Our Research

Striving to enhance the health of families and communities through rigorous and evidence-based research, we cover a wide range of research areas to include: Prevention, nutrition and health; health disparities, diabetes and obesity; alcohol disorders including fetal alcohol spectrum disorders; substance abuse in primary care; antibiotic use and stewardship; and maternal and child health. Encompassing these areas and others are 15 faculty members who collaborate with other clinical departments and investigators around the country to help make Baylor one of the most innovative universities in the country.

The program has been successful in obtaining external research grant funding. Federal sponsors include the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Center for Primary Care and Population Health Research

The Department of Family and Community Medicine is home to the Center for Primary Care and Population Health Research, under the direction of Roger Zoorob, M.D., MPH. CPPR topics include disease prevention, health disparities, diabetes and obesity, substance use disorders, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, integrated behavioral health, epidemiology of health, antibiotic stewardship, medical education research, cost-effectiveness and comparative effectiveness research, and maternal and child health. We encourage students, residents, fellows, and faculty to develop their skills as investigators by offering research training and mentorship opportunities that lead to career growth and contributions to science including academic publications, presentations, and advocacy.

T32 Fellowship

Faculty in the Department of Family and Community Medicine under Program Director, Roger Zoorob, M.D., MPH, FAAFP, restructured and secured funding for our T32 Primary Care Research Fellowship Grant awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. The training grant is a 5-year award of $1.6 million.

The fellowship, open to MDs, PhDs, and other doctoral degree holders, aims to implement a multifaceted training program that comprehensively prepares health care professionals for a career in primary care research. This fellowship features core curriculum based on faculty development modules, emphasizes multidisciplinary team-based mentoring, and offers a diverse spectrum of primary care research opportunities from an existing interinstitutional collaborative housed within the medical center. Additionally, all fellows will have the opportunity to establish their own tailored, interprofessional mentoring team and an individualized plan of measurable objectives. Each mentoring team will be constructed to function as a “mentoring mosaic” and will consist of at least a peer mentor, a career mentor, and the mentoring chair.

Recent Publications

Levine RS, Salemi JL, Mejia de Grubb MC, Wood S, Gittner LA, Kahn H, Langston MA, Husaini BA, Rust G, Hennekens CH. Variable effects of altitude on infant mortality in the United States. High Alt Med Biol. (In press)

Kane MN, Jacobs RJ. Assumptions about frailty and the tenacity of ageism among care professionals. J Pastoral Care Counsel. (In press)

Aguinaga, M del Pilar, O’Hara H, Mejia de Grubb MC, Wood S, Hennekens CH, Levine RS. Differential changes in mortality from sickle cell disorders by age in the United States. JSCDH. (In press)

Jacobs RJ, Sklar EM, Kane MN. Sexual behaviors and perceptions of HIV risk in a multi-ethnic U.S. sample of women who have sex with women. J Soc Serv Res. (In press)

Salemi JL, Rutkowski R, Tanner JP, Matas JL, Kirby RS. Evaluating the impact of expanding the number of diagnosis codes reported in inpatient discharge databases on the counts and rates of birth defects. J Am Med Inform Assoc. (In press)

Zesiewicz TA, Salemi JL, Perlman S, Sullivan KL, Shaw JD, Huang Y, Isaacs C, Gooch C, Lynch DR, Klein MB. Double-blind, randomized, controlled trial of EPI-743 in Friedreich’s Ataxia. Neurodegener Dis Manag. (In press)

Rutkowski R, Salemi JL, Tanner JP, Matas JL, Kirby RS. Assessing the impact of the different race-bridging algorithms on the reported rate of birth defects. J Registry Manag. (In press)

Caballero J, Ownby RL, Jacobs RJ, Pandya N, Ricabel L. Predicting medication adherence in older Hispanic patients with type 2 diabetes. AJHP. 2018 May;75(o):e194-e201

Al Sawah E, Salemi JL, Hoffman M, Imudia A, Mikhail E. Association between obesity, surgical route, and perioperative outcomes in patients with uterine cancer. Minim Invasive Surg. 19 Jun 2018;8 pages

McCann H, Alzate MM. Child welfare social workers and children with prenatal substance exposure: Current needs and potential solutions. Section Connections.2018 Spring/Summer:6-8

Faustinella F, Hurwitz R. (2018) Health education for young adults: A community outreach program.Xlibris: Bloomington, Indiana. The book was showcased at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (LATFOB) in April 2018.

