Jon C. Tilburt, M.D., conducts research focused on improving care by affirming the dignity of patients and families, the integrity of health care professionals, and empathic care for all patients. He investigates challenges in and opportunities to improve patient-centered care. Dr. Tilburt studies topics including shared decisionmaking, health care reform, integrative medicine, and health disparities. Since 2008, he has begun learning from and interacting with Native American communities on topics related to prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing and Men’s Health.
Dr. Tilburt is currently a clinician leader in the Office of Health Disparities Research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He helped create the website http://www.nativemenshealth.org/.
Key Words: prostate cancer; cancer communication; shared decisionmaking; Native American; men’s health.