DGHI faculty member Eric Finkelstein has been appointed Director of the Lien Centre for Palliative Care at the Duke-National University of Singapore (Duke-NUS) Graduate Medical School.
One of four centers within Duke-NUS, the Lien Centre for Palliative Care builds capacity in palliative care delivery by enhancing training programs and research. It also undertakes research on the needs and cultural differences related to death and dying – key information that can inform policymaking and health care delivery. The Centre was commissioned by the Ministry of Health to formulate a National Strategy for Palliative Care in consultation with several major local health care stakeholders.
Finkelstein is associate research professor of global health at DGHI and served as deputy director of the Duke-NUS Health Services and Systems Research Program since 2009.
His research focuses on the economic causes and consequences of health behavior, particularly the use of economic incentives to influence those behaviors in ways that improve public health. He has published nearly 100 manuscripts and two books in these areas, and his research has been widely cited by both academics and the media. He also frequently consults with industry and government on economic issues in health.
Finkelstein’s new role became effective December 1.