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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

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.

Recent Grants
Title: Quality-Adjusted Life Expectancy Estimates for the US General Population
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute on Aging
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2016
Title: 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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