"Planning for End of Life Care: Challenges, opportunities, realities"
November 8th, 2013
Sangeeta Ahluwalia, PhD, MPH, MA
Assistant Professor Health Management and Policy
College of Public Health & Human Sciences
Oregon State University
Dr. Ahluwalia’s research examines barriers and facilitators to palliative care for patients with serious progressive illness, with the goal of improving integration of palliative services into routine care. Her most recent work has centered on identifying opportunities for improving patient-provider communication regarding advance care planning in heart failure.
Dr. Ahluwalia has additional expertise in implementation science, and as a National Palliative Care Research Center Career Development Awardee, she is studying the implementation and evaluation of an intervention to improve routine conduct of family meetings in the ICU. Dr. Ahluwalia’s primary policy interests are in understanding the role of interest groups and framing effects on health policy implementation and adoption.