Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

ISSN - 2155-6156

Scott LaJoie A

Scott LaJoie A

Associate Professor


I have a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, a M.A. in Cognitive Psychology, a M.S.P.H. in Decision Sciences and Biostatistics, and a B.A. in Photojournalism.

As a faculty member of the department of Health promotion and Behavioral Sciences, I teach public health undergraduate and graduate students how to develop and evaluate health interventions based on systematic decision making methods and scientific results.

 Dr. Scott LaJoie A is presently conducting multidisciplinary research in shared decision making and patient decision aids.He is interested in how individuals and their support systems make health-related choices; for example: Mother-daughter decision making about the HPV vaccine; a web-based decision aid for families whose baby fails the newborn hearing screening; and, a decision support tool for disaster mental health responders during a pandemic. Additionally, He has examined the impact of various health and traumatic experiences on quality of life and decision making, including extensive research in the impact of community mitigation efforts during the H1N1 pandemic and the psychosocial effects of Hurricane Katrina on evacuees.

Academically, he  teaches graduate courses in Decision and Risk Analysis, Health Communication, Risk Communication and the Psychology of Decision Making, along with courses in Research Methods and Design, and International Service Learning.

Research Interest

Decision tree analysis; Diabetic neuropathy; Neurolysis, metabolic disorder, amputation

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