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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

April 1-30, 2013 marks the 27th Annual Alcohol Awareness Month.  Since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) has sponsored NCADD Alcohol Awareness month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues.  Visit the NCADD website at http://www.ncadd.org/ to learn more.

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Online, All the Time

Thursday, February 21st, 2013 | Posted in Collections, News, Resources, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

Have you seen the USF Libraries’ online tutorials? 

  • Research 101 Tutorials will teach you the basics.  Need to learn how to use the catalogue? Unable to find books and articles?  Check out these interactive videos.
  • FMHI Instructional Videos provide advanced instruction for conducting research in behavioral and community sciences.  From organizing your paper to publishing it, we’ve got you covered.

Still need help? Give us a call at (813) 974.2729 or shoot us an e-mail.


Read All About It

Thursday, February 21st, 2013 | Posted in Collections, News, Resources by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

New issues of the following journals are available at the FMHI Research Library.  Stop in, pull up a chair, and read at your leisure:

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (Winter 2012, v. 45 no. 4):

JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (February 1, 2013, v. 62 no. 2)

Health Affairs (January 2013, v. 32 no. 1) AND (February 2013, v. 32 no. 2)

Evaluation and Program Planning (February 2013, v. 36 no. 1)

POZ: Health, Life & HIV (January/February 2013)

(“Woman Reading,” ca. 1890.  Image courtesy of National Media Museum-Kodak Gallery Collection)


Health Affairs, vol. 31 no. 12

Thursday, December 13th, 2012 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Resources, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

The December 2012 edition of  Health Affairs is available at the FMHI Research Library.

Volume 31, number 12: “Topics in Public Health, Medicare Advantage, Health Reform Post Election”

From the Editor-in-Chief

  • ‘A pony in here somewhere’: Seeing hope in health care (Dentzer, 2602)

Entry Point

  • Post election, The Affordable Care Act leaves the intensive care unit for good (Jacobs & Ario, 2603)

Medicare Advantage

  • Analysis of Medicare Advantage HMOs compared with traditional Medicare shows lower use of many services during 2003-09 (Landon, Zaslavsky, Saunders, Pawlson, Newhouse, Ayanian, 2609)
  • Steps to reduce favorable risk selection in Medicare Advantage largely succeeded, boding well for health insurance exchanges (Newhouse, Price, Huang, McWilliams, Hsu, 2618)
  • New risk-adjustment system was associated with reduced favorable selection in Medicare Advantage (McWilliams, Hsu, Newhouse, 2630)

People and Places

  • Casting the light of the dismal science on health care (2629)

Consumer-Directed Plan

  • In consumer-directed health plans, a majority of patients were unaware of free or low-cost preventive care (Reed, Graetz, Fung, Newhouse, Hsu, 2641)


  • Hospital pay-for-performance programs in Maryland produced strong results, including reduced hospital-acquired conditions (Calikoglu, Murray, Feeney, 2649)

Transitional Care

  • Low-cost transitional care with nurse managers making mostly phone contact with patients cut rehospitalization at a VA hospital (Kind, Jensen, Barczi, Bridges, Kordahl, Smith, Asthana, 2659)

Interprofessional Education

  • Results of an effort to integrate quality and safety into medical and nursing school curricula and foster joint learning (Headrick, Barton, Ogrinc, Strang, Aboumatar, Aud, Haidet, Lindell, Madigosky, Patterson, 2669)


  • Disclosure-and-resolution programs that include generous compensation offers may prompt a complex patient response (Murtagh, Gallagher, Andrew, Mello, 2681)

The Care Span

  • Hospices’ enrollment policies may contribute to underuse of hospice care in the United States (Carlson, Barry, Cherlin, McCorkle, Bradley, 2690)

Reducing Tobacco Use

  • Smoking bans linked to lower hospitilizations for heart attacks and lung disease among Medicare beneficiaries (Vander Weg, Rosenthal, Vaughan Sarrazin, 2699)
  • Analysis of media campaign promoting smoking cessation suggests it was cost-effective in prompting quit attempts (Villanti, Curry, Richardson, Vallone, Holtgrave, 2708)
  • Simulation of quitting smoking in the military shows higher lifetime medical spending more than offset by productivity gains (Yang, Dall, Zhang, Zhang, Arday, Dorn, Jain, 2717)

Immigrant Health

  • Undiagnosed disease, especially Diabetes, casts doubt on some of reported ‘advantage’ of recent Mexican immigrants (Barcellos, Goldman, Smith, 2727)

