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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Debra Lerner

Professor of Medicine
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Debra Lerner

Professor of Medicine

Office phone: 617-636-8640
Campus: Boston
Office: 35 Kneeland, 10th Floor
Education: 
BA, American Studies & Modern Language & Literature, SUNY, Buffalo
MS, Health Planning & Administration, University of Cincinnati
PhD, Sociology, Boston University
Research synopsis: 

I conduct research aimed at reducing the adverse impact of chronic health problems and health risk factors on employees and employers. I am involved in many projects that apply the Work Limitations Questionnaire (WLQ). This is a self-adminstered validated tool developed by my research group, which is used throughout the world to assess how health problems affect work performance and productivity. With my research group, I also develop intervention programs which are designed to prevent health-related employment problems and improving the employee's ability to function.