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Robert J. Blendon, D.Sc.

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The Johns Hopkins University School of Public HealthSc.D.1969

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Dr. Robert J. Blendon is currently the Richard L. Menschel Professor of Public Health and Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Emeritus, at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He holds appointments as a Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis at both the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In addition, he directs the Harvard Opinion Research Program, which focuses on better understanding of public knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about major social policy issues in the U.S. and other nations. He currently co-directs the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health project on understanding Americans' Health Agenda, including a joint series with National Public Radio and POLITICO. Previously, he co-directed a special polling series with the Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Additionally, Dr. Blendon co-directed a special survey project for the Minneapolis Star Tribune on health care that received the National Press Club's 1998 Award for Consumer Journalism. He also co-directed a project for National Public Radio and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation on American attitudes toward domestic policy. The series was cited by the National Journal as setting a new standard for use of public opinion surveys in broadcast journalism.

Between 1987 and 1996 he served as Chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and as Deputy Director of the Harvard University Division of Health Policy Research and Education. Prior to his Harvard appointment, Dr. Blendon was senior vice-president at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In addition, he has served as a senior faculty member for the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National Governor's Association, and the U.S. Congress Committee on Ways and Means.

Dr. Blendon teaches courses on both Political Strategy in Health Policy and Public Opinion Polling at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He also directs the Political Analysis track in the University's Ph.D. Program in Health Policy.

Dr. Blendon is a member of the Institute of Medicine, of the National Academy of Sciences and of the Council of Foreign Relations, a former member of the advisory board to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a former member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Medical Association. He is also a Past President of the Association of Health Services Research and winner of their Distinguished Investigator Award. He is also a recipient of the Baxter Award for lifetime achievement in the health services research field. He has also received the John M. Eisenberg Excellence in Mentorship Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Mendelsohn award from Harvard University. In 2008, he was the recipient of the Warren J. Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research given by the Roper Center.

He is a graduate of Marietta College. He is also a graduate of the School of Business at the University of Chicago, with a Masters in Business Administration. In addition, he holds a Doctoral degree from the School of Public Health of Johns Hopkins University, where his principal attention was directed toward health policy.

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  1. R03HS006379 (BLENDON, ROBERT J) Sep 1, 1989 - Aug 31, 1991
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    DISCRIMINATORY ATTITUDES AND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT AIDS
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Schneider EC. The Future of Health Policy in a Partisan United States: Insights From Public Opinion Polls. JAMA. 2021 Apr 06; 325(13):1253-1254. PMID: 33666642.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. SteelFisher GK, Blendon RJ, Caporello H. An Uncertain Public - Encouraging Acceptance of Covid-19 Vaccines. N Engl J Med. 2021 Apr 22; 384(16):1483-1487. PMID: 33657291.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. SteelFisher GK, Caporello HL, Broussard CS, Schafer TJ, Ben-Porath EN, Blendon RJ. Seasonal Influenza Vaccine in Pregnant Women: Views and Experiences of Obstetrician-Gynecologists. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2021 08; 30(8):1086-1094. PMID: 33533697.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  4. Blendon RJ, Benson JM. Implications of the 2020 Election for U.S. Health Policy. N Engl J Med. 2020 Oct 29; 383(18):e105. PMID: 33113302.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  5. Findling MTG, Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Miller C. The Unseen Picture: Issues with Health Care, Discrimination, Police and Safety, and Housing Experienced by Native American Populations in Rural America. J Rural Health. 2020 Oct 06. PMID: 33022083.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  6. McIntyre A, Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Findling MG, Schneider EC. The Affordable Care Act's Missing Consensus: Values, Attitudes, and Experiences Associated with Competing Health Reform Preferences. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2020 10 01; 45(5):729-755. PMID: 32589212.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Sommers BD, Chen L, Blendon RJ, Orav EJ, Epstein AM. Medicaid Work Requirements In Arkansas: Two-Year Impacts On Coverage, Employment, And Affordability Of Care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2020 09; 39(9):1522-1530. PMID: 32897784.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Scott KW, Findling MG, Huskamp HA, Scott JW, Benson JM, Kocher KE, Blendon RJ. Differences Between Emergency Department and Urgent Care Users for Low-acuity Health Needs: A Public Opinion Analysis. Acad Emerg Med. 2021 02; 28(2):240-243. PMID: 32539212.
