Publications

Selected Publications

Confronting State Medicaid Drug Spending Pressures
Rachel E. Sachs, JD, MPH; Julie M. Donohue, PhD; Stacie B. Dusetzina, PhD
JAMA, October 9, 2020

Evaluation of Frequency of Encounters With Primary Care Physicians vs Visits to Community Pharmacies Among Medicare Beneficiaries
Lucas A. Berenbrok, PharmD, MS; Nico Gabriel, MA; Kim C. Coley, PharmD; Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD
JAMA Network Open, July 15, 2020

Drug Shortages in the United States: Are Some Prices Too Low?
Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD; Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH; Julie M. Donohue, PhD
JAMA, March 3, 2020

Overprescribing of Opioids to Adults by Dentists in the U.S., 2011–2015
Katie J. Suda, PharmD, MS, Jifang Zhou, MD, MPH, Susan A. Rowan, DDS, Jessina C. McGregor, PhD, Rosanne I. Perez, BS, Charlesnika T. Evans, PhD, MPH, Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH, Gregory S. Calip, PharmD, MPH, PhD
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, February 4, 2020

 

2020 Publications

Early- and Late-Stage Cancer Diagnosis Under 3 Years of Medicaid Expansion
Lauren Lin BS, Aparna Soni PhD, Lindsay M. Sabik PhD, Coleman Drake PhD
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, November 12, 2020

More Safety Data Would Be Nice, But We Need a Vaccine Now
Walid Gellad
Wired, November 11, 2020

Association between opioid dose escalation and time to death in a comfort measures only population
Dana L Abraham, Inmaculada Hernandez, Gina T Ayers, Jennifer A Pruskowski
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, October 16, 2020

Coverage, Formulary Restrictions, and Out-of-Pocket Costs for Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors and Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 Receptor Agonists in the Medicare Part D Program
Jing Luo, MD, MPH; Robert Feldman, MS; Scott D. Rothenberger, PhD; Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD; Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH
JAMA Network Open, October 15, 2020

Trump’s ‘Miracle Cure’ for Covid Is a Logistical Nightmare
Walid Gellad
Wired, October 12, 2020

Confronting State Medicaid Drug Spending Pressures
Rachel E. Sachs, JD, MPH; Julie M. Donohue, PhD; Stacie B. Dusetzina, PhD
JAMA, October 9, 2020

Implementation Science to Address Health Disparities During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Karla I. Galaviz, Jessica Y. Breland, Mechelle Sanders, Khadijah Breathett, Alison Cerezo, Oscar Gil, John M. Hollier, Cassondra Marshall, J. Deanna Wilson, and Utibe R. Essien
Health Equity, Octiber 5, 2020

Effect of Carving in Pharmacy Benefits on Utilization and Costs
Natasha Parekh , MD, MS, Sarah Papa , MS, Alek Drnach , MS, Laura Spiegel , BS, Yan Huang , MS, Chronis Manolis , RPh, Chester B. Good , MD, MPH
Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy, October 2020

Large reduction in opioid prescribing by a multipronged behavioral intervention after major urologic surgery
Bruce L. Jacobs MD, MPH, Devin Rogers BS, Jonathan G. Yabes PhD, Jathin Bandari MD, Omar M. Ayyash MD, MPH, Avinash Maganty MD, Kody M. Armann BS, Hermoon A. Worku BS, Natalie M. Pace BS, Anup Shah MD, Kelly R. Pekala MD, MS, Michelle Yu MD, Jacques E. Chelly MD, PhD, MBA, Liam C. Macleod MD, MPH, Benjamin J. Davies MD
Cancer, October 1, 2020

Assessment of Use and Safety of Edaravone for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Michelle Vu, PharmD, MPH; Kathryn Tortorice, PharmD, BCPS; Jennifer Zacher, PharmD, BCPP; Diane Dong, RN, MS, MPH; Kwan Hur, PhD; Rongping Zhang, MS; Chester B. Good, MD, MPH; Peter A. Glassman, MBBS, MSc; Francesca E. Cunningham, PharmD
JAMA Network Open, October 7, 2020

Identifying Outcome Measures for Migraine Value‐Based Contracting Using the Delphi Method
Elizabeth C. S. Swart BS, Chester B. Good MD, MPH, Rochelle Henderson PhD, Chronis Manolis RPh, Claire Yanta MD, Natasha Parekh MD, MS, Lynn M. Neilson PhD
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, September 30, 2020