Falana A, Akpojiyovwi V, Sey E, Akpaffiong A, Agumbah O, Chienye S, Banks J, Jones E, Spooner KK, Salemi JL, Olaleye OA, Onyiego SD, Salihu HM. Hospital length of stay and cost burden of HIV, tuberculosis, and HIV-tuberculosis coinfection among pregnant women in the United States. Am J Infect Control. 2018 May;46(5):564-570

Mogos MF, Salemi JL, Salihu HMReply. J Hypertens. 2018 Apr;36(4):957-958

Mikhail E, Salemi JL, Schickler R, Salihu HM, Plosker S, Imudia AN. National rates, trends and determinants of inpatient surgical management of tubal ectopic pregnancy in the United States, 1998-2011. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2018 Apr;44(4):730-738

Dennis EM, Hao Y, Tamambang M, Roshan TN, Gatlin KJ, Bghigh H, Ogunyemi OT, Diallo F, Spooner KK, Salemi JL, Olaleye OA, Khan KZ, Aliyu MH, Salihu HMTuberculosis during pregnancy in the United States: Racial/ethnic disparities in pregnancy complications and in-hospital death. PLoS One. 2018 Mar 26;13(3):e0194836

Mati K, Adegoke KK, Michael-Asalu A, Salihu HMHealth insurance coverage and access to skilled birth attendance in Togo. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2018 May;141(2):181-188

Salemi JL, Rutkowski RE, Tanner JP, Matas JL, Kirby RS. Identifying algorithms to improve the accuracy of unverified diagnosis codes for birth defects. Public Health Rep. 2018 May/Jun;133(3):303-310

Sunny A, Rustveld LA comprehensive electronic health record based patient navigation module including technology driven colorectal cancer outreach and education. J Cancer Educ. 2018 Jun;33(3):627-633

Sunny A, Rustveld LThe role of patient navigation on colorectal cancer screening completion and education: A review of the literature. J Cancer Educ. 2018 Apr;33(2):251-259

King DK, Gonzalez SJ, Hartje JA, Hanson BL, Edney C, Snell H, Roget NA, et al. (2018). Examining the sustainability potential of a multisite pilot to integrate alcohol screening and brief intervention within three primary care systems. Transl Behav Med. 2018. [Epub ahead of print]

Faustinella FAn uncommon clinical presentation of ovarian torsion. JUCM. 2018 04 30

Bhoopathi V, Joshi A,Ocanto R, Jacobs RJOral health promotion practices in child care centers: A survey of Florida child care center directors. BMC Oral Health. 2018 Jun 1;18:96

Husaini BA, Triveedhi V, Miller O, Novotny M, Zoorob R, Levine RExamining effects of depression on hospital cost of breast cancer among women. ECNE. 2018 Jun;10(6)

Zoorob R, Kowalchuk A, Mejia de Grubb MC. Buprenorphine therapy for opioid use disorder. Am Fam Physician. 2018 Mar 1;97(5):313-20

Mogos MF, Salemi JL, Spooner KK, McFarlin BL, Salihu HM. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and postpartum readmission in the United States: National surveillance of the revolving door. J Hypertens. 2018 Mar;36(3):608-618

Kane MN, Jacobs RJPerceptions about fleeing religious persecution and entrance to the United StatesMental Health Relig Cult. 2018 Jan 15 [Epub ahead of print]

Sherman EM, Clauson KA, Elrod S, Eckardt P, Alkhateeb F, Jacobs RJPatient perceptions of using text messages to improve antiretroviral therapy adherence: a qualitative study among patients in a Ryan White clinic.J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2018 Jan-Dec;17:2325958218759209

