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Dr. Pete Wegier

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Dr. Pete Wegier
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Dr. Pete Wegier is a medical decision scientist at the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care and Assistant Professor (status), Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto.

He holds a PhD in psychological science and a BSc and MSc in computer science. He has undertaken postdoctoral training at the University of Missouri.

Dr. Wegier’s research interests concern medical decision making, focusing on the effective communication of information to both patients and physicians to improve understanding in medical choices.

Specifically, he focuses on the use of simulated experience as a decision aid for medical decision making; the effective communication of quantitative information in healthcare, specifically through data visualization; and how healthcare teams collaborate in distributed settings via online communication platforms.

He developed ARISE (Aiding Risk Information learning through Simulated Experience), a type of patient decision aid which simulates possible outcomes of a medical choice to patients, as a way to accurately communicate information about the probability of various treatment outcomes. ARISE has been shown to be effective in improving patient understanding of diagnostic screening tests, specifically in prenatal screening for Down syndrome and PSA screening for prostate cancer.
 

 

 

 

At a Glance

  • Dr. Pete Wegier is a medical decision scientist, Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital and Assistant Professor (status), Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Studies medical decision making, team collaboration in healthcare, and data visualization
  • Developed ARISE (Aiding Risk Information learning through Simulated Experience)—a method of simulating possible outcomes for participants repeatedly over time to help their understanding of the probabilities involved 

 

Major Research Activities

Dr. Wegier’s current research focuses on the use of interactive decision aids to help facilitate advanced care planning and goals of care conversations. He also investigates how healthcare teams collaborate in complex patientcare when those teams are geographically distributed.

 

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