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Michael J. Fine, MD, MSc

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Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Director, VA HSR&D Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP)

Director, Leadership and Discovery (LEAD) Program, Internal Medicine Residency Training Program

Associate Director, Center for Research on Health Care (CRHC), University of Pittsburgh

Office: VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP), University Drive (151C), Building 30
Pittsburgh, PA 15240
 
Phone: 412-360-2206
Fax: 412-954-5264
E-mail: finemj@upmc.edu
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Education
BA in Anthropology, Dartmouth College, 1979
MD, Hahnemann Medical School, 1983
MSc in Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 1989

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Clinical epidemiology
Health services research
Quality and equity of health and health care
Prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of community-acquired pneumonia
 

Profile
Michael J. Fine, MD, MSc, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, and serves as the Director of the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.

Over the past 30 years of his professional career, Dr. Fine’s overarching research theme has focused on improving the quality and equity of health and heath care for patients with common medical conditions, such as community-acquired pneumonia, venous thromboembolism, and diabetes. As director of the VA Health Services Research and Development CHERP Center of Innovation, he is particularly interested in conducting research to detect, understand, and eliminate disparities in health and health care among vulnerable patient populations, including racial and ethnic minorities.

Dr. Fine also has a track record of mentoring more than 60 medical students, residents, fellow, post-docs, and junior faculty during his professional career. Many of his former mentees have developed independent investigative careers, won prestigious research awards, and served as national leaders in general internal medicine.

Dr. Fine has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator of dozens of investigator-initiated grants from NIH, AHRQ, and other federal funding agencies and medical foundations, and has published more than 250 peer-review manuscripts, reviews, and editorials in high-impact journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, and Annals of Internal Medicine. His impressive research accomplishments have been recognized by election to two prestigious academic medical societies --- The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and The Association of American Physicians (AAP). Throughout his career, Dr. Fine's work has also been recognized by the receipt of multiple research awards, such as the 2011 John M. Eisenberg National Award for Career Achievement in Research presented by the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), and the Outstanding Alumni Researcher Award presented by the Drexel University College of Medicine Alumni Association.

Research Link
Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP)
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Recent Grants
Title: Procalcitonin Antibiotic Consensus Trial (ProACT)
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount:
Funding Agency: National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2016
 
Title: Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking among US Adolescents and Young Adults
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount:
Funding Agency: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2016
 
Title: The VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) a VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) Center of Innovation (COIN)
Website: http://www.cherp.research.va.gov/
Role: Principal Investigator and Director
Amount: 4,750,000.00
Funding Agency: VA Health Services Research & Development Service (HSR&D)
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2018
 
Title: Describing Variation in IRB Efficiency, Quality and Procedures
Role: Co-Investigator
Amount: $330,334
Funding Agency: VA Health Services Research & Development Service (HSR&D)
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2014
 
Title: Trial of Nurse-delivered Alcohol Brief Intervention for Hospitalized Veterans
Role: Co-Investigator
Amount: $353,969
Funding Agency: VA Health Services Research & Development Service (HSR&D)
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2015
 
Title: Improving Detection and Management of Alcohol Misuse Among VA Inpatients
Role: Co-Investigator
Amount: $115,872
Funding Agency: VA Health Services Research & Development Service (HSR&D)
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2015
 
Title: Improving Surgical Informed Consent to Better Meet Patient Preference
Role: Co-Investigator
Amount: $285,119
Funding Agency: VA Health Services Research & Development Service (HSR&D)
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2015
 
Title: Addressing Regional Variation in Drug Prescribing and Spending in the VA
Role: Co-Investigator
Amount: $217,798
Funding Agency: VA Health Services Research & Development Service (HSR&D)
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2015
 
Title: University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury (UPMC-SCI)
Role: Co-Investigator
Amount: $91,965
Funding Agency: Department of Education
Start Year: 2006
End Year: 2017
 

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