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Helpful Resources

Contact us for instrument development, validation, expansion, analysis, and application collaborations!

About Us

HealthMeasures (also known as the Person-Centered Assessment Resource) is a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand and automate use of four state-of-the-science measurement systems: PROMIS®, NIH Toolbox®, Neuro-QoL, and ASCQ-MeSM.

The HealthMeasures team includes psychometricians and measurement science experts at Northwestern University and five additional research and educational institutions. This team has expertise in measure development, validation, expansion, assessment technologies, and application of measures in a range of settings. The team also offers consultation services on a fee-for-service model through contracts or as co-investigators on grants. For more information Contact us!

Consultation and collaboration services include:

  • Psychometric analyses
  • Research design consultation, including selection of measures, assessment methods, and interpretation of psychometric analyses
  • Understanding the meaning of scores in specific clinical populations including establishing cut-offs
  • Construction of new linking tables using PROsetta Stone methodology
  • Translation services and cross-cultural validation
  • Custom assessment technology development in clinical, educational, or research settings
  • Integrating HealthMeasures in clinical practice settings
  • Evaluating the effects of interventions
  • Use of patient-reported outcomes for self-management
  • Workshops and training
  • David Cella, PhD, PI, Northwestern University
  • Richard Gershon, PhD, Technology Core Lead, Northwestern University
  • Nan Rothrock, PhD, Outreach Core Lead, Northwestern University
  • Ben Schalet, PhD, Statistics Core Lead, Northwestern University
  • Susan Yount, PhD, Administrative Core Lead, Northwestern University
  • Ron Hays, PhD, University of California Los Angeles
  • Robert Heaton, PhD, University of California San Diego
  • San Keller, PhD, American Institute for Research
  • Paul Pilkonis, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • Bryce Reeve, PhD, University of North Carolina
  • Patricia Bauer, PhD, Emory University
  • Noelle Carlozzi, PhD, University of Michigan
  • Kevin Conway, PhD, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Sureyya Dikmen, PhD, University of Washington
  • Dan Mungas, PhD, University of California Davis
  • Emmeline Edwards, PhD, NIH/National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Nathan Fox, PhD, University of Maryland
  • Lisa Freund, PhD, NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Richard Gershon, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Richard Havlik, MD, Westat, Inc.
  • Robert Heaton, PhD, University of California-San Diego
  • Jonathan King, PhD, NIH/National Institute on Aging
  • Jennifer Manly, PhD, Columbia University
  • Claudia Moy, PhD, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Jerry Slotkin, PhD, Northwestern University
  • David Tulsky, PhD, University of Michigan
  • Sandra Weintraub, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Ellen Witt, PhD, NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
  • Philip Zelazo, PhD, University of Minnesota
  • Rita K. Bode, PhD Northwestern University
  • Zeeshan Butt, PhD Northwestern University
  • David Cella, PhD Northwestern University
  • Seung Choi, PhD Northwestern University
  • Jill Cyranowski, PhD University of Pittsburgh
  • Hugh Hendrie, MBChB, DSc Indiana University
  • Mary Jo Kupst, PhD Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Jin-Shei Lai, PhD Northwestern University
  • Tara Moore, MA University of Pittsburgh
  • Cindy Nowinski, MD, PhD Northwestern University
  • Paul Pilkonis, PhD University of Pittsburgh
  • John Salsman, PhD Wake Forest University
  • Nicholas Zill, PhD Westat, Inc
  • Dallas Anderson, PhD, NIH/National Institute on Aging
  • Richard Bohannon, EdD, DPT, University of Connecticut
  • Deborah Bubela, PhD, University of Connecticut
  • Diane Damiano, PhD, NIH/NIH Clinical Center
  • Marjorie Garvey, MD, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
  • Jin-Shei Lai, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Susan Magasi, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Heather McCreath, PhD, University of California Los Angeles
  • David Reuben, MD, University of California Los Angeles
  • Rose Marie Rine, PhD, Specialty Therapy LLC and Marshall University
  • W. Zev Rymer, MD, PhD, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Inga Wang, PhD, Northwestern University

Vision:

  • Eileen Birch, PhD, Retina Foundation of the Southwest
  • Karen Cruickshanks, PhD,, University of Wisconsin
  • Ron Hays, PhD, University of California Los Angeles
  • Chris Johnson, PhD, University of Iowa
  • Paul Lee, MD, JD, University of Michigan
  • Maureen Maguire, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Robert Massof, PhD, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Cynthia Owsley, PhD, University of Alabama – Birmingham
  • Michael Repka, MD, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Jerry Slotkin, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Rohit Varma, MD, University of Southern California
  • Susan Vitale, PhD, NIH/ National Eye Institute
  • Michael Wall, MD, University of Iowa

Vestibular:

  • John Carey, MD, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Howard Hoffman, MA, NIH/National Institute on Deafness
  • Gary Jacobson, PhD, Vanderbilt University
  • Gregory Marchetti, PhD, Duquesne University
  • Mark Musolino, PhD, VitalClip
  • Mark Redfern, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • Rose Marie Rine, PhD, Specialty Therapy LLC and Marshall University
  • Michael Schubert, PhD, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Neil Shepard, PhD, Mayo Clinic
  • Jerry Slotkin, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Susan Whitney, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • Diane Wrisley, PhD, Lynchburg College

