Dr. Frankel’s research is focused on clinician- patient communication and its effects on quality and safety, the effects of exam room computing on physician patient communication and effective organizational change strategies. He has devoted his career to nurturing the social and emotional contexts of the doctor-patient relationship, and the researchers who study it, to improve medical care and outcomes.

Past Affiliations

Member, IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Centers and Institutes, Indiana University School of Medicine

Professor, Medicine and Geriatrics

Research Sociologist, Heatlh Services Research and Development

Senior Research Scientist, School of Medicine

Internal Medicine
PhD, City College of New York, The City University of New York, Sociology, 2000
BA, Colgate University, 1977
patient-provider communication healthcare safety sociology medical sociology mental health geriatrics & gerontology internal medicine human ethology research methodology
Society of General Internal Medicine