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Bruce Agins, MD

Title(s)Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    1. Ikeda DJ, Nyblade L, Srithanaviboonchai K, Agins BD. A quality improvement approach to the reduction of HIV-related stigma and discrimination in healthcare settings. BMJ Glob Health. 2019; 4(3):e001587. PMID: 31297246.
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    2. Hargreaves S, Rustage K, Nellums LB, Bardfield JE, Agins B, Barker P, Massoud MR, Ford NP, Doherty M, Dougherty G, Singh S. Do quality improvement initiatives improve outcomes for patients in antiretroviral programmes in low- and middle-income countries? a systematic review. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019 May 29. PMID: 31149954.
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    3. Reid MJA, Arinaminpathy N, Bloom A, Bloom BR, Boehme C, Chaisson R, Chin DP, Churchyard G, Cox H, Ditiu L, Dybul M, Farrar J, Fauci AS, Fekadu E, Fujiwara PI, Hallett TB, Hanson CL, Harrington M, Herbert N, Hopewell PC, Ikeda C, Jamison DT, Khan AJ, Koek I, Krishnan N, Motsoaledi A, Pai M, Raviglione MC, Sharman A, Small PM, Swaminathan S, Temesgen Z, Vassall A, Venkatesan N, van Weezenbeek K, Yamey G, Agins BD, Alexandru S, Andrews JR, Beyeler N, Bivol S, Brigden G, Cattamanchi A, Cazabon D, Crudu V, Daftary A, Dewan P, Doepel LK, Eisinger RW, Fan V, Fewer S, Furin J, Goldhaber-Fiebert JD, Gomez GB, Graham SM, Gupta D, Kamene M, Khaparde S, Mailu EW, Masini EO, McHugh L, Mitchell E, Moon S, Osberg M, Pande T, Prince L, Rade K, Rao R, Remme M, Seddon JA, Selwyn C, Shete P, Sachdeva KS, Stallworthy G, Vesga JF, Vilc V, Goosby EP. Building a tuberculosis-free world: The Lancet Commission on tuberculosis. Lancet. 2019 Mar 30; 393(10178):1331-1384. PMID: 30904263.
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    4. Barker P, Quick T, Agins B, Rollins N, Sint TT, Stern AF. A 6-Country Collaborative Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Nutrition and Decrease Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Mother-Infant Pairs. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2019 Jan-Dec; 18:2325958219855625. PMID: 31242800.
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    5. Addison D, Baim-Lance A, Suchman L, Katz B, Swain CA, Piersanti K, Steinbock C, Sawicki S, Agins B, Nash D. Factors Influencing the Successful Implementation of HIV Linkage and Retention Interventions in Healthcare Agencies Across New York State. AIDS Behav. 2019 Jan; 23(Suppl 1):105-114. PMID: 29492740.
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    6. Swain CA, Sawicki S, Addison D, Katz B, Piersanti K, Baim-Lance A, Gordon D, Anderson BJ, Nash D, Steinbock C, Agins B. An End-User Participatory Approach to Collaboratively Refine HIV Care Data, The New York State Experience. AIDS Behav. 2019 Jan; 23(Suppl 1):83-93. PMID: 29611095.
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    7. Ikeda DJ, Hollander L, Weigl S, Sawicki SV, Belanger DR, West NY, Brey Magnani N, Wells CG, Gordon P, Morne J, Agins BD. The Facility-Level HIV Treatment Cascade: Using a Population Health Tool in Health Care Facilities to End the Epidemic in New York State. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Oct; 5(10):ofy254. PMID: 30386808.
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    8. Baim-Lance A, Tietz D, Lever H, Swart M, Agins B. Everyday and unavoidable coproduction: exploring patient participation in the delivery of healthcare services. Sociol Health Illn. 2019 Jan; 41(1):128-142. PMID: 30084113.
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    9. Ovretveit J, Dolan-Branton L, Marx M, Reid A, Reed J, Agins B. Adapting improvements to context: when, why and how? Int J Qual Health Care. 2018 May 11. PMID: 29757385.
