Michael Cousineau, DPH

Title(s)Professor Emeritus of Clinical Preventive Medicine
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
AddressSSB 2001 N. Soto Street
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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    Michael R. Cousineau is Emeritus Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences at USC. He has a joint appointment in the Sol Price School of Public Policy. He taught in both the Masters in Public Health program and in the Professionalism and the Practice of Medicine and Keck School of Medicine. He was the director of the MD MPH program at USC Keck School of Medicine. He attended U.C. Berkeley with an undergraduate degree in genetics and has a masters and a doctorate from the UCLA School of Public Health. His work focuses on health policy and health services and evaluation research, access to care for the low income uninsured, governance and operation of safety-net providers including public hospitals, community-based clinics and health centers; and health needs of vulnerable populations including the unhoused. His work includes studying the impact of initiatives to expand health insurance to adults and children, the dynamics of insurance coverage decisions by small businesses, alternative governance of safety net hospitals, and the health and mental health needs of the homeless. He has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services, the U.S. Health Services and Services Administration, The California Endowment, the Office of Minority Health, Blue Shield Foundation, the California Healthcare Foundation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has published in Health Affairs, Medical Care, Public Health Reports, the American Journal of Public Health, Academic Medicine, and Health Services Research.
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    1. Placement into Scattered-Site or Place-Based Permanent Supportive Housing in Los Angeles County, CA, During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2024 Mar 14. Henwood BF, Kuhn R, Gonzalez AL, Chien J, Tu Y, Bluthenthal R, Cousineau M, Padwa H, Ijadi-Maghsoodi R, Chinchilla M, Smith BT, Gelberg L. PMID: 38483751.
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    2. Behavioral Health Care Delivery Through Street Medicine Programs in California. Community Ment Health J. 2024 Feb; 60(2):283-291. Su KY, Feldman BJ, Feldman CT, Saluja S, Coulourides Kogan AM, Cousineau MR. PMID: 37526807; PMCID: PMC10822007.
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    3. Investigating the Comparative Effectiveness of Place-Based and Scatter-Site Permanent Supportive Housing for People Experiencing Homelessness During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Protocols for a Mixed Methods, Prospective Longitudinal Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2023 Apr 28; 12:e46782. Henwood BF, Kuhn R, Padwa H, Ijadi-Maghsoodi R, Corletto G, Lawton A, Chien J, Bluthenthal R, Cousineau MR, Chinchilla M, Tran Smith B, Vickery KD, Harris T, Patanwala M, Akabike W, Gelberg L. PMID: 37115590; PMCID: PMC10150866.
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    4. Advocacy for Health Justice: An Innovative Pilot Course for MD and Master of Public Policy Students. Teach Learn Med. 2024 Apr-May; 36(2):198-210. Hallowell R, Saluja S, Lewis L, Novak DA, Valentine W, Batch E, Clayton Johnson MA, Bluthenthal RN, Cousineau MR, Ben-Ari R. PMID: 36519450.
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    5. Community-Based Health Care Navigation's Impact on Access to Primary Care for Low-Income Latinos. J Am Board Fam Med. 2022 Jan-Feb; 35(1):44-54. Saluja S, Hochman M, Dokko R, Morrison JL, Valdez C, Baldwin S, Tandel MD, Cousineau M. PMID: 35039411.
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    6. Insurance coverage change and survivorship care among young adult survivors of childhood cancer. Health Serv Res. 2022 02; 57(1):159-171. Mobley EM, Kim SE, Cousineau M, Tsui J, Miller KA, Tobin J, Freyer DR, Milam JE. PMID: 34378205; PMCID: PMC8763279.
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    7. Disparities in COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among Los Angeles County adults after vaccine authorization. Prev Med Rep. 2021 Dec; 24:101544. Saluja S, Nok Lam C, Wishart D, McMorris A, Cousineau MR, Kaplan CM. PMID: 34493966; PMCID: PMC8413116.
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    8. Project Forward: A Population-Based Cohort Among Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers. JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2021 10; 5(5). Milam J, Freyer DR, Miller KA, Tobin J, Wojcik KY, Ramirez CN, Ritt-Olson A, Thomas SM, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Cousineau M, Modjeski D, Gupta S, Hamilton AS. PMID: 34585063; PMCID: PMC8462512.
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    9. Barriers to Physician-Based Skin Examinations for Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Melanoma in the Project Forward Study. JAMA Dermatol. 2021 07 01; 157(7):874-876. Wojcik KY, Miller KA, Wysong A, Hamilton AS, Cousineau MR, Cockburn MG, Milam JE. PMID: 34106220; PMCID: PMC8190698.
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    10. Dual MD-MPH Degree Students in the United States: Moving the Medical Workforce Toward Population Health. Public Health Rep. 2021 Sep-Oct; 136(5):640-647. Reilly JM, Plepys CM, Cousineau MR. PMID: 33563071; PMCID: PMC8361566.
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    11. Coronavirus Disease 2019 and the Case to Cover Undocumented Immigrants in California. Health Equity. 2020; 4(1):500-504. Torres-Pinzon DL, Solorzano W, Kim SE, Cousineau MR. PMID: 33269334; PMCID: PMC7703088.
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    12. A Tobacco Control Framework for Regulating Public Consumption of Cannabis: Multistate Analysis and Policy Implications. Am J Public Health. 2020 02; 110(2):203-208. Steinberg J, Unger JB, Hallett C, Williams E, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Cousineau MR. PMID: 31855488; PMCID: PMC6951385.
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    13. Evaluation of a Digital Diabetes Prevention Program Adapted for Low-Income Patients, 2016-2018. Prev Chronic Dis. 2019 11 27; 16:E155. Kim SE, Castro Sweet CM, Cho E, Tsai J, Cousineau MR. PMID: 31775010; PMCID: PMC6896833.
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    14. Barriers to Primary Care After the Affordable Care Act: A Qualitative Study of Los Angeles Safety-Net Patients' Experiences. Health Equity. 2019; 3(1):423-430. Saluja S, McCormick D, Cousineau MR, Morrison J, Shue L, Joyner K, Hochman M. PMID: 31448352; PMCID: PMC6707030.
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    15. Study Design, Protocol and Profile of the Maternal And Developmental Risks from Environmental and Social Stressors (MADRES) Pregnancy Cohort: a Prospective Cohort Study in Predominantly Low-Income Hispanic Women in Urban Los Angeles. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019 May 30; 19(1):189. Bastain TM, Chavez T, Habre R, Girguis MS, Grubbs B, Toledo-Corral C, Amadeus M, Farzan SF, Al-Marayati L, Lerner D, Noya D, Quimby A, Twogood S, Wilson M, Chatzi L, Cousineau M, Berhane K, Eckel SP, Lurmann F, Johnston J, Dunton GF, Gilliland F, Breton C. PMID: 31146718; PMCID: PMC6543670.
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    16. Tobacco Retail Licensing and Youth Product Use. Pediatrics. 2019 02; 143(2). Astor RL, Urman R, Barrington-Trimis JL, Berhane K, Steinberg J, Cousineau M, Leventhal AM, Unger JB, Cruz T, Pentz MA, Samet JM, McConnell R. PMID: 30617237; PMCID: PMC6361350.
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    17. Insurance Coverage, and Having a Regular Provider, and Utilization of Cancer Follow-up and Noncancer Health Care Among Childhood Cancer Survivors. Inquiry. 2019 Jan-Dec; 56:46958018817996. Cousineau MR, Kim SE, Hamilton AS, Miller KA, Milam J. PMID: 30791853; PMCID: PMC6362514.
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    18. Evaluation of a digital diabetes prevention program adapted for the Medicaid population: Study design and methods for a non-randomized, controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2018 Jun; 10:161-168. Kim SE, Castro Sweet CM, Gibson E, Madero EN, Rubino B, Morrison J, Rosen D, Imberg W, Cousineau MR. PMID: 30035241; PMCID: PMC6052649.
