Date: 06/18/2007

Steven J. Katz, MD, MPH

Stream Seminar

Opportunities and Challenges to Population-Based Research to Evaluate the Quality of Care For Women with Breast Cancer

This talk will describe a research agenda in partnership with UM investigators, NCI, selected regional SEER cancer registries, and the American College of Surgeons to deploy a population-based approach to the study of the quality of care for patients with breast cancer. Results from recent studies presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology will be highlighted.

About the Speaker

Steven J. Katz, MD, MPH

Steven J. Katz, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine and Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan. He directs the socio‐behavioral research program for the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center and leads the Cancer Surveillance and Outcomes Research Team ( centered at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Katz studies how treatment decisions are made during clinical encounters between patients newly diagnosed with cancer and their clinicians. His research pinpoints the factors that drive patient treatment decisions and also studies the factors that influence clinician recommendations and how clinicians navigate the decision-making and communication process. Dr. Katz's research has a strong population and health systems perspective. He also develops and evaluates interventions to improve decision-making and accelerate the pace and impact of research dissemination.