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Saul Weiner and Alan Schwartz have worked together for over 10 years, combining their complementary expertise into a unique collaboration.

[Saul Weiner]Saul Weiner, MD, is a board certified internist and pediatrician with practice, leadership, and research experience in a variety of health care settings. He has served as a residency program director, academic division head, clinic director, and health services investigator. Dr. Weiner is a former Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He has served as a principal or co-investigator of studies of health systems improvement, health surveys, medical decision making and provider communication funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Veterans Administration. He is now Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Medical Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Read Dr. Weiner’s CV here: Saul J. Weiner MD Curriculum Vitae.

[Alan Schwartz]Alan Schwartz, PhD, is a cognitive psychologist with expertise in medical decision making, organizational behavior, and measurement with over a decade of experience evaluating and training health care providers to improve quality. His research in medical decision making and evidence-based medicine has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Library of Medicine, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and he received the John M. Eisenberg Award for Practical Application of Decision Making Research from the Society for Medical Decision Making in 2015. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal Medical Decision Making, and co-author of Medical Decision Making: A Physician’s Guide (Cambridge Univ Press). He is now the Michael Reese Endowed Professor of Medical Education and Interim Head of the Department of Medical Education and Research Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Read Dr. Schwartz’s CV here: Alan Schwartz PhD Curriculum Vitae.