Susan V. Eisen, PhDProfessor, Health Policy & Management
BiographySusan V. Eisen, PhD, is a Health Research Scientist at the Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research (CHQOER). Dr. Eisen teaches PM 830, Developing Patient-Based Measures of Health Status. At CHQOER she directs the VA Health Services Research & Development post-doctoral fellowship program and leads the patient-centered care research area. Dr. Eisen’s research interests include assessment of the quality and outcomes of mental health and substance abuse services, consumer-centered care, recovery from mental illness, racial/ethnic disparities in mental health, and performance measurement in mental health care. She is the primary developer of the Behavior and Symptom Identification Scales (BASIS-32 and 24), patient self-report instruments designed to assess mental health treatment outcomes, and the Perceptions of Care Survey, a self-report instrument to assess quality of mental health care from the patient’s perspective. In addition, she has worked collaboratively with colleagues to develop the Experience of Care and Health Outcomes (ECHO) survey to assess consumer perceptions of mental health care and insurance plans. Dr. Eisen has extensive experience in developing and validating consumer self-report measures of mental health quality and outcomes of care using qualitative and quantitative methods. She currently leads two VA Health Services Research studies: one to develop a computer-adapted test for PTSD, and a second to examine the roles, work experiences, mental health recovery and quality of life for veterans employed in the VA as peer support or vocational rehabilitation specialists. She is also collaborating with Dr. Rani Elwy and colleagues at the University of Connecticut to develop the Essential Properties of Yoga Questionnaire (EPYQ), a tool which will facilitate rigorous research on the health effects of yoga. She recently completed a randomized study of a peer support intervention for veterans receiving mental health treatment, and a national survey examining risk and resilience factors for mental health and substance abuse problems among veterans returning from deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior to joining CHQOER and the Health Policy and Management Department, Dr. Eisen directed the Department of Mental Health Services Research at McLean Hospital.
- Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp
- Brandeis University, PhD
- Skidmore College, BA
- 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.
- Published on 12/1/2012
Eisen SV, Schultz MR, Mueller LN, Degenhart C, Clark JA, Resnick SG, Christiansen CL, Armstrong M, Bottonari KA, Rosenheck RA, Sadow D. Outcome of a randomized study of a mental health peer education and support group in the VA. Psychiatr Serv. 2012 Dec; 63(12):1243-6.
- Published on 7/17/2012
Osei-Bonsu PE, Spiro A, Schultz MR, Ryabchenko KA, Smith E, Herz L, Eisen SV. Is DSM-IV criterion A2 associated with PTSD diagnosis and symptom severity? J Trauma Stress. 2012 Aug; 25(4):368-75.
- Published on 1/25/2012
Eisen SV, Schultz MR, Vogt D, Glickman ME, Elwy AR, Drainoni ML, Osei-Bonsu PE, Martin J. Mental and physical health status and alcohol and drug use following return from deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan. Am J Public Health. 2012 Mar; 102 Suppl 1:S66-73.
- Published on 12/8/2011
Osei-Bonsu PE, Weaver TL, Eisen SV, Vander Wal JS. Posttraumatic Growth Inventory: Factor Structure in the Context of DSM-IV Traumatic Events. ISRN Psychiatry. 2012; 2012:937582.
- Published on 6/29/2011
Elwy AR, Yeh J, Worcester J, Eisen SV. An illness perception model of primary care patients' help seeking for depression. Qual Health Res. 2011 Nov; 21(11):1495-507.
- Published on 6/27/2011
Vogt D, Smith B, Elwy R, Martin J, Schultz M, Drainoni ML, Eisen S. Predeployment, deployment, and postdeployment risk factors for posttraumatic stress symptomatology in female and male OEF/OIF veterans. J Abnorm Psychol. 2011 Nov; 120(4):819-31.
- Published on 5/30/2011
Vogt D, Vaughn R, Glickman ME, Schultz M, Drainoni ML, Elwy R, Eisen S. Gender differences in combat-related stressors and their association with postdeployment mental health in a nationally representative sample of U.S. OEF/OIF veterans. J Abnorm Psychol. 2011 Nov; 120(4):797-806.
- Published on 4/1/2011
Eisen SV, Bottonari KA, Glickman ME, Spiro A, Schultz MR, Herz L, Rosenheck R, Rofman ES. The incremental value of self-reported mental health measures in predicting functional outcomes of veterans. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2011 Apr; 38(2):170-90.
- Published on 3/1/2011
Kelly MA, Morse JQ, Stover A, Hofkens T, Huisman E, Shulman S, Eisen SV, Becker SJ, Weinfurt K, Boland E, Pilkonis PA. Describing depression: congruence between patient experiences and clinical assessments. Br J Clin Psychol. 2011 Mar; 50(1):46-66.
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