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
Politi, M.C., Kaphingst, K.A., Kreuter, M., Shacham, E., Lovell, M.C., McBride, T. (2014). Knowledge of health insurance terminology and details among the uninsured. Medical Care Research and Review, 75(1), 85-98
Politi, M.C., Dizon, D.S., Frosch, D.L., Kuzemchak, M.D., & Stiggelbout, A.S. (2013). Importance of clarifying patients’ desired role in shared decision making to match their level of engagement with their preferences. BMJ, 347: f7066.
Politi, M.C., Lewis, C.L. & 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.
Politi MC, Street RL. The importance of communication in collaborative decision-making: Facilitating shared mind and the management of uncertainty. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2011;17:579–584.
Politi MC, Clark MA, Ombao H, Légaré F. The Impact of physicians’ reactions to uncertainty on patients’ decision satisfaction. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2011:17:575–578.
Politi MC, Clark MA, Ombao H, Dizon D, Elwyn, G. Communicating uncertainty and its impact on patients’ decision satisfaction: A necessary cost of involving patients in shared decision making? Health Expectations. 2011;14(1):84–91.
Politi MC, Légaré F. Physicians’ reactions to uncertainty in the context of shared decision making. Patient Education and Counseling. 2010;80:155–157.
Pub Med page for Mary C. Politi, Ph.D.
Editorial Board, Medical Decision Making, 2012 - 2014
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