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  9. Ganguli I, Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Shah A, Schneider EC. How do health care experiences of the seriously ill differ by disease? Healthc (Amst). 2020 Sep; 8(3):100446. PMID: 32919585.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Sommers BD, Allen H, Bhanja A, Blendon RJ, Orav EJ, Epstein AM. Assessment of Perceptions of the Public Charge Rule Among Low-Income Adults in Texas. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 07 01; 3(7):e2010391. PMID: 32667651.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. SteelFisher GK, Hero JO, Caporello HL, Blendon RJ, Walker W, Broussard CS, Gilboa SM, Polen KN, Ben-Porath EN. Obstetrician-Gynecologist Views of Pregnancy-Related Medication Safety. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2020 08; 29(8):1113-1121. PMID: 32233962.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Findling MG, Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Sayde JM, Miller CE. Views of Rural US Adults About Health and Economic Concerns. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 01 03; 3(1):e1918745. PMID: 31913496.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Kyle MA, Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Abrams MK, Schneider EC. Financial Hardships Of Medicare Beneficiaries With Serious Illness. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 11; 38(11):1801-1806. PMID: 31682505.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Findling MG, Bleich SN, Casey LS, Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Sayde JM, Miller C. Discrimination in the United States: Experiences of Latinos. Health Serv Res. 2019 12; 54 Suppl 2:1409-1418. PMID: 31667831.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Bleich SN, Findling MG, Casey LS, Blendon RJ, Benson JM, SteelFisher GK, Sayde JM, Miller C. Discrimination in the United States: Experiences of black Americans. Health Serv Res. 2019 12; 54 Suppl 2:1399-1408. PMID: 31663124.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. SteelFisher GK, Findling MG, Bleich SN, Casey LS, Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Sayde JM, Miller C. Gender discrimination in the United States: Experiences of women. Health Serv Res. 2019 12; 54 Suppl 2:1442-1453. PMID: 31663120.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Casey LS, Reisner SL, Findling MG, Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Sayde JM, Miller C. Discrimination in the United States: Experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Americans. Health Serv Res. 2019 12; 54 Suppl 2:1454-1466. PMID: 31659745.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Findling MG, Casey LS, Fryberg SA, Hafner S, Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Sayde JM, Miller C. Discrimination in the United States: Experiences of Native Americans. Health Serv Res. 2019 12; 54 Suppl 2:1431-1441. PMID: 31657013.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. McMurtry CL, Findling MG, Casey LS, Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Sayde JM, Miller C. Discrimination in the United States: Experiences of Asian Americans. Health Serv Res. 2019 12; 54 Suppl 2:1419-1430. PMID: 31657465.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Blendon RJ. Introduction. Health Serv Res. 2019 12; 54 Suppl 2:1371-1373. PMID: 31650541.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Blendon RJ, Casey LS. Discrimination in the United States: Perspectives for the future. Health Serv Res. 2019 12; 54 Suppl 2:1467-1471. PMID: 31650534.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Kyle MA, Seegars L, Benson JM, Blendon RJ, Huckman RS, Singer SJ. Toward a Corporate Culture of Health: Results of a National Survey. Milbank Q. 2019 Sep 09. PMID: 31502327.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    
  23. SteelFisher GK, Caporello H, Blendon RJ, Ben-Porath EN, Lubell K, Friedman AL, Holton K, Smith BJ, McGowan E, Schafer T. Views and Experiences of Travelers from US States to Zika-Affected Areas. Health Secur. 2019 Jul/Aug; 17(4):307-323. PMID: 31433283.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  24. Sommers BD, Goldman AL, Blendon RJ, Orav EJ, Epstein AM. Medicaid Work Requirements - Results from the First Year in Arkansas. N Engl J Med. 2019 09 12; 381(11):1073-1082. PMID: 31216419.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. McGregor AJ, Blendon RJ, Zaslavsky AM. Examining Christian views toward the Affordable Care Act: The importance of race and denomination. J Prev Interv Community. 