Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS
Principal Investigator, AbStats
Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, leads the Cedars-Sinai Center for Outcomes Research and Education, or CS-CORE. As director of Health Services Research, he oversees a digital health strategy aimed at enhancing healthcare quality and reducing excessive use of resources. Dr. Spiegel is also Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, Editor-in-Chief (elect) of the American Journal of Gastroenterology, and was previously Associate Professor of Medicine and Section Chief for Outcomes Research at the UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases.
Dr. Spiegel attended Tufts University where he majored in Philosophy and Community Health, and received his M.D. with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from New York Medical College. He received training in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at UCLA, and completed advanced studies in Health Services Research at the UCLA School of Public Health, where he received a Master’s Degree in Health Services. He received a Research Career Development Award through the Veteran Administration during which time he was trained in health services methodology.
At CS-CORE , Dr. Spiegel’s team of investigators seek to transform the way patients, doctors and hospitals communicate through innovations such as wearable biosensors that track patients’ vital signs and activities at home, transmitting data to electronic medical records. The researchers will develop computer programs that allow patients to explain their medical histories online at home, saving time and providing up-to-date information for doctors. The team also will explore social media as a clinical communication tool.
Dr. Spiegel is a peer-reviewer for numerous medical journals, and is on the editorial boards for the Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He is currently an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. He receives active funding from the NIH, VA, and industry sources.