Dr Jolyn Hersch

 |  Dr Jolyn Hersch

Dr Jolyn Hersch is a postdoctoral researcher at The University of Sydney School of Public Health and a member of Wiser Healthcare, a research collaboration for reducing overdiagnosis and overtreatment. Her research aims to improve communication to support people in making better informed healthcare decisions that are consistent with their personal values. Jolyn has led a landmark RCT with longitudinal quantitative and qualitative follow-up, examining how information about overdiagnosis influences women's decision making about breast cancer screening. Her postdoctoral project focuses on the under-researched topic of communication and decision making around managing screen-detected low-risk ductal carcinoma in situ.