Lewis E. Kazis, ScD.
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of 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. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. 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;
  4. Selim AJ, Rothendler JA, Qian SX, Bailey HM, Kazis LE. The History and Applications of the Veterans RAND 12-Item Health Survey (VR-12). J Ambul Care Manage. 2022 Jul-Sep 01; 45(3):161-170.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35612387
  5. Kazis LE, Sager A, Bailey HM, Vasudevan A, Garrity B, Tompkins RG. Physical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Care After Burn Injury: A Multinational Study. J Burn Care Res. 2022 Jul 01; 43(4):868-879.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34788851
  6. Mason S, Gause E, McMullen K, Murphy S, Sibbett S, Holavanahalli R, Schneider J, Gibran N, Kazis LE, Stewart BT. Impact of community-level socioeconomic disparities on quality of life after burn injury: A Burn Model Systems Database study. Burns. 2022 Jun 23. PMID: 35786500
  7. 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. 2022 Jun 06.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35661890; PMCID: PMC9214119; DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irac076;
  8. Kazis LE, Sager A, Bailey HM, Vasudevan A, Garrity B, Tompkins RG. Erratum to: Physical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Care After Burn Injury: A Multinational Study. J Burn Care Res. 2022 May 17; 43(3):758.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35032165
  9. Deng H, Abouzeid CA, Shepler LJ, Slavin MD, Taylor JA, Mercier HW, Herrera-Escobar JP, Kazis LE, Ryan CM, Schneider JC. Using digital phenotyping to characterize psychosocial trajectories for people with burn injury. Burns. 2022 Aug; 48(5):1262-1266.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35504767; PMCID: PMC9357168; DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2022.04.003;
  10. Wang Y, Li M, Kazis LE, Xia W. Clinical outcomes of COVID-19 infection among patients with Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment. Alzheimers Dement. 2022 May; 18(5):911-923. PMID: 35377523; PMCID: PMC9073985; DOI: 10.1002/alz.12665;
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