Nan E Rothrock

  • 4772 Citations
1996 …2022
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Research Interests

Dr. Rothrock is a health outcomes researcher with a focus on patient-reported outcome (PRO) measurement development, validation, and application. She has a particular interest in designing and utilizing health information technology applications to facilitate PRO research and inclusion of the patient's perspective in clinical care.

Dr. Rothrock received her PhD in Clinical Psychology with a focus in health psychology from the University of Iowa in 2003. She completed a clinical internship at University of Chicago Medicine and a post-doctoral fellowship at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare (now Northshore University HealthSystem). She joined the Department of Medical Social Sciences in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in 2009.

Dr. Rothrock is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in psychosocial oncology. She provides psychotherapy for individuals receiving care at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Iowa

… → 2003


  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Health Psychology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • Psychological Issues of Patients Dealing with Medical Illness
  • Psychotherapy
  • Quality of Life

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Grants 2009 2022

Information Systems
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Patient Reported Outcome Measures
human being
information system
quality of life
population statistics

Research Output 1996 2019

  • 4772 Citations
  • 59 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Review article

PROMIS ® Adult Health Profiles: Efficient Short-Form Measures of Seven Health Domains

Cella, D., Choi, S. W., Condon, D. M., Schalet, B. D., Hays, R. D., Rothrock, N. E., Yount, S., Cook, K. F., Gershon, R., Amtmann, D., DeWalt, D. A., Pilkonis, P. A., Stone, A. A., Weinfurt, K. & Reeve, B. B., Jan 1 2019, In : Value in Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Information Systems
Quality of Life
Information Systems
Information Systems
Patient Reported Outcome Measures

Development of an eHealth System to Capture and Analyze Patient Sensor and Self-Report Data: Mixed-Methods Assessment of Potential Applications to Improve Cancer Care Delivery

Lucas, A. R., Bass, M. B., Rothrock, N. E., O'Connor, M. L., Sorkin, M. R., Nawyn, J., Albinali, F. & Wagner, L. I., Oct 22 2018, In : JMIR Medical Informatics. 6, 4, p. e46

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Report
Health Status
3 Citations (Scopus)

Patient-reported outcomes in orthopaedics

Christensen, D. L., Dickens, J. F., Freedman, B., Mauntel, T., Owens, B. D., Potter, B. K., Provencher, M., Tokish, J. M., Waterman, B. R., Antosh, I., Bellamy, J., Cameron, K. L., Cook, K. F., Eckel, T. T., Eichinger, J. K., Garcia, ES. J., Helgeson, M. D., Joyner, P. W., Kang, D. G., Kilcoyne, K. G. & 22 othersKrueger, C. A., LeClere, L. E., Li, X., Martin, K. D., McCallum, J. R., McDonald, L. S., Ortiz, D., Pallis, M. P., Parada, S. A., Patzkowski, J. C., Posner, M. A., Rivera, J. C., Robins, R. J., Rothrock, N., Schmitz, M. R., Slabaugh, M., Song, D. J., Stinner, D. J., Tintle, S. M., Tucker, C. J., Waltz, R. A. & Wilson, K., Jan 1 2018, In : Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - American Volume. 100, 5, p. 436-442 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Patient Reported Outcome Measures
4 Citations (Scopus)

Validation of patient reported outcomes measurement information System (PROMIS) computer adaptive tests (CATs) in the surgical treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis

Patel, A. A., Dodwad, S. N. M., Boody, B. S., Bhatt, S., Savage, J. W., Hsu, W. K. & Rothrock, N. E., Jan 1 2018, In : Spine. 43, 21, p. 1521-1528 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spinal Stenosis
Information Systems
Patient Reported Outcome Measures