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Recent Publications

Morrissey MB, Viola D, Shi Q. Relationship between pain and chronic illness among seriously ill older adults: expanding role for palliative social work. J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care. 2014;10(1):8-33. doi: 10.1080/15524256.2013.877861. PubMed PMID: 24628140.

Arno PS, Viola D. Response to "hypertension and its effects on the economy of the health system, for patients and society: suggestions for developing countries". Am J Hypertens. 2014 Apr;27(4):637. doi: 10.1093/ajh/hpt299. Epub 2014 Mar 8. PubMed PMID: 24610900.

Viola D, Arno PS. Disparities Among Younger and Older Persons Alike. Am J Public Health. 2014 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24625162.

Viola D, Arno PS, Byrnes JG, Doran EA. The Postpediatrician Transition: A Life Span Care Perspective. Journal of Disability Policy Studies. 2014 February 10; 24(4):238-246.

Maschi T, Viola D et al. Bridging Community and Prison for Older Adults: Invoking Human Rights and Elder and Intergeneration Family Justice. International Journal of Prisoner Health, Volume 10 (1), epub Emerald Early Cite, January 2014;

Morgen, K, Maschi, T, Zgoba, K, Viola, D. Substance Use Disorder and the Older Offender. VISTAS Online, Article 97. November 2013.

Arno, P. S., & Viola, D. (2013). Hypertension Treatment at the Crossroads: A Role for Economics? American Journal of Hypertension. doi:10.1093/ajh/hpt171. 

Viola, D., Maschi, T., & Shi, Q. (2013, September). The Irony of Prison Health Care,American Journal of Public Health. Epub ahead of print.

Viola, D., Arno, P. S., Byrnes, J., & Doran, E. (2013, November). Reconceptualizing the Medical Home for Children and Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs. Journal of Disabilitiy Policy Studies, Epub ahead of print.

Jack D, Neckerman K, Schwartz-Soicher O, Lovasi GS, Quinn J, Richards C, Bader M, Weiss C, Konty K, Arno P, Viola D, Kerker B, Rundle A. Socio-economic status, neighbourhood food environments and consumption of fruits and vegetables in New York City. Public Health Nutr, 2013 Jul;16(7):1197-205. doi: 10.1017/S1368980012005642. Epub 2013 Feb 6. PubMed PMID: 23388104.

Viola, D. with Tina Maschi, of Fordham University.Economics of Aging in Prison. United Nations Commission on Aging, NYC. April 4, 2013. 

Arno, P., Viola, D., Knapp, K. Food Insecurity, Health Problems and Unmet Needs: Implications for Aging and Long Term Care in NYC. New York State Public Health Association 63rd Annual Meeting, Troy, NY. April 24-25, 2013.

Arno, P., Viola, D. Food Insecurity, Health Problems and Unmet Needs: Implications for Aging and Long Term Care in NYC.
Women’s City Club, NYC. June 5, 2013.

LaMarr S,Viola D. The Spiritual Impact of Workplace Sexual Harassment and Bullying on Nurses. The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society, 2013 Feb: Volume 2,Issue 2, pp.1-14.

Viola D, Arno PS, Maroko AR, Schechter CB, Sohler N, Rundle A, Neckerman KM, Maantay J. Overweight and obesity: Can we reconcile evidence about supermarkets and fast food retailers for public health policy? J Public Health Policy. 2013 May 30. doi: 10.1057/jphp.2013.19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23719294.

Clare C, Afzal O, Knapp K, Viola D. Determining a Patient’s Comfort in Inquiring about Health Care Providers’ Hand Washing Behavior. Journal of Patient Safety, June 2013 - Volume 9 - Issue 2 - p 68–74 doi: 10.1097/PTS.0b013e31827819d2

Maschi T, Viola, D, Morgen, K, Koskinen L. Trauma, Stress, Grief, Loss, and Separation among Older Adults in Prison: The Protective Role of Coping Resources on Physical and Mental Well-Being. Journal of Crime and Justice, epub ahead of print, July 12, 2013. 

Maschi T, Viola D, Morgen K. Trauma, coping resources, and well-being among older adults in prison: Empirical evidence for theory and practice. The Gerontologist, advance access, July 19, 2013, doi:10.1093/geront/gnt069.

Maschi T, Viola D, Sun F. The High Cost of the International Aging Prisoner Crisis: Well-Being as the Common Denominator for Action. The Gerontologist, 2012 Oct 4;doi: 10.1093/geront/gns125

Petrullo, K, LaMarr, S, Alexander, K, Nwanko, O, Viola, D. The Patient Satisfaction Survey: What does it mean to your bottom line?" Journal of Hospital Administration.2013;2(2):doi:10.5430/jha.v2n2p1

Maschi T, MacMillan, T,Viola, D. Group drumming and well-being: A promising self-care strategy for social workers. Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, 2012 Dec 19:doi:10.1080/17533015.2012.748081 

Freeman L, Neckerman K, Schwartz-Soicher O, Quinn J, Richards C, Bader MD, Lovasi G, Jack D, Weiss C, Konty K, Arno P, Viola D, Kerker B, Rundle AG. Neighborhood Walkability and Active Travel (Walking and Cycling) in New York CityJ Urban Health. 2012 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22941058

Viola D, Arno P, Siskowski C, Cohen D, Gusmano M. The Economic Value of Youth Caregiving in the United States. Relational Child and Youth Care. 2012;25(2):10-13.

