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Harvard-Brigham Research Fellowship in Hospital Medicine

A joint program of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital invites applicants for two-year research-oriented fellowships beginning July 1, 2021. Fellows receive an appointment at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and complete an MPH degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Fellows participate in weekly research-in-progress seminars alongside fellows from the Harvard General Medicine Fellowship and receive additional training in topics of relevance to hospital medicine research, including inpatient quality improvement, informatics, implementation science, and health policy.

Fellows will engage in research projects under the mentorship of experienced research faculty in the Brigham Hospital Medicine Unit and affiliated faculty from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard. Research areas of special interest include quality improvement, patient-centered outcomes research, safety, and improving the equity and value of inpatient care.

Fellows will attend on teaching and non-teaching services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital 8 weeks per year and will receive training and feedback on teaching on the wards, running interdisciplinary teams, and other skills needed for an academic hospitalist career. Applicants must be U.S. BC/BE in internal medicine by July 1 of their first fellowship year.

For information, contact:

Jeffrey Schnipper, MD, MPH
Program Director, Harvard-Brigham Research Fellowship in Hospital Medicine
Brigham Division of General Internal Medicine
1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120-1613
Phone: 617-732-7063
jschnipper@bwh.harvard.edu

The 2021 application deadline is September 15, 2020. The participating institutions are equal opportunity employers. We encourage underrepresented minorities to apply.

Fellowship Application

Faculty and Research Interests

Jeffrey L. Schnipper, MD, MPH
Fellowship Director
Director of Clinical Research, Hospital Medicine Unit, Brigham Health
Research Director, Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, BWH
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

  • Measuring and improving quality of care and patient safety in the hospital and after hospital discharge
  • Improving medication use among hospitalized patients and during transitions of care
  • Improving communication among providers and between providers and patients
  • Designing, implementing, and evaluating health information technology for hospitalized patients

Anuj Dalal, MD
Fellowship Associate Director
Associate Physician, Hospital Medicine Unit, Brigham Health
Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, BWH
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

  • Designing, implementing, and evaluating innovative health information technology
  • Improving test result management, care team communication, and patient engagement
  • Improving care transitions
  • Reducing diagnostic errors

Stephanie Mueller, MD, MPH
Fellowship Associate Director
Director of Mentorship and Promotion and Associate Director of Clinical Research,
Hospital Medicine Unit, Brigham Health
Associate Physician, Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, BWH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

  • Improving patient handoffs
  • Understanding and improving inter-hospital transfers
  • Improving medication safety
  • Reducing gender disparities among health care providers

David W. Bates, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, BWH
Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

  • Clinical decision-making and factors affecting physician behavior, particularly using computerized interventions
  • Quality of care and cost-effectiveness in medical practice
  • Technology assessment, particularly for new and expensive technologies

Heather J. Baer, ScD
BWH Site Director, Harvard General Medicine Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Associate Epidemiologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

  • Management of overweight and obesity in primary care
  • Effects of obesity and lifestyle factors on risk of chronic disease
  • Teaching of clinical epidemiology research methods

Niteesh K. Choudhry, MD, PhD
Associate Physician, Hospital Medicine Unit, Brigham Health
Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, BWH
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Executive Director, Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences, BWH
Director, Implementation Research and Education, Harvard Catalyst, HMS

  • Impact of medication costs and drug benefit design on the use of and adherence to medications for common chronic conditions, such as coronary artery disease, hyperlipidemia and diabetes.

Cheryl R. Clark, MD, ScD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Health Equity Research & Intervention, Center for Community Health and Health Equity Associate Physician, Hospital Medicine Unit, Brigham Health
Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, BWH

  • Healthy aging and social determinants of cardiometabolic health
  • Social and structural determinants of cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention
  • Community based participatory research

Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD
Warren Alpert Foundation Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

  • Health care spending, quality, access and disparities in aging populations, with particular emphasis on the Medicare program

John Orav, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine (Biostatistics), Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

  • Statistical methods for the design of studies and for data analysis

Lipika Samal, MD
Brigham Site Director, Harvard General Medicine Fellowship
Associate Physician, Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, BWH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Medical Director for Research, Primary Care Center of Excellence

  • Health information technology to improve evidence-based care in primary care settings
  • Health services research on coordination of care and interoperable data standards
  • Federal health policy on electronic health records and impact on quality of care

Gordon D. Schiff, MD
Associate Director, Brigham and Women’s Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice
Director of Quality and Safety, Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care
Associate Physician, Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, BWH
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

  • Medication and diagnosis safety
  • Diagnostic errors
  • Professional-patient boundaries and relationships

Benjamin Sommers, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Health Policy and Economics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

  • Health Policy for vulnerable populations, the uninsured, and the health care safety net
  • Barriers to health care access
  • Medicaid policy
  • National health reform

Joel Weissman, PhD
Deputy Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Center for Surgery and Public Health, BWH
Professor of Surgery in Health Policy, Harvard Medical School
Co-Chair, Patient-Centered and Comparative Effectiveness Research Center, BWH

  • Surgical health services research
  • Patient-centered quality and safety
  • Payment reform
  • Drug policy
  • Disparities and vulnerable populations
  • Academic-industry partnerships

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