About Faculty and Staff: New Publications
While a student in the MPH program at COPH, Alesia Ferguson, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor in the UAMS COPH Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, wrote the paper cited below for the course Health Economics, taught by Mick Tilford, PhD, Professor and Chair of the UAMS COPH Department of Health Policy and Management. It appears in the current issue of The American Journal of Managed Care. The study explores the feasibility of applying value-based insurance designs to the treatment of mental health disorders and suggests further research to address challenges and demonstrate cost savings.
So impressed were the journal editors with the study that they listed it as a “first web exclusive” on the journal’s cover page and table of contents. It was also highlighted as a “must read” in a letter to readers from the editorial board’s chairman. The authors were also invited to submit an additional article on a related topic for a subsequent issue.
Value-Based Insurance Designs in the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders. Alesia Ferguson, PhD; Christopher Yates, BS; Mick Tilford, PhD. The American Journal of Managed Care. 2016 Jan; 22(1):65-71.
This article, for which Joseph Su, PhD, MPH, is a co-author, appears in the current issue of the British Journal of Nutrition. Dr. Su is a Professor in the UAMS COPH Department of Epidemiology and is Co-Director of the Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences program at UAMS’ Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute:
Vance TM, Azabdaftari G, Pop EA, Lee SG, Su LJ, Fontham ET, Bensen JT, Steck SE, Arab L, Mohler JL, Chen MH, Koo SI, Chun OK. Intake of Dietary Antioxidants is Inversely Associated with Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress among Men with Prostate Cancer. British Journal of Nutrition. 2016 Jan;115(1):68-74. doi: 10.1017/S0007114515004249. PMID: 26521663.