Welcoming New Faculty – Chris Gibbons, PhD

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

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Chris Gibbons, PhD

Chris Gibbons, PhD
Co-Director, Patient-Reported Outcomes, Value & Experience (PROVE) Center, Brigham Health

Chris Gibbons, PhD, received his doctorate from University of Liverpool and Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery.  He conducted postdoctoral research at University of Manchester before developing his independent research career at University of Cambridge. At the University of Cambridge, Dr. Gibbons was Director of Health Assessment and Innovation at the Psychometrics Centre (Judge Business School) and NIHR Career Development Fellow at The Healthcare Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute (School of Clinical Medicine).

His research is focused on the development and application of novel techniques for collection, analysis and feedback of patient-reported data. These techniques have included computerized adaptive testing, tailored feedback, predictive analytics, machine learning and natural language processing. Dr. Gibbons was awarded the Young Investigator Award by the International Society for Quality of Life Research for presentation of his work developing a new method to assess the validity of computerized adaptive tests during live administration.

At the Psychometrics Centre, Dr. Gibbons led projects focused on psychometrics, big data and machine learning. One industry-sponsored project called ‘Predictive World’ led to the development of an application which combined predictive algorithms with 2.5 billion publically available data points to create interactive visualizations of health and social outcomes. The application was viewed by over a million people in the first two weeks of release and subsequently won multiple international design awards including the D&AD Graphite Pencil for “stand-out work, beautifully executed with an original and inspiring idea at its core”.

His research has been generously supported by grants from National Institute of Health Research (UK), the Economic and Social Research Fund (UK), Marie Curie Cancer Charity (UK), the Motor Neurone Disease Association (UK) and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DE).

Dr. Gibbons is a sought-after international speaker on patient-reported data and has been invited to deliver keynotes, plenaries and technical workshops in ten countries. He currently serves as an editorial board member for Journal of Medical Internet Research was selected to be member of an international cohort of Future Leaders in Health Data Science by the Farr Institute (UK).