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
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

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
2017 Insurance Instability and Disparities in Chronic Disease Outcomes 5R01MD007735-04
2016 Insurance Instability and Disparities in Chronic Disease Outcomes 5R01MD007735-03
2015 Insurance Instability and Disparities in Chronic Disease Outcomes 5R01MD007735-02
2014 Insurance Instability and Disparities in Chronic Disease Outcomes 1R01MD007735-01A1
2014 Center for Health Insurance Reform, Cardiovascular Outcomes, and Disparities 5U01HL105342-04 15
2014 Partnering with Community Health Centers to Prevent ECC 5U54DE019275-07-1 43
2013 Center for Health Insurance Reform, Cardiovascular Outcomes, and Disparities 5U01HL105342-03 15
2013 Partnering with Community Health Centers to Prevent ECC 5U54DE019275-06-1 43
2012 Partnering with Community Health Centers to Prevent ECC 5U54DE019275-05-1 43
2011 Center for Health Insurance Reform, Cardiovascular Outcomes, and Disparities 5U01HL105342-02 15
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  1. Kressin NR. Without Knowledgeable Clinicians Who are Prepared to Counsel, Breast Density Legislation Cannot Achieve Its Desired Effects. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2019 Jul 05. PMID: 31274367.
  2. Barghi A, Torres H, Kressin NR, McCormick D. Coverage and Access for Americans with Cardiovascular Disease or Risk Factors After the ACA: a Quasi-experimental Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Jun 27. PMID: 31250367.
  3. Buitron de la Vega P, Losi S, Sprague Martinez L, Bovell-Ammon A, Garg A, James T, Ewen AM, Stack M, DeCarvalho H, Sandel M, Mishuris RG, Deych S, Pelletier P, Kressin NR. Implementing an EHR-based Screening and Referral System to Address Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care. Med Care. 2019 Jun; 57 Suppl 6 Suppl 2:S133-S139.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31095052.
  4. Freund KM, LeClair A, Terrin N, Hanchate AD, Price LL, Moreno-Koehler A, Suzukida J, Kher S, Byhoff E, Kressin NR. Racial Differences in Insurance Stability After Health Insurance Reform. Med Care. 2019 04; 57(4):256-261.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30807452.
  5. Gunn CM, Fitzpatrick A, Waugh S, Carrera M, Kressin NR, Paasche-Orlow MK, Battaglia TA. A Qualitative Study of Spanish-Speakers' Experience with Dense Breast Notifications in a Massachusetts Safety-Net Hospital. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Feb; 34(2):198-205.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30350031; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-018-4709-y;.
  6. Lin MY, Kressin NR, Paasche-Orlow MK, Kim EJ, López L, Rosen JE, Hanchate AD. Is 30-Day Posthospitalization Mortality Lower Among Racial/Ethnic Minorities?: A Reexamination. Med Care. 2018 08; 56(8):665-672.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29877955.
  7. Hanchate AD, Frakt AB, Kressin NR, Trivedi A, Linsky A, Abdulkerim H, Stolzmann KL, Mohr DC, Pizer SD. External Determinants of Veterans' Utilization of VA Health Care. Health Serv Res. 2018 12; 53(6):4224-4247.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30062781.
  8. Kim EJ, Kressin NR, Paasche-Orlow MK, Lopez L, Rosen JE, Lin M, Hanchate AD. Racial/ethnic disparities among Asian Americans in inpatient acute myocardial infarction mortality in the United States. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 05 16; 18(1):370.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29769083.
  9. Gunn CM, Battaglia TA, Paasche-Orlow MK, West AK, Kressin NR. Women's perceptions of dense breast notifications in a Massachusetts safety net hospital: "So what is that supposed to mean?" Patient Educ Couns. 2018 06; 101(6):1123-1129.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29426765.
  10. 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 05; 27(5):615-622.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29338539.
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health status disparities
healthcare disparities
patient adherence
physician-patient relations

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