Dr. Kazis is Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of the Center for the Assessment of Pharmaceutical Practices (CAPP) at the Boston University School of Public Health. He is also Director of the Pharmaceutical Research Program at the Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research at the Bedford VA Medical Center. He received his doctoral degree from Harvard University School of Public Health in 1980. Dr. Kazis joined the Veterans Health Administration in 1992 where he was recipient of the prestigious Research Career Scientist Award from the VA for almost a decade. Dr. Kazis has also been a special consultant to the Office of Quality and Performance in the VA where he was previously director of Functional Status for the Veterans Health Administration and principal investigator of the well known Veterans Health Study. He is the developer of the Veterans RAND 36 and 12 item health surveys (VR-36 and VR-12), formerly called the Veterans SF-36 and SF-12 (SF-36V and SF-12V) and developed from the MOS SF-36. From 1996 to 2007, close to four million administrations of these surveys has occurred both inside and outside the VA for purposes of monitoring patient outcomes of care. The VR-12 has now been adopted by the Veterans Health Administration for quality improvement purposes and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Studies (CMS) as part of its’ national Health Outcomes Survey (HOS) for evaluating the Medicare Advantage Program. The VR-12 was included in 2006 as one of the HEDIS measures by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Dr. Kazis’ research team was the recipient of the esteemed Peter Reizenstein Prize for the best paper published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care in 2006.
- Research Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
- Harvard University, ScD
- Brandeis University, AB
- Harvard University, SM/ScM
- Published on 2/9/2019
Quach ED, Kazis LE, Zhao S, McDannold S, Clark V, Hartmann CW. Nursing Home Senior Managers and Direct Care Staff: Are There Differences in Their Perceptions of Safety Climate? J Patient Saf. 2019 Feb 09. PMID: 30747858.
- Published on 2/4/2019
Sinha I, Nabi M, Simko LC, Wolfe AW, Wiechman S, Giatsidis G, Bharadia D, McMullen K, Gibran NS, Kowalske K, Meyer WJ, Kazis LE, Ryan CM, Schneider JC. Head and neck burns are associated with long-term patient-reported dissatisfaction with appearance: A Burn Model System National Database study. Burns. 2019 Feb 04. PMID: 30732865.
- Published on 1/1/2019
Weed VF, Canenguez K, Romo S, Wang SL, Kazis L, Lee AF, Herndon D, Palmieri TL, Warner P, Haile H, Sheridan RL, Murphy JM. The Use of a Brief Measure to Assess Longitudinal Changes in Appearance Concerns for Youth Recovering From Burn Injuries. J Burn Care Res. 2019 Jan 01; 40(1):97-103. PMID: 30371792.
- Published on 12/17/2018
Barlam TF, Soria-Saucedo R, Ameli O, Cabral HJ, Kaplan WA, Kazis LE. Retrospective analysis of long-term gastrointestinal symptoms after Clostridium difficile infection in a nonelderly cohort. PLoS One. 2018; 13(12):e0209152. PMID: 30557401.
- Published on 10/23/2018
Levi B, Kraft CT, Shapiro GD, Trinh NT, Dore EC, Jeng J, Lee AF, Acton A, Marino M, Jette A, Armstrong EA, Schneider JC, Kazis LE, Ryan CM. The Associations of Gender With Social Participation of Burn Survivors: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation Profile Study. J Burn Care Res. 2018 Oct 23; 39(6):915-922. PMID: 29733365.
- Published on 10/23/2018
Ohrtman EA, Shapiro GD, Simko LC, Dore E, Slavin MD, Saret C, Amaya F, Lomelin-Gascon J, Ni P, Acton A, Marino M, Kazis LE, Ryan CM, Schneider JC. Social Interactions and Social Activities After Burn Injury: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Study. J Burn Care Res. 2018 Oct 23; 39(6):1022-1028. PMID: 30016442.
- Published on 8/17/2018
Chen L, Lee AF, Shapiro GD, Goverman J, Faoro N, Schneider JC, Kazis LE, Ryan CM. The Development and Validity of the Adult Burn Outcome Questionnaire Short Form. J Burn Care Res. 2018 Aug 17; 39(5):771-779. PMID: 29931275.
- Published on 7/31/2018
Dore EC, Marino M, Ni P, Lomelin-Gascon J, Sonis L, Amaya F, Ryan CM, Schneider JC, Jette AM, Kazis LE. Reliability & validity of the LIBRE Profile. Burns. 2018 11; 44(7):1750-1758. PMID: 30075970.
- Published on 7/5/2018
Yuan Y, Louis C, Cabral H, Schneider JC, Ryan CM, Kazis LE. Socioeconomic and Geographic Disparities in Accessing Nursing Homes With High Star Ratings. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Oct; 19(10):852-859.e2. PMID: 29983361.
- Published on 7/2/2018
Soria-Saucedo R, Chung JH, Walter H, Soley-Bori M, Kazis LE. Factors That Predict the Use of Psychotropics Among Children and Adolescents With PTSD: Evidence From Private Insurance Claims. Psychiatr Serv. 2018 Sep 01; 69(9):1007-1014. PMID: 29962309.
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