Faculty Research

The Department of Family and Community Medicine endorses the important role of research and scholarly activities in Graduate Medical Education and continuously seeks to promote an active culture of inquiry for faculty, residents, and medical students. While complete accounts of faculty research can be located on their individual profile pages, a brief glimpse at our recent activities can be found below.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Campbell, K. M., Ogbeide, S. A., Echiverri, A., Guillaume, G., Henderson, J. E., Jackson, N., Marquez, C. M., Miranda, C., Montoya, M., Oni, K., Pierre, G., Semenya, A. M., Scott, L., Udezi, V., Flattes, V. J., Rodríguez, J. E., Washington, J. C. (2023). Are committee experiences of minoritized family medicine faculty part of the minority tax? A qualitative study. BMC Medical Education. 23(1):862. doi: 10.1186/s12909-023-04848-3. PMID: 37957655; PMCID: PMC10644420
  • Udezi, V., Singh, P., Malthaner, L., Jetelina, K. (2023). Investigating physician training, knowledge, and response to human trafficking at an academic medical center in Texas. Journal of Human Trafficking. 1-10. 10.1080/23322705.2023.2243580
  • Woods, S. B., Udezi, V., Roberson, P. N .E., Arnold, E.M., Nesbitt, S., & Hiefner, A. (2023) “A cuff is not enough”: A community-based participatory research approach to soliciting perspectives of African Americans with hypertension and their family members on self-management intervention features. Family Process. doi: 10.1111/famp.12935
  • Annapurdy, D., Teaw, S., Kumar, P., Turlington, W., Wang, E., Speed, S., Gimpel, N. (2023) Assessing educational and attutudinal outcomes of a student learner experience focused on homelessness. Family Medicine. doi: 10.22454/FamMed.2023.112960 
  • Casazza, J.A., Medford, R., Trish P., Thakur, B., Turer, R. (2023) Is there an association between peri-diagnostic vaccination and clinical outcomes in COVID-19 patients? Antimicrobial Stewardship & Healthcare Epidemiology, doi: 10.1017/ash.2023.417
  • Harriett, L.E., Eary, R. L., Prickett, S. A., Romero, J., Maddrell, R. G., Keenan‑Devlin, L. S., Borders, A. E. B. (2023) Adaptation of screening tools for social determinants of health in pregnancy: A pilot project. Maternal and Child Health Journal, doi.org/10.1007/s10995-023-03732-2
  • Day, A. T., Prestwood, C. A., Emmett, T. R., Eary, R. L., Salley, J. R., Cerda, V., Arnold, E. M., Lee, S. C., Tiro, J. A. (2023) Unmet needs and receipt of supportive care services in head and neck cancer patients prior to oncologic treatment: A prospective, cross-sectional pilot study. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, PMID: 36882301
  • Woods, S. B., Strenth C. R., Day, P. G., Tsewang, T. D., Aparicio, K., Ross, K., Ventimiglia, J., & Jetpuri, Z. (2023) Relational and individual pathways linking discrimination and aging cardiometabolic health. Stress & Health, doi: 10.1002/smi.3166
  • Day, P. G., Woods, S. B., Gonzalez, L.,Fernandez-Criado, R., Shakil, A. (2023)  Validating the Teen HITTS to assess child abuse in adolescent populations. Family Medicine, doi: 10.22454/FamMed.55.203565 
  • Liu, A., Suarez, A., Lehnen, J., Kak, A., Mitchell, D., Ray, G., Lanier, H., Golla, C., Bonner, N., Rossopoulos, T., Barrie, U., Pagels, P., Day, P., Gimpel, N. (2023) Training Students as Navigators for Patients Experiencing Homelessness. Family Medicine, doi: 10.22454/FamMed.55.143409
  • Udezi, V., Anim, T., & Rodríguez, J. E. (2022). Address structural racism first! Family Medicine, 54(8), 659–660. https://doi.org/10.22454/FamMed.2022.636286
