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Kevin L. Kraemer, MD, MSc

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Professor of Medicine and Clinical & Translational Science

Director, General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program

Director, RAND-University of Pittsburgh Scholars Program

Co-Director, NRSA for Primary Medical Care

Office: 230 McKee Place
Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-692-2659
Fax: 412-692-4838
E-mail: kraemerkl@upmc.edu

Education
BS in Biology, University of California at San Diego, 1983
MD, University of California at San Francisco, 1989
MSc in Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 1995

Training
Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1992
General Internal Medicine Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, 1995

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Alcohol and substance abuse
Cost-effectiveness analysis
Quality of life measurement
Quality of HIV care
Postdoctoral training
 

Profile
Dr. Kraemer is a general internist and health services researcher with a special interest in the delivery of alcohol and substance abuse services in non-specialty settings and the impact of alcohol and substance abuse on HIV quality of care and outcomes. He has been principal investigator or co-investigator in NIH-supported research projects on the cost-utility of alcohol screening and brief intervention in primary care and inpatient settings, the effectiveness of brief intervention for preventing prenatal alcohol exposure, the impact of alcohol and drug abuse on health outcomes in HIV-infected veterans, the measurement of utilities for a spectrum of alcohol and drug problems, and the comparative effectiveness of alchol and drug treatment in HIV-infected pateints. He is very active in postdoctoral fellowship training and mentoring at the University and teaches research design and development in the Institute for Clinical Research Education.

Recent Grants
Title: Comparative Effectiveness of Alcohol and Drug Treatment in HIV-Infected Veterans
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount: $2,436,907
Funding Agency: NIH/NIAAA
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2019
Title: Oral vs Injection Naltrexone in Hospital: Comparative Effectiveness for Alcoholism
Role: Consultant (PI: Saitz, BU/BMC)
Amount: $713,958 year 1
Funding Agency:
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2019
Title: Trial of Nurse-delivered Alcohol Brief Intervention for Hospitalized Patients
Role: Co-investigator (PI: Lauren Broyles)
Amount: $882,746
Funding Agency: VA HSR&D/Nursing Research Initiative
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2015
Title: Improving Detection and Management of Alcohol Misuse Among VA Inpatients
Role: Co-Mentor (PI: Lauren Broyles)
Amount: $575,664
Funding Agency: VA
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2016
Title: NRSA for Primary Medical Care
Role: Co-Director (Director: Deborah Bogen)
Amount: $1,451,322
Funding Agency: HRSA
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2016
Title: Communication on Illicit Drug and/or Alcohol Use in Obstetrics
Role: Co-investigator (PI: Judy Chang)
Amount: $2,177,116
Funding Agency:
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2015
Title: Improving Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation Interventions and Programs in Low-Income Veterans
Role: Principal Investigator (Pittsburgh site)(PI: Hilary Tindle, Vanderbilt)
Amount: $2,499,666
Funding Agency: National Cancer Institute
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2015
Title: University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Training Program in Comparative Effectiveness Research
Role: Principal Investigator/Program Director
Amount: $604,956
Funding Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2013
Title: Improving the Care and Health Outcomes of Patients with Unhealthy Alcohol Use
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount: $752,048
Funding Agency: NIH/NIAAA
Start Year: 2008
End Year: 2014
Title: University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Training Program in Health Services Research
Role: Program Director
Amount: $1,331,898
Funding Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Start Year: 2008
End Year: 2014

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