Karen Lasser is associate professor of medicine and public health at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard College, her medical degree from Cornell, and her Master's of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health. She completed an internal medicine residency and chief residency at Boston City Hospital and a fellowship in general internal medicine at Harvard. She has been PI on studies supported by the AHRQ, the American Cancer Society, NIDA and NHLBI. Her research focuses on improving quality of care in primary care for underserved patient populations and reducing health disparities. Dr. Lasser’s work has received international recognition; she has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers in journals such as JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, British Medical Journal, and the American Journal of Public Health. Lasser is a practicing primary care physician at Boston Medical Center, the largest safety-net hospital in New England.