Dominick L. Frosch, Ph.D.
Associate Staff Scientist, Health Services ResearchDominick L. Frosch, Ph.D., is an associate staff scientist in the Department of Health Services Research at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Research Institute. He is also an assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Frosch received his bachelors’ degrees in sociology and psychology from the University of Southern California and completed his doctorate in clinical health psychology at the University of California, San Diego. He completed a fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Frosch’s research is focused on developing and implementing interventions to increase patient participation in clinical decision making and understanding the effects of health information in the media on behavior. His current clinically focused research includes projects examining the implementation of patient decision support interventions in primary and specialty care and understanding the effects of these interventions on health care utilization and patient outcomes. Dr. Frosch’s population-based research focuses on the impact of prescription drug advertising on informed decision making and health behavior and on the impact of health-related news on grocery purchases.
Dr. Frosch’s research is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He is the author of 48 peer-reviewed papers and regularly reviews manuscripts for a variety of journals. He serves as deputy editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine and consulting editor for Health Psychology.
- Developing and implementing interventions to increase patient participation in clinical decision-making.
- Understanding the effects of health information in the media on behavior.
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