Endpoint Outcomes is pleased to welcome Grady Rojas as a Research Coordinator in our Long Beach office. Prior to joining Endpoint Outcomes, Grady worked as a safety specialist for a distribution center under their Environment, Health, and Safety department. Additionally, he has worked with UC Riverside School of Medicine to research how breast cancer disproportionately affects minority groups in the Inland Empire as part of a community health project. Grady holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health and a minor in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego.
Two manuscripts were recently published by staff at Endpoint Outcomes: the first is a manuscript that describes the development of the Activity Impairment in Migraine Diary (AIM-D) that was recently used to substantiate labeling claims with the FDA for a novel migraine treatment: Lipton RB, Ghandi P, Stokes J, Cala ML, Evans C, Knoble N, Gelhorn HL, Revecki D, Vishwanathan HN, Dodick DW. Development and validation of a novel patient-reported outcome measure in people with episodic migraine: the Activity Impairment in Migraine. Headache 2021; doi 10.1111/head.14229.
The second manuscript describes work carried out by Endpoint Outcomes to characterize the burden of a common eye condition on common daily tasks that require good near vision: Shimeshan E, Coon CD, Johnson N, Stokes J, Wells T, Lundy JJ, Andrae D, Evans CJ, Campbell J. Development of the near vision presbyopia task-based questionnaire for use in evaluating the impact of presbyopia. Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes 2021; 5:125.
It is often a long and rigorous process to assist our clients with developing measures to support labeling claims. Last week, two measures we developed were used to document treatment benefit from the perspective of patients for two of our sponsors and are captured in the product labels for atogepant and maralixibat. The first, was the Activity Impairment in Migraine Diary (AIM-D) in the prevention of episodic migraine and the second was the Itch Reported Outcome Measure Observer Report [ItchRO (Obs)] in Alagille syndrome. Many thanks to the researchers at Endpoint Outcomes for their hard work in putting the patient’s voice at the center of drug development.
Endpoint Outcomes is pleased to welcome Sophie Hill as a Research Associate in our Boston office. Prior to joining Endpoint Outcomes, Sophie worked as an undergraduate research assistant analyzing the impacts the medical device, Essure, had on individuals lives using data collected from the FDA’s MAUDE database. Sophie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health with a minor is Sociology from Simmons University.
Endpoint Outcomes is pleased to welcome Marc Bacharach as a Research Associate in our Boston office. Prior to joining Endpoint Outcomes, Marc worked as an undergraduate research assistant for Project HOPE, a preventative intervention study for maltreated infants. At Project HOPE, Marc transcribed interviews, conducted narrative coding of interview responses, and attended weekly consensus meetings. Additionally, Marc was selected for a one-year cognitive science research course in which he learned research methodologies and conducted a study on training methods to enhance visual acuity. Marc holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Brain & Cognitive Sciences and Psychology with a minor in Philosophy from University of Rochester.
Endpoint Outcomes is pleased to welcome Kristi Van Meter as a Research Analyst in our Boston office. Prior to joining Endpoint Outcomes, Kristi interned at the Data Intensive Studies Center at Tufts University. Kristi also has a background in patient care, serving as a research assistant at the NeuroCognition Lab at Tufts and the Sleep, Cognition, and Neuropsychiatry Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, an administrative coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a mental health specialist at McLean Hospital. Kristi graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Biopsychology and a minor in Philosophy.
Endpoint Outcomes is pleased to welcome Jason Hyman as a Senior Research Associate in our Boston office. Prior to joining Endpoint Outcomes, Jason worked as a Graduate Research Assistant within Boston Medical Center’s Family Medicine Department and Immigrant and Refugee Health Center. Jason holds a B.S. in Public Health from the University of Arizona and an M.S. in Medical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practice from the Boston University School of Medicine.
Endpoint Outcomes is pleased to welcome Harlow Sharp as a Research Associate in our Long Beach office. Prior to joining Endpoint Outcomes, Harlow was the Editor-in-Chief of Eleven, an undergraduate research publication in Sociology. Additionally, he has conducted research on the relationships between food culture and gentrification in urban areas. Harlow holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Media Studies from University of California, Berkeley.
A manuscript co-authored by Shayna Egan, Maggie Paulich, Elliott Blatt and Chris Evans reports on a survey of patients with Wilson Disease and their caregivers. This is the first study in this rare neurometabolic disease to report on the multidimensional impact of this disease directly by those affected by the disease: Dress A, Theodore-Oklota C, Egan S, Paulich M, Blatt E, Evans CJ. The patient-reported experience of living with Wilson disease. Future Rare Disease 2021 (ePub ahead of print).
Endpoint Outcomes is pleased to welcome Charis Yousefian as a Senior Research Manager in our Boston office. Prior to joining Endpoint Outcomes, Charis worked as a Health Researcher at the American Institutes for Research, focusing on projects related to delivery systems and improvement, and as a Research Associate at Mapi within the Patient-Centered Outcomes group. Charis has experience in a variety of therapeutic areas, including rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, and mental illness. Charis graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Goucher College and a Master’s degree in Applied Sociology, with a focus on health and illness, from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.