Nancy R. Kressin, PhD
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

PhD, Syracuse University
MA, Syracuse University
BSPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Expertise includes: Understanding the underlying mechanisms for racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care by studying psychosocial and demographic correlates of health-related behaviors (especially treatment decision making and acceptance of recommended therapies), and health outcomes; Understanding the impact of MA health reform on disparities in care and outcomes of care; Health services and clinical research.

Boston University
BU-BMC Cancer Center

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Boston Medical Center

Center for Research to Reduce Oral Health Disparities
09/30/2001 - 07/31/2008 (PI)
New York University NIH NIDCR

The Effectiveness of Treatment for Adult Periodontitis
04/01/2002 - 03/31/2007 (PI)
University of Washington NIH NIDCR

Hypertension Control and Therapy Adherence
02/01/2004 - 12/01/2005 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
5 R01 HL72814 02

Racial Differences in Health-Related Quality of Life Among Potential Candidates for Revascularization
01/01/1999 - 12/31/2002 (PI)
American Heart Association

Dense Breast Notifications: Optimizing Outcomes and Equity with Evidence
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
American Cancer Soc

Insurance Instability and Disparities in Chronic Disease Outcomes
09/25/2014 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
Tufts Medical Center NIH-NIMHD

Center for Health Insurance Reform, Cardiovascular Outcomes, and Disparities
09/30/2010 - 03/31/2016 (PI)
5U01 HL105342-04

The Effects of Massachusetts Healthcare Reform on Access to Care & Disparities
11/01/2011 - 10/31/2013 (Activity-level PI)
PI: Karen E. Lasser, MD, MPH
Rx Foundation

Massachusetts Health Disparities Monitoring System
09/30/2009 - 07/31/2012 (PI)
5RC2 HL101628-02

Q1 Through Health Information Technology Intervention
11/12/2007 - 06/30/2010 (PI)

Center for Research to Evaluate and Eliminate Dental Disparities
09/24/2008 - 05/31/2010 (PI)
BU School of Dental Medicine NIH-NIDCR

Hypertension Control Therapy
02/01/2006 - 01/31/2010 (PI)
5 R01 HL072814-04

Center for Research to Reduce Oral Disparities
08/01/2006 - 07/31/2008 (PI)
New York University NIH
5 U54 DE14257-06


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2020 HSR&D Senior Research Career Scientist Award 1IK6HX002843-01
2017 Insurance Instability and Disparities in Chronic Disease Outcomes 5R01MD007735-04 1
2016 Insurance Instability and Disparities in Chronic Disease Outcomes 5R01MD007735-03 1
2015 Insurance Instability and Disparities in Chronic Disease Outcomes 5R01MD007735-02 1
2014 Insurance Instability and Disparities in Chronic Disease Outcomes 1R01MD007735-01A1 1
2014 Center for Health Insurance Reform, Cardiovascular Outcomes, and Disparities 5U01HL105342-04 16
2014 Partnering with Community Health Centers to Prevent ECC 5U54DE019275-07-1 44
2013 Center for Health Insurance Reform, Cardiovascular Outcomes, and Disparities 5U01HL105342-03 16
2013 Partnering with Community Health Centers to Prevent ECC 5U54DE019275-06-1 44
2012 Partnering with Community Health Centers to Prevent ECC 5U54DE019275-05-1 44
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  1. Kressin NR, Wormwood JB, Battaglia TA, Slanetz PJ, Gunn CM. Women's Reactions to Breast Density Information Vary by Sociodemographic Characteristics. Womens Health Issues. 2023; 33(4):435-442.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37087312; PMCID: PMC10330326; DOI: 10.1016/j.whi.2023.03.002;
  2. Kressin NR, Slanetz PJ, Gunn CM. Ensuring Clarity and Understandability of the FDA's Breast Density Notifications. JAMA. 2023 Jan 10; 329(2):121-122.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36508205; PMCID: PMC10152312; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2022.22753;
  3. Beidler LB, Kressin NR, Wormwood JB, Battaglia TA, Slanetz PJ, Gunn CM. Perceptions of Breast Cancer Risks Among Women Receiving Mammograph Screening. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jan 03; 6(1):e2252209.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36689223; PMCID: PMC9871800; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.52209;
  4. Gurewich D, Kressin N, Bokhour BG, Linsky AM, Dichter ME, Hunt KJ, Fix GM, Niles BL. Randomised controlled trial evaluating the effects of screening and referral for social determinants of health on Veterans' outcomes: protocol. BMJ Open. 2022 Sep 23; 12(9):e058972.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36153033; PMCID: PMC9511545; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058972;
  5. Kher S, LeClair AM, Price LL, Terrin N, Kressin N, Hanchate A, Suzukida J, Freund KM. Impact of Insurance Instability and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Hospitalizations for Patients with Asthma. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022 May; 19(5):867-870.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34860640; PMCID: PMC9116335; DOI: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202106-698RL;
  6. Linsky AM, Kressin NR, Stolzmann K, Pendergast J, Rosen AK, Bokhour BG, Simon SR. Direct-to-consumer strategies to promote deprescribing in primary care: a pilot study. BMC Prim Care. 2022 03 22; 23(1):53.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35317734; PMCID: PMC8939089; DOI: 10.1186/s12875-022-01655-5;
  7. Kressin NR, Wormwood JB, Battaglia TA, Slanetz PJ, Gunn CM. A letter is not enough: Women's preferences for and experiences of receiving breast density information. Patient Educ Couns. 2022 Jul; 105(7):2450-2456.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35534300; PMCID: PMC9250336; DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2022.03.014;
  8. Kressin NR, Wormwood JB, Battaglia TA, Maschke AD, Slanetz PJ, Pankowska M, Gunn CM. Women's Understandings and Misunderstandings of Breast Density and Related Concepts: A Mixed Methods Study. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2022 Jul; 31(7):983-990.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35230164; PMCID: PMC9299527; DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2021.0343;
  9. Silva GC, Jiang L, Gutman R, Wu WC, Mor V, Fine MJ, Kressin NR, Trivedi AN. Racial/Ethnic Differences in 30-Day Mortality for Heart Failure and Pneumonia in the Veterans Health Administration Using Claims-based, Clinical, and Social Risk-adjustment Variables. Med Care. 2021 12 01; 59(12):1082-1089. PMID: 34779794; PMCID: PMC8652730; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001650;
  10. Gunn CM, Maschke A, Paasche-Orlow MK, Housten AJ, Kressin NR, Schonberg MA, Battaglia TA. Using Mixed Methods With Multiple Stakeholders to Inform Development of a Breast Cancer Screening Decision Aid for Women With Limited Health Literacy. MDM Policy Pract. 2021 Jul-Dec; 6(2):23814683211033249.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34350361; PMCID: PMC8295953; DOI: 10.1177/23814683211033249;
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2011-2011 Department of Veterans Affairs: Honor of merit for senior VA PhD scientists in Health Services Research and Development. Carries wit
2010 Research Group of the International Association of Dental Research: Giddon Award for Distinguished Research in the Behavioral Sciences
1991 The Henry A. Murray Research Center: Henry A. Murray Dissertation Award
1991 Syracuse University: The Roscoe Martin Dissertation Award
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health status disparities
healthcare disparities
patient adherence
physician-patient relations

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