Bisakha Sen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint State background checks for gun purchase and firearm deaths: an exploratory study
    Bisakha Sen
    Department of Healthcare Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, RPHB 330, 1665 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Prev Med 55:346-50. 2012
  2. pmc Did copayment changes reduce health service utilization among CHIP enrollees? Evidence from Alabama
    Bisakha Sen
    Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, and Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:1603-20. 2012
  3. doi request reprint The relationship between state abortion-restrictions and homicide deaths among children under 5 years of age: a longitudinal study
    Bisakha Sen
    Department of Healthcare Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Soc Sci Med 75:156-64. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Frequency of family dinner and adolescent body weight status: evidence from the national longitudinal survey of youth, 1997
    Bisakha Sen
    Department of Healthcare Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, RPHB 330, 1665 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:2266-76. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Adolescent propensity for depressed mood and help seeking: race and gender differences
    Bisakha Sen
    Department of Healthcare Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ryals Bldg 330, 1665 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 7:133-45. 2004
  6. doi request reprint The relationship between frequency of family dinner and adolescent problem behaviors after adjusting for other family characteristics
    Bisakha Sen
    Department of Healthcare Organization and Policy, University of Alabama, RPHB 330, 1665 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35294, United States
    J Adolesc 33:187-96. 2010
  7. doi request reprint The impact of CHIP coverage on children with asthma in Alabama
    Nir Menachemi
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 51:247-53. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Co-payments and the use of emergency department services in the children's health insurance program
    David J Becker
    1University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 70:514-30. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Effectiveness of preventive dental visits in reducing nonpreventive dental visits and expenditures
    Bisakha Sen
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Pediatrics 131:1107-13. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Continuity of insurance coverage and ambulatory care-sensitive hospitalizations/ED visits: evidence from the children's health insurance program
    David J Becker
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 50:963-73. 2011

