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: "Impact of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System on Vaccine Acceptance and Trust"

CBSSM News & Events

CBSSM at ASBH & SMDM Meetings
CBSSM was well-represented at the annual American Society for Bioethics & Humanities (ASBH) in Kansas City, MO (Oct 19-22) and the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) in Pittsburgh, PA (
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Naomi Laventhal and Kayte Spector-Bagdady quoted in Michigan Medicine 11/17/2017
Naomi Laventhal and Kayte Spector-Bagdady were quoted in Michigan Medicine for the article, "Born at the Right Time" about an artificial placenta being developed at C.S.
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CBSSM Seminar: Jan Van den Bulck, PhD 11/28/2017
Jan Van den Bulck, PhD Professor, Communication Studies Topic: "Are the media (re-)defining how we interact with each other and with the world?
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