Officers, Trustees, and Staff
History of Board and Trustees


Uwe Siebert, MD, MPH, MSc, ScD

UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall i.T, Austria

Heather Taffet Gold, PhD

Associate Professor of Population Health, Medicine, and Health Policy
New York University School of Medicine

Angie Fagerlin, PhD

Past President
Chair of Population Health Sciences, Research Scientist
University of Utah, Salt Lake City VA

James Stahl, MD, MPH

Vice President
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Beate Sander, PhD

Vice President-Elect
General Hospital Research Institute, Director, PHER
Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment collaborative (THETA)

Natasha Stout, PhD

Assistant Professor in Population Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

J. Robert Beck, MD

Deputy Director, Chief Academic and Administrative Officer
Fox Chase Cancer Center


Beate Jahn, PhD

Senior Scientist and Head of Program of Personalized Medicine
University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Austria

Ava John-Baptiste, PhD

Assistant Professor
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, Canada

Jane J. Kim, PhD

Associate Professor of Health Decision Science
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Hilary Bekker, PhD

Chair in Medical Decision Making
Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Leeds, UK

Eva Enns, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
University of Minnesota

Ellen Lipstein, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Joanna Siegel, SM, ScD

Director, Dissemination and Implementation
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Torbjørn Wisløff, PhD

Senior Researcher
Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Holly Witteman, PhD

Associate Professor
Université Laval (Laval University)

Editorial Office

Alan Schwartz, PhD

Editor in Chief, Medical Decision Making
Associate Professor, Clinical Decision Making and Director of Research
University of Illinois, Chicago

Rebecca J. Fiala

Editorial Manager, Medical Decision Making
University of Illinois, Chicago

Brian Zikmund-Fisher, PhD

Editor in Chief, SMDM e-newsletter
Associate Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education and Internal Medicine
University of Michigan

Ellen G. Engelhardt, PhD

Deputy Editor, SMDM e-newsletter
Division of Psychosocial Research and Epidemiology and Division of Molecular Pathology
Netherlands Cancer Institute


Jill Metcalf, MBA

Executive Director
Society for Medical Decision Making

Lori Battista, CMP

Director, Conferences & Meetings
Society for Medical Decision Making

Trevor Scholl

Senior Membership Services and Meetings Coordinator
Society for Medical Decision Making

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