John Giardina graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA and MA in Economics, and a BS in Biological Sciences. While a student at UConn, John was named a University Scholar for a thesis project on the relationship between continuous care and end of life care outcomes. Following graduation, John worked as a Project Coordinator and Boundary Spanner at the UConn Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP). While at InCHIP, he coordinated the development of collaborative research projects in the areas of health, health behavior and health policy, including projects on pain management, obesity, treatment adherence, and interprofessional healthcare. John’s current research interests focus on developing and evaluating decision support mechanisms that tailor health interventions to meet individual patient needs and preferences. He is particularly interested in evaluating how interventions to individualize care affect health outcomes, and how to adapt cost-effectiveness analyses to calculate the value of the individualized care provided by these interventions. In line with these interests, John is currently working as a research assistant at the Center for Health Decision Science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on a project constructing a stroke policy model, and at the Health Decision Sciences Center at Massachusetts General Hospital on a project evaluating the implementation of shared-decision making for elective orthopedic surgeries.