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Teresa M. Damush, PhD

Teresa M. Damush, PhD

  • Research Scientist, William M. Tierney Center for Health Services Research, Regenstrief Institute
  • Senior Research Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Senior Investigator, VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication
  • Co-Principal Investigator, VA HSR&D Precision Monitoring to Transform Care Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (PRIS-M QUERI)
  • Research Scientist, Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research

Dr. Teresa Damush is a research health psychologist specializing in the design and evaluation of patient-centered programs that empower the patient to modify controllable factors that may improve health-related quality of life in both primary and specialty care practices.

Dr. Damush is an expert on active implementation methodology and patient self-management. Nationally, she has served on the planning committees of the National Health Services Research & Development and Stroke Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) meetings at the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs and is a member of the VA Health Services Research & Development Scientific Member Review Board for Chronic Disease and Quality of Life Outcomes.

As co-principal investigator for the Precision Monitoring to Transform Care (PRIS-M) QUERI Center, Dr. Damush’s research focuses on implementing evidence-based practices for stroke survivors and caregivers. She has funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs to adapt existing evidence-based tools for secondary stroke prevention from hospital discharge to the patient home setting.