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    Roger S Luckmann MD, MPH

    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North
    Worcester MA 01655
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      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
      DepartmentClinical Population Health Research



        Roger Luckmann, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, has extensive research experience developing and managing a wide variety of research projects including surveys of the public (e.g., mammography utilization), surveys of physicians (e.g., the content of the routine periodic health evaluation of adults), analyses of large health care databases (e.g., hospital discharge data on the epidemiology of appendicitis) and cohort studies of chronic disease (e.g., Alzheimer's disease). He has recent and ongoing experience in the design and implementation of studies of the delivery of clinical preventive services such as mammograms and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Luckmann collaborates on numerous interdisciplinary projects combining his interests in behavioral medicine and primary care. Dr. Luckmann plans to focus much of his future research on the effectiveness of clinical preventive services (screening tests and counseling strategies), on office systems for the delivery of these services, and on the patient's perspective on preventive services. He also has a secondary interest in educational research related to development of curriculum innovations at the medical school.

        Current Positions

        Preventive Medicine Residency Director


        Boston University, M.D., 1976
        Internal Medicine Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center, 1979
        Preventive Medicine Residency: University of California/Davis, 1987

        Scholarly Activity

        Fellowship in Applied Informatics (NLM)
        Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health (Association for the Teachers of Preventive Medicine and the CDC) with Elaine Martin
        Empowering Physicians to Improve Breast Cancer Screening
        Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening
        Recruitment of Community Physicians to an Education Program: Costs and Effects of Repeated Invitations, Incentives and Peer Persuasion

        Further information can be found onDr. Luckmann's web page at the Meyers Primary Care Institute.

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        1. Benjamin EM, Klugman RA, Luckmann R, Fairchild DG, Abookire SA. Impact of cardiac telemetry on patient safety and cost. Am J Manag Care. 2013; 19(6):e225-32.
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        2. Costanza ME, Luckmann R, White MJ, Rosal MC, Cranos C, Reed G, Clark R, Sama S, Yood R. Design and methods for a randomized clinical trial comparing three outreach efforts to improve screening mammography adherence. BMC Health Serv Res. 2011; 11:145.
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        3. Luckmann R. ACP Journal Club. Review: Prostate cancer screening using PSA does not decrease mortality. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Jan 18; 154(2):JC1-2.
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        4. Luckmann R, Vidal A. Design of a handheld electronic pain, treatment and activity diary. J Biomed Inform. 2010 Oct; 43(5 Suppl):S32-6.
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        5. Upshur CC, Bacigalupe G, Luckmann R. "They don't want anything to do with you": patient views of primary care management of chronic pain. Pain Med. 2010 Dec; 11(12):1791-8.
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        6. Costanza ME, Luckmann RS, Rosal M, White MJ, Lapelle N, Partin M, Cranos C, Leung KG, Foley C. Helping men make an informed decision about prostate cancer screening: A pilot study of telephone counseling. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 Feb; 82(2):193-200.
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        7. Costanza ME, Luckmann R, White MJ, Rosal MC, LaPelle N, Cranos C. Moving mammogram-reluctant women to screening: a pilot study. Ann Behav Med. 2009 Jun; 37(3):343-9.
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        8. LaPelle N, Costanza ME, Luckmann R, Rosal MC, White MJ, Stark JR. Staging mammography nonadherent women: a qualitative study. J Cancer Educ. 2008; 23(2):114-21.
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        9. Costanza ME, Luckmann R, Stoddard AM, White MJ, Stark JR, Avrunin JS, Rosal MC, Clemow L. Using tailored telephone counseling to accelerate the adoption of colorectal cancer screening. Cancer Detect Prev. 2007; 31(3):191-8.
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        10. Upshur CC, Luckmann RS, Savageau JA. Primary care provider concerns about management of chronic pain in community clinic populations. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Jun; 21(6):652-5.
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        11. LaPelle NR, Luckmann R, Simpson EH, Martin ER. Identifying strategies to improve access to credible and relevant information for public health professionals: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health. 2006; 6:89.
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        12. Luckmann R. Review: Cholinesterase inhibitors may be effective in Alzheimer's disease. Evid Based Med. 2006 Feb; 11(1):23.
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        13. Luckmann R. Review: cholinesterase inhibitors may be effective in Alzheimer disease. ACP J Club. 2006 Jan-Feb; 144(1):19.
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        14. Costanza ME, Luckmann R, Stoddard AM, Avrunin JS, White MJ, Stark JR, Clemow L, Rosal MC. Applying a stage model of behavior change to colon cancer screening. Prev Med. 2005 Sep-Oct; 41(3-4):707-19.
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        15. White MJ, Stark JR, Luckmann R, Rosal MC, Clemow L, Costanza ME. Implementing a computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI) system to increase colorectal cancer screening: a process evaluation. Patient Educ Couns. 2006 Jun; 61(3):419-28.
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        16. Luckmann R. Magnetic resonance imaging was more sensitive than mammography for detecting breast cancer in high-risk women. ACP J Club. 2005 Jan-Feb; 142(1):23.
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        17. Zapka JG, Lemon SC, Puleo E, Estabrook B, Luckmann R, Erban S. Patient education for colon cancer screening: a randomized trial of a video mailed before a physical examination. Ann Intern Med. 2004 Nov 2; 141(9):683-92.
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        18. Rosal MC, Ockene JK, Luckmann R, Zapka J, Goins KV, Saperia G, Mason T, Donnelly G. Coronary heart disease multiple risk factor reduction. Providers' perspectives. Am J Prev Med. 2004 Aug; 27(2 Suppl):54-60.
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        19. Lemon SC, Zapka JG, Estabrook B, Erban S, Luckmann R. Screening for colorectal cancer on the front line. Am J Gastroenterol. 2003 Apr; 98(4):915-23.
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        20. Luckmann RS, Boxwala AA, Greenes RA. A method for subdividing clinical guidelines into process modules with associated triggers and objectives to facilitate implementation. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003; 918.
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        21. Luckmann R, Savageau JA, Clemow L, Stoddard AM, Costanza ME. A randomized trial of telephone counseling to promote screening mammography in two HMOs. Cancer Detect Prev. 2003; 27(6):442-50.
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        22. Barrett SV, Zapka JG, Mazor KM, Luckmann RS. Assessing third-year medical students' breast cancer screening skills. Acad Med. 2002 Sep; 77(9):905-10.
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        23. Zapka JG, Puleo E, Vickers-Lahti M, Luckmann R. Healthcare system factors and colorectal cancer screening. Am J Prev Med. 2002 Jul; 23(1):28-35.
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        24. Luckmann R. Donepezil improved the clinical state and quality of life in moderate-to-severe Alzheimer disease. ACP J Club. 2002 Mar-Apr; 136(2):59.
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