BIDMC FELLOWSHIP DIRECTORS

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EDWARD R. MARCANTONIO, MD, SM

Fellowship Co-Program Director
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Section Chief of Research, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, BIDMC
Director, Aging Research Program
Recipient of HMS A. Clifford Barger Awards for Excellence in Mentorship

Edward R. Marcantonio, MD MSc  is a Professor of Medicine at HMS and Section Chief for Research in the Division of General Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Dr. Marcantonio is an internationally recognized clinical investigator focused on developing methods to deliver high value care to older adults in multiple settings to improve quality and outcomes, and reduce costs related to delirium and cognitive dysfunction. He currently leads four NIH-funded studies (3 R01’s, 1 P01 project) focused on improving diagnosis of delirium, and testing interventions to reduce delirium and cognitive decline in older adults. His research has been continuously funded for over 25 years by the NIH, AHRQ, and several foundations. He has received national recognition for his research, including the Paul Beeson Physician Scholarship, the American Geriatrics Society Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Clinical Investigation Award, and is an elected member of the Association of American Physicians. Over 70% of Dr. Marcantonio’s research portfolio is directly relevant to primary care. Dr. Marcantonio is also an active clinical general internist/geriatrician. 

 

In addition to leading several career development programs for junior researchers, Dr. Marcantonio has personally mentored over 60 students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty members. Several of his former mentees now lead their own independent research programs, such as Dr. Schonberg. Dr. Marcantonio has received numerous mentoring awards including BIDMC’s Center for Faculty Development's Excellence in Mentoring Award, the HMS A. Clifford Barger Award for Excellence in Mentorship, and currently holds a Mid-Career Mentoring Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24) from the National Institute on Aging. He is a Core faculty member of the Clinical Epidemiology Course in the Program of Clinical Effectiveness at HSPH.  

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KENNETH J. MUKAMAL, MD, MPH, MA

Fellowship Site Director

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate Chief, Research Section, Division of General Medicine, BIDMC

Kenneth J. Mukamal, MD, MPH, MA, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at HMS and Associate Section Chief for Research in the Division of General Medicine. His research focuses on the behavioral and biochemical determinants of cardiovascular and neurocognitive diseases, extending from their risk factors to their prognosis in ambulatory populations. He has conducted this work primarily in large cohort studies, including the Nurses’ Health Studies, Health Professionals Follow-up Study, and the Cardiovascular Health Study, along with clinical datasets and focused clinical trials. He also has published extensively on the health effects of alcohol consumption and risk factors for suicide mortality. His current grants study the relationships of circulating free fatty acids (as by-products of adiposity) with cardiometabolic disease and dementia and the health effects of blueberry consumption among older adults. Dr. Mukamal has received HMS’s Clifford A. Barger Award for Excellence in Mentoring and, on two occasions, BIDMC’s Gordon J. Strewler Award for Mentorship in Resident Research. He is a recent recipient of a NIH/NIA Mid-Career Mentoring Award (K24). He also serves as director of the Shigeaki Hinohara, M.D. Primary Care Fellowship, which supports a visiting scholar from Japan every other year.

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MARA A. SCHONBERG, MD, MPH

Fellowship Site Director

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Mara A. Schonberg, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at HMS, Director of Research in Shared Decision Making in the Division of General Medicine, and a practicing general internist. Her research aims to improve high value preventive care for older adults through shared decision making. Her research has been supported by 5 NIH R01 grants, 2 R21s, a Paul B. Beeson K23, and multiple foundation grants. To help clinicians and patients estimate life expectancy when deciding on cancer screening, she developed and validated a widely used index to predict mortality within 15 years that is available at www.eprognosis.org, a website that she co-developed and which has been used to disseminate the work of fellows. Dr. Schonberg is currently working with data from the Nurses’ Health Study, the Black Women’s Health Study, the Multi-ethnic Cohort, and the Women’s Health Initiative to improve breast cancer prediction for women aged 55 and older (R01 CA242747). In addition, she developed a pamphlet decision aid (DA) on mammography screening for women >75 years and in a large multisite cluster randomized controlled trial found that the DA reduced low-value screening in older women. She is currently working on developed a web-based conversation aid to support PCPs in shared decision making around mammography screening with older women (R01AG065311). Dr. Schonberg is a well-established research mentor and sponsors 3 NIH K awards. She also recently received a fundable score (priority score=13) on a NIA K24 mid-career investigator mentoring award.

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FACULTY

Timothy Anderson, M.D.

Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

  • Aging Research

  • Pharmacoepidemiology

  • Health services and utilizations

  • Cardiovascular outcomes

Roger B. Davis, Sc.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Recipient of HMS A. Clifford Barger Award for Excellence in Mentorship

  • Health services research

  • Clinical trials

  • Clinical epidemiology

  • Biostatistics

Tom Delbanco, M.D.
Richard and Florence Koplow-James Tullis Professor of General Medicine and Primary Care, Harvard Medical School
Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, BIDMC
Co-Founder, OpenNotes

  • Quality of care

  • Medical education

  • Patient education

  • Health services research

Catherine M. DesRoches, Dr.PH
Member of the Faculty, Harvard Medical School
Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, BIDMC
Executive Director, OpenNotes

  • Health services research

  • Survey research

  • Health Information technology

  • Delivery system organization

Mary Beth Hamel, M.D., M.P.H. *
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Executive Deputy Editor, New England Journal of Medicine

  • Health services research

  • Clinical decision marking in geriatrics and end-of-life care

Shoshana Herzig, M.D., M.P.H. *
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of the Hospital Medicine Research Program

  • Hospital-based pharmacoepidemiology focusing on the association between commonly used medications and nosocomial complications

  • Interventions to enhance the safety and appropriateness of prescribing in the hospital setting

Stephen Juraschek, M.D., Ph.D.
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care

  • Orthostatic hypertension

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Diabetes

Ted Kaptchuk
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Global Health & Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Program in Placebo Studies, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for Mind-Body Therapies

  • Placebo effects

  • Patient-clinician relationship

  • Acupuncture and Complementary Therapies

Bruce E. Landon, M.D., M.B.A. *
Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

  • Health services research and quality of care

  • The influence of physician and organizational factors on delivery of health care services

  • Physician social networks

  • Improving value of care

Long Ngo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine (Biostatistics), Harvard Medical School

  • Delirium

  • Breast cancer

  • Cardiology

  • Air pollution

  • Clinical Trials

  • Statistical methodology and applications in completing risks

  • Marginal structure models

  • Model selection

  • Longitudinal data analysis

  • Diagnostic accuracy

Sarinnapha Vasunilashorn, Ph.D.
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care

  • Delirium

  • Gerontology

  • Late life health

Jan Walker, R.N., M.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care
Research Associate Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Co-Founder, OpenNotes

  • Patients’ perspective on quality of care

  • Patients’ use of health information technology

  • Opening records to patients

  • Preparing professionals to care for the underserved

  • Qualitative research, including focus groups

Christina Wee, M.D., M.P.H. *
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Obesity Research Program
Recipient of the SGIM Midcareer Research and Mentorship Award and the HMS A. Clifford Barger Award for Excellence in Mentorship

  • Obesity

  • Cardiovascular Health

  • Health Outcomes & Disparities

Gloria Yeh, M.D., M.P.H. *
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

  • Mind-body therapies

  • Complementary Medicine

  • Preventive care

  • Stress management

  • Cardiopulmonary disease

  • Clinical trials

* Denotes faculty who have graduated from the Fellowship Program