The Center collaborates with clinicians and researchers to understand the impact of musculoskeletal pathology and treatment on patient’s health related quality of life. Under the direction of Dr. Richard Skolasky, Center faculty and staff will work to translate research findings into effective ways to manage and treat patients. Dr. Skolasky is a health services researcher with international recognition for his work on understanding the measurement of HRQOL, the impact of patient activation on treatment outcomes, and the influence of psychological distress on disease severity and recovery (PubMed citation list).
Dr. Skolasky serves as the director of the Surgical Outcomes Research Center that maintains a prospective registry of HRQOL on surgical patients. This collaboration will allow the Center to translate our groundbreaking research to the management and treatment of patients.