Consent for Exempt Research

Penn State College of Medicine

The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Title of Project: Health Care Values and Priorities of the American Public

Principal Investigator: Christopher Davis

Address: Penn State College of Medicine, Mailbox 218, 500 University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033


Telephone Number: Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (717) 713-7061

You are being invited to volunteer to participate in a research study. Research studies include only people who voluntarily choose to take part. This summary explains information about this research.

  • The purpose of this research study is to better understand how Americans view the American health care system and what makes different types of care more valuable or important. Your opinions may help us understand these topics better.
  • If you agree to participate, you will be asked to complete an anonymous online questionnaire. You may choose not to answer specific questions.
  • The questionnaire is expected to take you approximately 8 minutes to complete.
  • There is a risk of loss of confidentiality if your information or your identity is obtained by someone other than the investigators, but precautions are in place to prevent this from happening. Your confidentiality will be maintained to the degree permitted by the technology used for the online survey. Specifically, no guarantees can be made regarding the interception of data sent via the Internet by any third parties.

If you have questions or concerns, you should contact Chris Davis at 717-713-7061 or If you have questions regarding your rights as a research subject or concerns regarding your privacy, you may contact the research protection advocate in the HMC Human Subjects Protection Office at 717-531-5687.

Taking part in the research study is voluntary.

Please continue to complete the research survey. Your completion of the research survey implies your voluntary consent to participate in the research.

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