Lewis E. Kazis, ScD.

Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management

Lewis Kazis
617.358.2291
715 Albany St Talbot Building

Biography

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.

Other Positions

  • Research Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Education

  • Harvard University, ScD
  • Brandeis University, AB
  • Harvard University, SM/ScM

Publications

  • Published on 9/1/2022

    Kelter BM, Wolfe AE, Kazis LE, Ryan CM, Acton A, Slavin MD, Schneider JC. Trajectory Curves for Purposes of Benchmarking and Predicting Clinical Outcomes: A Scoping Review. J Burn Care Res. 2022 Sep 01; 43(5):1095-1104. PMID: 34986488.

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  • Published on 9/1/2022

    Rodríguez-Mercedes SL, Patel KF, Rencken CA, Grant GG, Surette K, Kinney EM, Brady KJS, Slavin MD, Schneider JC, Stoddard FJ, Kazis LE, Ryan CM. Item Pool Development for the School-Aged Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation Profile Computerized Adaptive Test: An Observer-Reported Outcome Assessment Measuring the Impact of Burn Injuries in School-Aged Children. J Burn Care Res. 2022 Sep 01; 43(5):1114-1128. PMID: 34965302.

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  • Published on 7/2/2022

    Fong DYT, Chan BKY, Li S, Wan CH, Kazis LE. Average and individual differences between the 12-item MOS Short-form Health Survey version 2 (SF-12 V.2) and the veterans RAND 12-item Health Survey (VR-12) in the Chinese population. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2022 Jul 02; 20(1):102. PMID: 35780166.

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  • Published on 7/1/2022

    Selim AJ, Rothendler JA, Qian SX, Bailey HM, Kazis LE. The History and Applications of the Veterans RAND 12-Item Health Survey (VR-12). J Ambul Care Manage. 2022 Jul-Sep 01; 45(3):161-170. PMID: 35612387.

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  • Published on 7/1/2022

    Kazis LE, Sager A, Bailey HM, Vasudevan A, Garrity B, Tompkins RG. Physical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Care After Burn Injury: A Multinational Study. J Burn Care Res. 2022 Jul 01; 43(4):868-879. PMID: 34788851.

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  • Published on 6/23/2022

    Mason S, Gause E, McMullen K, Murphy S, Sibbett S, Holavanahalli R, Schneider J, Gibran N, Kazis LE, Stewart BT. Impact of community-level socioeconomic disparities on quality of life after burn injury: A Burn Model Systems Database study. Burns. 2022 Jun 23. PMID: 35786500.

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  • Published on 6/6/2022

    Vasudevan A, Bailey HM, Sager A, Kazis LE. Impact of the Early COVID-19 Pandemic on Burn Care: A Multi-National Study. J Burn Care Res. 2022 Jun 06. PMID: 35661890.

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  • Published on 5/17/2022

    Kazis LE, Sager A, Bailey HM, Vasudevan A, Garrity B, Tompkins RG. Erratum to: Physical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Care After Burn Injury: A Multinational Study. J Burn Care Res. 2022 May 17; 43(3):758. PMID: 35032165.

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  • Published on 4/22/2022

    Deng H, Abouzeid CA, Shepler LJ, Slavin MD, Taylor JA, Mercier HW, Herrera-Escobar JP, Kazis LE, Ryan CM, Schneider JC. Using digital phenotyping to characterize psychosocial trajectories for people with burn injury. Burns. 2022 Aug; 48(5):1262-1266. PMID: 35504767.

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  • Published on 4/4/2022

    Wang Y, Li M, Kazis LE, Xia W. Clinical outcomes of COVID-19 infection among patients with Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment. Alzheimers Dement. 2022 May; 18(5):911-923. PMID: 35377523.

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