Michael Halpern

Senior Fellow, Health Services Research


  • 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.

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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 an extensive list of peer-reviewed publications, iserves on the Health Disparities Advisory Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Scientific Review Committee of the American College of Preventive Medicine, and is the section editor of disparities research for the journal Cancer.