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Dr. Stuart Leeds presenting at the 2019 BSOM Fall Central Research Forum

Dr. Stuart Leeds presenting at the 2019 BSOM Fall Central Research Forum


Family medicine faculty members are conducting various research projects at both the Wright State Physicians Health Center and the Five Rivers Family Health Center locations. Faculty research interests include quality improvement, improving the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, chronic pain, substance abuse, obesity, hypertension, rural medicine, community outreach and interprofessional team-based care.

2018 - 2020 Faculty Research Presentations

  • Adib K, Brown J, Joseph C, Malke W, Al-Juboori R, Conway K. Poster: Bridging the Gap: A qualitative study analyzing inadequate communication in regard to refugee healthcare. Midwest Global Health Conference. Cincinnati, OH; 2018.
  • Angerer-Fuenzalida F, Righter E, Crawford TN, Knowles H, Pavlack T, Otto D, Spurlock M. Poster:  Piloting an Inter-Professional QI Exercise. Phys Asst Educ Assn. Anaheim, CA; 2018.
  • Bowman M, Crawford T, Collier L, Kellar L, Zink T. Workshop:  Implementation of REDCAP (Research Data Capture – Project-REDCAP.org) for Research Data Base Management and Operations. North American Primary Care Research Group. Chicago, IL; 2018.
  • Bricker DA, Hershberger PJ. Promoting engagement for the safe tapering of opioids/benzodiazepines (PRESTO). Workshop, 16th Annual INEBRIA (International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs) Conf. Lubeck, Germany; 2019.
  • Castle A, Conway K, Bricker DA, Hershberger PJ. Lecture:  Cultivating Behavior Change. STFM Conference on Practice Improvement. Tampa FL; 2018.
  • Castle A, Crawford TN, Franz T, Hershberger PJ, Knowles H, Otto D, Pavlack T, Spurlock M. Poster: PACER Progress Report: Self-Management Module. STFM Conference on Practice Improvement. Tampa, FL; 2018.
  • Colon R, Hershberger PJ, Otto D, Crawford TN, Pavlack T, Knowles H, Spurlock M. Poster: PACER Progress Report: Leadership Module. STFM Conference on Medical Student Education. Jacksonville, FL; 2019.
  • Conway K. Roundtable Discussion:  Conduct Disorder in Times of Crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Catholic Social Services Quarterly Meeting. Dayton, OH; 2018.
  • Gainer D, Crawford TN, Fischer K. Poster: Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders and Dissociative Symptoms. WSUBSOM Central Research Forum. Dayton, OH; 2019.
  • Hershberger PJ, Bricker DA, Castle A. Seminar:  PRomoting Engagement for the Safe Tapering of Opioids/Benzodiazepines (PRESTO). STFM Conference on Practice and Quality Improvement. Phoenix, AZ; 2019.
  • Hershberger PJ, Conway K, Castle A, Chu J. Seminar:  Jedi Mind Tricks—Getting Patients to Do the Work While Improving Patient and Physician Outcomes. STFM Conference on Medical Student Education. Jacksonville, FL; 2019.
  • Hershberger PJ, Neeley S, Pei Y, Davis M, Castle A. Seminar:  Your Next Patient is Virtual: Training in Social Determinants. STFM Conference on Practice and Quality Improvement. Phoenix, AZ; 2019.
  • Hershberger, PJ, Bricker DA, Martensen L. Promoting engagement for the safe tapering of opioids (PRESTO). Lecture/Discussion, 40th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine, Chicago, IL.
  • Hughes J, Bugnitz C, Otto D, Crawford TN, Pavlack T, Knowles H, Spurlock M. Poster:  Progress Report: Stewardship of Resources Module. STFM Conference on Practice Improvement; 2018.
  • Lee JS, Humphrey M, Crawford TN, Hall J. Poster: Implementation and Outcomes of a Hypertension Program in El Viejo, Nicaragua. WSUBSOM Central Research Forum. Dayton, OH; 2019.
  • Leeds FS, Cook A, Atwa K. Poster: DDx "Divas": Teaching Medical Students to Be Differential Diagnosis Experts. WSUBSOM Central Research Forum. Dayton, OH; 2018.
  • Leeds FS. Program speaker:  DDx Divas: Teaching Medical Students to Be Experts in Differential Diagnosis WSUBSOM Central Research Forum. Dayton, OH; 2018.
  • Maag L, Li P, Dizmang J, Raslich M. Poster: A Case of Reactive Arthritis in the Setting of HIV. WSUBSOM Central Research Forum. Dayton, OH; 2019.
  • Maxwell RA, Bowman M. Poster:  Minding Your PHI: A Beginner's Guide to Protecting PHI with REDCap. WSUBSOM Central Research Forum. Dayton, OH; 2018.
  • Otto D, Conway K, Reynolds P. Roundtable Discussion: Hands-On Experience With Practice-Based Learning and Improvement in the Third-Year Clerkship Setting. STFM Conference on Medical Student Education. Austin, TX; 2018.
  • Otto D, Conway K. Session: The Who, What, When, and Why of Synchronous and Asynchronous Delivery Methods in the Third Year Clerkship Setting. STFM Conference on Medical Student Education. Tampa, FL; 2018.
  • Prabhu MV, White L, Conway KC, Crawford TN, Leeds FS. Poster: To Primary Care or Not to Primary Care: The Relationship Between DDx and Pursuit of a Primary Care Specialty. WSUBSOM Central Research Forum. Dayton, OH; 2019.
  • Proulx A. LGBTQ Minority Stress: Understanding & Addressing LGBTQ Health Disparities. Panel Discussion:  Catholic Social Services. Centerville, OH; 2019.
  • Vue C, Conway K, Murphy MA, Bir Adhikari S. Poster:  Refugee-Centered Medical Home - PCMH Working Better for Our Newest Neighbors. 5th Annual Cultural Inclusion Institute Conference. San Antonio, TX; 2018.

