Ms. Shea is a Clinical Research Coordinator with the Health Decision Sciences Center. Currently, she is working on two studies focusing on shared decision making for elective surgeries in orthopedics. The studies are examining 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.