Susan Dorr Goold, M.D., M.H.S.A., M.A., studies the allocation of scarce healthcare resources, especially the perspectives of patients and the public. Results from projects using the CHAT (Choosing Healthplans All Together) allocation game have been published and presented in national and international venues. CHAT won the 2003 Paul Ellwood Award and Dr. Goold is listed in the Foundation for Accountability's database of Innovators and Visionaries. Dr. Goold's paper "Will Insured Citizens Give Up Benefits to Include the Uninsured?" was awarded the 2002 Mark S. Ehrenreich Prize for Research in Healthcare Ethics. CHAT has been used by states, educators, community-based organizations, employer groups, and others in order to obtain input on health and health care priorities.
Dr. Goold brings a variety of methods of inquiry, empirical and theoretical, to study "money medicine and ethics" and justice issues in health and health care. She also pursues the philosophical and empirical study of trust relationships in health care settings. She has recently been named the Director of Health Policy Path of Excellence for the Medical School and part of the core faculty for the MICH-R Community Engagement Program.
In addition, Dr. Goold has developed an experiential training workshop on obtaining informed consent, intended for research personnel at all levels. Click the link here or look under "Tools for Researchers" on the CBSSM website.