Hilary has 10 years of experience in clinical outcome assessments, and specializes in the selection, design, and development of patient-centered endpoint strategies. She has conducted patient surveys, interviews, and focus groups to understand patient unmet needs and burden of illness; conducted clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of different treatment modalities; and, conducted research studies to evaluate the measurement properties of various clinical outcome assessments both in clinical practice and clinical trials. Hilary has experience in acute and chronic pain, dermatology, rheumatology, cardiology, pulmonary, oncology, gastroenterology, including rare diseases.
Hilary’s work has been presented at national and international conferences, including the American Pain Society, the International Association for the Study of Pain, Society for Neuroscience, American Society for Anesthesiologists, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, the International Society for Quality of Life Research, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, and the American Thoracic Society. She has authored or co-authored several book chapters and manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, including the Lancet, Pain, Journal of Pain, Arthritis Care and Research, Clinical Journal of Pain, Spine, Brain Research, Arthritis and Rheumatism, and Physiology and Behavior.
Hilary received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and her master’s and doctoral degree in experimental psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington, in Arlington, Texas. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship in anesthesiology and pain medicine at the University of Washington, in Seattle, Washington.