News & Publications

In popular media

Larson S. The Stewardship of Healthcare: WellAhead Philly.

Robinson P, Onyekere C, Padron N. Know Your Community to Improve Population Health. Hospitals & Health Networks. March 2, 2017.

Chen AF, Padrón NA, Becker CM. The Social Determinants of Health. Healthcare Transformation. 2017;2(2):43-51.

Padron N. The Hard Truth Behind Philly Health Statistics. Philadelphia magazine. May 6, 2017. 

White papers and reports

Larson S; Padron N; Mason J; Bogaczyk T. Supervised Consumption Facilities – Review of the Evidence. December 2017.
CPHR produced a scientific review of safe injection sites as a means to help combat the opioid epidemic. The study was produced by CPHR at the request of The Office of the Health Commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Supervised consumption facilities, also known as safe drug injection sites or comprehensive user engagement sites, are medical interventions in which essential services are provided to reduce substance use, the harms associated with substance abuse, and fatal overdoses.

Peer-reviewed publications

Kjelstrom S, Wynn C, Larson S. African American Males Have More Distress During Cancer Treatment Than White Males. Am J Mens Health. 2023 May-Jun;17(3):15579883231157978.

McIntire RK, Halstead T, … Buckley M, McGregor K, Larson S. Disparities in neighborhood park access among adults in Philadelphia. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 2022;45.

Shah YB, Kjelstrom S, … Larson S, Weiss M. Risk factors for heightened COVID-19-Related anxiety among breast cancer patients. Cancer Med. 2022 Sep 4. doi: 10.1002/cam4.5184.

Kennard K, Wang O, Kjelstrom S, Larson S, Sizer LM, Carruthers C, Carter WB, Ciocca R, Sabol J, Frazier TG, Carp NZ. Outcomes of Abbreviated MRI (Ab-MRI) for Women of any Breast Cancer Risk and Breast Density in a Community Academic Setting. Ann Surg Oncol. 2022 Oct;29(10):6215-6221.

Williams AD, Buckley M, Ciocca RM, Sabol JL, Larson SL, Carp NZ. Racial and socioeconomic disparities in breast cancer diagnosis and mortality in Pennsylvania. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2022 Feb;192(1):191-200.

Kennard K, Williams AD, Goldblatt LG, Buckley ME, Bruce L, Larson S, Carter WB, Lamb EP, Carp NZ, Sizer LM, Frazier TG. COVID-19 Pandemic: Changes in Care for a Community Academic Breast Center and Patient Perception of Those Changes. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Sep;28(9):5071-5081.

Yankelevich GR, Dreher PC, Taylor Z, Kim D, Buckley M, Larson S, Belkoff L, Bernstein G, Edwards DC. Socio-Environmental Conditions Associated with Geospatial Clusters of Urothelial Carcinoma: A Multi-Institutional Analysis. J Urol. 2021 Jul 21: doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000002119

Chodick G, Leader AE, Larson S. Catch-up HPV Vaccination and Subsequent Uptake of Papanicolaou Testing in A State-mandated Health System. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2021 Apr;14(4):415-420.

Kennard K, Buckley ME, Sizer LM, Larson S, Carter WB, Frazier TG, Carp NZ. Metabolic Syndrome: does this influence breast cancer outcomes in the triple-negative population? Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2021 Jan 3. doi: 10.1007/s10549-020-06034-1.

Wadsworth B, Mann BD, Onyekere C, Ross S, Smith KF, Roberts S, Larson S. A Health System's Interprofessional Approach to Impact Health Equity in Health Equity and Nursing: Achieving Equity Through Policy, Population Health, and Interprofessional Collaboration, ed. Moss MP, Phillips JM (Springer 2020).

Shahidullah JD, Kettlewell PW, DeHart KA, Larson SL, Bellino PJ. Interprofessional Training in Developmental and Behavioral Health Within a Pediatric Residency Program: An Organizational Systems Case Study, in Interprofessional Care Coordination for Pediatric Autism Spectrum Disorder, ed. Brunson McClain M, Shahidullah JD, Mezher KR. (Springer, 2020). pg. 437-58.

Patton DU, Frey WR, McGregor KA, et al. Contextual Analysis of Social Media: The Promise and Challenge of Eliciting Context in Social Medial Posts with Natural Language Processing. Proceedings of the 2020 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society, Feb 7–8, 2020, New York.

Naureckas Li C, Sacks CA, McGregor KA, Masiakos PT, Flaherty MR. Screening for Access to Firearms by Pediatric Trainees in High-Risk Patients. Acad Pediatr. 2019;Mar 7, pii: S1876-2859(18)30544-8.

Ingram WM, Weston C, Dar Lu W, … Larson S. Factors Affecting Electroconvulsive Therapy Ictal Outcomes: Duration and Postictal Suppression. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc. 2019 May 6:672-79.

Katsanis SH, Huang E, Young A, Grant V, Warner E, Larson S, Wagner JK. Caring for trafficked and unidentified patients in the EHR shadows: Shining a light by sharing the data. PLOS ONE 2019 14(3):e0213766.

McTigue KM, Hartelius EJ, … Larson SL, et al. Using a deliberative forum for engaging health system and health plan leaders to prioritize research topics. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare. 2018; 6(2):228-36.


Kaitlyn Kennard, Meghan Buckley, Sharon Larson, et al. Metabolic Syndrome: Does This Influence Breast Cancer Outcomes in the Triple Negative Population? Poster presented to the Society of Surgical Oncology, virtual conference held Aug. 2020.

Kaitlyn Kennard, Megan Buckley, Sam Meske, Sharon Larson, et al. Use of PECS II Block in Partial Mastectomy for Improving Postoperative Pain Control and Mitigating Narcotic Use: Initial Results from a Randomized Control Trial. Poster presented to the ASBrS virtual conference, June 2020.

Chodick G, Leader AE, Larson S. Uptake of Papanicolaou testing by HPV vaccination status (PDF). Poster presented at the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology, 2019; Philadelphia.

Williams A, Buckley M, Ciocca R, Sabol J, Larson S, Carp N. Racial and Economic Disparities in Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Pennsylvania (PDF). Poster presented at the Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Cancer Symposium, 2019; San Diego.

Larson S, Padron N, Bogaczyk T, Mason J. Supervised consumption facilities — a review of the evidence (PDF). Poster presented at International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 2018 conference. May 2018; Baltimore, MD.

Larson S, Padron N. The case for harm reduction in Philadelphia. Poster presented at International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 2018 conference. May 2018; Baltimore, MD.

Larson S. Factors associated with secondary non-adherence to oral hypoglycemic among patients with type 2 diabetes (PDF). American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions. June 2018; Orlando, FL.