Thomas Sequist is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sequist also works jointly in the Division of General Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. In addition, he is a practicing general internist and the Director of Research at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.
Dr. Sequist’s research interests include health care quality, health disparities, and the intersection of these two fields. He is involved in studying methods of improving health care quality in the ambulatory setting, including the use of information technology. Dr. Sequist is particularly interested in health policy issues affecting care for Native Americans, and works collaboratively with the Indian Health Service to evaluate the provision of care for both chronic diseases and preventive services for this population.
Dr. Sequist is a member of the Taos Pueblo tribe in New Mexico and is committed to improving Native American health care, serving as the director of the Four Directions Summer Research Program at Harvard Medical School and the medical director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Physician Outreach Program with the Indian Health Service. He graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in chemical engineering. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School, and his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.