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Introducing Shared Decision Making into Clinical Care: Impact on Health Care Resources and Costs

Seminar Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences Seminar Series

Nananda F. Col, M.D., M.P.H.

Director, Senior Scientist, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center Research Institute


Dr. Nananda Col joined CORE as the Director and Senior Scientist in 2007. Dr. Col is a graduate of Dartmouth College, The Kennedy School of Government (MPP), and the University of Massachusetts Medical School (MD, MPH). Her clinical training is in Internal and Preventive Medicine, and she completed a fellowship in clinical decision–making, informatics, and telemedicine at Tufts. A national expert in women’s health and clinical decision-making, Dr. Col pioneered work in the area of risk modeling and personalized decision support, developing patient-specific risk models and strategies for developing and integrating sophisticated computerized decision support into primary care to help doctors and patients make more informed treatment decisions.

Current research interests are at the juncture of evidence- based medicine, decision sciences, and medical informatics -- bridging population-based outcomes research with shared decision making. Specific research interests include integrating decision support into clinical practice, meta-analyses, decision modeling, measuring and incorporating patient preferences into decision support, communicating uncertainty about the risks and benefits of treatments, and adapting social marketing techniques to change patient and physician behavior.


Center for Excellence in Neurosciences


12:00 PM
Bush Center Conference Room

Biddeford Campus

Free and open to the public