Meet Yomei Shaw, HPM alum


After completing her dissertation about treatment decision making in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Yomei Shaw (HPM '16) has continued to work in rhematology research in the context of two rheumatic diseases registries, Forward, the National Databank for Rheumatic Diseases (USA), and the Swiss Clinical Quality Management in Rheumatic Diseases (SCQM) registry in Switzerland. At Forward, she conducts mixed methods research to describe the impact of RA on patients. Shaw and her colleagues analyze qualitative interviews with patients and integrate their perspectives with insights from the registry data. The qualitative data is very rich, and Shaw always feels that she is learning so much from the patients' stories. She has published manuscripts about patient resilience (the capacity to respond positively or recover from adverse situations) and the limitations of patient-reported outcome measures. At the moment, she is working on a project to improve patient engagement with research using gamification strategies. At the University of Geneva, Shaw led a study to assess the impact of disease management apps on patient satisfaction, shared decision making, and other outcomes in patients with rheumatic diseases. 


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