Susan Parsons, MD

Susan Parsons, MD

Professor of Medicine



BA, Spanish & History, Kirkland College
MRP, Health Planning & Economics, Cornell University
MD, Columbia University


Campus: Boston
Office: 35 Kneeland, 10th Floor

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-1450
Lab Phone: 617-636-1450
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Graduate Programs

Clinical & Translational Science


Research Synopsis

My principal research focus is the evaluation of quality of life (QOL) in children with chronic diseases, especially cancer. I am particularly interested in the relationship between clinical status and perceptions of health and functioning. This work now includes the design and testing of interventions for patients and their families, the goal of which is to improve functioning and well-being. I originally was trained as a health economist before entering medicine. I am also interested in the evaluation of the human and financial cost of chronic disease in childhood.

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development