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Education Committee

PHO Education Committee develops educational programs on PROMIS to meet the needs of researchers and clinicians. The committee has oversight for the PHO's educational activities, including the PROMIS Training Workshop, webinars, roundtables, on-demand learning, and the Annual PROMIS International Conference.

Brocha Stern

Brocha Stern, PhD, OTR, CHT


Betel Bay, MSc, PhD student (UK)

David Bernstein, MD, MBA, MEI (USA)

Wajiha Ghazi, MSc (Canada)

Tiffany Kendig, PT, DPT, MPH, CLT (USA)

Joseph Kucksdorf, PT, DPT (USA)

Michelle Langer, PhD, Board Representative (USA)

Alexander Obbarius, MD (Germany)

Raheel Shariff, MD (Saudi Arabia)

Irais Yañez-Alvarez, PhD (Mexico)

International Committee

Globe of flagsThe PHO International Committee is a collaboration of scientists and clinicians with interest in optimizing and harmonizing global use of PROMIS instruments and related resources for research, care, and population monitoring.

The International Committee works with the PROMIS National Centers (PNCs) and collaborates with the PHO Board of Directors to identify important and emerging international issues, and coordinate and promote best practices to develop, translate, validate, and utilize PROMIS instruments across countries.

John Chaplin


John Chaplin, PhD



LJordi Alonso, MD, PhD (Spain)

Susan Bartlett, PhD (Canada)

Jakob Bjørner, MD, PhD (Denmark)

Helena Correia, Lic. (PHO Language Coordinator) (USA)


Matthias Rose, MD, PhD (Germany)

Caroline Terwee, PhD (Netherlands)

Jose "Chema" Valderas, MD, PhD (Singapore)

Standards Committee

The PHO Standards Committee updates and maintains PROMIS standards and reviews newly developed or modified PROMIS measures.


Nan Rothrock, PhD  ((USA)


Vinicius Antao, MD, MSc, PhD (USA)

Felix Fischer, PhD (Germany)

Ron Hays, PhD (USA)

Aaron Kaat, PhD (USA)

Michael Mejia, BS  (USA)



Deborah Miller, PhD (USA)

Ana Popielnicki, BA (USA)

Ben Schalet, PhD (Netherlands)

Caroline Terwee, PhD (Netherlands)