Jennifer Freytag, Ph.D., J.D. - Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety
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Jennifer Freytag, Ph.D., J.D.

Jennifer Freytag, Ph.D., M.A., J.D.

Advanced Post-Doctoral Fellow, Health Services Research and Development, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Houston, TX

Email: jennifer.freytag@va.gov

Phone: 713-794-1414 ext. 10239

Research Interests

  • Examining the way patients, family members, and clinicians communicate with one another, especially when making decisions about complicated care and planning for end-of-life care.
  • Finding ways to help patients and families articulate goals for their care and to get the resources needed to accomplish those goals.
  • Using an ecological approach to develop and assess clinical interventions.

Education

  • Ph.D., Communication, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • M.A., Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
  • J.D., South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
  • B.A., English and History, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Awards and Activities

  • Clinical Scientist Training Program, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Jim and Bonnie Creel Health Communication Fellowship recipient, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Lechner Scholar, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Licensed Texas attorney and trained mentor

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