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Suzanne Leveille, RN, PhD

University Of Massachusetts - Boston

University Of Massachusetts - Boston


suzanne.leveille@umb.edu

Suzanne Leveille, RN, PhD

University Of Massachusetts - Boston

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University Of Massachusetts - Boston
  • Lecturer, Medicine, Harvard Medical School

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

Suzanne G. Leveille is Professor of Nursing at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, UMass Boston, and Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Leveille is an epidemiologist with an extensive background in geriatric nursing. Her research areas include primary care interventions to improve chronic illness care and epidemiology of aging with an emphasis on chronic pain and disability. Working with a team of investigators based at Hebrew SeniorLife, Dr. Leveille is currently leading a population-based study of pain and falls in elders living in the Boston area. In addition, she is studying the impact of mind-body exercise on cognition among older adults with chronic pain, through a newly funded award from the NIH. Dr. Leveille is continuing to investigate new approaches to enhance self-management of chronic conditions among patients in primary care through use of the patient-doctor internet portal.

Publications

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  • Eggermont LH, Leveille SG, Shi L, Kiely DK, Shmerling RH, Jones RN, Guralnik JM, Bean JF. Pain characteristics associated with the onset of disability in older adults: the maintenance of balance, independent living, intellect, and zest in the elderly Boston study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2014; 62:1007-16. PubMed
  • Bean JF, Latham NK, Holt N, Kurlinksi L, Ni P, Leveille S, Percac-Lima S, Jette A. Which neuromuscular attributes are most associated with mobility among older primary care patients? Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2013; 94:2381-8. PubMed
  • Eum R, Leveille SG, Kiely DK, Kiel DP, Samelson EJ, Bean JF. Is Kyphosis Related to Mobility, Balance, and Disability? Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2013. PubMed
  • Poghosyan H, Sheldon LK, Leveille SG, Cooley ME. Health-related quality of life after surgical treatment in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: A systematic review. Lung Cancer 2013. PubMed
  • Stewart C, Leveille SG, Shmerling RH, Samelson EJ, Bean JF, Schofield P. Management of Persistent Pain in Older Adults: The MOBILIZE Boston Study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2012; 60:2081-6. PubMed
  • Delbanco T, Walker J, Bell SK, Darer JD, Elmore JG, Farag N, Feldman HJ, Mejilla R, Ngo L, Ralston JD, Ross SE, Trivedi N, Vodicka E, Leveille SG. Inviting Patients to Read Their Doctors' Notes: A Quasi-experimental Study and a Look Ahead. Ann Intern Med 2012; 157:461-70. PubMed
  • Holt NE, Percac-Lima S, Kurlinski LA, Thomas JC, Landry PM, Campbell B, Latham N, Ni P, Jette A, Leveille SG, Bean JF. The Boston Rehabilitative Impairment Study of the Elderly: A description of methods. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2012. PubMed
  • Eggermont LH, Penninx BW, Jones RN, Leveille SG. Depressive symptoms, chronic pain, and falls in older community-dwelling adults: the MOBILIZE Boston Study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2012; 60:230-7. PubMed
  • Leveille SG, Walker J, Ralston JD, Ross SE, Elmore JG, Delbanco T. Evaluating the impact of patients' online access to doctors' visit notes: designing and executing the OpenNotes project. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2012; 12:32. PubMed
  • Eggermont LH, Shmerling RH, Leveille SG. Tender point count, pain, and mobility in the older population: the mobilize Boston study. J Pain 2010; 11:62-70. PubMed
  • Leveille SG, Jones RN, Kiely DK, Hausdorff JM, Shmerling RH, Guralnik JM, Kiel DP, Lipsitz LA, Bean JF. Chronic musculoskeletal pain and the occurrence of falls in an older population. JAMA 2009; 302:2214-21. PubMed
  • Eggermont LH, Bean JF, Guralnik JM, Leveille SG. Comparing pain severity versus pain location in the MOBILIZE Boston study: chronic pain and lower extremity function. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2009; 64:763-70. PubMed
  • Leveille SG,Huang A,Tsai SB,Allen M,Weingart SN,Iezzoni LI. Health coaching via an internet portal for primary care patients with chronic conditions: a randomized controlled trial. Med Care 2008; 47:41-7. PubMed
  • Buettner C,Davis RB,Leveille SG,Mittleman MA,Mukamal KJ. Prevalence of musculoskeletal pain and statin use. J Gen Intern Med 2008; 23:1182-6. PubMed
  • Leveille SG,Huang A,Tsai SB,Weingart SN,Iezzoni LI. Screening for chronic conditions using a patient internet portal: recruitment for an internet-based primary care intervention. J Gen Intern Med 2008; 23:472-5. PubMed
  • Bean JF, Bailey A, Kiely DK, Leveille SG. Do attitudes toward exercise vary with differences in mobility and disability status? - a study among low-income seniors. Disabil Rehabil 2007; 29:1215-20. PubMed
  • Leveille SG, Bean J, Ngo L, McMullen W, Guralnik JM. The pathway from musculoskeletal pain to mobility difficulty in older disabled women. Pain 2007; 128:69-77. PubMed
  • Leveille SG, Zhang Y, McMullen W, Kelly-Hayes M, Felson DT. Sex differences in musculoskeletal pain in older adults. Pain 2005; 116:332-8. PubMed
  • Leveille SG, Bean J, Bandeen-Roche K, Jones R, Hochberg M, Guralnik JM. Musculoskeletal pain and risk for falls in older disabled women living in the community. J Am Geriatr Soc 2002; 50:671-8. PubMed
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