Viola D, Arno PS. Long Term Care Planning for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. In: Tulley R, Crews J, eds. The Multiple Dimensions of Caregiving and Disability. Springer Publishing Company, 2012. 

Sacco J, Carr D, Viola D. Palliative Medicine Consultation at an Urban Safety-net Hospital Increases DNR Outcomes Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine,August 2012, first published online 9 July 2012DOI: 10.1177/1049909112450941. 


"Cost-Effective Approach to Managing Laboratory Reference Ranges for Local Laboratories in Clinical Research" by Vadim Tantsyura, Imogene Grimes, Jules Mitchel, Sergiy Sirichenko, Jim Crowe, and Deborah Viola 
Drug Information Journal, 0092861512446333, first published on May 21, 2012 (available athttp://dij.sagepub.com/content/46/3/368.full.pdf+html ) 


"Lessons Learned From a Direct Data Entry Phase 2 Clinical Trial Under a US Investigational New Drug Application" by Jules T. Mitchel, Judith M. Schloss Markowitz, Hua (Helen) Yin, Dean Gittleman, Timothy Cho, Yong Joong Kim, Joonhyuk Choi, Mitchell D. Efros, Kerri Weingard, Vadim Tantsyura, and Dario Carrara, Drug Information Journal, July 2012; vol. 46, 4: pp. 464-471. (available athttp://dij.sagepub.com/content/46/4/464.full.pdf+html )

Chin, J.C., Ho, CW, Arima, H., Heo, D.S., Gusmano, M.K.and Berlinger, N. 2012.Integrating Palliative and Supportive Care into Comprehensive Cancer Care: Recent Efforts in Asia Evince an Ethical Agenda, Lancet Oncology, Early Online Publication, April 14, 2012, DOI: 10.1016/S1470-2045(12)70141-9. 

Gusmano, M.K. 2012. Review of Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle Over Health Care Reform. Commonwealth, February 24.

Sharma, S., A Single-Blinded, Direct Observational Study of PGY-1 Interns and PGY-2 Residents in Evaluating their History Taking and Physical Examination Skills. The Permanente Journal/ Fall 2011/ Volume 15 No. 4.

Arno, P.S., Viola D. Removing the Social Security Earnings Cap, Report prepared for the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare, July 22, 2011.

Harelick L, Viola D, Tahara D. Preconception Health of Low Socioeconomic Status Women: Assessing Knowledge and Behaviors. Women's Health Issues. 2011 Jul-Aug;21(4):272-6. Epub 2011 May 24. Abstract

MetLife Mature Market Institute, the National Alliance for Caregiving, and the Center for Long Term Care Research & Policy at New York Medical College. The MetLife Study of Caregiving Costs to Working Caregivers: Double Jeopardy for Baby Boomers Caring for Their Parents.  (Center faculty contributors: Peter S. Arno, Deborah Viola, and Qiuhu Shi)  June 2011.

Gusmano, M.K. Do We Really Want to Control Health Care Spending? Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. 2011 June, 36: 495-500. 

Arno, P.S., House, J.S., Viola, D., Schechter, C. Social Security and Mortality: The Role of Income Support Policies and Population Health in the United States. Journal of Public Health Policy. 2011 Feb 17. Abstract 

Miyake KK, Maroko AR, Grady K, Maantay JA, Arno PS. Not Just A Walk in The Park: Methodological Improvements for Determining Environmental Justice Implications of Park Access in New York City for the Promotion of Physical Activity. Cities and the Environment, 2010, 3(1):1-17. 

Celini, N.E. An Interview with Dr. David Nash

Vadim, T., Grimes, I., Mitchel, J. et al. Risk-based Source Data Verification Approaches: Pros and Cons

Alim, I., DeLuca, E. Case Report on Socio-Economic Aspects of Obesity

Conover, C.J., Weaver, M., Ang, A., Arno, P., Flynn, P.M., Ettner, S.L. Costs of Care for People Living with Combined HIV/AIDS, Chronic Mental Illness, and Substance Abuse Disorders. AIDS Care. 2009 Dec;21(12):1547-59.

Viola, D., Leven, D.C., & LePere, J.C. End-of-Life Care: An Interdisciplinary Perspective 

Arno, P.S., Sohler, N., Viola, D. & Schechter, C. Bringing Health and Social Policy Together: The Case of the Earned Income Tax Credit

Weaver, M.R., Conover, C.J., Proescholdbell, R.J., Arno, P.S., Ang, A., Uldall, K.K., & Ettner, S.L. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Integrated Care for People with HIV, Chronic Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders

 

Welcome New Students

 

What's New

February 2014

Dr. Pedro Laureano was an invited speaker for Urban Health Plan’s (UHP) first Associate Expo on February 17, 2014, as part of UHP’s 40th Anniversary (see https://www.facebook.com/urbanhealth under 2014 UHP Associate Expo). Dr. Laureano’s presentation, "The Etiology, Treatment and Prevention of Burnout," was extremely well received by an audience of more than 700 attendees.  Consequently, Dr. Laureano has been asked to return to UHP to provide talks/training for the UHP Educational Lecture Series.

