AcademyHealth Webinar – Personalized Population Health in a Computational Age
Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM
Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine
Director, Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation
Harlan Krumholz is a cardiologist and the Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine and the founder and Director of the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE). He is a leading outcomes researcher and has published >1400 scientific articles, has an h-index >220 and is one of the most highly cited medical researchers. Dr. Krumholz pioneered strategies to improve healthcare quality and health equity, promote open science and transform research processes, support patient empowerment, and apply digital technologies and computational approaches to accelerate progress in clinical care and research. Dr. Krumholz co-founded the Yale University Open Data Access (YODA) Project, Hugo Health (patient-centric platform to enable a consumer-mediated health information exchange), Refactor Health, (healthcare AI-augmented data insight company), and medRxiv (non-profit preprint server for the medical and health sciences). He is a Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association and a member of the National Academy of Medicine, served as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health and was a founding Governor of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and was the Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale. He grew up in Dayton, Ohio and graduated from Yale College, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health.
Yuan Lu, ScD
Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
Investigator, Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation
Yuan Luis an epidemiologist and implementation scientist with a focus on cardiovascular disease prevention. As a full-time Assistant Professor at Yale School of Medicine, she works at the intersection of cardiovascular disease prevention, health equity, and digital health, using implementation science methods to address real-world issues. She recently completed an NHLBI K12 career development award, where she used the electronic health records from the Yale New Haven Health System to identify patients with persistent hypertension and design decision supports to improve their care. In the past, she has also collaborated with the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) on global analyses of the impact of risk factors on the global burden of cardiovascular diseases. She has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and her work has been cited more than 40,000 times. Yuan is the recipient of the 2022 John H. Laragh Research Award from the American Journal of Hypertension for her contribution to the field of hypertension.