Kenneth Mandl MD MPH


Ken Mandl

Kenneth D. Mandl, MD, MPH is a Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Boston Children's Hospital Chair in Biomedical Informatics and Population Health. He directs the Intelligent Health Laboratory within "CHIP", the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program.

Through scholarship intersecting epidemiology and informatics, Mandl pioneered use of IT and big data for population health, discovery, patient engagement and care redesign. Mandl leads the transformative SMART Platforms initiative to design the “app store for health" and is principal investigator of the Scalable Collaborative Infrastructure for a Learning Health System across Boston hospitals and nationally. Recognized for research and teaching, Mandl received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and the Clifford A. Barger Award for top mentors at Harvard Medical School. He was advisor to two Directors of the CDC and chairs the Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH’s National Library of Medicine. His clinical training and experience is in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Mandl has been elected to multiple honor societies including the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Society for Pediatric Research, American College of Medical Informatics and American Pediatric Society. He is the 2014 recipient of the Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics.

For 15 years, Ken was an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Boston Children’s Hospital.

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