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Fellowship Site Director

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Medical director for Research, Primary Care Center of Excellence

Lipika Samal, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at HMS, an Associate Physician in the DGIM at BWH, and a general internist. She is Board-certified in Clinical Informatics and holds certifications from Epic for Clarity Ambulatory Data Model and Research Informatics Innovator. She has completed multiple studies examining technology-based approaches to improving healthcare access including: 1) a survey of women visiting the Baltimore city sexually transmitted infections clinic exploring internet and text message use, 2) a survey of HIV patients exploring internet use, 3) a survey of diabetes patients exploring willingness to use the internet for healthcare, and 4) a federally funded systematic review of the literature about consumer health informatics. Currently, the majority of her time is devoted to research on primary care clinical decision support in the area of chronic kidney disease. Her research has been funded by the NIDDK through a K23 award and an R01. She has authored a suite of papers related to telehealth and the digital divide.​

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Fellowship Site Director

Associate Physician, Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital

Medical Director of Strategy and Innovation, Brigham & Women's Home Hospital

David Levine, MD, MPH, MA is an internationally renowned expert in designing and implementing advanced home-based care, using digital health technology to drive health outcomes, and evaluating the quality, safety, and experience of health care. He is a practicing general internist and clinician-investigator at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he founded and co-directs Brigham’s home hospital program and co-directs the general internal medicine fellowship. He co-founded and co-chairs the Hospital at Home Users Group, a collaborative of home hospital programs throughout the US and Canada. He is core faculty at Ariadne Labs, a center for health systems innovation at the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham, where he studies rural home hospital and scaling home hospital. To optimize quality time at home, shift care home, and decentralize care, his team examines and implements novel treatment pathways at home, machine learning and robotics approaches to care at home, and the equity, quality, and experience of these models at home. His vision is for all patients to achieve the right care at the right time in the right place by designing, implementing, and evaluating innovative interaction spaces among the care team, technology, caregiver, and patient. 

David received his undergraduate degree from Pomona College in biology and politics. He earned his master of arts in teaching in special and secondary science education and served as a high school chemistry teacher and science department chair in Chicago Public Schools. He received his medical degree from Washington University in St Louis and completed his residency at New York University and Bellevue Hospital in internal medicine – primary care. He completed a general internal medicine fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and received his master of public health at the Harvard School of Public Health.


David W. Bates, M.D., M.Sc. *
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

  • Clinical decision-making and affecting physician behavior, particularly using computerized interventions

  • Quality of care and cost-effectiveness in medical practice

  • Technology assessment, particularly for new and expensive technologies

Isaac Chua, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate faculty, Ariadne Labs

  • Quality of palliative care and hospice delivery

  • Telemedicine implementation and evaluation

  • Management of opioid use disorder among patients with advanced cancer

Anuj K Dalal, M.D

Associate Director, Informatics & Innovation, Harvard-Brigham Research Fellowship in Hospital Medicine

Director Patient Safety Learning Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

  • Design, development, implementation of EHR-integrated interventions to improve quality and safety in hospital and transitions setting

  • Digital health innovation to engage patients, improve test result management, facilitate patient-centered communication, mitigate risk due to hospital acquired harms, and promote diagnostic and therapeutic safety

Patricia C. Dykes PhD, MA, RN

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Program Director of Research, Center for Patient Safety, Research and Practice, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

  • Patient Safety Informatics, Patient-centered Care

  • Interventions to improve care team decision making (including patients and family)

Ishani Ganguli, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine

  • Value of ambulatory care and how health care policies and payment/delivery models shape patient and clinician behavior.

  • Primary care payment and delivery

  • The use and impact of Medicare Annual Wellness Visits, high cost high need patients, and cascades following low value care.

William Gordon, MD, MBI

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Medical Director, Health Innovation Platform, Mass General Brigham

  • Clinical data interoperability and application programming interfaces

  • Digital health implementation and product development

Stephanie Mueller, M.D., M.P.H. *

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate Director, Havard-Brigham Research Fellowship in Hospital Medicine

Associate Director of Clinical Research, Hospital Medicine Unit, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Director of Mentorship and Promotion, Hospital Medicine Unit, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Faculty Development Director of Programs, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

  • Hospital-based care transitions focusing on inter-hospital transfer and patient handoffs

  • Interventions to enhance communication and improve patient safety during hospital-based care transitions

Larissa Nekhlyudov, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine

Clinical Director, Internal Medicine for Cancer Survivors at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

  • Identifying and mitigating late effects of cancer treatment

  • Education of and care coordination between primary and oncology care providers

  • Improving health care and quality of life of cancer survivors.

E. John Orav, Ph.D.
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

Jorge A. Rodriguez, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

  • Equity in patient-facing health technology tools, including patient portals, mobile apps, and patient portals

  • Health disparities experienced by limited English proficient patients

  • Data science methods to explore health disparities

Jeffrey L. Schnipper, M.D., M.P.H. *
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

Niraj Sharma, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Director, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program

Director, BWH DGM Med-Peds Unit

  • Care of adolescents and young adults as they transition from pediatric to adult-centered medical care.

Li Zhou, PhD, MD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Director/Principal Investigator of the MTERMS Lab:

  • Natural language processing and machine learning using electronic health record (EHR) data and other free-text data sources

  • Informatics technology to improve clinical documentation, knowledge representation and computerized decision support

* Denotes faculty who have graduated from the Fellowship Program

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