Amanda Dillard awarded grant by the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making
Amanda Dillard, PhD, was awarded a $25,000 George Bennett Postdoctoral Grant by the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making. With this funding, Dr. Dillard will conduct surveys to examine whether certain types of patient testimonials have a beneficial influence on knowledge, satisfaction, and interest in shared health care decision making, specifically in the context of a decision aid related to colon cancer screening. She will use social cognitive theory, social comparison theory, and risk processing perspectives to guide her hypotheses about testimonials.
Dr. DillardÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s postdoctoral position at CBSSM was funded by VA Health Services Research and Development, Ann Arbor, Michigan.