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Michael Halpern

Senior Fellow, Health Services Research

Michael T. Halpern, MD, PhD, has more than 15 years of professional experience evaluating patterns of medical care, quality of care, clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness, access, and disparities. His research includes evaluations of medical treatment patterns, resource utilization, and outcomes using large health care databases; modeling studies of medical care costs and cost-effectiveness; assessments of patient symptoms, satisfaction, and quality of life; projections of shortages among physicians and other health care professionals; and examinations of factors influencing decision making by physicians and patients. Before joining RTI, Dr. Halpern was strategic director of health service research at the American Cancer Society. He has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, iserves on the Health Disparities Advisory Group of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and is the section editor of clinical trials for the journal Cancer.


MD, University of Michigan Medical School; PhD, Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Michigan; MPH, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan; BA, Physics and Psychology, Cornell University.

Latest Publications

Insurance coverage and preventive care among adults
Lines, L.M., Urato, M., Halpern, M.T., & Subramanian, S. (Apr 2014)
Improving Quality of Cancer Care at Community Hospitals: Impact of the National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program Pilot — J Oncol Pract
Halpern, M.T., Spain, P., Holden, D.J., Stewart, A., McNamara, E.J., Gay, G., et al. (Nov 2013)
Cancer screening among U.S. Medicaid enrollees with chronic comorbidities or residing in long-term care facilities — Journal of Analytical Oncology
Halpern, M.T., Haber, S.G., Tangka, F.K., Sabatino, S.A., Howard, D.H., & Subramanian, S. (Apr 2013)
Implementing a breast cancer registry and treatment plan/summary program in clinical practice: A pilot program — Cancer
Partridge, A.H., Norris, V.W., Blinder, V.S., Cutter, B.A., Halpern, M.T., Malin, J., et al. (Jan 2013)
Disparities in timeliness of care for U.S. Medicare patients diagnosed with cancer — Curr Oncol
Halpern, M.T., & Holden, D.J. (Dec 2012)
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