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Pepper Center Rounds

When: Friday, May 17, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Eleanor Small   (312) 503-2497

Group: Center for Applied Health Research on Aging (CAHRA)

Sponsor: Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Northwestern Pepper Center and OAIC National Coordinating Center are pleased to present Pepper Center Rounds. Pepper Center Rounds is a venue to showcase high-quality research from scholars across the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers network. Please, join us!

“Harnessing the power of whole-of-population linked data to drive improvement in cardiovascular health and health care in Australia”


Benjumin Hsu, PhD

Assistant Scientist II Marcus Institute for Aging Research, 

Hebrew SeniorLife Member of Faculty Beth Israel Deaconess, 

Harvard Medical School



Dr. Ben Hsu is a Faculty Epidemiologist at the Marcus Institute for Aging Research and Harvard Medical School. His research interests include healthy aging, cardiovascular health, health services research, data linkage methods, and the use of routinely linked administrative datasets and electronic health records in statistical modeling. His research applies advanced analytics to health and medical big data, including routinely collected hospital, Medicare and pharmaceutical records, to generate real-world evidence to improve health care and patient outcomes in older adults. Prior to joining Marcus Institute and Harvard Medical School, he completed his training in geriatric epidemiology at ANZAC Research Institute, University of Sydney, and quantitative epidemiology at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health, University of New South Wales in Australia. His current research program is using Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data to quantify the provision of health services, healthcare quality, and health outcomes of myocardial infarction and atrial fibrillation among nursing home residents.

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