George Rust

Summary

Affiliation: Morehouse School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Achieving health equity in America
    David Satcher
    Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Dr, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30310, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:S3-8-13. 2006
  2. pmc Trends in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at the Nation's Community Health Centers: 1998-2003
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1779-84. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Co-occurring mental illness and health care utilization and expenditures in adults with obesity and chronic physical illness
    Chan Shen
    Department of Economics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    Dis Manag 11:153-60. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Inhaled corticosteroid adherence and emergency department utilization among Medicaid-enrolled children with asthma
    George Rust
    Morehouse School of Medicine, National Center for Primary Care, Atlanta, USA
    J Asthma 50:769-75. 2013
  5. pmc Paths to success: optimal and equitable health outcomes for all
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Dr, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 23:7-19. 2012
  6. pmc Economic impact of a Medicaid population health management program
    George Rust
    Department of Family Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Popul Health Manag 14:215-22. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint The Morehouse Faculty Development Program: evolving methods and 10-year outcomes
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care and the Department of Family Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, GA 30310, USA
    Fam Med 38:43-9. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Role of the primary care safety net in pandemic influenza
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Dr, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S316-23. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint A crash-course in cultural competence
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Drive, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:S3-29-36. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint How can practice-based research contribute to the elimination of health disparities?
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Drive, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 20:105-14. 2007

