We are a proud, multicultural team deeply inspired to improve outcomes by revolutionizing health care in neurology.
Our research group includes scientists in the areas of neurology, healthcare policy and health services research.

Lidia Moura, M.D., M.P.H.

Principal Investigator – Assistant Professor of Neurology

Dr. Moura is a neurologist and health services researcher in the Department of Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Harvard Medical School. At the MGH, she completed a research fellowship in clinical trials, a two-year clinical fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy and a one-year clinical fellowship in Advanced General Neurology to focus on the care of vulnerable patients with complex neurological needs.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a concentration in Clinical Effectiveness. She is the recipient of a two-year American Academy of Neurology Clinical Research Training Fellowship sponsored by the American Brain Foundation, and a one-year research award from the American Epilepsy Society and Epilepsy Foundation to investigate epilepsy quality measures and patient-centered outcomes. In addition, she has been honored by the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, the Grass Foundation, the MGH Center of Expertise in Quality and Safety, and the Partners HealthCare President.

Dr. Moura’s studies primarily combine the use of medical records, registries, patient-centered surveys and large automated data sets to assess care quality and efficiency in neurology. With strong collaborations at the MGH Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Dr. Moura’s research program brings clinical, behavioral and economics perspectives to her studies

The Valuable Co-Mentors

<b>Dan Hoch, MD, PhD </b>
Dan Hoch, MD, PhD Harvard Medical School
Dr. Hoch is a neurologist and Outpatient Medical Director in the Department of Neurology at the MGH and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.
He is a founding member of the Braintalk Communities, a collection of over 200 separate online support groups for individuals with neurologic disease, a member of the Cooks Branch Initiative, a group founded to promote engaged, empowered and energized “e-Patients“ and a member of the editorial board for The Journal of Participatory Medicine.
<b> John Hsu, MD, MBA </b>
John Hsu, MD, MBA Harvard Medical School
Dr. Hsu is the director of the Program for Clinical Economics and Policy Analysis within the Mongan Institute for Health Policy. He studies innovations in health care financing and delivery, and their effects on medical quality and efficiency. With a background in internal medicine, health services research and clinical epidemiology, and health care finance and management, Dr. Hsu brings clinical, population, and business perspectives to our laboratory.
<b> Barbara Vickrey, MD, MPH </b>
Barbara Vickrey, MD, MPH Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Dr. Vickrey is the System Chair for the Department of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
She is also the associate Director for Research at the Greater Los Angeles VA Parkinson Disease Center and an affiliated investigator at the RAND Corporation.
<b> Andrew Cole, MD, FRCP(C) </b>
Andrew Cole, MD, FRCP(C) Harvard School of Public Health
Dr. Cole is a Professor of Neurology in the Department of Neurology at the Harvard Medical School. He is also the Director of the MGH Epilepsy Service and the Chief of the Division of Clinical Neurophysiology, where he directs the MGH Epilepsy Fellowship Program. He leads The MGH Epilepsy Research Laboratory, which is focused on understanding the consequences of abnormal neuronal activity and conducts multiple clinical trials to improve the care for patients with epilepsy.
<b>Lee Schwamm, MD </b>
Lee Schwamm, MD Harvard Medical School
Dr. Schwamm is a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and Vice Chairman of Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is the Director of Acute Stroke Services. He is also the Director of the Partners TeleStroke Center. He has conducted research in areas of the acute stroke treatment, stroke advocacy, and in the use of telemedicine and other technology strategies to improve the quality of stroke care.

“If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

Isaac Newton