Advocacy, Media Coverage,
Society for Public Health Education (2020): Resolution on Ending Law Enforcement Violence Against Racial and Ethnic Minoritized Populations. [Co-authored with Lisa Yazel, under the SOPHE Advocacy & Resolutions Committee.]
Policy recommendations to improve the health of Deaf ASL-users in Florida (2021): Policy brief prepared and delivered to the Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Florida Department of Health. [PDF.]
Communication access for deaf American Sign Language users in mental health and substance use treatment facilities (2022), based on James et al.'s publication in Health Affairs. [Letter to U.S. Senate HELP Committee.] [Letter to U.S. House Ways & Means Committee.].
ABC WCJB20 (Gainesville, FL; 2022): “I rarely go to the doctor myself because of traumatic experiences”: Deaf patients experience communication barriers in NCFL hospital.
The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine (2022): SGEM#383: Tommy can you hear me - Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) patients in the ED [Transcript.]
James et al.'s (2022) publication in Health Affairs was cited in federal proposed rule-making on Discrimination on the Basis of Disability in Health and Human Service Programs or Activities by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (see Federal Register from Sept. 14, 2023):
"Notwithstanding OCR’s extensive enforcement activities in this area, including through complaint resolutions, compliance reviews, and the provision of technical assistance, ineffective communication with individuals with disabilities remains a persistent and significant discrimination issue."