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    Sara Mcmenamin

    TitleAssistant Adjunct Professor
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Public Health
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #0725
    CA La Jolla 92093
    Phone858-534-7343
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      Dr. McMenamin is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, in the Division of Health Policy. She has an undergraduate degree in Public Health from The Johns Hopkins University, an MPH in Health Policy and Management from UC Berkeley, and a PhD in Health Services and Policy Analysis also from UC Berkeley.

      Dr. McMenamin is a health policy researcher with a focus on health insurance coverage for tobacco dependence treatments and other preventive health services. Her research has focused extensively on treating tobacco dependence through health insurance coverage both in the private and public insurance markets. Dr. McMenamin’s research also examines the impact of the Affordable Care Act on treating tobacco use and dependence in Medicaid programs. For the past 10 years, Dr. McMenamin has served as a Faculty Task Force member for the California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). This UC-wide effort administered by the University of California Office of the President provides analyses of health insurance-related legislation to the California state legislature. Dr. McMenamin is the current team lead for the CHBRP analyses conducted at UC San Diego.

      Within FMPH, Dr. McMenamin serves as the Assistant Director of the BSPH Practicum Program, with a focus on long-term development and maintenance of BSPH practicum sites and is a co-instructor of FPMU 120: Health Policies for Healthy Lifestyles course offered in the BSPH program.


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      1. McMenamin SB, Charles SA, Tabatabaeepour N, Shigekawa E, Corbett G. Implications of dispensing self-administered hormonal contraceptives in a 1-year supply: a California case study. Contraception. 2017 Jan 04. PMID: 28063830.
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      2. Ojeda VD, Hiller SP, Hurst S, Jones N, McMenamin S, Burgdorf J, Gilmer TP. Implementation of Age-Specific Services for Transition-Age Youths in California. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 Sep 1; 67(9):970-6. PMID: 27133720.
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      3. Greene J, Sacks RM, McMenamin SB. The impact of tobacco dependence treatment coverage and copayments in medicaid. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Apr; 46(4):331-6. PMID: 24650835.
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      4. McMenamin SB, Halpin HA, Ganiats TG. Medicaid coverage of tobacco-dependence treatment for pregnant women: impact of the Affordable Care Act. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Oct; 43(4):e27-9. PMID: 22992368.
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      5. Halpin HA, McMenamin SB, Simon LP, Jacobsen D, Vanneman M, Shortell S, Milstein A. Impact of participation in the California Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Initiative on adoption and implementation of evidence-based practices for patient safety and health care-associated infection rates in a cohort of acute care general hospitals. Am J Infect Control. 2013 Apr; 41(4):307-11. PMID: 22921825.
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      6. Bellows NM, McMenamin SB, Halpin HA. Adoption of health promotion practices in a cohort of U.S. physician organizations. Am J Prev Med. 2010 Dec; 39(6):555-8. PMID: 21084076.
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      7. McMenamin SB, Bellows NM, Halpin HA, Rittenhouse DR, Casalino LP, Shortell SM. Adoption of policies to treat tobacco dependence in U.S. medical groups. Am J Prev Med. 2010 Nov; 39(5):449-56. PMID: 20965382.
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      8. McMenamin SB, Halpin HA, Shade SB. Trends in employer-sponsored health insurance coverage for tobacco-dependence treatments. Am J Prev Med. 2008 Oct; 35(4):321-6. PMID: 18692982.
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      9. Halpin HA, McMenamin SB, Shade SB. The demand for health insurance coverage for tobacco dependence treatments: support for a benefit mandate and willingness to pay. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Dec; 9(12):1269-76. PMID: 18058345.
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      10. Chase EC, McMenamin SB, Halpin HA. Medicaid provider delivery of the 5A's for smoking cessation counseling. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Nov; 9(11):1095-101. PMID: 17978983.
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      11. Bellows NM, McMenamin SB, Halpin HA. Adoption of system strategies for tobacco cessation by state medicaid programs. Med Care. 2007 Apr; 45(4):350-6. PMID: 17496719.
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      12. McMenamin SB, Halpin HA, Bellows NM. Knowledge of Medicaid coverage and effectiveness of smoking treatments. Am J Prev Med. 2006 Nov; 31(5):369-74. PMID: 17046407.
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      13. Bellows NM, Halpin HA, McMenamin SB. State-mandated benefit review laws. Health Serv Res. 2006 Jun; 41(3 Pt 2):1104-23. PMID: 16704674.
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      14. McMenamin SB, Halpin HA, Ganiats TG. Assessing the public health impact of state health benefit mandates. Health Serv Res. 2006 Jun; 41(3 Pt 2):1045-60. PMID: 16704671.
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      15. Halpin HA, McMenamin SB, Pourat N, Yelin E. An analysis of California Assembly Bill 2185: mandating coverage of pediatric asthma self-management training and education. Health Serv Res. 2006 Jun; 41(3 Pt 2):1061-80. PMID: 16704672.
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      16. Halpin HA, Bellows NM, McMenamin SB. Medicaid coverage for tobacco-dependence treatments. Health Aff (Millwood). 2006 Mar-Apr; 25(2):550-6. PMID: 16522610.
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      17. Halpin HA, McMenamin SB, Rideout J, Boyce-Smith G. The costs and effectiveness of different benefit designs for treating tobacco dependence: results from a randomized trial. Inquiry. 2006; 43(1):54-65. PMID: 16838818.
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      18. Halpin HA, McMenamin SB, Schmittdiel J, Gillies RR, Shortell SM, Rundall T, Casalino L. The routine use of health risk appraisals: results from a national study of physician organizations. Am J Health Promot. 2005 Sep-Oct; 20(1):34-8. PMID: 16171159.
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      19. Schmittdiel J, McMenamin SB, Halpin HA, Gillies RR, Bodenheimer T, Shortell SM, Rundall T, Casalino LP. The use of patient and physician reminders for preventive services: results from a National Study of Physician Organizations. Prev Med. 2004 Nov; 39(5):1000-6. PMID: 15475035.
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      20. McMenamin SB, Schmittdiel J, Halpin HA, Gillies R, Rundall TG, Shortell SM. Health promotion in physician organizations: results from a national study. Am J Prev Med. 2004 May; 26(4):259-64. PMID: 15110050.
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      21. McMenamin SB, Halpin HA, Ibrahim JK, Orleans CT. Physician and enrollee knowledge of Medicaid coverage for tobacco dependence treatments. Am J Prev Med. 2004 Feb; 26(2):99-104. PMID: 14751319.
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      22. McMenamin SB, Schauffler HH, Shortell SM, Rundall TG, Gillies RR. Support for smoking cessation interventions in physician organizations: results from a national study. Med Care. 2003 Dec; 41(12):1396-406. PMID: 14668672.
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