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Brigham & Women's Hospital - Division of General Medicine Fellowship Directors

Fellowship Site Director
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

Faculty Members

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

Asaf Bitton, M.D., M.P.H. *
Assistant Professor in Medicine and Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Director, Primary Health Care, Ariadne Labs (HSPH and BWH)
Senior Advisor, Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, CMMI

  • Patient-centered medical homes

  • Primary care payment policy

  • Global primary care policy and models


Cheryl R. Clark, M.D., Sc.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Health Equity Research & Intervention, Center for Community Health and Health Equity, and Hospitalist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

  • Healthy aging and social determinants of cardiometabolic health

  • Social and structural determinants of cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention

  • Community based participatory research


E. Francis Cook, Sc.D.
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

  • Epidemiologic methods, especially the multivariate control of confounding


Patricia Dykes, R.N., Ph.D
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

  • Quality and safety of care and adverse event prevention, especially as it relates to hospitalized inpatients

  • The bedside data needs and preferences of hospitalized patients, and evaluating the adequacy of standardized nursing terminologies to support measurement of nursing workload and cost of care as a byproduct of clinical documentation


Nancy L. Keating, M.D., M.P.H. *
Professor of Health Care Policy and Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

  • Delivery of cancer care

  • Improving care at the end of life

  • Improving patient decisions about cancer screening and treatment


David M Levine, M.D., M.P.H. MA *
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Medical Director, BWPO
Associate Faculty, Ariadne Labs

  • Novel health care sites and interaction space, particularly in the home

  • Quality and experience of outpatient care

  • Digital health evaluation, particularly home-based monitoring


J. Michael McWilliams, M.D., Ph.D.
Warren Alpert Associate Professor of Health Care Policy and Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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


Stephanie K. Mueller, M.D., M.P.H. *
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of Mentorship and Promotion, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Hospitalist Medicine Service
Associate Director of Clinical Research, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Hospitalist Medicine Service

  • Hospital-based care transitions, specifically patient hand-offs and inter-hospital transfers

  • Quality of care, hospitalized patients

  • Patient safety outcomes research, hospitalized patients


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


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

* Denotes faculty who have graduated from the Fellowship Program