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Published Research

Our physicians and staff have made significant contributions to the medical literature on a wide range of women’s health issues. Here is a selected list of our recent publications:

Recent Publications

Knapp PE, Clemente KM, Phipps JC, Speckman JL, Sternthal E, Freund KM, Ash AS, Apovian CM. Monitoring of Blood Glucose with Finger Tip vs. Alternative Site Sampling: Effect on Glycemic Control in Insulin-Using Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, (in press).

Berz JP, Johnston KT, Backus B, Doros G, Rose AJ, Pierre S, Battaglia TA. Monitoring of Blood Glucose with Finger Tip vs. Alternative Site Sampling: Effect on Glycemic Control in Insulin-Using Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Medical Care, 2009, (in press).

Hanchate A, Kronman AC, Young-Xu Y, Ash AS, Emanuel E. Racial and ethnic differences in end-of-life costs: why do minorities cost more than whites? Arch Intern Med. 2009 Mar 9;169(5):493-501. PMID: 19273780.

McCall-Hosenfeld JS, Jaramillo SA, Legault C, Freund KM, Cochrane BB, Manson JE, Wenger NK, Eaton CB, Rodriguez BL, McNeeley SG, Bonds D. Correlates of Sexual Satisfaction Among Sexually Active Postmenopausal Women in the Women's Health Initiative-Observational Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Dec;23(12):2000-2009. PMID: 18839256.

Freund  KM, Battaglia TA, Calhoun  E,  Dudley DJ, Fiscella K, Paskett E, Raich PC, Roetzheim RG; Patient Navigation Research Program Group. The NCI Patient Navigation Research Program: Methods, Protocol and Measures. Cancer. 2008 Oct 24;113(12):3391-3399. PMID: 18951521.

Wells KJ, Battaglia TA, Dudley DJ, Garcia R, Greene A, Calhoun E, Mandelblatt JS, Paskett ED, Raich PC; Patient Navigation Research Program. Patient navigation: state of the art or is it science? Cancer. 2008 Oct 15;113(8):1999-2010. Review. PMID: 18780320.

Aggarwal A, Freund K, Sato A, Adams-Campbell LL, Lopez AM, Lessin LS, Ockene J, Wallace RB, Williams CD, Bonds DE. Are depressive symptoms associated with cancer screening and cancer stage at diagnosis among postmenopausal women? The Women's Health Initiative observational cohort. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2008 Oct;17(8):1353-1361. PMID: 18788983.

Carr PL, Woodson J. Academic performance of ethnic minorities in medical school. BMJ. 2008 Sept 13;337:a1094.

Kronman AC, Ash AS, Freund KM, Hanchate A, Emanuel EJ. Can primary care visits reduce hospital utilization among Medicare beneficiaries at the end of life? J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Sep;23(9):1330-1335. PMID: 18506545.

Joseph NP, Hunkali KB, Wilson B, Morgan E, Cross M, Freund KM. Pre-pregnancy body mass index among pregnant adolescents: gestational weight gain and long-term post partum weight retention. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2008 Aug;21(4):195-200. PMID: 18656073.

Liebschutz J, Battaglia TA, Finley E, Averbuch T. Disclosing intimate partner violence to health care clinicians - what a difference the setting makes: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health. 2008 Jul 4;8:229. PMID: 18601725.

Craft LL, Perna FA, Freund KM, Culpepper L. Psychosocial correlates of exercise in women with self-reported depressive symptoms. J Phys Act Health. 2008 May;5(3):469-480. PMID: 18579923.

McCall-Hosenfeld JS, Freund KM, Legault C, Jaramillo SA, Cochrane BB, Manson JE,Wenger NK, Eaton CB, McNeeley SG, Rodriguez BL, Bonds D. Sexual satisfaction and cardiovascular disease: the Women's Health Initiative. Am J Med. 2008 Apr;121:295-301. PMID: 18374688.

Seaver MR. Freund KM, Wright LM, Tjia J, Frayne SM. Healthcare Preferences among Lesbians: Focus Group Analysis. J Women’s Health. 2008 Mar;17(2):215-225. PMID: 18321173.

Craft LL, Freund KM, Culpepper L, Perna FM. Intervention study of exercise for depressive symptoms in women. J Women’s Health. 2007 Dec;16(10):1499-1509. PMID: 18062765.

Aggarwal A, Speckman J, Paasche-Orlow MK, Roloff KS, Battaglia TA. The Role of Numeracy on Cancer Screening among Urban Women. Am J Health Behav. 2007 Sep-Oct;31 Suppl 1:S57-68. PMID: 17931137.

Rose AJ, Backus BM, Gershman ST, Santos P, Ash AS, Battaglia TA. Predictors of Aggressive Therapy for Nonmetastatic Prostate Carcinoma in Massachusetts from 1998-2002. Med Care. 2007 May;45(5):440-7. PMID: 17446830.

McKinlay JB, Link CL, Freund KM, Marceau LD, O’Donnell AB, Lutfey KL. Sources of variation in physician adherence with clinical guidelines: results from a factorial experiment. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Mar;22(3):289-296. PMID: 17356957.

Sherman BJ, Gilliland G, Speckman JL, Freund KM. The Effect of a Primary Care Exercise Intervention for Rural Women. Prev Med. 2007 Mar;44(3):198-201. PMID: 17184830.

Boehmer U, Linde R, Freund KM. Breast Reconstruction following Mastectomy for Breast Cancer: The Decisions of Sexual Minority Women. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Feb;119(2):464-472. PMID: 17230077.

Battaglia TA, Posner M, Roloff K, Freund KM. Improving Follow-up to Abnormal Breast Cancer Screening in an Urban Population: A Patient Navigation Intervention. Cancer. 2007 Jan 15;109(2 Suppl):359-367. PMID: 17123275.

Educational Textbooks and Websites

Carr PL, Riccioti HA, Freund KM, Kahan S. (eds) In a Page OB/GYN & Women’s Health. Blackwell Publishing, Medford, MA 2004.

The Heart Truth Professional Education Program Interactive Case Based Modules


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