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Dr. Higgins is a hematology specialist in the Core Laboratory of the Mass General Hospital Pathology service. He was a recent recipient of the annual NIH Director's New Innovator Award.
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John Higgins, MD, is an Assistant Pathologist specializing in the interpretation of clinical immunology and hematology tests. He is an Associate Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School and has a research program developing mathematical models of disease processes with the goal of advancing science and providing new methods of diagnosis, patient monitoring, and treatment discovery. Dr. Higgins was trained in clinical pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and has been on the staff of the Department of Pathology since 2009.
Dr. Higgins studies the dynamics of human pathophysiologic processes by developing mathematical descriptions of complex human disease phenotypes and how they change over time.
See details at the Higgins Lab.
View a complete list of Dr. Higgins' publications on the Center for Systems Biology website.
MGH investigators have found the probable mechanism underlying a previously described biomarker associated with the risk of developing serious diseases ranging from cancer to cardiovascular disease and the risk of serious complications.
Two MGH-led research teams and one MGH investigator have received major grants from the National Institutes of Health.
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