Research Grants

  1. Parental Time, Income and Children's BMI
    Bisakha Sen; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. doi request reprint State background checks for gun purchase and firearm deaths: an exploratory study
    Bisakha Sen
    Department of Healthcare Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, RPHB 330, 1665 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Prev Med 55:346-50. 2012
    ..This study examines the relationship between the types of background-information check required by states prior to firearm purchases, and firearm homicide and suicide deaths...
  2. pmc Did copayment changes reduce health service utilization among CHIP enrollees? Evidence from Alabama
    Bisakha Sen
    Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, and Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Health Serv Res 47:1603-20. 2012
    ..To explore whether health care utilization changed among enrollees in Alabama's CHIP program, ALL Kids, following copayment increases at the beginning of fiscal year 2004...
  3. doi request reprint The relationship between state abortion-restrictions and homicide deaths among children under 5 years of age: a longitudinal study
    Bisakha Sen
    Department of Healthcare Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Soc Sci Med 75:156-64. 2012
    ..Additional research is called for to explore the association of state abortion-restrictions with other measures of infant/child health and well-being...
  4. ncbi request reprint Frequency of family dinner and adolescent body weight status: evidence from the national longitudinal survey of youth, 1997
    Bisakha Sen
    Department of Healthcare Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, RPHB 330, 1665 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:2266-76. 2006
    ..To explore associations between overweight status and the frequency of family dinners (FFD) for adolescents and how those associations differ across race and ethnicity...
  5. ncbi request reprint Adolescent propensity for depressed mood and help seeking: race and gender differences
    Bisakha Sen
    Department of Healthcare Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ryals Bldg 330, 1665 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 7:133-45. 2004
    ....
  6. doi request reprint The relationship between frequency of family dinner and adolescent problem behaviors after adjusting for other family characteristics
    Bisakha Sen
    Department of Healthcare Organization and Policy, University of Alabama, RPHB 330, 1665 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35294, United States
    J Adolesc 33:187-96. 2010
    ....
  7. doi request reprint The impact of CHIP coverage on children with asthma in Alabama
    Nir Menachemi
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 51:247-53. 2012
    ..8 vs 5.2 vs 4.4; P < .0001). As a result, significant declines in the mean costs per child were observed. Ongoing ALL Kids coverage is associated with improved disease-management and lower costs for persistent asthma...
  8. doi request reprint Co-payments and the use of emergency department services in the children's health insurance program
    David J Becker
    1University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 70:514-30. 2013
    ..Our study suggests that the modest co-payment changes were not effective in improving the efficiency of ED utilization...
  9. doi request reprint Effectiveness of preventive dental visits in reducing nonpreventive dental visits and expenditures
    Bisakha Sen
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Pediatrics 131:1107-13. 2013
    ..We used econometric techniques that minimize selection bias to assess the effectiveness of preventive dental care in reducing subsequent nonpreventive dental service utilization among children...
  10. doi request reprint Continuity of insurance coverage and ambulatory care-sensitive hospitalizations/ED visits: evidence from the children's health insurance program
    David J Becker
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 50:963-73. 2011
    ..To assess the effects of continuity of insurance coverage on treatment of ambulatory-care sensitive conditions (ACSC). Study Population: 42,382 children enrolled in ALL Kids (Alabama Children's Health Insurance Program) for 3 or more years...
  11. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of low-severity emergency department use among CHIP enrollees
    Justin Blackburn
    1665 University Blvd, Rm 330, Birmingham, AL 35294 E mail
    Am J Manag Care 19:e391-9. 2013
    ..2 percentage points; 95% CI, 0.8-1.6). Conclusions: Our results suggest that improving access to primary care on weekends and in rural areas are potential ways to improve the efficient use of ED services. ..
  12. pmc Misuse of odds ratios in obesity literature: an empirical analysis of published studies
    Gabriel S Tajeu
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1726-31. 2012
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Teen motherhood and long-term health consequences
    Payal H Patel
    Department of Healthcare Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Matern Child Health J 16:1063-71. 2012
    ..Additional research needs to be conducted on the long-term consequences of teen motherhood...
  14. doi request reprint Overstatement of results in the nutrition and obesity peer-reviewed literature
    Nir Menachemi
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health and Nutrition Obesity Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 45:615-21. 2013
    ..Scientific authors who overreach in presenting results can potentially, without intending to, distort the state of knowledge and inappropriately influence clinicians, decision makers, the media, and the public...
  15. ncbi request reprint A preliminary investigation of the effects of restrictions on Medicaid funding for abortions on female STD rates
    Bisakha Sen
    Department of Healthcare Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Health Econ 12:453-64. 2003
    ..This finding is robust to a variety of alternate specifications and tests. This suggests that restrictions on Medicaid funding for abortion fail to promote safe sex behavior among women...
  16. pmc The relationship between built environments and physical activity: a systematic review
    Alva O Ferdinand
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:e7-e13. 2012
    ..We conducted a systematic review of the literature examining the relationship between built environments (e.g., parks, trails, sidewalks) and physical activity (PA) or obesity rates...
  17. ncbi request reprint Maternal prenatal substance use and behavior problems among children in the U.S
    Bisakha Sen
    Department of Healthcare Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 10:189-206. 2007
    ..However, it is not clear whether these latter associations arise from underlying confounding factors that can impact both the mother's decision to smoke or drink during pregnancy and subsequent child behavior...
  18. ncbi request reprint Does alcohol-use increase the risk of sexual intercourse among adolescents? Evidence from the NLSY97
    Bisakha Sen
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    J Health Econ 21:1085-93. 2002
    ..However, consistent with Rees et al., there is less evidence that heavy drinking has a significant effect on sexual intercourse...

Research Grants1

  1. Parental Time, Income and Children's BMI
    Bisakha Sen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Finally, data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) will be used to investigate the effects of parental time and income on the family's patterns of food purchases. ..