Joseph A Boscarino

Summary

Affiliation: New York Academy of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Disparities in mental health treatment following the World Trade Center Disaster: implications for mental health care and health services research
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Division of Health and Science Policy, The New York Academy of Medicine, New York, New York 10029 5293, USA
    J Trauma Stress 18:287-97. 2005
  2. pmc Mental health service use 1-year after the World Trade Center disaster: implications for mental health care
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Division of Health and Science Policy, The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 5293, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 26:346-58. 2004
  3. pmc A prospective cohort study of the effectiveness of employer-sponsored crisis interventions after a major disaster
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Division of Health and Science Policy, The New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 5293, USA
    Int J Emerg Ment Health 7:9-22. 2005
  4. pmc Alcohol use in New York after the terrorist attacks: a study of the effects of psychological trauma on drinking behavior
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Division of Health and Science Policy, Room 552, The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 5293, United States
    Addict Behav 31:606-21. 2006
  5. pmc Compassion fatigue following the September 11 terrorist attacks: a study of secondary trauma among New York City social workers
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Division of Health and Science Policy, The New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Int J Emerg Ment Health 6:57-66. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Public perceptions of quality care and provider profiling in New York: implications for improving quality care and public health
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Division of Health and Science Policy, New York Academy of Medicine, New York City 10029 5293, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 10:241-50. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder and mortality among U.S. Army veterans 30 years after military service
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Division of Health and Science Policy, The New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:248-56. 2006
  8. pmc Differences in mental health outcomes among Whites, African Americans, and Hispanics following a community disaster
    Richard E Adams
    Division of Health and Science Policy, Room 552, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Psychiatry 68:250-65. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Mental health service and medication use in New York City after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack
    Joseph A Boscarino
    New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, DHSP Room 552, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:274-83. 2004
  10. pmc Fear of terrorism in New York after the September 11 terrorist attacks: implications for emergency mental health and preparedness
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Division of Health and Science Policy, Room 552, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 5293, USA
    Int J Emerg Ment Health 5:199-209. 2003

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. pmc Disparities in mental health treatment following the World Trade Center Disaster: implications for mental health care and health services research
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Division of Health and Science Policy, The New York Academy of Medicine, New York, New York 10029 5293, USA
    J Trauma Stress 18:287-97. 2005
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  2. pmc Mental health service use 1-year after the World Trade Center disaster: implications for mental health care
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Division of Health and Science Policy, The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 5293, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 26:346-58. 2004
    ..Although the WTCD did have an impact on treatment-seeking among current patients, it did not substantially increase mental health treatment among the general population...
  3. pmc A prospective cohort study of the effectiveness of employer-sponsored crisis interventions after a major disaster
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Division of Health and Science Policy, The New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 5293, USA
    Int J Emerg Ment Health 7:9-22. 2005
    ..In addition, it appeared that 2-3 brief sessions achieved the maximum benefit for most outcomes examined. Implications for postdisaster crisis interventions efforts are discussed...
  4. pmc Alcohol use in New York after the terrorist attacks: a study of the effects of psychological trauma on drinking behavior
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Division of Health and Science Policy, Room 552, The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 5293, United States
    Addict Behav 31:606-21. 2006
    ..Our study suggests that exposure to psychological trauma may be associated with increases in problem drinking long after exposure and deserves further investigation...
  5. pmc Compassion fatigue following the September 11 terrorist attacks: a study of secondary trauma among New York City social workers
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Division of Health and Science Policy, The New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Int J Emerg Ment Health 6:57-66. 2004
    ..01), but not associated with WTC involvement or WTC counseling efforts. We discuss these results in light of future conceptual and empirical research needs...
  6. ncbi request reprint Public perceptions of quality care and provider profiling in New York: implications for improving quality care and public health
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Division of Health and Science Policy, New York Academy of Medicine, New York City 10029 5293, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 10:241-50. 2004
    ..Specifically, they suggest that greater access to and use of provider-specific health care information by the public is a viable way to improve quality, particularly if health care professionals support the public use of these data...
  7. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder and mortality among U.S. Army veterans 30 years after military service
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Division of Health and Science Policy, The New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:248-56. 2006
    ..To assess this, we examined all-cause and cause-specific mortality among a national random sample of U.S. Army veterans with and without PTSD after military service...
  8. pmc Differences in mental health outcomes among Whites, African Americans, and Hispanics following a community disaster
    Richard E Adams
    Division of Health and Science Policy, Room 552, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Psychiatry 68:250-65. 2005
    ..Thus, our study found little support for the hypothesis that Latinos or African Americans consistently suffered from poorer psychological and physical well-being in the aftermath of traumatic events, relative to Whites...
