About SMDM

We are researchers, clinicians, educators, managers and policy makers from a variety of backgrounds and academic disciplines. We work in hospitals, universities, corporations, foundations, and government agencies across the globe. Virtually all medical disciplines are represented in SMDM.


  • Mission, Vision and Goals

    The Society for Medical Decision Making's mission is to improve health outcomes through the advancement of proactive systematic...

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  • Board and Staff

    Each year, SMDM members nominate and vote for individuals to serve on the SMDM Board of Trustees. Members are invited to submit...

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  • Definition of Medical Decision Making

    Medical decision science is a field that encompasses several related pursuits. As a normative endeavor, it proposes standards for...

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  • Our Members

    The Society's diverse membership includes trainees to senior researchers as well as...

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  • Leadership Awards

    The Society recognizes leadership in the field of medical decision making by individuals and organizations. A full listing of awards and...

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  • Early Career Awards

    The Society encourages and recognizes outstanding work by young investigators. A full listing of awards and recipients is available here...

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  • Methods Concierge

    The SMDM Methods Concierge Service is designed for select decision makers in health policy and research. The service facilitates...

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Become a Member

SMDM members contribute critically to health policy research in the areas of evidence-based medicine, cost effective health care, patient decision making and public health. SMDM helps you to be more than just a face in the crowd. The connections you make through SMDM can help you build a network of long-term contacts to help you throughout your career.

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Member Stories

Nebiyu Mesfin Gedlu, MD
Nebiyu Mesfin Gedlu, MD

SMDM short courses helped me to understand the multidimensional perspective and comprehensiveness of decision science.

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MDM Journal

MDM Journal

MDM offers rigorous and systematic approaches to decision making that are designed to improve the health and clinical care of individuals and to assist with health policy development.

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