Harvard Surgical HSR Speaker Series

The Center for Surgery and Public Health showcases Health Services Research (HSR) experts from the Harvard and Mass General Brigham campuses and across the country as part of the Harvard Surgical HSR Speaker Series.

The goals of the Harvard Surgical HSR speaker series are to share research methods and findings, disseminate best practices, and identify potential shared interests and areas of collaboration. Seminars are held 6-9 times over the course of the year. They are open to the public, but will be most relevant to academic surgeons, residents, researchers, students and collaborators across the Harvard community.


Target Audience

This activity is intended for research faculty and trainees

Course Director

Zara Cooper, MD, MSc, FACS

Michele and Howard J. Kessler Distinguished Chair of Surgery and Public Health
Kessler Director, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director, Center for Geriatric Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School


In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Next Harvard Surgical HSR Speaker: 

Justin Clapp, PhD, MPH

Medical ‘Decision Making’: New Directions Based on an Alternative View of Language

March 7, 2023

4:00-5:00 p.m. ET

Presented in Collaboration with the Division of Trauma, Burn, and Surgical Critical Care

2021-2022 Schedule

TAVR: New Technology and New Frontiers for Old Tricks

September 13, 2022

Speaker: Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Recording Available

The Surgeon-AI Partnership: Leveraging Clinician Intuition to Improve Algorithms

October 11, 2022

Speaker: Gabriel Brat, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Recording Available

The Organization and Financing of Surgical Care under Population-based Alternative Payment Models: Insights from the Maryland Natural Experiment

November 8, 2022

Speaker: Anaeze Offodile, MD, MPH

Recording Available

A Research Agenda to Meet the Palliative Care Needs of Patients with Advanced Liver Disease

December 6, 2022

Nneka Ufere, MD, MSCE, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Recording Available

Performance Monitoring and Surgeon Coaching to Enhance Patient Outcomes: The TopSurgeons Project

January 17, 2023

Speaker: Antione Duclos, MD, PhD, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 

Recording Available

Medical ‘Decision Making’: New Directions Based on an Alternative View of Language

March 7, 2023

Speaker: Justin Clapp, PhD, MPH


April 4, 2023

Nelya Melnitchouk, MD, MSc


May 9, 2023

Speaker: Lisa Knowlton, MD, MSc