2020 Jan-Mar; 48(1):7-28. PMID: 31166152.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Blendon RJ, Benson JM, McMurtry CL. The Upcoming U.S. Health Care Cost Debate - The Public's Views. N Engl J Med. 2019 Jun 27; 380(26):2487-2492. PMID: 31141655.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  27. Bleich SN, Gorski Findling MT, Blendon RJ, Ben-Porath E, SteelFisher GK. Parents' Perceptions of the Challenges to Helping Their Children Maintain or Achieve a Healthy Weight. J Obes. 2019; 2019:9192340. PMID: 30729042.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  28. Blendon RJ, Benson JM, McMurtry CL. Health Care in the 2018 Election. N Engl J Med. 2018 11 01; 379(18):e32. PMID: 30380387.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. SteelFisher GK, Blendon RJ, Haydarov R, Lodge W, Caporello H, Guirguis S, Anand S, Birungi J, Williams MR, Ben-Porath EN, O'Reilly D, Sahm C. Threats to oral polio vaccine acceptance in Somalia: Polling in an outbreak. Vaccine. 2018 07 25; 36(31):4716-4724. PMID: 29958738.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  30. Sommers BD, Fry CE, Blendon RJ, Epstein AM. New Approaches In Medicaid: Work Requirements, Health Savings Accounts, And Health Care Access. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 07; 37(7):1099-1108. PMID: 29924637.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. SteelFisher GK, Benson JM, Caporello H, Koonin LM, Patel A, Ben-Porath E, Blendon RJ. Pharmacist Views on Alternative Methods for Antiviral Distribution and Dispensing During an Influenza Pandemic. Health Secur. 2018 Mar/Apr; 16(2):108-118. PMID: 29570363.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  32. Blendon RJ, Benson JM. The Public and the Opioid-Abuse Epidemic. N Engl J Med. 2018 Feb 01; 378(5):407-411. PMID: 29298128.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  33. Blendon RJ, Benson JM. Public Opinion about the Future of the Affordable Care Act. N Engl J Med. 2017 08 31; 377(9):e12. PMID: 28813210.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. SteelFisher GK, Blendon RJ, Guirguis S, Lodge W, Caporello H, Petit V, Coleman M, Williams MR, Parwiz SM, Corkum M, Gardner S, Ben-Porath EN. Understanding threats to polio vaccine commitment among caregivers in high-priority areas of Afghanistan: a polling study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 11; 17(11):1172-1179. PMID: 28818541.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  35. McGregor AJ, Siqueira CE, Zaslavsky AM, Blendon RJ. Do elections matter for private-sector healthcare management in Brazil? An analysis of municipal health policy. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 07 12; 17(1):483. PMID: 28701193.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Hero JO, Zaslavsky AM, Blendon RJ. The United States Leads Other Nations In Differences By Income In Perceptions Of Health And Health Care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 06 01; 36(6):1032-1040. PMID: 28583961.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Sommers BD, Maylone B, Blendon RJ, Orav EJ, Epstein AM. Three-Year Impacts Of The Affordable Care Act: Improved Medical Care And Health Among Low-Income Adults. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 06 01; 36(6):1119-1128. PMID: 28515140.
    Citations: 62     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Sommers BD, McMURTRY CL, Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Sayde JM. Beyond Health Insurance: Remaining Disparities in US Health Care in the Post-ACA Era. Milbank Q. 2017 03; 95(1):43-69. PMID: 28266070.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Hero JO, McMurtry C, Benson J, Blendon R. Discussing Opioid Risks With Patients to Reduce Misuse and Abuse: Evidence From 2 Surveys. Ann Fam Med. 2016 11; 14(6):575-577. PMID: 28376444.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Scott KW, Blendon RJ, Benson JM. Sick of Health Care Politics? Comparing Views of Quality of Care Between Democrats and Republicans. J Healthc Qual. 2016 Nov/Dec; 38(6):e39-e51. PMID: 27579601.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Casey LS. Health Care in the 2016 Election - A View through Voters' Polarized Lenses. N Engl J Med. 2016 Oct 27; 375(17):e37. PMID: 27783924.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    
  42. Sommers BD, Blendon RJ, Orav EJ, Epstein AM. Changes in Utilization and Health Among Low-Income Adults After Medicaid Expansion or Expanded Private Insurance. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Oct 01; 176(10):1501-1509. PMID: 27532694.
