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profileJames Franklin Wharam, Mb.Bch,Bao

TitleAssociate Professor of Population Medicine
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DepartmentPopulation Medicine
AddressHarvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
Landmark Center
401 Park Dr
Boston MA 02215
Phone617/509-9318
Fax617/859-8112
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U18DP006122     (ROSS-DEGNAN, DENNIS)Sep 30, 2015 - Sep 29, 2020
CDC/NCCDPHP
Impact of HSA Cost Sharing Reductions on High-deductible Members with Diabetes
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

R01DK100304     (WHARAM, JAMES FRANKLIN)Sep 1, 2014 - Jul 31, 2018
NIH/NIDDK
Impact of Emerging Health Insurance Designs on Diabetes Complications
Role: Principal Investigator

R01CA172639     (WHARAM, JAMES FRANKLIN)Sep 19, 2013 - Jul 31, 2018
NIH/NCI
High Deductible Insurance: Impact on Breast Cancer Care and Outcomes
Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Hong AS, Ross-Degnan D, Zhang F, Wharam JF. Clinician-Level Predictors for Ordering Low-Value Imaging. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Nov 01; 177(11):1577-1585. PMID: 28973068.
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  2. Hadland SE, Wharam JF, Schuster MA, Zhang F, Samet JH, Larochelle MR. Trends in Receipt of Buprenorphine and Naltrexone for Opioid Use Disorder Among Adolescents and Young Adults, 2001-2014. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Aug 01; 171(8):747-755. PMID: 28628701.
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  3. Hong AS, Ross-Degnan D, Zhang F, Wharam JF. Small Decline In Low-Value Back Imaging Associated With The 'Choosing Wisely' Campaign, 2012-14. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Apr 01; 36(4):671-679. PMID: 28373333.
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  4. Wharam JF, Zhang F, Eggleston EM, Lu CY, Soumerai S, Ross-Degnan D. Diabetes Outpatient Care and Acute Complications Before and After High-Deductible Insurance Enrollment: A Natural Experiment for Translation in Diabetes (NEXT-D) Study. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Mar 01; 177(3):358-368. PMID: 28097328.
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  5. Leopold C, Wagner AK, Zhang F, Lu CY, Earle C, Nekhlyudov L, Ross-Degnan D, Wharam JF. Erratum to: Racial disparities in all-cause mortality among younger commercially insured women with incident metastatic breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Nov; 160(2):385. PMID: 27696008.
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  6. Larochelle MR, Liebschutz JM, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Wharam JF. Opioid Prescribing After Nonfatal Overdose and Association With Repeated Overdose. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Sep 06; 165(5):376-7. PMID: 27595218.
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  7. Eggleston EM, LeCates RF, Zhang F, Wharam JF, Ross-Degnan D, Oken E. Variation in Postpartum Glycemic Screening in Women With a History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jul; 128(1):159-67. PMID: 27275787.
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  8. Wharam JF, Zhang F, Landon BE, LeCates R, Soumerai S, Ross-Degnan D. Colorectal Cancer Screening in a Nationwide High-deductible Health Plan Before and After the Affordable Care Act. Med Care. 2016 May; 54(5):466-73. PMID: 27078821.
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  9. Larochelle MR, Liebschutz JM, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Wharam JF. Opioid Prescribing After Nonfatal Overdose and Association With Repeated Overdose: A Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Jan 05; 164(1):1-9. PMID: 26720742.
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  10. Garabedian LF, Ross-Degnan D, Wharam JF. Mobile Phone and Smartphone Technologies for Diabetes Care and Self-Management. Curr Diab Rep. 2015 Dec; 15(12):109. PMID: 26458380.
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  11. Wharam JF, Landon BE, Xu X, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D. National Trends and Disparities in Mammography Among Commercially Insured Women, 2001-2010. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2015 Sep-Oct; 21(5):426-32. PMID: 26214535.
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  12. Lewis KH, Zhang F, Arterburn DE, Ross-Degnan D, Gillman MW, Wharam JF. Comparing Medical Costs and Use After Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. JAMA Surg. 2015 Aug; 150(8):787-94. PMID: 26039097; PMCID: PMC4648551.
  13. Graves AJ, Kozhimannil KB, Kleinman KP, Wharam JF. The Association between High-Deductible Health Plan Transition and Contraception and Birth Rates. Health Serv Res. 2016 Feb; 51(1):187-204. PMID: 26118959; PMCID: PMC4722206 [Available on 02/01/17].
  14. Larochelle MR, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Wharam JF. Rates of opioid dispensing and overdose after introduction of abuse-deterrent extended-release oxycodone and withdrawal of propoxyphene. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jun; 175(6):978-87. PMID: 25895077.
