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Speaker Biographies: 2020 Community Engagement And Research Symposium, Community Engagement And Research Symposium Mar 2020

Speaker Biographies: 2020 Community Engagement And Research Symposium, Community Engagement And Research Symposium

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Biographies of all the speakers and presenters at the 9th annual Community Engagement and Research Symposium, held Friday, March 20, 2020 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA.


Presentation Descriptions: 2020 Community Engagement And Research Symposium, Community Engagement And Research Symposium Mar 2020

Presentation Descriptions: 2020 Community Engagement And Research Symposium, Community Engagement And Research Symposium

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Descriptions of Keynote and Breakout Session presentations for the 9th annual Community Engagement and Research Symposium, held Friday, March 20, 2020, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA.


Agenda: 2020 Community Engagement And Research Symposium, Community Engagement And Research Symposium Mar 2020

Agenda: 2020 Community Engagement And Research Symposium, Community Engagement And Research Symposium

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Agenda for the 9th annual Community Engagement and Research Symposium, held Friday, March 20, 2020 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA.


Simulation-Based Power And Sample Size Calculation For Designing Interrupted Time Series Analyses Of Count Outcomes In Evaluation Of Health Policy Interventions, Wei Liu, Shangyuan Ye, Bruce A. Barton, Melissa A. Fischer, Colleen Lawrence, Elizabeth J. Rahn, Maria I. Danila, Kenneth G. Saag, Paul A. Harris, Stephenie C. Lemon, Jeroan J. Allison, Bo Zhang Mar 2020

Simulation-Based Power And Sample Size Calculation For Designing Interrupted Time Series Analyses Of Count Outcomes In Evaluation Of Health Policy Interventions, Wei Liu, Shangyuan Ye, Bruce A. Barton, Melissa A. Fischer, Colleen Lawrence, Elizabeth J. Rahn, Maria I. Danila, Kenneth G. Saag, Paul A. Harris, Stephenie C. Lemon, Jeroan J. Allison, Bo Zhang

Population and Quantitative Health Sciences Publications

Objective: The purpose of this study was to present the design, model, and data analysis of an interrupted time series (ITS) model applied to evaluate the impact of health policy, systems, or environmental interventions using count outcomes. Simulation methods were used to conduct power and sample size calculations for these studies.

Methods: We proposed the models and analyses of ITS designs for count outcomes using the Strengthening Translational Research in Diverse Enrollment (STRIDE) study as an example. The models we used were observation-driven models, which bundle a lagged term on the conditional mean of the outcome for a time series ...


Famille+: A Multifamily Group Program For Families With Parental Depression, Genevieve Piche, Aude Villatte, Rima Habib, Kelly Vetri, William Beardslee Feb 2020

Famille+: A Multifamily Group Program For Families With Parental Depression, Genevieve Piche, Aude Villatte, Rima Habib, Kelly Vetri, William Beardslee

Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health

Children living with a parent with a depressive disorder are at higher risk for low adaptive functioning, in terms of social, academic, emotional, and mental health problems (Reupert, Maybery & Kowalenko, 2012).This brief describes FAMILLE+, a multifamily group program for parents with major depressive disorder and their 7 to 11 years old children. Its purpose is to prevent the development of mental health problems in children and to promote family resilience and was specifically adapted to fit the children's developmental (cognitive, attentional and socio-emotional) abilities.


Curriculum Data Deep Dive: Identifying Data Literacies In The Disciplines, Christina M. Klenke, Teresa Auch Schultz, Rayla E. Tokarz, Elena S. Azadbakht Feb 2020

Curriculum Data Deep Dive: Identifying Data Literacies In The Disciplines, Christina M. Klenke, Teresa Auch Schultz, Rayla E. Tokarz, Elena S. Azadbakht

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objective: Evaluate and examine Data Literacy (DL) in the supported disciplines of four liaison librarians at a large research university.

Methods: Using a framework developed by Prado and Marzal (2013), the study analyzed 378 syllabi from a two-year period across six departments—Criminal Justice, Geography, Geology, Journalism, Political Science, and Sociology—to see which classes included DLs.

