Board of Directors
Caroline Terwee, PhD
Amsterdam University Medical Centers
Judith Baumhauer, MD, MPH
University of Rochester
Rochester, New York USA
Secretary and Treasurer
David Cella, PhD
Chicago, IL USA
Sara Ahmed, PT, PhD
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jordi Alonso, MD, PhD
IMIM-Institut Hospital Mar
Richard Gershon, PhD
Chicago, Illinois USA
Lisa Shulman, MD
University of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland USA
David Tulsky, PhD
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware USA
James Witter, MD, PhD
NIAMS, National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland USA
The Membership Committee's role is to promote and increase the membership of PHO, including identifying potential members' needs and perceptions of PHO, the needs of members, and making recommendations to meet those needs.
Members: Lisa Shulman (Chair); Sara Ahmed; Richard Gershon; Ali Hussam
The role of the International Committee is to identify important and emerging international issues, suggest solutions, and inform/advise the PHO Board. The committee is comprised of a limited number of representative PNC leaders, the PHO language coordinator, and at least one member of the PHO Board of Directors.
Members: Jordi Alonso (Chair), Spain; Rebecca Mercieca-Bebber, Australia; Susan Bartlett, Canada; Jacob Björner, Denmark; Matthias Rose, Germany; John Chaplin, Sweden; Caroline Terwee, The Netherlands; Chema Valderas, UK; Helena Correia, USA
The Standards Committee's role is to maintain the quality of PROMIS measures by developing and maintaining PROMIS standards (e.g., standards for items bank development, translation (cross-cultural) validation, and implementation (CAT software requirements). This may include improving awareness of, and access to PROMIS standards, revising existing standards when needed, developing new standards for calibrating PROMIS item banks (e.g., standardized R codes), recommending the use of generic or country-specific item parameters and reference scores), checking and updating CUE sheets, and possibly approving new PROMIS measures and translations.
Members: Dennis Revicki (Chair); Nancy Abarca; Vinicius Antao; John Chaplin; Felix Fischer; Joel Gagnier; Deborah Miller; Ana Popielnicki; Nan Rothrock; Ben Schalet; Caroline Terwee
PHO Representation and Communications Committee
The committee will be responsible for updating the PHO website and creating the newsletter. It is encouraged to create a better link between the PHO and Health Measures websites and to develop recommendations on the look of the international PROMIS websites.
Members: Man Hung (Chair); David Cella; Christa Martins; Ana Popielnicki; Manisha Verma