Researcher Profile

Benjamin F. Crabtree, PhD

Chief, Division of Research and Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, Research
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

1 World's Fair Drive, 1st Floor
Somerset, NJ 08873

Phone: (732) 743-3220

Assistant: Cynthia Duncan-Robinson
(732) 743-3291

Research Program Alignment

Membership Type: Full

Research Interests

  • Primary care practice change
  • Cancer screening and preventive services in primary care
  • Tobacco counseling in primary care

Selected Publications

Jaen CR, McIlvain HE, Pol L, Phillips RL, Flocke S, Crabtree BF. Tailoring tobacco counseling to the competing demands in the clinical encounter. J Fam Pract 2001; 50(10):859-863.

Ferrante JM, Ohman-Strickland P, Hudson SV, Hahn KA, Scott JG, Crabtree BF. Colorectal cancer screening among obese versus non-obese patients in primary care practices. Cancer Detect Prev 2006; 30(5):459-65.

Ferrante JM, Chen PH, Crabtree BF, Wartenberg D. Cancer screening in women body mass index and adherence to physician recommendations. Am J Prev Med 2007; 32(6):525-31.

Hudson SV, Ohman-Strickland P, Cunningham R, Ferrante JM, Hahn K, Crabtree BF. The effects of teamwork and system support on colorectal cancer screening in primary care practices. Cancer Dect Prev 2007; 31(5): 417-23.

Sussman AL, Williams RL, Leverence R, Gloyd PW Jr, Crabtree BF; on Behalf of RIOS Net Clinicians. Self Determination Theory and Preventive Care Delivery: A research involving outpatient settings network (RIOS Net) Study. J Am Board Fam Med. 2008 21(4):282-292.

Ferrante JM, Ohman-Strickland P, Hahn KA, Hudson SV, Shaw EK, Crosson JC, Crabtree BF. Self-report versus medical records for assessing cancer-preventive services delivery. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008; 17(11):2987-94.

Hudson SV, Ohman-Strickland P, Ferrante JM, Lu-Yao G, Orzano AJ, Crabtree BF. Prostate-specific antigen testing among the elderly in community-based family medicine practices. J Am Board Fam Med. 2009 May-Jun;22(3):257-65.

Balasubramanian BA, Demissie K, Crabtree BF, Ohman Strickland PA, Kohler B, Rhoads GG.  Racial Differences in Adjuvant Systemic Therapy of Early Breast Cancer among Medicaid Beneficiaries. Breast J, 2010 Mar;16(2):162-8.

Hudson SV, Hahn KA, Ohman-Strickland P, Cunningham RS, Miller SM, Crabtree BF. Breast, Colorectal and Prostate Cancer Screening for Cancer Survivors and Non-Cancer Patients in Community Practices. J Gen Internal Medicine, 2009; 24(Suppl 2): 487-90.

Ferrante JM, Balasubramanian BA, Hudson SV, Crabtree BF. Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home and preventive services delivery. Ann Fam Med, 2010; 8(1):108-116.

Hade EM, Murray DM, Pennell ML, Rhoda D, Paskett ED, Champion VL, Crabtree BF, Dietrich A, Dignan MB, Farmer M, Fenton JJ, Flocke S, Hiatt RA, Hudson SV, Mitchell M, Monahan P, Shariff-Marco S, Slone SL, Stange K, Stewart SL, Ohman-Strickland P. Intraclass Correlation Estimates for Cancer Screening Outcomes: Estimates and Applications in the Design of Group Randomized Cancer Screening Studies.  J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2010; 2010(40):97-103.

Cohen DJ, Balasubramanian B, Isaacson NF, Clark EC, Etz RS, Crabtree BF. Coordination of health behavioral counseling in primary care. Ann Fam Med, 2011; 9(5):406-15.

Felsen CB, Piasecki A, Ferrante JM, Ohman-Strickland PA, Crabtree BF. Colorectal Cancer Screening among Primary Care Patients: Does Risk Affect Screening Behavior. J Community Health, 2011; 36(4):605-11.

Hudson SV, Miller-Halegoua SM, Hemler J. McClinton A, Oeffinger KC, Tallia A, Crabtree BF. Cancer Survivors and the Patient-Centered Medical Home. Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy and Research (in press).

Balasubramanian BA, Demissie K, Crabtree BF, Ohman-Strickland PA, Pawlish K, Rhoads GG. Black Medicaid Beneficiaries Experience Breast Cancer Treatment Delays More Frequently than Whites. Ethn Dis 2012 (in press).

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