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Glen Taksler, PhD


Glen Taksler, PhD

Appointed: 2013

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Glen Taksler, PhD
Department: Medicine Institute
Associate Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code G1-40F
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Glen Taksler is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Associate Staff at Cleveland Clinic’s Medicine Institute.  His research focuses on disease prevention, with particular attention to improving the understanding of factors that improve long-term health.  Some of Dr. Taksler’s recent work includes developing methods to personalize major preventive health care guidelines based on the unique risk factors of individual patients, prioritizing preventive health care services based on their potential to improve longevity, analyzing communitywide (herd immunity) benefits of influenza vaccination, and explaining racial disparities in vitamin D deficiency and in prostate cancer mortality.  His methods include decision analytic and predictive risk modeling, economic analysis and observational study designs using large datasets.

Dr. Taksler has received 2 national awards for best junior faculty research and has published in high-impact journals such as Annals of Internal Medicine, Cancer, and Clinical Infectious Diseases.  He has served as a reviewer for more than a dozen academic journals.  Dr. Taksler’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland, New York State Health Foundation, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - New York University School of Medicine
Population Health and Medicine
New York, NY USA
Doctorate - Harvard University
Cambridge, MA USA
Graduate - Harvard University
Cambridge, MA USA
Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA

Awards & Honors

  • Top-Ranked Abstracts, Society for Medical Decision Making, 2012
  • Milton W. Hamolsky Award for Most Outstanding Junior Faculty Abstract, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2014
  • Most Outstanding Paper by a Young Investigator Award, Society for Medical Decision Making, 2014

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/15/2016, Dr. Taksler has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English