12th Annual George Goodman Memorial Symposium
Palliative Care 2011: Going to Scale
Diane E. Meier is Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, a national organization devoted to increasing the number and quality of palliative care programs in the United States. Under her leadership the number has more than doubled in the last five years. She is also Director of the Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute; Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine; and Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
Meier was named one of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better in the U.S.” by HealthLeaders Media 2010. She is Principal Investigator of an NCI-funded five-year multisite study on the outcomes of hospital palliative care services in cancer patients.
Meier served as one of Columbia University’s Health and Aging Policy Fellows in Washington, D.C., during the 2009-2010 academic year, working both on the Senate’s HELP Committee and in the Department of Health and Human Services. She has published extensively in all major peer-reviewed medical journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. Her most recent book, Palliative Care: Transforming the Care of Serious Illness, was published by Jossey in 2010.