BIDS would like to congratulate Dr. Elham Hatef on her promotion

Dr. Elham Hatef, MD, MPH was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Health Policy and Management. 

Dr. Hatef is a dual board-certified preventive medicine physician and clinical informatician. She has an affiliation with the GIM Biomedical Informatics Data Science (BIDS) Section and is a core faculty at the Center for Population Health IT (CPHIT) in the Department of Health Policy and Management and the associate program director for the General Preventive Medicine Residency Program at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  

Dr. Hatef has served as the PI of several federal grants and contracts (e.g., AHRQ, NIH) with a special focus on population health, social needs and social determinants of health, and health information technology. Her main focus is assessing the impact of social needs and social determinants of health on health-related outcomes and patterns of healthcare utilization using health IT and real-world data. In addition, in collaboration with other faculty at BIDS and across the university, she works on new methods of natural language processing and machine learning to identify sources of data on social needs and social determinants of health, standardize the data, and design clinical decision support tools to make this information available for patient care and population health purposes at the point of care, health system, and community level.