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Fang Zhang, Ph.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Population Medicine
InstitutionHarvard Pilgrim Healthcare
DepartmentPopulation Medicine
AddressAmbulatory Care and Prevention
HMS/HPHC 6th Fl
133 Brookline Ave
Boston MA 02215
Phone617/509-9962

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  1. Zhang Y, Adams AS, Ross-Degnan D, Zhang F, Soumerai SB. Effects of prior authorization on medication discontinuation among medicaid beneficiaries with bipolar disorder. 2009; 60(4):520-527.
  2. Trinacty CM, Adams AS, Soumerai SB, Zhang F, Meigs JB, Piette JD, Ross-Degnan D. Racial differences in long-term adherence to oral antidiabetic drug therapy: a longitudinal cohort study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2009; 9:24.
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  3. Adams AS, Zhang F, Lecates RF, Graves AJ, Ross-Degnan D, Gilden D, McLaughlin T, Lu C, Trinacty CM, Soumerai SB, . Prior Authorization for Non-Preferred Antidepressants: Intended and Unintended Effects among Disabled Dual Enrollees . Archives of internal Medicine (in press). 2008.
  4. Velentgas P, Bohn RL, Brown JS, Chan KA, Gladowski P, Holick CN, Kramer JM, Nakasato C, Spettell CM, Walker AM, Zhang F, Platt R. A distributed research network model for post-marketing safety studies: the Meningococcal Vaccine Study. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2008 Dec; 17(12):1226-34.
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  5. Fortuna RJ, Ross-Degnan D, Finkelstein J, Zhang F, Campion FX, Simon SR. Clinician Attitudes towards Prescribing and Implications for Interventions in a Multispecialty Group Practice. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice ISSN 1356-1294. 2008; 14(6):969-973.
  6. Zhang F, Wagner AK, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D. Methods for estimating confidence intervals in interrupted time series analyses of health interventions. J Clin Epidemiol. 2009 Feb; 62(2):143-8.
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  7. Madden JM, Graves AJ, Zhang F, Adams AS, Briesacher BA, Ross-Degnan D, Gurwitz JH, Pierre-Jacques M, Safran DG, Adler GS, Soumerai SB. Cost-related medication nonadherence and spending on basic needs following implementation of Medicare Part D. JAMA. 2008 Apr 23; 299(16):1922-8.
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  8. Madden JM, Graves AJ, Zhang F, Adams AS, Briesacher BA, Ross-Degnan D, Gurwitz JH, Pierre-Jacques M, Safran DG, Adler GS, Soumerai SB . Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence and Spending on Basic Needs Following Medicare Part D . Journal of the American Medical Association. 2008; 299(16):1922-1928.
  9. Pierre-Jacques M, Safran DG, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Adams AS, Gurwitz J, Rusinak D, Soumerai SB. Reliability of new measures of cost-related medication nonadherence. Med Care. 2008 Apr; 46(4):444-8.
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  10. Soumerai SB, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Ball DE, LeCates RF, Law MR, Hughes TE, Chapman D, Adams AS. Use of atypical antipsychotic drugs for schizophrenia in Maine Medicaid following a policy change. Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 May-Jun; 27(3):w185-95.
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  11. Tjia J, Briesacher BA, Soumerai SB, Pierre-Jacques M, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Gurwitz JH. Medicare beneficiaries and free prescription drug samples: a national survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Jun; 23(6):709-14.
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  12. Adams AS, Trinacty CM, Zhang F, Kleinman K, Grant RW, Meigs JB, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D. Medication adherence and racial differences in A1C control. Diabetes Care. 2008 May; 31(5):916-21.
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  13. Trinacty CM, Adams AS, Soumerai SB, Zhang F, Meigs JB, Piette JD, Ross-Degnan D. Racial differences in long-term self-monitoring practice among newly drug-treated diabetes patients in an HMO. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Nov; 22(11):1506-13.
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  14. Bambauer KZ, Soumerai SB, Adams AS, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D. Provider and patient characteristics associated with antidepressant nonadherence: the impact of provider specialty. J Clin Psychiatry. 2007 Jun; 68(6):867-73.
