Decision Support Lab – Medical Editor

Dr. Pignone will serve as a Medical Editor and as UNC-CH Principal Investigator for the grant. His duties include: 1) Participating in evaluations of new and existing decision aids developed by the Foundation, through administrative support, oversight, and participation in data analysis and reporting. 2) Serve as the Medical Editor for the following decision aids: colon cancer screening, “Living with Coronary Artery Disease”, and heart failure. 3) Participate in further development and evaluation of decision making tools for the primary prevention of heart disease as determined by the Foundation 4) Prepare Health News Reviews 5) Participate in the IPDASi process as co-chair, including subsequent validation of the items included in the IPDAS instrument. 6) Facilitating the expansion of decision support and decision aid use in Australia for the Foundation.


Principal Investigator: Michael P. Pignone, M.D., M.P.H.

Funding Source: Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making

Total Project Period: 7/1/09-6/30/12 (ongoing)