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.

Department Centers

The Department of Family and Community Medicine is home to two centers: the Center for Primary Care and Population Health Research, under the direction of Roger Zoorob, M.D., MPH and the  Patient Care Intervention Center  led by David Buck, 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.

PCIC is now in Phase III of the project, and Buck and his team work to improve the healthcare quality of life of "super-utilizer" clients, those whose complex physical, behavioral and social needs are not well met through the current fragmented healthcare system. Partnering with PCIC are HHS, Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, Houston Fire Department, Houston Police Department and several others.

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

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

Sherman EM, Clauson KA, Elrod S, Eckardt P, Alkhateeb F, Jacobs RJ. Patient 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 F. Italian 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 F. The ranting of Mr. Schafer: Finding meaning in life. 2018 Mar 12 [Epub ahead of print]

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

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

King DK, Gonzalez SJ, Hartje JA, Hanson BL, Edney C, Snell H, Zoorob RJ, Roget NA.  Examining the sustainability potential of a multisite pilot to integrate alcohol screening and brief intervention within three primary care systems. Transl Behav Med. 2018 Jan 23 [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  https://www.mdlinx.com/nursing/medical-news-article/2017/05/02/pediatric-malnutrition-inpatient-prevalence-hospital-costs/7157109/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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)

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

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

Johnson A, Mason T, Kirby RS, Ledford D, Salihu HM. Examining 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

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

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

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

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

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

 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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  

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 Africa. Infect Agents Cancer. 2017 Feb 2;12:9

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

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

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 

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 

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

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

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 

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

Jacobs RJ, Lou J, Ownby RL, Caballero J. A systematic review of eHealth interventions to improve health literacy. Health Informatics J. 2016;22(2):81-98 

Joshi A, Bhoopathi V, Jacobs RJ, Ocanto R. Florida child care center directors’ intention to implement oral health promotion practices in licensed child care centers. BMC Oral Health. 2016;16(1):100 

Ajeesh S, Rustveld LA comprehensive electronic health record based patient navigation model including technology driven colorectal cancer outreach and education. J Cancer Educ. 2017 Feb 10. [Epub ahead of print] 

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

Cain MA, Salemi JLReply. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Apr;2016(4):429

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 

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 

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  

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

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

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 

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

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 

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

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

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

Kane MN, Jacobs RCatholic priests’ beliefs of the use of power by their bishop. J Spiritual Ment Health. 2017 Jan;19(4):268-86

Cain MA, Salemi JL. Reply. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016; 2016 Dec 19 [Epub ahead of print]

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

Huang W, Grigoryan L. Student self-assessment versus preceptor assessment at the midpoint of a family medicine clerkshipFam Med Community Health. 2017 Apr;5(1):65-70

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

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

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

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

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

Salemi JL, Carvalho-Salemi J, Wong Vega MR. Characteristics of hospitalized children with a diagnosis of malnutrition: United States, 2010.  JPEN. J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2016; 40(7):910

Drum DD, Brownson C, Hess EA, Denmark AB, Talley AE. College students’ sense of coherence and connectedness as predictors of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Arch Suicide Res. 2016 

Cain MA, Salemi JLReply to letter number L16-103AR1 entitled: Progressive utero-renal denervation in the placental and cardiovascular syndromes. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Dec 19 [Epub ahead of print]

Hernandez I, Johnson A, Reina-Ortiz M, Rosas C, Sharma V, Salihu HM, et al. Syphilis and HIV/Syphilis co-infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Ecuador. Am J Mens Health. 2016 Dec 5 [Epub ahead of print]

Skelton FM, Grigoryan L, Ying J, Homes SA, Trautner B. Poster 210 Urine study results of persons with spinal cord injury presenting for annual evaluation. PM R 2016 Sep;8(9S):S229-S230 

Bride BE, MacMaster SA, Morse SA, Watson CM, Choi S, Seiters J. A comparison of opioid and nonopioid substance users in residential treatment for co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. Soc Work Public Health. 2016 Nov-Dec;3(7):678-87

Salihu HM, King LM, Nwoga C, Paothong A, et al. Association between maternal-perceived psychological stress and fetal telomere length. South Med J. 2016 Dec;109(12):767-772

Grigoryan L, Naid AD, Horwitz D, Cadena J, Patterson JE, Zoorob R, Trautner BW. Survey finds improvement in cognitive biases that drive overtreatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria after a successful antimicrobial stewardship intervention. Am J Infect Control. 2016 Dec 1;44(12):1544-48.

