University of Nebraska Medical Center

Dustin Krutsinger, MD, MSCE, ATSF

Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Division


Dustin Krutsinger, MD, MSCE
Dr. Krutsinger is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Iowa. He then completed his fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, he completed a Master’s of Science in clinical epidemiology. 

Dr. Krutsinger’s research focus is on the efficient and equitable conduct of critical care clinical trials. He is developing and evaluating novel methods to encourage research participation among critically ill patients through both financial and non-financial incentives and nudges. Additionally, he is focused on how consent methods and incentives may disproportionately encourage or discourage participation among historically marginalized groups, improving or worsening existing disparities in research participation.


  • Medical School: University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, 2012
  • Residency: University of Iowa, Iowa City, 2016
  • Fellowship: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2019

Dr. Krutsinger's research is focused on how family members of ICU patients make medical and research decisions on behalf of patients, when patients are unable to make decisions on their own. He is developing and testing innovative methods of research consent with a goal of easing the burden on family members, encouraging research participation, and improving the diversity of trial participation.

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