Glyn Elwyn, MD, MSc, FRCGP, PhD

Professor and Senior Scientist at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice

Glyn Elwyn, MD, MSc, FRCGP, PhD



(603) 653-0806

Primary Contact

Lisa D. Sharp Grady
(603) 653-3572

Curriculum Vitae

Glyn Elwyn CV


The Preference Laboratory

2001-present: Visiting Chair, The Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen,The Netherlands
2005-present: Distinguished Research Chair, Cardiff University, Wales
2015-present: Visiting Professor, Research Department of Clinical, Education & Health Psychology, University College London, UK

Areas of Expertise

Shared Decision Making

Short Bio

Glyn Elwyn is a clinician, researcher, and innovator. He is a tenured professor, physician and researcher at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, USA and at the Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Netherlands.

He is a Visiting Professor at University College London and retains an Honorary Chair at Cardiff University, UK.

After reading the humanities he qualified in medicine (UK), completed a Masters in Education, and obtained his PhD in 2001 at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Netherlands with Professor Richard Grol.

He leads an international and interdisciplinary team examining the implementation of shared decision making into clinical settings, investigates the design and impact of Option GridsTM patient decision aids, evidence-based tools to facilitate better clinical conversations. He has developed the Observer OPTION and CollaboRATE measures of shared decision making. He is the lead editor of Shared decision making: Evidence Based Patient Choice, Oxford University Press, 3rd edition, 2016. Peer-reviewed publications: 331, H-index 76.


2015: Spinoza Chair, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014: Recognized ‘Champion of Shared Decision Making’, Informed Medical Decisions Foundation
2013: Lifetime Achievement Award for contribution to Shared Decision Making, Lima Conference, ISDM

Published Research

In the Media

How to Out-Argue Your Doctor with Data The Health Care Blog, June 8, 2015 »

Shared decision making and the use of patient decision aids Health Affairs Blog , December 17, 2014 »

Recording Doctor-Patient Consultations BBC World Service, June 18, 2014 »

Crowdsourcing Health Care—Hope or Hype? BMJ Blog, April 29, 2014 »

Providers Help Patients Address Emotion, Money, Health Literacy Modern Health Care, December 7, 2013 »

Patient, help heal thyself: A case for letting patients help pick their treatments Boston Globe Magazine: The Medical Issue, October 13, 2013 »