Netherlands Faculty Visit CHDS for Pedagogical Collaboration

Image of Myriam Hunink Speaking at Meeting.


Myriam Hunink, MD, PhD, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Radiology at the Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Adjunct Professor of Health Decision Sciences at HSPH, spent her sabbatical with the CHDS Media Hub to develop pedagogical tools for use in decision science curricula worldwide.

Working closely with CHDS’ Media Hub Director Jacob Waxman, Hunink designed and prototyped educational multimedia to make highly technical and complex concepts accessible to a range of learners with diverse backgrounds. Hunink and Waxman worked together to develop novel visual articulations of the content and how to “perform” these articulations on-camera.

Hunink produced a seven-part video series and accompanying materials focused on decision analytic topics including Bayes theorem and threshold analysis. The first video introduces decision making under uncertainty and illustrates the use of probability and odds to quantitatively express uncertainty. The second and third videos introduce probability revision visually and analytically, showing how an initial probability is influenced by new diagnostic information using Bayes’ theorem in two formats. In the fourth, fifth and sixth videos, Professor Hunink introduces the concepts of “thresholds” at which one would decide to treat, not treat, or obtain information, using graphical and analytical approaches. In the final video, she introduces ROC curves.

Materials will be integrated into future decision science courses at collaborating institutions in the US and the Netherlands, and will be the focus of future evaluative endeavors to assess impact and learning.

Videos are open access and accessible in the CHDS repository teaching pack “Teaching Prototypes for Decision Analysis.”

About the CHDS Media Hub

The CHDS Media Hub supports Myriam Hunink and other Center-affiliated faculty through customized residencies that offer the opportunity to experiment with novel teaching methods and modalities over a wide range of mediums, while also producing educational media for their professional or teaching projects. If you are interested in collaborating with the CHDS Media Hub, please contact the Media Hub Director, Jake Waxman.

More about Professor Hunink

Hunink directs the Assessment of Radiological Technology (ART) program and the division of Clinical Epidemiology at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. Her research interests are comparative effectiveness research and health technology assessment studies of imaging tests, image-guided therapies, and lifestyle interventions, in particular for cardiovascular disease. Hunink is particularly interested in education innovation in teaching decision science and developing the evidence base for lifestyle interventions (including meditation, yoga and martial arts) in health outcomes. She teaches in the Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness at HSPH.

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