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    10. Ovretveit J, Dolan-Branton L, Marx M, Reid A, Reed J, Agins B. Adapting improvements to context: when, why and how? Int J Qual Health Care. 2018 Apr 20; 30(suppl_1):20-23. PMID: 29878138.
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    11. Feller DJ, Agins BD. Understanding Determinants of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Viral Load Suppression. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2017 Jan/Feb; 16(1):23-29. PMID: 27629866.
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    12. Bardfield J, Palumbo M, Geis M, Jasmin M, Agins BD. A National Organizational Assessment (NOA) to Build Sustainable Quality Management Programs in Low- and Middle- Income Countries. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016 Jul; 42(7):325-30. PMID: 27301837.
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    13. Feller DJ, Akiyama MJ, Gordon P, Agins BD. Readmissions in HIV-Infected Inpatients: A Large Cohort Analysis. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Apr 01; 71(4):407-12. PMID: 26505329.
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    14. Feller DJ, Agins BD. The Dissociation Between Viral Load Suppression and Retention in Care. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2016 03; 30(3):103-5. PMID: 26751777.
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    15. O'Neill M, Karelas GD, Feller DJ, Knudsen-Strong E, Lajeunesse D, Tsui D, Gordon P, Agins BD. The HIV Workforce in New York State: Does Patient Volume Correlate with Quality? Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Dec 15; 61(12):1871-7. PMID: 26423383.
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    16. Bardfield J, Agins B, Akiyama M, Basenero A, Luphala P, Kaindjee-Tjituka F, Natanael S, Hamunime N. A quality improvement approach to capacity building in low- and middle-income countries. AIDS. 2015 Jul; 29 Suppl 2:S179-86. PMID: 26102629.
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    17. Baim-Lance A, Tietz D, Schlefer M, Agins B. Health Care User Perspectives on Constructing, Contextualizing, and Co-Producing "Quality of Care". Qual Health Res. 2016 Jan; 26(2):252-63. PMID: 25670664.
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    18. Bardfield J, Agins B, Palumbo M, Wei AL, Morris J, Marston B. Improving rates of cotrimoxazole prophylaxis in resource-limited settings: implementation of a quality improvement approach. Int J Qual Health Care. 2014 Dec; 26(6):613-22. PMID: 25335758.
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    19. Fitzpatrick LJ, Egan DJ, Cowan E, Savitsky LM, Kushner JD, Calderon Y, Agins BD. Nonoccupational post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV in New York State Emergency Departments. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2014 Nov-Dec; 13(6):539-46. PMID: 25294854.
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    20. Janowski JP, Garrett WS, Feller DJ, Hathaway R, Kushner J, Pelish M, Agins BD. Management of sexually transmitted infections in New York State health care organizations: who is thinking about the quality of STI care? Sex Transm Dis. 2014 Sep; 41(9):519-24. PMID: 25118963.
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    21. Cunningham CO, Buck J, Shaw FM, Spiegel LS, Heo M, Agins BD. Factors associated with returning to HIV care after a gap in care in New York State. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Aug 01; 66(4):419-27. PMID: 24751434.
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    22. Egan DJ, Cowan E, Fitzpatrick L, Savitsky L, Kushner J, Calderon Y, Agins BD. Legislated human immunodeficiency virus testing in New York State Emergency Departments: reported experience from Emergency Department providers. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2014 Feb; 28(2):91-7. PMID: 24517540.
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    23. Massoud MR, Mensah-Abrampah N, Sax S, Leatherman S, Agins B, Barker P, Kelley E, Heiby JR, Lotherington J. Charting the way forward to better quality health care: how do we get there and what are the next steps? Recommendations from the Salzburg Global Seminar on making health care better in low- and middle-income economies. Int J Qual Health Care. 2012 Dec; 24(6):558-63. PMID: 23074182.
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    24. Chow W, Hirschhorn LR, Ng DW, Wells CG, Schneider KL, Agins BD. Improved quality of HIV care over time among participants in a national quality improvement initiative. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Aug; 23(3 Suppl):67-80. PMID: 22864488.
