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Lenny Lopez, MD, MDiv, MPH
Senior Faculty, The Disparities Solutions Center
Assistant, Mongan Institute for Health Policy
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Lopez is an internist trained at the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and is an Assistant at the Mongan Institute for Health Policy. Dr. Lopez completed the Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health and received his MPH in 2005.  He joined the Institute for Health Policy in 2008 after his two year fellowship in epidemiology and statistics at the Harvard School of Public Health.  His research interests extend across a range of issues relating to racial and ethnic disparities including language barriers and patient safety, quality measurement and improvement in hospital care and the impact of health information technology on disparity reduction.  He has several publications from his fellowship research on these topics, as well as publications relating to his interests in the ethics of health care delivery and graduate medical education.  Dr. Lopez received his medical degree from University of Pennsylvania in 2001, completed his residency at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, in 2004 and received a Master of Divinity from the Harvard Divinity School in 1999.

Selected Publications

Lopez, L, Hicks, LS, Cohen, AP, McKean, S, Weissman, JS. Hospitalists and the quality of care at hospitals. Arch Intern Med. 2009 Aug 10;169(15):1389-94.

López L, Horng MS, Cook EF, Hicks LS.  Lifestyle modification counseling for hypertensive patients:  results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2004.  Am J Hypertens. 2009;22:325-331.

López L, and Katz J.  Creating an ethical workplace:  Reverberations of resident work hour reform.  Acad Med.  2009;84:315-319.

López L and Dyck AJ.  Educating physicians for moral excellence in the 21st century. Journal of Religious Ethics.  In Press.  2009.

Lopez L, Vranceanu AM, Cohen AP, Betancourt J, Weissman JS. Personal characteristics associated with resident physicians' self perceptions of preparedness to deliver cross-cultural care. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Dec;23(12):1953-8. Epub 2008 Sep 20.



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