Harvard Catalyst Profiles

Contact, publication, and social network information about Harvard faculty and fellows.

Alexander Turchin, M.D.

Title
Institution
Department
Address
Phone
Profile Picture

Biography
1995
Albert Borghman / Phi Beta Kappa Thesis Prize
1995
Caducean Premedical Award
1995
Founders' Day Class Representative for Honors Scholars
1995
Wortis Biological Prize
2005
Best eHealth Research Paper 2005 finalist
2005
Young Investigator Award finalist, International Aldosterone Conference
2008
Article of the Month, Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication
2009
AMIA Annual Symposium Distinguished Paper Award
2010
AMIA Annual Symposium Distinguished Paper Award
2011
AMIA Annual Symposium Distinguished Paper Award finalist
2014
Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics

Overview
My research focuses on quality of care and outcomes in treatment of chronic endocrine diseases. Our group utilizes advanced Medical Informatics technologies, including Natural Language Processing, to analyze electronic medical record data of thousands of patients to determine how we can improve care of patients with diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia.

Main directions of our research include:
a) optimal targets and strategies in treatment of diabetes and hypertension
b) adverse reactions to medications in chronic disease
c) lifestyle counseling in chronic illness in real-life medical practice
d) relationship of electronic documentation to patient outcomes

Mentoring
Optimal systolic blood pressure target, time-to-intensification and time-to-follow-up in the treatment of hypertension
Full Time/Year Long, 09/24/12 - 09/23/13

Research
The research activities and funding listed below are automatically derived from NIH ExPORTER and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing items. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
  1. ME-2022C2-27637 (Alexander Turchin) Jul 1, 2023 - Jun 30, 2027
    PCORI
    Identification of Temporal Data Patterns Predictive of Adverse Outcomes in Patients with Diabetes
    Role Description: The goal of the study is to develop predictive models for outcomes of diabetes care using advanced AI analytical techniques.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. DB-2020C2-20308 (Alexander Turchin) Jul 1, 2021 - Jun 30, 2024
    PCORI
    BESTMED: oBservational Evaluation of Second line Therapy MEdications in Diabetes
    Role Description: The goal of the study is to identify optimal second-line (after metformin) treatment of type 2 diabetes
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. ME-2019C1-15328 (Alexander Turchin) Apr 1, 2020 - Mar 31, 2024
    PCORI
    Using topic segmentation to enhance concept parsing and identification of negations
    Role Description: To determine whether modern NLP technologies can increase accuracy of NLP parsing of EHR data by implementing topic segmentation.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. R41DK105612 (TURCHIN, ALEXANDER) Sep 1, 2015 - Aug 31, 2017
    NIH
    Identification of patients with diabetes at high risk for treatment failure
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. R01HS024090 (TURCHIN, ALEXANDER) Aug 1, 2015 - May 31, 2019
    NIH
    Identification of Patients with Low Life Expectancy
    Role: Principal Investigator

Bibliographic
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
Newest   |   Oldest   |   Most Cited   |   Most Discussed   |   Timeline   |   Field Summary   |   Plain Text
PMC Citations indicate the number of times the publication was cited by articles in PubMed Central, and the Altmetric score represents citations in news articles and social media. (Note that publications are often cited in additional ways that are not shown here.) Fields are based on how the National Library of Medicine (NLM) classifies the publication's journal and might not represent the specific topic of the publication. Translation tags are based on the publication type and the MeSH terms NLM assigns to the publication. Some publications (especially newer ones and publications not in PubMed) might not yet be assigned Field or Translation tags.) Click a Field or Translation tag to filter the publications.
Updating...
This operation might take several minutes to complete. Please do not close your browser.
Local representatives can answer questions about the Profiles website or help with editing a profile or issues with profile data. For assistance with this profile: HMS/HSDM faculty should contact contactcatalyst.harvard.edu. For faculty or fellow appointment updates and changes, please ask your appointing department to contact HMS. For fellow personal and demographic information, contact HMS Human Resources at human_resourceshms.harvard.edu. For faculty personal and demographic information, contact HMS Office for Faculty Affairs at facappthms.harvard.edu.
Turchin's Networks
Click the
Explore
buttons for more information and interactive visualizations!
Concepts (391)
Explore
_
Co-Authors (96)
Explore
_
Similar People (60)
Explore
_
Same Department 
Explore
_
Physical Neighbors
_
Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.