Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2018 Unmet social support needs among older adults with cancer.Cancer2018
2018 Concordance with NCCN treatment guidelines: Relations with health care utilization, cost, and mortality in breast cancer patients with secondary metastasis.Cancer.  124:4231-4240. 2018
2018 Costs of cancer along the care continuum: What we can expect based on recent literature.Cancer.  124:4181-4191. 2018
2018 Lay navigation across the cancer continuum for older cancer survivors: Equally beneficial for Black and White survivors?Journal of Geriatric Oncology2018
2018 Choosing Wisely at the End of Life: Use of Shorter Courses of Palliative Radiation Therapy for Bone Metastasis.International Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  102:320-324. 2018
2018 Physical Activity Maintenance Following Home-Based, Individually Tailored Print Interventions for African American Women.Health Promotion Practice.  1524839918798819. 2018
2018 A weight loss intervention delivered by peer coaches in primary care: Rationale and study design of the PROMISE trial.Controlled Clinical Trials.  72:53-61. 2018
2018 Impact of Nonconcordance With NCCN Guidelines on Resource Utilization, Cost, and Mortality in De Novo Metastatic Breast Cancer.Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.  16:1084-1091. 2018
2018 Impact of Guideline-Discordant Treatment on Cost and Health Care Utilization in Older Adults with Early-Stage Breast Cancer.Oncologist2018
2018 Where Are the Opportunities for Reducing Health Care Spending Within Alternative Payment Models?Journal of Oncology Practice.  14:e375-e383. 2018
2018 Lay Patient Navigators' Perspectives of Barriers, Facilitators and Training Needs in Initiating Advance Care Planning Conversations With Older Patients With Cancer.Journal of Palliative Care.  33:70-78. 2018
2018 Racial/ethnic disparities in de novo metastases sites and survival outcomes for patients with primary breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer.Cancer Medicine.  7:1183-1193. 2018
2018 Pre-diagnostic biomarkers of metabolic dysregulation and cancer mortality.Oncotarget.  9:16099-16109. 2018
2018 Trends and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccination.Population Health Management.  21:509-516. 2018
2018 Participation and interest in support services among family caregivers of older adults with cancer.PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY.  27:969-976. 2018
2018 Risk of pharmacokinetic interactions between antiepileptic and other drugs in older persons and factors associated with risk.Epilepsia.  59:715-723. 2018
2018 Most impactful factors on the health-related quality of life of a geriatric population with cancer.Cancer.  124:596-605. 2018
2018 Radiation therapy utilization in Medicare beneficiaries with early-stage breast cancer.Cancer.  124:475-481. 2018
2018 Improving shared decision-making in chronic lymphocytic leukemia through multidisciplinary education.Translational Behavioral Medicine.  8:175-182. 2018
2018 Healthcare Providers' Recommendations for Physical Activity among US Arthritis Population: A Cross-Sectional Analysis by Race/Ethnicity.Arthritis.  2018:2807035. 2018
2018 Mediating effects of cancer risk factors on the association between race and cancer incidence: analysis of the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study.Annals of Epidemiology.  28:33-40.e2. 2018
2017 Metabolic dysregulation and cancer mortality in a national cohort of blacks and whites.BMC Cancer.  17:856. 2017
2017 A Prospective Study of Obesity, Metabolic Health, and Cancer Mortality.Obesity Research.  26:193-201. 2017
2017 Healthcare utilization, Medicare spending, and sources of patient distress identified during implementation of a lay navigation program for older patients with breast cancer.Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.  167:215-223. 2017
2017 Values and worries of ovarian cancer patients.Gynecologic Oncology.  147:433-438. 2017
2017 Cancer-related risk factors and incidence of major cancers by race, gender and region; analysis of the NIH-AARP diet and health study.BMC Cancer.  17:597. 2017
2017 Availability of healthcare resources and epithelial ovarian cancer stage of diagnosis and mortality among Blacks and Whites.Journal of Ovarian Research.  10:57. 2017
2017 A dance intervention for cancer survivors and their partners (RHYTHM).Journal of Cancer Survivorship.  11:350-359. 2017
2017 Developing a "toolkit" to measure implementation of concurrent palliative care in rural community cancer centers.Palliative and Supportive Care.  16:60-72. 2017
2017 Resource Use and Medicare Costs During Lay Navigation for Geriatric Patients With Cancer.JAMA Oncology.  3:817-825. 2017
2017 Quality of Antiepileptic Treatment Among Older Medicare Beneficiaries With Epilepsy: A Retrospective Claims Data Analysis.Medical Care.  55:677-683. 2017
