Alexander C Allori
Associate Professor of Surgery

Pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgeon, taking care of children with cleft lip/palate and other facial differences.

Dedicated to the improvement of multidisciplinary team-based care, especially by way of standardized, prospective outcomes measurement ("If you don't measure it, you can't improve it.")

Passionate about using causal inference methods to improve observational studies.

Current Research Interests

My early work concentrated on development of "metrics that matter" — standardized methods for assessment of clinical outcomes important to clinicians, patients, families, and other stakeholders. Most notable of this would be the development of the ICHOM  Standard Set for the Comprehensive Appraisal of Cleft Care and collaborations with groups such as Americleft, the ERN, and the CLEFT-Q™ team.

Development of metrics would be ineffectual unless these metrics were disseminated, adopted, and implemented by multidisciplinary teams. To that end, the second phase of my work focused on building the Allied Cleft & Craniofacial Quality-Improvement and Research Network (ACCQUIREnet ).

Presently, my research is focused on using causal inference frameworks to improve observational (cohort) studies and embedded pragmatic clinical trials within ACCQUIREnet.

Interests:  clinical outcomes research; patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs); comparative effectiveness research; health-technology assessment; dissemination and implementation science; causal inference; pragmatic clinical trials; observational studies; data science; data visualization; geospatial analysis; network analysis.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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