Alan M. Jette, PhD

Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management
Alan Jette
(617) 638-1985ajette@bu.edu
Talbot – T537W
View full profile at BUMC

Biography

Dr. Jette's research interests include late-life exercise, evaluation of rehabilitation treatment outcomes, and the measurement, epidemiology, and prevention of disability. Dr. Jette is an international expert in the development and dissemination of contemporary outcome measurement instruments to evaluate health care quality and outcomes. He has published over 180 peer reviewed articles on these topics. Dr. Jette currently directs the project entitled, “Use of Computer Adaptive Testing to Assist with theSocial Security Work Disability Determination Process”. He and his collaborators in the Department of Rehabilitation at the NIH Clinical Center are assisting the Social Security Administration to improve their work disability determination process by analyzing existing social security datasets and developing new measures to be used within the process. Throughout his 30+ year research career, Dr. Jette has received consistent research funding from numerous NIH Institutes, the NIDRR, CDC, CMS, SSA, as well as from several foundations and private corporations. Currently, he directs the Boston Rehabilitation Outcome Measurement Center funded by NCMRR/NIH, serves on the Executive Committee of the Boston Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center funded by NIA/NIH, and is Co-Project Director of the New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center, funded by NIDRR. For 10 years he directed the BU Post Doctoral Fellowship Program in Outcomes Research funded by NIDRR and from 1996-2004 he served as Dean of Boston University’s Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences. At a national level, in 1990, Dr. Jette served as Co-Chair of the Panel on Assessment & Epidemiology on the Hunt Valley Task Force on Medical Rehabilitation which was instrumental in founding the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research within NIH. From 1998-2002, Dr. Jette was a Member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee to Review SSA’s Disability Decision Process. From 2004-2008 Dr. Jette served as a member of the National Advisory Board for the NCMRR/NIH. From 2005- 2007, Dr. Jette chaired the Institute of Medicine’s study and co-edited the report, The Future of Disability in America which highlights disability priorities for the nation. From 2010 -2011, he served on the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council’s Panel that conducted an External Evaluation of NIDRR’s Research Programs. He currently serves on the NIH Blue Ribbon Panel that is evaluating rehabilitation research funding within the NIH. In the international area, Dr. Jette served as a member of the International Advisory Panel on the evaluation of Swedish research on disability, Swedish Council for Social Research (2000-2001) was an International Review Panel Member, Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (2006-2007), and in 2010 was a Member, Research Review Committee, The Academy of Finland Research Council. He received a BS in Physical Therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1973 and a MPH (1975) and Ph.D. (1979) in Public Health from the University of Michigan.

Other Positions

  • Director of Health & Disabilities Research Institute, Health & Disabilities Research Institute, Boston University School of Public Health

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, BS
  • University of Michigan, MPH
  • University of Michigan, PhD

Publications

  • Published on 1/1/2017

    Marino M, Soley-Bori M, Jette AM, Slavin MD, Ryan CM, Schneider JC, Acton A, Amaya F, Rossi M, Soria-Saucedo R, Resnik L, Kazis LE. Measuring the Social Impact of Burns on Survivors. J Burn Care Res. 2017 Jan/Feb; 38(1):e377-e383. PMID: 27380121.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/22/2016

    McDonough CM, Ni P, Peterik K, Marfeo EE, Marino ME, Meterko M, Rasch EK, Brandt DE, Jette AM, Chan L. Improving measures of work-related physical functioning. Qual Life Res. 2017 Mar; 26(3):789-798. PMID: 28005243.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/22/2016

    Ward RE, Beauchamp MK, Latham NK, Leveille SG, Percac-Lima S, Kurlinski L, Ni P, Goldstein R, Jette AM, Bean JF. A Novel Approach to Identifying Trajectories of Mobility Change in Older Adults. PLoS One. 2016; 11(12):e0169003. PMID: 28006024.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/1/2016

    Jette AM. Meeting the Challenge of the High-Need, High-Cost Population. Phys Ther. 2016 Nov; 96(11):1682-1683. PMID: 27803292.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/1/2016

    Marino M, Soley-Bori M, Jette AM, Slavin MD, Ryan CM, Schneider JC, Resnik L, Acton A, Amaya F, Rossi M, Soria-Saucedo R, Kazis LE. Development of a Conceptual Framework to Measure the Social Impact of Burns. J Burn Care Res. 2016 Nov/Dec; 37(6):e569-e578. PMID: 27828837.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/1/2016

    Jette AM. Partnering With Oxford University Press. Phys Ther. 2016 Oct; 96(10):1490-1491. PMID: 27694517.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/1/2016

    Mulcahey MJ, Haley SM, Slavin MD, Kisala PA, Ni P, Tulsky DS, Jette AM. Ability of PROMIS Pediatric Measures to Detect Change in Children With Cerebral Palsy Undergoing Musculoskeletal Surgery. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Oct-Nov; 36(7):749-56. PMID: 26057065.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/2/2016

    Kapoor A, Shaffer NS, McDonough CM, White DK, Wang N, Rosenkranz P, Glantz A, McAneny D, Doherty GM, Cabral HJ, Gurwitz JH, Fielding RA, Jette AM, Silliman RA. Examining New Preoperative Assessment Tools. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Oct; 64(10):e102-e104. PMID: 27590632.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/1/2016

    Jette AM. Trends in Late-Life Disablement: Women Are Losing Ground. Phys Ther. 2016 Sep; 96(9):1314-5. PMID: 27587841.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/5/2016

    McDonough CM, Stoiber E, Tomek IM, Ni P, Kim YJ, Tian F, Jette AM. Sensitivity to Change of a Computer Adaptive Testing Instrument for Outcome Measurement After Hip and Knee Arthroplasty and Periacetabular Osteotomy. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Sep; 46(9):756-67. PMID: 27494055.

    Read at: PubMed

View 270 more publications:View full profile at BUMC

News & In the Media