Christina Kelsey Zigler
Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences

Dr. Zigler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences and part of the Center for Health Measurement. A psychometrician and statistician by training, she is an expert in the development and evaluation of clinical outcome measures. Her particular specialty is in designing patient-centered tools for children with rare diseases. She recently developed a patient-reported outcome measure to capture quality of life impact in children and adolescents with localized scleroderma, and is collaborating with a multidisciplinary team to adapt the measure for adults. She also is working with the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST) to design and evaluate a caregiver-reported measure to assess communication changes in individuals with Angelman Syndrome. The resulting tool will serve as an outcome measure in future clinical trials.

Dr. Zigler received her PhD in Research Methodology from the University of Pittsburgh and her MSEd in Counseling Psychology from the University of Miami. She has been involved in research for over 12 years and has published applied work in rheumatology, pediatrics, human engineering, veterans’ affairs, and rehabilitation science. Her other methodological interests include multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, small sample size statistical methods, and anchoring vignettes.

Areas of Expertise: Health Measurement, Health Behavior, and Health Services Research

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