2017 Quality Indicator for Epilepsy Treatment 15 (QUIET-15): Intervening after recurrent seizures in the elderly.Epilepsy and Behavior.  70:253-258. 2017
2017 The self-care practices of family caregivers of persons with poor prognosis cancer: differences by varying levels of caregiver well-being and preparedness.Supportive Care in Cancer.  25:2437-2444. 2017
2017 Out-of-pocket costs and burden among rural breast cancer survivors.Cancer Medicine.  6:572-581. 2017
2017 What does the U.S. Medicare administrative claims database tell us about initial antiepileptic drug treatment for older adults with new-onset epilepsy?Epilepsia.  58:548-557. 2017
2017 Implementation and Impact of Patient Lay Navigator-Led Advance Care Planning Conversations.Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  53:682-692. 2017
2017 The Value of Social Network Analysis for Evaluating Academic-Community Partnerships and Collaborations for Social Determinants of Health Research.Ethnicity and Disease.  27:337-346. 2017
2016 Adherence to antiepileptic drugs among diverse older Americans on Part D Medicare.Epilepsy and Behavior.  66:68-73. 2016
2016 Choosing Wisely: Opportunities for Improving Value in Cancer Care Delivery?Journal of Oncology Practice.  13:e11-e21. 2016
2016 Adherence to the Choosing Wisely Campaign Recommendations for Radiation Treatment Duration in Breast Cancer: Analysis of Medicare Data at 12 Centers in the Southeastern United States.International Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  96:E5. 2016
2016 Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy in Breast Cancer: Analysis of Medicare Data at 12 Institutions.International Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics.  96:E6. 2016
2016 A prospective study of dietary patterns and cancer mortality among Blacks and Whites in the REGARDS cohort.International Journal of Cancer.  139:2221-2231. 2016
2016 Treatment Summaries and Follow-Up Care Instructions for Cancer Survivors: Improving Survivor Self-Efficacy and Health Care Utilization.Oncologist.  21:817-824. 2016
2016 Chronic condition clusters and functional impairment in older cancer survivors: a population-based study.Journal of Cancer Survivorship.  10:1096-1103. 2016
2016 The Patient Care Connect Program: Transforming Health Care Through Lay Navigation.Journal of Oncology Practice.  12:e633-e642. 2016
2016 Disparities in the prevalence of comorbidities among US adults by state Medicaid expansion status.Preventive Medicine.  88:196-202. 2016
2016 Are long-term cancer survivors and physicians discussing health promotion and healthy behaviors?Journal of Cancer Survivorship.  10:271-279. 2016
2016 Availability of Healthcare Resources and Colorectal Cancer Outcomes Among Non-Hispanic White and Non-Hispanic Black Adults.Journal of Community Health.  41:296-304. 2016
2016 Guiding Lay Navigation in Geriatric Patients With Cancer Using a Distress Assessment Tool.Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.  14:407-414. 2016
2016 Variation in resources needed to implement psychosocial support interventions for rural breast cancer survivors.Journal of Cancer Survivorship.  10:375-383. 2016
2016 Blood Pressure Measurement Biases in Clinical Settings, Alabama, 2010-2011.Preventing Chronic Disease.  13:E01. 2016
2015 Mammography Screening Among the Elderly: A Research Challenge.American Journal of Medicine.  128:1362.e7-1362.14. 2015
2015 Is Self-Referral Associated with Higher Quality Care?Health Services Research.  50:1472-1490. 2015
2015 How much do cancer-related symptoms contribute to health-related quality of life in lung and colorectal cancer patients? A report from the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance (CanCORS) Consortium.Cancer.  121:2831-2839. 2015
2015 Unresolved Pain Interference among Colorectal Cancer Survivors: Implications for Patient Care and Outcomes.Pain Medicine.  16:1410-1425. 2015
2015 Health-related quality of life in lung cancer survivors: Latent class and latent transition analysis.Cancer.  121:1520-1528. 2015
2015 Economic hardship of minority and non-minority cancer survivors 1 year after diagnosis: another long-term effect of cancer?Cancer.  121:1257-1264. 2015
2015 Economic hardship of minority and non-minority cancer survivors 1 year after diagnosis: Another long-term effect of cancer?Cancer.  121:1257-1264. 2015
2015 In response: Research using archival health care data: Let the buyer beware.Epilepsia.  56:322-323. 2015
2015 Adherence to Appointments for Comprehensive Primary Care of HIV Patients With Substance Use DisordersJournal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services.  14:45-57. 2015
2015 Socioeconomic status and incidence of breast cancer by hormone receptor subtype.SpringerPlus.  4:508. 2015
2014 Dealing with the financial burden of cancer: perspectives of older breast cancer survivors.Supportive Care in Cancer.  22:3045-3052. 2014