2018 - 2020 Faculty Publications

  • Abner EL, Teaster PB, Mendiondo MS, Ramsey-Klawsnik H, Marcum JL, Crawford TN, Wangmo T. Victim, Allegation, and Investigation Characteristics Associated With Substantiated Reports of Sexual Abuse of Adults in Residential Care Settings. J Interpers Violence. 2019;34(19): 3995-4019.
  • Abusalem S, Polivka B, Coty MB, Crawford TN, Furman CD, Alaradi M. The Relationship Between Culture of Safety and Rate of Adverse Events in Long-Term Care Facilities. J Patient Saf. 2019.  PMID:30889049.
  • Ahmad O, Crawford TN, Myint T. Comparing the Outcomes of Ceftaroline Plus Vancomycin or Daptomycin Combination Therapy Versus Monotherapy in Adults with Complicated and Prolonged Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteremia Initially Treated with Supplemental Ceftaroline. Infect Dis Ther. 2019;9(1):77-87.
  • Al-Dwaikat TN, Chlebowy DO, Hall LA, Crawford TN, Yankeelov PA. Self-Management as a Mediator of the Relationship between Social Support Dimensions and Health Outcomes of African American Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. West J Nurs Res. 2019:193945919867294.  PMID:31373261.
  • Bowman M, St Cyr S, Stolfi A. Health-Care Provider Personal Religious Preferences and Their Perspectives on Advance Care Planning With Patients. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018;35(12):1565-1571.  PMID:29973066.
  • Bowman MA, Maxwell RA. A beginner's guide to avoiding Protected Health Information (PHI) issues in clinical research - With how-tos in REDCap Data Management Software. J Biomed Inform. 2018;85:49-55.  PMID:30017974.
  • Bowman MA, Saultz JW, Phillips WR. Beware of Predatory Journals: A Caution from Editors of Three Family Medicine Journals. J Am Board Fam Med. 2018;31(5):671-676.  PMID:30201661.
  • Bowman MA, Steffensmeier K, Smith M, Stolfi A. Physician Advance Care Planning Experiences and Beliefs by General Specialty Status and Sex. South Med J. 2018;111(12):721-726.  PMID:30512123.
  • Chlebowy DO, Batscha C, Kubiak N, Crawford TN. Relationships of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress with Adherence to Self-Management Behaviors and Diabetes Measures in African American Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2019;6(1):71-76.  PMID:29845520.
  • Crawford TN, Harris LM, Peyrani PM. Examining age as a moderating effect on the relationship between alcohol use and viral suppression among women living with HIV. Women Health. 2019;59(7):789-800.  PMID:30615579.
  • Crawford TN, Ridner SL. Differences in well-being between sexual minority and heterosexual college students. J LGBT Youth. 2018;15(3):243-255.
  • Crawford TN, Thornton AC. Alcohol Use and Multimorbidity Among Individuals Living with HIV. AIDS Behav. 2019;23(1):152-160.  PMID:30088200.
  • Flowers SR, Hershberger PJ. Commentary: Individual and organizational strategies for physician well-being. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2019;49(12): 100687.
  • Hardin HK, McCarthy VL, Speck BJ, Crawford TN. Diminished Trust of Healthcare Providers, Risky Lifestyle Behaviors, and Low Use of Health Services: A Descriptive Study of Rural Adolescents. J Sch Nurs. 2018; 34(6): 458-467.
  • Khan SS, Hong-McAtee I, Kriss VM, Stevens S, Crawford TN, Hanna M, Bada H, Desai N. Thyroid gland volumes in premature infants using serial ultrasounds. J Perinatol. 2018;38(10):1353-1358.  PMID:30061589.
  • Krebs PA, Dennison CR, Kellar L, Lucas J. Gender Differences in Eating Disorder Risk among NCAA Division I Cross Country and Track Student-Athletes. J Sports Med. 2019:5035871. PMC6377974.
  • Leeds FS, Atwa KM, Cook AM, MD, Conway KC, Crawford TN. Teaching Heuristics and Mnemonics to Improve Generation of Differential Diagnoses.  Med Educ Online (under review).
