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Sara Mcmenamin

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Public Health
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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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. Since 2003, Dr. McMenamin has served as a Faculty Task Force member for the California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP). This UC-wide effort provides analyses of health insurance-related legislation to the California state legislature. Dr. McMenamin is the current Vice Chair for the CHBRP analyses conducted at UC San Diego.

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    1. Implementation of a Comprehensive Tobacco-Cessation Policy in Medicaid Managed Care Plans in California. Am J Prev Med. 2020 Aug 19. McMenamin SB, Yoeun SW, Wellman JP, Zhu SH. PMID: 32828584.
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    2. Widening disparities in cigarette smoking by race/ethnicity across education level in the United States. Prev Med. 2020 10; 139:106220. Nguyen-Grozavu FT, Pierce JP, Sakuma KK, Leas EC, McMenamin SB, Kealey S, Benmarhnia T, Emery SL, White MM, Fagan P, Trinidad DR. PMID: 32693179.
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    3. Evaluating the impact of the California 1995 smoke-free workplace law on population smoking prevalence using a synthetic control method. Prev Med Rep. 2020 Sep; 19:101164. Sheridan P, Trinidad D, McMenamin S, Pierce JP, Benmarhnia T. PMID: 32775177.
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    4. The Importance of Health Insurance in Addressing Asian American Disparities in Utilization of Clinical Preventive Services: 12-Year Pooled Data from California. Health Equity. 2020; 4(1):292-303. McMenamin SB, Pourat N, Lee R, Breen N. PMID: 32775939.
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    5. Telemedicine-delivered treatment interventions for substance use disorders: A systematic review. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2019 06; 101:38-49. Lin LA, Casteel D, Shigekawa E, Weyrich MS, Roby DH, McMenamin SB. PMID: 31006553.
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    6. Evaluation of the Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE) program in California. PLoS One. 2018; 13(11):e0206921. McMenamin SB, Cummins SE, Zhuang YL, Gamst AC, Ruiz CG, Mayoral A, Zhu SH. PMID: 30388176.
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    7. Trends in Lung Cancer and Cigarette Smoking: California Compared to the Rest of the United States. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2019 01; 12(1):3-12. Pierce JP, Shi Y, McMenamin SB, Benmarhnia T, Trinidad DR, Strong DR, White MM, Kealey S, Hendrickson EM, Stone MD, Villaseñor A, Kwong S, Zhang X, Messer K. PMID: 30305281.
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    8. McMenamin et al. Respond. Am J Public Health. 2018 09; 108(9):e1-e2. McMenamin SB, Hiller SP, Shigekawa E, Shimkhada R. PMID: 30089008.
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    9. Does State Medicaid Coverage of Smoking Cessation Treatments Affect Quitting? Health Serv Res. 2018 12; 53(6):4725-4746. Kostova D, Xu X, Babb S, McMenamin SB, King BA. PMID: 29806177.
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    10. Affordable Care Act Impact on Medicaid Coverage of Smoking-Cessation Treatments. Am J Prev Med. 2018 04; 54(4):479-485. McMenamin SB, Yoeun SW, Halpin HA. PMID: 29433953.
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    11. Universal Lead Screening Requirement: A California Case Study. Am J Public Health. 2018 03; 108(3):355-357. McMenamin SB, Hiller SP, Shigekawa E, Melander T, Shimkhada R. PMID: 29346004.
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    12. Addressing discriminatory benefit design for people living with HIV: a California case study. AIDS Care. 2017 12; 29(12):1594-1597. McMenamin SB, Shimkhada R, Hiller SP, Corbett G, Ponce N. PMID: 28393587.
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    13. Implications of dispensing self-administered hormonal contraceptives in a 1-year supply: a California case study. Contraception. 2017 May; 95(5):449-451. McMenamin SB, Charles SA, Tabatabaeepour N, Shigekawa E, Corbett G. PMID: 28063830.
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    14. Implementation of Age-Specific Services for Transition-Age Youths in California. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 09 01; 67(9):970-6. Ojeda VD, Hiller SP, Hurst S, Jones N, McMenamin S, Burgdorf J, Gilmer TP. PMID: 27133720.
