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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.

Patricia Franklin, MD, MBA, MPHChair
Patricia Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH


Elizabeth Austin, MPH

David Bernstein, MD, MBA, MEI

Janel Hanmer, MD, PhD, Board Representative

Michelle Langer, PhD

Alexander Obbarius, MD

Brocha Stern, OT, PhD

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




Jordi Alonso, MD, PhD (Spain)

Susan Bartlett, PhD (Canada)

Jakob Bjørner, MD, PhD (Denmark)

Helena Correia (PHO language coordinator)


Rebecca Mercieca-Bebber, PhD (Australia)

Matthias Rose, MD, PhD (Germany)

Caroline Terwee, PhD (Netherlands), Board Representative

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

Standards Committee

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


Nan Rothrock, PhD


Vinicius Antao, MD, MSc, PhD

Felix Fischer, PhD

Joel Gagnier, PhD, ND, MSc

Ron Hays, PhD

Aaron Kaat, PhD

Michael Mejia, BA


Deborah Miller, PhD

Ana Popielnicki, BA

Ben Schalet, PhD

Caroline Terwee, PhD
(PHO Board Representative)