Angela Fagerlin, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Utah
Research Scientist, Salt Lake City VA Center for Informatics Decision Enhancement and Surveillance (IDEAS)
Bio:Dr. Fagerlin is Chair and Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah Health and is a Research Scientist at Salt Lake City VA Center for Informatics Decision Enhancement and Surveillance (IDEAS). Her training is in experimental psychology, primarily in the areas of cognitive and social psychology. Her research, which has been funded by VA, NCI, NIH, NSF, and the European Union, focuses on testing methods for communicating medical data to patients and providers, including the risks and benefits of treatment, as well as the development and testing of decision support interventions. Dr. Fagerlin's recent work examines the impact of patient decision aids on patient-physician communication and decision quality, and also tests multiple methods for communicating about genetic testing and infectious diseases. Dr. Fagerlin has served on the FDA's Risk Communication Advisory Committee and is the current Past President of the Society of Medical Decision Making. She has been recognized as being among the top 1% of researchers with most cited papers in social sciences (2014) and as a champion of shared decision making (an honor bestowed by the Informed Medical Decisions Foundations to the 25 individuals who have provided inspiration and guidance in the field of shared decision making).
Victor M. Montori, MD
Professor of Medicine
Bio:Victor M. Montori, MD is a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic. An endocrinologist and health services researcher, Dr. Montori is the author of more than 590 peer-reviewed publications and is among the top 1% of researchers with most cited papers in clinical medicine worldwide in the last decade. He is now a Senior Advisor of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He also serves in the Editorial Advisory Board for the BMJ, the board of AcademyHealth, and as Director of Late Stage Translational Research at the Mayo Center for Clinical and Translational Science. He is a recognized expert in evidence-based medicine and shared decision making, and developer of the concept of minimally disruptive medicine. He works in Rochester, Minnesota, at Mayo Clinic's KER Unit, to advance person-centered care for patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions. He is a founder of The Patient Revolution, a nonprofit focused on promoting careful and kind patient care, and author of the book Why We Revolt - a patient revolution for careful and kind care.
Kathryn I. Pollak, PhD
Co-Leader, Cancer Control and Population Sciences Duke Cancer Institute
Duke School of Medicine
Bio:Dr. Pollak is a social psychologist and Professor in Population Health Sciences. She also is the Co-Leader of Cancer Control and Population Sciences one of the eight programs in the Duke Cancer Institute. She has been developing behavioral interventions for 19 years, mostly to promote smoking cessation, increase exercise, and improve nutrition with many populations, including cancer survivors. She has studied clinician-patient communication for the past 13 years and serves as a Communication Coach in which she teaches clinicians directly for the past 5 years.
Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD
Founders President's Distinguished Professor; Vice Chairman Health Policy, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy; Theme Leader for Patient Engagement and Event Chair
Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Leonard Davis Institute; Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School, Pennsylvania; NEJM Catalyst
Bio:Dr. Volpp is the founding Director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Division Chief of Health Policy for the Department of Medical Ethics and Policy, and the Founders President's Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine and Health Care Management at the Wharton School of the university of Pennsylvania. He is a board certified practicing physician at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Volpp's work focuses on developing and testing innovative ways of applying insights from behavioral economics in improving patient health behavior and affecting provider performance. He has led projects with a variety of employers, insurers, health systems, and consumer companies in testing the impact of different behavioral economic strategies on behavior. He has competitively been awarded more than $60 million to lead or co-lead studies funded by the NIH; the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation; the CDC; VA Health Services Research and Development; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; the Hewlett Foundation; the Commonwealth Foundation; the Aetna Foundation; Mckinsey; CVS Caremark; Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield; Hawaii Medical Services Association; Merck; Humana; Aramark; Weight Watchers; and Discovery (South Africa). Dr. Volpp has published more than 200 articles, book chapters, and commentaries, and his work has been covered by media outlets worldwide. His work has served as the foundation for numerous widely implemented programs such as benefit design initiatives using financial incentives for smoking cessation among GE and CVS employees, a prescription refill synchronization program for Humana members, a simple health insurance plan called "Humana Simplicity", and an approach to increase medication refills using enhanced active choice among CVS members. Dr. Volpp's work has been recognized by a number of awards including the Matilda White Riley Award for career achievement by the Office of Social and Behavioral Science at NIH and the Association for Clinical and Translational Science Distinguished Investigator Award for Clinical and Translational Science. Volpp is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the Association of American Physicians (AAP), and the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) of the National Academy of Sciences (IOM). He has served as an advisor to many different health plans, employers, and consumer companies and is a principal of the behavioral economic consulting firm VALHealth.