 November 2013 

Our faculty and students were once again well represented at APHA! 

Maschi, T., Viola, D. (2013, November) A qualitative investigation of trauma and stress, coping resources, and well-being among older adults in prison. Round table at 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health AssociationBoston, MA. 

Viola, D., Maschi, T., Forseth, K. (2013, November) Young adults with ASD: When offending behavior becomes criminal behavior. Poster presentation at 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health AssociationBoston, MA. 

Chung, M., Viola, D., O’Hara, D., Schwartz, H. (2013, November). An evaluation of how the patient protection and affordable care act advances the national quality strategy, national prevention strategy and healthy people goals to reduce disparities in care of people with disabilities. Poster presentation at 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health AssociationBoston, MA.

Chung, M., Schwartz, H., Misra, S., O'Hara, D. (2013, November). Convergence of the multiple chronic conditions strategic framework and national prevention strategy under the patient protection and affordable care act to reduce health disparities among older adults. Poster presentation at 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA.

Chung, M. (2013, November). An evaluation of the national prevention strategy and healthy people 2020 goals with targeted improvements for the disabled, enhanced by the patient protection and affordable care act.Oral presentation at 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA.

Chung, M. (2013, November). An evaluation of the chronic care model, national prevention strategy and healthy people 2020 goals to reduce health disparities among older americans through the patient protection and affordable care act. Roundtable presentation at 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA. 

Arno, P., Viola,D. (2013, November). Food insecurity, health problems and unmet needs of the elderly: A local perspective. Oral presentation at 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health AssociationBoston, MA. 

Murthy, P., & Ansehl, A. (2013, November). Think globally: Act locally to promote MDG 5. Oral presentation at 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health AssociationBoston, MA. 

Brody, C., Dunbar, L., Pascoe, G., & Murthy, P. (2013, November) What are the effects of women's economic self-help group programs on women's empowerment? A systematic review. Oral presentation at 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health AssociationBoston, MA. 

Murthy, P. (2013, November). Chronic diseases in women, their continued neglect, and the treatment to stop it. Oral presentation at 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health AssociationBoston, MA.

Murthy, P. (2013, November). Global Challenges to MDG 5 and Post 2015 agenda. Oral presentation at 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health AssociationBoston, MA.

Murthy, P. (2013, November). MDG 5: Global actions to improve indicators. Oral presentation at 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health AssociationBoston, MA.

Murthy, P. (2013, November). Advocacy and Global Health :Introductory remarks. Oral presentation at 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health AssociationBoston, MA.

Murthy, P. (2013, November). International urban health issues Introductory remarks. Oral presentation at 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health AssociationBoston, MA. 


Murthy, P. (2013, November). International health, & human rights: Introductory remarks. Oral presentation at 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health AssociationBoston, MA. 

And our colleague Dr. Tahara presented with Dr. R. Green: Developing Leaders for Creative Economies, in the Strategic Management section of the 16th International Academy of Management and Business Conference, Washington, D.C.

October 2013

Two of our colleagues presented at conferences in Upstate New York: 

Murthy, P. (2013, October) –Global Health and Human Rights: Is It a Missing Link? Oral presentation at Presidential Diversity Forum, Union College, Schenectady, NY. 

Tahara, D., & Sprouse, A. (2013, October). Pediatric Obesity and the Strategic Design of Patient Care. New York State Public Health Association Workshop: Creating Effective Partnerships to End Childhood Obesity, Albany, NY.

September 2013 

Dr. Viola was an invited discussant at the Implementing Health Reform in the States session during the recent American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, August 29-September 1. Dr. Viola discussed five papers that were presented at the session that were focused on medicaid expansion and state and federal insurance exchanges.

August 2013 

The doctoral program welcomes new faculty members, Dr. Kenneth Knapp and Dr. Pedro Laureano. Please join us October 15, 6:30 pm in Room 204 of the SHSP for our Meet & Greet.

May 2013


On Monday, May 6, 2013, our program was well represented at the NYMC School of Health Sciences and Practice First Annual Research Day: 

Miranda Chung participated with two poster presentations on "An Evaluation of How the National Prevention Strategy combined with Healthy People Goals can Reduce Disparities in Care of the Aging" and "An Evaluation of How the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Advances the National Quality Strategy, National Prevention Strategy and Healthy People Goals to Reduce Disparities in Care of Adults with Disabilities," which received an Excellence in Practice First Place Award. 

Sharon Goldfinger and Monica Maye participated with a poster presentation on "Emergency Medical Services: Using Provider Data to Facilitate Community Health Planning." 

Our program was represented once again in the Eighth Annual Student Conference of the Public Health Association of New York City (PHANYC) on Saturday, May 4, 2013: 

Miranda Chung gave an oral presentation in Panel A - Women's Health & Health Policy on "An Evaluation of How the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Advances the National Quality Strategy, National Prevention Strategy and Healthy People Goals to Reduce Disparities in Care of Adults with Disabilities." 

Stacey Lamar and Kristin Petrullo presented their poster, "Disaster Preparedness: Will your nursing school be ready when the lights go out?" 

