Linda S. Kahn PhD

Linda Kahn

Linda S. Kahn
PhD

Research Professor, Primary Care Research Institute

Department of Family Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Addictions; Community Based Participatory Research; Community Health Research; Drug Abuse; Health Disparities Research; Health Services Research; Implementation Science; Medical Anthropology; Patient Centered Outcomes; Public Health; Real-world approaches; Translational Research

Contact Information
UB Downtown Gateway
Department of Family Medicine
77 Goodell Street, Suite 220D
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 816-7254
Fax: (716) 845-6899
lskahn@buffalo.edu



Professional Summary:

As a medical anthropologist and health services researcher, my work examines the social, cultural, economic and political factors that influence health and risk behavior among vulnerable and complex populations. For two decades, my “research laboratory” has consisted of the community setting, medical practices, and recently the drug treatment courts. Multidisciplinary research, incorporating diverse teams, is central to my work.

Throughout my career, I have used a community-based research approach to nurture and sustain academic-community partnerships and initiatives to improve public health. Since 2017, I have served as lead evaluator/research principal investigator (PI) on funded public health initiatives addressing the opioid epidemic. These include: The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)-funded Buffalo Treatment Court Opioid Intervention Program (“Opioid Court”); an Office of Women’s Health-funded initiative to implement universal screening, brief intervention and referral for treatment (SBIRT) in community-based OB-GYN practices; and a BJA-funded Opioid Overdose Outreach Enhancement Program to improve first response to opioid overdose and linkage to treatment. In these projects I work closely with the Erie County Department of Health and the New York State Eighth Judicial District. I am co-principal investigator, together with Dr. Greg Homish on a CDC R01 (#1 R01 CE003144) to conduct a rigorous evaluation of the nation’s first “public health court:” the Opioid Intervention Court.

My current research focuses on harm reduction and recovery support among people living with substance use disorders. We utilize in-depth interviews to elicit people’s first-hand experiences, and our findings inform clinical practice and policy. In one study we interviewed people enrolled in a transitional care-management program that adapts the critical time intervention (CTI) model to link justice-involved clients to addiction treatment, medical care, housing, benefits, and social supports. Using recovery capital (RC) theory to interpret findings, we found that subjects’ adherence to addiction treatment competes with other issues, including justice system requirements and obtaining social services. We recently published an ethnographic, qualitative study of 35 adult opioid overdose survivors who had been rescued one or more times with naloxone. Participants were recruited from community settings in Erie County. Results suggest that naloxone reversal is not necessarily a turning point in the opioid use trajectory. Rather, it keeps people alive until they are ready to engage in treatment. Study findings also support the need for ongoing community naloxone distribution initiatives and other harm reduction programs.

I am a creative, energetic teacher who engages novice researchers, especially medical students and clinical faculty with limited research experience. From 2016-2021 I directed a NRSA T32 institutional research training grant for postdoctoral candidates pursuing careers in biomedical/behavioral health research related to primary care (T32HP30035). Throughout my career I have taught, trained, and mentored diverse students at all levels: undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, medical students, residents, and junior faculty. By combining scientific rigor with a trainee-centered approach I help mentees achieve their goals while promoting a supportive, inclusive environment.

Education and Training:

  • Certificate, Certified Educator, University at Buffalo / Royal College of Physicians (2013)
  • Fellowship, Civic Engagement Research Fellowship, University at Buffalo (2011)
  • Fellowship, National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellow, University at Buffalo (2010)
  • PhD, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley (1985)
  • MA, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley (1979)
  • BS, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley (1977)

Employment:

  • Professor, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2012-present)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Department of Anthropology University at Buffalo, (2011-present)
  • Associate Vice Chair of Research Scholarship, Department of Family Medicine, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2011-present)
  • Graduate Faculty, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2006-present)
  • Associate Professor, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2008–2012)
  • Director of Evaluation, Gold Choice PCMPIIA, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2004–2012)
  • Director of Evaluation, New York State Area Health Education Center (AHEC) System, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2003–2008)
  • Director of Evaluation, Primary Care Research Institute, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2003–2008)
  • Research Assistant Professor, , Department of Family Medicine, Family Medicine, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2003–2008)
  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (1999–2007)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2003–2006)
  • Research Associate, BioBehavioral Program, Department of Psychiatry, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (1997–2003)
  • Visiting Professor of Education, Departments of Teacher Education and Anthropology and Sociology, Departments of Teacher Education and Anthropology and Sociology, Canisius College Canisius College (1996–1997)
  • Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, Canisius College (1991–1997)
  • Adjunct Professor of Education, Canisius College (1991–1996)
  • Financial Analyst, Citicorp Global Payment Products Division (1986–1989)
  • Teaching Associate, Socio-Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley (1983–1984)
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Awards and Honors:

  • Buffalo Blue Sky Silver Coin (2018)
  • Recognition for excellence in journal review (2016)
  • Distinguished Research Mentor Award Nomination (2015)
  • Civic Engagement Research Fellowship (2010)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (1977)

