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Grace Williamson Ryan PhD, MPH

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
368 Plantation Street
Worcester MA 01605
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
    DivisionPreventive And Behavioral Medicine


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    Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, United StatesBAWorld Politics
    New York University, New York, NY, United StatesMPHCommunity and International He
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, United StatesPHDCommunity & Behavioral Health

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    1. Radu S, Zarinafsar S, Ryan GW, Chainani S, Becker S, Arenas J, Spano MA, Shillan HN, Hoque S, Sadasivam R, Pbert L, Luther J, Trivedi MK. Participant Perspectives on the Implementation of a School-Linked Text-Message Intervention to Improve Pediatric Asthma Medication Adherence. Pediatr Allergy Immunol Pulmonol. 2024 Mar; 37(1):13-21. PMID: 38324020.
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    2. Ryan GW, Kahl AR, Callaghan D, Kintigh B, Askelson NM. Locations of COVID-19 vaccination provision: Urban-rural differences. J Rural Health. 2023 Nov 13. PMID: 37957524.
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    3. Ryan GW, Goulding M, Beeler AL, Nazarian BL, Pbert L, Rosal MC, Lemon SC. Trends in COVID-19 vaccine administration across visit types in a safety net pediatric practice during the first year of authorization. Front Pediatr. 2023; 11:1227115. PMID: 38027270.
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    4. Ryan GW, Whitmire P, Batten A, Goulding M, Baltich Nelson B, Lemon SC, Pbert L. Adolescent cancer prevention in rural, pediatric primary care settings in the United States: A scoping review. Prev Med Rep. 2023 Dec; 36:102449. PMID: 38116252.
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    5. Birken SA, Wagi CR, Peluso AG, Kegler MC, Baloh J, Adsul P, Fernandez ME, Masud M, Huang TT, Lee M, Wangen M, Nilsen P, Bender M, Choy-Brown M, Ryan G, Randazzo A, Ko LK. Toward a more comprehensive understanding of organizational influences on implementation: the organization theory for implementation science framework. Front Health Serv. 2023; 3:1142598. PMID: 37720844.
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    6. Ryan GW, Miotto MB, McReynolds C, Lemon SC, Pbert L, Trivedi M. Pediatricians' perspectives on COVID-19 and HPV vaccine hesitancy. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2023 Aug 01; 19(2):2225388. PMID: 37347712.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    7. Goulding M, Ryan G, Frisard C, Stevens E, Person S, Goldberg R, Garg A, Lemon SC. Pediatric High Blood Pressure Follow-Up Guideline Adherence in a Massachusetts Health Care System. Acad Pediatr. 2024 Apr; 24(3):506-513. PMID: 37487799.
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    8. Ryan GW, Askelson NM, Woodworth KR, Lindley MC, Gedlinske A, Parker AM, Gidengil CA, Petersen CA, Scherer AM. Unvaccinated Adolescents' COVID-19 Vaccine Intentions: Implications for Public Health Messaging. J Adolesc Health. 2023 10; 73(4):679-685. PMID: 37395695.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    9. Goulding M, Ryan G, Frisard C, Stevens EM, Person S, Goldberg R, Garg A, Lemon SC. Disparities in Receipt of Guideline-adherent Blood Pressure Screening: An Observational Examination of Electronic Health Record Data from a Massachusetts Healthcare System. J Pediatr. 2023 10; 261:113592. PMID: 37399919.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Escoffery C, Petagna C, Agnone C, Perez S, Saber LB, Ryan G, Dhir M, Sekar S, Yeager KA, Biddell CB, Madhivanan P, Lee S, English AS, Savas L, Daly E, Vu T, Fernandez ME. A systematic review of interventions to promote HPV vaccination globally. BMC Public Health. 2023 06 29; 23(1):1262. PMID: 37386430.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    11. Minkah PA, Borg A, Ryan GW, Goulding M, Perrone D, Castiel M, Rosal MC, Lemon SC. Empowering Youth Vaccine Ambassadors to Promote COVID-19 Vaccination in Local Communities: A 7-Step Approach. Health Promot Pract. 2023 Jun 11; 15248399231178542. PMID: 37303187.
