Publications

Publications

Savoia E, Preston J, Biddinger PD. A Consensus Process on the Use of Exercises and After Action Reports to Assess and Improve Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2013 Mar 28:1-3.

Massin-Short S, Fisher VS, Bakker G, Nieratko J, Morgan S, Herrmann J, Savoia E Administration of emergency preparedness Department of Health and Human Service funds: the experience of state and local health departments. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2013 Mar-Apr;19(2):192-5.

Savoia E, Testa MA, Viswanath V. Predictors of knowledge of H1N1 Infection and Transmission in the U.S. Population. BMC Public Health 2012,12:328 doi:101.1186/1471-2458-12-328

Savoia E, Agboola F, Biddinger PD. Use of After Action Reports (AARs) to Promote Organizational and Systems Learning in Emergency Preparedness. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(8): 2949-2963.

Mills DA., Tomassoni AJ, Tallon LA., Kade KA, Savoia E. Mass Arsenic Poisoning and the Public Health Response in Maine. Disaster Med Public Health Prep, 2011, Jan 26 [Epub ahead of print]

Potter MA, Miner KR, Barnett DJ, Cadigan R, Lloyd L, Olson DK, Parker C, Savoia E, Shoaf K. The evidence base for effectiveness of preparedness training: a retrospective analysis. Public Health Rep. 2010 Nov-Dec;125 Suppl 5:15-23.

Biddinger PD, Savoia E, Massin-Short SB, Preston J., Stoto MA. Public health emergency preparedness exercises: lessons learned. Public Health Rep  2010 Nov-Dec, 125 Suppl 5;100-6

Savoia E, Massin-Short S., Higdon M., Matechi E., Stoto MA. A Toolkit to Assess Medical Reserve Corps Units Performance. Disaster Med Public Health Prep, 2010 Oct; 4(3):213-19.

Condon S, Savoia E, Cadigan RO, Getchell M, Burstein JL, Auerbach B, Koh HK. “Operation Helping Hands”: Massachusetts health and medical response to Hurricane Katrina. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2010 Jan-Feb; 25(1):80-6.

Savoia E, Biddinger PD, Burstein J, Stoto MA. Inter-agency communication and operations capabilities during a hospital functional exercise: reliability and validity of a measurement tool. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2010 Jan-Feb;25(1):52-8.

Elena Savoia, Marcia A Testa, Paul D. Biddinger , Rebecca O. Cadigan , Howard Koh,  Paul Campbell, Michael A. Stoto. Assessing public health capabilities during emergency preparedness tabletop exercises: reliability and validity of a measurement tool. Public Health Reports, 2009 vol 124(1):138-148.

Savoia E, Rodday AM, Stoto MA. Public Health Emergency Preparedness at the Local level: Results of a National Survey. Journal of Health Services Research, 2009 Oct; 44 (5 Pt 2):1909-24.

Savoia E, Massin-Short SB, Rodday AM, Aaron LA, Higdon MA, Stoto MA. Public Health Systems Research in Emergency Preparedness. A Review of the Literature. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2009 Aug; 37(2):150-6.

Elena Savoia , Paul D. Biddinger ,  Priscilla Fox , Donna E. Levin, Lisa Stone, Michael A. Stoto . The Impact of Tabletop Exercises on Participants’ Knowledge of and Confidence in Legal Authorities for Infectious Disease Emergencies. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 2009 Jun;3(2):104-10.

Nick GA., Savoia E, Elqura L., Crowther MS, Cohen B, Leary M, Wright T, Auerbach J, Koh HK. Emergency preparedness for vulnerable population: people with special health care needs. Public Health Rep. 2009 Mar-Apr; 12492):338-43

Elena Savoia, Michael A. Stoto, Paul D. Biddinger,  Paul Campbell, Vish Viswanath,  Howard K. Koh. Risk-communication capability for public health emergencies varies by community diversity. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, October 25-29, 2008.

