Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2019 Reducing Emergency Department Visits among Dual Eligible Patients via a Comprehensive Wellness AssessmentPopulation Health Management.  22:415-421. 2019
2019 Radiation Oncologist Characteristics and their Association with Outcomes in Patients with Head and Neck CancerPractical Radiation Oncology.  9:e322-e330. 2019
2019 Market and organizational factors associated with hospital vertical integration into sub-acute careHealth Care Management Review.  44:137-147. 2019
2019 Hospitals' use of hospitalists: Implications for financial performanceHealth Care Management Review.  44:10-18. 2019
2019 Impact of Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act on Costs and Utilization in Alabama's Children's Health Insurance ProgramAmbulatory Pediatrics.  19:27-34. 2019
2018 Differential Impact of Hospital and Community Factors on Medicare Readmission PenaltiesHealth Services Research.  53:4416-4436. 2018
2018 Red blood cell transfusion therapy for sickle cell patients with frequent painful eventsMedical and Pediatric Oncology.  65. 2018
2018 Integration of cardiologists with hospitals: Effects on physician compensation and productivity.Health Care Management Review2018
2018 Assessing the Impact of Case Management on Medicaid Clients with Chronic DiseasesJournal of Health and Social Policy.  33:215-225. 2018
2018 WIC Cash Value Voucher Redemption Behavior in Jefferson County, Alabama, and Its Association With Fruit and Vegetable ConsumptionAmerican Journal of Health Promotion.  32:325-333. 2018
2018 The effectiveness of a comprehensive wellness assessment on medication adherence in a medicare advantage plan diabetic populationJournal of Healthcare Management.  63:132-141. 2018
2017 In replyJAMA Pediatrics.  171:918-919. 2017
2017 Associations between participation in family activities and adolescent school problemsChild: Care, Health and Development.  43:361-368. 2017
2017 New Pathways from Short Sleep to Obesity? Associations between Short Sleep and "secondary" Eating and Drinking BehaviorAmerican Journal of Health Promotion.  31:181-188. 2017
2017 Perceived Barriers and Facilitators of Farm-to-Consumer Retail Outlet Use Among Participants of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in AlabamaJournal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition.  12:237-250. 2017
2017 Chronic Conditions and Self-Reported Health in a Medicare Advantage Plan PopulationPopulation Health Management.  20:132-138. 2017
2017 Outcomes associated with early preventive dental care among Medicaid-enrolled children in AlabamaJAMA Pediatrics.  171:335-341. 2017
2017 An assessment of the CHIP/medicaid quality measure for ADHDAmerican Journal of Managed Care.  23:e1-e9. 2017
2017 Contextual factors associated with hospitals' decision to operate freestanding emergency departmentsHealth Care Management Review.  42:269-279. 2017
2017 Freestanding emergency departments are associated with higher medicare costs: A longitudinal panel data analysisINQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing.  54. 2017
2017 Is Access to and Use of Patient Perceived Patient-Centered Medical Homes Associated With Reduced Nonurgent Emergency Department Use?American Journal of Medical Quality.  32:246-253. 2017
2017 Is access to and use of primary care practices that patients perceive as having essential qualities of a patient-centered medical home associated with positive patient experience? Empirical evidence from a U.S. Nationally representative sampleJournal for Healthcare Quality.  39:4-14. 2017
2016 Improvement in oral diabetes medication adherence after a comprehensive wellness assessment in a dual eligible populationPopulation Health Management.  19:405-413. 2016
2016 Preventive Dental Care and Long-Term Dental Outcomes among ALL Kids EnrolleesHealth Services Research.  51:2242-2257. 2016
2016 Does electronic health record use improve hospital financial performance? Evidence from panel dataHealth Care Management Review.  41:267-274. 2016
2016 Farm-to-consumer retail outlet use, fruit and vegetable intake, and obesity status among WIC program participants in AlabamaHealth values.  40:446-454. 2016
2016 The Influence of Respondent Characteristics on the Validity of Self-Reported Survey ResponsesHealth Services Research.  51:937-952. 2016
2016 Impact Of Changing An Urban Environment On Pediatric Obesity Rates: Evidence From A Quasi-experiment: 2422 Board #3 June 3, 9: 30 AM - 11: 30 AM.Medicine and science in sports.  48:664. 2016
2016 Urban park development and pediatric obesity rates: A quasi-experiment using electronic health record dataInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  13. 2016
2016 Decomposing Racial Disparities in Obesity Prevalence: Variations in Retail Food EnvironmentAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  50:365-372. 2016
2016 The great recession of 2007-2009 and public insurance coverage for children in alabama: Enrollment and claims data from 1999-2011Public Health Reports.  131:348-356. 2016
2016 Initial impacts of the patient care networks of Alabama initiativeHealth Services Research.  51:146-166. 2016
2016 Health Expenditure Concentration and Characteristics of High-Cost Enrollees in CHIPINQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing.  53. 2016
2015 Weighing the Evidence of Common Beliefs in Obesity ResearchCRC critical reviews in food science and nutrition.  55:2014-2053. 2015
2015 The Impact of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program’s Unborn Child Ruling Expansions on Foreign-Born Latina Prenatal Care and Birth Outcomes, 2000–2007Maternal and Child Health Journal.  19:1464-1471. 2015
2015 A systematic review of the association between family meals and adolescent risk outcomesJournal of Adolescence.  44:134-149. 2015
2015 Can Nonurgent Emergency Department Care Costs be Reduced? Empirical Evidence from a U.S. Nationally Representative SampleJournal of Emergency Medicine.  49:347-354. 2015
2015 Disparities in the Availability of Farmers Markets in the United StatesEnvironmental Justice.  8:135-143. 2015
2015 Adverse selection in the children's health insurance programINQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing.  52. 2015
2015 Enrollment, expenditures, and utilization after chip expansion: Evidence from alabamaAmbulatory Pediatrics.  15:258-266. 2015
2015 The Effect of Telemedicine on Access to Acute Stroke Care in Texas: The Story of Age InequalitiesStroke Research and Treatment.  2015. 2015
2015 The cash conversion cycle and profitability: A study of hospitals in the state of WashingtonJournal of Health Care Finance.  41. 2015
2015 The impact of texting bans on motor vehicle crash-related hospitalizationsAmerican Journal of Public Health.  105:859-865. 2015
2014 Vulnerable Youth and Transitions to AdulthoodNew Directions for Adult and Continuing Education.  2014:29-38. 2014
2014 The relationships between access to and use of a patient-centered medical home and healthcare utilization and costs: A cohort study using Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data from 2007 to 2010Health Services Management Research.  27:70-81. 2014
2014 Family structure and risk behaviors: The role of the family meal in assessing likelihood of adolescent risk behaviorsPsychology Research and Behavior Management.  7:53-66. 2014
2014 A silver lining to higher prices at the pump? Gasoline prices and teen driving behaviorsAmerican Journal of Health Promotion.  28:146-154. 2014
2014 Can increases in CHIP copayments reduce program expenditures on prescription drugs?Medicare & medicaid research review.  4. 2014
2014 Can increases in CHIP copayments reduce program expenditures on prescription drugs?Medicare & medicaid research review.  4. 2014
2014 Impact of texting laws on motor vehicular fatalities in the united statesAmerican Journal of Public Health.  104:1370-1377. 2014
2014 The influence of gender, age, education and household size on meal preparation and food shopping responsibilitiesPublic Health Nutrition.  17:2061-2070. 2014
2014 Using resource dependency theory to measure the environment in health care organizational studies: A systematic review of the literatureHealth Care Management Review.  39:50-65. 2014
2014 Using the oaxaca-blinder decomposition as an empirical tool to analyze racial disparities in obesityObesity Research.  22:1750-1755. 2014
2013 Characteristics of low-severity emergency department use among CHIP enrolleesAmerican Journal of Managed Care.  19. 2013
2013 Overstatement of results in the nutrition and obesity peer-reviewed literatureAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  45:615-621. 2013
2013 Co-payments and the use of emergency department services in the Children'S Health Insurance ProgramMedical care review.  70:514-530. 2013
2013 Myths, presumptions, and facts about obesityNew England Journal of Medicine.  368:446-454. 2013
2013 Effectiveness of preventive dental visits in reducing nonpreventive dental visits and expendituresPediatrics.  131:1107-1113. 2013
2013 Environmental factors and quality improvement in county and local health departmentsJournal of Public Health Management and Practice.  19:240-249. 2013
2013 Measuring prevention more broadly: an empirical assessment of CHIPRA core measuresMedicare & medicaid research review.  3. 2013
2012 State background checks for gun purchase and firearm deaths: An exploratory studyPreventive Medicine.  55:346-350. 2012