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  15. Bambauer KZ, Safran DG, Ross-Degnan D, Zhang F, Adams AS, Gurwitz J, Pierre-Jacques M, Soumerai SB. Depression and cost-related medication nonadherence in Medicare beneficiaries. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007 May; 64(5):602-8.
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  16. Grant R, Adams AS, Trinacty CM, Zhang F, Kleinman K, Soumerai SB, Meigs JB, Ross-Degnan D. Relationship between patient medication adherence and subsequent clinical inertia in type 2 diabetes glycemic management. Diabetes Care. 2007 Apr; 30(4):807-12.
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  17. Wagner AK, Ross-Degnan D, Gurwitz JH, Zhang F, Gilden DB, Cosler L, Soumerai SB. Effect of New York State regulatory action on benzodiazepine prescribing and hip fracture rates. Ann Intern Med. 2007 Jan 16; 146(2):96-103.
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  18. Zerzan JT, Morden NE, Soumerai S, Ross-Degnan D, Roughead E, Zhang F, Simoni-Wastila L, Sullivan SD. Trends and geographic variation of opiate medication use in state Medicaid fee-for-service programs, 1996 to 2002. Med Care. 2006 Nov; 44(11):1005-10.
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  19. Soumerai SB, Pierre-Jacques M, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Adams AS, Gurwitz J, Adler G, Safran DG. Cost-related medication nonadherence among elderly and disabled medicare beneficiaries: a national survey 1 year before the medicare drug benefit. Arch Intern Med. 2006 Sep 25; 166(17):1829-35.
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  20. Roughead EE, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Soumerai S. Differential effect of early or late implementation of prior authorization policies on the use of Cox II inhibitors. Med Care. 2006 Apr; 44(4):378-82.
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  21. Sequist TD, Adams A, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Ayanian JZ. Effect of quality improvement on racial disparities in diabetes care. Arch Intern Med. 2006 Mar 27; 166(6):675-81.
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  22. Pearson SA, Soumerai S, Mah C, Zhang F, Simoni-Wastila L, Salzman C, Cosler LE, Fanning T, Gallagher P, Ross-Degnan D. Racial disparities in access after regulatory surveillance of benzodiazepines. Arch Intern Med. 2006 Mar 13; 166(5):572-9.
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  23. Bambauer KZ, Adams AS, Zhang F, Minkoff N, Grande A, Weisblatt R, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D. Physician alerts to increase antidepressant adherence: fax or fiction? Arch Intern Med. 2006 Mar 13; 166(5):498-504.
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  24. Campese AF, Garbe AI, Zhang F, Grassi F, Screpanti I, von Boehmer H. Notch1-dependent lymphomagenesis is assisted by but does not essentially require pre-TCR signaling. Blood. 2006 Jul 1; 108(1):305-10.
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  25. Pearson SA, Soumerai S, Mah C, Zhang F, Simoni-Wastila L, Salzman C, Cosler LE, Fanning T, Gallagher P, Ross-Degnan D. Racial disparities in access following regulatory surveillance of benzodiazepines. Arch Int Med. 2006; 166:572-579.
  26. Roughead EE, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Soumerai SB. Variability in COX II utilization among USMedicaid programs: the impact of prescribing restrictions. Medical Care. 2006; 44(4):378-382.
  27. Adams AS, Zhang F, Mah C, Grant RW, Kleinman K, Meigs JB, Ross-Degnan D. Race differences in long-term diabetes management in an HMO. Diabetes Care. 2005 Dec; 28(12):2844-9.
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  28. Zhang F, Yang Q, Cupples LA . Age Dependent QTL Analysis Using Gibbs Sampling for Random Effects Models. International Genetic Epidemiology Society 14th Annual Meeting. 2005.
  29. Fang Zhang. Age Dependent QTL Analysis Using Gibbs Sampling for Random Effects Models. 2005.
  30. Wagner AK, Zhang F, Soumerai SB, Walker AM, Gurwitz JH, Glynn RJ, Ross-Degnan D. Benzodiazepine use and hip fractures in the elderly: who is at greatest risk? Arch Intern Med. 2004 Jul 26; 164(14):1567-72.
