Steven D. Pizer, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry

PhD, Boston College



Dr. Pizer holds a joint appointment at the Boston University School of Public Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Boston College. He is currently Principal Investigator on a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that is developing econometric models of market entry, premium and benefit determination, and enrollment response for private health plans in Medicare. He is also Principal Investigator on a study of the effects of delayed access to outpatient care on outcomes for patients with diabetes. He is co-Principal Investigator on an AHRQ-funded study of the relationship between health insurance and outcomes for persons with disabilities. Prior to his graduate training in economics, Dr. Pizer worked for the Massachusetts Legislature and for several consumer organizations concerned with state insurance regulation.

Research Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management


VA Boston Healthcare System




Personnel agreement for research services of Steven Pizer
12/01/2011 - 11/30/2012 (PI)
Boston VA Research Institute, Inc. Comm of Pennsylvania

Personnel agreement for the research services of Steven Pizer
09/30/2010 - 07/31/2012 (PI)
Boston VA Research Institute, Inc. NIH NHLBI
5RC2HL101628-02

Modeling the Decisions of Medicare Health Plans: Will regional Competitive Bidding Work?
07/01/2004 - 12/31/2006 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation



Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Edwards ST, Saha S, Prentice JC, Pizer SD. Preventing Hospitalization with Veterans Affairs Home-Based Primary Care: Which Individuals Benefit Most? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Mar 21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28323324; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14843;.
  2. Mull HJ, Rivard PE, Legler A, Pizer SD, Hawn MT, Itani KM, Rosen AK. Comparing definitions of outpatient surgery: Implications for quality measurement. Am J Surg. 2017 Feb 14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28233538; DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2017.01.021;.
  3. Mull HJ, Rosen AK, Pizer SD, Itani KM. Association Between Postoperative Admission and Location of Hernia Surgery: A Matched Case-Control Study in the Veterans Administration. JAMA Surg. 2016 Dec 01; 151(12):1187-1190.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27682221; DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.3113;.
  4. Prentice JC, Pizer SD, Conlin PR. Identifying the independent effect of HbA1c variability on adverse health outcomes in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Diabet Med. 2016 Dec; 33(12):1640-1648.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27279250; DOI: 10.1111/dme.13166;.
  5. Sacks NC, Burgess JF, Cabral HJ, Pizer SD. Myopic and Forward Looking Behavior in Branded Oral Anti-Diabetic Medication Consumption: An Example from Medicare Part D. Health Econ. 2017 Jun; 26(6):753-764.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27150938; DOI: 10.1002/hec.3355;.
  6. Prentice JC, Frakt AB, Pizer SD. Metrics That Matter. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Apr; 31 Suppl 1:70-3.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26951272; PMCID: PMC4803674; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-015-3559-0;.
  7. Wagner TH, Burstin H, Frakt AB, Krein SL, Lorenz K, Maciejewski ML, Pizer SD, Weiner M, Yoon J, Zulman DM, Asch SM. Opportunities to Enhance Value-Related Research in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Apr; 31 Suppl 1:78-83.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26951279; PMCID: PMC4803679; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-015-3538-5;.
  8. Frakt AB, Pizer SD. The promise and perils of big data in healthcare. Am J Manag Care. 2016 Feb; 22(2):98-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26885669; PMCID: PMC4758464.
  9. Pizer SD. Falsification Testing of Instrumental Variables Methods for Comparative Effectiveness Research. Health Serv Res. 2016 Apr; 51(2):790-811. PMID: 26293167; PMCID: PMC4799892; DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12355;.
  10. Sacks NC, Burgess JF, Cabral HJ, McDonnell ME, Pizer SD. The Effects of Cost Sharing on Adherence to Medications Prescribed for Concurrent Use: Do Definitions Matter? J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2015 Aug; 21(8):678-87.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26233540.
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Bar chart showing 50 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 2011

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