Steven D. Pizer, PhD
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, Boston College

Dr. Pizer is Professor of Health Law, Policy, and Management and Director of the doctoral program in Health Services Research at the Boston University School of Public Health. He also serves as Chief Economist for the Partnered Evidence-based Policy Resource Center at the US Department of Veterans Affairs. He is currently directing studies of demand for care and access to care, as well as effects of workforce retention programs and health information exchange. Dr. Pizer also designs randomized and observational program evaluations and performance metrics for national VA program offices. Prior to his graduate training in economics, Dr. Pizer worked for the Massachusetts Legislature and for several consumer organizations concerned with state insurance regulation.

VA Boston Healthcare System

PePREC VA Faculty and Staff Support Contract - 36C24E20D0016 VA Master Contract – Option Year 1 Task Order 36C24E21N0140
09/01/2021 - 08/31/2022 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Training in Health Services Research for Vulnerable Populations
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation HHS AHRQ

Detection of Unethical Substance Use Disorder Treatment Providers
11/02/2018 - 09/30/2021 (Co-Investigator)
PI: Melissa Garrido, PhD
Laura and John Arnold Foundation

VA241-17-D-0092 VA Master Contract Task Order 14
09/15/2019 - 09/14/2021 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

VA241-17-D-0092 VA Master Contract Task Order 15
09/15/2019 - 09/14/2021 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

PePREC VA Faculty and Staff Support Contract - 36C24E20D0016 VA Master Contract - Task Order 36C24E20N0093
09/01/2020 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

VA241-17-D-0092 VA Master Contract Task Order 12
08/01/2019 - 07/31/2021 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

VA Faculty and Staff Support Contract - Task Order 18
03/09/2020 - 03/08/2021 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

VA241-17-D-0092 VA Master Contract Task Order 13
09/15/2019 - 09/14/2020 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

VA241-17-D-0092 VA Master Contract Task Order 5
09/15/2018 - 09/14/2020 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

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  1. Yuan Y, Thomas KS, Van Houtven CH, Price ME, Pizer SD, Frakt AB, Garrido MM. Fewer potentially avoidable health care events in rural veterans with self-directed care versus other personal care services. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Jan 13.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35026056
  2. Strombotne KL, Lum J, Ndugga NJ, Utech AE, Pizer SD, Frakt AB, Conlin PR. Effectiveness of a ketogenic diet and virtual coaching intervention for patients with diabetes: A difference-in-differences analysis. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2021 12; 23(12):2643-2650.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34351035
  3. Shafer PR, Garrido MM, Pearson E, Palani S, Woodruff A, Lyn AM, Williams KM, Kirsh SR, Pizer SD. Design and implementation of a cluster randomized trial measuring benefits of medical scribes in the VA. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021 07; 106:106455.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34048944; PMCID: PMC8319919; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2021.106455;
  4. Garrido MM, Lum J, Pizer SD. Vector-based kernel weighting: A simple estimator for improving precision and bias of average treatment effects in multiple treatment settings. Stat Med. 2021 02 28; 40(5):1204-1223.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33327037; PMCID: PMC8258782; DOI: 10.1002/sim.8836;
  5. Feyman Y, Pizer SD, Frakt AB. The persistence of medicare advantage spillovers in the post-Affordable Care Act era. Health Econ. 2021 02; 30(2):311-327.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33219715
  6. Minegishi T, Young GJ, Madison KM, Pizer SD. Regional market factors and patient experience in primary care. Am J Manag Care. 2020 10; 26(10):438-443. PMID: 33094939; PMCID: PMC8262995; DOI: 10.37765/ajmc.2020.88502;
  7. Yee CA, Pizer SD, Frakt A. Medicare's Bundled Payment Initiatives for Hospital-Initiated Episodes: Evidence and Evolution. Milbank Q. 2020 09; 98(3):908-974.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32820837; PMCID: PMC7482383; DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.12465;
  8. Griffith KN, Ndugga NJ, Pizer SD. Appointment Wait Times for Specialty Care in Veterans Health Administration Facilities vs Community Medical Centers. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 08 03; 3(8):e2014313. PMID: 32845325; PMCID: PMC7450350; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.14313;
  9. Price ME, Done N, Pizer SD. The Relationship Between Follow-up Appointments and Access to Primary Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 06; 35(6):1678-1683. PMID: 32221854; PMCID: PMC7280427; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-020-05785-3;
  10. Yee CA, Legler A, Davies M, Prentice J, Pizer S. Priority access to health care: Evidence from an exogenous policy shock. Health Econ. 2020 03; 29(3):306-323.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31999884; PMCID: PMC8284942; DOI: 10.1002/hec.3982;
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