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Lori Bastian, MD, MPH

Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine); Section Chief of General Internal Medicine VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Director, Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center

Years active at Yale: 2016-present

Dr. Bastian is being recognized for her excellence in clinical science and leadership. She is a health services researcher whose research focuses on developing health behavior interventions. Since joining the faculty in 2016, she has served as section chief for General Internal Medicine and director of Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. She has a long-standing interest in health behaviors among women veterans. She began her research career in women's health in 1991 at Duke University, where she served as the medical director of a comprehensive women's clinic and also served as PI of NIH and VA grants focusing on interventions to change health behaviors,such as smoking cessation and weight loss. She has served as deputy editor of the Journal of General Internal Medicine since 2006. Her scholarly accomplishment is demonstrated by more than 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals. In her leadership role as director of the PRIME Center, she oversees a health services research program with 30 core faculty and she mentors both fellows and junior faculty.