Task Group Charge

To identify, develop, and promote accurate, tailored, model informed and shared decision-making content related to lung cancer screening, identify challenges and barriers to the delivery of information related to lung cancer screening, develop strategies to overcome these challenges and barriers, and to promote best practices.


Robert J. Volk, PhD

Task Group Chair 
The University of Texas MD Anderson
Cancer Center

Renda Wiener, MD, MPH

Task Group Vice Chair
VA Boston Healthcare System

Task Group Members

Douglas Arenberg, MD
University of Michigan

Winfield Boerckel, MSW, MBA, LCSW-R

Doug Campos-Outcalt, MD, MPA
Mercy Care Plan

Tanner Caverly, MD, MPH
University of Michigan

Thomas Galli, MBA
LUNGevity Foundation

Richard Hoffman, MD, MPH
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Hormuzd Katki, PhD
National Cancer Institute

Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH
Cleveland Clinic

Benjamin Moulton, JD, MPH
Informed Medical Decisions of Foundation

Ronald Myers, DSW, PhD
Thomas Jefferson University

Daniel Reuland, MD, MPH
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Nichole Tanner, MD, MSCR
Medical University of South Carolina

Douglas E. Wood, MD*
University of Washington

David Yankelevitz, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

(*) indicates Steering Committee member

Opportunities For Intervention/Influence:

  • Assess the pros and cons of existing shared decision-making materials and decision aids
  • In collaboration with end users (primary care, etc.), create tools to aid patients and providers. Develop model informed/shared decision-making materials and content to overcome current shortcomings.
  • Provide feedback to CMS to assist in verifying that a quality visit is taking place
  • Advise on strategic priorities, program direction, and scientific policy that results in the ability to empower the decision-making process for patients and providers

Priority Areas:         

  • Delivery Models and SDM Training for Clinicians
  • Understanding Current SDM/LCS Practices and Needs for Implementation
  • SDM Interventions for Priority Populations
  • Developing SDM Quality Metrics
  • Role of Risk Tailoring in Decision Making