Margaret Holmes-Rovner

Professor Emerita

Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences

C-203 East Fee Hall
(517) 353-5197
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PhD 1980 University of Wisconsin
BA 1968 University of Wisconsin

Curriculum Vitae


Margaret Holmes-Rovner’s research has contributed substantially to establishing the field of patient-provider shared decision-making in health care. Her research focuses on descriptive and prescriptive studies of patient and provider decision-making.

Her other on-going scholarship is in the areas of health literacy, chronic disease management, and use of the electronic medical record (EMR) to facilitate patient participation in decision-making. She has developed decision support tools, and decision aid evaluation measures that are widely used nationally and internationally. As the field has developed, she has been a key player in a movement to establish international standards for educational materials designed to support informed, shared patient decision-making by helping to establish the International Patient Decision Aid Standards (IPDAS).

Selected Publications

Dontje K, Kelly-Blake K, Olomu A, Rothert M, Dwamena F, Henry R, Rovner D, Holmes-Rovner M. Nurse-led Group Visits Support Shared Decision-Making in Stable Coronary Artery Disease. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2012.

Holmes-Rovner M, Kelly-Blake K, Dwamena F, et al. Shared Decision Making Guidance Reminders in Practice (SDM-GRIP). Patient Education and Counseling. 2011: 85(2): 214-24.

Skolarus TA, Holmes-Rovner M, Northouse LL, et al. Primary Care Perspecitives on Prostate Cancer Survivorship: Implications for Improving Quality of Care. Urologic Oncology. Online July, 2011.

Gruman J, Holmes-Rovner M, French ME, Jeffress D, Sofaer S, Shaller D, Prager DJ. From Patient Education to Patient Engagement: Implications for the Field of Patient Education. Patient Educ Couns. 2010;78(3):350-6.

Holmes-Rovner M, Stommel M, Corser WA, et al. Does outpatient telephone coaching add to hospital quality improvement following hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome? J Gen Int Med. 2008;23(9):1464-70.

Selected Achievements and Awards

Michigan Cancer Consortium, Spirit of Collaboration Award

College of Human Medicine, Outstanding Faculty Award

Department of Medicine, Outstanding Researcher