Dr. Zahuranec is an expert in decision making around end-of-life care and served as an author on the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Scientific Statement on palliative and end-of life care in stroke. He is a superbly trained quantitative and qualitative scientist having received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan. Dr. Zahuranec has substantial pragmatic experience in the material and methods relevant to this program. His research interests include clinical decision making for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Dr. Zahuranec’s other National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research has included both a K23 and an R01 to study end-of-life decisions in adults with stroke. In these studies, he conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys of surrogate decision makers and physicians to better understand clinical decision making in adults with ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. He has also recently completed a study to develop and pilot test a web-based decision support tool for surrogate decision makers of patients recently hospitalized with stroke.