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Center for Health Solutions

Overview

The Center for Health Solutions at Tufts Medical Center, directed by Susan K. Parsons, MD, was founded in 1988.  In its initial years, The Center was home to the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS), a landmark study designed to measure the relationship between the organization and delivery of medical care and the functional health outcomes of patients.

The Center for Health Solutions' overall mission is to improve health by advancing measurement of and knowledge about the social, behavioral, medical and biological factors that influence individual and population health.

To accomplish this goal, the Center develops tools to advance the science of outcomes measurement from the patient's point of view; engages in large-scale research projects to examine the links between structure, process and outcomes of health care; conducts multidisciplinary research into the complex pathways linking health and its social, behavioral, medical and biological determinants; and works with clinicians, government, employers, health plans and other public and private sector organizations to translate research into practice and policy.

Local and National Collaborators

The Center for Health Solutions’ mission is to improve health by advancing measurement of and knowledge about the social, behavioral, medical and biological factors that influence individual and population health. Since its founding in 1988, the Center has worked with other researchers, governmental agencies and foundations to further examine the links between structure, process and outcomes of healthcare.

Researchers + Staff

Faculty

Susan K. Parsons, MD, MRP
Director, Center for Health Solutions
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

David A. Adler, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine

Hong Chang, PhD
Assistant Professor and Stastician

Debra Lerner, PhD, MS
Director, Program on Health, Work and Productivity
Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry

Laurel K. Leslie, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Thomas Mackie, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Angie Mae Rodday, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine

William H. Rogers, PhD
Research Assistant Professor

Staff

Becca Burns, BA
Research Assistant

Annabel M. Greenhill, MA
Research Associate

Doris Hernandez, AS
Research Assistant

Ming Lin, BA
Research Assistant

Rachel Murphy-Banks
Education and Outreach Coordinator

Tully Saunders, BS
Research Associate

Ruth Weidner, MBA, MRP
Research Associate

Fellows

Christina Mule, PhD
Post-doc Fellow