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Joel Weissman, Ph.D.

Brigham And Women's Hospital

Brigham And Women's Hospital
Phone: (617) 525-7727


jweissman@partners.org

Joel Weissman, Ph.D.

Brigham And Women's Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Professor, Surgery, Harvard Medical School
  • Chief Scientific Officer, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham And Women's Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

I am a health services researcher and currently serve as Chief Science Officer (CSO) of the Center for Surgery and Public Health at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. The overarching goal of my research is to explore the influence of social, political, and economic factors on health care utilization and outcomes. As CSO, I help guide the CSPH’s scientific direction through the development and implementation of its research aims. As the co-Director of the Patient Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research Center, I am responsible for promoting health services research throughout the hospital. My extensive background in health services research, and in particular survey research, case study methods, and racial-ethnic disparities enable me to make important contributions as a DF/HCC member.

Publications

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  • Weissman JS, Campbell EG, Cohen IG, Lynch HF, Largent EA, Gupta A, Rozenblum R, Abraham M, Spikes K, Fagan M, Carnie M. IRB Oversight of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: A National Survey of IRB Chairpersons. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics 2018; 13:421-431. PubMed
  • Gelinas L, Weissman JS, Lynch HF, Gupta A, Rozenblum R, Largent EA, Cohen IG, . Oversight of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: Recommendations From a Delphi Panel. Ann Intern Med 2018. PubMed
  • Schoenfeld AJ, Sturgeon DJ, Dimick JB, Bono CM, Blucher JA, Barton LB, Weissman JS, Haider AH. Disparities in Rates of Surgical Intervention Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Medicare Accountable Care Organizations. Ann Surg 2018. PubMed
  • Lilley EJ, Scott JW, Weissman JS, Krasnova A, Salim A, Haider AH, Cooper Z. End-of-Life Care in Older Patients After Serious or Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Low-Mortality Hospitals Compared With All Other Hospitals. JAMA Surg 2018; 153:44-50. PubMed
  • Weissman JS, Kelz RR, Lee CN. Appropriateness, Health Care Reform, and the Surgeon: Perspectives From the Surgical Outcomes Club. JAMA Surg 2017; 152:813-814. PubMed
  • Weingart SN, Weissman JS, Zimmer KP, Giannini RC, Quigley DD, Hunter LE, Ridgely MS, Schneider EC. Implementation and evaluation of a prototype consumer reporting system for patient safety events. Int J Qual Health Care 2018; 29:521-526. PubMed
  • Schneider EC, Ridgely MS, Quigley DD, Hunter LE, Leuschner KJ, Weingart SN, Weissman JS, Zimmer KP, Giannini RC. Developing and Testing the Health Care Safety Hotline: A Prototype Consumer Reporting System for Patient Safety Events. Rand Health Q 2017; 6:1. PubMed
  • Schoenfeld AJ, Jiang W, Harris MB, Cooper Z, Koehlmoos T, Learn PA, Weissman JS, Haider AH. Association Between Race and Postoperative Outcomes in a Universally Insured Population Versus Patients in the State of California. Ann Surg 2017; 266:267-273. PubMed
  • Kimsey L, Olaiya S, Smith C, Hoburg A, Lipsitz SR, Koehlmoos T, Nguyen LL, Weissman JS. Geographic variation within the military health system. BMC Health Serv Res 2018; 17:271. PubMed
  • Schiff GD, Reyes Nieva H, Griswold P, Leydon N, Ling J, Federico F, Keohane C, Ellis BR, Foskett C, Orav EJ, Yoon C, Goldmann D, Weissman JS, Bates DW, Biondolillo M, Singer SJ. Randomized Trial of Reducing Ambulatory Malpractice and Safety Risk: Results of the Massachusetts PROMISES Project. Med Care 2018; 55:797-805. PubMed
  • Weissman JS, Millenson ML, Haring RS. Patient-centered care: turning the rhetoric into reality. Am J Manag Care 2018; 23:e31-e32. PubMed
