Lori McLeod, PhD

Vice President, Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment

PhD, Quantitative Psychology
MA, Quantitative Psychology
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

BS, Statistics, Mathematics Education (graduated summa cum laude)
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Lori McLeod, PhD, is Vice President of Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment at RTI-HS. Dr. McLeod is a psychometrician with more than 20 years of measurement experience, including expertise in instrument development and validation, as well as experience supporting the regulatory review of clinical outcome assessments. In her Psychometrics role, she has conducted many psychometric evaluations of both paper-and-pencil and electronic-administered instruments. These investigations have included the assessment of scale reliability, validity, responsiveness, and work to define responder thresholds. Dr. McLeod has expertise in classical and modern psychometric methods such as factor analysis, Rasch analysis, and item response theory. In addition, Dr. McLeod has experience conducting and analyzing data from clinical trials and observational studies, including data to document burden of disease and treatment benefit. Dr. McLeod has published numerous related manuscripts in Quality of Life Research, Value in Health, Pharmacoeconomics, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Psychometrika, and currently serves as a co-editor for Value in Health. She has substantial experience specific to dermatology, including the support of PRO labeling claims and psychometric evaluations of disease-specific measures. Dr. McLeod routinely provides consulting and psychometric assistance in a wide variety of therapeutic areas, including chronic pain, neurology, oncology, psychiatry, respiratory, sleep disorders, urology, gastroenterology, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. McLeod also serves as an adjunct faculty in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.