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Research Publications

Children’s Health Fund (CHF) is a rich source of information on a wide array of topics related to the health care needs of medically underserved children and their families. Read about and access our archives of academic and related research publications, below.

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Health Barriers to Learning and the Education Opportunity Gap By Charles E. Basch, PhD; Delaney Gracy, MD, MPH; Dennis Johnson, MPS; Anupa Fabian, MPA
Terra Firma: Medical-Legal Care for Unaccompanied Immigrant Garifuna Children By Brett Stark, Esq., Alan Shapiro, MD, Cristina Muniz de la Pena, PhD, Jenny Ajl, BA


Transportation Barriers to Child Health Care Access Remain After Health Reform Roy Grant, MA; Delaney Gracy, MD, MPH; Grifin Goldsmith, MPH; Morissa Sobelson; Dennis Johnson, MPS

Health Barriers to Learning: A Survey of New York City Public School Leadership Delaney Gracy, MD, MPH; Roy Grant; Grifin Goldsmith, MPH; Anupa Fabian, MPA; Lori Peek, PhD; Irwin E. Redlener, MD


Twenty five years of child and family homelessness: Where are we now? Roy Grant MA; Delaney Gracy MD, MPH; Grifin Goldsmith MPH; Alan Shapiro MD; Irwin E. Redlener MD. American Journal of Public Health. 2013 Oct 22. [Epublished ahead of print, e1-e10.]

The Health Transportation Shortage Index: A New Tool to Identify Underserved Communities. Roy Grant MA, Dennis Johnson MPS, Stephen Borders PhD, Delaney Gracy MD, MPH, Tracy Rostholder MPH, Irwin Redlener MD.


The Health Transportation Shortage Index: A New Tool to Identify Underserved Communities. Roy Grant MA; Dennis Johnson MPS; Stephen Borders PhD; Delaney Gracy MD, MPH; Irwin Redlener MD. May 2012
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The Health Care Home Model: Primary Health Care Meeting Public Health Goals Roy Grant MA, Danielle Greene DrPH. American Journal of Public Health. 2011. In press.

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Strategies to Provide Primary Care in an Enhanced Medical Home Model to Underserved Children Carla Lewis PhD & Roy Grant MA. Academy Health Child Health Services Research Meeting (June 11, 2011) and Annual Research Meeting (June 12-14, 2011). Seattle, Washington.
Correlates of Early Intervention Program Participation in the 50 States and the District of Columbia Roy Grant MA, Elizabeth Isakson MD. International Society on Early Intervention Conference. May 2 – 5, 2011
Persistence of Mental Health Needs among Children Affected by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans Alina Olteanu MD, PhD; Ruth Arnberger MSW; Roy Grant MA; Caroline Davis MPH; David Abramson PhD; Jaya Asola, MD. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 2011; 26(1): 3-6.
Putting Guidelines Into Practice: Improving Documentation of Pediatric Asthma Management Using a Decision-Making Tool Alan Shapiro, MD; Delaney Gracy, MD, MPH; Wendy Quinones, BSN, MSN, CPNP; Jo Applebaum, MPH, CPH; Ariel Sarmiento, MPH, CPH. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 2011; 165: 412-418

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Bridging Mental Health and Medical Care in Underserved Pediatric Populations: Three Integrative Models Arturo Brito MD, MPH, Adrian Khaw MD, Gladys Campa, LMHC, Anai Cuadra, PhD, Sharon Joseph, MD, Lourdes Rigual-Lynch, PhD, Alina Olteanu, MD, PhD, Alan Shapiro, MD, Roy Grant, MA. Advances in Pediatrics. 2010; 57: 295–313.

Children as Bellwethers of Recovery: Dysfunctional Systems and the Effects of Parents, Households, and Neighborhoods on Serious Emotional Disturbance in Children After Hurricane Katrina David M. Abramson, PhD; Yoon Soo Park, MS; Tasha Stehling-Ariza, MPH; Irwin Redlener, MD. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, Published online August 23, 2010 (abstract).

David M. Abramson, PhD; Yoon Soo Park, MS; Tasha Stehling-Ariza, MPH; Irwin Redlener, MD. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, Published online August 23, 2010 (abstract).

Impact on Children and Families of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Children's Health Fund, National Center for Disaster Preparedness Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, Marist Poll, August 3, 2010

Health Care Savings Attributable to Integrating Guidelines-based Asthma Care in the Pediatric Medical Home Roy Grant, M.A. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Volume 21, Number 2, Supplement, pp. 82-92 (Article)


America’s Safety Net and Health Care Reform — What Lies Ahead? Irwin Redlener, M.D., and Roy Grant, M.A. New England Journal of Medicine, December 2, 2009
Creating Disability through Inadequate Disaster Response: Hurricane Katrina and its Aftermath Paula Madrid PhD, Roy Grant MA, Rachel Rosen. Chapter in: Disability: Insights from Across Fields and Around the World. Volume 2, pages 1-16. Portsmouth NH: Praeger Press, 2009

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The Enhanced Medical Home: Improving child outcomes through comprehensive health care delivery Arturo Brito, MD, MPH & Roy Grant, MA. National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ). Grapevine, TX. March 11th 2009
Nurses Without Walls: Field Notes D Traisci Marandola, APRN, MSN, MPH. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. Volume 23, Number 1. Pages 68-80. January/February 2009

