The National Palliative Care Research Center

Curing suffering through palliative care research.


Jennifer Temel MD

Harvard Medical School

Jennifer Temel, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Cancer Outcomes Research Program and Clinical Director of Thoracic Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research interests include optimizing the delivery of care for both patients with advanced cancer and their families, with a focus on palliative and end-of-life care. She has received funding from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Nursing Research, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology to study novel methods of improving the care of patients with advanced cancers.  She is a 2009 ACS grantee and has served as a mentor for both an NPCRC and ACS Career Development Award.