Results: The study was able to determine which classes hit on specific DLs and where those classes might need more support in other DLs. The most common DLs being taught in courses are Reading, Interpreting, and Evaluating Data, and Using Data. The least ...


Escholarship@Umms Annual Report 2019, Lisa A. Palmer Jan 2020

Escholarship@Umms Annual Report 2019, Lisa A. Palmer

Library Publications

This is the annual report for eScholarship@UMMS, the digital repository and publishing system managed by the Lamar Soutter Library for the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The report covers the period January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.


Special Issue: 2019 Research Data Access And Preservation Summit, Tina Griffin, Rebekah Kati, Alicia Krzton, Lora Leligdon Jan 2020

Special Issue: 2019 Research Data Access And Preservation Summit, Tina Griffin, Rebekah Kati, Alicia Krzton, Lora Leligdon

Journal of eScience Librarianship

The Journal of eScience Librarianship has partnered with the Research Data Access & Preservation (RDAP) Association for a second year to publish selected conference proceedings. This issue highlights the research presented at the RDAP 2019 Summit and the community it has fostered.


Hypertension And Diabetes Treatment Affordability And Government Expenditures Following Changes In Patient Cost Sharing In The "Farmacia Popular" Program In Brazil: An Interrupted Time Series Study, Isabel Cristina Martins Emmerick, Monica Rodrigues Campos, Rondineli Mendes. Da Silva, Luisa Arueira Chaves, Andrea Damaso Bertoldi, Dennis Ross-Degnan, Vera Lucia Luiza Jan 2020

Hypertension And Diabetes Treatment Affordability And Government Expenditures Following Changes In Patient Cost Sharing In The "Farmacia Popular" Program In Brazil: An Interrupted Time Series Study, Isabel Cristina Martins Emmerick, Monica Rodrigues Campos, Rondineli Mendes. Da Silva, Luisa Arueira Chaves, Andrea Damaso Bertoldi, Dennis Ross-Degnan, Vera Lucia Luiza

Surgery Publications

BACKGROUND: Increasing medicines availability and affordability is a key goal of Brazilian health policies. "Farmacia Popular" (FP) Program is one of the government's key strategies to achieve this goal. Under FP, antihypertension (HTN) and antiglycemic (DM) medicines have been provided at subsidized prices in private retail settings since 2006, and free of charge since 2011. We aim to assess the impact of sequential changes in FP benefits on patient affordability and government expenditures for HTN and DM treatment under the FP, and examine their implications for public financing mechanisms and program sustainability.

METHODS: Longitudinal, retrospective study using interrupted time ...


Memorial Hospital Collection, 1873 – 1990: A Finding Aid, Office Of Medical History And Archives, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School, Kristine M. Reinhard Jan 2020

Memorial Hospital Collection, 1873 – 1990: A Finding Aid, Office Of Medical History And Archives, Lamar Soutter Library, University Of Massachusetts Medical School, Kristine M. Reinhard

Finding Aids

The Memorial Hospital Collection comprises annual reports and other material by or about The Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts.


The Smoking Gun: Can We Do For Gun Control What We Are Doing To Control The Vaping And E-Cigarettes Epidemic?, Robert J. Goldberg, Kate L. Lapane, Stephenie C. Lemon, Michael P. Hirsh Jan 2020

The Smoking Gun: Can We Do For Gun Control What We Are Doing To Control The Vaping And E-Cigarettes Epidemic?, Robert J. Goldberg, Kate L. Lapane, Stephenie C. Lemon, Michael P. Hirsh

Open Access Articles

An editorial by UMass Medical School public health experts calls for legislators and policymakers to take bold action on gun control, similar to the recent ban in Massachusetts on vaping products in response to lung illnesses in vaping device and e-cigarette users.


