Liana Fraenkel, MD, MPH

Professor Adjunct

Research Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Rheumatology

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Decision Making; Decision Making, Computer-Assisted; Epidemiology; Patient Preference; Rheumatology; Veterans

Research Summary

My research focuses on studying medical decision making. Specifically my work has focused on understanding the determinants of patients' choices and improving ways of effectively communicating complex risk information and eliciting patient preferences for alternative treatments in clinical practice.

Specialized Terms: Epidemiology; provision of health services in rheumatic disease

Extensive Research Description

I am currently using interactive computer tools to quantify the trade-offs that patients make when faced with multiple
alternatives and to predict treatment choices. My long-term goal is to develop innovative approaches to improve
decision making to ensure that patients are well–informed of available alternatives and to help providers effectively
communicate complex medical information to their patients in a manageable way.

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Liana Fraenkel, MD, MPH
Office Location
VA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue

West Haven, CT 06516
Mailing Address
RheumatologyPO Box 208031
300 Cedar Street, TAC Bldg.

New Haven, CT 06520-8031