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Karen E. Lasser, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
DivisionGeneral Internal Medicine
Address801 Massachusetts Ave
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-6688
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-3777-6075
Other Positions
TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentCommunity Health Sciences

InstitutionBoston Medical Center

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
My area of expertise is in improving quality of care in primary care for underserved patient populations/reducing health disparities

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Health Care Disparities
 Publications
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  1. Lasser KE, Kenst KS, Quintiliani LM, Wiener RS, Murillo J, Pbert L, Xuan Z, Bowen DJ. Patient Navigation to Promote Smoking Cessation among Low-Income Primary Care Patients: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2013; 12(4):374-90.
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  2. Hanchate AD, Lasser KE, Kapoor A, Rosen J, McCormick D, D'Amore MM, Kressin NR. Massachusetts reform and disparities in inpatient care utilization. Med Care. 2012 Jul; 50(7):569-77.
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  3. Lasser KE, Kronman AC, Cabral H, Samet JH. Emergency department use by primary care patients at a safety-net hospital. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Feb 13; 172(3):278-80.
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  4. Lasser KE, Kronman AC, Cabral H, Samet JH. Emergency Department Use by Primary Care Patients at a Safety-Net Hospital. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2012; 3(172):278-280.
  5. Lasser KE, Murillo J, Lisboa S, Casimir AN, Valley-Shah L, Emmons KM, Fletcher RH, Ayanian JZ. Colorectal cancer screening among ethnically diverse, low-income patients: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Intern Med. 2011 May 23; 171(10):906-12.
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  6. Lasser KE, Kim TW, Alford DP, Cabral H, Saitz R, Samet JH. Is unhealthy substance use associated with failure to receive cancer screening and flu vaccination? A retrospective cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2011 Jan 1; 1(1):e000046.
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  7. Yu DT, Seger DL, Lasser KE, Karson AS, Fiskio JM, Seger AC, Bates DW. Impact of implementing alerts about medication black-box warnings in electronic health records. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2011 Feb; 20(2):192-202.
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  8. Vimalananda VG, Rosenzweig JL, Cabral HJ, David MM, Lasser KE. Comparison of diabetes control among Haitians, African Americans, and non-Hispanic whites in an urban safety-net hospital. Diabetes Care. 2011 Jan; 34(1):58-60.
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  9. Zallman L, Ma J, Xiao L, Lasser KE. Quality of US primary care delivered by resident and staff physicians. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Nov; 25(11):1193-7.
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  10. Wilper AP, Woolhandler S, Lasser KE, McCormick D, Bor DH, Himmelstein DU. Hypertension, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol among insured and uninsured U.S. adults. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Nov-Dec; 28(6):w1151-9.
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  11. Wilper AP, Woolhandler S, Lasser KE, McCormick D, Bor DH, Himmelstein DU. Health insurance and mortality in US adults. Am J Public Health. 2009 Dec; 99(12):2289-95.
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  12. Lasser KE, Murillo J, Medlin E, Lisboa S, Valley-Shah L, Fletcher RH, Emmons KM, Ayanian JZ. A multilevel intervention to promote colorectal cancer screening among community health center patients: results of a pilot study. BMC Fam Pract. 2009; 10:37.
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  13. Wilper AP, Woolhandler S, Boyd JW, Lasser KE, McCormick D, Bor DH, Himmelstein DU. The health and health care of US prisoners: results of a nationwide survey. Am J Public Health. 2009 Apr; 99(4):666-72.
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  14. Lasser KE, Boyd JW. Varenicline and smokers with mental illnesses. Lancet. 2008 Oct 4; 372(9645):1218-9.
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  15. Cutrona SL, Woolhandler S, Lasser KE, Bor DH, Himmelstein DU, Shrank WH, LeLeiko NS. Free drug samples in the United States: characteristics of pediatric recipients and safety concerns. Pediatrics. 2008 Oct; 122(4):736-42.
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  16. Lasser KE, Kelly B, Maier J, Murillo J, Hoover S, Isenberg K, Osber D, Pilkauskas N, Willis BC, Hersey J. Discussions about preventive services: a qualitative study. BMC Fam Pract. 2008; 9:49.
