Farhaan S. Vahidy

Farhaan S. Vahidy, PhD, MBBS, MPH, FAHA

Coneway Family Centennial Endowed Directorship in Quality and Outcomes, Center for Outcomes Research
Associate Director, Center for Outcomes Research
Associate Professor of Outcomes Research, Academic Institute
Associate Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

Dr. Farhaan S. Vahidy serves as Associate Director of the Center for Outcomes Research (COR) at Houston Methodist and holds the inaugural Coneway Family Centennial Endowed Directorship in Quality and Outcomes.  Dr. Vahidy is also serving as the COR Division Chief of Population Health Science & Health Services Research. He also hold additional appointment of Associate Professor at the Neurological Institute Houston Methodist. 

As Associate Director and Division Chief, Dr. Vahidy leads the development of learning healthcare systems models utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning for rapid integration of scientifically robust evidence into healthcare practice. He has expertise in outcomes research applied to stroke and cerebrovascular disease. 

Dr. Vahidy was previously an Associate Professor of Neurology at the McGovern Medical School at UT Health Houston. At UTH, he directed the Data Management and Analysis Core and the Division of Population Health and Health Services Research for UTHealth's Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.  

Publications

Disparities in COVID-19 hospitalizations and mortality among black and Hispanic patients: cross-sectional analysis from the greater Houston metropolitan area
Pan, AP, Khan, O, Meeks, JR, Boom, ML, Masud, FN, Andrieni, JD, Phillips, RA, Tiruneh, YM, Kash, BA & Vahidy, FS 2021, , BMC Public Health, vol. 21, no. 1, 1330. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11431-2

COVID-19-related state-wise racial and ethnic disparities across the USA: An observational study based on publicly available data from the COVID Tracking Project
Xian, Z, Saxena, A, Javed, Z, Jordan, JE, Alkarawi, S, Khan, SU, Shah, K, Vahidy, FS, Nasir, K & Dubey, P 2021, , BMJ open, vol. 11, no. 6, e048006. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-048006

Is the worst of the COVID-19 global pandemic yet to come? Application of financial mathematics as candidate predictive tools
Dogra, P, Koay, EJ, Wang, Z, Vahidy, FS, Ferrari, M, Pasqualini, R, Arap, W, Boom, ML, Dirk Sostman, H & Cristini, V 2021, , Translational Psychiatry, vol. 11, no. 1, 299. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41398-021-01429-0

Rapid response to drive COVID-19 research in a learning health care system: Rationale and design of the houston methodist COVID-19 surveillance and outcomes registry (CURATOR)
Vahidy, F, Jones, SL, Tano, ME, Carlos Nicolas, J, Khan, OA, Meeks, JR, Pan, AP, Menser, T, Sasangohar, F, Naufal, G, Sostman, D, Nasir, K & Kash, BA 2021, , JMIR Medical Informatics, vol. 9, no. 2, e26773. https://doi.org/10.2196/26773

Machine Learning to Predict Delayed Cerebral Ischemia and Outcomes in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Savarraj, JPJ, Hergenroeder, GW, Zhu, L, Chang, T, Park, S, Megjhani, M, Vahidy, FS, Zhao, Z, Kitagawa, RS & Choi, HA 2021, , Neurology, vol. 96, no. 4, pp. e553-e562. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000011211

Do Pandemics Obey the Elliott Wave Principle of Financial Markets?
Dogra, P, Koay, EJ, Wang, Z, Vahidy, FS, Ferrari, M, Pasqualini, R, Arap, W, Boom, ML, Sostman, HD & Cristini, V 2021, , medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.01.21.21250273

Rapid response to drive COVID-19 research in a learning health care system: Rationale and design of the houston methodist COVID-19 surveillance and outcomes registry (CURATOR)
Vahidy, F, Jones, SL, Tano, ME, Nicolas, JC, Khan, OA, Meeks, JR, Pan, AP, Menser, T, Sasangohar, F, Naufal, G, Sostman, HD, Nasir, K & Kash, BA 2021, , JMIR medical informatics, vol. 9, no. 2, e26773, pp. e26773. https://doi.org/10.2196/26773, https://doi.org/10.2196/26773

Sex differences in susceptibility, severity, and outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019: Cross-sectional analysis from a diverse US metropolitan area
Vahidy, FS, Pan, AP, Ahnstedt, H, Munshi, Y, Choi, HA, Tiruneh, Y, Nasir, K, Kash, BA, Andrieni, JD & McCullough, LD 2021, , PLoS ONE, vol. 16, no. 1 January, e0245556, pp. e0245556. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245556

Lack of Racial, Ethnic, and Sex Disparities in Ischemic Stroke Care Metrics within a Tele-Stroke Network
Reddy, S, Wu, T-C, Zhang, J, Rahbar, MH, Ankrom, C, Zha, A, Cossey, TC, Aertker, B, Vahidy, F, Parsha, K, Jones, E, Sharrief, A, Savitz, SI & Jagolino-Cole, A 2021, , Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 105418. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2020.105418

