F. Jacob Seagull, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Medical Education at the University of Michigan Medical School. His research interests include patient safety, human perception and preformance, technology design and implementation, and human factors.
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A major theme of CBSSM involves using techniques from basic and applied research to determine the best practices for communicating health information to patients and the public more generally. This special interest group explores topics related to understanding and improving patient and public decision making about medical issues.
Research that falls within this programmatic area includes topics such as:
- Risk communication and perception
- Health communication and education
- Development and testing of decision aids/patient education materials
- Visualization and contextualization of health data
- Communication of genomic information to patients and providers
- Numeracy and literacy
- Utility and survey methods
- Patient decision making
- Patient-physician communication
Brian Zikmund-Fisher is presenting the Berguer Lecture on Ethics, "Communicating Everything Important Poorly vs. One Critical Thing Well" in Danto Auditorium, Frankel Cardiovascular Center on Friday, January 26th 4 - 5 pm. This lecture is open to faculty, staff, students, and the public having an interest in medical journalism, public policy and ethics.
Alexandra Vinson, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Learning Health Sciences, Division of Professional Education. She received her PhD in Sociology and Science Studies from the University of California, San Diego. A medical sociologist by training, her research employs qualitative methods to examine how the medical profession adapts to changes in medical knowledge, technology, patient populations, and broader U.S. culture by intentionally reshaping medical education.
Dr. Erica Sutton was a CBSSM Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2013-2015. She is an interdisciplinary social scientist engaged in social and behavioral science research that explores the health care experiences of individuals living with rare genetic conditions; the manner in which biotechnologies shape personal experience and social life; and the ethical implications of these technologies for individuals, public health, social policy, health care institutions, and communities.
Susan Dorr Goold, MD, MHSA, MA recently contributed an ethics case entitled, “Is the Standard of Care Always Worth the Cost?" The case tackles the Virtual Mentor theme issue “Hospitals: Business or Public Service?" Click here for more information.
Stephen Henry, MD was a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow & VA Scholar, 2009-2012.
Dr. Henry is currently an Assistant Professor of General Medicine, Geriatrics, and Bioethics at the University of California Davis Medical School.
Jennifer Walter, MD, PhD, MS was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, 2010-2012.
Dr. Walter is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine.
Marieke de Vries, PhD was a Visiting Scholar in 2010.
Dr. De Vries is currently an Assistant Professor of Social Psychology at Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands.