Heather Hsu, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Heather Hsu


Heather Hsu, MD, MPH is a pediatric hospitalist at Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine. She has an undergraduate degree in Gender Studies from Brown University, a MD from Harvard Medical School, and MPH from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. She has expertise and interests in quasi-experimental study design, decision science, surveillance, and cost-effectiveness analysis and is a member of BMC’s Medicaid Accountable Care Organization research team.


  • Harvard Medical School, MD
  • University of Pittsburgh, MPH
  • Brown University, AB


  • Published on 4/1/2020

    Giraldo P, Hsu HE, Ashe EM, Buitron de la Vega PA, Losi S, Silverstein M, Lasser KE. Provision of Utility Shut-off Protection Letters at an Urban Safety-Net Hospital, 2009-2018. J Ambul Care Manage. 2020 Apr/Jun; 43(2):179-182. PMID: 32073502.

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  • Published on 12/2/2019

    Silverstein M, Hsu HE, Bell A. Addressing Social Determinants to Improve Population Health: The Balance Between Clinical Care and Public Health. JAMA. 2019 Dec 02. PMID: 31790542.

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  • Published on 12/1/2019

    Hsu HE, Abanyie F, Agus MSD, Balamuth F, Brady PW, Brilli RJ, Carcillo JA, Dantes R, Epstein L, Fiore AE, Gerber JS, Gokhale RH, Joyner BL, Kissoon N, Klompas M, Lee GM, Macias CG, Puopolo KM, Sulton CD, Weiss SL, Rhee C. A National Approach to Pediatric Sepsis Surveillance. Pediatrics. 2019 12; 144(6). PMID: 31776196.

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  • Published on 9/16/2019

    Hsu HE, Wang R, Jentzsch MS, Horan K, Jin R, Goldmann D, Rhee C, Lee GM. The impact of measurement changes on evaluating hospital performance: The case of catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 11; 40(11):1269-1271. PMID: 31522693.

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  • Published on 2/5/2019

    Hsu HE, Wang R, Jentzsch MS, Jin R, Goldmann D, Rhee C, Lee GM. Association Between Value-Based Incentive Programs and Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Rates in the Critical Care Setting. JAMA. 2019 02 05; 321(5):509-511. PMID: 30721286.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    Perdomo J, Tolliver D, Hsu HE, He Y, Nash KA, Donatelli S, Mateo C, Akagbosu C, Alizadeh F, Power-Hays A, Rainer T, Zheng DJ, Kistin CJ, Vinci RJ, Michelson CD. Health Equity Rounds: An Interdisciplinary Case Conference to Address Implicit Bias and Structural Racism for Faculty and Trainees. MedEdPORTAL. 2019; 15:10858.

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  • Published on 12/4/2018

    Rhee C, Wang R, Jentzsch MS, Broadwell C, Hsu H, Jin R, Horan K, Lee GM. Comparison of hospital surgical site infection rates and rankings using claims versus National Healthcare Safety Network surveillance data. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 02; 40(2):208-210. PMID: 30509332.

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  • Published on 9/4/2018

    Rhee C, Wang R, Jentzsch MS, Hsu H, Kawai AT, Jin R, Horan K, Broadwell C, Lee GM. Impact of the 2012 Medicaid Health Care-Acquired Conditions Policy on Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection and Vascular Catheter-Associated Infection Billing Rates. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Sep; 5(9):ofy204. PMID: 30191157.

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  • Published on 4/19/2018

    Hsu HE, Kawai AT, Wang R, Jentzsch MS, Rhee C, Horan K, Jin R, Goldmann D, Lee GM. The Impact of the Medicaid Healthcare-Associated Condition Program on Mediastinitis Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 06; 39(6):694-700. PMID: 29669607.

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  • Published on 8/17/2015

    Paras ML, Shenoy ES, Hsu HE, Walensky RP, Hooper DC. Housestaff Knowledge Related to Urinary Catheter Use and Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Nov; 36(11):1355-7. PMID: 26278269.

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