Karen Lasser, MD, MPH

Lasser FullCARE Unit Faculty

Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health

Contact

Karen.Lasser@bmc.org
617-414-6688
Crosstown Center, 801 Massachusetts Ave., 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02118

Biography

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

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

She is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed publications, and was the former Director of Ambulatory Quality Improvement for the Department of Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School.  Her research has been supported by NIDA, NHLBI, AHRQ, CDC, and the American Cancer Society.

Boston University faculty appointment: 2009

Areas of Specialization

  • Quality of care
  • Health disparities
  • Health policy
  • Smoking cessation
  • Prescription drug abuse

Education and Training

Fellowship
General Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical Scho0l, Boston, MA 1999-2001

Residency
Resident (Primary Care/Internal Medicine), Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA, 1995-1998

Education
MD, Cornell University, New York, NY
MPH (Clinical Effectiveness), Harvard University, Boston, MA
AB (History and Literature), Harvard College, Boston, MA

BU Profiles: Publications and Grant Support