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  Technical Reports

Lòpez-De Fede A., Vyavaharkar M., & Bellinger J. (2013).  Psychotropic medication prescription patterns among children in South Carolina Medicaid 2012.Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Mayfield-Smith, K., Brantley, V., Zhu, S., Stewart, J., Rodgers, M., Hardin, J., Harris, T., & Zhang, X. (2012). South Carolina Medicaid health care performance CY 2011: A report on quality, access to care, and consumer experience and satisfaction. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Mayfield-Smith, K., Brantley, V., Zhu, S., Zhang, X., Stewart, J., Rodgers, M., & Harris, T. (2011). South Carolina Medicaid health care performance CY 2010: A report on quality, access to care, and consumer experience and satisfaction. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Mayfield-Smith, K., and Finney, C. (2011). A Study of the Treatment of Obesity. University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society: Columbia.

Mayfield-Smith, K., Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Zhang, X. (2011). Consumer Experiences with Care in the Medically Complex Children's Waiver. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Mayfield-Smith, K., & Stewart, J. (2011). The role of geography in health care spending and monitoring services use: A Getis-OrdGi* statistic hot spot analysis of SC Medicaid paid claims per capita by ZCTA. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Mayfield-Smith, K., Stewart, J., Hardin, J., Brantley, V., Zhu, S., & Rodgers, M. (2011). Assessment of access to care and utilization: CY 2010. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

Mayfield-Smith, K., Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Zhang, X. (2010). South Carolina Medically Complex Children's Waiver: An evaluation of consumer experiences and satisfaction. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Mayfield-Smith, K., Brantley, V., Payne, T., Stewart, J., Watkins, S., et al. (2010). South Carolina Medicaid Health Plans Report Card: Calendar Year 2009. University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society: Columbia.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Mayfield-Smith, K., Brantley, V., Payne, T., Stewart, J., Watkins, S., et al. (2009). Measuring the quality of Medicaid managed care in South Carolina: A report of HEDIS and CAHPS data for fiscal year 2009. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

Mayfield-Smith, K., Lòpez-De Fede, A., Payne, T., & Watkins, S. (2009). Caregiver input – Medically complex children’s waiver. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Mayfield-Smith, K., Brantley, V., Zhang, X., Liu, Q., Watkins, S., et al. (2009). Measuring the quality of Medicaid managed care in South Carolina: A report of HEDIS and CAHPS data for 2008. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Stewart, J., Richard, R., Mayfield-Smith, K., & Sudarshan, N. (2009). Distance analysis to Medicaid pediatric subspecialty providers: Comparison by type of Medicaid plan—Phase I final study results. Access to care analysis series. (Provider report No. 2) Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Mayfield-Smith, K., Stewart, J., Zhang, X., & Liu, Q. (2009). Distance analysis to OB/GYN providers: Comparison by type of Medicaid plan—Final study results. Access to care analysis series. (Provider Report No. 1). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2009). 2009 Non-emergency Medicaid transportation services survey final report. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Mayfield-Smith, K., Brantley, V., Zhang, X., Liu, Q., Watkins, S., Stewart, J., & Madalena, M. (2008). Outcomes of care for South Carolina Medicaid managed care enrollees. [Legislative Study]. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2008). Evaluation of the SC Medicaid managed care program, Preliminary findings. [Legislative Study]. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Hardin, J., Liu, Q., & Brantley, V. (2008). Do racial disparities exist in the delivery of SC managed care health care services? Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2007). South Carolina's Medicaid managed care program: Cost analysis and quality evaluation [Legislative study]. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Mayfield-Smith, K., & Moniz, K. (2007). Converting the state's hemophilia program to a Medicaid program [Legislative study]. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Mayfield-Smith, K., Sudarshan, N., & Watkins, S. (2007). Evaluation of the South Carolina Medically Fragile Children's Program: Service use and access to care. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Moniz, K., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2007). Preventive and rehabilitation preventive services for primary care enhancement: 2005-2006. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

Mayfield-Smith, K., & Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2007). Report of the process evaluation of the SC Medically Fragile Children's Program. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

Mayfield-Smith, K., & Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2006). SC Medically Fragile Children's Program replication guidebook with lessons learned. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

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  Articles

Stewart, J. E., Shoultz, J., Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2014).  No GIS experience required: Format supports decision makers and better outcomes. ArcUser. (Winter), 28-29.
(Link to article)

Li, Y., Raychowdhury, S., Tedders, S. H., Lyn, R., Lòpez-DeFede, A., & Zhang, J. (2012) Association between increased BMI and severe school absenteeism among US children and adolescents: Findings from a national survey, 2005-2008. International Journal of Obesity,36(4), 517-523
(Link to article)