Sunny A, Rustveld LThe role of patient navigation on colorectal cancer screening completion and education: A review of the literatureJ Cancer Educ. 2016 Nov 23 [Epub ahead of print]

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

Husaini B, Aashrai SV, Gudlavalleti AS, Cain V, Levine R, Moonis M. Risk factors and hospitalization costs of dementia patients: Examining race and gender variations Indian J Comm Med Oct-Dec 2015 40(4):258-263

Mogos MF, Salemi JLSpooner KK, McFarlin BL, Salihu HMDifferences in mortality between pregnant and nonpregnant women after cardiopulmonary resuscitation Obstet Gynecol 2016 Oct;128(4):880-8

de la Cruz CZ, Coulter M, O’Rourke K, Salihu HM, et al. Post-traumatic stress disorder following emergency peripartum hysterectomy Arch Gynecol Obstet 2016 Oct;294(4):681-8

Weltge AF, Kincaid L, Ochoa A, Buck DS, Persse D, Langabeer JR, Kowalchuck AA170 Impact of an urban, police department-initiated jail diversion of inebriates to a sobering center Ann Emerg Med 2016 Oct;68(4)S66–S67 

Kertesz S, Baggett, T, O’Connell, J, Buck DS, Kushel M. Permanent supportive housing for homeless people-Reframing the debate NEJM December 1, 2016

Onyiego SD, et al. Medication therapy management learning community case study report. Implementation of a medication therapy management intervention in ambulatory care settings: Experiences and lessons learned from the MyRx Pilot Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (ARHQ) Health Care Innovations Exchange and Medication Therapy Management Learning Community. September 2016 

Kim SY, Sharma AJ, Sappenfield W, Salihu HMPreventing large birth size in women with preexisting diabetes mellitus: The benefit of appropriate gestational weight gain. Prev Med 2016 Oct;91:164-168

Selove R, Kilbourne B, Fadden MK, Sanderson M, Novotny M, Offodile R, Husaini BA, Levine RSTime from screening mammography to biopsy and from biopsy to breast cancer treatment among Black and White, non-HMO Medicare women beneficiaries Women’s Health Issues 2016 Nov-Dec;26(6):642-47

Mikhail E, Salemi JL, Wyman A, Salihu HM, Imudia A, Hart S. Trends of bilateral salpingectomy during vaginal hysterectomy with and without laparoscopic assistanceJ Minim Invasive Gynecol 2016 Nov - Dec;23(7):1063-1069.e1

Hull P, Zoorob R, Buchowski M, Canedo J, Beech B, Du L, Koyama T. Childhood obesity prevention cluster randomized trial for Hispanic families: Outcomes of the healthy families studyPediatr Obes 2016 Nov 24 [Epub ahead of print]

Reed BPractice Pearls: Inform patient about delays. Fam Pract Manag 2016 Sep-Oct;23(5):47

Magee SR, Eidson-Ton WS, Leeman L, Kim TO, et al. Family medicine maternity care call to action: Moving towards national standards for training and competency assessment. Fam Med. 2017 Mar;49(3):211-17 

Mkanta WN, Katta M, Basireddy K, English G, Mejia de Grubb MCTheoretical and methodological issues in research related to value-based approaches to health service. J Healthc Manag Nov 2016;91(6)

Mejia de Grubb MCSalemi JLGonzalez SZoorob RJLevine RTrends and correlates of disparities in alcohol-related mortality between Hispanics and non-Hispanics in the United States, 1999-2014. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2016 Oct;40(10):2169-2179

