Christine McDonough, PT, PhD
|Title||Research Assistant Professor|
|Institution||Boston University School of Public Health|
|Department||Health Law, Policy & Management|
|Address||715 Albany St Talbot Building|
Boston MA 02118
|2009||-||2009||MGH Institute of Health Professions:
Partners in Excellence Award|
|2016||-||2016||Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy:
Excellence in research Award|
Dr. Christine McDonough is research assistant professor in Health Policy and Management in the Health & Disability Research Institute at the Boston University School of Public Health. She is also adjunct clinical assistant professor, orthopaedic surgery, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Research interests include applying contemporary measurement methods such as Item Response Theory (IRT) and Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) as well as current models of health, functioning and disability to the development of measures of status, functioning and clinical outcomes for musculoskeletal and aging research. Dr. McDonough is also interested in the use of evidence to identify high value health care interventions.
Dr. McDonough trained as a physical therapist at the University of Vermont and developed a deep interest in Orthopaedics in her first position as a staff physical therapist at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She founded and directed an independent physical therapy practice focusing in orthopaedics, sports and geriatrics. After 15 years in clinical practice she undertook graduate studies at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in clinical and health services research, shared decision-making, and health care and policy decision-making, including such tools as economic evaluation and decision analysis. Her doctoral research investigated the measurement characteristics of several widely used instruments to assess clinical outcomes for cost-effectiveness analysis in spine disorders, including the EQ-5D, SF-6D, HUI, and estimated QWB. As a recipient of a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, her post-doctoral fellowship research with the Dartmouth Institute and the BU Health & Disability Research Institute provided advanced training and expertise in measurement of health, functioning, and disability using classical and contemporary methods including IRT and CAT.
Dr. McDonough has been involved in the development and testing of CAT instruments to measure a range of functioning and health domains. She provides support and consultation for product evaluation through the NIH Center for Rehabilitations Engineering Advances and Technology (TREAT) and the FDA-funded New England Pediatric Device Consortium (NEPDC). As a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) she has serves on the Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry Scientific Advisory Panel, and the editorial board for Physical Therapy Journal. She is currently a member of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Editorial Panel for the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, and the Editor for Clinical Practice Guideline revisions for the Orthopaedic Section of the APTA.
- Accidental Falls
- Computer-Adaptive Testing
- Frail Older Adults
- Health Status Indicators
- Item Response Theory
- Musculoskeletal Diseases
- Outcome Assessment
- Quality of Life
Click the "See All" links for more information and interactive visualizations!
Similar BU People
BU People who are also in this person's primary department.