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 (www.cansort.org)
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.