Sam Lubin and Monica Maye presented their poster,"Emergency Medical Services: Using Provider Data to Facilitate Community Health Planning." 

April 2013

Our candidates were very successful at the New York State Public Health Association Annual Conference, Wednesday April 24, 2013, in Troy, New York: 

Dana Deravin Carr, RN, DrPH was awarded first place in the student poster competition for her submission, "Staffing and Reporting in New York State Nursing Homes."

Stacey Lamar and Kristin Petrullo's poster, "Disaster Preparedness: Will your nursing school be ready when the lights go out?" was awarded 2nd place.

October 2012 

Once again our students and faculty were represented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. This year's presentations for the 140th APHA Annual Meeting, held in San Francisco, CA, October 27-31, 2012 were: 

An evaluation of how the National Prevention Strategy combined with Healthy People Goals can reduce disparities in care of the Aging
Miranda Chung, MPH, Karina Aguilar, MS and MSW, David White, MPH, Luis Rodriguez, MD, MPH, Mahwish Khan, MPH, Monae Johnson, MPH, MBS and Deborah Viola, PhD 


Impact of Innovative Training Constructs to Public Health Nursing and Retention
Luis Rodriguez Gonzalez, MD, MPH, DrPH(c), Deborah Viola, PhD and Nanci Coppola, MD, MA

Patient Satisfaction Survey: What does it mean to your bottom line?
Kristin Petrullo, MPH, RD, CDN, Stacey Lamar, CNM, MA, Kinta Alexander, MPH, Simone Edwards, MPH, Jeffrey Karasik, MD, MPH, Rudy Melson, MHA, Oby Nwankwo, MPH, Olufemi Yeku, MPH, MBA and Deborah Viola, PhD

An evaluation of the National Prevention Strategy and Healthy People 2020 with targeted goals for the disabled
Monae Johnson, MPH, MBS, Luis Rodriguez, MD, MPH, Mahwish Khan, MPH, Miranda Chung, MPH, Karina Aguilar, MS and MSW, David White, MPH and Deborah Viola, PhD

Women's Health is Societies' Wealth
Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS,CHES, Deborah Viola, PhD and Amy Ansehl, RN,MSN,FNP C

Improving care outcomes for the disabled: Where policy falls short
Deborah Viola, PhD, Ana West, DrPh(c) and Peter S. Arno, PhD

September 2012

Congratulations to Dr. Arno, who has been recognized as a national leader in long term care research. His membership on TEDMED’s caregiver crisischallenge team reflects his contributions this past decade on the impact of formal and informal caregiving on long term care. 

Drs. Arno and Viola presented their papers: “The Patient Center Medical Home: Bridging Child-Oriented to Adult-Oriented Care for Children and Young Adults with Disabilities in the US and UK,” and “Disabilities and Employment: Removing Barriers to Encourage Productive Community Living,” (co-authored with Alexandra Rubino) at the International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-term Care, London School of Economics, 5 - 8 September 2012.

August 2012

Dr. Michael Gusmano presented two papers: “New Medical Technologies and Patient Voices” and "Policy implications of an Aging Workforce," at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, August 31, 2012.

July 2012

Two new doctoral fellowships were added to the program this summer. One is sponsored by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare Foundation, located in Washinton, D.C., examining the potential impact of policy changes in Social Security and Medicare on racial and ethnic minorities; the other is sponsored by the Women’s City Club of New York analyzing the policy implications of the Medicaid managed long-term care roll-out in New York City. Our first two fellowship recipients are Monae Johnson and Mahwish Khan, respectively. CONGRATULATIONS! 

Dr. Peter Arno presented, by invitation, at the Missouri Foundation on Health in St. Louis on July 9. His talk, “Beyond Health Care Reform, The Impact of Social & Economic Policy on Health: The Case of the Earned Income Tax Credit” discussed the potential of a state level EITC in Missouri to positively impact health outcomes. 
 

June 2012 

Dr. Deborah Viola and Gail Hunt, President & CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving, were panelists in a webinar sponsored by Care.com geared towards human resources staff. The focus of the session was to inform employers about workplace policies and practices that are supportive of employees caring for children with special health care needs and disabilities. Full recording of the webinar and PowerPoints slides

May 2012

Doctoral students Oby Nwankwo, Olufemi Yeku and David White presented papers co-authored with colleagues at the Public Health Association of NYC Student & New Professionals 7th Annual Student Conference on May 5. The conference brought together NYC-area students and faculty of public health to present their work and to tackle new public health research issues. Their presentations were a result of team projects done with fellow classmates in their Health Services Research I class with Dr. Viola. The three papers presented were:

Title:The Patient Satisfaction Survey: What does it mean to your bottom line?
Authors:  Oby Nwankwo, MPH, Kristin Petrullo, MPH, RD, Stacey Lamar, CNM, MA, Kinta Alexander, MPH, Jeffrey Karasik, MD, MPH, Simone Edwards, MPH, Rudy Melson, MHA, Olufemi Yeku, MPH, and Deborah Viola, PhD

Title: Independence at Home Demonstration Project: realistic or doomed? 
Authors: Olufemi Yeku, MPH, MBA, Simone Edwards, MPH, Kinta Alexander, MPH, Jeffrey Karasik, MD, MPH, Stacey Lamar, CNM, MA, Rudy Melson, MHA, Oby Nwankwo, MPH, Kristen Petrullo, MPH, CDN, RD. 


