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Harvard Medical School
Fellowship in General
Medicine and Primary Care
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FACULTY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care

Jennifer S. Haas, M.D., M.Sc.P.H.
Jennifer S. Haas, M.D., M.Sc.P.H. diamond
Fellowship Director
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health

Dr. Jennifer S. Haas is a Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, a Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a practicing general internist in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She also serves as Co-Director of the Health Disparities Research Program of the Harvard Catalyst, and Senior Fellow for the Cannon Society at Harvard Medical School. Her primary research interests focus on improving the practice of primary care with a focus on cancer control, population health management and elucidating and eliminating disparities in health care and health status by insurance status, socioeconomic status, and race/ ethnicity, and the use of health information technology to promote risk assessment and prevention. She is also interested in how the social and physical environment may influence disparities in the dissemination of information, treatments, and health status. Dr. Haas is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.


Jeffrey A. Linder, MD, MPH
Jeffrey A. Linder, MD, MPH diamond
Fellowship Site Director
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Brigham and Women’s Primary Care Practice Based Research Network

Dr. Linder is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Linder’s research focuses on 2 principal topics: the care of ambulatory patients with acute respiratory infections and the use of electronic health records (EHRs) to improve ambulatory care. Dr. Linder has expertise in large database analysis, often uses clinical data to conduct research, and has experience in informatics, survey design, and health system interventions.

Dr. Linder taught in the HMS Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health Course from 2007 to 2011. From 2011 to 2015, Dr. Linder Co-Directed the HMS first-year Pursuing Inquiry in Medicine Course. He has been the HMS Fellowship in General Medicine and Primary Care Site Director at BWH since 2013. Dr. Linder precepts BWH Medical Residents in The Phyllis Jen Center for Primary Care. Dr. Linder is Director of the Brigham and Women’s Primary Care Practice Based Research Network.

Dr. Linder served from 2007-2010 as the New England Regional President of the Society of General Internal Medicine. Nationally, Dr. Linder was on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Practice Based Research Network National Steering Committee. His primary care practice is at The Phyllis Jen Center for Primary Care. Dr. Linder is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians


Heather J. Baer, ScD
Heather J. Baer, ScD
Fellowship Site Co-Director
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Associate Epidemiologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Baer is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH), and an Associate Epidemiologist in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Baer’s research focuses on the role of lifestyle factors in the etiology and prevention of chronic disease. She has conducted analyses in the Nurses’ Health Study cohorts to examine how factors such as obesity, diet, and physical activity affect risk of cancer and overall mortality in women. Her recent work also examines strategies for addressing lifestyle factors in the clinical setting. She had a Mentored Research Scientist Career Development award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to develop and evaluate tools within electronic health records to assist primary care clinicians with the assessment and management of overweight and obesity. She currently is the Principal Investigator of a study funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to compare the effectiveness of three weight management strategies among primary care patients with type-2 diabetes or hypertension.

In addition to her research, Dr. Baer is actively involved in a variety of teaching activities. She is an Associate Director of the Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology course during the Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness and the leader of the academic-year Master of Public Health (MPH) in Clinical Effectiveness field of study at HSPH. She also is the lead instructor for Analytic Methods for Epidemiology, which is part of the new blended MPH in Epidemiology program. In 2013, Dr. Baer received an award for Excellence in Teaching from HSPH. She also has taught in several online and on-site courses as part of the HMS-Portugal Program, the Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program, and the Introduction to Clinical Research Training course.


David W. Bates, M.D., M.Sc. diamond
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH diamond
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
Cheryl R. Clark, MD, ScD
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
E. Francis Cook, Sc.D.
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Patricia Dykes, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Arnold M. Epstein, M.D. diamond
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
John H Foster Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health
Ashish K. Jha, M.D., M.P.H. diamond
K.T. Li Professor of Health Policy, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Faculty Director, Harvard Global Health Institute
Nancy L. Keating, M.D., M.P.H. diamond
Professor of Health Care Policy and Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Thomas H. Lee, M.D. diamond
Professor of Medicine (Part time), Harvard Medical School
Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health
Chief Medical Officer, Press Ganey
Adam Licurse, MD diamond
Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Medical Director, BWH Physician's Organization
Associate Medical Director, Partners Population Health Management
J. Michael McWilliams, M.D., Ph.D.
Warren Alpert Associate Professor of Health Care Policy and Medicine, Harvard Medical School
E. John Orav, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine (Biostatistics), Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health
Lipika Samal, M.D.
Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Jeffrey L. Schnipper, M.D., M.P.H diamond
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Benjamin Sommers, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health
Adam Wright, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Senior Scientist, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
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