Principal Researchers for Development of the Instruments.
Lewis E. Kazis, Sc.D
Dr. Kazis is a Professor of Health Law, Policy & Management and Director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Practices (CAPP) at the Boston University School of Public Health. He is also the Director of the Pharmaceutical Research Program at the Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research at the Bedford VA Medical Center. He was the principal investigator of the well known Veterans Health Study. He is the main developer of the Veterans RAND 36 and 12 item health surveys (VR-36© and VR-12©).
Alfredo Selim, MD, MPH
Dr. Selim is senior scientist at the Center for Health, Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research (CHQOER) and a past recipient of a VA Health Services Research Career Development Award. An expert in risk-adjustment outcomes. Dr. Selim’s publications, comparing patient mortality in Medicare methods, his research centers on quality of care and assessment of health and VA health plans. These studies have been widely cited in peer reviewed literature. Dr. Selim contributed to the development of the VR-36©, VR-12© and VR-6D©.
William Rogers, PhD
Dr. Rogers has served as a senior scientist in CAPP and has worked with Dr. Kazis for more than 15 years. In the past he has done work in the Health Insurance Experiment, the Medical Outcomes Study, and the Veterans Health Study. He has devoted many years to the study of health outcomes using the SF-36 and VR-12©, gaining expertise in statistical theory and methods for SG and TTO techniques.
Shirley X. Qian, MS
Ms. Qian is a senior analyst at the CAPP and has worked with Dr. Kazis for more than 15 years.