Carla Bann, PhD, is an expert in statistics and psychometrics with more than 20 years of experience in advanced statistical and psychometric analyses, program evaluation, and index and scale development. She received the designation of RTI Fellow in 2009.
Much of Dr. Bann’s research is focused on improving maternal and child health outcomes. Currently, she is the PI for the NIH HEAL Initiative ACT NOW Outcomes of Babies with Opioid Exposure (OBOE) Longitudinal Study which is investigating the impact of antenatal opioid exposure on infants from birth to two years of age. She is also Alternate PI for the Data Coordinating Center of Neonatal Research Network, a multi-site collaboration among medical centers across the U.S. focused on improving outcomes among infants born at extremely low birth weight.
Dr. Bann has also conducted research on health-related communication, knowledge, quality of life, and informed decision making. She has published her research findings in several peer-reviewed journals, including British Medical Journal (BMJ), New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA Pediatrics, JAMA Network Open, Lancet Neurology, and Pediatrics.