Monday, October 19, 2015: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Grand Ballroom FG (Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch)

How do you choose a research area and establish independence? What types of mentors will you need? Should you write a career development grant? In this year’s career panel discussion, SMDM senior and mid-career experts will share their insights and experiences on beginning an academic career. Introductions from panelists will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience. The viewpoint of clinician and non-clinician academics will be represented. This career panel will be most interesting to junior scientists and faculty as well as those who mentor junior scientists/faculty.


Ewout W. Steyerberg, PhD
Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Department of Public Health
Center for Medical Decision Making

Ewout Steyerberg, PhD, is professor of medical decision making at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He is primarily interested in prediction using advanced regression analysis and related techniques. Areas of interest include biostatistics, cost-effectiveness, decision analysis, comparative effectiveness and quality of care research, with applications in all major medical fields (cardiology, oncology, neurology, surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, etc).

Angela Fagerlin, PhD
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System & University of Michigan
Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM)

Angie Fagerlin, PhD, trained as a cognitive psychologist and is currently a Professor of Medicine at the University of Michigan where she Co-Directs the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine. She is also a research scientist at the VA Ann Arbor Center for Clinical Management Research. Her research focuses on testing risk communication strategies and on the development and testing of decision aids. She has published well over 100 articles and has been funded by NIH, NCI, NSF, the VA, PCORI and the European Union.

Ahmed M. Bayoumi, MD, MSc
Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital
Professor, Medicine and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Depts of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and Medicine

Ahmed Bayoumi, MD MSc, is a Scientist at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital and a general internist and HIV physician at St. Michael's Hospital. He is a Professor of Medicine and in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Until recently, he held a Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care Chair in Applied Health Services Research and Drug Policy focusing on Equity in Resource Allocation. He is a member of the Canadian Drug Expert Committee. His research interests include economic evaluation, decision analysis, and quality of life and preference assessment for HIV-related health interventions, and studies of access to the delivery of health services, particularly to people living with HIV, people who use drugs, and other marginalized populations.


Natasha K. Stout, Ph.D.
Department of Population Medicine
Harvard Medical School/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

Natasha Stout, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Population Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. Her research agenda focuses on applying decision-analytic modeling methods to better understand if existing and emerging medical technologies are implemented and used to their fullest capacity to improve population health. Her methodological interests are in the development and calibration of population-based discrete-event simulation models of disease.

Ava John-Baptiste, PhD
Western University
Assistant Professor

Ava John-Baptiste, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University. She is affiliated with the Departments of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics and the Interfaculty Program in Public Health. Dr. John-Baptiste’s research interest is in applying evidence synthesis methods to address questions about the safety, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of health technologies.