    Citations: 103     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  43. Sommers BD, Gourevitch R, Maylone B, Blendon RJ, Epstein AM. Insurance Churning Rates For Low-Income Adults Under Health Reform: Lower Than Expected But Still Harmful For Many. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 10 01; 35(10):1816-1824. PMID: 27702954.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Saulsberry L, Blendon RJ, Benson JM. Challenges confronting African Americans and Hispanics living with chronic illness in their families. Chronic Illn. 2016 12; 12(4):281-291. PMID: 27340239.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Blendon RJ, Gorski MT, Benson JM. The Public and the Gene-Editing Revolution. N Engl J Med. 2016 Apr 14; 374(15):1406-11. PMID: 27074065.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Hero JO, Blendon RJ, Zaslavsky AM, Campbell AL. Understanding What Makes Americans Dissatisfied With Their Health Care System: An International Comparison. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Mar; 35(3):502-9. PMID: 26953306.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Sommers BD, Blendon RJ, Orav EJ. Both The 'Private Option' And Traditional Medicaid Expansions Improved Access To Care For Low-Income Adults. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Jan; 35(1):96-105. PMID: 26733706.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. SteelFisher GK, Blendon RJ, Brulé AS, Lubell KM, Jackson Brown L, Batts D, Ben-Porath E. Physician Emergency Preparedness: A National Poll of Physicians. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2015 Dec; 9(6):666-80. PMID: 26545188.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  49. Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Gorski MT, Weldon KJ, Pérez DJ, Mann F, Miller CE, Ben-Porath EN. The Perspectives of Six Latino Heritage Groups About Their Health Care. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Oct; 17(5):1347-54. PMID: 25053147.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  50. SteelFisher GK, Blendon RJ, Lasala-Blanco N. Ebola in the United States--Public Reactions and Implications. N Engl J Med. 2015 Aug 27; 373(9):789-91. PMID: 26222381.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  51. SteelFisher GK, Blendon RJ, Guirguis S, Brulé A, Lasala-Blanco N, Coleman M, Petit V, Ahmed M, Mataruse N, Corkum M, Nisar M, Ben-Porath EN, Gigli S, Sahm C. Threats to polio eradication in high-conflict areas in Pakistan and Nigeria: a polling study of caregivers of children younger than 5 years. Lancet Infect Dis. 2015 Oct; 15(10):1183-1192. PMID: 26179316.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  52. Sommers BD, Maylone B, Nguyen KH, Blendon RJ, Epstein AM. The Impact Of State Policies On ACA Applications And Enrollment Among Low-Income Adults In Arkansas, Kentucky, And Texas. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Jun; 34(6):1010-8. PMID: 26056207.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  53. Scott KW, Blendon RJ, Sommers BD. The 2014 governors' races and health care: a campaign web site analysis. Inquiry. 2015; 52. PMID: 25943977.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  54. SteelFisher GK, Blendon RJ, Kang M, Ward JR, Kahn EB, Maddox KE, Lubell KM, Tucker M, Ben-Porath EN. Adoption of preventive behaviors in response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic: a multiethnic perspective. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2015 May; 9(3):131-42. PMID: 25688806.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  55. Blendon RJ, Benson JM. Voters and the Affordable Care Act in the 2014 election. N Engl J Med. 2014 Nov 13; 371(20):e31. PMID: 25353968.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Hero JO. Public trust in physicians--U.S. medicine in international perspective. N Engl J Med. 2014 Oct 23; 371(17):1570-2. PMID: 25337746.
