Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine (1996)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1997), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1999), Internal Medicine

Research Interest

  • Minority Access to Care
  • Palliative Care


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Support of cancer patients' spiritual needs and associations with medical care costs at the end of life.
Balboni T, Balboni M, Paulk ME, Phelps A, Wright A, Peteet J, Block S, Lathan C, Vanderweele T, Prigerson H Cancer 2011 May
Racial disparities in the outcomes of communication on medical care received near death.
Mack JW, Paulk ME, Viswanath K, Prigerson HG Arch. Intern. Med. 2010 Sep 170 17 1533-40
Provision of spiritual care to patients with advanced cancer: associations with medical care and quality of life near death.
Balboni TA, Paulk ME, Balboni MJ, Phelps AC, Loggers ET, Wright AA, Block SD, Lewis EF, Peteet JR, Prigerson HG J. Clin. Oncol. 2010 Jan 28 3 445-52
Racial differences in predictors of intensive end-of-life care in patients with advanced cancer.
Loggers ET, Maciejewski PK, Paulk E, DeSanto-Madeya S, Nilsson M, Viswanath K, Wright AA, Balboni TA, Temel J, Stieglitz H, Block S, Prigerson HG J. Clin. Oncol. 2009 Nov 27 33 5559-64
Religious coping and use of intensive life-prolonging care near death in patients with advanced cancer.
Phelps AC, Maciejewski PK, Nilsson M, Balboni TA, Wright AA, Paulk ME, Trice E, Schrag D, Peteet JR, Block SD, Prigerson HG JAMA 2009 Mar 301 11 1140-7

Honors & Awards

  • Champion of End-of-Life Care
    Award honoring Texans making an outstanding contribution to improving the quality of end-of-life care (2005)
  • Soros Foundation Project on Death in America Faculty Scholar
    2 year award to support research in end-of-life care (2000)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine