Karen E. Lasser, MD, MPH

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

  • 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 11/23/2018

    Kathuria H, Koppelman E, Borrelli B, Slatore CG, Clark JA, Lasser KE, Wiener RS. Patient-Physician Discussions on Lung Cancer Screening: A Missed Teachable Moment to Promote Smoking Cessation. Nicotine Tob Res. 2018 Nov 23. PMID: 30476209.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/1/2018

    D'Afflitti J, Lee K, Jacobs M, Pace C, Worcester J, Thornton S, Lasser KE. Improving Provider Experience and Increasing Patient Access Through Nurse Practitioner-Physician Primary Care Teams. J Ambul Care Manage. 2018 Oct/Dec; 41(4):308-313. PMID: 30148771.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/1/2018

    Pace CA, Gergen-Barnett K, Veidis A, D'Afflitti J, Worcester J, Fernandez P, Lasser KE. Warm Handoffs and Attendance at Initial Integrated Behavioral Health Appointments. Ann Fam Med. 2018 Jul; 16(4):346-348. PMID: 29987084.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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 5/1/2018

    Liebschutz JM, Lange AV, Heymann OD, Lasser KE, Corey P, Shanahan CW, Kopinski HS, Husain JM, Cushman PA, Parker VA. Communication between nurse care managers and patients who take opioids for chronic pain: Strategies for exploring aberrant behavior. J Opioid Manag. 2018 May/Jun; 14(3):191-202. PMID: 30044484.

    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.

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