    Citations: 49     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  57. Epstein AM, Sommers BD, Kuznetsov Y, Blendon RJ. Low-income residents in three states view Medicaid as equal to or better than private coverage, support expansion. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Nov; 33(11):2041-7. PMID: 25298540.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  58. Matthews Pillemer F, Blendon RJ, Zaslavsky AM, Lee BY. Predicting support for non-pharmaceutical interventions during infectious outbreaks: a four region analysis. Disasters. 2015 Jan; 39(1):125-45. PMID: 25243477.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  59. Botta MD, Blendon RJ, Benson JM. Cost-effectiveness decision making and US public opinion. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jan; 174(1):141-3. PMID: 24100698.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  60. Blendon RJ, Benson JM. The public and the conflict over future Medicare spending. N Engl J Med. 2013 Sep 12; 369(11):1066-73. PMID: 24024846.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  61. Wikler EM, Blendon RJ, Benson JM. Would you want to know? Public attitudes on early diagnostic testing for Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2013; 5(5):43. PMID: 24010759.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    
  62. Long MW, Sobol AM, Cradock AL, Subramanian SV, Blendon RJ, Gortmaker SL. School-day and overall physical activity among youth. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Aug; 45(2):150-7. PMID: 23867021.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  63. SteelFisher GK, Blendon RJ. Behavioural research in epidemics--authors' reply. Lancet Infect Dis. 2013 Jul; 13(7):568. PMID: 23809222.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  64. Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Botta MD, Weldon KJ. Users' views of dietary supplements. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jan 14; 173(1):74-6. PMID: 23403846.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  65. Steelfisher GK, Blendon RJ, Brulé AS, Ben-Porath EN, Ross LJ, Atkins BM. Public response to an anthrax attack: a multiethnic perspective. Biosecur Bioterror. 2012 Dec; 10(4):401-11. PMID: 23244501.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  66. Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Brulé A. Implications of the 2012 election for health care--the voters' perspective. N Engl J Med. 2012 Dec 20; 367(25):2443-7. PMID: 23190187.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  67. Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Brulé A. Understanding health care in the 2012 election. N Engl J Med. 2012 Oct 25; 367(17):1658-61. PMID: 23050512.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  68. SteelFisher GK, Blendon RJ, Ward JR, Rapoport R, Kahn EB, Kohl KS. Public response to the 2009 influenza A H1N1 pandemic: a polling study in five countries. Lancet Infect Dis. 2012 Nov; 12(11):845-50. PMID: 23041199.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  69. Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Wikler EM, Weldon KJ, Georges J, Baumgart M, Kallmyer BA. The Impact of Experience with a Family Member with Alzheimer's Disease on Views about the Disease across Five Countries. Int J Alzheimers Dis. 2012; 2012:903645. PMID: 22997601.
    Citations: 12     
  70. Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Botta MD, Zeldow D, Kim MK. A four-country survey of public attitudes towards restricting healthcare costs by limiting the use of high-cost medical interventions. BMJ Open. 2012; 2(3). PMID: 22586287.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    
  71. Kim MK, Blendon RJ, Benson JM. What is driving people's dissatisfaction with their own health care in 17 Latin American countries? Health Expect. 2013 Jun; 16(2):155-63. PMID: 22512774.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  72. Blendon RJ, Kim MK, Benson JM. The public, political parties, and stem-cell research. N Engl J Med. 2011 Nov 17; 365(20):1853-6. PMID: 22087677.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  73. SteelFisher G, Blendon R, Ross LJ, Collins BC, Ben-Porath EN, Bekheit MM, Mailhot JR. Public response to an anthrax attack: reactions to mass prophylaxis in a scenario involving inhalation anthrax from an unidentified source. Biosecur Bioterror. 2011 Sep; 9(3):239-50. PMID: 21819225.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  74. Abiola SE, Gonzales R, Blendon RJ, Benson J. Survey in sub-Saharan Africa shows substantial support for government efforts to improve health services. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011 Aug; 30(8):1478-87. PMID: 21821564.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  75. Blendon RJ, Benson JM. The public's views about Medicare and the budget deficit. N Engl J Med. 2011 Jul 28; 365(4):e8. PMID: 21751897.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  76. Steelfisher GK, Blendon RJ, Bekheit MM, Mitchell EW, Williams J, Lubell K, Peugh J, DiSogra CA. Novel pandemic A (H1N1) influenza vaccination among pregnant women: motivators and barriers. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Jun; 204(6 Suppl 1):S116-23. PMID: 21492827.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  77. Blendon RJ, Benson JM, SteelFisher GK, Connolly JM. Americans' conflicting views about the public health system, and how to shore up support. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Nov; 29(11):2033-40. PMID: 21041745.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  78. Blendon RJ, Benson JM. Health care in the 2010 congressional election. N Engl J Med. 2010 Nov 11; 363(20):e30. PMID: 20979463.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  79. SteelFisher GK, Blendon RJ, Bekheit MM, Lubell K. The public's response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jun 03; 362(22):e65. PMID: 20484390.
