Craig Pollack

Associate Professor

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Research Output 2003 2019

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2019

An empiric approach to identifying physician peer groups from claims data: An example from breast cancer care

Herrin, J., Soulos, P. R., Xu, X., Gross, C. P. & Pollack, C., Feb 1 2019, In : Health Services Research. 54, 1, p. 44-51 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Peer Group
Breast Neoplasms
Physicians
Information Storage and Retrieval
Medicare

Association between Degrees of Separation in Physician Networks and Surgeons' Use of Perioperative Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Shi, Y., Pollack, C., Soulos, P. R., Herrin, J., Christakis, N. A., Xu, X. & Gross, C. P., Jan 1 2019, In : Medical care.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Physicians
Patient Care
Surgeons

Association of Receipt of a Housing Voucher with Subsequent Hospital Utilization and Spending

Pollack, C. E., Pollack, C. E., Blackford, A. L., Du, S., Deluca, S., Thornton, R. L. J. & Herring, B., Dec 3 2019, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 322, 21, p. 2115-2124 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Poverty
Hospitalization
Incidence
Control Groups
Inpatients

Communicating About Stopping Cancer Screening: Comparing Clinicians' and Older Adults' Perspectives

Schoenborn, N., Boyd, C., Lee, S. J., Cayea, D. & Pollack, C., May 17 2019, In : The Gerontologist. 59, 1, p. S67-S76

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Early Detection of Cancer
Life Expectancy
Health Priorities
Primary Health Care
Communication

Demographic, health, and attitudinal factors predictive of cancer screening decisions in older adults

Schoenborn, N., Xue, Q. L., Pollack, C., Janssen, E. M., Bridges, J. F. P., Wolff, A. C. & Boyd, C., Mar 1 2019, In : Preventive Medicine Reports. 13, p. 244-248 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Early Detection of Cancer
Life Expectancy
Demography
Health
Regression Analysis

Examining Generalizability of Older Adults’ Preferences for Discussing Cessation of Screening Colonoscopies in Older Adults with Low Health Literacy

Schoenborn, N., Crossnohere, N. L., Janssen, E. M., Pollack, C., Boyd, C., Wolff, A. C., Xue, Q. L., Massare, J., Blinka, M. & Bridges, J. F. P., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of general internal medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Literacy
Colonoscopy
Weights and Measures
Baltimore
Early Detection of Cancer

Experiment To Decrease Neighborhood Poverty Had Limited Effects On Emergency Department Use

Pollack, C., Du, S., Blackford, A. L. & Herring, B. J., Sep 1 2019, In : Health affairs (Project Hope). 38, 9, p. 1442-1450 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Poverty
Hospital Emergency Service
Random Allocation
Delivery of Health Care
Life Expectancy
Early Detection of Cancer
Quality of Life
Physicians
Confidence Intervals

Income disparities in needle biopsy patients prior to breast cancer surgery across physician peer groups

Killelea, B. K., Herrin, J., Soulos, P. R., Pollack, C. E., Forman, H. P., Yu, J., Xu, X., Tannenbaum, S., Wang, S. Y. & Gross, C. P., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Breast Cancer.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Peer Group
Needle Biopsy
Breast Neoplasms
Physicians
Confidence Intervals
Open Access
Public Housing
Baltimore
Social Support
Body Mass Index
Obesity

Patient Perceptions of Diabetes Guideline Frameworks for Individualizing Glycemic Targets

Schoenborn, N., Crossnohere, N. L., Bridges, J. F. P., Pollack, C., Pilla, S. & Boyd, C., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : JAMA internal medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Guidelines
Medicine
Therapeutics
Life Expectancy
Health

Persistent Use of Extended Fractionation Palliative Radiotherapy for Medicare Beneficiaries with Metastatic Breast Cancer, 2011 to 2014

Yu, J. B., Pollack, C., Herrin, J., Zhu, W., Soulos, P. R., Xu, X. & Gross, C. P., Jan 1 2019, In : American Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medicare
Radiotherapy
Breast Neoplasms
Comorbidity
Neoplasm Metastasis
Referral and Consultation
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Logistic Models
Prediabetic State
Health Surveys

