Dr. Beach is currently conducting research on the theoretical foundations of respect and the impact of physician attitudes and patient-physician communication on patients in the primary care setting, in the treatment of HIV and substance abuse and in the treatment of sickle cell disease.
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Flickinger TE, Saha S, Roter D, Korthuis PT, Sharp V, Cohn J, Eggly S, Moore RD, Beach MC. “Clinician empathy is associated with differences in patient-clinician communication behaviors and higher medication self-efficacy in HIV care.” Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Sep 3. pii: S0738-3991(15)30070-7. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2015.09.001. [Epub ahead of print]
Flickinger TE, Saha S, Roter D, Korthuis PT, Sharp V, Cohn J, Moore RD, Ingersoll KS, Beach MC. “Respecting patients is associated with more patient-centered communication behaviors in clinical encounters.” Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Aug 20. pii: S0738-3991(15)30057-4. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2015.08.020. [Epub ahead of print]
Haywood C Jr, Williams-Reade J, Rushton C, Beach MC, Geller G. “Improving clinician attitudes of respect and trust for persons with sickle cell disease.” Hosp Pediatr. 2015 Jul;5(7):377-84. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2014-0171.
Laws MB, Rose GS, Beach MC, Lee Y, Rogers WS, Velasco AB, Wilson IB. “Patient-provider concordance with behavioral change goals drives measures of motivational interviewing consistency.” Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Jun;98(6):728-33. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2015.02.014. Epub 2015 Feb 23.
Beach MC, Roter DL, Saha S, Korthuis PT, Eggly S, Cohn J, Sharp V, Moore RD, Wilson IB. Impact of a Brief Patient and Provider Intervention to Improve the Quality of Communication about Medication Adherence among HIV Patients. Patient Education and Counseling, 2015 May 21
Haywood Jr. C., Diener-West M., Strouse J., Patrick Carroll C., Bediako S., Lanzkron S., Haythornthwaite J., Onojobi G., and Beach MC., for the IMPORT Investigators. Perceived Discrimination in Health Care is Associated with a Greater Burden of Pain in Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2014 Nov;48(5):934-43. Epub Apr 15
Beach MC, Roter D, Korthuis PT, Epstein RM, Sharp V, Ratanawongsa N, Cohn J, Eggly S, Sankar A, Moore RD, Saha S. A multicenter study of physician mindfulness and health care quality. Annals of Family Medicine. 2013 Sep-Oct;11(5):421-8.
Flickinger TE, Saha S, Moore RD, Beach MC. Higher Quality Communication and Relationships Are Associated with Improved Patient Engagement in HIV Care. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2013 Jul 1;63(3):362-6.
Saha S, Korthuis PT, Cohn JA, Sharp VL, Moore RD, Beach MC. Primary care provider cultural competence and racial disparities in HIV care and outcomes. J General Internal Medicine. 2013 May;28(5):622-9
Hsu I, Saha S, Korthuis PT, Sharp V, Cohn J, Moore RD, Beach MC. Providing Support to Patients in Emotional Encounters: A New Perspective on Missed Empathic Opportunities. Patient Education and Counseling. 2012 Sep;88(3):436-42.
aha S, Beach MC. The Impact of Patient-Centered Communication on Patients' Decision Making and Evaluations of Physicians: A Randomized Study Using Video Vignettes. Patient Education and Counseling. 2011 Sep;84(3):386-92.
Haywood C Jr, Lanzkron S, Hughes MT, Brown R, Massa M, Ratanawongsa N, Beach MC. A Video-Intervention to Improve Clinician Attitudes toward Patients with Sickle Cell Disease: The Results of a Randomized Experiment. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2011 May;26(5):518-23.
Kinsman H, Roter D, Berkenblit G, Saha S, Korthuis PT, Wilson I, Eggly S, Sankar A, Sharp V, Cohn J, Moore RD, Beach MC. “We’ll do this together”: The Role of the First Person Plural in Fostering Partnership in Patient-Physician Relationships. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2010 Mar;25(3):186-93.
Beach MC, Duggan PS, Cassell CK, Geller G. What does ‘respect’ mean? Exploring the moral obligation of health professionals to respect patients. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2007 May;22(5):692-5.
Beach MC,Roter DL, Wang NY, Duggan PS, Cooper LA. Are physicians’ attitudes of respect accurately perceived by patients and associated more positive communication behaviors? Patient Education and Counseling. 2006 Sep;62(3):347-54.
Beach MC, Keruly J, Moore RD. Is the quality of the patient-provider relationship associated with better adherence and health outcomes for patients with HIV? J Gen Internal Med. 2006 Jun;21(6):661-5.
Beach MC, Price EG, Gary TL, Robinson KA, Gozu A, Palacio A, Smarth C, Jenkes MW, Feuersein CJ, Bass EB, Powe NR, Cooper LA. Cultural competence: A systematic review of health care provider educational interventions. Medical Care. 2005 Apr;43(4):356-73.
Beach MC, Roter D, Rubin H, Frankel R, Levinson W, Ford DE. Is physician self-disclosure related to patient evaluation of office visits? Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2004 Sep;19(9):905-10.