Health Services Research

Cancer Disparities

  1. Alvarez E, Muffly L, Qian Li, Brunson A, Wun T, Chamberlain L, Keegan T.  Care at Specialized Cancer Centers Among Young Adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in California. Leuk Lymphoma. 2018 Oct;59(10):2482-2484.
  2. Alvarez E, Chamberlain LJ, Aftandilian C, Saynina O, Wise PW. Pediatric Oncology Discharges with Febrile Neutropenia: Variation in Location of Care. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. Jan 2017:39(1)e1-e7.
  3. Alvarez E, Keegan TH, Johnston EE, Haile R, Sanders L, Saynina O, Chamberlain LJ. Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Patients: Disparities in Access to Specialized Cancer Centers. Cancer. Feb 27, 2017. 1;123(13):2516-2523.
  4. Alvarez EM, Keegan TH, Johnston EE, Haile R, Sanders L, Wise PH, Saynina O, Chamberlain LJ. The Affordable Care Act Dependent Coverage Expansion: Disparities in Impact in Young Adult Oncology Patients. Cancer. 2017 Sep 22.
  5. Johnston EE, Alvarez E, Saynina O, Sanders L, Bhatia S, Chamberlain LJ. Inpatient Utilization and Disparities: The Last Year of Life of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Patients in California. Cancer. 2018 Apr 15;124(8):1819-1827.

Child Health Disparities

  1. Swenson SM, Chamberlain LJ, Sanders LM, Sundaram V, Wise PH. Costs of Outpatient Pharmacy Services among Children with Serious Chronic Illness. JAMA.  2015 Jul 28;314(4):405-7.
  2. Rosinger A, Patel AI, Weaks F. Increasing Racial Disparity Gap in Tap Water Consumption Following the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis: Evidence from NHANES 2011-2018. Public Health Nutr. 2021 Jun 11:1-20.


  1. Lee JM, Sundaram V, Sanders L, Chamberlain L, Wise P. Health care utilization and costs of publicly-insured children with diabetes in California. J Pediatr. 2015 Aug;167(2):449-454.e6.
  2. Falbe J, Thompson HR, Patel AI, Madsen KA. Potentially Addictive Properties of Sugar Sweetened Beverages among Adolescents. Appetite. 2018; 133: 130–37

End of Life

  1. Johnson EE, Muffly LS, Alvarez E, Saynina O, Sanders L, Bhatia S, Chamberlain LJ.  End-of-Life Care Intensity in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant. Recipients: A Population Level Analysis. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2018 Sep 5
  2. Johnston EE, Bogetz J, Saynina O, Chamberlain LJ, Bhatia S, Sanders L. Disparities in Inpatient Intensity of End-of-Life Care for Complex Chronic Conditions. Pediatrics. 2019 May;143(5).
  3. Johnston EE, Adesina OO, Alvarez E, Amato H, Paulukonis S, Nichols A, Chamberlain LJ, Bhatia S. Acute Care Utilization at End of Life in Sickle Cell Disease: Highlighting the Need for a Palliative Approach. J Palliat Med. 2020 Jan.
  4. Rajeshuni N, Johnston E, Saynina O, Sanders L, Chamberlain LJ. Disparities in Location of Death of Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer: A Longitudinal, Population Study in California. Cancer. 2017 Nov 1;123(21):4178-4184.
  5. Johnston EE, Alvarez E, Saynani O, Sanders L, Bhatia S, Chamberlain LJ. End-of-Life Intensity for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer: A Californian Population-Based Study That Shows Disparities. J Oncol Pract. 2017 Aug 22.
  6. Johnston EE, Alvarez E, Saynina O, Sanders L, Bhatia S, Chamberlain LJ. Disparities in the Intensity of End-of-Life Care for Children with Cancer. Pediatrics. 2017 Oct;140(4).

