Lori D. McLeod

Head, Psychometrics and Executive Director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment

Education

  • PhD, Quantitative Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MA, Quantitative Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BS (summa cum laude), Statistics, Mathematics Education, North Carolina State University.

Lori McLeod, PhD, is Head of Psychometrics and Executive Director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment at RTI Health Solutions. Dr. McLeod is a psychometrician with more than 20 years of measurement experience, including expertise in instrument development and validation, as well as experience developing appropriate health outcome strategies. In her Psychometrics role, she has conducted many psychometric evaluations of both paper-and-pencil and computer-administered instruments. These investigations have included the assessment of scale reliability, validity, responsiveness, and work to identify PRO responders. In addition, Dr. McLeod has experience conducting and analyzing data from clinical trials and observational studies, including data to document burden of disease and treatment benefit. Dr. McLeod has published numerous related manuscripts inĀ Quality of Life Research, Value in Health, Pharmacoeconomics, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Psychometrika. She has experience in a wide variety of therapeutic areas, including chronic pain, dermatology, oncology, psychiatry, respiratory, sleep disorders, urology, gastroenterology, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. McLeod also serves as an adjunct faculty in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Visit the RTI Health Solutions website to learn about our Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment services.