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Hadi H.K. Kharrazi, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

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Assistant Director, Center for Population Health IT (CPHIT), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Joint Appointment in Health Sciences Informatics

Research Interests: Health informatics; Medical informatics; Clinical informatics; Population health informatics; Decision support systems; Consumer health informatics

Background

Dr. Hadi H.K. Kharrazi holds a joint appointment in health sciences informatics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is an assistant professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research primarily focuses on population and global health informatics. 

Dr. Kharrazi serves as the assistant director of the Center for Population Health Information Technology (CPHIT) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

He earned his M.D. from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Dalhousie University in Canada.

Dr. Kharrazi has been recognized by Johns Hopkins with a Discovery Fund Synergy Award for his work in addressing medication regimen complexity in home health care.

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Titles

  • Assistant Director, Center for Population Health IT (CPHIT), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Joint Appointment in Health Sciences Informatics

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

  • M.D., Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Iran) (2003)
  • M.S., Dalhousie University (Canada) (2005)
  • Ph.D., Dalhousie University (Canada) (2010)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Kharrazi’s primary research interest is in contextualizing clinical decision support (CDS) into population health informatics (PHI) to be utilized at different HIT levels of managed care such as electronic health records (EHRs) or consumer health informatics (CHI) solutions. In line with this contextualization, he has modified and regenerated electronic quality measures (eQM) based on PHI-derived CDS to represent a population aspect of the health quality measurements.

Currently as the assistant director of the Center for Population Health IT (CPHIT), he is pursuing priority PHI research interests that provide direct population-based CDS to providers, patients and payers. Aligned with CPHIT activities, he has automated the PHI-CDS process by applying CDS rules against large health information exchange (HIE) datasets that contain a diverse set of population data. In the near future, CPHIT is planning to apply National Quality Forum’s (NQF) e-measures across Maryland’s HIE dataset to generate a comparative picture of quality measure across all providers that are connected to the HIE.

Selected Publications

Mahdavi A, Azar R, Shoar MH, Hooshmand S, Mahdavi A, Kharrazi HH. "Functional MRI in clinical practice: Assessment of language and motor for pre-surgical planning." Neuroradiol J. 2015 Oct;28(5):468-73. doi: 10.1177/1971400915609343. Epub 2015 Oct 6.

Swain MJ, Kharrazi H. "Feasibility of 30-day hospital readmission prediction modeling based on health information exchange data." Int J Med Inform. 2015 Dec;84(12):1048-56. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2015.09.003. Epub 2015 Sep 14.

Dixon BE, Pina J, Kharrazi H, Gharghabi F, Richards J. "What's past is prologue: a scoping review of recent public health and global health informatics literature." Online J Public Health Inform. 2015 Jul 1;7(2):e216. doi: 10.5210/ojphi.v7i2.5931. ECollection 2015.

Lehmann HP, Dixon BE, Kharrazi H. "Public health and epidemiology informatics: recent research and trends in the United States." Yearb Med Inform. 2015 Aug 13;10(1):199-206. doi: 10.15265/IY-2015-012.

Haddad P, Shazadi S, Samiei F, Kharrazi HH, Tabatabaeefar M, Rakhsha A, Faranoosh M, Torabi-Nami M, Dadras A, Liaghi A, Nafarieh L. "An overview of neuro-oncology research and practice in Iran, three years with the NOSC initiative." Int J Clin Exp Med. 2015 Mar 15;8(3):3946-55. eCollection 2015.

Kharrazi H, Wang C, Scharfstein D. "Prospective EHR-based clinical trials: the challenge of missing data." J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jul;29(7):976-8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-014-2883-0.

Farshidfar Z, Faeghi F, Mohseni M, Seddighi A, Kharrazi HH, Abdolmohammadi J. "Diffusion tensor tractography in the presurgical assessment of cerebral gliomas." Neuroradiol J. 2014 Feb;27(1):75-84. Epub 2014 Feb 24.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Discovery Fund Synergy Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2014
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