Lewis E. Kazis, ScD.
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

ScD, Harvard University

Dr. Kazis is Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of the Center for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices (CAPP) at the Boston University School of Public Health. He is also Director of the Pharmaceutical Research Program at the Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research at the Bedford VA Medical Center. He received his doctoral degree from Harvard University School of Public Health in 1980. Dr. Kazis joined the Veterans Health Administration in 1992 where he was recipient of the prestigious Research Career Scientist Award from the VA for almost a decade. Dr. Kazis has also been a special consultant to the Office of Quality and Performance in the VA where he was previously director of Functional Status for the Veterans Health Administration and principal investigator of the well known Veterans Health Study. He is the developer of the Veterans RAND 36 and 12 item health surveys (VR-36 and VR-12), formerly called the Veterans SF-36 and SF-12 (SF-36V and SF-12V) and developed from the MOS SF-36. From 1996 to 2007, close to four million administrations of these surveys has occurred both inside and outside the VA for purposes of monitoring patient outcomes of care. The VR-12 has now been adopted by the Veterans Health Administration for quality improvement purposes and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Studies (CMS) as part of its' national Health Outcomes Survey (HOS) for evaluating the Medicare Advantage Program. The VR-12 was included in 2006 as one of the HEDIS measures by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).  Dr. Kazis' research team was the recipient of the esteemed Peter Reizenstein Prize for the best paper published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care in 2006.

Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

09/30/2017 - 09/29/2022 (PI)
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital HHS ACL NIDILRR

Post Development Testing of the Functional Assessment Battery (NIH-16-012025)
09/23/2016 - 09/22/2021 (PI)
NIH/Clinical Center

Measurement of Community Participation Using a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) in Persons with Burn Injuries
09/30/2017 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
Administration for Community Living

Personnel agreement for research services of Lewis Kazis
01/01/2016 - 02/28/2019 (PI)
Department of Veterans Administration, Bedford

Translation of VR-12 to Polish
12/21/2016 - 12/31/2018 (PI)
ATI Physical Therapy

Conservative Therapies for Chronic Low Back Pain
06/21/2017 - 09/30/2018 (PI)
Optum Labs, Inc.

Measurement of Community Participation Using a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) in Persons with Burn Injuries (PWB)
09/30/2016 - 09/29/2018 (PI)
Administration for Community Living

Measurement of Community Participation Using a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) in Persons with Burn Injuries (PWB)
04/01/2015 - 09/29/2018 (PI)
Administration for Community Living

Educational Services of Shirley Qian
05/01/2017 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
Bedford VA Research Corporation, Inc.

Outcome performance measure development for persons with multiple chronic conditions
09/28/2015 - 09/27/2017 (PI)
RAND Corporation NIH NIDA

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  1. Sinha I, Nabi M, Simko LC, Wolfe AW, Wiechman S, Giatsidis G, Bharadia D, McMullen K, Gibran NS, Kowalske K, Meyer WJ, Kazis LE, Ryan CM, Schneider JC. Head and neck burns are associated with long-term patient-reported dissatisfaction with appearance: A Burn Model System National Database study. Burns. 2019 Feb 04. PMID: 30732865.
  2. Weed VF, Canenguez K, Romo S, Wang SL, Kazis L, Lee AF, Herndon D, Palmieri TL, Warner P, Haile H, Sheridan RL, Murphy JM. The Use of a Brief Measure to Assess Longitudinal Changes in Appearance Concerns for Youth Recovering From Burn Injuries. J Burn Care Res. 2019 Jan 01; 40(1):97-103. PMID: 30371792.
  3. Barlam TF, Soria-Saucedo R, Ameli O, Cabral HJ, Kaplan WA, Kazis LE. Retrospective analysis of long-term gastrointestinal symptoms after Clostridium difficile infection in a nonelderly cohort. PLoS One. 2018; 13(12):e0209152.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30557401.
  4. Levi B, Kraft CT, Shapiro GD, Trinh NT, Dore EC, Jeng J, Lee AF, Acton A, Marino M, Jette A, Armstrong EA, Schneider JC, Kazis LE, Ryan CM. The Associations of Gender With Social Participation of Burn Survivors: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation Profile Study. J Burn Care Res. 2018 Oct 23; 39(6):915-922.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29733365.
  5. Ohrtman EA, Shapiro GD, Simko LC, Dore E, Slavin MD, Saret C, Amaya F, Lomelin-Gascon J, Ni P, Acton A, Marino M, Kazis LE, Ryan CM, Schneider JC. Social Interactions and Social Activities After Burn Injury: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Study. J Burn Care Res. 2018 Oct 23; 39(6):1022-1028.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30016442.
  6. Chen L, Lee AF, Shapiro GD, Goverman J, Faoro N, Schneider JC, Kazis LE, Ryan CM. The Development and Validity of the Adult Burn Outcome Questionnaire Short Form. J Burn Care Res. 2018 Aug 17; 39(5):771-779. PMID: 29931275.
  7. Dore EC, Marino M, Ni P, Lomelin-Gascon J, Sonis L, Amaya F, Ryan CM, Schneider JC, Jette AM, Kazis LE. Reliability & validity of the LIBRE Profile. Burns. 2018 Nov; 44(7):1750-1758.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30075970.
  8. Yuan Y, Louis C, Cabral H, Schneider JC, Ryan CM, Kazis LE. Socioeconomic and Geographic Disparities in Accessing Nursing Homes With High Star Ratings. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Oct; 19(10):852-859.e2.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29983361.
  9. Soria-Saucedo R, Chung JH, Walter H, Soley-Bori M, Kazis LE. Factors That Predict the Use of Psychotropics Among Children and Adolescents With PTSD: Evidence From Private Insurance Claims. Psychiatr Serv. 2018 Sep 01; 69(9):1007-1014. PMID: 29962309.
  10. Ryan CM, Lee A, Stoddard FJ, Li NC, Schneider JC, Shapiro GD, Griggs CL, Wang C, Palmieri T, Meyer WJ, Pidcock FS, Reilly D, Sheridan RL, Kazis LE, Tompkins RG. The Effect of Facial Burns on Long-Term Outcomes in Young Adults: A 5-Year Study. J Burn Care Res. 2018 Jun 13; 39(4):497-506. PMID: 29901795.
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