Paul K.J. Han, MA, MD, MPH

  • Director, Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE), Maine Medical Center Research Institute

Paul Han, a 1999 graduate with an MA in Medical Ethics, wrote his thesis on Conceptual and Ethical Problems of Preventive Medicine. He received an AB from Cornell University in 1985 with a major in Religious Studies, an MD from the New York University School of Medicine in 1989, and an MPH in 2004 from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his internal medicine residency training at UCLA in 1992, and was a clinician-educator at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine before going to the National Cancer Institute where he completed training in the Ethics of Prevention and Public Health track of the NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program and served as a Medical Officer in the Outcomes Research Branch of the Applied Research Program of the National Cancer Institute. A general internist and palliative medicine physician, his recent work has focused on understanding how patients and physicians deal with uncertainty in decision-making, and the outcomes of communicating ambiguous information about health risks and medical interventions. He is actively involved in initiatives examining patient-centered communication and the quality of care across the cancer continuum. He now serves as Director of the Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE) at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute.