Dr. Katherine Courtright, Author at Curetalks

Dr. Katherine Courtright | CureTalks

Dr. Katherine Courtright serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and a core faculty member at the Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, she practices as a clinician in the medical intensive care unit and on the palliative care consult team at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her research endeavors focus on enhancing the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of palliative care delivery across acute and long-term care settings for individuals with serious illnesses. Situated at the intersection of predictive, behavioral, and implementation science, her work employs qualitative and quantitative methodologies to discern optimal approaches in delivering palliative care services to those most in need. Dr. Courtright pioneers innovative models of palliative care delivery through large pragmatic clinical trials, utilizing predictive models and clinician nudges embedded in electronic health records. Her areas of expertise encompass acute care/critical care/hospitals, behavior change, clinical trials, and end-of-life care, with clinical interests spanning palliative care and pulmonary and critical care. Dr. Courtright completed her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, followed by residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She pursued further fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine, additional clinical expertise in hospice & palliative medicine. She earned a master's degree in health policy research from the University of Pennsylvania.

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