Dana DiBenedetti, PhD

Executive Director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment

PhD, Clinical Psychology

MS, Clinical Psychology

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

BA, Psychology

Millsaps College, Jackson, MS

Dana Britt DiBenedetti, PhD, Executive Director of Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment at RTI-HS, is a licensed clinical health psychologist with extensive experience in the assessment of adults and children in numerous therapeutic areas. Her broad clinical and assessment experience includes expertise in adult and pediatric psychiatry, hemophilia, women's health (e.g., menopause, vaginal atrophy, endometriosis), sexual medicine (e.g., erectile dysfunction, female sexual dysfunction, arousal disorders, Peyronie's disease), dermatology, diabetes, virology (hepatitis C), and substance abuse. Dr. DiBenedetti specializes in the development of questionnaires designed to measure symptom severity, quality of life, treatment satisfaction, and other patient- and caregiver-reported outcomes. She also has significant experience in the design and implementation of survey studies in various patient and health care professional populations.

As part of the questionnaire-development process, Dr. DiBenedetti has facilitated numerous patient, caregiver, and physician focus groups, and conducted cognitive interviews with a wide variety of patient and professional populations. Dr. DiBenedetti has considerable experience in both academic and pharmaceutical settings with instrument development and validation, functional status and quality-of-life assessment. She has authored numerous manuscripts and scientific presentations on instrument development, quality of life, treatment satisfaction, and other outcomes in various patient populations, and she has served as a reviewer for several journals, including Value in Health, Clinical Therapeutics, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Addictive Behaviors, and Medical Care.