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photo Dio Kavalieratos, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics

Director of Implementation Research, UPMC Palliative & Supportive Institute

Associate Director of Palliative Care Research

Email: diok@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-246-6929

Contact
Office: 230 McKee Place
Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-246-6929
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E-mail: diok@pitt.edu
Education and Training
Education
PhD, Health Policy & Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012
BPhil, Politics & Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh Honors College, 2008
Training
AHRQ NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, UNC, 2012
AHRQ NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship, RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute, 2014
Research Interest
Dr. Kavalieratos is a health services researcher whose work focuses on development, evaluation, and implementation of innovative, scalable, patient-centered models of palliative care in serious cardiopulmonary illness. Dr. Kavalieratos has expertise in qualitative methods, patient-reported outcomes, and evidence synthesis. Dr. Kavalieratos received the 2013 Young Investigator Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), and he serves as Chair of the AAHPM’s Scientific Subcommittee. Dr. Kavalieratos’ work has been supported by the National Palliative Care Research Center (Career Development Award, 2014), AHRQ (K12, 2014), the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Pilot Study Grant, 2014), and NHLBI (K01, 2016). His research has appeared in journals such as JAMA, the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, and Heart (BMJ), among others. His work has been featured or he has been quoted by media outlets including Reuters, Fox News, STAT (Boston Globe), and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Dr. Kavalieratos is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Palliative Medicine, and serves on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Public Health.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Kavalieratos, D., Corbelli, J., Zhang, D., et al. Association Between Palliative Care and Patient and Caregiver Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2016; 316(20): 2104-2114.
Kavalieratos D, Rollman BL, Arnold RM. Homeward Bound, not hospital rebound: how transitional palliative care can reduce readmission. Heart. 2015.
Kavalieratos D, Mitchell EM, Carey TS, Dev S, Abernethy AP, Biddle AK, Reeve BB, Weinberger M. “Not the ‘grim reaper service’”: An assessment of provider knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions regarding palliative care referral barriers in heart failure. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2014; 3: e544.
Kavalieratos D, Kamal AH, Abernethy AP, Biddle AK, Carey TS, Dev S, Reeve BB, Weinberger M. Comparing unmet needs of community-based palliative care patients with heart failure and cancer. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2014; 17: 475.
Kamal AH, Bull J, Kavalieratos D, Taylor DH, Downey W, Abernethy AP. Palliative care needs of cancer patients in the community. J Oncol Pract. 2011; 7: 382-388.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: The University of Pittsburgh PCOR Career Development Program
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Grant Number: K12 HS022989
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2019
Title: Development of an Embedded Palliative Care Program
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2017
Notable Achievements
Associate Editor, Journal of Palliative Medicine, 2017
Award for Paper Investigators, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2015
Top Reviewer, Medical Care, 2015
Reviewer, Scientific Review Committee, National Palliative Care Research Center, 2015
Young Investigator Award, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2013