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Harry Reyes Nieva, B.A.

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Yale University, New Haven, CTBASociology and History
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MAPopulation and International Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MDMASSpatial Analysis
Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, ChinaMandarin
Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NYPhD2019-Biomedical Informatics
Dean's Fellowship, Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention, National Academies of Sciences Engineering
Partners in Excellence Award for Innovation and Leadership, Partners HealthCare
Ruth and William Silen, MD Award, New England Science Symposium
2016 - 2018
Merit Scholarship, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
LGBT Leadership Award, Brigham and Women's Health Care
Brigham Way Honoree, Brigham and Women's Health Care
Outstanding Quality and Patient Safety Oral Presentation Award, Society of General Internal Medicine
Partners in Excellence Award for Quality Treatment and Service, Partners HealthCare
Partners in Excellence Award for Innovation and Leadership, Partners HealthCare
Mellon Forum Undergraduate Research Award, Yale University

As a Postgraduate Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital in the MTERMS Research Lab, my work in medical informatics applies machine learning, natural language processing, and spatio-temporal analysis to extremely large datasets to promote health equity, improve patient safety, and support knowledge discovery. My research also concerns the fairness, accountability, and transparency of artificial intelligence in healthcare.

Administratively, I manage the Brigham and Women’s Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network, a research consortium of 16 hospital-based practices, community-based practices, and community health centers affiliated with Brigham and Women’s Hospital. I also recently completed a three-year term as Commissioner on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission where I also served as Vice Chair.

Prior to pursuing a career in medicine and health services research, I was a member of the Strategic Information division of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) at Harvard University, which aimed to rapidly expand antiretroviral therapy (ART) treatment and care programs for people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, Tanzania, and Botswana. As Data Quality Assurance Manager for the Nigeria country program, my focus was scale-up and transition of data quality improvement and assurance activities nationwide. In this capacity, I worked closely with in-country quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation, and clinical specialists while developing or assisting with the modification of pediatric and adult quality improvement dashboards and monitoring and evaluation tools for over 175,000 patients. My division also generated monitoring and evaluation reports for the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS).

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. 1R01AG058911-01 (PEVNICK, JOSHUA M) Sep 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2023
    A Multicenter RCT of Pharmacist-Directed Transitional Care to Reduce Post-Hospitalization Utilization
    Role: Program Manager
  2. UL1TR001102 (ZHOU, LI) Jul 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2018
    Novel electronic health record phenotyping of LGBTQ intersectional identities and associated health disparities using natural language processing and machine learning approaches
    Role Description: The goal of this study is to leverage advanced techniques in machine learning and natural language processing to describe and measure the extent to which sexual orientation and gender identity are documented in the electronic health record and to evaluate differences in healthcare utilization, morbidity, and mortality between and among LGBTQ- and non-LGBTQ-identifying patients.
    Role: Co-Investigator
  3. 1R21HS024587-01 (SCHNIPPER, JEFFREY LAWRENCE) May 1, 2016 - Apr 30, 2019
    Electronic Medication Adherence Reporting and Feedback During Care Transitions
    Role Description: This study aims to implement a smart pillbox intervention for patients discharged from the hospital to the community and to evaluate the effects of the intervention on post-discharge medication discrepancies, medication adherence, and chronic disease management.
  4. RS-15-007 (SCHIFF, GORDON) Oct 1, 2015 - Sep 30, 2017
    Arnold P. Gold Foundation (The)
    Clinician-Patient Relationships: Boundaries, Barriers, Breakdowns
    Role Description: This study examines physician attitudes and practices related to caring acts that have been questioned as “inappropriate” or “unethical” crossing of professional-patient boundaries.
    Role: Project Director
  5. 5R18HS023757-02 (SCHNIPPER, JEFFREY LAWRENCE) Sep 30, 2015 - Sep 29, 2019
    Implementation of a Medication Reconciliation Toolkit to Improve Patient Safety
    Role Description: The long-term objective of this multi-site study is to widely disseminate, implement, and evaluate sustainable medication reconciliation interventions that improve patient safety during care transitions.

