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Douglas B. White, MD, MAS
UPMC Endowed Chair for Ethics in Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Critical Care Medicine
Director, Program on Ethics and Decision Making in Critical Illness
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Dr. White directs the University of Pittsburgh Program on Ethics and Decision Making in Critical Illness. His research program encompasses both empirical research on and normative ethical analysis of decision-making for patients with life threatening illness. He has several ongoing NIH funded studies and a strong research infrastructure for the implementation and assessment of behavioral health interventions. He has published widely using both quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the process of medical decision making in intensive care units.  In conducting this work, he collaborates with a multi-disciplinary group of investigators, which includes faculty with expertise in bioethics, law, philosophy, sociology, biostatistics, and health services research.

Other Research Projects

Ethics of Surrogate Decision Making for Unrepresented Patients - Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholars Program


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