Shared-patient physician networks and their impact on the uptake of genomic testing in breast cancer

Rotter, J., Wilson, L., Greiner, M. A., Pollack, C. & Dinan, M., Jan 1 2019, In : Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Neoplasms
Physicians
Technology
Medicare
Retrospective Studies

The Johns Hopkins Primary Care for Cancer Survivor Clinic: lessons learned in our first 4 years

Choi, Y., Radhakrishnan, A., Mahabare, D., Patole, S., Dy, S. M., Pollack, C. E., Berger, Z. D. & Peairs, K. S., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Cancer Survivorship.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Survivors
Primary Health Care
Neoplasms
Referral and Consultation
Survival Rate

Topical estrogen prescribing patterns for urogenital atrophy among women with breast cancer: results of a national provider survey

Richter, L. A., Han, J., Bradley, S., Lynce, F. C., Willey, S. C., Tefera, E. & Pollack, C., Jul 1 2019, In : Menopause (New York, N.Y.). 26, 7, p. 714-719 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atrophy
Estrogens
Breast Neoplasms
Estrogen Receptors
Breast

What Patients and Partners Want in Interventions That Support Sexual Recovery After Prostate Cancer Treatment: An Exploratory Convergent Mixed Methods Study

Mehta, A., Pollack, C., Gillespie, T. W., Duby, A., Carter, C., Thelen-Perry, S. & Witmann, D., Jan 1 2019, In : Sexual Medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Prostatic Neoplasms
Interviews
Focus Groups
Survivors
Therapeutics

Who Orders Screening Mammograms in Older Women with Limited Life Expectancy?

Schoenborn, N., Huang, J., Boyd, C., Nowak, S. & Pollack, C., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of general internal medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Life Expectancy
2018

Association between physician characteristics and the use of 21-gene recurrence score genomic testing among Medicare beneficiaries with early-stage breast cancer, 2008–2011

Wilson, L. E., Pollack, C., Greiner, M. A. & Dinan, M. A., Mar 13 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medicare
Breast Neoplasms
Physicians
Recurrence
Odds Ratio

Clinical Evaluation of an Individualized Risk Prediction Tool for Men on Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer

Huntley, J. H., Coley, R. Y., Carter, H. B., Radhakrishnan, A., Krakow, M. & Pollack, C., Nov 1 2018, In : Urology. 121, p. 118-124 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prostatic Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Anxiety
Biopsy
Health

Cost implications of PSA screening differ by age

Rao, K., Liang, S., Cardamone, M., Joshu, C. E., Marmen, K., Bhavsar, N., Nelson, W. G., Carter, H. B., Albert, M. C., Platz, E. A. & Pollack, C., May 9 2018, In : BMC Urology. 18, 1, 38.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prostate-Specific Antigen
Costs and Cost Analysis
Early Detection of Cancer
Prostatic Neoplasms
Age Groups

HUD housing assistance and levels of physical activity among low-income adults

Wong, M. S., Roberts, E. T., Arnold, C. M. & Pollack, C., Jul 1 2018, In : Preventing chronic disease. 15, 7, 170517.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Urban Renewal
Exercise
Social Class
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Smoke
Counseling
Parents
Smoking

Older Adults' Preferences for Discussing Long-Term Life Expectancy: Results From a National Survey

Schoenborn, N., Janssen, E. M., Boyd, C., Bridges, J. F. P., Wolff, A. C., Xue, Q. L. & Pollack, C., Nov 1 2018, In : Annals of Family Medicine. 16, 6, p. 530-537 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Life Expectancy
Surveys and Questionnaires
Patient Participation
Patient Preference
Religion
Public Housing
Social Support
Habits
Life Style
Exercise

Physician peer group characteristics and timeliness of breast cancer surgery

Bachand, J., Soulos, P. R., Herrin, J., Pollack, C., Xu, X., Ma, X. & Gross, C. P., Apr 24 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Peer Group
Breast Neoplasms
Physicians
Odds Ratio
Women Physicians