Cain MA, Salemi JL, Tanner JP, Salihu HM, et al. Pregnancy as a window to future health: Maternal placental syndromes and short-term cardiovascular outcomes. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2016 Oct;215(4):484.e1-484.e14

Zoorob RGrigoryan L, Nash S, Trautner B. Non-prescription antimicrobial use in a primary care population in the United States: Evidence for action. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2016 Aug 22;60(9):5527-32

Spooner KKSalemi JLSalihu HMZoorob RJeHealth patient-provider communication in the US: Interest, inequalities and predictors. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2017 Apr 1;24(e1):e18-e27  

Salihu HM, Das R, Lorton L, Salemi JL, et al. Racial differences in DNA-methylation of CpG sites within preterm-promoting genes and gene variants. Matern Child Health J 2016 Aug;20(8):1680-7

Cain MA, Salemi JLProgressive uterorenal denervation in the placental and cardiovascular syndromes (Letter, reply). Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Apr;216(4):429

Husaini BA, Levine RS, Norris KC, Cain V, et al. Heart failure hospitalization by race/ethnicity, gender and age in California. Implications for prevention. Ethn Dis 2016 Jul 26(3):345-54

Salihu HM, Salinas-Miranda A, Turner D, King L, et al. Usability of low-cost android data collection system for community-based participatory research. Prog Community Health Partnersh 2016 Summer;10:265-73

Rust G, Zhang L, Zu Y, Levine RS, et al. Counties eliminating racial disparities in colorectal cancer. Cancer 2016 Jun 1;122(11):1735-48

Mansyur CL, Rustveld LONash SG, Jibaja-Weiss ML. Hispanic acculturation and gender differences in support and self-efficacy for managing diabetes. Diabetes Educ 2016 Jun;42(3):315-24

Kline KN, Montealegre JR, Rustveld LOReed BC, et al. Incorporating cultural sensitivity into interactive entertainment-education for diabetes self-management designed for Hispanic audiences. J Health Commun 2016 Jun;21(6):658-68

Olanipekun TO, Salemi JL, Mejia de Grubb M, Gonzalez S, Zoorob R. Clostridium difficile infection in patients hospitalized with type 2 diabetes mellitus and its impact on morbidity, mortality, and the costs of inpatient care. Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2016 Jun;116:68-79

 Cain MA, Salemi JL, Tanner JP, Salihu HM, et al. Pregnancy as a window to future health: Maternal placental syndromes and short-term cardiovascular outcomes Am J Obstet Gynecol 2016 Oct;215(4):484.e1-484.e14

Salemi JL, Tanner JP, Sampat D, Anjohrin SB, et al. The accuracy of hospital discharge diagnosis codes for major birth defects: Evaluation of a statewide registry with passive case ascertainment J Public Health Manag Pract 2016 May-Jun;22(3):E9-E19

Tanner JP, Salemi JL, Stuart AL, Yu H, et al. Uncertainty in maternal exposures to ambient PM2.5 and benzene during pregnancy: Sensitivity to exposure estimation decisions. Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol 2016 May;17:117-29

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

Spooner KKSalemi JLSalihu HM, Zoorob RJDisparities in perceived patient-provider communication quality in the United States: Trends and Correlates. Patient Educ Couns 2016 May;99(5):844-54

Salihu HM, Adegoke KK, Das R, Wilson RE, Okoh JO, et al. Community-based fortified dietary intervention improved health outcomes among low-income African American women. Nutr Res 2016 Aug;36(8):771-9

Iliyasu Z, Galadanci HS, Abubakar S, Salihu HM, et al. Phenotypes of intimate partner violence among women experiencing infertility in Kano, Northwest Nigeria. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2016 Apr;133(1):32-36

Salemi JL, Pathak ER, Salihu HMInfant outcomes after elective early-term delivery compared with expectant management. Obstet Gyn 2016 Apr;127(4):657-66

Huang WY, Rogers JC, Nelson EA, Wright CC, Teal CR. Meaningful learning moments on a family medicine clerkship: When students are patient-centered. Fam Med 2016 April;48(4):294-299

