Date: 08/10/2007

Masahito Jimbo, MD, PhD, MPH


Stream Seminar

Pilot Results of CSATS: Cancer Screening Adherence through Technology-Enhanced Shared Decision Making - "If You Build It, Will They Come?"

This talk will review the results of a feasibility study to enable patients and physicians to engage in effective shared decision making through a process that links tailored behavioral intervention to physician recommendation. CSATS links an interactive Internet-based decision aid on colorectal cancer (CRC) screening to a clinician reminder system. This enables the patients and physicians to be better informed about the patient risks and preferences regarding CRC screening at the time of the visit. We hypothesize that this leads to better decision-making and ultimately increased CRC screening adherence.

About the Speaker

Masahito Jimbo, MD, PhD, MPH

Masahito Jimbo, MD, PhD, MPH, is Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Urology at the University of Michigan Medical School. Originally trained in internal medicine in Japan, he has also experienced community family medicine first-hand as a rural family physician in North Carolina. He is currently a practicing family physician and researcher. His clinical and research interests include Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Cancer Prevention and Screening; and Cross-Cultural Medicine. His research is focused on enabling physicians to provide recommendations tailored to the patient by linking theory-proven behavioral intervention with interactive technology.