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Ziad Obermeyer, M.D.


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  1. R56AG055728 (OBERMEYER, ZIAD) Sep 30, 2017 - Aug 31, 2018
    Integrated Model of Palliative and Primary Care in Seriously Ill Older Adults
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. DP5OD012161 (OBERMEYER, ZIAD) Sep 25, 2012 - Aug 31, 2017
    Unexpected death after medical encounters: Measurement, reporting, and analysis
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Puskarich MA, Callaway C, Silbergleit R, Pines JM, Obermeyer Z, Wright DW, Hsia RY, Shah MN, Monte AA, Limkakeng AT, Meisel ZF, Levy PD. Priorities to Overcome Barriers Impacting Data Science Application in Emergency Care Research. Acad Emerg Med. 2019 Jan; 26(1):97-105. PMID: 30019795.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  2. Elfiky AA, Pany MJ, Parikh RB, Obermeyer Z. Development and Application of a Machine Learning Approach to Assess Short-term Mortality Risk Among Patients With Cancer Starting Chemotherapy. JAMA Netw Open. 2018 Jul 06; 1(3):e180926. PMID: 30646043.
  3. Einav L, Finkelstein A, Mullainathan S, Obermeyer Z. Predictive modeling of U.S. health care spending in late life. Science. 2018 06 29; 360(6396):1462-1465. PMID: 29954980.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Obermeyer Z, Samra JK, Mullainathan S. Individual differences in normal body temperature: longitudinal big data analysis of patient records. BMJ. 2017 12 13; 359:j5468. PMID: 29237616.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Obermeyer Z, Lee TH. Lost in Thought - The Limits of the Human Mind and the Future of Medicine. N Engl J Med. 2017 Sep 28; 377(13):1209-1211. PMID: 28953443.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Ouchi K, Jambaulikar G, George NR, Xu W, Obermeyer Z, Aaronson EL, Schuur JD, Schonberg MA, Tulsky JA, Block SD. The "Surprise Question" Asked of Emergency Physicians May Predict 12-Month Mortality among Older Emergency Department Patients. J Palliat Med. 2018 Feb; 21(2):236-240. PMID: 28846475.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  7. Obermeyer Z. Is less more, or is it less? The growing evidence on high-intensity hospital care. Emerg Med J. 2017 10; 34(10):698-699. PMID: 28821491.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Mullainathan S, Obermeyer Z. Does Machine Learning Automate Moral Hazard and Error? Am Econ Rev. 2017 May; 107(5):476-480. PMID: 28781376.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  9. Venkatesh AK, Mei H, Kocher KE, Granovsky M, Obermeyer Z, Spatz ES, Rothenberg C, Krumholz HM, Lin Z. Identification of Emergency Department Visits in Medicare Administrative Claims: Approaches and Implications. Acad Emerg Med. 2017 04; 24(4):422-431. PMID: 27864915.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Asaria P, Elliott P, Douglass M, Obermeyer Z, Soljak M, Majeed A, Ezzati M. Acute myocardial infarction hospital admissions and deaths in England: a national follow-back and follow-forward record-linkage study. Lancet Public Health. 2017 04; 2(4):e191-e201. PMID: 29253451.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. 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 Feb 01; 356:j239. PMID: 28148486.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. 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 12 01; 176(12):1863-1865. PMID: 27695853.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  13. Chang BP, Pany MJ, Obermeyer Z. Early death after emergency department discharge in patients with psychiatric illness. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 05; 35(5):784-786. PMID: 27884584.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Obermeyer Z, Emanuel EJ. Predicting the Future - Big Data, Machine Learning, and Clinical Medicine. N Engl J Med. 2016 Sep 29; 375(13):1216-9. PMID: 27682033.
    Citations: 60     Fields:    
  15. Abujaber S, Chang CY, Reynolds TA, Mowafi H, Obermeyer Z. Developing metrics for emergency care research in low- and middle-income countries. Afr J Emerg Med. 2016 Sep; 6(3):116-124. PMID: 30456077.