  • Leeds FS, Levinthal RK, Alexander MT, Crawford TN. The Distribution of Ohio’s Certificates to Recommend: Who Will “prescribe” medical marijuana? J Cannabis Res. 2020;2(11).
  • Leeds FS. Fibromyalgia. In: Domino F, Baldor R, Golding J, Stephens M, eds. The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2018. 26th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer; 2018.
  • Leeds FS. Fibromyalgia. In: Domino F, Baldor R, Golding J, Stephens M, eds. The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2019. 27th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer; 2019.
  • Luonuansuu T, Crawford TN, Leeds FS.  Addressing the Barriers to Buprenorphine Training:  Outcomes of a Stipend-Incentivized Training Experience J Subst Abuse (under review)
  • McCarthy VL, Hall LA, Crawford TN, Connelly J. Facilitating Self-Transcendence: An Intervention to Enhance Well-Being in Late Life. West J Nurs Res. 2018;40(6): 854-873.
  • Nash WA, Hall LA, Lee Ridner S, Hayden D, Mayfield T, Firriolo J, Hupp W, Weathers C, Crawford TN. Evaluation of an interprofessional education program for advanced practice nursing and dental students: The oral-systemic health connection. Nurse Educ Today. 2018;66: 25-32.
  • Nicholson JM, Kellar LC, Yaklic JL. Limiting Elective Delivery Prior to 39 Weeks May Be Producing Harm Rather Than Benefit. JAMA Pediatr. 2018;172(12):1200-1201.  PMID:30325995.
  • Palla MR, Harohalli S, Crawford TN, Desai N. Progression of Gastric Acid Production in Preterm Neonates: Utilization of In-vitro Method. Front Pediatr. 2018;6:211. PMC6090049
  • Rayner CR, Smith PF, Hershberger K, Wesche D. Optimizing COVID-19 candidate therapeutics: Thinking Wiasdfthout Borders. Clin Transl Sci. 2020:1-14. [AJ1] 
  • Ridner SL, Keith RJ, Walker KL, Hart JL, Newton KS, Crawford TN. Differences in quality of life among college student electronic cigarette users. AIMS Public Health. 2018;5(4):454-462. PMC6323002
  • Robinson KM, Crawford TN, Buckwalter KC, Casey DA. Outcomes of a Two-Component Intervention on Behavioral Symptoms in Persons With Dementia and Symptom Response in Their Caregivers. J Appl Gerontol. 2018;37(5): 570-594.
  • Salameh TN, Hall LA, Crawford TN, Staten RR, Hall MT. Racial/ethnic differences in mental health treatment among a national sample of pregnant women with mental health and/or substance use disorders in the United States. J Psychosom Res. 2019;121:74-80.  PMID:30928211.
  • Salameh TN, Hall LA, Crawford TN, Staten RR, Hall MT. Trends in mental health and substance use disorders and treatment receipt among pregnant and nonpregnant women in the United States, 2008-2014. J Psycho Obstet Gynaecol. 2019:1-10.
  • Shawler C, Edward J, Ling J, Crawford TN, Rayens MK. Impact of Mother-Daughter Relationship on Hypertension Self-management and Quality of Life: Testing Dyadic Dynamics Using the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2018;33(3): 232-238.
  • Smith S, Keltner C, Stikes R, Hayes P, Crawford TN. Comparison of Axillary and Temporal Artery Thermometry in Preterm Neonates. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2018;47(3): 352-361.
  • Snyder K, Hill M, Lee M, Crawford TN, Orlowski M. The Relationships Between Physical Health and Chronic Disease, Stress, and Resource Strain in Head Start Employees. Workplace Health Saf. 2019: 2165079919882952.
  • Spielman S, Leeds FS. Thessaly vs. McMurray Test for Diagnosis of Meniscal Injuries. Am Fam Physician. 2019;100(4):200-201.  PMID:31414784.
  • Vasoya MM, Shivakumar A, Pappu S, Murphy CP, Pei Y, Bricker DA, Wilson JF, Castle A, Hershberger PJ. ReadMI: An Innovative App to Support Training in Motivational Interviewing. J Grad Med Educ. 2019;11(3):344-346. PMC6570458.