Title: An Evaluation of How the National Prevention Strategy combined with Healthy People Goals can Reduce Health Disparities in the Care of Aging. 
Authors: David White, MPH, Miranda Chung, MPH, Monae Johnson, MPH, MBS, Mahwish Khan, MPH, Luis Rodriquez, MD, MPH.

On May 4 doctoral faculty participated in a seminar, An Emerging Policy Agenda for Palliative Care, hosted by the Center for Long Term Care Research & Policy. Keynote speakers included Mary Beth Morrissey PhD, MPH, JDfounder andChair, Collaborative for Palliative Care and President, Westchester End-of-Life Coalition and Bruce Jennings, M.A., Director of Bioethics at the Center for Humans and Nature and faculty member.  Panelists included Julie W. Buyon, M.A., Director of Patient Services for the MAC Angels Foundation; Dana R. Deravin Carr, RN- BC, CCM, MPH, MS, doctoral candidate in our program and a registered professional nurse certified in case management; and Bruce Feinberg, D.O., Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Management, Payors for Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions. The panel was moderated by faculty members Deborah Viola and Michael Gusmano. 

You may view the seminar here.  The video includes presentation slides by co-keynote speaker Mary Beth Morrissey.  The full prepared text of co-keynote speaker Bruce Jennings’ presentation is available here.

March 2012

Joe Baker, President of the Medicare Rights Center, was the featured speaker at this year's Health Care Leader series event on Tuesday, March 20. Mr. Baker'spresentation was timely given the pending changes in New York, including the move towards managed long term care, and the national challenge playing out in the Supreme Court. 

February 2012

Doctoral candidate Ana West was awarded the Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship with the National Academies. Ana has been assigned to the Committee on Population (CPOP) which is part of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE).  Ana's bio

Doctoral candidate Karina Aguilar was awarded a 2012 Executive Leadership Program Fellowship as part of the National Hispana Leadership Institute. In partnership with Harvard’s Executive Education Program at the John F. Kennedy School of government, fellows undergo a four week training program that offers insights into public policy issues affecting the Hispanic Community. Karina's bio

January 2012

On Thursday, January 12, sixty attendees gathered at the 18th annual New York Medical College faculty author recognition sponsored by the Health Sciences Library. This event toasted the scholarly publications of 418 authors in 1058 items during the 2010/2011 academic year. Read more.

Congratulations to our doctoral faculty who were recognized. NYMC faculty who authored a comprehensive text during FY2011: Arno, Peter, Viola, Deborah, Shi, Qiuhu. MetLife study of caregiving costs to working caregivers: double jeopardy for baby boomers caring for their parents. Gusmano, Michael, et al. Health care in world cities.

November 2011

The Center for Long Term Care Research & Policy’s Inaugural Colloquium held on November 4 featured presentations by two distinguished speakers: James R. Knickman, PhD, President and CEO, New York State Health Foundation and the Hon. Richard N. Gottfried, Chair, NYS Assembly Health Committee.

video of their presentations is available at the School of Health Sciences and Practice Learning Management Site. The video also includes presentations by Center Director and Director of the Doctoral Program in Health Policy and Management, Peter S. Arno, PhD. & Center Deputy Director and faculty member, Michael K. Gusmano, PhD., who provide an overview of Center activities to date.

The Center was also featured in this month's inTouch: 
Center for Long Term Care Research and Policy tackles tough issues of aging, Vol.17 No.9, (Nov. 2011), p.3.


October 2011

The Doctoral Program is proud to have been so well-represented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, in Washington, D.C. October 29-November 2, by its faculty and doctoral candidates:

Sandeep Sharma, MD, Doctoral Candidate, presented two posters: A Single-Blinded, Direct Observational Study of PGY-1 and PGY-2 Residents in Evaluating their History-Taking and Physical Examination Skills and A Call fo a Federal Ban on Consumer Fireworks 

Melissa Lang, Doctoral Candidate, participated in a panel: Rebalancing Institutional Care to Grassroots Aging in Place Model

Dana Derravin Carr, Doctoral Candidate, presented a poster: Evaluation of access to advance directives for seriously ill African Americans in urban communities served by safety net hospitals

Luis Rodriguez, MD, Doctoral Candidate, presented a poster he co-authored with fellow candidates Mahwish Khan, Monae Johnson, David White, Karina Aguilar, Miranda Chung and faculty member Deborah Viola: Assessing improvements to health care coverage for persons with disabilities using the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Healthy People 2020 as a guide 

David White, Doctoral Candidate, presented a poster he co-authored with fellow candidates Karina Aguilar, Miranda Chung, Mahwish Khan, Luis Rodriguez, Monae Johnson and faculty member Deborah Viola: An Evaluation of How the PPACA Will Further HP 2020 Goals For the Aging 

Penny Liberatos, PhD, faculty member, and her colleague Sophia McIntyre-Daniel, MD, MPH presented a poster: Attitudes toward breastfeeding among college-educated African-American women

Padmini Murthy, MD, faculty member, in addition to moderating several sessions, presented a paper: Importance of Urban Health and Why it Matters 

