Harvard-Radcliffe Class of '89
Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle is the Co-Founder and CEO of Iora Health, one of the most exciting entrepreneurial service and technology companies in the healthcare sector today. Iora Health is reinventing the primary care medicine delivery model with its focus to reduce costs for adults at risk for or already suffering from various chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. Before starting Iora, Rushika was the first Executive Director of the Harvard Interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement, and served as a Managing Director of the Advisory Board Company. He is also a published author (see the Books section of the Showcase) and was profiled in CommonWealth Magazine.
Margot Kushel, medical doctor, homeless advocate
Profiled in the San Francisco Chronicle, Aging onto The Street (2019)
Gazette Times op-ed, Why Homelessness Afflicts the West Coast (2018)
Dr. Farzad Mostashari is recognized as one of the foremost experts and champions for the adoption and meaningful use of electronic medical records in the United States. Recently named as a visiting Fellow at the Brookings' Institute, Farzad was the National Coordinator for Health IT at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from 2009 to 2013, inspiring and overseeing the most dramatic evolution of healthcare IT in US history. Before going to HHS, Farzad was Assistant Commissioner for the New York City Department of Health. He also participates in the Washington Speakers Bureau.
Sean Rockett, orthopaedic surgeon
This is an X-ray of a knee that has undergone an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction.
Smoking and Pregnancy for "Up To Date," a medical information database
"Coping with Anxiety and Pregnancy," in The Health Connection, a community health magazine
coauthor of articles in peer-reviewed publications:
"Antepartum bleeding of unknown origin in the second half of pregnancy: a review," Magann EF, Cummings JE, Niederhauser A, Rodriguez-Thompson D, McCormack R, Chauhan SP. (Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2005)
"Use of a random urinary protein-to-creatinine ratio for the diagnosis of significant proteinuria during pregnancy," Rodriguez-Thompson D, Lieberman ES. (Am J Obstet Gynecol 2001)
"Chemotherapy for a patient with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer during pregnancy: a case report and a review of chemotherapy treatment during pregnancy," Jänne PA, Rodriguez-Thompson D, Metcalf DR, Swanson SJ, Greisman HA, Wilkins-Haug L, Johnson BE. (Oncology 2001)
"Separation of conjoined twins with the twin reversed-arterial-perfusion sequence after prenatal planning with three-dimensional modeling," Norwitz ER, Hoyte LP, Jenkins KJ, van der Velde ME, Ratiu P, Rodriguez-Thompson D, Wilkins-Haug L, Tempany CM, Fishman SJ. (New England Journal of Medicine 2000)
Dr. Kevin Volpp is one of the nation's foremost authorities on the impact of financial and organizational incentives on health outcomes. He has partnered with some of the largest employers and insurers in the USA on numerous innovative programs to increase patient engagement in self-management of chronic conditions, such as obesity and diabetes. He received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), an award presented at the White House as the highest honor given by the US government to early career scientists, and is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine.
Mortality Among Hospitalized Medicare Beneficiaries in the First Two Years Following ACGME Resident Duty Hour Reform," by Volpp KG, Rosen AK, Rosenbaum PR, Romano PS, Even-Shoshan O, Wang Y, Bellini L, Behringer T, Silber JH (Journal of the American Medical Association, 2007)
Asymmetric Paternalism to Improve Health Behaviors" by Loewenstein G, Brennan TA, Volpp KG (Journal of the American Medical Association, 2007)
Starting from Scratch: Designing Physician Work Hour Reform from First Principles," by Volpp KG, Landrigan C. (Journal of the American Medical Association, 2008)
"Financial Incentive-based Approaches for Weight Loss: A Randomized Trial" by Volpp KG, John L, Troxel AB, Norton L, Fassbender J, Loewenstein G. (Journal of the American Medical Association, 2008)
P4P4P: An Agenda for Research on Pay for Performance for Patients," by Volpp KG, Pauly MV, Loewenstein G, Bangsberg D. (Health Affairs 2009)
"A Randomized Controlled Trial of Financial Incentives for Smoking Cessation," by Volpp KG, Troxel AB, Pauly MV, Glick HA, Puig A, Asch DA, Galvin R, Zhu J, Wan F, DeGuzman J, Corbett E, Weiner J, Audrain-McGovern J. (New England Journal of Medicine 2009)