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Hadi H. K. Kharrazi, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

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624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 606
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


Johns Hopkins Center for Population Health IT

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PhD, Dalhousie University, 2010
MHI, Dalhousie University, 2005
MD, Tehran University, 2003


Dr. Hadi Kharrazi is a core faculty of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a joint appointment at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is the research director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Population Health IT (CPHIT) and serves on multiple national advisory boards and steering committees including: the Public Health Informatics Working Group Executive Committee of the American Medical Informatics Association (PHI–WG AMIA), the Steering Committee of the Academy Health’s Health IT Interest Group (AH–HIT IG), and the DHHS ONC’s Measurement Community of Practice.

As the research director of CPHIT, Dr. Kharrazi is pursuing priority Population Health Informatics (PHI) research that provide direct population-based applications to providers, patients, and payers. His research focuses on leveraging informatics to advance population health and improve cost. He is currently the [co-]principal investigator of a number of federal and state grants with special focus on population/clinical health IT including a(n):

• DHHS ONC award to develop a national population health IT curriculum and training program for incumbent health professionals;

• ACTION II AHRQ contract to evaluate population health and care coordination items of stages 3 of EHR ‘Meaningful Use’ measures of CMS in 10 hospitals;

• AHRQ R21 grant to develop and evaluate a 30–day hospital readmission prediction model based on real-time health information exchange data in Maryland;

• VHA funded contract to develop a comprehensive data-driven population health framework that would provide policy makers with spatiotemporal BMI trajectories; and,

• project funded by Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to develop and pilot advanced population health metrics based on state-wide hospital discharge data.

Dr. Kharrazi is a senior clinical informatician with specialization in EHR platforms, Health Information Exchange (HIE), and Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS). Dr. Kharrazi's longterm research interest is in contextualizing CDSS in PHI platforms to be utilized at different HIT levels of managed care such as EHR platforms or consumer health informatics solutions. In line with this contextualization and funded through an R01 NLM grant, he has modified and regenerated electronic quality measures (eQM), based on PHI-derived CDS systems, and applied it to large and multi-institutional clinical datasets to develop a regional real-time population metrics dashboard.

Dr. Kharrazi also has an extensive record on education. He has developed more than a dozen courses in health informatics. He is the Co-PI of an ONC award to develop a national curriculum for population health informatics and train more than 6000 healthcare professionals nationally. He has been part of the NLM training programs, and has participated in curriculum development of two certificate programs (funded by ONC). He is currently the director of the DrPH Informatics track program at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and the co-director of the PhD program in Health Informatics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Honors and Awards

JHU Faculty Innovation Award - 2013

  • health informatics
  • population health informatics
  • risk stratification
  • predictive modeling
  • medical informatics
  • clinical informatics
  • decision support systems
  • consumer health informatics

Selected recent publications:

  • Kharrazi H, Chi W, Chang HY, Richards TM, Gallagher JM, Knudson SM, Weiner JP. Comparing population-based risk-stratification model performance using data extracted from electronic health records versus administrative claims. Medical Care. 2017; 55 (8): 789-796 (doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000754)
  • Kharrazi H, Lasser E, Yasnoff WA, Loonsk J, Advani A, Lehmann H, Chin D, Weiner JP. A proposed national research and development agenda for population health informatics: Summary recommendations from a national expert workshop. Journal of American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). 2017; 24(1):2-12 (doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocv210)
  • Wilcox HC, Kharrazi H, Wilson RF, Musci RJ, Susukida R, Gharghabi F, Zhang A, Wissow L, Robinson KA. Data linkage strategies to advance youth suicide prevention: a systematic review for a national institute of health pathways to prevention workshop. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2016; 165(11): 779-785 (doi:10.7326/M16-1281)
  • Swain MJ, Kharrazi H. Feasibility of 30?day hospital?readmission prediction modeling based on health information exchange data. International Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI). 2015; 84(12):1048?56 (doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2015.09.003)
  • Kharrazi H, Weiner JP. IT-enabled community health interventions: Challenges, opportunities, and future directions. Generating Evidence & Methods to Improve Patient Outcomes (eGEMs). 2014; 2(3): 1-9 (doi: 10.13063/2327-9214.1117)