Affiliation: University of California
- Transforming primary care in the New Orleans safety-net: the patient experienceLaura A Schmidt
Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
Med Care 51:158-64. 2013..However, there are growing questions about whether the changes in clinics promoted by the PCMH model lead to improvements in the patient experience...
- Advancing recovery: implementing evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders at the systems levelLaura A Schmidt
School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
J Stud Alcohol Drugs 73:413-22. 2012..A multisite evaluation examined the process and outcomes of Advancing Recovery, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative to overcome barriers to implementing evidence-based treatments within alcohol and drug treatment systems...
- Substance abuse and employment among welfare mothers: from welfare to work and back again?Laura Schmidt
Institute for Health Policy Studies and Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
Subst Use Misuse 42:1069-87. 2007..We argue that, if all that is open to welfare mothers are short-lived work assignments, substance use may have little time to impact job retention. Limitations of the study are noted...
- Sources of biased inference in alcohol and drug services research: an instrumental variable approachLaura A Schmidt
Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
J Stud Alcohol Drugs 73:144-53. 2012..This study examined the potential for biased inference due to endogeneity when using standard approaches for modeling the utilization of alcohol and drug treatment...
- On the declining health status of welfare caseloads: emerging dilemmas for serving the poorLaura A Schmidt
Philip R Lee Institute of Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
Soc Work Public Health 26:189-211. 2011....
- Ethnic disparities in clinical severity and services for alcohol problems: results from the National Alcohol SurveyLaura A Schmidt
Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 3333 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 31:48-56. 2007..Prior studies report mixed findings as to the existence of ethnic disparities in alcohol services, with some suggesting that minorities are over-represented in treatment settings...
- Contrasting trajectories of change in primary care clinics: lessons from New Orleans safety netDiane R Rittenhouse
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Philip R Lee Institute for Health, Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
Ann Fam Med 11:S60-7. 2013..We assessed the general direction of change in practice to discover possible reasons for differences in patterns of change, and to identify impediments to change...
- The role of community services and informal support on five-year drinking trajectories of alcohol dependent and problem drinkersConstance Weisner
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, 401 Parnassus Avenue, Box F 0984, San Francisco, California 94143 0984, USA
J Stud Alcohol 64:862-73. 2003..The purpose of this study was to examine how informal support and community services impact the course of alcohol disorders by examining the trajectories of alcohol consumption over 5 years in dependent and problem drinkers...
- Unequal treatment: racial and ethnic disparities in alcoholism treatment servicesLaura Schmidt
Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
Alcohol Res Health 29:49-54. 2006..Despite these disparities, treatment often appears to be as successful for minority patients as for Whites. More in-depth investigations are needed to understand why outcomes often are similar despite disparities in treatment...
- The effects of failing to include hard-to-reach respondents in longitudinal surveysDonna H Odierna
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Am J Public Health 99:1515-21. 2009..We sought to determine whether failure to locate hard-to-reach respondents in longitudinal studies causes biased and inaccurate study results...
- Reconsidering the effects of poverty and social support on health: a 5-year longitudinal test of the stress-buffering hypothesisDavid Moskowitz
Department of Ambulatory and Preventive Medicine, Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland, CA, USA
J Urban Health 90:175-84. 2013..Researchers and policymakers should be cautious in overestimating the beneficial effects that social support may have on health for marginalized populations...
- Context matters: the experience of 14 research teams in systematically reporting contextual factors important for practice changeAndrada Tomoaia-Cotisel
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Ann Fam Med 11:S115-23. 2013..We aimed to advance the internal and external validity of research by sharing our empirical experience and recommendations for systematically reporting contextual factors...
- Who goes to alcohol and drug treatment? Understanding utilization within the context of insuranceConstance Weisner
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
J Stud Alcohol 63:673-82. 2002..This study assesses the differential roles of demographic characteristics, problem severity, motivational factors and insurance in entrance into alcohol and drug treatment...
- Changing patterns of addiction and public aid receipt: tracking the unintended consequences of welfare reformLaura A Schmidt
University of California at San Francisco, USA
J Health Polit Policy Law 31:945-80. 2006..Using ethnographic data, we offer some possible explanations for these findings by placing them in the context of policy change and implementation in the years following welfare reform...
- Private insurance and the utilization of chemical dependency treatmentLaura A Schmidt
Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA
J Subst Abuse Treat 28:67-76. 2005..Our results concerning Medicare coverage may point to potential problems with making treatment affordable to some problem drinkers outside the private insurance system...
- Interpersonal violence among women seeking welfare: unraveling livesE Anne Lown
Alcohol Research Group, Berkeley, CA 94709, USA
Am J Public Health 96:1409-15. 2006..Research has focused on partner violence among women with children on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), ignoring low-income women without dependent children who are eligible for General Assistance (GA)...
- Behavioral health problems as barriers to work: results from a 6-year panel study of welfare recipientsDenise Zabkiewicz
Alcohol Research Group, 6475 Christie Ave, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
J Behav Health Serv Res 34:168-85. 2007..Welfare-to-work programs should direct interventions towards the unique constellations of problems that recipients face...