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Transforming Healthcare Transforming Lives:
Creating the Nursing Leaders of Tomorrow and the Research that Improves Health

Jason Beckstead, PHD

  • Assoc Professor, College Of Nursing
Understanding how clinicians learn, form judgments, and make decisions is fundamental to optimizing health care. Teaching clinicians to use quantitative methods is fundamental to ensuring evidence-based practice.


  • PHD, State University Of New York, 1990

Research Interests

  • I am a cognitive psychologist with expertise in quantitative methods and research study design in both basic and applied settings. My applied research interests include: expert (clinical) judgment and decision making, sequential context effects in judgment and learning tasks, and most recently, perception of randomness and regularities in the environment.


  • Society for Medical Decision Making (Member, 2011 - Present)
  • Judgment and Decision Making Society (Member, 2010 - Present)
  • Brunswik Society (Member, 2007 - Present)

Selected Publications

  • me et al. see C.V. various.