Nancy R. Kressin, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

PhD, Syracuse University
MA, Syracuse University

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

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

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. Fix GM, Dryden EM, Boudreau J, Kressin NR, Gifford AL, Bokhour BG. The temporal nature of social context: Insights from the daily lives of patients with HIV. PLoS One. 2021; 16(2):e0246534.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33571283
  2. Brown AGM, Kressin N, Terrin N, Hanchate A, Suzukida J, Kher S, Price LL, LeClair AM, Krzyszczyk D, Byhoff E, Freund KM. The Influence of Health Insurance Stability on Racial/Ethnic Differences in Diabetes Control and Management. Ethn Dis. 2021; 31(1):149-158.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33519165
  3. McClendon J, Kressin N, Perkins D, Copeland LA, Finley EP, Vogt D. The Impact of Discriminatory Stress on Changes in Posttraumatic Stress Severity at the Intersection of Race/Ethnicity and Gender. J Trauma Dissociation. 2021 Mar-Apr; 22(2):170-187.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33460360
  4. Maschke A, Paasche-Orlow MK, Kressin NR, Schonberg MA, Battaglia TA, Gunn CM. Discussions of Potential Mammography Benefits and Harms among Patients with Limited Health Literacy and Providers: "Oh, There are Harms?" J Health Commun. 2021 Jan 17; 1-11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33455518
  5. Kressin NR, Battaglia TA, Wormwood JB, Slanetz PJ, Gunn CM. Dense Breast Notification Laws' Association With Outcomes in the US Population: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Dec 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33358722
  6. Trivedi AN, Jiang L, Silva G, Wu WC, Mor V, Fine MJ, Kressin NR, Gutman R. Evaluation of Changes in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers' Mortality Rates After Risk Adjustment for Socioeconomic Status. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 12 01; 3(12):e2024345. PMID: 33270121
  7. Blosnich JR, Dichter ME, Gurewich D, Montgomery AE, Kressin NR, Lee R, Hester CM, Hausmann LRM. Health Services Research and Social Determinants of Health in the Nation's Largest Integrated Health Care System: Steps and Leaps in the Veterans Health Administration. Mil Med. 2020 09 18; 185(9-10):e1353-e1356.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32592393
  8. Gunn CM, Maschke A, Paasche-Orlow MK, Kressin NR, Schonberg MA, Battaglia TA. Engaging Women with Limited Health Literacy in Mammography Decision-Making: Perspectives of Patients and Primary Care Providers. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Apr; 36(4):938-945.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32935318
  9. Kressin NR, Wormwood JB, Battaglia TA, Gunn CM. Differences in Breast Density Awareness, Knowledge, and Plans. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 08; 35(8):2473.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32394138
  10. Kressin NR, Terrin N, Hanchate AD, Price LL, Moreno-Koehler A, LeClair A, Suzukida J, Kher S, Freund KM. Is insurance instability associated with hypertension outcomes and does this vary by race/ethnicity? BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Mar 16; 20(1):216.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32178663
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health status disparities
healthcare disparities
patient adherence
physician-patient relations

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