Detail Information

Publications45

  1. ncbi request reprint Achieving health equity in America
    David Satcher
    Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Dr, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30310, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:S3-8-13. 2006
    ..We can achieve health equity in America, but first, we all must care enough, know enough, do enough, and persist long enough...
  2. pmc Trends in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at the Nation's Community Health Centers: 1998-2003
    Benjamin G Druss
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1779-84. 2006
    ..We examined trends in delivery of mental health and substance abuse services at the nation's community health centers...
  3. doi request reprint Co-occurring mental illness and health care utilization and expenditures in adults with obesity and chronic physical illness
    Chan Shen
    Department of Economics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    Dis Manag 11:153-60. 2008
    ..Our study findings suggest cost-savings efforts should examine the reasons for high utilization and expenditures for those with obesity, chronic physical illness, and mental illness...
  4. doi request reprint Inhaled corticosteroid adherence and emergency department utilization among Medicaid-enrolled children with asthma
    George Rust
    Morehouse School of Medicine, National Center for Primary Care, Atlanta, USA
    J Asthma 50:769-75. 2013
    ..Asthma is the most prevalent chronic disease among children enrolled in Medicaid. This study measured real-world adherence and outcomes after an initial prescription for inhaled corticosteroid therapy in a multi-state Medicaid population...
  5. pmc Paths to success: optimal and equitable health outcomes for all
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Dr, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 23:7-19. 2012
    ..We propose ten specific steps to follow on a health equity path toward optimal and equitable health outcomes for all Americans...
  6. pmc Economic impact of a Medicaid population health management program
    George Rust
    Department of Family Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Popul Health Manag 14:215-22. 2011
    ..Varying levels of cost avoidance could be inferred from differences between actual and projected expenditures using each of the health-related inflation assumptions...
  7. ncbi request reprint The Morehouse Faculty Development Program: evolving methods and 10-year outcomes
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care and the Department of Family Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, GA 30310, USA
    Fam Med 38:43-9. 2006
    ..This paper reports on a faculty development effort aimed at increasing the number and academic skills of underrepresented minority faculty...
  8. doi request reprint Role of the primary care safety net in pandemic influenza
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Dr, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S316-23. 2009
    ..We examined the strength, capacity, and preparedness of key components of the primary care safety net in responding to pandemic influenza...
  9. ncbi request reprint A crash-course in cultural competence
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Drive, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:S3-29-36. 2006
    ..The goal of the CRASH-Course in Cultural Competency is to build confidence and competence in the clinician's ability to communicate effectively with diverse patient populations...
  10. ncbi request reprint How can practice-based research contribute to the elimination of health disparities?
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Drive, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 20:105-14. 2007
    ..In this article, we review 12 promising strategies that could substantially increase the impact of research on eliminating health disparities in America...
  11. ncbi request reprint Physician and provider education for improving health and eliminating disparities
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    Ethn Dis 17:S2-1-3. 2007
    ..The reports in this supplement of Ethnicity & Disease provide a sample of the presentations made during the primary care and women's health sessions...
  12. pmc Point of care testing to improve glycemic control
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Int J Health Care Qual Assur 21:325-35. 2008
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  13. doi request reprint Practical barriers to timely primary care access: impact on adult use of emergency department services
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Dr, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1705-10. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between ED visits and perceived barriers to receiving timely primary care...
  14. pmc Triangulating on success: innovation, public health, medical care, and cause-specific US mortality rates over a half century (1950-2000)
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Dr, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:S95-104. 2010
    ..Our nation's health success stories are consistent with a triangulation model of innovation plus public health plus medical care, even when the 3 sectors have worked more in parallel than in partnership...
  15. ncbi request reprint Re-engineering the primary care practice to eliminate adult immunization disparities
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care, Department of Family Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:S3-21-S3-6. 2005
    ..Quality-focused, constantly-learning practices that cultivate a culture of excellence will be most effective in adopting such changes...
  16. pmc Presence of a community health center and uninsured emergency department visit rates in rural counties
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30310, USA
    J Rural Health 25:8-16. 2009
    ..CHCs could potentially reduce uninsured emergency department (ED) visits in rural communities...
  17. ncbi request reprint Racial/ethnic disparities, social support, and depression: examining a social determinant of mental health
    Ruth S Shim
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ethn Dis 22:15-20. 2012
    ..We examined the risk of depression as it relates to social support among individuals from African American, Caribbean black, and non-Hispanic White backgrounds...
  18. pmc Prevalence, treatment, and control of depressive symptoms in the United States: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 2005-2008
    Ruth S Shim
    Morehouse School of Medicine, National Center for Primary Care, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 24:33-8. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the prevalence, treatment, and control of depressive symptoms in a national data sample using a common primary care screening tool for depression...
  19. ncbi request reprint The Second Annual Primary Care Conference--Programming to eliminate health disparities among ethnic minority populations: an introduction to proceedings
    Michael Heisler
    Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30310, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:S3-1-5. 2003
    ..Of the attendees, 35% were physicians (MD); 13% were nurses (RN); 12% held master-level degrees; and 12% held other doctorate-level degrees...
  20. ncbi request reprint Translation squared: improving asthma care for high-disparity populations through a safety net practice-based research network
    Elvan C Daniels
    National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30310, USA
    J Asthma 42:499-505. 2005
    ..Providing training and guideline-specific resources, in combination with tools for practice change, improved care significantly even in safety net health centers serving high-disparity patient populations...
  21. doi request reprint Cardiovascular risk factors among Asian Americans: results from a National Health Survey
    Jiali Ye
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 19:718-23. 2009
    ..We assessed the prevalence of major cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors among Chinese, Asian Indian, Filipino, and other Asian populations compared to non-Hispanic Whites in the United States...
  22. pmc Racial/ethnic disparities in antiretroviral treatment among HIV-infected pregnant Medicaid enrollees, 2005-2007
    Shun Zhang
    Shun Zhang and George Rust are with the National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA Charles Senteio is with the University of Michigan, School of Information, Ann Arbor Jesus Felizzola is with the AIDS Education and Training Center, National Center for HIV Care in Minority Communities, HealthHIV, Washington, DC
