Institute for Families in Society

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Publications, Presentations, and Reports

Bell, N., Lopez De Fede, A., Cai, B., & Brooks, J. (2022). Geographic proximity to primary care providers as a risk-assessment criterion for quality performance measures. PLoS One, 17(9), e0273805.

Lanier P., Kennedy, S., Snyder, A., Smith, J., Napierala, E., Talbert, J., Hammerslag, L., Humble, L., Myers, E., Austin, A., Blount, T., Dowler, S., Mobley, V., Lopez-De Fede, A., Nguyen, H., Bruce, J., Grijalva, C., Krishnan, S., Otter, C., Horton, K., Seiler, N., Majors, J., & Pearson, W. S. (2022). Prenatal syphilis screening among Medicaid enrollees in 6 southern states. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 62(5), 770-776.

Bell, N., Wilkerson, R. Mayfield-Smith, K., & Lòpez‐DeFede, A. (2021). Community social determinants and health outcomes drive availability of patient-centered medical homes. Health & Place, 67, 102439.

McConnell, K. J., Skye, M., Kaufman, M., Caughey, A. B., Lopez-DeFede, A., & Darney, B. (2021). Disparities in postpartum contraceptive use among immigrant women with restricted Medicaid benefits. AJOG Global Reports, 2(1), 100030.

Rodriguez, M. I., Kaufman, M., Lindner, S., Caughey, A. B., Lopez DeFede, A., & McConnell, K. J. (2021). Association of expanded prenatal care coverage for immigrant women with postpartum contraception and short interpregnancy interval births. JAMA Network Open, 4(8), e2118912.

Rodriguez, M. I., Skye, M., Lindner, S., Caughey, A. B., Lopez-DeFede, A., Darney, B. G., & McConnell, K. J. (2021). Analysis of contraceptive use among immigrant women following expansion of Medicaid coverage for postpartum care. JAMA Network Open, 4(12), 32138983.

Bell, N., Wilkerson, R., Mayfield-Smith, K., & Lòpez‐DeFede, A. (2020). Association of Patient-Centered Medical Home designation and quality indicators within HRSA-funded community health center delivery sites. BMC Health Services Research, 20(1), 980.

Liberty, A., Yee, K., Darney, B. G., Lopez-DeFede, A., & Rodriguez, M. I. (2020). Coverage of immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception is associated with improved birth intervals for at-risk populations. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 222(4), S886e1-S886.e9.

Bell, N., Lòpez-De Fede, A., Cai, B., & Brooks, J. M. (2019). Reliability of the American Community Survey estimates of risk-adjusted readmission rankings for hospitals before and after peer group stratification. JAMA Network Open, 2(10), e1912727.

Lòpez-DeFede, A., & Stewart, J. E. (2019). Diagnosed diabetes prevalence and risk factor rankings, by state, 2014–2016: A ring map visualization. Preventing Chronic Disease, 16, 180470.

Bell, N., Hughes, R., & Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2018). Collaborative practice agreements and their geographic impact on where nurse practitioners can practice. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 9(3), 5-14.

Bell, N., Lòpez-DeFede, A., Wilkerson, R. C., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2018). Precision of provider licensure data for mapping member accessibility to Medicaid managed care provider networks. BMC Health Services Research, 18(1), 1-10.

Gareau, S., Lòpez-De Fede, A., Loudermilk, B. L., Cummings, T. H., Hardin, J. W., Picklesimer, A. H., Crouch, E., & Covington-Kolb, S. (2016). Group prenatal care results in Medicaid savings with better outcomes: A propensity score analysis of CenteringPregnancy participation in South Carolina. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 20(7), 1384–1393.

Lòpez-De Fede., Stewart, J. E., Hardin, J. W., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2016). Comparison of small-area deprivation measures as predictors of chronic disease burden in a low-income population. International Journal for Equity in Health, 15(1), 1-12.

White, K., Stewart, J. E., Lòpez-DeFede, A., & Wilkerson, R. C. (2016). Small-area variation in hypertension prevalence among black and white medicaid enrollees. Ethnicity & Disease, 26(3), 331.

