Lewis E. Kazis, ScD.
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

ScD, Harvard University

Dr. Kazis is Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of the Center for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices (CAPP) at the Boston University School of Public Health. He is also Director of the Pharmaceutical Research Program at the Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research at the Bedford VA Medical Center. He received his doctoral degree from Harvard University School of Public Health in 1980. Dr. Kazis joined the Veterans Health Administration in 1992 where he was recipient of the prestigious Research Career Scientist Award from the VA for almost a decade. Dr. Kazis has also been a special consultant to the Office of Quality and Performance in the VA where he was previously director of Functional Status for the Veterans Health Administration and principal investigator of the well known Veterans Health Study. He is the developer of the Veterans RAND 36 and 12 item health surveys (VR-36 and VR-12), formerly called the Veterans SF-36 and SF-12 (SF-36V and SF-12V) and developed from the MOS SF-36. From 1996 to 2007, close to four million administrations of these surveys has occurred both inside and outside the VA for purposes of monitoring patient outcomes of care. The VR-12 has now been adopted by the Veterans Health Administration for quality improvement purposes and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Studies (CMS) as part of its' national Health Outcomes Survey (HOS) for evaluating the Medicare Advantage Program. The VR-12 was included in 2006 as one of the HEDIS measures by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).  Dr. Kazis' research team was the recipient of the esteemed Peter Reizenstein Prize for the best paper published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care in 2006.

Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Sociomedical Sciences

Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

Post Development Testing of the Functional Assessment Battery (NIH-16-012025)
09/23/2016 - 09/22/2018 (PI)
NIH/Clinical Center

Conservative Therapies for Chronic Low Back Pain
06/21/2017 - 06/20/2018 (PI)
Optum Labs, Inc.

Educational Services of Shirley Qian
05/01/2017 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
Bedford VA Research Corporation, Inc.

Personnel agreement for research services of Lewis Kazis
01/01/2016 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
Department of Veterans Administration, B

Translation of VR-12 to Polish
12/21/2016 - 12/20/2017 (PI)
ATI Physical Therapy

Measurement of Community Participation Using a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) in Persons with Burn Injuries (PWB)
09/30/2016 - 09/29/2017 (PI)
Administration for Community Living

Outcome performance measure development for persons with multiple chronic conditions
09/28/2015 - 09/27/2017 (PI)
RAND Corporation NIH NIDA

Measurement of Community Participation Using a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) in Persons with Burn Injuries (PWB)
04/01/2015 - 09/29/2016 (PI)
Administration for Community Living

Measurement of Community Participation Using a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) in Persons with Burn Injuries (PWB)
10/01/2013 - 03/31/2015 (PI)
Department of Education/NIDRR

Personnel agreement for research services of Lewis Kazis
10/01/2011 - 12/31/2014 (PI)
Department of Veterans Administration, B

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  1. Schneider JC, Shie VL, Espinoza L, Shapiro GD, Lee A, Acton A, Marino M, Jette A, Kazis LE, Ryan CM. The impact of work-related burn injury on social reintegration outcomes: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Nov 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29183751.
  2. Berlowitz DR, Pajewski NM, Kazis LE. Intensive Blood-Pressure Treatment and Patient-Reported Outcomes. N Engl J Med. 2017 11 23; 377(21):2097.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29166234.
  3. Kazis LE, Sheridan RL, Shapiro GD, Lee AF, Liang MH, Ryan CM, Schneider JC, Lydon M, Soley-Bori M, Sonis LA, Dore EC, Palmieri T, Herndon D, Meyer W, Warner P, Kagan R, Stoddard FJ, Murphy M, Tompkins RG. Development of Clinical Process Measures for Pediatric Burn Care: Understanding Variation in Practice Patterns. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Nov 14. PMID: 29140950.
  4. Grieve B, Shapiro GD, Wibbenmeyer L, Acton A, Lee A, Marino M, Jette A, Schneider JC, Kazis LE, Ryan CM. Long-term social reintegration outcomes for burn survivors with and without peer support attendance: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Oct 30.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29097179.
  5. Walls M, Allen C, Cabral H, Kazis LE, Bair-Merritt M. Receipt of Medication and Behavioral Therapy among a National Sample of School-Aged Children Diagnosed with ADHD. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Oct 20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29061327.
  6. Marino ME, Dore EC, Ni P, Ryan CM, Schneider JC, Acton A, Jette AM, Kazis LE. Developing Item Response Theory-Based Short Forms to Measure the Social Impact of Burn Injuries. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Sep 06.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28888383.
  7. Simko LC, Espinoza LF, McMullen K, Herndon DN, Suman O, Fauerbach JA, Kowalske K, Wiechman S, Kazis LE, Ryan CM, Schneider JC. Fatigue Following Burn Injury: A Burn Model System National Database Study. J Burn Care Res. 2017 Aug 31. PMID: 28877130.
  8. Bress AP, Bellows BK, King JB, Hess R, Beddhu S, Zhang Z, Berlowitz DR, Conroy MB, Fine L, Oparil S, Morisky DE, Kazis LE, Ruiz-Negrón N, Powell J, Tamariz L, Whittle J, Wright JT, Supiano MA, Cheung AK, Weintraub WS, Moran AE. Cost-Effectiveness of Intensive versus Standard Blood-Pressure Control. N Engl J Med. 2017 08 24; 377(8):745-755.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28834469.
  9. Berlowitz DR, Foy CG, Kazis LE, Bolin LP, Conroy MB, Fitzpatrick P, Gure TR, Kimmel PL, Kirchner K, Morisky DE, Newman J, Olney C, Oparil S, Pajewski NM, Powell J, Ramsey T, Simmons DL, Snyder J, Supiano MA, Weiner DE, Whittle J. Effect of Intensive Blood-Pressure Treatment on Patient-Reported Outcomes. N Engl J Med. 2017 08 24; 377(8):733-744.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28834483.
  10. Soley-Bori M, Soria-Saucedo R, Youn B, Haynes AB, Macht R, Ryan CM, Schneider JC, Kazis LE. Region and Insurance Plan Type Influence Discharge Disposition After Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: Evidence From the Privately Insured US Population. J Arthroplasty. 2017 Nov; 32(11):3286-3291.e4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28712798.
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