Karen E. Lasser, MD, MPH
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, Cornell University Medical College
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health




Dr. Lasser is a primary care internist, certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a health services researcher.

Her primary areas of expertise and research are quality of care, interventions to reduce health disparities, health policy, smoking cessation, and primary care practice-based research.

She is the author of over 70 peer-reviewed publications, was the former Director of Ambulatory Quality Improvement for the Department of Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School, and has held several quality leadership roles at Boston Medical Center. Her research has been supported by NIDA, NHLBI, AHRQ, CDC, and the American Cancer Society.

Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences


Faculty
Boston University School of Medicine
Medicine
Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit

Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research


Boston Medical Center



2010 Society of General Internal Medicine, Distinguished Professor Program: Best Oral Presentation
2010 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine: Honorable Mention for Research Achievement in Health Services and Outcomes Research
2009 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine: Daniel Ford Award for Research Achievement in Health Services and Outcomes Research
2009 Boston University School of Medicine: Honorable Mention for Best Poster, Evans Department of Medicine Research Days
2004 Harvard Medical School: Scholars in Medicine Award
2003-2012 Who’s Who in Health Care and Medicine
2003-2012 Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals
1998 Boston Medical Center: R. Knight Steele Award for Excellence in Geriatric Clinical Medicine
1998-2001 Harvard Medical School: HRSA Institutional National Research Service Award
1995 American Medical Student Association: International Medicine Fellowship
1995 Cornell University Medical College: Milton A. Rosenbluth International Medicine Fellowship


Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program UL1
05/01/2008 - 04/30/2013 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: David M. Center, MD
NIH/National Center for Health Research Resources
3UL1RR025771-04


SHIFT-Care Challenge, Track 1
01/04/2019 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

Advanced risk adjusters and predictive formulas for ICD-10 based risk adjustment
09/04/2018 - 06/30/2021 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University DHHS

Patient Navigation and Financial Incentives to Promote Smoking Cessation
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
American Cancer Soc

Implementing Opioid Risk Reduction Strategies into Primary Care Practice
07/15/2012 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
NIH-NIDA
4R01 DA034252-05

Implementing Opioid Risk Reduction Strategies into Primary Care Practice
07/15/2012 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
NIH-NIDA
5R01 DA034252-04

A Patient Expansion of the Diabetes Research Center's Pilot & Feasibility Program
02/01/2015 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University NIH

Implementation of a Hepatitis C Treatment Program in Primary Care at an Urban Safety-net Hospital…
12/01/2015 - 04/30/2016 (PI)
Cornell University NIH-NIDA

The Effects of Massachusetts Healthcare Reform on Access to Care & Disparities
11/01/2011 - 10/31/2013 (PI)
Rx Foundation

Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Detection in Community Health Centers
10/26/2009 - 12/31/2010 (PI)
American Cancer Soc


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  1. Quintiliani LM, Kathuria H, Truong V, Murillo J, Borrelli B, Xuan Z, Lasser KE. Patient navigation among recently hospitalized smokers to promote tobacco treatment: Results from a randomized exploratory pilot study. Addict Behav. 2020 Sep 15; 113:106659.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33010473
     
  2. Hsu HE, Ashe EM, Silverstein M, Hofman M, Lange SJ, Razzaghi H, Mishuris RG, Davidoff R, Parker EM, Penman-Aguilar A, Clarke KEN, Goldman A, James TL, Jacobson K, Lasser KE, Xuan Z, Peacock G, Dowling NF, Goodman AB. Race/Ethnicity, Underlying Medical Conditions, Homelessness, and Hospitalization Status of Adult Patients with COVID-19 at an Urban Safety-Net Medical Center - Boston, Massachusetts, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020 Jul 10; 69(27):864-869.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32644981; DOI: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6927a3;
     
  3. Lasser KE, Buitron de la Vega P, Ashe EM, Xuan Z, Alva S, Battisti L, Losi S, Sieber C, Richards C, Sullivan P, Triscari L, Brody L, Roth MT, LeBlanc A, Silverstein M. A pharmacy liaison-patient navigation intervention to reduce inpatient and emergency department utilization among primary care patients in a Medicaid accountable care organization: A pragmatic trial protocol. Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 Jul; 94:106046.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32485325; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2020.106046;
     
  4. Giraldo P, Hsu HE, Ashe EM, Buitron de la Vega PA, Losi S, Silverstein M, Lasser KE. Provision of Utility Shut-off Protection Letters at an Urban Safety-Net Hospital, 2009-2018. J Ambul Care Manage. 2020 Apr/Jun; 43(2):179-182.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32073502
     
  5. Stokes A, Lundberg DJ, Sheridan B, Hempstead K, Morone NE, Lasser KE, Trinquart L, Neogi T. Association of Obesity With Prescription Opioids for Painful Conditions in Patients Seeking Primary Care in the US. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 04 01; 3(4):e202012.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32239222
     
  6. Kathuria H, Koppelman E, Borrelli B, Slatore CG, Clark JA, Lasser KE, Wiener RS. Patient-Physician Discussions on Lung Cancer Screening: A Missed Teachable Moment to Promote Smoking Cessation. Nicotine Tob Res. 2020 03 16; 22(3):431-439.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30476209
     
  7. Lee KS, Quintiliani L, Heinz A, Johnson NL, Xuan Z, Truong V, Lasser KE. A financial incentive program to improve appointment attendance at a safety-net hospital-based primary care hepatitis C treatment program. PLoS One. 2020; 15(2):e0228767.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32045447
     
  8. Husain JM, LaRochelle M, Keosaian J, Xuan Z, Lasser KE, Liebschutz JM. Reasons for Opioid Discontinuation and Unintended Consequences Following Opioid Discontinuation Within the TOPCARE Trial. Pain Med. 2019 07 01; 20(7):1330-1337.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29955866
     
  9. Jones EA, Linas BP, Truong V, Burgess JF, Lasser KE. Budgetary impact analysis of a primary care-based hepatitis C treatment program: Effects of 340B Drug Pricing Program. PLoS One. 2019; 14(3):e0213745.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30870475
     
  10. Quintiliani LM, Truong V, Ulrich ME, Murillo J, Jean C, Xuan Z, Lasser KE. Process evaluation of counseling delivered by a patient navigator in an efficacious smoking cessation intervention among low-income primary care patients. Addict Behav Rep. 2019 Jun; 9:100176.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31193812; DOI: 10.1016/j.abrep.2019.100176;
     
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Bar chart showing 79 publications over 19 distinct years, with a maximum of 8 publications in 2008 and 2018

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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Diabetes
Health Care Disparities
Hepatitis C
Prescription opioid use
Quality of Care
Smoking cessation

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