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FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Edward R. Marcantonio, M.D., S.M.
Edward R. Marcantonio, M.D., S.M. diamond
Fellowship Site 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

Dr. Marcantonio is Section Chief of Research for the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at BIDMC, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Within the Division, he leads the Aging Research Program. He is an internationally recognized expert and clinical investigator in the area of delirium (acute confusion), in which he has performed numerous observational and interventional research studies. He currently leads three NIH-funded studies in this area (1 P01 project, 2 R01's) focusing on implementing diagnostic strategies for delirium, biomarker discovery, and better understanding the relationship between delirium and dementia. He has broader interests in improving quality of care for elders and has authored papers on predictors of hospitalization and unplanned hospital readmission, and outcomes of non-cardiac and cardiac surgery in older adults. He also teaches Epidemiology in the Clinical Effectiveness Program at Harvard School of Public Health, and has mentored over 50 students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty members. Dr. Marcantonio has authored over 200 peer-reviewed research articles, plus numerous clinical reviews, book chapters, and practice guidelines. He served for 5 years on NIH’s Aging Systems and Geriatrics study section, which he chaired from 2006-2008. His honors include the 1999 Paul Beeson Physician Scholarship in Aging Research, the 2003 American Geriatrics Society Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Clinical Investigation Award, the 2009 HMS A. Clifford Barger Award for Excellence in Mentoring, and being elected in 2014 to the Association of American Physicians. Dr. Marcantonio is also the recipient of a Mid-Career Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24) from the National Institute on Aging, which was recently renewed for an additional 5-year term.


Kenneth J. Mukamal, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.
Kenneth J. Mukamal, M.D., M.P.H., M.A. diamond
Fellowship Site Director
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Chief, Research Section, Division of General Medicine, BIDMC

Ken Mukamal’s research focuses largely on the behavioral and biochemical determinants of cardiovascular and neurovascular disease and other chronic diseases, extending from their risk factors to their prognosis. 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 new fatty acid and lipid biomarkers with cardiometabolic disease and dementia. Dr. Mukamal has received the Clifford A. Barger Award for Excellence in Mentoring from Harvard Medical School and the Gordon J. Strewler Award for Mentorship in Resident Research from BIDMC.


Mara A. Schonberg, M.D., M.P.H.
Mara A. Schonberg, M.D., M.P.H. diamond
Fellowship Site Director
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Schonberg is a practicing internist, an Associate Professor of Medicine, co-site Director of BIDMC’s general medicine fellowship program, and Director of Research in Shared Decision Making in the Division of General Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Her research aims to improve shared decision making around cancer screening for older adults and has been supported by 3 NIH R01 grants, 1 R21, a Paul B. Beeson K23, and multiple foundation grants. Since high quality breast cancer screening decisions for older women require consideration of their life expectancy, breast cancer risk, and preferences and values, most of her work has aimed to better understand each of these key factors. To help clinicians and patients estimate life expectancy, she developed and validated an index to predict mortality within 14 years for adults aged 65 years and older. This 11-item index has been accessed thousands of times at www.eprognosis.org, a widely used website that she co-developed. To better understand breast cancer risk assessment in older women, with support from an NIA R01, she examined performance of the Gail breast cancer risk model in older women participating in the Nurses’ Health Study and Women’s Health Initiative and found that it overpredicted 5-year breast cancer risk in women >75 years by 10-30%. She also learned that family history and history of breast biopsy are two of the strongest risk factors for breast cancer in women >75 years. To help older women make more informed preference-based screening decisions, she developed a pamphlet decision aid (DA) on mammography screening for women >75 years and has completed data collection for a large cluster randomized controlled trial (R01CA181357) testing the DA’s efficacy. In total, 541 women >75 years from 136 different primary care clinicians (PCPs) in Massachusetts (MA) and North Carolina (NC) participated. Preliminary results suggest that the DA improved older women’s knowledge about screening, led to more discussion with PCPs, and to led to fewer older women being screened. PCPs interviewed as part of this study requested guidance on how to discuss stopping screening with older women. Therefore, as part of an NCI R21, Dr. Schonberg is developing and testing scripts and strategies for engaging older women in shared decision making around mammography screening. Dr. Schonberg is also working on improving shared decision making around treatment of breast cancer in older women and on improving shared decision making around breast cancer screening for women in their 40s. In recognition of the importance of this body of work, Dr. Schonberg received the 2016 American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award and a 2015 Clinician Investigator of the Year Award from the New England Region of the Society of General Internal Medicine.


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
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
Catherine M. DesRoches, Dr.PH
Member of the Faculty, Harvard Medical School
Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, BIDMC
Executive Director, OpenNotes
Mary Beth Hamel, M.D., M.P.H. diamond
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Executive Deputy Editor, New England Journal of Medicine
Shoshana Herzig, M.D., M.P.H. diamond
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of the Hospital Medicine Research Program
Stephen Juraschek, M.D., Ph.D.
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care
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
Bruce E. Landon, M.D., M.B.A.diamond
Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Long Ngo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine (Biostatistics), Harvard Medical School
Sarinnapha Vasunilashorn, Ph.D.
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care
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
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
Gloria Yeh, M.D., M.P.H.diamond
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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