Board of Trustees

Officers, Trustees, and Staff
History of Board and Trustees

Officers

Olga Kostopoulou, PhD

President (2021 - 2022)
Imperial College, London, UK

Beate Sander, PhD

President - Elect (2021 - 2022)
General Hospital Research Institute, Director, PHER
Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment collaborative (THETA), Canada

Natasha Stout, PhD

Past President (2021 - 2022)
Associate Professor in Population Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, USA

Marieke de Vries, PhD

Vice President (2021 - 2022)
Radboud University, The Netherlands

Victoria Shaffer, PhD

Vice President - Elect (2021 - 2022)
Associate Professor
University of Missouri, USA

Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, PhD

Secretary-Treasurer (2021 - 2023)
Stanford School of Medicine, California, USA

J. Robert Beck, MD

Historian (2019 - 2024)
Deputy Director, Chief Academic and Administrative Officer
Fox Chase Cancer Center, USA

Trustees

Emily Burger, PhD

Trustee (2021 - 2024)
Associate Professor
University of Oslo, Norway

Ellen G. Engelhardt, PhD

Trustee (2021 - 2024)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Division of Psychosocial Research and Epidemiology and Division of Molecular Pathology
Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands

Negin Hajizadeh, MD, MPH

Trustee (2020 - 2023)
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University, New York, USA

Jesse Jansen, PhD

Trustee (2019 - 2022)
Associate Professor
Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Aisha Langford, PhD

Trustee (2021 - 2024)
Assistant Professor of Population Health Division of Comparative Effectiveness and Decision Science
New York University Grossman School of Medicine, USA

Tara Lavelle, PhD

Trustee (2020 - 2023)
Tufts Medical Center, Massachusetts, USA

Hester Lingsma, PhD

Trustee (2020 - 2023)
Erasmus Medical College, The Netherlands

Ankur Pandya, PhD

Trustee (2019 - 2022)
Assistant Professor of Health Decision Science
Harvard School of Public Health, USA

Davene Wright, PhD

Trustee (2019 - 2022)
Assistant Professor
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, USA

Editorial Office

Brian Zikmund-Fisher, PhD

Editor in Chief, Medical Decision Making and Medical Decision Making Policy & Practice
Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, Research Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Stacy Wennstrom

Editorial Manager, Medical Decision Making

Ellen G. Engelhardt, PhD

Editor in Chief, SMDM e-newsletter
Postdoctoral Researcher, Division of Psychosocial Research and Epidemiology and Division of Molecular Pathology
Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands

Aisha Langford, PhD

Deputy Editor, SMDM e-newsletter
Assistant Professor of Population Health Division of Comparative Effectiveness and Decision Science
New York University Grossman School of Medicine, USA

Staff

Diane Nickolson

Executive Director
Society for Medical Decision Making, USA

Teresa Belmont

Association Manager
Society for Medical Decision Making

Damien Salamacha

Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Society for Medical Decision Making


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Negin Hajizadeh, MD, MPH

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