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Scott Halpern, MD, PhD, MBE

Abramson Cancer Center

Degree and Institution

2003, University of Pennsylvania

Faculty Title

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Abramson Cancer Center Title

Director, Fostering Improvement in End-of-Life Decision Science (FIELDS) program



Clinical Expertise

Medical critical care, with particular focus on end-of-life communication.

Research Expertise

End-of-life decision making; the design and ethics of randomized clinical trials; smoking cessation; critical care health services research.

Other Affiliations
Deputy Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

2006, University of Pennsylvania

2009, University of Pennsylvania

Board Certifications
Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Internal Medicine

Honors and Award

2008 Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholar Award in Bioethics
2011 Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award, AcademyHealth, for exceptional promise for future contributions to health services research
2012 Presidential Citation for outstanding contributions to the Society of Critical Care Medicine
2012 Austrian Award for Outstanding Health Evaluation Research, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
2012 Young Leader Award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: 1 of 10 Americans age 40 or under who offer great promise for leading the way to improved health and health care for all Americans
2012 Marjorie A. Bowman New Investigator Award for outstanding health evaluation research by a University of Pennsylvania faculty member


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Contact Information

Scott Halpern

719 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Office Phone: 215-898-1462
Fax: 215-746-3775

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