Research

Hospice & Palliative Care

My work in hospice has focused on gaining a better understanding of barriers that exist to utilization and possible facilitators to overcoming such barriers, as well as potential cost savings that would result from increasing service utilization.

Hughes, Vernon. US hospices’ approach to racial/ethnic minority inclusion: A qualitative study. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. 2021 (Full article)

Hughes, Vernon. “We are here to assist all individuals who need hospice services”: Hospices’ perspectives on improving access for racial/ethnic minorities. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. 2020 May. (Full article)

Hughes, Vernon. Hospice response to COVID-19: Promoting sustainable inclusion strategies for racial and ethnic minorities. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 2020 64(2):101-105 (Full article)

Hughes, Vernon. Promoting access to Medicare hospice benefit could save taxpayers, benefit underserved communities. The Hill. 2019 Oct. (Full article)

Hughes, Vernon. Closing the gap in hospice utilization for the minority Medicare population. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. 2019 Jun. (Full article)

 

Health Behavior Change and Social Determinants of Health

My work in health behavior changes focuses on examining effective ways to improve health and well-being, which includes addressing the broader environment that can impact healthy behaviors.

Hughes, Liu, Baumbach. Impact of COVID-19 on the health and well-being of informal caregivers of people with dementia: A rapid systematic review. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. 2021. (In press)

Hughes, Baker, Kim. Disparities in health behavior risks among employed and unemployed Black and White older adults. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. 2020 Sep;13(2). (Full article)

Hughes, Tang, Yuan. Collaboration between public health and marketing experts as a response to COVID-19. Population Health Management. 2020 (Full article)

Vernon, Hughes. Health in the US: Two different ballgames. In: Jones, Rycroft, eds. Income Inequality in America. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO; 2021. Chapter 3.

Hughes, Baker, Kim, Valdes. Health behaviors and related disparities of insured adults with a health care provider in the United States, 2015—2016. Preventive Medicine. 2019 Mar. (Journal abstract)

Hughes, McCulloch, Valdes. The impact of story-based video back injury prevention training on employee motivation, engagement, knowledge, and behavior. Occupational Health Science. 2018 Jun(2):203-214.

Hughes, McCulloch, Valdes. The impact of story-based video back injury prevention training on employee motivation, engagement, knowledge, and behavior. Occupational Health Science. 2018 Jun(2):203-214. (Journal abstract)

Hughes, Yette, Hannon, Harris, Tran, Reid. Promoting tobacco cessation via the workplace: Opportunities for improvement. Tobacco Control. 2011 Jul;20(4):305-8. (Full article)

Hughes, Patrick, Hannon, Harris, Ghosh. Understanding the decision-making process for health promotion programming at small to mid-size businesses. Health Promot Pract. 2011 Jul;12(4):512-21. (Journal abstract)

Hughes. Are we focusing enough workplace wellness efforts on female workers? J Occup Environ Med., 2011 Nov:53(11):1213-4. (Journal abstract)

Hughes, Hannon, Harris, Patrick. Health behaviors of employed and insured adults in the United States, 2004-05. Am J Health Promot. 2010 May-Jun;24(5):315-23. (Journal abstract)

Hughes, Girolami, Cheadle, Harris, Patrick. A Lifestyle-based weight management program delivered to employees: Examination of health and economic outcomes. J Occup Environ Med., 2007 Nov:49(11):1212-7. (Journal abstract)

Borer, Cornelissen, Halberg, Hughes. Health impact of training intensity in older individuals. Kinesiology: International Journal of Fundamental and Applied Kinesiology. 2003 Nov:35: 210-18.

 

Quality of Care Improvement

My work involves studying potential interventions to improve the quality of care for major diseases afflicting Americans.

Hughes, Gray, Kim. The perspective of administrators of intellectual disability organizations on the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. In press

Hughes, Gorman, Ren, Khalid, Clayton. Increasing access to rural mental health care using hybrid care that includes telepsychiatry. Journal of Rural Mental Health. 2019 Jan:43(1):30-37. (Prepublication full-text) (Journal abstract)

Hughes, Roedocker, Ehli, Walz, Froehlich, White, Binder. A quality improvement project to improve sepsis-related outcomes at an integrated healthcare system. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 2019 Nov/Dec. (Journal abstract)

 

Novel Approaches to Online Training in Health Care

My work examines tools designed to ultimately improve quality in health care by more effectively training individuals engaging in behaviors that impact patients.

Hughes, Henry, Kushnick. Teaching during the pandemic? An opportunity to enhance curriculum. Pedagogy in Health Promotion. 2020 Dec:6(4):235-38. (Journal abstract)

McCulloch, Cuckler, Valdes, Hughes. Effectiveness of online training and supervisor feedback on safe eating and drinking practices for individuals with developmental disabilities. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 2020 Apr. (Journal abstract)

Hughes, McCulloch, Valdes. Self-monitoring checklists: A tool for connecting training to practice. Innovations in Global Health Professions Education. 2018 Dec:(4). (Full article)

Hughes, McCulloch, Valdes. The impact of story-based video back injury prevention training on employee motivation, engagement, knowledge, and behavior. Occupational Health Science. 2018 Jun(2):203-214. (Journal abstract)

 

 

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