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SPOTLIGHT ON CHP RESEARCHERS
Center for Health Policy faculty research receives national media attention in U.S. News and World Report
Drs. Fernando Wilson, Jim Stimpson, and José A. Pagán garnered national media attention in June 2014 for their study, “Fatal crashes from drivers testing positive for drugs in the U.S., 1993 – 2010.” The study highlights that approximately 46.5% of all fatal crashes in 2010 involved drugged drivers using prescription drugs.The study goes onto report that since the mid-2000s, prescription drug use among drugged drivers has had the highest increase in prevalence even when compared to the nearly three quarters of drugged drivers using alcohol and cocaine.
OTHER RECENTLY PUBLISHED RESEARCH:
- Su D, Stimpson JP, Wilson FA. Racial Disparities in Mortality Among Middle-Aged and Older Men: Does Marriage Matter? Am J Mens Health. 2014; published online.
- Rossheim ME, Wilson F, Suzuki S, Rodriguez M, Walters S, Thombs DL. Associations between drug use and motorcycle helmet use in fatal crashes. Traffic Inj Prev. 2014;15(7):678-684.
- Stimpson JP, Wilson FA, Araz OM, Pagan JA. Share of Mass Transit Miles Traveled and Reduced Motor Vehicle Fatalities in Major Cities of the United States. J Urban Health. 2014; published ahead of print.
- Bhuyan SS, Stimpson JP, Rajaram SS, Lin G. Mortality outcome among medically underserved women screened through a publicly funded breast cancer control program, 1997-2007. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014;146(1):221-227.
- Stimpson JP, Li T, Shiyanbola OO, Jacobson JJ. Financial sustainability of academic health centers: identifying challenges and strategic responses. Acad Med. 2014;89(6):853-857.