Steven Katz, MD, MPH is the co-founder and director of CanSORT. Dr. Katz is a Professor of Medicine and Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Faculty Scholar in the Department of Medicine at UM, and received formal training in health services research as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Washington, where he earned his MPH. He received his MD degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published widely on the behavioral and structural determinants of the utilization and cost of medical care services in the United States and Canada.

Dr. Katz has received a number of project and program grants from NIH to lead research that addresses cancer treatment communication, decision-making, and quality of care.  His current research agenda involves studies of the quality of care and outcomes of screening and treatments for breast and colorectal cancer. Dr. Katz is Principal Investigator of the CanSORT P01 “The Challenge of Individualizing Treatments for Patients with Breast Cancer” which was funded in 2012 with over $13M. He leads the P01 through Administrative Core activities. In 2012, Dr. Katz was recipient of the University of Michigan Medical School Dean’s award for excellence in Health Services Research. He has also received a National Cancer Institute Established Investigator in Cancer Control, Behavioral and Population Sciences Research Award (2006-2012). Dr. Katz’s other leadership positions include co-directorship of the University of Michigan’s Comprehensive Cancer Center Socio-behavioral Program and Steering Committee member for the American Society for Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting on quality of cancer care. He also has extensive experience as an NIH reviewer.

Twitter: @DrStevenKatz

Selected Publications

Katz SJ, Belkora J, Elwyn G. Shared decision making for treatment of cancer: challenges and opportunities. J Oncol Pract 2014; 10(3):206-8

Katz SJ, Morrow M. Addressing Overtreatment in Breast Cancer: The Doctors’ Dilemma. Cancer 2013; 119(20):3584-8

Katz SJ, Morrow M. Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy for Breast Cancer: Addressing Peace of Mind. JAMA 2013; 310(8):793-4

Katz SJ, Hawley ST, Morrow M, Griggs JJ, Jagsi R, Hamilton AS, Graff JJ, Friese CR, Hofer TP. Coordinating cancer care: patient and practice management processes among surgeons who treat breast cancer. Med Care 2010; 48(1):45-51