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 Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. She has an undergraduate degree in Gender Studies from Brown University, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and an MPH from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Hsu’s research interests center around the impact of value-based care environments on health equity and the financial well-being of the healthcare safety-net, particularly in the areas of infectious diseases and substance use. She also serves as the Scientific Director of Boston Medical Center’s Clinical Data Warehouse for Research (https://www.bmc.org/research/clinical-data-warehouse-cdw).

Within the Department of Pediatrics and Boston Combined Residency Program, Dr. Hsu is a founder and lead faculty mentor for Health Equity Rounds, a solutions-oriented, resident-led, case-based conference series focused on illuminating and eliminating the impact of racism, bias, and other intersectional forms of systemic oppression on health and healthcare (https://www.bmc.org/health-equity-rounds).


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


  • Published on 6/9/2023

    Karim SA, DeCelle MG, Hale AE, Spencer DJ, Zhang YJ, Hsu HE, Ballal SA. Implementing Health Equity Huddles in Pediatric Gastroenterology Inpatient Education. Acad Pediatr. 2023 Jun 09. PMID: 37301283.

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  • Published on 6/1/2023

    Pandey A, Eastman D, Hsu H, Kerrissey MJ, Rosenthal MB, Chien AT. Value-Based Purchasing Design And Effect: A Systematic Review And Analysis. Health Aff (Millwood). 2023 Jun; 42(6):813-821. PMID: 37276480.

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  • Published on 5/1/2023

    Rainer T, Lim JK, He Y, Perdomo J, Nash KA, Kistin CJ, Tolliver DG, McIntyre E, Hsu HE. Structural Racism in Behavioral Health Presentation and Management. Hosp Pediatr. 2023 May 01; 13(5):461-470. PMID: 37066672.

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  • Published on 8/24/2022

    Barocas JA, Savinkina A, Lodi S, Epstein RL, Bouton TC, Sperring H, Hsu HE, Jacobson KR, Schechter-Perkins EM, Linas BP, White LF. Projected Long-Term Impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic on Hepatitis C Outcomes in the United States: A Modeling Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Aug 24; 75(1):e1112-e1119. PMID: 34499124.

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  • Published on 7/8/2022

    Mathew R, Salinas JL, Hsu HE, Jin R, Rhee C, Lee GM. Pediatric surgical site infections in 287 hospitals in the United States, 2015-2018. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2023 Jun; 44(6):968-970. PMID: 35801814.

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  • Published on 6/30/2022

    Sperring H, Hofman M, Hsu HE, Xiao Y, Keohane EA, Lodi S, Marathe J, Epstein RL. Risk Factors for Admission Within a Hospital-Based COVID-19 Home Monitoring Program. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022 Jul; 9(7):ofac320. PMID: 35899280.

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  • Published on 6/14/2022

    Hao B, Hu Y, Sotudian S, Zad Z, Adams WG, Assoumou SA, Hsu H, Mishuris RG, Paschalidis IC. Development and validation of predictive models for COVID-19 outcomes in a safety-net hospital population. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2022 Jun 14; 29(7):1253-1262. PMID: 35441692.

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  • Published on 3/25/2022

    Ellis RP, Hsu HE, Siracuse JJ, Walkey AJ, Lasser KE, Jacobson BC, Andriola C, Hoagland A, Liu Y, Song C, Kuo TC, Ash AS. Development and Assessment of a New Framework for Disease Surveillance, Prediction, and Risk Adjustment: The Diagnostic Items Classification System. JAMA Health Forum. 2022 Mar; 3(3):e220276. PMID: 35977291.

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  • Published on 10/1/2021

    Alrawashdeh M, Rhee C, Hsu H, Wang R, Horan K, Lee GM. Assessment of Federal Value-Based Incentive Programs and In-Hospital Clostridioides difficile Infection Rates. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Oct 01; 4(10):e2132114. PMID: 34714336.

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  • Published on 9/28/2021

    Javalkar K, Karim SA, Jain R, Aiyanyor B, Coughlin C, Douglas K, Gaffney LK, Hsu HE, Kistin CJ, Kuriakose T, Limaye NP, Nagin P, Rainer T, Stewart AM, Wenren LM, Perdomo J. Addressing health equity during a pandemic. Clin Teach. 2021 12; 18(6):671-674. PMID: 34585506.

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