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  15. Ackermann RT, Kenrik Duru O, Albu JB, Schmittdiel JA, Soumerai SB, Wharam JF, Ali MK, Mangione CM, Gregg EW. Evaluating diabetes health policies using natural experiments: the natural experiments for translation in diabetes study. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Jun; 48(6):747-54. PMID: 25998925.
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  16. Larochelle MR, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Wharam JF. Trends in opioid prescribing and co-prescribing of sedative hypnotics for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain: 2001-2010. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2015 Aug; 24(8):885-92. PMID: 25906971.
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  17. Wharam JF, Landon B, Zhang F, Xu X, Soumerai S, Ross-Degnan D. Mammography rates 3 years after the 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force Guidelines changes. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Mar 20; 33(9):1067-74. PMID: 25667290.
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  18. Wharam JF, Graves AJ, Kozhimannil KB. Navigating the rise of high-deductible health insurance: childbirth in the bronze age. JAMA. 2015 Jan 20; 313(3):245-6. PMID: 25602991.
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  19. Wharam JF, Zhang F, Xu X, Landon BE, Ross-Degnan D. National trends and disparities in cervical cancer screening among commercially insured Women, 2001-2010. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Nov; 23(11):2366-73. PMID: 25128400.
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  20. Stryjewski TP, Zhang F, Eliott D, Wharam JF. Effect of Massachusetts health reform on chronic disease outcomes. Health Serv Res. 2014 Dec; 49 Suppl 2:2086-103. PMID: 25039480; PMCID: PMC4256554.
  21. Reddy SR, Ross-Degnan D, Zaslavsky AM, Soumerai SB, Wharam JF. Impact of a high-deductible health plan on outpatient visits and associated diagnostic tests. Med Care. 2014 Jan; 52(1):86-92. PMID: 24322990.
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  22. Wharam JF, Ross-Degnan D, Rosenthal MB. The ACA and high-deductible insurance--strategies for sharpening a blunt instrument. N Engl J Med. 2013 Oct 17; 369(16):1481-4. PMID: 24088042.
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  23. Wharam JF, Zhang F, Landon BE, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D. Low-socioeconomic-status enrollees in high-deductible plans reduced high-severity emergency care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Aug; 32(8):1398-406. PMID: 23918484.
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  24. Kozhimannil KB, Law MR, Blauer-Peterson C, Zhang F, Wharam JF. The impact of high-deductible health plans on men and women: an analysis of emergency department care. Med Care. 2013 Aug; 51(8):639-45. PMID: 23685403; PMCID: PMC4012427.
  25. Wharam JF, Soumerai S, Trinacty C, Eggleston E, Zhang F, LeCates R, Canning C, Ross-Degnan D. Impact of emerging health insurance arrangements on diabetes outcomes and disparities: rationale and study design. Prev Chronic Dis. 2013; 10:E11. PMID: 23369764; PMCID: PMC3562172.
  26. Wharam JF, Graves AJ, Zhang F, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D, Landon BE. Two-year trends in cancer screening among low socioeconomic status women in an HMO-based high-deductible health plan. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Sep; 27(9):1112-9. PMID: 22544705; PMCID: PMC3515008.
  27. Wharam JF, Weiner JP. The promise and peril of healthcare forecasting. Am J Manag Care. 2012 Mar 01; 18(3):e82-5. PMID: 22435964.
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  28. Wharam JF, Landon BE, Zhang F, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D. High-deductible insurance: two-year emergency department and hospital use. Am J Manag Care. 2011 Oct 01; 17(10):e410-8. PMID: 21999721.
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  29. Wharam JF, Graves AJ, Landon BE, Zhang F, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D. Two-year trends in colorectal cancer screening after switch to a high-deductible health plan. Med Care. 2011 Sep; 49(9):865-71. PMID: 21577162.
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  30. Wharam JF, Frank MB, Rosland AM, Paasche-Orlow MK, Farber NJ, Sinsky C, Rucker L, Rask KJ, Barry MJ, Figaro MK. "Pay-for-performance" as a quality improvement tool: perceptions and policy recommendations of physicians and program leaders. Qual Manag Health Care. 2011 Jul-Sep; 20(3):234-45. PMID: 21725221.
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  31. Smulowitz PB, Lipton R, Wharam JF, Adelman L, Weiner SG, Burke L, Baugh CW, Schuur JD, Liu SW, McGrath ME, Liu B, Sayah A, Burke MC, Pope JH, Landon BE. Emergency department utilization after the implementation of Massachusetts health reform. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Sep; 58(3):225-234.e1. PMID: 21570157.
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  32. Reiss SK, Ross-Degnan D, Zhang F, Soumerai SB, Zaslavsky AM, Wharam JF. Effect of switching to a high-deductible health plan on use of chronic medications. Health Serv Res. 2011 Oct; 46(5):1382-401. PMID: 21413983; PMCID: PMC3207183.