    Citations: 56     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  80. Blendon RJ, Benson JM. Public opinion at the time of the vote on health care reform. N Engl J Med. 2010 Apr 22; 362(16):e55. PMID: 20375397.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  81. Taylor-Clark KA, Viswanath K, Blendon RJ. Communication inequalities during Public Health disasters: Katrina's wake. Health Commun. 2010 Apr; 25(3):221-9. PMID: 20461607.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  82. Oakman TS, Blendon RJ, Campbell AL, Zaslavsky AM, Benson JM. A partisan divide on the uninsured. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Apr; 29(4):706-11. PMID: 20223799.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  83. Blake KD, Blendon RJ, Viswanath K. Employment and compliance with pandemic influenza mitigation recommendations. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Feb; 16(2):212-8. PMID: 20113549.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  84. Blake KD, Viswanath K, Blendon RJ, Vallone D. The role of tobacco-specific media exposure, knowledge, and smoking status on selected attitudes toward tobacco control. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010 Feb; 12(2):117-26. PMID: 20018944.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  85. Blake KD, Viswanath K, Blendon RJ, Vallone D. The role of reported tobacco-specific media exposure on adult attitudes towards proposed policies to limit the portrayal of smoking in movies. Tob Control. 2010 Jun; 19(3):191-6. PMID: 20008152.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  86. Blendon RJ, Benson JM. The American public and the next phase of the health care reform debate. N Engl J Med. 2009 Nov 19; 361(21):e48. PMID: 19890106.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  87. Steelfisher GK, Blendon RJ, Sussman T, Connolly JM, Benson JM, Herrmann MJ. Physicians' views of the Massachusetts Health Care Reform Law--a poll. N Engl J Med. 2009 Nov 05; 361(19):e39. PMID: 19846839.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  88. Blendon RJ, Benson JM. Understanding how Americans view health care reform. N Engl J Med. 2009 Aug 27; 361(9):e13. PMID: 19675325.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  89. SteelFisher GK, Schneider EC, Zaslavsky AM, Blendon RJ. Can quality reports help address health care disparities? Use and awareness of comparative quality information by African Americans. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2009 Aug; 20(3):884-95. PMID: 19648714.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  90. Blendon RJ, Steelfisher GK. Commentary: understanding the underlying politics of health care policy decision making. Health Serv Res. 2009 Aug; 44(4):1137-43. PMID: 19486182.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  91. Sussman T, Blendon RJ, Campbell AL. Will Americans support the individual mandate? Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 May-Jun; 28(3):w501-9. PMID: 19383640.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  92. Blendon RJ, Altman DE, Benson JM, Brodie M, Buhr T, Deane C, Buscho S. Voters and health reform in the 2008 presidential election. N Engl J Med. 2008 Nov 06; 359(19):2050-61. PMID: 18974307.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  93. Blendon RJ, Buhr T, Sussman T, Benson JM. Massachusetts health reform: a public perspective from debate through implementation. Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 Nov-Dec; 27(6):w556-65. PMID: 18957451.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  94. Blendon RJ, Koonin LM, Benson JM, Cetron MS, Pollard WE, Mitchell EW, Weldon KJ, Herrmann MJ. Public response to community mitigation measures for pandemic influenza. Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 May; 14(5):778-86. PMID: 18439361.
