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Robert F. Meenan, MD

TitleDean
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
Address715 Albany St Talbot Building
Boston MA 02118
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-0180-3211
Other Positions
TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentHealth Policy & Management

TitleChair of Sociomedical Sciences
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentSociomedical Sciences

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
DivisionGeneral Internal Medicine

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentSociomedical Sciences

TitleMentor for Graduate Medical Students
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentGraduate Medical Sciences, Division of

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Robert Meenan is Dean and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Boston University School of Public Health. He also serves as  Professor and Chairman of the Department of Socio-Medical Sciences and Community Medicine and as Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.  Dean Meenan serves on the Board of Trustees of New England College of Optometry, the Board of Directors of Massachusetts Blue Cross Blue Shield, and as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Massachusetts Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation. He has been on the BU faculty since 1977, and he has directed the School of Public Health since 1992. Prior to becoming Dean of the School of Public Health, he served as Arthritis Section Head and Director of the NIH-funded Multipurpose Arthritis Center in the School of Medicine.  His professional interests focus on the management of academic institutions, and his research has focused on outcome measurement and health economics as related to chronic diseases. The recipient of many research grants, Dr. Meenan has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and has given numerous invited lectures worldwide. He received an MD from Boston University School of Medicine, an MPH in health planning and administration from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA in health care management from the Graduate School of Management at Boston University.

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  1. Allaire SH, LaValley MP, Evans SR, O'Connor GT, Kelly-Hayes M, Meenan RF, Levy D, Felson DT. Evidence for decline in disability and improved health among persons aged 55 to 70 years: the Framingham Heart Study. Am J Public Health. 1999 Nov; 89(11):1678-83.
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  2. Ren XS, Kazis L, Meenan RF. Short-form Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2: tests of reliability and validity among patients with osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care Res. 1999 Jun; 12(3):163-71.
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  3. Meenan RF, Callahan LF, Helmick CG. The National Arthritis Action Plan: a public health strategy for a looming epidemic. Arthritis Care Res. 1999 Apr; 12(2):79-81.
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  4. Lanes SF, Lanza LL, Radensky PW, Yood RA, Meenan RF, Walker AM, Dreyer NA. Resource utilization and cost of care for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis in a managed care setting: the importance of drug and surgery costs. Arthritis Rheum. 1997 Aug; 40(8):1475-81.
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  5. Meenan RF. Managed care and the rheumatologist. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 1996 Mar; 8(2):91-5.
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  6. Prashker MJ, Meenan RF. The total costs of drug therapy for rheumatoid arthritis. A model based on costs of drug, monitoring, and toxicity. Arthritis Rheum. 1995 Mar; 38(3):318-25.
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  7. Meenan RF. Clinical decision making. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 1995 Mar; 7(2):79-81.
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  8. Allaire SH, Prashker MJ, Meenan RF. The costs of rheumatoid arthritis. Pharmacoeconomics. 1994 Dec; 6(6):513-22.
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  9. Meenan RF. Looking back and looking ahead. Five years of the American College of Rheumatology. Arthritis Rheum. 1992 Mar; 35(3):249-54.
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  10. Mason JH, Anderson JJ, Meenan RF, Haralson KM, Lewis-Stevens D, Kaine JL. The rapid assessment of disease activity in rheumatology (radar) questionnaire. Validity and sensitivity to change of a patient self-report measure of joint count and clinical status. Arthritis Rheum. 1992 Feb; 35(2):156-62.
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  11. Prashker MJ, Meenan RF. Subspecialty training: is it financially worthwhile? Ann Intern Med. 1991 Nov 1; 115(9):715-9.
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  12. Allaire SH, Meenan RF, Anderson JJ. The impact of rheumatoid arthritis on the household work performance of women. Arthritis Rheum. 1991 Jun; 34(6):669-78.
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  13. Kazis LE, Anderson JJ, Meenan RF. Health status as a predictor of mortality in rheumatoid arthritis: a five-year study. J Rheumatol. 1990 May; 17(5):609-13.
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  14. Kazis LE, Callahan LF, Meenan RF, Pincus T. Health status reports in the care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. J Clin Epidemiol. 1990; 43(11):1243-53.
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  15. Felson DT, Anderson JJ, Meenan RF. Time for changes in the design, analysis, and reporting of rheumatoid arthritis clinical trials. Arthritis Rheum. 1990 Jan; 33(1):140-9.
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  16. Kazis LE, Anderson JJ, Meenan RF. Effect sizes for interpreting changes in health status. Med Care. 1989 Mar; 27(3 Suppl):S178-89.
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  17. Felson DT, Anderson JJ, Naimark A, Hannan MT, Kannel WB, Meenan RF. Does smoking protect against osteoarthritis? Arthritis Rheum. 1989 Feb; 32(2):166-72.
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  18. Duston MA, Skinner M, Meenan RF, Cohen AS. Sensitivity, specificity, and predictive value of abdominal fat aspiration for the diagnosis of amyloidosis. Arthritis Rheum. 1989 Jan; 32(1):82-5.
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  19. Meenan RF, Kazis LE, Anderson JJ. The stability of health status in rheumatoid arthritis: a five-year study of patients with established disease. Am J Public Health. 1988 Nov; 78(11):1484-7.
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  20. Meenan RF, Goldenberg DL, Allaire SH, Anderson JJ. The rheumatology knowledge and skills of trainees in internal medicine and family practice. J Rheumatol. 1988 Nov; 15(11):1693-700.
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  21. Felson DT, Anderson JJ, Naimark A, Walker AM, Meenan RF. Obesity and knee osteoarthritis. The Framingham Study. Ann Intern Med. 1988 Jul 1; 109(1):18-24.
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  22. Mason JH, Anderson JJ, Meenan RF. A model of health status for rheumatoid arthritis. A factor analysis of the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales. Arthritis Rheum. 1988 Jun; 31(6):714-20.
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