Dr. Janel Hanmer joined us on February 1, 2021, to discuss health utility measurements.
Dr. Hanmer’s primary research focus is on health-related quality of life measurement, particularly health utility measurement. Her recent work has focused on developing a new health utility score for the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS). This work combines item response theory and econometric theory.
In addition, Dr. Hanmer is the Medical Director for Patient-Reported Outcomes at UPMC where she oversees the design and implementation of patient-reported outcome measure collection in clinical settings through Epic. In this role, she evaluates patient-reported outcomes in clinical populations and the effect of measure collection on practices. Dr. Hanmer is an attending physician on the inpatient general internal medicine service at UPMC Montefiore.