Pringle JL, Kowalchuk A, Bray JH, et al. Development and evaluation of two instruments for assessing SBIRT competency. Sub Abuse 2017 Jan-Mar;38(1):43-47

Freshour JS, Amspoker AB, Yi M, Horsfield M, et al. Cognitive behavior therapy for late-life generalized anxiety disorder delivered by lay and expert providers has lasting benefits. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 2016 Nov;31(11):1225-1232

Mogos MF, Araya WN, Masho SW, Salemi JL, Shieh C, Salihu HMThe feto-maternal health costs of intimate partner violence among delivery-related discharges in the United States, 2002-2009. J Interpers Violence 2016 Feb;31(3):444-64

Jones AM, Isenburg J, Salemi JL, Arnold K, et al. Monitoring the increasing prevalence of gastroschisis, 1995-2012, 14 US States MMWR Morb Wkly Rep 2016 Jan 22;65(2):23-26

Louis-Jacques A, Salihu HM, King LM, Salemi JL, et al. The positive association between umbilical cord RBC folate and fetal telomere length at birth supports a potential for fetal re-programming. Nutr Res 2016 Jul;36(7):703-9

Mogos MF, Salemi JL, Ashley M, Salihu HM, et al. Recent trends in placenta accreta in the United States and its impact on maternal-fetal morbidity and healthcare-associated costs, 1998-2011. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2016;29(7):1077-82

Mikhail E, Salemi JL, Bassaly R, Hart S, Imudia AN. Comparing Single and Dual Console Systems in the Robotic Surgical Training of Graduating OB/GYN Residents in the United States Minim Invasive Surg 2016 (2016), Article ID 5190152, 6 pages

Drowos J, Hennekens CH, Levine RSVariations in mortality from legal intervention in the United States-1999 to 2013. Prev Med 2015 Dec;81:290-93

Sinkey RG, Salihu HM, King LM, Zoorob R, et al. Homocysteine levels are not related to telomere length in cord blood leukocytes of newborns. Am J Perinatol 2016 May;33(6):552-9

Sanderson M, Levine RSZoorob R, et al. Mammography screening among the elderly: A research challenge. Amer J Med 2015 Dec;128(12):1362.e7-1362.e14

Mogos MF, Salemi JL, Sultan DH, Salihu HM, et al. Trends in cervical cancer among delivery-related discharges and its impact on maternal-infant birth outcomes (United States, 1998-2009) Open Nurs J 2015 Nov;9:42-50

Mikhail E, Salemi JL, Mogos MF, Salihu HM, et al. National trends of adnexal surgeries at the time of hysterectomy for benign indication, United States 1998-2011 Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015 Nov;213(5):713.e1-713.e13

Morse S, MacMaster SCharacteristics and outcomes of young adult opiate users receiving residential substance abuse treatment. J Evid Inf Soc Work 2015 Nov-Dec;12(6):556-66

Mogos MF, Salemi JL, Sultan DH, Shelton MM, Salihu HMTrends in cancer among delivery-related discharges and its impact on maternal-infant birth outcomes (United States 1998-2009) Open Nurs J 2015 Nov 16;9:42-50

Whiteman VE, Salemi JL, Mejia de Grubb MC, Zoorob RJ, Salihu HM, et al. Additive effects of pre-pregnancy body mass and gestational diabetes on health outcomes and costs. Obesity 2015 Nov;23(11)2299-308

TECHNICAL REPORT: Salemi JLAll data are (most likely) not created equal: A SAS® macro to compare structure and data across multiple datasets (Paper CC40) SouthEast SAS Users Group (SESUG). 2015 Oct

Rutkowski R, Salemi JL, et al. Completeness of ascertainment in Florida's birth defects surveillance program: The impact of adding infant death & emergency department data. J Registry Manag 2015 Fall;42(3)91-102

Grigoryan L, Zoorob R, Wang H, Trautner BW. Low concordance with guidelines for treatment of acute cystitis in primary care Open Forum Infect Dis 2015 Fall;2(4):6pp.

