Becky Briesacher, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of
Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is a health services
researcher with nationally-recognized expertise in prescription drug policy and
medication use in aging populations, both in the community setting and in long-term care
facilities. Dr. Briesacher is particularly interested in how health care policy and
insurance can impact medication affordability, nonadherence, catastrophic medical
expenditures and ultimately patient health. The quality of medication use in nursing
homes is also a topic of great interest. 

Articles

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Knowledge of and perceived need for evidence-based education about antipsychotic medications among nursing home leadership and staff (with Celeste A. Lemay, Kathleen M. Mazor, Terry S. Field, Jennifer L. Donovan, Abir O. Kanaan, Sarah Foy, Leslie R. Harrold, Jerry H. Gurwitz, and Jennifer Tjia), Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (2013)
 

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A critical review of methods to evaluate the impact of FDA regulatory actions (with Stephen B. Soumerai, Fang Zhang, Sengwee Toh, Susan E. Andrade, Joann L. Wagner, Azadeh Shoaibi, and Jerry H. Gurwitz), Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety (2013)
 

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Medicare Part D and Long-Term Care: A Systematic Review of Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence (with Camilla B. Pimentel and Kate L. Lapane), Drugs & Aging (2013)
 

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Studies to reduce unnecessary medication use in frail older adults: a systematic review (with Jennifer Tjia, Sarah J. Velten, Carole Parsons, and Sruthi Valluri), Drugs and aging (2013)
 

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Antipsychotic use among nursing home residents (with Jennifer Tjia, Terry S. Field, Daniel J. Peterson, and Jerry H. Gurwitz), JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association (2013)
 

Posters and Presentations

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Statin Discontinuation among Nursing Home Residents with Advanced Dementia (with Jennifer Tjia, Sarah L. Cutrona, and Daniel J. Peterson), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Using Medicare Part D Data for Research, UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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A Mixed-Methods Study To Characterize Pharmaceutical Marketing in the Nursing Home Setting: Off-Label Use of Atypical Antipsychotics (with Camilla Benedicto, Jennifer L. Donovan, Terry S. Field, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Sarah Foy, Leslie R. Harrold, Abir O. Kanaan, Celeste A. Lemay, Kathleen M. Mazor, Jennifer Tjia, and Sruthi Valluri), Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2012)
 

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Knowledge of and perceived need for evidence-based educational materials about antipsychotic medication safety by nursing home staff (with Celeste A. Lemay, Sarah Foy, Kathleen M. Mazor, Leslie R. Harrold, Jennifer L. Donovan, Abir O. Kanaan, Jerry H. Gurwitz, and Jennifer Tjia), Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2012)
 

Other

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Medicare Prescription Drug Legislation: What It Means for Rural Beneficiaries (with Jeanne M. Lambrew), Meyers Primary Care Institute Publications and Presentations (2003)