Guendalina Graffigna received a PhD in Social Psychology at Catholic University of the Sacred Hearth of Milan (Italy) where she actually is Full Professor. At the same University she is member of the Coordination Committee of the PhD School in Psychology. From 2018, she is Director of the Consumer & Health Engagement Research Center - EngageMinds Hub of the Catholic University of the Sacred Hearth of Milan https://www.engagemindshub.com/ and Director for the Executive Master Program in Patient Advocacy Management promoted by ALTEMS (Higher School of Health Management).
Before her actual appointments, Guendalina has been a Post Doc fellow (A.A. 2007-2008) and visiting professor in Qualitative Health Research (A.A. 2008-2009) at the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, University of Alberta, with which she still collaborate for several research and teaching initiatives related to patient engagement in research and to co-creation. Finally she is the Scientific Director of COPE (Consortium for PATIENT ENGAGEMENT).
In 2014 she validated the PATIENT HEALTH ENGAGEMENT Scale: the first measure of the patients' psychological experience of engagement in chronic care management, which is now widely adopted by healthcare and research organizations worldwide. In 2017 she coordinate the First Italian Consensus Conference on Patient Engagement.
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