Nguyen BM, Bounds G. Physicians should counsel adolescents on the harms of sexting Am Fam Physician 2015 Sep 1;92(5):322

Salemi JL, Salinas-Miranda AA, Wilson RE, Salihu HM. Transformative use of an improved all-payer hospital discharge data infrastructure for community-based participatory research: A sustainability pathway  Health Serv Res 2015 Aug;50 Suppl 1:1322-38

Salinas-Miranda A, Salemi JLSpooner KKZoorob RSalihu HM, et al. Adverse childhood experiences and health-related quality of life in adulthood: Revelations from a community needs assessment Health Qual Life Outcomes 2015 Aug;13(1):123

Pine M, Kowlessar N, Salemi JL, Miyamura J, et al. Enhancing clinical content and race/ethnicity data in statewide hospital administrative databases: Obstacles encountered, strategies adopted, and lessons learned. Health Serv Res 2015 Aug;50 Suppl 1:1300-21

Marshall J, Salemi JL, Tanner JP, Ramakrishnan R, et al. Prevalence, correlates, and outcomes of Omphalocele in the United States, 1995-2005 Obstet Gynecol 2015 Aug;126(2):284-93

Rust G, Zhang S, Malhotra K, Levine RS, et al. Paths to health equality: Local area variation in progress toward eliminating breast cancer mortality disparities, 1990-2009 Cancer 2015 Aug 15;121(16):2765-74

Gittner LAS, Husaini B, Zoorob RLevine RS, et al. Use of six sigma for eliminating missed opportunities for prevention services J Nurs Care Qual 2015 Jul-Sep;30(3):254-60

Tanner JP, Salemi JL, Stuart AL, Yu H,et al. Associations between exposure to ambient benzene and PM2.5 during pregnancy and the risk of selected birth defects in offspring Environ Res 2015 Jul;142:345-353

Fontcha DS, Spooner KKSalemi JL, Zoorob R, et al. Industry-related injuries in the United States from 1998 to 2011: Characteristics, trends, and associated health care costs J Occup Environ Med Jul 2015;57(7):814-826

Salihu HM, Salinas-Miranda AA, Wang W, Zoorob R, et al. Community Priority Index (CPI): Utility, applicability and validation for priority setting in community-based participatory research J Public Health Res 2015 Jul;4(2)76-81 

Salemi JL, Tanner JP, Anjohrin SB, Rutkowski R, et al. Evaluating difficult decisions in public health surveillance: Striking the right balance between timeliness and completeness J Registry Manag Summer 2015;42(2):48-61

Choi S, Adams SM, Morse SA, MacMaster SGender differences in treatment retention among individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders Subst Use Misuse 2015 Apr;50(5):653-63

Salihu HM, King L, Patel P, Paothong A, et al. Association between maternal symptoms of sleep disordered breathing and fetal telomere length Sleep 2015 Apr 1;38(4):559-66.

August E, Aliyu MH, Mbah A, Okwechime I, Salihu HM, et al. Effectiveness of a federal Healthy Start Program on HIV/AIDS risk reduction among women in Hillsborough County, Florida South Med J 2015 Apr;108:235-41

Salihu HM, Salinas-Miranda AA, Paothong A, Wang W, et al. Community-based decision making and priority setting using the R software: The community priority index Comput Math Methods Med 2015 Feb;2015:347501

Morse SA, Watson C, MacMaster SA, Bride BE. Differences between older and younger adults in residential treatment for co-occurring disorders J Dual Diagn 2015;11(1):75-82

Alio AP, Mbah AK, Shah K, Salihu HM, Aliyu MH, et al. Paternal involvement and fetal morbidity outcomes in HIV/AIDS: A population-based study Am J Men’s Health 2015 Jan;9:6-14

Whiteman VE, August EM, Mogos M, Salihu HM, et al. Preterm birth in the first pregnancy and risk of neonatal death in the second pregnancy: A propensity score-weighted matching approach J Obstet Gynaecol 2015 Jan;35:30-36