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Susannah Rose, Ph.D.

Susannah Rose, Ph.D.
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Title Scientific Director of Research, Office of Patient Experience
Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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About Susannah Rose, Ph.D.

Susannah Rose joined the Professional Staff at Cleveland Clinic in 2011, served as the Director of Bioethics Research & Policy from 2014 to 2016, and is currently an Associate Chief Experience Officer and the Director of Research in the Office of Patient Experience. She is an Assistant Professor at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine and in the Department of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University, where she teaches healthcare economics, population-based bioethics, and national and international comparative health policy. She is also an Instructor at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she teaches public health ethics.

She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University's Health Policy Program (with a concentration in Ethics) in 2010. Prior to her doctoral studies, she earned an MS in Bioethics from Union College/Albany Medical Center in 2006, and a MS in Social Work from Columbia University in 1998. Dr. Rose worked as a clinical social worker and researcher at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, specializing in the psychosocial issues surrounding cancer.

During her career, Dr. Rose has received multiple mentorship and teaching awards. She has published two books focused helping patients and family members cope with cancer, and she has published and presented in academic venues on topics related to conflicts of interest in medicine, health policy ethics, oncology and clinical bioethics. Her publications have appeared in high-ranked peer-reviewed journals, such as: JAMA Internal Medicine, Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM), The Journal of Clinical Oncology, The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), and PLOS One, and her book chapters on health policy ethics and end of life care have been published by the Oxford University Press. In addition to presenting at health conferences, such as SGIM, HIMSS and AcademyHealth, she regularly presents at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH).

Her current research focuses upon the ethics of transparency, patient experience, and testing the impact of innovations in technology on healthcare delivery. These areas of research have been generously funded by multiple funding sources, including Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethic, NIH’s Clinical & Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) at Cleveland Clinic & Case Western Reserve University, The Greenwall Foundation and the Cleveland Clinic’s Health Care Delivery Science Center and the Center for Populations Health Research.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - Harvard University
Cambridge, MA USA

Graduate School - Columbia University
Social Work
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - Furman University
Psychology & Philosophy
Greenville, SC USA

Specialty Interests

Bioethics, Research, Patient Experience, Artificial Intelligence, Education

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 8/29/2022, Dr. Rose 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

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