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  17. Wilper AP, Woolhandler S, Lasser KE, McCormick D, Bor DH, Himmelstein DU. A national study of chronic disease prevalence and access to care in uninsured U.S. adults. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Aug 5; 149(3):170-6.
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  18. Lasser KE, Woolhandler S, Himmelstein DU. Sources of U.S. physician income: the contribution of government payments to the specialist-generalist income gap. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Sep; 23(9):1477-81.
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  19. Lasser KE, Ayanian JZ, Fletcher RH, Good MJ. Barriers to colorectal cancer screening in community health centers: a qualitative study. BMC Fam Pract. 2008; 9:15.
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  20. Wilper AP, Woolhandler S, Lasser KE, McCormick D, Cutrona SL, Bor DH, Himmelstein DU. Waits to see an emergency department physician: U.S. trends and predictors, 1997-2004. Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 Mar-Apr; 27(2):w84-95.
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  21. Cutrona SL, Woolhandler S, Lasser KE, Bor DH, McCormick D, Himmelstein DU. Characteristics of recipients of free prescription drug samples: a nationally representative analysis. Am J Public Health. 2008 Feb; 98(2):284-9.
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  22. Himmelstein DU, Lasser KE, McCormick D, Bor DH, Boyd JW, Woolhandler S. Lack of health coverage among US veterans from 1987 to 2004. Am J Public Health. 2007 Dec; 97(12):2199-203.
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  23. Issa AM, Phillips KA, Van Bebber S, Nidamarthy HG, Lasser KE, Haas JS, Alldredge BK, Wachter RM, Bates DW. Drug withdrawals in the United States: a systematic review of the evidence and analysis of trends. Curr Drug Saf. 2007 Sep; 2(3):177-85.
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  24. Miller E, Lasser KE, Becker AE. Breast and cervical cancer screening for women with mental illness: patient and provider perspectives on improving linkages between primary care and mental health. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2007; 10(5):189-97.
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  25. Boyd JW, Himmelstein DU, Lasser K, McCormick D, Bor DH, Cutrona SL, Woolhandler S. U.S. medical students' knowledge about the military draft, the Geneva Conventions, and military medical ethics. Int J Health Serv. 2007; 37(4):643-50.
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  26. Lasser KE, Himmelstein DU, Woolhandler S. Access to care, health status, and health disparities in the United States and Canada: results of a cross-national population-based survey. Am J Public Health. 2006 Jul; 96(7):1300-7.
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  27. Lasser KE, Seger DL, Yu DT, Karson AS, Fiskio JM, Seger AC, Shah NR, Gandhi TK, Rothschild JM, Bates DW. Adherence to black box warnings for prescription medications in outpatients. Arch Intern Med. 2006 Feb 13; 166(3):338-44.
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  28. Lasser KE, Mintzer IL, Lambert A, Cabral H, Bor DH. Missed appointment rates in primary care: the importance of site of care. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2005 Aug; 16(3):475-86.
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  29. Woolhandler S, Himmelstein DU, Distajo R, Lasser KE, McCormick D, Bor DH, Wolfe SM. America's neglected veterans: 1.7 million who served have no health coverage. Int J Health Serv. 2005; 35(2):313-23.
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  30. Seton M, Jackson V, Lasser KE, Doppelt S, Pierre-Jacques M, Connelly M. Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D and osteopenia are prevalent in persons > or =55 yr with fracture at any site: a prospective, observational study of persons fracturing in the community. J Clin Densitom. 2005; 8(4):454-60.
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  31. Lasser KE, Zeytinoglu H, Miller E, Becker AE, Hermann RC, Bor DH. Do women who screen positive for mental disorders in primary care have lower mammography rates? Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2003 May-Jun; 25(3):214-6.
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  32. Lasser KE, Allen PD, Woolhandler SJ, Himmelstein DU, Wolfe SM, Bor DH. Timing of new black box warnings and withdrawals for prescription medications. JAMA. 2002 May 1; 287(17):2215-20.
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  33. Lasser KE, Himmelstein DU, Woolhandler SJ, McCormick D, Bor DH. Do minorities in the United States receive fewer mental health services than whites? Int J Health Serv. 2002; 32(3):567-78.
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  34. Lasser K, Boyd JW, Woolhandler S, Himmelstein DU, McCormick D, Bor DH. Smoking and mental illness: A population-based prevalence study. JAMA. 2000 Nov 22-29; 284(20):2606-10.
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