Research on the Quality of Cancer Care in Diverse Populations

Angela Fagerlin, PhD

Angela Fagerlin, PhD, is Co-Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in medicine and associate professor of Medicine at the University of Michigan and a Research Scientist at the VA Ann Arbor Center for Clinical Management Research. Her primary research focus is testing methods for communicating the risks and benefits of treatment to patients (e.g., in decision aids) and testing the use of decision aids in clinical practice. Her current research is testing how decision aids affect patient-physician communication, and she has expertise in writing decision aids that are geared towards individuals with low numeracy and literacy skills. She has expertise in cancer communication methods (e.g., issues related to numeracy, presentation of statistical information) that are utilized in various CanSORT projects.

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