Biography

Ethan A. Halm, MD, MPH is Professor of Internal Medicine and Population and Data Sciences at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Halm is a practicing academic general internist who is actively involved in clinical epidemiology, outcomes and health services research. He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University, M.D. from the Yale School of Medicine, and M.P.H. from Harvard University. Following his residency at the University of California, San Francisco, he completed a general medicine/clinical research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Halm’s research focuses on: understanding the patient, provider, and system factors that influence the quality and outcomes of care, improving chronic disease management, assessing the impact of patient health beliefs on medication adherence and self-management, changing physician, patient and organizational behavior, and developing evidence-based approaches to the management of common conditions. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, among others.

Education

Medical School
Yale University School of Medicine (1991)
Internship
University of California at San Francisco (1995), Internal Medicine
Other Post Graduate Training
Harvard School of Public Health (1997)
Graduate School
Harvard School of Public Health (1997)
Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital (1997), Internal Medicine

Research Interest

  • Assessing the impact of patient health beliefs on medication adherence and self-management
  • Changing physician, patient, and organizational behavior
  • Developing evidence-based approaches to the management of common conditions
  • Improving chronic disease management
  • Outcomes, health services and comparative effectiveness research
  • Understanding the patient, provider, and system factors that influence the quality and outcomes of care

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Time to clinical stability in patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia: implications for practice guidelines.
Halm EA, Fine MJ, Marrie TJ, Coley CM, Kapoor WN, Obrosky DS, Singer DE JAMA 1998 May 279 18 1452-7
Is gatekeeping better than traditional care? A survey of physicians' attitudes.
Halm EA, Causino N, Blumenthal D JAMA 1997 Nov 278 20 1677-81

Honors & Awards

  • Health Care Hero
    Dallas Business Journal (2009)
  • Outstanding Research Abstract Award
    Academy Health National Meeting (2003)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award
    (2000)
  • Milton W. Hamolsky Junior Faculty Research Award
    Society of General Internal Medicine Award (1998)
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Abstract Award
    American Federation for Medical Research Award (1998)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
    (1985)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • AcademyHealth (1997)
  • American College of Physicians
  • Society of General Internal Medicine