Brief Biography

Junaid Nabi, MD, MPH, is a public health researcher and a medical journalist. His current research projects include understanding the impact of strategy on health care delivery. Previously, he managed an expansive, nationally funded portfolio of health policy research and implementation projects at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His portfolio included investigating provider- and hospital-level factors associated with racial and ethnic disparities in surgical oncology; evaluating the fiscal impact of consolidating care of complex patients; evaluating the safety profile and pharmacovigilance assessment of novel cancer drugs; and, examining systematic factors that lead to opioid over-prescribing patterns after surgery. His implementation work has included development and design of novel digital decision-support tools based on behavioral economics within the Mass General Brigham (formerly called Partners Healthcare) eCare system. He has also undertaken research that examined the effect of health disparities that arise from social and political disenfranchisement and the relationship between trauma care and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition, he is a Research Associate at Harvard Medical School, where he was previously a Research Fellow at the Center for Bioethics. His research in medical ethics and regulatory frameworks includes understanding cultural competency in global healthcare delivery; role of bioethicists in developing protective systems within automated medical decision-making systems that use artificial intelligence and machine learning; and, investigating the role of physician emotional intelligence in bioethical decision-making. In Spring 2020, he served as an Emerging Leaders Fellow at the United Nations Association of the United States (UNA-USA), working with their Boston office to coordinate one of the first global lectures on systems-based public health response to the COVID pandemic. He is a Senior Fellow at The Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C., and a Fellow at Harvard Graduate School Leadership Incubator (HGSLI).