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Susannah Rose joined the professional staff in the Department of Bioethics at Cleveland Clinic in the fall of 2011. She also holds appointments at the Taussig Cancer Center and the Medicine Institute. She is an Assistant Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.
She received her PhD from Harvard University's Health Policy Program in 2010. She also earned an MS in Bioethics from Union College/Albany Medical Center in 2006, and a MS in Social Work from Columbia University in 1998. While at Harvard, she received multiple awards and fellowships: Dr. Rose was a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) pre-doctoral research fellow; a Harvard Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Graduate Fellow; a Safra post-doctoral lab fellow; and she was also a pre- and post-doctoral fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) through the Program in Cancer Research Outcomes Training (PCORT). She also received multiple teaching awards. She has published two books focused on coping with cancer, and she has published and presented in numerous academic venues on topics related to conflicts of interest in medicine, health policy, oncology and bioethics. Before studying at Harvard, Dr. Rose worked as a social work clinician and researcher at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, specializing in the psychosocial issues surrounding cancer. Her current research focuses upon two primary areas: 1) institutional conflicts of interest, and 2) outcomes in end-of-life care.
She is currently a Cleveland Clinic Clinical Research Scholar (administered through the Clinical & Translational Science Collaborative, CTSC), which supports Dr. Rose’s research in end-of-life care. Dr. Rose also is active in teaching health policy at the medical school, in providing clinical ethics consultation and in mentoring junior researchers.
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