Research Expertise:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Chronic Disease and Multimorbidity
  • Health Disparities
  • Medical Education
  • Patient Self-management
  • Translational Research in Practice

UB 2020 Strategic Strengths:

  • Civic Engagement and Public Policy
  • Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • May 2019–May 2024
    High Risk Critical Time Intervention
    Erie County Department of Mental Health
    Role: Consultant
    $340,519
  • January 2019–December 2022
    Lackawanna Drug Court Evaluation Services
    US Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $99,364
  • September 2019–September 2022
    CDC -Research Grants to Identify Effective Strategies for Opioid Overdose Prevention (R01)- A Rigorous Evaluation of the Opioid Intervention Court Strategy – a Public Health Response
    CDC
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $1,962,000
  • September 2018–September 2022
    SAMHSA – Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (FR-CARA)-Naloxone Expansion with Local First Responders and Emergency Department-Initiated Care Coordination for People Who Use Opioids
    SAMHSA
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,600,000
  • September 2017–September 2022
    Expansion/Enhancement of Family Treatment Drug Courts
    SAMHSA
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,125,000
  • July 2021–June 2022
    Impacts of Covid-19 on drug treatment courts: adaptations to remote technology
    Baldy Center for Law & Soc. Policy, University at Buffalo
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $4,509
  • July 2016–June 2022
    UB Primary Care Research Fellowship Training Program
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,000,000
  • October 2017–September 2020
    Erie County NY Opioid Overdose Outreach Enhancement Program
    US Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $594,589
  • September 2017–June 2020
    Office of Women Health- Prevention of Opioid Misuse for Erie County NY Women of Childbearing Age: Building Community Capacity and Piloting a Replicable OB/GYN SBIRT Model
    HHS Office of Women's Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $300,000
  • January 2014–December 2019
    HOPE Critical Time Intervention
    Erie County Department of Mental Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $278,026
  • May 2017–September 2019
    The Erie County Opioid Treatment Court Enhancement
    US Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $300,000
  • June 2015–May 2018
    Critical Time Intervention: A Person-Centered Approach to Promote Self-Sufficiency in Justice-Involved Individuals
    University at Buffalo, Institute for Person-Centered Care
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $7,352
  • January 2017–January 2018
    ICHP/CRI - UB Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Project - Opioid Overdose and the Associated Risks for Child Endangerment
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • January 2015–January 2018
    ICHP/CRI - UB Collaborative, Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Project - Parenting and relapse education for pregnant women in opioid recovery from dependence.
    ICHP/CRI
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • July 2014–October 2016
    Improving Chronic Disease Management with Pieces (ICD Pieces)
    NIDDK / NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $5,776,993
  • September 2011–September 2016
    Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care
    Health Resources and Services Admin
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $765,239
  • September 2011–September 2016
    Pre-Doctoral Training in Primary Care
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $940,252
  • September 2011–September 2016
    Residency Training Model for Expanding PCMH Workforce in Underserved Areas
    HRSA
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,198,800
  • July 2011–June 2016
    Improving Evidence-Based Primary Care for Chronic Kidney Disease
    National Institute of Diabetes Digestive Kidney Disease
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $3,803,031
  • June 2012–May 2016
    Improving Evidence-based Primary Care for Chronic Kidney Disease – Diversity Supplement
    NIH (NIDDK)
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $278,326
  • October 2010–September 2015
    Western New York Cancer Coalition (WNYC2) Center Training and Career Development Program
    NCI/NCRD
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $4,746,605
  • January 2014–December 2014
    High-Risk Critical Time Intervention (CTI) Pilot Project
    Erie County
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $270,000
  • September 2010–August 2014
    Western New York Cancer Coalition (WNYC2) Center to Reduce Disparities - Training Program
    Health Research, Inc.
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $180,698
  • June 2012–August 2013
    Addressing patient activation for CKD self-management in underserved PCMH settings
    American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $7,500
  • December 2011–August 2012
    Improving Mood - Promoting Access to Collaborative Treatment (IMPACT) Pilot Project
    Independent Health Association, Inc
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $9,626
  • January 2011–December 2011
    Evaluation of Smoking Cessation Counseling for COPD in the PCP Office (Gold Choice PCMPIIA)
    Erie County Department of Mental Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $100,000
  • January 2007–December 2011
    Evaluation of Wellness on Wheels (Gold Choice PCMPIIA)
    Erie County Department of Mental Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $100,000
  • September 2009–September 2011
    Cancer Prevention among Urban Poor with Complex Chronic Conditions
    NCMHD
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,044,374
  • July 2010–June 2011
    Civic Engagement Research Fellowship: "Identifying Barriers and Facilitators to Diabetes Self-Management on Buffalo's West Side"
    University at Buffalo
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $3,500
  • July 2008–June 2011
    UB Clinical Research Fellowship in Health Disparity
    HRSA
  • January 2008–December 2010
    Evaluation of Diabetes Center Community Excellence
    New York State Health Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $243,841
  • January 2008–December 2010
    Evaluation of Improving Diabetes Care for Individuals with Mental Illness and/or Substance Abuse
    New York State Health Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $299,355
  • April 2008–April 2009
    Evaluation of improving mammography screening among women with mental illness and/or substance abuse through partnering with counseling agencies. (Gold Choice PCMPIIA)
    Susan G. Komen Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $30,000
  • January 2007–January 2009
    Diabetes Care Management Benchmark (Gold Choice PCMPIIA)
    Erie County Department of Mental Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $300,000
  • January 2007–December 2008
    Telemedicine Home Care Demonstration Program
    Western Region Health (Corp.), dba WILLCARE (New York State Department of Health RFA #0511291202)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $133,903
  • July 2003–June 2008
    New York State Area Health Education Center (AHEC) System
    HRSA
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $20,700,000
  • June 2006–May 2008
    Making CKD Guidelines Work in Underserved Practices
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $100,000
  • July 2003–June 2007
    Pre-Doc Program: Core Competency Training Program in Health Disparity
    HRSA
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $529,200
  • July 2002–June 2005
    Residency Patient Safety Training Program
    HRSA
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $515,000
  • January 2000–December 2002
    An “Alert Tool” to Screen for Mental Illness in Primary Care
    Research for Health in Erie County, Inc.
    Role: Principal Investigator
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Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Kahn LS, Halbreich U. (2005) The effect of estrogens on depression. In: Estrogen effects in psychiatric disorders. Springer Wien, 145-173.
  • Kahn LS, Halbreich U. (2004) Gender and pathophysiology of affective disorders: rationale for gender-specific treatments. In: Current and future directions in psychopharmacology. Benecke
  • Halbreich U, Wamback S, Kahn LS. (2003) Clinical psychotropic effects of gonadal hormone medications in women. In: Psychoneuroendocrinology: The scientific basis of clinical practice. American Psychiatric Press, 303-330.
  • Halbreich U, Kahn LS. (2003) Depression in Menopausal Women. In: Hormone replacement therapy and the brain. Parthenon Publishers, 150-160.
  • Halbreich U, Kahn LS. (2002) Estrogens, Age-related Deterioration in Cognition, and Dementia. In: Women‘s Mental Health -- An Eastern European Perspective. The Section of Interdisciplinary Collaboration of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
  • Halbreich U., Yonkers KA, Kahn LS. (2000) Gender differences in dysthymia. In: Mood disorders in women. Martin Dunitz, 107-118.
  • Kahn LS, Halbreich U. (1999) Menopause and psychopharmacology: signs, symptoms, and treatment. In: Women‘s health and menopause: risk reduction strategies -- improved quality of health. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 131-136.
  • Kahn LS. (1994) The cross cultural study of education. In: The International Encyclopedia of Education. Pergamon Press, 1208-1213.
  • Kahn LS. (1992) Schooling, jobs, and cultural identity: minority education in Quebec. Garland Publishing.

