Galen H Smith, III

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
College of Health and Human Services

1101 Cameo Court
Charlotte, North Carolina
United States
28270-1001
ghsmith@uncc.edu

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Dr. Smith's primary research interests include health disparities and the social determinants of care. These include: (1) studying the impact of race, gender, and ethnic concordance on a number of health outcomes, and (2) exploring variation in the responses offered by the adult respondents of Hispanic children enrolled in North Carolina Medicaid compared to their non-Hispanic counterparts. In the long term, I would like to conduct research that delineates the respective contributions of patient satisfaction and trust on the utilization of health services. Dr. Smith is also interested in prescription drug policy and its relationship to cost, access, and quality. In this context, he would like to conduct research related to medication adherence.

Citation:
Brandon, W., Schoeps, N., and G. Smith. 2008. Communicating with Medicaid recipients: Report of the communications-related questions in the CAHPS Survey of North Carolina primary care case management enrollees, Policy Report No. 11. Charlotte, NC: UNC Charlotte.
Citation:
Brandon, W., Schoeps, N., Sun, C., and G. Smith. 2008. Statewide assessment of patient experience with Medicaid managed care in North Carolina: Report of a Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey of primary care case managed adult and child enrollees, 2006-2007, Policy Report No. 12. Charlotte, NC: UNC Charlotte.
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Smith, G. and W. Brandon. 2008. Private financing for long-term care. In C. Mara (ed.), The Handbook of Long-Term Care Administration and Policy. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, p 363-385.
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Smith, G. 2010. Racial and gender concordance: Effects on the utilization of health services among individuals enrolled in a primary care case management delivery system. (Doctoral dissertation, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2010). Dissertation Abstracts International, 71A(08) (Publication No. AAT 3412515).
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Smith, G. 2013. The role of race concordance on prescription drug utilization among primary care case-managed Medicaid enrollees. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 9(6) 700-718.
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Smith, G. 2013. Book review of Drugs and drug policy: What everyone needs to know (authored by Mark Kleiman, Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken, Oxford University Press), appearing in World Medical and Health Policy Journal, 5(2) 193-195.
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Smith, G. and T. Scheid. 2013. An application of the Andersen model of health utilization to the understanding of the role of race concordant doctor-patient relationships in reducing health disparities, in Social Determinants, Health Disparities and Linkages to Health and Health Care Research in the Sociology of Health Care, Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld (ed.), Volume 31, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, p 187-214.
Citation:
Brandon, W.P., Smith, G.H., Carnes, K.J., Hampton, C, and H.L. Tripp. 2014. Statewide assessment of children’s experience with Medicaid managed care in North Carolina: Report of a 2012 Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems survey of primary care case managed child enrollees, 2012. Policy Report No. 13, September 2014.
Citation:
Brandon, W.P., Smith, G.H., Carnes, K.J., Hampton, C, and H.L. Tripp. 2014. Statewide assessment of adults’ experience with Medicaid managed care in North Carolina: Report of a 2012 Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems survey of primary care case managed adult enrollees, 2012. Policy Report No. 14, October 2014.
Citation:
Brandon, W.P., Smith, G.H., Tripp, H.L., Carnes, K.J., and C. Hampton. 2014. Trust and Communication between North Carolina Medicaid recipients and their providers: Report of a 2012 survey, Policy Report No. 15, November 2014.
Citation:
Scheid, T. and G. Smith. 2017. (published online 20 Jun 2016). Is physician-patient concordance associated with greater trust for women of low socioeconomic status? Women and Health. 57(6): 631-649.
Citation:
Smith, G., Hampton, C., and W. Brandon. 2018. Physicians, physician extenders, and health outcomes: Race, gender, and patient-health provider concordance in North Carolina Medicaid. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 29(1): 530-555.

Substantive Focus:
Health Policy PRIMARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY
Public Opinion SECONDARY

Keywords

SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH CARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG POLICY RACE CONCORDANCE GENDER CONCORDANCE ETHNIC CONCORDANCE MEDICAID POLICY HEALTH POLICY HEALTH ECONOMICS HIV/AIDS POLICY