Douglas J. Opel, MD, MPH is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is also Director of the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. He practices as a general pediatrician at the University of Washington Medical Center.
Dr. Opel has been
continuously funded by the NIH since 2011 to identify effective vaccine communication
strategies for use with parents. He has also received funding from the Agency
for Healthcare Research and Quality to improve implementation of shared
decision-making in pediatrics. His research interests include provider-parent
communication, medical decision-making, and public health ethics, with a
primary goal of his research to improve child health by optimizing pediatric
decision-making and the provider-parent relationship. Dr. Opel has
published articles on pediatric and bioethical issues in major journals,
including New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, American Journal of Public Health,
British Medical Journal, Lancet and Hastings Center Report.
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