Dr. Carretta conducts health services research, public health systems and services research, and public health law research.
Prior to joining the College of Medicine, Dr. Carretta was Medicare Research Director at the Veterans Affairs Information Resource Center. Prior to that, he was an Instructor and Adjunct Professor for the Department of Health Administration and the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University from 1999 to 2009.
B.A., Psychology, University of Virginia, 1974
M.P.H., Epidemiology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1999
Ph.D., Health Services Organization & Research, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2008
Florida Asthma Coalition Surveillance Subcommittee, 2010 to present
Virginia Asthma Coalition, 2003-2010
Consortium for Infant and Child Health, 1993-1999
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections Junior Investigator Award, 2011-2013
Public Health Student of the Year, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1999
Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2000
James Begun Award for Dissertation Excellence, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2008
American Public Health Association
Quality of care in Florida's hospitals, emergency departments, and ambulatory surgery centers. Provision of community benefits by not-for-profit hospitals. Epidemiology of persons with multiple chronic conditions. Program evaluation for the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. Program evaluation for the Florida Department of Health.
Nowakowski A, Carretta HJ, Dudley J, Forrest J. Evaluating Inpatient Asthma Management Practices in Florida Hospitals. Florida Public Health Review 2015.
Friedman E, Carretta HJ, Jordan J, Beitsch L. Rear Facing Child Car Seats: Are Laws Requiring them Effective. Frontiers in public health services & systems research 2015.
Benevides T, Carretta HJ, Lane S. Access to therapy for children autism: Results from the 2005-2006 and 2009-2010 NS-CSHCN [Under Review].
Nowakowski A, Carretta HJ, Dudley J, Forrest J. Evaluating Emergency Department Asthma Management Practices in Florida Hospitals. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice 2015.
Beitsch L, Carretta HJ, Munn J, et al. MEDs-AD Waiver (MTM) Program Final Report Prepared for Florida Medicaid In Partial Fulfillment of Contract MED143 2015.
Ai A, Carretta HJ, Beitsch L. Medication Therapy Management: Promisses and Pitfalls. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy 2014.
Sutin AR, Yannick S, Carretta HJ, Terracciano A. Perceived Discrimination and Physical, Cognitive, and Emotional Health in Older Adulthood. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2014.
Carretta HJ, & Nowakowski A. (2014). American Lung Association Open Airways for Schools Program-- Cumulative Evaluation Report. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State University College of Medicine.
Carretta HJ, & Nowakowski A. (2014). Cumulative (Grant Years 3 and 4) Evaluation of Asthma-Friendly Childcare Center Online Training [Report]. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State University College of Medicine.
Beitsch LM, Carretta, HJ, Saunders C, Smith MP, Munn J, Ai A, et al (2014). MEDS-AD Waiver (MTM) Program Evaluation -- Final Report Prepared for Florida Medicaid in Partial Fulfillment of Contract MED143. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State University College of Medicine.
Carretta H, & Nowakowski A. (2013). Grant Year 3 (2011-2012) Evaluation of Asthma Surveillance for the Florida Department of Health Asthma Prevention and Control Program [Report] Department of Family Medicine & Rural Health. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State University College of Medicine.
Beitsch LM, Carretta HJ, Saunders C, Smith MP, Bernat D, Martinez E, & Nowakowski A. (2013). MEDS-AD Waiver MTM Program Evaluation: Administrative Analysis of Clinical Outcomes – Preliminary Findings [Report]. Prepared for Florida Medicaid in Partial Fulfillment of Contract MED 143. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State University College of Medicine.
Beitsch LM, Carretta HJ, McKeever J, Pattnaik A, Gillen S. The quantitative story behind the quality improvement storyboards: a synthesis of quality improvement projects conducted by the multi-state learning collaborative. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice 2013.
Humensky J, Carretta HJ, Tarlov E, et al. Service Utilization of Veterans Dually Eligible for VA and Medicare Fee-For-Service: 1999-2004. Medicare & Medicaid Research Review 2012.
Chukmaitov AS, Tang A, Carretta HJ, Menachemi N, Brooks, RG. Characteristics of all, occasional, and frequent emergency department visits due to ambulatory care-sensitive conditions in Florida 2012.
Carretta HJ, Chukmaitov A, Tang A, Shin J. Examination of Hospital Characteristics and Patient Quality Outcomes Using Four Inpatient Quality Indicators and 30-Day All Cause Mortality. American Journal of Medical Quality 2012.
Carretta HJ, Chukmaitov A, Tang A, Beitsch L. Hospital Organizational characteristics and quality of care outcomes in Florida general acute care hospitals for 2005-2008 [Final Report].
Division of Health Affairs, College of Medicine, Florida State University 2011. Carretta HJ. Asthma in Virginia 2008: A Comprehensive Chartbook (M. Shook, editor). Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, VA 2010.
Zhao M, Haley R, Oetjen R, Carretta HJ. Malpractice paid-losses and financial performance of nursing homes. Health Care Management Review, in press.
Zhao M, Oetjen RM, Nolin J, Carretta HJ. Nursing home quality: Does financial performance matter? International Journal of Public Policy 2009; 5(2/3):143-159.
Carretta H, Keller AES, McGarvey EL. A Community-Based Program to Prevent Hospitalization of Children with Asthma. Public Health GIS News and Information 2004;(58):24-25.
Carretta HJ, Mick SS. Geocoding Public Health Data [Letter]. Am J Public Health 2003; 93(5):699.
Goodman DC, Mick SS, Bott D, Stukel T, Chang C, Marth N, Carretta H. Primary care service areas: A new tool for the evaluation of primary care services. Health Services Research 2003; 38(1 Pt 1):287-309.
Zhao M, Carretta HJ, Hurley RE. Sole hospital commitment to community-oriented services: Does ownership matter? Journal of Health and Human Services Administration 2003; 26(1):93- 118.
Morrow AL, Crews RC, Carretta HJ, Altaye M, Finch AB, Sinn JS. Effect of method of defining the active patient population on measured immunization rates in predominantly Medicaid and non- Medicaid practices. Pediatrics 2000; 106(1 Pt 2):171-176.
Butterfoss FD, Carretta HJ. The uninsured children's program: Primary care for uninsured children. Pediatr Res 1996; 39(4):769.
Morrow AL, Lakkis H, Rosenthal J, ATTA H, Carretta H, Crews RC. Residential-mobility as a risk factor for under-immunization at 12 and 24 months of age. Pediatric Research 1995; 37 (4):A142.