Dr. Wilson is interested in how structural features of healthcare systems affect the interactions between physicians and patients, and how those interactions in turn affect patients' health outcomes. To study these relationships he has studied patients with chronic conditions such as the elderly, persons with depression, and persons with HIV. Recently he his research has focused on understanding and improving the quality of medication prescribing and medication management.
Dr. Wilson graduated from Harvard College with a BA in Social Studies. He worked as Director of the Adolescent Center of Rincon, Puerto Rico for several years before returning to Boston to attending medical school. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1987, and completed a residency in Internal Medicine (Primary Care Pathway) at Beth Israel in Boston, MA. Dr. Wilson was Chief Medical Resident at Beth Israel and a fellow in the Harvard General Medicine Program. In 1993 he joined the faculty at Tufts Medical Center where he rose to the rank of Professor in 2006. In 2010 he moved to Brown to become Chair of the Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice.
IRA WILSON, MD, MSc
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