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Researcher | Research Overview

A specialist in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Dr. Andrew Fine’s research focuses on bridging public health informatics with medical decision sciences. He has published a series of innovative manuscripts demonstrating the methods and the value of incorporating epidemiological context into medical decision making.

The research examines approaches to building models that incorporate local trends and help guide rational testing and treatment for diseases of great public health importance, including meningitis, pertussis, Lyme disease and group A streptococcal pharyngitis. Dr. Fine is also engaged actively in projects evaluating the usage and impact of evidence-based guidelines in the emergency department, as well as the value of health information exchange. He is leading the effort to digitize evidence-based guidelines. He helps to lead the Predictors of Patient Placement (POPP) project, which is generating a tool and dashboard to shorten waiting times in the emergency department, based on real-time electronic health record information. Dr. Fine has received several awards for teaching, professionalism and citizenship. He served as a group tutorial leader for the required Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health course for 1st year Harvard Medical School students. Dr. Fine has been elected to The Society for Pediatric Research.

Researcher | Research Background

Andrew Fine majored in History and received his A.B. from Harvard. He received his M.P.H. from the John Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health and his M.D. from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine. He completed a residency in pediatrics and then served as Chief Resident at the University of California, San Francisco. He moved to Boston Children’s Hospital, where he completed his Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship. He continued as a Research Fellow for the Center for Biopreparedness for two years after and he joined the faculty in 2005.

Researcher | Publications