Dore MP, Pes GM, Faustinella FItalian Adagio: Every law has its loophole. Sci Eng Ethics. 2018 Feb 15 [Epub ahead of print] Kane MN, Jacobs RJ, Green D. Forgiveness and gender between friends and coworkers.J Spiritual Ment Health. 2018 Feb 20 [Epub ahead of print] 

Faustinella FThe ranting of Mr. Schafer: Finding meaning in life. 2018 Mar 12 [Epub ahead of print]

Mejia de Grubb MC, Salemi JL, Sanderson M, Gonzalez SJ, Mkanta W, Zoorob RJ, Levine R. Parenting style and perceptions of children’s weight among Hispanics: A qualitative analysis. Health Promot Int. 2018 Feb 1;33(1):132-139

Skelton F, Grigoryan L, Holmes SA, Poon IO, Trautner B. Routine urine testing at the spinal cord injury annual evaluation leads to unnecessary antibiotic use: A pilot study and future directions. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Feb;99(2):219-225

Singh-Franco D, Hale G, Jacobs RJ. Oral anti-coagulation therapy upon discharge in hospitalized patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: A retrospective cohort study. Hosp Pract. 2018 Feb;46(1):22-29

Trautner BW, Prasad P, Grigoryan L, Hysong SJ, Kramer JR, Rajan S, Petersen NJ, Rosen T, Drekonja DM, Graber C, Patel P, Lichtenberger P, Gauthier TP, Wiseman S, Jones M, Sales A, Krein S, Naik AD, and The Less is More Study Group. Protocol to disseminate a hospital-site controlled intervention using audit and feedback to implement guidelines concerning inappropriate treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria. Implement Sci. 2018 Jan 19;13(1):16

Mogos MF, Piano MR, McFarlin BL, Salemi JL, Liese KL, Briller JE. Heart failure in pregnant women: A concern across the pregnancy continuum. Circ Heart Fail. 2018 Jan;11:e004005

Fernandez D, Salami I, Davis J, Mbah F, Kazeem A, Ash A, Babino J, Carter L, Salemi JLSpooner KK,Olaleye OA, Salihu HM. HIV-TB coinfection among 57 million pregnant women, obstetric complications, alcohol use, drug abuse, and depression. J Preg. Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 5896901, 8 pages

Mogos MF, Salinas-Miranda AA, Salemi JLSalihu HM, et al. Pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders and immigrant status: A systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological studies. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 Dec;70(6):846-857.e3

Salihu HM, Paothong A, Das R, King LM, Pradhan A, Riggs B, Naik E, Siegel EM, Whiteman VE. Evidence of altered brain regulatory gene expression in tobacco-exposed fetuses. J Perinat Med. 2017 Dec 20;45(9):1045-1053 

Faustinella FLabyrinth. Acad Psychiatry. 2017 Dec;41(6):764–765

Khan F, Sarfraz H,  Czelusta K, Jameel A, Shah A. Panic vs other presentations of chest pain in the emergency room: A diagnostic dilemma. Direct Psychiatry. 2017;37(3):183-98

Lupo PJ, Isenberg JL, Salemi JL, Canfield MA, Copeland G, Haight S, Harpavat S, Hoyt AT, Kirby RS, Liberman RF, Mai CT, Moore CA, Nembhard WN, Nguyen HN, O’Leary LA, Rutkowski RE, Steele A. Population-based birth defects data in the United States, 2010 to 2014: A brief focus on gastrointestinal defects. Birth Defects Res. 2017 Nov 1;109(18):1504-1514

Raza SATheory of scientific investigation by Hempel and a case of Semmelweis. J Fam Med Prim Care. 2017;6(2):198-200

Singh-Franco D, Hale G, Jacobs RJ. Oral anticoagulation therapy upon discharge in hospitalized patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: A retrospective cohort study. Hosp Pract. 2018 Feb;46(1):22-29

