Department of Family and Community Medicine

Family and Community Medicine Publications


Recent Publications


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

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.

McColloster TV, McColloster P. How to Make a UV-C Sterilization Chamber. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.20210.45769.

Salemi JL, Hansen MA, Modak S, Matas JL, Germanos GJ , Raza SA, Agana DFG, Louis JM. Estimating the obstetric comorbidity burden using administrative data: The impact of the pregnancy-related assessment window. Paediatr Perinata Epidemiol. 2020 Jul;34(4):440-451.

Du R, Shelton G, Ledet CR, Mills WL, Neal-Herman L, Horstman M, Trautner B, Awad S, Berger D, Naik AD. Implementation and Feasibility of the Re-Engineered Discharge for Surgery (RED-S) Intervention: A Pilot Study. J Healthcare Qual. 2020 Jun 9 (Online ahead of print).

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 Jun; 29 (6):701-707. PMID: 32390266.

Rodrigo OD, Wood SK, Mejia MC, Salemi JL, Hennekens CH, Levine RS. Mortality from necrotizing enterocolitis: Greater racial inequalities and difference in risk factors. Pediatr Neonatol. 2020 Jun;61(3):348-350.

Zyung JD, Mittal V, Kekre S, Gegde GG, Shang J, Marcus BS, Venkat A. Service providers’ decision to use ethics committees and consultation in complex services. J Mark Res. 2020;57(2):278-297.

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 May 8; PMID:32437753.

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 May; 26(5): 533-535. PMID: 31968271.

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. EClinicalMedicine (Published by Lancet). 2020 April 30;22:100350.

Levine RS, Johnson H, Maki D, Hennekens CH. Racial Inequalities in Mortality from Coronavirus: The Tip of the Iceberg. Am J Med. 2020 May 19:S0002-9343(20)30412-5.

Salemi JL, Raza SA, Modak S, Fields-Gilmore JAR, Mejia MC, Zoorob R. 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. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 May 1;210:107963.

Hansen MA, Samannodi MS, Castelblanco RL, Hasbun R. Clinical epidemiology, risk factors, and outcomes of encephalitis in older adults. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 May 23;70(11):2377-2385.

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 Trials. 2020 Apr;91:105977.

Faustinella F. Flotsam. bioStories. 2020 Apr.

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

Faustinella F. Starfish. Cogswell Lit J. 2020 Apr;17.

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.

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;34:440-451.

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.

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

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;47:202-210.

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.

Jaen G, Drowos J, Levine RS, Hennekens CH. Lower mortality rates from cryptococcosis in women and whites with human immunodeficiency virus in the United States. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2020 Feb;7(2):117-120.

Alzate MM, Dongarwar D, Matas J, Salihu HM. The effect of sexual literacy on adolescent pregnancy in Colombia. J Pediatr Adol Gynec. 2020 Feb;33(1):72-82.

Mejia de Grubb MC, Salemi JL, Chima CC, Gonzalez SJ, Kowalchuk AA, Zoorob RJ. Opioid, cocaine, and amphetamine use disorders are associated with higher 30-day inpatient readmission rates in the United States. Subst Abus. 2020;41(3):365-374.

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.

Faustinella F. A Very Persistent Cold. Ann Intern Med. 2020 Jan. 172(2):155-156. This article receives much attention and was shared on Twitter by Dr. Eric Topol*, reaching ~200,000 people.

Roth CG, Huang W, Sekhon N, Caruso A, Kung D, Greely J, Purkiss J, Ismail N. Teaching Laboratory Stewardship in the Medical Student Core Clerkships Pathology-Teaches. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2020;144(7):883–887. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2019-0329-OA.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Stillbirths among advanced maternal age women in the United States: 2003-2017. Int J MCH AIDS. 2020;9(1):153-156.

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.

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.

Drowos J, Fils A, Mejia de Grubb MC, Salemi JL, Zoorob R, Hennekens CH, Levine RS. Accidental infant suffocation and strangulation in bed: Disparities and opportunities. Matern Child Health J. 2019 Dec;23(12):1670-1678.

Raza SA, Avan BI. Eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus and promoting clean delivery practices through disposable clean birth kits. Front Public Health. 2019 Nov;7:339.

