2020–2021 Schedule

Fall 2020
Date Topic Speaker
9/8/20 ML-Driven Clinical Documentation: A New EHR Paradigm Divya Gopinath
Graduate Student, MIT CSAIL
9/15/20 GAN Tutorial - From basics to current state-of-the-art, and towards key applications in medicine Razvan Marinescu, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher in Medical Image Computing, MIT CSAIL
9/22/20 High Quality Research and Innovation in a Commercial EHR Adam Wright, PhD, FACMI, FAMIA, FIAHSI
Professor of Biomedical Informatics,
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
9/29/20 21st Century Cures, APIs, and a Roadmap For Patient-Led Data Sharing William Gordon, MD, MBI
Director, Solution & Experience | Digital Care Transformation | Mass General Brigham
10/6/20 A Sociotechnical Framework for Safety-Related EHR Research Reporting: The SAFER Reporting Framework Dean Sittig, PhD
Professor, Biomedical Informatics
10/13/20 Real-world Informatics Challenges in Building a Real-World Oncology Registry: The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation’s CureCloud Experience Steven E. Labkoff, MD, FACP, FACMI, FAMIA
Chief Data Officer, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Doctor of Medicine, Temple University Medical School
10/20/20 Digital Phenotyping Using Smartphones 
  • Jukka-Pekka Onnela, PhD
    Associate Professor of Biostatistics
    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Timothy R. Smith, MD, PhD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School
    Director, Computational Neuroscience Outcomes Center (CNOC), Brigham and Women's Hospital
10/27/20 Conducting Clinical Trials to Study Mobile Apps 
  • Mihir Kamdar, MD
    Section Head, Division of Palliative Care, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
    Director, MGH Cancer Pain Clinic
    Divisions of Palliative Care & Anesthesia Pain Medicine, MGH
    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School 
  • Alexander Turchin, MD, MS
    Director of Informatics Research Division Director of Quality in Diabetes

    Division of Endocrinology
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School 

11/3/20 Preserving Privacy for Patients and Families: Confidential Notes in Pediatrics Chase Parsons, DO, MBI, FAAP
Physician Lead for Informatics Prescriber Education and Clinical Decision Support
Pediatric Hospitalist | Division of General Pediatrics
Instructor of Pediatrics | Harvard Medical School
Boston Children’s Hospital
11/10/20 Implementation and Evaluation of Clinical Decision Support for Chronic Kidney Disease Lipika Samal, MD, MPH
Associate Physician, Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
12/1/20 The Covid19 Mobility Data Network
  • Satchit Balsari, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
    Harvard Medical School / Beth Israel Lahey Health
  • Nishant Kishore, MPH
    PhD Candidate, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    Co-founder EpiTech Consultants

12/8/20 Behavioral Health Apps
  • John Torous, MD, MBI
    Director of the Digital Psychiatry Division,
    Department of Psychiatry,
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Spring 2021
Date Topic Speaker
1/19/21 Journal Club
  • Lily Payvandi, MD
    Clinical Informatics Fellow
    Boston Children's Hospital
  • Mara Alexeev, MD, MPH
    Clinical Informatics Fellow
    Boston Children’s Hospital
1/26/21 Digital Contact Tracing
  • Joshua Herigon, MD, MPH, MBI
    Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Peter Hong, MD
    Boston Children’s Hospital
2/2/21 Meeting ACO Needs with Information: An Illustration from the BCH ACO Shira Fischer, MD, PhD
Physician Policy Researcher,
RAND Corporation
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
2/9/21 Telehealth Use Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic William Gordon, MD, MBI
Director, Solution & Experience | Digital Care Transformation | Mass General Brigham
2/23/21 Pediatric Health Data Sharing Natalie Pageler, MD, MEd
Chief Medical Information Officer, Stanford Children’s Health
Clinical Professor of Pediatric Critical Care, Stanford University
Program Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship, Stanford University
3/2/21 ONC Update: Burden Reduction, 21st Century Cures Final Rule and the Impact of COVID-19 Andrew Gettinger, MD
Chief Clinical Officer
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
3/9/21 Waste Water Analysis for COVID

Peter Chai, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital

3/23/21 How Health IT Companies Build Products and its Impact on the Roles Available to MDs?

Justin Hubbard, MD, MMSc
Head of Product Strategy, Medicom

3/30/21 Using Technology to Support COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Brenda Dodson, PharmD
    Clinical Integration Architect,
    Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Haipeng (Mark) Zhang, DO, MMSc
    Medical Director
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital Digital Innovation Hub
4/6/21 Clinical Informatics Leadership and Advocacy Emily C. Webber, MD, FAAP, FAMIA
Chief Medical Information Officer
Indiana University Health and Riley Children’s Health
4/13/21 Development of an Institutional Biorepository: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Paul Avillach, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Biomedical
    Harvard Medical School
    Florence T Bourgeois, MD, MPH
    Co-Director, Harvard-MIT Center for Regulatory Science
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
4/27/21 Applied Clinical Informatics Innovations in the COVID Era

Christopher A. Longhurst, MD, MS
Chief Information Officer and Associate Chief Medical Officer for Quality and Safety, UC San Diego Health
Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego School of Medicine

5/4/21 Ask the Doctor for a Video Prescription? YouTube Video Analytics for Patient Education and Health Literacy Rema Padman, PhD
Trustees Professor Of Management Science And Healthcare Informatics, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy,
Carnegie Mellon University