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    25. Schneider KL, Agins BD, Ng DW, Monserrate JM, Hirschhorn LR. Evaluation of regional HIV provider quality groups to improve care for people living with HIV served in the United States. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Aug; 23(3 Suppl):174-92. PMID: 22864496.
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    26. Thanprasertsuk S, Supawitkul S, Lolekha R, Ningsanond P, Agins BD, McConnell MS, Fox KK, Srisongsom S, Chunwimaleung S, Gass R, Simmons N, Chaovavanich A, Jirajariyavej S, Leusaree T, Akksilp S, Mock PA, Chasombat S, Lertpiriyasuwat C, Tappero JW, Levine WC. HIVQUAL-T: monitoring and improving HIV clinical care in Thailand, 2002-08. Int J Qual Health Care. 2012 Aug; 24(4):338-47. PMID: 22665387.
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    27. Gonzalez CJ, Rivera CA, Martin RJ, Mergian GA, Cruz H, Agins BD. Using computer-based monitoring and intervention to prevent harmful combinations of antiretroviral drugs in the New York State AIDS Drug Assistance Program. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2012 Jun; 38(6):269-76. PMID: 22737778.
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    28. Massoud MR, Mensah-Abrampah N, Barker P, Leatherman S, Kelley E, Agins B, Sax S, Heiby J. Improving the delivery of safe and effective healthcare in low and middle income countries. BMJ. 2012 Feb 14; 344:e981. PMID: 22334574.
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    29. French T, Tesoriero J, Agins B. Changes in stress, substance use and medication beliefs are associated with changes in adherence to HIV antiretroviral therapy. AIDS Behav. 2011 Oct; 15(7):1416-28. PMID: 20640593.
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    30. Lolekha R, Chunwimaleung S, Hansudewechakul R, Leawsrisook P, Prasitsuebsai W, Srisamang P, Wongsawat J, Faikratok W, Pattanasin S, Agins BD, Fox KK, McConnell MS. Pediatric HIVQUAL-T: measuring and improving the quality of pediatric HIV care in Thailand, 2005-2007. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010 Dec; 36(12):541-51. PMID: 21222356.
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    31. Horstmann E, Brown J, Islam F, Buck J, Agins BD. Retaining HIV-infected patients in care: Where are we? Where do we go from here? Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Mar 01; 50(5):752-61. PMID: 20121413.
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    32. Ende AR, Hein L, Sottolano DL, Agins BD. Nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis for exposure to HIV in New York State emergency departments. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2008 Oct; 22(10):797-802. PMID: 18800871.
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    33. Agins BD, Holden MM. Defining a high performance healthcare organisation. BMJ. 2007 Nov 24; 335(7629):1055-6. PMID: 17967827; PMCID: PMC2094180.
    34. Parker MM, Gordon D, Reilly A, Horowitz HW, Waters M, Bennett R, Hallack R, Smith J, Lamson D, Aydemir A, Dvali N, Agins BD, Drusano GL, Taylor J. Prevalence of drug-resistant and nonsubtype B HIV strains in antiretroviral-naïve, HIV-infected individuals in New York State. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2007 Sep; 21(9):644-52. PMID: 17919091.
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    35. Rothman J, Rudnick D, Slifer M, Agins B, Heiner K, Birkhead G. Co-located substance use treatment and HIV prevention and primary care services, New York State, 1990-2002: a model for effective service delivery to a high-risk population. J Urban Health. 2007 Mar; 84(2):226-42. PMID: 17216572.
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    36. Weiss L, French T, Waters M, Netherland J, Agins B, Finkelstein R. Adherence to HAART: perspectives from clients in treatment support programs. Psychol Health Med. 2006 May; 11(2):155-70. PMID: 17129905.
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    37. Wilson TE, Vlahov D, Crystal S, Absalon J, Klein SJ, Remien RH, Remein RH, Agins B. Integrating HIV prevention activities into the HIV medical care setting: a report from the NYC HIV Centers Consortium. J Urban Health. 2006 Jan; 83(1):18-30. PMID: 16736352.