Public Health Topics

  • Salt and public health: Contested science and the challenge of evidence-based decision making (Bayer, Johns, Galea, 2738)
  • Reducing racial and ethnic disparities in colorectal cancer screening in likely to require more than access to care (Stimpson, Pagán, Chen, 2747)
  • Bioterrorism and biological threats dominate federal health security research; Other priorities get scan attention (Shelton, Connor, Uscher-Pines, Pillemer, Mullikin, Kellermann, 2755)

Global Health

  • China’s rapidly aging population creates policy challenges in shaping a viable long-term care system (Feng, Liu, Guan, Mor, 2764)
  • In urban and rural India, a standardized patient study showed low levels of provider training and huge quality gaps (Das, Holla, Fas, Mohanan, Tabak, Chan, 2774)

Young Leaders

  • Applying data analytics and information exchange to improve care for patients (Amarasingham, 2785)
  • Promoting health and development in Detroit rhrough gardens and urban agriculture (Atkinson, 2787)
  • Employing behavioral economics and decision science in crucial choices at end of life (Halpern, 2789)
  • Understanding the health impact of racism—and trying to reverse it (Kwate, 2791)
  • Using digital communications and social media to redraw rhe cardiac care map (Merchant, 2793)
  • Creating a new model to help health care providers write prescriptions for health (2795)
  • Bucking conventional wisdom and focusing on disparities to address kidney disease (Peralta, 2797)
  • Drawing on communityorganizing to advance public health in Minnesota and beyond (Schrantz, 2799)
  • Bringing the concepts of peer coaches and local health workers from Africa to Harlem (Singh, 2801)
  • Healing a community by innovating at a community health center (2803)

Web First

  • A survey of primary care doctors in ten countries shows progress in use of health information technology, less in other areas (Schoen, Osborn, Squires, Doty, Rasmussen, Pierson, Applebaum, 2805)

Narrative Matters

  • As she lay dying: How I fought to stop medical errors from killing my  mom (Welch, 2817)


  • The SCAN Foundation’s framework for advancing integrated person-centred care (Shugarman, 2821)

The Behavior Analyst, vol. 35 no. 2

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

The  most recent edition of The Behavior Analyst (vol. 35 no. 2, Fall 2012) is available at the FMHI Research Library.


Are You on the Edge … of Campus?

Monday, December 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, Hours, News, Services, Students by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

If you’re on the northwest corner of  campus and need assistance with your research,  stop by the FMHI Research Library.  Although the librarians specialize in mental and behavioral healthcare resources, they are able to help you navigate all of the USF Libraries‘ resources – from databases to e-journals, citation management tools to ILL.

If you haven’t met Claudia and Tomaro, now’s your chance!  The librarians are here Monday – Thursday, 8 AM – 6 PM, and Friday, 8 AM- 5 PM.



Behavioral Disorders, vol. 37 no. 4

Monday, October 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Resources, Students by Tomaro Taylor | Comments Off on Behavioral Disorders, vol. 37 no. 4

The most recent edition of Behavioral Disorders is available at the FMHI Research Library.

(August 2012) Volume 37,  number 4:

  • Tribute to Philip Lee Gunter (p. 217)
  • Teacher Perceptions of Student Needs and Implications for Positive Behavior Supports ( Feuerborn & Chinn, p. 219)
  • A Comparison of iPads and Worksheets on Math Skills of High School Students with Emotional Disturbance (Haydon,  Basham, Hawkins, Denune, Kimener, & McCoy, p. 232)
  • A Validation of the Student Risk Screening Scale for Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors: Patterns in Rural and Urban Elementary Schools (Lane,  Menzies, Oakes, Lambert, Cox, & Hankins, p. 244)
  • The Theil-Sen Slope for High-Stakes Decisions from Progress Monitoring (Vannest, Parker, Davis, Soares, & Smith, p. 271)

JABA, vol. 45 no. 3

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, Resources, Students by Tomaro Taylor | Comments Off on JABA, vol. 45 no. 3

The Fall 2012 issue of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis is available at the FMHI Research Library:

455: A Comparison of sensory integrative and behavioral therapies as treatment for pediatric feeding disorders. (Addison, Piazza, Patel, Bachmeyer, Rivas, Milnes, & Oddo)

473: Observational effects on the preferences of children with autism.  (Leaf, Oppenheim-Leaf, Leaf, Courtemanche, Taubman, McEachin, Sheldon, & Sherman)

485:  Behavioral treatment for pathological gambling in persons with acquired brain injury. (Guercio, Johnson, & Dixon)

497: A comparison of the effects of brief rules, a timer, and preferred toys on self-control. (Newquist, Dozier, & Neidert)

511: The effects of fixed-time reinforcement schedules on functional response classes: A translational study. (Heinicke, Carr, & LeBlanc)

527: An evaluation of a progressive high-probability instructional sequence combined with low-probability demand fading in the treatment of food selectivity. (Penrod, Gardella, & Fernand)

