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.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

We implemented a systematic review of our research activities to determine if we could add DEIJ analyses to our existing projects. That review will continue as we monitor progress on papers and projects. We have a paper under review that documents racial disparities in waiting times for outpatient care paid for by VA, with those disparities substantially worse when care is delivered by private providers compared to VA providers.

In the doctoral program we continue to recruit a diverse cohorts of students. We are tracking underrepresented minority and first-generation status as we conduct our applicant reviews.

At the VA, the administration is emphasizing DEIJ considerations when evaluating how program benefits are distributed. We are currently evaluating potential changes in national standards for access to care, and we will consider potential impacts on historically vulnerable populations in those evaluations.

VA Boston Healthcare System

PePREC VA Faculty and Staff Support Contract - 36C24E20D0016 VA Master Contract – Option Year 1 & 2
09/01/2021 - 08/31/2023 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Training in Health Services Research for Vulnerable Populations
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2023 (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. Griffith KN, Schwartzman DA, Pizer SD, Bor J, Kolachalama VB, Jack B, Garrido MM. Local Supply Of Postdischarge Care Options Tied To Hospital Readmission Rates. Health Aff (Millwood). 2022 Jul; 41(7):1036-1044.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35787076; DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2021.01991;
  2. Minegishi T, Garrido MM, Lewis ET, Oliva EM, Pizer SD, Strombotne KL, Trafton JA, Tenso K, Sohoni PS, Frakt AB. Randomized Policy Evaluation of the Veterans Health Administration Stratification Tool for Opioid Risk Mitigation (STORM). J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Nov; 37(14):3746-3750.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35715661; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-022-07622-1;
  3. Yuan Y, Price M, Schmidt DF, Ward M, Nebeker J, Pizer S. Integrated Health Record Viewers and Reduction in Duplicate Medical Imaging: Retrospective Observational Analysis. JMIR Med Inform. 2022 May 20; 10(5):e32168. PMID: 35594070; DOI: 10.2196/32168;
  4. Strombotne KL, Legler A, Minegishi T, Trafton JA, Oliva EM, Lewis ET, Sohoni P, Garrido MM, Pizer SD, Frakt AB. Effect of a Predictive Analytics-Targeted Program in Patients on Opioids: a Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 May 02.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35501628; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-022-07617-y;
  5. Yee CA, Barr K, Minegishi T, Frakt A, Pizer SD. Provider supply and access to primary care. Health Econ. 2022 Jul; 31(7):1296-1316.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35383414
  6. Yee CA, Feyman Y, Pizer SD. Dually-enrolled patients choose providers with lower wait times: Budgetary implications for the VHA. Health Serv Res. 2022 Aug; 57(4):744-754. PMID: 35355261; DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.13950;
  7. Pearson E, Kirsh S, Pizer SD. Modeling underservedness: An evidence-based approach to managing access to care. Health Serv Res. 2022 Jun; 57 Suppl 1:77-82. PMID: 35238026; DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.13906;
  8. Minegishi T, Young GJ, Madison KM, Pizer SD. Regional Economic Conditions and Preventable Hospitalization Among Older Patients With Diabetes. Med Care. 2022 03 01; 60(3):212-218. PMID: 35157621
  9. 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 May; 70(5):1418-1428.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35026056; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.17656;
  10. 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; DOI: 10.1111/dom.14515;
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