Angela Fagerlin, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Population Health Sciences
- Developing and Testing of Decision Aids in Clinical Contexts, Particularly their Impact on Patient Decision Making and Patient-Physician Communication
- Factors that Affect People’s Perception of Risks
- Testing Methods for Improving Risk Communication
- Examining the Role of Living Wills and Surrogate Decision-Making at the End of Life
- Investigating the Effect of Numeracy Skills on Medical Decision Making
- Departments: Population Health Sciences - Professor
Angie’s training is in experimental psychology, primarily in the areas of cognitive and social psychology. Her research focuses on testing methods for communicating medical data to patients and providers (e.g., the risks and benefits of cancer treatment) and the development and testing of decision support interventions. Her recent work is testing the impact of patient decision aids on patient-physician communication. Additionally, she is testing multiple methods for communicating about genetic testing and infectious diseases (e.g., the Zika virus, Ebola, influenza). Her research has been funded by VA, NCI, NIH, and the European Union.
|Doctoral Training||Kent State University
|Graduate Training||Kent State University
- Frontiers in Precision Medicine: What does it take to build a large research cohort? Lots of communication
- When Doctors Admit Bias, Patients Are More Likely to Trust Them
- What Are the Benefits and Harms of Cancer Screening? Most Guidelines Don’t Tell You
- Top Researcher Angela Fagerlin, Ph.D., Named Chair of Department of Population Health Sciences