Board of Trustees

Officers, Trustees, and Staff
History of Board and Trustees


Heather Taffet Gold, PhD

President (2018 - 2019)
Associate Professor of Population Health, Medicine, and Health Policy
New York University School of Medicine, USA

Lisa Prosser, PhD

President-Elect (2018 - 2019)
Professor and Director Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit
University of Michigan, USA

Uwe Siebert, MD, MPH, MSc, ScD

Past President (2018 - 2019)
UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall i.T, Austria

Beate Sander, PhD

Vice President (2018 - 2019)
General Hospital Research Institute, Director, PHER
Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment collaborative (THETA), Canada

Mary Politi, PhD

Vice President-Elect (2018 - 2019)
Associate Professor
Washington University in St. Louis, Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, USA

Natasha Stout, PhD

Secretary-Treasurer (2017 - 2019)
Assistant Professor in Population Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, USA

Ava John-Baptiste, PhD

Secretary-Treasurer Elect (2018 - 2019)
Assistant Professor
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, Canada

J. Robert Beck, MD

Historian (2014 - 2019)
Deputy Director, Chief Academic and Administrative Officer
Fox Chase Cancer Center, USA


Fernando Alarid-Escudero, PhD

Trustee (2018 - 2021)
Assistant Professor
Drug Policy Program, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) - CONACyT, Mexico

Hilary Bekker, PhD

Trustee (2016 - 2019)
Chair in Medical Decision Making
Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Esther de Bekker-Grob, PhD

Trustee (2018 - 2021)
Erasmus University - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Eva Enns, MS, PhD

Trustee (2016 - 2019)
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
University of Minnesota, USA

Ellen Lipstein, MD, MPH

Trustee (2016 - 2019)
Assistant Professor
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA

Victoria Shaffer, PhD

Trustee (2018 - 2021)
Associate Professor
University of Missouri, USA

Joanna Siegel, SM, ScD

Trustee (2017 - 2020)
Director, Dissemination and Implementation
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), USA

Torbjørn Wisløff, PhD

Trustee (2017 - 2020)
Senior Researcher
Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway

Holly Witteman, PhD

Trustee (2017 - 2020)
Associate Professor
Université Laval (Laval University), Canada

Editorial Office

Alan Schwartz, PhD

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

Rebecca J. Fiala

Editorial Manager, Medical Decision Making
University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

Brian Zikmund-Fisher, PhD

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

Ellen G. Engelhardt, PhD

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


Jill Metcalf, MBA

Executive Director
Society for Medical Decision Making, USA

Trevor Scholl

Association Manager
Society for Medical Decision Making, USA

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