  16. Chang CY, Abujaber S, Reynolds TA, Camargo CA, Obermeyer Z. Burden of emergency conditions and emergency care usage: new estimates from 40 countries. Emerg Med J. 2016 Nov; 33(11):794-800. PMID: 27334758.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Niedzwiecki M, Baicker K, Wilson M, Cutler DM, Obermeyer Z. Short-term Outcomes for Medicare Beneficiaries After Low-acuity Visits to Emergency Departments and Clinics. Med Care. 2016 May; 54(5):498-503. PMID: 27078822; PMCID: PMC4834890.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. 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 12; 68(6):706-711. PMID: 26921969.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. 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 Feb; 64(2):323-9. PMID: 26805592; PMCID: PMC4803467.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. 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 Sep; 12(9):508-30. PMID: 26076950.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Obermeyer Z, Powers BW, Makar M, Keating NL, Cutler DM. Physician Characteristics Strongly Predict Patient Enrollment In Hospice. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Jun; 34(6):993-1000. PMID: 26056205; PMCID: PMC4852702.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Makar M, Ghassemi M, Cutler DM, Obermeyer Z. Short-term Mortality Prediction for Elderly Patients Using Medicare Claims Data. Int J Mach Learn Comput. 2015 Jun; 5(3):192-197. PMID: 28018571.
    Citations: 2     
  23. Obermeyer Z, Abujaber S, Makar M, Stoll S, Kayden SR, Wallis LA, Reynolds TA. Emergency care in 59 low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. Bull World Health Organ. 2015 Aug 01; 93(8):577-586G. PMID: 26478615; PMCID: PMC4581659.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Kleinberg J, Ludwig J, Mullainathan S, Obermeyer Z. Prediction Policy Problems. Am Econ Rev. 2015 May; 105(5):491-495. PMID: 27199498.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    
  25. Liu SW, Obermeyer Z, Chang Y, Shankar KN. Frequency of ED revisits and death among older adults after a fall. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Aug; 33(8):1012-8. PMID: 25983268; PMCID: PMC4962693.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Powers BW, Makar M, Jain SH, Cutler DM, Obermeyer Z. Cost savings associated with expanded hospice use in Medicare. J Palliat Med. 2015 May; 18(5):400-1. PMID: 25806563; PMCID: PMC4425221.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Bobb JF, Obermeyer Z, Wang Y, Dominici F. Cause-specific risk of hospital admission related to extreme heat in older adults. JAMA. 2014 Dec 24-31; 312(24):2659-67. PMID: 25536257; PMCID: PMC4319792.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. 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 Nov 12; 312(18):1888-96. PMID: 25387186; PMCID: PMC4274169.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Reynolds TA, Bisanzo M, Dworkis D, Hansoti B, Obermeyer Z, Seidenberg P, Hauswald M, Mowafi H. Research priorities for data collection and management within global acute and emergency care systems. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Dec; 20(12):1246-50. PMID: 24341579.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Mowafi H, Dworkis D, Bisanzo M, Hansoti B, Seidenberg P, Obermeyer Z, Hauswald M, Reynolds TA. Making recording and analysis of chief complaint a priority for global emergency care research in low-income countries. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Dec; 20(12):1241-5. PMID: 24283813.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Hasegawa K, Obermeyer Z, Milne LW. Eczema herpeticum. J Emerg Med. 2012 Nov; 43(5):e341-2. PMID: 21852062.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Martindale JL, Senecal EL, Obermeyer Z, Nadel ES, Brown DF. Altered mental status and hypothermia. J Emerg Med. 2010 Oct; 39(4):491-6. PMID: 20537835.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. 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 Apr 13; 7(4):e1000260. PMID: 20405004; PMCID: PMC2854132.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  34. 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 Jun 28; 336(7659):1482-6. PMID: 18566045; PMCID: PMC2440905.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Gakidou E, Nordhagen S, Obermeyer Z. Coverage of cervical cancer screening in 57 countries: low average levels and large inequalities. PLoS Med. 2008 Jun 17; 5(6):e132. PMID: 18563963; PMCID: PMC2429949.
    Citations: 93     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  36. Makhlouf MV, Obermeyer Z. Bipedicle flap for wounds following achilles tendon repair. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Apr; 121(4):235e-6e. PMID: 18349620.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Obermeyer Z, Abbott-Klafter J, Murray CJ. Has the DOTS strategy improved case finding or treatment success? An empirical assessment. PLoS One. 2008 Mar 05; 3(3):e1721. PMID: 18320042; PMCID: PMC2253827.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Ottmani S, Obermeyer Z, Bencheikh N, Mahjour J. Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about tuberculosis in urban Morocco. East Mediterr Health J. 2008 Mar-Apr; 14(2):298-304. PMID: 18561721.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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Funded by the NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, grant number UL1TR001102, and through institutional support from Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.