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Stephen Soumerai

Professor of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University

Stephen Soumerai is a professor of population medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. He has published nearly 300 original scientific articles in leading medical journals, such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. He is well known nationally and internationally for his work on the impacts of scientifically unsubstantiated health policies on underuse of essential medications, including unintended effects of severe FDA antidepressant warnings on reductions in mental health care and increased suicide deaths among youth. His research on health insurance coverage among vulnerable populations led to expanded economic access to medications in Medicaid and Medicare.


  • 2005–2021
    Professor of Ambulatory Medicine, Harvard Medical School