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MDACC Shared Decision Making Core

Overview of Services

The Shared Decision Making Core (SDM Core) provides researchers with access to decision science expertise and state-of-the-art methods necessary to develop, evaluate, and disseminate SDM interventions to enhance the quality of cancer care delivery at MD Anderson and its partner institutions.

Our services include:

  • preparing research funding applications, 
  • design and production of decision support interventions, 
  • evaluating new interventions for effectiveness, and
  • disseminating interventions for use at MD Anderson and our partner institutions.

Leadership

Robert J. Volk, PhD | Director

Viola B. Leal, MPH | Program Director

Location and hours of operation

Hours  Location

Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM

 Health Services Research
 1400 Pressler St
 Houston, TX 77030

Links and Resources

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Viola B. Leal, MPH
Program Director
 
(713) 563-7363
 
vbenavidez@mdanderson.org
 
FCT9.5057