Kiersten Strombotne, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, Yale University
BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kiersten Strombotne is an Assistant Professor of Health Law, Policy & Management at the Boston University School of Public Health, where she is the Director of the Health Policy & Law program for MPH students. She is also an Investigator at the Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource center (PEPReC) at the VA Boston Healthcare System.

Her research focuses on the complex interplay between social, economic, and policy determinants of health, specifically examining areas such as obesity, chronic disease, and mental health. This work reflects a broader interest in understanding how social and behavioral influences can be leveraged to design more effective policy to improve health and alleviate disparities.

Prior to joining BU, Professor Strombotne spent several years as an economic research consultant for AIR and RTI International. She holds a PhD in Health Policy & Management from the Yale School of Public Health and a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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  1. Finkelstein EA, Chodavadia PA, Strombotne K. A systematic review of the economic value proposition for commercially available nonsurgical weight-loss interventions. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2023 Jul; 31(7):1725-1733. PMID: 37231621
  2. Tenso K, Strombotne KL, Feyman Y, Auty SG, Legler A, Griffith KN. Excess Mortality at Veterans Health Administration Facilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Med Care. 2023 Jul 01; 61(7):456-461.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37219062; PMCID: PMC10353262; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001866;
  3. Tenso K, Avila CJD, Garrido M, Lauver M, Reger MA, Legler A, Strombotne K. The use of crisis line services during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from the veterans health administration. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2023; 82:101-102.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36858847; PMCID: PMC9916126; DOI: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2023.02.001;
  4. Auty SG, Barr KD, Frakt AB, Garrido MM, Strombotne KL. Effect of a Veterans Health Administration mandate to case review patients with opioid prescriptions on mortality among patients with opioid use disorder: a secondary analysis of the STORM randomized control trial. Addiction. 2023 May; 118(5):870-879.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36495477; DOI: 10.1111/add.16110;
  5. Feyman Y, Avila CJ, Auty S, Mulugeta M, Strombotne K, Legler A, Griffith K. Racial and ethnic disparities in excess mortality among U.S. veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Serv Res. 2023 Jun; 58(3):642-653.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36478574; PMCID: PMC9878051; DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.14112;
  6. Feyman Y, Figueroa SM, Yuan Y, Price ME, Kabdiyeva A, Nebeker JR, Ward MC, Shafer PR, Pizer SD, Strombotne KL. Effect of mental health staffing inputs on suicide-related events. Health Serv Res. 2023 Apr; 58(2):375-382.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36089760; PMCID: PMC10012216; DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.14064;
  7. Garrido MM, Jones DK, Woodruff A, Strombotne K, Palani S, Zahakos S, Adelberg M, Pizer SD, Frakt AB. Detecting fraud, waste, and abuse in substance use disorder treatment. Health Serv Res. 2022 Oct; 57(5):997-1000.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35932224; PMCID: PMC9441269; DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.14046;
  8. Minegishi T, Garrido MM, Lewis ET, Oliva EM, Pizer SD, Strombotne KL, Trafton JA, Tenso K, Sohoni PS, Frakt AB. Randomized Policy Evaluation of the Veterans Health Administration Stratification Tool for Opioid Risk Mitigation (STORM). J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Nov; 37(14):3746-3750.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35715661; PMCID: PMC9585134; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-022-07622-1;
  9. Reger MA, Lauver MG, Manchester C, Abraham TH, Landes SJ, Garrido MM, Griffin C, Woods JA, Strombotne KL, Hughes G. Development of the Veterans Crisis Line Caring Letters Suicide Prevention Intervention. Health Serv Res. 2022 Jun; 57 Suppl 1:42-52.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35403233; PMCID: PMC9108218; DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.13985;
  10. Strombotne KL, Legler A, Minegishi T, Trafton JA, Oliva EM, Lewis ET, Sohoni P, Garrido MM, Pizer SD, Frakt AB. Effect of a Predictive Analytics-Targeted Program in Patients on Opioids: a Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Feb; 38(2):375-381.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35501628; PMCID: PMC9060407; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-022-07617-y;
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