The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Fellowship is located in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area within walking distance to the Harvard Medical School, the Harvard School of Public Health, and public transportation. Fellows sit within the Research Program in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, which is located less than 1 mile from the main campus.
The Division of General Medicine and Primary Care is committed to excellence in patient care, teaching, research and leadership. Our faculty and staff enjoy collaborating across our clinical, education, and research programs in our pursuit to provide the highest quality of care possible, to all people. Central themes of the Division include celebrating diversity, caring for underserved patients, and enhancing patient-centered care through collaboration and shared decision-making. The Division encourages and supports professional development and scholarship. The Division is led by Drs. Russell S. Phillips, Division Chief, and Mark D. Aronson, and James J. Heffernan, Associate Division Chiefs. The Research Program is led by Dr. Edward R. Marcantonio, Section Chief of Research, and Dr. Christina C. Wee, Associate Section Chief of Research.
Together, our nationally recognized faculty, biostatisticians, administrative and research staff provide a strong foundation for the Fellowship Program. Our research mission is to conduct interdisciplinary patient-centered research with the overarching themes of: Improving Care for Vulnerable Populations, Developing and Studying Innovative Approaches to Addressing Common but Challenging Clinical Issues, and Measuring and Improving Quality of Care. Areas of research include work in aging, cancer, cardiovascular health, lifestyle and health behaviors, end of life and palliative care, health disparities, and obesity. We employ a variety of research methodologies including secondary analysis of large databases, qualitative methods, and traditional quantitative research methods such as surveys, observational and analytic epidemiology, and interventional trials. The Division's investigations hold both clinical implications and relevance for public health and health services delivery, locally and nationwide.
A few examples from recent Fellows' research include:
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