Meredith Kilgore, PhD

Professor and Chair
mkilgore@uab.edu
Office: 
Ryals 330D
Biography: 

Dr. Kilgore is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy. Dr. Kilgore holds degrees in Nursing and Political Science from the University of Hawaii, a MSPH from the UAB School of Public Health, and a Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School. He teaches clinical decision making and cost-effectiveness analysis in the UAB School of Public Health. Dr. Kilgore has conducted cost-effectiveness and technology assessment studies involving clinical information systems, clinical laboratory testing methods, and post-operative autologous blood transfusion following cardiac surgery, home health and hospice services in older cancer patients, . His more recent work includes studies cancer treatment costs and cancer clinical trial design.

Dr. Kilgore's current research includes studies of the burden of disease associated with osteoporosis and related bone fractures and the effects of bone metastases on skeletal related events, an intervention to improve osteoporosis in the home health setting, the effectiveness of prophylactic enteric feeding tubes in patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer, and a study of the quality of primary care for patients diagnosed with cancer.

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