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What is data? How do we gather it in a meaningful way? And how do we analyze it to make better decisions? These are the questions Vidit Munshi helps his MSMS program students answer.

In his Quantitative Methods course, most of Vidit’s students come without a quant background. Helping them master data analysis, he says, is one of the most rewarding parts of his job. A job he loves.

“Most people think data analysis is complicated, that it’s only for super-smart math majors,” says Vidit, who also has a background in economics and healthcare policy. “But actually, anyone can do it. If it’s taught right, it’s really accessible.”

Vidit didn’t set out to teach. As part of his PhD program at Harvard, he was required to. But it wasn’t long before he discovered he enjoyed it. “I liked research, but I found that I had the most fun working with students, sharing what I learned. And I discovered that the methods I was teaching—problem-solving through data—could motivate students to consider this as a career or a tool they could use to make a difference in any field.”

Non-business fields need data-driven evidence to make better decisions, too, adds Vidit. “That’s one of the reasons I like teaching in Questrom’s MSMS program.”

    Education
  • PhD, Harvard University, 2020
  • MA, Boston University, 2010
  • BA, Boston University, 2008
    Publications
  • Munshi, V., Perkins, R., Sy, S., Kim, J. (2022). "Cost-effectiveness analysis of the 2019 American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology Risk-Based Management Consensus Guidelines for the management of abnormal cervical cancer screening tests and cancer precursors", American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 226 (2), 228.e1-228.e9
  • Toumazis, I., de Nijs, K., Cao, P., Bastani, M., Munshi, V., ten Haaf, K., Jeon, J., Gazelle, G., Feuer, E., de Koning, H., Meza, R., Kong, C., Han, S., Plevritis, S. (2021). "Cost-effectiveness Evaluation of the 2021 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Lung Cancer Screening", JAMA Oncology, 7 (12), 1833-1833
  • Munshi, V., Saghafian, S., Cook, C., Aradhyula, S., Chakkera, H. (2021). "Use of Imputation and Decision Modeling to Improve Diagnosis and Management of Patients at Risk for New-Onset Diabetes After Transplantation", Annals of transplantation: quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
  • Munshi, V. (2021). "Excess deaths in 2020", Insights@Questrom
  • Munshi, V., Vahia, I. (2020). "Psychiatry Is Revealing the Potential — and Pitfalls — of Telehealth", Harvard Business Review
  • Munshi, V., Saghafian, S., Cook, C., Eric Steidley, D., Hardaway, B., Chakkera, H. (2020). "Incidence, Risk Factors, and Trends for Postheart Transplantation Diabetes Mellitus", Am J Cardiol, 125 436-440
  • Munshi, V., Saghafian, S., Cook, C., Werner, K., Chakkera, H. (2020). "Comparison of post-transplantation diabetes mellitus incidence and risk factors between kidney and liver transplantation patients", PLoS One, 15 e0226873-e0226873
  • Han, S., Ten Haaf, K., Hazelton, W., Munshi, V., Jeon, J., Erdogan, S., Johanson, C., McMahon, P., Meza, R., Kong, C., Feuer, E., de Koning, H., Plevritis, S. (2017). "The impact of overdiagnosis on the selection of efficient lung cancer screening strategies", Int J Cancer, 140 2436-2443
  • Munshi, V., Yamey, G., Verguet, S. (2016). "Trends In State-Level Child Mortality, Maternal Mortality, And Fertility Rates In India", Health Aff (Millwood), 35 1759-1763
  • Levy, D., Munshi, V., Ashburner, J., Zai, A., Grant, R., Atlas, S. (2015). "Health IT-assisted population-based preventive cancer screening: a cost analysis", Am J Manag Care, 21 885-891
  • Lowry, K., Gazelle, G., Gilmore, M., Johanson, C., Munshi, V., Choi, S., Tramontano, A., Kong, C., McMahon, P. (2015). "Personalizing annual lung cancer screening for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A decision analysis", Cancer, 121 1556-1562
  • Goehler, A., McMahon, P., Lumish, H., Wu, C., Munshi, V., Gilmore, M., Chung, J., Ghoshhajra, B., Mark, D., Truong, Q., Gazelle, G., Hoffmann, U. (2014). "Cost-effectiveness of follow-up of pulmonary nodules incidentally detected on cardiac computed tomographic angiography in patients with suspected coronary artery disease", Circulation, 130 668-675
  • Meza, R., ten Haaf, K., Kong, C., Erdogan, A., Black, W., Tammemagi, M., Choi, S., Jeon, J., Han, S., Munshi, V., van Rosmalen, J., Pinsky, P., McMahon, P., de Koning, H., Feuer, E., Hazelton, W., Plevritis, S. (2014). "Comparative analysis of 5 lung cancer natural history and screening models that reproduce outcomes of the NLST and PLCO trials", Cancer, 120 1713-1724
  • de Koning, H., Meza, R., Plevritis, S., ten Haaf, K., Munshi, V., Jeon, J., Erdogan, S., Kong, C., Han, S., van Rosmalen, J., Choi, S., Pinsky, P., Berrington de Gonzalez, A., Berg, C., Black, W., Tammemägi, M., Hazelton, W., Feuer, E., McMahon, P. (2014). "Benefits and harms of computed tomography lung cancer screening strategies: a comparative modeling study for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force", Ann Intern Med, 160 311-320
  • McMahon, P., Meza, R., Plevritis, S., Black, W., Tammemagi, C., Erdogan, A., ten Haaf, K., Hazelton, W., Holford, T., Jeon, J., Clarke, L., Kong, C., Choi, S., Munshi, V., Han, S., van Rosmalen, J., Pinsky, P., Moolgavkar, S., de Koning, H., Feuer, E. (2014). "Comparing benefits from many possible computed tomography lung cancer screening programs: extrapolating from the National Lung Screening Trial using comparative modeling", PLoS One, 9 e99978-e99978
  • Munshi, V., McMahon, P. (2013). "Importance of Smoking Cessation in a Lung Cancer Screening Program", Curr Surg Rep, 1