Jodyn Platt

Jodyn E. Platt, MPH, PhD

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


Jodyn Platt is an Assistant Professor of Learning Health Sciences trained in medical sociology and health policy. Her research currently focuses on informed consent in cancer and genomic studies, and the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of public health genetics, newborn screening, and learning health systems. She is interested in understanding what makes learning health systems trusted and the pathways for earning, achieving, and sustaining trust using qualitative and survey methods.

Jodyn Platt teaches LHS 750: Health Infrastructures Pro Seminar 2. 

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

  • Platt JE, Bollinger J, Dvoskin R, Kardia SL, Kaufman D Public preferences regarding informed consent models for participation in population-based genomic research. Genetic Medicine 16(1):11-8, 2014. PMID: 23660530. doi:10.1038/gim.2013.59
  • Platt JE, Platt T, Thiel D, Sharon Kardia S. 2013. 'Born in Michigan? You're in the biobank:' Engaging population biobank participants through Facebook advertisements. Public Health Genomics 16(4):145-58, 2013. doi: 10.1159/000351451.
  • Thiel DB, Platt TM, Platt JE, King SB, Kardia SLR. Public Health Biobanking from the Public’s Perspective: An Analysis of Community Meetings on the Michigan BioTrust for Health. Journal of Community Genetics 5(2):125-38, 2013. PMID: 23893769
  • Platt T, Platt J, Thiel D, Fisher N, Kardia SLR. Cool! And Creepy: Student Perspectives on Michigan’s Biobank. Journal of Community Genetics 5(4):349-62, 2014. PMID: 24916145
  • Thiel DB, Platt J, Platt T, King SB, Fisher N, Shelton R, Kardia SL. Testing an Online, Dynamic Consent Portal for Large Population Biobank Research. Public Health Genomics, 18(1):26-39, 2015. PMID: 25359560
  • Flynn AJ, Patton JE, and JE Platt. Tell it like it seems: Challenges identifying potential requirements for a Learning Health System. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). January 2015. doi: 10.1109/HICSS.2015.381
  • Platt J, Kardia SLR. Public Trust in Health Information Sharing: Implications for biobanking and electronic health record systems. Journal of Personalized Medicine. 5(1):3-21, 2015. doi:10.3390/jpm5010003.
  • Platt J, Thiel DB, Kardia SLR, Choi SW. Innovating consent for pediatric HCT patients. Bone Marrow Transplant 2016. doi: 10.1038/bmt.2016.10
  • Mongoven, A., Lake, D., Platt, J. and Kardia, S., 2016. Negotiating Deliberative Ideals in Theory and Practice: A Case Study in “Hybrid Design". Journal of Public Deliberation, 12(1).
  • Platt T, Platt J, Thiel DB, Kardia SL. Facebook Advertising Across an Engagement Spectrum: A Case Example for Public Health Communication. JMIR public health and surveillance. 2016;2(1):e27.
  • Platt J, Jacobson P, Anspach RR, Friedman C, Kardia S. Trust in Health Information Systems. Adequacy of Policy-Level Control and Beliefs about Personal Autonomy. In: Scherz C, Michalek T, Hennen L, Hebáková L, Hahn J, Seitz SB, editors. The Next Horizon of Technology Assessment: Proceedings from the PACITA 2015 Conference in Berlin. Prague: Informatorium: Parliaments and Civil Society in Technology Assessment (PACITA) project (EU); 2015. p. 199-206.
  • Wilk, AS and JE Platt. "Measuring physicians' trust: A scoping review with implications for public policy." Social Science & Medicine (2016).
  • Raj M, Choi SW, Platt JE. A qualitative exploration of the informed consent process in hematopoietic cell transplantation clinical research and opportunities for improvement. Bone Marrow Transplantation (2016). doi: 10.1038/bmt.2016.252