John E. Ware
Professor and Chief, Outcomes Measurement Science, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS)
Ph.D., educational measurement and statistics, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; M.A., psychology, Pepperdine University
Summary of Experience
Professor Ware is an internationally recognized leader in measuring Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO). His substantial contributions to the outcomes research field have focused on developing, standardizing, and applying health metrics to assess patient reported outcomes. His work has led to the development of a set of standardized, generic PRO measures, including the SF-36® Health Survey, as well as disease-specific measures such as the Headache Impact Test (HIT-6TM) survey. Professor Ware frequently provides guidance on evidence support for PRO labeling, and he has been the invited expert for testimony on PRO topics at hearings held by the US Food and Drug Administration. His current research interests also include applying modern psychometric methods to construct more actionable measures, including the first disease-specific quality-of-life (QOL) impact scale standardized across conditions and normed in representative chronically-ill populations. Professor Ware is as a member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine).