A University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health physician and health policy expert who devises mathematical models to assess the impact of medical decisions received one of the highest accolades offered by the professional society he joined more than 30 years ago as a medical student.
Dr. Mark Roberts, professor and chair, department of health policy and management received the Career Achievement Award of the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) during its thirty-sixth Annual North American Meeting in Miami.
The SMDM’s members include scientists from a variety of disciplines including decision science, psychology, health economics, operations research, biostatistics, clinical epidemiology, and informatics. The award recognizes distinguished senior investigators who have made significant contributions to the field of medical decision making.
“I am very honored and humbled by this recognition,” Dr. Roberts said. “This professional society built me into the researcher and academician I have become, and I am delighted and amazed to join a group of Career Achievement Award recipients that includes many of my teachers and mentors.”