2014 Guiding lay navigation using the distress thermometer.Journal of Clinical Oncology.  32:195. 2014
2014 Making the case for medicaid funding of smoking cessation treatment programs: an application to state-level health care savings.Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  25:1922-1940. 2014
2014 Psychiatric and neurologic risk factors for incident cases of new-onset epilepsy in older adults: data from U.S. Medicare beneficiaries.Epilepsia.  55:1120-1127. 2014
2014 Meeting the information needs of lower income cancer survivors: results of a randomized control trial evaluating the american cancer society's "I can cope".Journal of Health Communication.  19:441-459. 2014
2014 Socioeconomic disparities in breast cancer treatment among older women.Journal of Women's Health.  23:335-341. 2014
2014 Surveillance instructions and knowledge among African American colorectal cancer survivors.Journal of Oncology Practice.  10:e45-e50. 2014
2014 Dealing with the financial burden of cancer: perspectives of older breast cancer survivorsSupportive Care in Cancer.  22:3045-3052. 2014
2014 The role of social support in posttreatment surveillance among African American survivors of colorectal cancer.Journal of Psychosocial Oncology.  32:245-263. 2014
2014 What do cancer patients worry about when making decisions about treatment? Variation across racial/ethnic groups.Supportive Care in Cancer.  22:233-244. 2014
2013 Mammography utilization among Black and White Medicare beneficiaries in high breast cancer mortality US counties.Cancer Causes and Control.  24:2187-2196. 2013
2013 Disparities in use of gynecologic oncologists for women with ovarian cancer in the United States.Health Services Research.  48:1135-1153. 2013
2013 Gender differences in colon cancer treatment.Journal of Women's Health.  22:344-351. 2013
2013 United States counties with low black male mortality rates.American Journal of Medicine.  126:76-80. 2013
2012 Geographic variation of epilepsy for older Americans: how close to the geographic variation of stroke?Epilepsia.  53:2186-2193. 2012
2012 Developing effective cancer pain education programs.Current Pain and Headache Reports.  16:332-342. 2012
2012 Diagnostic tests and neurology care for Medicare beneficiaries with seizures: differences across racial groups.Medical Care.  50:730-736. 2012
2012 Web-based smoking cessation intervention that transitions from inpatient to outpatient: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.Trials.  13:123. 2012
2012 Does economic burden influence quality of life in breast cancer survivors?Gynecologic Oncology.  124:437-443. 2012
2012 Incidence and prevalence of epilepsy among older U.S. Medicare beneficiaries.Neurology.  78:448-453. 2012
2012 'Too much trouble for what I get out of it': acceptability of cancer screening tests among low-income rural men and women in the Deep South.Public Health.  126:64-66. 2012
2011 Racial variation in willingness to trade financial resources for life-prolonging cancer treatment.Cancer.  117:3476-3484. 2011
2011 Recruitment of low income, predominantly minority cancer survivors to a randomized trial of the I Can Cope cancer education program.Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  22:912-924. 2011
2011 Urban/rural patterns in receipt of treatment for non-small cell lung cancer among black and white Medicare beneficiaries, 2000-2003.Journal of the National Medical Association.  103:711-718. 2011
2011 Medication adherence among rural, low-income hypertensive adults: a randomized trial of a multimedia community-based intervention.American Journal of Health Promotion.  25:372-378. 2011
2011 Out of pocket cost comparison between Caucasian and minority breast cancer survivors in the Breast Cancer Education Intervention (BCEI).Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.  127:521-529. 2011
2011 Culturally appropriate storytelling to improve blood pressure: a randomized trial.Annals of Internal Medicine.  154:77-84. 2011
2011 Tailoring cancer education and support programs for low-income, primarily African American cancer survivors.Oncology Nursing Forum.  38:E55-E59. 2011
2010 Breast cancer screening interventions in selected counties across US regions.Cancer Causes and Control.  21:2165-2172. 2010
2010 Treatment for older prostate cancer patients: disparities in a southern state.Medical Care.  48:915-922. 2010
2010 Cost-effectiveness of multifaceted evidence implementation programs for the prevention of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis.Osteoporosis International.  21:1573-1584. 2010
2010 Taking less than prescribed: medication nonadherence and provider-patient relationships in lower-income, rural minority adults with hypertension.Journal of Clinical Hypertension.  12:706-713. 2010
2010 The out of pocket cost of breast cancer survivors: a review.Journal of Cancer Survivorship.  4:202-209. 2010
