Thomas H McCoy, M.D.


Physician Investigator (Cl)
Center for Genomic Medicine, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Psychiatrist
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
big data; data security; delirium; electronic health records; gwas; major depressive disorder; patient confidentiality; phenotyping; professional burnout
The Center for Quantitative Health (CQH) in the Division of Clinical Research at Massachusetts General Hospital focuses on utilizing large data sets to develop strategies for probabilistic medicine and quantitative health.

We have four main areas of focus:
  1. Developing ways to better match patients with effective treatment
  2. Developing tools to allow clinicians to quantify short- and long-term risks for individual patients
  3. Identifying promising treatments already approved by the FDA that can be repurposed for other applications
  4. Monitoring treatment outcomes

Our Philosophy
We believe that despite the incredible hype associated with big data, there is an opportunity to better serve our patients by developing tools for making clinically actionable predictions.
By facilitating the interaction of clinical and basic scientists at Mass General and the broader community, and providing tools to do challenging but essential studies, CQH is intended to bridge the gap between large data sets and clinical application. It works closely with the Mass General clinical and research programs, with the Clinical Trials Network and Institute (CTNI), and with translational programs such as the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit (PNGU) and the Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM).
Center for Quantitative Health Publications
tmccoy@mgh.harvard.edu

Simches Building
185 Cambridge Street
258
Boston, MA 02114