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Patient Related Outcome Measures


Professor Castel

University of Mount Olive Tillman School of Business, United States

Professor Castel

Co-Editor-in-Chief: Liana Castel

Dr. Castel is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Mount Olive Tillman School of Business. Dr. Castel graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006, completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research in 2008, and founded a longitudinal cohort study of arthralgia in breast cancer patients taking aromatase inhibitors while at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Castel's research interests include longitudinal psychological and clinical health outcomes, veterans’ and military health, scale development in pain and social functioning, biostatistics, morbidity and mortality, health economics, patient safety, and decision making. Dr. Castel received a Special Commendation Award from the United States Government Accountability Office, and certification from the United States Department of Defense in French, having studied at the Universite Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne, and the Universite Jean Moulin Lyon III. She has specialized in longitudinal multivariable modeling, confounding and interaction, logistic regression, meta-analysis, risk-adjustment, large administrative/claims data, time-to-event modeling, Poisson regression, and psychometric scale validation techniques.


Dr Howland

Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, United States

Dr Howland

Co-Editor-in-Chief:  Robert H. Howland

Dr. Howland is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and an Attending Psychiatrist in the Mood Disorders Treatment and Research Program at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He also is Medical Director at the SPHS Behavioral Health Program in Monessen, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Howland graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in 1986, completed his residency training and a clinical research fellowship in psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh in 1991, and has received board certification in general adult psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry.  Dr. Howland is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  His clinical and research interests have included the use of psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, neurostimulation therapies, and other novel therapies in the treatment of mood disorders, with a particular emphasis on chronic and treatment resistant forms of depression.  Dr. Howland is Psychopharmacology Section Editor for the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.  He has authored or coauthored more than 175 articles, book chapters, and other publications, and is currently an investigator in a number of funded clinical research studies.


Professor Nemeth

College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, United States

Professor Nemeth

Associate Editor: Lynne Nemeth

Dr. Lynne Nemeth is a Professor in the College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina. She has extensive clinical, educational, administrative and research experience. Her current and recent research is focused on translation of research into practice.

Over the past decade, Dr. Nemeth has been a principal investigator and co-investigator on a series of studies within PPRNet focusing on the use of health information technology in primary care practices to improve quality and patient safety.  She has led the development of conceptual frameworks underlying the PPRNet-TRIP improvement model, derived through synthesis of previous PPRNet studies, providing the basis for measurement of practice transformation.  She is an expert qualitative researcher with an emphasis on process evaluation and implementation research. She is principal investigator on a National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism study to promote alcohol screening, brief intervention and pharmacotherapy. She currently collaborates on research related to patient lifestyle and obesity, reducing overuse of services in primary care, decreasing patient adverse events related to high risk medications, promoting lactation support to infants discharged from NNICU in primary care, implementing mobile health applications in chronic care populations, and community engaged research. She teaches Advanced Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research to PhD students and mentors numerous PhD dissertations.


Editorial Board

Hoda Anton-Culver, Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA

Professor Francisco Batel Marques, Associate Professor, Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal and Director of the Centre for Health Technology Assessment and Drug Research (CHAD), AIBILI, Coimbra, Portugal

Professor Sir Nick Black, Professor of Health Services Research, Department of Health Services Research & Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

James Blumenthal, JP Gibbons Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

David Cella, Ralph Seal Paffenbarger Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Prof. Giorgio L. Colombo, Adjunct Professor of Organization Theory, University of Pavia, Department of Drug Sciences, Italy

Joel E. Dimsdale, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus and Research Professor, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

Lawrence Gettleman, Professor of Prosthodontics & Biomaterials (Ret.), University of Louisville, School of Dentistry, Louisville, KY, USA

Robert K. Heaton, Board Certified Neuropsychologist and Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and UCSD Director of the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, UCSD School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA, USA

Peter J. Kahrilas, Gilbert H. Marquardt Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Feinberg Schoool of Medicine, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA

Steven E. Lipshultz, MD, FAAP, FAHA, Schotanus Family Endowed Chair in Pediatrics, the Carman and Ann Adams Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research, and Professor in the Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, Interim Director of the Children’s Research Center of Michigan, USA.

Richard Li-Cher Loh, Professor of Medicine, Head, Department of Medicine, Penang Medical College, Penang, Malaysia

Andrew F Long, Emeritus Professor, Health Systems Research, School of Health Care, University of Leeds, Leeds, Yorkshire, UK

Peter R. Martin, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Professor of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA

Christine E. McLaren, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, California, USA

Omendra Narayan, Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Manchester Medical School, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Jill Nocella, Associate Professor of Nursing, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, USA

Harry van Goor, Professor of Surgical Education, Department of Surgery, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands