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Kathleen N. Lohr

Distinguished Fellow, Health Care Services and Policy

Kathleen N. Lohr, PhD, has 40 years of experience in health services and policy research. She was the founding director of the RTI International–University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center and is now senior adivsor to the EPC. Dr. Lohr was the founding editor-in-chief of RTI Press and continues on its editorial board.

Before coming to RTI in 1996, Dr. Lohr spent nine years at the Institute of Medicine and 12 years at The RAND Corporation, leading work on quality of care, health insurance, and other health care topics. She has more than 140 books, monographs, and reports and more than 170 peer-reviewed articles to her credit. She was associate editor of Quality of Life Research and has participated on numerous national advisory committees, including the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the core editorial board for the National Guidelines and National Quality Measures Clearinghouses.

For several years at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, Dr. Lohr held the rank of Research Professor, Health Policy and Administration; she remains an adjunct professor in Health Policy and Management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and Senior Research Fellow at the UNC Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. In 2005, she received ISPOR's Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Lifetime Achievement Award.


PhD, Public Policy Analysis, MPhil, Policy Analysis, RAND Graduate Institute; MA, Education, Stanford University; BA (with distinction), Sociology, Stanford University

Latest Publications

Lohr, K. (2015). title chapter. In Wiener, J.M. (Ed.), title book (pp. 3-15). New York, NY: Wiley.
Viswanathan, M., Kahwati, L.C., Golin, C.E., Blalock, S.J., Coker-Schwimmer, E., Posey, R., & Lohr, K.N. (2015). Medication Therapy Management Interventions in Outpatient Settings: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med, 175 (1):76-87.
Gartlehner, G., Sommer, I., Evans, T.S., Thaler, K., & Lohr, K.N. (2014). Grades for quality of evidence were associated with distinct likelihoods that treatment effects will remain stable. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Advance Online Publication .
Feltner, C., Jones, C.D., Cene, C.W., Zheng, Z.-.J., Sueta, C.A., Coker-Schwimmer, E.J.L., Arvanitis, M., Lohr, K.N., et al. (2014). Transitional care interventions to prevent readmissions for persons with heart failure: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Internal Medicine, 160 (11):774-784.
Gaynes, B.N., Lloyd, S.W., Lux, L., Gartlehner, G., Hansen, R.A., Brode, S., Jonas, D.E., Evans, T.S., Viswanathan, M., & Lohr, K.N. (2014). Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 75 (5):477-U196.
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