The Decision Sciences for Child Health Collaborative (DSCCo) was originally founded as the Society for Medical Decision Making’s Pediatric Interest Group. Our mission is to support the use of decision sciences methods for child health research by (1) fostering collaborations between clinicians, researchers, practitioners, patients, and caregivers, (2) educating pediatric researchers about decision sciences methods, (3) highlighting excellent pediatric decision sciences research, and (4) identifying areas where decision science can improve pediatric research, practice, and policy. DSCCo is co-chaired by Jody Lin, MD, MS and Davene R. Wright, PhD.
DSCCo meets in-person twice annually at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in the Spring and at the Society for Medical Decision Making North American Annual Meeting in October. At these in-person meetings, we endeavor to offer short courses, symposia, and networking events. In between in-person meetings, we endeavor to host journal clubs and seminars, and to draft collaborative manuscripts. We publicize pediatric decision sciences-related research, job postings, and training opportunities through our quarterly newsletters, mailing listserv, and our Twitter account.