Department of Family and Community Medicine

Family and Community Medicine Publications


Recent Publications


Faustinella F. The Shadow of the Moon. Perceptions Magazine. In press.

Faustinella F. Remembrance. The Furious Gazelle. In press.

Goebel M, Trautner B, Grigoryan L. Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship for Urinary Tract Infections. Clin Microbiol Rev. In press.

Grigoryan L, Zoorob R, Germanos G, Sidani M, Horsfield MS, Khan F, Zare M, Goebel M, Atmar RL, Trautner BW. Case-based audit and feedback around a decision aid improved antibiotic choice and duration for uncomplicated cystitis in primary care clinics. Fam Med Community Health. 2021;9:e000834. doi: 10.1136/fmch-2020-000834.

Cofie LE, Hirth JM, Lee JGL. Social support networks and foreign-birth status associated with obesity, hypertension and diabetes prevalence among 21-30 and 50-70 year old adults living in the San Francisco Bay area. Am J Health Promot. 2021 May 18;8901171211016320. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 34000826. doi: 10.1177/08901171211016320.

Berenson AB, Hirth JM, Chang M. Prevalence of genital human papillomavirus by age and race/ethnicity among males. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 May 13:ciab429. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciab429.

Zoorob R, Mejia MC, Levine R. (2021). Clinical prevention. In: Paulman P, Taylor RB, Paulman AA, Nasir LS (Eds.) Family Medicine Principles and Practice. 8th ed. Springer: NY, NY.

Kowalchuk A, Gonzalez SJ, Mejia MC, Zoorob RJ. (2021). Substance Use Disorders. In Paulman P, Taylor RB, Paulman AA, Nasir LS. (Eds.) Family Medicine Principles and Practice (pp: 1-18).  Springer: NY, NY.

Faustinella F. Where are you from? Umbrella Factory Magazine. 2021 Apr. 48:38-43.

Wang H, Mejia MC, Gonzalez SJ, Zoorob R, Chai W, Du XL. Cancer Incidence and Survival Trends among Infants in the United States from 1975 to 2014. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2021 Apr;68(4):e28917.

Mogos M, Piano MR, Salemi JL, Zoorob R. Modak S. Hospital- and patient-level characteristics associated with unplanned readmissions and in-patient mortality in men and women with alcoholic cardiomyopathy. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2021 Mar;82(2):257-268.

Levine RS, Zoorob R, Hennekens C. Smoking Cessation in Hospitalized Patients: An opportunity to avoid premature deaths. Ochsner J. 2021 Mar;21(1):10-13.

Whitney R, Centrone WA, Hoover SM, Falkenstein K, Levine RS, Harris J, Hazlitt M, Lim CA. Impact of a collaborative childhood anaemia intervention program in Peru. Trop Med Int Health. 2021 Feb 19. Online ahead of print.

Faustinella F. Forgotten. Waving Hands Review Literary Journal. 2021 Feb 25  *Annual Editors' Choice Award in Non-fiction.

Zoorob RJ, Mejia MC, Matas JL, Levine RS, Salemi JL. Different Trends in US Tobacco Use: Inpatient Databases and Population-Based Surveys. J Registry Manag. 2020 Winter; 47(4).

Spooner KK, Saunders JJ, Chima CC, Zoorob RJ, Salemi JL.  Increased risk of 30-day hospital readmission among patients discharged against medical advice: A nationwide analysis. Ann Epidemiol. 2020 Dec;52:77-85.e2.

Mejia MC, Zoorob R, Gonzalez SJ, Levine R, Mosqueda M. Key Informants' Perspectives on Implementing a comprehensive Lung Cancer Screening Program in a safety net healthcare system: Leadership, Successes and Barriers.  J Cancer Ed. 2020 Dec 16.

Agana-Norman DFG, Hansen MA, Zoorob R, Liaw W, Salemi JL. Salary Differences between Schools of Medicine and Schools of Public Health for Nonclinical PhD Faculty: A Case Study of One Large Multicampus University System. JPHMP. 2020 Dec [Epub ahead of print].

Alexander J, Dongawar D, Telufusi A, Spooner K, Salihu HM, et al. Temporal trends of gestational malaria in the United States. Parasite Epidemiol Control. 2020 Nov; 11.

Faustinella F. The Power of Observation in Clinical Medicine. Int J Med Educ. 2020 Nov 30;11:250-251. doi: 10.5116/ijme.5fb9.1c9b.

Faustinella F. In the Eye of the Beholder. Good Works Review. 2020 Nov.    (This file is in MOBI format, which can only be opened by a Kindle reading app or device. A paperback book is available on Amazon.

Levine RS, Johnson H, Maki D, Hennekens CH. Racial Inequalities in Mortality from Coronavirus: The Tip of the Iceberg. Am J Med. 2020 Oct;133(10):1151-1153.

Harris TB, Salihu HM. 2019 Health Equity Summer Research Summit Organized by the Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA on June 18th, 2019. Int J MCH and AIDS 2020;9(Suppl 1):S1-S47. doi: 10.21106/ijma.371. Epub 2020 Mar 16. PMID: 32365145 Free PMC article. 

Gore M, Bansal K, Asuncion RMD. Lacunar Stroke. 2020 Sep 27. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan-. PMID: 33085363.

Gore M, Bansal K, Jadhav N. Menetrier Disease. 2020 Sep 23. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan. PMID: 33085301.

Hansen MA, Modak S, MacMaster S, Zoorob R, Gonzalez S. Implementing peer recovery coaching and improving outcomes for substance use disorders in underserved communities. J Ethn Subst Abus. 2020 Sep 24;1-14.

Quadri H. HCH Case Study #6: Harris Health System, Houston TX. Building the plane while flying it: Case studies on COVID-10, telehealth, and Healthcare for the Homeless Centers. NHCHC. 2020 Aug.

Germanos G, Light P, Zoorob R, Salemi J, Khan F, Hansen M, Gupta K, Trautner B, Grigoryan L. Validating Use of Electronic Health Data to Identify Patients with Urinary Tract Infections in Outpatient Settings. Antibiotics Special Issue: Antimicrobial Stewardship in Primary Care. 2020 Aug 25;9(9):E536.

Bansal K, Nambi P. A Rare Case of Brodie's Abscess in HIV Patient Caused by Mycobacterium kansasii. Cureus. 2020 Aug 31;12(8):e10153. DOI: 10.7759/cureus.10153.

Sarkar A. Don't be afraid to say "Black" when asking about someone's culture. Medpage Today's 2020 Jul 9.

Raza SA, Jawed I, Zoorob R, Salemi JL. Completeness of cancer case ascertainment in international cancer registries: Exploring the issue of gender disparities. Front Oncol. 2020 Jul 16;10:1148.

Salihu HM, Dongarwar D, King LM, Yusuf KK, Ibrahimi S, Salinas-Miranda AA. Phenotypes of fetal macrosomia and risk of stillbirth among term deliveries over the previous four decades. Birth. 2020 Jun;47(2):202-210.

Goebel M, Trautner BW, Wang Y, Van J, Dillon L, Patel P, Drekonja D, Graber C, Shukla B, Lichtenberger P, Helfrich C, Sales A, Grigoryan L. Organizational Readiness Assessment in Acute and Long-Term Care has Important Implications for Antibiotic Stewardship for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria. Am J Infect Control. 2020 Nov;48(11):1322-1328.

Bratsman A, Mathias K, Laubscher R, Grigoryan L, Rose SR. Outpatient Fluoroquinolone Prescribing Patterns Before and After US FDA Boxed Warning. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2020 May 11 [Epub ahead of print].

Salemi JL, Zoorob R, Mejia de Grubb MC, Raza S, Fields-Gilmore JR, Modak S. The association between use of opiates, cocaine, and amphetamines during pregnancy and maternal postpartum readmission in the United States: a retrospective analysis of the Nationwide Readmissions Database *NRD). Drug  Alcohol Depend. 2020 May 1;210:107963.

Huang WY, Purkiss J, Eden AR, Appelbaum N. Family Medicine Clerkship Directors' Handling of Student Mistreatment: Results From a CERA Survey. Fam Med. 2020 May;52(5):324-331.

Dongarwar D, Salihu HM. COVID-19 Pandemic: Marked Global Disparities in Fatalities According to Geographic Location and Universal Health Care. Int J MCH and AIDS 2020;9(2):213-216. doi: 10.21106/ijma.389. Epub 2020 May 15. PMID: 32461818.

Burgess APH, Dongarwar D, Spigel Z, Salihu HM, Moaddab A, Clark SL, Fox K. Pregnancy-related mortality in the United States, 2003-2016: age, race, and place of death. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 May;222(5):489.e1-489.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2020.02.020. Epub 2020 Feb 25. PMID: 32109460.

Peterson EE, Salemi JL, Dongarwar D, Salihu HM. Acute care utilization in pediatric sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait in the USA: prevalence, temporal trends, and cost. Europ J Pediatr. 2020 May 12. doi: 10.1007/s00431-020-03656-x. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32394268. 

Salihu H, Dongarwar D, Ikedionwu CA, Shelton A, Jenkins CM, Onyenaka C, Charles C, Wang H, Osemene I, Harris KJ, Kaur M, Rasmus M, Awosemo O, Milton S, Estill S, Adebusuyi T, Gao X, Mbye YFN, Chen Y, Olaleye OA. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Burden of HIV/Cervical Cancer Comorbidity and Related In-hospital Mortality in the USA. J Racial & Ethn Health Disparit. 2020 May 6. doi: 10.1007/s40615-020-00751-5. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32378158.

Levine RS, Mejia MC, Salemi JL, Gonzalez S, Aliyu MH, Husaini BA, Zoorob RJ, Hennekens CH. A descriptive study of racial inequalities in mortality from hepatocellular cancer before and after licensure of lifesaving drugs for hepatitis C virus in the United States. EClin Med (published by Lancet). 2020 Apr 30;22:100350.

Skelton Dudley F, May S, Grigoryan L, Poon I, Holmes SA, Martin L, Trautner BW. Spinal Cord Injury Provider Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Bacteriurie Management and Antibiotic Stewardship. PM R. 2020 April 18. PMID: 32304350

Bruhl RJ, Perkison WB, Hanania NA, McNeill LH, Oluyomi AO, Fiesinger EB, Minard CG, Solomon A, Hamilton WJ. Design of a Home-based Intervention for Houston-area African-American Adults with Asthma: Methods and Lessons Learned from a Pragmatic Randomized Trial. Contemp Clin Trial. 2020 Apr;91:105977.

Agana DFG, Striley CW, Cook RL, Cruz-Almeida Y, Carek PJ, Salemi JL. A novel approach to characterizing readmission patterns following hospitalization for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Apr;35(4):1060-1068.

Faustinella F. Flotsam. BioStories Literary Journal. 2020 Apr

Faustinella F. Starfish. COG Literary Journal. 2020 Apr.

Faustinella F. The Life of Others. Penumbra Literary Journal. 2020;30:108.

Salihu HM, Dongarwar D, Aliyu MH, Azuine RE. Global Ranking of COVID-19-Related Mortality by Country using a Novel Pandemic Efficiency Index (PEI). Int J MCH and AIDS. 2020;9(2):182-185. doi: 10.21106/ijma.378. Epub 2020 Apr 23. PMID: 32431961.

Yusuf KK, Wilson R, Mbah A, Sappenfield W, King LM, Salihu HM. Maternal Cotinine Levels and Red Blood Cell Folate Concentrations in the Periconceptual Period. South Med J. 2020 Apr;113(4):156-163. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001083. PMID: 32239227.

Rodrigo OD, Wood SK, Mejia MC, Salemi JL, Hennekens CH, Levine RS. Mortality from necrotizing enterocolitis: Greater racial inequalities and difference in risk factors. Ped Neo. 2020 Mar 12:S1875-9572(20)30045-0.

Galadanci H, Dongarwar D, Künzel W, Shittu O, Yusuf M, Abdurrahman S, Lufadeju D, Salihu HM. Cesarean section and maternal-fetal mortality rates in Nigeria: An ecological lens into the last decade. Int J MCH AIDS. 2020;9(1):128-135.

Udoetuk S, Dongarwar D, Salihu HM. Racial and gender disparities in diagnosis of malingering in clinical settings. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2020 Mar 9;7(3) [Epub ahead of print].

Godbole NB, Moberg MS, Patel P, Kosambiya J, Salihu HM, Campos EA, Menezes L, Verma R, Wilson R. Paternal involvement and adverse birth outcomes in South Gujarat, India. Int J MCH AIDS. 2020;9(1):161-166.

