Welcome to Dr Liz (Elizabeth) Dzeng, University of California San Francisco, who is joining the department as a visiting fellow for one year.
Elizabeth Dzeng, MD, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor at UCSF in the Division of Palliative Medicine and Social and Behavioural Sciences, Sociology program. She also directs the ethics curriculum for UCSF medical students. Liz completed her PhD in Medical Sociology at the University of Cambridge at King’s College as a Gates Cambridge Scholar and was a General Internal Medicine Post-Doctoral Clinical Research Fellow and Palliative Care Research Fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She wrote her dissertation on the influence of institutional cultures and policies on physicians’ ethical beliefs and how that impacts communication practices in end of life decision-making conversations. Her current research is focused on understanding the systemic factors that contribute to burdensome care at the end of life in older adults with advanced dementia in the United States, United Kingdom, and France. She also has research interests in physician moral distress and ethical challenges at end of life. She has also been involved in the statewide and UCSF response to the legalization of physician aid in dying in California (End of Life Option Act).
You can read more about her research here:
Liz will be based in Room 3.21, Bush House NE Wing.