Dr. Veazie is Chief of the Division of Health Policy and Outcomes Research, and Director of the Health Services Research and Policy Graduate Programs in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Rochester. He received his PhD in Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration from the University of Minnesota. After a few years on the faculty at the University of Florida, he has been on the faculty in the Department of Public Health Science's Division of Health Policy and Outcomes Research at the University of Rochester since 2004. Dr. Veazie's primary interests are the decision behavior of health care providers and patients, the consequent health outcomes, and the influence of social and organizational systems on such behavior and outcomes. He is specifically interested in the structuring and use of information by patients and providers, the impact of psychological disposition and states on health care decisions, the decision strategies of healthcare providers in the management of patients with chronic illnesses, the physician/patient interaction, and how physician decision processes can lead to medical errors.