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Lori D. McLeod

Director of Psychometrics

Lori McLeod, PhD, has more than 10 years of experience in instrument development and has conducted many psychometric evaluations of both paper-and-pencil and computer-administered instruments. These investigations have included the assessment of scale reliability, validity, and responsiveness. Dr. McLeod previously directed the psychometric procedures related to a large-scale admissions test and contributed to research in computerized adaptive testing such as item response theory. She has published numerous manuscripts in Applied Psychological Measurement, Pharmacoeconomics, Journal of Educational Measurement, and Psychometrika. She also serves as the treasurer of the Psychometric Society. Recently, she has concentrated on developing health outcomes strategies as well as the psychometric evaluation of questionnaires designed to measure health-related quality of life. Dr. McLeod has experience in a wide variety of therapeutic areas including chronic pain, dermatology, oncology, psychiatry, respiratory, sleep disorders, urology, and sexual dysfunction.


PhD, Quantitative Psychology, L.L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MA, Quantitative Psychology, L.L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; BS (summa cum laude), Statistics, Mathematics Education, North Carolina State University.

Latest Publications

Deal, L.S., Sleeper-Triplett, J., DiBenedetti, D.B., Nelson, L., McLeod, L., Haydysch, E.E., & Brown, T.M. (2015). Development and Validation of the ADHD Benefits of Coaching Scale (ABCS). J Atten Disord , 19 (3):191-199.
Hartman, E.E., Pawaskar, M., Williams, V., McLeod, L., Dubois, D., Benninga, M.A., et al. (2014). Psychometric Properties of PedsQL Generic Core Scales for Children With Functional Constipation in The Netherlands. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 59 (6):739-747.
Mohr, P., Harries, M., Grange, F., Ehness, R., Benjamin, L., Siakpere, O., McLeod, L., Wolowacz, S., Kaye, J.A., et al. (2014). Treatment patterns and disease burden of stage IIIB/IIIC melanoma in France, Germany and the UK, Annals of Oncology, 25 (Suppl. 4):iv389.
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  • Psychometrics
  • Health Outcomes Strategy
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • Health Status and Quality of Life Assessment