About Dr. Shaffer


Current Position
Associate Professor, University of Missouri

  • Department of Health Sciences (School of Health Professions)
  • Department of Psychological Sciences (College of Arts & Science)

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Employment History

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences and Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, 2011-2015

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Wichita State University, 2005-2011


  • Ohio State University, Ph.D., Quantitative Psychology, 2005
  • Ohio State University, M.A., Quantitative Psychology, 2002
  • West Chester University, B.A., Psychology, 2000
  • Honors program, Summa Cum Laude

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Research Interests

  • Medical decision making
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Patient decision aids
  • Clinical decision support systems

Personal Interests

Most of my free time is spent chasing my two young children with my husband (see proud Mommy photos below), but when I have a few minutes to myself I love to 1) eat (I’m a total foodie!), 2) be active (biking, yoga, and going to the gym…usually in that order), read books (I’ve rediscovered my love for physical copies of books), and watch TV crime dramas (pretty much just NCIS or NCIS Los Angeles) or Dancing with the Stars.



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