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Cancer Disparities

Seminar: Disparities in Cancer Treatment and Outcomes for People with Disabilities

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. As part of a series of awareness events planned for Dana-Farber staff, Dr. Lisa Iezzoni, Director of the Mongan Institute for Health Policy at MGH, will be speaking on “Disparities in Cancer Treatment and Outcomes for People with Disabilities.”

Seminar Date: October 16, 2013

Seminar Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Smith Family Room (DA1620), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02115

Dr. Iezzoni has spent more than two decades conducting health services research focusing on three primary areas:  risk adjustment methods for predicting cost and clinical outcomes of care; use of administrative data for assessing health care quality; and health care experiences and outcomes of persons with disabilities.  After spending 16 years as Co-Director of Research in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Iezzoni joined the MIHP as Associate Director in 2006, where she is currently serving as Director. 

Dr. Iezzoni speaks widely, and she has served on numerous committees and advisory boards of professional and governmental organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, the Institute of Medicine, the National Quality Forum, and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program.  Dr. Iezzoni has also published numerous original articles, editorials, and commentaries in major medical and health services research journals.