Jeff Belkora, PhD

Researcher and Consultant in San Francisco, California

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BRIEF INTRODUCTION
Jeff Belkora is a researcher and consultant based at the University of California, San Francisco. He runs a patient education program at the UCSF Medical Center. The program helps patients make more informed decisions and achieve better outcomes. Dr. Belkora also serves as a consultant to other professionals. For example, he has helped financial advisors improve their success rates with clients planning for retirement. Dr. Belkora has been hailed as a leading innovator by the Mayo Clinic and the US Department of Health and Human Services. Outside of work, he enjoys time with his family and friends; plays soccer and basketball; and writes songs. Dr. Belkora's purpose in life is to help people at a crossroad achieve better outcomes with expert guidance.

FORMAL BIOGRAPHY
Jeff Belkora, PhD is a researcher and consultant based at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Belkora works with both consumers and professionals. In the area of consumer advocacy, he helps people diagnosed with serious illnesses make informed decisions leading to better outcomes. In the area of professional development, he helps service providers succeed with clients. Studies show that Dr. Belkora's work is associated with increased success rates for doctors and their patients, and for financial advisors and their clients.

Dr. Belkora is the author of the book DEAL! Discovery, Engagement, and Leverage for Professionals. He has also published peer-reviewed articles in journals ranging from the Journal of Clinical Oncology to the Journal of Wealth Management.

Dr. Belkora shares his insights through speaking, training, and consulting engagements.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Dr. Belkora is the founder of the Patient Support Corps. The Patient Support Corps is a service learning program in which premedical students earn academic credit as they assist patients dealing with a health crisis.

In 2008, The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality selected the Patient Support Corps as one of the first 100 innovations profiled in its Innovations Exchange.

In 2009, Dr. Belkora's program won an innovation contest sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation.

The US Department of Health and Human Services also featured Dr. Belkora's program in its 2010 National Healthcare Quality Report.

Dr. Belkora was named 2010 Health Advocate of the Year by the Dorland Health People Awards.

  • Education
    • ScB Applied Mathematics, Brown University
    • MSc Statistics, Stanford University
    • PhD Engineering, Stanford University