Board of Trustees

Officers, Trustees, and Staff
History of Board and Trustees

Officers

Beate Sander, PhD

President (2022 - 2023)
General Hospital Research Institute, Director, PHER
Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment collaborative (THETA), Canada

Olga Kostopoulou, PhD

Past President (2022 - 2023)
Imperial College, London, UK

Alan Schwartz, PhD

President-Elect (2022 - 2023)
Associate Professor, Clinical Decision Making; Director of Research
University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

Victoria Shaffer, PhD

Vice President (2022 - 2023)
Associate Professor
University of Missouri, USA

Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, PhD

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

Ankur Pandya, PhD

Vice President Elect (2022 -2023)
Assistant Professor of Health Decision Science
Harvard School of Public Health, USA

Scott LaJoie, PhD, MSPH

Secretary-Treasurer-Elect (2022-2023)
Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences
School of Public Health and Information Sciences, University of Louisville

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

Natalia Kunst, PhD

Trustee - International (2022 - 2025)
Senior Advisor/Associate Teaching Professor
Norwegian Directorate of Health/University of Oslo

Laura Scherer, PhD

Trustee (2022 - 2025)
Associate Professor
University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA

Channing Tate, PhD, MPH

Trustee (2022 - 2025)
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, USA

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

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

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, Alpharetta, Georgia, USA

Liezl Botha

Association manager - Europe

Konstantina Akrivou

Education Specialist - Europe

Maya Aleksandrova

Membership and Communication Coordinator - Europe

Merve Tufekci

Meetings Senior Project Manager - Europe


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