D S Shepard

Summary

Affiliation: Brandeis University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Use of expansion factors to estimate the burden of dengue in Southeast Asia: a systematic analysis
    Eduardo A Undurraga
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2056. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Quantifying the impact of mosquitoes on quality of life and enjoyment of yard and porch activities in New Jersey
    Yara A Halasa
    The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e89221. 2014
  3. pmc Economic cost of dengue in Puerto Rico
    Yara A Halasa
    Brandeis University, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 9110, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 86:745-52. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of performance-based financing on primary health care services in Haiti
    Wu Zeng
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Health Policy Plan 28:596-605. 2013
  5. pmc Economic and disease burden of dengue in Southeast Asia
    Donald S Shepard
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2055. 2013
  6. pmc Use of multiple data sources to estimate the economic cost of dengue illness in Malaysia
    Donald S Shepard
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 87:796-805. 2012
  7. pmc How much can we gain from improved efficiency? An examination of performance of national HIV/AIDS programs and its determinants in low- and middle-income countries
    Wu Zeng
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School, MS 035, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:74. 2012
  8. pmc A controlled study of funding for human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome as resource capacity building in the health system in Rwanda
    Donald S Shepard
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 9110, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 86:902-7. 2012
  9. pmc The Reinforcing Therapist Performance (RTP) experiment: Study protocol for a cluster randomized trial
    Bryan R Garner
    Lighthouse Institute, Chestnut Health Systems, Normal, IL, USA
    Implement Sci 5:5. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Counselor incentives to improve client retention in an outpatient substance abuse aftercare program
    Donald S Shepard
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School, MS 035, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 33:629-35. 2006

