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Tufts University School of Medicine

Debra Lerner

Professor of Medicine
Programs: Clinical & Translational Science

Debra Lerner

Professor of Medicine
Programs: Clinical & Translational Science

Phone 617-636-8640
Office: 35 Kneeland, 10th Floor
Campus: Boston

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.