Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE

Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE

Co-Investigator

Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE, is Professor of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and Medicine in the Division of Epidemiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Tjia received her MD from Boston University’s Combined BA-MD Medical Program and her MS in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is dual-board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) and Geriatric Medicine. She is supported by federal and foundation research grants, including an R21 from the National Institute of Aging to address topics of goal-concordant prescribing for patients with serious illness and an R01 from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to evaluate a community-engaged intervention to mitigate implicit bias in clinician-patient relationships. Passionate about mentorship, she co-leads the Investigator Development Core for the US Deprescribing Research Network (USDeN) and was awarded a K24 Mid-Career Investigator Award to support the development of interprofessional research in hospice and palliative care for frail older adults. She is recipient of a 2015 Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Leadership Scholar award, recognizing her as a national leader committed to improving the lives of patients with serious illness through health system transformation.