Site Principal Investigator | Washington University in St. Louis
Dr. Politi is a health psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Division of Public Health Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine. Her primary research interests include health communication and medical decision making. Over the past 10 years, she has worked on research projects aimed at developing and evaluating patient decision aids, improving the communication of statistical information to individuals with low health literacy, and developing computer-tailored interventions for low-income underserved populations in the community. Most recently, she has led the development of innovative ways to communicate about health insurance to uninsured individuals to support their health insurance decisions as the ACA is implemented. At Washington University, she has worked with university leaders to develop mentored hands-on patient centered outcomes research training. She currently serves as a faculty member for didactic courses in the Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) program, one of the programs available for scholars to learn methods and applications relevant to their training in medical decision making, health communication, and patient centered outcomes research.