Yusuf ZI, Dongarwar D, Yusuf RA, Salihu HM. Oral health problems among children with neurodevelopmental disorders in the United States. Int J MCH AIDS. 2020;9(1):157-160.

Dongarwar D, Aggarwal A, Barning K, Salihu HM. Stillbirths among advanced maternal age women in the United States: 2003-2017. Int J MCH AIDS. 2020;9(1):153-156.

Dongarwar D, Salihu HM. Risk of stillbirth after infertility treatment in the United States: 2014-2017. Int J MCH AIDS. 2020;9(1):149-152.

Dongarwar D, Aggarwal A, Barning K, Salihu HM. Trends in stillbirths and stillbirth phenotypes in the United States: An analysis of 131.5 million births. Int J MCH AIDS. 2020;9(1):146-148.

Hadley TD, Pettit RW, Malik T, Khoei AA, Salihu HM. Artificial intelligence in global health - A framework and strategy for adoption and sustainability. Int J MCH AIDS. 2020;9(1):121-127.

Salihu HM, Salinas-Miranda AA, King LM, Dongarwar D, Yusuf KK, Ibrahimi S, Ikedionwu CA, Berry EL. Racism, psycho-social distress, and health-related quality of life. Int J MCH AIDS. 2020;9(1):73-76.

Obure R, Salihu HM, Aggarwal A, Turner AE, Berry EL, Austin DA, Wudil UJ, Aliyu MH, Wilson RE. Evaluation of an evidence-based and community-responsive fatherhood training program: Providers' perspective. Int J MCH AIDS. 2020;9(1):64-72.

Dongarwar D, Salihu HM. Place of residence and inequities in adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes in India. Int J MCH AIDS. 2020;9(1):53-63.

Yusuf RA, Dongarwar D, Yusuf ZI, Salihu HM. Association between intimate partner violence, knowledge and use of contraception in Africa: Comparative analysis across five African regions. Int J MCH AIDS. 2020;9(1):42-52.

Wilson RE, Obure R, Omokaro P, Salihu HM, Berry EL, Austin DA, Christner JG. Effectiveness of a 24/7 Dad® curriculum in improving father involvement: Profiles of engagement. Int J MCH AIDS. 2020;9(1):34-41.

Yusuf ZI, Dongarwar D, Yusuf RA, Bell M, Harris T, Salihu HM. Social determinants of overweight and obesity among children in the United States. Int J MCH AIDS. 2020;9(1):22-33.

Griffin I, Ibrahimou B, Navejar N, Aggarwal A, Myers K, Mauck D, Yusuf KK, Wudil UJ, Aliyu MH, Salihu HM. Maternal caffeine consumption and racial disparities in fetal telomere length. Int J MCH AIDS. 2020;9(1):14-21.

Rupley DM, Dongarwar D, Salihu HM, Janda AM, Pope R. Healthcare access as a risk-marker for obstetric vesicovaginal fistula in Malawi. Int J MCH AIDS. 2020;9(1):4-13.

Salihu HM, Azuine RE. Current and emerging issues in global health: An introduction to special journal collection. Int J MCH AIDS. 2020;9(1):1-3.

Salihu HM, Dongarwar D, King LM, Yusuf KK, Ibrahimi S, Salinas-Miranda AA. Trends in the incidence of fetal macrosomia and its phenotypes in the United States, 1971-2017. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2020 Feb;301(2):415-426.

Roth CG, Huang WY, Caruso AC, Sekhon N, Kung DH, Greely JT, Du YB, Holder-Haynes JG, Little JE, Fielder EK, Ismail NJ. How to Teach Laboratory Stewardship in the Undergraduate Medical Curriculum? Am J Clin Pathol. 2020 Jan 1;153(1):66-73.

Salemi JL, Hansen MA, Modak S, Matas JL, Germanos GJ, Raza SA, Agana DFG, Louis JM. Estimating the obstetric co‐morbidity burden using administrative data: The impact of the pregnancy‐related assessment window. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2020;2020 Jan 24:1-12.

Faustinella F. A Very Persistent Cold. Ann Intern Med. 2020 Jan;172(2):155-156

Grigoryan L, Salemi JL, Trautner BW. The Devil is in the Details: Observational Study Finds Better Outcomes for Uncomplicated Cystitis Treated with Fluoroquinolones. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2020 Jan 20;20;S1198-743X(20)30038-0. PMID: 31968271.