Fellows and Alumni

Current Fellows

Shih-Chuan (Andrew) Chou, MD, MPH (2017-2019)
Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Shih-Chuan (Andrew) Chou completed a combined MD/MPH degree program at Tufts University School of Medicine, followed by emergency medicine residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is currently a SM candidate at the Harvard School of Public Health. During residency, he received a resident research grant from Emergency Medicine Foundation for a secret-shopper study examining insurance status and access to primary care follow-up after ED discharge. His current research interest include access to acute, unscheduled care, the effects of insurance policy on care utilization, and transitions of ED care after discharge.

Alumni

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Sabrina Poon, MD (2016-2018)
Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Sabrina Poon, MD received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, her MD from Vanderbilt University, and completed her residency at the Brigham and Women’s/Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency. During residency, she received a grant from the Emergency Medicine Foundation to improve care for patients with opioid use disorders in the emergency department, and has published in leading emergency medicine journals. Dr. Poon is passionate about improving acute care delivery through the study and development of innovative venues and models of care. Dr. Poon recieved an MPH degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health while she was a fellow of Health Policy Research and Translation.

Rebekah Heckmann, MD, MPH, MPA (2015-2017)
Assistant Resident Research Director, Department of Emergency Medicine,
Instructor, Yale School of Medicine

She completed her residency in emergency medicine and served as chief resident at the University of Washington before pursuing a health policy research and translation fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. While working as an attending physician at Brigham and Women’s, she earned a master in public administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Heckmann has extensive experience performing health policy analysis and working within public health and global health systems. She focuses her research activities on using quantitative social science methods, including econometrics and system dynamics modeling, to design and advocate for evidence-based health policy.

Kei Ouchi, MD (2014-2016)
Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Instructor in Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Kei Ouchi obtained his MD degree from Georgetown University and subsequently completed a combined residency in emergency medicine and internal medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center / North Shore-LIJ Health System. He is passionate about improving the care delivered to older adults with serious, life-threatening illness in the emergency department (ED). He believes in the ED’s potential role to serve as the screening point for such patients, and align their preferences to the care in which they receive towards the end of life. During the fellowship, his goals were to gain skills necessary to become an independent health service researcher and explore the ways to apply the research findings into daily practice of emergency medicine.

Michelle Lin, MD, MPH (2013-2015) 
Michelle Lin’s research aims to improve the value of emergency care by identifying and disseminating high value practices. During fellowship, Dr. Lin’s projects investigated variation in ED admission rates and the effectiveness of a community health worker intervention to improve the cost and quality of care for patients who frequently visit the ED. She also completed a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology with an emphasis on quantitative methods at the Harvard School of Public Health. She was awarded the EMF/ EMAF Healthy Policy Scholar grant to conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis of ACEP’s Choosing Wisely recommendations. Dr. Lin completed residency in emergency medicine at Bellevue Hospital and NYU Medical Center and concurrent MD/MPH degrees at Northwestern University. She is currently Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

Olesya Baker, PhD (2013-2015)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Division of Health Policy Translation
Research Fellow – Harvard Medical School