Lisa Allee, MSW, LICSW is an Instructor of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine. She graduated with her Bachelors in Psychology from Northeastern University and her Masters in Social Work from University of Pennsylvania. She previously worked for ten years as a Clinical Social Worker for Inpatient Pediatrics and Pediatric Intensive Care here at BMC. Since 2006 she has been spearheading evidenced based injury prevention programs and in 2011 created and became Director of BMC’s Community Violence Response Team. Her responsibilities include overseeing development, deployment and maintenance of injury prevention programs for the department.
Her clinical research interests involve injury prevention throughout the lifespan. Her current research projects include research on older adult driving, safe sleep for infants and toddlers, PTSD and Depression among Trauma and Acute Care surgical Patients as well as lower level violence related injury recidivism. Our injury prevention programming efforts include a BMC Low Cost Helmet Program, Cribs for Kids©, BMC Child Passenger Safety Program and the Community Violence Response Team amongst others.
Apart from her duties and responsibilities at BMC, she is also involved in various membership and leadership roles in professional chapters across New England as well as Nationally. She currently co-chairs MassPINN, The Massachusetts Prevent Injuries Now! Network which was founded in March 2006 as part of Centers for Disease Control-funded project to support injury prevention efforts at the state level. She is a member of MA COT – IPC Consortium, the New England Injury and Violence Prevention Research Collaborative and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma amongst others . She also continues to serve as a mentor to many medical students performing research projects for the department.
- Boston Medical Center
- University of Pennsylvania, MSW
- Northeastern University, BS
- Published on 11/14/2019
Janeway MG, Lee SY, Caron E, Sausjord IK, Allee L, Sanchez SE, Dechert TA. Surgery service learning in preclinical years improves medical student attitudes toward surgery, clinical confidence, and social determinants of health screening. Am J Surg. 2019 Nov 14. PMID: 31761297.
- Published on 9/1/2019
Hink AB, Bonne S, Levy M, Kuhls DA, Allee L, Burke PA, Sakran JV, Bulger EM, Stewart RM. Firearm injury research and epidemiology: A review of the data, their limitations, and how trauma centers can improve firearm injury research. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Sep; 87(3):678-689. PMID: 31033891.
- Published on 1/1/2018
Allee L, Dechert T, Rao SR, Crandall M, Christmas A, Eastman A, Duncan T, Foster S. The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma's Injury Control and Violence Prevention Committee's annual distracted driving outreach event: Evaluating attitude and behavior change in high school students. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 01; 84(1):31-36. PMID: 28538628.
- Published on 5/1/2017
Kuhls DA, Campbell BT, Burke PA, Allee L, Hink A, Letton RW, Masiakos PT, Coburn M, Alvi M, Lerer TJ, Gaines BA, Nance ML, Schuerer DJE, Palmieri TL, Davis JW, Geehan DM, Elsey JK, Sutton BH, McAndrew MP, Gross RI, Reed DN, Van Boerum DH, Esposito TJ, Albrecht RM, Sarani B, Shapiro DS, Wiggins-Dohlvik K, Stewart RM. Survey of American College of Surgeons Committee on trauma members on firearm injury: Consensus and opportunities. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 May; 82(5):877-886. PMID: 28240673.
- Published on 6/1/2016
Mark Faul, PhD, MA; Judy A. Stevens, PhD; Scott M. Sasser, MD; Lisa Allee, MSW; Angela J. Deokar, MPH; Deborah A. Kuhls, MD; Peter A. Burke, MD . Older Adult Falls Seen by Emergency Medical Service Providers. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2016; 50(6):719-726.
- Published on 7/1/2015
Tarsicio Uribe-Leitz, MD, MPH; Lisa Allee Barmak MSW, LICSW; Angela Park BA, MA; Jonathan Howland PhD, MPH, MPA; Vonne Lee, MPH; Emma Lodato, MPH; Cassandra Driscoll, MPH; Peter Burke, MD, FACS; Tracey Dechert, MD, FACS. Evaluating Three Methods to Encourage Mentally Competent Older Adults to Assess Their Driving Behavior. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2015; 79(1):125–131.
- Published on 10/1/2005
Saxe GN, Miller A, Bartholomew D, Hall E, Lopez C, Kaplow J, Koenen KC, Bosquet M, Allee L, Erikson I, Moulton S. Incidence of and risk factors for acute stress disorder in children with injuries. J Trauma. 2005 Oct; 59(4):946-53. PMID: 16374286.