David Casarett

David Casarett

Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine

David Casarett MD MA is a palliative care physician and health services researcher whose major research interest is understanding and improving the way that health systems care for patients near the end of life.  His work has included studies of hospice and hospice alternatives, as well as a randomized controlled trial of a decision aid to improve end of life care. 

He is a professor of Medicine at Duke University and the Chief of Palliative Care for Duke Health where he directs the Duke Center for Palliative Care.  He is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor given by the US government to researchers in the early stages of their careers.  

Dr. Casarett is the author of more than 140 articles in journals including JAMA and The New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Casarett is also the principal of Cannabis Outcomes, a full-service research and consulting group focused on bringing methodologic expertise to medical cannabis research and care delivery.  He is also the founder of MJResults.org, a platform for making emerging cannabis research accessible.