DPM Chair Richard Platt receives prestigious mentoring award

Richard Platt, MD, MSc, is the recipient of the 2016 SHEA Mentor Scholar Award in recognition of his distinguished record in mentoring fellows and junior faculty, many of whom have gone on to be leaders in infection prevention and healthcare epidemiology. The SHEA Mentor Scholar Award is intended to honor an individual recognized for his/her dedication and excellence in mentoring trainees in infection prevention and control.

Assistant Professor Jason Block serving as Senior Advisor to the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at the US Department of Health and Human Services

Jason Block, MD, MPH, Associate Director of the Obesity Prevention Program in DPM is leading a strategic planning effort at DHHS to develop federal policy in nutrition and physical activity.  Jason’s research focuses on nutrition policy, along with more recent work on PCORnet.  As part of his work on nutrition policy, he recently took on an actual policy role.

Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th Anniversary Fellowship Program for Scholars in Medicine

Congratulations to Assistant Professors, Laura Garabedian and Melissa Gilkey who were selected as recipients of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute Department of Population Medicine Robert H. Ebert, MD Fellowship, which is part of the Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th Anniversary Fellowship Program for Scholars in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  A reception honoring this years’ Fellows will be held on Monday, November 21st at the Joseph B.

The Biologics and Biosimilars Collective Intelligence Consortium (BBCIC)

The Biologics and Biosimilars Collective Intelligence Consortium (BBCIC) was established in 2015 to address anticipated needs for post-marketed evidence generation for novel biologics, their corresponding biosimilars and other related products. 

The BBCIC is a non-profit, scientific public service initiative that will monitor biosimilars and corresponding novel biologics for effectiveness and safety – to provide the reassurance that patients and physicians want. The BBCIC:

Harvard-UCI Prevention Epicenter

This CDC-funded project evaluates new strategies to detect and prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). These strategies include the development of new methods to predict which empirically treated patients are infected with antibiotic-resistant organisms, analyzing the use of statistical tools to limit outbreaks of HAIs, and the development of an electronically-computable surveillance definition for hospital-acquired pneumonia.


PopMedNetTM is a software platform that facilitates the creation, operation, and governance of distributed health data networks. The system facilitates distributed analyses of routinely collected healthcare data providing the means to rapidly generate reliable information about utilization and outcomes of care needed to support decision making by patients, providers, and policy-makers.


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Sentinel is an active surveillance system sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to monitor the safety of regulated medical products using pre-existing electronic healthcare data from multiple sources. The Sentinel System is part of the FDA's Sentinel Initiative, a long-term effort to improve the FDA's ability to identify and access medical product safety issues.

Ting-Ying Jane Huang

Research Scientist

Jane Huang is an Epidemiologist and Research Scientist in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She is a pharmacist by training and received her PhD in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research from University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Jane is actively engaged in the Sentinel Initiative, where she contributes scientific reviews to FDA's post-market safety surveillance of prescription medications and other medical products.