  • Fremont A, Weissman JS, Hoch E, Elliott MN. When Race/Ethnicity Data Are Lacking: Using Advanced Indirect Estimation Methods to Measure Disparities. Rand Health Q 2017; 6:16. PubMed
  • Wakeam E, Hyder JA, Ashley SW, Weissman JS. Barriers and Strategies for Effective Patient Rescue: A Qualitative Study of Outliers. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2015; 40:503-6. PubMed
  • Joynt KE, Sarma N, Epstein AM, Jha AK, Weissman JS. Challenges in Reducing Readmissions: Lessons from Leadership and Frontline Personnel at Eight Minority-Serving Hospitals. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2018; 40:435-7. PubMed
  • Dupree JM, Patel K, Singer SJ, West M, Wang R, Zinner MJ, Weissman JS. Attention to surgeons and surgical care is largely missing from early medicare accountable care organizations. Health Aff (Millwood) 2014; 33:972-9. PubMed
  • Weissman JS, Bigby J. Massachusetts health care reform--near-universal coverage at what cost? N Engl J Med 2009; 361:2012-5. PubMed
  • López L, Weissman JS, Schneider EC, Weingart SN, Cohen AP, Epstein AM. Disclosure of hospital adverse events and its association with patients' ratings of the quality of care. Arch Intern Med 2009; 169:1888-94. PubMed
  • Weingart SN, Simchowitz B, Shiman L, Brouillard D, Cyrulik A, Davis RB, Isaac T, Massagli M, Morway L, Sands DZ, Spencer J, Weissman JS. Clinicians' assessments of electronic medication safety alerts in ambulatory care. Arch Intern Med 2009; 169:1627-32. PubMed
  • Weingart SN, Simchowitz B, Padolsky H, Isaac T, Seger AC, Massagli M, Davis RB, Weissman JS. An empirical model to estimate the potential impact of medication safety alerts on patient safety, health care utilization, and cost in ambulatory care. Arch Intern Med 2009; 169:1465-73. PubMed
  • Park ER, Chun MB, Betancourt JR, Green AR, Weissman JS. Measuring residents' perceived preparedness and skillfulness to deliver cross-cultural care. J Gen Intern Med 2009; 24:1053-6. PubMed
  • Weingart SN,Massagli M,Cyrulik A,Isaac T,Morway L,Sands DZ,Weissman JS. Assessing the value of electronic prescribing in ambulatory care: A focus group study. Int J Med Inform 2009; 78:571-8. PubMed
  • López L, Hicks LS, Cohen AP, McKean S, Weissman JS. Hospitalists and the quality of care in hospitals. Arch Intern Med 2009; 169:1389-94. PubMed
  • Green AR,Betancourt JR,Park ER,Greer JA,Donahue EJ,Weissman JS. Providing culturally competent care: residents in HRSA Title VII funded residency programs feel better prepared. Acad Med 2008; 83:1071-9. PubMed
  • Balaban RB, Weissman JS, Samuel PA, Woolhandler S. Redefining and Redesigning Hospital Discharge to Enhance Patient Care: A Randomized Controlled Study. J Gen Intern Med 2008; 23:1228-33. PubMed
  • Weissman JS,Schneider EC,Weingart SN,Epstein AM,David-Kasdan J,Feibelmann S,Annas CL,Ridley N,Kirle L,Gatsonis C. Comparing patient-reported hospital adverse events with medical record review: do patients know something that hospitals do not? Ann Intern Med 2008; 149:100-8. PubMed
  • Weinick RM,Wilcox SR,Park ER,Griffey RT,Weissman JS. Use of advance directives for nursing home residents in the emergency department. Am J Hosp Palliat Care 2008; 25:179-83. PubMed
  • Campbell EG, Weissman JS, Ehringhaus S, Rao SR, Moy B, Feibelmann S, Goold SD. Institutional academic industry relationships. JAMA 2007; 298:1779-86. PubMed
  • Hasnain-Wynia R, Baker DW, Nerenz D, Feinglass J, Beal AC, Landrum MB, Behal R, Weissman JS. Disparities in health care are driven by where minority patients seek care: examination of the hospital quality alliance measures. Arch Intern Med 2007; 167:1233-9. PubMed
  • Denic V, Quan EM, Weissman JS. A Luminal Surveillance Complex that Selects Misfolded Glycoproteins for ER-Associated Degradation. Cell 2006; 126:349-59. PubMed
  • Hollien J, Weissman JS. Decay of endoplasmic reticulum-localized mRNAs during the unfolded protein response. Science 2006; 313:104-7. PubMed
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