Jonathan Samuel Hausmann, M.D.
Instructor in Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Lowry Building, Suite 4B
110 Francis Street
Boston MA 02215
I am a pediatric and adult rheumatologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with an interest in autoinflammatory diseases, health-related technology, and medical education.
I graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Amherst College. I then worked in clinical research at the Channing Laboratory and as a Spanish Medical Interpreter at Boston Children’s Hospital before pursuing a career in medicine. I attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, graduating as the top student in my class.
I completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Med-Peds) at Brigham and Women’s and Boston Children’s Hospital, and then pursued a combined pediatric and adult rheumatology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In 2014, I received the Distinguished Fellow award of the American College of Rheumatology.
While in fellowship, I helped to create Autoinflammatory Diseases Centers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and at Boston Children’s Hospital. These specialized, multi-specialty centers were created to help diagnose and treat children and adults with known or suspected autoinflammatory diseases.
In 2014, I participated in the Rabkin Fellowship for Medical Education. I explored the use of cognitive learning theories and technology to improve medical education. I created AskUp (askup.net), a free, open-souce web application designed for learners to generate their own question and answer sets, and to share these with their peers. I am currently participating in the HMS Academy Fellowship in Medical Education Research, where I am studying the questions used in first-year medical school quizzes and exams, and categorizing them based on Bloom's taxonomy.
Finally, I am interested in the use of technology and social media for medical education. I am exploring how adolescent patients and physicians use social media to obtain or share health information, and the use of wearable technologies in the diagnosis and management of rheumatic illnesses.
Available: 08/01/17, Expires: 07/31/18
We created a study called Feverprints using Apple's ResearchKit framework, which allows anyone in the US to download our iPhone app, sign consent, and become a study participant. We recruited about 1000 patients and are now starting to analyze the data. We are looking for students with strong data analytic skills to help us interpret thousands of data points. In the future, we would like to update the application and will need software developers as well.
Available: 07/01/17, Expires: 07/31/18
We are starting a multi-site project to test the utility of continuous temperature monitoring for the diagnosis and treatment of children with periodic fevers (autoinflammatory diseases). We need help creating materials for participants, recruiting patients (both on-site at Children's Hospital, as well as through the phone), helping to create surveys for patients and physicians, analyzing the data, and preparing findings for publication.
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