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Catherine DesRoches
Executive Director and Associate Professor

Catherine (Cait) is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a health services researcher with expertise in emerging trends in health care delivery. She came to OpenNotes from Mathematica Policy Research, a national firm with extensive expertise in social policy research, where she was a Senior Fellow studying the use of electronic health records by hospitals and physicians and the effect of health care organizations on physician clinical practice.  A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, School of Public Health, and the Joseph P. Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University where she received her doctoral degree, Cait has worked as research scientist and project director for the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and has held faculty positions at Vanderbilt University and Simmons College of Social Work. Much of her work has focused on electronic health record adoption and organizational change.