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Joan Broderick

Senior Behavioral Scientist

Contact Information

Office: VPD 307B
Phone: (213) 821-1773
E-mail: jebroder@usc.edu


Curriculum Vitae

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Broderick is Senior Behavioral Scientist at the Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and the Associate Director of the Center for Self Report Science (CSS) in Dornsife College Dauterive Hall for Social Sciences at the University of Southern California. Until early 2014, she was Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University. After completing her doctorate in clinical psychology in 1980, for almost 20 years, she had a full-time clinical psychology private practice in the community seeing both adults and children.

Dr. Broderick’s research focuses on several broad areas: the methodology of patient-reported outcome (PROs) measurement, clinical trials for treatment of chronic pain, sleep in the functional somatic syndromes, and disaster mental health. For example, she has been Principal Investigator within the NIH PROMIS Roadmap Initiative, “Re-engineering the Clinical Research Enterprise,” a consortium effort to revamp tools for measuring patient-reported outcomes in clinical trials. Dr. Broderick and her colleagues examine the ecological validity of PROs (e.g., pain, fatigue, physical functioning, depression, anxiety, sleep, and anger) in patients in medical and community settings. In 2013, she completed a multi-site clinical trial, funded by NIH, of Pain Coping Skills Training for patients with chronic osteoarthritis pain, demonstrating the effectiveness of treatment delivery by nurse practitioners – a major advance for improving access to this option for pain management.

Dr. Broderick has served on the editorial boards of Health Psychology, Psychosomatic Medicine, and Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, & Research and reviews for over a dozen other medical journals. She has over 75 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and other publications. She has served on many NIH review study sections as chair, standing member, and ad hoc. Dr. Broderick has been honored with election to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (2009) and Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Health Psychology Division (2009).


  • B.A., Psychology, Stony Brook University, 1973
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Stony Brook University, 1980


  • 1981-1997 Clinical psychologist, Private practice, Long Island, New York
  • 1997-1999 Research Scientist, Center for Health Policy & Management, Stony Brook University
  • 1999-2014 Program Director, Applied Behavioral Medicine Research Institute, Stony Brook
  • 1999-2014 Assistant to Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stony                         Brook University
  • 2014 -- Associate Director, Center for Self-Report Science, University of Southern California
  • 2014 -- Senior Behavioral Scientist, Center for Economic & Social Research,
                      University of Southern California

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