From Aggressive To Assertive, Mary E. Maloney, Patricia Moore Jan 2020

From Aggressive To Assertive, Mary E. Maloney, Patricia Moore

Open Access Articles

Aggressive behavior in men is seen as decisive, forceful, ambitious, and leader-like; it is often commended and even rewarded. Aggressive behavior in women is seen as hysterical, domineering, bitchy, and certainly not rewarded. Even assertive behavior in women is misunderstood to be aggressive. Both conscious and unconscious or implicit bias are at play. Although individual men are not responsible for these inequities, we all (men included) need to work to change our culture.

Let’s agree that this double standard is unfair, and our workplaces need massive cultural change. This article is about how women can navigate through this double ...


Nih Basic Resources: Discovering Health And Finding Wellness, Catherine Martin Dec 2019

Nih Basic Resources: Discovering Health And Finding Wellness, Catherine Martin

University of Massachusetts Medical School Publications

This one-hour presentation is a plethora of National Institute of Health resources for all consumers. Use each section to promote evidence-based material that encourage a healthier lifestyle. Showcase undiscovered gems such as disaster management and environmental concerns which are embedded in MedlinePlus. Bring hot topics to the foreground such as e-cigarette use and vaping with teens. Discuss how to have the talk about end of life decisions and promote ways to enhance memory with the rapidly aging population using the National Institute on Aging website. Promote the National Network of Library of Medicine’s All of Us Research Program as ...


Accessibility And Iot / Smart And Connected Communities, John Rochford Dec 2019

Accessibility And Iot / Smart And Connected Communities, John Rochford

University of Massachusetts Medical School Publications

The Internet of things (IoT) has unlimited potential to empower the lives of everyone. IoT devices increasingly appear in homes and power smart and connected communities. Related user experience design efforts must involve and consider people with disabilities, including the world’s rapidly aging population of seniors. They must be able to use IoT device and app interfaces. While secure and private IoT device data collection and communication are important for everyone, people with disabilities have unique related needs. Many current resources and developing efforts that can benefit UX designers to address these needs exist.


Peer Review Of Research Data Submissions To Scholarsarchive@Osu: How Can We Improve The Curation Of Research Datasets To Enhance Reusability?, Clara Llebot, Steven Van Tuyl Dec 2019

Peer Review Of Research Data Submissions To Scholarsarchive@Osu: How Can We Improve The Curation Of Research Datasets To Enhance Reusability?, Clara Llebot, Steven Van Tuyl

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objective: Best practices such as the FAIR Principles (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, Reusability) were developed to ensure that published datasets are reusable. While we employ best practices in the curation of datasets, we want to learn how domain experts view the reusability of datasets in our institutional repository, ScholarsArchive@OSU. Curation workflows are designed by data curators based on their own recommendations, but research data is extremely specialized, and such workflows are rarely evaluated by researchers. In this project we used peer-review by domain experts to evaluate the reusability of the datasets in our institutional repository, with the goal of informing ...


Data Curation For Big Interdisciplinary Science: The Pulley Ridge Experience, Timothy B. Norris, Christopher C. Mader Dec 2019

Data Curation For Big Interdisciplinary Science: The Pulley Ridge Experience, Timothy B. Norris, Christopher C. Mader

Journal of eScience Librarianship

The curation and preservation of scientific data has long been recognized as an essential activity for the reproducibility of science and the advancement of knowledge. While investment into data curation for specific disciplines and at individual research institutions has advanced the ability to preserve research data products, data curation for big interdisciplinary science remains relatively unexplored terrain. To fill this lacunae, this article presents a case study of the data curation for the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) funded project “Understanding Coral Ecosystem Connectivity in the Gulf of Mexico-Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys” undertaken from 2011 to ...


A Carpentries Approach To Acrl Framework Instruction, Ari Gofman Dec 2019

A Carpentries Approach To Acrl Framework Instruction, Ari Gofman

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objective: This paper compares the pedagogical theory driving current norms towards instruction of novices in both fields, specifically focusing on The Carpentries and ACRL Framework instruction. I identify key areas of difference in theoretical and practical approaches towards education of learners entirely new to a topic, focusing on a choice to pursue constructivist or experiential learning versus providing direct instructional guidance.

