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photo Mark S. Roberts, MD, MPP

General Internal Medicine

Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management - University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

Professor of Medicine, Industrial Engineering and Clinical and Translational Science


Phone: 412-383-7049

Office: Suite A621
130 De Soto Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-383-7049
Fax: 412-624-3146
Education and Training
AB, Harvard University, 1977
MD, Tufts Medical School, 1984
MPP, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1984
Internal Medicine Residency, Harvard Medical School, 1987
General Medicine Fellowship, Harvard Medical School and New England Deaconess Hospital, 1989
Research Interest
The majority of Dr. Roberts' research is in the applications of methods from decision sciences, operations research, and management science. He conducts research both in the performance and advancement of the methodology itself, as well as the application of rigorous modeling methodology to specific health care problems. Dr. Roberts has used decision analysis to examine clinical, costs, policy, and allocation questions in liver transplantation, as well as the treatment of HIV, vaccination strategies, operative interventions, and the use of many medications. He is interested in the use of observational data analysis for causal inference, as well as in the measurement and inclusion of patient preferences into treatment decisions and the use of electronic health records for research.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Roberts is clinically interested in primary care.
Educational Interest
Dr. Roberts' primary teaching interest is in helping students develop skills to be confident in what they know. He is involved in teaching quantitative methods to clinicians, as well as teaching data analytics, research methodology, and data analysis to students who are preparing for careers in which they must make decisions based on data.
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Notable Achievements
Lifetime Career Achievement Award – Society for Medical Decision Making, 2014
Member, Delta Omega National Honor Society, 2012
Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Pittsburgh, 2009
President, Society for Medical Decision making, 2008
Associate Editor, Medical Decision Making, 1999
Chair, Health Care Technology and Decision Sciences Study Section, AHRQ, 2003