Evaluation of Low-Value Diagnostic Testing for 4 Common Conditions in the Veterans Health Administration
Thomas R. Radomski, MD, MS; Robert Feldman, MS; Yan Huang, MS; Florentina E. Sileanu, MS; Carolyn T. Thorpe, PhD, MPH; Joshua M. Thorpe, PhD, MPH; Michael J. Fine, MD, MSc; Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH
JAMA Network Open, September 22, 2020

The Relationship Between Take-up of Prescription Drug Subsidies and Medicaid Among Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries
Eric T. Roberts PhD, Alexandra Glynn BA, Julie M. Donohue PhD, & Lindsay M. Sabik PhD 
Journal of General Ineternal Medicine, September 21, 2020

Comparison of Cardiac Events Associated With Azithromycin vs Amoxicillin
Haridarshan Patel, PharmD, PhD; Gregory S. Calip, PharmD, MPH, PhD; Robert J. DiDomenico, PharmD; Glen T. Schumock, PharmD, MBA, PhD; Katie J. Suda, PharmD, MS; Todd A. Lee, PharmD, PhD
JAMA Network Open, September 15, 2020

Association of Fine Particulate Matter and Risk of Stroke in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
Zachary J. Rhinehart, MD; Ellen Kinnee, MS; Utibe R. Essien, MD, MPH; Melissa Saul, MS; Emily Guhl, MD; Jane E. Clougherty, MSc, ScD; Jared W. Magnani, MD, MSc
JAMA Network Open, September 15, 2020

National Trends in Outpatient Mental Health Service Use Among Adults Between 2008 and 2015
Hayley D Germack, Coleman Drake, Julie M Donohue, Ezra Golberstein, Susan H Busch
Psychiatric Services, September 10, 2020

Stop Yelling About a Rushed Vaccine, and Start Planning for It
Walid Gellad
Wired, September 11, 2020

Estimating Discounts for Top Spending Drugs in Medicare Part D
Inmaculada Hernandez PharmD, PhD, Alvaro San-Juan-Rodriguez PharmD, Chester B. Good MD, MPH & Walid F. Gellad MD, MPH 
Journal of General Internal Medicine, September 9, 2020

Characteristics Of Biomedical Industry Payments To Teaching Hospitals
Timothy S. Anderson, Walid F. Gellad, and Chester B. Good
Health Affairs, September 8, 2020

Drug Shortages and Group Purchasing Organizations-Reply
Julie M Donohue, Inmaculada Hernandez, Tina Batra Hershey
JAMA, August 25, 2020

Policies to Improve Substance Use Disorder Treatment With Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
Coleman Drake, PhD, Jiani Yu, PhD, Nicole Lurie, MD, Kevin Kraemer, MD, MSc, Daniel Polsky, PhD, and Krisda H. Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP
Journal of Addiction Medicine, August 21, 2020

Discontinuation of Statins in Veterans Admitted to Nursing Homes near the End of Life
Carolyn T. Thorpe PhD, MPH, Florentina E. Sileanu MS, Maria K. Mor PhD, Xinhua Zhao PhD, Sherrie Aspinall PharmD, MSc, Mary Ersek PhD, RN, Sydney Springer PharmD, MS, Joshua D. Niznik PharmD, PhD, Michelle Vu PharmD, MPH, Loren J. Schleiden MS, Walid F. Gellad MD, MPH, Jacob Hunnicutt PhD, Joshua M. Thorpe PhD, MPH, Joseph T. Hanlon PharmD, MS 
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, August 12, 2020

Trends in List and Net Prices of Self-administered Systemic Psoriasis Therapies Manufactured by US-Based Pharmaceutical Companies
Laura K. Ferris, MD, PhD; Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH; Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD
JAMA Dermatology, August 12, 2020

Potentially Inappropriate Medication Combination with Opioids among Older Dental Patients: A Retrospective Review of Insurance Claims Data
Jifang Zhou, Gregory S Calip, Susan Rowan, Jessina C McGregor, Rosanne I Perez, Charlesnika T Evans, Walid F Gellad, Katie J Suda
Pharmacotherapy, August 7, 2020

Geographic access to buprenorphine prescribers for patients who use public transit
C. Drake, J.M. Donohue, D. Nagy, C. Mair, K.L. Kraemer, D.J. Wallace
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, August 6, 2020

