Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher, PhD

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Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher is a Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health, as well as a Research Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School. He has been part of CBSSM and its precursors at U-M since 2002 and acts as CBSSM Interim Co-Director.

Dr. Zikmund-Fisher uses his interdisciplinary background in decision psychology and behavioral economics to study factors that affect individual decision making about a variety of health and medical issues. His research in health communications focuses on making risk statistics and other types of quantitative health information meaningful and useful for decision making by patients and the public. Dr. Zikmund-Fisher leads the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program and the Internet Survey Lab at CBSSM, and is a core faculty member of both the UM Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) and the UM Health Informatics program.

Dr. Zikmund-Fisher has been named as the Editor-in-Chief of the journals Medical Decision Making and MDM:Policy & Practice for a 5 year term (2021-2025). He has been serving as an Associate Editor for both journals since 2011.