Hilary Llewellyn-Thomas, BSc, MSc, PhD

Active Professor Emeritus,
The Dartmouth Institute & The Department of Community and Family Medicine

Hilary Llewellyn-Thomas, BSc, MSc, PhD

Email

Phone

(802) 649-3507

Education

  • PhD, The Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
  • BSc, MSc, University of Toronto
     

Curriculum Vitae

Hilary Llewellyn-Thomas CV

Affiliations

The Cochrane Collaboration’s Review of Patient Decision Aids
The International Patient Decision Aids Standards (IPDAS) Collaboration


Areas of Expertise

For over 30 years, Dr. Llewellyn-Thomas has worked in the decision sciences in health care, with a particular emphasis on the theoretical and methodological issues inherent in the study of patients’ information comprehension and the elicitation of patients’ preferences. Her research focuses on the issues involved in incorporating patients’ perspectives into health care. Specific areas include:
a) patients’ attitudes toward experienced and anticipated health states; their preferences for treatment alternatives, involvement in treatment decisions, and participation in clinical trials; their attitudes toward the time involved in waiting for, undergoing, and recovering from treatment; and their understanding of the risk/benefit probabilities involved in different treatment options;
b) the concepts of decisional conflict and decision support as a clinical skill; and
c) the evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions designed to support informed patient choice. 
 


Awards:

1989-94 1st five-term National Health Research Scholar Award, Canadian National Health Research & Development Program.

1994-99 2nd five-year term National Health Research Scholar Award, Canadian National Health Research & Development Program.

2004 The John M. Eisenberg Award: Exemplary Leadership in Practical Application of Medical Decision Making Research, presented by The Society for Medical Decision Making.

Professional Achievements:

1993-1994: President of The Society for Medical Decision Making.
2000-2011: Founding Research Director of the Center for Shared Decision Making, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
2007-2010: Director, Summer Institutes for Informed Patient Choice, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
2007-2011: Co-Director, the Center for Informed Patient Choice, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
2012: Co-editor (with Dr. Robert Volk) of the "2012 Update of the International Patient Decision Aids Standards (IPDAS) Collaboration’s Background Document".