2010 Presence of medical schools may contribute to reducing breast cancer mortality and disparities.Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  21:961-976. 2010
2010 An application of longitudinal analysis with skewed outcomes.Nursing Research.  59:301-307. 2010
2010 Less-than-standard treatment in rectal cancer patients: which patients are at risk?Journal of the National Medical Association.  102:190-198. 2010
2010 Substance abuse treatment in an urban HIV clinic: who enrolls and what are the benefits?AIDS Care.  22:348-354. 2010
2010 Medication assistance programs: do all in need benefit equally?Ethnicity and Disease.  20:339-345. 2010
2009 Gender differences in discontinuation of antiretroviral treatment regimens.Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  52:336-341. 2009
2009 Targeted tuberculosis contact investigation saves money without sacrificing health.Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.  15:319-327. 2009
2009 Pharmaceuticals companies' medication assistance programs: potentially useful but too burdensome to use?Southern Medical Journal.  102:139-144. 2009
2008 Relationship of health behavior theories with self-efficacy among insufficiently active hypertensive African-American women.Patient Education and Counseling.  72:137-145. 2008
2008 American College of Rheumatology 2008 recommendations for the use of nonbiologic and biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs in rheumatoid arthritis.Arthritis and Rheumatism.  59:762-784. 2008
2008 Analysis of US Food and Drug Administration Warning Letters: False Promotional Claims Relating to Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications.Pharmaceutical Medicine.  22. 2008
2007 Failure to establish HIV care: characterizing the "no show" phenomenon.Clinical Infectious Diseases.  45:127-130. 2007
2007 The impact of cost on the availability of fruits and vegetables in the homes of schoolchildren in Birmingham, Alabama.American Journal of Public Health.  97:367-372. 2007
2006 Trends in colon cancer screening procedures in the US Medicare and Tricare populations: 1999-2001.Preventive Medicine.  42:460-462. 2006
2006 Distribution of health care expenditures for HIV-infected patients.Clinical Infectious Diseases.  42:1003-1010. 2006
2005 Fracture Reduction Affects Medicare Economics (FRAME): impact of increased osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment.Osteoporosis International.  16:1545-1557. 2005
2005 The cost of glucocorticoid-associated adverse events in rheumatoid arthritis.Rheumatology.  44:781-788. 2005
2005 Household-based costs and benefits of vaccinating healthy children in daycare against influenza virus: results from a pilot study.PharmacoEconomics.  23:55-67. 2005
2003 Balancing bones and bucks among new glucocorticoid users.Journal of Rheumatology.  30:1-3. 2003

Principal Investigator On

  • Adapting MultiPLe Behavior Interventions that eFfectively Improve (AMPLIFI) Cancer Survivor Health - Assessment Core  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • Adapting MultiPLe Behavior Interventions that eFfectively Improve (AMPLIFI) Cancer Survivor Health - Recruitment Core  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • Gulf States Collaborative Center for Health Policy Research (Gulf States CC)  awarded by BAYOU LA BATRE CLINIC 2015 - 2019
  • Gulf States Collaborative Center for Health Policy Research (Gulf States CC) - Administrative Core  awarded by BAYOU LA BATRE CLINIC 2015 - 2019
  • Gulf States Collaborative Center for Health Policy Research (Gulf States CC) - Collabortions and Partnerships Core  awarded by BAYOU LA BATRE CLINIC 2015 - 2019
  • Gulf States Collaborative Center for Health Policy Research (Gulf States CC) - Pilot Project Core  awarded by BAYOU LA BATRE CLINIC 2015 - 2019
  • Gulf States Collaborative Center for Health Policy Research (Gulf States CC) - Research Core  awarded by BAYOU LA BATRE CLINIC 2015 - 2019
  • Let's Talk About the Cost of Cancer Care: Finding the Best Method for Patients and Providers  awarded by Johnson (Robert Wood) Foundation 2016 - 2018
  • Quality of Epilepsy Treatment and Costs in Older Americans by Race (QUIET CARE)  awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2017
  • Gulf States Collaborative Center for Health Policy Research (Gulf States CC) - Administrative Supplement  awarded by BAYOU LA BATRE CLINIC 2013 - 2016
  • Coming Together to Advance Minority Cancer Survivorship Research: First Symposium Focused on African American Survivors  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2015
  • Cost-Effectiveness of Peer Support Interventions for Persons with Diabetes: A Four Site Analysis  awarded by American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation 2014
  • CITY Health - Center for Study of Community Health SIP 11-042: Patient Preferences and Needs in Ovarian Cancer Care  awarded by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promo./CDC/DHHS 2009 - 2014
