Paul K. J. Han, MD, MA, MPH

Senior Scientist, Maine Medical Center Research Institute
Director, Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation
Professor, Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

Dr. Han is the Director of CORE, a behavioral and health services researcher, and a board-certified general internist and palliative care physician.  He received an M.D. from the New York University School of Medicine, and an M.A. in Bioethics and an M.P.H. from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed Internal Medicine residency training at UCLA, and a fellowship in cancer prevention and control at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Dr. Han’s research program focuses on understanding and improving the communication and management of uncertainty in health care, and his work bridges the disciplines of health services and behavioral research. His specific research projects focus on risk communication, shared decision making, and predictive modeling, and examine various clinical problems in cancer care, genomic medicine, and palliative and end-of-life care. His clinical activity is in palliative medicine, and he is an attending physician at the Hospice of Southern Maine.

Dr. Han is actively involved in initiatives to promote shared decision making and to teach risk communication skills to medical students and physicians. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Medical Decision Making, and the External Advisory Board of the NCI Cancer Research Network.

Learn more about Dr. Han’s research.