Faculty Profile

Elbert Huang
Section of General Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
Director, Center for Translational and Policy Research of Chronic Diseases; Secondary Appointment- Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Academic Interests

Dr. Huang’s broad research interest is in improving the quality of primary care practice. He is a clinical investigator with over a decade of experience studying health services and translational research questions at the intersection of aging, diabetes, and health economics. Dr. Huang has systematically studied complex clinical decisions related to the care of elderly diabetes patients, where clinical trial data from younger, healthier patients must be translated into the care of older, sicker patients. He has employed a wide range of research methods including qualitative interviews, clinical epidemiology, decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and decision support interventions to better understand patient-provider communication, the impact of patient preferences, the impact of clinical characteristics on the potential benefits of therapies, and the policy implications of individualizing diabetes care. Dr, Huang's expertise has been recognized with his appointment in 2010 as Senior Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services.

Clinical Interests

Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, geriatrics.


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  • AB, 1992, Harvard University, Biology
  • MD, 1996, Harvard University
  • Residency, 1999, Stanford University, Internal Medicine
  • MPH, 2001, Harvard University, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2001, Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital, General Internal Medicine