Scientific Publications

Publications 2019



  • Rasmussen B, Maharaj N, Sheehan P, Friedman HS, Evaluating the Employment Benefits of Education and Targeted Interventions to Reduce Child Marriage, Journal of Adolescent Health, July 2019


  • Sweeny K, Howard Friedman HS, Sheehan P, Shi H, A Health System–Based Investment Case for Adolescent Health, Journal of Adolescent Health, July 2019.


  • Chalasani S, Engel D, Friedman H, Sawyer S, et al, An Investment Case to Guarantee the Rights of Adolescents, Journal of Adolescent Health, July 2019


  • PW Sullivan, V Ghushchyan, A Kavati, P Navaratnam, HS Friedman, Trends in Asthma Control, Treatment, Health Care Utilization, and Expenditures Among Children in the United States by Place of Residence: 2003-2014, The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, Feb 2019


  • PW Sullivan, V Ghushchyan, P Navaratnam, HS Friedman, A Kavati, Exploring factors associated with health disparities in asthma and poorly controlled asthma among school-aged children in the US, Journal of Asthma, Feb 2019, 1-14


  • PW Sullivan, V Ghushchyan, A Kavati, P Navaratnam, HS Friedman, Health disparities among children with asthma in the United States by place of residence, The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice 7 (1), 148-155, Jan 2019


  • J Shin, SJ Oh, T Petigara, K Tunceli, E Urdaneta, P Navaratnam,, Comparative effectiveness of budesonide inhalation suspension and montelukast in children with mild asthma in Korea, Journal of Asthma, 1-11, August 2019


  • E Algur, HS Friedman, E Wang, B Deperthes, A Systematic Global Review of Condom Availability Programs in High Schools, Journal of Adolescent Health 64 (3), 292-304, 2019

Publications 2018



  • L Huicho, P Hernandez, CA Huayanay-Espinoza, ER Segura, Understanding drivers of domestic public expenditure on reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health in Peru at district level: an ecological study, BMC Health Services Research 2018 (1), 833

Publications 2017



  • Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan V, Navaratnam P, Friedman HS, Kavati A, Ortiz B, Lanier B, The national burden of poorly controlled asthma, school absence and parental work loss among school-aged children in the United States J Asthma. 2017 Oct 5:1-9.


  • Sullivan PW, Ghushchyan V, Navaratnam P, Friedman HS, Kavati A, Ortiz B, Lanier B, The national cost of asthma among school-aged children in the United States, Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2017 Sep;119(3):246-252.


  • Keen S, Begum H, Friedman HS, James CD, Scaling up family planning in Sierra Leone: A prospective cost-benefit analysis.Womens Health (Lond). 2017 Aug 1:17


  • J Stover, JE Rosen, MN Carvalho, EL Korenromp, HS Friedman, M Cogan, The case for investing in the male condom, PloS One 12 (5), 2017.


  • P Sullivan, VG Ghushchyan, P Navaratnam, HS Friedman, A Kavati,, School absence and productivity outcomes associated with childhood asthma in the USA, Journal of Asthma, 1-8, 2017


  • P Sheehan, K Sweeny, B Rasmussen, A Wils, HS Friedman, J Mahon, et al. Building the foundations for sustainable development: a case for global investment in the capabilities of adolescents The Lancet 2017


  • J Ko, J Nicholas, P Navaratnam, H Friedman, F Ernst, V Herrera, Real-World Treatment Persistence Among Multiple Sclerosis Patients on Injectable Disease Modifying Therapies Neurology 88 (16 Supplement), 2017


  • J Ko, J NicholJ Nicholas, JJ Ko, Y Park, P Navaratnam, HS Friedman, FR Ernst, Assessment of treatment patterns associated with injectable disease-modifying therapy among relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis patients, Multiple Sclerosis Journal–Experimental, Translational and Clinical 3: 2017as, P Navaratnam, H Friedman, F Ernst, V Herrera, Real-World Treatment Persistence Among Multiple Sclerosis Patients on Injectable Disease Modifying Therapies Neurology 88 (16 Supplement), 2017

Publications 2016



  • PW Sullivan, V Ghushchyan, P Navaratnam, H Friedman, A Kavati, The National Burden of Asthma in Children in the US: Results from a Nationally Representative Study, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 139 (2),


  • T Nazareth, HS Friedman, P Navaratnam, DA Herriott, JJ Ko, P Barr, Persistency, medication prescribing patterns, and medical resource use associated with multiple sclerosis patients receiving oral disease-modifying therapies: a retrospective medical record review, BMC Neurology 16 (1), 187 2016


  • Rodriguez F, Olufade TO, Ramey DR, Friedman HS, Navaratnam P, Heithoff K, Foody JM. 2016 Gender Disparities in Lipid-Lowering Therapy in Cardiovascular Disease: Insights from a Managed Care Population. J Womens Health (Larchmt) 25(7):697-706


  • Nazareth T, Friedman HS, Navaratnam P, Herriott DA, Ko JJ, Barr P, Sasane R. 2016. Persistency, medication prescribing patterns, and medical resource use associated with multiple sclerosis patients receiving oral disease-modifying therapies: a retrospective medical record review. BMC Neurol. 29;16(1):187.


  • Reed Chase M, Friedman HS, Navaratnam P, Heithoff K, Simpson RJ, 2016, Resource use and costs in high-risk symptomatic peripheral artery disease patients with diabetes and prior acute coronary syndrome: a retrospective analysis, Postgrad Med;128 (2):170-9


  • Ke X, Navaratnam P, Sasane R, Eisenberg Lawrence DF, Friedman HS, Tulsi BB, Vollmer T., 2016, Determinants of high cost in multiple sclerosis patients: a claims and chart review study, Curr Med Res Opin. Jun 25:1-9.


  • Chan WW, Waltman Johnson K, Friedman HS, Navaratnam P, 2016, Association between cardiac, renal, and hepatic biomarkers and outcomes in patients with acute heart failure, Hosp Pract (1995). 2016 Aug;44 (3):138-45.

Publications 2015



  • Shiferaw S, Mekonnen M, Maïga, A., Akinyemi, A., Amouzou, A., Friedman, H., Barros, A.J. and Hounton, S., 2015. Trends in contraceptive use and distribution of births with demographic risk factors in Ethiopia: a sub-national analysis. Global health action, 8.


  • Hounton, S., Barros, A.J., Amouzou, A., Shiferaw, S., Maïga, A., Akinyemi, A., Friedman, H. and Koroma, D., 2015. Patterns and trends of contraceptive use among sexually active adolescents in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, and Nigeria: evidence from cross-sectional studies. Global health action, 8.


  • Maïga, A., Hounton, S., Amouzou, A., Akinyemi, A., Shiferaw, S., Baya, B., Bahan, D., Barros, A.J., Walker, N. and Friedman, H., 2015. Trends and patterns of modern contraceptive use and relationships with high-risk births and child mortality in Burkina Faso. Global health action, 8.


  • Akinyemi, A., Adedini, S., Hounton, S., Akinlo, A., Adedeji, O., Adonri, O., Friedman, H., Shiferaw, S., Maïga, A., Amouzou, A. and Barros, A.J., 2015. Contraceptive use and distribution of high-risk births in Nigeria: a sub-national analysis. Global health action, 8.


  • Friedman HS, Liang M, Banks JL., “Measuring the cost-effectiveness of midwife-led versus physician-led intrapartum teams in developing countries”, Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2015 Jul;11(4):553-64.


  • Palmer JB, Friedman HS, Waltman Johnson K, Navaratnam P, Gottlieb SS, “Association of Persistent and Transient Worsening Renal Function with Mortality Risk, Re-admissions Risk, Length of Stay, and Costs in Patients Hospitalized with Acute Heart Failure”, ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research, June 2015 Volume 2015:7 Pages 357—367


  • Feldman S., Zhao Y., Navaratnam P., Friedman HS, Lu L., Tran M.H., J, “Patterns of Medication Utilization and Costs Associated With the Use of Etanercept, Adalimumab, and Ustekinumab in the Management of Moderate-to-Severe Psoriasis”. Manag Care Spec Pharm 2015;21(3):201-0


  • Rodriguez, F; Olufade, T; Heithoff, K; Friedman, HS; Navaratnam, P; “Frequency of High-Risk Patients Not Receiving High-Potency Statin (from a Large Managed Care Database).”, The American Journal of Cardiology 115.2 (Jan 15, 2015): 190-195.


  • United Nations Publication: State of the World Population Report, UNFPA

Publications 2014



  • Friedman, H. S., Navaratnam, P., Reardon, G., High, K. P., & Strauss, M. E. A retrospective analysis of clinical characteristics, hospitalization, and functional outcomes in residents with and without Clostridium difficile infection in US long-term care facilities. Current Medical Research & Opinion


  • Stenberg, K., Axelson, H., Sheehan, P., Anderson, I., Gülmezoglu, A. M., Temmerman, M., Friedman HS, …& Bustreo, F. Advancing social and economic development by investing in women’s and children’s health: a new Global Investment Framework. The Lancet


  • United Nations Publication: State of the World Population Report, UNFPA

Publications 2013



  • Friedman, H., Mollon, P., Lian, J., & Navaratnam, P. Clinical outcomes, health resource use, and cost in patients with early versus late dual or triple anti-platelet treatment for acute coronary syndrome. American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs


  • United Nations Publication: Economics of Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequalities led by WHO


  • Causal Inference and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Assessing Whether There Was an Acceleration in MDG Development Indicators Following the MDG Declaration

Publications 2012



  • High, K. P., Yogel, R., High, K. P., Friedman, H. S., Navaratnam, P., Reardon, G., & Strauss, M. A Retrospective Analysis of Clinical Characteristics, Hospitalization, and Humanistic Outcomes in Patients With and Without Clostridium Difficile-Associated Disease in US Long Term Care Facilities. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association


  • United Nations Publication: OneHealth Tool Manual and FAQs Collaboration with other UN agencies

Publications 2011



  • Friedman HS, Rajagopalan S, Barnes JP, Roseman H, Combination Therapy With Ezetimibe/Simvastatin Versus Statin Monotherapy for Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Reduction and Goal Attainment in a Real-World Clinical Setting Clinical Therapeutics


  • Navaratnam P, Friedman HS, Urdaneta E Treatment with Inhaled Mometasone Furoate Reduces Short-Acting β2 Agonist Claims and Increases Adherence Compared to Fluticasone Propionate in Asthma Patients., Value in Health


  • Adding It Up: The Costs and Benefits of Investing In Family Planning and Maternal and Newborn Health Estimation Methodology: Analytic support to Guttmacher Institute

Publications 2010



  • Friedman HS, Navaratnam P, McLaughlin J Adherence and asthma control with mometasone furoate versus fluticasone propionate in adolescents and young adults with mild asthma, J of Asthma


  • Navaratnam P, Friedman HS, Urdaneta E. The Impact of Adherence and Disease Control on Resource Use and Charges in Patients With Mild Asthma Managed on Inhaled Corticosteroid Agents. Patient Preference and Adherence


  • Friedman HS, Urdaneta E, McLaughlin J, Navaratnam P, Mometasone Furoate Versus Beclomethasone Dipropionate:Effectiveness in Patients With Mild Asthma. The American Journal of Managed Care.


  • Friedman, H. S., Rajagopalan, S., Barnes, J. P., & Prentice, R. D. Effectiveness of Ezetimibe Monotherapy in Patients With Hypercholesterolemia. Am J Pharm


  • United Nations Publication: Joint Action Plan: Financing Working Group Report: Collaboration with other UN agencies


  • United Nations Publication: Donor Support Report: UNFPA Commodity management Branch


  • United Nations Publication: Africa Investment Case; Collaboration with other UN agencies


  • UNFPA Contributor to “Financing of health systems to achieve the health Millennium Development Goals in low-income countries” The Lancet

Publications 2009



  • Navaratnam P, Friedman HS, Urdaneta E. Mometasone furoate vs fluticasone propionate with salmeterol: multivariate analysis of resource use and asthma-related charges. Curr Med Res Opin.


  • Friedman HS, Song X, Crespi S, Navaratnam P. Comparative Analysis of Length of Stay, Total Costs, and Treatment Success between Intravenous Moxifloxacin 400 mg and Levofloxacin 750 mg among Hospitalized Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Value in Health


  • Friedman HS, Eid NS, Crespi S, Wilcox TK, Reardon G. Retrospective claims study of fluticasone propionate/salmeterol fixed-dose combination use as initial asthma controller therapy in children despite guideline recommendations. Clin Ther.


  • United Nations Publication: Donor Support Report: UNFPA Commodity management Branch


  • United Nations Publication: Thematic Trust Fund Report: UNFPA Commodity Management Branch


  • United Nations Publication: Asia Pacific Investment Case: Collaboration with other UN agencies


  • United Nations Publication: MDG Calculation Estimates: Collaboration with other UN agencies


  • United Nations Publication: ICPD Updated Costing Estimates: Collaboration with other UN agencies, academic institutions and organizations.


  • United Nations Publication: High Level Task Force Impact Estimation: Collaboration with other UN agencies, academic institutions and organizations.


  • United Nations Publication: Updated Adding It Up The Costs and Benefit s of Investing in Family Planning and Maternal and Newborn Health: Collaboration with Guttmacher Institute

Publications 2008



  • Loftus EV Jr, Friedman HS, Delgado DJ, Sandborn WJ. Colectomy subtypes, follow-up surgical procedures, postsurgical complications, and medical charges among ulcerative colitis patients with private health insurance in the United States. Inflamm Bowel Dis.


  • Friedman H, Wilcox T, Reardon G, Crespi S, Yawn BP. A retrospective study of the use of fluticasone propionate/salmeterol combination as initial asthma controller therapy in a commercially insured population. Clin Ther.


  • Loftus EV, Delgado DJ, Friedman HS, Sandborn WJ. Colectomy and the Incidence of Post-Surgical Complications among Ulcerative Colitis Patients with Private Health Insurance In The United States American Journal of Gastroenterology


  • United Nations Publication: Adding It Up Monograph: Collaboration with Guttmacher Institute


  • United Nations Publication: Donor Support Report: UNFPA Commodity management Branch


  • United Nations Publication: Thematic Trust Fund Report: UNFPA Commodity Management Branch


  • United Nations Publication: Meeting the Gap: Collaboration with Futures Institute, John Snow International

Publications 2007



  • Friedman HS., Tencer T., Chan W. Impact of HIV and HCV Infection on Hospitalization and Resource Use Among Hemophilia Enrollees in Commercial Health Plans. J Manag Care Pharm.


  • Friedman HS., Yawn BP. Resource utilization in asthma: combined fluticasone propionate/salmeterol compared with inhaled corticosteroids. Current Medical Research & Opinion


  • United Nations Publication:: Donor Support Report: UNFPA Commodity management Branch

Publications 2006



  • Keating KN., Friedman HS., Perfetto EM. Moxifloxacin versus levofloxacin for treatment of acute rhinosinusitis: a retrospective database analysis of treatment duration, outcomes, and charges. Current Medical Research & Opinion

Publications 2005



  • Keating KN., Friedman H., Perfetto EM. Fluoroquinolone therapy for uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections: A retrospective database comparison of treatment duration, failures and charges. Clinical Drug Investigation

Publications 2003



  • Friedman HS, Zhou H, von der Heydt R The coding of uniform color figures in monkey visual cortex. J Physiol (Lond)

Publications 2000



  • von der Heydt R, Zhou H, Friedman HS, “Representation of stereoscopic edges in monkey visual cortex”, Vision Research


  • Zhou H, Friedman HS, von der Heydt R, “Coding of border ownership in monkey visual cortex”, Journal of Neuroscience

Publications 1999



  • Friedman, HS, Zhou H, von der Heydt R “Color filling-in under steady fixation: behavioral demonstration in monkeys and humans.” Perception


  • Friedman, HS, Priebe, C.E. “Smoothing Bandwidth Selection for Response Latency Estimation”, Journal of Neuroscience Methods

Publications 1994



  • Nelson, C.A., Friedman, HS, Goozovat, T.S., Klein, J.A., Kneller, L. R., Perry W.J., Ustin, S.A., “Stage-two spin-correlation functions: tests from non-CKM-type leptonic CP violation in tau to rho nu decay”, Physical Review D

Publications 1998



  • Friedman, HS , Priebe, C.E., “Estimating Stimulus Response Latency,” Journal of Neuroscience Methods