Kelly N Michelson

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Research Interests

Kelly Michelson, MD, MPH is Professor of Pediatrics, Julia and David Uihlein Professor in Bioethics and Medical Humanities, and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an attending physician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in the division of pediatric critical care medicine.

Dr. Michelson’s research interests include communication, decision making, palliative care, bereavement support, and ethics. Currently, her research focuses on communication and decision making among patients, family caregivers, and professional caregivers in the pediatric intensive care unit as well as in the palliative care setting. Her work uses qualitative and quantitative methods as well as patient/stakeholder engagement and community based participatory research methods.

Dr. Michelson's clinical practice is in the pediatric intensive care unit.

Certifications and Licenses

General Pediatrics
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Training Experience

2001Residency, University of Chicago
2004Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

MD, MPH, Duke University

… → 1996

Research interests

  • Critical Care
  • Palliative Care and Hospice
  • Patient Communications
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Qualitative Research Methods

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Research Output 1995 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

Patient and Family Engagement During Treatment Decisions in an ICU: A Discourse Analysis of the Electronic Health Record

Kruser, J. M., Benjamin, B. T., Gordon, E. J., Michelson, K. N., Wunderink, R. G., Holl, J. L. & Schwarze, M. L., Jun 1 2019, In : Critical care medicine. 47, 6, p. 784-791 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Participation
Electronic Health Records
Critical Illness
Decision Making
Chronic Disease

Variations in Criteria and Practices for Heart Transplantation Listing Among Pediatric Transplant Cardiologists

Patel, A., Michelson, K., Andrei, A. C., Pahl, E. & Gossett, J. G., Jan 15 2019, In : Pediatric cardiology. 40, 1, p. 101-109 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Transplantation
Decision Making
3 Citations (Scopus)

A Descriptive Study of Decision-Making Conversations during Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Family Conferences

Smith, M. A., Clayman, M. L., Frader, J., Arenson, M., Haber-Barker, N., Ryan, C., Emanuel, L. & Michelson, K., Sep 2018, In : Journal of palliative medicine. 21, 9, p. 1290-1299 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pediatric Intensive Care Units
Decision Making
Tertiary Healthcare
Observational Studies

Biobanking in the Pediatric Critical Care Setting: Adolescent/Young Adult Perspectives

Paquette, E. D-T., Derrington, S. F., Shukla, A., Sinha, N., Oswald, S., Sorce, L. & Michelson, K. N., Oct 1 2018, In : Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 13, 4, p. 391-401 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intensive care units
Pediatric Intensive Care Units
Critical Care
young adult