Joan E. Broderick, Ph.D.
is Senior Behavioral Scientist at the Center for Economic and Social Research and the Associate Director of the USC Dornsife Center for Self-Report Science at the University of Southern California. Until early 2014, she was Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University.
Dr. Broderick’s current research focuses on several areas: the methodology of patient-reported outcome (PROs) measurement, application of PROs in clinical and research settings, and clinical trials for treatment of chronic pain. She was a principal investigator within the NIH PROMIS Roadmap Initiative, “Re-engineering the Clinical Research Enterprise,” a consortium effort to revamp tools for measuring patient-reported outcomes in clinical trials. Dr. Broderick examines psychometric characteristics and ecological validity of PROs (e.g., pain, fatigue, physical functioning, depression, sleep, and wellbeing) in patients in medical and community settings. In 2013, she completed a multi-site clinical trial, funded by NIH, of Pain Coping Skills Training for patients with chronic osteoarthritis pain. Past research has included work in sleep disordered breathing and the functional somatic syndromes and in disaster psychology.
Dr. Broderick has served on the editorial boards of Health Psychology, Psychosomatic Medicine, and Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, & Research. She has over 85 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and other publications, over half focused on PROs. She consults with international survey scientists, CROs, the DoD and other groups on outcome measurement and the development and implementation of PROs. She has served on NIH review study sections as chair and standing member, including NIAMS Clinical Trials study section. Dr. Broderick has been honored with election to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (2009) and Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Health Psychology Division (2009).