Member Stories

Read what SMDM members have to say about how being a member of SMDM has enhanced their careers, their research and other aspects of their professional lives.

Holly Witteman, PhD

Holly Witteman, PhD

"SMDM played a major role in helping me launch my career. I found my postdoc then my faculty position through the Society, and I continue to collaborate with many wonderful people who I first met at the annual meeting."

Hilton Lam, MHA, PhD

Hilton Lam, MHA, PhD

Ever since I was a PhD student, I found SMDM articles to be of high quality, balanced scientific treatment, and technically accessible.

Hla-Hla (Rosie) Thein, MD, MPH, PhD

Hla-Hla (Rosie) Thein, MD, MPH, PhD

"SMDM is a professional home, providing an excellent international forum to promote methodologically rigorous, multidisciplinary research for health care decision making, networking and career development."

Temirkhan Kulkhan, MD, MSc

Temirkhan Kulkhan, MD, MSc

"SMDM gave me priceless profitable experience at the intersection of multidisciplinary approaches in decision making that I've never had previously."

Shelby D. Reed, PhD

Shelby D. Reed, PhD

"No other meetings compare to SMDM’s."

Eric Nsiah-Boateng, MPH, MSc

Eric Nsiah-Boateng, MPH, MSc

"Attending SMDM Meetings has sharpened my research and presentation skills."

Claudia Pereira, PhD, MS

Claudia Pereira, PhD, MS

"It has been a pleasure to be a link between Brazil and my colleagues from around the world through conferences, teleconferences, short-courses and exchange of ideas."

Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert, PhD

Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert, PhD

"SMDM is my professional home, providing an excellent forum to maintain connections with colleagues and venue to distribute and consume methodologically rigorous, multidisciplinary research."

Anne Stiggelbout, PhD

Anne Stiggelbout, PhD

"SMDM has been my professional home for about 20 years now."

Dana Alden, PhD

Dana Alden, PhD

"I never felt that I was a newcomer even though I was"

Xiongfei Pan, BSc

Xiongfei Pan, BSc

"The most benefits I get from the membership are getting informed of up-to-date information on health decision making as well as resources and tools for professionals in this area."

Nebiyu Mesfin Gedlu, MD

Nebiyu Mesfin Gedlu, MD

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

Laurent Metz, MD, MBA

Laurent Metz, MD, MBA

"Through the SMDM network I have been in contact with SMDM members in Asia Pacific"

Heather Taffet Gold, PhD

Heather Taffet Gold, PhD

"While my research is more methodological, I fully appreciate the exposure to clinical applications I get at SMDM."

Joseph L Mathew, MD

Joseph L Mathew, MD

"My involvement in SMDM has led to new perspectives I do not find anywhere else"

James Stahl, MD, CM, MPH

James Stahl, MD, CM, MPH

"From a technical perspective, solving problems requires both an open mind and sharp skills.The rigorous and multidisciplinary approach of SMDM has helped me expand my toolset for solving important and interesting problems."
Mark Roberts, MD, MPP

Mark Roberts, MD, MPP

"After 30 years, the world has caught up with what people in SMDM have been doing all along."
Newell McElwee, PharmD, MSPH

Newell McElwee, PharmD, MSPH

"SMDM is the professional home to what I consider the top scientists in the field and the scientific meetings always inspire me.   I also consider SMDM membership an indicator of exposure to rigorous methods and cutting edge science when reviewing resumes."



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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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