Dio Kavalieratos, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics
  • Director of Implementation Research, UPMC Palliative & Supportive Institute

Administrative Assistant

Name: Genevieve Daniels
Email: gdaniels@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-383-0627

Education & Training

  • AHRQ NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship, RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute, 2014
  • AHRQ NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, UNC, 2012
  • PhD, Health Policy & Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012
  • BPhil, Politics & Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh Honors College, 2008

Representative Publications

A complete list of Dr. Kavalieratos' publications can be found here.

Research Interests

Dr. Kavalieratos is a health services researcher whose work focuses on development, evaluation, and implementation of innovative, scalable, patient-centered models of palliative care in serious cardiopulmonary illness. Dr. Kavalieratos has expertise in qualitative methods, patient-reported outcomes, and evidence synthesis. Dr. Kavalieratos received the 2013 Young Investigator Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), and he serves as Chair of the AAHPM’s Scientific Subcommittee. Dr. Kavalieratos’ work has been supported by the National Palliative Care Research Center (Career Development Award, 2014), AHRQ (K12, 2014), the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Pilot Study Grant, 2014), and NHLBI (K01, 2016). His research has appeared in journals such as JAMA, the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, and Heart (BMJ), among others. His work has been featured or he has been quoted by media outlets including Reuters, Fox News, STAT (Boston Globe), and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Dr. Kavalieratos is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Palliative Medicine, and serves on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Public Health.

Research Grants

Title:Integrating Palliative Care with Disease Management to Improve Outcomes among Patients with Advanced Heart Failure
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Grant number: K0101HL133466
Start Year: 2016
End Year: 2020

Title: The University of Pittsburgh PCOR Career Development Program
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Grant Number: K12 HS022989
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2019

Title: Development of an Embedded Palliative Care Program
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2018