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 10/30/2017

    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 Oct 30. 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 Sep 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. 2017 May 19. PMID: 28523674.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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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  • Published on 2/2/2017

    Tikkanen RS, Woolhandler S, Himmelstein DU, Kressin NR, Hanchate A, Lin MY, McCormick D, Lasser KE. Hospital Payer and Racial/Ethnic Mix at Private Academic Medical Centers in Boston and New York City. Int J Health Serv. 2017 Jul; 47(3):460-476. PMID: 28152644.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/15/2016

    Calderwood AH, Lasser KE, Roy HK. Colon adenoma features and their impact on risk of future advanced adenomas and colorectal cancer. World J Gastrointest Oncol. 2016 Dec 15; 8(12):826-834. PMID: 28035253.

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  • Published on 9/1/2016

    Lasser KE, Hanchate AD, McCormick D, Chu C, Xuan Z, Kressin NR. Massachusetts Health Reform's Effect on Hospitals' Racial Mix of Patients and on Patients' Use of Safety-net Hospitals. Med Care. 2016 Sep; 54(9):827-36. PMID: 27261638.

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  • Published on 8/11/2016

    Florian J, Roy NM, Quintiliani LM, Truong V, Feng Y, Bloch PP, Russinova ZL, Lasser KE. Using Photovoice and Asset Mapping to Inform a Community-Based Diabetes Intervention, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016 08 11; 13:E107. PMID: 27513998.

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  • Published on 8/8/2016

    Hanchate AD, McCormick D, Lasser KE, Feng C, Manze MG, Kressin NR. Impact of Massachusetts Health Reform on Inpatient Care Use: Was the Safety-Net Experience Different Than in the Non-Safety-Net? Health Serv Res. 2017 Oct; 52(5):1647-1666. PMID: 27500666.

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