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Jennifer S Lutz, MA


Training + Education Boston University; Boston College
Gender Female
Accepted Insurances View Accepted Insurances at Tufts MC + Floating Hospital

Publications + National Presentations

1. Wessler B, Thaler DE, Ruthazer R, Weimar C, Di Tullio MR, Elkind MS, Homma S, Lutz JS, Mas JL, Mattle MP, Meier B, Nedeltchev K, Papetti F, Di Angelantonio E, Reisman M, Serena J, Kent DM. Transesophageal Echocardiography in Cryptogenic Stroke and PFO: The Analysis of Putative High Risk Features from the Risk of Paradoxical Embolism (RoPE) Database. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging 2013. [E pub ahead of print Nov 8, 2013]

2. Kent DM, Ruthazer R, Weimar C, Mas JL, Serena J, Homma S, Di Angelantonio E, DiTullio MR, Lutz JS, Elkind MS, Griffith J, Jaigobin C, Mattle HP, Michel P, Mono ML, Nedeltchev K, Papetti F, Thaler DE. An Index to Identify Stroke-related versus Incidental Patent Foramen Ovale in Cryptogenic Stroke. Neurology. 2013 Aug 13;81(7):619-625. Epub 2013 Jul 17.

3. Thaler DE, Ruthazer R, Di Angelantonio E, Di Tullio MR, Donovan JS, Elkind MS, Griffith J, Homma S, Jaigobin C, Mas JL, Mattle HP, Michel P, Mono ML, Nedeltchev K, Papetti F, Serena J, Weimar C, Kent DM. Neuroimaging Findings in Cryptogenic Stroke Patients with and without PFO. Stroke 2013;44(3):675-680.

4. Daudelin D, Kulick ER, D’Amore K, Lutz JS, Barrientos MT, Foell K. The Massachusetts Emergency Medical Service Stroke Quality Improvement Collaborative. Preventing Chronic Disease 2013;10:E161.

5. Thaler DE, Di Angelantonio E, Di Tullio MR, Donovan JS, Griffith J, Homma S, Jaigobin C, Mas JL, Mattle HP, Michel P, Mono ML, Nedeltchev K, Papetti F, Ruthazer R, Serena J, Weimar C, Elkind MS, Kent DM. The Risk of Paradoxical Embolism (RoPE) Study: initial description of the completed database. Int J Stroke 2012 Aug 9.

6. Yano T, Liu Z, Donovan J, Thomas MK, Habener JF. Stromal cell derived factor-1 (SDF-1)/CXCL12 attenuates diabetes in mice and promotes pancreatic beta-cell survival by activation of the prosurvival kinase Akt. Diabetes 2007;56(12):2946-2957.


Reporting to the Director of the Predictive Analytics and Comparative Effectiveness (PACE) Center, Ms. Jennifer Lutz supports PACE operations in key project and administrative functions to ensure smooth operations and continued program growth. She coordinates a wide-range of research program functions within PACE. Working with the Director and with research faculty and staff, she is responsible for the coordination and oversight of work timelines and staffing distribution of effort, is the point of contact with funding agencies and collaborators, and provides support to members of collaborating industry partners. Ms. Lutz is involved many of Dr. Kent’s research projects including the Risk of Paradoxical Embolism (RoPE) Study (R01NS062153), the Targeted Antithrombotic Therapy in Cryptogenic Stroke and PFO (TAcTiCS-PFO) Study (R21 NS079826) Study, and the Assessing and Reporting Heterogeneity of Treatment Effect in Randomized Clinical Trials Study (1IP2PI000722). Ms. Lutz was also a research assistant for a Pre-Hospital Quality Improvement (QI) Project which developed and tested EMS stroke performance measures with hospitals and emergency medical services (EMS) across Massachusetts, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). Prior to joining ICRHPS in 2008, Ms. Lutz worked as a secondary science educator at Braintree High School where she taught Anatomy & Physiology and Physical Science from 2006 to 2008, and was a research laboratory technician at Massachusetts General Hospital from 2004 to 2005. She earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching at Boston University, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Boston College.

Contact Me

Predictive Analytics and Comparative Effectiveness (PACE) Center
Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington St, Box 63
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 636-7405
Fax: (617) 636-0022