Ekperi, L. I., Greene, S., Dehal, A., Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Zhang, J. (2012). Health insurance coverage among adults from three major ethnic groups in the United States. Ethnicity and Disease, 22(4), 486-490.
(Link to abstract)

Battersby, S., Stewart, J., Lòpez-DeFede, A., Remington, K., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2011). Ring maps for spatial visualization of multivariate epidemiological data. Journal of Maps.  v2011, 564-572. 10.4113/jom.2011.1182.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Stewart, J., Hardin, J., Mayfield-Smith, K., & Sudduth, D. (2011). Spatial visualization of multivariate data sets: An analysis of STD and HIV/AIDS diagnosis rates and socioeconomic context using ring maps. Public Health Reports.126(Suppl 3), 115-126.

Lòpez-DeFede, A., Hardin, J., Mayfield-Smith, K., Liu, Q., Payne, T., Stewart, J., & Brantley, V. (2011).  Does health plan type contribute to difference in diabetes care? Journal of South Carolina Medical Association, 107(1), 17-20.

Stewart, J., Battersby, S., Lòpez-De Fede, A., Remington, K., Hardin, W., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2011). Diabetes and the socioeconomic and built environment: Geovisualization of disease prevalence and potential contextual associations using ring maps. [Highly accessed]. International Journal of Health Geographics. 10(1):18. doi:10.1186/1476-072X-10-18

Lòpez-DeFede, A., Hardin, J., Mayfield-Smith, K., Liu, Q., Payne, T., Stewart, J., & Brantley, V. (2010). Associations between mental health and diabetes: Findings from the SC Medicaid managed care program in 2006-2008.  Ethnicity & Disease, 20(3), 239-243.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Stewart, J., Harris, M., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2008). Tuberculosis in socio-economically deprived neighborhoods: Missed opportunities for prevention. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 12,1425-1430.

Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2007, March 24). TB anywhere is TB everywhere [OpEd]. The State (Columbia, SC). p. A15.

Kirtland, K., Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Harris, M. (2006). Knowledge and perceived risk of tuberculosis: US racial and regional differences. Ethnicity and Disease, 16(2): 468-475.

Lòpez De Fede, A., Kirtland, K., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2006). The impact of caring for children with special health care needs on accessing needed health services and family finances: South Carolina's experience. Journal of South Carolina Medical Association, 102(2), 102-106.

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  Presentations and Posters

Mayfield-Smith, K. (2013, October). State Plan for Respite: Partners Mapping South Carolina’s Freedom Trail to Respite. Presentation at the 2013 National Lifespan Respite Conference: The Freedom Trail to Respite.  Boston, MA.

Mayfield-Smith, K. (2013, July). Evidence of Quality Work. Presentation at QTIP [Quality Through Technology and Innovations in Pediatrics] Learning Collaborative Meeting at the SC American Academy of Pediatrics Meeting, Asheville, NC.

Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2012, August). State of opioid use in SC Medicaid. Presentation at the South Carolina Opioid Safety Initiative (SCOSI) Conference, Charleston, SC.

Mayfield-Smith, K., Lòpez-De Fede, A. & Bowen, S. (2012, July). Patient-centered medical home (PCMH): From here to there. Presentation at the CHIPRA Learning Collaborative, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Mayfield-Smith, K., & Bowen, S. (2012, June). University of South Carolina's comprehensive CHIPRA demonstration: improving health outcomes for children. In K. Devers (Chair), Evaluating states' CHIPRA medical home demonstrations: Baseline findings and strategies for addressing methodological challenges. Panel discussion conducted at the AcademyHealth 2012 Child Health Services Research Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Mayfield-Smith, K., Keck, A., & Stewart, J. (2012, June). Meeting CMS requirements to ensure access to care for Medicaid recipients: A longitudinal multi-method approach. Poster session presented at the AcademyHealth 2012 Annual Research Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Stewart, J., Hardin, J., Mayfield-Smith, K., & Keck, A. (2012, June). Palmetto small area deprivation index: A new tool for Medicaid health services research and practice. Poster session presented at the AcademyHealth 2012 Annual Research Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2011, January). QTIP Evaluation Activities. Presentation at the QTIP [Quality through Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics] Learning Collaborative Meeting, Charleston, SC.

Bowen, S., Byrd, M., & Stoneberg-Cooper, C. (2011, November). Effects of social injustice on abnormal mammography follow-up among low-income women. Presentation at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association, Anaheim, CA.

