Dr. Ava John-Baptiste elected as Trustee for SMDM

This past September, Department Assistant Professor, Dr. Ava John-Baptiste, was elected as one of three Trustees for the Society of Medical Decision Making (SMDM). Within the Department, Dr. John-Baptiste is currently the Health Economist for the Centre for Medical Evidence, Decision Integrity, Clinical Impact (MEDICI)


Dr. John-Baptiste will serve a three-year term for the SMDM. Prior to her role as a Trustee, Dr. John-Baptiste was a post-doctoral fellow for the SSMD and AHRQ (The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality). Her new position as Trustee provides Dr. John-Baptiste with the unique opportunity to represent and further the major research initiatives of Western’s MEDICI Program on an international stage.

This October, Dr. John-Baptiste presented on Bayesian Statistics at the SMDS Annual Meeting in St. Louis. And we at the Department have no doubt that this will is just one of many opportunities for future growth and discourse for the MEDICI Program.

Congratulations to Dr. Ava John-Baptiste on her prestigious nomination.

Learn more about the MEDICI program