In Focus

At CBSSM, we perform the basic and applied scientific research that will improve health care policy and practice to benefit patients and their families, health care providers, third-party payers, policy makers, and the general public.  In our "Interactive Decision" web feature, we turn a recent research finding into an interactive decision that a patient or policy maker might face.  Read, decide, click—and see how your answers compare with those collected in national research surveys.

Click below to check out our new Interactive Decision: "Getting ahead of illness: using metaphors to influence medical decision making."

CBSSM News & Events

Raymond De Vries presented at Presidential Commission on Bioethics
CBSSM Co-Director Raymond De Vries presented at the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues in a session on fostering and measuring success in ethics and deliberation.
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Sarah Hawley quoted by HealthDay about the exciting preliminary results of a breast cancer vaccine trial 05/08/2015
The vaccine appears to slow spread in those with advanced breast cancer.
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PIHCD: Angie Fagerlin 09/10/2015
Angie Fagerlin will be presenting on data interpretation and manuscript preparation for a study on how patients are not honest with their providers about their health and health behaviors.
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