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Members:

Galen Switzer, PhD

Professor, General Internal Medicine
3501 Forbes Ave.
Oxford Building, Suite 410
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Email: gswitzer@pitt.edu



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THE THREE MOST SIGNIFICANT QUESTIONS THAT DEFINE YOUR RESEARCH PROGRAM:
What demographic, psychosocial, and cultural factors are associated with living organ and tissue donors' decisions about donation?

What is the health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) of sibling pediatric stem cell donors, and what factors explain variation in their donation-related experiences?

How do we select, create, and evaluate measures used in health-related and clinical research.

FIVE KEYWORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOUR AREAS OF INTEREST:
living tissue/organ donation, pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, measurement, health disparities, advanced research education

TECHNIQUES, MODELS, METHODS, ANALYTIC APPROACHES, ETC:

Creation of surveys and interviews for in-person, telephone, paper-and-pencil, and online administration
Techniques for producing high response-rates to surveys/interviews
Evaluation of disparities in the context of living organ/tissue transplantation
Psychometric evaluation of measures used in health-related and clinical research
Implementation and evaluation of advanced educational programs in clinical research