We’re pleased to introduce and welcome Susannah Rose to our blogging community as a regular contributor.
Susannah joined the Professional Staff in the Department of Bioethics at Cleveland Clinic in the fall of 2011, and she is an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University’s Health Policy Program in 2010, under the mentorship of Dr. Norman Daniels. She also earned an M.S. in Bioethics from Union College/Albany Medical Center in 2006, and an M.S. in Social Work from Columbia University in 1998. Before studying at Harvard, Susannah worked as a clinician and researcher at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, specializing in the psychosocial issues surrounding cancer. While at Harvard, she received multiple awards and fellowships: Susannah was a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) pre-doctoral research fellow; a Harvard Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Graduate Fellow; a Safra post-doctoral lab fellow; and a pre- and post-doctoral fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) through the Program in Cancer Research Outcomes Training (PCORT). She also received multiple teaching awards and the Joan P. Curhan Citizenship Award.
Susannah has published two books focused on coping with cancer, and she has published and presented in numerous academic venues on topics related to conflicts of interest in medicine, health policy, oncology and bioethics. Most recently, she has published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, and the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics. In addition to her faculty appointment at Cleveland Clinic and Case Western, she is currently a Fellow at the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard. Her current research focuses upon two primary areas: 1) conflicts of interest and institutional corruption, and 2) outcomes in end-of-life care.
Some of Susannah’s representative works include:
- Effect of Financial Relationships on the Behaviors of Health Care Professionals: A Review of the Evidence
- A randomized study of how physicians interpret research funding disclosures
- Relationships between Authorship Contributions and Authors’ Industry Financial Ties among Oncology Clinical Trials
- Factors Influencing Length of Stay in the Intensive Care Unit
- The Role of Social Work in the ICU: Reducing Family Distress and Facilitating End of Life Decision-Making