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 Medical Center

2011-2011 Department of Veterans Affairs: Honor of merit for senior VA PhD scientists in Health Services Research and Development. Carries wit

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

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)

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)

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)

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

Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2016 Insurance Instability and Disparities in Chronic Disease Outcomes 5R01MD007735-03
2014 Insurance Instability and Disparities in Chronic Disease Outcomes 1R01MD007735-01A1
2014 Center for Health Insurance Reform, Cardiovascular Outcomes, and Disparities 5U01HL105342-04 7
2014 Partnering with Community Health Centers to Prevent ECC 5U54DE019275-07-1 24
2013 Center for Health Insurance Reform, Cardiovascular Outcomes, and Disparities 5U01HL105342-03 7
2013 Partnering with Community Health Centers to Prevent ECC 5U54DE019275-06-1 24
2012 Partnering with Community Health Centers to Prevent ECC 5U54DE019275-05-1 24
2011 Center for Health Insurance Reform, Cardiovascular Outcomes, and Disparities 5U01HL105342-02 7
2011 Partnering with Community Health Centers to Prevent ECC 5U54DE019275-04-1 24
2010 Center for Health Insurance Reform, Cardiovascular Outcomes, and Disparities 1U01HL105342-01 7
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  1. Gunn CM, Kressin NR, Cooper K, Marturano C, Freund KM, Battaglia TA. Primary Care Provider Experience with Breast Density Legislation in Massachusetts. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2018 Jan 17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29338539.
  2. Dungan K, Craven TE, Soe K, Wright JT, Basile J, Haley WE, Kressin NR, Rani U, Tamariz L, Whittle J, Wiggers A, Osei K. Influence of metabolic syndrome and race on the relationship between intensive blood pressure control and cardiovascular outcomes in the SPRINT cohort. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2017 Oct 12. PMID: 29024310.
  3. Khazanie P, Krumholz HM, Kiefe CI, Kressin NR, Wells B, Wang TY, Peterson ED. Priorities for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research: A Report of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute''s Centers for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Working Group. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017 Jul; 10(7). PMID: 28710296.
  4. Lasser KE, Hanchate AD, McCormick D, Walley AY, Saitz R, Lin MY, Kressin NR. Massachusetts Health Reform''s Effect on Hospitalizations with Substance Use Disorder-Related Diagnoses. Health Serv Res. 2017 May 19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28523674.
  5. Albino J, Tiwari T, Gansky SA, Henshaw MM, Barker JC, Brega AG, Gregorich SE, Heaton B, Batliner TS, Borrelli B, Geltman P, Kressin NR, Weintraub JA, Finlayson TL, Garcia RI. The basic research factors questionnaire for studying early childhood caries. BMC Oral Health. 2017 May 19; 17(1):83.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28526003.
  6. Feng C, Paasche-Orlow MK, Kressin NR, Rosen JE, López L, Kim EJ, Lin MY, Hanchate AD. Disparities in Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations: Near-National Estimates for Hispanics. Health Serv Res. 2017 Apr 04.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28378322; DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12694;.
  7. Squires LE, Palfai TP, Allensworth-Davies D, Cheng DM, Bernstein J, Kressin N, Saitz R. Perceived discrimination, racial identity, and health behaviors among black primary-care patients who use drugs. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2017 Mar 10; 1-18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28281940; DOI: 10.1080/15332640.2017.1288189;.
  8. Tikkanen RS, Woolhandler S, Himmelstein DU, Kressin NR, Hanchate A, Lin MY, McCormick D, Lasser KE. Hospital Payer and Racial/Ethnic Mix at Private Academic Medical Centers in Boston and New York City. Int J Health Serv. 2017 Jul; 47(3):460-476.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28152644; DOI: 10.1177/0020731416689549;.
  9. Boehmer U, Glickman M, Jones JA, Orner MB, Wheler C, Berlowitz DR, Kressin NR. Dental Care in an Equal Access System Valuing Equity: Are There Racial Disparities? Med Care. 2016 Nov; 54(11):998-1004.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27219638.
  10. Haley WE, Gilbert ON, Riley RF, Newman JC, Roumie CL, Whittle J, Kronish IM, Tamariz L, Wiggers A, Morisky DE, Conroy MB, Kovalik E, Kressin NR, Muntner P, Goff DC. The association between Self-Reported Medication Adherence scores and systolic blood pressure control: a SPRINT baseline data study. J Am Soc Hypertens. 2016 Nov; 10(11):857-864.e2. PMID: 27697447; DOI: 10.1016/j.jash.2016.08.009;.
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

health status disparities
healthcare disparities
patient adherence
physician-patient relations

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