Julia D. Andrieni

Julia D. Andrieni, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Academic Institute
Senior Vice President, Population Health and Primary Care, Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

Julia D. Andrieni, MD joined Houston Methodist in 2013 and serves in the role of Senior Vice President of Population Health and Primary Care. Dr. Andrieni is responsible for implementing Houston Methodist’s strategy in new value based care models. In addition, Dr. Andrieni is responsible for developing the independent physician alignment model (HMPAQ) which has grown from 20 Primary Care physicians in 2013 to 111 Primary Care physicians and 305 Specialists in 2018. In Houston Methodist Primary Care Group (HMPCG), her work focused on the interface of operations and quality. Her team achieved the NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition for 10 HMPCG practices. Dr. Andrieni is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, a board certified Internist and member of AOA.

Prior to joining Houston Methodist, Dr. Andrieni was the Vice Chair of Clinical Services and Chief of the General Internal Medicine Division at University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Andrieni was awarded the Joy McCann Professorship for Women in Medicine where she developed an institution-wide Mentoring Advisory Board for faculty and students in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Graduate Biomedical Sciences. UMass Memorial Health System chose Dr. Andrieni as the faculty member for Drexel University’s Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) fellowship.

In 2017, Dr. Andrieni was recognized as one of the Top 10 Women to Watch in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare. Dr. Andrieni received the American College of Physicians Quality Connect Champion Award for the largest number of Primary Care Practices (HMPCG and HMPAQ) nationally certified for excellence in Primary Care. Additionally, Dr. Andrieni was recognized by University of Massachusetts Medical School for the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, Primary Care Champion Award, and Administrative Leader of the Year. Dr. Andrieni’s care delivery models have been featured in multiple publications. Dr. Andrieni authored the chapter, Population Health Management: The Lynchpin of Emerging Healthcare Delivery Models in the textbook “America’s Healthcare Transformation: Strategies and Innovations”.  

A native of Augusta, Georgia, Dr. Andrieni earned her B.A. in Economics at Vassar College and was inducted into the International Economics Honor Society. Dr. Andrieni earned her medical degree from State University of New York – Stony Brook Medical School. For nearly a decade, prior to attending medical school, Dr. Andrieni was the Director of Marketing and Business Development for the US for Hoya Crystal, Japan’s largest glass and optic corporation.

Areas Of Expertise

Population Health Value Based Care ACO Primary Care Medicare
Publications

Unfavorable social determinants of health are associated with higher burden of financial toxicity among patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in the US: findings from the National Health Interview Survey
Valero-Elizondo, J, Javed, Z, Khera, R, Tano, ME, Dudum, R, Acquah, I, Hyder, AA, Andrieni, J, Sharma, G, Blaha, MJ, Virani, SS, Blankstein, R, Cainzos-Achirica, M & Nasir, K 2022, , Archives of Public Health, vol. 80, no. 1, 248. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13690-022-00987-z

Kidney Disease, Hypertension Treatment, and Cerebral Perfusion and Structure
SPRINT Research Group 2022, , American Journal of Kidney Diseases, vol. 79, no. 5, pp. 677-687.e1. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2021.07.024

Race, Racism, and Cardiovascular Health: Applying a Social Determinants of Health Framework to Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease
Javed, Z, Haisum Maqsood, M, Yahya, T, Amin, Z, Acquah, I, Valero-Elizondo, J, Andrieni, J, Dubey, P, Jackson, RK, Daffin, MA, Cainzos-Achirica, M, Hyder, AA & Nasir, K 2022, , Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. e007917. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.121.007917

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, pp. 1330. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11431-2

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

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, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. E008118. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.121.008118

Big Data and Digital Solutions: Laying the Foundation for Cardiovascular Population Management CME
Nasir, K, Javed, Z, Khan, SU, Jones, SL & Andrieni, JD 2020, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 272-282. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-16-4-272

Big Data and Digital Solutions: Laying the Foundation for Cardiovascular Population Management CME
Nasir, K, Javed, Z, Khan, SU, Jones, SL & Andrieni, JD 2020, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 272-282. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-16-4-272

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 2020, , Unknown Journal. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.08.19.20177956

Racial and ethnic disparities in SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: analysis of a COVID-19 observational registry for a diverse US metropolitan population
Vahidy, FS, Nicolas, JC, Meeks, JR, Khan, O, Pan, A, Jones, SL, Masud, F, Sostman, HD, Phillips, R, Andrieni, JD, Kash, BA & Nasir, K 2020, , BMJ open, vol. 10, no. 8, e039849, pp. e039849. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039849

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: Analysis of a COVID-19 Observational Registry for a Diverse U.S. Metropolitan Population
Vahidy, FS, Carlos Nicolas, J, Meeks, JR, Khan, O, Jones, SL, Masud, FN, Sostman, HD, Phillips, RA, Andrieni, JD, Kash, BA & Nasir, K 2020, , Unknown Journal. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.04.24.20073148

Sociodemographic Disparities in Influenza Vaccination among Adults with Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in the United States
Grandhi, GR, Mszar, R, Vahidy, FS, Valero-Elizondo, J, Blankstein, R, Blaha, MJ, Virani, SS, Andrieni, JD, Omer, SB & Nasir, K 2021, , JAMA Cardiology, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 87-91. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2020.3978

The Prevalence and Role of Hemoglobin Variants in Biometric Screening of a Multiethnic Population: One Large Health System's Experience
Wilburn, CR, Bernard, DW, Zieske, AW, Andrieni, J, Miller, T & Wang, P 2017, , American Journal of Clinical Pathology, vol. 147, no. 6, pp. 589-595. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcp/aqx032

Population health management: The lynchpin of emerging healthcare delivery models
Andrieni, JD 2016, . in Americas Healthcare Transformation: Strategies and Innovations. Rutgers University Press, pp. 113-127.

Translational patient care: A new model for inpatient care in the 21st century
Phillips, RA & Andrieni, JD 2007, , Archives of Internal Medicine, vol. 167, no. 19, pp. 2025-2026. https://doi.org/10.1001/archinte.167.19.2025

The In-Training Examination in Internal Medicine [3] (multiple letters)
Steensma, DP, Nidiry, JJ, Dibner, R, Andrieni, J, Smith, L, Garibaldi, RA & Subhiyah, R 2003, , Annals of Internal Medicine, vol. 138, no. 12, pp. 1009-1011. https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-138-12-200306170-00025

The In-Training Examination in Internal Medicine
Dibner, R, Andrieni, J & Smith, L 2003, , Annals of Internal Medicine, vol. 138, no. 12, pp. 1010; author reply 1010-1.

Premature coronary artery disease is systematic lupus erythematosus with extensive reocclusion following coronary artery bypass surgery
DAgate, DJ, Kokolis, S, Soloman, N, Belilos, E, Carsons, S, Andrieni, J, Argyros, T, Glasser, LA & Dangas, G 2003, , Journal of Invasive Cardiology, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 157-163.