The National Palliative Care Research Center

Curing suffering through palliative care research.


Dio Kavalieratos PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Dio Kavalieratos, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his Ph.D. in Health Policy & Management from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Kavalieratos is a health services researcher whose work focuses on development, evaluation, and implementation of innovative, scalable, patient-centered models of palliative care in serious cardiopulmonary illness. He is currently developing a primary palliative care intervention for patients with advanced HF seen in community cardiology clinics, as well as an embedded specialist palliative care intervention in cystic fibrosis. Dr. Kavalieratos has expertise in qualitative methods, patient-reported outcomes, evidence synthesis, and stakeholder engagement. Dr. Kavalieratos received the 2013 Young Investigator Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Kavalieratos’ work has been supported by the National Palliative Care Research Center (Junior Faculty Career Development Award, 2014), AHRQ (K12, 2014), and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Pilot Study Grant, 2014).