  9. ncbi request reprint Mental health service and medication use in New York City after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack
    Joseph A Boscarino
    New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, DHSP Room 552, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:274-83. 2004
    ..A survey assessed use of mental health services and psychiatric medications in New York City four to five months after the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center...
  10. pmc Fear of terrorism in New York after the September 11 terrorist attacks: implications for emergency mental health and preparedness
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Division of Health and Science Policy, Room 552, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 5293, USA
    Int J Emerg Ment Health 5:199-209. 2003
    ..Given these findings and the possibility of future attacks, mental health professionals need to be more involved in preparedness efforts, especially related to the psychological impact of attacks involving weapons of mass destruction...
  11. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric medication use among Manhattan residents following the World Trade Center disaster
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Division of Health and Science Policy, New York Academy of Medicine, New York 10029 5293, USA
    J Trauma Stress 16:301-6. 2003
    ..5%). However, among those who used postdisaster medications (n = 129), new users tended to be those with panic attacks (44.1%) and those with panic attacks and PTSD (69.2%)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Utilization of mental health services following the September 11th terrorist attacks in Manhattan, New York City
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Division of Health and Science Policy, Room 552, New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10029 5283, USA
    Int J Emerg Ment Health 4:143-55. 2002
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  13. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder and physical illness: results from clinical and epidemiologic studies
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Division of Health and Science Policy, Room 552, The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 5293, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1032:141-53. 2004
    ..The latter clinical evidence confirms the presence of biological markers consistent with a broad range of inflammatory disorders, including both cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases...
  14. pmc Adverse reactions associated with studying persons recently exposed to mass urban disaster
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Division of Health and Science Policy, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 5293, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 192:515-24. 2004
    ..We suggest that, with the proper safeguards, research with persons exposed to a resent mass urban disaster generally can be conducted safely and effectively...
  15. ncbi request reprint Consumption of cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana among New York City residents six months after the September 11 terrorist attacks
    David Vlahov
    Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, New York Academy of Medicine, Room 556, 1216 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10029 5283, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 30:385-407. 2004
    ..These results suggest that the increase in substance use after a disaster may be a cause for public health concern in the long-term...
  16. ncbi request reprint Television watching and the risk of incident probable posttraumatic stress disorder: a prospective evaluation
    Kyle T Bernstein
    Department of Emergency Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, New York, New York 10016, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 195:41-7. 2007
    ..4-fold increased risk of new-onset probable PTSD (p=0.004). Exposure to television coverage of the September 11 anniversary was associated with new-onset probable PTSD among a cohort of New Yorkers with no probable PTSD at baseline...
  17. pmc Social and psychological resources and health outcomes after the World Trade Center disaster
    Richard E Adams
    Division of Health and Science Policy, The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 5293, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:176-88. 2006
    ..We discuss these findings relative to community disasters in industrialized and developing countries...
  18. pmc Predictors of PTSD and delayed PTSD after disaster: the impact of exposure and psychosocial resources
    Richard E Adams
    School of Social Welfare, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:485-93. 2006
    ..In contrast, remitted cases experienced fewer negative life events and had an increase in self-esteem. We discuss these findings in light of the psychosocial context associated with community disasters and traumatic stress exposures...
  19. ncbi request reprint Training needs of pediatricians facing the environmental health and bioterrorism consequences of September 11th
    Yue Yung Hu
    Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY, USA
    Mt Sinai J Med 73:1156-64. 2006
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  20. pmc A propensity score analysis of brief worksite crisis interventions after the World Trade Center disaster: implications for intervention and research
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Division of Health and Science Policy, The New York Academy of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Med Care 44:454-62. 2006
    ..However, studies and systematic reviews have challenged the effectiveness of these efforts...
  21. pmc Alcohol use, mental health status and psychological well-being 2 years after the World Trade Center attacks in New York City
    Richard E Adams
    Division of Health Policy, The New York Academy of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 32:203-24. 2006
    ..We discuss reasons for these results and the negative consequences that heavy alcohol use may have on the postdisaster recovery process...
  22. ncbi request reprint Increased use of cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana among Manhattan, New York, residents after the September 11th terrorist attacks
    David Vlahov
    Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY 10029 5283, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 155:988-96. 2002
    ..Increase in use of different substances may be associated with the presence of different comorbid psychiatric conditions...
  23. pmc Compassion fatigue and psychological distress among social workers: a validation study
    Richard E Adams
    Division of Health and Science Policy, New York Academy of Medicine, USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 76:103-8. 2006
    ..The authors discuss the results in light of increasing the ability of professional caregivers to meet the emotional needs of their clients within a stressful environment without experiencing CF...