2012 The relationship between built environments and physical activity: A systematic reviewAmerican Journal of Public Health.  102. 2012
2012 Did copayment changes reduce health service utilization among CHIP enrollees? Evidence from alabamaHealth Services Research.  47:1603-1620. 2012
2012 Misuse of odds ratios in obesity literature: An empirical analysis of published studiesObesity Research.  20:1726-1731. 2012
2012 Teen motherhood and long-term health consequencesMaternal and Child Health Journal.  16:1063-1071. 2012
2012 The relationship between state abortion-restrictions and homicide deaths among children under 5 years of age: A longitudinal studySocial Science and Medicine.  75:156-164. 2012
2012 Is There an Association Between Gasoline Prices and Physical Activity? Evidence from American Time Use DataJournal of Policy Analysis and Management.  31:338-366. 2012
2012 The impact of CHIP coverage on children with asthma in AlabamaClinical Pediatrics.  51:247-253. 2012
2012 Analyzing the Gender Gap in the Salary of Health Administration FacultyJournal of Health Administration Education.  29. 2012
2012 Racial disparities in obesity for males & females in three southern states in the US, across SES categoriesHealth.  04:1434-1441. 2012
2012 The effects of premium changes on ALL Kids, Alabama's CHIP programMedicare & medicaid research review.  2. 2012
2011 Continuity of insurance coverage and ambulatory care-sensitive hospitalizations/ED visits: Evidence from the children's health insurance programClinical Pediatrics.  50:963-973. 2011
2010 The relationship between frequency of family dinner and adolescent problem behaviors after adjusting for other family characteristicsJournal of Adolescence.  33:187-196. 2010
2010 Alcohol prevalence, alcohol policies, and child fatal injury rates from motor vehicle crashesContemporary policy issues.  28:392-405. 2010
2009 The effect of substance use on the delinquent behaviour of adolescentsApplied Economics Letters.  16:1721-1729. 2009
2009 Food choice among homebound older adults: Motivations and perceived barriersJournal of Nutrition, Health and Aging.  13:659-664. 2009
2009 The Effects of Substance Use on Undesirable Behavior Among Adolescents.Applied Economics Letters.  16:1721-1729. 2009
2007 Maternal prenatal substance use and behavior problems among children in the U.SJournal of Mental Health Policy and Economics.  10:189-206. 2007
2007 State abortion restrictions and child fatal-injury: An exploratory studySouthern Economic Journal.  73:553-574. 2007
2006 Frequency of family dinner and adolescent body weight status: Evidence from the national longitudinal survey of youth, 1997Obesity Research.  14:2266-2276. 2006
2006 The effect of the innovative environment on exit of entrepreneurial firmsStrategic Management Journal.  27:519-539. 2006
2006 The Relationship between Beer Taxes, Other Alcohol Policies, and Child Homicide DeathsContributions to economic analysis & policy.  6. 2006
2006 Undesirable juvenile behavior and the quality of parental relationshipsSouthern Economic Journal.  73:437-460. 2006
2004 Adolescent propensity for depressed mood and help seeking: Race and gender differencesJournal of Mental Health Policy and Economics.  7:133-145. 2004
2003 An indirect test for whether restricting Medicaid funding for abortion increases pregnancy-avoidance behaviorEconomics Letters.  81:155-163. 2003
2003 A preliminary investigation of the effects of restrictions on Medicaid funding for abortions on female STD ratesHealth Economics.  12:453-464. 2003
2003 Why do women feel the way they do about market work: The role of familial, social and economic factorsReview of Social Economy.  61:211-234+273. 2003
2003 A preliminary investigation of the effects of restrictions on Medicaid funding for abortions on female STD ratesHealth Economics.  12:453-464. 2003
2003 Can Beer Taxes Affect Teen Pregnancy? Evidence Based on Teen Abortion Rates and Birth RatesSouthern Economic Journal.  70:328-343. 2003
2002 Does alcohol-use increase the risk of sexual intercourse among adolescents? Evidence from the NLSY97Journal of Health Economics.  21:1085-1093. 2002
2002 Does married women's market work affect marital stability adversely? An intercohort analysis using NLS dataReview of Social Economy.  60:71-92. 2002
2001 Revisiting women's preferences about future labor force attachment: What effects do they have on earnings and what are they affected by?Research in Labor Economics.  20:311-337. 2001
2000 How important is anticipation of divorce in married women's labor supply decisions? An intercohort comparison using NLS dataEconomics Letters.  67:209-216. 2000
Frequency Of Sexual Activity Among Unmarried Adolescent Girls: Do State Policies Pertaining To Abortion Access Matter?Eastern Economic Journal.  32:313-330.

