Marianne Matthias, Ph.D


Marianne S. Matthias, Ph.D., is a research scientist at the VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC), and adjunct assistant professor of communication studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She earned her doctorate in health communication from Purdue University in 2006. Her research focuses on patient-provider communication and clinical decision making. Dr. Matthias’ research projects include a formative evaluation of a clinical trial focused on improving pain care for veterans, studies exploring patient activation and shared decision making in severe mental illness, and a project focused on evaluating and improving patient-provider communication between primary care providers and patients with chronic pain.