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Tufts University School of Medicine

Deborah R. Zucker

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine

Deborah R. Zucker

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine

Phone 617-636-6807
Office: 136 Harrison Avenue
Campus: Boston

Education

  • PhD, Harvard University
  • MD, University of Miami School of Medicine

Research synopsis

Current research focuses on bridging research and practice and includes developing a new approach to practice-based research that combines individual patient (N-of-1) trials to assess individual and population-based comparative effectiveness.   Other research and training interests include: medical and research ethics; evidence-based medicine; gender, genetics and cardiovascular disease; conflict management; Developing translational research and researchers; health policy; and investigating factors that influence multicultural care and research participation.

Publications

  1. Zucker DR. Developing your Career In an Age of Team Science. J Investig Med. 2012: 60(5):779-784.
  2. Zucker DR.  Ethics and Technology Transfer: Patients, Patents and Public Trust.  J Investig Med. 2011 59(5): 762-767.
  3. Zucker DR, Ruthazer R, Schmid CH.  Methodologic considerations in combining individual (N-of-1) trials to assess overall treatment effectiveness for a population. J. Clin Epidemiol. 2010; 63:1312-1323.
  4. Benedyk M, Berglund L, Facciotti M,Mobley W, Zucker D. Strategies for Innovation and Interdisciplinary Translational Research: Research and Career Benefits and Barriers.  J Investig Med 2009; 57(2):477-481.
  5. Zucker DR, Ruthazer R, Schmid CH, et al. (2006) Lessons learned combining N-of-1 trials to assess fibromyalgia therapies. J. Rheumatology 33(10):2069-2077.
  6. Abourjaily P, Gouveia W, Selker HP, Zucker DR. (2005) Non-Drug Costs of Drug Formulary Coverage Restrictions. Managed Care 14(8):50-58.
  7. Peter I, Shearman AM, Zucker DR, et al. (2005) Variation in estrogen-related genes and cross-sectional and longitudinal blood pressure in the Framingham Heart Study. J Hypertension 23:2193-2200.
  8. Lau J and Zucker DR. Evidence-based Medicine: Online Learning Module. Tufts Health Care Institute.  2001; http://www.tmci.org/online_training/catlist.asp#6
  9. Zucker DR, Schmid CH, McIntosh MW, D'Agostino RB, Selker HP and Lau J. (1997) Combining single patient (N-of-1) trials to estimate population treatment effects and to evaluate individual patient responses to treatment. J Clin Epidemiol 50(4):401-410.
  10. Zucker DR, Griffith JL, Beshansky JR and Selker HP. (1997) Presentations of acute myocardial infarctions in men and women: Results from a prospective multicenter study. J. Gen Intern Med 12:79-87.