Featured Videos

LIBRE: Just Smile

The LIBRE team created this short video that is designed as a public service announcement (PSA) for burn survivors and the general public. The PSA demonstrates some of the difficulties encountered by burn survivors and provides a simple approach to creating a more positive and accepting environment.

Exercise Following Burn Injury

This video, developed by the MSKTC, highlights three burn survivors who share the profound experience of beginning an exercise routine after burn injury. It also includes the perspectives of health care professionals at BHBIMS, who explain the importance of and strategies for exercising after burn injury.

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Featured Publications

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Building Bridges Using the Shriners Hospitals for Children/American Burn Association Burn Outcome Questionnaires to Follow Teenagers and Young Adults Across the Age Spans.

Kaat AJ, Chen L, Kazis LE, Lee AF, Shapiro GD, Sheridan RL, Ryan CM, Schneider JC.

The Shriners Hospitals for Children/American Burn Association Burn Outcomes Questionnaires (BOQ) are well-established, reliable, and valid outcome measures. The adolescent (BOQ11-18 years) and young adult version (18-30 years)…

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Interactive home telehealth and burns: A pilot study.

Hickey S, Gomez J, Meller B, Schneider JC, Cheney M, Nejad S, Schulz J, Goverman J.

The objective of this study is to review a team’s experience incorporating Interactive Home Telehealth (IHT) visits into follow-up burn care. Using a retrospective review of all burn patients participating in…

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Patient-reported Outcome Measures: A Stethoscope for the Patient History

Griggs CL, Schneider JC, Kazis LE, Ryan CM.

This paper is a surgical perspective editorial article that looks at patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) as powerful tools within the physician-patient connection. They found that patient’s active engagement in medical…

Our Collaborators

Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC)

The MSKTC summarizes research, identifies health information needs, and develops information resources to support the Model Systems programs in meeting the needs of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), and burn injury.

Burn Survivors of New England (BSONE)

The BSONE is a nonprofit organization that supports and empowers burn survivors and their families as they build active and engaged lives. Their efforts focus on bringing peer support to burn survivors and their families, they hold several annual events to help bring the burn survivor community together and raise funds to award scholarships to send New England Burn Survivors to the World Burn Congress.

Phoenix Society

The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering anyone affected by a burn injury. Through Phoenix SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery), World Burn Congress, Phoenix Education Grant, online peer support, and resource library, the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors works to help burn survivors throughout their recovery process.

American Burn Association (ABA)

The ABA and its members are committed to improving the quality of care provided to burn patients by stimulating research, providing continuing education courses, annual scientific meetings, and scientific publications.

International Association of Firefighters (IAFF)

The IAFF works to better fire safety, prevention and education. It represents more than 303,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics and is one of the most active lobbying organizations in Washington, DC.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

The NFPA is a global nonprofit organization that is devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazard. They do so by educating the public about fire safety, acting as advocates, supporting research and training individuals on codes and standards.

Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation

The Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation is comprised of Boston Firefighters who, on their days off, provide both emotional and financial support to burn victims and their families. They do so by running fundraising events, building relationships with those in need, and providing services where needed.