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Ethan Halm

Professor
Internal Medicine | Department of Clinical Science
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Mexico

Biography

Ethan A. Halm, MD, MPH is Professor of Internal Medicine and Clinical Sciences at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Halm is a practicing academic general internist who is actively involved in clinical epidemiology, outcomes and health services research. He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University, M.D. from the Yale School of Medicine, and M.P.H. from Harvard University. Following his residency at the University of California, San Francisco, he completed a general medicine/clinical research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Halm’s research focuses on: understanding the patient, provider, and system factors that influence the quality and outcomes of care, improving chronic disease management, assessing the impact of patient health beliefs on medication adherence and self-management, changing physician, patient and organizational behavior, and developing evidence-based approaches to the management of common conditions. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, among others.

Research Interest

Assessing the impact of patient health beliefs on medication adherence and self-management Changing physician, patient, and organizational behavior Developing evidence-based approaches to the management of common conditions Improving chronic disease management Outcomes, health services and comparative effectiveness research Understanding the patient, provider, and system factors that influence the quality and outcomes of care

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