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Shoshana J. Herzig, MD, MPH

Research Concentrations


• Pharmacoepidemiology
• Medication Utilization
• Physician Decision Making 

Contact Information


Phone: 617-754-1448
Email: sherzig@bidmc.harvard.edu

Professional Biography


View Dr. Herzig's  CV (PDF)

View Dr. Herzig's publication history at PubMed Author Search

View Dr. Herzig's professional research networking profile at Harvard Catalyst

Dr. Shoshana Herzig recently joined the faculty of the Division's research program after seven highly successful years at BIDMC. Her research interests are particularly focused on patterns of medication utilization in the inpatient setting, associated outcomes, and informing physician decision-making in this realm. Her work thus far has focused on the risks and benefits of acid-suppressive medications in the inpatient setting, in an effort to inform clinical guideline development surrounding the prophylactic use of these medications in hospitalized patients. In addition to her research activities, Dr. Herzig remains clinically active as an academic hospitalist at BIDMC, along with serving as an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Current Research Support


Reducing Medication Use Fragmentation Across Transitions of Care
Developing a clinical decision support information technology intervention to reduce medication use fragmentation across transitions of care.
Role: PI

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications


1. Herzig SJ, Howell MD, Ngo LH, Marcantonio ER. Acid-suppressive medication use and the risk for hospital-acquired pneumonia. JAMA 2009;301(20):2120-2128.
2. Herzig SJ, Vaughn BP, Howell MD, Ngo LH, Marcantonio ER. Acid-suppressive medication use and the risk for nosocomial gastrointestinal tract bleeding. Arch Intern Med 2011;171(11):991-997. PMCID: PMC3142477
3. Herzig SJ, Aird WC, Shah BJ, McKernan M, Zeidel ML. From Hagfish to Humans: Teaching Comparative Physiology to Internal Medicine Residents. Academic Medicine 2012 Mar;87(3):372-377.
4. Herzig SJ, Rudolph JL, Haime M, Ngo LH, Marcantonio ER (2012) Atrial Fibrillation at Discharge in Older Cardiac Surgery Patients: A Prospective Study of Prevalence and Associated Medication Utilization. J Clinic Trials 1:106. doi:10.4172/jctr.1000106.
5. Gonzalo, J, Herzig S, Reynolds E, Yang J. The 16-Hour “Long Call” Shift in the Era of Duty Hours. J Gen Intern Med; 2012 Apr 13.
6. Herzig SJ, Rothberg MB, Feinbloom DB, Howell MH, Ho KL, Ngo LH, Marcantonio ER. Risk Factors for Nosocomial Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Use of Acid-Suppressive Medication in Non-Critically Ill Patients. J Gen Intern Med; 2013 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print]
7. Rothberg MR, Herzig SJ, Pekow PS, Avrunin J, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK. Association of Sedating Medications and Delirium among Geriatric Inpatients. J Am Geriatr Soc; 2013, in press.
8. Gonzalo JD, Yang JJ, Ngo L, Clark A, Reynolds E, Herzig SJ. The Accuracy of Residents’ Retrospective Perceptions of 16-Hour Long Call Admitting Shift Compliance and Characteristics. J Grad Med Educ.; 2013, in press.
9. Herzig SJ, Rothberg MB. Prophylaxis rates for venous thromboembolism and gastrointestinal bleeding in general medical patients: Too low or too high? BMJ 2012 May 18;344:e3248. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e3248.