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Harvard Medical School
Fellowship in General
Medicine and Primary Care
Beth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center
1309 Beacon Street CO-211
Brookline, MA 02446

Tel (617) 754-1448
Fax (617) 754-1440
Email: GIM Fellowship
Harvard Medical School

Department of Population Medicine (DPM) at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

Emily Oken MD, MPH
Emily Oken MD, MPH diamond
Fellowship Site Director
Associate Professor of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Oken’s research interests include the influence of nutrition and toxicant exposures during pregnancy and early childhood on maternal and child health. She has published widely on predictors and sequelae of maternal weight in the peripartum period, and leads studies examining the effects of maternal fish consumption during pregnancy on child health, incorporating both the risks of contaminant exposure and the benefits of the healthful nutrients within fish. Dr. Oken is PI of Project Viva, a groundbreaking longitudinal pre-birth cohort study of pregnant women and their offspring, and PI of a grant based within the Project Viva cohort to evaluate associations of prenatal exposures with offspring atopy and asthma in the early teen years. She is also PI of an R01 to follow up 16-17 year olds who had been enrolled at birth in a randomized trial of breastfeeding promotion. She is also the recipient of a NICHD-funded K24 Midcareer Mentorship Award. She completed combined clinical training in internal medicine and pediatrics. In 2009, Dr. Oken was awarded the inaugural Rising Star Award by the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, and in 2011 she was awarded a Young Mentor award from Harvard Medical School. She is a graduate of the Harvard GIM Fellowship Program.

James Frank Wharam, MB, BCh, BAO, MPH
James Frank Wharam, MB, BCh, BAO, MPH diamond
Fellowship Site Director
Associate Professor and a General Internist at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

Dr. Wharam has expertise in patient and physician incentives for efficient care and rigorous assessment of national health policies. His research has focused on high-deductible insurance, pay-for-performance, and a variety of other national health policy changes. He has developed one of the largest administrative datasets for examining health insurance, primary care, and health policy research questions. In 2009, Dr. Wharam received the HMO Research Network Early Career Investigator Award. He leads five national R01-level projects examining effects of emerging health insurance designs on appropriate health care and vulnerable populations (1U58DP02719, R01DK100304, 1U18DP006122, 1R01CA172639, IHS-1408-20393). He has mentored fellows’ projects assessing a variety of national policies and topics including opioid overdose, prescription drug monitoring programs, mental health parity laws, bariatric surgery outcomes, health care disparities, low-value health services, adolescent-to-young adult care transitions, and breast cancer outcomes. Dr. Wharam is the director of a research division in the Department of Population Medicine and practices at Harvard Vanguard-Kenmore. He lives in the Boston suburbs with his wife and three small children.

Meghan Baker, MD, DSc
Instructor, DPM and BWH
Jason Block, MD diamond
Assistant Professor, DPM
Jeff Brown, PhD
Associate Professor, DPM
Research Director of the Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology program
Jonathan Finkelstein, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, DPM
Associate Director, Center for Child Health Care Studies at DPM
Alison Gailbraith, MD
Assistant Professor, DPM
Muriel Gillick, MD
Clinical Professor, DPM
Marie-France Hivert, MD, MMSc
Assistant Professor in Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Michael Klompas, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Associate Professor, DPM, BWH
Grace Lee MD, MPH
Associate Professor, DPM and Children’s Hospital Boston
Director, Center for Child Health Care Studies at DPM
Larissa Nekhlyudov, M.D., M.P.H. diamond
Associate Professor, DPM
Richard Platt, MD, MSc
Professor and Chair DPM
Dennis Ross-Degnan, ScD
Associate Professor, DPM
Director of Research, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Jim Sabin, MD
Clinical Professor, DPM, Harvard Medical School
Psychiatry Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director HPHC Ethics Program
Stephen Soumerai, ScD
Professor, DPM
Director, Drug Policy Research Group
Natasha Stout, PhD
Assistant Professor in Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Darren Toh, ScD
Associate Professor in Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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