Resident Research

Residents Drs. Karuna Anantharaman and Saba Qureshi presenting during DAGMEC Resident Research Forum in April 2016.

Resident physician Lara Ilyas, M.D., received a STFM/NIDA Training Award in Substance Abuse and Addiction. Her mentor, Josephine F. Wilson, D.D.S., Ph.D., director of Substance Abuse Resources and Disability Issues at WSU, will help her grow her research skills as she tests CareText, a cell phone text messaging app using motivational interviewing messages. This research project uses a two-group, randomized control trial in which patients receive usual treatment or CareText after screening, brief intervention and referral to training (SBIRT). Her clinical mentors included family medicine faculty Paul J. Hershberger, Ph.D., director of behavioral science and Michael Duane Jacobson, D.O., who is certified in addiction medicine. Jacobson is continuing to use the data to further explore substance abuse and addictions.

All graduating residents in the classes of 2015 and 2016 presented research projects at local and/or national conferences. Residents also are preparing articles for publication, including Paul Krebs, M.D., who has done a survey on stress fractures and long distances runners at the collegiate level.

2018 - 2020 Resident Research Presentations

  • Fong T, Hirth N, O'Neil M, Rupp K, Swartzwelder-Cozad E, Wheeler T, Kellar L. Poster:  The Effect of Video Education on HPV Vaccine Administration Rates. DAGMEC - Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum. Dayton, OH; 2018.
  • Jones S, Parikh P, Crawford TN, Hershberger PJ, Cochran A, Peterson L, Falls G. Poster:  Implicit Biases and Perceptions of Surgeons in the Operating Room: A Simulation Based Study. WSUBSOM Central Research Forum. Dayton, OH; 2018. 
  • Khan M, Proulx A. Poster:  Evaluating Adult Pneumococcal Immunization Practices at Five Rivers Family Health Center. DAGMEC - Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum. Dayton, OH; 2018.
  • Williams A, Platko S, Ahmad M, Anim M, Langston R, Righter E. Poster: Quality Improvement Project: HTN Treatment Algorithm. 2018.
  • Wolters C, Righter E. Poster:  Improving Cervical Cancer Screening at FQHC. DAGMEC - The Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum. Dayton, OH; 2019.

