Steering committee

VU medisch Centrum

E&B

EMGO institute for health and care research

COSMIN group


COSMIN in an international multidisciplinary team of researchers with expertise in epidemiology, psychometrics, statistics, and health care, with extensive expertise in the development and evaluation of health status measurement instruments.

Original COSMIN steering committee
The original COSMIN steering committee was responsible for the initiation and organisation of the Delphi study in which the COSMIN taxonomy and COSMIN checklist was developed. The steering committee carried out initial systematic reviews and was responsible for the construction of the Delphi questionnaires, the analyses of the responses, and the construction of the feedback reports of the Delphi study.
Members of the orginial steering committee were:


Wieneke LB Mokkink, Assistant professor in Clinimetrics, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center

Caroline B Terwee, Associate professor in Measurement, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center

Jordi Alonso, Head of the Health Services Research Group. Epidemiology and Public Health Program. Institut Municipal d’Investigació Mèdica (IMIM-Hospital del Mar), Barcelona, Spain

Donald L Patrick, Professor of Health Services and Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Program at the University of Washington, Director of the Seattle Quality of Life Group

Lex M Bouter, Professor of Methodology and Integrity, VU University and VU University Medical Center.  

Henrica CW de Vet, Professor of Clinimetrics, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Emgo Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center.

 

Dirk L Knol, Statistician, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Emgo Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center

 

Paul W Stratford, Professor School of Rehabilitation Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

 

Current COSMIN steering committee

The current steering committee is responsible for updating the COSMIN checklist. Currently, a new module for evaluating the content validity of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures is being developed. A new Delphi study will be performed to reach consensus on three new boxes of the COSMIN checklist.

Also, the existing COSMIN boxes will be updated.

Members of the current steering committee are:

 

Wieneke LB Mokkink, Assistant professor in Clinimetrics, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

 

Sanna PrinsenAssistant professor in Clinimetrics, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Jordi Alonso, Head of the Health Services Research Group. Epidemiology and Public Health Program. Institut Municipal d’Investigació Mèdica (IMIM-Hospital del Mar), Barcelona, Spain

Donald L Patrick, Professor of Health Services and Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Program at the University of Washington, Director of the Seattle Quality of Life Group, Seattle, US.

Lex M Bouter, Professor of Methodology and Integrity, VU University and VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

Henrica CW de Vet, Professor of Clinimetrics, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Emgo Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center

 

Marjan Westerman, Assistan professor, expert in qualitative research, VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

 

Caroline B Terwee, Associate professor in Measurement, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 

Dirk Knol and Paul Stratford have retired from the COSMIN group in 2015.