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    Dr. Amber E. Barnato

    Amber E. Barnato, M.D., MPH. MS

    Dr. Amber Barnato received her BA in physiology from UC Berkeley and her MD from Harvard Medical School, before completing her internship in general surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, her residency in preventive medicine at the California Department of Health Services during, and her fellowship in health care research and policy at Stanford University. Along the way she completed an MPH in health policy and administration at UC Berkeley and an MS in health Services Research at Stanford.

    Dr. Barnato is currently Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinical and Translational Science, and Health Policy and Management. Her research, funded by the National Institute on Aging, the National Cancer Institute, and Kornfeld Program in Bioethics and Patient Care, administered by The Greenwall Foundation focuses on elucidating the determinants of hospital and provider variation in intensive care unit (ICU) and life-sustaining treatment use among elders. To this end, she exploits hospital discharge data and, more recently, direct observation of decision making in vivo (in the hospital) and in vitro (using high-fidelity simulation). At the University of Pittsburgh she is a core faculty member of the Center for Research on Health care and the Institute for Clinical Research, where she directs the dual MD/MS program in clinical research and the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, programs designed for medical students committed to careers in clinical investigation. She is a Trustee of the Society for Medical Decision Making and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine.


    Presentation Date

    Princeton Conference XVII: May 19, 2010

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