Miguel Marino, Ph.D., named Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine

Marino is an associate professor of biostatistics in the Department of Family Medicine.

Miguel Marino, Ph.D., is one of 10 scholars named as 2020’s Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The scholars are an essential part of a major NAM initiative, the Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Program, which provides a platform for a new generation of leaders to collaborate with the NAM and its members across fields of expertise to advance science, combat persistent challenges in health and medicine, and spark transformative change to improve health for all.

Dr. Marino’s research focuses on development and implementation of novel statistical methodology to address complexities associated with the use of electronic health records (EHRs) to study changes in policy; using EHRs to study health disparities; validation of EHRs as a reliable source for observational studies; pragmatic randomized trials; preventive health maintenance.

“As a first-generation citizen, I am truly honored to be recognized as an emerging leader in health and medicine,” Marino says. “This selection is a reflection of the impact OHSU Family Medicine has on informing primary care in the U.S. When I started at OHSU in 2012, I saw an opportunity to provide innovative statistical approaches to the field of primary care and in collaboration with my clinician colleagues (who are in the forefront of transforming primary care), we have been steadfast in producing rigorous scientific evidence that informs what impacts patient care and what can help reduce health disparities.

“I am excited to work with the NAM emerging leaders from around the country to continue to highlight the innovative work OHSU Family Medicine is doing and to continue to produce evidence that can inform health policy, strengthen primary care in the U.S., and ultimately improve patient lives.”

Individuals selected for the 2020 Scholars class will engage in a variety of activities throughout the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine over a three-year term beginning in July. Activities include biannual meetings in Washington, D.C., with NAM leadership and members; planning an annual Emerging Leaders Forum; participating in National Academies convening activities; publishing NAM Perspectives; and attending the NAM’s annual meeting each October.

“As the world faces the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reminded of the importance of involving emerging leaders, who are poised to shape the future of health and medicine, in cross-disciplinary activities to tackle pressing challenges such as these,” said NAM President Victor J. Dzau. “I am delighted to welcome these extraordinary individuals who represent the next generation of leading scientists, health care providers, public health professionals, and policymakers into the National Academy of Medicine’s Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine program.”