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Theresa Marie Coles

Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences
Population Health Sciences
DUMC 104023, Durham, NC 27701
215 Morris Street, Suite 210, Durham, NC 27701


Theresa Coles, Ph.D., 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 for use in healthcare delivery and clinical research settings to inform decision making.

My research program is comprised of 3 pillars:

  1. Enhance the assessment of physical function and related concepts to inform decision-making
  2. Improve interpretability of PRO scores
  3. Design and implement screeners to improve patient-centered care by measuring what matters

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences · 2021 - Present Population Health Sciences, Basic Science Departments