SMDM Announces New Executive Director


We are delighted to announce that Diane Nickolson will join the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) as its new Executive Director on May 25, 2020. Diane brings more than 30 years of experience in association management, medical education and consulting. During the last ten years Diane served as executive director for the International Society for Travel Medicine (ISTM), where she oversaw dramatic membership growth, heightened member benefits, increased revenue streams, and extensive international expansion.

Of her appointment, Diane states “I am delighted to be joining the leadership team of this exceptional organization. The SMDM has a long history of providing its members with wonderful opportunities for professional growth, conducting research, and collaborations. It will give me great pleasure to work alongside the Board to expand on the SMDM’s rich programs as well as respond to the special challenges faced in the world today. I look forward to working with the committed leadership, talented staff, and entire SMDM network of members and partners to make a global, positive impact on decision making in healthcare.”

“We are excited to welcome Diane Nickolson to our leadership team. Under Nickolson’s leadership, we look forward to a renewed emphasis on membership value and to her success in developing relationships to more effectively engage with our many partners and stakeholders,” said Lisa Prosser, PhD, 2019-2020 SMDM President and Co-chair of the Search Committee.

"From an incredible group of applicants, we are thrilled to have Diane Nickolson join us. She will bring her energy and enthusiasm to strengthen our cherished organization, the academic home for so many of us," said Heather Taffet Gold, PhD, 2019-2020 SMDM Past President and Co-chair of the Search Committee.


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