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Glen Taksler, PhD

Glen Taksler, PhD
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Department Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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About Glen Taksler, PhD

Glen Taksler is Associate Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine; Staff at Cleveland Clinic Community Care and Cleveland Clinic's Department of Quantitative Health Sciences; and Faculty at the Center for Health Care Research and Policy, Population Health Research Institute at Case Western Reserve University at The MetroHealth System. His research focuses on disease prevention, with particular attention to improving the understanding of factors that improve long-term health. He has developed methods to individualize preventive health care guidelines based on patient-specific risk factors and prioritize preventive services based on their potential to improve longevity. Currently, Dr. Taksler is Principal Investigator of a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Aging) to help middle-aged adults make an informed decision about the primary preventive services that are most likely to promote a longer, healthier life. He also founded and leads an electronic health records-based registry of more than 800,000 primary care patients. Dr. Taksler’s other work includes analyzing years of life lost to major causes of death, implications of false-positives in cancer screening, communitywide (herd immunity) benefits of influenza vaccination and explaining racial disparities in vitamin D deficiency and prostate cancer mortality. His methods include decision analytic and predictive risk modeling, economic analysis and observational study designs using large datasets.

In 2019, Dr. Taksler received the Award for Excellence in Clinical Investigation, awarded to one outstanding junior faculty member in the Midwest by the Society of General Internal Medicine Midwest Region. Previously, he received 2 national awards for best junior faculty research, the Most Outstanding Paper by a Young Investigator Award by the Society for Medical Decision Making and the Milton W. Hamolsky Award for Most Outstanding Junior Faculty Abstract by the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Dr. Taksler has published in high-impact journals such as Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, JAMA Oncology, Cancer and Clinical Infectious Diseases.  He has served as a reviewer for more than a dozen academic journals. 

Dr. Taksler holds a BA in Economics and Mathematical Sciences from Johns Hopkins University, an AM and PhD in Economics from Harvard University, and a postdoctoral fellowship in Population Health and Medicine from New York University School of Medicine. His research has been funded by the National Institute on Aging, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - New York University School of Medicine
Population Health and Medicine
New York, NY

Medical Education - Harvard University
Boston, MA

Graduate School - Harvard University
Boston, MA

Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

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
  • Abstract of the Day, Society of General Internal Medicine, 40th Annual Meeting, 2017
  • July Editor's Choice article, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2018
  • Award for Excellence in Clinical Investigation, Society of General Internal Medicine Midwest Region, 2019
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/25/2024, Dr. Taksler has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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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