• 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. 


  • Welcome to the PROMIS Health Organization Welcome to the PROMIS Health Organization

    The PHO is your primary resource for using PROMIS® to promote the voice of the patient in clinical care, quality improvement, and research around the world. 

    PROMIS is a precise, flexible, and comprehensive measurement system of more than 300 patient-reported outcome measures of global, physical, mental and social health for adults and children in the general population and those living with a chronic condition. 

    We welcome new members. Join researchers and clinicians around the globe in developing, translating, validating and using PROMIS in research and clinical practice.

    Caroline Terwee, PhD
    PHO President

    PROMIS is your simple choice for measuring outcomes that matter to patients, creating value in healthcare for patients. 

    At the end of the day, what's more important than the patient's perception of their health?

  • Meet the executive director Meet the executive director


    The Board of Directors is pleased to introduce Lousanne "Zan" Lofgren as PHO executive director.  

    The newly created position will increase PHO's capability to advance the use of PROMIS® health measures by researchers, clinicians, and hospital administrators. 

    Lofgren previously served as executive director of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society and the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation for 10 years and in senior director positions at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for 21 years. She is a graduate of Northwestern University. 

  • Meet the Scholarship Recipients Meet the Scholarship Recipients

    The PHO is pleased to introduce the four recipients of the first PHO Scholarship Awards. They will be participating in the 5th Annual PHO International Conference, Oct. 24-25, 2019, in San Diego. 

    Rachel Campbell, PhD is an early career postdoctoral researcher in Australia at the University of Sydney. 

    Sara Leiber, MD, MSc is a rheumatology fellow at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

    Michiel Luijten, MSc is a PhD student in psychometrics/
    clinimetrics at the Amsterdam University Medical Centers in the Netherlands.

    Alexander Obbarius, MD is a resident and research fellow in the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine at Charité University Hospital in Berlin, Germany. 

  • What is PHO? What is PHO?

    The PROMIS® Health Organization is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation founded in 2008 by PROMIS principal investigators to develop and validate the PROMIS item banks and facilitate the transition from National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to a self-sustaining future.  

    The PHO is an open membership society that welcomes members from around the world to bring the "patient's voice" to the forefront of care.

    The PHO is led by a board of directors with membership opportunities open to anyone interested in PROMIS. The PHO board and members work to encourage the use of PROMIS by offering guidance and education on the scientific standards to promote widespread use and adoption of ROMIS. 

    See our membership information