As a pediatric endocrinologist and health services researcher, Dr. Mehta focuses his time on establishing his clinical expertise and innovation in the care of individuals with diabetes. Since completing fellowships in pediatric endocrinology and health services research, he has received funding from NIH, private foundations, industry, and local grants to support clinical investigations and quality improvement initiatives. His two major areas of expertise and innovation include nutrition research in youth with type 1 diabetes and health outcomes research in adults with diabetes.
His initial focus was on the evaluation of dietary behaviors and nutrition in the management of children living with type 1 diabetes. He transitioned his research and quality improvement (QI) efforts to assess care delivery and health outcomes across populations with diabetes leveraging electronic databases, including electronic health record (EHR) data and national diabetes registries. He led the redesign of the Joslin Diabetes Center’s EHR to improve clinical efficiency and supported the development of the Joslin Data Warehouse and establish a research-oriented translational database for health outcomes analyses. More recently, he has focused efforts on EHR-based evaluations of health care delivery and outcomes for adults with diabetes and has published and presented the work in peer-reviewed journals and national scientific meetings. In 2012, he joined Joslin’s Senior Leadership Team to formalize his role in quality improvement, clinical innovation, and IT/EHR-based health outcomes research. He currently serves as Joslin’s Chief Medical Officer and CMIO and is focused on enhancing Joslin's multidisciplinary care model in addition to the evaluation of a new Joslin EHR.
Dr. Mehta is a staff physician in Joslin’s Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Section and Assistant Investigator in the Section on Clinical, Behavioral, and Outcomes Research. He continues to teach and mentor medical students, pediatric residents, endocrinology fellows, and junior faculty in pediatric endocrinology and health services research. He plans to focus the majority of his time on research and QI efforts aimed at improving health outcomes for pediatric and adult populations with diabetes.
Dr. Mehta is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and his Master’s degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He did his pediatric residency training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and his pediatric endocrinology fellowship training at Children’s Hospital Boston and Joslin.
He serves on multiple, national collaboratives focused on clinical research and quality improvement for children and adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. He has played a central role in the design, implementation and evaluation of the largest U.S.-based diabetes registries, including the Type 1 Diabetes Exchange Clinic Registry and the American College of Cardiology's Diabetes Collaborative Registry. He was integrally involved with the High Value Healthcare Collaborative, an 18-member consortium focused on cost-effective care models for high-cost medical conditions, including diabetes. He previously chaired the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions' Health Care Delivery/Economics Planning Committee.
Dr. Mehta recently began a multi-year, quality improvement effort to apply artificial intelligence to optimize Joslin's operational and clinical care model for the Adult Diabetes Section. The grant funded by the Helmsley Charitable Trust incorporates advanced machine learning to further traditional continuous quality improvement methods to improve the Joslin care model. He plans to continue developing the potential for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in diabetes care in his future endeavors. In addition to his clinical research, Dr. Mehta is the Chief Medical Information Officer and Chief Quality Officer at Joslin Diabetes Center.
He has received funding from NIH, private foundations, industry, and local grants to support his clinical investigations and quality improvement initiatives. Dr. Mehta is an Investigator in Joslin's Section on Clinical, Behavioral and Outcomes Research. He has been a staff physician in the Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Section since 2007. He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
Harvard School of Public Health
Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Pediatrics
Boston Children's Hospital and Joslin Diabetes Center; Harvard Combined Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology
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