Ethan Halm, M.D.

Ethan Halm, M.D.

  • Walter Family Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine in Honor of Albert D. Roberts, M.D.
  • Raminder Kumar, M.D. Distinguished Professorship in General Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - General Internal Medicine
  • Adult Preventive Medicine

Biography

Ethan A. Halm, MD, MPH is Professor of Internal Medicine and Clinical Sciences at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Halm is a practicing academic general internist who is actively involved in clinical epidemiology, outcomes and health services research. He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University, M.D. from the Yale School of Medicine, and M.P.H. from Harvard University. Following his residency at the University of California, San Francisco, he completed a general medicine/clinical research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Halm’s research focuses on: understanding the patient, provider, and system factors that influence the quality and outcomes of care, improving chronic disease management, assessing the impact of patient health beliefs on medication adherence and self-management, changing physician, patient and organizational behavior, and developing evidence-based approaches to the management of common conditions. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, among others.

Education & Training
  • Internship - University of California at San Francisco (1991-1995), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Yale University School of Medicine (1986-1991)
  • Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital (1995-1997), Internal Medicine
  • Graduate School - Harvard School of Public Health (1995-1997)
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Harvard School of Public Health (1995-1997)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
  • American College of Physicians
  • AcademyHealth (1997)
Honors & Awards
  • Phi Beta Kappa 1985
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Abstract Award 1998, American Federation for Medical Research Award
  • Milton W. Hamolsky Junior Faculty Research Award 1998, Society of General Internal Medicine Award
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award 2000
  • Outstanding Research Abstract Award 2003, Academy Health National Meeting
  • Health Care Hero 2009, Dallas Business Journal
Books & Publications
Research
  • Assessing the impact of patient health beliefs on medication adherence and self-management
  • Understanding the patient, provider, and system factors that influence the quality and outcomes of care
  • Outcomes, health services and comparative effectiveness research
  • Improving chronic disease management
  • Developing evidence-based approaches to the management of common conditions
  • Changing physician, patient, and organizational behavior

Clinical Focus

  • Adult Preventive Medicine

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