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.