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University of Pennsylvania
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Gates Building #5048
3400 Spruce St

Research Area(s): Clinician Behavior End-of-Life Decisions

Katherine Courtright, MD, MSHP

Instructor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine
Member, FIELDS Program (Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellow)

Core Faculty, Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center

Katherine Courtright earned an MD from Temple University School of Medicine, and completed a residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a clinical research fellowship and earned an MS (Health Policy) from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2016, she joined the faculty of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania and undertook additional clinical training in Palliative and Hospice Medicine.  Dr. Courtright’s research interests include developing novel computational methods to harness the vast information embedded within the electronic health record to improve the value of specialty palliative care services for seriously ill hospitalized patients by directing such resources to those most likely to benefit from them. Some of Courtright’s current projects include “Harnessing the Power of Electronic Health Records to Improve Palliative Care Service Delivery for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,” funded by the National Palliative Care Research Center, and “A Randomized Trial of Nudges To Enhance Enrollment in Critical Care Research.”