Michael Anthony Kallen

  • 1855 Citations

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Research Interests

Dr. Kallen’s doctorate is in Educational Psychology; he is a research psychometric scientist with expertise in classical and modern test theory and their health measurement applications. His research track has focused on the psychometric development, evaluation, and validation of numerous patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures of health-related attitudes, beliefs, and quality of life. Dr. Kallen’s work has been funded by, for example, NIH, NIMH, CDC, AHRQ, and VA HSR&D, and he has served as a Co-Investigator for the NIH PROMIS Technical Center, the National Children’s Study (NCS), and the PROsetta Stone legacy-measure-to-PROMIS/NeuroQOL-measure score linking and crosswalk development project. Dr. Kallen is currently a Co-Investigator for the DoD PASTOR (Pain Assessment Screening Tool and Outcome Registry) project. His present interests include score linking, establishing essential unidimensionality and the practical implications of scoring data with measurable multi-dimensionality, and testing for differential item and test functioning and their score impact. Beyond his doctorate, Dr. Kallen has a Master in Public Health degree in Epidemiology, with an emphasis in Biostatistics. Psychometrics; Patient-reported outcome; Differential item functioning; Score linking; Measure dimensionality

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Arizona

… → 2003

MPH, University of Arizona

… → 2002

Research interests

  • Biostatistics
  • Outcome Measures
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • Psychometrics
  • Quality of Life

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  • Research Output

    • 1855 Citations
    • 77 Article
    • 4 Review article
    • 2 Letter
    • 1 Editorial

    Assessing Vigilance in Caregivers After Traumatic Brain Injury: TBI-CareQOL Caregiver Vigilance

    Carlozzi, N. E., Lange, R. T., Kallen, M. A., Boileau, N. R., Sander, A. M., Massengale, J. P., Nakase-Richardson, R., Tulsky, D. S., French, L. M., Hahn, E. A., Ianni, P. A., Miner, J. A., Hanks, R. & Brickell, T. A., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Rehabilitation Psychology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Associations between interim patient-reported outcome measures and functional status at discharge from rehabilitation for non-specific lumbar impairments

    Werneke, M. W., Deutscher, D., Fritz, J., Kallen, M. A., Cook, K. F., Hayes, D., Mioduski, J. E. & Woodhouse, L. J., Feb 1 2020, In : Quality of Life Research. 29, 2, p. 439-451 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Does Animation Improve Comprehension of Risk Information in Patients with Low Health Literacy? A Randomized Trial

    Housten, A. J., Kamath, G. R., Bevers, T. B., Cantor, S. B., Dixon, N., Hite, A., Kallen, M. A., Leal, V. B., Li, L. & Volk, R. J., Jan 1 2020, In : Medical Decision Making. 40, 1, p. 17-28 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Does recall period matter? Comparing PROMIS® physical function with no recall, 24-hr recall, and 7-day recall

    Condon, D. M., Chapman, R., Shaunfield, S., Kallen, M. A., Beaumont, J. L., Eek, D., Mitra, D., Benjamin, K. L., McQuarrie, K., Liu, J., Shaw, J. W., Martin Nguyen, A., Keating, K. & Cella, D., Mar 1 2020, In : Quality of Life Research. 29, 3, p. 745-753 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • PROMIS® Pediatric Depressive Symptoms as a Harmonized Score Metric

    Kaat, A. J., Kallen, M. A., Nowinski, C. J., Sterling, S. A., Westbrook, S. R. & Peters, J. T., Apr 1 2020, In : Journal of pediatric psychology. 45, 3, p. 271-280 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle