Health center research led to the development of the UDS Mapper, so the UDS Mapper team continues the tradition.  The research on this page focuses on geographic aspects of healthcare access, social determinants of health, and health centers’ role in both.

Topmiller M, McCann J, Hoang H, Bolton J, Rankin J, Sripipatana A. Exploring the Association of Social Determinants of Health and Clinical Quality Measures and Performance in HRSA-Funded Health Centers. Family Medicine and Community Health. 2021;9:e000853. doi:10.1136/fmch-2020-00853.

Topmiller M. Exploring Health Center Capacity in Rural Maternity Care Deserts. UDS Research Brief Series. December 2020.

Topmiller M. Comparing Clinical Quality Measures for Appalachian and Non-Appalachian Health Centers. UDS Research Brief Series. December 2020.

Topmiller M. Exploring the Role of Health Centers in Providing Medication-Assisted Treatment. UDS Research Brief Series. December 2020.

Carrozza M, Rankin JL, Jetty A, Grandmont J. How HRSA is Leveraging ACS and CDC Data for Small Area Estimates and Analyses. Oral presentation at: Community Indicators Consortium Impact Summit; August 2020.

Topmiller M, Rankin JL, Hoang H, Harvey A, Sripipatana A. Exploring Health Center Program Presence in Medicare Spending Priority Areas. Poster presented at: NACHC Community Health Institute; August 2019; Chicago, IL.

Topmiller M, Rankin JL, Hoang H, Sripipatana A, Harvey A. Exploring the Association of Social Deprivation on Clinical Quality Measures & Performance in HRSA Funded Health Centers. Poster presented at: AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting; June 2019; Washington, DC.

Topmiller M, Rankin JL, Hoang H, Sripipatana A. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in High Need Areas: How Health Centers Can Improve Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder with Vulnerable Populations. Poster presented at: American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting; April 2019; Washington, DC.