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Selected Recent Publications

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2023 (selected)

Sterling MR, Grabowski DC, Shen MJ. Obtaining and Paying for Home Care-Navigating Patients Through the Complex Terrain of Home Care in the US. JAMA Intern Med. 2023 Jun 5. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2023.2072. 

Sterling MR, Ringel JB, Riegel B, Goyal P, Arbaje AI, Bowles KH, McDonald MV, Kern LM. Home Health Care Workers' Interactions with Medical Providers, Home Care Agencies, and Family Members for Patients with Heart Failure. J Am Board Fam Med. 2023 Apr 3;36(2):369-375.

Shalev A, Ringel JB, Riegel B, Vellone E, Stawnychy MA, Safford M, Goyal P, Tsui E, Franzosa E, Reckrey J, Sterling MR. Does Connectedness Matter? The Association Between Mutuality and Job Satisfaction Among Home Health Aides Caring for Adults With Heart Failure. J Appl Gerontol. 2023 Apr;42(4):747-757. doi: 10.1177/07334648221146772. 


Kallas J, Sterling MR, Ajayi O, Mulroy E, Kuo E, Ming J, Dell N, Avgar AC. Making a Bad Situation Worse: Examining the Challenges Facing Rural Home Care Workers. J Appl Gerontol. J Appl Gerontol. 2023 Apr;42(4):768-775. doi: 10.1177/07334648221134793. 


Sterling MR, Lau J, Rajan M, Safford MM, Akinyelure OP, Kern LM. Self-reported gaps in care coordination and preventable adverse outcomes among older adults receiving home health care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 Mar;71(3):810-820. doi: 10.1111/jgs.18135.

Cho J, Toffey B, Silva AF, Shalev A, Safford MM, Phillips E, Lee A, Wiggins F, Kozlov E, Tsui EK, Dell N, Avgar AC, Andreae SJ, Sterling MR. To care for them, we need to take care of ourselves: A qualitative study on the health of home health aides. Health Serv Res. 2023 Jun;58(3):697-704. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.14147. Epub 2023 Mar 6.

2022 (selected)

Sterling MR, Cho J, Leung PB, Silva AF, Ringel J, Wiggins F, Herring N, Powell A, Toro O, Lee A, Loughman J, Obodai M, Poon A, Goyal P, Kern LM, Safford MM. Development and Piloting of a Community-Partnered Heart Failure Training Course for Home Health Care Workers. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2022 Nov;15(11):e009150. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.122.009150. Epub 2022 Nov 15. 

Kuo EF, Cho J, Olaye I, Delgado D, Dell N, Sterling MR. Understanding the Technological Landscape of Home Health Aides: Scoping Literature Review and a Landscape Analysis of Existing mHealth Apps. J Med Internet Res. 2022 Nov 11;24(11):e39997.

Russell D, Onorato N, Stern A, Vergez S, Oberlink M, Luebke M, Feldman PH, McDonald MV, Sterling MR. A Qualitative Study of Home Health Aides' Perspectives towards COVID-19 Vaccination. J Appl Gerontol. 2022 Oct 8:7334648221130677.

Franzosa E, Wyte-Lake T, Tsui EK, Reckrey JM, Sterling MR. Essential but Excluded: Building Disaster Preparedness Capacity for Home Health Care Workers and Home Care Agencies. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2022 Dec;23(12):1990-1996. 


Shaw AL, Ringel JB, Avgar AC, Riffin CA, Kallas J, Sterling MR. Addressing the Home Care Shortage: Predictors of Willingness to Provide Paid Home Care in New York. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2022 Aug 12:S1525-8610(22)00547-3. 

Stawnychy MA, Ringel JB, Barbara Riegel, Sterling MR. Better Preparation and Training Determine Home Care Workers' Self-Efficacy in Contributing to Heart Failure Self-Care. J Appl Gerontol. 2022 Jul 8:7334648221113322. 

