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Anjum Khurshid

Chief Data Scientist, Sentinel Operations Center Associate Professor

Dr. Anjum Khurshid, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. He is the Chief Data Scientist for the Sentinel Operations Center. Dr. Khurshid was previously the Co-Chief, Health Informatics, Data Science and Epidemiology Division, Department of Population Health and the inaugural Director of Data Integration at Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin. He is the co-principal investigator on community-wide projects for integrating social determinants of health in electronic health records and developing patient engagement platforms for health data. He received the Health Informatics Innovator Award in 2013, as the principal investigator of the $13.5 million Crescent City Beacon Community Program in New Orleans. He also established the Louisiana Clinical Data Research Network (now REACHnet) as part of PCORnet. 

Dr. Khurshid is a pioneer in research on blockchain applications for healthcare and was voted by peers for the University Blockchain Research Institute’s Visionary Award, 2021. He has served on the Federal Advisory Committee for Health Information Technology, a congressionally mandated advisory body, and as a patient engagement advisor to the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Washington DC. Dr. Khurshid earned his medical degree from King Edward Medical University, Lahore and his Masters in Public Affairs and PhD in Public Policy from the University of Texas at Austin.

Focus Areas:

  • Health Informatics
  • Data Integration
  • Blockchain in Health
  • Health IT Policy
  • Patient Engagement