Kelly N Michelson, MD, MPH

Kelly N Michelson, MD, MPH

Director, Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) - Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Julia and David Uihlein Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care)



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 73
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611

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Education and Certification

MD, MPH: Duke University (1996)
Residency: University of Chicago, Pediatrics (2001)
Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital), Pediatrics Critical Care Medicine (2004)
Board Certification: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


Description of Interests

Dr. Michelson’s research interests include communication, decision making, palliative care, and ethics. Currently, her research focuses on communication and decision making among patients, family caregivers, and professional caregivers in the pediatric intensive care unit as well as in the palliative care setting. Her work uses qualitative and quantitative methods as well as patient/stakeholder engagement and community based participatory research methods.

Interests (Keywords)

Critical Care; Palliative Care, Hospice; Patient Communications; Pediatric Critical Care; Pediatrics; Qualitative research methods

Research and Publications

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