Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Bruce S. Ling, MD, MPH


Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Core Faculty, Center for Research on Health Care

Core Faculty, VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion

Associate Director, Institute for Doctor-Patient Communication

Office: 230 McKee Place
Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4862
Fax: 412-692-4838

BA in Sociology, Northwestern University, 1988
MD, University of Michigan Medical School, 1993
MPH, Boston University School of Public Health, 1999

Residency in Internal Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, 1996

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Patient-provider communication
Colorectal cancer screening
Adherence to medical recommendations
Informed decision making

Dr. Ling joined the faculty of the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Center for Research on Health Care in 1999. He subsequently received a career development award from the National Cancer Institute to assess the delivery and utilization of colorectal cancer screening and evaluate the patient-provider interaction as it relates to screening. The results of this work have led to additional funding from the National Cancer Institute and to a VA merit award for a multisite intervention trial. In addition to pursuing his own research, Dr. Ling serves as the associate director for research in the Institute for Doctor-Patient Communication at the University of Pittsburgh.

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