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Amber Barnato

Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health, USA

Amber Barnato is a tenured associate professor of medicine, clinical and translational science, and health policy and management and director of the Section of Decision Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, PA. Her research, funded by the NIH and national foundations, focuses on the causes and consequences of organizational and provider variation in intensive care unit (ICU) and life-sustaining treatment use among patients with serious illness. She is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, past vice president of the Society for Medical Decision Making, and a contributor to the Institute of Medicine's recent report Geographic Variation in Medicare Spending and the Provision of High Value Care. Amber received a B.A. in physiology from UC Berkeley and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. She completed an internship in general surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, residency in preventive medicine at the California Department of Health Services, and a Fellowship in health care research and policy at Stanford University.