Deborah Viola, PhD, faculty member, presented a paper she co-authored with fellow faculty member Peter Arno, doctoral candidates Linda Harelick and Oscar Alleyne, and Rockland County Commissioner Joan Facelle: Regional Health Planning Initiative- Assessment, Planning, Evaluation

July and August 2011

Two of our doctoral candidates were featured in the NYMC publication inTOUCH. Dana Deravin Carr was given Accolades for her receipt of the Hudson Valley Chapter Case Manager of the Year award. Read more

Ana West was featured in an article describing her experience as a Franklin Fellow with the State Department as part of her internship. Read more

June 2011 

Doctoral candidate Dana Deravin Carr, RNBC, CCM, MPH, MS is the recipient of the 2010 Patricia McCollom Professional Case Manager Scholarship and is the Hudson Valley Chapter Case Manager of the Year for 2011.Read more 

Doctoral candidate Nancie E. Celini was session moderator at the Drug Information Association (DIA) 47th annual meeting in Chicago from June 19 – June 23, 2011. Nancie facilitated a presentation on “Rethinking Pharmaceutical Development” followed by a one-on-one candid discussion with Dr. David B. Nash, Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University.

Doctoral candidates, Sandeep Sharma, MD and Gus Steadman, both presented posters at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Seattle Washington June 12. Sandeep's poster detailed his current research: “A Single-Blinded, Direct Observational Study of PGY-1 and PGY-2 Residents in Evaluating their History-Taking and Physical Examination Skills.” Gus presented a chapter of his dissertation research: "Meeting Primary Care Needs in Medically Underserved Areas: Relationships between International Medical Graduates, US Medical Graduates, and Primary Care in Rural Underserved Areas. " 

Doctoral student Monae L. Johnson, MPH, MBS is the recipient of the 2011 Emerging Healthcare Leaders Scholarship Program sponsored by the Healthcare Leaders of New York (HLNY), an official local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The scholarship program exists to award undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in a course of academic studies related to Healthcare Management/Administration, Health Systems Management, Policy/Public Administration or Hospital Administration. All awardees must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00, and must distinguish themselves through academic studies, community involvement and a written vision statement to become a future healthcare leader. This year, a total of three graduate scholarships were awarded. 


May 2011

Doctoral students Karina Aguilar, Miranda Chung and David White presented their paper at the Public Health Association of NYC Student & New Professionals 6th Annual Student Conference on May 21.  The conference brought together NYC-area students and faculty of public health to present their work and to tackle new public health research issues.  Their presentation, “Health Care Implications of ACO’s on Short-Term and Long-Term Care Planning for the Elderly and Disabled,” was a result of a team project done with fellow classmates Mahwish Kahn, Monae Johnson and Luis Rodriquez in their Health Services Research I class with Dr. Viola. 

March 2011 

Faculty members Peter Arno and Deborah Viola presented their study, "Social Security and Improved Health and Longer Life Expectancy," at the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare, Washington DC, March 11, 2011. Attendees included members of CMS as well as participants from organizations representing the elderly, women, and minority groups. Read more

February 2011 
A new article published in the Journal of Public Health Policy - "Social Security and Mortality: The Role of Income Support Policies and Population Health in the United States," co-authored by faculty and directors, Peter Arno, Deborah Viola and their colleagues, received media attention for the potential it may have in advancing the public discourse about the future of Social Security. News Release

January 2011

The Center for Long Term Care Research and Policy was launched January 1st and is dedicated to improving the quality of long-term care for all Americans. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the Center engages in research, education and public policy development designed to address health care disparities, health care needs and care-giving across the lifespan and to promote fair and equitable financing of long-term care in the United States. Current center staff includes: 

Director: Peter Arno, Ph.D. 
Deputy Director: Michael K. Gusmano, Ph.D.
Research Administrator: Kenneth Knapp, Ph.D.
Research Scholars: Deborah Viola, Ph.D. and Qiuhu Shi, Ph.D.

December 2010

Doctoral faculty and students feature story in Fall/Winter 2010 Chironian, page 20.
See how much fun research can really be!

November 6-10, 2010

The Doctoral Program is proud to have been so well-represented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Denver by its faculty and doctoral candidates.

Sandeep Sharma, MD, Doctoral Candidate, presented a paper that was honored with an award in the Medical Care Section: Student Paper Award Session: A single-blinded, direct observational study of PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents in evaluating their history-taking and physical examination skills.

Indu Taneja, MD, PhD, Doctoral Candidate, presented a paper she co-authored with doctoral faculty members Deborah Viola and Peter Arno, and members of her dissertation committee, Leonard Jason, Julian Stewart, and Howell Sasser: Racial Disparities in Orthostatic Intolerance.

Padmini Murthy, MD, faculty member, presented a paper: Human trafficking: A modern day plague.

Deborah Viola, PhD, faculty member, prepared a paper with fellow faculty member Peter Arno, and colleagues Connie Siskowski and Donna Cohen, that was presented at a poster session by graduate student Jennifer Greene, BA , Department of Aging and Mental Health Disparities and Head, Violence and Injury Prevention Program, University of South Florida, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, Tampa, FL: A Profile of Caregiving in the Disabilities Population.