Qureshi, Z., Ball, S., Horner, R., Kreiner, P., Lòpez-De Fede, A., Probst, J., & Bennett, C. (2015). Determining patterns of opioid misuse and misprescribing in South Carolina [Abstract]. Value Health, 18(3), A302-303.

Lòpez-De Fede A., Vyavaharkar M., & Bellinger, J. (2014). Antipsychotic prescriptions for children aged 5 years or younger: Do we need policy oversight standards? SAGE Open, 4(4), 2158244014555116.

Ekperi, L. I., Greene, S., Dehal, A., Lòpez-DeFede, A., & Zhang, J. (2012). Health insurance coverage among diabetic adults from three major ethnic groups in the US. Ethnicity and Disease, 22(4), 486-491.

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.

Battersby, S. E., Stewart, J. E., Lòpez-DeFede, A., Remington, K. C., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2011). Ring maps for spatial visualization of multivariate epidemiological data. Journal of Maps, 7(1), 564-572.

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

Lòpez-DeFede, A., Stewart, J. E., Hardin, J. W., 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.

Stewart, J. E., Battersby, S. E., Lòpez-De Fede, A., Remington, K. C., 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.

Lòpez-DeFede, A., Hardin, J. W., Mayfield-Smith, K. L., Liu, Q., Payne, T., Stewart, J. E., & 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. E., Harris, M. J., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2008). Tuberculosis in socio-economically deprived neighborhoods: Missed opportunities for prevention. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 12(8), 1425-1430.

Kirtland, K. A., 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. A., & 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.

Andrews, A. B., Motes, P. S., Floyd, A. G., Flerx, V. C., & Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2005). Building evaluation capacity in community-based organizations: Reflections of an empowerment evaluation team. Journal of Community Practice, 13(4), 85-104.

Porter, R. C., & Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2000). The medically fragile children's program, an all inclusive health care system for special needs children in foster care. Pediatric Research, 47(4, Pt. 2, Suppl. S Apr 2000), 1286.

Porter, R. C., Lòpez-De Fede, A., Payne, T., et al. (2000). Medically fragile children's assessment instrument: Report of field test. Pediatric Research, 47(4, Pt. 2, Suppl. S Apr 2000), 1285.

Ren, Y., Wu, D., Tong, Y., Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Gareau, S. (2022, June 11-14). Improving prediction and risk factor analysis of low birthweight baby outcomes in a U.S. hospital system [Presentation]. IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI) 2022 2nd Workshop on Machine Learning in Healthcare Data for Precision Medicine, Rochester, MN.

Gareau, S., & Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2022, June 7). QI visualization best practices [Presentation]. In June 2022 AIM Data Support Community of Learning - Session 6. Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health.

Bell, N., & Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2022, June 4-7). Centering risk-adjusted HEDIS scores around racial and ethnic equity [Presentation]. AcademyHealth 2022 Annual Research Meeting, Washington, DC.

Lanier P., Austin, A., Kennedy, S., Snyder, A., Smith, J., Napierala, E., Talbert, J., Hammerslag, L., Humble, L., Myers, E., Blount, T., Dowler, S., Mobley, V., Stehlin, G., Lopez-De Fede, A., Nguyen, H., Bruce, J., Grijalva, C., Pearson, W. S., Kennedy, S., Krishnan, S., Otter, C., Horton, K., & Seiler, N. (2022, June 4-7). Prenatal syphilis screening among Medicaid beneficiaries in 6 southern states [Poster presentation]. AcademyHealth 2022 Annual Research Meeting, Washington, DC

Lanier P., Austin, A., Kennedy, S., Snyder, A., Smith, J., Napierala, E., Talbert, J., Hammerslag, L., Humble, L., Myers, E., Blount, T., Dowler, S., Mobley, V., Stehlin, G., Lopez-De Fede, A., Nguyen, H., Bruce, J., Grijalva, C., Pearson, W. S., Kennedy, S., Krishnan, S., Otter, C., Horton, K., & Seiler, N. (2022, June 4-7). STI screening following PrEP initiation: Findings from a Medicaid distributed research network in the U.S. South [Poster presentation]. AcademyHealth 2022 Annual Research Meeting, Washington, DC.

