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Barbara Gandek ’80

An expert in the field of health care outcomes measurement science, Barbara died March 4, 2020.

With an M.S. in health policy and management from Harvard and a Ph.D. in clinical and population research from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Barbara was instrumental in the development of the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey, a questionnaire used in multinational clinical studies. She most recently served as director of research for the John Ware Research Group, as an assistant professor at UMass’s medical school, and as an instructor at Tufts University School of Medicine. 

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