Welcoming New Faculty – Maria Edelen, PhD

Please join us in welcoming Maria Edelen, PhD, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.

Maria Edelen, PhD
Associate Director, Patient-Reported Outcomes, Value & Experience (PROVE) Center

Before coming to the Brigham, Dr. Edelen worked as a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation, where her research focused on patient-reported outcome (PRO) development, refinement and evaluation in health settings. Dr. Edelen’s recent work has focused on the use of PROs for quality measurement in a number of contexts, including primary, specialty, post-acute and hospice care.

At the PROVE Center, Dr. Edelen will be directly involved in all activities related to the center to acquire PROs for selected surgery patients at Brigham Health and to implement a culture that embeds PROs as a standard. She will lead efforts to expand the center as a resource for faculty members in all surgical disciplines, establish collaborations inside and outside of Brigham Health and Mass General Brigham, and advance PRO reporting for outcomes research, clinical care, quality improvement and value-based health care.

Dr. Edelen graduated from Boston College with a BA in psychology. She holds a master’s degree and a PhD in quantitative psychology from the L.L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.