Mayfield-Smith, K., Rivers, D., & Hoecke, W.C., (2011, November). Building Innovation, Collaboration and Diversity in Service Delivery: Putting the Pieces Together for Respite Across the Lifespan. Presentation at the 2011 National Lifespan Respite Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2011, January). Preliminary Examination of SC Medicaid Dual Eligible Population-FY 2010. Presentation at meeting of SC Department of Health and Human Services, Columbia, SC.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Mayfield-Smith, K.  (2011, January). QTIP Evaluation Activities.  Presentation at the QTIP [Quality through Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics] Learning Collaborative Meeting, Charleston, SC.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Stewart, J., Mayfield-Smith, K., & Liu, Q
. (2009, June). Geographic access to OB/GYN care: Does Medicaid plan type make a difference? Poster session presented at AcademyHealth 2009 Annual Research Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Stewart, J., Lòpez-De Fede, A., Mayfield-Smith, K., & Sudduth, D. (2009, June). Ring maps: Multivariate geographic data presentation for behavioral health planners. Poster session presented at AcademyHealth 2009 Annual Research Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Stewart, J., Lòpez-De Fede, A., Richard, R., Mayfield-Smith, K., Sudduth, D., & Rodgers, M. (2009, September). Using GIS to inform the evaluation of Medicaid managed care programs. Paper presented at ESRI Health GIS Conference, Nashville, TN.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2009, April). USC integrated primary care and behavioral health services training and research interdisciplinary project. Presentation to the associate deans for research at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2009, March). Medicaid transportation survey: Preliminary findings. Presentation to SC Department of Health and Human Services, Columbia, SC.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2009, April). USC integrated primary care and behavioral health services training and research interdisciplinary project. Presentation to the associate deans for research at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

Best, R., Khushf, G., Gregg, A., & Lopez-DeFede, A. (2007, September). Interferon-based testing for tuberculosis as a disruptive innovation. Poster session presented at the 11th Annual Conference of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease North America Region, Vancouver, Canada.

Lòpez-De Fede, A. (Panel Member). (2007, March). Stop tuberculosis in communities of color in the south. Panel discussion held at World TB Day Celebration, University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health,
Columbia, SC.

Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2007). The role of social and cultural determinant of health on the disproportionate representation of tuberculosis among African Americans: An analysis of data from Georgia, South Carolina, and Chicago. Presentation at
the CDC Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Tuberculosis, Atlanta, GA.

Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2007, January). Tuberculosis and African American communities in the south: Health disparity or neglect? Presentation at the Tuberculosis Epidemiology Consortium, Las Vegas, NV.

Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2007). Child health disparities and the challenge for pediatricians: Where do we go from here? Presentation at the University of South Carolina, Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Columbia, SC.

Best, R., Khushf, G., Gregg, A., & Lòpez-DeFede, A. (2007, September). Interferon-based testing for tuberculosis as a disruptive innovation. Poster session presented at the 11th Annual Conference of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease North America Region, Vancouver, Canada.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Kirtland, K., & Harris, M. (2006). Tuberculosis: The shameful truth about health disparities. Poster session presented at the AcademyHealth Research Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Mayfield-Smith, K. & Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2006). Family involvement and children with disabilities: Myth or reality. Poster session presented at the AcademyHealth Research Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Stewart, J., & Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2006). Identifying subpopulations at high risk for tuberculosis in the United States: A low-cost approach using census-based indicators. Poster session presented at the AcademyHealth Research Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Stewart, J., Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Wyatt, A. (2006). Putting Medicaid providers on the map: An evaluation of address record quality in a state-level Medicaid provider database. Poster session presented at the AcademyHealth
Research Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Stewart, J., Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Wyatt, A. (2006). Geographic access to primary care physicians accepting Medicaid: Evidence of a racial disparity in rural South Carolina. Poster session presented at the AcademyHealth Research Meeting, Seattle, WA.

 
  Other Publications

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Stewart, J., Wilkerson, R., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2014). Evaluating disparities in access to primary care for South Carolina Medicaid recipients: Race, rurality, and persistent poverty make a difference [Abstract]. 7th Annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, Institute for Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities.

Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2012, July 8) [Interview source]. In S. Chourey, Teen, total births appear to drop in region. Savannah Morning News. Available at http://savannahnow.com/bluffton-news/2012-07-08/teen-total-births-appear-drop-region#.UA1lqaNvpmE and as pdf

Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2007, March 24). TB anywhere is TB everywhere [OpEd]. Columbia State.

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