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    38. Carrascal AF, Montesano-Ostrander K, Rukeyser J, Agins BD. Training HIV clinicians and building a clinical workforce: the experience in New York State. AIDS Public Policy J. 2005 Fall-Winter; 20(3-4):102-7. PMID: 17624033.
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    39. French T, Weiss L, Waters M, Tesoriero J, Finkelstein R, Agins B. Correlation of a brief perceived stress measure with nonadherence to antiretroviral therapy over time. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2005 Apr 15; 38(5):590-7. PMID: 15793371.
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    40. Agins BD, Steinbock C. Improving improvement. Ann Intern Med. 2004 Nov 16; 141(10):821; author reply 821-2. PMID: 15545687.
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    41. Warner G, Drainoni ML, Parker V, Agins BD, Eldred L. Factors associated with the successful implementation of a quality improvement project in human immunodeficiency virus ambulatory care clinics. Am J Med Qual. 2004 Mar-Apr; 19(2):75-82. PMID: 15115278.
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    42. Stancliff S, Agins B, Rich JD, Burris S. Syringe access for the prevention of blood borne infections among injection drug users. BMC Public Health. 2003 Nov 21; 3:37. PMID: 14633286; PMCID: PMC317318.
    43. Weiss L, French T, Finkelstein R, Waters M, Mukherjee R, Agins B. HIV-related knowledge and adherence to HAART. AIDS Care. 2003 Oct; 15(5):673-9. PMID: 12959818.
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    44. Agins BD, Mojica-Rogers C. Editorial comment: does this drug make the patient better or worse? Interactions between pharmacists and members of the health care team. AIDS Read. 2003 Sep; 13(9):446-7. PMID: 14598791.
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    45. Tesoriero J, French T, Weiss L, Waters M, Finkelstein R, Agins B. Stability of adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy over time among clients enrolled in the treatment adherence demonstration project. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2003 Aug 01; 33(4):484-93. PMID: 12869837.
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    46. Rukeyser J, Steinbock C, Agins BD. Self-management of chronic disease. JAMA. 2003 Mar 26; 289(12):1508-9; author reply 1509. PMID: 12672759.
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    47. Agins B, Gourevitch M, Masci J, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Hitt RS, Haikalis S, Mabry SH, Gerse M. Substance abuse treatment should be key component of HIV treatment plan. Experts explain some best-practice strategies. AIDS Alert. 2001 Jul; 16(7):81-3. PMID: 11548650.
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    48. Noring S, Dubler NN, Birkhead G, Agins B. A new paradigm for HIV care: ethical and clinical considerations. Am J Public Health. 2001 May; 91(5):690-4. PMID: 11344869.
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    49. Stancliff S, Abel S, Agins B. Oral mucosal lesions and HIV viral load in the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS). J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2001 May 01; 27(1):96-7. PMID: 11404529.
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    50. Kaufman G, Han Y, Agins BD. Hospitalization of patients infected with active TB in New York State, 1987-1992: the effect of the HIV epidemic. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr Hum Retrovirol. 1996 Aug 15; 12(5):508-13. PMID: 8757429.
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    51. Agins BD, Young MT, Ellis WC, Burke GR, Rotunno FF. A statewide program to evaluate the quality of care provided to persons with HIV infection. Jt Comm J Qual Improv. 1995 Sep; 21(9):439-56. PMID: 8541987.
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    52. el-Sadr W, Oleske JM, Agins BD. Managing early HIV infection. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Clin Pract Guidel Quick Ref Guide Clin. 1994 Jan; (7):1-37. PMID: 8142962.
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    53. Agins BD, Berman DS, Spicehandler D, el-Sadr W, Simberkoff MS, Rahal JJ. Effect of combined therapy with ansamycin, clofazimine, ethambutol, and isoniazid for Mycobacterium avium infection in patients with AIDS. J Infect Dis. 1989 Apr; 159(4):784-7. PMID: 2926169.
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