Angie Fagerlin studied psychology and literature at Hope College and received her PhD in experimental (cognitive) psychology at Kent State University. Her primary research focus is testing methods for communicating the risks and benefits of treatment to patients (e.g., in decision aids) and testing the use of decision aids in clinical practice. Her current research is testing how decision aids affect patient-physician communication. Her outside interests include supporting Ann Arbor restaurants (given that her interests do not include cooking), running, and traveling with her husband and sons.
Helping patients decide: Ten steps to better risk communication
Fagerlin A, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Ubel P. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2011;103(19):.
Increased precision in online risk calculators doesn't help and might hurt
Witteman H, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Waters EA, Gavaruzzi T, Fagerlin A. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2011;13(3):e54.
Angela Fagerlin quoted in Reuters Health
Reuters - April 24, 2013
Over-diagnosis of reflux in infants leads to needless medication
NPR - April 04, 2013