Akinyelure OP, Colvin CL, Sterling MR, Safford MM, Muntner P, Colantonio LD, Kern LM. Frailty, gaps in care coordination, and preventable adverse events. BMC Geriatr. 2022 Jun 2;22(1):476.

Sterling MR, Essien UR. Implementing Equity: Improving Blood Pressure and Glycemic Control Among Adults With Heart Failure. Circ Heart Fail. 2022 May;15(5):e009650. 

Akinyelure OP, Colvin CL, Sterling MR, Safford MM, Muntner P, Colantonio LD, Kern LM. Frailty, gaps in care coordination, and preventable adverse events. BMC Geriatr. 2022 Jun 2;22(1):476.

Sterling MR, Cené CW, Ringel JB, Avgar AC, Kent EE. Rural-urban differences in family and paid caregiving utilization in the United States: Findings from the Cornell National Social Survey. J Rural Health. 2022 Mar 30. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12664. 

Sterling MR, Ringel JB, Cho J, Riffin CA, Avgar AC. Utilization, Contributions, and Perceptions of Paid Home Care Workers Among Households in New York State. Innov Aging. 2022 Jan 6;6(2):igac001. 

Sterling MR, Ringel JB, Pinheiro LC, Safford MM, Levitan EB, Phillips E, Brown TM, Nguyen OK, Goyal P. Social Determinants of Health and 30-Day Readmissions Among Adults Hospitalized for Heart Failure in the REGARDS Study. Circ Heart Fail. 2022 Jan;15(1):e008409.

Simeone S, Vellone E, Virgolesi M, Sterling MR, Alvaro R, Pucciarelli G. "I found myself alone" - A phenomenological study of the home care workers' experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurs Health Sci. 2022 Feb 27. 

Khodneva Y, Goyal P, Levitan EB, Jackson EA, Oparil S, Sterling MR, Cherrington AL, Durant R, Safford MM. Depressive Symptoms and Incident Hospitalization for Heart Failure: Findings From the REGARDS Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022 Apr 5;11(7):e022818. 

2021 (selected)

Sterling, MR, Li, J, Cho, J, Ringel, JB, Silver, S. The health of the home health care worker: Prevalence and predictors of home health care workers’ general, physical, and mental health. Am J Public Health. 2021 Dec;111(12):2239-2250.

Pinto, S, Ma, C, Wiggins, F, Ecker, S, Obodai, M, Sterling, MR. Forgotten Front Line: Understanding the Needs of Unionized Home Health Aides in Downstate New York During the COVID-19 Pandemic. New Solut. 2022 Feb;31(4):460-468.

Ecker, S, Pinto, S, Sterling, M, Wiggins, F, Ma, C. Working Experience of Certified Nursing Assistants in the Greater New York City Area during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results from A Survey Study. Geriatr Nurs. 2021 Nov-Dec;42(6):1556-1561.

Zarska A, Avgar AC, Sterling MR. Relationship Between Working Conditions, Worker Outcomes, and Patient Care: A Theoretical Model for Frontline Health Care Workers. Am J Med Qual. 2021 Nov-Dec 01;36(6):429-440.

King A, Ringel JB, Safford MM, Riffin C, Adelman R, Roth DL, Sterling MR. Association Between Caregiver Strain and Self-Care Among Caregivers With Diabetes. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Feb 1;4(2):e2036676. 

Safford MM, Reshetnyak E, Sterling MR, Richman JS, Muntner PM, Durant RW, Booth J, Pinheiro LC. Number of Social Determinants of Health and Fatal and Nonfatal Incident Coronary Heart Disease in the REGARDS Study. Circulation. 2021 Jan 19;143(3):244-253. 


Poon, A, Vaidehi, H, Loughman, J, Avgar, AC, Sterling, M, Dell, N. 2021. Computer-Mediated Peer Support Needs of Home Care Workers: Emotional Labor & the Politics of Professionalism. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 5, CSCW2, Article 336 (October 2021), 31 pages. https: //

2020 (selected)

Sterling MR, Tseng E, Poon A, Cho J, Avgar AC, Kern LM, Ankuda CK, Dell N. Experiences of Home Health Care Workers in New York City During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: A Qualitative Analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 Nov 1;180(11):1453-1459. 

Sterling MR, Barbaranelli C, Riegel B, Stawnychy M, Ringel JB, Cho J, Vellone E. The Influence of Preparedness, Mutuality, and Self-efficacy on Home Care Workers' Contribution to Self-care in Heart Failure: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2020 Dec.

Sterling MR, Kern LM, Safford MM, Jones CD, Feldman PH, Fonarow GC, Sheng S, Matsouaka RA, DeVore AD, Lytle B, Xu H, Allen LA, Deswal A, Yancy CW, Albert NM. Home Health Care Use and Post-Discharge Outcomes After Heart Failure Hospitalizations. JACC Heart Fail. 2020 Dec;8(12):1038-1049.

Sterling MR, Dell N, Tseng E, Okeke F, Cho J, Piantella B, Tobin JN. Home care workers caring for adults with heart failure need better access to training and technology: A role for implementation science. J Clin Transl Sci. 2020 Apr 6;4(3):224-228.

Leung PB, Silva AF, Cho J, Kaur H, Lee A, Escamilla Y, Wiggins F, Safford MM, Kern LM, Shalev A, Sterling MR. Eliciting the educational priorities of home care workers caring for adults with heart failure. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2020 Jul 15:1-11.

Sterling MR, Ringel JB, Pinheiro LC, Safford MM, Levitan EB, Phillips E, Brown TM, Goyal P. Social Determinants of Health and 90-Day Mortality After Hospitalization for Heart Failure in the REGARDS Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 May 5;9(9):e014836.

Sterling MR, Cho J, Ringel JB, Avgar AC. Heart Failure Training and Job Satisfaction: A Survey of Home Care Workers Caring for Adults with Heart Failure in New York City. Ethn Dis. 2020 Sep 24;30(4):575-582.

Shaw AL, Riffin CA, Shalev A, Kaur H, Sterling MR. Family Caregiver Perspectives on Benefits and Challenges of Caring for Older Adults With Paid Caregivers. J Appl Gerontol. 2020 Sep 25:733464820959559.

Sterling MR, Dell N, Piantella B, Cho J, Kaur H, Tseng E, Okeke F, Brown M, Leung PBK, Silva AF, Shaw AL, Kern LM. Understanding the Workflow of Home Health Care for Patients with Heart Failure: Challenges and Opportunities. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jun;35(6):1721-1729.

Tseng, E, Okeke, F, Sterling, M, Dell, N. "We can learn. Why not?": Challenges and Opportunities in Designing for Equity for Home Health Aides. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2020).

Tsui EK, Wang WQ, Franzosa E, Gonzalez T, Reckrey JM, Sterling MR, Baron S. Training to Reduce Home Care Aides' Work Stress Associated with Patient Death: A Scoping Review. J Palliat Med. 2020 Sep;23(9):1243-1249. 

2019 (selected)

Sterling MR, Shaw AL. Sharing the Care-A Patient and Her Caregivers. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Dec 1;179(12):1617-1618.

Sterling MR, Echeverría SE, Commodore-Mensah Y, Breland JY, Nunez-Smith M. Health Equity and Implementation Science in Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep-Related Research: Emerging Themes From the 2018 Saunders-Watkins Leadership Workshop. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019 Oct;12(10):e005586.

Okeke, F, Tseng, F,  Piantella, B, Brown, M, Kaur, H, Sterling, MR, Dell, N. Technology, Home Health Care, and Heart Failure: A Qualitative Analysis with Multiple Stakeholders. ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS 2019).

