Cliff Dacso

Prof. Cliff Dacso is a physician and executive director at  The Abramson Center for the Future of Health, Houston, Texas.

Prof. Dacso holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, a Doctor of Medicine degree, residency and infectious diseases fellowship from Baylor College of Medicine, a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Texas and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.

Past positions include professor and vice chairman of the Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine. He has received several awards for teaching excellence, including membership in Baylor’s Academy of Distinguished Educators. In addition, he has been medical director and senior medical advisor for numerous companies.

Prof. Dacso has written a number of scholarly articles, is co-author of the Managed Care Answer Book (five editions) and the Risk Contracting and Capitation Answer Book, and is the creator of Now That You Have Cancer, a video that is designed to empower cancer patients and their families.

Prof. Dacso is the founding director of the Abramson Centre for the Future of Health, a multidisciplinary research organization and Chairman and President of Blue Box Health Inc., a biomedical device corporation.

At the Abramson Centre, Cliff is actively involved in the development of a number of serious games that educate and empower patients to manage their health.

Cliff’s additional research interests include: Decisioning in health care; Bioinformatics; Patient education and empowerment; Individualized health care, Health economics; Biosensors for chronic disease management.

For more information on Cliff’s research at the Abramson Centre for Future Health visit – http://www.theabramsoncenter.org/