Heather has over 15 years’ experience in designing and conducting health outcomes research. Her responsibilities include the direction, design, management, and analysis of health-related quality of life and other patient-reported outcomes projects. Heather’s experience includes PRO instrument development and validation, and patient preference studies. She has experience conducting research in a variety of therapeutic areas including oncology, respiratory, endocrinology, rheumatology, sexual health, mental health, and urology.
Trained in a variety of statistical methods including structural equation modeling, multivariate techniques, longitudinal data analysis, and item response theory (IRT), Heather’s interests include the application of advance statistical methodology to practical problems in the health sciences. Prior to joining Evidera, Heather lectured in the department of psychology at the University of Colorado teaching courses in statistics, multivariate analysis, general psychology, critical thinking, and behavioral genetics. In addition, Heather worked from 2005–2008 as a research associate and family therapist with the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Patient Reported Outcomes, Journal of Sexual Medicine, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Value in Health, The Patient, Haemophilia, Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, Assessment, Comprehensive Psychiatry, Clinical Therapeutics, Journal of Learning Disorders, and Patient Preference and Adherence among others.
Heather earned her MA and PhD in psychology from the University of Colorado and her BS in natural science and psychology from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.