Methods: Two case studies are explored through the lens of the Dreyfus Model of learning for their theoretical underpinings for engaging novice learners: the ACRL Framework and Carpentries’ Instructor Training.

Results: Applying the Dreyfus Model of learning and cognitive ...


Data Infrastructure And Local Stakeholder Engagement With Biodiversity Conservation Research, Ali Krzton Dec 2019

Data Infrastructure And Local Stakeholder Engagement With Biodiversity Conservation Research, Ali Krzton

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Biodiversity research that informs conservation action is increasingly data intensive. Cutting-edge projects at large institutions use massive aggregated datasets to build dynamic models and conduct novel analyses of natural systems. Most of these research institutions are geographically distant from the highest-priority conservation areas, which are found in South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. There, data is typically collected by or with the help of local residents hired as field assistants. These field assistants have few meaningful opportunities to participate in biodiversity research and conservation beyond data logging. The literature indicates the data revolution has increased demand for impersonal and integrated ...


Racial Discrimination In Medical Care Settings And Opioid Pain Reliever Misuse In A U.S. Cohort: 1992 To 2015, Samuel L. Swift, M. Maria Glymour, Tali Elfassy, Cora Lewis, Catarina I. Kiefe, Stephen Sidney, Sebastian Calonico, Daniel Feaster, Zinzi Bailey, Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri Dec 2019

Racial Discrimination In Medical Care Settings And Opioid Pain Reliever Misuse In A U.S. Cohort: 1992 To 2015, Samuel L. Swift, M. Maria Glymour, Tali Elfassy, Cora Lewis, Catarina I. Kiefe, Stephen Sidney, Sebastian Calonico, Daniel Feaster, Zinzi Bailey, Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri

Open Access Articles

BACKGROUND: In the United States whites are more likely to misuse opioid pain relievers (OPRs) than blacks, and blacks are less likely to be prescribed OPRs than whites. Our objective is to determine whether racial discrimination in medical settings is protective for blacks against OPR misuse, thus mediating the black-white disparities in OPR misuse.

METHODS: We used data from 3528 black and white adults in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study, an ongoing multi-site cohort. We employ causal mediation methods, with race (black vs white) as the exposure, lifetime discrimination in medical settings prior to year ...


Collaborating Externally And Training Internally To Support Research Data Services, Matthew R. Harp, Matt Ogborn Dec 2019

Collaborating Externally And Training Internally To Support Research Data Services, Matthew R. Harp, Matt Ogborn

Journal of eScience Librarianship

The ASU Library is actively building relationships around and increasing its expertise in research data services. We have established a collaboration with our university’s research administration in order to coordinate our distinct areas of expertise in research data services so that both entities can better support researchers all the way through the research data lifecycle. The Library embedded itself into research administration’s learning management system and works with their research advancement officers to engage with researchers and staff we have not traditionally reached. Forging this new collaboration increased expectations that the Library will expand existing research data services ...


Writing With Librarians: Reporting Back On Turning Your Poster Or Presentation Into An Article, Kristin Lee, Thea P. Atwood Dec 2019

Writing With Librarians: Reporting Back On Turning Your Poster Or Presentation Into An Article, Kristin Lee, Thea P. Atwood

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objective: The objective of this article is to report on the process and effectiveness of a workshop presented at the Research Data Access and Preservation Summit 2019. Reporting back on how the workshop was developed and the impact it had on participants can inform future workshops on writing for librarians. Workshop materials are available in an associated OSF project.

Methods: The authors approached workshop development holistically—that writing is a craft that requires habits and networks, and that participants are interested in hearing the technical guidelines of writing and submitting an article. The workshop dedicated time to activities meant to ...


