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About Becky A. Briesacher

Becky Briesacher, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is a health services researcher with nationally-recognized expertise in prescription drug policy and medication use in aging populations, both in the community setting and in long-term care facilities. Dr. Briesacher is particularly interested in how health care policy and insurance can impact medication affordability, nonadherence, catastrophic medical expenditures and ultimately patient health. The quality of medication use in nursing homes is also a topic of great interest.


Present Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Northeastern University
Present Associate Professor of Medicine, Graduate School Biomedical Sciences, Clinical and Population Health Research Program, Northeastern University
Present Faculty Member, Meyers Primary Care Institute, Northeastern University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Prescription drug policy, Medicare, Medication adherence, and Long-term care

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Honors and Awards

  • AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar Invitee (2009)
  • The Brookdale Foundation, Leadership in Aging Fellowship Finalist (2008)
  • State–of–the Art and Ollie Randall Symposium Award, Gerontological Society of America (2007)

Contact Information

Meyers Primary Care Institute
630 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Phone: 508-856-3085


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