Justin A. Yu, MD, MS

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Justin Yu is a board-certified physician-researcher in Pediatrics, Internal-Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. He works with the Supportive Care team at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Yu’s research focuses on improving the health and well-being of children with medical complexity and their family caregivers through pediatric palliative care interventions. He is currently conducting several observational studies which examine the association between caregivers’ experiences of their child’s care coordination and caregiver’s health-related quality of life, national trends in self-reported mental and physical health among caregivers, and levels of emotional distress among caregivers. From the work of his observational studies, he plans to develop, refine, and trial a behavioral intervention aimed at improving caregiver emotional well-being by improving their coping.

Academic and Research Interests

  • Children with medical complexity
  • Family caregivers
  • Pediatric palliative care