Kristy A. Kade , Kathryn H. Brinsfield,  Richard A. Serino , Elena Savoia , Howard K. Koh . Emergency Medical Consequence Planning and Management for National Special Security Events after 9-11: Boston, 2004, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2008 Oct; 2(3):166-73.

Savoia E, Stoto MA, Biddinger PD, Campbell P, Viswanath K, Koh H. Risk-communication capability for public health emergencies varies by community diversity. BMC Research Notes 2008, 1:6 doi:10.1186/1756-0500-1-6.

Biddinger P, Cadigan R, Auerbach B, Burstein J, Savoia E, Stoto M, Koh H. Using Tabletop Exercises to Identify Systems-Level Changes for Improving Preparedness. Public Health Reports. 2008 Jan/Feb;123;1:96-101.

Michael A. Stoto, Paul D. Biddinger, Elena Savoia, Rebecca Cadigan, Howard Koh. Using Tabletop Exercises to Evaluate Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP). Naccho Public Health Preparedness Summit, February 19-23 2007, Washington D.C.

Dorn BC. M.D. M.H.C.H., Savoia E. M.D., M.P.H., Testa MA. M.P.H. PhD., Stoto MA. PhD., Marcus LJ. PhD. Development of a Survey Instrument to Measure Connectivity to Evaluate National Public Health Preparedness and Response Performance. Public Health Reports. 2007 122(3).

Savoia E. M.D. M.P.H. , Fantini MP. M.D., Pandolfi PP. M.D., Dallolio L. M.D., Collina N. M.D. Assessing the construct validity of the Italian version of the EQ-5D: preliminary results from a cross-sectional study in North Italy. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2006;4:47

Fantini MP., Stivanello E., Dallolio L., Loghi M., Savoia E. Persistent geographical disparities in infant mortality rates in Italy (1999-2001): comparison with France, England, Germany and Portugal. Eur J Public Health. 2006;16(4):429-32.

Barry C. Dorn, M.D., Elena Savoia, M.D. M.P.H, Marcia A. Testa, M.P.H PhD, Leonard J. Marcus, PhD, and Michael A. Stoto, PhD. Development of a survey instrument to measure connectivity to evaluate national public health preparedness and response performance. APHA 134th Annual Meeting and Exposition. November 4-8 2006 Boston. http://apha.confex.com/apha/134am/techprogram/paper_134066.htm

Elena Savoia, M.D. M.P.H., Barry C. Dorn, M.D., Marcia A. Testa, M.P.H. PhD, Mike Stoto, PhD, Leonard J. Marcus, PhD, and Paul D. Biddinger, M.D. Measuring perceived connectivity during public health preparedness tabletop exercises. APHA 134th Annual Meeting and Exposition. November 4-8 2006 Boston. http://apha.confex.com/apha/134am/techprogram/paper_134081.htm

Michael Stoto, PhD, Paul D. Biddinger, M.D., Rebecca Orfaly Cadigan, MS, Elena Savoia, M.D. M.P.H. Using tabletop exercises to evaluate a community’s preparedness for pandemic influenza. APHA 134th Annual Meeting and Exposition. November 4-8 2006 Boston. http://apha.confex.com/apha/134am/techprogram/paper_140374.htm

Fantini MP. M.D., Dallolio L. M.D., Stivanello E. M.D., Bravi F. M.D., Savoia E. M.D. Cesarean section rates in Italian regions:1998-2002. Italian Journal of Public Health. 2005; 2(2):49-52.

Elena Savoia, M.D., Jamie Morano, M.D., David Cote, M.D., Sanjay Rampal, M.D., Diego Villa, M.D., and Marcia A. Testa, M.P.H, PhD. Public health preparedness evaluative scores. APHA 132th Annual Meeting and Exposition. November 6-8 2004 Washington DC. http://apha.confex.com/apha/132am/techprogram/paper_94459.htm

Elena Savoia, M.D., Jamie Morano, M.D., David Cote, M.D., Sanjay Rampal, M.D., Diego Villa, M.D., and Marcia A. Testa, M.P.H, PhD. Public health preparedness evaluation and measurement. Italian Journal of Public Health. 2004;1(1-2):56.