Dr. Steven J. Katz is Professor of Medicine and Health Management & Policy at the University of Michigan. He has received a number of project and program grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead research that addresses cancer treatment communication, decision-making, and quality of care. Dr. Katz leads the Cancer Surveillance and Outcomes Research Team (CanSORT) centered at the University of Michigan. CanSORT is an interdisciplinary research program focused on population and intervention studies of the quality of care and outcomes of cancer detection and treatment in diverse populations. He directed the Health Behavior and Outcomes (HBO) Program (2011-2021) of the Rogel Comprehensive Cancer Center, UM. Dr. Katz received a National Cancer Institute Established Investigator in Cancer Control, Behavioral and Population Sciences Research Award (2006-2012). Dr. Katz received the UM Department of Medicine Conn Research Award and the UM Medical School Dean’s Award for Excellence in Health Services Research. He received his MPH in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Washington, his MD from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.
CanSORT investigators are interested in various dimensions of cancer quality of care in diverse populations. We study topics such as appropriate use of treatments; patient perspectives about treatment decision-making and care; the quality of diagnostic tests; and quality of life during treatment and in the survivorship period.