MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010
MD, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 2004
Elham Hatef, MD, MPH earned her medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, in Tehran, Iran and her Master in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH). Dr. Hatef completed a preliminary year in Internal Medicine at Yale-affiliated Griffin Hospital in Connecticut and Preventive Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at JHBSPH. She then completed Clinical Informatics Practice Pathway at JHBSPH. Dr. Hatef is board certified in Preventive Medicine-Public Health and Clinical Informatics.
Dr. Hatef moved to United States in 2006, where she learned to conduct clinical research in preventive medicine with a focus on preventive ophthalmology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She continued to pursue her interest in preventive medicine and prevention of blindness as a research postdoctoral fellow at Wilmer Eye Institute and as an MPH student with a focus on Epidemiology and Biostatistics at JHBSPH. She also worked in close contact with Cochrane Eye and Vision Group on systematic reviews in this field. After completing her training at JHBSPH she joined the Center for Population Health IT (CPHIT) where she conducts a number of projects in preventive medicine and population health with a focus on social determinants of health, using health information technology and Big Data. She also serves as the academic director of the Johns Hopkins General Preventive Medicine Residency Program. http://www.jhsph.edu/academics/residency-programs/general-preventive-medicine-residency/
Honors and Awards
2017-2018 American College of Preventive Medicine, Annual Meeting Scientific Planning Committee, Models and Health Systems Track Co-Chair, Chicago, Illinois
2015-2016 American College of Preventive Medicine, Annual Meeting Scientific Planning Committee, Health Information Technology Track Assistance Chair, Washington, DC
2014-2015 American College of Preventive Medicine, Annual Meeting Scientific Planning Committee, Global Health Track Assistant Chair, Atlanta, GA
2013-2014 American College of Preventive Medicine, Resident Physician Section, Vice President for Communications
2010 The Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Research Grant Award, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
2009 The Susan Bressler Research Grant Award, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
2008 Pediatric Ophthalmology Research Grant, Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Schaumberg, Illinois, USA
2006 International Travel Grant, ARVO Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
2006 Abstract Award, Iranian Society of Ophthalmologists & Vision Scientists (ISOV), Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
2005 Travel Grant, Fifty - One International Group, World Glaucoma Congress, Vienna, Austria
- Clinical Informatics & Population Health IT:
1. Hatef E, Kharrazi H, VanBaak E, Falcone M, Ferris L, Mertz K, Perman C, Bauman A, Lasser E, Weiner J. A State-wide Health IT Infrastructure for Population Health: Building a Community-wide Electronic Platform for Maryland’s All-Payer Global Budget. Online J Public Health Inform. 2017; 9(3):e195.
2. Hatef E, Lasser E, Kharrazi H, Perman C, Montgomery R, Weiner JP. A Population Health Measurement Framework: Evidence-based metrics for assessing community-level population health in the global budget context. J Popul Health Manag. 2017 Oct 16. doi: 10.1089/pop.2017.0112. [Epub ahead of print]
3. Hatef E, Alexander M, Vanderver B, Fagan P, Albert M. Assessment of annual diabetic eye examination using telemedicine technology among underserved patients in primary care setting. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. 2017;24(4):207-212.
4. Hatef E, Vanderver B, Fagan P, Albert M, Alexander M. Annual Diabetic Eye Examinations in a Managed Care Medicaid Population. Am J Manag Care. 2015;21(5):e297-e302.
- Preventive Medicine & Public Health:
1. Hatef E, Sharfstein J, Labrique A. Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Harnessing the Public Health Skillset in a New Era of Health Reforms and Investment. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2017 Oct 24. doi: 10.1097/PHH. 0000000000000665. [Epub ahead of print]
2. Hatef E, Lam C. Clinical Preventive Medicine: Causing More Identity Crisis for Preventive Medicine or Helping to Manage the Crisis. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Oct;53(4):e151-e152.
3. Hatef E, Haering S, Lam C, Alexander M. Preventive Medicine Physicians as Population Health Professionals: Career Paths of Preventive Medicine Physicians in the United States. Popul Health Manag. 2016 Aug 26. [Epub ahead of print]
4. Hatef E, Lam C. Preventive Medicine Curriculum: A Framework for Training Population Health Professionals. Popul Health Manag. 2016 July 15. [Epub ahead of print]
5. Chaudry SS, McGuire MJ, Lam C, Hatef E, Wright SM, Alexander MH. Teaching Integrative Medicine to Residents: A Focus on Populations Rather Than Individual Patients. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Nov;49 (5 Suppl 3).
- Prevention of Blindness:
1. Hatef E, Hanout M, Agbedia O, Moradi AR, Colantuoni E, Bittencourt M, Liu H, Sepah YJ, Ibrahim M, Do DV, Guyton DL, Nguyen QD. Longitudinal Comparison of Visual Acuity as Measured by the ETDR S Chart and by the Potential Acuity Meter in Eyes with Macular Edema and Its Relationship with Macular Thickness and Sensitivity. Eye (Lond). 2014 Oct;28(10):1239-45.
2. Hatef E, Colantuoni E, Wang J, Ibrahim M, Shulman M, Adhi F, Sepah YJ, Channa R, Khwaja A, Nguyen QD, Do DV. The Relationship between Macular Sensitivity and Retinal Thickness in Eyes with Diabetic Macular Edema. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Sep;152(3):400-405.e2. Epub 2011 Jun 21.
3. Mohammadi SF, Lashay MR, Ashrafi E, Haghdoust AA, Alinia C, Lashay AR, Asadi-Lari M, Mohammadi SM, Hatef E. Distribution of ophthalmologists and optometrists in Iran and their associated factors. East Mediterr Health J. 2017 Feb 1;22(12):880-886.
4. Hatef E, Mohammadi SF, Ashrafi E, Alinia C, Mohammadi M, Lashay A, Sadeghi-Tari A. National Burden of Eye Diseases in Iran 1990 & 2010; Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jan-March;23(1):89-95.
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