Dr. Laura Cartwright has accepted a new position working with the Veteran’s Administration.
July 20, 2017
Dr. Laura Cartwright is working with the Veteran’s Administration as the Senior Program Manager responsible for overseeing a multisite project designed to increase Veteran access to lung screening through the VA.
HCPR alumni Wafa Tarazi, Ph.D. published in Cancer
June 29, 2017
Using Tennessee cancer registry data Dr. Wafa Tarazi, et al. examined the effects of Medicaid disenrollment on breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. This study found women in low income areas who were most likely to be affected by disenrollment are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer at later stages, suggesting that they did not receive screening or other primary care that may have facilitated earlier diagnosis.
Dr. Peter Cunningham comments to media about the American Health Care Act.
May 10, 2017
On May 4, The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act, which would repeal and change many parts of the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Peter Cunningham was interviewed by WTVR in Richmond and VCU News about how the new legislation differs from the Affordable Care Act, and how it would affect patients if it became law.
A new publication from Dr. April Kimmel finds that receiving more classes of Ryan White services improve health outcomes.
May 5, 2017
The study represting the collaboration between VDH and VCU finds that receiving more classes of Ryan White services improve health outcomes. Further, even in the presence of insurance coverage, receipt of Ryan White-funded services are associated with improved health outcomes.
Rose Bono, department research assistant and student discusses the Virginia’s new opioid funding.
April 27, 2017
Rose Bono was interviewed yesterday on Virginia Public Radio about the opioid crisis and new federal/state funds to address it.
Dr. Peter Cunningham discusses the future of the Affordable Care Act at town hall meeting.
February 24, 2017
More than 200 join citizen town hall in Henrico on health care and education. Dr. Peter Cunningham discusses the future of the Affordable Care Act at town hall meeting.
CBPR Service Learning Class
February 21, 2017
CBPR Service Learning Class: Community Partners Engaging in Planning Meeting with Graduate Students
Repealing the ACA without replacement could cause severe disruptions to patients and health care providers.
January 13, 2017
Dr. Peter Cunningham did an interview with NBC12, talking about uncertainty of ACA replacement plan could be hugely disruptive.
Dr. Tiffany Green elected to serve on the board of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS)
January 13, 2017
IAPHS just finished its inaugural election. An impressive 86% of members cast votes for the organization’s new leadership. Dr. Green will serve as one of three newly elected officers for a two-year term.
How Obamacare premium hikes could affect Virginia residents
October 27, 2016
Dr. Peter Cunningham did an interview with local TV station, talking about how Obamacare premium hikes could affect Virginia residents.
Department welcomes 2016 Bolashak Scholars
October 14, 2016
The Department welcomed the 2016 Bolashak scholars at a reception held at MCV Alumni House. The scholars recently arrived from Kazakhstan for a 10 month internship at VCU.
Dr. Georges Adunlin co-authored a study that has recently been published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.
September 23, 2016
Study of "Cost-effectiveness analysis of 1st through 3rd line sequential targeted therapy in HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer in the United States", co-suthored by Dr. Georges Adunlin, has recently been published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.
Dr. Andrew Barnes and Dr. Caroline Cobb have been awarded a R03 funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and FDA Center for Tobacco Products
September 15, 2016
This two-year grant will systematically evaluate the effect of four flavors of Black and Mild cigars on measures of abuse liability in young adult conventional tobacco cigarette (CTC) smokers.
Trends in Hospital Inpatient Admissions Following Early Medicaid Expansion in California
September 14, 2016
Study examined changes in inpatient utilization between 2010 and 2013 in California, following a Medicaid expansion and implementation of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program.
Moving Beyond Blind Men and Elephants: Providing Total Estimated Annual Costs Improves Health Insurance Decision Making
September 14, 2016
Study examined the effect of providing total costs estimates on health insurance decisions
Introducing Our New Chair
September 6, 2016
The Department is pleased to introduce our new Chair Vanessa B. Sheppard, Ph.D. Dr. Sheppard will also serve as Associate Director for Disparities Research in the Massey Cancer Center. Formerly a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University, she has been recognized by the National Institute of Health as a Disparities Scholar. Her long-term career goal is to reduce inequities in cancer outcomes through scholarship, teaching and service. She has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society and other entities to pursue this goal.