Alumnus Michael J. Reilly, DrPH, presented a paper he co-authored with David Markenson: Pediatric Preparedness of Emergency Medical Services Providers for Blast and Radiological-related Incidents

October 27-29, 2010 
The Doctoral Program presented at the 9th International Conference on Urban Health. Peter Arno, faculty, presented a paper he co-authored with faculty member Deborah Viola and colleagues Clyde Schechter, Nancy Sohler, Andrew Maroko and Juliana Maantay: "Towards an Improved Understanding of Overweight, Obesity, and Diabetes: An Ecological Study of New York City Neighborhoods".
 
Linda Harelick, Doctoral Candidate, presented at an oral poster session a paper she co-authored with faculty members Deborah Viola and Denise Tahara: "Preconception Healthcare Knowledge & Behaviors: Addressing Knowledge Gaps & Understanding Behaviors for Improved Pregnancy Outcome".

Deborah Viola, faculty member, moderated a session on "Innovations in Health Financing" that included papers on mHealth, voucher schemes, community based health insurance and micro credit options for the very poor in developing countries.

September 2010

Drs. Arno and Viola, along with our visiting scholar, Dr. Michael Gusmano, presented papers at the first International Conference on Evidence-Based Policy in Long-term Care at the London School of Economics September 8-11. The intent of the conference was to bring together researchers and policymakers to exchange ideas and experiences about how best to organize, deliver, fund and regulate services to improve the lives of people with long-term care needs. Their papers, “The Caregiving Workforce in the United States” and “Family Carers in the U.S.” contribute to the conference objective to strengthen the international exchange of research and policy knowledge between the research community, decision-makers and the long-term care industry. 

July 2010

Two faculty members in the Department of Health Policy and Management of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and one of their doctoral students have launched a new educational offering in partnership with The New York Times Knowledge Network. Through the KnowledgeNetwork, the College is now offering a dynamic, interactive online course on a topic of interest to all Americans—health care reform.

Peter Arno, Ph.D., professor and director of doctoral studies, Deborah Viola, Ph.D., M.B.A., associate professor and internship advisor in the doctoral program, and Nancie Celini, M.P.H. ’08, a doctoral candidate and e-learning professional with 30 years of experience implementing health care technology, created the course, “An Economic View of Health Care Reform,” which will run from September 27 until October 25, 2010. 

Interested in Registering? Click here for more information. 

June 2010 

Drs. Peter Arno and Deborah Viola presented at the 2010 AcadmeyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Boston June 27-29. They participated in a session, Balancing LTC: Can More Home-and Community-Based Support Save Money While Improving Care?, chaired by David Grabowski from Harvard Medical School. Other panelists included Randall Brown of Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. and Charles Milligan of the University of Maryland. The session focussed on exploring the cost-effectiveness of the most recent generation of HCBS programs. Key issues included the interaction between the Medicare and Medicaid programs, workforce concerns, and the need to better measure effectiveness. 

May 2010 

Applications for Fall 2010 must be filed by July 1, 2010.

January 2010

Drs. Peter Arno and Deborah Viola, two health economists from New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice, are principal investigators in a study analyzing the economic impact of the deer population in the state of Connecticut. The intent of the study, sponsored by the Fairfield County Municipal Deer Management Alliance (FCMDMA), in cooperation with the Connecticut Coalition to End Lyme Disease(CCELD) and Connecticut Audubon, is to capture the economic losses that result from deer overpopulation, including road traffic accidents; ecological degradation, agricultural and landscaping; and tick-borne disease prevention and care, particularly Lyme disease. The objective of this work is to advance public policy initiatives with appropriate deer management strategies in Connecticut.

December 10, 2009

Drs. Arno and Viola were invited to present their study, "A Profile of Caregiving in the Civilian Population," at the Second Annual Trauma Spectrum Disorders Conference at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The conference was a scientific conference on the impact of military service on families and caregivers. Its goal was to provide a forum for the exchange of evidence-based science related to family functioning, caregiving, and child and adolescent development.

November 7-10, 2009

The Doctoral Program is proud to have been so well-represented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia by its faculty and doctoral candidates. 

Oscar Alleyne, Doctoral Candidate, presented a poster he co-authored with faculty members Peter Arno and Deborah Viola: Planning and designing a seven county regional health plan. 


Linda Harelick, Doctoral Candidate, presented a paper she co-authored with faculty members Denise Tahara and Deborah Viola, Preconception healthcare: Addressing women's knowledge of risk factors for improved pregnancy outcomes.

Michael Reilly, Doctoral Candidate, presented several papers he co-authored with faculty members David Markenson and Sherlita Amler related to Emergency Preparedness: Epidemiology of health effects on the pregnant female following a terrorist attack; Designing community-based alternate care sites for pandemics and public health emergencies; Hospital emergency department referral patterns in a disaster; and Utilizing paramedics to provide in-hospital, critical care surge capacity. 

Deborah Viola, PhD, faculty member, presented a paper she co-authored with her colleague, Qiuhu Shi, PhD: Income support and women's health reform in developing countries: The impact of Microfinance.

October 23 , 2009
 

The Department of Health Policy and Management Doctoral Program sponsored its second Health Care Leaders Symposium. Andrea Fischer, former German Health Minister (1998-2002), spoke on health policy matters from a global perspective. Ms. Fischer’s presentation described the German health care system, its struggles and accomplishments, and compared it to current health care reform efforts in the United States.


