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Monica Bharel

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Monica Bharel was the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health,[1][2] appointed in February 2015.[3] On May 27, 2021, Bharel announced she will be stepping down effective June 18.[4][5] She is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University.[1][6]

She earned her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center. She received her Master of Public Health degree through the Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy.[7][2][3]

She practiced general internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Medical Center and the Veterans Administration. She taught at Harvard Medical School, Boston University School of Medicine, and Harvard School of Public Health. Bharel was a leader in the creation of the Public Health Data Warehouse in 2017,[8] as part of the newly created Office of Population Health.[9][2] Immediately before becoming Commissioner, she served as the Chief Medical Officer of Boston Health Care for the Homeless.[10][2][6]

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Boston University

Boston University

Boston University (BU) is a private research university in Boston, Massachusetts. The university is nonsectarian, but has a historical affiliation with the United Methodist Church. It was founded in 1839 by Methodists with its original campus in Newbury, Vermont, before moving to Boston in 1867.

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School located in the West End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It is the third oldest general hospital in the United States and has a capacity of 999 beds. With Brigham and Women's Hospital, it is one of the two founding members of Mass General Brigham, the largest healthcare provider in Massachusetts. Massachusetts General Hospital houses the largest hospital-based research program in the world, the Mass General Research Institute, with an annual research budget of more than $1 billion in 2019. It is currently ranked as the #8 best hospital in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.

Boston Medical Center

Boston Medical Center

Boston Medical Center (BMC) is a non-profit 514-bed academic medical center in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the largest safety-net hospital and Level I trauma center in New England.

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School (HMS) is the graduate medical school of Harvard University and is located in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1782, HMS is one of the oldest medical schools in the United States and is consistently ranked first for research among medical schools by U.S. News & World Report. Unlike most other leading medical schools, HMS does not operate in conjunction with a single hospital but is directly affiliated with several teaching hospitals in the Boston area. Affiliated teaching hospitals and research institutes include Dana–Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, McLean Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, The Baker Center for Children and Families, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is the public health school of Harvard University, located in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston, Massachusetts. The school grew out of the Harvard-MIT School for Health Officers, the nation's first graduate training program in population health, which was founded in 1913 and then became the Harvard School of Public Health in 1922.

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References
  1. ^ a b Bharel, Monica; Mohta, Namita Seth (July 17, 2020). "Defining Distinctions Between Public and Population Health to Knock Down Barriers That Impede Care". NEJM Catalyst. Massachusetts Medical Society. doi:10.1056/CAT.20.0432 (inactive November 25, 2022). Archived from the original on July 18, 2020. Massachusetts’ Public Health Commissioner discusses the need to break down barriers within organizations and between public- and private-sector health organizations to achieve better care and health equity for patients and populations.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: DOI inactive as of November 2022 (link)
  2. ^ a b c d "Monica Bharel MD, MPH". Mass.gov. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "A Bigger Examining Room". Harvard School of Public Health. December 20, 2016. Retrieved May 27, 2021.
  4. ^ "Mass. Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel Leaving Role After 6 Years". WBUR News. May 27, 2021. Archived from the original on November 11, 2021.
  5. ^ "Massachusetts Health Commissioner Monica Bharel Stepping Down". NBC Boston. May 27, 2021. Archived from the original on June 19, 2021. Retrieved May 27, 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Monica Bharel, MD, MPH". School of Medicine. Boston University. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  7. ^ Lazar, Kay (December 24, 2014). "Doctor for Poor to Lead Health Agency: Baker's Choice Known for Working with Homeless, Vulnerable in State". Boston Globe. ISSN 0743-1791. ProQuest 1639853329 – via Clarivate.
  8. ^ Evans, Elizabeth A.; Delorme, Elizabeth; Cyr, Karl D.; Geissler, Kimberley H. (August 2022) [May 31, 2022]. "The Massachusetts public health data warehouse and the opioid epidemic: A qualitative study of perceived strengths and limitations for advancing research". Preventive Medicine Reports. 28: 101847. doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.101847. PMC 9166413. PMID 35669857.
  9. ^ Kaufman, Amanda (May 27, 2021). "Mass. Department of Public Health Commissioner to Step Down". Boston Globe (Online). ISSN 0743-1791. ProQuest 2532560106 – via Clarivate.
  10. ^ Kowalczyk, Liz (October 14, 2013). "Reaching Out AND Cutting Costs: Nonprofit Aims to Keep Poor and Homeless Women Healthier while Streamlining Treatment". Boston Globe. ISSN 0743-1791. ProQuest 1441631180 – via Clarivate.


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