Publications

DiGennaro, C., Vahdat, V., Jalali, M. S., Toumi, A., Watson, T., Gazelle, G. S., Mercaldo, N., & Cunningham Lubitz, C. (2022). Assessing Bias and Limitations of Clinical Validation Studies of Molecular Diagnostic Tests for Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. In press, Thyroid. link

Collins, R. A. (co-first author), DiGennaro, C. (co-first author), Beninato, T., Gartland, R. M., Chaves, N., Broekhuis, J. M., Reddy, L., Lee, J., Dreimiller, A., Alterio, M. M., Campbell, M. J., Lee, Y. J., Khilnani, T. K., Stewart, L. A., O’Brien, M. A., Valdivia y Alvarado, M., Zheng, F., McAneny, D., Liou, R., McManus, C., Dream, S. Y., Wang, T. S., Yen, T. W., Alhefdhi, A., Finnerty, B. M., Fahey III, T. J., Graves, C. E., Laird, A. M., Nehs, M. A., Drake, F. T., Lee, J. A., McHenry, C. R., James, B. C., Pasieka, J. L., Kuo, J. H., Cunningham Lubitz, C. (2022). Limited Disease Progression in Endocrine Surgery Patients with Treatment Delays Due to COVID-19. Forthcoming, Surgery.

Stringfellow, E. J., Lim, T. Y., Humphreys, K., DiGennaro, C., Stafford, C., Beaulieu, E., Homer, J., Wakeland, W., Bearnot, B., McHugh, R. K., Kelly, J., Glos, L., Eggers, S., Kazemi, R., & Jalali, M. S. (2022). Reducing opioid use disorder and overdose in the United States: A dynamic modeling analysis. Science Advances, 8(25), eabm8147. link

Horvat, A., Rommens, E., DiGennaro, C., van Daalen, E., Koene, M., Luning, P. A., & Jalali, M. S. (2022). Simulating Impact of Biosecurity Measures on Campylobacter Contamination in Broiler Houses and Slaughtering – a System Dynamics Approach. Food Control, 109151. link

Lim, T. Y., Stringfellow, E. J., Stafford, C., DiGennaro, C., Homer, J., Wakeland, W., Eggers, S., Kazemi, R., Glos, L., Ewing, E. G., Bannister, C. B., Humphreys, K., Throckmorton, D. C., & Jalali, M. S. (2022). Modeling the evolution of the U.S. opioid crisis for national policy development. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(23)e2115714119. link

Weiner, S., Carroll, A., Brisbon, N., Rodriguez, C., Covahey, C., Stringfellow, E. J., DiGennaro, C., Jalali, M. S., & Wakeman, S. (2022). Evaluating Disparities in Prescribing of Naloxone after Emergency Department Treatment of Opioid Overdose. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 108785. link

Liao, C. Y., Garcia, G.-G. P., DiGennaro, C., & Jalali, M. S. (2022). Racial Disparities in Opioid Overdose Deaths in Massachusetts. JAMA Network Open, 2022;5(4):e229081. link

Garcia, G.-G. P., Stringfellow, E. J., DiGennaro, C., Poellinger, N., Wood, J., Wakeman, S., & Jalali, M. S. (2022). Opioid Overdose Decedent Characteristics during COVID-19. Annals of Medicine, 54:1, 1081-1088. link

DiGennaro, C., Garcia, G.-G. P., Stringfellow, E. J., Wakeman, S., & Jalali, M. S. (2021). Changes in Characteristics of Drug Overdose Death Trends during the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Drug Policy, 98, 103392. link

Jalali, M. S., DiGennaro, C., Guitar, A., Lew, K., & Rahmandad, H. (2021). Evolution and Reproducibility of Simulation Modeling in Epidemiology and Health Policy Over Half a Century. Epidemiologic Reviews, mxab006. link

Toumi, A., DiGennaro, C., Vahdat, V., Jalali, M. S., Gazelle, G. S., Chhatwal, J., Kelz, R. R., & Cunningham Lubitz, C. (2021). Trends in Thyroid Surgery and Guideline-Concordant Care in the United States, 2007–2018. Thyroid, 31(6), 941-949. link

Beaulieu, E., DiGennaro, C., Stringfellow, E., Connolly, A., Hamilton, A., Hyder, A., Cerdá, M., Keyes, K. M., & Jalali, M. S. (2021). Economic Evaluation in Opioid Modeling: Systematic Review. Value in Health, 24(2), 158-173. link

Cerdá, M., Jalali, M. S., Hamilton, A. D., DiGennaro, C., Hyder, A., Santaella-Tenorio, J., Kaur, N., Wang, C., & Keyes, K. M. (2021). A Systematic Review of Simulation Models to Track and Address the Opioid Crisis. Epidemiologic Reviews, mxab013. link

Xu, R., Rahmandad, H., Gupta, M., DiGennaro, C., Ghaffarzadegan, N., Amini, H., & Jalali, M. S. (2021). Weather, Air Pollution, and SARS-CoV-2 Transmission: a Global Analysis. The Lancet Planetary Health, 5(10), e671-e680. link

Jalali, M. S., DiGennaro, C., & Sridhar, D. (2021). The Need for a Prediction Model Assessment Framework—Authors’ Reply. The Lancet Global Health, 9(4), e405. link

Namin, A. T., Vahdat, V., DiGennaro, C., Amid, R., & Jalali, M. S. (2020). Adoption of New Medical Technologies: The Effects of Insurance Coverage vs Continuing Medical Education. Health Policy and Technology, 9(1), 39-41. link

Jalali, M. S., DiGennaro, C., & Sridhar, D. (2020). Transparency Assessment of COVID-19 Models. The Lancet Global Health, 8(12), e1459-e1460. link

Papers Under Review

Working Papers

Claypool, A. L., DiGennaro, C., Russell, W. A., Yildirim, M. F., Reid, Z., Zhang, A. F., Stringfellow, E. J., Jalali, M. S. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Interventions to Increase Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Modeling Buprenorphine Capacity and Duration.

Conferences

Oral Presentations

Claypool, A., DiGennaro, C., Russell, W. A., Yildirim, M. F., Reid, Z., Zhang, A., Stringfellow, E. J., Jalali M. S. (2022). Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions to Increase Buprenorphine Treatment Capacity, Initiation, and Duration: A Modeling Analysis. The 40th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Frankfurt, Germany.

DiGennaro, C., Vahdat, V., Toumi, A., Jalali, M. S., Mercaldo, N., Gazelle, S., & Cunningham Lubitz, C. (2021). Biases Within Clinical Validations of Molecular Tests for Thyroid Nodules: A Systematic Review. The 16th Annual Academic Surgical Congress (held virtually).

DiGennaro, C., Vahdat, V., Toumi, A., Chhatwal, J., Jalali, M. S., & Cunningham Lubitz, C. (2020). Adoption of Thyroid Nodule Management Practices Following Revised 2015 ATA Guidelines. The 15th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Orlando, Florida.

Poster Presentations

Jalali, M. S., DiGennaro, C., Guitar, A., Lew, K., Rahmandad, H., & Burke, D. (2019). The Evolution of Simulation Modeling in Health Policy: A Review of the Literature. The 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, Portland, Oregon.

Jalali, M. S., DiGennaro, C., Guitar, A., Lew, K., & Rahmandad, H. (2019). Simulation Modeling in Health Policy: A Systematic and Critical Review of the Literature. The 37th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Proceedings

Collins, R. A. (presenter), DiGennaro, C., Beninato, T., Gartland, R. M., Chaves, N., Broekhuis, J. M., Reddy, L., Lee, J., Dreimiller, A., Alterio, M. M., Campbell, M. J., Lee, Y. J., Khilnani, T. K., Stewart, L. A., O’Brien, M. A., Valdivia y Alvarado, M., Zheng, F., McAneny, D., Liou, R., McManus, C., Dream, S. Y., Wang, T. S., Yen, T. W., Alhefdhi, A., Finnerty, B. M., Fahey III, T. J., Graves, C. E., Laird, A. M., Nehs, M. A., Drake, F. T., Lee, J. A., McHenry, C. R., James, B. C., Pasieka, J. L., Kuo, J. H., Cunningham Lubitz, C. (2022). Limited Disease Progression in Endocrine Surgery Patients with Treatment Delays Due to COVID-19. The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, Cleveland, OH.

Broekhuis, J. M. (presenter), Chaves, N., Chen, H. W., Watson, T. R., DiGennaro, C., Cunningham Lubitz, C., & James, B. C. (2021). Are Patients with Limited English Proficiency Less Likely to Undergo Parathyroidectomy for Primary Hyperparathyroidism? American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress (held virtually).

Stringfellow, E. (presenter), Lim, T. Y., Stafford, C., DiGennaro, C., Homer, J., Wakeland, W., & Jalali, M. S. Reducing Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose in the United States: Policy Analysis. (2021). The 39th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Chicago, Illinois (held virtually).

Lim, T. Y. (presenter), Stringfellow, E., Stafford, C., DiGennaro, C., Homer, J., Wakeland, W., Glos, L., Kazemi-Tabriz, R., & Jalali, M. S. (2021). Reducing Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose in the United States: Model Development and Estimation. The 39th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Chicago, Illinois (held virtually).

Horvat, A. (presenter), Rommens, E., DiGennaro, C., van Daalen, E., Luning, P., & Jalali, M. S. (2021). A Model for Campylobacter Contamination in Chicken Meat Production Systems. The 39th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Chicago, Illinois (held virtually).

Vahdat, V. (presenter), DiGennaro, C., Toumi, A., Ali, A., Jalali, M. S., Chhatwal, J., Gazelle, S., & Cunningham Lubitz, C. (2020). Thyroid Simulator: An Interactive Tool for the Natural History of Thyroid Cancer. The 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making (held virtually).

Lim, T. Y. (presenter), Stringfellow, E., Stafford, C., DiGennaro, C., Beaulieu, E., Ewing, E., Glos, L., Kazemi-Tabriz, R., & Jalali, M. S. (2020). Modeling the Opioid Crisis to Support National Policy Development. The 38th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Bergen, Norway (held virtually).

Vahdat, V. (presenter), Ali, A., Toumi, A., DiGennaro, C., Jalali, M. S., Chhatwal, J., & Cunningham Lubitz, C. (2020). A Micro-simulation Model for the Natural History Progression of Benign and Malignant Thyroid Nodules: Comparison of Calibration Methods. The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research (held virtually).

Press Coverage

Lash, Nathaniel, Thompson, Stuart A. “Will Hot Weather Kill the Coronavirus Where You Live?” The New York Times, 21 May 2020, link. Accessed 24 August 2020.