Dr. Suzanne G. Leveille
- Health Outcomes
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Dr. Leveille joined the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care in 2003 as an experienced epidemiologist with an extensive clinical background in geriatric nursing. Her research interests have centered on musculoskeletal pain and disability in older populations, patient empowerment interventions, and epidemiologic methods. In November, 2009, Dr. Leveille published a landmark epidemiologic study in JAMA reporting that chronic musculoskeletal pain is associated with a 50% increase in risk for falls among older adults living in the community. This study has generated a remarkable amount of interest among researchers, clinicians and the general public as it represents a potentially significant new target for the prevention of falls in older adults. Dr. Leveille is also a member of the research team of the innovative Open Notes project, a multisite evaluation of giving primary care patients online access to their health records through patient internet portals.
In addition to her research activities, Dr. Leveille also holds administrative and teaching positions as Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. She served on the board of directors of the Boston Partnership for Older Adults, a city-wide coalition aimed at improving community-based services for Boston's elderly population, and was a founding advisory board member for the City of Boston's Commission for Persons with Disabilities.
Current Research Support
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Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications
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