Associate Professor of Medical Science


Dr. Fraser trained in General Medicine, Cardiology and Knowledge Based Systems at Edinburgh University, in Scotland, and in Clinical Decision Making at MIT and the New England Medical Center. His work has led to the migration of medical informatics tools and expertise from high income countries to some of the most challenging environments in low income countries.  As Director of Informatics at the leading Healthcare NGO Partners In Health,  he co-founded and co-leads OpenMRS an open source EMR project. He was also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School from 2006 - 2015. He has co-created and teaches courses in Global eHealth at Leeds University, Edinburgh University and MIT, and recently co-authored a text book on this field. His main academic focus is in the evaluation of medical information systems particularly in Low and Middle Income Countries, and understanding the impact of information and communications on quality of healthcare world wide. He also focusses on improvement of care for non-communicable diseases particularly Heart Disease, and in the improvement and evaluatiin of diagnostic decision support systems. 

Dr Fraser is the Co PI and Informatics and evaluation lead for a US $1M grant from the US CDC to evaluate the functioning, clinical impact and costs of an OpenMRS based EMR system for HIV care in Rwanda. He has previously held grants from the CDC, the Rockefeller Foundation and IDRC for eHealth work in Rwanda.  

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