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Population-Level Covid-19 Mortality
Cary P. Gross MD, Utibe R. Essien MD, MPH, Saamir Pasha MPH, Jacob R. Gross, Shi-yi Wang MD, PhD, & Marcella Nunez-Smith MD, MHS
Journal of General Internal Medicine, August 4, 2020

Mechanical ventilators: the evidence of effectiveness
Jonathan J. Darrow and Jing Luo
Journal of Medical Ethics Blog, August 4, 2020

Antimicrobial stewardship in dental practice
Leanne Teoh, BDSc , Wendy Thompson, PhD, Katie Suda, PharmD
Journal of the American Dental Association, August 1, 2020

COVID-19 and School Closures
Julie M. Donohue, PhD; Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD
JAMA, July 29, 2020

Drug Prices, Rebates, and Discounts—Reply
Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD; Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH
JAMA, July 28, 2020

Antihypertensive Deprescribing in Older Adult Veterans at End of Life Admitted to Veteran Affairs Nursing Homes
Michelle Vu, Florentina E Sileanu, Sherrie L Aspinall, Joshua D Niznik, Sydney P Springer, Maria K Mor, Xinhua Zhao, Mary Ersek, Joseph T Hanlon, Walid F Gellad, Loren J Schleiden, Joshua M Thorpe, Carolyn T Thorpe 
Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, July 25, 2020

Cost and Access Implications of Defining CAR-T Therapy as a Drug
Rohan Chalasani, BA; Tina B. Hershey, JD, MPH; Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH
JAMA Health Forum, July 22, 2020

Association between Medicaid expansion, dental coverage policies for adults, and children's receipt of preventive dental services
Tumader Khouja BDS, MPH, PhD, Jacqueline M. Burgette DMD, PhD, Julie M. Donohue PhD, Eric T. Roberts PhD
Health Services Research, July 22, 2020

The US Is Paying Way Too Much for Remdesivir
Rohan Chalasani and Walid Gellad
Wired, July 17, 2020

Using machine learning to predict risk of incident opioid use disorder among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries: A prognostic study
Wei-Hsuan Lo-Ciganic, James L. Huang, Hao H. Zhang, Jeremy C. Weiss, C. Kent Kwoh, Julie M. Donohue, Adam J. Gordon, Gerald Cochran, Daniel C. Malone, Courtney C. Kuza, Walid F. Gellad
PLOS One, July 17, 2020

Evaluation of Frequency of Encounters With Primary Care Physicians vs Visits to Community Pharmacies Among Medicare Beneficiaries
Lucas A. Berenbrok, PharmD, MS; Nico Gabriel, MA; Kim C. Coley, PharmD; Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD
JAMA Network Open, July 15, 2020

Real-World Direct Comparison of the Effectiveness and Safety of Apixaban, Dabigatran, Rivaroxaban, and Warfarin in Medicare Beneficiaries With Atrial Fibrillation
Lanting Yang MPH, Maria M. Brooks PhD, Nancy W. Glynn PhD, Yuting Zhang PhD, Samir Saba MD, Inmaculada Hernandez PharmD, PhD
The American Journal of Cardiology, July 1, 2020

Prioritizing Equity in a Time of Scarcity: The COVID-19 Pandemic
Utibe R. Essien MD, MPH, Nwamaka D. Eneanya MD, MPH & Deidra C. Crews MD, ScM 
Journal of General Internal Medicine, June 30, 2020

Tracking Implementation Strategies in the Randomized Rollout of a Veterans Affairs National Opioid Risk Management Initiative
Shari S. Rogal, Matthew Chinman, Walid F. Gellad, Maria K. Mor, Hongwei Zhang, Sharon A. McCarthy, Genna T. Mauro, Jennifer A. Hale, Eleanor T. Lewis, Elizabeth M. Oliva, Jodie A. Trafton, Vera Yakovchenko, Adam J. Gordon & Leslie R. M. Hausmann 
Implementation Science, June 23, 2020

Initial Experience Prescribing Commercial Tafamidis, the Most Expensive Cardiac Medication in History
Ahmad Masri, MD, MS; Hongya Chen, PharmD; Catherine Wong, MD; Katherine L. Fischer, MSN, RN; Chafic Karam, MD; Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH; Stephen B. Heitner, MD
JAMA Cardiology, June 17, 2020

Comparison of Oral Anticoagulant Use and Stroke Risk among Older Adults Newly-Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Living in Urban-vs-Rural Areas
Jingchuan Guo MD PhD, Meiqi He MS, Jared W Magnani MD, Maria M Brooks PhD, Walid F Gellad MD, Inmaculada Hernandez PharmD PhD
The American Journal of Cardiology, June 17, 2020

