New York, NY (PRWEB) September 01, 2011
Dr. Scott Braithwaite, Chief on the Section on Value and Comparative Effectiveness at NYU Medicine, has been elected to serve as President of the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM), the leading professional society devoted to improving the science behind health decisions.
Dr. Braithwaite is an accomplished investigator in the fields of decision science, quality and cost-effectiveness. As section chief, he is advancing a program of rigorous, policy-relevant research that incorporates methods of decision science, comparative effectiveness and cost effectiveness, with the goal of optimizing quality and value in healthcare. A former Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar at Yale, Dr. Braithwaite is eager to embrace the challenges of his new role, and stated, "I am awed and humbled by my election, and look forward to working with society members in this critical time of health reform."
The SDSM's mission is to improve health outcomes through the advancement of proactive systematic approaches to clinical decision making and policy-formation in health care by providing a scholarly forum that connects and educates researchers, providers, policy-makers, and the public. It has an international membership of over 1000 experts in mathematical modeling, economics, and decision psychology; and includes leading scientific authorities influencing health system improvement in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Dr. Braithwaite’s term as president-elect will begin on October 25, 2011. For more information about Dr. Braithwaite or the SOLVE section, please visit us online.