Race, Vigilant Coping Strategy, and Hypertension in an Integrated Community

Hines, A. L., Pollack, C., Laveist, T. A. & Thorpe, R. J., Feb 1 2018, In : American Journal of Hypertension. 31, 2, p. 197-204 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hypertension
African Americans
Logistic Models
Baltimore
Health

Surgeon peer network characteristics and adoption of new imaging techniques in breast cancer: A study of perioperative MRI

Tannenbaum, S. S., Soulos, P. R., Herrin, J., Pollack, C., Xu, X., Christakis, N. A., Forman, H. P., Yu, J. B., Killelea, B. K., Wang, S. Y. & Gross, C. P., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Cancer Medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Neoplasms
Peer Group
Primary Care Physicians
Medicare
Cluster Analysis

Survivorship care for early-stage colorectal cancer: A national survey of general surgeons and colorectal surgeons

Choi, Y., Huntley, J. H., Efron, J., Sato, K., Marohn, M. & Pollack, C., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Colorectal Disease.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Colorectal Neoplasms
Survival Rate
Primary Care Physicians
Long-Term Care
Patient Preference

Topical Estrogen Prescription Fill Rates for Women With a History of Breast Cancer Who Are Taking Hormone Therapy

Huntley, J. H., Richter, L. A., Blackford, A. L., Aliu, O. & Pollack, C., Nov 1 2018, In : Obstetrics and Gynecology. 132, 5, p. 1137-1142 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prescriptions
Estrogens
Hormones
Breast Neoplasms
Aromatase Inhibitors

Which Patients Report That Their Urologists Advised Them to Forgo Initial Treatment for Prostate Cancer?

Radhakrishnan, A., Grande, D., Mitra, N. & Pollack, C., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Urology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prostatic Neoplasms
Quality of Health Care
Neoplasms
Life Expectancy
Therapeutics
2017
Pediatrics
Physicians
Guideline Adherence
Diphtheria
Family Health

A multidimensional view of racial differences in access to prostate cancer care

Pollack, C., Armstrong, K. A., Mitra, N., Chen, X., Ward, K. R., Radhakrishnan, A., Wong, M. S., Bekelman, J. E., Branas, C. C., Rhodes, K. V. & Grande, D. T., Nov 15 2017, In : Cancer. 123, 22, p. 4449-4457 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prostatic Neoplasms
Quality of Health Care
Communication
Physicians
Logistic Models

Geographic Variations in Physician Relationships Over Time: Implications for Care Coordination

DuGoff, E. H., Cho, J., Si, Y. & Pollack, C., Mar 1 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Medical Care Research and Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primary Care Physicians
Physicians
Hospital Emergency Service
Physician-Patient Relations
Health Care Reform

How men with prostate cancer choose specialists: A qualitative study

Jiang, T., Stillson, C. H., Pollack, C., Crossette, L., Ross, M., Radhakrishnan, A. & Grande, D., Mar 1 2017, In : Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 30, 2, p. 220-229 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prostatic Neoplasms
Primary Care Physicians
Referral and Consultation
Interviews
Therapeutics

Linking physician attitudes to their breast cancer screening practices: A survey of US primary care providers and gynecologists

Radhakrishnan, A., Nowak, S. A., Parker, A. M., Visvanathan, K. & Pollack, C., Jan 1 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Preventive Medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Early Detection of Cancer
Primary Health Care
Breast Neoplasms
Physicians
Emotions
Life Expectancy
Primary Health Care
Independent Living
Communication
Interviews

Older adults' views and communication preferences about cancer screening cessation

Schoenborn, N., Lee, K., Pollack, C., Armacost, K., Dy, S. E., Bridges, J. F. P., Xue, Q. L., Wolff, A. C. & Boyd, C., Aug 1 2017, In : JAMA Internal Medicine. 177, 8, p. 1121-1128 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Life Expectancy
Early Detection of Cancer
Health Status
Independent Living
Patient Preference

Racial Differences in Geographic Access to Medical Care as Measured by Patient Report and Geographic Information Systems

Wong, M. S., Grande, D. T., Mitra, N., Radhakrishnan, A., Branas, C. C., Ward, K. R. & Pollack, C., Jul 20 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Medical Care.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geographic Information Systems
Urology
Prostatic Neoplasms
Radiation Oncology
Social Class

Racial differences in prostate cancer treatment: The role of socioeconomic status

Watson, M., Grande, D., Radhakrishnan, A., Mitra, N., Ward, K. R. & Pollack, C., Jun 1 2017, In : Ethnicity and Disease. 27, 3, p. 201-208 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Class
Prostatic Neoplasms
Education
Therapeutics
Censuses

Socioeconomic factors affect the selection of proton radiation therapy for children

Shen, C. J., Hu, C., Ladra, M., Narang, A., Pollack, C. & Terezakis, S. A., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Cancer.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Proton Therapy
Radiotherapy
Protons
Photons
Neoplasms

Spillover effects of adult medicaid expansions on children's use of preventive services

Venkataramani, M., Pollack, C. & Roberts, E. T., Dec 1 2017, In : Pediatrics. 140, 6, e20170953.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medicaid
Poverty
Parents
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Confidence Intervals

The Impact of Social Contagion on Physician Adoption of Advanced Imaging Tests in Breast Cancer

Pollack, C., Soulos, P. R., Herrin, J., Xu, X., Christakis, N. A., Forman, H. P., Yu, J. B., Killelea, B. K., Wang, S. Y. & Gross, C. P., Aug 1 2017, In : Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 109, 8, djw330.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Peer Group
Breast Neoplasms
Physicians
Positron-Emission Tomography

TrueNTH sexual recovery study protocol: A multi-institutional collaborative approach to developing and testing a web-based intervention for couples coping with the side-effects of prostate cancer treatment in a randomized controlled trial

Wittmann, D., Mehta, A., Northouse, L., Dunn, R., Braun, T., Duby, A., An, L., Arab, L., Bangs, R., Bober, S., Brandon, J., Coward, M., Dunn, M., Galbraith, M., Garcia, M., Giblin, J., Glode, M., Koontz, B., Lowe, A., Mitchell, S. & 8 others, Mulhall, J., Nelson, C., Paich, K., Saigal, C., Skolarus, T., Stanford, J., Walsh, T. & Pollack, C., Oct 2 2017, In : BMC Cancer. 17, 1, 664.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prostatic Neoplasms
Randomized Controlled Trials
Survivors
Reproductive Health
Sexual Behavior

When primary care providers (PCPs) help patients choose prostate cancer treatment

Radhakrishnan, A., Grande, D., Ross, M., Mitra, N., Bekelman, J., Stillson, C. & Pollack, C., May 1 2017, In : Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 30, 3, p. 298-307 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prostatic Neoplasms
Primary Health Care
Therapeutics
Neoplasms
Prostatectomy
2016

Associations between end-of-life cancer care patterns and medicare expenditures

Wang, S. Y., Hall, J., Pollack, C., Adelson, K., Davidoff, A. J., Long, J. B. & Gross, C. P., Aug 1 2016, In : JNCCN Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 14, 8, p. 1001-1008 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Terminal Care
Health Expenditures
Medicare
Neoplasms
Hospices
Health Promotion
Caregivers
Primary Health Care
Pediatrics
Immunization

Comparing Prognostic Tools for Cancer Screening: Considerations for Clinical Practice and Performance Assessment

Pollack, C., Blackford, A. L., Schoenborn, N., Boyd, C., Peairs, K. & DuGoff, E. H., May 1 2016, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 64, 5, p. 1032-1038 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Early Detection of Cancer
Life Expectancy
Survival
Medicare
Prostatic Neoplasms

Does Churning in Medicaid Affect Health Care Use?

Roberts, E. T. & Pollack, C., Feb 22 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Medical Care.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medicaid
Delivery of Health Care
Office Visits
Hospital Emergency Service
Control Groups