John F P Bridges PhD is a professor in the Departments of Biomedical Informatics and Surgery within the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is core faculty within the newly created Center for the Advancement of Team Science, Analytics and Systems Thinking in Health Systems Research and Implementation Science (CATALYST) and the Center for Surgical Health Assessment, Research and Policy (SHARP).

John’s research promotes the translation and implementation of advances in medicine through informed decision making. He is an international leader in advancing and applying methods to promote a greater understanding of the preferences of patients and other stakeholders in medicine. Through community-centered research conducted in partnership with several patient organizations, PCORI, and the FDA, John has demonstrated the importance of incorporating the perspectives of patients and caregivers in the assessment of the benefits and risk of treatments. This work has helped advance the science of patient engagement, especially as it relates to regulatory science.

In 2008 John founded a new journal, The Patient – Patient Centered Outcomes Research, as one of the first academic venues for research focused on understanding the patient’s perspective in medicine. Within the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) he was the founding chair of the Conjoint Analysis Working Group and the Conjoint Analysis Task Force that produced several reports on good research practices for stated-preference methods. In 2006 he received ISPOR’s Bernie O’Brien New Investigator Award and in 2011 received an ISPOR Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the field. He is the author of over 200 articles and a frequent speaker on the art and science of studying the patient’s perspective.

John received his PhD in Economics from the City University of New York Graduate Center and prior to joining OSU he was on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health within University of Heidelberg School of Medicine, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics within the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has previously held positions within Department of Economics within the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and the Center for Health Economics, Research and Evaluation (CHERE) in Australia.

Education and Training

PhD, Economics, City University of New York, 2002


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