Abstracts:

  • Lawson SC, Homish DL, Hoopsick RA, Cohen NA, Carroll M, Homish GG, Kahn LS. (2021) Adapting Drug Treatment Court operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Virtual ethnographic observations. American Public Health Association. (Oct)
  • Hoopsick RA, Heavey SC, Homish DL, Homish GG, Kahn LS. (2020) The first Opioid Intervention Court in the United States: Characteristics of individuals screened for participation. 148th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. San Francisco, California (Oct)
  • Hoopsick RA, Homish GG, Kahn LS. (2020) Medication-assisted treatment associated with positive justice outcomes in United States’ first Opioid Intervention Court. 82nd Annual Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. Hollywood, Florida (Jun) Oral
  • Kahn LS. (2020) Evaluating the Nation’s First Opioid Intervention Court (W-125). 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. Albuquerque, New Mexico (Mar)
  • Lillvis D, Chambers M, Gulisano H, Moore C, Moss-King D, Kahn LS. (2019) Prevention of opioid misuse in pregnant women: Piloting a replicable OB/GYN SBIRT model. 12th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation. Washington, DC, (Dec) Poster
  • Kahn LS, Wozniak M, Moore C, Granfield R. (2019) A Qualitative Study of Opioid Users’ Experiences with Naloxone Rescue. 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. Portland, Oregon (Mar) Oral
  • Lopian K, Chebolu E, Kulak JA, Blondell RD, Kahn LS. (2018) Factors associated with positive treatment outcomes for pregnant and/or parenting women in medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. American Public Health Association's 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo. San Diego, California (Nov) Poster
  • Kulak JA, Fillo J, Homish DL, Kahn L, Homish GG. (2018) Risk of substance use and mental health outcomes among military spouses and partners. College on Problems of Drug Dependence 80th Annual Scientific Meeting. San Diego, California (Jun) Poster
  • Kahn LS. (2018) Community, Clinics, and Courts: An Applied Anthropology Journey. 78th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Apr), (W-102)
  • Kahn LS, Vest BM, Berdine DE, Granfield R, Homish GG. (2017) Social Determinants of Recovery From Substance Abuse among Justice-Involved Community Members. College of Problems of Drug Dependence 77th Annual Meeting. Montréal, Québec, (Jun) Oral
  • Castiglia J, Kahn L, Hall V, Vest B, Wisniewski A, Zupa M, Fox CH. (2014) Patient perspectives on medication adherence while coping with multiple chronic conditions. 42nd Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). New York City, New York (Nov), (SRF73)
  • Neuhaus A, Hall V, Nguyen V, Ramos N, Vest B, Cipparone C, Sand J, Talbot B, Bullard E, Kahn L. (2014) Virtual Facilitation in the TRANSLATE CKD Study. 42nd Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). New York City, New York (Nov), (P359)
  • Withiam-Leitch M, Allen G, Fox C, Kahn L, Satchidanand N, Yang M. (2014) The relationship between use of NSAIDS and rate of progression among patients with CKD. 42nd Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). New York City, New York (Nov), (P156)
  • Kahn LS, Vest BM, Cipparone CW, Madurai N, York TR, Malik KS, Fox CH. (2014) Addressing patient CKD self-management in underserved primary care settings. 42nd Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). New York City, New York (Nov), (HC35)
  • Vest BM, Talbot B, McGuigan D, Kahn L, Devlin K, Symons AB. (2014) Factors Related to Medical Students’ Choices of Primary Care Specialties. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Medical Student Education Conference. Nashville, Tennessee (Jan) Poster
  • Hunt S, Vest B, Neuhaus K, Kimminau K, Fox C, Kahn LS. (2013) Process evaluation of a multisite translational research study to improve clinical outcomes in patients with stage 3 and 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD). 41st Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Ottawa, Ontario, (Nov), (P343)
  • DuPont N, Kahn LS, Mahoney MC, Clark-Hargrave NS, Widman CA, Vest BM, Underwood W, Erwin DO. (2013) Feasibility of Developing a Smoking Cessation Program for Low Income Women with Cervical Dysplasia. 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition. Boston, Massachusetts (Nov)
  • Kahn LS, Cipparone C, Snyder M, Withiam-Leitch M, Kimminau K, Duff B, Hake J, Zaudke J, Fox C. (2013) Misclassification of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD): exploring diagnostic coding patterns in primary care. 41st Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Ottawa, Ontario, (Nov), (P234)
  • Cipparone C, Tumiel-Berhalter L, Kahn LS, Vest B, Reilley S, Snyder M, Wilson M, Patel V. (2013) Identifying and addressing barriers to screening at a mobile mammogram unit in a low-income minority community. 41st Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Ottawa, Ontario, (Nov), (P280)
  • Kahn LS, Vest B, Hunt S, Kimminau K, Neuhaus K, Cipparone C, Fox C. (2013) Diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the primary care setting: Physicians' approaches and challenges. 41st Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Ottawa, Ontario, (Nov), (P234)
  • Kahn LS, Vest B, Okazaki S, Wilkins D, Patel V, Harold P, Stuart B, Geiger T, Abou-Jaoude E, Tumiel-Berhalter L, Fox C. (2012) A patient-driven initiative to improve Family Medicine resident communication. 40th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). New Orleans, Louisiana (Dec), (P133)
  • Kahn LS, Vest B, Sessamen S, York T, Stuart B, Tumiel-Berhalter L, Fox C. (2012) "Tell Me More:" Patients' knowledge of CKD and health information preferences. 40th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). New Orleans, Louisiana (Dec), (P369)
