Undergraduate education

Carnegie Mellon University, BS, 1999

Years in MSTP



Population health sciences, 2007


Dennis Fryback, PhD

Thesis title

Co-occurring conditions and estimating health utilities


Internal medicine, University of Iowa, 2010-2013

Current position

Assistant professor, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

PhD publications

Sellers S, Cherepanav D, Hanmer J, Fryback DG, Palta M. Interpersonal discrimination and health-related quality of life among black and white men and women in the United States. Qual Life Res. 2012 Sep 2. PMID: 22941670; PMCID: PMC3973146.

Hanmer J. Increasing number of unintentional falls indicates urgent need for fall prevention programs. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Mar;58(3):603-4. PMID: 20398128.

Hanmer J, Vanness D, Gangnon R, Palta M, Fryback DG. Three methods tested to model SF-6D health utilities for health states involving comorbidity/co-occurring conditions. J Clin Epidemiol. 2010 Mar;63(3):331-41. PMID: 19896802; PMCID: PMC2822021.

Hanmer J. Predicting an SF-6D preference-based score using MCS and PCS scores from the SF-12 or SF-36. Value Health. 2009 Sep;12(6):958-66. PMID: 19490549.

Brazier JE, Rowen D, Hanmer J. 2008. Revised SF-6D scoring programmes: A summary of improvements. Patient Reported Outcomes Newsletter 40:14-15.

Hanmer J, Hays RD, Fryback DG. Mode of administration is important in US national estimates of health-related quality of life. Med Care. 2007 Dec;45(12):1171-9. PMID: 18007167.

Fryback DG, Dunham NC, Palta M, Hanmer J, Buechner J, Cherepanov D, Herrington SA, Hays RD, Kaplan RM, Ganiats TG, Feeny D, Kind P. US norms for six generic health-related quality-of-life indexes from the National Health Measurement study. Med Care. 2007 Dec;45(12):1162-70. PMID: 18007166; PMCID: PMC2647803.

Hanmer J, Lawrence WF, Anderson JP, Kaplan RM, Fryback DG. Report of nationally representative values for the noninstitutionalized US adult population for 7 health-related quality-of-life scores. Med Decis Making. 2006 Jul-Aug;26(4):391-400. PMID: 16855127.

Franks P, Hanmer J, Fryback DG. Relative disutilities of 47 risk factors and conditions assessed with seven preference-based health status measures in a national U.S. sample: toward consistency in cost-effectiveness analyses. Med Care. 2006 May;44(5):478-85. PMID: 16641667.

Fryback DG, Hanmer JE. Bayesian Analysis of Health Status and Quality of Life Data. In: WR Lenderking, DA Revicki (eds.), Advancing Health Outcomes Research Methods and Clinical Applications. International Society for Quality of Life Research. 2005: 305-324.

Fryback DG, Hanmer J. Book Review “The measurement and valuation of health status using EQ-5D: A European perspective. Evidence from the EuroQol BIOMED Research Program” by R Brooks, R Rabin, F de Charro (eds.). Quality of Life Research. 2005 March;14(2):571-573.

Sellers SL, Cherepanov D, Hanmer J, Fryback DG, Palta M. Erratum to: Interpersonal discrimination and health-related quality of life among black and white men and women in the United States. Qual Life Res. 2013 Aug;22(6):1313-8. PMID: 23306666; PMCID: PMC3978034.