Nan Rothrock, PhD
Nan Rothrock, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Medical Social Sciences
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
625 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60611
T: 312- 503-3514
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. My research focuses on health-related quality of life including distress and symptom measurement and management. I am particularly interested in the utilization of health information technology to improve assessment and management of patient-reported outcomes. Currently, I am principal investigator on a foundation-funded initiative to integrate patient-reported outcome assessment in routine clinical care following orthopedic trauma surgery. I am a co-investigator on several federally funded patient-reported outcome projects including the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System, Quality of Life in Neurological Disorders, and PROsetta Stone.
I am Scientific Director for Assessment Center, a Northwestern University created software for enabling patient-reported outcome data collection and conduct outreach activities including educational workshops and consultation on PRO measurement development and application.
As a psychologist, I provide psychosocial oncology clinical services through the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center adult oncology clinics. I utilize evidence-based approaches for the management of anxiety, depression, and cancer-related symptoms with adults who have all types of cancer, from diagnosis through post-treatment cancer survivorship.
Recent Representative Publications
Cella, D., Lai, J.-S., Nowinski, C., Victorson, D., Peterman, A., Miller, D.M., Bethoux, F., Heinemann, A., Rubin, S., Cavazos, J., Reder, A., Sufit, R., Simuni, T., Holmes, G., Siderowf, A., Wojna, V., Bode, R., McKinney, N., Podrabsky, T., Wortman, K., Choi, S., Gershon, R., Rothrock, N., & Moy, C. Neuro-QOL: Brief measures of health-related quality of life for clinical research in neurology. Neurology, 78, pp.1860-1867, 2012.
Khanna, D., Maranian, P., Rothrock, N., Cella, D., Gershon, R., Khanna, P.P., Spiegel, B., Furst, D.E., Clements, P.J., Bechtel, A., & Hays, R.D. Feasibility and evaluation of the construct validity of PROMIS and “legacy” instruments in an academic scleroderma clinic. Value in Health, 15, pp. 128-134, 2012.
Kaasa, S., Apolone, G., Klepstad, P., Loge, J.H., Hjermstad, M.J., Corli, O., Strasser, F., Heiskanen, T., Costantini, M., Zagonel, V., Groenvold, M., Fainsinger, R., Jensen, M.P., Farrar, J.T., McQuay, H., Rothrock, N.E., Cleary, J., Deguines, C., & Caraceni, A. on behalf of the European Palliative Care Research Collaborative and the European Association for Palliative Care Research Network. Expert conference on cancer pain assessment and classification, the need for international consensus: working proposals on international standards. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 1, pp. 281-287, 2011.
Rothrock, N., Kaiser, K., & Cella, D. Developing a valid patient-reported outcome measure. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 90, pp. 737-742, 2011.
Rubinstein, W.S., O’Neill, S.M., Rothrock, N., Starzyk, E.J., Beaumont, J.L., Acheson, L.S., Wang, C., Gramling, R., Galiher, J.M. & Ruffin, M.T. Components of family history associated with women’s disease perceptions for cancer: A report from the Family Healthware™ Impact Trial. Genetics in Medicine, 13, pp. 52-62, 2011.
Amtmann, D., Cook, K.F., Jensen, M.P., Chen, W-H, Choi, S., Revicki, D., Cella, D., Rothrock, N., Keefe, F., & Callahan, L. Development of a PROMIS item bank to measure pain interference. Pain, 150, pp. 173-182, 2010.
Cella, D., Riley, W., Stone, A., Rothrock, N. et al. The Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) developed and tested its first wave of adult self-reported health outcome item banks: 2005-2008. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 63, pp. 1179-1194, 2010.
Gershon, R., Rothrock, N.E., Hanrahan, R.T., Jansky, L.J., Harniss, M., & Riley, W. The development of a clinical outcomes survey research application: Assessment Center. Quality of Life Research,19, pp.677-685, 2010.
Ramsey-Goldman, R. & Rothrock, N. Fatigue in System Lupus Erythematosus and Rheumatoid Arthritis. PM&R, 2, pp. 384-392, 2010.
Riley, W.T., Rothrock, N., Bruce, B., Christodolou, C., Cook, K., Hahn, E.A., & 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, pp. 1311-1321, 2010.
Rothrock, N., Hays, R., Spritzer, K., Yount, S.E., Riley, W. & Cella, D. Relative to the general US population, chronic diseases are associated with poorer health-related quality of life as measured by the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS). Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 63, pp. 1195-1204, 2010.