Resurfacing Historical Scientific Data: A Case Study Involving Fruit Breeding Data, Shannon L. Farrell, Lois G. Hendrickson, Kristen L. Mastel, Katherine Adina Allen, Julia A. Kelly Dec 2019

Resurfacing Historical Scientific Data: A Case Study Involving Fruit Breeding Data, Shannon L. Farrell, Lois G. Hendrickson, Kristen L. Mastel, Katherine Adina Allen, Julia A. Kelly

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Objective: The objective of this paper is to illustrate the importance and complexities of working with historical analog data that exists on university campuses. Using a case study of fruit breeding data, we highlight issues and opportunities for librarians to help preserve and increase access to potentially valuable data sets.

Methods: We worked in conjunction with researchers to inventory, describe, and increase access to a large, 100-year-old data set of analog fruit breeding data. This involved creating a spreadsheet to capture metadata about each data set, identifying data sets at risk for loss, and digitizing select items for deposit in ...


Effectiveness Of Integrative Medicine Group Visits In Chronic Pain And Depressive Symptoms: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Paula Gardiner, Man Luo, Salvatore D'Amico, Katherine Gergen-Barnett, Laura F. White, Robert Saper, Suzanne Mitchell, Jane M. Liebschutz Dec 2019

Effectiveness Of Integrative Medicine Group Visits In Chronic Pain And Depressive Symptoms: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Paula Gardiner, Man Luo, Salvatore D'Amico, Katherine Gergen-Barnett, Laura F. White, Robert Saper, Suzanne Mitchell, Jane M. Liebschutz

Open Access Articles

BACKGROUND: Current treatment options for chronic pain and depression are largely medication-based, which may cause adverse side effects. Integrative Medical Group Visits (IMGV) combines mindfulness techniques, evidence based integrative medicine, and medical group visits, and is a promising adjunct to medications, especially for diverse underserved patients who have limited access to non-pharmacological therapies.

OBJECTIVE: Determine the effectiveness of IMGV compared to a Primary Care Provider (PCP) visit in patients with chronic pain and depression.

DESIGN: 9-week single-blind randomized control trial with a 12-week maintenance phase (intervention-medical groups; control-primary care provider visit).

SETTING: Academic tertiary safety-net hospital and 2 affiliated federally-qualified ...


This Is My First One: Finding And Building Community At Rdap Summit 2019, Ateanna Uriri Dec 2019

This Is My First One: Finding And Building Community At Rdap Summit 2019, Ateanna Uriri

Journal of eScience Librarianship

This commentary depicts the experiences and thoughts of both a first-time attendee to the Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit held May 2019 and of a library/data-related conference. The author describes her decision in choosing the RDAP Summit as the first-ever conference she would attend in her growing librarianship career and how she was initially reluctant in attending, due to her not being a full-time data practitioner. But after attending, she came to the realization that the RDAP Summit is for anyone interested in data, including those who are new to the profession or have been working with ...


How You Can Write More Inclusive Data Practitioner Job Postings, Joanna Thielen, Amy Neeser Dec 2019

How You Can Write More Inclusive Data Practitioner Job Postings, Joanna Thielen, Amy Neeser

Journal of eScience Librarianship

The principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion have long been incorporated into many aspects of the data practitioner profession. The hiring process is an exception; it is opaque, stress-inducing, and ultimately reinforces a homogeneous workforce. Job postings are important both as a window into the profession and as the first way that candidates interact with your institution. This Commentary article provides concrete and actionable recommendations on how you can start writing more equitable, diverse, and inclusive job postings at your institution.

The substance of this article is based upon a panel presentation at RDAP Summit 2019.


A Small Liberal Arts College Librarian At Rdap: Observations On Translating Our Work Between Institutions, Sarah K. Oelker Dec 2019

A Small Liberal Arts College Librarian At Rdap: Observations On Translating Our Work Between Institutions, Sarah K. Oelker

Journal of eScience Librarianship

This commentary describes the impressions of a first-time attendee from a small liberal arts college (SLAC) to the Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit, in May 2019, and observations about the makeup of the conference in terms of types of jobs and types of institutions represented among the attendees. The author also outlines a more general difficulty librarians from any institution face in adapting lessons learned and examples given by research data management librarians at other institutions, due to differences in institutional structure. The commentary suggests ways data management professionals might make reuse of ideas and solutions easier for ...


