Lucy B. Schulson, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Lucy Schulson
801 Massachusetts Ave


Lucy Schulson is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and an Attending Physician in the Sections of General Internal Medicine. She is a practicing primary care doctor in the Immigrant and Refugee Health Center at Boston Medical Center. Her research is focused on how health systems can be improved to address gaps in quality of care and patient safety to improve equity. She earned her B.A. in international development at Brown University and medical degree at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine where she graduated with Honors in Research and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. She obtained a Master of Public Heath in health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health and completed her internal medicine and primary care residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School. She completed a clinical research fellowship at the Boston University School of Medicine where she conducted health disparities research with a particular focus on patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) and pursued advanced coursework in epidemiology and biostatistics at Boston University School of Public Health.

Other Positions

  • Primary Care Physician, Immigrant & Refugee Health Program, Boston Medical Center


  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH
  • Brown University, BS

Classes Taught


  • Published on 4/1/2024

    Meredith LS, Ahluwalia S, Chen PG, Dong L, Farmer CM, Bouskill KE, Dalton S, Qureshi N, Blagg T, Timmins G, Schulson LB, Huilgol SS, Han B, Williamson S, Watson P, Schnurr PP, Martineau M, Davis K, Cassells A, Tobin JN, Gidengil C. Testing an Intervention to Improve Health Care Worker Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2024 Apr 01; 7(4):e244192. PMID: 38687482.

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  • Published on 12/20/2023

    Hepner KA, Sousa JL, Roth CP, Huilgol SS, Jean C, Schulson LB, Gandhi P, Malika N, Engel CC. Improving Pain Care for Service Members: Administrator, Provider, and Patient Perspectives on Treatment, Policies, and Opportunities for Change. Rand Health Q. 2023 Dec; 11(1):3. PMID: 38264313.

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  • Published on 9/12/2023

    Gandhi TK, Schulson LB, Thomas AD. Bringing the Equity Lens to Patient Safety Event Reporting. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2024 Jan; 50(1):87-89. PMID: 37821324.

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  • Published on 8/21/2023

    Ernecoff NC, Weir R, Rodriguez A, Schulson LB, Edelen MO, Hanmer J. Electronic health record (EHR)-based PROMIS measures among neurology clinic decedents and survivors: a retrospective cohort analysis. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2023 Aug 21; 21(1):95. PMID: 37605247.

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  • Published on 5/15/2023

    Jackson J, Berri N, Nham W, Wolters N, Adzemovic T, Tsuchida RE, Newton M, Burkhardt J, Perry M, Schulson LB. Key Factors in Designing the Health System-Community Pathways Program for African American/Black Children and Young Adults. Rand Health Q. 2023 May; 10(2):1. PMID: 37200824.

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  • Published on 5/15/2023

    Faherty LJ, Ringel JS, Kranz AM, Baker L, Phillips B, Williams MV, Perez L, Schulson LB, Timmins G, Gittens AD, Gandhi P, Howell K, Adekunle T. The U.S. Equity-First Vaccination Initiative: Impacts and Lessons Learned. Rand Health Q. 2023 May; 10(2):3. PMID: 37200826.

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  • Published on 2/6/2023

    Schulson LB, Dick A, Sheng F, Stein BD. An Exploratory Analysis of Differential Prescribing of High-Risk Opioids by Insurance Type Among Patients Seen by the Same Clinician. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 May; 38(7):1681-1688. PMID: 36745303.

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  • Published on 10/18/2022

    Bandini JI, Schulson LB, Ahluwalia SC, Harrison J, Chen EK, Lai JS, Edelen M. Patient, Family Caregiver, and Provider Perceptions on Self-Assessment Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Primary Care: Findings From a Qualitative Study. Gerontol Geriatr Med. 2022; 8:23337214221131403. PMID: 36275410.

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  • Published on 8/16/2022

    Bandini JI, Schulson LB, Messan Setodji C, Williams J, Ast K, Ahluwalia SC. "Palliative Care Is the Only Medical Field That I Feel Like I'm Treated As a Person, Not As a Black Person": A Mixed-Methods Study of Minoritized Patient Experiences with Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2023 Feb; 26(2):220-227. PMID: 35969381.

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  • Published on 8/5/2022

    Schulson LB, Predmore Z, Sousa JL, McCullough CM, Magit A, Lerner C, Chinnock R, Barkley S, Marcin JP, McGuire T, Browne MA, Uscher-Pines L. Perceptions of Pediatric Endocrinologists and Neurologists on the Drivers of Telehealth Use. Acad Pediatr. 2023 Mar; 23(2):271-278. PMID: 35940573.

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