Investigator Profile: Danielle C. Lavallee, PharmD, PhD


Danielle C. Lavallee, PharmD, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Division of General Surgery

Dr. Danielle Lavallee is a patient-centered outcomes researcher whose work focuses on developing novel processes for collecting and reporting patient-reported data in a manner to support both clinical and patient decision-making. Dr. Lavallee is formally trained in Health Services Research with a specific focus in qualitative methods and patient-centered outcomes research. She holds a PharmD from the University of Kansas and a PhD in pharmaceutical health research services from the University of Maryland. Dr. Lavallee is the former Research Director at the Center for Medical Technology Policy. In addition to her appointment in the Department of Surgery, Dr. Lavallee is also the lead of CERTAIN Patient Voices and the CERTAIN Patient Advisory Network. As the lead of the CERTAIN Patient Voices, an initiative to incorporate the patient perspective into both quality improvement and research activities through active patient engagement, Dr. Lavallee is working to assess novel processes for engaging patients and caregivers as collaborators in research.