Semra Ozdemir is an Assistant Professor at Lien Centre for Palliative Care and the Signature Programme in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS. She obtained her PhD in public health and economics from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, USA. Her main research areas are medical decision making and health economics. She is interested in understanding preferences for health services and technologies and the decision-making process between patients, family caregivers and physicians, especially in decisions related to advanced serious illnesses. Her research also focuses on developing interventions and decision aids to help individuals make decisions that align with their preferences and treatment goals. She has developed numerous discrete-choice experiment surveys in a variety of therapeutic areas, and has been developing and testing patient decision aids for elderly patients with end-stage kidney disease.
- Health Services Research Program at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore (Primary)
- Lien Centre for Palliative Care
- NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (Joint)
- B.S. (2001), Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
- Ph.D. (2013), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
- Market analysis
- Discrete choice experiments
- Member, Society for Medical Decision Making
- Tenured Member, International Academy of Health Preference Research
- Editorial Board, Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
- Research Health Economist, RTI International (2009-2013)
Medical decision making, health economics, stated-preference methods, patient decision aids, shared decision making, and end-of-life and palliative care.