Prof. Semra Ozdemir Van Dyk

Semra Ozdemir is an Assistant Professor at Lien Centre for Palliative Care and the Signature Programme in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS. Her main research areas are medical decision making and health economics


Ph.D, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA (2013)
B.S. , Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (2001)

Professional Membership/ Services

Member, Society for Medical Decision Making
Tenured Member, International Academy of Health Preference Research
Editorial Board, Applied Health Economics and Health Policy


Medical decision making
Health economics
Stated-preference methods
Patient decision aids
Shared decision making
End-of-life and palliative care.


Selected publications

Ozdemir S,Baid D, Verghese Rao N, Lam AYR, Lee PC, Lim AYY, Zhu L, Ganguly S, Finkelstein E, Goh SY. Patient Preferences for Medications in Managing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Discrete Choice Experiment. Value in Health (accepted).

Ozdemir S,Malhotra C, Teo I, Yang GM, Kanesvaran R, Yee ACP, Finkelstein EA. Palliative Care Awareness among Advances Cancer Patients and Their Family Caregivers in Singapore. Annals Academic Medicine Singapore 2019; 48(8): 241-246.

Jacob J, Palat G, Rao Verghese N, Kumari P, Rapelli V, Kumari S, Malhotra C, Teo I, Finkelstein E, Ozdemir S. Health-related Quality of Life and its Socio-economic and Cultural Predictors among Advanced Cancer Patients: Evidence from a Cross-sectional Survey in India. BMC Palliative Care 2019; 18 (94).

Ozdemir S, Jafar TH, Choong HL, Finkelstein EA. Family Dynamics: Elderly Patients and Their Family Caregivers Experience with Medical Decision Making and Treatment Preferences for Managing End Stage Renal Disease. BMC Nephrology 2019; 20: 73-82.

Ozdemir S, Finkelstein EA. Cognitive Bias: The Downside of Shared Decision Making. Journal of Clinical Oncology Cancer Informatics. 2018; 2: 1-10. DOI:10.1200/CCI.18.0001.


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