Research Grants

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Publications46

  1. pmc Use of expansion factors to estimate the burden of dengue in Southeast Asia: a systematic analysis
    Eduardo A Undurraga
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2056. 2013
    ..Health policy decisions require information about the disease burden, but surveillance systems usually underreport the total number of cases. These may be estimated by multiplying reported cases by an expansion factor (EF)...
  2. doi request reprint Quantifying the impact of mosquitoes on quality of life and enjoyment of yard and porch activities in New Jersey
    Yara A Halasa
    The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e89221. 2014
    ..59±0.94). In conclusion, New Jersey residents reported that mosquitoes decreased their utility by 0.13, comparable to the loss from worrisome health risk factors, underscoring the importance of controlling this problem. ..
  3. pmc Economic cost of dengue in Puerto Rico
    Yara A Halasa
    Brandeis University, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 9110, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 86:745-52. 2012
    ..Including dengue surveillance and vector control activities, the overall annual cost of dengue was $46.45 million ($12.47 per capita)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of performance-based financing on primary health care services in Haiti
    Wu Zeng
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Health Policy Plan 28:596-605. 2013
    ..Haiti's experience, after more than a decade of use, indicates that incentives are an effective tool to strengthen PHC. ..
  5. pmc Economic and disease burden of dengue in Southeast Asia
    Donald S Shepard
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2055. 2013
    ..Dengue poses a substantial economic and disease burden in Southeast Asia (SEA). Quantifying this burden is critical to set policy priorities and disease-control strategies...
  6. pmc Use of multiple data sources to estimate the economic cost of dengue illness in Malaysia
    Donald S Shepard
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 87:796-805. 2012
    ..03 (Malaysian Ringgit 7.14) per capita. The overall economic burden of dengue would be even higher if we included costs associated with dengue prevention and control, dengue surveillance, and long-term sequelae of dengue...
  7. pmc How much can we gain from improved efficiency? An examination of performance of national HIV/AIDS programs and its determinants in low- and middle-income countries
    Wu Zeng
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School, MS 035, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:74. 2012
    ..The economic downturn exacerbates the inadequacy of resources for combating the worldwide HIV/AIDS pandemic and amplifies the need to improve the efficiency of HIV/AIDS programs...
  8. pmc A controlled study of funding for human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome as resource capacity building in the health system in Rwanda
    Donald S Shepard
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 9110, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 86:902-7. 2012
    ..In conclusion, this six-year controlled study found no adverse effects of the expansion of HIV/AIDS services on non-HIV services among rural health centers in Rwanda...
  9. pmc The Reinforcing Therapist Performance (RTP) experiment: Study protocol for a cluster randomized trial
    Bryan R Garner
    Lighthouse Institute, Chestnut Health Systems, Normal, IL, USA
    Implement Sci 5:5. 2010
    ..TRIAL REGISTRATION: Trial Registration Number: NCT01016704...
  10. ncbi request reprint Counselor incentives to improve client retention in an outpatient substance abuse aftercare program
    Donald S Shepard
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School, MS 035, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 33:629-35. 2006
    ..1, P<.01). These findings suggest that counselor incentives are an effective strategy to improve client retention in substance abuse treatment...
  11. pmc Economic impact of dengue illness in the Americas
    Donald S Shepard
    Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 84:200-7. 2011
    ..Because this study does not include some components (e.g., vector control), it may still underestimate total economic consequences of dengue...
  12. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of USAID's regional program for family planning in West Africa
    Donald S Shepard
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School G19, MS035, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 34:117-26. 2003
    ..This regional approach delivered family planning assistance in West Africa cost-effectively, and the findings suggest that regional models may work well for many health and population services in small countries...
  13. ncbi request reprint Managed behavioral health care: lessons from Massachusetts
    Donald S Shepard
    Heller School, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 32:311-9. 2005
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  14. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a pediatric dengue vaccine
    Donald S Shepard
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School, Room G19, Mail Stop 035, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Vaccine 22:1275-80. 2004
    ..Eventually, vaccination may be able to replace environmental control as a strategy for dengue prevention and be cost saving...
  15. ncbi request reprint The value of vocational rehabilitation in substance user treatment: a cost-effectiveness framework
    Donald S Shepard
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:2581-609. 2004
    ..Thus, the estimated cost-effectiveness of VR in promoting abstinence is $35,000 per additional abstinent client ($883/0.025), indicating that VR is a cost-effective contributor to other goals of addiction treatment...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of substance abuse services. Implications for public policy
    D S Shepard
    Heller School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 22:385-400, x. 1999
    ..To control for differences in clients across modalities, the authors used multivariate cost-effectiveness analysis, estimating results for a typical client at each of three alternative severity levels...
  17. doi request reprint Economic appraisal of the Boston Ocular Surface Prosthesis
    Donald S Shepard
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 148:860-8.e2. 2009
    ..To perform an economic appraisal of the Boston Ocular Surface Prosthesis in patients with corneal ectasia, irregular astigmatism, or ocular surface disease...
  18. ncbi request reprint The costs of crime and the benefits of substance abuse treatment for pregnant women
    M Daley
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University, P O Box 9110, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 19:445-58. 2000
    ..The study provides economic justification for the continuation and possible expansion of residential substance abuse treatment programs for criminally involved pregnant women...
  19. ncbi request reprint The impact of substance abuse treatment modality on birth weight and health care expenditures
    M Daley
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 9110, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 33:57-66. 2001
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  20. ncbi request reprint Managed care and the quality of substance abuse treatment
    Donald S Shepard
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 5:163-74. 2002
    ..Although research suggests that these plans have successfully reduced public sector spending, their impact on the quality of substance abuse treatment has not been established...
  21. pmc Effects of a statewide carve out on spending and access to substance abuse treatment in Massachusetts, 1992 to 1996
    D S Shepard
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltman, MA 02454-9110, USA
    Health Serv Res 36:32-44. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: By arranging Medicaid reimbursement for lower levels of care and limiting use of the most expensive settings, managed care achieved substantial cost reductions over the first four years in Massachusetts...
  22. ncbi request reprint Use of cardiac rehabilitation by Medicare beneficiaries after myocardial infarction or coronary bypass surgery
    Jose A Suaya
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School MS 035, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Circulation 116:1653-62. 2007
    ..Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is effective in prolonging survival and reducing disability in patients with coronary heart disease. However, national use patterns and predictors of CR use have not been evaluated thoroughly...
  23. doi request reprint Clinical benefits of the Boston Ocular Surface Prosthesis
    William B Stason
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy Heller School, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 149:54-61. 2010
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  24. ncbi request reprint Cardiac rehabilitation and survival in older coronary patients
    Jose A Suaya
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 9110, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 54:25-33. 2009
