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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Susan Parsons

Professor of Medicine
Susan Parsons

Susan Parsons

Professor of Medicine

Office phone: 617-636-1450
Lab phone: 617-636-1450
Campus: Boston
Office: 35 Kneeland, 10th Floor
BA, Spanish & History, Kirkland College
MRP, Health Planning & Economics, Cornell University
MD, Columbia University
Research synopsis: 

My principal research focus is the evaluation of quality of life (QOL) in children with chronic diseases, especially cancer. I am particularly interested in the relationship between clinical status and perceptions of health and functioning. This work now includes the design and testing of interventions for patients and their families, the goal of which is to improve functioning and well-being. I originally was trained as a health economist before entering medicine. I am also interested in the evaluation of the human and financial cost of chronic disease in childhood.