Elizabeth A. Hahn
Department of Medical Social Sciences
Department of Preventive Medicine
Institute for Public Health & Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
633 N. Saint. Clair St., 19th Fl.
Chicago, IL 60611
Elizabeth is a medical sociologist whose research primarily involves patient-reported outcomes (PRO) in chronic illnesses, with a focus on underserved populations and health disparities. She received funding from AHRQ, NCI, ACS and NHLBI to develop a bilingual, multimedia Talking Touchscreen (Pantalla Parlanchina) that allows people with diverse language, literacy and computer skills to self-administer PRO and health literacy questionnaires, and to access health education information. She has expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods, and measurement and statistical analysis related to self-report data in culturally diverse populations. Elizabeth is also Director of the Outcomes Measurement and Survey Core, a shared resource for the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.
American Cancer Society Trish Greene Quality of Life Manuscript Award
Hahn EA, Cella D, Dobrez D, Shiomoto G, Marcus E, Taylor SG, Vohra M, Chang CH, Wright BD, Linacre JM, Weiss BD, Valenzuela V, Chiang HL, Webster K. The Talking Touchscreen: A new approach to outcomes assessment in low literacy. Psycho-Oncology 13: 86-95, 2004.
International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) Outstanding Article of the Year
Hahn EA, Cella D, Dobrez DG, Weiss BD, Du H, Lai JS, Victorson D, Garcia SF. The impact of literacy on health-related quality of life measurement and outcomes in cancer outpatients. Qual Life Res 16(3):495-507, 2007.
Hahn EA, Cella D. Health outcomes assessment in vulnerable populations: Measurement challenges and recommendations. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 84 (suppl 2):S35-S42, 2003.
Hahn EA, Cella D, Dobrez DG, Shiomoto G, Taylor SG, Galvez AG, Diaz P, Valenzuela V, Chiang HL, Khan S, Hudgens SA, Du H. Quality of life assessment for low literacy Latinos: A new multimedia program for self-administration. J Oncol Manag 12(5): 9-12, 2003.
Hahn EA, Holzner B, Kemmler G, Sperner-Unterweger B, Hudgens SA, Cella D. Cross-cultural evaluation of health status using item response theory: FACT-B comparisons between Austrian and U.S. patients with breast cancer. Evaluation and the Health Professions 28(2): 233-259, 2005.
Hahn EA, Bode RK, Du H, Cella D. Evaluating linguistic equivalence of patient-reported outcomes in a cancer clinical trial. Clinical Trials 3: 280-290, 2006.
Hahn EA, Cella D, Bode RK, Gershon R, Lai JS. Item banks and their potential applications to health status assessment in diverse populations. Medical Care 44(11 suppl 3): S189-S197, 2006.
Hahn EA, Cella D, Chassany O, Fairclough DL, Wong GY, Hays RD. Precision of Health-Related Quality-of-Life Data Compared With Other Clinical Measures. Mayo Clin Proc 82: 1244-1254, 2007.
Rao D, Hahn EA, Cella D, Hernandez L. The health related quality of life outcomes of English and Spanish speaking persons living with HIV/AIDS from the continental United States and Puerto Rico. AIDS Patient Care and STDs 21(5): 339-346, 2007.
Hahn EA, Rao D, Cella D, Choi SW. Comparability of interview- and self-administration of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G) in English- and Spanish-speaking ambulatory cancer patients. Medical Care 46(4): 423-431, 2008.
Du H, Valenzuela V, Diaz P, Cella D, Hahn EA. Factors affecting enrollment in literacy studies for English-and Spanish-speaking cancer patients. Statistics in Medicine 27(20): 4119-4131, 2008.
Yost KJ, Webster K, Baker DW, Choi SW, Bode RK, Hahn EA. Bilingual health literacy assessment using the Talking Touchscreen/la Pantalla Parlanchina: Development and pilot testing. Patient Education and Counseling 75:295–301, 2009.
Hahn EA, Cella D, Bode RK, Hanrahan RT. Measuring social well-being in people with chronic illness. Social Indicators Research 96:381-401, 2010
Hahn EA, Garcia SF, Du H, Cella D. Patient attitudes and preferences regarding literacy screening in ambulatory cancer care clinics. Patient Related Outcome Measures 1: 19–27, 2010.
Hahn EA, Du H, Garcia SF, Choi SW, Lai J-S, Victorson D, Cella D. Literacy-fair measurement of health-related quality of life will facilitate comparative effectiveness research in Spanish-speaking cancer outpatients. Medical Care 48(6):S75-S82, 2010.
Garcia SF, Hahn EA, Jacobs EA. Addressing low literacy and health literacy in clinical oncology practice. The Journal of Supportive Oncology 8:64-69, 2010.
Hahn EA, DeVellis RF, Bode RK, Garcia SF, Castel LD, Eisen SV, Bosworth HB, Heinemann AW, Rothrock N, Cella D, on behalf of the PROMIS Cooperative Group. Measuring social health in the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS): item bank development and testing, Quality of Life Research 19:1035-1044, 2010.
Yost, KJ, Webster K, Baker DB, Jacobs EA, Anderson A, Hahn EA. Acceptability of the Talking Touchscreen for Health Literacy Assessment. Journal of Health Communication 15:80-92, 2010.
Riley WT, Rothrock N, Bruce B, Christodolou C, Cook K, Hahn EA, Cella D. Patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS) domain names and definitions revisions: further evaluation of content validity in IRT-derived item banks. Quality of Life Research 19:1311-1321, 2010.
Hahn EA, Choi SW, Griffith JW, Yost KJ, Baker DW. Health Literacy Assessment Using Talking Touchscreen Technology (Health LiTT): A New Item Response Theory-based Measure of Health Literacy. Journal of Health Communication 16:sup3, 150-162, 2011.
Last updated April 10, 2013