Longitudinal neuroimaging evaluation of the corticospinal tract in patients with stroke treated with autologous bone marrow cells
Haque, ME, Hasan, KM, George, S, Sitton, C, Boren, S, Arevalo, OD, Vahidy, F, Zhang, X, Cox, CS, Alderman, S, Aronowski, J, Grotta, JC & Savitz, SI 2021, , Stem Cells Translational Medicine, vol. 10, no. 7, pp. 943-955. https://doi.org/10.1002/sctm.20-0369

Utilization and Availability of Advanced Imaging in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke
Kim, Y, Lee, S, Abdelkhaleq, R, Lopez-Rivera, V, Navi, B, Kamel, H, Savitz, SI, Czap, AL, Grotta, JC, McCullough, LD, Krause, TM, Giancardo, L, Vahidy, FS & Sheth, SA 2021, , Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, pp. 388-395. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.120.006989

Decade-long nationwide trends and disparities in use of comfort care interventions for patients with ischemic stroke
Chu, KM, Jones, EM, Meeks, JR, Pan, AP, Agarwal, KL, Taffet, GE & Vahidy, FS 2021, , Journal of the American Heart Association, vol. 10, no. 8, e019785. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.120.019785

Social Determinants of Adherence to COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Measures among Adults with Cardiovascular Disease
Hagan, KK, Javed, Z, Cainzos-Achirica, M, Sostman, D, Vahidy, FS, Valero-Elizondo, J, Acquah, I, Yahya, T, Kash, BA, Andrieni, JD, Dubey, P, Hyder, AA & Nasir, K 2021, , Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, pp. 690-700. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.121.008118

Risk of Ischemic Stroke in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation After Extracranial Hemorrhage
Zhou, E, Lord, A, Boehme, A, Henninger, N, de Havenon, A, Vahidy, F, Ishida, K, Torres, J, Mistry, EA, Mac Grory, B, Sheth, KN, Gurol, ME, Furie, K, Elkind, MSV & Yaghi, S 2020, , Stroke, vol. 51, no. 12, pp. 3592-3599. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.029959

Association Between Sociodemographic Determinants and Disparities in Stroke Symptom Awareness Among US Young Adults
Mszar, R, Mahajan, S, Valero-Elizondo, J, Yahya, T, Sharma, R, Grandhi, GR, Khera, R, Virani, SS, Lichtman, J, Khan, SU, Cainzos-Achirica, M, Vahidy, FS, Krumholz, HM & Nasir, K 2020, , Stroke, vol. 51, no. 12, pp. 3552-3561. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.031137

Machine learning to predict delayed cerebral ischemia and outcomes in subarachnoid hemorrhage
Savarraj, JP, Hergenroeder, GW, Zhu, L, Chang, T, Park, S, Megjhani, M, Vahidy, FS, Zhao, Z, Kitagawa, RS & Choi, HA 2020, , Neurology. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000011211

Prevalence of and sociodemographic disparities in influenza vaccination among adults with diabetes in the United States
Bhugra, P, Mszar, R, Valero-Elizondo, J, Grandhi, GR, Virani, SS, Cainzos-Achirica, M, Vahidy, FS, Omer, S & Nasir, K 2020, , Journal of the Endocrine Society, vol. 4, no. 11, pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1210/jendso/bvaa139, https://doi.org/10.1210/jendso/bvaa139

Prevalence of and Sociodemographic Disparities in Influenza Vaccination Among Adults With Diabetes in the United States
Bhugra, P, Mszar, R, Valero-Elizondo, J, Grandhi, GR, Virani, SS, Cainzos-Achirica, M, Vahidy, FS, Omer, S & Nasir, K 2020, , Journal of the Endocrine Society, vol. 4, no. 11, pp. bvaa139. https://doi.org/10.1210/jendso/bvaa139

Risk of Ischemic Stroke in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation After Extracranial Hemorrhage
Zhou, E, Lord, A, Boehme, A, Henninger, N, de Havenon, A, Vahidy, F, Ishida, K, Torres, J, Mistry, EA, Mac Grory, B, Sheth, KN, Gurol, ME, Furie, K, Elkind, MSV & Yaghi, S 2020, , Stroke, vol. 51, no. 12, pp. 3592-3599. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.029959

Association between 2010 Medicare Reforms and Utilization of Post-Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation in Ischemic Stroke
Ifejika, N, Vahidy, F, Reeves, M, Xian, Y, Liang, L, Matsouaka, R, Fonarow, GC & Savitz, SI 2020, , American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.1097/PHM.0000000000001605, https://doi.org/10.1097/PHM.0000000000001605