Anjum Khurshid
Member of the Faculty and Chief Data Scientist, Sentinel Operation Center

Anjum Khurshid, M.D., Ph.D., is the inaugural director of data integration in Dell Medical School’s Department of Population Health.

Khurshid is a nationally recognized leader in the fields of population health and health information technology. In 2014, he was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Health Information Technology Policy. In 2016, he was also appointed co-chair of the Task Force on Interoperability Experience formed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

As a senior strategist for the Louisiana Public Health Institute in New Orleans, Khurshid was involved in health systems transformation projects in Louisiana and across the Gulf South. Khurshid was the principal investigator for the $13.5 million Crescent City Beacon Community program in New Orleans. Under his leadership, the program, which focused on improving diabetes and cardiovascular disease outcomes in the population, won the Health Care Informatics Innovator Award in 2013. He led the establishment of the Greater New Orleans Health Information Exchange, a community-governed platform for data sharing among safety net providers. Khurshid was also the first principal investigator on a $7 million grant to establish a statewide clinical data research network in Louisiana, sponsored by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). He serves as an adviser to PCORI on its Patient Engagement Advisory Panel.

Khurshid is a former director of the University of Missouri’s Health and Behavioral Risk Research Center in the Health Management and Informatics Department, and co-director of Health Systems Analytics Research Center at Tulane University’s Department of Global Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health. He has worked in the data integration environment in Austin as a strategist and as the director of clinical research and evaluation at the Integrated Care Collaboration.

Khurshid is a faculty member in the Department of Population Health and has previously held faculty positions in the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine and Tulane University’s School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the King Edward Medical University, Lahore and a Ph.D. in public policy and Masters in Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Austin.