Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (Health Psychology track), George Washington University, 2006 (APA-accredited).
Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology (APA-accredited), Behavioral Medicine Track, Brown Medical School, Clinical Psychology Training Consortium, 2005 – 2006.
Post Doctoral Education
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine, Brown Medical School and Rhode Island Hospital, 2006 – 2007.
R25 Transdisciplinary Cancer Control Research Training fellowship, Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital, 2007 – 2009.
Faculty, Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) Program
Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Missouri, License #2010009610
Honors and Awards
Board of Directors, Trustee, Society for Medical Decision Making, 2012 – 2015
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Recipient, 2009 – present
Lead Fellow, Dartmouth Summer Institute for Informed Patient Choice, 2008, 2009.
Fellow, Dartmouth Summer Institute for Informed Patient Choice, 2007-2010.
Gillies K, Cotton SC, Brehaut JC, Politi MC, Skea Z. Decision aids for people considering taking part in clinical trials. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD009736. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009736.pub2.
Madden T, Cortez S, Kuzemchak M, Kaphingst KA, & Politi M. Accuracy of Information about the Intrauterine Device on the Internet. (2015). American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Epub ahead of print. pii: S0002-9378(15)02233-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2015.10.928. PubMed PMID: 26546848.
Politi MC, Kaphingst KA, Liu JE, Perkins H, Furtado K, Kreuter MW, Shacham E, McBride T. (2015). A Randomized Trial Examining Three Strategies for Supporting Health Insurance Decisions among the Uninsured. Med Decis Making. Epub ahead of print. pii:0272989X15578635. PubMed PMID: 25840904.
Furtado K, Kaphingst KA, Perkins H & Politi MC. (2015). Health Insurance Information-Seeking Behaviors Among the Uninsured. Journal of Health Communication, 1-11.
Zeuner R, Frosch DL, Kuzemchak MD & Politi MC. (2014). Physicians’ Perceptions of Shared Decision Making Behaviors: A Qualitative Study Demonstrating the Continued Chasm Between Aspirations and Clinical Practice. Health Expectations. Epub ahead of print. PubMed PMID: 24938120.
Politi, MC, Kaphingst KA, Kreuter M, Shacham E, Lovell MC, McBride T. (2014). Knowledge of health insurance terminology and details among the uninsured. Medical Care Research and Review, 75(1), 85-98
Politi MC, Dizon DS, Frosch DL, Kuzemchak MD, & Stiggelbout AS. (2013). Importance of clarifying patients’ desired role in shared decision making to match their level of engagement with their preferences. BMJ, 347: f7066.
Politi MC, Lewis CL & Frosch D. (2013). Supporting shared decisions when clinical evidence is low. Medical Care Research & Review, 20(1S), 113 - 128. doi: 10.1177/1077558712458456.
Politi MC, Clayman ML, Fagerlin A, Studts JL, Montori V. (2013) Insights from a Conference on Implementing Comparative Effectiveness Research Through Shared Decision Making. Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research, 2(1), 23–32. PMCID: PMC3575182.
Politi MC, Wolin K & Legare F (2013). Implementing Clinical Practice Guidelines about Health Promotion and Disease Prevention through Shared Decision Making. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 28(6):838-44. PMCID: PMC3663950
Gaissmaier W, Wegwarth O, Skopec D, Mulle, A-S, Broschinski S, Politi MC. Numbers can be worth a thousand pictures: individual differences in understanding graphical and numerical representations of health-related information. Health Psychology. 2012;31(3):286-96.
Politi MC, Studts JL, Hayslip J. Shared Decision Making in Oncology Practice: What Do Oncologists Need to Know? The Oncologist. 2012;17, 91–100.
Légaré F, Politi MC, Drolet R, Desroches S, Stacey D, Bekker H and the CPD-SDM team. Training health professionals in Shared Decision Making: An international environmental scan. Patient Education and Counseling, 2012;88(2), 159-169. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2012.01.002.
Politi MC, Pieterse AH, Truant T, Borkhoff C, Jha V, Kuhl L, Nicolai J, Goss C. Interprofessional education about patient decision support in specialty care. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 2011;25(6):416-422.
Pub Med page for Mary C. Politi, Ph.D.
Deputy Editor, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2015 - 2017
Editorial Board, Medical Decision Making, 2012 - 2017
Reviewer: Medical Decision Making; Health Expectations; Journal of General Internal Medicine; Annals of Behavioral Medicine; Risk Analysis; Supportive Care in Cancer; Behavior Therapy; Psycho-Oncology; American Journal of Epidemiology; Integrative Cancer Therapies; European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology; Patient Education and Counseling, 2005 – present