Recent Publications and Presentations



AllianceChicago publications span a variety of research topics and peer-reviewed journals:

  • Baker DW, Liss DT, Alperovitz-Bichell K, Brown T, Carroll JE, et al (2015) Colorectal cancer screening rates in community health centers that use electronic health records: A cross sectional study. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 26(2): 377-390. Read here

  • Bello J, Mohanty N, Bauer V, Rittner S, Rao G (2017) Pediatric Hypertension: Provider Perspectives. SAGE Journals. Read here

  • Benkert R, Dennehy P, White J, Hamilton A, Tanner C, Pohl JM (2014) Diabetes and hypertension quality measurement in four safety-net sites: Lessons learned after implementation of the same commercial electronic health record. Appl Clin Inf 5(3): 757–772. Read here

  • Brown, T., Lee, J. Y., Long, T., Shah, S., Sanchez, T., & Persell, S. D. (2016). Community Health Center Patients’ Response to and Beliefs about Outreach Promoting Clinical Preventive Services. Preventive Medicine Reports. Read here

  • Hasnain-Wynia R, Van Dyke K, Youdelman M, Krautkramer C, Ivey SL, et al (2010) Barriers to collecting patient race, ethnicity, and primary language data in physician practices: An exploratory study. Journal of the National Medical Association 102(9): 769 – 775. Read here

  • Laws R, Gillespie S, Puro J, Van Rompaey S, Quach T, et al (2014) The community health applied research network (CHARN) data warehouse: A resource for patient-centered outcomes research and quality improvement in underserved, safety net populations. eGEMS 2(3): 1097. Read here

  • Li V, McBurnie M, Simon M, Crawford P, Leo M, et al (2016) Impact of social determinants of health on patients with complex diabetes who are served by national safety-net health centers. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 29(3): 356-370. Read here

  • Lindau, S., Makelarski, J., Abramsohn, E., Beiser, D., et al. Linking Social Services & Health: CommunityRX – A Population Health Improvement Innovation that Connects Clinics to Communities. Health Affairs. November 2016. 35:112020-2029; Read here

  • Liss DT, Brown T, Lee J, Altergott M, Buchanan DR, Newland A, Park JN, Rittner SS, Baker DW (2016) Diagnostic colonoscopy following a positive fecal occult blood test in community health center patients. Cancer Causes Control. Read here

  • Mayer KH, Crawford P, Dant L, Gillespie S, Singal R, et al (2016) HIV and hepatitis C virus screening practices in a geographically diverse sample of American community health centers. AIDS Patient Care and STDs 30(6): 237 -246. Read here

  • O’Brien MJ, Lee JY, Carnethon MR, Ackermann RT, Vargas MC, Hamilton A, et al. (2016) Detecting Dysglycemia Using the 2015 United States Preventive Services Task Force Screening Criteria: A Cohort Analysis of Community Health Center Patients. PLoS Med 13(7): e1002074. Read here

  • Song, H., Li, V., Gillespie, S., Laws, R., Massimino, S., Nelson, C., … & Weir, R. C. (2015). Results of the Community Health Applied Research Network (CHARN) National Research Capacity Survey of Community Health Centers. Progress in community health partnerships: research, education, and action, 9(2), 229-242. Read here



AllianceChicago disseminates research findings through many local, state and national platforms, including the conferences and meetings of these organizations:

  • AcademyHealth
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA)
  • National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
  • National Health Information Technology for the Underserved