  • Strenth, C. R., Pagels, P., SoRelle, J. A., Gonzalez, L., Day, P. G., Gimpel, N. E., Levy Kamugisha, E. I., Moore, R. M., & Arnold, E. M. (2022) Predictors of mood and anxiety problems among transgender individuals seeking hormone therapy. Family Practice, doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmac111
  • Roberson, P.N.E., Cortez, G., Freeman, T., Lloyd, J., Tasman, J., & Woods, S.B. (2022) Relationship quality and psychophysiological distress for breast cancer patients and their caregiver before treatment. Psycho-Oncology, doi: 10.1002/pon.6035 / PMID: 36116101
  • Herrera, A., Johnson, C., Anasi, C. , Cai, C. R., Raman, S., Rossopoulos, T., Cantu, K., Strenth, C.Day, P., Gimpel, N. (2022) Assessing the factors that influence medical students' attitudes towards working with medically underserved populations. PRiMER, DOI: 10.22454/PRiMER.2022.266345 / PMID: 36132539 / PMCID: PMC9484529
  • Hiefner, A., Constable, P., Ross, K., Sepdham, D. and Ventimiglia, J.B. (2022) Protecting family physicians from burnout: Meaningful patient-physician relationships are “more than just medicine”. The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, doi.org/10.3122/jabfm.2022.04.210441
  • Salley, J. R., Day, A. T., Balachandra, S., Mehr, J., Sumer, B. D., Sher, D. J., Arnold, E. M., Ho, E. D., Lee, S. C., Eary, R. (2022) Adherence to the American Cancer Society Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Care Guideline according to chart review: A nested retrospective cohort pilot study. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngologyhttps://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/CQPICPTTAZBTRBCNVGPK/full#
  • Simoni, Z., Day, P., Schneider, D., Strenth, C., Kale, N. (2022) Pharmaceuticalization to Opioid Pharmacovigilance: A qualitative investigation of the impact of opioid-related policy changes and the perspectives of residents and chronic non-cancer pain patients. Sociological Perspectives, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/07311214221097086
  • Iyer, A., Wallace, R., Kindratt, T. B., Gimpel, N. (2022) Preferences for contraceptive counseling and access among abortion patients at an intependent clinic in Texas. Patient Education and Counseling,  doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2021.09.010
  • Woods, S.B., Hiefner, A., Roberson, P.N.E., Zahra, N., Arnold, E.M., & Udezi, V (2022) Depressed mood and environmental mastery as potential pathways linking family relationship quality and disease self-management for African Americans with hypertension. Family Process, doi: 10.1111/famp.12789 
  • Strenth, C.R., Mo, A., Kale, N. J., Day, P. G., Gonzalez, L., Green, R., Cruz, I. I., Schneider, D. (2022) Adverse childhood experiences and diabetes: Testing violence and distress mediational pathways in Family Medicine patients. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, doi: 10.1177/08862605221076536
  • Woods, S.B., Hiefner, A., Udezi, V., Slaughter, G., Moore, R., Arnold, E.M. (2022) "They should walk with you": The perspectives of African Americans living with hypertension and their families on disease self-management. Ethnicity & Health, doi: 10.1080/13557858.2022.2040958 
  • Gimpel, N., Kindratt, T. B., Gao, A., Mora, D., Patel, M., Doucette, S., Yost, A., Day, P. (2022) Implementing fitness and nutrition education in urban, underserved, community-based Montessori schools: Challenges and lessons learned. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, doi: 10.1353/cpr.2022.0051
  • Khan, S.S., Carter, G.S. (2021) Obstructive sleep apnea in pregnancy. Sleep Disorders in Selected Psychiatric Settings, pp 51-56doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-59309-4_7.