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  31. Soumerai SB, Mah C, Zhang F, Adams A, Barton M, Fajtova V, Ross-Degnan D. Effects of health maintenance organization coverage of self-monitoring devices on diabetes self-care and glycemic control. Arch Intern Med. 2004 Mar 22; 164(6):645-52.
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  32. Cantor S, Drapkin R, Zhang F, Lin Y, Han J, Pamidi S, Livingston DM. The BRCA1-associated protein BACH1 is a DNA helicase targeted by clinically relevant inactivating mutations. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Feb 24; 101(8):2357-62.
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  33. Madden JM, Soumerai SB, Lieu TA, Mandl KD, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D. Length-of-stay policies and ascertainment of postdischarge problems in newborns. Pediatrics. 2004 Jan; 113(1 Pt 1):42-9.
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  34. Wagner AK, Zhang F, Soumerai SB, Walker AM, Gurwitz JH, Glynn RJ, Ross-Degnan D. Benzodiazepines and hip fractures among the elderly: who is at the greatest risk?. Arch Intern Med. 2004; 164:1567-1572.
  35. Bambauer KZ, Soumerai SB, Adams AS, Mah C, Zhang F, McLaughlin TJ. Does antidepressant adherence have an effect on glycemic control among diabetic antidepressant users? Int J Psychiatry Med. 2004; 34(4):291-304.
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  36. Bambauer KZ, Soumerai SB, Adams AS, Mah C, Zhang F, Mclaughlin TJ. Does antidepressant adherence have an effect on glycemic control among diabetes antidepressant users. Int’L. J. Psychiatry in Medicine. 2004; 34(4):291-304.
  37. Tohen M, Goldberg JF, Gonzalez-Pinto Arrillaga AM, Azorin JM, Vieta E, Hardy-Bayle MC, Lawson WB, Emsley RA, Zhang F, Baker RW, Risser RC, Namjoshi MA, Evans AR, Breier A. A 12-week, double-blind comparison of olanzapine vs haloperidol in the treatment of acute mania. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2003 Dec; 60(12):1218-26.
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  38. Wagner AK, Soumerai SB, Zhang F, Mah C, Simoni-Wastila L, Cosler L, Fanning T, Gallagher P, Ross-Degnan D. Effects of state surveillance on new post-hospitalization benzodiazepine use. Int J Qual Health Care. 2003 Oct; 15(5):423-31.
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  39. Adams AS, Mah C, Soumerai SB, Zhang F, Barton MB, Ross-Degnan D. Barriers to self-monitoring of blood glucose among adults with diabetes in an HMO: a cross sectional study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2003 Mar 19; 3(1):6.
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  40. Zhang F, Barboric M, Blackwell TK, Peterlin BM. A model of repression: CTD analogs and PIE-1 inhibit transcriptional elongation by P-TEFb. Genes Dev. 2003 Mar 15; 17(6):748-58.
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  41. Madden JM, Soumerai SB, Lieu TA, Mandl KD, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D. Effects on breastfeeding of changes in maternity length-of-stay policy in a large health maintenance organization. Pediatrics. 2003 Mar; 111(3):519-24.
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  42. Wagner AK, Soumerai SB, Zhang F, Mah C, Wastila LS, Cosler L, Fanning T, Gallagher P, Ross-Degnan D. Effects of state surveillance on new post-hospitalization benzodiazepine use. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 2003; 15(5):423-431.
  43. Madden JM, Soumerai SB, Lieu TA, Mandl KD, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D. Effects of a law against early postpartum discharge on newborn follow-up, adverse events, and HMO expenditures. N Engl J Med. 2002 Dec 19; 347(25):2031-8.
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  44. Zhang F, Wagner AK, Soumerai SB, and Ross-Degnan D. Estimating confidence intervals around relative changes in outcomes in segmented regression analyses of time series data. SAS Users Group, Inc. Fifteenth Annual Conference Proceedings. 2002; 748-754.
  45. Wagner AK, Soumerai SB, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D. Segmented regression analysis of interrupted time series studies in medication use research. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2002 Aug; 27(4):299-309.
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