    ..This study assessed the effects of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) on survival in a large cohort of older coronary patients...
  25. doi request reprint System-level factors and use of cardiac rehabilitation
    Deborah Gurewich
    Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 28:380-5. 2008
    ..This study, which was driven by new evidence indicating that utilization rates vary enormously from state to state, within states, and from hospital to hospital, explores the relationship between system-level factors and CR use...
  26. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of annual targeted larviciding campaigns in Cambodia against the dengue vector Aedes aegypti
    Jose A Suaya
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 12:1026-36. 2007
    ..To assess the cost-effectiveness (CE) of annual targeted larviciding campaigns from 2001 to 2005 against the dengue vector Aedes aegypti in two urban areas of Cambodia with a population of 2.9 million people...
  27. ncbi request reprint A publicly managed Medicaid substance abuse carve-out: effects on spending and utilization
    Dominic Hodgkin
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 9110, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 31:197-217. 2004
    ..Reductions were largely achieved by serving fewer clients, not by reducing payments per client. Agencies faced with revenue reductions or small increases were more likely to reduce treatment spending...
  28. ncbi request reprint Changes in quality of life for pregnant women in substance user treatment: developing a quality of life index for the addictions
    Marilyn Daley
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 40:375-94. 2005
    ..To apply the QOLI, these preference weights were combined with the number of problem days reported in each ASI domain by a sample of 439 pregnant women in MA in five treatment modalities, 1992-1996...
  29. ncbi request reprint Cost of dengue cases in eight countries in the Americas and Asia: a prospective study
    Jose A Suaya
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 9110, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:846-55. 2009
    ..8 billion, and incorporating costs of dengue surveillance and vector control would raise the amount further. Dengue imposes substantial costs on both the health sector and the overall economy...
  30. ncbi request reprint The economics of cardiac rehabilitation and lifestyle modification: a review of literature
    A James Lee
    University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 27:135-42. 2007
  31. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic differences in health and health care: lessons from an inner-city patient population actively using heroin and cocaine
    Judith Bernstein
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Brandeis University, USA
    J Ethn Subst Abuse 5:35-50. 2006
    ..Hispanics were most likely to be diagnosed with HIV, dental disease and drug overdoses, and least likely to be injured. Only 34% of this group of drug users was identified with a diagnosis of drug abuse or dependency...
  32. ncbi request reprint Unmet need for substance abuse treatment of adults in Massachusetts
    Donald S Shepard
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 32:403-26. 2005
    ..This paper quantifies an important but sometimes overlooked objective of managed care: to improve access for substance abusers who need but do not seek treatment...
  33. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Program: Year 8
    Richard H Beinecke
    Department of Public Management, Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts 02108 2770, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 30:141-57. 2002
    ..Ratings in Year 8 were higher generally than in Year 7. The program continues to be a success; however, improvement in several areas continues to be difficult...
  34. ncbi request reprint Clinical characteristics and national economic cost of the 2005 dengue epidemic in Panama
    Blas Armien
    Department of Genomics and Proteomics, Instituto Conmemorativo Gorgas de Estudio de la Salud, Panama
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 79:364-71. 2008
    ..8 million. Additionally, estimated government spending on dengue control efforts was $5 million. This dengue epidemic had a major disease impact and an economic cost of $16.9 million ($5.22 per capita)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Quality of life of dengue patients
    Lucy C S Lum
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:862-7. 2008
    ..The duration of impaired QoL (9 days for ambulatory or 13 days for hospitalized patients) was longer than the duration of fever (5 and 7 days, respectively). Symptomatic dengue has major effects on patients' health...
  36. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of a mixed-gender aftercare program for substance abuse: decomposing measured and unmeasured gender differences
    Hyong Suk Yeom
    Department of Social Work, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 10:207-19. 2007
    ..Little is known about how beneficial and efficient various aftercare treatments are for either female or male substance abusers in mixed-gender programs...
  37. ncbi request reprint The burden of dengue infection
    Scott B Halstead
    Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Lancet 369:1410-1. 2007
  38. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the clinical and cost-effectiveness of 3 intervention strategies for AIDS wasting
    Abby H Shevitz
    Nutrition Infection Unit, Department of Community Health, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 38:399-406. 2005
    ..To compare oxandrolone (OX) or strength training with nutrition alone (NA) for AIDS wasting...
  39. ncbi request reprint Guest editors' introduction: implementing evidence-based mental health practices and performance measures in Massachusetts
    Richard H Beinecke
    Department of Public Management, Suffolk University, Boston, MA 02108, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 33:623-8. 2006
    ..Factors for successful implementation are reviewed. Papers in this issue cover theory, concrete actions, and best practices that will aid policy makers, providers, and consumers in improving their behavioral health services...
  40. ncbi request reprint Do patient characteristics and initial progress in treatment moderate the effectiveness of telephone-based continuing care for substance use disorders?
    James R McKay
    University of Pennsylvania, Treatment Research Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Addiction 100:216-26. 2005
    ..To determine whether substance use severity, psychiatric severity, social support, self-help attendance or motivation moderated substance use outcomes in a telephone-based continuing care intervention...
  41. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of telephone-based continuing care for alcohol and cocaine dependence: 24-month outcomes
    James R McKay
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:199-207. 2005
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Effects of managed care on alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment
    Stephen Magura
    National Development and Research Institutes, New York, New York, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 26:416-22. 2002
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint An examination of potential sex and race effects in a study of continuing care for alcohol- and cocaine-dependent patients
    James R McKay
    Treatment Research Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6178, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 27:1321-3. 2003
  44. ncbi request reprint The healthcare costs of sarcopenia in the United States
    Ian Janssen
    Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:80-5. 2004
    ..To estimate the healthcare costs of sarcopenia in the United States and to examine the effect that a reduced sarcopenia prevalence would have on healthcare expenditures...
  45. pmc Overcoming language barriers in health care: costs and benefits of interpreter services
    Elizabeth A Jacobs
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Rush University Medical Center, Cook County Hospital, 1900 W Polk Street, 16th Floor, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:866-9. 2004
    ..We assessed the impact of interpreter services on the cost and the utilization of health care services among patients with limited English proficiency...
  46. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of telephone-based continuing care in the clinical management of alcohol and cocaine use disorders: 12-month outcomes
    James R McKay
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Treatment Research Center, 3900 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 72:967-79. 2004
    ..However, in participants with alcohol dependence only (n = 91), TEL produced better alcohol use outcomes than STND on all measures examined and better outcomes than RP on some of the measures...

Research Grants2

  1. Review of the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Program
    Donald Shepard; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..To address these objectives, this review will conduct a scientific conference, a policy conference, and produce a proceedings report and an edited journal edition. ..