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    12. Askelson N, Ryan G, McKernan S, Scherer A, Daly E, Avdic L. Engaging new partners in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine promotion: Considerations for training private practice dental professionals in HPV vaccine promotion. J Public Health Dent. 2023 06; 83(2):185-192. PMID: 36891831.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    13. Ryan GW, Charlton ME, Scherer AM, Ashida S, Gilbert PA, Daly E, Askelson NM. Understanding Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions to Address Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: Qualitative Perspectives of Middle Managers. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2023 10; 62(10):1193-1200. PMID: 36762821.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    14. Ryan GW, Goulding M, Borg A, Minkah P, Beeler A, Rosal MC, Lemon SC. Development and Beta-Testing of the CONFIDENCE Intervention to Increase Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination. J Pediatr Health Care. 2023 May-Jun; 37(3):244-252. PMID: 36470798.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    15. Goulding M, Ryan GW, Minkah P, Borg A, Gonzalez M, Medina N, Suprenant P, Rosal MC, Lemon SC. Parental perceptions of the COVID-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-old children: Focus group findings from Worcester Massachusetts. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2022 Nov 30; 18(6):2120721. PMID: 36084287.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    16. Ryan GW, Goulding M, Borg A, Minkah P, Hermann S, Fisher L, Rosal MC, Lemon SC. Clinician perspectives on pediatric COVID-19 vaccination: A qualitative study in central and western, Massachusetts. Prev Med Rep. 2022 Oct; 29:101966. PMID: 36065256.
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    17. Ryan GW, Perry SS, Scherer A, Charlton ME, Ashida S, Gilbert PA, Askelson N. Factors contributing to missed opportunities for human papillomavirus vaccination among adolescents, ages 11 to 13, in Iowa. Vaccine X. 2022 Aug; 11:100192. PMID: 35864862.
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    18. Ryan G, Ashida S, Gilbert PA, Scherer A, Charlton ME, Kahl A, Askelson N. The Use of Medical Claims Data for Identifying Missed Opportunities for HPV Immunization Among Privately Insured Adolescents in the State of Iowa. J Community Health. 2022 10; 47(5):783-789. PMID: 35715576.
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    19. Shillan HN, Luther JP, Ryan GW, Hoque S, Spano MA, Lessard DM, Gerald LB, Pbert L, Phipatanakul W, Goldberg RJ, Trivedi MK. School-supervised Asthma Therapy is Associated with Improved Long-Term Asthma Outcomes for Underrepresented Minority Children. J Sch Nurs. 2022 May 12; 10598405221100470. PMID: 35548948.
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    20. Ryan G, Gilbert PA, Ashida S, Charlton ME, Scherer A, Askelson NM. Challenges to Adolescent HPV Vaccination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions to Promote Vaccine Uptake During the COVID-19 Pandemic: "HPV Is Probably Not at the Top of Our List". Prev Chronic Dis. 2022 03 31; 19:E15. PMID: 35358035.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    21. Askelson NM, Brady PJ, Jung YS, Nguyen-Hoang P, Ryan G, Scheidel C, Delger P. Using predicted marginal effects to assess the impact of rurality and free and reduced lunch eligibility on a school-based nutrition intervention. Eval Program Plann. 2022 06; 92:102072. PMID: 35339765.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    22. Ryan G, Askelson NM, Miotto MB, Goulding M, Rosal MC, Pbert L, Lemon SC. Lessons Learned From Human Papillomavirus Vaccination to Increase Uptake of Adolescent COVID-19 Vaccination. J Adolesc Health. 2022 03; 70(3):359-360. PMID: 35183319.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    23. Askelson N, Ryan G, McRee AL, Farris PE, Shannon J, Hanson J, Kenyon DB, Daly E, Avdic L. Using concept mapping to identify opportunities for HPV vaccination efforts: Perspectives from the Midwest and West Coast. Eval Program Plann. 2021 12; 89:102010. PMID: 34555736.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    24. Leeman J, Rohweder C, Lee M, Brenner A, Dwyer A, Ko LK, O'Leary MC, Ryan G, Vu T, Ramanadhan S. Aligning implementation science with improvement practice: a call to action. Implement Sci Commun. 2021 Sep 08; 2(1):99. PMID: 34496978.
