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Ziad Obermeyer, MD

Brigham And Women's Hospital

Brigham And Women's Hospital
Phone: (617) 525-3133


zobermeyer@partners.org

Ziad Obermeyer, MD

Brigham And Women's Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Assistant Professor, Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
  • Associate physician, Emergency Medicine, Brigham And Women's Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

I am interested in acute, life-threatening complications of cancer and its treatment. Acute events -- infections, organ failure, thomboemboli, excerbations of comorbidities -- are critical inflection points in the cancer disease trajectory. They can be used to update prior estimates of patients' survival, and also to yield insights into underlying biological processes in complex systems of disease-host interactions. I approach these events through the lens of large observational datasets -- national Medicare claims, electronic health record data -- and data science.

Publications

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  • Obermeyer Z, Cohn B, Wilson M, Jena AB, Cutler DM. Early death after discharge from emergency departments: analysis of national US insurance claims data. BMJ 2017; 356:j239. PubMed
  • Venkatesh AK, Mei H, Kocher K, Granovsky M, Obermeyer Z, Spatz E, Rothenberg C, Krumholz H, Lin Z. Identification of Emergency Department Visits in Medicare Administrative Claims: Approaches and Implications. Acad Emerg Med 2016. PubMed
  • Lakin JR, Robinson MG, Bernacki RE, Powers BW, Block SD, Cunningham R, Obermeyer Z. Estimating 1-Year Mortality for High-Risk Primary Care Patients Using the "Surprise" Question. JAMA Intern Med 2016. PubMed
  • Obermeyer Z, Emanuel EJ. Predicting the Future - Big Data, Machine Learning, and Clinical Medicine. N Engl J Med 2016; 375:1216-9. PubMed
  • Brown J, Grudzen C, Kyriacou DN, Obermeyer Z, Quest T, Rivera D, Stone S, Wright J, Shelburne N. The Emergency Care of Patients With Cancer: Setting the Research Agenda. Ann Emerg Med 2016. PubMed
  • Obermeyer Z, Clarke AC, Makar M, Schuur JD, Cutler DM. Emergency Care Use and the Medicare Hospice Benefit for Individuals with Cancer with a Poor Prognosis. J Am Geriatr Soc 2016; 64:323-9. PubMed
  • Ezzati M, Obermeyer Z, Tzoulaki I, Mayosi BM, Elliott P, Leon DA. Contributions of risk factors and medical care to cardiovascular mortality trends. Nat Rev Cardiol 2015. PubMed
  • Obermeyer Z, Powers BW, Makar M, Keating NL, Cutler DM. Physician Characteristics Strongly Predict Patient Enrollment In Hospice. Health Aff (Millwood) 2015; 34:993-1000. PubMed
  • Powers BW, Makar M, Jain SH, Cutler DM, Obermeyer Z. Cost savings associated with expanded hospice use in Medicare. J Palliat Med 2015; 18:400-1. PubMed
  • Obermeyer Z, Makar M, Abujaber S, Dominici F, Block S, Cutler DM. Association between the Medicare hospice benefit and health care utilization and costs for patients with poor-prognosis cancer. JAMA 2014; 312:1888-96. PubMed
  • Obermeyer Z, Rajaratnam JK, Park CH, Gakidou E, Hogan MC, Lopez AD, Murray CJ. Measuring adult mortality using sibling survival: a new analytical method and new results for 44 countries, 1974-2006. PLoS Med. 2010; 7:e1000260. PubMed
  • Obermeyer Z, Murray CJ, Gakidou E. Fifty years of violent war deaths from Vietnam to Bosnia: analysis of data from the world health survey programme. BMJ 2008; 336:1482-6. PubMed
  • Gakidou E, Nordhagen S, Obermeyer Z. Coverage of cervical cancer screening in 57 countries: low average levels and large inequalities. PLoS Med. 2008; 5:e132. PubMed
  • Bobb JF, Obermeyer Z, Wang Y, Dominici F. Cause-specific risk of hospital admission related to extreme heat in older adults. JAMA 2014; 312:2659-67. PubMed
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