Deanna Barath

Deanna Barath
University of Maryland, College Park | UMD, UMCP, University of Maryland College Park · Department of Health Policy and Management

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I have a decade of government and public health practice experience. From a health systems, care delivery, and population health perspective, my research areas include: (1) health disparities; (2) mental health; (3) access, and (4) utilization. I'm largely interested in cross-sector partnerships for population health.
Additional affiliations
June 2012 - August 2016
Florida Department of Health
Position
  • Various
August 2007 - July 2013
Florida State University
Position
  • various
Education
August 2011 - August 2014
Florida State University
Field of study
  • Public Health - Health Policy

Publications

Publications (10)
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Background: Telehealth and enabling services are promising approaches to address the intersecting challenges of chronic disease burden, a growing aging population, and poor access to care disproportionately affecting rural areas. Using potentially preventable hospitalizations (PPHs) as an indicator for health system efficiency and quality, this stu...
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Introduction: System-level care coordination strategies can be the most effective to promote continuity of care among people with Alzheimer's disease; however, the evidence is lacking. The objective of this study is to determine whether accountable care organizations are associated with lower rates of potentially preventable hospitalizations for p...
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Purpose To assess telehealth adoption among hospitals located in rural and urban areas, and identify barriers related to enhanced telehealth capabilities in the areas of patient engagement and health information exchange (HIE) capacity with external providers and community partners. Methods We used the 2018 American Hospital Association (AHA) Annu...
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To manage the spread of coronavirus, health entities have urged the public to take preventative measures such as social distancing and handwashing. Yet, many appear reluctant to take these measures. Research is needed to understand factors underlying such reluctance, with the aim of developing targeted health interventions. We identify associating...
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Introduction Accountable care organizations have been successful in improving quality of care, but little is known about who is benefiting from accountable care organizations and through what mechanism. This study examined variation of potentially preventable hospitalizations for chronic conditions with coexisting depression in adults by hospital a...
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Individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD) are six times as likely than those without a SUD to attempt suicide, however just 18% of the SUD population has received treatment. One of the barriers to treatment is appropriate and timely mental health services. This resulted in a substantial increase in emergency department (ED) visits related to...
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This study examined the changes in sleep duration (total sleep time, night‐time sleep and daytime naps) after retirement transitions in China using a panel dataset of the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study in 2011, 2013 and 2015 with a total of 48,458 respondents. Linear regression analysis with generalized estimating equations was empl...
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Introduction Prior to the Affordable Care Act, as many as 1.3 million veterans lacked health insurance. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, veterans now have new pathways to coverage through Medicaid expansion in those states that chose to expand Medicaid and through private coverage options offered through the Health Insurance Marketplace...
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Background: Individuals affected with mental health conditions, including mood disorders and substance abuse, are at an increased risk of hospital readmission. Objectives: The objective of this study is to examine whether local health departments' (LHDs) active roles of promoting mental health are associated with reductions in 30-day all-cause r...

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