Judith Hibbard, Dr. P.H.

Senior Researcher and Emeritus Professor, University of Oregon

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Over the last 30 years, Judith Hibbard, Dr. P.H., has focused her research on consumer choices and behavior in health care. She has a particular interest in testing approaches that give consumers and patients more knowledge and control over their health and health care.

Dr. Hibbard is the lead author of the Patient Activation Measure, which measures an individual's knowledge and skill for self-management. The measure is being used around the world by researchers and practitioners.

Dr. Hibbard advises many health care organizations, foundations and initiatives. She has served on several advisory panels and commissions, including the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Health Care Quality Forum, United Health Group Advisory Panel, and National Advisory Council for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality initiative.

She is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications. Her recent work appears in issues of Health Affairs, Medical Care and Health Services Research. Dr. Hibbard holds a master's degree in public health from UCLA and a doctoral degree from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Hibbard is recognized as an international expert on consumerism in health care and is frequently invited to speak at national and international health conferences.