Debra Lerner

Summary

Affiliation: Tufts Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Work performance of employees with depression: the impact of work stressors
    Debra Lerner
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Health Promot 24:205-13. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Impaired work performance among women with symptomatic uterine fibroids
    Debra Lerner
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:1149-57. 2008
  3. pmc Impact of a work-focused intervention on the productivity and symptoms of employees with depression
    Debra Lerner
    Program on Health, Work and Productivity, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 54:128-35. 2012
  4. doi request reprint A randomized clinical trial of a telephone depression intervention to reduce employee presenteeism and absenteeism
    Debra Lerner
    Except for Dr Cymerman and Dr Azocar, the authors are with the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston e mail Dr Lerner and Dr Adler are also with the Department of Psychiatry, Tufts Medical Center, where Dr Cymerman is affiliated Dr Azocar is with Optum, San Francisco
    Psychiatr Serv 66:570-7. 2015
  5. doi request reprint A systematic review of the evidence concerning the economic impact of employee-focused health promotion and wellness programs
    Debra Lerner
    Program on Health, Work and Productivity, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 55:209-22. 2013
  6. doi request reprint A method for imputing the impact of health problems on at-work performance and productivity from available health data
    Debra Lerner
    Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Boston, Mass, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:515-24. 2009
  7. doi request reprint The impact of precancerous cervical lesions on functioning at work and work productivity
    Debra Lerner
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:926-33. 2010
  8. pmc Job performance deficits due to depression
    David A Adler
    The Health Institute, Tufts New England Medical Center, 750 Washington St, No 345, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1569-76. 2006
  9. pmc Unemployment, job retention, and productivity loss among employees with depression
    Debra Lerner
    Health Institute, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:1371-8. 2004
  10. pmc The clinical and occupational correlates of work productivity loss among employed patients with depression
    Debra Lerner
    The Health Institute, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:S46-55. 2004

