Theresa Marie Coles
Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences

Theresa Coles, PhD, is a health outcomes methodologist with a focus on measuring and evaluating patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and other clinical outcomes assessments (COAs), integrating PRO measures in clinical care, and improving interpretation of patient-centered outcome scores.

Current Research Interests

  • Development and evaluation of clinical outcomes assessments (COAs), including patient-reported outcomes (PRO) measures using psychometric and qualitative methods
  • To enhance the assessment of physical function and related constructs to inform decision-making
  • Methods to improve interpretability of clinical outcomes assessment (COA) scores, including meaningful differences and meaningful change
  • Development of screening questionnaires for use in clinical care to support patient-centered care and decision-making
  • Evaluating the impact of PRO measures in clinical care on patient outcomes and resource utilization
  • Patient goals
  • Health services research

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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