Lipika Samal is an NIH-funded clinician investigator in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. She is a primary care physician. The main focus of her research is developing and evaluating clinical decision support tools for primary care physicians in order to improve quality and safety of chronic disease management. Currently, the majority of her time is devoted to research on clinical decision support in the area of chronic kidney disease. Her research has been funded by the NIDDK through a K23 award and an R01. Other interests include health information tools for care coordination and ambulatory healthcare quality measurement. She is Board-certified in Clinical Informatics and holds certifications from Epic for Clarity Ambulatory Data Model and Research Informatics Innovator.
Before joining the BWH faculty, she completed a three-year General Internal Medicine research fellowship at Johns Hopkins including a Masters of Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and additional coursework in a National Library of Medicine-funded training program in Biomedical Informatics.