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Jorie M. Butler, Ph.D.

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments: Internal Medicine - Research Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics - Research Associate Professor, Psychology - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Divisions: Geriatrics

Academic Office Information

jorie.butler@psych.utah.edu

Research Interests

  • Health Psychology
  • Family Adaptation to Chronic Illness
  • Aging
  • Medical Education
  • Decision Making
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Decision Support Systems, Clinical
  • Health-related Instrument and Survey Development
  • Survey Methodology
  • Qualitative Research
  • Developing Mixed-Methods (Qualitative-Quantitative) Approaches to Integrating Data Analysis
  • User-Computer Interface

A Health Psychologist by training, my research is focused on relational and contextual factors associated with patient centered care, shared decision making, clinician education, and clinical decision making. I focus on the goals and personal experiences of patients, and how clinicians obtain and use that information to encourage active patient involvement in patient centered care and shared decision making, particularly for older populations. I study clinician decision making particularly in antibiotic prescribing and the systems and solutions that support those decision processes for optimal prescribing in the context of antibiotic stewardship. I use these goals to support development and evaluation of implementation of informatics solutions for enhancing patient centered care and clinical decision making. I also evaluate educational experiences of physicians, nurses, and other associated health trainees. My expertise in quantitative methods, qualitative methods, and usability inform my role as Associate Director for Education and Evaluation in the VA Salt Lake City Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), and research I direct measuring patient centered care in patient-provider interactions in VA.

Education History

Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Utah
Developmental Health Psychology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training University of California, Irvine
Developmental Health Psychology
Ph.D.
Undergraduate University of California, Riverside
Psychology and History
B.A.