• The PHO Mission is to improve health outcomes by developing, maintaining, improving and encouraging the application of the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System®
    in research and clinical practice. 


  • Board of Directors Board of Directors

    Caroline Terwee, PhD

    Amsterdam University Medical Centers
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Vice President
    Judith Baumhauer, MD, MPH
    University of Rochester
    Rochester, New York USA

    Secretary and Treasurer
    David Cella, PhD

    Northwestern University
    Chicago, IL USA

    Sara Ahmed, PT, PhD
    McGill University
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Jordi Alonso, MD, PhD
    IMIM-Institut Hospital Mar
    d'Investigacions Mèdiques
    Barcelona, Spain

    Richard Gershon, PhD
    Northwestern University
    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
    (ex-officio member)
    NIAMS, National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, Maryland USA

  • PHO Committees PHO Committees

    Membership Committee

    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


    International Committee

    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


    Standards Committee

    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 Martens; Ana Popielnicki; Manisha Verma