    Am J Public Health 103:e46-53. 2013
    ..We examined racial/ethnic differences in prenatal antiretroviral (ARV) treatment among 3259 HIV-infected pregnant Medicaid enrollees...
  23. doi request reprint Disparities in influenza treatment among disabled Medicaid patients in Georgia
    Kyla Leon
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S378-82. 2009
    ..We sought to determine whether racial/ethnic, geographic, or gender disparities existed in antiviral drugs usage in the treatment of influenza...
  24. ncbi request reprint What if we were equal? A comparison of the black-white mortality gap in 1960 and 2000
    David Satcher
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:459-64. 2005
    ..In contrast, SMR improved in African American women. Using 2002 data, an estimated 83,570 excess deaths each year could be prevented in the United States if this black-white mortality gap could be eliminated...
  25. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in the provision of epidural analgesia to Georgia Medicaid beneficiaries during labor and delivery
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:456-62. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to measure racial and ethnic differences in the proportion of Medicaid patients who receive epidural analgesia during labor and delivery...
  26. ncbi request reprint Disparities in antidepressant treatment in Medicaid elderly diagnosed with depression
    Harry S Strothers
    Department of Family Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, East Point and Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:456-61. 2005
    ..To determine whether there were racial or ethnic disparities in the use of antidepressants in low-income elderly patients insured by Medicaid...
  27. pmc Modifiable determinants of healthcare utilization within the African-American population
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Drive, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 96:1169-77. 2004
    ..Most previous studies of disparities in access to and utilization of healthcare have focused on black-white differences rather than focusing on "within-group" analysis of African Americans...
  28. ncbi request reprint Do clinicians screen Medicaid patients for syphilis or HIV when they diagnose other sexually transmitted diseases?
    George Rust
    National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30310, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 30:723-7. 2003
    ..Patients diagnosed with gonorrhea or chlamydia are at high risk for HIV and syphilis, and should be offered screening for both...
  29. pmc United States black:white infant mortality disparities are not inevitable: identification of community resilience independent of socioeconomic status
    Yvonne W Fry-Johnson
    Department of Pediatrics and the National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30310, USA
    Ethn Dis 20:S1-131-5. 2010
    ..U.S. disparities in Black:White infant mortality are persistent. National trends, however, may obscure local successes...
  30. ncbi request reprint Improving health, eliminating disparities: finding solutions for better health care for all populations
    Michael B Heisler
    Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30310, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:S1-4. 2005
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  31. ncbi request reprint Disparities in vision impairment among adults in the United States
    Carmen J Wilson
    Clinical Research Center, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ethn Dis 18:S2-242-6. 2008
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  32. doi request reprint E-mail in patient-provider communication: a systematic review
    Jiali Ye
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 80:266-73. 2010
    ..To review systematically the role of e-mails in patient-provider communication in terms of e-mail content, and perspectives of providers and patients on e-mail communication in health care...
  33. doi request reprint Race-ethnicity as a predictor of attitudes toward mental health treatment seeking
    Ruth S Shim
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 60:1336-41. 2009
    ..Attitudes and beliefs about mental health treatment were examined to determine whether they contribute to these disparities...
  34. pmc The health impact of resolving racial disparities: an analysis of US mortality data
    Steven H Woolf
    Department of Family Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, 3712 Charles Stewart Dr, Fairfax, VA 22033, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:2078-81. 2004
    ..Medical advances averted 176,633 deaths, but equalizing the mortality rates of Whites and African Americans would have averted 886,202 deaths. Achieving equity may do more for health than perfecting the technology of care...
  35. ncbi request reprint A three-dimensional approach to the elimination of racial-ethnic disparities in lung health
    David Satcher
    Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Drive, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    Clin Chest Med 27:535-42, viii. 2006
    ..The three dimensions include surveillance and monitoring, research into causes and potential cures, and rapid-cycle testing of interventions to reduce or eliminate disparities...
  36. ncbi request reprint Being uninsured: impact on children's healthcare and health
    Yvonne W Fry-Johnson
    Maternal and Child Health Team, National Center of Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30310 1495, USA
    Curr Opin Pediatr 17:753-8. 2005
    ..Recent policy changes have produced restrictions on basic preventive and curative services, despite concurrent major efforts to increase insurance coverage rates for children...
  37. doi request reprint Emergency department utilization among Medicaid beneficiaries with schizophrenia and diabetes: The consequences of increasing medical complexity
    Ruth S Shim
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA Electronic address
    Schizophr Res 152:490-7. 2014
    ..This study examines the use of ED services by Medicaid beneficiaries with comorbid diabetes and schizophrenia, a dyad with particularly high levels of clinical complexity...
  38. doi request reprint Racial disparities in economic and clinical outcomes of pregnancy among Medicaid recipients
    Shun Zhang
    National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Drive, NCPC Room 307, Atlanta, GA, 30310, USA
    Matern Child Health J 17:1518-25. 2013
    ..With the Affordable Care Act expansion of Medicaid coverage for the year 2014, Medicaid could be powerful public health tool for improving pregnancy outcomes. ..
  39. ncbi request reprint Ensuring consistent quality care to address disparities in cancer screening
    Shanita Williams-Brown
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Dr SW, NCPC Bldg, Room 245 B, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 20:99-102. 2005
  40. doi request reprint Health care avoidance among people with serious psychological distress: analyses of 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey
    Jiali Ye
    Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Dr, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 23:1620-9. 2012
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  41. ncbi request reprint Opioid addiction and abuse in primary care practice: a comparison of methadone and buprenorphine as treatment options
    Jean Bonhomme
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 104:342-50. 2012
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  42. pmc Antidepressant use, depression, and new-onset diabetes among elderly Medicare beneficiaries
    Usha Sambamoorthi
    Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy, School of Pharmacy, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
    J Diabetes 5:327-35. 2013
    ..The aim of the present study was to examine the association between antidepressant use, diagnosed depression, and new-onset diabetes among elderly Medicare beneficiaries...
  43. ncbi request reprint Ability of community health centers to obtain mental health services for uninsured patients
    George Rust
    JAMA 293:554-6. 2005
  44. ncbi request reprint Summary: take-home points from the Eliminating Adult Immunization Disparities Symposium
    George Rust
    Ethn Dis 15:S3-27-S3-8. 2005
  45. ncbi request reprint Ophthalmology and primary care: partners in peril?
    Eve J Higginbotham
    Arch Ophthalmol 126:727-8. 2008