Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management; Faculty Director, Patient-Reported Outcome Core (PRO-Core); Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Prevention and Control, UNC Lineberger; Research Assistant Professor
Cancer Prevention and Control
Areas of interest
I am a patient-reported outcomes methodologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My research investigates valid and reliable approaches for assessing patient-reported outcomes in longitudinal studies, in particular symptoms, physical function and quality of life. I have 10 years of experience contributing to multi-site research studies focused on symptom assessment and PRO instrument validation. In 2014 I was awarded the Donna Lamping Emerging Leader Award from the International Society for Quality of Life Research. I am the lead survey methodologist and a co-investigator on multiple PCORI-funded large pragmatic clinical trials and NCI-supported community based oncology practice survey research studies. I co-direct the Measurement Core of the NINR-supported Palliative Care Research Cooperative. I am the Faculty Director of the UNC Patient-Reported Outcomes Core, and I provide consultation to investigators regarding the design and implementation of patient-reported outcome and wearable device data capture in clinical trials and clinical care settings.