Lisa Bruno Caruso, MD, MPH

Caruso_Lisa-003-2-5x3-5Assistant Professor


MD – University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
MPH – Boston University School of Public Health

General field of research:


Affiliations other than medicine:

Goddard House Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Sherrill House Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Senior Whole Health

Contact information:

Robinson 2, 88 East Newton St., Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617)-638 6121
Fax: (617)-638 6179


Geriatrics; Diabetes; Quality; Evidence-based medicine; Nursing homes

Summary of research interest:

I am interested in diabetes in the older adult. I am also interested ! in improving the quality of care for older adults through measuring quality indicators and designing better systems of care delivery.

Recent publications:

Caruso LB, Clough-Gorr KM, Silliman RA. 2007.  Improving quality of care for urban older people with diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. J Am Geriatr Soc; 55:1656-1662.

Caruso LB, Silliman RA. 2008.  “Chapter 9: Geriatric Medicine.” Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Kasper DL, et al., editors. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th ed.

Levine SA, Chao SH, Brett B, Jackson AH, Burrows AB, Goldman LN, Caruso LB. 2008.  Chief Resident Immersion Training in the care of older adults: An innovative inter-specialty education and leadership intervention. J Am Geriatr Soc; 56:1140-1145.

Caruso LB, Silliman RA. 2009.  “Chapter 8: Diabetes Mellitus in the Older Adult.” Arenson C, Busby-Whitehead J, Brummel-Smith K, et al., Editors. Care of the Elderly: Clinical Aspects of Aging. 6th ed.