Jason Doctor, PhD
Scientific Advisor, PHE
Director of Health Informatics, Schaeffer Center; Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy; Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management; Associate Professor, Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California
Dr. Doctor’s research program centers on decision-making in healthcare. Dr. Doctor specializes in applying behavioral economic methods within health and medicine and currently leads a federally funded multi-site cluster randomized clinical trial that evaluates behavioral economic approaches to improve physician adherence to comparatively effective treatments. In other federally funded research, Dr. Doctor investigates the decision models to identify and reduce the costs of medical errors. He has developed Bayesian decision algorithms to identify errors in blood panels to improve patient diagnosis.
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of California, San Diego
BA, Psychology, Chemistry, & Music, University of California, San Diego
- Doctor J, et al. Limitations of traditional health technology assessment methods and implications for the evaluation of novel therapies. Curr Med Res Opin. 2017.
- Doctor JN, et al. Rethinking the value of survival: clinical trials should measure patient preferences for survival on entry to trials. J Clin Epidemiol. 2016.
- Gong CL, et al. Prescriber preferences for behavioural economics interventions to improve treatment of acute respiratory infections: a discrete choice experiment. BMJ Open. 2016.
- Meeker D, et al. Effect of behavioral interventions on inappropriate antibiotic prescribing among primary care practices: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2016.
- Tannenbaum D, et al. Nudging physician prescription decisions by partitioning the order set: results of a vignette-based study. J Gen Intern Med. 2015.