Eve Wittenberg

Senior Research Scientist

Center for Health Decision Science


  • MPP, Harvard Kennedy School of Government (1987)
  • PhD, Health Policy, Harvard University (2000)


Eve Wittenberg is a Senior Research Scientist in the Center for Health Decision Science. She studies methods for measuring patient-relevant outcomes, including quality of life, preferences, and economic utilities, and the integration of these measures into decision analysis. Her work also encompasses the psychology of decision making, and the influence of psychology on the perception and articulation of outcomes. She has a particular focus on women’s health, including caregivers.

Dr. Wittenberg’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and private foundations. She has served on the editorial boards of Medical Decision Making, Quality of Life Research, and The Patient—Patient-Centered Outcomes Research. She was a standing member of the Health Economics and Outcomes Research study section for AHRQ, and has served as a grant reviewer for CDC and private foundations.

Dr. Wittenberg teaches in the risk and decision science curriculum and the Executive and Professional Continuing Education Program at HSPH, and advises doctoral students and trainees.

Recent media coverage

CNN: Dr. Gupta: How to assess risk when going mask free

ProPublica: How your brain tricks you into taking risks during the pandemic