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Kenneth D. Mandl, MD, MPH -- Faculty

Professor, Harvard Medical School



Kenneth D. Mandl, MD, MPH is a Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Boston Children's Hospital Chair in Biomedical Informatics and Population Health. He directs the Intelligent Health Laboratory within “CHIP”, the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program.


Recognized for research and teaching, Mandl received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and the Clifford A. Barger Award for top mentors at Harvard Medical School. He was advisor to two Directors of the CDC and chairs the Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH’s National Library of Medicine.  Dr. Mandl has been elected to multiple honor societies including the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Society for Pediatric Research, American College of Medical Informatics and American Pediatric Society.


Mandl leads two postdoctoral training programs in clinical and informatics research and directs the Population Health Track of the new Masters Degree in Biomedical Informatics at HMS. Mandl is a faculty member in the HMS Center for Biomedical Informatics and in the Division of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard and MIT. 


Through scholarship intersecting epidemiology and informatics, Mandl pioneered use of IT and big data for population health, discovery, patient engagement and care redesign. He leads the transformative SMART Platforms initiative to design the “app store for health" and is principal investigator of the Scalable Collaborative Infrastructure for a Learning Health System across Boston hospitals and nationally. 

Clinical Interests

For 15 years, Mandl treated patients in the Emergency Department at Boston Children’s Hospital and staffed three satellite emergency departments.