Healthcare Delivery Science & Innovation

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The Division of Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation is home to scholars of healthcare innovation and technology. The Division focuses on the systems science of healthcare delivery including designing, intervening, and evaluating clinical innovations. The healthcare industry has experienced a proliferation of innovations, both in product and process, that have the potential to revolutionize care delivery. In fact, innovation has become a critical capability of all healthcare organizations. The purpose of this division is to be the academic R&D wing of the ongoing healthcare transformation locally, nationally, and globally.

Our faculty conduct fundamental and applied research in health services, quality improvement, operations, and health information technology that will not only create the evidence base to guide this transformation, but also inform strategy for major healthcare systems such as NYP. Pursuant to our culture of embracing multi-disciplinary collaboration and systems-based thinking, the division serves as the academic home for innovation scholars from WCM/NYP, Cornell Tech, Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the Rockefeller University, and collaborates with other major academic institutions and stakeholders in New York City. As the home of the Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership Program, a joint venture of Weill Cornell Medicine and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University established in 2016, the division plays a leading role in training future generations of business-savvy healthcare innovators and leaders.

Affiliated Education Program

Executive Health Care Leadership MBA/M.S.

Current Research Highlights

Reach, Acceptability, and Patient Preferences of a Mobile Health-Based Survey to Assess COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Patients Receiving Dialysis

June 13, 2024

Short message service (SMS) text messaging is the most frequently used mobile health (mHealth) technology, given its accessibility to older and medically complex patients. Since over 80 percent of patients receiving dialysis own mobile phones, mHealth-based technologies could be a promising means of survey administration among these patients.

In a study in Kidney Medicine,...

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Optimal Care for Kidney Health: A Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Value Pathway

July 7, 2023

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is a mandatory pay-for-performance program through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that aims to incentivize high-quality care and lower healthcare costs. Participating clinicians are assigned...

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A Mobile Health–Based Survey to Assess COVID-19 Vaccine Intent and Uptake Among Patients on Dialysis

December 13, 2021

Patients with kidney failure on dialysis suffer from high rates of hospitalization and mortality associated with COVID-19. However, one in five patients receiving in-center hemodialysis are vaccine hesitant. In a Kidney International Reports study, Sri Lekha Tummalapalli, MD, MBA, assistant professor of population health sciences at Weill Cornell...

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Faculty & Staff

Erika Abramson
Erika Abramson , MD, MS
  • Professor of Population Health Sciences
  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • Nanette Laitman Clinical Scholar in Population Health Sciences/Quality of Care Research
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Abraham Aragones , MD, MS
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Phyllis August
Phyllis August , MD, MPH
  • Professor of Population Health Sciences
  • Ralph A. Baer Professor of Medical Research
  • Professor of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Laurence Blumberg
  • Lecturer in Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
Carla Boutin-Foster
Carla Boutin-Foster , MD, MS
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Joseph T. Cooke
Joseph T. Cooke , MD
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Population Health Sciences
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Richard Kao Lee
Richard Kao Lee , MD, MBA
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Urology in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Geraldine McGinty
Geraldine McGinty , MBA, MB, BCh, BAO
  • Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
  • Professor of Clinical Radiology
  • Professor of Clinical Population Health Sciences
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Rahul Sharma
Rahul Sharma , MD, MBA
  • Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Javaid Sheikh
Javaid Sheikh , MBA, MBBS
  • Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
  • Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Sri Lekha Tummalapalli , MD, MBA, MAS
  • Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences
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Richard Weil
  • Lecturer in Population Health Sciences (Courtesy)
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Heather Lynn Yeo , MD, MHS
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Nanette Laitman Clinical Scholar in Population Health Sciences/Clinical Evaluation
  • Frank Glenn Faculty Scholar in Surgery
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Contact Information

Awista Hamid
awh4002@med.cornell.edu

Mailing Address

Health Care Delivery Science and Innovation
Department of Population Health Sciences
Weill Cornell Medicine
402 E. 67th St.
New York, NY 10065