Baskin, C., Passer, R., Wilkerson, R., & Lopez-De Fede, A. (2022, April 14). CHARGED3 - Children’s Health & Resource Geographic Exploration for Data-Driven Decisions [Poster presentation]. 13th Annual James E. Clyburn Health Equity Lecture Series Poster Session, Columbia, SC.

Billings, D. L., Robillard, A., Rodriguez Ramos, C., Walker, P., Lopez-De Fede, A., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2022, April 14). Voices/Voces: Pregnancy and birth inequities in the context of COVID-19 [Poster presentation]. 13th Annual James E. Clyburn Health Equity Lecture Series Columbia, SC.

Ren, Y., Tsien, Ed., Wu, D., Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Gareau, S. (2022, February 11-12). Using machine learning methods to identify risk factors of low-weight-birth outcomes in a US hospital system [Poster presentation]. Big Data Health Science Conference 2022, Columbia, SC.

Lòpez-DeFede, A., & Gareau, S (2022, January 28-29). SCBOI dashboard [Presentation]. In A. Lopez-DeFede, S. Gareau, A. N. B. Sirianni, & Z. Tucker (Co-panelists), Updates from SC Birth Outcomes Initiative [Panel discussion]. SC Breastfeeding Coalition Conference. Columbia, SC

Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Gareau, S. (2022, January 26). SC Postpartum Learning Collaborative (SCPPLC) PDSA kick off – Session I [Presentation]. SC Birth Outcomes Initiative key stakeholders.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Gareau, S. (2022, January 26). SC Postpartum Learning Collaborative (SCPPLC) PDSA kick off – Session II [Presentation]. SC Birth Outcomes Initiative key stakeholders.

Lòpez-DeFede, A., Mayfield-Smith, K., Wilkerson, R., & Baskin, C. (2022, January 19). CHARGED3 demonstration [Presentation]. The Duke Endowment and UofSC Office of Research and Grant Development.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Gareau, S. (2022, January 12). Maternal and newborn health quality 2018-2020 – Annual results [Abridged] [Presentation]. SC Birth Outcomes Initiative monthly meeting.

Lòpez-DeFede, A., (2021, December 8-10). COVID-19 in South Carolina - March 2020 - April 2021 - Maternal outcomes: Opportunities and challenges [Presentation]. AcademyHealth State-University Partnership Learning Network (SUPLN) 2021 Annual Fall Meeting.

Lòpez-DeFede, A., (2021, December 8). Postpartum Care Learning Collaborative kick-off update [Presentation]. Monthly workshop: Improving Postpartum Care Affinity Group, Columbia, SC

Lòpez-DeFede, A. (2021, November 10). Co-presenter and Member, SCPPCL Core Team, SC Postpartum Learning Collaborative (SCPPLC) Kick-Off Meeting. Columbia, SC.

Lòpez-DeFede, A. (2021, November 10). Guest speaker, UofSC/IFS research data structure & linkages to advance the UofSC & Medicaid partnership. In Dr. Bernardine M. Pinto’s Resilience in Research Series, University of South Carolina, College of Nursing, Columbia, SC.

Lòpez-DeFede, A. (2021, November 4, 18). Co-presenter with Billings, D., Presenter, The VOICES/VOCES Initiative: Moving forward through women’s voices to address pregnancy and birth inequities in South Carolina [Presentation]. 2021 SCBOI Symposium Virtual Series: Building Resilience in Maternal Child Health. Columbia, SC.

Billings, D., Robillard, A., Rodriguez Ramos, C., Walker, P., Askins, L. A., Mayfield-Smith, K., & Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2021, October 24-27). Voices/voces of pregnancy and birth inequities in the context of COVID-19 [Presentation]. APHA 2021 Annual Meeting and Expo, Denver, CO.

Gareau, S., Chen, Z., Lòpez-De Fede, A., Reed, C. B., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2021, October 24-27). Increased patient activation is associated with reduced ED visits for the uninsured [Presentation]. APHA 2021 Annual Meeting and Expo, Denver, CO.

