Lisa Allee, MSW, LICSW

Assistant Professor, Surgery

Lisa Allee
88 E. Newton St Newton Pavilion


Lisa Allee, MSW, LICSW currently holds an appointment at Chobanian and Avedisian 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 community violence, firearm injuries, older adult trauma patient’s depression and suicide risk, trauma informed care and secondary traumatic stress. Our injury prevention programming efforts include 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 an appointed liaison to the American College of Surgeons Committe on Trauma, Injury Prevention and Control Committee, a member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and MA COT amongst others. She also continues to serve as a mentor to many medical students performing research projects for the department.

Other Positions

  • Boston Medical Center


  • University of Pennsylvania, MSW
  • Northeastern University, BS


  • Published on 2/1/2024

    Myers S, Kenzik K, Allee L, Dechert T, Theodore S, Jaffe A, Sanchez SE. Social Determinants of Health Associated With the Need for Urgent Versus Elective Cholecystectomy at an Urban, Safety-Net Hospital. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2024 Mar; 25(2):101-108. PMID: 38301176.

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  • Published on 8/31/2023

    Bedi NS, Tsering D, Raubenhold R, Allee L, Mahoney EJ, Wurcel A, Byhoff E. Analysis of bias in toxicology screening of patients in serious motor vehicle collisions. Acad Emerg Med. 2024 Feb; 31(2):185-186. PMID: 37606997.

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  • Published on 8/24/2023

    Jang H, Scantling D, Allee L, Brahmbhatt TS. Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Surgical Profession. J Surg Res. 2023 Dec; 292:176-181. PMID: 37625207.

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  • Published on 6/25/2023

    Poulson MR, Neufeld MY, Laraja A, Allee L, Kenzik KM, Dechert T. The effect of historic redlining on firearm violence. J Natl Med Assoc. 2023 Aug; 115(4):421-427. PMID: 37365061.

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  • Published on 4/17/2023

    Neufeld MY, Plaitano E, Janeway MG, Munzert T, Scantling D, Allee L, Sanchez SE. History repeats itself: Impact of mental illness on violent reinjury and hospital reencounters among female victims of interpersonal violence. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2023 Jul 01; 95(1):143-150. PMID: 37068014.

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  • Published on 8/5/2022

    Poulson MR, Neufeld MY, LaRaja A, Allee L, Kenzik KM, Dechert T. Historic redlining, social mobility, and firearm violence. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2023 Feb 01; 94(2):312-319. PMID: 35939375.

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  • Published on 11/8/2021

    Allee L, Faul M, Guntipalli P, Burke PA, Rao SR, Reed DN, Gross R, Duncan TK, Palmieri TL, Cooper Z, Bulger EM, Stewart RM, Kuhls DA. The Role of the US Trauma Centers in Older Adult Fall Prevention: A National Survey. Am Surg. 2023 Apr; 89(4):968-974. PMID: 34748452.

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  • Published on 8/20/2021

    Poulson M, Neufeld MY, Dechert T, Allee L, Kenzik KM. Historic redlining, structural racism, and firearm violence: A structural equation modeling approach. Lancet Reg Health Am. 2021 Nov; 3. PMID: 34888540.

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  • Published on 8/2/2021

    Bonne S, Hink A, Violano P, Allee L, Duncan T, Burke P, Fein J, Kozyckyj T, Shapiro D, Bakes K, Kuhls D, Bulger E, Dicker R. Understanding the makeup of a growing field: A committee on trauma survey of the national network of hospital-based violence intervention programs. Am J Surg. 2022 Jan; 223(1):137-145. PMID: 34446215.

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  • Published on 6/1/2021

    Janeway MG, Sanchez SE, Rosen AK, Patts G, Allee LC, Lasser KE, Dechert TA. Disparities in Utilization of Ambulatory Cholecystectomy: Results From Three States. J Surg Res. 2021 10; 266:373-382. PMID: 34087621.

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