The National Palliative Care Research Center

Curing suffering through palliative care research.


Erica C. Kaye MD, MPH

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Erica C. Kaye, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology, Division of Quality of Life and Palliative Medicine, at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Her mixed methods research aims to improve prognostic communication between oncologists, children with high-risk cancer, and their families across the advancing illness trajectory to the end of life. Dr. Kaye received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Yale, her Medical Degree from Harvard, and her Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a focus on qualitative and mixed methodology training. She completed her pediatrics residency at Boston Children’s Hospital, followed by two subspecialty fellowships in pediatric hematology-oncology and hospice and palliative medicine at St. Jude. She has received national awards and recognition for her research from the National Institutes of Health, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and she is a prior Kathleen M. Foley Research Scholar.