Brian Anderson, MD
Chief Digital Health Physician
Dr. Brian Anderson is chief digital health physician at MITRE, where he leads research and development efforts across major strategic initiatives in digital health alongside industry and the U. S. government.
Anderson is responsible for co-founding the Coalition for Health AI (CHAI), and the VCI™ coalition of more than 1,000 organizations assembled during the COVID-19 pandemic to work towards interoperable and verifiable clinical information; leading MITRE’s development of machine learning techniques to leverage real world health data; and linking genomic and clinical data to provide insight into the efficacy of therapeutics and vaccines. He also leads MITRE’s largest health R&D effort in oncology and personalized medicine. His team helps to architect, implement, and analyze health data and information systems for federal agencies, including HHS, CMS, the FDA, and VA.
Anderson is an internationally recognized author and expert in digital health, and is regularly engaged as a speaker on digital health innovation, health standards development, clinical decision support systems, and interoperability. He has been quoted in leading publications, including CBS News, CNN, Fast Company, Forbes, STAT, and USA Today. Prior to joining MITRE, Anderson led the Informatics and Network Medicine Division at athenahealth, where he launched a new model of clinical decision support leveraging artificial intelligence. He has also served on several national health information technology committees in partnership with the Office of the National Coordinator.
Anderson completed his clinical training at Massachusetts General Hospital and practiced in Greater Lawrence (MA). He completed his B.A. and M.D. degrees at Harvard College and Harvard Medical School.