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    15. The impact of tobacco dependence treatment coverage and copayments in Medicaid. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Apr; 46(4):331-6. Greene J, Sacks RM, McMenamin SB. PMID: 24650835.
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    16. 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. McMenamin SB, Halpin HA, Ganiats TG. PMID: 22992368.
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    17. 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. Halpin HA, McMenamin SB, Simon LP, Jacobsen D, Vanneman M, Shortell S, Milstein A. PMID: 22921825.
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    18. Adoption of health promotion practices in a cohort of U.S. physician organizations. Am J Prev Med. 2010 Dec; 39(6):555-8. Bellows NM, McMenamin SB, Halpin HA. PMID: 21084076.
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    19. Adoption of policies to treat tobacco dependence in U.S. medical groups. Am J Prev Med. 2010 Nov; 39(5):449-56. McMenamin SB, Bellows NM, Halpin HA, Rittenhouse DR, Casalino LP, Shortell SM. PMID: 20965382.
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    20. Trends in employer-sponsored health insurance coverage for tobacco-dependence treatments. Am J Prev Med. 2008 Oct; 35(4):321-6. McMenamin SB, Halpin HA, Shade SB. PMID: 18692982.
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    21. 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. Halpin HA, McMenamin SB, Shade SB. PMID: 18058345.
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    22. Medicaid provider delivery of the 5A's for smoking cessation counseling. Nicotine Tob Res. 2007 Nov; 9(11):1095-101. Chase EC, McMenamin SB, Halpin HA. PMID: 17978983.
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    23. Adoption of system strategies for tobacco cessation by state medicaid programs. Med Care. 2007 Apr; 45(4):350-6. Bellows NM, McMenamin SB, Halpin HA. PMID: 17496719.
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    24. Knowledge of Medicaid coverage and effectiveness of smoking treatments. Am J Prev Med. 2006 Nov; 31(5):369-74. McMenamin SB, Halpin HA, Bellows NM. PMID: 17046407.
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    25. Assessing the public health impact of state health benefit mandates. Health Serv Res. 2006 Jun; 41(3 Pt 2):1045-60. McMenamin SB, Halpin HA, Ganiats TG. PMID: 16704671.
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    26. State-mandated benefit review laws. Health Serv Res. 2006 Jun; 41(3 Pt 2):1104-23. Bellows NM, Halpin HA, McMenamin SB. PMID: 16704674.
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    27. 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. Halpin HA, McMenamin SB, Pourat N, Yelin E. PMID: 16704672.
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    28. Medicaid coverage for tobacco-dependence treatments. Health Aff (Millwood). 2006 Mar-Apr; 25(2):550-6. Halpin HA, Bellows NM, McMenamin SB. PMID: 16522610.
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    29. The costs and effectiveness of different benefit designs for treating tobacco dependence: results from a randomized trial. Inquiry. 2006; 43(1):54-65. Halpin HA, McMenamin SB, Rideout J, Boyce-Smith G. PMID: 16838818.
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    30. 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. Halpin HA, McMenamin SB, Schmittdiel J, Gillies RR, Shortell SM, Rundall T, Casalino L. PMID: 16171159.
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    31. 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. Schmittdiel J, McMenamin SB, Halpin HA, Gillies RR, Bodenheimer T, Shortell SM, Rundall T, Casalino LP. PMID: 15475035.
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    32. Health promotion in physician organizations: results from a national study. Am J Prev Med. 2004 May; 26(4):259-64. McMenamin SB, Schmittdiel J, Halpin HA, Gillies R, Rundall TG, Shortell SM. PMID: 15110050.
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    33. Physician and enrollee knowledge of Medicaid coverage for tobacco dependence treatments. Am J Prev Med. 2004 Feb; 26(2):99-104. McMenamin SB, Halpin HA, Ibrahim JK, Orleans CT. PMID: 14751319.
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    34. Support for smoking cessation interventions in physician organizations: results from a national study. Med Care. 2003 Dec; 41(12):1396-406. McMenamin SB, Schauffler HH, Shortell SM, Rundall TG, Gillies RR. PMID: 14668672.
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