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    25. Ryan G, Pieper F, Adam E, Askelson N, Greene M, Buckert A. Using needs assessment surveys to understand priorities for pregnant and parenting community college students: Comparing US and foreign-born parents. J Am Coll Health. 2023 Aug-Sep; 71(6):1784-1789. PMID: 34357856.
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    26. Askelson N, Ryan G, McKernan S, Scherer A, Daly E, Avdic L. A Mixed-Methods Examination of Factors Related to HPV Vaccination Promotion in Private Dental Settings, Iowa, 2019. Prev Chronic Dis. 2021 03 25; 18:E26. PMID: 33769255.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    27. Askelson NM, Brady P, Ryan G, Scheidel C, Delger P, Nguyen P, Jung YS. Implementation and outcome evaluation of a team nutrition intervention: increasing knowledge, attitudes, and preferences. Health Educ Res. 2021 03 23; 36(1):75-86. PMID: 33221862.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    28. Askelson NM, Brady PJ, Wright B, Ryan G, Momany E, McInroy B, Damiano P. Communicating a Complicated Medicaid Waiver Program to Enrollees in Iowa: How Federally Qualified Health Centers Support Medicaid Members. J Ambul Care Manage. 2021 Jan/Mar; 44(1):12-20. PMID: 33165119.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Ryan G, Avdic L, Daly E, Askelson N, Farris PE, Shannon J, McRee AL, Hanson J, Kenyon DB, Seegmiller L. Influences on HPV vaccination across levels of the social ecological model: perspectives from state level stakeholders. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2021 04 03; 17(4):1006-1013. PMID: 33327850.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    30. Askelson N, Ryan G, Pieper F, Bash-Brooks W, Rasmusson A, Greene M, Buckert A. Perspectives on Implementation: Challenges and Successes of a Program Designed to Support Expectant and Parenting Community College Students in Rural, Midwestern State. Matern Child Health J. 2020 Sep; 24(Suppl 2):152-162. PMID: 32026229.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Askelson N, Ryan G, Brady P, Meier CL, Delger P, Scheidel C. Middle School Students' Perceptions of the Lunchroom: Implications for Future Interventions. J Sch Nurs. 2022 Jun; 38(3):233-240. PMID: 32458718.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    32. Meier CL, Brady P, Askelson N, Ryan G, Delger P, Scheidel C. What Do Parents Think About School Meals? An Exploratory Study of Rural Middle School Parents' Perceptions. J Sch Nurs. 2022 Jun; 38(3):226-232. PMID: 32419580.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Ryan G, Daly E, Askelson N, Pieper F, Seegmiller L, Allred T. Exploring Opportunities to Leverage Pharmacists in Rural Areas to Promote Administration of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine. Prev Chronic Dis. 2020 03 12; 17:E23. PMID: 32163355.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Askelson NM, Kim S, Jung YS, Adam EE, Ryan G, Novak NL, Kintigh B, Callaghan D, Carrel M. Visualizing Immunization Registry Data to Identify Places With Low Rates of HPV Vaccination Initiation in a Rural State. Prev Chronic Dis. 2020 03 05; 17:E21. PMID: 32134718.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    35. Askelson N, Ryan G, Seegmiller L, Preiss A, Comstock S. Intersectoral cooperation to increase HPV vaccine coverage: an innovative collaboration between Managed Care Organizations and state-level stakeholders. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2020 06 02; 16(6):1385-1391. PMID: 31810424.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    36. Askelson NM, Ryan G, Seegmiller L, Pieper F, Kintigh B, Callaghan D. Implementation Challenges and Opportunities Related to HPV Vaccination Quality Improvement in Primary Care Clinics in a Rural State. J Community Health. 2019 08; 44(4):790-795. PMID: 31102115.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    37. Askelson NM, Brady P, Ryan G, Meier C, Ortiz C, Scheidel C, Delger P. Actively Involving Middle School Students in the Implementation of a Pilot of a Behavioral Economics-Based Lunchroom Intervention in Rural Schools. Health Promot Pract. 2019 09; 20(5):675-683. PMID: 30326740.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Marra AR, Edmond MB, Schweizer ML, Ryan GW, Diekema DJ. Discontinuing contact precautions for multidrug-resistant organisms: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Am J Infect Control. 2018 03; 46(3):333-340. PMID: 29031432.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
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