Terry S. Field, DSc
Associate Director, Meyers Primary Care Institute
Contact Information

Meyers Primary Care Institute
630 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605

 

Tel. 508-791-7392
Fax: 508-595-2200
Email: Terry.Field@meyersprimary.org

 

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Education

1967            BA            Tufts University, Medford, MA

1971            MS            Indiana University

1988            MPH          Boston University School of Public Health

1993            DSc           Boston University School of Public Health

 

Links


Dr. Field's papers on PubMed

 

Research and Teaching Interests

Terry Field, D.Sc. is an epidemiologist and health services researcher who serves as the Associate Director of the Meyers Primary Care Institute and an Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her research focuses on provision of care to disabled and elderly patients in the ambulatory and long-term care settings. She has participated as a principal investigator or co-investigator on a series of grants from NIA and AHRQ related to patient safety and health information technology. Her research interests also include provision of care to cancer patients with a special interest in survival deficits for patients at risk of receiving less than optimum care, including elderly patients and members of minority groups. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the NCI-funded HMO Research Network’s Cancer Research Network and co-leads the Scientific and Data Resources Core. In this role, Dr. Field participated in the process of constructing a virtual data warehouse that established data structures for converting the legacy data at 14 integrated healthcare delivery systems into parallel databases constructed identically and permitting easy merging of patient-level data on healthcare utilization. Dr. Field is responsible for the required full year intermediate epidemiology course in the Clinical and Population Health Research doctoral program. She has led a series of seminars on evidence based medicine for medical students, residents, and community physicians. She also mentors physicians on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical School who are initiating health services research careers.

 
Keywords

breast cancer, patient safety, health information technology, cancer treatment disparities

 
Selected Publications
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Field TS, Gilman BH, Subramanian S, Fuller JC, Bates DW, Gurwitz JH. The costs associated with adverse drug events among older adults in the ambulatory setting. Med Care 2005;43:1171-1176. 

2.

Field TS, Mazor KM, Briesacher B, DeBellis KR, Gurwitz JH. Adverse drug events resulting from patient errors among older adults. J Am Geriatric Soc 2007;55:271-276.

3.Field TS, Mazor KM, Briesacher B, DeBellis KR, Gurwitz JH. Adverse drug events resulting from patient errors among older adults. J Am Geriatric Soc 2007;55:271-276.
4.

Field TS, Doubeni C, Fox MP, Buist DSM, Wei F, Geiger AM, Quinn VP, Lash TL, Prout MN, Yood MU, Frost FJ, Silliman RA. Under utilization of surveillance mammography among older breast cancer survivors. J Gen Intern Med.2008;23:158-163.

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Field TS, Rochon P, Lee M, Gavendo L, Baril JL, Gurwitz JH. Computerized clinical decision support during medication ordering for long-term care residents with renal insufficiency. J Am Med Inform Assoc in press.

  
  
  
  
  

 
 "As researchers, we have a responsibility to assist healthcare systems to provide high quality care for all patients."

Mailing Address
Meyers Primary Care Institute
630 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Location
425 North Lake Ave
Worcester, MA 01605
Tel: 508-791-7392
Fax: 508-595-2200