Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, is Director of Health Services Research at Cedars-Sinai Health System, Director of the Cedars-Sinai Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CS-CORE), and Professor of Medicine and Public Health in Residence at UCLA.
Dr. Spiegel's research focuses on acid-peptic disorders, colon cancer screening, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, diverticular diseases, and functional bowel disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). His overall research is defining strategies that improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of care for patients with digestive diseases.
Dr. Spiegel studies how digital innovations can improve the value of healthcare by strengthening patient-doctor bonds and bringing greater efficiency to the delivery of clinical services. His team of investigators CS-CORE seeks to transform the way patients, doctors and hospitals communicate through wearable biosensors that track patients' vital signs and activities both in the hospital and at home, transmitting data to electronic medical records. His team develops computer programs and mobile health applications that allow patients to explain their medical histories online at home, saving time and providing up-to-date information for doctors. The team also explores social media and telemedicine as clinical communication tools.