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Doctor-Patient Communication

Michelle S. Keller

Dr. Keller is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department in Health Policy and Management. Her primary appointment is at the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Keller uses methods from epidemiology, behavioral economics, and sociology to examine how clinicians, patients, and caregivers make decisions about medications, surgeries, and treatment plans – and how informatics and health system interventions can be used to improve clinician decision-making.

Joann G. Elmore

Dr. Joann G. Elmore is a professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, in the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She also serves as Director of the UCLA National Clinician Scholars Program. She is a national leader in academic general internal medicine and has a distinguished career as an investigator, mentor, administrator and educator. 

Brennan Spiegel

Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, is director of Health Services Research for Cedars-Sinai and Professor of Medicine and Public Health at UCLA. He directs the Cedars-Sinai Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CS-CORE), a multidisciplinary team that investigates how digital health technologies; including wearable biosensors, smartphone applications, virtual reality (VR) and social media; can strengthen the patient-doctor bond, improve outcomes and save money.

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