Brian Anderson, M.D.
Digital Health Innovation Lead
Clinical Systems Engineering
Dr. Brian Anderson is a Harvard-trained physician-scientist, innovator, and digital health expert. Dr. Anderson’s focus is on the use of information technology in support of emerging clinical decision support (CDS) models and the provision of safe, effective, patient-centered care. While at Athenahealth, where he led the Informatics Department, Dr. Anderson launched a new model of CDS leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI). He has served on several national health information technology committees in partnership with the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC). Currently Dr. Anderson works for MITRE where he helps lead MITRE’s Cancer Moonshot, as well as architecting, implementing, and analyzing health information systems for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He also sits on the ONC’s Health Information Technology Advisory Committee.
Dr. Anderson trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and practiced at Greater Lawrence Family Medicine Health Center. He has had extensive clinical experience working with the patient population currently struggling with opioids in Lawrence. He received his M.D. with honors from Harvard Medical School and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology, cum laude from Harvard College.