Dr. Keller is a health services researcher in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with training in epidemiology, health economics, and informatics. Dr. Keller received her PhD and MPH in Health Policy and Management from UCLA and her BA in Human Biology from Stanford University. Dr. Keller uses methods from epidemiology, behavioral economics, and sociology to examine how clinicians make decisions about medications, surgeries, and treatment plans – and how informatics and health system interventions can be used to improve clinician decision-making. Her current research focuses on improving medication management in older adults, reducing low-value health care, and facilitating patient-clinician communication. Dr. Keller recently conducted studies examining how clinicians incorporate patient comorbidities and risk factors when prescribing opioids, when and why clinicians adopt opioid risk mitigation strategies, and how health systems can use prescription-level data to understand population-level opioid and benzodiazepine prescribing. Dr. Keller’s research has been published in peer-reviewed publications including JAMA Surgery, the Journal of Hospital Medicine, Pain Medicine, npj Digital Medicine, Psychiatric Services, Journal of Medical Internet Research, and the American Journal of Managed Care. Prior to working in health care, Dr. Keller worked as a journalist for publications such as the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune.
Michelle S. Keller,