Marilyn M. Schapira, MD, MPH is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Center for Health Equity Research Program (CHERP) at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Her research has focused on the area of risk communication and medical decision making, adoption of evidence-based medicine, and the communication of scientific evidence. Her research is trans-disciplinary drawing upon theoretical foundations in clinical medicine, cognitive and social psychology, economics, education, and biostatistics. She has content and methods expertise in the areas of health literacy, health numeracy, patient-provider communication, and value and preference assessment. Her methods expertise includes qualitative studies, survey design, consensus formation, and the development and evaluation of decision support interventions. Her research focuses on the clinical area of cancer control. Dr. Schapira is currently funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs HSR&D Program to develop and evaluate a lung cancer screening decision support intervention for Veterans and a study of predictors and outcomes of long term opioid use among Veterans who are cancer survivors. She is an Associate Editor of the journals Medical Decision Making and Medical Decision Making Policy & Practice. Dr. Schapira is a faculty member in the Masters of Science in Health Policy and an Associate Director for the National Clinician Scholar Program. She is enthusiastic about collaboration with LDI Fellows who are conducting work in the assessment of value, preferences, and medical decision-making.
Marilyn Schapira, MD, MPH
- Professor, Internal Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
The Study of U.S. Veterans Is Part of a Larger Focus on Helping Patients Clarify Care Preferences
Balancing the Perceived Benefits and Risks of Research Participation is No Easy Task for Cancer Patients
Toward A Better Understanding of Patients Perspectives
Black Patients Less Likely to Get Opioids for Acute Pain
An Approach to Addressing the Rural Gap
Early-Stage HSR Projects Target Effects of Racism on Health
Former Undergrad Health Services Research Scholars and Mentors Gather for First-Ever Reunion
Gathering of National Experts Ponders How to Expand Adoption of Evidence-Based Methods
Widespread Adoption of New #BetterPoster Format with Its Huge Graphics
CEO Lisa Simpson Warns of "Unprecedented Disruption in How Facts and Evidence are Created"
An Evening in the Historic Landmark's Hall of Flags
Penn Health Economics Institute Marks Its 50th Anniversary at Annual Research Meeting