I am a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Departments of Medical Social Sciences, Surgery (Division of Organ Transplantation), & Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In my clinical role, I provide psychological evaluation and treatment in our Comprehensive Transplant Center. My research focuses on the development and application of patient reported outcomes (PROs) in the post-surgical context, with an eye towards improved care quality.
As the Associate Director of Northwestern's Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes and Director of the Outcomes Measurement and Survey Core at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, I provide consultation and mentorship to our faculty interested in patient-driven research. I also lead the Quality of Life Workgroup of the Northwestern University Transplant Outcomes Research Collaborative (NUTORC) to foster multidisciplinary, patient-centered research and to provide mentorship to postdoctoral fellows in this area. My own research has been funded by FDA, NIH, PCORI, and industry grants and contracts.
Among my professional service roles, I serve as an associate editor of Psychological Assessment and on the editorial boards of American Psychologist, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice and Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. In addition, I am the immediate Past-President of both the Society for Health Psychology and the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers. I also serve on the Advocacy Coordinating Committee of the American Psychological Association Services Inc. I am frequently invited to contribute to regional, national, and international meetings, journals, and grant task forces to provide expertise in health psychology, psychometrics, and professional development.