Glyn Elwyn

Professor, The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science, Hanover, NH

Glyn Elwyn is a clinician-researcher with interests in shared decision making, risk communication, the design and evaluation of decision support interventions and the integration of health informatics into clinical practice. He has published 265 peer-reviewed articles, and numerous books. He has co-chaired the International Patient Decision Aids Standards Collaboration since 2005, producing a checklist and instrument that has been published in the BMJ and in PloS Open respectively. He has been a member of the lead faculty and co-director at the Summer Institutes for Informed Patient Choice, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire (2007-14). He co-edited Shared decision making: Evidence Based Patient Choice (Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 2009) and developed the OPTION instrument to measure shared decision making and a patient reported measure called CollaboRATE. In 2012, he was appointed professor and senior scientist at Dartmouth College, working at the new Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and at the Dartmouth Institute for Healthcare Policy and Clinical Practice. In 2013, he was given a lifetime achievement award at the 7th International Shared Decision Making Conference, Lima, Peru. He has a personal chair at IQ, the Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, and was a visiting chair at the School of Public Health and Primary Care (CAPRHI), University of Maastricht, Netherlands. He was the Royal College of General Practitioners' UK delegate to the European Association of Quality Improvement (EQuiP). In that role, he developed the International Family Practice Maturity Matrix, a measure of organizational development in primary care. He was appointed inter-school distinguished research chair at Cardiff University in May 2005, and was the chair of the Clinical Epidemiology Interdisciplinary Research Group at the School of Medicine and director of research at the Department of Primary Care and Public Health from 2005 to 2012. He convened the Decision Laboratory at Cardiff University (2002-2012), which developed a suite of web-based interactive patient decision support (see,, Recent work has focused on the development of Option Grids