Jodyn Platt

Jodyn E. Platt, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor of Learning Health Sciences
Accepting HILS PhD Students? Yes
Accepting PIBS Students? Yes


Jodyn Platt, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan. Trained in medical sociology and health policy, her research focuses on issues at the intersection of informatics and ethics. She is interested in understanding what makes data-driven health trusted and the pathways for earning, achieving, and sustaining trust across stakeholders. Dr. Platt is the AcademyHealth and ABIM Foundation Senior Scholar in Residence (2022-2024) advising on issues of measuring and building trust. Her recent work, largely funded by NIH, examines public, patient, and other stakeholder perspectives on policy for data and information in precision oncology and the use of AI/ML in Clinical Decision Support. The goal of this work is to identify factors that influence trust in complex information systems and to develop evidence-based and actionable recommendations that can inform issues of institutional, state, and federal health policy.

Areas of Interest

Research and scholarly interests: Public trust in health systems, informed consent, community engagement and deliberative democracy, medical sociology, public health systems research

Subject-matter expertise: biobanking policy, community engagement, ELSI (Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) research, qualitative methods, team science

Other professional highlights:

  • Member of the Go Team and Policy Task Force; Learning Health System Third Century Initiative
  • Former Assistant Director of the UM Life Sciences & Society Program
  • Former Member of the Michigan Department of Community Health Community Engagement Working Group for the Michigan BioTrust for Health
  • Founder and former chair, APHA Genomics Forum

Published Articles or Reviews

Selected publications:

A list of all publications can be found here.