Audition:

  • Sumit Dhar, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Judy Dubno, PhD, University of South Carolina
  • David Eddins, PhD, University of Florida
  • Robert Frisina, PhD, University of South Florida
  • James Griffith, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Howard Hoffman, MA, NIH/National Institute on Deafness
  • Nina Kraus, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Margaret Wallhagen, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Joseph Walton, PhD, University of South Florida
  • Richard Wilson, PhD, Mountain Home VA Medical Center
  • Steven Zecker, PhD, Northwestern University

Pain:

  • Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, University of Kansas
  • Karon Cook, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Leeanne Carey, PhD, OTR, LaTrobe University
  • Lisa Connor, PhD, Washington University
  • Amy Darragh, PhD, OTR, Ohio State University
  • Brian Dudgeon, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, University of Washington
  • Richard Gershon, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Partap Khalsa, DC, PhD, NIH/National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
  • Joy MacDermid, PhD, OTR, McMaster University
  • Tracy Morrison, OTD, OTR, University of Kansas
  • Deborah Olster, PhD, NIH/Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research”
  • Linda Porter, PhD, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Dory Sabata, OTD, OTR, University of Kansas
  • Roseann Schaaf, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Jennifer Tanquary, PhD, University of Kansas
  • David Victorson, PhD, Northwestern University

Olfaction:

  • Pamela Dalton, PhD, Monell chemical Senses Center
  • Richard Doty, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Robert Frank, PhD, Ohio University
  • Howard Hoffman, MA, NIH/National Institute on Deafness
  • Julie Mennella, PhD, Monell Chemical Senses Center
  • Claire Murphy, PhD, San Diego State University
  • Jerry Slotkin, PhD, Northwestern University

Taste:

  • Linda Bartoshuk, PhD, University of Florida
  • Gary Beauchamp, PhD, Monell Chemical Senses Center
  • Paul Breslin, PhD, Rutgers University
  • Susan Coldwell, PhD, University of Washington
  • Beverly Cowart, PhD, Monell Chemical Senses Center
  • Valerie Duffy, PhD, University of Connecticut
  • James Griffith, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Howard Hoffman, MA, NIH/National Institute on Deafness
  • Julie Mennella, PhD, Monell Chemical Senses Center
  • Marcia Pelchat, PhD, Monell Chemical Senses Center
  • Gregory Smutzer, PhD, Temple University
  • Dagmar Amtmann, PhD, University of Washington
  • Joan Broderick, PhD, University of Southern California
  • Dave Cella, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Heidi Crane, MD, MPH, University of Washington
  • Paul Crane, MD, MPH, University of Washington
  • Darren DeWalt, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Esi Morgan DeWitt, MD, MSCE, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Christopher Forrest, MD, PhD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Richard Gershon, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Stephen M. Haley, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Boston University (in memorium)
  • San Keller, PhD, PI, American Institutes for Research
  • Dinesh Khanna, MD, MS, University of Michigan
  • Eswar Krishnan, MD, MPhil, Stanford University
  • Allen Jette, PT, MPH, PhD, Boston University
  • Carol Moinpour, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Donald Patrick, MPH, MSPH, University of Washington
  • Paul Pilkonis, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Arnold Potosky, PhD, MHS, Georgetown University
  • Bryce Reeve, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Lisa Shulman, MD, University of Maryland
  • Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, RFF, FACG, AGAF, University of California Los Angeles
  • Arthur Stone, PhD, University of Southern California
  • David Tulsky, PhD, University of Michigan
  • Kevin Weinfurt, PhD, Duke University
  • R. Ted Abresch, University of California Davis
  • Francois Bethoux, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Rita Bode, PhD, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Jose Cavazos, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center
  • Dave Cella, PhD, PI, Northwestern University
  • Helena Correia, Northwestern University
  • Wendy Coster, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Boston University
  • Tania de-la-torre Feliciano, MD, University of Puerto Rico
  • Richard Gershon, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Stephen M. Haley, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Boston University (in memorium)
  • Allen Heinemann, PhD, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Erik Henricson, MPH, University of California Davis
  • Gregory Holmes, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Alan Jette, PhD, MPH, Boston University
  • Jin-Shei Lai, PhD, OTR/L, Northwestern University
  • Craig McDonald, MD, University of California Davis
  • Deborah Miller, PhD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Claudia Moy, PhD, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Douglas Nordli, MD, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Cindy Nowinski, MD, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Amy Peterman, PhD, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Anthony Reder, MD, University of Chicago
  • Nan Rothrock, PhD, Northwestern University
  • John Salsman, PhD, Wake Forest University
  • Andrew Siderowf, MD, Avid Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Tanya Simuni, MD, Northwestern University
  • Robert Sufit, MD, Northwestern University
  • Vitali Ustsinovich, MA, Northwestern University
  • David Victorson, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Valerie Wojna, MD, University of Puerto Rico
  • San Keller, PhD, PI, American Institutes for Research