About Our Members

Hear what real SMDM Members have to say. Read our stories...


  • We are an international, transdisciplinary group drawn together by our commitment to improving the health of individuals and populations.
  • We are researchers, clinicians, educators, managers and policy makers.
  • We use, develop and provide training in methods drawn from many fields, including decision science, psychology, health economics, operations research, biostatistics, clinical epidemiology, informatics and evidence based medicine.
  • We employ rigorous and transparent methodologies in the context of analytic, integrated frameworks, informed by patients' values, to improve health care decision making.
  • We share and evaluate our work in a culture of constructive feedback that encourages members to stretch beyond existing skills and disciplines.
  • We create opportunities for people from different fields to work together collaboratively to develop novel conceptual and methodologic frameworks and research ideas. We learn from each other and strive to reduce disciplinary barriers to reach our common goals.


  • If you are involved in health care decision making, working in a hospital, university, foundation, industry or government, at any stage of your career, SMDM can provide you with a scholarly home and opportunities for collaboration, professional growth, networking and mentorship.

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

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."

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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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