Karen E. Lasser, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Medicine

Karen Lasser
617.414.6688
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center

Biography

Dr. Lasser is a primary care internist, certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a health services researcher.

Her primary areas of expertise and research are quality of care, interventions to reduce health disparities, health policy, smoking cessation, and primary care practice-based research.

She is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications, was the former Director of Ambulatory Quality Improvement for the Department of Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School, and has held several quality leadership roles at Boston Medical Center. Her research has been supported by NIDA, NHLBI, AHRQ, CDC, and the American Cancer Society.

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Boston Medical Center

Education

  • Cornell University Medical College, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH
  • Harvard University, AB

Publications

  • Published on 6/27/2018

    Husain JM, LaRochelle M, Keosaian J, Xuan Z, Lasser KE, Liebschutz JM. Reasons for Opioid Discontinuation and Unintended Consequences Following Opioid Discontinuation Within the TOPCARE Trial. Pain Med. 2018 Jun 27. PMID: 29955866.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/21/2018

    Wiener RS, Koppelman E, Bolton R, Lasser KE, Borrelli B, Au DH, Slatore CG, Clark JA, Kathuria H. Patient and Clinician Perspectives on Shared Decision-making in Early Adopting Lung Cancer Screening Programs: a Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Jul; 33(7):1035-1042. PMID: 29468601.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/6/2018

    Lasser KE, Lunze K, Cheng DM, Blokhina E, Walley AY, Tindle HA, Quinn E, Gnatienko N, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Depression and smoking characteristics among HIV-positive smokers in Russia: A cross-sectional study. PLoS One. 2018; 13(2):e0189207. PMID: 29408935.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Wilper A, Woolhandler S, Lasser KE, Mccormick D, Bor DH, Himmelstein DU. Dr Dr aft: 2nd P aft: 2nd P. 2018.

  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Wilper A, Woolhandler S, Lasser KE, Mccormick D, Cutrona S, Bor DH, Himmelstein DU. Overcrowding by patients unable to obtain nonurgent care elsewhere might be worsening care for those with truly urgent conditions. 2018.

  • Published on 12/1/2017

    Lasser KE, Quintiliani LM, Truong V, Xuan Z, Murillo J, Jean C, Pbert L. Effect of Patient Navigation and Financial Incentives on Smoking Cessation Among Primary Care Patients at an Urban Safety-Net Hospital: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Dec 01; 177(12):1798-1807. PMID: 29084312.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/1/2017

    Liebschutz JM, Xuan Z, Shanahan CW, LaRochelle M, Keosaian J, Beers D, Guara G, O'Connor K, Alford DP, Parker V, Weiss RD, Samet JH, Crosson J, Cushman PA, Lasser KE. Improving Adherence to Long-term Opioid Therapy Guidelines to Reduce Opioid Misuse in Primary Care: A Cluster-Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Sep 01; 177(9):1265-1272. PMID: 28715535.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/1/2017

    Lasser KE. Prescription Opioid Use Among U.S. Adults: Our Brave New World. Ann Intern Med. 2017 09 05; 167(5):351-352. PMID: 28761948.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/19/2017

    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. 2018 Jun; 53(3):1727-1744. PMID: 28523674.

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  • Published on 5/1/2017

    Lasser KE, Heinz A, Battisti L, Akoumianakis A, Truong V, Tsui J, Ruiz G, Samet JH. A Hepatitis C Treatment Program Based in a Safety-Net Hospital Patient-Centered Medical Home. Ann Fam Med. 2017 May; 15(3):258-261. PMID: 28483892.

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