Gareau, S., Kotagiri, M., Chen, Z., Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Nguyen, H. (2021, October 24-27). Assessing Medicaid coverage gaps for comprehensive postpartum care [Presentation]. APHA 2021 Annual Meeting and Expo, Denver, CO. .

Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2021, October 6). Maternal behavioral health in South Carolina: Trends & future directions [Presentation]. SC Birth Outcomes Initiative SC SBIRT Stakeholder Meeting, Columbia, SC.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Gareau, S. (2021, July 14). South Carolina’s approach to understanding birth outcomes through the lens of health equity [Invited presentation]. Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health and National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives Annual Conference.

Grigorescu, G., Bellows, D., Schiff, J., Schutze, M., & Lopez-DeFede, A. (2021, June 14-17). State data for conducting patient-centered outcomes research to improve maternal health [Invited presentation]. 2021 Virtual AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM).

Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2021, March 31). Panelist, Health disparities panel: Medicaid Expansion advocacy [Presentation]. Meeting of National Association of Social Workers, South Carolina Chapter [Virtual].

Wu, D., Tsien, E., & Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2021, February 5-6). Identifying data patterns in prenatal care [Poster presentation]. Big Data Health Science Conference 2021. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

Bell, N., & Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2020, December 15-17). Implementation of patient-centered medical homes and the geographic and socioeconomic barriers to care access [Poster presentation]. 13th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health [Virtual].

Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Wilkerson, R. (2020, November 18). A big data participatory research application with tableau: Strengths and challenges [Presentation]. University of South Carolina Department of Information Technology, Analytics Community of Practice [Virtual].

Bell, N., De Fede, A. L., Wilkerson, R., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2020, October 24-28). Effect of travel time/distance on access and quality indicators for patient-centered medical homes among state Medicaid beneficiaries [Presentation]. APHA's 2020 VIRTUAL Annual Meeting and Expo.

Bell, N., & Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2020, October 24-28). Community social determinants and health outcomes drive availability of patient-centered medical homes [Presentation]. APHA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting and Expo.

Gareau, S., Nguyen, H., & Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2020, October 24-28). Opioid use disorder and severe maternal morbidity: Opportunities to expand and improve treatment [Presentation]. APHA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting and Expo.

Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2020, October 24-28). Transformational and applied research: A journey in search of quality through a health equity lens, 21st Annual Donabedian Award [Keynote Lectureship]. APHA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting and Expo.

Nguyen, H., Gareau, S., & De Fede, A. L. (2020, October 24-28). Severe maternal morbidity and poor birth outcomes are interconnected: A call for a paradigm shift [Presentation]. APHA's 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting and Expo.

Stewart, J., Probst, J., Lòpez-De Fede, A., Xirasagar, S., & Hardin, J. W. (2020, October 24-28). Movers and churners: Residential relocation and enrollment discontinuity in a state Medicaid system [Poster Presentation]. APHA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting and Expo.

Lòpez-DeFede, A., & Gareau, S. (2020, October). Maternal health quality 2016-2019 annual results [Presentation]. October 2020 South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative meeting.

Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2020, September 21-22). Invited Moderator, Meeting on Rapid Learning and Evaluation Opportunities to Inform States’ COVID-19 Response [Virtual]. AcademyHealth.

Institute for Families in Society. (2020, August 13). CHARGED3: Presentation to First Steps [Presentation]. Meeting of SC First Steps [Virtual].

Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2020, July 28-August 6). Impact of new payment models on HCHN patients [Presentation]. 2020 AcademyHealth Virtual Annual Research Meeting (ARM).

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Keynote Speaker. (2020, March 13). Network adequacy and how IFS determines the results. MCO Days, Columbia, SC.

Lòpez-De Fede, A. Invited Guest Lecturer. (2020, March 4). Collaborating to improve Medicaid policy and health services research [Presentation]. UofSC College of Social Work Course - Advanced Analysis of Social Policy, Programs, and Services, Columbia, SC.

Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2020, January 24-26). CHARGED3 Geospatial Environmental Scan©: A geographic exploration of health resources for SC Children ages birth-5 [Presentation]. South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics CATCH & SC QTIP Meetings, Charleston, SC.

