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Brennan M.R. Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG
Principal Investigator

Professor of Medicine and Public Health

Director of Health Services Research, Cedars-Sinai Health System

Director, Cedars-Sinai Master’s Degree Program in Health Delivery Science

Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, is director of Health Services Research for Cedars-Sinai and Director of the Cedars-Sinai Master's Degree Program in Health Delivery Science. He directs the Cedars-Sinai Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CS-CORE), a multidisciplinary team that investigates how digital health technologies; including wearable biosensors, smartphone applications, virtual reality, computerized decision support, and social media; can strengthen the patient-doctor bond, improve outcomes and save money. CS-CORE unites clinicians, computer scientists, engineers, statisticians and health services researchers to invent, test and implement digital innovations, always focusing on the value of technology to patients and their providers. Dr. Spiegel has published numerous best-selling medical textbooks, editorials and more than 230 articles in peer-reviewed journals.


Beyond his focus on digital health innovations, Spiegel conducts psychometric, health-economic, epidemiologic and qualitative research across a wide range of healthcare topics. His research team has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Hearst Foundation, State of California Precision Medicine Program, PCORI, Veterans Administration and industry sources. Spiegel is editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology, the leading clinical gastroenterology journal in North America. Dr. Spiegel earned his bachelor's degree from Tufts University, his medical degree from New York Medical College, and his master's from the University of California, Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai and his fellowship at UCLA Medical Center.

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