    Citations: 73     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  95. Blendon RJ, Buhr T, Cassidy EF, Pérez DJ, Sussman T, Benson JM, Herrmann MJ. Disparities in physician care: experiences and perceptions of a multi-ethnic America. Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 Mar-Apr; 27(2):507-17. PMID: 18332509.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  96. SteelFisher GK, Zaslavsky AM, Blendon RJ. Health-related impact of deployment extensions on spouses of active duty army personnel. Mil Med. 2008 Mar; 173(3):221-9. PMID: 18419022.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  97. Blendon RJ, Altman DE, Deane C, Benson JM, Brodie M, Buhr T. Health care in the 2008 presidential primaries. N Engl J Med. 2008 Jan 24; 358(4):414-22. PMID: 18216365.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  98. Jovell A, Blendon RJ, Navarro MD, Fleischfresser C, Benson JM, Desroches CM, Weldon KJ. Public trust in the Spanish health-care system. Health Expect. 2007 Dec; 10(4):350-7. PMID: 17986071.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  99. Blendon RJ, Buhr T, Cassidy EF, Perez DJ, Hunt KA, Fleischfresser C, Benson JM, Herrmann MJ. Disparities in health: perspectives of a multi-ethnic, multi-racial America. Health Aff (Millwood). 2007 Sep-Oct; 26(5):1437-47. PMID: 17848456.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  100. Bleich S, Blendon R, Adams A. Trust in scientific experts on obesity: implications for awareness and behavior change. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Aug; 15(8):2145-56. PMID: 17712134.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  101. Taylor-Clark KA, Mebane FE, Steelfisher GK, Blendon RJ. News of disparity: content analysis of news coverage of African American healthcare inequalities in the USA, 1994-2004. Soc Sci Med. 2007 Aug; 65(3):405-17. PMID: 17482736.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  102. Blendon RJ, Benson JM, DesRoches CM, Lyon-Daniel K, Mitchell EW, Pollard WE. The public's preparedness for hurricanes in four affected regions. Public Health Rep. 2007 Mar-Apr; 122(2):167-76. PMID: 17357359.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  103. Blendon RJ, Altman DE. Voters and health care in the 2006 election. N Engl J Med. 2006 Nov 02; 355(18):1928-33. PMID: 17079771.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  104. Blendon RJ, Hunt K, Benson JM, Fleischfresser C, Buhr T. Understanding The American Public's Health Priorities: a 2006 perspective. Health Aff (Millwood). 2006 Nov-Dec; 25(6):w508-15. PMID: 17046841.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  105. Brodie M, Weltzien E, Altman D, Blendon RJ, Benson JM. Experiences of hurricane Katrina evacuees in Houston shelters: implications for future planning. Am J Public Health. 2006 Aug; 96(8):1402-8. PMID: 16571686.
    Citations: 82     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  106. Blendon RJ, DesRoches CM, Cetron MS, Benson JM, Meinhardt T, Pollard W. Attitudes toward the use of quarantine in a public health emergency in four countries. Health Aff (Millwood). 2006 Mar-Apr; 25(2):w15-25. PMID: 16434437.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  107. Blendon RJ, Brodie M, Benson JM, Altman DE, Buhr T. Americans' views of health care costs, access, and quality. Milbank Q. 2006; 84(4):623-57. PMID: 17096637.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  108. Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Herrmann MJ. The American public and the Terri Schiavo case. Arch Intern Med. 2005 Dec 12-26; 165(22):2580-4. PMID: 16344413.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  109. Desroches CM, Blendon RJ, Benson JM. Americans' responses to the 2004 influenza vaccine shortage. Health Aff (Millwood). 2005 May-Jun; 24(3):822-31. PMID: 15886178.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  110. Rosen AB, Blendon RJ, DesRoches CM, Benson JM, Bates DW, Brodie M, Altman DE, Zapert K, Steffenson AE, Schneider EC. Physicians' views of interventions to reduce medical errors: does evidence of effectiveness matter? Acad Med. 2005 Feb; 80(2):189-92. PMID: 15671327.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  111. Taylor-Clark K, Blendon RJ, Zaslavsky A, Benson J. Confidence in crisis? Understanding trust in government and public attitudes toward mandatory state health powers. Biosecur Bioterror. 2005; 3(2):138-47. PMID: 16000045.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  112. Blendon RJ, Brodie M, Altman DE, Benson JM, Hamel EC. Voters and health care in the 2004 election. Health Aff (Millwood). 2005 Jan-Jun; Suppl Web Exclusives:W5-86-W5-96. PMID: 15741610.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  113. Altman DE, Clancy C, Blendon RJ. Improving patient safety--five years after the IOM report. N Engl J Med. 2004 Nov 11; 351(20):2041-3. PMID: 15537902.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  114. Blendon RJ, Altman DE, Benson JM, Brodie M. Health care in the 2004 presidential election. N Engl J Med. 2004 Sep 23; 351(13):1314-22. PMID: 15385658.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  115. Blendon RJ, Schoen C, DesRoches CM, Osborn R, Zapert K, Raleigh E. Confronting competing demands to improve quality: a five-country hospital survey. Health Aff (Millwood). 2004 May-Jun; 23(3):119-35. PMID: 15160810.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  116. Blendon RJ, Benson JM, DesRoches CM, Raleigh E, Taylor-Clark K. The public's response to severe acute respiratory syndrome in Toronto and the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Apr 01; 38(7):925-31. PMID: 15034821.