Alzate MM, Dongawar D, Matas J, Salihu H. Phenotypes and markers of cesarian delivery among Colombian women. Int J Gynecol Obstet. 2019 Nov;147(2):187-194.

Porter M, Agana DF, Harrell G, Hatch R, Datta S, Carek PJ. Medical schools, primary care and family medicine: Clerkship directors’ perceptions of the current environment. Fam Pract. 2019 Nov 18;36(6):680-684.

Stallings EB, Isenburg JE, Short TD, Heinke D, Kirby RS, Romitti PA, Canfield MA, O’Leary LA, Liberman RF. Forestieri NE, Nembhard WN, Sandidge T, Nestoridi E, Salemi JL, Nance AE, Duckett K, Ramirez GM, Shan X, Shi J, Lupo PJ. Population-based birth defects data in the United States, 2012–2016: A focus on abdominal wall defects. Birth Defects Res. 2019 Nov 1;111(18):1436-1447.

Ramakrishnan R, Stuart AL, Salemi JL, Chen H, O’Rourke K, Kirby RS. Maternal exposure to ambient cadmium levels, maternal smoking during pregnancy, and congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Birth Defects Res. 2019 Nov 1;111(18):1399-1407.

Matas JL, Agana DF, Germanos GJ, Hansen MA, Modak S, Tanner JP, Langlois PH, Salemi JL. Exploring classification of birth defects severity in national hospital discharge databases compared to an active surveillance program. Birth Defects Res. 2019 Nov 1;111(18):1343-1355.

Salemi JL, Tanner JP, Kirby RS, Cragan JD. The impact of the ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM transition on the prevalence of birth defects among infant hospitalizations in the United States. Birth Defects Res. 2019 Nov 1;111(18):1365-1379.

Dongarwar D, Salihu HM. Influence of sexual and reproductive health literacy on single and recurrent adolescent pregnancy in Latin America. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2019 Oct;32(5):506-513.

Tenkku Lepper L, King D, Doll J, Gonzalez S, Mitchell A, Hartje J. Partnering with the health professions to promote prevention of an alcohol-exposed pregnancy: Lessons learned from an academic-organizational collaborative. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Oct;16(10):1702.

Holms-Wiggins K, Fields-Gilmore JAR, Sharp K, Hamilton FR, Flowers L, Wooten C, Lee G, Kennard A. (2019) Superwoman Survival Stories. Durham, NC: Swiner Publishing Co.

Faustinella F. Freedom, Cortada. The Avalon Literary Review. 2019 Fall:32-33.

Khan SF, Dongarwar D, Aliyu MH, Salihu HM. Multicountry analysis of pregnancy termination and intimate partner violence in Latin America using demographic and health survey data. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2019 Sep;146(3):296-301.

Skelton F, Salemi JL, Akpati L, Silva S, Dongarwar D, Trautner BW, Salihu HM. Genitourinary complications are a leading and expensive cause of emergency department and inpatient encounters for persons with spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Sep;100(9):1614-1621.

Faustinella F. A drop in the ocean. The Penman Review. 2019 Sep 25.

Drekonja DM, Grigoryan L, Lichtenberger P, Graber C, Patel P, Van JN, Dillon L, Wang Y, Gauthier T, Wiseman S, Shukla B, Naik AD, Hysong SJ, Kramer JR, Trautner BW. Teamwork and safety climate affect antimicrobial stewardship for asymptomatic bacteriuria. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Sep;40(9):963-96.

Rubenstein A, Wood SK, Levine RS, Hennekens CH. Alarming trends in deaths from firearms among U.S. schoolchildren. Am J Med. 2019 Aug;132(8):992-994.

Reyes FI, Salemi JL, Dongarwar D, Magazine CB, Salihu HM. Prevalence, trends, and correlates of malnutrition among hospitalized children with cerebral palsy in the United States. Dev Med Child Neurol. 019 Aug 5 [Epub].

Myers KO, Ibrahimou B, Yusuf KK, Mauck DE, Salihu HM. The effect of maternal vitamin C intake on fetal telomere length. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2019 Jul 15:1-6.

Varadarajan S. Book Review: Food and poverty: Food insecurity and food sovereignty among America’s poor. Fam Med. 2019;51(9):782-783.

