Teresa M. Damush, PHD

Teresa M. Damush, PHD

  • Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
  • Associate Research Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Core Investigator, VA Health Services Research and Development Center for Health Information and Communication, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center
  • VA HSR&D Precision Monitoring to Transform Care Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (PRIS-M QUERI)
  • Center Scientist, Indiana University Center for Aging Research
  • Affiliated Scientist, Center for Enhancing Quality of Life in Chronic Illness, Indiana University School of Nursing

Dr. Damush is a social psychologist specializing in health psychology. As the Implementation Research Coordinator for the Stroke QUERI Center, Dr. Damush’s research focuses on implementing evidence-based practices for stroke survivors and caregivers. She collaborates with colleagues on designing and evaluating system interventions in the delivery of evidence-based practices.

Funding for Dr. Damush’s work comes from of the Department of Veterans Affairs to adapt existing evidence-based tools for secondary stroke prevention from hospital discharge to the veterans’ homes. In addition, she continues to design and evaluate disease self-management programs for chronic medical conditions including musculoskeletal pain and stroke.