539: The effects of the question “what is this?” on tact-training outcomes of children with autism. (Marchese, Carr, LeBlanc, Rosati, & Conroy)

549: The effects of matched stimulation and response interruption and redirection on vocal stereotypy. (Love, Miguel, Fernand, & LaBrie)

565: The influence of motivating operations on generalization probes of specific mands by children with autism. (Fragale, O’reilly, Aguilar, Pierce, Lang, Sigafoos, & Lancioni)


579: Trial-based functional analysis and functional communication training in an early childhood setting.(Lambert, Bloom, & Irvin)

585: Functional analysis of inappropriate social interactions in students with Asperger’s syndrome. (Roantree & and Kennedy)

593: A comparison of general and descriptive praise in teaching intraverbal behavior to children with autism. (Polick, Carr, & Hanney)

601: Emergent intraverbal responses via tact and match-to-sample instruction. (Grannan &  Rehfeldt)

607: Systematic evaluation of variables that contribute to noncompliance: A replication and extension. (McKerchar & Abby)

613: A comparison of differential reinforcement and noncontingent reinforcement to treat food selectivity in a child with autism. (Allison, Wilder, Chong, Lugo, Pike, Jessica & Rudy)

618: Guest Associate Editors and Mentoring Program.

619: Using a blocked-trials procedure to teach identity matching to a child with autism. (Slocum, Miller, & Tiger)

625: A procedure for thinning the schedule of time-out. (Donaldson & Vollmer)

631: Early response distribution and outcomes of response-restriction analyses. (Peterson, Petursdottir, & Kirk)

637: Effects of preference and reinforce variation on within-session patterns of responding.  (Keyl-Austin, Samaha, Bloom, & Boyle)

642: Guest Reviewers.

Technical Report

643: Creating an iPhone application for collecting continuous ABC data.  (Whiting & Dixon)


Health Affairs, vol. 31 no. 10

Monday, October 15th, 2012 | Posted in Collections, Faculty, News, Students by Tomaro Taylor | Comments Off on Health Affairs, vol. 31 no. 10

The most recent edition of Health Affairs is available at the FMHI Research Library.

Volume 31, number 10: “Current Challenges in Comparative Effectiveness Research”

Comparative Effectiveness Research
A Symposium on Communication
Evidence, Care & Policy
Medicare Part D
Pharmaceuticals & Patents
Hospitals Medical Devices
Web First
Narrative Matters Grantwatch

Comparative Effectiveness Research

  • Five reasons that many comparative effectiveness studies fail to change patient care and clinical practice (Timble, Schneider, Van Busum, & Fox, p. 2168)
  • The patient-centered outcomes research institute should focus on high-impact problems that can be solved quickly (Sox, p. 2176)

A symposium on communication

  • Communicating about comparative effectiveness research: A health affairs symposium on the issues (Dentzer and the Editorial Team of Health Affairs, p. 2138)
  • Regulatory requirements of the Food and Drug Administration would preclude product claims based on observational research (Griffin, Godfrey, & Sherman, p. 2188)
  • Reviewing hypothetical migraine studies using funding criteria from the patient-centered outcomes research institute (Selby, Fleurence, Lauer, & Schneeweiss, 2193)
  • The Food and Drug Administration has the legal basis to restrict promotion of flawed comparative effectiveness research (Kesselheim & Avorn, 2200)
  • Academic detailing can play a key role in assessing and implementing comparative effectiveness research findings (Fischer & Avorn, p. 2206)
  • Communication about results of comparative effectiveness studies: A pharmaceutical industry view (Perfetto, Bailey, Jr., Gans-Brangs, Romano, Rosenthal, and Willke, p. 2213)
  • Congress should clarify the circumstances under which drug makers can communicate results on comparative effectiveness (Klasmeier, p. 2220)
  • The hypothetical migraine drug comparative effectiveness study: A payer’s recommendations for obtaining more useful results (Epstein, p. 2225)
  • Among other flaws, hypothetical migraine study lacks independent evaluation and patient engagement (Boutin, p. 2231)
  • Enhancing patient autonomy through peer review to replace the FDA’s rigorous approval process (Caplan, p. 2236)
  • How can policy protect public health and still foster innovation (p. 2241)

Evidence, Care and Policy

  • Evidence of no benefit from knee surgery for osteoarthritis led to coverage changes and is linked to decline in procedures (Howard, Brophy, & Howell, p. 2242)
  • The contribution of prevention and treatment to the decline in cardiovascular mortality: Lessons from a forty-year debate (Jones & Greene, p. 2250)

