Janel Hanmer, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine. She focuses her research on two areas. The first is how health is quantified for analysis, particularly how health utility measures are constructed and used. Dr. Hanmer has experience comparing different health utility measures and exploring how to apply these measures (e.g., mode of administration, combining multiple health conditions in a model). Her current research focuses on constructing a health utility measure for an item-response, theory-based health measurement system, particularly PROMIS.
Dr. Hanmer's other area of research interest is the transfer of hospitalized patients, such as who gets transferred, where they are transferred to, and when interventions are performed.