Research Grants

  1. DEPRESSION AND PRODUCTIVE WORK ACTIVITY
    Debra Lerner; Fiscal Year: 2003
  2. Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace
    Debra Lerner; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. pmc Work performance of employees with depression: the impact of work stressors
    Debra Lerner
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Health Promot 24:205-13. 2010
    ..Depressed employees are vulnerable to adverse work outcomes. We hypothesized that work performance is impaired by depression and is worsened by exposure to psychosocial work stressors...
  2. doi request reprint Impaired work performance among women with symptomatic uterine fibroids
    Debra Lerner
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:1149-57. 2008
    ..To assess the work impact of symptomatic uterine fibroids (UFs)...
  3. pmc Impact of a work-focused intervention on the productivity and symptoms of employees with depression
    Debra Lerner
    Program on Health, Work and Productivity, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 54:128-35. 2012
    ..To test a new program's effectiveness in reducing depression's work burden...
  4. doi request reprint A randomized clinical trial of a telephone depression intervention to reduce employee presenteeism and absenteeism
    Debra Lerner
    Except for Dr Cymerman and Dr Azocar, the authors are with the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston e mail Dr Lerner and Dr Adler are also with the Department of Psychiatry, Tufts Medical Center, where Dr Cymerman is affiliated Dr Azocar is with Optum, San Francisco
    Psychiatr Serv 66:570-7. 2015
    ..The study tested an intervention aimed at improving work functioning among middle-aged and older adults with depression and work limitations...
  5. doi request reprint A systematic review of the evidence concerning the economic impact of employee-focused health promotion and wellness programs
    Debra Lerner
    Program on Health, Work and Productivity, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 55:209-22. 2013
    ..To assess the evidence regarding the economic impact of worker health promotion programs...
  6. doi request reprint A method for imputing the impact of health problems on at-work performance and productivity from available health data
    Debra Lerner
    Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Boston, Mass, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 51:515-24. 2009
    ..To develop a method for imputing the work performance and productivity impact of illness and treatment from available data...
  7. doi request reprint The impact of precancerous cervical lesions on functioning at work and work productivity
    Debra Lerner
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:926-33. 2010
    ..To assess the work performance and productivity impact of human papillomavirus (HPV)...
  8. pmc Job performance deficits due to depression
    David A Adler
    The Health Institute, Tufts New England Medical Center, 750 Washington St, No 345, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1569-76. 2006
    ..This study assessed the relationship between depression severity and job performance among employed primary care patients...
  9. pmc Unemployment, job retention, and productivity loss among employees with depression
    Debra Lerner
    Health Institute, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:1371-8. 2004
    ..This study comprehensively assessed the work outcomes of employees with depression...
  10. pmc The clinical and occupational correlates of work productivity loss among employed patients with depression
    Debra Lerner
    The Health Institute, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 46:S46-55. 2004
    ..05 in 3/5 models). The Work Limitations Questionnaire can help employers to reduce productivity loss by identifying health and productivity improvement priorities...
  11. ncbi request reprint Work disability resulting from chronic health conditions
    Debra Lerner
    The Health Institute, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts New England Medical Center, 750 Washington Street, NEMC 345, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:253-64. 2005
    ..To describe current programs and policies for addressing work disability among adults with chronic health conditions, and to identify opportunities for new research aimed at reducing the problem...
  12. pmc The work impact of dysthymia in a primary care population
    David A Adler
    The Health Institute, Institute of Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts New England Medical Center, 750 Washington Street, Box 345, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 26:269-76. 2004
    ..The persistence of dysthymia with its serious impact on work functioning calls out for the development of new interventions...
  13. doi request reprint Improving work outcomes of dysthymia (persistent depressive disorder) in an employed population
    David A Adler
    Program on Health, Work, and Productivity, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, 345, Boston, MA 02111, USA Tufts University School of Medicine, 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA Department of Psychiatry, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, 345, Boston, MA 02111, USA Electronic address
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 37:352-9. 2015
    ..To test the effectiveness of a work-focused intervention (WFI) on the work outcomes of employed adults with dysthymia...
  14. ncbi request reprint Relationship of employee-reported work limitations to work productivity
    Debra Lerner
    Health Institute, Division of Clinical Care Research, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Med Care 41:649-59. 2003
    ..Work limitation rates are crucial indicators of the health status of working people. If related to work productivity, work limitation rates may also supply important information about the economic burden of illness...
  15. doi request reprint Imputing productivity gains from clinical trials
    Michael J Cangelosi
    Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 54:826-33. 2012
    ..To respond to employer and payer interest in the extent to which productivity gains offset therapy costs by identifying clinical trials that did not include such measures and using their clinical data to impute productivity impact...
  16. doi request reprint Imputing at-work productivity loss using results of a randomized controlled trial comparing tapentadol extended release and oxycodone controlled release for osteoarthritis pain
    Debra Lerner
    From the Program on Health, Work and Productivity Drs Lerner, Chang, and Rogers, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies Drs Lerner, Chang, and Rogers, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA Sackler Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Drs Lerner, Chang, and Rogers, Boston, MA and Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC Mr Benson and Drs Chow, Kim, and Biondi
    J Occup Environ Med 54:933-8. 2012
    ..To determine the impact of tapentadol extended release (ER) versus placebo or oxycodone controlled release (CR) on the work productivity of adults with chronic moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis pain...
  17. doi request reprint Psychiatric status and work performance of veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom
    David A Adler
    Department of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:39-46. 2011
    ..This cross-sectional study investigated the relationship between psychiatric diagnosis and impaired work functioning among American service members returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom-Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF-OIF)...
  18. doi request reprint What does research tell us about depression, job performance, and work productivity?
    Debra Lerner
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:401-10. 2008
    ..To assess the work impact of depression...
  19. doi request reprint The health care and productivity costs of back and neck pain in a multi-employer sample of utility industry employees
    Debra Lerner
    From the Program on Health, Work and Productivity Drs Lerner, Rogers, and Chang, Ms Rodday, and Ms Greenhill, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Dr Villagra and Mr Antetomaso, Arlington, VA and Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC Dr Patel and Dr Vo, Raritan, N J
    J Occup Environ Med 57:32-43. 2015
    ..To determine the cost of back and/or neck (B/N) pain among predominantly rural employees insured through an employee benefits trust...
  20. pmc Work-related barriers and facilitators to antiretroviral therapy adherence in persons living with HIV infection
    Gilberto Torres-Madriz
    The Department of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:1475-82. 2011
    ..These potential benefits of requesting modifications need to be weighed against the possible risks of workplace disclosure...
  21. ncbi request reprint The Work Limitations Questionnaire's validity and reliability among patients with osteoarthritis
    Debra Lerner
    The Health Institute, Division of Clinical Care Research, Department of Medicine, New England Medical Center, and The Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:197-208. 2002
    ..The WLQ is an accurate and reliable source of information for assessing the work impact of OA...
  22. ncbi request reprint Aligning measurement-based quality improvement with implementation of evidence-based practices
    Richard C Hermann
    Center for Quality Assessment and Improvement in Mental Health, Tufts NEMC s Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, NEMC 345, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 33:636-45. 2006
    ..This article explores the degree to which these two approaches are aligned and whether further coordination between them could yield greater effectiveness or efficiency...

Research Grants2

  1. DEPRESSION AND PRODUCTIVE WORK ACTIVITY
    Debra Lerner; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Study results will contribute to the design of disability prevention and productivity improvement programs and policies. ..
  2. Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace
    Debra Lerner; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Thus, this project will generate important information for key health care system stakeholders including consumers, purchasers, providers, and policymakers. ..