Health Services

  1. Krissberg J, Sutherland SM, Chamberlain LJ, Wise PH. Policy in Pediatric Nephrology: Successes, Failures, and Where to Go From Here. Pediatr Nephrol. 2020 Sep 23. PMID: 32968856
  2. Patel AI, Madsen KA, Maselli JH, Cabana MD, Stafford RS, Hersh AL. Underdiagnosis of pediatric obesity during outpatient preventive care visits. Acad Pediatr. 2010 Nov-Dec; 10(6):405-9.
  3. Leventer-Roberts M, Patel AI, Trasande L. Is severity of obesity associated with diagnosis or health education practices? Int J Obes (Lond). 2012 Dec; 36(12):1571-7. 
  4. Burman NJ, Cabana MD, Maselli JH, Hilton JF, Patel AI. Missing documentation of weight and height at preventive visits for children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Oct; 51(10):933-8.
  5. Shapiro DJ, Hersh AL, Cabana MD, Sutherland SM, Patel AI. Hypertension screening during ambulatory pediatric visits in the United States, 2000-2009. Pediatrics. 2012 Oct; 130(4):604-10.
  6. Young CA, Chan C, Stookey J, Patel AI, Evans J, Cohn K, Agana L, Yen IH, Fernandez A, Cabana MD. Development of a Tool to Evaluate Asthma Preparedness and Management in Childcare Centers. Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonology. 2015 Jun 1;28(2):121-128.
  7. Young C, Stookey J, Patel AI, Chan C, Evan J, Cohn K, Agana L, Yen I, Fernandez A, Cabana MD. San Francisco child care centers’ preparedness in the prevention and management of asthma among preschool-aged children. Journal of Asthma. 2016 Sept 53(7)691-8.
  8. Dang R, Schroeder AR, Patel AI, Parsonnet J, Wang M. Temperature Measurement at Well-Child Visits in the United States. Journal of Pediatrics. 2021 May;232:237-242.
  9. Dang R, Patel AI, Marlow J, Wang Y, Wang ME, Schroeder AR. Frequency and Impact of Routine Temperature Measurement at Well-Child Visits. Pediatrics J Pediatr. 2021 May; 232:237-242.

Human Trafficking

  1. Grace AM, Lippert S, Collins K, Pineda N, Tolani A, Walker R, Jeong M, Trounce MB, Graham C, Martinez J, Dotzler J, Vanek J, Oki K, Storfer-Isser A, Chamberlain LJ, Horwitz SM.  Educating health professionals on human trafficking: A randomized controlled trial. Pediatr Emerg Care. Nov 2014:30 (12): 856-861.

Juvenile Justice

  1. Anoshiravani, A, Saynina O, Chamberlain L, Goldstein B, Huffman LC, Wang NE, Wise PH. Mental illness drives hospitalizations in detained California youth: A total population study. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Jun 27.
  2. Park S, Onufrak S, Cradock A, Patel AI, Hecht C, Merlo C, Blanck H. Correlates of Infrequent Plain Water Intake among US High School Students: National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2017. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2020. June 34(5):549-554.


  1. Peterson JW, Loeb S, Chamberlain LJ. The Intersection of Health and Education to Address School Readiness of All Children: A State of the Art Review. Pediatrics. 2018 Nov;142(5).

Pediatric Cardiology Disparities

  1. Fernandes SM, Chamberlain LJ, Grady S, Saynina O, Opotowsky AR, Sanders, L, Wise PH. Trends in utilization of specialty care centers in California for adults with congenital heart disease. Am J Cardiol. 2015 May 1;115(9):1298-304.
  2. Chamberlain LJ, Fernandes S, Saynina O, Grady, S, Sanders L, Wise P. Variation in utilization of pediatric cardiology subspecialty care: A total population in California, 1983-2011. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Jul 7;66(1):37-44.  

Pediatric Disparities

  1. Cohen E, Hall M, Lopert R, Bruen B, Chamberlain LJ, Bardach N, Gedney J, Zima BT, Berry, JG. High Expenditure Pharmaceutical Use Among Children in Medicaid. Pediatrics. 2017 Aug 1


  1. Patel AI, Shapiro DJ, Wang YC, Cabana MD. Sociodemographic characteristics and beverage intake of children who drink tap water. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Jul; 45(1):75-82.
  2. Bogart LM, Babey SH, Patel AI, Wang P, Schuster MA. Lunchtime school water availability and water consumption among California adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Jan 58(1):98-103.
  3. Tasian GE, Ross M, Song L, Audrain-McGovern J, Wiebe D, Warner SG, Henderson B, Patel A, Furth SL. Ecological Momentary Assessment of Factors Associated with Water Intake among Adolescents with Kidney Stone Disease. J Urol. 2019 Mar;201(3):606-614.