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    19. What do medical students think about health-care policy education? Educ Health (Abingdon). 2018 Jan-Apr; 31(1):54-55. Theophanous C, Peters P, O'Brien P, Cousineau MR. PMID: 30117475.
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    20. The role of spatially-derived access-to-care characteristics in melanoma prevention and control in Los Angeles county. Health Place. 2017 05; 45:160-172. Escobedo LA, Crew A, Eginli A, Peng D, Cousineau MR, Cockburn M. PMID: 28391127; PMCID: PMC5470843.
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    21. Advocacy coalitions involved in California's menu labeling policy debate: Exploring coalition structure, policy beliefs, resources, and strategies. Soc Sci Med. 2017 03; 177:78-86. Payán DD, Lewis LB, Cousineau MR, Nichol MB. PMID: 28161674; PMCID: PMC5598761.
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    22. Community health events for enrolling uninsured into public health insurance programs: implications for health reform. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2014 Nov-Dec; 20(6):583-6. Cheng S, Tsai KY, Nascimento LM, Cousineau MR. PMID: 25250756.
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    23. Assessment of student interprofessional education (IPE) training for team-based geriatric home care: does IPE training change students' knowledge and attitudes? Home Health Care Serv Q. 2014; 33(4):177-93. Reilly JM, Aranda MP, Segal-Gidan F, Halle A, Han PP, Harris P, Jordan K, Mulligan R, Resnik C, Tsai KY, Williams B, Cousineau MR. PMID: 25256717.
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    24. Transforming a family medicine center and residency program into a federally qualified health center. Acad Med. 2013 May; 88(5):657-62. Cousineau MR, Flores H, Cheng S, Gates JD, Douglas JH, Clute GB, Coan CE. PMID: 23524918.
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    25. Two responses to a premium hike in a program for uninsured kids: 4 in 5 families stay in as enrollment shrinks by a fifth. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Feb; 31(2):360-6. Cousineau MR, Tsai KY, Kahn HA. PMID: 22323166.
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    26. Healthy Kids insurance and experiences of medical home quality for vulnerable children. Med Care. 2011 Sep; 49(9):828-33. Stevens GD, Cousineau MR, Pickering TA, Lee P. PMID: 21478776.
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    27. Association of experiences of medical home quality with health-related quality of life and school engagement among Latino children in low-income families. Health Serv Res. 2011 Dec; 46(6pt1):1822-42. Stevens GD, Vane C, Cousineau MR. PMID: 21762145; PMCID: PMC3393027.
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    28. Measuring the impact of outreach and enrollment strategies for public health insurance in California. Health Serv Res. 2011 Feb; 46(1 Pt 2):319-35. Cousineau MR, Stevens GD, Farias A. PMID: 21054378; PMCID: PMC3037785.
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    29. The intersection of public policy and health behavior theory in the physical activity arena. J Phys Act Health. 2010 Mar; 7 Suppl 1:S91-8. Dunton GF, Cousineau M, Reynolds KD. PMID: 20440019.
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    30. Using an alliance of independent health consumer assistance centers to change public policy in California. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2010; 4(4):331-40. Cousineau MR, Nascimento LM, Ponce M. PMID: 21169711.
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    31. Improvements in access to care for vulnerable children in California between 2001 and 2005. Public Health Rep. 2009 Sep-Oct; 124(5):682-91. Stevens GD, Seid M, Tsai KY, West-Wright C, Cousineau MR. PMID: 19753946; PMCID: PMC2728660.
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    32. Changes in uncompensated pediatric ambulatory care visits for uninsured children among safety net providers after implementing a health insurance program for children of low-income families. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2009 Jul-Aug; 15(4):E1-6. Cousineau MR, Farias AJ. PMID: 19525769.