Chapter

Year Title Altmetric
2014 Vulnerable Youth and Transitions to Adulthood 2014
2013 Firearm deaths and background checks: Evidence on what works & what does not.  199-212. 2013
2009 The Relationship Between Neighborhood Quality and Obesity Among Children 2009
1998 Why Does Dowry Still Persist in India ? An Economic Analysis Using Human Capital 1998

Research Overview

  • Health services research, health policy, health disparities research.
  • Investigator On

  • 2019-2020 Home Visiting Grant  awarded by DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 2019 - 2020
  • All Kids Proposal for Special Projects  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2019 - 2020
  • Research and Policy to improve the Well-Being of Vulnerable Women and Children in Alabama  awarded by Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham 2019
  • DECE Preschool Development  awarded by DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 2018 - 2019
  • University of Alabama Birmingham, MIECHV  awarded by DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 2018 - 2019
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, STAAND  awarded by ALABAMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 2018 - 2019
  • All Kids Proposal for Special Projects  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2017 - 2018
  • DECE Home Visiting Expansion  awarded by DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 2017 - 2018
  • Birmingham REACH for Better Health  awarded by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promo./CDC/DHHS 2014 - 2018
  • Effects of Medicare Reimbursement Policies on the Quality of Hospital Care  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2017
  • All Kids Proposal for Special Projects  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2016 - 2017
  • Gulf States Collaborative Center for Health Policy Research (Gulf States CC)  awarded by BAYOU LA BATRE CLINIC 2013 - 2016
  • Gulf States Collaborative Center for Health Policy Research (Gulf States CC) - Administrative Core  awarded by BAYOU LA BATRE CLINIC 2013 - 2016
  • Monitoring Trends in Patient Care Networks of Alabama (PCNA)  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2012 - 2015
  • All Kids Proposal for Special Projects  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2015
  • All Kids Proposal for Special Projects  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2011 - 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by COCA COLA COMPANY 2011 - 2012
  • Teaching Activities

  • AHD722 - Regression Analysis (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HCO621Q - Clinic Decisions/Cost Analysis (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HCO697Q - Internship Online (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • AH722 - Regression Analysis (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HCO687 - Empirical Methods Hth Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HCO787 - Empirical Methods Hth Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HCO797 - Directed Readings (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • AHD722 - Regression Analysis (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HA645 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • AH722 - Regression Analysis (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO687Q - Empirical Methods for Hlth Res (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO787 - Empirical Methods Hth Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PUH307 - Public Health Policy (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • AHD722 - Regression Analysis (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HA645 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO601 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO697 - Internship (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO701 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO793 - DrPH Practicum (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO798 - Dissert Protocol Development (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO697Q - Internship Online (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • AH722 - Regression Analysis (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO687Q - Empirical Methods for Hlth Res (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO798 - Dissert Protocol Development (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • AHD722 - Regression Analysis (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HA645 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO793 - DrPH Practicum (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO797 - Directed Readings (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • AH722 - Regression Analysis (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO687 - Empirical Methods for Hlth Res (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO697 - Internship (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • AH700 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • AHD722 - Regression Analysis (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HA645 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HA645 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO601 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • AH722 - Regression Analysis (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO687 - Empirical Methods for Hlth Res (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO697 - Internship (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO787 - Empirical Methods for Hlth Res (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • AHD722 - Regression Analysis (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HA645 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO797 - Directed Readings (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO799 - Dissertation Research HCOP (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO799 - Dissertation Research HCOP (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • AH722 - Regression Analysis (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HA645 - Health Economics (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO687 - Empirical Methods for Hlth Res (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO787 - Empirical Methods for Hlth Res (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO799 - Dissertation Research HCOP (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • AH700 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • AHD722 - Regression Analysis (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HA645 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO601 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO701 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO798 - Dissert Protocol Development (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO793 - DrPH Practicum (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • AH722 - Regression Analysis (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO687 - Empirical Methods for Hlth Res (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO787 - Empirical Methods for Hlth Res (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • AHD722 - Regression Analysis (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • AH722 - Regression Analysis (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HA645 - Health Economics (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO687 - Empirical Methods for Hlth Res (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO787 - Empirical Methods for Hlth Res (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • AH700 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • AHD722 - Regression Analysis (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HA645 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HCO601 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HCO701 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • AH722 - Regression Analysis (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HCO687 - Empirical Methods for Hlth Res (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HCO787 - Empirical Methods for Hlth Res (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • AHD722 - Regression Analysis (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • AH722 - Regression Analysis (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HCO687 - Empirical Methods for Hlth Res (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HCO787 - Empirical Methods for Hlth Res (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • AH700 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HA645 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HCO601 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HCO701 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • AH722 - Regression Analysis (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HCO787 - Empirical Methods for Hlth Res (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HCO697 - Internship (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HCO698 - MR Lev Dir Res HCOP (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HCO699 - MR Lev Proj Res HCOP (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • AH722 - Regression Analysis (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HCO787 - Empirical Methods for Hlth Res (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • AH700 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • HA645 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • HCO601 - Health Economics (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Ohio State University System : Columbus 1998
  • Master of Arts in Economics, Ohio State University System : Columbus 1993
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Economics, University of Calcutta 1991
  • Bachelor of Social or Behavioral Science in Economics, 1991
  • Full Name

  • Bisakha Sen