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Harold Sox, M.D.
Harold Sox, M.D.
Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Research Interests: Cancer, Career Development, Clinical Decision Making, Health Care Informatics

Dr. Harold Sox spent fifteen years on the faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine, where he practiced internal medicine and did research on medical decision making. Later, he chaired the department of medicine at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and was the Editor of Annals of Internal Medicine. He is now Professor of Medicine (Emeritus, Active) at Dartmouth and a full-time employee at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) where he is Director of Portfolio Development and a Program Officer in the Comparative Effectiveness Program. Dr. Sox’s background includes research on decision making and chairing practice guideline panels for the American College of Physicians, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee. He chaired the Institute of Medicine committee to set national priorities for Comparative Effectiveness Research and several other IOM study committees. He served as president of the American College of Physicians and is a member of the JAMA Editorial Board.

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