Sterling MR, Jannat-Khah D, Bryan J, Banerjee S, McClure LA, Wadley VG, Unverzagt FW, Levitan EB, Goyal P, Peterson JC, Manly JJ, Levine DA, Safford MM. The Prevalence of Cognitive Impairment Among Adults With Incident Heart Failure: The "Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke" (REGARDS) Study. J Card Fail. 2019 Feb;25(2):130-136.

Pinheiro LC, Reshetnyak E, Sterling MR, Richman JS, Kern LM, Safford MM. Using health-related quality of life to predict cardiovascular disease events. Qual Life Res. 2019 Jun;28(6):1465-1475.

Goyal P, Bryan J, Kneifati-Hayek J, Sterling MR, Banerjee S, Maurer MS, Lachs MS, Safford MM. Association Between Functional Impairment and Medication Burden in Adults with Heart Failure. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Feb;67(2):284-291.

Echeverría SE, Divney A, Rodriguez F, Sterling M, Vasquez E, Murillo R, Lopez L. Nativity and Occupational Determinants of Physical Activity Participation Among Latinos. Am J Prev Med. 2019 Jan;56(1):84-92.

Bailey LN, Levitan EB, Judd SE, Sterling MR, Goyal P, Cushman M, Safford MM, Gutiérrez OM. Association of Urine Albumin Excretion With Incident Heart Failure Hospitalization in Community-Dwelling Adults. JACC Heart Fail. 2019 May;7(5):394-401.

2018 (selected)

Sterling MR, Silva AF, Leung PBK, Shaw AL, Tsui EK, Jones CD, Robbins L, Escamilla Y, Lee A, Wiggins F, Sadler F, Shapiro MF, Charlson ME, Kern LM, Safford MM. "It's Like They Forget That the Word 'Health' Is in 'Home Health Aide'": Understanding the Perspectives of Home Care Workers Who Care for Adults With Heart Failure. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Dec 4;7(23):e010134. 

Sterling MR, Shaw AL, Leung PB, Safford MM, Jones CD, Tsui EK, Delgado D. Home care workers in heart failure: a systematic review. J Multidiscip Healthc. 2018 Sep 25;11:481-492.

Sterling MR, Safford MM, Goggins K, Nwosu SK, Schildcrout JS, Wallston KA, Mixon AS, Rothman RL, Kripalani S. Numeracy, Health Literacy, Cognition, and 30-Day Readmissions among Patients with Heart Failure. J Hosp Med. 2018 Mar 1;13(3):145-151. 

Sterling MR, Lin FR, Jannat-Khah DP, Goman AM, Echeverria SE, Safford MM. Hearing Loss Among Older Adults With Heart Failure in the United States: Data From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Mar 1;144(3):273-275.

Sterling MR, Jannat-Khah D, Vitale S, Safford MM. Can your patients with heart failure see? The prevalence of visual impairment among adults with heart failure. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 May;33(5):605-607.


Sterling MR, Silva AF, Robbins L, Dargar SK, Schapira MM, Safford MM. Let's talk numbers: a qualitative study of community-dwelling US adults to understand the role of numeracy in the management of heart failure. BMJ Open. 2018 Sep 19;8(9):e023073. 

Sterling MR, Durant RW, Bryan J, Levitan EB, Brown TM, Khodneva Y, Glasser SP, Richman JS, Howard G, Cushman M, Safford MM. N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide and microsize myocardial infarction risk in the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke study. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2018 Apr 16;18(1):66.

Salata BM, Sterling MR, Beecy AN, Ullal AV, Jones EC, Horn EM, Goyal P. Discharge Processes and 30-Day Readmission Rates of Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure on General Medicine and Cardiology Services. Am J Cardiol. 2018 May 1;121(9):1076-1080. 

Sterling MR, Silva AF, Charlson ME. Sensory Impairments in Heart Failure-Are We Missing the Basics?: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Jun 1;178(6):843-844. 

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