Ashish Jha is an assistant professor of health policy at the Harvard School of Public Health, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and staff physician at Boston VA Healthcare System and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Jha received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1997 and trained in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he also served as chief resident. He completed his General Medicine fellowship training from Brigham and Women's Hospital and received his M.P.H. training in Clinical Effectiveness from Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Jha's main professional interests are in quality of care, disparities in care, and the impact of information technology in these areas. He has worked in areas evaluating IT solutions for reducing medication errors and improving quality and the role of public reporting on quality of care and impact on providers. His two most recent projects focused on national and regional trends in racial disparities to better understand the effectiveness of national and local policies to eliminate gaps in care and an evaluation of the new hospital quality reporting initiative known as the Hospital Quality Alliance. His ongoing work includes a study of hospital organizations that care for a disproportionate number of minorities, as well as IT adoption among Massachusetts physicians who care for large minority populations.