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Peter A Ubel, Madge and Dennis T. McLawhorn University Distinguished Professor of Fuqua School of Business and Professor of Sanford School of Public Policy and Population Health Sciences and Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Medicine and Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and Core Faculty Member, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy of Duke - Margolis Center For Health Policy and Member of Duke Cancer  

Office Location: 100 Fuqua Dr, Box 90120, Room W309, Durham, NC 27708-0120
Office Phone: (919) 660-8003
Email Address: peter.ubel@duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.peterubel.com

Areas of Expertise

  • Health Policy, Economics

Education:
M.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 1988
B.A., Carleton College, 1984

Teaching (Spring 2022):

  • Pubpol 290.01, Selected topics Synopsis
    Sanford 07, TuTh 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
  • Hlthmgmt 706.301, Seminars in healthcare 2 Synopsis
    Fuqua mcc, W 08:30 AM-10:00 AM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Williamson, TL; Adil, SM; Shalita, C; Charalambous, LT; Mitchell, T; Yang, Z; Parente, BA; Lee, H-J; Ubel, PA; Lemmon, ME; Galanos, AN; Lad, SP; Komisarow, JM. "Palliative Care Consultations in Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Who Receives Palliative Care Consultations and What Does that Mean for Utilization?." Neurocritical Care (January, 2022). [doi]  [abs]
  2. Mody, L; Griffith, KA; Jones, RD; Stewart, A; Ubel, PA; Jagsi, R. "Gender Differences in Work-Family Conflict Experiences of Faculty in Academic Medicine.." Journal of General Internal Medicine 37.1 (January, 2022): 280-282. [doi]
  3. Sloan, CE; Millo, L; Gutterman, S; Ubel, PA. "Accuracy of Physician Estimates of Out-of-Pocket Costs for Medication Filling.." Jama Network Open 4.11 (November, 2021): e2133188. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Blumenthal-Barby, J; Ubel, PA. "Supported Decision Making: A Concept at the Margins vs. Center of Autonomy?." The American Journal of Bioethics : Ajob 21.11 (November, 2021): 43-44. [doi]
  5. Scherr, K; Delaney, RK; Ubel, P; Kahn, VC; Hamstra, D; Wei, JT; Fagerlin, A. "Preparing Patients with Early Stage Prostate Cancer to Participate in Clinical Appointments Using a Shared Decision Making Training Video.." Medical Decision Making : an International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making (October, 2021): 272989X211028563. [doi]  [abs]

Curriculum Vitae

Highlight:
I am a physician and behavioral scientist at Duke University. My research and writing explores the quirks in human nature that influence our lives — the mixture of rational and irrational forces that affect our health, our happiness and the way our society functions. (What fun would it be to tackle just the easy problems?)

I am currently exploring controversial issues about the role of values and preferences in health care decision making, from decisions at the bedside to policy decisions. I use the tools of decision psychology and behavioral economics to explore topics like informed consent, shared decision making and health care spending. My books include Pricing Life (MIT Press 2000) and Free Market Madness (Harvard Business Press, 2009). My newest book, Critical Decisions (HarperCollins), came out in September of 2012, and explores the challenges of shared decision making between doctors and patients.

Bio/Profile

Dr. Peter Ubel is a physician and behavioral scientist whose research and writing explores the quirks in human nature that influence people's lives — the mixture of rational and irrational forces that affect health, happiness and the way society functions.

Ubel joined the Fuqua School of Business as a Jack O. Blackburn Professor of Marketing in 2010 and holds a position in the Sanford School of Public Policy as a Professor in Public Policy, as well, specializing in health policy and economics. He previously was a Professor of Medicine and Psychology at the University of Michigan, where he taught from 2000 to 2010, and later went on to direct the Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences in Medicine. 

His research explores controversial issues about the role of values and preferences in health care decision making, from decisions at the bedside to policy decisions. He uses the tools of decision psychology and behavioral economics to explore topics like informed consent, shared decision making and health care rationing. 

In his spare time, he enjoys classical piano, sports, chili peppers, and wrestling with his two young boys, and recently, playing chess.

Peter A Ubel