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Michael R. Cousineau, DPH

Title(s)Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine
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    Michael R. Cousineau is currently Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Family Medicine at USC. He has a joint appointment in the Sol Price School of Public Policy. He teaches in both the Masters in Public Health program and in the Professionalism and the Practice 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 homeless people. His work includes studying the impact of initiatives designed 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 is an expert on the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, having given over 30 talks on the new law to community and professional groups. 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. Saluja S, McCormick D, Cousineau MR, Morrison J, Shue L, Joyner K, Hochman M. 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. PMID: 31448352.
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    2. 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. 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. PMID: 31146718.
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    3. 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. Tobacco Retail Licensing and Youth Product Use. Pediatrics. 2019 Feb; 143(2). PMID: 30617237.
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    4. Cousineau MR, Kim SE, Hamilton AS, Miller KA, Milam J. 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. PMID: 30791853.
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    5. Kim SE, Castro Sweet CM, Gibson E, Madero EN, Rubino B, Morrison J, Rosen D, Imberg W, Cousineau MR. 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. PMID: 30035241.
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    6. Theophanous C, Peters P, O'Brien P, Cousineau MR. What do medical students think about health-care policy education? Educ Health (Abingdon). 2018 Jan-Apr; 31(1):54-55. PMID: 30117475.
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    7. Escobedo LA, Crew A, Eginli A, Peng D, Cousineau MR, Cockburn M. 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. PMID: 28391127.
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    8. Payán DD, Lewis LB, Cousineau MR, Nichol MB. 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. PMID: 28161674.
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    9. Cheng S, Tsai KY, Nascimento LM, Cousineau MR. 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. PMID: 25250756.
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    10. 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. 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. PMID: 25256717.
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    11. Cousineau MR, Flores H, Cheng S, Gates JD, Douglas JH, Clute GB, Coan CE. Transforming a family medicine center and residency program into a federally qualified health center. Acad Med. 2013 May; 88(5):657-62. PMID: 23524918.
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    12. Cousineau MR, Tsai KY, Kahn HA. 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. PMID: 22323166.
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    13. Stevens GD, Cousineau MR, Pickering TA, Lee P. Healthy Kids insurance and experiences of medical home quality for vulnerable children. Med Care. 2011 Sep; 49(9):828-33. PMID: 21478776.
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    14. Stevens GD, Vane C, Cousineau MR. 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. PMID: 21762145.
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    15. Cousineau MR, Stevens GD, Farias A. 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. PMID: 21054378.
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    16. Dunton GF, Cousineau M, Reynolds KD. 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. PMID: 20440019.
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    17. Cousineau MR, Nascimento LM, Ponce M. Using an alliance of independent health consumer assistance centers to change public policy in California. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2010; 4(4):331-40. PMID: 21169711.
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    18. Stevens GD, Seid M, Tsai KY, West-Wright C, Cousineau MR. Improvements in access to care for vulnerable children in California between 2001 and 2005. Public Health Rep. 2009 Sep-Oct; 124(5):682-91. PMID: 19753946.
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    19. Cousineau MR, Farias AJ. 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. PMID: 19525769.
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    20. Cousineau MR, Farias A. More on 'healthy kids'. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Jan-Feb; 28(1):298-9. PMID: 19124887.
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    21. Valente TW, Coronges KA, Stevens GD, Cousineau MR. Collaboration and competition in a children's health initiative coalition: a network analysis. Eval Program Plann. 2008 Nov; 31(4):392-402. PMID: 18639933.
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    22. Cousineau MR, Stevens GD, Pickering TA. Preventable hospitalizations among children in California counties after child health insurance expansion initiatives. Med Care. 2008 Feb; 46(2):142-7. PMID: 18219242.
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    23. Cousineau MR, Wada EO, Hogan L. 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. PMID: 17639647.
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    24. Stevens GD, Rice K, Cousineau MR. 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. PMID: 17329648.
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    25. Cousineau MR, Tranquada RE. Crisis & commitment: 150 years of service by Los Angeles county public hospitals. Am J Public Health. 2007 Apr; 97(4):606-15. PMID: 17329642.
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    26. Nascimento LM, Cousineau MR. 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. PMID: 15810563.
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    27. Sloane DC, Diamant AL, Lewis LB, Yancey AK, Flynn G, Nascimento LM, McCarthy WJ, Guinyard JJ, Cousineau MR. Improving the nutritional resource environment for healthy living through community-based participatory research. J Gen Intern Med. 2003 Jul; 18(7):568-75. PMID: 12848840.
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    28. Simon PA, Wold CM, Cousineau MR, Fielding JE. 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. PMID: 11726372.
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    29. Grazman DN, Cousineau MR. 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. PMID: 11184021.
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    30. Bindman AB, Grumbach K, Bernheim S, Vranizan K, Cousineau M. Medicaid managed care's impact on safety-net clinics in California. Health Aff (Millwood). 2000 Jan-Feb; 19(1):194-202. PMID: 10645087.
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    31. Cousineau MR. 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. PMID: 9019027.
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    32. Brown ER, Cousineau MR. Loss of Medicaid and access to health services. Health Care Financ Rev. 1991; 12(4):17-26. PMID: 10112767.
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    33. Robertson MJ, Cousineau MR. Health status and access to health services among the urban homeless. Am J Public Health. 1986 May; 76(5):561-3. PMID: 3963287.
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    34. Brown ER, Price WT, Cousineau MR. Medi-Cal hospital contracting--did it achieve its legislative objectives? West J Med. 1985 Jul; 143(1):118-24. PMID: 3898595.
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    35. Brown ER, Cousineau MR, Price WT. Competing for Medi-Cal business: why hospitals did, and did not, get contracts. Inquiry. 1985; 22(3):237-50. PMID: 2931367.
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    36. Brown ER, Cousineau MR. Effectiveness of state mandates to maintain local government health services for the poor. J Health Polit Policy Law. 1984; 9(2):223-36. PMID: 6386961.
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