Antonia V. Bennett, PhD, conducts research on optimal approaches for assessing patient-reported outcomes in clinical research. Currently, her research is focused on the use of patient-reported outcome measures in patient populations where cognitive impairment may be present, as a result of brain tumors, brain metastases, or dementia. The objective of this work is to determine at what level of cognitive impairment patients can no longer provide valid and reliable responses, and to inform the design of symptom and quality of life assessment in clinical trials. Dr. Bennett is the faculty director of the UNC Patient-Reported Outcomes Core (PRO Core), she co-leads the Measurement Core of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC), and she is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL). She enjoys early morning lap swimming, gardening, and listening to the new generation of classical musicians.
Associate Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill