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Amber Barnato, MD, MS, MPH

Professor of The Dartmouth Institute
Professor of Medicine
Susan J. and Richard M. Levy Distinguished Professor in Health Care Delivery

The Dartmouth Institute

BA (Physiology) University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California
MD Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
MPH (Health Policy and Management) University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California
MS (Health Services Research), Stanford University, Stanford, California

Norris Cotton Cancer Center
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice


Contact Information:

1 Medical Center Drive
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: WTRB #562
Phone: 6036530829

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Selected Publications:


Development of a theory-based video-game intervention to increase advance care planning conversations by healthcare providers.
Mohan D, MacMartin MA, Chelen JSC, Maezes CB, Barnato AE
Implement Sci Commun. 2021 Oct 13;2(1):117. doi: 10.1186/s43058-021-00216-8. Epub 2021 Oct 13.
PMID: 34645515

Treatment intensity and mortality among COVID-19 patients with dementia: A retrospective observational study.
Barnato AE, Birkmeyer JD, Skinner JS, O'Malley AJ, Birkmeyer NJO
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Sep 3; doi: 10.1111/jgs.17463. Epub 2021 Sep 3.
PMID: 34480354

Outcomes after a Digital Behavior Change Intervention to Improve Trauma Triage: An Analysis of Medicare Claims.
Mohan D, Chang CC, Fischhoff B, Rosengart MR, Angus DC, Yealy DM, Barnato AE
J Surg Res. 2021 Aug 28;268:532-539. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2021.07.029. Epub 2021 Aug 28.
PMID: 34464890

Elevated Risk of COVID-19 Infection for Hospital-Based Health Care Providers.
Sacks OA, Barnato AE, Skinner JS, Birkmeyer JD, Fowler A, Birkmeyer N
J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Aug 17; doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-07088-7. Epub 2021 Aug 17.
PMID: 34405347

Actual and Missed Opportunities for End-of-Life Care Discussions With Oncology Patients: A Qualitative Study.
Knutzen KE, Sacks OA, Brody-Bizar OC, Murray GF, Jain RH, Holdcroft LA, Alam SS, Liu MA, Pollak KI, Tulsky JA, Barnato AE
JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jun 1;4(6):e2113193. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.13193. Epub 2021 Jun 1.
PMID: 34110395

US Ventilator Allocation and Patient Triage Policies in Anticipation of the COVID-19 Surge.
Chelen JSC, White DB, Zaza S, Perry AN, Feifer DS, Crawford ML, Barnato AE
Health Secur. 2021 Sep-Oct;19(5):459-467. doi: 10.1089/hs.2020.0166. Epub 2021 Jun 9.
PMID: 34107775

Association Between Beta-Blockers and Mortality and Readmission in Older Patients with Heart Failure: an Instrumental Variable Analysis.
Gilstrap L, Austin AM, O'Malley AJ, Gladders B, Barnato AE, Tosteson A, Skinner J
J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Aug;36(8):2361-2369. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-06901-7. Epub 2021 Jun 7.
PMID: 34100232

The power of specialty palliative care: moving towards a systems perspective.
Barnato AE, Khayal IS
Lancet Haematol. 2021 May;8(5):e376-e381. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3026(21)00099-5.
PMID: 33894172

Cultures of Practice: Specialty-Specific Differences in End-of-Life Conversations.
Morales A, Schultz KC, Gao S, Murphy A, Barnato AE, Fanning JB, Hall DE
Palliat Med Rep. 2021 Mar;2(1):71-83. doi: 10.1089/pmr.2020.0054. Epub 2021 Mar 24.
PMID: 33860283

Role of norms in variation in cancer centers' end-of-life quality: qualitative case study protocol.
Knutzen KE, Schifferdecker KE, Murray GF, Alam SS, Brooks GA, Kapadia NS, Butcher R, Barnato AE
BMC Palliat Care. 2020 Aug 27;19(1):136. doi: 10.1186/s12904-020-00641-x. Epub 2020 Aug 27.
PMID: 32854691

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