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Jennifer S. Haas, MD

Brigham And Women's Hospital

Brigham And Women's Hospital
Phone: (617) 732-7063
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Jennifer S. Haas, MD

Brigham And Women's Hospital


  • Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health
  • Professor, Medicine, Brigham And Women's Hospital


Research Abstract

Examining how patients and providers obtain information and make decisions about risk assessment and risk reduction, particularly related to breast cancer.

Ethnic differences in risk assessment and risk reduction.


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  • Lacson R, Harris K, Brawarsky P, Tosteson TD, Onega T, Tosteson AN, Kaye A, Gonzalez I, Birdwell R, Haas JS. Evaluation of an Automated Information Extraction Tool for Imaging Data Elements to Populate a Breast Cancer Screening Registry. J Digit Imaging 2015. PubMed
  • Haas JS, Kaplan CP. The Divide Between Breast Density Notification Laws and Evidence-Based Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening: Legislating Practice. JAMA Intern Med 2015. PubMed
  • Lee CI, Bogart A, Hubbard RA, Obadina ET, Hill DA, Haas JS, Tosteson AN, Alford-Teaster JA, Sprague BL, DeMartini WB, Lehman CD, Onega TL. Advanced Breast Imaging Availability by Screening Facility Characteristics. Acad Radiol 2015. PubMed
  • Haas JS, Sprague BL, Klabunde CN, Tosteson AN, Chen JS, Bitton A, Beaber EF, Onega T, Kim JJ, MacLean CD, Harris K, Yamartino P, Howe K, Pearson L, Feldman S, Brawarsky P, Schapira MM, . Provider Attitudes and Screening Practices Following Changes in Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines. J Gen Intern Med 2015. PubMed
  • Lee CI, Bogart A, Germino JC, Goldman LE, Hubbard RA, Haas JS, Hill DA, Tosteson AN, Alford-Teaster JA, DeMartini WB, Lehman CD, Onega TL. Availability of Advanced Breast Imaging at Screening Facilities Serving Vulnerable Populations. J Med Screen 2015. PubMed
  • Ponce NA, Ko M, Liang SY, Armstrong J, Toscano M, Chanfreau-Coffinier C, Haas JS. Early diffusion of gene expression profiling in breast cancer patients associated with areas of high income inequality. Health Aff (Millwood) 2015; 34:609-15. PubMed
  • Haas JS, Linder JA, Park ER, Gonzalez I, Rigotti NA, Klinger EV, Kontos EZ, Zaslavsky AM, Brawarsky P, Marinacci LX, St Hubert S, Fleegler EW, Williams DR. Proactive tobacco cessation outreach to smokers of low socioeconomic status: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med 2015; 175:218-26. PubMed
  • Onega T, Beaber EF, Sprague BL, Barlow WE, Haas JS, Tosteson AN, D Schnall M, Armstrong K, Schapira MM, Geller B, Weaver DL, Conant EF. Breast cancer screening in an era of personalized regimens: a conceptual model and National Cancer Institute initiative for risk-based and preference-based approaches at a population level. Cancer 2014. PubMed
  • Onega T, Hubbard R, Hill D, Lee CI, Haas JS, Carlos HA, Alford-Teaster J, Bogart A, DeMartini WB, Kerlikowske K, Virnig BA, Buist DS, Henderson L, Tosteson AN. Geographic access to breast imaging for US women. J Am Coll Radiol 2014. PubMed
  • Bitton A, Onega T, Tosteson AN, Haas JS. Toward a better understanding of patient-reported outcomes in clinical practice. Am J Manag Care 2014; 20:281-3. PubMed
  • Baer HJ, Schneider LI, Colditz GA, Dart H, Andry A, Williams DH, Orav EJ, Haas JS, Getty G, Whittemore E, Bates DW. Use of a web-based risk appraisal tool for assessing family history and lifestyle factors in primary care. J Gen Intern Med 2013. PubMed
  • Kaplan CP, NĂ¡poles AM, Dohan D, Shelley Hwang E, Melisko M, Nickleach D, Quinn JA, Haas J. Clinical trial discussion, referral, and recruitment: physician, patient, and system factors. Cancer Causes Control 2013; 24:979-88. PubMed
  • Brawarsky P, Neville BA, Fitzmaurice GM, Earle C, Haas JS. Surveillance after resection for colorectal cancer. Cancer 2013; 119:1235-42. PubMed
  • Haas JS, Brawarsky P, Iyer A, Fitzmaurice GM, Neville BA, Earle C. Association of area sociodemographic characteristics and capacity for treatment with disparities in colorectal cancer care and mortality. Cancer 2011. PubMed
