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Harvard Medical School
Fellowship in General
Medicine and Primary Care
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Medical Center
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Brookline, MA 02446

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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 was the Director of the General Medicine Fellowship Program at BWH from 2011 to 2013. 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 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. Current interests also include examining how the development of personalized tests and  treatments for cancer (i.e., genomically targeted) may influence disparities. 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. Since 2011, Dr. Linder has Co-Directed the HMS first-year Pursuing Inquiry in Medicine Course. He has been the HMS Fellowship in General Medicine and Primary Care Site Co-Director at BWH since 2013. Dr. Linder precepts BWH Medical Residents in The Phyllis Jen Center for Primary Care and teaches Medical Students and Residents when serving on the BWH General Medical Service. At Partners HealthCare, Dr. Linder serves on the Longitudinal Medical Record (LMR) – the Partners Healthcare EHR – Expert Panel for Adult Primary Care and the LMR Executive Committee, representing research issues in the future direction of the LMR. 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.


Thomas D. Sequist, M.D., M.P.H.
Thomas D. Sequist, M.D., M.P.H. diamond
Fellowship Site Director
Associate Professor in Medicine and Health Care Policy Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Director of Research, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Dr. Sequist’s research agenda focuses on three areas: 1) Native American health care, 2) ambulatory quality improvement strategies, and 3) the intersection between quality of care and health disparities. He has been Associate Director of the General Medicine Fellowship Program at BWH since 2011. He has worked extensively with the leadership of the Indian Health Service to study quality of care and access to care for Native Americans. Dr. Sequist is also actively involved in the organization of federally funded randomized quality improvement trials in the outpatient setting. These trials evaluate a spectrum of strategies including electronic medical records, decision support tools, disease registries, organizational change, and patient education to improve care for chronic diseases including diabetes, coronary heart disease, and chronic kidney disease, as well as preventive services such as cancer screening. Dr. Sequist is also actively working on understanding the complex relationship between quality improvement activities and racial disparities in care, using diabetes as a model. Dr. Sequist is committed to improving the health of Native Americans through mentorship and volunteerism. He has served for over 15 years as the Director of the Four Directions Summer Research Program at Harvard Medical School, offering American Indian undergraduate students a summer research experience, career advice, and long term mentoring. He is also the Medical Director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Physician Volunteer Program, which sends physician volunteers to the Indian Health Service on the Navajo Reservation, providing clinical care and teaching. Dr. Sequist has served as a Deputy Editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine and as a standing member of the Health Care Quality and Effectiveness Study Section for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Dr. Sequist received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development award in 2004.

Heather J. Baer, ScD
Heather J. Baer, ScD
Fellowship Site 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 School of Public Health, 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 currently has a Mentored Research Scientist Career Development award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to develop and evaluate tools within electronic health records to help primary care clinicians with the assessment and management of overweight and obesity.

In addition to her research, Dr. Baer is involved in a variety of teaching activities. She is an Associate Director for Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology, the flagship course in the summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness, and she is the Director of the academic-year MPH in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health. She also is one of the faculty members for the Harvard Medical School Portugal Program and the Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program.


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, M.D., M.P.H. diamond
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
E. Francis Cook, Sc.D.
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Arnold M. Epstein, M.D. diamond
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health
Tejal K. Gandhi, M.D., M.P.H. diamond
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of Patient Safety, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Ashish K. Jha, M.D., M.P.H. diamond
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health
Research Fellow in Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Nancy L. Keating, M.D., M.P.H. diamond
Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Anthony L. Komaroff, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Thomas H. Lee, M.D. diamond
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health
Network President, Partners Community Health Care, Inc.
Lisa S. Lehmann, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc. diamond
Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics, Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Bioethics, Brigham and Women's Hospital
J. Michael McWilliams, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant 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.
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Eric C. Schneider, M.D., M.Sc. diamond
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health
Jeffrey L. Schnipper, M.D., M.P.H diamond
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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