, Turner AL, Ritter VS, Gutierrez-Wu JC, Leslie LK. Educational Debt and Subspecialty Fellowship Type. Pediatrics. 2023 Nov 1;152(5):e2023062318. doi: 10.1542/peds.2023-062318. PMID: 37791418.
  38. Zhang J, Latour CD, Olawore O, Pate V, Friedlander DF, Stürmer T, Jonsson Funk M, Jensen BC. Cardiovascular Outcomes of α-Blockers Versus 5-α Reductase Inhibitors Among Patients with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Nov 1;6(11):e2343299. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.43299. PMID: 37962887; PMCID: PMC10646730.
  39. Hanson LC, Wessell K, Meeks N, Bennett AV, Toles M, Niznik J, Zimmerman S, Carpenter J, Ritchie CS, Ernecoff NC, Saliba D. Selecting outcomes for pragmatic clinical trials in dementia care: The IMPACT Collaboratory iLibrary. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 Nov 2. doi: 10.1111/jgs.18644. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37916447.
  40. Fitch KV, Pence BW, Rosen DL, Miller VE, Gaynes BN, Swilley-Martinez ME, Kavee AL, Carey TS, Proescholdbell SK, Ranapurwala SI. Suicide mortality in formerly incarcerated people compared to the general population in North Carolina, 2000-2020. Am J Epidemiol. 2023 Nov 3:kwad214. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwad214. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37939151.
  41. Raffa BJ, Montiel C, Cholera R. Promoting Health for Latino Immigrant Families-A Call for Improved Systems and Policies. JAMA Pediatr. 2023 Nov 27. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.4960. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38010723.
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  43. North Carolina Institute of Medicine. A Place to Thrive: Creating Opportunities to Age Well in North Carolina. Chapel Hill, NC: North Carolina Institute of Medicine; 2023.