  33. Kozhimannil KB, Huskamp HA, Graves AJ, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D, Wharam JF. High-deductible health plans and costs and utilization of maternity care. Am J Manag Care. 2011 Jan; 17(1):e17-25. PMID: 21485419.
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  34. Kozhimannil KB, Huskamp HA, Graves AJ, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D, Wharam JF. High-deductible health plans and costs and utilization of maternity care. Am J Manag Care. 2011; 17(1):e17-25. PMID: 21370935.
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  35. Galbraith AA, Ross-Degnan D, Soumerai SB, Abrams AM, Kleinman K, Rosenthal MB, Wharam JF, Adams AS, Miroshnik I, Lieu TA. Use of well-child visits in high-deductible health plans. Am J Manag Care. 2010 Nov; 16(11):833-40. PMID: 21348554; PMCID: PMC3984915.
  36. Zhang F, Wharam JF, Ross-Degnan D. Comparing simulation and threshold approaches when analysing data with probabilities of categories. J Eval Clin Pract. 2010 Oct; 16(5):964-7. PMID: 20586843.
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  37. Galbraith AA, Ross-Degnan D, Soumerai SB, Miroshnik I, Wharam JF, Kleinman K, Lieu TA. High-deductible health plans: are vulnerable families enrolled? Pediatrics. 2009 Apr; 123(4):e589-94. PMID: 19336350; PMCID: PMC2683628.
  38. Wharam JF, Paasche-Orlow MK, Farber NJ, Sinsky C, Rucker L, Rask KJ, Figaro MK, Braddock C, Barry MJ, Sulmasy DP. High quality care and ethical pay-for-performance: a Society of General Internal Medicine policy analysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Jul; 24(7):854-9. PMID: 19294471; PMCID: PMC2695523.
  39. Wharam JF, Sulmasy D. Improving the quality of health care: who is responsible for what? JAMA. 2009 Jan 14; 301(2):215-7. PMID: 19141771.
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  40. Wharam JF, Galbraith AA, Kleinman KP, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D, Landon BE. Cancer screening before and after switching to a high-deductible health plan. Ann Intern Med. 2008 May 06; 148(9):647-55. PMID: 18458277.
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  41. Wharam JF, Galbraith A, Landon BE, Zhang F, Soumerai S, Ross-Degnan D. . Reversing Disparities? Outpatient Visits after a First Emergency Department Visit among Members of a High Deductible Health Plan. 2008 SGIM Annual Meeting. 2008.
  42. Wharam JF, Paasche-Orlow M, Sinsky C, Farber N, Rucker L, Rask KSulmasy D, Barry M, Figaro K. Can Pay-for-Performance be Ethical? Opinions of SGIM Members and Key Informants. SGIM 2008 Annual Meeting. 2008.
  43. Wharam JF, Daniels N. Toward evidence-based policy making and standardized assessment of health policy reform. JAMA. 2007 Aug 08; 298(6):676-9. PMID: 17684191.
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  44. Wharam JF, Landon BE, Galbraith AA, Kleinman KP, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D. Emergency department use and subsequent hospitalizations among members of a high-deductible health plan. JAMA. 2007 Mar 14; 297(10):1093-102. PMID: 17356030.
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  45. Wharam JF, Ross-Degnan D, Landon BE. Cancer Screening among Members of a High-deductible Health Plan. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. 2007.
  46. Alison A. Galbraith, Dennis Ross-Degnan, Stephen B. Soumerai, Irina Miroshnik, Frank Wharam, Tracy A. Lieu. Publication 6710.6. Characteristics of Children in High-Deductible Health Plans. Pediatric Academic Society. 2007.
  47. Wharam JF, Galbraith A, Landon BE, Kleinman K, Soumerai S, Ross-Degnan D. . Effect of a High Deductible Health Plan on Emergency Department Utilization in a Health Maintenance Organization. J Gen Intern Med. 2006; (17suppl.).
  48. Farrell RA, Wharam JF, Kim D, McCally RL. Polarized light propagation in corneal lamellae. J Refract Surg. 1999 Nov-Dec; 15(6):700-5. PMID: 10590013.
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  49. Yoshida BA, Chekmareva MA, Wharam JF, Kadkhodaian M, Stadler WM, Boyer A, Watabe K, Nelson JB, Rinker-Schaeffer CW. Prostate cancer metastasis-suppressor genes: a current perspective. In Vivo. 1998 Jan-Feb; 12(1):49-58. PMID: 9575426.
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  50. Rinker-Schaeffer CW, Wharam JF, Simons J, Isaacs JT. Development of a high-efficiency method for gene marking of Dunning prostate cancer cell lines with the enzyme beta-galactosidase. Prostate. 1996 Jul; 29(1):60-4. PMID: 8685057.
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