  • York T, Kahn LS, Vest B, Fox C, Sessamen S, Snyder M, Abou-Jaoude E. (2012) How CKD information should be delivered to me: insights on patient understanding and preferences for CKD diagnosis. 40th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). New Orleans, Louisiana (Dec), (P011)
  • Tumiel-Berhalter L, Kahn LS, Harold P, Geiger T, Reilly S, Wilson M. (2012) Community Mentors: Engaging in Outreach and Education. Community Networks Program Centers (CNPC) Annual Program Meeting (NCI). Bethesda, Maryland (Jul), (55)
  • Schuster R, Delvecchio-Hitchcock N, Kahn L, Rodriguez E, Tumiel-Berhalter L. (2011) Refugee perceptions of cancer and cancer screenings to inform primary care and health education in Buffalo, New York. 39th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Banff, Alberta, (Nov), (P388)
  • Tumiel-Berhalter L, D’Aniello R, Kahn L, Byrd Emma, Copper L-A. (2011) Comparing a patient-centered group diabetes education model with traditional diabetes classes and a safety-net Family Medicine health center. 39th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Banff, Alberta, (Nov), (P309)
  • Tumiel-Berhalter L, Abramo M, Schuster R, Kahn L, D’Aniello R. (2011) Developing successful academic community partnerships: lessons learned from Patient Voices. 39th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Banff, Alberta, (Nov), (P149)
  • Kahn LS, Tumiel-Berhalter L, Karl R, Schuster R, Glaser K, Taylor R, Danakas A. (2011) Living with diabetes on Buffalo's culturally diverse West Side. 39th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Banff, Alberta, (Nov), (HC34)
  • Tumiel-Berhalter L, Kahn L, Schuster R, Allan G. (2011) Patterns of cancer screening among low-income minority patients with complex chronic disease. 39th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Banff, Alberta, (Nov), (P257)
  • Tumiel-Berhalter L, Kahn LS, Rodriguez E. (2011) Western New York Cancer Coalition Training and Career Development Program. 2011 International Cancer Education Conference: joint meeting of American Association for Cancer Education (AACE), the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), and the European Association for Cancer Education (EACE). Buffalo, New York (Sep)
  • Tumiel-Berhalter L, Kahn LS. (2011) Starting a community campus conversation to increase research partnerships to reduce cancer health disparities. 2011 International Cancer Education Conference: joint meeting of American Association for Cancer Education (AACE), the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), and the European Association for Cancer Education (EACE). Buffalo, New York (Sep)
  • Kahn LS, Aiello J, Holland S, Sessaman S, Berdine D, Fox CH. (2011) Smoking cessation for people with serious mental illnesses or substance abuse and COPD. 2011 International Cancer Education Conference: joint meeting of American Association for Cancer Education (AACE), the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), and the European Association for Cancer Education (EACE). Buffalo, New York (Sep)
  • Tumiel-Berhalter L, Kahn LS, Rodriguez E. (2011) Western New York Cancer Coalition (WNYC2) Center Training and Career Development Program. Cancer Health Disparities Program Meetings 2011. Bethesda, Maryland (Jul)
  • Schuster R, Hitchcock N, Kahn L, Tumiel-Berhalter L. (2011) Refugee perceptions of cancer and cancer screenings to inform primary care and health education in Buffalo, NY. 2011 National Refugee Healthcare Conference. Rochester, New York (Apr)
  • Glaser K, Fox CH, Holland S, Kahn LS. (2010) Implementing Evidence Based Diabetes Guidelines In Rural Practices Using Practice Enhancement Associates. 38th Annual meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Seattle, Washington (Nov), (P240)
  • Fox CH, Wentworth A, Kahn LS, Glaser K. (2010) Were The Improvements Made In a Chronic Kidney Disease Quality Improvement Project Maintained After 2 Years?. 38th Annual meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Seattle, Washington (Nov), (P22)
  • Tumiel-Berhalter L, Kahn LS, Rodriguez E, Erwin D, Satchidanand N, Anderson J. (2010) Patterns of Complex Chronic Disease In Two Family Practices Serving Low-income Minority Patients. 38th Annual meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Seattle, Washington (Nov), (HH27)
  • Tumiel-Berhalter L, Kahn LS, Rodriguez E, Erwin D, Patel V, Glick M, Anderson J. (2010) The Integration of Practice Based Research Networks And Community Based Participatory Research. 38th Annual meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Seattle, Washington (Nov), (HC45)
  • Kahn LS, Glaser K, Holland S, Patel V, Glick M, Fox C, Taylor J. (2010) Growing Our Own: Certified Diabetes Educators in Medical Homes. 38th Annual meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Seattle, Washington (Nov), (P219)
  • Kahn LS, Taylor R, Danakas A, Glaser K, Tumiel-Berhalter L. (2010) Identifying barriers and facilitators to diabetes self-management on Buffalo's West Side. 38th Annual meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Seattle, Washington (Nov), (P010)
  • Burstein G, Tumiel-Berhalter LM, Glaser K, Kahn L. (2010) Barriers and Solutions to Commercially Insured Adolescents Accessing Confidential Sexual Health Services. Annual Meeting of the Society of Adolescent Medicine. Toronto, (Apr)
  • Tumiel Berhalter LM, Clifton A, Rodriguez E, Erwin D, Kahn L, Anderson J. (2010) Patient Voices to Improve Primary Care. Taking it to the Curbside: Engaging Communities to Create Sustainable Change for Health. Association and Prevention Teaching and Research Regional Workshop. Boston, Massachusetts (Apr)
