Lewis E. Kazis, ScD.
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.

Research Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

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. 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;
  2. 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 Apr 26. PMID: 37101360
  3. Abouzeid CA, Santos E, Chacon KL, Ni P, Kelter BM, Gibran NS, Kowalske KJ, Kazis LE, Ryan CM, Schneider JC. Examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on participants in a study of burn outcomes. Burns. 2023 Apr 07. PMID: 37193614; PMCID: PMC10081876; DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2023.04.001;
  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 (VR-12) for Older Adults Living in Long-term Care Homes. Gerontologist. 2023 Mar 02. PMID: 36866495
  5. Deng H, Vu KQ, Franco JR, Shepler LJ, Abouzeid CA, Hamner JW, Mercier HW, Taylor JA, Kazis LE, Slavin MD, Ryan CM, Schneider JC. Digital Interventions for Social Participation in Adults with Long-term Physical Conditions: A Systematic Review. J Med Syst. 2023 Feb 16; 47(1):26.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36792791; PMCID: PMC9931567; DOI: 10.1007/s10916-023-01914-7;
  6. Kelter BM, Shepler LJ, Ni P, Kazis LE, Stewart BT, Ryan CM, Schneider JC. Community Socioeconomic Status is Associated With Social Participation Outcomes. J Burn Care Res. 2023 Jan 05; 44(1):222-223.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36371723; PMCID: PMC9839542; DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irac172;
  7. Kelter BM, Wolfe AE, Kazis LE, Ryan CM, Acton A, Slavin MD, Schneider JC. Trajectory Curves for Purposes of Benchmarking and Predicting Clinical Outcomes: A Scoping Review. J Burn Care Res. 2022 Sep 01; 43(5):1095-1104.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34986488; PMCID: PMC9255662; DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irab245;
  8. Rodríguez-Mercedes SL, Patel KF, Rencken CA, Grant GG, Surette K, Kinney EM, Brady KJS, Slavin MD, Schneider JC, Stoddard FJ, Kazis LE, Ryan CM. Item Pool Development for the School-Aged Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation Profile Computerized Adaptive Test: An Observer-Reported Outcome Assessment Measuring the Impact of Burn Injuries in School-Aged Children. J Burn Care Res. 2022 Sep 01; 43(5):1114-1128.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34965302; PMCID: PMC9255664; DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irab247;
  9. Rajala C, Waterhouse C, Evans E, Erler KS, Bergin MJ, Bannon SM, Slavin MD, Kazis LE. Conceptualization of Participation: A Qualitative Synthesis of Brain Injury Stakeholder Perspectives. Front Rehabil Sci. 2022; 3:908615.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36188936; PMCID: PMC9397755; DOI: 10.3389/fresc.2022.908615;
  10. Fong DYT, Chan BKY, Li S, Wan CH, Kazis LE. Average and individual differences between the 12-item MOS Short-form Health Survey version 2 (SF-12 V.2) and the veterans RAND 12-item Health Survey (VR-12) in the Chinese population. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2022 Jul 02; 20(1):102. PMID: 35780166; PMCID: PMC9250193; DOI: 10.1186/s12955-022-02010-z;
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