A Test of Diversity — What USMLE Pass/Fail Scoring Means for Medicine
Quentin R. Youmans, M.D., Utibe R. Essien, M.D., M.P.H., and Quinn Capers, IV, M.D.
NEJM, June 18, 2020

The role of online learning in pharmacy education: A nationwide survey of student pharmacists
Leslie A. Hamilton, Katie J. Suda, R. Eric Heidel, Sharon L. K. McDonough, Molly E. Hunt, Andrea S. Franks
Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, June 2020

Interpreting COVID-19 Test Results: a Bayesian Approach
Chester B. Good MD, MPH, Inmaculada Hernandez Pharm D, PhD & Kenneth Smith MD, MS
Journal of General Internal Medicine, June 3, 2020

Treatments don’t work if we can’t afford them: the global need for open and equitable access to remdesivir
Jing Luo, Gregg Gonsalves, Amy Kapczynski
The BMJ Opinion, June 3, 2020

National trends in prescription drug expenditures and projections for 2020
Eric M Tichy, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FCCP, FAST, Glen T Schumock, PharmD, MBA, PhD, FCCP, James M Hoffman, PharmD, MS, Katie J Suda, PharmD, MS, Matthew H Rim, PharmD, MS, Mina Tadrous, PharmD, MS, PhD, JoAnn Stubbings, BSPharm, MHCA, Sandra Cuellar, PharmD, BCOP, John S Clark, PharmD, MS, BCPS, FASHP, Michelle D Wiest, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, Linda M Matusiak, MPA, Robert J Hunkler, MBA, Lee C Vermeulen, BSPharm, MS, FCCP, FFIP
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, May 15, 2020

How to Use Social Media in Urologic Practice
Anup A Shah, Benjamin J Davies
European Urology Focus, May 15, 2020

A Radical Proposition: Opioid-sparing Prostatectomy
Katherine M Theisen, Benjamin J Davies
European Urology Focus, May 15, 2020

A Multifaceted Antimicrobial Stewardship Program for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Cystitis in Nursing Home Residents
David A. Nace, MD, MPH; Joseph T. Hanlon, PharmD, MS; Christopher J. Crnich, MD, PhD; Paul J. Drinka, MD; Steven J. Schweon, RN; Gulsum Anderson, PhD; Subashan Perera, PhD
JAMA Internal Medicine, May 11, 2020

Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Events in Patients on Antidementia Medications
Meiqi He, MS, James M. Stevenson, PharmD, MS, Yuting Zhang, PhD, Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD
American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias, May 8, 2020

Insulin access and affordability in the USA: anticipating the first interchangeable insulin product
Jing Luo, Aaron S Kesselheim, Ameet Sarpatwari
The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, March 20, 2020

Decreasing Health Care Spending Through Market Competition—A Case for the Rapid Adoption of Adalimumab Biosimilars
Jennifer D. Claytor, MD, MS; Walid Gellad, MD, MPH
JAMA Internal Medicine, March 30, 2020

The Skyrocketing Cost of Rectal Indomethacin
B. Joseph Elmunzer, MD, MSc; Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD; Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH
JAMA Internal Medicine, March 9, 2020

Drug Shortages in the United States: Are Some Prices Too Low?
Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD; Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH; Julie M. Donohue, PhD
JAMA, March 3, 2020

Changes in List Prices, Net Prices, and Discounts for Branded Drugs in the US, 2007-2018
Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD; Alvaro San-Juan-Rodriguez, PharmD; Chester B. Good, MD, MPH; Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH
JAMA, March 3, 2020

Sponsorship and Funding for Gene Therapy Trials in the United States
Zachary Kassir, BA; Ameet Sarpatwari, PhD, JD; Brian Kocak, BS; Courtney C. Kuza, PhD, MPH; Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH
JAMA, March 3, 2020

Latent Classes of Adherence to Oral Anticoagulation Therapy Among Patients With a New Diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation
Nemin Chen, MPH; Maria M. Brooks, PhD; Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD
JAMA Network Open, February 19, 2020

Older Patient and Caregiver Perspectives on Medication Value and Deprescribing: A Qualitative Study
Aimee N. Pickering, MD, Megan E. Hamm, PhD, Alicia Dawdani, BS, Joseph T. Hanlon, PharmD, Carolyn T. Thorpe, PhD, MPH, Walid F. Gellad, MD, Thomas R. Radomski, MD
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, February 17, 2020

