Jeanne Teresi, PhD

Director, Research Core

Dr. Teresi is the Administrator and Director of the Research Division at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. Dr. Teresi is the Director of the Research Core for the Center for Stroke Disparities Solutions (CSDS). She has doctorates in both Gerontology and Measurement and Statistics, and 30 years of experience in health disparities research, measurement and applied biostatistics, and extensive experience in the oversight of analyses from multi-site studies. She has directed or co-directed over 50 coordinating centers to NIH and other agency-funded research projects. Dr. Teresi has served as an associate editor of Biometrics, and is currently a deputy editor of Medical Care.  She also serves on the editorial boards of the Gerontologist and Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling. Dr. Teresi has mentored over 150 trainees; in addition to her mentoring activities as part of the NYU Stroke Center, she provides mentoring to investigators through a Roybal Center at Cornell; a Pepper Center at Mount Sinai, a Health Disparities Research Center at Columbia and as a consultant to the national Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) projects. For decades, she has worked in the area of item response theory (IRT), differential item functioning (DIF) and health disparities. She has published widely in this area, with about 150 peer-reviewed articles. She is a consultant to national measurement projects such as the NIH-funded roadmap project, Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information Systems (PROMIS) and Toolbox.