Danielle Casteel's research while affiliated with University of California, San Diego and other places

Publications (22)

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Background Chronic low back pain (cLBP) and chronic neck pain (cNP) are highly prevalent conditions and common reasons for disability among military personnel. Yoga and other mind-body interventions have been shown to safely decrease pain and disability in persons with cLBP and/or cNP but have not been adequately studied in active duty military per...
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The version of California Senate Bill (SB) 473 analyzed by CHBRP would limit cost-sharing (copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles) for insulin to $50 for a 30-day supply and no more than $100 per month total, regardless of the amount or type of insulin prescribed.
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The version of California Assembly Bill (AB) 97 analyzed by CHBRP would prohibit a deductible from being applied to insulin prescriptions. Other cost sharing (copayments, coinsurance) would still be permitted.
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The version of California Assembly Bill (AB) 114 analyzed by CHBRP would expand the Medi-Cal schedule of benefits to include rapid whole genome sequencing (rWGS), including individual sequencing, trio sequencing for a parent or parents and their baby, and ultra-rapid sequencing, for any Medi-Cal beneficiary who is 1 year of age or younger receiving...
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For commercial/CalPERS enrollees in plans and policies regulated by Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) or California Department of Insurance (CDI), the version of California Assembly Bill 2204 analyzed by CHBRP would require coverage of sexually transmitted disease (STD) services provided by out-of-network clinics that receive state/county fu...
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The version of California Assembly Bill (AB) 2203 analyzed by CHBRP would limit allowed copayments for insulin to $50 for a 30-day supply and no more than $100 per month total, regardless of the amount or type of insulin prescribed.
Research
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Program effectiveness, cost and utilization, and public health impact analysis of proposed health insurance benefit mandate to cover violence prevention services in California.
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Non-partisan analysis of the medical effectiveness, cost and utilization, and public health impacts of insurance coverage for California Assembly Bill 1676 Health Care: Mental Health
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Non-partisan analysis of the medical effectiveness, cost and utilization, and public health impacts of insurance coverage for California Assembly Bill 166 Violence Preventive Services
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With increased negative impacts from opioid and other substance use disorders in the US, it is important for treatments to not only be effective, but also accessible to patients. Treatment delivery via telemedicine, specifically, the use of videoconferencing, which allows real time communication between a patient and a clinician at a distant site,...
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Non-partisan analysis of the medical effectiveness, cost and utilization, and public health impacts of insurance coverage for Comprehensive Medication Management
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Non-partisan literature review of the medical effectiveness, cost and utilization, and public health impacts of insurance coverage for Medi-Cal: Telehealth and Substance Use Disorder Services
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Non-partisan analysis of the medical effectiveness, cost and utilization, and public health impacts of insurance coverage for Advanced Practice Pharmacistberkele
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Non-partisan analysis of the medical effectiveness, cost and utilization, and public health impacts of insurance coverage for California Senate Bill 1285 Advanced Practice Pharmacist.
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Non-partisan analysis of the medical effectiveness, cost and utilization, and public health impacts of insurance coverage for Dentistry: General Anesthesia
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Non-partisan literature review of the medical effectiveness of dense breast notification legislation
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Non-partisan analysis of the medical effectiveness, cost and utilization, and public health impacts of insurance coverage for Medication-Assisted Treatment
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Non-partisan analysis of the medical effectiveness, cost and utilization, and public health impacts of insurance coverage for Prescription Drugs
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Yoga interventions are heterogeneous and vary along multiple dimensions. These dimensions may affect mental and physical health outcomes in different ways or through different mechanisms. However, most studies of the effects of yoga on health do not adequately describe or quantify the components of the interventions being implemented. This lack of...
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Objective Millions of military personnel and veterans live with chronic mental and physical health conditions that often do not respond well to pharmacological treatments. Serious side effects and lack of treatment response have led to widespread efforts to study and promote non-pharmacological and behavioral health treatments for many chronic heal...
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Non-partisan analysis of the medical effectiveness, cost and utilization, and public health impacts of California Senate Bill 399 Pervasive Developmental Disorder or Autism

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... Sometimes referred to as virtual care, telehealth may be defined as "any interaction between patients and/or members of their circle of care, occurring remotely, using any forms of communication or information technologies, with the aim of facilitating or maximizing the quality and effectiveness of patient care" [20]. A systematic review of telemedicine-delivered interventions for substance use disorders (SUDs) identified studies examining the effectiveness of real-time telehealth interventions, including several involving clients with OUDs, noting that most investigations reflected that client satisfaction was consistently high for telemedicine interventions, particularly where access to care was limited [21]. The authors indicated that further studies were needed as there were very few methodologically sound studies in this area. ...
... Yoga and meditation, often practiced together, involve one or more combinations of the basic elements of postures, contemplation, attention, and directed breathing [7][8][9]. ...
... 16,19 Other context-specific factors including high-stress environments, pressure to perform and advance, and/or stigma may also interfere with efforts to treat and address chronic pain in active-duty military personnel. 22,23 Yoga is a mind-body intervention that typically involves combinations of physical postures and movement, deep breathing, and focused attention. 24 Thus, yoga interventions are multifaceted, with documented physical and psychological benefits including both a) increased strength, flexibility, and conditioning through the performance of physical postures, and b) stress reduction/relaxation and improved psychological functioning facilitated by deep breathing exercises, concentration/attention, and cognitive strategies. ...