PhD, Quantitative Psychology
MA, Quantitative Psychology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Saint Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Randall Bender, PhD, is a Senior Psychometrician with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment team. He has 8 years of experience applying psychometric and statistical methods in health-related outcomes research using data collected in clinical trials and observational studies and 25 years of experience applying these methods to social science and health research data. Dr. Bender has extensive experience in conducting the psychometric evaluation of clinical outcome assessment instruments in accordance with the patient-reported outcome guidance from the Food and Drug Administration for a variety of therapeutic areas, including dermatology, heart disease, pulmonary disease, depression, and anxiety. He has expertise in applying modern psychometric methodology, such as item response theory, factor analysis, structural equation modeling, latent growth modeling, and growth mixture modeling. Dr. Bender has several publications and presentations in the fields of psychology and patient-reported outcomes and has been published in Movement Disorders Clinical Practice, Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, Menopause, Journal of Medical Economics, Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, The Patient–Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Military Medicine, Journal of Affective Disorders, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, Dermatologic Surgery, Child Development, Health Care for Women International, Health Care Financing Review, and Health Services Research. In addition, he has presented papers and posters at the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research.