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Dr. Hirshman is graduating with an MD from the UC San Diego School of Medicine and  Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon in Computer Science in the Computation, Organizations and Society Program at CMU with advisors Kathleen Carley and Clark Chen of UC San Diego. Dr. Hirshman's research work focusing on medical academic geneaologies was recently published in the Annals of Neurology. Dr. Hirshman was the student lead organizer of the ‘Big Data’ research group in 2015-2016 at UCSD and has developed R and Stata programming libraries to abstract data from the OHSPD and other large administrative data sets in that role.