Elizabeth Marfeo, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Health Policy & Management
(617) 638-1988emarfeo@bu.edu
Talbot – T527W
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Biography

Elizabeth (Beth) Marfeo PhD, MPH, OTR/L, is a Research Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Public Health within the Health Policy & Management department. Beth works at the Health and Disability Research (HDR) Institute. Her current work at HDR focuses on development of computer adaptive tests for assessment of health related outcome measures, including measurement of functional aspects of work disability. Beth is Principal Investigator on a pilot award she recently recieved supported in part by grant R24 HD065702 from the National Institutes of Health – National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NICHD) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke that examines how contextual factors relate to healthy aging and participation in valued activities among community dwelling older adults. Beth’s areas of interest include research focusing on quality and outcomes measurement development with a particular focus on mental health, disability, and aging studies. Beth also serves on the Boston University Medical Center Institutional Review Board. Beth received a PhD ’12 in Health Services Research from Boston University School of Public Health, her MPH ’07 in Health Policy from Yale University School of Public Health. and B.S. ’04 in Occupational Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia.

Education

  • Boston University School of Public Health, PhD
  • Yale University, MPH
  • Medical College of Georgia, BS

Publications

  • Published on 4/18/2014

    Marfeo EE, Ni P, Chan L, Rasch EK, Jette AM. Combining agreement and frequency rating scales to optimize psychometrics in measuring behavioral health functioning. J Clin Epidemiol. 2014 Jul; 67(7):781-4.

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  • Published on 3/4/2014

    Marfeo EE, Eisen S, Ni P, Rasch EK, Rogers ES, Jette A. Do claimants over-report behavioral health dysfunction when filing for work disability benefits? Work. 2014 Mar 4.

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  • Published on 4/8/2013

    Ni P, McDonough CM, Jette AM, Bogusz K, Marfeo EE, Rasch EK, Brandt DE, Meterko M, Haley SM, Chan L. Development of a computer-adaptive physical function instrument for Social Security Administration disability determination. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Sep; 94(9):1661-9.

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  • Published on 3/30/2013

    Marfeo EE, Ni P, Haley SM, Jette AM, Bogusz K, Meterko M, McDonough CM, Chan L, Brandt DE, Rasch EK. Development of an instrument to measure behavioral health function for work disability: item pool construction and factor analysis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Sep; 94(9):1670-8.

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  • Published on 3/30/2013

    Marfeo EE, Haley SM, Jette AM, Eisen SV, Ni P, Bogusz K, Meterko M, McDonough CM, Chan L, Brandt DE, Rasch EK. Conceptual foundation for measures of physical function and behavioral health function for Social Security work disability evaluation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Sep; 94(9):1645-1652.e2.

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  • Published on 3/29/2013

    Marfeo EE, Ni P, Haley SM, Bogusz K, Meterko M, McDonough CM, Chan L, Rasch EK, Brandt DE, Jette AM. Scale refinement and initial evaluation of a behavioral health function measurement tool for work disability evaluation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Sep; 94(9):1679-86.

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  • Published on 3/29/2013

    McDonough CM, Jette AM, Ni P, Bogusz K, Marfeo EE, Brandt DE, Chan L, Meterko M, Haley SM, Rasch EK. Development of a self-report physical function instrument for disability assessment: item pool construction and factor analysis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Sep; 94(9):1653-60.

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