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 (Subcontract 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

Agreement No.:MM265ALP (linked to MM269ALP)
04/02/2020 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
RAND Corporation

Development of RedCap for the OMF-supported ME/CFS Collaborative Centers (Personalized Automated Symptom Summary (PASS): A computer Adaptive Test (CAT) using Artificial Intelligence)
04/01/2020 - 03/31/2021 (PI)
Open Medicine Foundation

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Lewis Kazis.
06/01/2020 - 02/28/2021 (PI)
Bedford VA

Personalized Automated Symptom Summary (PASS): A computer Adaptive Test (CAT) using Artificial Intelligence
01/02/2020 - 01/01/2021 (PI)
Open Medicine Foundation

SF-12/VR-12 Algorithm for the MEPS
06/10/2019 - 11/15/2019 (PI)
HHS/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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

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  1. Slavin MD, Ryan CM, Schneider JC, Acton A, Amaya F, Saret C, Ohrtman E, Wolfe A, Ni P, Kazis LE. Interpreting Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation Profile Scores for Use by Clinicians, Burn Survivors, and Researchers. J Burn Care Res. 2021 Feb 03; 42(1):23-31.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32556266
  2. Ellison J, Cole MB, Hanchate AD, Kazis L, Lindsay S. Nonindicated pelvic examinations during contraceptive encounters: Prevalence and provider variations. Contraception. 2020 Dec 26.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33373613
  3. Ryan CM, Shapiro GD, Rencken CA, Griggs C, Jeng JC, Hickerson WL, Marino M, Goverman J, Kazis LE, Schneider JC. The Impact of Burn Size on Community Participation: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Study. Ann Surg. 2020 Dec 18; Publish Ahead of Print. PMID: 33351466
  4. Ellison JE, Hanchate AD, Kazis LE, Cole MB. Association of the National Dependent Coverage Expansion With Insurance Use for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services by Female Young Adults. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 12 01; 3(12):e2030214.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33337495
  5. Ohrtman EA, Shapiro GD, Wolfe AE, Trinh NT, Ni P, Acton A, Slavin MD, Ryan CM, Kazis LE, Schneider JC. Sexual activity and romantic relationships after burn injury: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) study. Burns. 2020 Sep 15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32948357
  6. Quach ED, Kazis LE, Zhao S, McDannold SE, Clark VA, Hartmann CW. Relationship Between Work Experience and Safety Climate in Veterans Affairs Nursing Homes Nationwide. J Patient Saf. 2020 Jul 22. PMID: 32701621
  7. Quach ED, Kazis LE, Zhao S, Ni P, McDannold SE, Clark VA, Hartmann CW. Safety Climate Associated With Adverse Events in Nursing Homes: A National VA Study. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021 Feb; 22(2):388-392.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32698990
  8. Brady KJS, Ni P, Sheldrick RC, Trockel MT, Shanafelt TD, Rowe SG, Schneider JI, Kazis LE. Describing the emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and low personal accomplishment symptoms associated with Maslach Burnout Inventory subscale scores in US physicians: an item response theory analysis. J Patient Rep Outcomes. 2020 Jun 01; 4(1):42.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32488344
  9. Louis CJ, Herrera CS, Garrity BM, McDonough CM, Cabral H, Saper RB, Kazis LE. Association of Initial Provider Type on Opioid Fills for Individuals With Neck Pain. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2020 08; 101(8):1407-1413.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32437688
  10. Brady KJS, Ni P, Grant GG, Thorpe CR, Nadler D, Lee A, Shapiro GD, Kogosov A, Palmieri TL, Tompkins RG, Schneider JC, Kazis LE, Ryan CM. Translation and Cross-cultural Validation of the English Young Adult Burn Outcome Questionnaire (YABOQ) in Spanish. J Burn Care Res. 2020 05 02; 41(3):640-646.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31930334
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