Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Emily Bratlee-Whitaker, PhD, MS, RN, is a Senior Research Scientist in the Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment group with RTI-HS. Dr. Bratlee-Whitaker has expertise in both qualitative and quantitative aspects of instrument design, evaluation, and strategic consulting. As a nurse, she has experience in a wide range of therapeutic areas and completed specialized training in gerontology. Her doctoral and postdoctoral research focused on the patient experience of cognitive problems in middle-aged and older adults without dementia. She has worked to develop and evaluate measures across a wide range of therapeutic areas, including, but not limited, to Alzheimer's disease, autoimmune disease, dermatology, liver disease, and rare and genetic diseases. Measures have included patient-reported outcomes (e.g., quality of life, disease burden, treatment satisfaction) and commercial instruments. Some of her work has been published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, The Gerontologist, and Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences. Prior to her role at RTI-HS, Dr. Bratlee-Whitaker was an academic nurse researcher at the Penn State Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, where she worked as a postdoctoral scholar.