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Steven Joffe, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Associate Professor, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Director, Ethics Program, Catalyst, Harvard Medical School

Member, Center for Outcomes and Policy Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Attending Physician, Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital

Active Medical Staff, Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Contact Info

Steven Joffe
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA, 02215
Mailstop: Smith 207
Phone: 617-632-5295
Fax: 617-632-2270


Nicole Santangelo
Medical Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA, 02215
Phone: 617-632-6622
Fax: 617-632-2270

DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Outcomes Research

Research Abstract

The major focus of my current work is the ethics of research involving human subjects. I conduct observational and intervention studies of informed consent to clinical trials. I also study how methodological and ethical considerations intersect in clinical trial design. I am interested in the implications of human subjects regulations for clinical research and drug development, and in how clinicians and investigators navigate their complex roles. Finally, I have a research interest in the doctor-patient relationship, and in how theoretical ethical models of health care relate to the actual practice of medicine.


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