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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

Halpern, M.T., Viswanathan, M., Evans, T.S., Birken, S.A., Basch, E., & Mayer, D.K. (2015). Models of Cancer Survivorship Care: Overview and Summary of Current Evidence. J Oncol Pract , 11 (1):e19-e27.
Polite, B.N., Griggs, J.J., Moy, B., Lathan, C., duPont, N.C., Villani, G., Wong, S.L., & Halpern, M.T. (2014). American society of clinical oncology policy statement on medicaid reform. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 32 (36):4162-4167.
Kane, H.L., Halpern, M.T., Squiers, L.B., Treiman, K.A., & McCormack, L.A. (2014). Implementing and evaluating shared decision making in oncology practice. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 64 (6):377-388.
Halpern, M.T., Romaire, M.A., Haber, S.G., Tangka, F.K., Sabatino, S.A., & Howard, D.H. (2014). Impact of state-specific Medicaid reimbursement and eligibility policies on receipt of cancer screening. Cancer, 120 (19):3016-3024.
Kane, H., Halpern, M.T., Teixeira-Poit, S., Frost, C., Keating, M., Olmsted, M., et al. (2014). Factors influencing interest in providing MS patient care among physiatry residents. NeuroRehabilitation , 35 (1):89-95.
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