  • Burstein G, Tumiel-Berhalter LM, Glaser K, Kahn L. (2010) Barriers and Solutions to Commercially Insured Adolescents Accessing Confidential Sexual Health Services. Annual Meeting of the National STD Prevention Conference. Atlanta, Georgia (Mar)
  • Kahn LS, Carrington J, Desai U, Bartlett D, Fox CH. (2009) Telephonic Nurse Case Management for Patients with Diabetes and Mental Illness: a Qualitative Perspective. 37th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Montréal, Québec, (Nov), (P383)
  • Tumiel-Berhalter L, Smith M, Watkins R, Meyer C, Kahn L. (2009) Good for The Neighborhood: An Evaluation of a Dynamic Community Health Intervention. 37th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Montréal, Québec, (Nov), (P261)
  • Fox CH, Kahn LS, Bartlett D, Lyle H, Holland S. (2009) A Systematic Approach to Improving Diabetes Care in Patients with Mental Illness and Substance Abuse. 37th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Montréal, Québec, (Nov), (P244)
  • Berdine D, Fox CH, Kahn LS. (2009) The Use of a Medical Home to Reduce Costs In Medically Complicated Fee-For-Service Medicaid Recipients. 37th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Montréal, Québec, (Nov), (P205)
  • Aiello J, Kahn LS, Berdine D. (2009) Improving Mammographic Screening Rates in Women with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues by Partnering with Counseling Agencies. 37th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Montréal, Québec, (Nov), (384)
  • Abramo M, Cadzow R, Brickner H, Heider A, Kahn LS. (2009) Can a home telemedicine monitoring device improve the health of patients with complex chronic illness?. 37th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Montréal, Québec, (Nov), (P344)
  • Tumiel-Berhalter L, Smith M, Watkins R, Meyer C, Kahn L. (2009) Good for The Neighborhood: A Partnership to Improve The Health of Underserved Communities. 37th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Montréal, Québec, (Nov), (VP24)
  • Kahn LS, Pastore PA, Kelley M, Bartlett DP, Saunders EA, Fox CH, Tumiel-Berhalter L. (2009) Translating a diabetes lifestyle change program for individuals living with serious mental illness and diabetes. International Conference of the Society for Medical Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association. New Haven, Connecticut (Sep), (72)
  • Patel VR, Kahn LS, Okazaki S. (2008) The effectiveness of a diabetes self-management education class in an under-served, urban clinic. 36th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Rio Grande, (Nov), (DB22)
  • Aiello J, Kahn LS, Fox CH, Berdine D. (2008) Improving Chronic Kidney Disease in Primary Care Offices for Patients with Co-morbid Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues. 36th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Rio Grande, (Nov), (PS256)
  • Tumiel-Berhalter L, Kahn LS, Anderson J. (2008) Complex Chronic Disease in a Primary Care Setting: A Pilot Study to Inform Design of Self-Management Interventions. 36th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Rio Grande, (Nov), (PS281)
  • Swanson A, Fox CH, Yale S, Singh S, Okazaki S, Kahn LS. (2008) High Prevalence of Undetected Vitamin D Deficiency in an Urban Minority Clinic. 36th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Rio Grande, (Nov), (PS252)
  • Berdine D, Kahn LS, Lyle H. (2008) Medicaid Managed Care Organization as Advanced Medical Home for Patients with Serious Mental or Emotional Disorders. 36th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Rio Grande, (Nov), (PS324)
  • Wilkins D, Tumiel-Berhalter LM, Kahn L. (2008) Reviving UB Family Medicine Journal Club: A reformatted approach to enriching EBM content and addressing ACGME competencies. AAFP 2008 Workshop for Directors of Family Medicine Residencies. Overland Park, Kansas (Jun)
  • Fox CH, Kahn L, Glaser K, Swanson A. (2008) Implementing Chronic Kidney Disease Guidelines in Primary Care Offices: Translating Evidence into Practice. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 4th Annual National PBRN Research Conference. Bethesda, Maryland (Jun)
  • Aiello J, Berdine D, Fox C, Kahn L. (2007) The use of telephonic case management to link special needs populations with a primary care physician. 35th Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Vancouver, British Columbia, (Oct), (PS254)
  • Fox C, Kahn L, Glaser K. (2007) Making Chronic Kidney Disease Guidelines Work in Underserved Practices (UNYNET). AHRQ 3rd Annual PBRN Research Conference. Bethesda, Maryland (May)
  • Kahn LS, Sienkiewicz M, Oakley K. (2006) Evaluating the impacts of AHEC pipeline programs. National AHEC Organization (NAO) Annual Conference. Omaha, Nebraska (Jun)
  • Kahn LS, Sienkiewicz M, Smith S. (2006) Evaluating the impact of AHEC pipeline programs. Workshop presented at the National AHEC Organization (NAO) Annual Conference. Omaha, Nebraska (Jan) Oral
  • Fox C, Kahn L, Krause-Kelly J, Berdine D, Cadzow R. (2005) Identifying barriers and facilitating factors for mammography screening among women diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse. 33rd Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Québec City, Québec, (Oct), (I2)
  • Kahn LS, Taylor J, Tumiel-Berhalter L, Cadzow R, Watkins B. (2005) Providing health insurance to the working uninsured: Results of a demonstration subsidy program. 33rd Annual Meeting of North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Québec City, Québec, (Oct), (T3)
  • Zayas L, Kahn LS. (2004) Bringing Theory into Qualitative Health Care Research. 32nd Annual Meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). Orlando, Florida (Oct), (WK9)
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Professional Memberships:

  • Campus Community Partnerships for Health (CCPH) (2011–2013)
  • Northeastern Anthropological Association (2010–2012)
  • Society for Applied Anthropology (2009–present)
  • North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) (2004–2016)
  • American Anthropological Association (1977–2000)

Presentations:

  • "Evaluating Community Responses to Women & Opioids" Invited Lecture for “Multidisciplinary Studies in Healthcare Delivery” course, Bentley University (2019)
  • "Prevention of opioid misuse for Erie County New York women of childbearing age: building community capacity and piloting a replicable OB/GYN SBIRT model" Office of Women’s Health (OWH) US Department of Health and Human Services of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) (2019)
  • "A Critical Time Intervention to improve self-sufficiency among justice involved individuals with mental illness, substance abuse, and complex medical conditions: A Study of HOPE" Invited presentation, UB Department Psychiatry Academic Symposium (2016)
  • "Barriers and facilitators to diabetes self-management on Buffalo's West Side" Invited Lecture, Buffalo State College Department of Dietetics and Nutrition (2012)
  • "West Side Wellness: The Case of Diabetes Self-Management" UBThisSummer Lecture Series (2012)
  • "Identifying Barriers and Facilitators to Diabetes on Buffalo's West Side" Civic Engagement Research Fellow Presentation for UB 2020 Civic Engagement and Public Policy Initiative (2012)
  • "Adventures in Evaluation: Experiences, Examples, and Lessons Learned" Invited lecture, D'Youville College (DHE 703 Assessment of Individual and Group Performances) (2011)
  • "Conducting a Qualitative Interview" Invited lecture and training for qualitative interviewers and interpreters, Jericho Road Ministries (2010)
  • "“Innovative Approaches to Improving Substance Abuse Treatment and Depression Management.”" Disease Management for Depression 2008; World Research Group (2008)
  • "“Evaluating the outcomes and impacts of the New York State AHEC System." Statewide Advisory Board Meeting of the New York State AHEC System (2008)
  • "Diabetes and Depression: evidence-based research implications" Continuing Medical Education (CME) lecture, Independent Health Foundation and Jericho Road Ministries. (2008)
  • "Bringing Theory into Qualitative Health Care Research: Interfacing with Primary Care Physicians" Invited Lecture, University at Buffalo Medical Anthropology Colloquium (2004)
  • "Mental Illness in Primary Care Clinics" Invited Lecture, University at Buffalo Department of Anthropology – Medical Anthropology Colloquium (2003)
  • "Pain and Culture" Invited Lecture, University at Buffalo Department of Communication (COM 481 Health Communication) (2003)
  • "Culture, Health, and Medicine" Invited Lecture, University at Buffalo Department of Communication (COM 481 Health Communication) (2003)
  • "Culture, Health, and Medicine" Invited Lecture, University at Buffalo Department of Communication (COM 481 Health Communication) (2000)
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Service Activities:

