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

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Lewis Kazis
04/01/2021 - 03/31/2022 (PI)
Bedford VA

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

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 - 06/30/2021 (PI)
Open Medicine Foundation

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. Pajarillo C, Sherman RA, Sheridan R, Kazis LE. Health professionals' perceptions of maggot debridement therapy. J Wound Care. 2021 Sep 02; 30(Sup9a):VIIi-VIIxi. PMID: 34570633
  2. Quach ED, Kazis LE, Zhao S, Ni P, Clark VA, McDannold SE, Hartmann CW. Organizational readiness to change as a leverage point for improving safety: a national nursing home survey. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 Aug 20; 21(1):842.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34416894; PMCID: PMC8377962; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-021-06772-y;
  3. Xia W, Li M, Wang Y, Kazis LE, Berlo K, Melikechi N, Chiklis GR. Longitudinal analysis of antibody decay in convalescent COVID-19 patients. Sci Rep. 2021 08 18; 11(1):16796.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34408200; PMCID: PMC8373894; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-96171-4;
  4. Rencken CA, Rodríguez-Mercedes SL, Patel KF, Grant GG, Kinney EM, Sheridan RL, Brady KJS, Palmieri TL, Warner PM, Fabia RB, Schneider JC, Stoddard FJ, Kazis LE, Ryan CM. Development of the School-Aged Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (SA-LIBRE5-12) Profile: A Conceptual Framework. J Burn Care Res. 2021 Jun 11. PMID: 34228121
  5. Brady KJS, Sheldrick RC, Ni P, Trockel MT, Shanafelt TD, Rowe SG, Kazis LE. Examining the measurement equivalence of the Maslach Burnout Inventory across age, gender, and specialty groups in US physicians. J Patient Rep Outcomes. 2021 Jun 05; 5(1):43.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34089412; PMCID: PMC8179856; DOI: 10.1186/s41687-021-00312-2;
  6. Buchholz I, Feng YS, Buchholz M, Kazis LE, Kohlmann T. Translation and adaptation of the German version of the Veterans Rand-36/12 Item Health Survey. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2021 May 04; 19(1):137. PMID: 33947411; PMCID: PMC8097879; DOI: 10.1186/s12955-021-01722-y;
  7. Wang BB, Patel KF, Wolfe AE, Wiechman S, McMullen K, Gibran NS, Kowalske K, Meyer WJ, Kazis LE, Ryan CM, Schneider JC. Adolescents with and without head and neck burns: comparison of long-term outcomes in the burn model system national database. Burns. 2021 Apr 20. PMID: 33975762
  8. Li M, Wang Y, Ndiwane N, Orner MB, Palacios N, Mittler B, Berlowitz D, Kazis LE, Xia W. The association of COVID-19 occurrence and severity with the use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin-II receptor blockers in patients with hypertension. PLoS One. 2021; 16(3):e0248652. PMID: 33735262; PMCID: PMC7971559; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0248652;
  9. Bamer AM, McMullen K, Wolf SE, Stewart BT, Kazis L, Rencken CA, Amtmann D. Agreement between proxy- and self-report scores on PROMIS health-related quality of life domains in pediatric burn survivors: a National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research Burn Model System Study. Qual Life Res. 2021 Jul; 30(7):2071-2080. PMID: 33638744
  10. Grant GG, Brady KJS, Stoddard FJ, Meyer WJ, Romanowski KS, Chang PH, Painting LE, Fowler LA, Nelson JK, Patel KF, Sheldrick RC, Carter A, Sheridan RL, Slavin MD, Warner P, Palmieri TL, Schneider JC, Kazis LE, Ryan CM. Measuring the impact of burn injury on the parent-reported health outcomes of children 1-to-5 years: Item pool development for the Preschool1-5 Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Profile. Burns. 2021 Feb 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33832799
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