    Citations: 116     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  117. Brodie M, Hamel EC, Altman DE, Blendon RJ, Benson JM. Health news and the American public, 1996-2002. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2003 Oct; 28(5):927-50. PMID: 14604217.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
  118. Blendon RJ, Benson JM, DesRoches CM. Americans' views of the uninsured: an era for hybrid proposals. Health Aff (Millwood). 2003 Jul-Dec; Suppl Web Exclusives:W3-405-14. PMID: 15506145.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  119. Taylor-Clark K, Blendon RJ, Benson JM. African Americans' views on health policy: implications for the 2004 elections. Health Aff (Millwood). 2003 Jul-Dec; Suppl Web Exclusives:W3-576-85. PMID: 15506161.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  120. Blendon RJ, Schoen C, DesRoches C, Osborn R, Zapert K. Common concerns amid diverse systems: health care experiences in five countries. Health Aff (Millwood). 2003 May-Jun; 22(3):106-21. PMID: 12757276.
    Citations: 56     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  121. Blendon RJ, Benson JM, Desroches CM, Weldon KJ. Using opinion surveys to track the public's response to a bioterrorist attack. J Health Commun. 2003; 8 Suppl 1:83-92; discussion 148-51. PMID: 14692573.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  122. Blendon RJ, DesRoches CM, Benson JM, Herrmann MJ, Taylor-Clark K, Weldon KJ. The public and the smallpox threat. N Engl J Med. 2003 Jan 30; 348(5):426-32. PMID: 12496352.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  123. Blendon RJ, DesRoches CM, Brodie M, Benson JM, Rosen AB, Schneider E, Altman DE, Zapert K, Herrmann MJ, Steffenson AE. Views of practicing physicians and the public on medical errors. N Engl J Med. 2002 Dec 12; 347(24):1933-40. PMID: 12477944.
    Citations: 114     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  124. DesRoches C, Blendon R, Young J, Scoles K, Kim M. Caregiving in the post-hospitalization period: findings from a national survey. Nurs Econ. 2002 Sep-Oct; 20(5):216-21, 224. PMID: 12382538.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  125. Blendon RJ, Young JT, DesRoches CM, Benson JM. The continuing legacy of September 11 for Americans' health priorities. Health Aff (Millwood). 2002 Jul-Dec; Suppl Web Exclusives:W269-75. PMID: 12703582.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  126. Schoen C, Blendon R, DesRoches CM, Osborn R. Comparison of health care system views and experiences in five nations, 2001: findings from The Commonwealth Fund 2001 International Health Policy Survey. Issue Brief (Commonw Fund). 2002 May; (542):1-6. PMID: 12026937.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  127. Blendon RJ, Schoen C, DesRoches CM, Osborn R, Scoles KL, Zapert K. Inequities in health care: a five-country survey. Health Aff (Millwood). 2002 May-Jun; 21(3):182-91. PMID: 12025982.
    Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  128. Blendon RJ, Benson JM, DesRoches CM, Pollard WE, Parvanta C, Herrmann MJ. The impact of anthrax attacks on the American public. MedGenMed. 2002 Apr 17; 4(2):1. PMID: 12145561.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  129. Blendon RJ, Scoles K, DesRoches C, Young JT, Herrmann MJ, Schmidt JL, Kim M. Americans' health priorities: curing cancer and controlling costs. Health Aff (Millwood). 2001 Nov-Dec; 20(6):222-32. PMID: 11816663.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  130. Kim M, Blendon RJ, Benson JM. How interested are Americans in new medical technologies? A multicountry comparison. Health Aff (Millwood). 2001 Sep-Oct; 20(5):194-201. PMID: 11558703.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  131. Blendon RJ, Kim M, Benson JM. Authors respond to WHO critics. Health Aff (Millwood). 2001 Jul-Aug; 20(4):253-4. PMID: 11463082.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  132. Mebane F, Blendon RJ. Political strategy 101: how to make health policy and influence political people. J Child Neurol. 2001 Jul; 16(7):513-9. PMID: 11453449.
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