Student Research

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Medical students Eric Thuney, Austin Williams and Michael Robertson presented posters at the Medical Student Research Symposium in April 2016.

Active research opportunities for medical and graduate students are available. Medical students have the opportunity to conduct scholarship activities, through the Area Health Education Center summer program and one-on-one. Students interested in pursuing a research/scholarship project, please review the short power point presentation and contact the research program manager  to schedule a meeting. Students should be prepared to discuss interests, ideas, questions, and goals during the initial meeting in order to decide which faculty member would be most fitting as a mentor. Jayna will also provide guidance to students on which CITI training courses need to be completed.

Our goal is for students to present the findings of their project through posters, presentations, and publications. Many Scholarship Opportunities are available: Boonshoft School of Medicine Medical Student Research Symposium, STFM (Society of Teachers of Family Medicine), and regional family medicine meetings: Family Medicine Education Consortium and Family Medicine Midwest.

Currently, students are involved in Students Teaching Educational Plans for Success (STEPS) Initiative, working at Reach Out on a Household Wellness Initiative, and working on quality improvement projects at both Wright State Physicians and Five River Family Health Center. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about the research opportunities within the Department of Family Medicine!

 

Medical Student Scholarly Research Project

Students are required to complete a Scholarship in Medicine research project.  The curriculum for the scholarly project lays the foundation for how to approach a problem with a scientific perspective and gives you practice in identifying the key questions, developing a hypothesis, collecting and analyzing data, making conclusions based on the data, and putting it all together in writing.

Students will also be instructed in the basic scientific and ethical principles of clinical and translational research.

Research Project Guidelines

 