  • Reasons for Low Follow-Up in Black CRC Patients  awarded by Association of American Medical Colleges 2008 - 2012
  • Geographic Variation in Epilepsy Among Medicare Beneficiaries  awarded by Association of American Medical Colleges 2007 - 2012
  • Investigator On

  • Adapting MultiPLe Behavior Interventions that eFfectively Improve (AMPLIFI) Cancer Survivor Health  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • UAB Diabetes Research Center  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • UAB Diabetes Research Center - Interventions and Translation Core  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • Enhancing Shared Decision Making in Metastatic Breast Cancer  awarded by American Cancer Society, Inc. 2017 - 2022
  • Patient Oriented Research in Personalized Antithrombotic Therapy  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2021
  • Primary Care Obesity Management in the Southeast_PROMISE  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2021
  • The Alabama Care Plan: Assessing the Impact of Regional Care Organizations on Diabetes Outcomes in a Sample of Alabama Medicaid Recipients  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2021
  • Cost-Effective Breast Cancer Screening Strategies in Chest-Irradiated Women  awarded by BECKMAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE (CITY OF HOPE) 2017 - 2020
  • CITY Health II - The Center for the Study of Community Health  awarded by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promo./CDC/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • Gulf States Collaborative Center for Health Policy Research (Gulf States CC)  awarded by BAYOU LA BATRE CLINIC 2015 - 2019
  • Gulf States Collaborative Center for Health Policy Research (Gulf States CC) - Administrative Supplement  awarded by BAYOU LA BATRE CLINIC 2015 - 2019
  • Gulf States Collaborative Center for Health Policy Research (Gulf States CC) - Research Project 1  awarded by BAYOU LA BATRE CLINIC 2015 - 2019
  • National Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for African American Men's Health  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2019
  • National Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for African American Men's Health - Research Project I: Patient Navigation to Reduce Readmissions among Black Men with Heart Failure (NAVI-HF)  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2019
  • Find Your BEAT: Toolkit to Increase Physical Activity in Rural Cancer Survivors  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2018
  • National Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for African American Men's Health  awarded by University of Minnesota 2013 - 2018
  • Reducing Disparities in Rural Advanced Cancer Patients and Caregivers  awarded by American Cancer Society, Inc. 2013 - 2017
  • Private Grant  awarded by O.N. DIAGNOSTICS, LLC 2015 - 2017
  • Private Grant  awarded by PACKHEALTH 2014 - 2016
  • Morehouse School of Medicine/Tuskegee University/University of Alabama Cancer Center Partnership  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2011 - 2016
  • Gulf States Collaborative Center for Health Policy Research (Gulf States CC)  awarded by BAYOU LA BATRE CLINIC 2013 - 2016
  • Web-Based Smoking Cessation Intervention: Transition from Inpatient to Outpatient  awarded by National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2016
  • Reducing Care-Resistant Behaviors During Oral Hygiene in Persons with Dementia  awarded by National Institute of Nursing Research/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2016
  • Health Care Innovation Challenge  awarded by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services/DHHS 2012 - 2015
  • RHYTHM: Restoring Health in You (and Your Partner) Through Movement  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2015
  • CITY Health - Center for Study of Community Health  awarded by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promo./CDC/DHHS 2009 - 2014
  • Cost Effectiveness of the Rural Breast Cancer Survivor Intervention Package  awarded by National Institute of Nursing Research/NIH/DHHS 2009 - 2013
  • UAB Diabetes Research and Training Center  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2008 - 2013
  • UAB Diabetes Research and Training Center - Metrics and MHSR Core  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2008 - 2013
  • Web-Based Smoking Cessation Intervention: Transition from Inpatient to Outpatient  awarded by National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH/DHHS 2010 - 2012
  • Education And Training

  • Bachelor's Level Degree in Business / Managerial Economics, University of Cagliari
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
  • Full Name

  • Maria Pisu
  • Blazerid

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