The Shared Decision Making (SDM) Core provides researchers with access to decision science expertise and state-of-the-art methods necessary to develop, evaluate, and disseminate SDM interventions to enhance the quality of cancer care decisions made by patients and their health care providers.
What are decision support tools?
Cancer decision support tools include patient decision aids, risk calculators, and other educational interventions to help patients and providers work together in making health care decisions across the cancer spectrum.
These tools can support shared decision making by proving a framework for discussing options and tradeoffs, considering what is important to patients, and making decisions that most closely align with the values and preferences of patients.
What we do
The SDM Core provides the following expertise:
- Decision support expertise across the cancer care spectrum
- Development of state-of-the science patient decision support tools for cancer care
- Comparative effectiveness and implementation research on decision support tools in cancer
Working with us
Contact our Program Director Viola Leal to schedule an initial consult.
- Phone: 713-563-7363
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hermes Creative Gold Award - Creative Design of a Healthcare Video Production
″Promoting Informed Decisions about Breast Cancer Preventive Therapy", Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (2018)
Hermes Creative Gold Award - Creative Design of a Healthcare Website
“Pathways: a fertility preservation decision aid for women with cancer” Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (2017)
Hermes Creative Award Platinum Winner
Patient decision aid "Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Story of Choices", Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (2013)
Bronze Telly Award
Outstanding video production, patient decision aid "Lung Cancer Screening: Is it right for me?" (2012)
Bronze Telly Award
Outstanding video production, patient decision aid "Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Story of Choices" (2012)