Jacobs RJ, Sklar EM, Kane MN. HIV risk perception and sexual behaviors in a sample of lesbians and bisexual women across the United States: directions for future research and innovative education efforts. ICERI Proceedings. 2017:6633-37

Ortiz MR, Le NK, Sharma V, Hoare I, Quizhpe E, Teran E, Naik E, Salihu HM, Izurieta R. Post-earthquake Zika virus surge: Disaster and public health threat amid climatic conduciveness. Sci Rep. 7:15408 2017 Nov 13;5(1):15408

Phelps R, Bray JH, Kearney LK. A quarter century of psychological practice in mental health and health care: 1990-2016Am Psychol.2017 Nov;72(8):822-836

Wilson RE, Salihu HM, Salemi JL, Patel P, Daas R, Berry EL. Effectiveness of a federal Healthy Start program in reducing infant mortality. J Health Dispar Res Pract. 2017 Fall;10(3)

Grigoryan L, Zoorob R, Shah J, Wang H, Arya M, Trautner BW. Antibiotic prescribing for uncomplicated acute bronchitis is highest in younger adults. Antibiotics (Basel). 2017 Oct 27;6(4)

Gupta K, Grigoryan L, Trautner B. Urinary tract infection. Ann Int Med. 2017 Oct 3;167(7)

Levine RS, Salemi JL, Mejia de Grubb MC,Gittner LS, Langston M, Husanini BA, et al. Infant deaths and mortality from gun violence: Causal or casual? J Natl Med Assoc. 2017 Winter;109(4):246-251

Salemi JL. Serious, nonlethal firearm-related injuries in the United States: Compiling the evidence. Am J Public Health. 2017 Aug;107(8):324-e25

Velasquez MM, von Sternberg K, Floyd RL, Parrish D,Kowalchuk A, Stephens NS, et al. Preventing alcohol and tobacco exposed pregnancies with CHOICES Plus in primary care clinics: A randomized controlled trial. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Jul;53(1):85-95

Grigoryan L, Zoorob R, Wang H, Horsfield M, Gupta K, Trautner BW. Less workup, longer treatment, but no clinical benefit observed in women with diabetes and acute cystitis. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2017 Jul;129:197-202

Basu SK,Salemi JL, Gunn AJ, Kaiser JR. Hyperglycaemia in infants with hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy is associated with improved outcomes after therapeutic hypothermia: a post-hoc analysis of the CoolCap Study. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2017 Jul;102(4):F299-F306

Salemi JLSalihu HMThe prevalence of active tuberculosis infection among pregnant women is not increasing in the United States. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Oct;217(4):490-491

Ponce AN, Milburn NG, Aralis H, Cowan BA, Toro PA, Schumacher JE, You Z, Gross SZ, Bray JHPsychologists' roles in ending homelessness. J Soc Distress Homel. 2017;26:78

Clifford GM, Waterboer T, Dondog B, Qiao YL, Kordzaia D, Raza, SA, Sherpa AT,  Franceschi S, et al. Hepatitis C virus seroprevalence in the general female population of 9 countries in Europe, Asia and AfricaInfect Agents Cancer. 2017 Feb 2;12:9

Salinas-Miranda A, King LM, Salihu HM, Berry EL, Austin D, Nash S, Scarborough K, et al. Exploring the life course perspective in maternal and child health through community-based participatory focus groups: Social risks assessment. J Health Dispar Res Pract. 2017 Apr;10(1):143-66

Mkanta W, Opuruiche I, Mejia de Grubb MC, Chakravarthi K. Patient satisfaction and its potential impact on refugee integration into the healthcare system. SGH Proceedings. April 2017:1-7 

Jacobs RJ, Ownby RL, Acevedo A, Waldrop-Valverde D. A qualitative study examining health literacy and chronic illness self-management in Hispanic and non-Hispanic older adults. J Multidiscip Healthc. 2017 Apr 20;10:167-177

Jacobs RJ, Kane MN, Sklar EM. Sexual communication and seroadaptation practices in HIV-negative midlife and older men who have sex with men. J Soc Serv Res. 2017;43(2):193-204

Ownby RL, Acevedo A, Waldrop-Valverde D, Caballero J, Jacobs RJ, et al. A mobile app for chronic disease self-management: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2017 Apr 5;6(4):e53

Salihu HM, Adegoke K, Turner D, Al Agili D, Berry EL. Social support and health-related quality of life among low-income women: Findings from Community-based participatory research. South Med J. 2017 Apr;110(4):270-277 

Levine RS, Hennekens CH. Historical Misfeasance. Am J Public Health. 2017 May;107(5):e2

Ownby RL, Acevedo A, Waldrop-Valverde D, Caballero J, Simonson M, ,Jacobs RJ, et al. A mobile application for chronic disease self-management: a randomized, controlled trial. J Med Internet Res. 2017 Apr;6(4):e53

Brown Speights JS, Goldfarb SS, Wells BA, Beitsch L, Levine RS, Rust G. State-level progress in reducing the black-white infant mortality gap, United States, 1999-2013. Am J Public Health. 2017 May;107(5):775-782

Ibrahimou B, Albatineh AN, Salihu HM, et al. Ambient PM2.5 aluminum and elemental carbon and placental abruption mortality. J Occup Environ Med. 2017 Feb;59(2):148-153

Salemi JL, Tanner JP, Sampat DP, Rutkowski RE, Anjohrin SB, Marshall J, Kirby RS. Evaluation of the sensitivity and accuracy of birth defects indicators on the 2003 Revision of the U.S. Birth Certificate: Has data quality improved? Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2017 Jan;31(1):67-75 

Kowalchuk A, Gonzalez SJ, Zoorob R. Substance use issues among the underserved: America and international perspectives. In: Heidelbaugh JJ, Morelli V, Zoorob R, eds. Primary Care of the Medically Underserved. Elsevier Prim Care. 2017 Mar;44(1):113-125

Morelli V, Zoorob RJPreface. Elsevier Prim Care. 2017 Mar;44(1):xvii-xviii  

Huang WGrigoryan LStudent self-assessment versus preceptor assessment at the midpoint of a family medicine clerkship. Fam Med Com Health. 2017 Mar;5(1):65-70

Spooner KK, Salemi JL, Salihu HM, Zoorob RJDischarge against medical advice in the United States: a cross-sectional analysis. Mayo Clin Proc. 2017 Apr;92(4):525-535

Halder GE, Salemi JL, Mikhail E. Association between obesity and perioperative morbidity in open versus laparoscopic sacrocolpopexyFemale Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2017 Mar/Apr;23(2):146-150

Zoorob RThe global burden of preventable cancer mortality. Fam Med Community Health. 2017 Apr;5(1):1-2

Gonzalez SJ, Mejia de Grubb MC, Mahadasyam S, Levine RS. Primary and secondary prevention of colorectal cancer: An evidence-based review. Fam Med Community Health. 2017 Apr;5(1):78-84

Mejia de Grubb MC, Kilbourne B, Kilbourne K, Langston MA, Littner L, Zoorob R, Levine RS. Socioeconomic, environmental, and geographic factors and United States lung cancer mortality, 1999-2009.Fam Med Community Health. 2017 Apr;5(1):3-12

Wang H, Mejia de Grubb MC, Gonzalez SJ, Sidani M, Ma J,Zoorob R. Temporal trends in colorectal cancer incidence by gender and subsite among Asian American populations in the United States, 1994-2013. Fam Med Community Health. 2017 Apr;5(1):56-64

Hernandez I, Reina-Ortiz M, Johnson A, Salihu HM, et al. Risk factors associated with HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Ecuador. Am J Mens Health 2017 Sep;11(5):1331-1341 

Huang WY, Grigoryan L, Aggarwal APredictors of student use of an electronic record. Clin Teach. 2018 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print] AJHP. 2018 May;75(o):e194-e201