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    33. More on 'healthy kids'. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Jan-Feb; 28(1):298-9. Cousineau MR, Farias A. PMID: 19124887.
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    34. Collaboration and competition in a children's health initiative coalition: a network analysis. Eval Program Plann. 2008 Nov; 31(4):392-402. Valente TW, Coronges KA, Stevens GD, Cousineau MR. PMID: 18639933.
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    35. Preventable hospitalizations among children in California counties after child health insurance expansion initiatives. Med Care. 2008 Feb; 46(2):142-7. Cousineau MR, Stevens GD, Pickering TA. PMID: 18219242.
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    36. Enrolling in Medicaid through the National School Lunch Program: outcome of a pilot project in California schools. Public Health Rep. 2007 Jul-Aug; 122(4):452-60. Cousineau MR, Wada EO, Hogan L. PMID: 17639647; PMCID: PMC1888518.
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    37. Children's Health Initiatives in California: the experiences of local coalitions pursuing universal coverage for children. Am J Public Health. 2007 Apr; 97(4):738-43. Stevens GD, Rice K, Cousineau MR. PMID: 17329648; PMCID: PMC1829340.
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    38. Crisis & commitment: 150 years of service by Los Angeles county public hospitals. Am J Public Health. 2007 Apr; 97(4):606-15. Cousineau MR, Tranquada RE. PMID: 17329642; PMCID: PMC1829364.
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    39. An evaluation of independent consumer assistance centers on problem resolution and user satisfaction: the consumer perspective. J Community Health. 2005 Apr; 30(2):89-106. Nascimento LM, Cousineau MR. PMID: 15810563.
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    40. Improving the nutritional resource environment for healthy living through community-based participatory research. J Gen Intern Med. 2003 Jul; 18(7):568-75. Sloane DC, Diamant AL, Lewis LB, Yancey AK, Flynn G, Nascimento LM, McCarthy WJ, Guinyard JJ, Cousineau MR, REACH Coalition of the African American Building a Legacy of Health Project. PMID: 12848840; PMCID: PMC1494887.
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    41. Meeting the data needs of a local health department: the Los Angeles County Health Survey. Am J Public Health. 2001 Dec; 91(12):1950-2. Simon PA, Wold CM, Cousineau MR, Fielding JE. PMID: 11726372; PMCID: PMC1446911.
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    42. Privatizing indigent health services in Los Angeles County: understanding the effects on community-based providers. Health Serv Manage Res. 2000 Aug; 13(3):187-99. Grazman DN, Cousineau MR. PMID: 11184021.
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    43. Medicaid managed care's impact on safety-net clinics in California. Health Aff (Millwood). 2000 Jan-Feb; 19(1):194-202. Bindman AB, Grumbach K, Bernheim S, Vranizan K, Cousineau M. PMID: 10645087.
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    44. Health status of and access to health services by residents of urban encampments in Los Angeles. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 1997 Feb; 8(1):70-82. Cousineau MR. PMID: 9019027.
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    45. Loss of Medicaid and access to health services. Health Care Financ Rev. 1991; 12(4):17-26. Brown ER, Cousineau MR. PMID: 10112767; PMCID: PMC4193205.
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    46. Health status and access to health services among the urban homeless. Am J Public Health. 1986 May; 76(5):561-3. Robertson MJ, Cousineau MR. PMID: 3963287; PMCID: PMC1646594.
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    47. Medi-Cal hospital contracting--did it achieve its legislative objectives? West J Med. 1985 Jul; 143(1):118-24. Brown ER, Price WT, Cousineau MR. PMID: 3898595; PMCID: PMC1306262.
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    48. Competing for Medi-Cal business: why hospitals did, and did not, get contracts. Inquiry. 1985; 22(3):237-50. Brown ER, Cousineau MR, Price WT. PMID: 2931367.
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    49. Effectiveness of state mandates to maintain local government health services for the poor. J Health Polit Policy Law. 1984; 9(2):223-36. Brown ER, Cousineau MR. PMID: 6386961.
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