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Dio Kavalieratos, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

RAND-University of Pittsburgh Scholars Program

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy & Management

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Office: 230 McKee Place
Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-805-8381

Ph.D., Health Policy & Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012
B.Phil., Politics & Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh Honors College, 2008

AHRQ NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, UNC, 2012

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Palliative and hospice care
Patient-reported outcomes and measures
Patient-centered care
Health IT integration
Patient and provider decision-making
Mixed-methods research

Dr. Kavalieratos earned his Ph.D. in Health Policy/Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. His primary line of research focuses on improving healthcare quality and access for patients with serious or chronic illness, by way of palliative care integration. Other areas of specialization include: health IT, patient-reported outcomes, patient-centered care design, and healthcare decision-making. Methodologically, Dr. Kavalieratos leverages mixed-methods techniques to produce research that is relevant to patients, providers, and policymakers. Dr. Kavalieratos was awarded the 2013 Young Investigator Award by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He previously served on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Public Health, and is a reviewer for several journals.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
Title: “Not the ‘grim reaper service’”: An assessment of provider knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions regarding palliative care referral barriers in heart failure
Author(s): Kavalieratos D, Mitchell EM, Carey TS, Dev S, Abernethy AP, Biddle AK, Reeve BB, Weinberger M
Year: 2013
Journal: Journal of the American Heart Association
Volume: Epub ahead of print
Title: Comparing unmet needs of community-based palliative care patients with heart failure and cancer
Author(s): Kavalieratos D, Kamal AH, Abernethy AP, Biddle AK, Carey TS, Dev S, Reeve BB, Weinberger M
Year: 2013
Journal: Journal of Palliative Medicine
Volume: Epub ahead of print
Title: Understanding pharmacists’ experiences with advice-giving in the community pharmacy setting: a focus group study
Author(s): Yon AS, McClurg MR, Vu M, Kavalieratos D, Weinberger M, Rao JK
Year: 2012
Journal: Patient Educ Couns
Volume: Epub ahead of print
Page(s): doi:10.1016/j.pec.2012.08.011
Title: Palliative care needs of cancer patients in the community
Author(s): Kamal AH, Bull J, Kavalieratos D, Taylor DH, Downey W, Abernethy AP
Year: 2011
Journal: J Oncol Pract
Volume: 7
Page(s): 382-388
Title: Advice from complementary and alternative medicine retailers and pharmacists to consumers with undiagnosed symptoms of diabetes
Author(s): Kavalieratos D, Weinberger M, Rao JK
Year: 2010
Journal: J Gen Intern Med
Volume: 25
Page(s): 799-802
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