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  1. Reyes Nieva H, Ruan E, Schiff G. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. ISQUA18-2032 Primary Care Physician-Patient Boundaries: Results of a National US Survey and Polling on Views and Practices. 2018; 30(Suppl 2):39-40.
  2. 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. 2017 08; 55(8):797-805. PMID: 28650922.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Schiff GD, Reyes Nieva H, Griswold P, Leydon N, Ling J, Biondolillo M, Singer SJ. Addressing Ambulatory Safety and Malpractice: The Massachusetts PROMISES Project. Health Serv Res. 2016 12; 51 Suppl 3:2634-2641. PMID: 27892623.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Kroll DS, Nieva HR, Barsky AJ, Linder JA. Benzodiazepines are Prescribed More Frequently to Patients Already at Risk for Benzodiazepine-Related Adverse Events in Primary Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 09; 31(9):1027-34. PMID: 27177914.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Bell SP, Schnipper JL, Goggins K, Bian A, Shintani A, Roumie CL, Dalal AK, Jacobson TA, Rask KJ, Vaccarino V, Gandhi TK, Labonville SA, Johnson D, Neal EB, Kripalani S. Effect of Pharmacist Counseling Intervention on Health Care Utilization Following Hospital Discharge: A Randomized Control Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 May; 31(5):470-7. PMID: 26883526.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Solomon SR, Gooding HC, Reyes Nieva H, Linder JA. Acute Care Utilization by Patients After Graduation of Their Resident Primary Care Physicians. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Nov; 30(11):1611-7. PMID: 25896089.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Singer SJ, Reyes Nieva H, Brede N, Ling J, Leydon N, Weissman JS, Goldmann D, Griswold P, Yoon C, Orav EJ, Bates DW, Biondolillo M, Schiff GD. Evaluating ambulatory practice safety: the PROMISES project administrators and practice staff surveys. Med Care. 2015 Feb; 53(2):141-52. PMID: 25464161.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  8. Linder JA, Doctor JN, Friedberg MW, Reyes Nieva H, Birks C, Meeker D, Fox CR. Time of day and the decision to prescribe antibiotics. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Dec; 174(12):2029-31. PMID: 25286067.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Chaplin B, Meloni S, Eisen G, Jolayemi T, Banigbe B, Adeola J, Wen C, Reyes Nieva H, Chang C, Okonkwo P, Kanki P. Scale-up of networked HIV treatment in Nigeria: creation of an integrated electronic medical records system. Int J Med Inform. 2015 Jan; 84(1):58-68. PMID: 25301692.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  10. Schiff G, Griswold P, Ellis BR, Puopolo AL, Brede N, Nieva HR, Federico F, Leydon N, Ling J, Wachenheim D, Leape LL, Biondolillo M. Doing right by our patients when things go wrong in the ambulatory setting. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014 Feb; 40(2):91-6. PMID: 24716332.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  11. Kripalani S, Roumie CL, Dalal AK, Cawthon C, Businger A, Eden SK, Shintani A, Sponsler KC, Harris LJ, Theobald C, Huang RL, Scheurer D, Hunt S, Jacobson TA, Rask KJ, Vaccarino V, Gandhi TK, Bates DW, Williams MV, Schnipper JL. Effect of a pharmacist intervention on clinically important medication errors after hospital discharge: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Jul 03; 157(1):1-10. PMID: 22751755.
    Citations: 54     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Schnipper JL, Roumie CL, Cawthon C, Businger A, Dalal AK, Mugalla I, Eden S, Jacobson TA, Rask KJ, Vaccarino V, Gandhi TK, Bates DW, Johnson DC, Labonville S, Gregory D, Kripalani S. Rationale and design of the Pharmacist Intervention for Low Literacy in Cardiovascular Disease (PILL-CVD) study. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2010 Mar; 3(2):212-9. PMID: 20233982.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Linder JA, Nieva HR, Blumentals WA. Antiviral and antibiotic prescribing for influenza in primary care. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Apr; 24(4):504-10. PMID: 19225847.
    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.