Welcome to new PhD students
September 1, 2016
Welcome to our new HCPR and SBS PhD students Alesha Henderson, Bonny Morris, Lindsay Snell, Heather Saunders, Kofoworola Williams, Jean Reading, and Deo Mujwara.
Dr. St. Clair Russell will join School of Medicine at Duke University
July 14, 2016
On September 1, Dr. St. Clair Russell will join the faculty in the School of Medicine at Duke University as a Medical Instructor. She will continue her work in nephrology research and also provide faculty-level oversight of the evaluation activities for the Clinical Translation Science Award (CTSA). Dr. St. Clair Russell graduated from the Social and Behavioral Science doctoral program this summer, her dissertation work was titled "Development and Evaluation of a Peer-to-Peer Intervention to Increase Self-Management among Adult In-Center Hemodialysis Patients".
High prescription drug costs in the Medicare program
April 26, 2016
Dr. Peter Cunningham did a radio interview with John Ogle of NPR, making conments on survey finding that high prescription drug costs in the Medicare program.
Andrew Barnes, Ph.D. visits China to teach a health economics class.
March 29, 2016
Dr. Andrew Barnes was an invited guest lecturer at Shandong University, China where he taught health economics to graduate students in the Hospital Administration program.
Podcast of Dr.Andrew Barnes
March 21, 2016
Assistant Professor and health policy researcher Dr. Andrew Barnes discusses choosing an insurance plan, HIV and the opioid crisis in Virginia.
Dr. Kellie Carlyle receives Early Career Award from APHA
October 15, 2015
Dr. Kellie Carlyle, Ph.D., MPH awarded the 2015 Early Career Award from the Public Health Education and Health Promotion (PHEHP) Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA).
The Opioid Crisis Among Medicaid Beneficiaries
January 21, 2016
New Policy Brief on the opioid drug crisis released.
Jennifer St. Clair Russell, MSEd, MCHES, receives an AHRQ R03 grant
October 6, 2015
Jennifer St. Clair Russell, MSEd, MCHES, doctoral candidate in Social and Behavioral Sciences receives an Agency for Healthcare Research Quality grant to examine patient-provider interaction regarding palliative care in end-stage renal disease.
Wafa Tarazi, MHPA doctoral candidate wins AcademyHealth Student Competition
August 5, 2015
The competition challenges students to successfully explain a research paper using creative approaches to interested but perhaps non-technical audiences. In their presentations, students used tools such as personal narrative, relevant audio or visual materials, or other creative approaches.
Dr. Elston Lafata receives NCI Grant to develop e-Assist Tool
July 28, 2015
Jennifer Elston Lafata, Ph.D., has received funding from the National Cancer Institute to develop and evaluate a post physician office visit colorectal cancer screening decision support and assistance tool, e-Assist.
Dr. Matsuyama receives NCI Grant to examine Caregiver Burden in Later Stage Cancer
July 28, 2015
Robin Matsuyama, Ph.D., has received funding from the National Cancer Institute for her study titled “Informal caregiver burden in later stage cancer: Economic and health outcomes”.
Dr. Peter Cunningham publishes study on Medical Cost Burdens
January 20, 2015
New coverage options offered by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance marketplaces provided potential benefits for the increasing number of Americans who were shouldering high medical cost burdens prior to the ACA, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University-led study.
Dr. LaRose and Dr. Sabik among 2015's Blick Scholars
February 13, 2015
Dr. Jessica LaRose and Dr. Lindsay Sabik were named a 2015 Blick Scholar. The award recognizes outstanding achievement of faculty members at the rank of assistant professor, and provides funding for their research efforts. It is made possible by the George and Lavinia Blick Research Fund.