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Evidence-Based Practice with Young Children with Special Needs: Health-Impaired Molly Nozyce PhD and Roy Grant MA. In: Evidence-Based Practice in Infant and Early Childhood Psychology. Pages 537-574. Hoboken NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2009


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Building Integrated Mental Health and Medical Programs for Vulnerable Populations Post-Disaster: Connecting Children and Families to a Medical Home Paula A.Madrid, Psy.D; Heidi Sinclair, MD, MPH; Antoinette Q. Bankston, LCSW; Sarah Overholt, MA; Arturo Brito, MD, MPH; Rita Domnitz, MS, Ed Psych; Roy Grant, MA. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. Vol. 23, No. 4, 314-321.
The Enhanced Medical Home: The Pediatric Standard of Care for Medically Underserved Children Artruo Brito, MD, MPH Roy Grant, MA, Sarah Overholt, MA. Jaya Aysola, MD, Isabel Pino, MD, Susan Heinlen Spalding, MD, Timothy Prinz, PhD, Irwin Redlener, MD. Advances in Pediatrics, 2008 Volume 55, pages 9-28
Meeting mental health needs following a natural disaster: lessons from Hurricane Katrina P Madrid, R Grant. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 2008;39(1): 86-92.
Mental health services in Louisiana school-based health centers post-Hurricanes Katrina and Rita P Madrid, R Garfield, P Jaberi, M Daly, G Richard, R Grant. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 2008; 39(1): 54-51.


Asthma Among the Homeless: An Update R Grant, S Bowen, D McClean, D Berman, K Redlener, I Redlener. American Journal of Public Health, 2007:97 (3), 448-450
A Mobile Medical Care Approach Targeting Underserved Populations in post-Hurricane Katrina Mississippi D Krol, M Redlener, A Shapiro, A Wajnberg. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2007:18, 331–340.
Children and Megadisasters: Lessons Learned in the New Millennium A Garrett, R Grant, P Madrid, A Brito, D Abramson, I Redlener. Advances in Pediatrics. 2007: 54, 189-214.
The Health of Homeless Children Revisited R Grant, A Shapiro, S Joseph, S Goldsmith, L Rigual-Lynch, I Redlener. Advances in Pediatrics, 2007: 54, 173-187.


A Critical Concern: Pediatrician Self-care After Disasters P Madrid and S J Schacher. Pediatrics. 2006; 117(5), S454-S457.
Chronicles From Out-of-State Professionals: Providing Primary Care to Underserved Children After a Disaster: A National Organization Response A Shapiro, L Seim, R Christensen, A Dandekar, M Duffy, D Krol, I Redlener, and A Brito. Pediatrics, 2006:117(5), S412-S415.


State Strategies to Contain Costs in the Early Intervention Program: Policy and Evidence R. Grant, 2005, Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 25:4, 243-250 by PRO-ED, Inc. Reprinted with permission
Otitis media and early development in a high risk pediatric population R Grant, L Lynch, P Sherman, I Redlener. Seventh National Head Start Research Conference, June 2004 Poster. Published in, 2005. Washington DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Head Start Bureau, pages 567-568.
Urgent need for specialist referral in a homeless pediatric population R Grant, P Sherman, I Redlener. Third International Conference on Urban Health, Oct 2004 Poster. Abstract published in Journal of Urban Health. 2005. Volume 82, page ii45.


Asthma among homeless children: undercounting and undertreating the underserved D McLean, S Bowen, K Drezner, A Rowe, P Sherman, Schroeder, K Redlener, I Redlener. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. 2004. Volume 158, pages 244-249.


The 9/11 terror attacks: Emotional consequences persist for children and their families I Redlener and R Grant. Contemporary Pediatrics. 2002. Volume 19, pages 43-59
Screening program for identifying infants and toddlers at risk for otitis media with effusion using distortion product otoacoustic emission technology S Townsend, R Grant, R Ruben, R Schwartz, K White, J Gravel. Recent Advances in Otitis Media: Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium. 2002. Ontario: BC Decker, pages 200-204.


Nutrition policies, best practices, and guidelines in homeless family shelters Darby, Fassberg, P Sherman, R Grant, I Redlener. American Public Health Association, Oct 2001.
Improving the nutrition status of homeless children: Guidelines for homeless family shelters Kourgialis, Wendel, Darby, R Grant, L Seim, I Redlener. National Health Care for the Homeless, May 2001 Bureau of Primary Health Care


Developed by The Division of Community Pediatrics (DCP), Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and The Children’s Health Fund (CHF). These include: "Homeless Family Facility Nutrition Guidelines”, “Improving the Nutrition Status of Homeless Children: Guidelines for Homeless Family Shelters”, and an appendix providing nutrition resources and internet-based resources, nutrition screening tools and selected examples of “Best Practice” shelters.

Improving the nutrition status of homeless children: Guidelines for homeless family shelters (HFSNI-report.pdf)   379.76 KB
Appendix (HFSNI-appendix.pdf) 2.56 MB
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The case to fund universal newborn hearing screening in New York State R Grant. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2000. Volume 54, pages 79-80.


Identification of hearing loss for infants and toddlers in Early Intervention programs R Grant, Townsend, Kucera. American Public Health Association, Nov 1999