Susan Goold, MD, MA

Susan Dorr Goold, M.D., M.H.S.A., M.A., studies the allocation of scarce healthcare resources, especially the perspectives of patients and the public. Results from projects using the CHAT (Choosing Healthplans All Together) allocation game have been published and presented in national and international venues. CHAT won the 2003 Paul Ellwood Award and Dr. Goold is listed in the Foundation for Accountability's database of Innovators and Visionaries. Dr. Goold's paper "Will Insured Citizens Give Up Benefits to Include the Uninsured?" was awarded the 2002 Mark S. Ehrenreich Prize for Research in Healthcare Ethics. CHAT has been used by states, educators, community-based organizations, employer groups, and others in order to obtain input on health and health care priorities.

Dr. Goold brings a variety of methods of inquiry, empirical and theoretical, to study "money medicine and ethics" and justice issues in health and health care. She also pursues the philosophical and empirical study of trust relationships in health care settings.

In addition, Dr. Goold has developed an experiential training workshop on obtaining informed consent, intended for research personnel at all levels. Click the link here or look under "Tools for Researchers" on the CBSSM website.

Click this link to see Dr. Goold's faculty website at the School of Public Health.

Recent Publications:

Fairness and the public's role in defining decent benefits
Wynia MK, Goold SD. American Journal of Bioethics 2011;11:7:1-2.

Commentary: Conjectural mixed motives
Walter J, Goold SD. Hastings Center Report 2011;Jan-Feb:11-12.

Recent Press Coverage:

New grant will help connect minority communities and health care officials in establishing research agenda
University of Michigan Health System Press Release - May 23, 2012

U-M researchers to engage underserved communities in setting health-research priorities
University of Michigan Health System Press Release - December 09, 2011