Cody Christensen

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Several hypotheses derived from an information sampling model of group discussion were tested with 3-person teams of physicians given 2 hypothetical medical cases to diagnose. Some of the information about each case was given to all 3 team members before discussion (shared information), whereas the rest was divided among them (unshared information). As(More)
Recent reports of cadmium in electronic waste and jewelry have increased public awareness regarding this toxic metal. Human exposure to cadmium is associated with the development of osteoporosis. We previously reported cadmium induces apoptosis in human tumor-derived Saos-2 osteoblasts. In this study, we examine the extracellular signal-regulated protein(More)
Collaborative decision making occurs whenever two or more individuals contribute their diverse knowledge and expertise to the decision-making process. In medicine, this happens during morning rounds, case conferences, consultations, and elsewhere. This paper presents an analysis of collaborative medical decision making, focusing on two factors that can(More)
The impact of group discussion on the decision-making effectiveness of medical teams was examined. Three-person teams of physicians diagnosed 2 hypothetical medical cases. Some of the information about each case was given to all team members prior to discussion (shared information), whereas the rest was divided among them (unshared information). Compared(More)
This study examined the discussion of information among mixed-status clinical teams while constructing differential diagnoses. Twenty-four ad hoc teams, each consisting of a resident, an intern, and a third-year medical student, were given two hypothetical patient cases to discuss and diagnose. Prior to discussion, team members individually viewed different(More)
Pandemic influenza preparedness plans strongly focus on efficient mitigation strategies including social distancing, logistics and medical response. These strategies are formed by multiple decisions-makers before pandemic outbreak and during the disaster by decision makers in local communities, states and nationwide. Depending on the community that will be(More)
Guy Smith is an associate professor of Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. He is a 21-year US Navy veteran where most of his career was on aircraft carriers flying the S-3A Viking. He earned a doctorate in Adult and Higher Education from Montana State University in 1994 and is best known for his research in(More)
This report is the second in a series entitled Pilot Source Study 2015. Public Law 111-216 (Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010) and the subsequent FAA regulation changed pilot hiring for US air carriers operating under 14 CFR Part 121. The Pilot Source Study 2015 was designed to determine the effect of Public Law(More)
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