Terry Field, D.Sc. is an epidemiologist and health services researcher who serves as
the Associate Director of the Meyers Primary Care Institute and an Associate Professor at
the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her research focuses on provision of care
to disabled and elderly patients in the ambulatory and long-term care settings. She has
participated as a principal investigator or co-investigator on a series of grants from
NIA and AHRQ related to patient safety and health information technology. Her research
interests also include provision of care to cancer patients with a special interest in
survival deficits for patients at risk of receiving less than optimum care, including
elderly patients and members of minority groups. She is a member of the Steering
Committee of the NCI-funded HMO Research Network’s Cancer Research Network and co-leads
the Scientific and Data Resources Core. In this role, Dr. Field participated in the
process of constructing a virtual data warehouse that established data structures for
converting the legacy data at 14 integrated healthcare delivery systems into parallel
databases constructed identically and permitting easy merging of patient-level data on
healthcare utilization. Dr. Field is responsible for the required full year intermediate
epidemiology course in the Clinical and Population Health Research doctoral program. She
has led a series of seminars on evidence based medicine for medical students, residents,
and community physicians. She also mentors physicians on the faculty of the University of
Massachusetts Medical School who are initiating health services research careers. 

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, Jennifer L. Donovan, Abir O. Kanaan, Becky A. Briesacher, Sarah Foy, Leslie R. Harrold, Jerry H. Gurwitz, and Jennifer Tjia), Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (2013)
 

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Adult Willingness to Use Email and Social Media for Peer-to-Peer Cancer Screening Communication: Quantitative Interview Study (with Sarah L. Cutrona, Douglas W. Roblin, Joann L. Wagner, Bridget Gaglio, Andrew E. Williams, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, and Kathleen M. Mazor), JMIR research protocols (2013)
 

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Adverse drug events after hospital discharge in older adults: types, severity, and involvement of Beers Criteria Medications (with Abir O. Kanaan, Jennifer L. Donovan, Nerissa P. Duchin, Jennifer Tjia, Sarah L. Cutrona, Shawn J. Gagne, Lawrence D. Garber, Peggy Preusse, Leslie R. Harrold, and Jerry H. Gurwitz), Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (2013)
 

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Long-term surveillance mammography and mortality in older women with a history of early stage invasive breast cancer (with Diana S. M. Buist, Jaclyn L. F. Bosco, Rebecca A. Silliman, Heather Taffet Gold, Marianne Ulcickas Yood, Virginia P. Quinn, Marianne N. Prout, Timothy L. Lash, and Breast Cancer Outcomes in Older Women (BOW) Investigators), Breast cancer research and treatment (2013)
 

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The association between health literacy and cancer-related attitudes, behaviors, and knowledge (with Nancy S. Morris, Joann L. Wagner, Sarah L. Cutrona, Douglas W. Roblin, Bridget Gaglio, Andrew E. Williams, Paul J. K. Han, Mary E. Costanza, and Kathleen M. Mazor), Journal of health communication (2013)
 

Posters and Presentations

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Adverse Drug Events Post-Hospital Discharge in Older Patients: Types, Severity, and Involvement of Beers Criteria Medications (with Abir O. Kanaan, Jennifer L. Donovan, Nerissa P. Duchin, Jennifer Tjia, Sarah L. Cutrona, Shawn J. Gagne, Lawrence D. Garber, Peggy Preusse, Leslie R. Harrold, and Jerry H. Gurwitz), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Dissemination of Evidence-based Atypical Antipsychotic Information to Nursing Homes (with Celeste A. Lemay, Jennifer Tjia, Kathleen M. Mazor, Abir O. Kanaan, Jennifer L. Donovan, and Jerry H. Gurwitz), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Effects of Transitioning From Conventional Methods to Liquid Based Methods on Unsatisfactory Pap Tests: Results from a Multicenter U.S. Study (with Christopher L. Owens, Daniel J. Peterson, Aruna Kamineni, Diana S. M. Buist, Sheila Weinmann, Tyler R. Ross, Andrew E. Williams, Azadeh Stark, and Kenneth F. Adams), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Health Literacy and Cancer Prevention: It’s Not What You Say It’s What They Hear (with Kathleen M. Mazor, Douglas W. Roblin, Andrew E. Williams, Paul J. K. Han, Mary E. Costanza, Sarah L. Cutrona, Bridget Gaglio, Joann L. Wagner, Brandi E. Robinson, and Vinutha Vijayadeva), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Intervention to Reduce Adverse Outcomes among Older Adults Discharged from Skilled Nursing Facilities to Home (with Jessica Ogarek, Abir O. Kanaan, Jennifer L. Donovan, Peggy Preusse, Devi Sundaresan, Shawn J. Gagne, Lawrence D. Garber, Jennifer Tjia, Sarah L. Cutrona, and Jerry H. Gurwitz), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)