Extended Network

Collaborators and network participants in order of inclusion

Richard M. Frankel, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics, Senior Research Scientist
Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine
Associate Director, Center for Implementing Evidence-Based Practice
Richard L. Roudebush
Veterans Administration Medical Center
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Direct Phone: +1-317-988-4000, Cell +1-317-490-0150

Edward Krupat, PhD
Director, Center for Evaluation
Harvard Medical School
384 MEC, 260 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

Phone +1-617-432-1689
Fax +1-617-734-5224

Ed Krupat has several research interests. He is engaged in research to understand the nature of the doctor-patient relationship, in particular the measurement of attitudes and behaviors of both physicians and patients. In addition he is actively engaged in medical education research,  focusing on the medical school experience and the evaluation of innovations in medical education.

Kathryn I. Pollak, PhD
Associate Professor
Duke Cancer Institute
Department of Community and Family Medicine

Dr. Pollak is a social psychologist who studies physician-patient communication.  She also develops behavioral interventions to promote smoking cessation and health behaviors that lead to weight loss.

Sandra van Dulmen, PhD
Professor of Communication in Healthcare
Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Professor II, Department of Health Sciences, Buskerud and Vestfold University College, Drammen, Norway
Research Coordinator at NIVEL (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research), Utrecht, The Netherlands, www.nivel.nl
Secretary of EACH (www.each.eu)
Areas of interest: 1) Communication and (lifestyle and medication) adherence 2) Health interventions integrated in clinical care
3) Context factors influencing communication 4) Psychophysiological outcome measures 5) Person-centeredness and patient participation
Inger K. Holmström, PhD, RN

Professor in Caring Sciences
School of health, care and social welfare
Division of Caring Sciences
Mälardalen university, SE-721 23 Västerås, Sweden



Inger K. Holmström has a longstanding interest in person-centred care and communication, and in nursing management. She has particularly focussed on different aspects of telenursing care and communication. Current ongoing studies within this field includes patient safety aspects in relation to communicative practices, as well as gender differences in communication and outcome for callers. She is also a collaborating partner in the international project on person-centred communication in elederly care, which is led by professor Hilde Eide.


Annelie J Sundler, PhD, RN
Associate professor
Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare
University of Borås, Borås, Sweden


Jette Ammentorp, professor
Professor, Research Manager
Health Services Research Unit
Lillebælt hospital /IRS / University of Southern Denmark
Kabbeltoft 25, 7100 Vejle
Cell Phone +45 23845345

E-mail: jette.ammentorp@rsyd.dk <mailto:jette.ammentorp@fks.regionsyddanmark.dk>

http://www.sygehuslillebaelt.dk/wm222319 <http://www.sygehuslillebaelt.dk/wm222319>

Research interests: Development and assessment of methods to improve the communication between health professionals and patients. Has initiated a number of research projects aimed at practicing patient-centred communication and aimed at increasing patient involvement in the consultation.

Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH
Professor, General Internal Medicine
Johns Hopkins University

Research interests: Dr. Beach has a research program focused on patient-clinician communication with a theoretical focus on respect for persons, and a particular interest in the impact of clinician attitudes on decision-making and communication.

Marla Clayman, PhD, MPH
Senior researcher, Health Care Research and Evaluation
American Institutes for Research

Research interests: Dr. Clayman is a health services and health communication researcher with over a decade of experience in designing and carrying out studies related to patient engagement and healthcare decision making. The patient experience is central to her work.  Dr. Clayman is particularly interested in the conceptualization and measurement of shared decision making.