HDSC Alumni

liis shea photoLiis Shea, MPH
Clinical Research Coordinator, Health Decision Sciences Center

Ms. Shea is a Clinical Research Coordinator with the Health Decision Sciences Center. She worked on two studies focusing on shared decision making for elective surgeries in orthopedics. The studies examined how the quality of decisions impact patient experience, health outcomes, costs, but also impact trust in the surgeon or regret about the decision.

Previously, she oversaw health promotion and communication programs at the Estonian Health Insurance Fund. Her interests include patient education, health literacy and policy implementation for shared decision making.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Media Studies from Tartu University and a Master of Arts degree in Health Communication from Emerson College.

 


Mahima 1Mahima Mangla, MPH
Program Manager, Health Decision Sciences Center

Mahima managed the implementation of shared decision making and integration of decision aids into routine care for patients seeking orthopedic treatment at Mass General.

She oversaw the research and quality improvement projects that evaluate patient decision quality, patient engagement, and the impact of shared decision making. She also assisted in overseeing a patient advisory committee for HDSC’s orthopedic studies.

Mahima holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Art History from New York University and a Masters of Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health.

 


square SheilaSheila Mwangi, MPH
Clinical Research Coordinator, Health Decision Sciences Center

Sheila was previously involved with the HDSC in 2012 as a volunteer and was responsible for the distribution of decision aids. As an MPH candidate, she returned to complete her practicum on assessing the comparative effectiveness of two decision aids for hip and knee osteoarthritis patients. She helped the research team with recruitment, survey administration, and the management of research participants.

Sheila holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Hamilton College and a Masters of Public Health degree from Boston University School of Public Health.

 

 


square SusannahSusannah Daggett, BA
Clinical Research Coordinator, Health Decision Sciences Center

Susannah worked on a PCORI-funded study comparing decision aids for patients making treatment decisions about their hip and knee osteoarthritis.

She supported the research team by recruiting, surveying, and managing study participants. Susannah has worked previously on shared decision making research at Maine Medical Center and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Child Study and Human Development from Tufts University.

 

 


square CaitieCatherine Meyer, BA
Research Assistant, Health Decision Sciences Center

Catherine worked on shared decision making skills training for clinicians and supported various implementation and research projects at HDSC.

She has previously involved with shared decision making at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center’s Center for Shared Decision Making and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Health Policy from Dartmouth College.

 

 

 


Sharon Floramo
Administrative Assistant, Health Decision Sciences Center

Following 15 years of service as an administrative assistant at Mass General; Sharon joined the Health Decision Sciences Center as part of a dual role in the General Medicine Division. She played an integral role in the distribution of decision aids.