Karen E. Lasser, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine and Community Health Sciences at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and Public Health. Her research has focused on improving quality of care in primary care for underserved patient populations and reducing health disparities. A graduate of the Boston City Hospital Primary Care Internal Medicine training program and Harvard General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program, Dr. Lasser has spent her career practicing primary care and conducting research in safety-net health care settings (Cambridge Health Alliance and Boston Medical Center). She has authored over 75 manuscripts and has been principal investigator on numerous federal and foundation grants. Her recent work includes randomized trials in the primary care setting to promote smoking cessation, and adherence to guidelines for monitoring patients with chronic pain on chronic opioid therapy. Dr. Lasser speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese, and is an approved bilingual provider.
  • Departments

  • Specialties

    depression, hepatitis C, smoking cessation

  • Languages

    Portuguese, Spanish
  • Administrative Title

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine,

  • Residency

    Boston City Hospital
  • Fellowship

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine
  • Research Interests

    quality of care/health equity