Lopez-DeFede, A., Mayfield-Smith, K., Gareau, S., & Wilkerson, R. C. (2022, March 25). Rapid cycle research report: Healthy Outcomes Plan (HOP) evaluation - Lessons learned and implications for the health care of low-income and uninsured adults. University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society, provided under contract to SC Department of Health and Human Services.

Lòpez‐DeFede, A., Wilkerson, R., Gareau, S., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2022, March 1). Independent evaluation of South Carolina 1915(b) Waiver: The Enhanced Prenatal and Postpartum Home Visitation Pilot Project - Findings for quality and access to care. University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society, provided under contract to SC Department of Health and Human Services.

Lòpez-DeFede, A., & Gareau, S. (2022, January 12). SC maternal and newborn health quality CY2020 annual results summary. In SC HealthViz. University of South Carolina, prepared under contract to the SC Department of Health and Human Services.

Lòpez-De Fede, A., Gareau, S., & Pearson, A. (2022). Obstetric hemorrhage AIM patient safety bundle surveys 2021-2022 results. University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society, developed under contract to SC Department of Health and Human Services.

Billings, D. L., Robillard, A., Ramos, C. R., Lòpez-De Fede, A., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2021, June). The VOICES/VOCES Initiative: Moving forward through women’s voices to address pregnancy and birth inequities in South Carolina. University of South Carolina Institute for Families in Society, produced under contract to SC Department of Health and Human Services.

Institute for Families in Society. (2021, June). DHHS State QTIP pediatric practice HEDIS rates compared to QTIP cohort, QTIP total, statewide (with and without QTIP) rates for CY2020. University of South Carolina, provided under contract to SC Department of Health and Human Services.

Institute for Families in Society. (2021, June). Individual practice reports compared to related QTIP Cohort, QTIP total, statewide (with and without QTIP) rates for CY2020. University of South Carolina, provided under contract to SC Department of Health and Human Services.

Lòpez‐DeFede, A., Gareau, S., & Mayfield-Smith, K. (2021, June). A report of the SC Birth Outcomes Initiative: Trends & future directions – June 2021. University of South Carolina Institute for Families in Society, provided under contract to SC Department of Health and Human Services.

Lòpez‐DeFede, A., Wilkerson, R. C., & Passer, R. (2021, June). Monitoring access to care for South Carolina Medicaid recipients enrolled in fee-for-service – Fiscal year 2020. University of South Carolina Institute for Families in Society, provided under contract to SC Department of Health and Human Services.

Gareau, S., Nguyen, H. T., Lòpez-DeFede, A., & Kotagiri, L. M. (2020, October). South Carolina Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) measures: Statewide and by characteristic. University of South Carolina Institute for Families in Society, produced under contract to the SC Department of Health and Human Services.

Institute for Families in Society. (2020, October). Maternal Health Quality 2016-2019 Annual Results. Institute for Families in Society, University of South Carolina, produced under contract to the SC Department of Health and Human Services.

Institute for Families in Society. (2020, June). Monitoring access to care for South Carolina Medicaid recipients enrolled in fee-for-service: Fiscal year 2019. Developed by the University of South Carolina Institute for Families in Society under contract to the SC Department of Health and Human Services.

Gareau, S., Lòpez-DeFede, A., Wilkerson, R., Kotagiri, L. M., Baskin, C., Mayfield-Smith, K., Brantley, V., & Edwards, J. (2020, April). Contraceptive provision at Federally Qualified Health Centers for female Medicaid beneficiaries from 2016-2018. Final report developed under contract with the New Morning Foundation.

Stone, C., & Lòpez-De Fede, A. (2020, February). Co-use of addictive substances in South Carolina and surrounding states among working-age adults (18-64 years old): A demonstration project using the National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Prepared under contract to South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Opioid Prevention Program (Contract Number CY19-016). University of South Carolina, Institute for Families in Society.

Institute for Families in Society. (2017, August). SC Medicaid Enrollees Within the Growing Opioid Crisis: A Look at the Impact of the Prescription Monitoring Program Policy. Developed by the University of South Carolina Institute for Families in Society under contract to the SC Department of Health and Human Services.

 

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