Mogos MF, Salemi JL, Salihu HMReply. J Hypertens. 2018 Apr;36(4):957-958

Husaini BA, Juarez DT, Moonis M, Levine RDepression effects on hospital cost of California heart failure. Indian J Community Med. Jan-Mar 2018. 43(1):9-22

Kane MN, Jacobs RJ, Green D. Forgiveness and gender between friends and coworkers. J Spiritual Ment Health. 2018 Feb 20 [Epub ahead of print]  

Faustinella FThe ranting of Mr. Schafer: Finding meaning in life. 2018 Mar 12 [Epub ahead of print]

Carvalho-Salemi J, Salemi JL, Wong-Vega MR, Spooner KK, Juarez MD, Beer SS, Canada ML. Malnutrition among hospitalized children in the United States: Changing prevalence, clinical correlates, and practice patterns between 2002 and 2011. Am J Public Health. 2018 Jan;118(1):40-51.e7

Kane MN, Jacobs RJ,Platt K, Sherman D, DeRigne LA. Attributions about mindfulness and religion among university students. J Spirit Ment Health. 2018 Jan;20(1):51-69

Salihu HM, Salemi JL, Aggarwal A, Steele BF, Pepper RC, Mogos MF, Aliyu MH. Opioid drug use and acute cardiac events among pregnant women in the United States. Am J Med. 2018 Jan;131(1):64-71.e1

Jacobs RJ,Iqbal H, Rana AM, Rana Z, Kane MN. Predictors of osteopathic medical students’ readiness to use health information technology.  J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2017 Dec;117:773-781

Ho V, Metcalfe L, Dark C, Vu L, Weber E, Shelton G, Underwood HR. Comparing utilization and costs of care in freestanding emergency departments, hospital emergency departments, and urgent care centers. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Dec;70(6):846-857.e3

Jacobs RJAggarwal A, Zoorob R. Multilevel predictors of allied health and medical students’ readiness to use technology tools in future settings: implications for evidence-based curriculum enhancement. ICERI Proceedings. 2017:0486-92

Gonzalez SJIdentifying and supporting students affected by prenatal alcohol exposure. NASW Section Connections. Fall/Winter 2017

Johnson A, Mason T, Kirby RS, Ledford D, Salihu HMExamining the association between maternal atopy and birth outcomes using a retrospective cohort in the southeastern region of the USABMJ Open.2017 Nov 12;7(11):e017161

Chima CC, Salemi JL. Gonzalez SJ, Mejia de Grubb MC, Wang M,Zoorob R. Multimorbidity is associated with increased rates of depression in patients hospitalized with diabetes mellitus in the United States. J Diabetes Complications. 2017 Nov;31(11):1571-1579

Mejia de Grubb MC, Salemi JL, Kihlberg C, Gonzalez SJ, Zoorob R, Levine RS. Disparities in accuracy of maternal perceptions of obesity among Hispanic children. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2017 Aug;28(3):1208-1221

Jacobs RJ, Iqbal H, Rana AM, Rana Z, Kane MN. Predictors of medical students’ readiness to utilize health information technology. 2017 Dec 1;117(12):773-781

Gonzalez SJ, Grubb J, Kowalchuk, A, Sidani M, Spooner K, Zoorob R. (2017) Addressing alcohol use practice manual: An alcohol screening and brief intervention program. American Academy of Family Physicians.

Rutkowski R,Salemi JL, Tanner JP, Anjohrin SB, Cavicchia P, Lake-Burger H, Kirby RS. Are children born with birth defects at increased risk of serious injuries in early childhood? J Pediatr. 2017 Sep;188:148-55.e2

Bray JHNeuroscience and attachment in helping maltreated children and adolescents. PsycCritiques. 2017;62:6 

Mkanta W, Chumbler N, Yang K, Saigal R, Abdollahi M, Mejia de Grubb MC, Ezekekwu E. An examination of the likelihood of home discharge after general hospitalizations among medicaid recipients. INQUIRY. 2017 June;54:1-6  