Husaini B, Blake MH, Levine R, Moonis M. Changes in risk factors and hospital cost of stroke care among California elderly over four years, 2007-2010. EC Neurology. 2019;11(8): 630-369.

Mogos MF, Salemi JL, Phillips SA, Piano MR. Contemporary appraisal of sex differences in prevalence, correlates, and outcomes of alcoholic cardiomyopathy. Alcohol Alcohol. 2019 Jul 1;54(4):386-395.

Mayor JM, Salemi JL, Dongarwar D, Salihu HM, Montero-Baker M, Mills JL, Chung J.  Sex-based differences in ten-year nationwide outcomes of carotid revascularization. J Am Coll Surg. 2019 Jul;229(1):38-46.e4.

Grigoryan L, Germanos G, Zoorob R, Juneja S, Raphael JL, Paasche-Orlow MK, Trautner BW. Use of antibiotics without a prescription in the United States population: A scoping review. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Jul;171(4):257-263.

Grigoryan L, Nash SG, Zoorob R, Germanos GJ, Horsfield M, Khan F, Martin L, Trautner B. Qualitative analysis of primary care provider prescribing decisions for urinary tract infections. Antibiotics (Basel). 2019 June 19;8(2):84.

Brown Speights JS, Goldfarb SS, Levine RS, Rust G. Racial equality in infant outcomes: A call to action. Am J Public Health. 2019 May;109(5):666-668.

Baltrus P, Malhotra K, Rust G, Levine R, Li C, Gaglioti A. Identifying county level all-cause mortality rate trajectories and their spatial distribution across the US (1999-2016). Prev Chronic Dis. 2019 May;16:180486.

Husaini BA, Moonis M, Levine RS. Changes in Alzheimer disease, associated factors and hospital cost among elderly patients in 2007 and 2010. EC Neurology. 2019 May 27;11(6): 368-375.

Wells A, Germanos GJ, Salemi JL, Mikhail E. Laparoscopic surgeons’ perspectives on risk factors for and prophylaxis of trocar site hernias: A multispecialty national survey. JSLS. 2019 Apr-Jun;23(2):e2019.00013.

Gonzalez SJ. Prevention in Practice: A case for an interprofessional approach to preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancy. NASW Specialty Practice Sections. Spring/Summer 2019.

Yusuf KK, Salihu HM, Wilson R, Mbah A, Sappenfield W, King LM, Bruder K. Comparing folic acid dosage strengths to prevent reduction in fetal size among pregnant women who smoked cigarettes: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 May 1;173(5):493-494.

Ball JD, Agana DF, Waugh S, Wang K, James TG, Nicolette G. Systematically collected information at encounters with HIV-positive students: A review of 10 years of electronic medical records. J Am Coll Health. 2020 May-Jun;68(4):327-331.

Drowos J, Decker K, Sherling DH, Hennekens CH, Levine R. Southeast United States counties in Georgia and Florida with lower cancer mortality rates in Blacks: Possible clues to reducing racial inequalities. Arch Public Health Res. 2019 04 29 [Epub ahead of print].

Yusuf KK, Salihu HM, Wilson R, Mbah A, Sappenfield W, Bruder K, Wudil UJ, Aliyu MH. Folic acid intake, fetal brain growth, and maternal smoking in pregnancy: A randomized controlled trial. Curr Dev Nutr. 2019 Apr 4;3(6):nzz025.

Kendle A, Salemi JL, Tanner JP, Louis JM. Delivery-associated sepsis: trends in morbidity and mortality. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Apr;220(4):391.e1-391.e16.

Chima CC, Salemi JL, Sidani M, Zoorob RJ. Coaching and education for diabetes distress (CEDD Trial): Protocol for a rancomized controlled trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2019 Apr 2;8(4):e12166.

Samannodi M, Hansen M, Hasbun R. Lack of accuracy of the international classification of disease, ninth (ICD-9) codes in identifying patients with encephalitis. J Neurol. 2019 Apr;266(4):1034-103.

Kirkpatrick S, Agana DFG, Lynch K, Carek PJ. Emergency department high utilizers among family medicine patients. J Am Board Fam Med. 2019 Mar-Apr;32(2):264-268.