Medicare Part D

  • The vast majority of Medicare Part D beneficiaries still Don’t Choose The Cheapest Plans That Meet Their Medication Needs (Zhou & Zhang, p. 2259)
  • In Medicare Part D Plans, Low Or Zero Copays And Other Features To Encourage The Use Of Generic Statins Work, Could Save Billions (Hoadley, Merrell, Hargrave, & Summer, p. 2266)

Pharmaceuticals and Patents

  • The large social value resulting from use of statins warrants steps to improve adherence and broaden treatment (Grabowski, Lakdawalla, Goldman, Eber, Liu, Abdelgawad, Kuznik, Chernew, & Philipson, p. 2276)
  • Secondary patenting of branded pharmaceuticals: A case study of how patents on two HIV drugs could be extended for decades (Amin & Kesselheim, p. 2286)


  • Simulation shows hospitals that cooperate on infection control obtain better research than hospitals acting alone (Lee, Bartsch, Wong, Yilmaz, Dong, Kim, Brown, Potter, Platt, & Huang, p. 2295)

Medical Devices

  • Median approval times for class III medical devices have been well above statutory deadline set for FDA and CMS (Zinn, Allen, Jr., & Hacker, p. 2304)

Web First

  • Making greater use of dedicated hospital observation units for many short- stay patients could save $3.1 billion a year (Baugh, Venkatesh, Hilton, Samuel, Schuur, & Bohan, p. 2314)
  • Health benefits in 2012: Moderate premium increases for employer-sponsored plans; Young adults gained coverage under ACA (Glaxton, Rae, Panchal, Damico, Whitmore, Kenward, & Osei-Anto, p. 2324)
  • The new era of payment reform, spending targets, and cost containment in Massachusetts; Early lessons for the nation (Mechanic, Altman, McDonough, p. 2334)

Narrative Matters

  • Physician-assisted death is illegal in most states, so my patient made another choice (Muller, p. 2343)


  • Update on funding to improve minority health and reduce health disparities (p. 2347)

JAIDS, vol. 61 no. 2

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Collections, News, Resources by Tomaro Taylor | No Comments »

The current issue of JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (vol. 61, no. 2) is available at the FMHI Research Library.

Rapid communication

  • A pilot online study assessing risk factors for HIV acquisition in the Navy and Marine Corps, 2005-2010 (p. 125)

Basic and Translational Science

  • Adipogenic/lipid, inflammatory, and mitochondrial parameters in subcutaneous adipose tissue of untreated HIV-1-infected long-term nonprogressors: Significant alterations despite low viral burden (p. 131)
  • Single- and multiple-dose pharmacokinetics of darunavir plus ritonavir and etravirine in semen and rectal tissue of HIV-negative men (p. 138)
  • HIV-1 is not a major driver of increases plasma IL-6 levels in chronic HIV-1 disease (p. 145)
  • N3481 in HIV-1 reverse transcriptase counteracts the synergy between zidovudine and nevirapine (p. 153)
  • Second-line antiretroviral therapy: Long-term outcomes in South Africa (0. 158)
  • Pain, mood and substance abuse in HIV: Implications for clinic visit utilization, antiretroviral therapy adherence, and virologic failure (p. 164)
  • Unhealthy alcohol and illicit drug use are associated with decreased quality of HIV care (p. 171)
  • Changes in food insecurity, nutritional status, and physical health status after antiretroviral therapy initiation in rural Uganda (p. 179)
  • Problematic prescription opioid use in an HIV-infected cohort: The importance of universal toxicology testing (p. 187)
  • Changes in the soluble mucosal immune environment during genital herpes outbreaks (p. 194)
  • Herpes zoster among persons living with HIV in the current antiretroviral therapy era (p. 203)
  • A randomized controlled trial of a tailored group smoking cessation intervention for HIV-infected smokers (p. 208)

Clinical Science

  • TB diagnostic capacity in Sub-Saharan African HIV care settings (p. 216)
  • What is the cost of providing outpatient HIV counseling and testing and antiretroviral therapy services in selected public health facilities in Nigeria? (p. 221)

Epidemiology and Prevention

  • Prevalence of transmitted antiretroviral drug resistance differs between acutely and chronically HIV-infected patients (p. 258)
  • Child mortality levels and trends by HIV status in Blantyre, Malawi: 1989-2009 (p. 226)
  • Effect of baseline immune suppression on growth recovery in HIV positive South African children receiving antiretroviral treatment (p. 235)
  • Role of GB Virus C in HIV-1 infected and hepatitis C virus-infected hemophiliac children and adolescents (p. 243)
  • CD4, viral load response, and adherence among antiretroviral-naive breast-feeding women receiving triple antiretroviral prophylaxis for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Kisumu, Kenya (p. 249)
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