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Virtual Event: Dr. Talya Miron-Shatz, Author of Your Life Depends on It, in Conversation with Angela Fagerlin

We're delighted to announce a virtual event with Dr. Talya Miron-Shatz, (author of Your Life Depends on It: What You Can Do to Make Better Choices About Your Health) on Wednesday, December 8th at 12 PM! She'll be in-conversation with U of U Population Health Sciences Professor Angela Fagerlin. Join us on our YouTube channel to catch the livestream.

About Your Life Depends on It

In recent years, we have gained unprecedented control over choices about our health. But these choices are hard and often full of psychological traps. As a result, we're liable to misuse medication, fall for pseudoscientific cure-alls, and undergo needless procedures.

In Your Life Depends on It, Talya Miron-Shatz explores the preventable ways we make bad choices about everything from nutrition to medication, from pregnancy to end-of-life care. She reveals how the medical system can set us up for success or failure and maps a model for better doctor-patient relationships.

Full of new insights and actionable guidance, this book is the definitive guide to making good choices when you can't afford to make a bad one.

About Dr. Talya Miron Shatz

 Dr. Talya Miron Shatz is a keynote, consultant, and researcher at the intersection of medicine and behavioral economics and the author of the recently published Your Life Depends on It: What You Can Do to Make Better Choices About Your Health. She is a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge. Miron-Shatz was Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman’s post-doc at Princeton University, and a lecturer at Wharton, the University of Pennsylvania. She published over 60 academic papers on medical decision making. She is CEO of CureMyWay, an international health consulting firm whose clients include Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Samsung.

Angela Fagerlin

About Angela Fagerlin

Angie Fagerlin is a professor and chair in the Department of Population Health Sciences at University of Utah Health and a research scientist at the Salt Lake City VA. Her training is in experimental psychology, primarily in the areas of cognitive and social psychology. Her research focuses on testing methods for communicating medical data to patients and providers (e.g., the risks and benefits of cancer treatment) and the development and testing of decision support interventions. Fagerlin’s recent work is testing the impact of patient decision aids on patient-physician communication. Additionally, she is testing multiple methods for communicating about genetic testing and infectious diseases (e.g., the Zika virus, Ebola, influenza). Her research has been funded by VA, NCI, NIH, and the European Union.

Event date: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event address: 
607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Your Life Depends on It: What You Can Do to Make Better Choices About Your Health Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541646759
Availability: On Our Shelves Now

Published: Basic Books - September 28th, 2021

"With a fine combination of humor, compassion and vast knowledge, Talya Miron-Shatz offers clear and useful guidance for the hardest decisions of life.”
-Daniel Kahneman, Nobel award-winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow

A top expert on decision-making explains why it’s so hard to make good choices—and wha