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Chih-Hung Chang , Editor-in-Chief
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, USA
Chih-Hung Chang, PhD, is a psychometrician and health services researcher trained in research methodology and quantitative psychology. His research focuses on the integration of methodology and technology to advance clinical outcomes assessment and management across the continuum of care. Dr. Chang has extensive experience and expertise in patient-centered outcomes measurement and management in diverse populations and settings utilizing item response theory (IRT) and computerized adaptive testing (CAT). He has created a discipline called "Clinical Infometrics" that is a synthesis of measurement sciences, predictive analytics, evidence-based medicine and informatics to guide clinical decision making in real time and to improve symptom and disease management over time. Dr. Chang directs the Psychometrics-Informatics Laboratory (The pi Lab) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, which aims to integrate advanced psychometrics and evolving informatics to advance our understanding of participation and human health. The pi Lab focuses on the knowledge translation of measurement theory and data science methods to clinical applications.
Rasa Ruseckaite , Editor-in-Chief
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Rasa Ruseckaite, PhD MCompSc BCompSc, is a Senior Research Fellow and a Deputy Head (Qualitative Research) with the Clinical Outcomes Data Reporting and Research Program at Monash University's School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine in Melbourne, Australia. During Dr. Ruseckaite’s academic career, she has advanced the knowledge in human health, patient outcomes and clinical registry sciences. This has directly contributed to improving the lives and extending the lifespan of countless people in Australia. She has been involved in a large number of qualitative and quantitative studies on PROMs in patients with cancer, dementia, venous leg ulcers and cystic fibrosis. Additionally, Dr. Ruseckaite is currently leading the world-first study aiming to develop guidelines for patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) inclusion in clinical registries.