Harry P. Selker, MD, MSPH is Dean of Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and Executive Director of the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies at Tufts Medical Center. As Dean, he provides leadership for programs and infrastructure that support clinical and translational research at the Tufts University schools and affiliated hospitals, and other academic, community-based, and industry CTSI partners. He also is Executive Director of the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies (ICRHPS) at Tufts Medical Center, where he also leads one of its eight research centers, the Center for Cardiovascular Health Services Research. He is Chief of the Division of Clinical Care Research of the Department of Medicine Tufts Medical Center, where he also practices medicine.
Dr. Selker‘s research focuses on the development of treatment strategies aimed at improving medical care, including the development of “clinical predictive instruments,” mathematical models that are used as decision aids. He also has run large national clinical trials and has done research to advance clinical study design and execution, and the repurposing of drugs for major public needs.
Dr. Selker has provided advice about healthcare delivery and medical research to policymakers, including the House and Senate authors of the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Selker has served as President of the Society of General Internal Medicine, the Society for Clinical and Translational Science, the Association for Clinical Research Training, and the Association for Clinical and Translational Science, and is currently Chair of the Clinical Research Forum.