  • Mentoring Team (Ad Hoc Committee on Promotions to Research Ranks) for Nikhil Satchidanand, PhD; Member (2021–present)
  • U.B. Addiction Medicine Fellowship: Criminal Justice Rotation (2021–present)
  • Program Evaluation Committee, Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program, UBMD Family Medicine (2021–present)
  • UB Addiction Medicine (UBAM); Member (2021–present)
  • UB Addiction Medicine Committee; Member (2021–present)
  • Erie County Department of Health and Columbia University Collaboration: Expanded Syringe Exchange Program (ESAP) street survey of people who use drugs. Survey results will inform local public health/Opiate Task Force initiatives; Researcher (2021–present)
  • Reviewer; Substance Abuse (2021–present)
  • Divergent Pathways in Applied Anthropology Careers, Practicing Anthropology; Guest Editor (2020)
  • International Journal of Drug Policy; Reviewer (2020–present)
  • Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions; Affiliated Faculty Member (2019–present)
  • University at Buffalo Interprofessional Educational Forum, engaging students from health professional programs of dental medicine, nursing, medicine, OT, PT, pharmacy, dietetics, athletic training, social work, law and management.; Core Faculty (2019–present)
  • Journal of Offender Rehabilitation; Reviewer (2018–present)
  • University at Buffalo CTSA Translational Pilot Studies proposals; Reviewer for Internal Grant Funding (2017)
  • Writing Accountability Groups (WAGs) (2017–present)
  • Erie County Department of Mental Health Opiate Epidemic Task Force; Member (2017–present)
  • Erie County Department of Mental Hygiene Community Services Board; Chair (2016–2020)
  • University at Buffalo CTSA Translational Pilot Studies proposals; Reviewer for Internal Grant Funding (2016)
  • University at Buffalo Buffalo Translational Consortium (BTC) Scholar Awards; Reviewer for Internal Grant Funding (2016)
  • PCRI Operations Committee (2016–present)
  • PCRI Promotions Committee (2015–2016)
  • Master mentoring workshop event, which included 20 academic and clinical medical school leaders and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. The workshop, titled "Strategies for Enhancing Mentoring Skills for Senior Faculty Mentors,” was presented by Dr. Jennifer Haythornthwaite from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: a national faculty mentoring leader.; Organizer (2015)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group 2015/05 ZHS1 HSR-X: “Comparative Health System Performance in Accelerating PCOR Dissemination” (U19) RFA-HS 14-011; Grant Reviewer (2015)
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Promotions to Research Ranks; Committee Chair (2014–2016)
  • NIH Collaboratory Patient Reported Outcomes Workgroup; Member (2014–2016)
  • Executive Board, Center for European Studies at UB; Member (2014–2016)
  • Erie County Department of Mental Hygiene Community Services Board; Acting Chair (2014–2015)
  • University at Buffalo, Innovative Micro-Programs Accelerating Collaboration in Themes (IMPACT) - Clinical & Behavioral Science Panel; Reviewer for Internal Grant Funding (2014)
  • Medical Student Research Forum; Faculty Judge (2014–present)
  • Ad hoc Committee on Promotions to Research Ranks; Member (2013–2016)
  • SUNY Global Center award: "Improving Cardiovascular Health in Native and Migrant Caribbean Populations." Marshall Turloch-Reid, M.D. (PI $7500). University of the West Indies and State University of New York Collaboration.; Consultant, Medical Anthropologist (2013–2015)
  • “Conducting Qualitative Research Interviews.” (with Bonnie Vest, PhD and Elisa Rodriguez, PhD) University and community workshop. Department of Family Medicine, University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Co-sponsored by UB 2020 Civic Engagement and Public Policy Initiative; Workshop Leader (2013–2014)
  • Golden Lecture Planning Committee; Member (2013–present)
  • Graduate Medical Education Quality Improvement Core Curriculum Master Session; Facilitator (2012)
  • Summer research workshops for medical students, including topics such as Research Design, Qualitative Methods, and Community-Based Participatory Research (2012–2020)
  • Chronic Illness; Reviewer (2012–2017)
  • Primary Care Manuscript Writing Workshop (2012–present)