Advancing The Implementation And Sustainment Of Medication Assisted Treatment For Opioid Use Disorders In Prisons And Jails, Warren J. Ferguson, Joan Johnston, Jennifer G. Clarke, Peter J. Koutoujian, Kathleen Maurer, Colleen Gallagher, Julie White, Dyana Nickl, Faye S. Taxman Dec 2019

Advancing The Implementation And Sustainment Of Medication Assisted Treatment For Opioid Use Disorders In Prisons And Jails, Warren J. Ferguson, Joan Johnston, Jennifer G. Clarke, Peter J. Koutoujian, Kathleen Maurer, Colleen Gallagher, Julie White, Dyana Nickl, Faye S. Taxman

Open Access Articles

BACKGROUND: Opioid use disorder (OUD) is among the most prevalent medical condition experienced by incarcerated persons, yet medication assisted therapy (MAT) is uncommon. Four jail and prison systems partnered with researchers to document their adoption of MAT for incarcerated individuals with opioid use disorders (OUD) using their established treatment protocols. Employing the EPIS (Exploration, Planning, Implementation, and Sustainment) framework, programs report on systematic efforts to expand screening, treatment and provide linkage to community-based care upon release.

RESULTS: All four systems were engaged with implementation of MAT at the outset of the study. Thus, findings focus more on uptake and penetration ...


Healthy Eating Policy Strategies In Community Health Improvement Plans: A Cross-Sectional Survey Of Us Local Health Departments, Meera Sreedhara, Karin V. Goins, Christine F. Frisard, Milagros C. Rosal, Stephenie C. Lemon Dec 2019

Healthy Eating Policy Strategies In Community Health Improvement Plans: A Cross-Sectional Survey Of Us Local Health Departments, Meera Sreedhara, Karin V. Goins, Christine F. Frisard, Milagros C. Rosal, Stephenie C. Lemon

UMass Worcester PRC Publications

CONTEXT: Policies (eg, regulations, taxes, and zoning ordinances) can increase opportunities for healthy eating. Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP) may foster collaboration and local health department (LHD) engagement in policy decision making to improve local food environments. Limited research describes what policies supportive of healthy food environments are included in CHIPs nationally and relationships between LHD characteristics and participation in plans including such policies.

OBJECTIVES: To determine the proportion of US LHDs who participated in development of a CHIP containing healthy eating policy strategies and assess the association between LHD characteristics and inclusion of any healthy eating policy strategy in ...


Ner Hospital Librarians: Resources For Nursing And Allied Health Care Professionals, Margot G. Malachowski, Janene Batten, Alexandria Brackett Dec 2019

Ner Hospital Librarians: Resources For Nursing And Allied Health Care Professionals, Margot G. Malachowski, Janene Batten, Alexandria Brackett

National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository

NER Hospital Librarians is an educational series addressing the professional development needs of hospital librarians in the New England Region. Topics are determined by NNLM NER’s Hospital Libraries Advisory Group (HLAG). Example topics include: DOCLINE Update; Advanced PubMed; and Librarians Supporting Nursing Education and Scholarship. Webinars are schedule for one hour. In-person events are scheduled for five hours.

Each session will highlight a topic of concern to hospital librarians. NNLM NER will identify subject experts to provide instruction either through WebEx or on-site at UMass Medical School. The sessions begin with introduction of topic and subject expert, include discussion ...


Health Literacy: Making Knowledge Powerful, Catherine Martin Dec 2019

Health Literacy: Making Knowledge Powerful, Catherine Martin

University of Massachusetts Medical School Publications

This informational program is designed as a snippet of ways public library staff can increase their knowledge and skills related to consumer health, health literacy and programming that enhances their knowledge of health and wellness. The focus of this PowerPoint is to provide tips to improve usability of health information resources and to promote the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy as outlines by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Multiple NIH resources are utilized in this course.