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Janel Hanmer, MD, PhD


Assistant Professor of Medicine

Office: 230 McKee Place, Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-586-9850
E-mail: hanmerjz@upmc.edu

BS, Carnegie Mellon University, 1999
PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2007
MD, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2010

Internal Medicine Residencey, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 2013

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Health related quality of life measurement
Health utility measurement
Population Health
Transfers of hospitalized patients

My research interests are in two areas. The first is how we quantify health for analysis (particularly how we construct and use health utility measures). I have experience comparing different health utility measures and exploring how we should apply these measures (mode of administration, combining multiple health conditions in a model, etc). My current research focuses on constructing a health utility measure for an item-response theory based health measurement system (particularly PROMIS).

My other area of research interest is in the transfer of hospitalized patients. Who gets transferred? Where are they transferred to? When are interventions performed?

Recent Grants
Title: KL2 TR000146 Integrating health utility theory and item-response theory for individual health measurement
Role: Scholar
Amount: $102,768
Funding Agency: NIH
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2015

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