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Davidson Gives Next ‘Mind the Gap’ Seminar, May 16

Dr. Karina W. Davidson

Dr. Karina W. Davidson

Dr. Karina W. Davidson, director of the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health and vice-dean of organizational effectiveness at Columbia University Medical Center, will present on the topic “N of 1 and Novel Within-Subject Trial Methods” at the next Medicine: Mind the Gap seminar. It will be held Monday, May 16 from 11 a.m. to noon via NIH VideoCast,

When a patient wants to achieve a health behavior change, a clinician can recommend the best intervention based on the evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs). However, due to the heterogeneity of response in the RCT, it is unknown if the intervention will be successful for the individual patient.

The most scientifically rigorous—and potentially efficient—method for determining optimal clinical care for a specific patient is a single-patient (N-of-1) RCT. Davidson’s research interests include N-of-1 trial designs for health behaviors and health services research to improve the education of future physicians and the care of hospital patients. 

Davidson will accept questions before and during her presentation via email at and on Twitter with #NIHMtG. Register for the event at

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