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Thomas D. Sequist

Thomas D. Sequist, MD MPH is an Associate Professor of Medicine and of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also practices general internal medicine and is the Director of Research at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, a multispecialty physician group practice.  He received his medical degree in 1999 from Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in internal medicine and primary care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2002.  Following his clinical training, he completed the Harvard General Medicine fellowship, concurrently receiving a Masters in Public Health degree in 2004 from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Sequist maintains an active research agenda in quality improvement and racial disparities.  His work in this area involves the use of health information technology, patient and provider education, disease management strategies, and performance reporting to improve patient care, with a focus on care for minority patients.  Dr. Sequist is also a member of the Taos Pueblo tribe in northern New Mexico, and works closely with the Indian Health Service to study the quality of health care delivered within this organization, seeking to improve the health status of all Native Americans as well as expand our knowledge of the role that integrated health systems play in improving quality and reducing disparities.

Project Title: “Understanding Barriers to Quality Improvement within the Indian Health Service”

Project Databases: Survey of all 873 federally employed physicians in the HIS and HIS national electronic medical record system.

Recent and Pending Publications

Sequist TD , Cullen T, Bernard K, Shaykevich S, Orav J and Ayarian JZ. (2011). "Trends in Quality of Care and Barriers to Improvement in the Indian Health Service." Journal of General Internal Medicine , 26(5): 480-486.

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Support for this program was provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ® Princeton, New Jersey