  • Liang SY, Phillips KA, Wang G, Keohane C, Armstrong J, Morris WM, Haas JS. Tradeoffs of using administrative claims and medical records to identify the use of personalized medicine for patients with breast cancer. Med Care 2011. PubMed
  • Baer HJ, Brawarsky P, Murray MF, Haas JS. Familial risk of cancer and knowledge and use of genetic testing. J Gen Intern Med 2010; 25:717-24. PubMed
  • Haas JS, Brawarsky P, Iyer A, Fitzmaurice GM, Neville BA, Earle C, Kaplan CP. Association of local capacity for endoscopy with individual use of colorectal cancer screening and stage at diagnosis. Cancer 2010; 116:2922-31. PubMed
  • Phillips KA, Elkin EB, Haas JS. Reply to Clinical practice patterns and cost effectiveness of human epidermal growth receptor 2 testing strategies in breast cancer patients. Cancer 2010. PubMed
  • Liang SY, Haas JS, Phillips KA. Medicare formulary coverage for top-selling biologics. Nat Biotechnol 2009; 27:1082-4. PubMed
  • Phillips KA, Marshall DA, Haas JS, Elkin EB, Liang SY, Hassett MJ, Ferrusi I, Brock JE, Van Bebber SL. Clinical practice patterns and cost effectiveness of human epidermal growth receptor 2 testing strategies in breast cancer patients. Cancer 2009; 115:5166-74. PubMed
  • Linder JA,Rigotti NA,Schneider LI,Kelley JH,Brawarsky P,Haas JS. An electronic health record-based intervention to improve tobacco treatment in primary care: a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Arch Intern Med 2009; 169:781-7. PubMed
  • Gellad WF,Choudhry NK,Friedberg MW,Brookhart MA,Haas JS,Shrank WH. Variation in drug prices at pharmacies: are prices higher in poorer areas? Health Serv Res 2009; 44:606-17. PubMed
  • Setoguchi S,Earle CC,Glynn R,Stedman M,Polinski JM,Corcoran CP,Haas JS. Comparison of prospective and retrospective indicators of the quality of end-of-life cancer care. J Clin Oncol 2008; 26:5671-8. PubMed
  • Haas JS,Earle CC,Orav JE,Brawarsky P,Keohane M,Neville BA,Williams DR. Racial segregation and disparities in breast cancer care and mortality. Cancer 2008; 113:2166-72. PubMed
  • Haas JS, Earle CC, Orav JE, Brawarsky P, Neville BA, Williams DR. Racial segregation and disparities in cancer stage for seniors. J Gen Intern Med 2008; 23:699-705. PubMed
  • Gellad WF, Haas JS, Safran DG. Race/ethnicity and nonadherence to prescription medications among seniors: results of a national study. J Gen Intern Med 2007; 22:1572-8. PubMed
  • Pippins JR, Alegria M, Haas JS. Association between language proficiency and the quality of primary care among a national sample of insured Latinos. Med Care 2007; 45:1020-5. PubMed
  • Haas JS, Fitzmaurice G, Brawarsky P, Liang SY, Hiatt RA, Klabunde CN, Brown ML, Phillips KA. Association of regional variation in primary care physicians' colorectal cancer screening recommendations with individual use of colorectal cancer screening. Preventing Chronic Disease 2007; 4:A90. PubMed
  • Haas J, Swartz K. The relative importance of worker, firm, and market characteristics for racial/ethnic disparities in employer-sponsored health Insurance. Inquiry 2007; 44:280-302. PubMed
  • Pippins JR, Fitzmaurice GM, Haas JS. Hospital characteristics and racial disparities in hospital mortality from common medical conditions. J Natl Med Assoc 2007; 99:1030-6. PubMed
  • Karliner LS, Napoles-Springer A, Kerlikowske K, Haas JS, Gregorich SE, Kaplan CP. Missed opportunities: family history and behavioral risk factors in breast cancer risk assessment among a multiethnic group of women. J Gen Intern Med 2007; 22:308-14. PubMed
  • Haas JS, Earle CC, Orav JE, Brawarsky P, Neville BA, Acevedo-Garcia D, Williams DR. Lower use of hospice by cancer patients who live in minority versus white areas. J Gen Intern Med 2007; 22:396-9. PubMed
  • Haas JS, Miglioretti DL, Geller B, Buist DS, Nelson DE, Kerlikowske K, Carney PA, Dash S, Breslau ES, Ballard-Barbash R. Average household exposure to newspaper coverage about the harmful effects of hormone therapy and population-based declines in hormone therapy use. J Gen Intern Med 2007; 22:68-73. PubMed