Harlan Krumholz

Director, CORE; Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

Harlan Krumholz, the Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine, is a cardiologist and the founding Director of the Yale New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation. He leads initiatives to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes, reduce disparities, enable transparency in practice and research, and avoid wasteful practices. His team has led national improvement initiatives, architected national quality measurement strategies, developed a platform for research and clinical care improvement in China, promoted patient centric approaches to research and care, and created strategies and tools to enable open science and advance scientific integrity. His group is now focused on harnessing the digital transformation in healthcare to accelerate knowledge generation and facilitate the delivery of care aligned with the needs and preferences of each individual. He led the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at Yale for more than two decades. He founded the American Heart Association Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Council Annual Conference and was the founding editor of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. He founded HugoHealth, a patient centric platform to engage people as partners in research and facilitate the secure movement of digital health data. He is a founder of medRxiv, a preprint server for the medical and health sciences. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and was a founding Governor of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. He has published more than 1000 articles and has an h-index greater than 190. Dr. Krumholz received a BS from Yale, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and a Masters in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard University School of Public Health.