Incidence and Predictors of Aspirin Discontinuation in Older Adult Veteran Nursing Home Residents at End of Life
Sydney P. Springer PharmD, MS, Maria K. Mor PhD, Florentina Sileanu MS, Xinhua Zhao PhD, Sherrie L. Aspinall PharmD, MSc, Mary Ersek PhD, RN, Joshua D. Niznik PharmD, PhD, Joseph T. Hanlon PharmD, MS, Jacob Hunnicutt PhD, Walid F. Gellad MD, MPH, Loren J. Schleiden MS, Joshua M. Thorpe PhD, MPH, Carolyn T. Thorpe PhD, MPH
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, February 13, 2020

Occupational Patterns of Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths Among Arizona Medicaid Enrollees, 2008-2017
Rohan Chalasani, Wei-Hsuan Lo-Ciganic MS, PhD, James L. Huang PhD, Jingchuan Guo PhD, MD, MPH, Jeremy C. Weiss MD, PhD, Courtney C. Kuza PhD, MPH & Walid F. Gellad MD, MPH
Journal of General Internal Medicine, February 10, 2020

Race/Ethnicity and Sex-Related Differences in Direct Oral Anticoagulant Initiation in Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation: A Retrospective Study of Medicare Data
Essien UR, Magnani JW, Chen N, Gellad WF, Fine MJ, Hernandez I
Journal of the National Medical Association, February 5, 2020

Five-Year Outcomes Among Medicaid-Enrolled Children With In Utero Opioid Exposure
Marian P. Jarlenski, Elizabeth E. Krans, Joo Yeon Kim, Julie M. Donohue, A. Everette James, David Kelley, Bradley D. Stein, and Debra L. Bogen
Health Affairs, February 3, 2020

Disclosure of Article Funding and Conflicts of Interest in High-Impact Clinical Journals
Timothy S. Anderson, Colette DeJong, Chester B. Good, Walid F. Gellad
Journal of General Internal Medicine, February 3, 2020

Overprescribing of Opioids to Adults by Dentists in the U.S., 2011–2015
Katie J. Suda, PharmD, MS, Jifang Zhou, MD, MPH, Susan A. Rowan, DDS, Jessina C. McGregor, PhD, Rosanne I. Perez, BS, Charlesnika T. Evans, PhD, MPH, Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH, Gregory S. Calip, PharmD, MPH, PhD
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, February 4, 2020

Differences Between Managed Care and Fee-for-Service Medicaid in the Use of Generics for High-Rebate Drugs: The Cases of Insulin Glargine and Glatiramer
Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD, and Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH
Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, February 2020

Origins of the Crisis in Insulin Affordability and Practical Advice for Clinicians on Using Human Insulin
Jing Luo, Walid F. Gellad
Current Diabetes Reports, January 29, 2020

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Risks - Authors’ response
Martin H. Thornhill, MBBS, BDS, PhD, Katie J. Suda, PharmD, MS, Michael J. Durkin, MD, MPH, Peter B. Lockhart, DDS
The Journal of the American Dental Association, January 2020

Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Medical Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders Within the VA Healthcare System Following Non-Fatal Opioid Overdose
Utibe R. Essien, Florentina E. Sileanu, Xinhua Zhao, Jane M. Liebschutz, Carolyn T. Thorpe, Chester B. Good, Maria K. Mor, Thomas R. Radomski, Leslie R. M. Hausmann, Michael J. Fine, Walid F. Gellad
Journal of General Internal Medicine, January 21, 2020

Impact of community pharmacist-led interventions in chronic disease management on clinical, utilization, and economic outcomes: An umbrella review
Terri V. Newman, Alvaro San-Juan-Rodriguez, Natasha Parekh, Elizabeth C.S. Swart, Michele Klein-Fedyshin, William H. Shrank, Inmaculada Hernandez
Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, January 14, 2020

Impact of Healthcare Delivery System Type on Clinical, Utilization, and Cost Outcomes of Patient-Centered Medical Homes: a Systematic Review
Clark A. Veet, Thomas R. Radomski, Christopher D’Avella, Inmaculada Hernandez, Charles Wessel, Elizabeth C. S. Swart, William H. Shrank, Natasha Parekh
Journal of General Internal Medicine, January 6, 2020