  • Journal of General Internal Medicine; Reviewer (2012–present)
  • Erie County Department of Mental Hygiene Community Services Board; Member (2011–2020)
  • Family Medicine Residency Research Curriculum (with Dr. Diana Wilkins) (2011–2014)
  • CBPR Disparities Training Curriculum (with Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter, Ph.D.) (2011–2014)
  • Diabetes Advisory Board, Jefferson Family Medicine Center, Buffalo New York; Member (2011–2014)
  • Residency Committee; developed research curriculum; Research Advisor (2011–2014)
  • “A Study of Hope: an exploration into the lives of chronically homeless women.” Project developed by Karen Carman, "Hope Center Director" at Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY, with help from UB2020 Civic Engagement & Public Policy Initiative.; Community Research Consultant (2011–2012)
  • Pan American Journal of Public Health; Reviewer (2011–2012)
  • BMC International Health and Human Rights; Reviewer (2011–2012)
  • Department of Family Medicine; Associate Vice Chair for Research (2011–present)
  • University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Scholarly Exchange Day; Faculty Judge (2011–present)
  • American Journal of Public Health; Reviewer (2011–present)
  • BMC Family Practice; Reviewer (2010–2012)
  • Annals of Internal Medicine; Reviewer (2010–present)
  • Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (JABFM); Reviewer (2010–present)
  • Healthy Partners of Erie County; Evaluation Consultant (2009–2012)
  • Journal of Affective Disorders; Reviewer (2009–2012)
  • Health Promotion Practice; Reviewer (2009–2012)
  • North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) cross-national collaborative project on (national) culture, mental illness, and health care financing (led by Christopher Dowrick, MD); Co-investigator/Anthropologist (2009–2010)
  • University at Buffalo's Interdisciplinary Research Development Fund - Clinical Science Panel; Reviewer for Internal Grant Funding (2009)
  • Journal of Rural Health; Reviewer (2009–present)
  • Department of Family Medicine Residency Journal Club Research and Methods Advisor; Advisor (2008–2014)
  • Department of Family Medicine Residency Research Initiative Faculty Advisor; Advisor (2008–2012)
  • Journal of Women's Health; Reviewer (2008–2012)
  • Diabetic Medicine; Reviewer (2008–2012)
  • Evaluation Writing Workshop, Graduate Medical Education Program, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo; Facilitator (2008)
  • Health Policy; Reviewer (2007–2012)
  • Incoming Residents Orientation “Systems for Patient Safety.” Office of Graduate Medical Education, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Discussion Leader (2007)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services: Peer Review Panel for Model Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) Program; Grant Reviewer (2007)
  • Annals of Family Medicine; Reviewer (2007–present)
  • American Journal of Preventive Medicine; Reviewer (2006–2012)
  • Intensive Community Services for Juvenile Justice Populations, Erie County Departments of Mental Health and Juvenile Justice; Community Advisory Board Member (2006–2007)
  • Medical Student Research Forum; Faculty Judge (2006–2007)
  • Journal of the National Medical Association; Reviewer (2006–present)
  • Archives of Women's Mental Health; Reviewer (2005–2012)
  • Families CAN! of Erie County.; Evaluator (2005–2007)
  • Erie County Department of Mental Health; Proposal Reviewer and Evaluator (2005–2007)
  • Residency Performance Assessment; Evaluator (2004–2014)
  • Department of Family Medicine Primary Care Research Institute Steering Committee; Member (2004–present)
  • Incoming Residents Orientation “Issues in Medicine.” Office of Graduate Medical Education, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Discussion Leader (2003)
  • Women's Mental Health (with Uriel Halbreich, M.D.) (2000–2002)
  • Incoming Residents Orientation: “Culture and Health Workshop.” Office of Graduate Medical Education, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.; Discussion Leader (1998)
  • Problem-Oriented Education in Mental Health and Psychopharmacology to Primary Care Physicians and Psychiatrist-Clinicians (with Uriel Halbreich, M.D.) (1997–2000)

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