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

ScD, Harvard University
AB, Brandeis 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.

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Lewis Kazis
04/01/2021 - 04/14/2023 (PI)
Bedford VA

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 - 12/31/2022 (PI)
Open Medicine Foundation

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

Personalized Automated Symptom Summary (PASS): A computer Adaptive Test (CAT) using Artificial Intelligence
01/02/2020 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
Open Medicine Foundation

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

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

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

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  1. Vu K, Deng H, Kelter B, Shepler L, Stewart B, Wolf S, Mandell S, Bamer A, Mehta A, Kazis L, Ryan C, Schneider J. Chronic Use of Prescription Pain Medication and Outcomes in Patients with Burn Injury: A Burn Model System National Database Study. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2024 Feb 12. PMID: 38363714
  2. Patel KF, Ni P, Surette KE, Rencken CA, Rodríguez-Mercedes SL, McGwin MB, Fabia R, Tully C, Warner P, Romanowski KS, Palmieri T, Stoddard FJ, Schneider JC, Kazis LE, Ryan CM. Development of the Preschool Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (PS-LIBRE1-5) Profile. J Burn Care Res. 2024 Jan 05; 45(1):136-144.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37703100; PMCID: PMC10872560; DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irad136;
  3. Bamer AM, McMullen K, Humbert A, Kazis L, Ryan CM, Schneider JC, Stewart BT, Suman OE, Amtmann D. PROMIS-25 Reliability and Validity Among Children Living with Burn Injury: A Burn Model System National Database Study. J Burn Care Res. 2023 Nov 02; 44(6):1419-1427. PMID: 37101360; PMCID: PMC10600322; DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irad061;
  4. Wilson R, Cuthbertson L, Sasaki A, Russell L, Kazis LE, Sawatzky R. Validation of an Adapted Version of the Veterans RAND 12-Item Health Survey for Older Adults Living in Long-Term Care Homes. Gerontologist. 2023 Oct 17; 63(9):1467-1477. PMID: 36866495; PMCID: PMC10581377; DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnad021;
  5. Slavin MD, Bailey HM, Hickey EJ, Vasudevan A, Ledingham A, Tannenbaum L, Bateman L, Kaufman DL, Peterson DL, Ruhoy IS, Systrom DM, Felsenstein D, Kazis LE. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis-Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Common Data Element item content analysis. PLoS One. 2023; 18(9):e0291364.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37698999; PMCID: PMC10497138; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0291364;
  6. Surette KE, Abouzeid C, Shepler LJ, McMullen KA, Cancio JM, Cancio LC, Hickey SA, Mandell SP, Stewart BT, Wolf SE, Kazis LE, Ryan CM, Schneider JC. Examining the association between military service history and outcomes after burn injury. Burns. 2024 Feb; 50(1):59-65. PMID: 37709564; PMCID: PMC10872572; DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2023.08.014;
  7. Deng H, Shepler LJ, Chacon KL, Tenney D, Ni P, Stewart BT, Carrougher GJ, Kowalske K, Wolf SE, Slavin MD, Kazis LE, Ryan CM, Schneider JC. Predictors at 6 and 12 Months for Social Participation Outcome at 24 Months in the Adult Burn Injury Population: A Burn Model System National Database Study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2024 Feb; 105(2):235-242.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37392780; PMCID: PMC10756920; DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2023.06.011;
  8. Wang Y, Li M, Kazis LE, Xia W. The Comparative Effectiveness of Monotherapy and Combination Therapies: Impact of Angiotensin Receptor Blockers on the Onset of Alzheimer's Disease. JAR Life. 2023; 12:35-45. PMID: 37441415; PMCID: PMC10333644; DOI: 10.14283/jarlife.2023.8;
  9. Juengst SB, Agtarap S, Venkatesan UM, Erler KS, Evans E, Sander AM, Klyce D, O'Neil Pirozzi TM, Rabinowitz AR, Kazis LE, Giacino JT, Kumar RG, Bushnik T, Whiteneck GG. Developing multidimensional participation profiles after traumatic brain injury: a TBI model systems study. Disabil Rehabil. 2023 Jun 09; 1-11. PMID: 37296112
  10. Vasudevan A, Bailey HM, Sager A, Kazis LE. Impact of the Early COVID-19 Pandemic on Burn Care: A Multi-National Study. J Burn Care Res. 2023 May 02; 44(3):580-589.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35661890; PMCID: PMC9214119; DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irac076;
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