Marie-Anne Durand joined the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in October 2014 as Assistant Professor. She is a Health Psychologist with a Doctoral Degree in Medicine and a longstanding interest in evidence-based public health and applied health services research. Over the past nine years, she has developed research and evaluation expertise in shared decision making and communication in healthcare, as well as solid change management and quality improvement experience in the public sector in the UK and France.
Dr Durand completed an MSc and MPhil in Clinical and Health Psychology in France and moved to Cardiff, UK, in 2006, to undertake a PhD in Medicine and Health Psychology under the supervision of Professor Glyn Elwyn. She has since worked as a Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow in the United Kingdom as well as Programme Manager, and Research Consultant, in the UK National Health Service (NHS).
Her primary research interests lie in health care communication, health disparities, self-management and shared decision-making.