General internist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Revere Health Center.
Gina Kruse, MD, earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed her residency in internal medicine and primary care at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Her research training includes a Masters degree in Health Services Research studying rural populations in the United States, two years of international research experience through fellowships in Zambia and Russia, the Harvard Medical School General Internal Medicine Fellowship at Mass General and a post-doctoral fellowship in cancer prevention in the Department of Social and Behavioral Science at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Kruse's research includes both quantitative and qualitative analyses of observational data and initiatives to improve the delivery of preventive services. Her projects include an evaluation of an electronic health record-embedded referral to an internal tobacco treatment coordinator in local community health centers, the effect of financial incentives on documentation of smoking status in our electronic health record (EHR), an evaluation of overuse of colonoscopy in a local group practice, a measure of the prevalence of tobacco use among a cohort of patients starting treatment for HIV in Uganda, a study of the implementation of a structured field on the hospital admission order set to measure the prevalence of secondhand tobacco smoke exposure among inpatients, and an international survey about how providers are being trained to deliver tobacco treatment around the world.