September 10, 2009

Drs. Arno and Viola and Doctoral Candidate Vadim Tantsyura were invited to present their study, “Collaborations that Lead to Improved Services and Organizational Success,” at The Leir Retreat Center for Ability Beyond Disability’s Annual Conference. The agenda, entitled Balancing Priorities, was geared toward organizational decision makers. The goal of the conference was to explore key areas upon which executive leaders must focus upon in order to successfully address the complex needs of aging in persons with disabilities.

June 11, 2009

Drs. Arno and Viola were invited to present their study, "The Caregiving Continuum: Costs and Benefits Reconsidered," at The Hilltop Institute at UMBC. The Symposium consisted of national experts who discussed the measures and evidence to examine whether the expansion of home and community-based services (HCBS) has produced desired outcomes (quality, choice, cost, satisfaction, and safety) in the long term for older adults and persons with physical disabilities.

March 25, 2009

Congratulations to the SPH Doctoral Program for winning First Prize, Best Poster Award at the Bronx County Medical Society Symposium on Obesity

inTouch: Faculty and Students Win Kudos for Obesity Research

February 2009

The Rockland County Department of Health has been awarded $1 million to create a regional performance-monitoring tool. Oscar Alleyne, an epidemiologist with Rockland's Department of Health and a doctoral candidate in the SPH’s Health Policy and Management DrPH program, will coordinate the project with the Hudson Valley Regional Health Officer Network. Professors Deborah Viola and Peter Arno will serve as principal investigators.   

Rockland County Awarded 1M Grant 

inTouch: School of Public Health Lays Groundwork for a Unique Collaboration with Seven County Health Departments

 

 

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Theresa Devins, associate director of clinical trial management at Boehringer Ingelheim, was honored at the 10th annual Women of Innovation Awards ceremony on March 27.

 Lamar, Stacey. Education is crucial in violence fight. Letter to the Editor, Poughkeepsie Journal, February 24, 2013. 


At the End of Life, Talk Helps Bridge a Racial Divide  The New York Times (Views).  August 6, 2012. Deborah Viola, Ph.D., is associate director of the doctoral program and associate professor of health policy and management. Dana Carr is a doctoral student in the School of Health Sciences and Practice. 

Discovering the True Cost of At-Home Caregiving

NPR (US News) May 1, 2012. Study research and analysis by: 
Peter S. Arno, Ph.D., professor and director of doctoral studies in the Department of Health Policy and Management and Deborah Viola, Ph.D., M.B.A., associate professor and associate director of doctoral studies in the Department of Health Policy and Management.

Pharmaceutical Commerce A conversation with Meghan Fitzgerald, President, Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions Jan/Feb 2012.

APHA Student Assembly: News & Views Public Health and General Nursing Workforce Luis Rodriguez, Fall 2011:11.

The Bioethics Forum of The Hastings Center:
The 15 Percent: Misinformation about U.S. Poverty Michael Gusmano, October 28, 2011.

Administration Reveals Lack of CLASS 
Peter Arno, Michael Gusmano and Deborah Viola, November 15, 2011
 

Politico Solving Social Security's Fiscal Dilemma, Peter S. Arno and Deborah Viola, September 20, 2011.

Two new articles refer to the MetLife Study of Caregiving Costs to Working Caregivers by faculty contributors Arno, Viola and Shi: 

 •Wall Street Journal Toll of Caring for Elderly Increases, Greene, K. June 2011 

  •4-Traders Caregiving Costs Americans $3 Trillion in Lost Wages, Pension and Social Security Benefits, June 2011 

One new article refers to the Journal of Public Health Policy study by Arno, House, Viola and Schechter, Social Security and Mortality: The Role of Income Support Policies and Population Health in the United States. 2011 Feb 17:

  •Los Angeles Times AARP ready to deal on Social Security benefit cuts -- what does research show?, Khan, A. June 2011

 Viola, D., Arno, P.S., Tegtmeier, C. Volunteer Advocacy: The Need for National Workers' Compensation. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2010, 4:101. 

Viola, D., Shi, Q. When Poor Families Spend Unwisely

Estes, C., Arno, P., Viola, D. Age Discrimination and Health Care Reform

Celini, N.E.; Reilly, M.J.; Steadman, W.; Klein, L. Doctoral Students Speak Out; Letters to the Editor, November 2009


Arno, P. S. Bridging the Gap: Income Support Policies and Population Health

Viola, D. Rebuilding America: Urban Policy and Health

Deluca, E., Alim, I., Viola, D., & Arno, P. Case Report on Socio-Economic Aspects of Obesity

Alleyne, O., Arno, P.S., & Viola, D. Rockland County Awarded 1M Grant

Viola, D.
 Health Care Reform Demands More Access

Viola, D., & Arno, P.S. Economic Perspective in Graduate Health Education 

Viola, D., & Arno, P.S. Health-care Inequities Revisited: The Impact of 9/11

Viola, D., & Arno, P.S. Letter; Free Markets and the Small Farmer

Viola, D., & Arno, P.S. Vanishing Republican Voter

 

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