2018-20 Medical Student Research Presentations

  • Adib K, Brown J, Joseph C, Malke W, Al-Juboori R, Conway K. Poster:  Bridging the Gap: A qualitative study analyzing inadequate communication in regard to refugee healthcare. 9th Annual Consortium of University for Global Health Conference. New York, NY; 2018.
  • Adib K, Brown J, Joseph C, Malke W, Al-Juboori R, Conway K. Poster: Bridging the Gap: A qualitative study analyzing inadequate communication in regard to refugee healthcare. WSUBSOM Medical Student Research Symposium. Dayton, OH; 2018.
  • Adib K, Goswami R, Joseph C, Malke W, Conway K. Poster:  Building bridges: Improvement of Refugee Health Care Through Community Voices. WSUBSOM Central Research Forum. Dayton, OH; 2018.
  • Brown J, Conway K, Neeley S. Poster and Abstract: Evaluation of Services Provided to Pregnant African Refugees by Catholic Social Services Refugee Resettlement Agency in Dayton, OH. WSUBSOM Medical Student Research Symposium. Dayton, OH; 2018.
  • Brown J, Conway K, Neeley S. Poster:  Evaluation of Services Provided to Pregnant African Refugees by Catholic Social Services Refugee Resettlement Agency in Dayton, OH. North American Refugee Resettlement Conference. Portland, OR; 2018.
  • Chu J, Conway K, Danner K, Muterspaw K, Keim V, Lomeo K. Poster: The Evolution of Global Health Initiative at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. WSUBSOM Central Research Forum. Dayton, OH; 2018.
  • Chu J, Conway K, Danner K, Muterspaw K, Keim V, Lomeo K. Research Talk: The Evolution of Global Health Initiative at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. WSUBSOM Medical Student Research Symposium, The John F. Donnelly MD Research Talks. Dayton, OH; 2019.
  • Chu J, Jazayeri O, Nurre A, Spitz H, Zink T. Poster:  A Study of Costa Rican Educational Disparity of the Zika Virus. Annual CUGH Global Health Conference. Cincinnati, OH; 2018.
  • Chu J, Kanner K, Keim V, Lomeo K, Muterspaw K, Conway K. Poster:  The Evolution of Global Health Initiative:  Student Led-Faculty Supported for 18 Years and Beyond. Annual CUGH Global Health Conference. Chicago, IL; 2019.
  • Fujimura R, Jazayeri-Maghaddas O, Anim M, Langston R, Righter E. Research Talk:  Quality Improvement Project:  HTN Timely Follow-up. WSUBSOM Medical Student Research Symposium, The John F. Donnelly MD Research Talks. Dayton, OH; 2019.
  • Leeds FS, Alexander M, Levinthal R, Crawford TN. Poster:  Project DOCTRs (Distribution of Ohio CTRs):  Who Recommends Medical Marijuana? WSUBSOM Annual Medical Student Research Symposium. Dayton, OH; 2019.
  • Leeds FS, Cook A, Atwa K, Conway K, Crawford TN. Poster:  There's a Trick To It:  Teaching Metamemory Techniques to Improve Differential Diagnosis Skills. WSUBSOM Annual Medical Student Research Symposium. Dayton, OH; 2019.
  • Leeds FS, Sommer E, Andrasik W. Poster:  Fibro-Blast:  Fibromyalgia Video Education Project. WSUBSOM Medical Student Research Symposium. Dayton, OH; 2019.
  • Luonuansuu T, Conway K. Research Talk: A comparative Evaluation of Urban and Rural Healthcare Providers on Practices of Evaluating Firearms Ownership and Obstacles to Screening for Firearms Safety. WSUBSOM Medical Student Research Symposium, The John F. Donnelly MD Research Talks. Dayton, OH; 2019.
  • Patel V, Anim M, Langston R, Righter E. Poster:  Quality Improvement Project:  HTN Standardized Nurse Visit. WSUBSOM Medical Student Research Symposium. Dayton, OH; 2019.
  • Reynolds P, Cigrang J, Glover I, Yoder D, La'Pelusa A, Evans A, Quick M. Poster and Abstract:  Household Wellness in an Urban Safety-Net Clinic:  Relationships, Finances, and Medical Wellness. WSUBSOM Medical Student Research Symposium. Dayton, OH; 2018.
  • Sokol J, Crawford TN, Proulx A. Poster:  Assessing the Social Determinants of Health in Older LGBT People in the Greater Miami Valley of Ohio. DAGMEC - The Virginia C. Wood Resident Research Forum. Dayton, OH; 2019.
  • Sokol J, Walters M, Jacobs J, Luonuansuu T, Super M, Proulx A. Poster: Assessing the Needs of Older LGBT People in the Greater Miami Valley. WSUBSOM Medical Student Research Symposium. Dayton, OH; 2019.
  • Welsh S, Hawkins A, Blakeslee B, Kellar L, Maxwell RA, Wigham L, Lindheim s. Poster:  Communication Regarding Overweight and Obesity Among Obstetrician-Gynecologists (OB-GYN), Family Practitioners (FP), and Their Female Patients:  A Survey-Based Study. WSUBSOM Medical Student Research Symposium. Dayton, OH; 2019.
  • White L, Godinez L, Jonas P, Hershberger PJ. Poster:  Paths to Wellness:  Medical and Psychology Student-Led Health-Oriented Sessions for Patients of a Local Free Clinic. WSUBSOM Medical Student Research Symposium. Dayton, OH; 2019.
  • White L, Leeds FS. Research Talk: Differential Diagnosis:  Cognitive Technique, Intellectual Exercise or Ethical Mandate? WSUBSOM Medical Student Research Symposium, The John F. Donnelly MD Research Talks. Dayton, OH; 2019.
  • Williamson B, Conway K. Poster:  Multi-interventional Approaches to Child Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala: A Deeper Look at Cost Effective, Culturally Competent Care. Annual CUGH Global Health Conference. Cincinnati, OH; 2018.
  • Williamson B, Conway K. Poster: Multi-interventional Approaches to Child Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala: A Deeper Look at Cost Effective, Culturally Competent Care. WSUBSOM Medical Student Research Symposium. Dayton, OH; 2018.

 

Last edited on 11/06/2020.