Jones KC, Salemi JL, Dongarwar D, Rodriguez SM, Quach TH, Kunik ME, Salihu HM. Racial/ethnic disparities in receipt of electroconvulsive therapy for elderly patients with a principal diagnosis of depression in inpatient settings. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 Mar;27(3):266-278.

Salihu HM, Henshaw C, Salemi JL, Dongarwar D, Wudil UJ, Olaleye Om, Godbole N, Aggarwal A, Alihu MH. Temporal trends and black–white disparity in mortality among hospitalized persons living with HIV in the United States. Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Mar;98(9):p e14584.

Agana DF, Striley CW, Salemi JL. From primary care to the revolving door of hospital readmission: The relevance of Rose’s call for a population strategy for prevention. Prev Med Rep. 2019 Mar 15;14:100848.

Skelton F, Martin LA, Evans C, Kramer J, Grigoryan L, Richardson P, Kunik ME, Poon IO, Holmes SA, Trauter BW. Mixed methods protocol to determine best practices for management of bacteriuria in spinal cord injury. JMIR Res Protoc. 2019 Feb;8(2).

Levine RS, Kilbourne B, Sanderson M, Fadden MK, Pisu M, Salemi JL, Mejia de Grubb MC, O’Hara H, Huasini BA, Zoorob R, Hennekens CH. Lack of validity of self-reported mammography data. J Fam Community Med. 2019 Feb;7(1):e000096.

Zoorob RJ, Salemi JL, Mejia de Grubb MC, Modak S, Levine RS. A nationwide study of breast cancer, depression, and multimorbidity among hospitalized women and men in the United States. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Feb;174(1):237-248.

Salihu HM, Salinas A, Medina I, Krishnaswami J, Aliyu MH. Biopsychosocial determinants of opioid use disorder (OUD) and implications for maternal and child health research: A scoping review. J Opioid Manag. 2019 Jan/Feb;15(1):77-91.

Porter M, Quillen D, Agana DF, Chacko L, Lynch K, Bielick L, Fu X, Yang Y, Carek PJ. Are patients frequently readmitted to the hospital different from the other admitted patients? J Am Board Fam Med. 2019 Jan/Feb;32(1):58-64.

Frankel WC, Trautner BW, Spiegelman A, Grigoryan L, LeMaire SA. Patients at risk for aortic rupture often exposed to fluoroquinolones during hospitalization. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2019 Feb;63(2):e01712-18.

Morelli V, Zoorob R, Heidelbaugh J. (2019) Primary care of the medically underserved: An issue of Physician Assistant Clinics. Elsevier.

Kowalchuk A, Mejia de Grubb MC, Gonzalez SJ, Zoorob R. (2019) Addressing substance use with the adolescent in primary care: The SBIRT model. In: Morelli V, ed. Adolescent health screening: An update in the age of big data. Elsevier.

Corcoran E, LaFave S, Agana DFG. Kampman H, Penner JC, McCarthy ML, Mullins KP, Vu M, Duncan A. (2019) Voices of the Next Generation. In: Michener JL, Castrucci BC, Bradley DW, Hunter EL, Thomas CW, Patterson C, Corcoran E (eds). The Practical Playbook II: Building Multisector Partnerships that Work. 2nd Ed. Oxford University Press.

Sulapas I. (2019) Question Writer in: Paul SR, Concannon L, Khodaee M, Henehan M (eds). AMSSM Sports Medicine CAQ Study Guide. (4th ed.) Monterrey, CA:AMSSM.

Levine RS, Schneid RP, Zoorob R, Hennekens CH. A tale of two cities: Persistently high homicide rates in Baltimore City compared to significant declines in New York City. Am J Med. 2019 Jan;132(1):3-5.

Hansen MA, Fowler G. (2019) Zipper injury management. In: Pfenninger and Fowler, eds. Elsevier Inc. Pfenninger and Fowler’s Procedures for Primary Care. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Mosby Inc.

Marshall J, Ramakrishnan R, Slotnick AL, Tanner JP, Salemi JL, Kirby RS. Family-centered perinatal services for children with Down Syndrome and their families in Florida. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2019 Jan;48(1):78-89.

Williams M, Agana DF, Harrell G, Klassen R, Hatch R, Malouin R, Carek PJ. Primary care tracks in medical school. Peer-Rev Rep Med Edu Res (PRiMER). 2019;3:3.