  24. doi request reprint Use of a psychosocial screen to detect children with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder: an exploratory study
    Deborah P Steinbaum
    Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 8:32-5. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of the parent and youth versions of the 17-item Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC-17) for identifying children with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Was there unmet mental health need after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks?
    Jennifer Stuber
    The Division of Health and Science Policy, The New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:230-40. 2006
    ..Correlates of help seeking from professionals for mental health problems after the attacks and barriers to care were also assessed...
  26. doi request reprint Reported physician skills in the management of children's mental health problems following an educational intervention
    Danielle Laraque
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Division of General Pediatrics, One Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1198, New York, New York 10029 6474, USA
    Acad Pediatr 9:164-71. 2009
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  27. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and characteristics of childhood overweight in a multiethnic, school-based health setting
    Wing Wah Ho
    Department of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1202A, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Ethn Dis 18:98-103. 2008
    ..The purpose of our study was to examine the prevalence and characteristics of overweight and at risk for overweight in low socioeconomic status minority children enrolled in East Harlem school-based health centers in New York City...
  28. ncbi request reprint Reactions and needs of tristate-area pediatricians after the events of September 11th: implications for children's mental health services
    Danielle Laraque
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029 6574, USA
    Pediatrics 113:1357-66. 2004
    ..Given the wide impact of the attacks, we hypothesized that primary care professionals would see the broad population of affected children but would feel ill-prepared to respond to children's mental health needs...
  29. ncbi request reprint A community survey of medical errors in New York
    Richard E Adams
    New York Academy of Medicine, Division of Health and Science Policy, New York, NY, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 16:353-62. 2004
    ..To assess factors related to experiences with medical errors by health care consumers in the community...
  30. ncbi request reprint Participant reactions to survey research in the general population after terrorist attacks
    Sandro Galea
    Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    J Trauma Stress 18:461-5. 2005
    ....
  31. pmc The New York PTSD risk score for assessment of psychological trauma: male and female versions
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Center for Health Research, Geisinger Clinic, 100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822 4400, USA
    Psychiatry Res 200:827-34. 2012
    ..However, consistent with other medical research, this instrument appears to require male and female versions to be the most effective...
  32. ncbi request reprint External-cause mortality after psychologic trauma: the effects of stress exposure and predisposition
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Center for Health Research, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA 17822 3003, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 47:503-14. 2006
    ..In addition, theater veterans who volunteered for Vietnam and those with dishonorable discharges were at increased risk for external-cause mortality...
  33. pmc Fear of terrorism and preparedness in New York City 2 years after the attacks: implications for disaster planning and research
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Center for Health Research, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 12:505-13. 2006
    ..To help improve disaster planning and research, we studied psychosocial predictors of terrorism fear and preparedness among New York City residents after the World Trade Center disaster (WTCD)...
  34. doi request reprint Psychobiologic predictors of disease mortality after psychological trauma: implications for research and clinical surveillance
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Geisinger Center for Health Research, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:100-7. 2008
    ..This study suggests that the morbidity associated with PTSD may be comparable to laboratory measures of disease pathology in common use and warrants further investigation and surveillance among at risk populations...
  35. pmc Worker productivity and outpatient service use after the September 11th attacks: results from the New York City terrorism outcome study
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Center for Health Research, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822 3003, USA
    Am J Ind Med 49:670-82. 2006
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  36. pmc A prospective study of PTSD and early-age heart disease mortality among Vietnam veterans: implications for surveillance and prevention
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Center for Health Research, Geisinger Clinic, 100 N Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822, USA
    Psychosom Med 70:668-76. 2008
    ..Studies have suggested that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may result in cardiovascular disease. However, many past studies had important methodological limitations to their designs...
  37. ncbi request reprint Consistent association between mixed lateral preference and PTSD: confirmation among a national study of 2490 US Army Vietnam veterans
    Joseph A Boscarino
    Geisinger Center for Health Research, Geisinger Clinic, Danville, PA 17822 3003, USA
    Psychosom Med 69:365-9. 2007
    ..To evaluate the research-based association between mixed lateral preference for handedness and risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a large-scale sample of US Army Vietnam veterans exposed to war zone stressors...
  38. ncbi request reprint Social, psychological, and psychiatric interventions following terrorist attacks: recommendations for practice and research
    Edna B Foa
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street 6th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Neuropsychopharmacology 30:1806-17. 2005
    ..Accordingly, we conclude the paper with several questions designed to guide future research...