Salemi JL, Zoorob RJ. Evaluating point-of-care HbA1c testing in primary care: Comparing apples to apples (Letter). Ann Fam Med.2017 May 1 

Jacobs RJ, Kane MN, Wallace EM, Rana AM Iqbal H, Rana Z. Factors influencing osteopathic medical students’ intent to work with underserved populations: implications for curriculum enhancement. Int J Osteopathic Med. 24:42-47 

Whiteman VE, Goswami A, Salihu HMTelomere length and fetal programming: A review of recent scientific advances. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2017 May;77(5) 

Zoorob RJ, Grubb J, Gonzalez SJ, Kowalchuk AAUsing alcohol screening and brief intervention to address patients’ risky drinking. Fam Pract Manag. 24(3):12-16  

Salemi JL, Spooner KK, Mejia de Grubb MC, Aggarwal A, Matas JL, Salihu HMNational trends of hepatitis B and C during pregnancy across sociodemographic, behavioral, and clinical factors, United States 1998-2011 J Med Virol. 2017 Jun;89(6):1025-1032

Horstman MJ, Mills WL, Herman LI, Cai C, Shelton G, Qdaisat T, Berger DH, Naik AD. Patient experience with discharge instructions in postdischarge recovery: A qualitative study. BMJ Open. 2017 Feb 22;7(2):e014842 

Zesiewicz TA, Stephenson JB, Kim SH, Salemi JL, et al. Longitudinal gait and balance decline in Friedreich's Ataxia: A pilot study. Gait Posture. 2017 Jun;55:25-30

Bhise V, Meyer AND, Singh H, Wei L, Al-Mutairi A, et al. Errors in diagnosis of spinal epidural abscesses in the era of electronic health records. Am J Med. 2017 Aug;130(8):975-981

Holton-Burke RC, Buck DSLowering cost and improving outcomes through social interventions. New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Catalyst. 2017 Mar 07

Meyer AN, Murphy DR, Al-Mutairi A, Sittig DF, Wei L, Russo E, Singh H. Electronic detection of delayed test result follow-up in patients with hypothyroidism. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Jul;32(7):753-759

Davalos MC, Samuels K, Meyer AN, Thammasitboon S, Sur M, Roy K, Al-Mutairi A, Singh H. Finding diagnostic errors in children admitted to the PICU. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 Mar;18(3):265-271

Mejia de Grubb MC, Levine RS, Zoorob RJDiet and obesity issues in the underserved. In: Heidelbaugh JJ, Morelli V, Zoorob R, eds. Primary Care of the Medically Underserved. Elsevier Prim Care. 2017 Mar;44(1):127-140 

Aggarwal ASalemi JL, Yap B, Matas JL, Naik S, Zoorob RJ, Salihu HMModified Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics course: Feasibility, trainee satisfaction, and sustainability potential. Fam Med Com Health. 2017 Mar;5(1):70-77

Sidani MS, Reed BC,Steinbauer JGeriatric care issues: An American and an international perspective. In: Heidelbaugh JJ, Morelli V, Zoorob R, eds. Primary Care of the Medically Underserved. Elsevier Prim Care. 2017 Mar;44(1):e15-e36 

Zoorob MJ, Salemi, JLBowling alone, dying together: The role of social capital in mitigating the drug overdose epidemic in the United States. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Apr;173:1-9

Salemi JL, Chima CC, Spooner KK, Zoorob R. Unplanned hospitalizations for metastatic cancers: The changing patterns of inpatient palliative care, hospice discharge, and in-hospital mortality in the United StatesFam Med Community Health. 2017 Apr;5(1):13-28

Husaini B, Levine RS, Lammers P, Hull P, Novotny M, Moonis M. Smoking, depression and hospital costs of lung and related respiratory cancers: Examining race and gender variation. Fam Med Community Health. 2017 Apr;5(1):29-42

Spooner KK, Chima CC, Salemi JL, Zoorob R. Self-reported preferences for patient and provider roles in cancer treatment decision-making in the United States. Fam Med Community Health. 2017 Apr;5(1):43-55