Selected Presentations and Lectures

  • Udezi, V., Mendoza Stanteen, S. (2023) Improving knowledge and readiness to manage human-trafficking at a community-clinic: A trauma informed intervention. North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), San Francisco, CA
  • Thakur, B., Wani, A.Khan, S., Alla, R., Strenth, C.Schneider, D. (2023) Obstructive sleep apnea and heart health in young adults in United States. North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), San Francisco, CA
  • Woods, S., Roberson, P., Udezi, V., Booker, S. (2023) Family emotional climate: Risk or resilience factor for pain development among aging African Americans. North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), San Francisco, CA
  • Kalra, A., Schneider, D.Thakur, B.Grant, A. (2023) Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the development of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), San Francisco, CA  
  • Woods, S., Roberson, P., Udezi, V.Obregon, S. Development of a family-based primary care intervention for hypertension in African Americans. North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), San Francisco, CA
  • Strenth, C., Levy Kamugisha, E., Gonzalez, L., Thakur, B., Martinez, A., Grant, A.Smith, M. (2023) Mediational pathways exploring the link between adverse childhood experiences and physical health in a transgender population. North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), San Francisco, CA
  • Udezi, V., Martinez, A., Gimpel, N., Thakur, B.Grant, A., Mendoza Stanteen, S. (2023) Enhancing primary care accessibility for survivors of human trafficking: A community health partnership assessment. North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), San Francisco, CA
  • Villareal, A. (2023) Making our list and checking it twice: Outpatient checklists as part of family medicine intern orientation. Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Spring Conference, Tampa, FL
  • Ungerman, M., Lindeman, C., Udezi, V., Jetpuri, Z., McGregor, T. (2023) Investigating the impact of a longitudinal clerkship lecture on medical student knowledge and response to human trafficking. Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Spring Conference, Tampa, FL
  • Alla, R., Thakur, B., Min, K., Khan, S. (2023) Investigating excessive daytime sleepiness amongst various socio-demographic groups in the NHANES dataset. Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Spring Conference, Tampa, FL
  • Do, G., Dittmar, E., Jochim, A., Strenth, C., Arnold, E. M., Levy Kamugisha, E. (2023) Survey of patient contraceptive preferences/practices after Roe v Wade reversal and subsequent Texas legislation. Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Spring Conference, Tampa, FL
  • Woods, S., Hiefner, A. (2023) Who gets lost in the shuffle? Shifts to telehealth for integrated behavioral health across two healthcare systems. Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Spring Conference, Tampa, FL 
  • Grant, A., Smith, M. (2023) PTSD symptoms as a mediator between adverse childhood experiences and level of trust in provider in a primary care population. Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Spring Conference, Tampa, FL 
  • Eary, R., Aparicio, K., Ho, E., Lawrence, S., Hernendez, R., (2022) A year in review: Components of a primary care cancer survivorship clinic. North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), Phoenix, AZ 
  • Thakur, B., Strenth, C., Schneider, D., Arnold, E. M. (2022) Gender disparities in the association of depression symptoms and cardiovascular disease in US adult population. North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), Phoenix, AZ
  • Woods, S. B., Hiefner, A. R., Udezi, V., Slaughter, G., & Arnold, E. M. (November They should walk with you: The perspectives of African Americans living with hypertension and their family members on disease self-management. National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), Minneapolis, MN
  • Jetpuri, Z., McGregor, T. (2022) From bedside to webside, teaching telehealth. Family Medicine Leadership Conference, Austin, TX
  • McGregor, T., Jetpuri, Z. (2022) Toolkit to integrate palliative care teaching to your FM residency today. Family Medicine Leadership Conference, Austin, TX
  • Levy Kamugisha, E., Charron, T., Sode, O. (2022) Medical student and resident comfort with cancer screenings for transgender people: Does learner level make a difference? Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Medical Student Education, virtual
  • Sepdham, D. (2022) Recruiting and retaining community preceptors. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Medical Student Education, virtual
  • Udezi, V. (2022) Global health approach to human trafficking :The role of the global health clinician. Brown University, Global Health Fellowship, virtual 
  • Roberson, P.N.E., Woods, S.B., & Negash, S. (2022) The partners we're attached to, and the romantic relationship advice maybe we shouldn't be so attached to? American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, virtual.

Textbooks and Manuals

  • Khan, S. S., Khawaja, I. S. (editors) (2023) A Clinical Casebook of Sleep Disorders in Women. 1st Edition. Springer: New York, NY.

Selected Faculty Awards and Achievements

  • Gimpel, N. Regents Outstanding Teaching Award. University of Texas System, 2023
  • Jetpuri, Z., Khan, S. and McGregor, T. Named among Dallas's Best Doctors. D Magazine, 2023
  • Syed, Z. Awarded grant to create a Rural Residency Program. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), 2023
  • Jetpuri, Z. Accepted into the National Institute for Program Director Development (NIPDD), 2023
  • Udezi, V. Diversity and Health Equity Leadership Award. Texas Association of Family Physicians (TAFP), 2023
  • Woods, S. Stanley Gilbert, M.D. Professorship in Family Medicine. Southwestern Medical Foundation, 2023
  • Schneider, D. 2023-2024 President. Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM), 2023
  • Gimpel, N. Hispanic Heritage Month DiSRuPToR Award. North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens (NTARUPT), 2021