Projects and Awards


Andrew Chou, MD, MPH, was selected to receive the ACEP18 Travel Scholarship by EMRA and sponsored by ACEP.

Ziad Obermeyer, MD, MPhil, was awarded the Peter K. Ranney Innovation Award at the 2018 World Medical Innovation Forum for his work on machine learning and its impacts on costs and quality. Brigham Clinical & Research News recently published an interview with him, which can be found here.


Kei Ouchi, MD, MPH was selected as a recipient of the National Institute on Aging’s Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists’ Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) for his project entitled “Identifying and empowering older adults with serious illness to formulate their goals for medical care in the emergency department.” Read more here.

Scott Weiner, MD, MPH, FAAEM, FACEP, was recently awarded a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts for his work entitled “Prescription Drug Monitoring Profiles and Physician Opioid Prescribing Decision-Making.” In this project, Weiner and his team will work closely with Pew and collaborators in Oregon to study how physicians use prescription drug-monitoring databases and how they can be improved to become more useful. Read more here.


Kei Ouchi, MD, received a one-year $50,000 Junior Faculty Career Development Award from the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) to develop a brief, motivational interview-based emergency department (ED) intervention in order to facilitate conversations about advance care planning. Read more about it here.

Scott Weiner, MD, was recently named a Nesson Fellow by the Nesson Fellowship Committee. The two-year fellowship is awarded annually to outstanding and promising health care professionals interested in health care policy, local or state community health research or other community clinical care that addresses society’s critical and emerging health care needs. Read more about it here.


Kei Ouchi, MD, is one of 50 participants selected from among a group of outstanding applicants to participate in the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Butler-Williams Scholars Program on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Michelle Lin MD, MPH receives the Health Policy Research Scholar Award from the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) for her work on Cost Effectiveness Analysis of ACEP’s Choosing Wisely Campaign.

Michelle Lin MD, MPH receives an award at the BWH Patient-Centered Outcomes and Comparative Effectiveness Poster Session. The Patient-Centered Outcomes seminar series sponsored by the BWH BRI Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research Center (PCERC) brings together patient-centered outcomes (PCOR) and comparative effectiveness researchers (CER) across BWH for the purposes of discussing research findings, methods, and policy related to CER and PCOR.

BWH Physicians Named Winners of the ABIM Foundation “Choosing Wisely Challenge”
Kei Ouchi, MD, a fellow in Health Policy Research and an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine; Susan Block, MD, former chair of the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and director of the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs; and Jeremiah Schuur, MD, MHS, chief of the Division of Health Policy Translation, received a Bright Ideas Award from the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation (ABIM) for their proposal to identify seriously ill patients who would benefit from a conversation to facilitate improved end-of-life planning.

Jeremiah Schuur, MD, MHS, FACEP to co-lead CMS Project for American College of Emergency Physicians.

Jeremiah Schuur, MD, MHS, FACEP and the Fellowship in Health Policy Research and Translation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital led Journal Club discussions at LAC in May. ACEP LAC Journal Club

Scott Weiner, MD, MPH, an attending physician in BWH’s Department of Emergency Medicine’s Division of Health Policy Translation, was named Emergency Physician of the Year by the Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians. Weiner received the award for his policy work on opioid prescribing in emergency departments.

Nadia Huancahuari, MD has been selected to receive a 2015-2016 American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Visiting Scholar award.


Michelle Lin, MD, MPH, a physician in BWH’s Department of Emergency Medicine, and a fellow in the department’s Division of Health Policy Research Translation, was selected as one of five recipients of the 2014 American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Visiting Scholar Award for her project, “Identify and Intervene with ED Super-Users,” a multidisciplinary effort to improve the quality and cost of health care for patients who frequent the Emergency Department (ED).

Michelle Lin, MD, MPH is chosen as a member of the Inaugural Class of The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Visiting Scholars Program.

Nadia Huancahuari, MD, recipient of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Minority Faculty Career Development Award.
Established in 1996, the BWH Minority Faculty Career Development Award (MFCDA) is granted annually to one to two early-career underrepresented in medicine (URM) academicians and aims to assist them in obtaining and developing the skills necessary to attain a faculty appointment at BWH and Harvard Medical School. The MFCDA is a mentored career development award

Scott Weiner, MD, MPH, assistant professor of emergency medicine has been named one of the top 50 peer reviewers for the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine for the year 2014. Reviewing submitted manuscripts provides a vital part of the quality control mechanism used to determine what scholarly work is published.

Chris Baugh, MD, MBA is a recipient of the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Patient Experience Award for the Mass General Hospital – Brigham and Women’s Hospital Urgent Care Center at Patriot Place in Foxborough, MA.

Jeremiah D. Schuur, MD, MHS, chief of the BWH Department of Emergency Medicine’s Division of Health Policy Translation, was selected to represent the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) at the National Quality Forum’s Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) Clinician Workgroup. Schuur was appointed because of his significant contribution and dedication to emergency medicine.

Three teams from BWH’s Department of Emergency Medicine recently received grants from the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF).

  • Residents Sabrina Poon, MD, and Margaret Greenwood-Ericksen, MD, of BWH’s Emergency Medicine Department, and their mentors, Adam Landman, MD, attending physician in Emergency Medicine, and Jeremiah Schuur, MD, MHS, vice chair of Safety & Quality, recently received the Resident Research Grant. The grant will be used to further their research titled “Policy Analysis and Usability of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) in Emergency Medicine.”
  • Principal investigator Shada Rouhani, MD, along with Christopher Baugh, MD, and Regan Marsh, MD, MPH, all physicians in BWH Emergency Medicine, received the International Grant. This grant will fund research on their study “Evaluation of Protocolized Observation Care in an Emergency Department in Central Haiti.”
  • Principal investigator Jeremiah Schuur, MD, MHS, research fellow Olesya Baker, and Michael Wilson, MD, PhD, attending physician in BWH Emergency Medicine, received the Health Policy Grant. This grant will fund their study titled “An Analysis of Freestanding Emergency Departments in the U.S.”

The EMF was founded to support emergency medicine research and education in order to improve patient care and practice. Each year, the EMF awards more than $400,000 towards research and education that helps emergency medicine practitioners provide the highest quality of health care to their patients.


Michelle Lin, MD, MPH, fellow in the BWH Health Policy Research and Translation Program, was honored by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Foundation’s “Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely” Competition
for her project in the innovation category. Inspired by real resource constraints that existed after Hurricane Sandy, Dr. Lin created and rapidly implemented a resident-driven cost conscious care curriculum for trainees at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital.

Jeremiah Schuur, MD, MHS, chief of the Division of Health Policy Translation in the Department of Emergency Medicine at BWH, has been selected as a senior advisor to the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) Health Policy Fellowship.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (CFDD) Pillar Awards. Jeremiah Schuur, MD, MHS, chief of the Division of Health Policy Translation, Emergency Medicine, was selected for his profound influence on the career development and academic success of his mentees and for his interest and commitment to training young researchers, as evidenced by his history of getting them funded and published.

Schuur Receives Blue Cross Blue Shield Policy Research Grant. Jeremiah Schuur, MD, MHS, attending physician in Department of Emergency Medicine, has received a Cost and Affordability Policy Research Grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, for the project “Identifying Best Practices to Reduce Hospital Admission from the Emergency Department”.