Hajizadeh, MD, MPH

About the researcher:

Negin Hajizadeh, MD, MPH is a pulmonary and  critical care physician whose research focuses on using decision-analytic  modeling to better inform and encourage shared decision making about treatments  when patients become critically ill. Shared decision making is the process by  which patients and clinicians work together to fully explore treatment options  and possible outcomes, and make an informed decision together based on  patients’ values and priorities. Dr. Hajizadeh’s work focuses on informing  health care policy in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to ensure that patients  receive care that produces outcomes in line with their preferences and  expectations. She is particularly interested in informing patients with  advanced chronic illness because these patients often have predictable events  that lead to the last stage in their life, and can be better prepared to make  these decisions. By providing tools to the patients, their families and their  doctors she hopes to support meaningful advance care planning.

After completing her undergraduate education  at Smith College - where she majored in both Women’s Studies and Biology, Dr.  Hajizadeh went on to earn her M.D. from Brown University Medical School through  the Dartmouth-Brown Combined Medical Program. Upon finishing her degrees, Dr.  Hajizadeh completed her internship and residency at Tufts University New England  Medical Center in Boston, MA. She then completed a Pulmonary and Critical Care  Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. Dr.  Hajizadeh also received a Masters in Public Health at the Yale School of Public  Health and completed a National Library of Medicine Medical Informatics  Fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine. These experiences were integral to  her decision to focus her career on informing doctor-patient decision making by  integrating decision tools within the electronic health record.

After completing her fellowships, Dr.  Hajizadeh became a full-time Instructor at New York University School of  Medicine in the Department of Medicine, a part-time Instructor for the Yale University School of Medicine in the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care,  and a Lecturer at the Yale Center for Medical Informatics.

In 2010, Dr. Hajizadeh was awarded a K12 Grant  by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). In 2011, she was further  honored with the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) designation to her  AHRQ Mentored Clinical Scientists Comparative Effectiveness Development Award.

In 2015, Dr. Hajizadeh was awarded a research grant through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This study seeks to develop and test a decision aid for advance care planning for CF patients and their physicians to use at the point of outpatient care. The study supports focus groups with CF patients and caregivers to identify their attitudes about advance care planning, developing the decision aid, and conducting usability and feasibility testing.

Dr. Hajizadeh served  as junior faculty at NYU School of Medicine in the Department of Population  Health from 2010-2013, and continues as Adjunct Assistant Professor.  

In 2014 Dr. Hajizadeh joined Northwell Health and Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine (now the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell) as Assistant Professor of Medicine where she continues to actively pursue her research, and to provide  care for patients as an Intensive Care Attending physician at LIJ. In 2016, she was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Medicine.

Dr.  Hajizadeh is an active member of The Society for Medical Decision Making and  the American Thoracic Society.

Research Interests:

  • Decision analytic modeling
  • Comparative effectiveness
  • Medical decision making
  • End of life decision making
  • Health care policy
  • Shared decision making

Research focus:

Research training opportunities for residents

  • Systematic reviews collaboration
  • Decision analytic modeling

Research training opportunities for fellows

  • Systematic reviews collaboration
  • Decision analytic modeling

Honors and awards

2010 - 2013

AHRQ - Mentored Career Development in Comparative Effectiveness Research

2011 - present

SMDM - Mentored Clinical Scientists Comparative Effectiveness Development Award

2014 (pending) - 2017

NIA - Feasibility testing of a decision aid to support shared decision making about invasive mechanical ventilation in severe COPD


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